Colonel Daniel Parke Custis

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Daniel Parke Custis, Sr.

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Queens Creek, James City, Virginia, USA
Death: Died in New Kent County, Virginia, United States
Place of Burial: Williamsburg, Virginia
Immediate Family:

Son of John Custis, IV and Frances Custis
Husband of Larry Walth and Martha Washington
Father of Daniel Parke Custis, Jr.; Frances Parke Custis; John Parke Custis; Martha Parke Custis; John Parke Custis and 3 others
Brother of Unknown Custis and Frances Custis

Occupation: Colonel
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About Colonel Daniel Parke Custis

Wikipedia Biographical Summary:

"...Daniel Parke Custis (15 October 1711 – 8 July 1757) was a wealthy Virginia planter whose widow, Martha, married George Washington.

He was the son of John Custis (1678–1749), a powerful member of Virginia's Governor's Council, and Frances Parke Custis. He was a grandson of Daniel Parke, also a member of the Council and governor of the Leeward Islands.

Custis was born in York County, Virginia, and died in New Kent County, Virginia. He married Martha Dandridge on 15 May 1750. They had four children:

  1. Daniel Parke Custis, Jr. (November 19, 1751 – February 19, 1754)
  2. Frances Parke Custis (April 12, 1753 – April 1, 1757)
  3. John “Jacky” Parke Custis (November 27, 1754 – November 5, 1781)
  4. Martha “Patsy” Parke Custis (1756 – June 19, 1773)

Custis did not choose to take a leading role in colonial Virginia politics. Two years after his death, his widow, Martha, married George Washington, who became stepfather to the two surviving Custis children.

After his death, Daniel Custis' slave Betty http://www.geni.com/people/Betty/6000000024253737370?through=6000000024266927879 became a slave of his widow, Martha, and later slave in the Washington household.

SOURCE: Wikipedia contributors, 'Daniel Parke Custis', Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 27 July 2011, 04:09 UTC, <http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Daniel_Parke_Custis&oldid=441652156> [accessed 4 September 2011]

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Colonel Daniel Parke Custis's Timeline

-1750
May 15, -1750
Virginia
1711
October 15, 1711
Queens Creek, James City, Virginia, USA
1751
November 19, 1751
Age 40
New Kent, Virginia
1753
April 12, 1753
Age 41
New Kent, Virginia, United States
1754
1754
Age 42
New Kent, Virginia
1756
1756
Age 44
New Kent, Virginia, USA
1757
July 26, 1757
Age 45
New Kent County, Virginia, United States
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