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|Full Name||Martha Dandridge Custis Washington|
|Who||First Lady of the United States|
|Birth Date||June 2, 1731|
|Death Date||May 22, 1802|
|Born||New Kent, Virginia, USA|
|Died||Mount Vernon, Virginia, USA|
|Cause of Death||old age|
|Mother||Frances Jones Dandridge|
Daniel Parke Custis
John Parke Custis
Washington began courting George Washington in 1758, while also being courted by another Virginia planter who was far wealthier. Martha and George married in 1759, both at the age of 27. They had a happy marriage together, and army officials frequently commented on how in love they were.
Washington was an acquaintance of the Marquis de Lafayette, who commented on how "madly" she loved her husband.
Charles Willson Peale painted a miniature portrait of Washington, for which he charged "the usual 56 dollars." Her portrait was also painted by Gilbert Stuart.
One of Washington's personal slaves, Oney Judge, ran away and escaped to New Hampshire in 1796, which greatly upset Washington.
Washington was a friend of Abigail Adams, who frequently called on her at Mount Vernon.
New Kent, Virginia, USA - Was born here, 1731. Grew up here, lived here, 1731 - 1759.
Mount Vernon, Virginia, USA - Lived here, 1759 - see. Died here, 1802.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - Visited military camp here, 1777 - 1778. Lived here part time, 1790 - 1797.
New York, New York, USA - Was often here.