George Eliot, “Middlemarch” SHELBY – In terrible weather and on perfect days, Ray Zell attended funeral after funeral to pay one last tribute to military service and sacrifice with the haunting notes of taps. A farmer, Zell started playing the. George Washington was the first child of Augustine Washington (1694–1743) and his second wife Mary Ball Washington (1708–1789), born on their Pope’s Creek Estate. Washington and Lee University (Washington and…