Lee, Mary Randolph Custis, 1807-1873

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Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee (b. Oct. 1, 1807, Boyce, VA–d. Nov. 5, 1873, Lexington, VA) was descended from several colonial and Southern families, including the Parke Custises, Fitzhughs, Dandriges, Randolphs, Rolfes, and Gerards. She is a descendant from Charles Calvert, 5th Baron Baltimore, making her a descendant of Charles II of England and Scotland and of William Fitzhugh. She was the only surviving child of George Washington Parke Custis, President George Washington's step-grandson and adopted son, and Mary Lee Fitzhugh Custis, daughter of William Fitzhugh. After her father's death, Mary edited and published his writings as "Recollections and Private Memoirs of Washington" and also inherited Arlington House where she lived with her husband, Robert E. Lee, commander of the Confederate Army. Mary and Robert were married in 1831 and had three sons and four daughters together.

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creatorOf Lee, Mary R. 880-99 <>. National Library of Israel, Jewish National Library
creatorOf Armes, Ethel, 1876-1945. Ethel Armes collection of Lee family papers, 1671-1936. Library of Congress
referencedIn Gail and Stephen Rudin collection of Civil War letters, 1861-1865. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.
creatorOf Cocke, Betty Burwell Page, 1841-1900,. Papers of the Cocke family [manuscript] 1846-1891. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Johnston family. Papers, 1779-1891. Library of Virginia
creatorOf Coolidge, Ellen Wayles Randolph, 1796-1876,. Dickins and Kirk families additional papers [manuscript], 1861-1870. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Lee, Mary Custis, 1808-1873. Letter, 1858 February 17. Library of Virginia
referencedIn Lee, Robert E. (Robert Edward), 1807-1870. Letter to Charles S. Venable, 1866 July 6. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Lee, Mary Ann Curtis. ALS, 1866 June 25 : Lexington, Virginia, to Mrs. Rhodes. Copley Press, J S Copley Library
creatorOf Cooke family. Papers, 1824-1885. Library of Virginia
creatorOf Johns, Jay Winston, 1888-1974. Jay Johns Papers, 1918-1974. William & Mary Libraries
referencedIn Custis-Lee Family Papers, 1700-circa 1928, (bulk 1770-1870) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Lee, Mary Custis, 1835-1918. Papers, 1694-1917. Virginia Historical Society Library
creatorOf Tucker, Eliza Lewis Carter. Letter to Mary A.R. Custis, 1828 December 18. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Lee, Mary Randolph Custis, 1807-1873. ALS, 1861 June 10 : to James B. Fry. Rosenbach Museum & Library
referencedIn Lee, Robert E. (Robert Edward), 1807-1870. Letter to Charles S. Venable [manuscript], 1866 July 6. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn LeConte, Harriet Evelyn, 1844-1911. Harriet Evelyn LeConte papers, 1857-1883. University of South Carolina, University Libraries
creatorOf Deas, Mary Carter, 1846-1902. Letters, 1865-1873. Library of Virginia
creatorOf Lee, Mary Randolph Custis, 1807-1873. Letters, to Louisa Snowden, chiefly concerning family news [manuscript] 1866-73. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Custis, George Washington Parke, 1781-1857. Custis-Lee family papers, 1700-circa 1928 (bulk 1770-1870). Library of Congress
referencedIn Vernon Duke Collection, 1918-1968 Music Division Library of Congress
referencedIn Custis-Lee-Mason families. Letters, 1756-1863. Library of Virginia
referencedIn Lee family. Papers, 1824-1918. Virginia Historical Society Library
referencedIn Ethel Armes Collection of Lee Family Papers, 1671-1936 Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Lee, Mary Randolph Custis, 1807-1873. Typed copy of her letter to the Rev. R.R. Gruley, in Washington, D.C., regarding Gen. Robert E. Lee's resignation from the United States Army and her preparations for leaving Arlington [manuscript] 1861. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Butler, Edward George Washington, 1800-1888. Papers, 1821-1888. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
referencedIn Paul Green Papers, 1880-1992 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Historical Collection
referencedIn Custis, George Washington Parke, 1781-1857. ALS : Arlington, Va., to Charles Carter Lee, Hardy County, Va., 1846 June 29. Rosenbach Museum & Library
referencedIn DeButts-Ely collection of Lee family papers, 1749-1914 (bulk 1832-1872). Library of Congress
creatorOf Lee, Mary Randolph Custis, 1807-1873. Letters. Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
referencedIn Carter, Betty Lewis, 1765-1830. Washington family papers [manucript], 1773-1915. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Golson, Hugh Stiles. Hugh Stiles Golson collection of Stiles family papers, 1823-1862. Georgia Historical Society
creatorOf Cooke, Giles Buckner. Papers of Giles Buckner Cooke, 1861-1885. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Lee, Robert E. (Robert Edward), 1807-1870. Papers, 1749-1939. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
creatorOf Cumming, Kate, 1835-1909. Papers, 1795-1909. Alabama Department of Archives and History
referencedIn Thomas J. Dodd Papers, undated, 1919-1971. Archives and Special Collections at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center, University of Connecticut Libraries
creatorOf Lee, Mary Anna Randolph Custis, to Louisa Snowden, 1865 - 1873 Alexandria Library, Local History/Special Collections
referencedIn Lee, George Bolling, 1872-1948. Papers, 1732-1870 bulk (1824-1868). Virginia Historical Society Library
creatorOf Lee family. Lee family letters, 1839-1870. UC Berkeley Libraries
referencedIn Adams family. Papers, 1798-1862, of the Adams family of Petersburg, Va. Virginia Historical Society Library
referencedIn Brown-Ewell family papers, 1781-1984. The Filson Historical Society
creatorOf Lee, Robert E. (Robert Edward), 1807-1870. Robert E. Lee family collection, 1838-1870. Museum of the Confederacy
referencedIn DeButts-Ely Collection of Lee Family Papers, 1749-1914, (bulk 1832-1872) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Cooke, Giles Buckner. Papers of Giles Buckner Cooke [manuscript], 1861-1885. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Mastin Gentry White Robert E. Lee Collection, 87-317., 1831-ca. 1931 Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin .
