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  1. Martha " Patsy " Parke Custis (1756 – June 19, 1773) was the stepdaughter of George Washington who died from an epileptic seizure at the age of 17, fifteen years before he was elected as the first president of the United States in 1788. [1] She was the youngest child of Martha Custis, who later became known as Martha Washington, and Daniel Parke ...

    • Patsy Custis
    • June 19, 1773 (aged 17), Mount Vernon, Fairfax County, Virginia, British America
  2. Martha Dandridge Custis Washington, ( 2 de junio de 1731 – 22 de mayo de 1802) fue la esposa de George Washington y pionera en cuanto a ser primera dama de los Estados Unidos, al serlo entre los años 1789 y 1797 . Índice 1 Primeros años de vida 2 Matrimonios e hijos 3 Primera dama de Estados Unidos 4 Referencias Primeros años de vida [ editar]

  3. Martha Parke Custis was Martha Washington and Daniel Parke Custis's youngest child. Known to the family as Patsy, Custis had a particularly difficult life. Patsy was only a toddler when her mother married George Washington. By the time Patsy was eleven or twelve, she was plagued with seizures.

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    Martha Parke Custis Peter was a granddaughter of Martha Dandridge Washington and a step-granddaughter of George Washington.

    Martha Parke Custis was born on December 31, 1777 in the Blue Room at Mount Vernon. She was the second-eldest surviving daughter of John Parke Custis, son of Martha Washington and her first husband Daniel Parke Custis, and his wife Eleanor Calvert, daughter of Benedict Swingate Calvert and his wife Elizabeth Calvert. Martha was named for her father...

    Martha married Thomas Peter in 1795 at Hope Park in Fairfax County, Virginia. The young bride requested from her step-grandfather George Washington a miniature of himself as a wedding gift. Painted in Philadelphia between 1794 and 1795 by Walter Robertson, the miniature was a watercolor on ivory and is set in gold, and depicted Washington in his Co...

    Upon her marriage, Martha inherited 61 slaves from her late father's estate. Thomas almost immediately auctioned them off to raise cash, an action that may have inspired the stern rebuke against the breaking up of slave families that George Washington delivered in his will. Her step-grandfather bequeathed her $8,000, 1/32 of his estate. Martha Wash...

    Her $8,000 inheritance from George Washington was used to purchase property in Washington, D.C. in 1805. The property, comprising one city block on the crest of Georgetown Heights, had an excellent view of the Potomac River. The couple commissioned Dr. William Thornton, architect of the United States Capitol, to design their mansion which they name...

    • July 1854 (aged 76–77)
    • 31 December 1777, Mount Vernon
  4. Martha "Patty" Parke Custis was born on December 31, 1777, in one of the second-floor bedchambers at Mount Vernon. She was the second child of Martha Washington’s son, John Parke Custis, and his wife, Eleanor Calvert Custis. The baby girl was named Martha for her grandmother and her father’s late sister, but she went by the nickname Patty.

  5. As a girl of 18–about five feet tall, dark-haired, gentle of manner–she married the wealthy Daniel Parke Custis. Two babies died; two were hardly past infancy when her husband died in 1757....