I know you all have heard about Martha Custis. Well, maybe you know her by her maiden name of Martha Dandridge? Or maybe Martha Custis Washington? Or Martha Dandridge Custis Washington? Or by her nickname of "Lady Washington"? Yes, I am talking about the first First Lady.
She had four children, but none that I know of after she became Mrs. Washington. The children, as far as we know, were fathered by Daniel Parke Custis, who she married back on May 15, 1750 at age 18. Daniel was about 20 years older than she was. Her first husband died 7 years after they were married, which left her a rich young widow at only 25 years old. Part of what she inherited was 85 slaves. Martha passed away on May 22, 1802 at the age of 70. Her four grandchildren inherited Martha's slaves.
Now see, you have heard of Martha Custis. How many of you knew who she was? I sure didn't, but then, I am not a student of politics or politicians.
On a side note, I missed my family reunion this year up in Pennsylvania, it was yesterday. My motorhome is still in the shop and I didn't want to attempt the 1400 miles trip up there in the jeep with all our stuff and the three dogs. They did call me from the reunion and I got to talk to a few of my cousins. I sure did appreciate that. Now, you all have a great day today, you hear?