John Parke Custis

John Parke Custis (HMBM6)

Location: New Kent, VA 23124 New Kent County
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N 37° 31.07', W 76° 58.716'

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Born at White House, New Kent County in 1755. Died at Eltham, New Kent County, November 1781, where his body remains.

This marker placed by the Sons of the Revolution in Virginia 1960

(south face)
While acting as aide to General Washington in the Yorktown Campaign, he became seriously ill and was taken to the home of his aunt, Mrs. Burwell Bassett, where he died November 1781, with General and Mrs. Washington at his bedside.

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Son of Martha Dandridge Custis, who later married George Washington; he married Eleanor Calvert and had four children, the youngest of whom were Eleanor Parke Custis and George Washington Parke Custis, who were raised at Mount Vernon by their grandmother and step-grandfather.

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Martha Dandridge

Born in 1731 at Chestnut Grove in this county. Married first, Daniel Parke Custis in 1749 and became mother of John Parke Custis. In 1759 married George Washington. She died in 1802 and is buried at Mount Vernon.
HM NumberHMBM6
Year Placed1960
Placed BySons of the Revolution in Virginia
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, October 21st, 2014 at 8:38pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 325143 N 4154158
Decimal Degrees37.51783333, -76.97860000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 31.07', W 76° 58.716'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 31' 4.20" N, 76° 58' 42.96" W
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Area Code(s)804
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 12003 New Kent Hwy, New Kent VA 23124, US
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