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Martha Washington

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Transcript of Martha Washington

Martha (Dandridge) Washington
Birth
When:
Martha was born on July 7th 1731
Where:
Chestnut Grove Plantation New Kent County, Virginia
Born Rich
She went by Patsy
Chestnut Grove Plantation
Growing Up
Where:
New Kent County Virginia
Activities:
Sewed, rode horseback, cooked, hunted, danced.
Beliefs
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.
An
Episcopal
Church
Education
Taught by Thomas Leonardo.
Taught until she was 13.
She was very poorly educated.
Relationships
Marriages:
Daniel Custis when she was 19 in 1750.
George Washington when she was 27 in 1759 in the White House.
Children:
Daniel Custis: Francis
George Washington: None
Daniel Custis
George Washington
Achievements
The first First Lady
Her husband was the President (George Washington).
There were no known documented awards.
Death
Died on May 22nd 1802 in Mount Vernon Virginia.
When:
Age:
Cause:
71
Yellow Fever; a disease that would eventually cause internal bleeding of the liver.
Yellow Fever Symptoms
Challenges
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
Scrutiny
To be searched, watched, or guarded.
1757
1759
1802
1750
1731
1757
Daniel Custis dies.
1759
Married George Washington
1802
Martha dies of yellow fever.
1731
Martha was born.
1750
Married Daniel Custis.
Timeline
Other Facts
Had 3 cousins named Martha.
Her nickname was Patsy.
Yellow fever killed her sister and her first husband.
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