This page records the names, the birth dates, and the birthplaces of the six sons born to John M. Washington and Annie Gordon Washington. The sons were named William Herbert, John Burnside (the middle name perhaps to honor Union general Ambrose Burnside), James Arthur, John M. Jr., and Benjamin—all born between 1862 and 1873. John Burnside Washington died as an infant in 1865, but the other five sons survived to adulthood.
Evelyn E. Washington, at the bottom of the list, was the daughter of the youngest son, Benjamin Washington, and the granddaughter of John M. Washington and Annie Gordon Washington.
Citation: John Washington Papers, 1858–1865, 1982, Accession #15000. Special Collections, University of Virginia Library, Charlottesville, Va.