The Virginia Gazette

Today in the 1770s: October 5

WILLIAMSBURG, October 5, 1776.
A few days ago a son of Mr. Gabriel Maupin, of this city, was christened by the patriotic name of GEORGE WASHINGTON.

Virginia Gazette (Pinkney) October 5, 1776

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George Washington Maupin must have met others who shared his patriotic name as parents continued to name their sons George Washington into the 19th century. John Quincy Adams, Robert E. Lee and Cornelius Vanderbilt are some of the more famous people who named their sons after George Washington (boys born 1801, 1832 and 1839 respectively). George Washington Carver (born 1864/5) brought new meaning to the name with his achievements in agriculture and education.

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