In a carefully researched work called "Virginia Families of Louisa, Hanover and Monroe Counties" by Gayle K. Blankenship in 1991, pp. 199+ deal with the Wash family of Louisa Co.The father of Capt. John Wash is believed to be a William whose wife is unknown. However, John's parentage is not proven but placed here by process of elimination. (His DAR pension papers mentioned a family bible, but does not state where he was born. If his father was indeed this William, then William was the son of Thomas who had a wife named Sarah, who may or may not be the mother of William.Thus, Capt. John Wash's line remains somewhat hazy.