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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 married to Daniel Park Custis, one of Virginia's wealthiest landowners, until he died suddenly in 1757 (Custis was 20 years her senior). As Martha Washington, she raised her son John ("Jack") and daughter Martha ("Patsy") and tended to the family esta More »
Name at Birth: Martha Dandridge
Born: June 2, 1731 (New Kent County, Virginia)

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After Jacky died during the Revolutionary War, his slaves passed to his son, George Washington Parke Custis, who at the time was a minor. If Jacky's trust or Martha's dower owned a slave's mother, they also held the mother's children. Some slaves owned by the Washingtons and the trust married each other, forming linked ...

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Beyond such material contributions, Martha Washington's role inspired many people during the Revolutionary Era. In fact, she was even enshrined in popular song: the first, known variously as "Lady Washington's Reel" or "Lady Washington's Quick Step," was written in 1777 and the second, "Saw You My Hero, George," or ...

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During the American Revolution, Martha Washington assumed a prominent role as caretaker for her husband, appointed the General of the American Army by the Continental Congress, and his troops (winter 1775, Cambridge, Massachusetts; spring 1776, New York; spring 1777, Morristown, New Jersey; winter 1778, ...

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Life before the Revolution. During the 1760s, Martha Washington settled comfortably into her role as the wife of a leading Virginia planter. Her life revolved around her home, her family, and her religious faith. George Washington, on the other hand, always remained active on a larger stage. Like other members of the  ...

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Martha Washington, as many know, was the first first lady, dutifully serving this country beside her husband, George Washington. Together they ... After George Washington was named president of the Constitutional Convention, he was encouraged to take on the role of president of the United States of America. However ...

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Martha Washington (1731-1802) was an American first lady (1789–97) and the wife of George Washington, first president of the United States and commander in chief of the colonial armies during the American Revolution. She set many of the standards and customs for the proper behavior and treatment of a U.S. ...

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Martha Washington - a list of kid-friendly facts about the first first lady of the United States of America. Information including the important role she played during the American Revolutionary War.

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She moved back to Mt. Vernon at the end of George's two terms. Martha died in 1802, a little more than two years after George. Although she didn't take an active role in fighting in the Revolutionary War, she sure took good care of George. For that, we can all be grateful. George Washington once said that a wife should have ...

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Jun 1, 2016 ... A posthumous portrait of Martha Washington, 1878. (Photo: Eliphalet Frazer Andrews [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons). There's a lot more to Martha Washington than most people know, from the fact that she bravely faced danger during the Revolutionary War to her ability to hold a big grudge.