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Encyclopedia > Eleanor Parke Custis

Eleanor Parke Custis Lewis (1779-1852), known as Nelly, is the adopted daughter and step-granddaughter of United States President George Washington. 1779 was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... 1852 was a leap year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... Note: Daughters is also a band. ... A family of Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso in 1997 A family is a domestic group of people, or a number of domestic groups, typically affiliated by birth or marriage, or by comparable legal relationships including domestic partnership, adoption, surname and in some cases ownership (as was the case in the Roman... For the pop band, see Presidents of the United States of America. ... George Washington (February 22, 1732 – December 14, 1799) was the successful Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army in the American Revolutionary War from 1775 to 1783, and later became the first President of the United States, an office to which he was elected, unanimously, twice and remained in from...

Nelly was the daughter of John Parke Custis and Eleanor Calvert Custis, and granddaughter of Martha Dandridge Parke Custis Washington by her marriage to Daniel Parke Custis. Nelly and her brother, George Washington Parke Custis, were adopted by Martha and George after the death of their father in 1781. Martha Washington Martha Dandridge Custis Washington (June 2, 1731 – May 22, 1802) was the wife of George Washington, the first president of the United States, and therefore is seen as the first First Lady of the United States (although that title was not coined until after her death; she was... Photograph of George Washington Parke Custis George Washington Parke Custis (April 30, 1781 – October 19, 1857), was the adopted son (and also step-grandson) of United States President George Washington. ... 1781 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ...

After Washington's death in 1799, Nelly's brother built Arlington House, in what is now Arlington County, Virginia, as a tribute to him and to hold the Washington family posessions. Also in 1799, Nelly married George Washington's nephew, Lawrence Lewis of Fredericksburg, and they lived at Woodlawn Plantation where she was mistress for over 30 years. 1799 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... Arlington House from a sketch made before 1861, though not published until 1875. ... Arlington County is an urban county located in the Commonwealth of Virginia, in the U.S. , directly across the Potomac River from Washington, DC. Originally part of the District of Columbia, by an act of Congress July 9, 1846, the area south of the Potomac was returned (retroceded) to Virginia... Official language(s) English Capital Richmond Largest city Virginia Beach Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 35th 110,862 km² 320 km 690 km 7. ... Fredericksburg is an independent city in the U.S. Commonwealth of Virginia, 50 miles south of Washington, D.C., and 55 miles north of Richmond, Virginia. ...

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She had four children by Custis, two of whom survived to adulthood, John (Jack) Parke Custis (1754-1781) and Martha "Patsy" Parke Custis.
Custis' death in 1757 left Martha a rich widow, with independent control over a dower inheritance for her lifetime and trustee control over the inheritance of her minor children.
Some of the estate left by Daniel Parke Custis to his descendants was eventually confiscated from George Washington Parke Custis's son-in-law, Robert E. Lee during the Civil War.
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