What is the significance of the George Washington statue located at the Ernest Cognacq Museum in Saint Martin de Ré?
#89132. Asked by zbeckabee. (Nov 27 07 10:08 PM)
A direct ancestor of George Washington, Nicolas Martiau, emigrated from Saint Martin de Ré to Yorktown; this statue commemorates the lineage:|
The garden behind the museum holds a monument with a statue of George Washington, first President of the United States. The base of the monument features a medallion representing Nicolas Martiau (Ile de Ré 1591, Yorktown 1657), a direct ancestor of Georges Washington. The monument was inaugurated on October 11th, 2007, by the ambassador of the United States to France. The filiation between the two men is described on the monument:
Nicolas Martiau (1591 Ile de Ré-1657 Yorktown) - Jane Berkely
Elizabeth Martiau – Colonel George Reade (1608-1674)
Mildred Reade – Colonel Augustine Warner (1642-1684)
Mildred Warner – Laurence Washington (1661-1698)
Colonel Augustine Washington – Mary Ball (1708-1789)
George Washington (1732 Yorktown-1799 Yorktown)
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