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Martha Washington
"I am fond of only what comes from the heart," Martha Washington once said

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Martha Washington Died
May 22, 1802

She was the first of first ladies, but what else do you know about Martha Dandridge Custis Washington? After an eventful and varied life, Martha Washington died on May 22, 1802, of a severe fever.

Martha Washington was 27 years old and a widowed mother of two when she married George Washington in 1759. She was also one of the wealthiest women in Virginia, having inherited some 15,000 acres of farmland from her deceased husband, Daniel Parke Custis. Her social life changed drastically once she married George. How do you think it was different?

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