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Name Birth Death Occupation
Gadsby, John c. 1766 1844 Between 1796 and 1808, English immigrant John Gadsby (c.1766-1844) ran a tavern called Gadsby's tavern, which was located on the corner of Royal and Cameron streets in Alexandria. The tavern ... Read More
Galt, Samuel c. 1700 1761 Samuel Galt (c.1700-1761) of Great Britain settled in Elizabeth City County, Virginia. He worked there as a watchmaker as early as 1738. An advertisement in the 9 June 1738 issue of the Virginia ... Read More
Garner, William (overseer) William Garner of Charles County, Md., signed a contract in December 1788 in which he agreed to serve as overseer of River plantation in return for £36 a year. Garner was employed until 1792 when he ... Read More
Gates, Isaac Isaac Gates, who lived near Mount Vernon, occasionally used the services of GW’s blacksmith and weavers, paying for them with chickens and eggs (see Ledger A, 87). In 1782 he was listed for tax ... Read More
Gavin, Joe Joe Gavin made shoes for slaves (see Ledger B, 156).
Gholson (Gholston), Anthony Anthony Gholson (Gholston) rented a 113-acre parcel (lot no. 6) of GW’s Frederick (Berkeley) County land on Evitts Run above Worthington’s Marsh from 1768 until at least as late as 1786. Gholson’s ... Read More
Giberne, Isaac William Rev. Isaac William Giberne was licensed as a preacher in 1758 and went to Virginia the following year to find a parish. He first lived at Thomas Turner's plantation Walsingham in King George ... Read More
Gildart, James James Gildart was an important merchant in Liverpool, England, who engaged in the tobacco trade and with whom the Custises had had dealings. GW also consigned several hogsheads of his own tobacco to ... Read More
Gilpin, Benjamin Benjamin Gilpin made use of the blacksmith at Mount Vernon (see Ledger A, 79).
Gist, Ann Ann Gist was the mother of John Gist (d. 1778), who for many years had rented 106 acres on the east side of Dogue Run from Sampson Darrell. Ann lived on this land, which came under GW’s ownership in ... Read More
Gist, Christopher c. 1706 1759 Christopher Gist (c.1706–1759), a prominent figure on the Virginia-Pennsylvania frontier, was born in Maryland. After early experience in surveying and exploration, he was living in northwestern ... Read More
Gist, John 1778 John Gist (d. 1778) was a planter who in 1745 leased 106 acres on the east side of Dogue Run from Sampson Darrell—land that came under GW’s ownership after his purchase of 500 acres from Darrell in ... Read More
Gist, Thomas 1735 Thomas Gist (b. 1735), third son of Christopher Gist, was listed as an ensign on a return of the Virginia Regiment of 12 May 1758. Gist reached the rank of lieutenant before the Virginia Regiment ... Read More
Godfrey, William William Godfrey, peruke maker, advertised in the Virginia Gazette (Purdie and Dixon; Williamsburg) on 25 April 1766 the opening in Williamsburg of a “shop between the RALEIGH and the CAPITOL, where ... Read More
Gooding, Jacob c. 1791 Jacob Gooding (died c.1791) lived in Fairfax County. In Ledger A, 324, GW recorded on 2 Sept. 1770 “20 Maryland Dollars let you [Gooding] have myself to buy a Hanger &ca”; and he recorded ... Read More
Grace, Patrick GW's account with Patrick Grace shows that in 1760 GW owed Grace a total of £3 for threshing several bushels of rye, oats, and wheat. On 20 Dec. 1760, GW paid Grace the £3 in cash (see Ledger A, 112 ... Read More
Gray (Grey), William (ditcher) William Gray (Grey), a mulatto, was hired for a brief time in 1772 as a ditcher on the Mount Vernon farms (see Ledger B, 58). 
Gray, Joseph Joseph Gray (Grey) made occasional use of the blacksmith at Mount Vernon. Payment to GW was apparently received through John Posey (see Ledger A, 83, 92).
Gray, William (weaver) William Gray was GW's weaver. In 1789, he began renting from GW what was referred to as the Chapel land, which was part of a 700–acre tract in the area of Dogue Run which GW had acquired in 1772 ... Read More
Grayson, Benjamin c. 1768 Benjamin Grayson (died c.1768) ran a mercantile business in Colchester that he had recently inherited from his father Benjamin Grayson (d. 1757). On 19 Sept. 1764 Grayson was granted a license by the ... Read More
Green, Charles c. 1710 1765 The Rev. Charles Green (c.1710-1765), longtime rector of Truro Parish, was also a physician who attended the family at Mount Vernon. Green's wife, Margaret, later married William Savage after ... Read More
Green, Jonas 1767 Jonas Green (d. 1767) established the Maryland Gazette in Annapolis in 1745, and William Rind became his partner in 1758. Following Green's death in April 1767, his wife, Anne Catharine Green became ... Read More
Green, Peter Peter Green came to work at Mount Vernon as a gardener in the spring of 1765. He remained for one year.
Green, Thomas Thomas Green worked at Mount Vernon at least since 1783. He was employed first as a joiner and later as overseer of the plantation carpenters. GW accused Green of misconduct, which included ... Read More
Greenwood, John 1760 1819 Born in Boston, John Greenwood (1760–1819), served during the Revolutionary War as a fife-major and in other capacities. After the war, Greenwood established his place of business at no. 199 Water ... Read More
Gubner, Dominicus Prior to 20 Sept. 1770, GW employed Dominicus Gubner, to whom he referred as "a Dutch Smith," as a blacksmith on a daily basis, paying him 3 shillings per day for a total of 19 days (see Ledger A, ... Read More