At age six, Washington and his family moved to Ferry Farm near Fredericksburg. He was then kept under the strict care of his mother Mary aged
Sources published prior to a genealogical study  sometimes listed his birth date as April 13  or his year of birth as He was often referred to as John Hanson, Jr. Political career[ edit ] Hanson's career in public service began inwhen he was appointed sheriff of Charles County.
He was a leading opponent of the Stamp Actchairing the committee that drafted the instructions for Maryland's delegates to the Stamp Act Congress. In protest of the Townshend Actsin Hanson was one of the signers of a nonimportation resolution that boycotted British imports until the acts were repealed.
There he held a variety of offices, including deputy surveyor, sheriff, and county treasurer. He chaired a town meeting that passed a resolution opposing the Boston Port Act. With the other delegates, he signed the Association of Freemen on July 26,which expressed hope for reconciliation with Great Britain, but also called for military resistance to enforcement of the Coercive Acts.
Responsible for recruiting and arming soldiers, Hanson proved to be an excellent organizer, and Frederick County sent the first southern troops to join George Washington 's army.
The state, which did not have any claims on western land, refused to ratify the Articles until the other states had ceded their western land claims. With Maryland's endorsement, the Articles officially went into effect.
Under the Articles of Confederation, the United States had no executive branch ; the president of Congress was a mostly ceremonial position, but the office did require Hanson to serve as neutral discussion moderatorhandle official correspondence, and sign documents.
The Maryland Assembly reelected him as a delegate on November 28,and so Hanson continued to serve as president until November 4, Congress asked him to remain in office until November, when a new session of Congress was scheduled to begin.
He was buried there. Together, John and Jane had eight children, including:George Washington was a leader of the Continental Army in the American Revolution, and was the first to become U.S.
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