Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Fact of the Day: Founding Father

While George Washington was a founding father of America, he had no children of his own. Many believe he was sterile when he caught smallpox earlier in his life. He was a step-father to two of Martha Washington's children from a previous marriage.  

20 comments:

Kay said...

He really was a remarkable man. I don't think people realize just how great he was.

DWei said...

Ouch, that's going to suck.

DeniseinVA said...

Interesting trivia about George Washington. Thanks Adam!

Pilar Domínguez said...

Oh! poor man. Children are always cause of great happiness in a couple. Kisses:)

Unknown said...

there are perks to shooting blanks

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

Never knew that. It is interesting!

Dana said...

I didn't know that either. Interesting!

Aunt Mary said...

VERY INTERESTING :)

Christine said...

never knew that!

Pat Hatt said...

Maybe the goalie was just that good?

Adam said...

I'm guessing Jefferson wished he was more like Washington with all of those secret children he had.

Anna-Alina said...

have a great day too!!!

his_girl_friday said...

Poor sterile George Washington!

Unknown said...

I didn't knew this...

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MEcoy said...

well i bet it hurts for a man not be able to have a kid

Caro * said...

Very interesting ! Thank you for this discovery :)

Linda said...

Thank you so much for sharing this, Adam. Fascinating. I love your new profile pic.

FilipBlog said...

He has always fascinated me.

Greetings,
Filip

Theresa Mahoney said...

Never knew this! Very interesting!

de engineur said...

Interesting. I thought the two children were his own