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George Augustine Washington Spotswood (17831844)


Spotswood's mother (Elizabeth Washington Spotswood) was a cousin of Bushrod Washington. 


George Augustine Washington Spotswood, brother of William Lawrence McCarty Spotswood and son of Alexander Spotswood, was born on 5 January 1783 in Spotsylvania County, Virginia. He served as a Navy midshipman (17991803) and lieutenant in the Virginia militia during the War of 1812.


"To James Madison from George W. Spotswood, 17 February 1823," Founders Online, National Archives, [Original source: The Papers of James Madison, Retirement Series, vol. 2, 1 February 1820 – 26 February 1823, ed. David B. Mattern, J. C. A. Stagg, Mary Parke Johnson, and Anne Mandeville Colony. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2013, pp. 660–661.]

"Spotswood, George Augustine Washington (17831844)," in Holly C. Shuman, ed., The Dolley Madison Digital Edition.

George Augustine Washington Spotswood in Families: North & South Family Tree (

Philadelphia Public Ledger, 11 December 1844, page 2, column 4 (

LT George Augustine Washington Spotswood at Find a Grave.

George Augustine Washington Spotswood  at FamilySearch.