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Encyclopedia > John Parke Custis

John Parke Custis (27 November 1754-5 November 1781) was a Virginia planter and stepson of George Washington. November 27 is the 331st day (332nd on leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1754 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... November 5 is the 309th day of the year (310th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 56 days remaining. ... 1781 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... Official language(s) English Capital Richmond Largest city Virginia Beach Area  Ranked 35th  - Total 42,793 sq mi (110,862 km²)  - Width 200 miles (320 km)  - Length 430 miles (690 km)  - % water 7. ... George Washington (February 22, 1732–December 14, 1799)[1] led Americas Continental Army to victory over Britain in the American Revolutionary War (1775–1783), and was later elected the first President of the United States. ...


He was most likely born at White House, his parents' plantation in New Kent County, Virginia. He was the son of Daniel Parke Custis, a wealthy planter, and Martha Dandridge Custis. After the death of his father in 1757, he inherited almost 18,000 acres of land. In 1759 his mother married George Washington and moved with her children to Mount Vernon. Custis briefly attended King's College (later Columbia University) in 1773. New Kent County is a county located in the state of Virginia. ... Official language(s) English Capital Richmond Largest city Virginia Beach Area  Ranked 35th  - Total 42,793 sq mi (110,862 km²)  - Width 200 miles (320 km)  - Length 430 miles (690 km)  - % water 7. ... Daniel Parke Custis (15 October 1711-8 July 1757) was a wealthy Virginia planter. ... Martha Washington Martha Dandridge Parke-Custis Washington (June 2, 1731-May 22, 1802) served as the first First Lady of the United States when her husband, George Washington, served as the first President, from 1789 to 1797. ... 1757 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... George Washington (February 22, 1732–December 14, 1799)[1] led Americas Continental Army to victory over Britain in the American Revolutionary War (1775–1783), and was later elected the first President of the United States. ... Mount Vernon is the name of several places around the world, most notably Mount Vernon, the Virginia plantation of George Washington, the first President of the United States. ... Columbia University is a private university whose main campus lies in the Morningside Heights neighborhood of the Borough of Manhattan in New York City. ... 1773 was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ...


On 3 February 1774 Custis married Eleanor Calvert, a granddaugther of Charles Calvert, 5th Baron Baltimore. Their seven children included Eleanor Parke Custis (later Lewis) and George Washington Parke Custis. February 3 is the 34th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Chesma Column in Tsarskoe Selo, commemorating the end of the Russo-Turkish War. ... Charles Calvert, 5th Baron Baltimore Charles Calvert, 5th Baron Baltimore (September 29, 1699 - April 24, 1751) was a British noble and Proprietary Governor of the Province of Maryland. ... Eleanor Parke Custis Lewis (1779-1852), known as Nelly, is the adopted daughter and step-granddaughter of United States President George Washington. ... 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. ...


Custis sat in the Virginia House of Delegates from 1778 until 1781. He served as a civilian aide-de-camp to Washington during the siege of Yorktown. He contracted camp fever and died in New Kent County not long after Cornwallis's surrender. He was buried in York County, near Williamsburg. Combatants United States France Great Britain German mercenaries Commanders George Washington Nathaneal Greene Comte de Rochambeau Comte de Grasse Charles Cornwallis # Charles O’Hara # Banastre Tarleton # {Stationed at Gloucester, Virginia} Strength 10,800 French 8,845 Americans 7,500 Casualties 62 dead 190 wounded[2] 156 killed 326 wounded 7...


References

  • Frank E. Grizzard Jr. George Washington: A Biographical Companion (2002), pages 67-70.
  • John T. Kneebone et al., eds., Dictionary of Virginia Biography (Richmond: Library of Virginia, 1998- ), 3:639-640. ISBN 0-88490-206-4

 
 

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