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On 6 Jan 1759, George Washington (1732-1799) and Martha Dandridge Custis (1731-1802) were married.
Regarding the portrait, "Life of George Washington, The Citizen, lithograph by Claude Regnier, after Junius Brutus Stearns, 1854, depicts the marriage of George Washington and Martha Dandridge Custis at White House Plantation in New Kent County. Courtesy of Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association."
George Washington adopted her children, Patsy and John Parke Custis, and later their grandchildren Eleanor Parke Custis (Nelly) and George Washington Parke Custis (Washy).
The family lived at the Washington family plantation, Mount Vernon, located about 9.5 miles from Alexandria, VA.

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