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John Parke Custis

Nicknames: "Jacky", "Jack"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: White House Plantation, New Kent, Virginia
Death: Died in Yorktown, New Kent, Virginia
Place of Burial: Eltham Plantation, New Kent, Virginia
Immediate Family:

Son of Colonel Daniel Parke Custis; Daniel Parke Custis and Martha Washington
Husband of Eleanor V Custis and Eleanor Stuart / Custis
Partner of Ann Costin, freed slave of Custis family
Father of William Custis Costin, freed slave of Custis family; George Washington Parke Custis; (Child) Custis; Elizabeth Parke Custis Law; Martha Parke 'Patsy' Peter and 2 others
Brother of Martha (Patsy) Parke Custis; Daniel Parke Custis, Jr.; Frances Parke Custis and Martha Parke Custis

Managed by: David William STEIN
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About John Parke Custis

Died of "Camp Fever" a few days after enlisting

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John returned home from college to comfort his mother after Martha's daughter, also named Martha, died during an epileptic seizure.

John Parke Custis later served as an aide to Washington during the siege of Yorktown in 1781. John died during this military service, probably of typhus.

After his death, the Washingtons raised two of his children, Martha's youngest grandchildren, Eleanor Parke Custis (March 31, 1779 - July 15, 1852), and George Washington Parke Custis (April 30, 1781 - October 10, 1857).

They also provided personal and financial support to nieces, nephews and other family members in both the Dandridge and Washington families.

Children of John Parke Custis and Eleanor Calvert:

  • Baby girl Custis, died in 1775.
  • Eliza(beth) Parke Custis was born on August 21, 1776 at Mount Airy Plantation in Maryland. She married an Englishman, Thomas Law, on March 21, 1796 at her mother and stepfather's home, Hope Park Plantation, Virginia. (The marriage was not a success, and they later divorced.)
  • Martha Parke aka Patty Custis was born on December 31, 1777 at Mount Vernon. On January 6, 1795, she married Thomas Peter at her mother and stepfather's home, Hope Park Plantation, Virginia.
  • Eleanor "Nelly" Parke Custis. She remained at Mount Vernon after her mother's second marriage. She was born on March 21, 1779. She married Lawrence Lewis, George's nephew, on February 22, 1799 at Mount Vernon. She died in 1852.
  • A set of twins who died, probably 1780.
  • George Washington "Washy, Wash, or Tub" Parke Custis. He was born on April 30, 1781. He remained at Mount Vernon after his mother's second marriage. He was born in 1781, and died in 1857.

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John Parke Custis (27 November 1754 – 5 November 1781) was a Virginia planter and stepson of George Washington.

He was most likely born at White House, his parents' plantation in New Kent County, Virginia. He was the son of Daniel Parke Custis, a wealthy planter, and Martha Dandridge Custis. After the death of his father in 1757, he inherited almost 18,000 acres (73 km²) of land. In 1759 his mother married George Washington and moved with her children to Mount Vernon. Custis briefly attended King's College (later Columbia University) in 1773.

On 3 February 1774 Custis married Eleanor Calvert, a granddaughter of Charles Calvert, 5th Baron Baltimore. Of their seven children, four survived infancy:

Elizabeth Parke Custis (1776-1831), married Thomas Law

Martha Parke Custis (1777-1854), married Thomas Peter

Eleanor Parke Custis (1779-1852), married Lawrence Lewis

George Washington Parke Custis (1781-1857), married Mary Lee Fitzhugh.

Custis sat in the Virginia House of Delegates from 1778 until 1781. He served as a civilian aide-de-camp to Washington during the siege of Yorktown. He also bought the land we call Arlington National Cemetery. He contracted camp fever and died in New Kent County not long after Cornwallis's surrender.

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John Parke Custis

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John Parke Custis (27 November 1754 – 5 November 1781) was a Virginia planter and stepson of George Washington.

He was most likely born at White House, his parents' plantation in New Kent County, Virginia. He was the son of Daniel Parke Custis, a wealthy planter, and Martha Dandridge Custis. After the death of his father in 1757, he inherited almost 18,000 acres (73 km²) of land. In 1759 his mother married George Washington and moved with her children to Mount Vernon. Custis briefly attended King's College (later Columbia University) in 1773.

