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Justin Glenn collection of Washington family genealogy

Identifier: 2021-SC-014

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of 10 boxes containing research materials relating the the Washington family genealogy. Some of the materials are organized by a numbering system, which may be available in the index of the published volumes.


  • 2013 - 2018


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research during scheduled appointments. Researchers must complete the Washington Library’s Special Collections and Archives Registration Form before access is provided. The library reserves the right to restrict access to certain items for preservation purposes.

Biographical / Historical

This collection is comprised of Washington family genealogy research conducted by Justin Glenn for his books, “The Washingtons: A Family History". The books are a comprehensive multi-volume work covering fifteen generations of the "Presidential Branch" of the Washingtons. This study includes more than 63,000 descendants of the immigrant John Washington, who settled in Westmoreland County, Virginia, in 1657, married Anne Pope, and became the great-grandfather of President George Washington.

The author, Justin Matthews Glenn, was born in Little Rock, Arkansas, and raised in Glendale and Phoenix, Arizona. He graduated from Stanford University (B.A., Classics, 1967; magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa) and was a Woodrow Wilson Fellow at Princeton University (M.A., Classics, 1969; Ph.D., Classics, 1970). His career as a professor of Classics at the University of Georgia and Florida State University spanned thirty-five years, and he has published over seventy articles, notes, and reviews in his field. A distant cousin of George Washington, he has served as Registrar General of the National Society of the Washington Family Descendants since 2002.


10 Linear Feet : 10 boxes

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This collection is arranged by provenance, subject titles and folder titles.

Related Materials

Book, The Washingtons: A Family History

Justin Glenn collection of Washington family genealogy
In Progress
Alison Wells, Special Collections Archivist
April 2023
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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections at The George Washington Presidential Library at Mount Vernon Repository

PO Box 3600
Mount Vernon VA 22121