Martha Washington

Martha Dandridge Custis by John Wollaston, 1757


13 June 1731 at Chestnut Grove, the family plantation in New Kent County Virginia
– 22 May 1802 at Mount Vernon
Buried with her husband, George, at Mount Vernon.


Portrait to come. See entry in Wikipedia.


... Washington had made every mistake in the book in the New York campaign. He had misread the enemy’s intentions; he had divided his forces in the face of superior numbers; he had provided no cavalry; he had hesitated almost fatally to get his army out of Manhattan once he grasped the folly of keeping it there; he had allowed Greene to persuade him against his better judgment to keep men in Fort Washington; he had allowed a wealth of precious tents, flour, ordnance, and ammunition at Forts Washington and Lee to fall into enemy hands.

Myron Magnet
The Founders at Home: The Building of America, 1735 - 1817 (2014)