creatorOf Kirk, Page Taylor, Mrs.,. Civil War letters [manuscript] 1861-73. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Schaefer, Jacob, 1809-1885. Jacob Schaefer and family papers, 1855-1935. Minnesota Historical Society Library
referencedIn Cheves family. Cheves and Wagner family papers, 1814-1919 [manuscript]. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
creatorOf Jay Johns Papers, 1918-1974. Special Collections, Earl Gregg Swem Library, College of William and Mary
creatorOf Lee, Mary Anna Randolph Custis, to Louisa Snowden, 1865 - 1873 Alexandria Library, Local History/Special Collections
creatorOf Lee and Marshall Family Letters, ., 1811-1870 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Historical Collection
referencedIn Xerox copies of photographs: Mary Custis Lee, April 1858; Montgomery D. Corse and John D. Corse, bankers; Thomas S. Corse, May 26, 1985. , 1858-04 - 1985-05-26 Alexandria Library, Local History/Special Collections
referencedIn Papers, 1840-1961. Harvard Law School Library, Harvard University.
referencedIn Papers, 1918-1993 Harvard Law School Library, Harvard University.
creatorOf Lee, Mary Ann Custis. Autograph letter signed : Fort Hamilton, to her cousin Martha Williams, [1845?] Nov. 10. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Powell family. Powell family papers, 1775-1927. William & Mary Libraries
creatorOf Powell Famiy Papers, 1775-1927. Special Collections, Earl Gregg Swem Library, College of William and Mary
creatorOf Heth, Henry, 1825-1899. Papers of Henry Heth [manuscript], 1758-1942. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Lee, Mary Randolph Custis, 1807-1873. Notes to Mrs. Marshall McDonald [manuscript] ca.[1860-1861]. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Lee, Robert E. (Robert Edward), 1807-1870. Papers. United States Military Academy, USMA Library
referencedIn Lee, George Bolling, 1872-1948. Papers, 1813-1924. Virginia Historical Society Library
referencedIn Marshall, William L. Lee and Marshall family letters, 1811-1870 [microfilm manuscript]. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
referencedIn Records of the Bureau of Indian Affairs. 1793 - 1999. Record Of Applications Under The Act Of 1896. 1896 - 1897. 1896 Citizenship Application for Robert E. Lee
referencedIn Hopkins, Cornelia Lee, 1780-1815. Letters : to Elizabeth Collins Lee, 1797-1866. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Andrew, John A. (John Albion), 1818-1867,. Lee family papers [microform] 1652 [1769-1870] 1890. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn White, Lucy Landon Carter Minor, 1849-1877. Photograph album kept by Lucy Landon Carter Minor, 1865-1875. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Lee, Robert E. (Robert Edward), 1807-1870. Papers of Robert E. Lee [manuscript], 1830-1870. n.d. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Montgomery Dent Corse Papers (MS065) Alexandria Library, Local History/Special Collections
referencedIn Lee, George Bolling, 1872-1948,. Papers : of George Bolling Lee, 1841-1868. Virginia Historical Society Library
referencedIn Alexander, Edward Porter, 1835-1910. Edward Porter Alexander papers, 1854-1865. Library of Congress
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associatedWith Adams family. family
correspondedWith Alexander, Edward Porter, 1835-1910. person
associatedWith Arlington House, the Robert E. Lee Memorial (Va.) corporateBody
associatedWith Arlington House, the Robert E. Lee Memorial (Va.) corporateBody
associatedWith Armes, Ethel, 1876-1945. person
associatedWith Atlas Fuel Corporation (Pittsburgh, Pa.) corporateBody
descendantOf Baltimore, Charles Calvert, Baron, 1699-1751 person
associatedWith Brooks, Phillips, 1835-1893 person
associatedWith Butler, Edward George Washington, 1800-1888. person
associatedWith Byrd, Harry Flood, 1887-1966 person
descendantOf Charles II, King of England person
associatedWith Conrad, Robert Young, 1805-1875 person
associatedWith Cooke family. family
associatedWith Cooke, Giles Buckner. person
associatedWith Cumming, Kate, 1835-1909. person
memberOf Custis Family family
childOf Custis, George Washington Parke, 1781-1857. person
childOf Custis, George Washington Parke, 1781-1857. person
associatedWith Custis-Lee-Mason families. person
