President's Day: The Nation's 1st First Lady, Martha Washington

Originally posted from: http://byuwsr.blogspot.com/2014/02/presidents-day-nations-first-first-lady.html

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http://www.mountvernon.org/marthawashington/10facts

1. Martha was born on June 2, 1731, making her 8 months older than George Washington
2. Unlike most women in Virginia in the early 1700s, Martha learned to read and write
3. Martha grew to be about 5 feet tall
4. Martha married Daniel Parke Custis on May 15, 1750
5. Martha gave birth to four children, all of whom she outlived
6. Martha and George Washington Were Married on January 6, 1759
7. Martha stayed at George Washington’s winter encampments throughout much of the Revolutionary War
8. Martha was the Nation’s first, First Lady
9. Martha freed George Washington’s slaves almost one year after his death
10. Martha died on May 22, 1802 and lays in rest next to her husband

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President’s Day: The Nation’s 1st First Lady, Martha Washington

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