During her first marriage, Martha Custis had four children: Daniel, Frances, John, and Martha. In addition to her own children, she raised a number of grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.
Martha Washington served as the nation's first first lady and spent about half of the Revolutionary War at the front. She helped manage and run her husbands' estates. She raised her children, grandchildren, nieces, and nephews; and for almost 40 years she was George Washington's "worthy partner".
June 2, 1731
New Kent County, Virginia
John Dandridge (1700-1756)
Frances Jones (1710-1785)
John Dandridge (1732-1749)
William Dandridge (1734-1776)
Bartholomew Dandridge (1737-1785)
Anna Maria Dandridge Bassett (1739-1777)
Frances Dandridge (1744-1758)
Elizabeth Dandridge Henley (1749-ca1800)
Mary Dandridge (1756-1763)
Martha Washington made many quilts, including this one, from scraps of fabric.
While first lady, Martha Washington actively supported American manufacturing, including with this shawl originally made in Massachusetts.