Interesting Facts About Martha Washington

Elmira | 03 - 23 - 2022
Lesser known facts about Martha Washington

First lady Marth Washington had played many important roles throughout her life. She became the first lady and was also known for serving during the Revolutionary War at the front. She was the mother of 4 children. Martha learned to read and write when most women in Virginia were illiterate. She found reading enjoyable. She was the oldest child. If you are curious to know the facts about Martha Washington’s biography, take our fun quiz to increase your knowledge.

Unknown Facts About Martha Washington 

  • Martha’s parents were John Dandridge and Frances Jones.
  • She was born at her parents’ home—Chestnut Grove Plantation during the British colony in Virginia.
  • Marth was 5 feet tall. She was known to be adorable, sincere, and socially talented.
  • At age 18, she tied the knot with Daniel Parke Custis on May 15, 1750. They lived on a plantation in New Kent County– White House, Virginia.
  • She has three brothers and four sisters.
  • She was well-versed in religion, music, housekeeping, needlework, and dancing.
  • Religion was important for Martha’s life. She loved reading the Bible and praying daily.
  • Martha and Daniel became parents of four children–Daniel Custis, Frances Custis, John “Jacky” Parke Custis, and Martha “Patsy” Parke Custis.
  • Daniel Custis died at 45 in July 1757, after seven years of marriage.
  • George and Martha Washington married on January 6, 1759. They never had children together. But George and Martha raised her children and grandchildren together.
  • Patsy Custis died on June 19, 1773, at 17.
  • Martha Washington’s other child–John Parke Custis, married Eleanor Calvert on February 3, 1774, in Mount Airy Plantation in Maryland.
  • George Washington wrote a letter to Martha Washington in June of 1775, mentioning he became commander of the American military forces.
  • Marth and Lund Washington, Washington’s cousin, assisted Mount Vernon throughout the war. She survived half of the war with her husband in camp.
  • George and Martha never stayed in the White House.
  • Martha was older than George Washington.

Martha Was Wealthy When She Met George.
  • A. True
  • B. False
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