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Martha Washington’s Agony: Patsy Custis

When Martha Dandridge Custis married George Washington, she had two little children, ages four and two. George Washington, Stepfather Martha Dandridge had married Daniel Custis when she was eighteen. Eight years later, he died, leaving his widow with a vast … Continue reading

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George Washington’s Losing Battle: Educating Jack Custis

No matter how hard he tried, George Washington was never going to make a scholar out of his stepson.  George Washington’s Inherited Family When George Washington met and married the widow Martha Dandridge Custis in January, 1759, he inherited her … Continue reading

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