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Transcript of Martha Washington
Martha was born on July 7th 1731
Chestnut Grove Plantation New Kent County, Virginia
She went by Patsy
Chestnut Grove Plantation
New Kent County Virginia
Sewed, rode horseback, cooked, hunted, danced.
Attended the Episcopal church every Sunday.
She hated violence and was always a peace maker. (Ironically she served in the war).
Wanted to set a good example by being brave.
Taught by Thomas Leonardo.
Taught until she was 13.
She was very poorly educated.
Daniel Custis when she was 19 in 1750.
George Washington when she was 27 in 1759 in the White House.
Daniel Custis: Francis
George Washington: None
The first First Lady
Her husband was the President (George Washington).
There were no known documented awards.
Died on May 22nd 1802 in Mount Vernon Virginia.
Yellow Fever; a disease that would eventually cause internal bleeding of the liver.
Yellow Fever Symptoms
She was married to George when he served in the French and Indian War and the Revolutionary War.
Ran the plantation in his absence.
Everything she did was subject to scrutiny.
Had to raise her own grandchildren
To be searched, watched, or guarded.
Daniel Custis dies.
Married George Washington
Martha dies of yellow fever.
Martha was born.
Married Daniel Custis.
Had 3 cousins named Martha.
Her nickname was Patsy.
Yellow fever killed her sister and her first husband.