How Many Children Did George Washington Have?

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The first president of the United States, George Washington, did not have any biological children with his wife, Martha Dandridge Curtis. His marriage, however, brought two of Martha’s children from a previous marriage into his household. Their names were John and Martha.

Of George Washington’s two step-children, Martha died shortly before the revolution while John passed away during the revolution. After the death of his step-son, Washington adopted two additional children into his own household. George Washington married Martha Curtis in 1758 and became a wealthy landowner in the Virginia region, combining the land he received from his military service with his wife’s considerable assets.