Tag Archives: Jack Custis

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 Custis: Man in the Middle

George Washington Parke Custis was remarkable only in relationship to two giants, neither of whom he was actually related to. GW Custis: Fatherless Baby Only weeks after the fourth child and only son of John Parke Custis (1781-1857) was born, … Continue reading

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FIRST DADS: A Book Review

Author Joshua Kendall has whipped up a dandy light-history read! FIRST DADS is filled with stories, tidbits and gossip about our Presidents – and how they stacked up as fathers. Or not. The author begins with an important premise (not … 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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George Washington: An All-American Uncle

The Father of our Country, George Washington was step-father to Martha’s children and always a concerned and affectionate uncle to his numerous nephews and nieces.  The Washington-Dandridge Connections George Washington was the oldest of five children born to Augustine Washington … Continue reading

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