Was Martha Dandridge, born in New Kent county, Virginia, in May, 1732. In 1749 she married Colonel Daniel Parker Custis, of New Kent, and settled on the banks of the Parmunky river. Her husband died when she was about 25 years of age, leaving her a large fortune. In 1758 she became acquainted with Colonel Washington, he became her suitor and they were married about 1759. The removed to Mount Vernon. Lady Washington survived the general about two years, and she was laid beside him in the family tomb at Mount Vernon. In a marble sarcophagus their remains now lie together at that Mecca of many patriot pilgrims. [P. 16.]
Catalogue of the National Portraits in Independence Hall: comprising many of those of the Signers of the Declaration of Independence and other distinguished persons connected with the early history of the efforts which resulted in the glorious Liberty we now enjoy. Philadelphia. 1856.