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How George Washington Fits In

For Elizabeth Hunter Vaughan
and her cousins on the Vaughan side.
In 1996

George Washington's great grandfather was Colonel William Ball, who is also your 10th great grandfather.

Colonel Ball was born in England and sailed to America in the mid-1600's and lived in Virginia.

He had three sons, and one of them (William Jr.) is your 9th great grandfather.

Another of the Colonel's sons, Joseph, had a daughter, Mary, who was George Washington's mother.

George Washington is your second cousin, nine times removed.