childOf Custis, Mary Lee Fitzhugh, 1788-1853 person
associatedWith Deas, Mary Carter, 1846-1902. person
associatedWith de Butts, Harry Ashby, 1895- person
correspondedWith Dodd, Thomas J. (Thomas Joseph), 1907-1971 person
correspondedWith Duke, Vernon, 1903-1969 person
associatedWith Dupuy family. family
memberOf Fitzhugh family. family
grandchildOf Fitzhugh, William, 1741-1809 person
associatedWith Fry, James B. (James Barnet), 1827-1894, person
associatedWith Gallatin, Albert, 1761-1849 person
associatedWith George Washington Parke Custis person
memberOf Gerard (Family : active 1601-1801) family
associatedWith Glass, Carter, 1858-1946 person
associatedWith Godwin, Mills E. (Mills Edwin), 1914- person
associatedWith Golson, Hugh Stiles. person
associatedWith Green, Paul, 1894-1981 person
associatedWith Gruley, R. R., Rev., person
associatedWith Hand, Learned, 1872-1961 person
associatedWith Harrison, Albertis S. (Albertis Sydney), 1907- person
associatedWith Heth, Henry, 1825-1899. person
associatedWith Hill, Daniel Harvey, 1821-1889 person
associatedWith Hopkins, Cornelia Lee, 1780-1815. person
associatedWith Hopkins, Johns, 1795-1873 person
associatedWith Jackson, Stonewall, 1824-1863 person
associatedWith James Monroe. person
associatedWith Johns, Helen Lambert, 1881-1964 person
associatedWith Johns, Jay person
associatedWith Johns, Jay Winston, 1888-1974. person
associatedWith Johnston family. family
associatedWith Kilpatrick, James Jackson, 1920- person
associatedWith LeConte, Harriet Evelyn, 1844-1911. person
associatedWith Lee, Agnes, 1841-1873 person
associatedWith Lee, Charles Carter, 1798-1871 person
associatedWith Lee family. family
associatedWith Lee family. family
associatedWith Lee family. family
associatedWith Lee family. family
associatedWith Lee Family family
associatedWith Lee, Fitzhugh, 1835-1905 person
associatedWith Lee, Francis Lightfoot, 1734-1797 person
associatedWith Lee, George Bolling, 1872-1948, person
associatedWith Lee, George Washington Custis, 1832-1913 person
associatedWith Lee-Jackson Memorial, Inc. corporateBody
associatedWith Lee, Mary Custis, 1835-1918. person
associatedWith Lee, Richard Henry, 1732-1794 person
spouseOf Lee, Robert E. (Robert Edward), 1807-1870 person
spouseOf Lee, Robert E. (Robert Edward), 1807-1870 person
spouseOf Lee, Robert E. (Robert Edward), 1807-1870. person
spouseOf Lee, Robert E. (Robert Edward), 1807-1870. person
spouseOf Lee, Robert E. (Robert Edward), 1807-1870. person
associatedWith Marshall family. family
associatedWith Marshall, George C. (George Catlett), 1880-1959 person
associatedWith Marshall, W. L. (William Louis), 1846-1920 person
associatedWith Mason, Emily Virginia, person
associatedWith McDonald, Marshall, Mrs. person
associatedWith McGuire, Hunter Holmes, 1835-1900 person
associatedWith Monroe, James, 1758-1831 person
associatedWith Monroe, James, 1758-1831 person
associatedWith Moses, Ezekial. person
associatedWith Paul A. Freund person
associatedWith Powell family. family
associatedWith Powell Family, family
memberOf Randolph family. family
associatedWith Randolph, Mary, 1762-1828 person
memberOf Rolfe family. family
associatedWith Schaefer, Jacob, 1809-1885. person
associatedWith Sherman, M. Lizzie. person
correspondedWith Snowden, Louisa, person
associatedWith Stephen, Rudin person
associatedWith Thalhimer, Morton G. person
associatedWith Tucker, Eliza Lewis Carter. person
associatedWith Virginia Trust for Historic Preservation. corporateBody
relativeOf Washington, George, 1732-1799 person
descendantOf Washington, Martha, 1731-1802 person
associatedWith White, Lucy Landon Carter Minor, 1849-1877. person
associatedWith White, Mastin Gentry person
associatedWith William M. (William Munford) Tuck. person
associatedWith Williams, Martha, person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Boyce VA US
Lexington VA US
Arlington VA US
Virginia VA US
Subject
Slaves
Reconstruction--Virginia
African Americans
Secession
United States History Civil War, 1861-1865
Freedmen--Virginia
Ash Lawn (Virginia : Estate)
African Americans--Virginia--History--19th century
Women--United States--History- -19th century
Kilpatrick--Dahlgren Raid, 1864
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Birth 1807-10-01

Death 1873-11-05

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