Lewis, Nelly Custis, 1779-1852

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Dates:
Birth 1779-03-31
Death 1852-07-15
Americans,

Biographical notes:

Born Eleanor Parke Custis, daughter of John Parke Custis, Martha Washington's son by her first marriage. Raised by George and Martha Washington; married George's nephew Lawrence Lewis.

From the description of ALS, 12 Jan. 1800, Mount Vernon, to Mary Stead Pinckney. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122610706

Martha Washington's granddaughter who was also the adopted granddaughter of George Washington.

From the description of Papers : of Eleanor Parke Custis Lewis, 1794-1851. (Mount Vernon Ladies' Association of the Union). WorldCat record id: 30821004

[Step]-granddaugher of George Washington.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Mount Vernon, to Mrs. Wolcott in Philadelphia, 1797 Mar. 19. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270590922

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Subjects:

  • Slaves--Social conditions--18th century
  • Plantation life--18th century
  • Women--Education--18th century

Occupations:

  • Photographers

Places:

  • Virginia (as recorded)
  • Philadelphia (Pa.) (as recorded)
  • Mount Vernon (Va. : Estate) (as recorded)