Colonel Daniel Parke Custis

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Daniel Parke Custis, Sr.

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

Son of John Custis, IV; John Custis; Frances Custis and Frances Custis
Husband of Larry Walth and Martha Washington
Father of Daniel Parke Custis, Jr.; Frances Parke Custis; Martha (Patsy) Parke Custis; John "Jack" Custis and Martha Parke Custis
Brother of Unknown Custis and Frances Custis

Occupation: Colonel
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About Daniel Parke Custis, Sr.

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 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, <> [accessed 4 September 2011]

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Colonel Daniel Parke Custis's Timeline

October 15, 1711
Queens Creek, James City, Virginia, USA
Age 37
November 19, 1751
Age 40
New Kent, Virginia
April 12, 1753
Age 41
New Kent, Virginia, United States
November 27, 1754
Age 43
New Kent, Virginia
Age 44
Age 44
New Kent, Virginia, USA
July 26, 1757
Age 45
New Kent County, Virginia, United States
Williamsburg, Virginia