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Martha Washington’s White House

Martha Washington died in early 1802. She had never set foot in what is known today as the White House in Washington, DC. Martha’s White House in New Kent County Martha Dandridge (1731-1802) was only seventeen when she married Daniel … 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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