Martha Dandridge Custis married George Washington on 6 January 1759. Martha Custis was a young and wealthy widow with two children when she married Washington, who was still 30 years away from becoming America's first president. Martha had been ma...
Name at Birth:
June 2, 1731,
New Kent County, Virginia
May 22, 1802
Martha Washington as a young woman. She may have had an illegitimate half-
sister, Ann Dandridge Costin (years of birth and death unknown), who was born ...
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She also managed the estate of her first husband and, while George Washington
was away, Mount Vernon.
Daniel Parke Custis died on July 8 , 1757, leaving Martha
quite wealthy, and in charge of running the estate and household, holding both a dower portion and managing t... More »
Martha was born on June 2, 1731, making her 8 months older than George
Washington. Martha was born on June 2, 1731 at Chestnut Grove plantation in
Martha Dandridge Custis Washington was born at Chestnut Grove in New Kent
County, Virginia, June 2, 1731. Her father, John Dandridge (1700/1701 — 1756),
Martha Dandridge Custis Washington was born into a world of elite social custom
and privilege in the 1730s. Little did she know that she would marry twice, give ...
Soon after they married on May 15, 1750, Martha moved into Daniel Parke
Custis's home, ... Martha's first child was a son, named Daniel Parke Custis, born
Two generations later, his great-granddaughter, Martha Dandridge was born on
June 2, 1731 on a plantation near Williamsburg. She grew up in the Dandridge ...