Colonial America

The Executor of Estates – George Washington and Jacky Custis

George Washington, like all men in the American colonies, was entrusted with the property and estates of the women and children in his family, including his step-son Jacky Custis. Washington’s efforts to raise Jacky as a disciplined and educated man failed, and Jacky grew up to be a foolish socialite who died in his youth.

The Young Executive

In the Spring of 1748, when George Washington was 16 years old, he joined a surveying mission into the Shenandoah Valley and the South Branch Potomac River, as was his trade, in the company of George Fairfax, Esq., a dear family friend and mentor.