On 3 February 1774 Custis married Eleanor Calvert, a granddaughter of Charles Calvert, 5th Baron Baltimore. Their seven children included Eleanor Parke Custis (later Lewis) and George Washington Parke Custis.

Custis sat in the Virginia House of Delegates from 1778 until 1781. He served as a civilian aide-de-camp to Washington during the siege of Yorktown. He contracted camp fever and died in New Kent County not long after Cornwallis's surrender. He was buried in York County, near Williamsburg.

References

Frank E. Grizzard Jr. George Washington: A Biographical Companion (2002), pages 67-70.

John T. Kneebone et al., eds., Dictionary of Virginia Biography (Richmond: Library of Virginia, 1998- ), 3:639-640. ISBN 0-88490-206-4

Note:

! (1) "Diane's Database," by Diane Wolford Sheppard (http://wc.rootsweb.com, wolfordsheppard database, 11 May 2007). Cites: (a) "Genealogies of Virginia Families" (Genealogy.com) p.122-123. (b) "The Royal Descents of 600 Immigrants," by Gary Boyd Roberts (Genealogical Pub., 2004) p.13. (c) "The Compendium of American Genealogy," Vol. VI, p. 173. (d) "Virginia Biographical Encyclopedia" (Ancestry.com). (e) "Colonial Families in the Southern States" (Ancestry.com) Vol. 2, p.166. (f) "Maryland Genealogies" (Genealogy.com) Vol. 1, p.160.

! Birth: (1a,d) s/o Daniel Parke CUSTIS/Martha DANDRIDGE. (1d) 1755. "White House," New Kent Co., VA, on the Pamunkey River.

Marriage to Eleanor CALVERT: (1d) 3 Feb 1774. Had not yet reached his 20th year at the time of his marriage, and his bride was only 16.

Death: (1) 5 Nov 1781. Eltham, New Kent Co., VA. Of camp fever contracted at the seige of Yorktown.

(1d) He was tutored by Rev. Jonathan BUCHER at Annapolis.

(1d) 1773, May: Was entered at Kings College, New York City. He remained till Dec.

(1d) 1774, Feb: George WASHINGTON protested against his proposed marriage to Eleanor CALVERT in a note written to Mr. Benedict CALVERT, stating that the young man's estate embraced about 15,000 acres of land, a good part adjoining the city of Williamsburg, between two and three hundred negroes, and eight to ten thousand pounds in bonds. His protest was unavailing; the marriage took place. WASHINGTON was readily reconciled.

(1d) Was aide to WASHINGTON during the Revolution.

(1d) While serving at Yorktown, he contracted camp fever.

(1d) Retired to "Eltham" in New Kent Co., VA, the home of his maternal uncle, Burwell BASSETT.

(1d) 1781: He was a member of the house of delegates at the time of his death. -------------------- John Parke Custis (27 November 1754 – 5 November 1781) was a Virginia planter and stepson of George Washington.

He was most likely born at White House, his parents' plantation in New Kent County, Virginia. He was the son of Daniel Parke Custis, a wealthy planter, and Martha Dandridge Custis. After the death of his father in 1757, he inherited almost 18,000 acres (73 km²) of land. In 1759 his mother married George Washington and moved with her children to Mount Vernon. Custis briefly attended King's College (later Columbia University) in 1773.

On 3 February 1774 Custis married Eleanor Calvert, a granddaughter of Charles Calvert, 5th Baron Baltimore. Of their seven children, four survived infancy:

Elizabeth Parke Custis (1776-1831), married Thomas Law

Martha Parke Custis (1777-1854), married Thomas Peter

Eleanor Parke Custis (1779-1852), married Lawrence Lewis

George Washington Parke Custis (1781-1857), married Mary Lee Fitzhugh.

Custis sat in the Virginia House of Delegates from 1778 until 1781. He served as a civilian aide-de-camp to Washington during the siege of Yorktown. He also bought the land we call Arlington National Cemetery. He contracted camp fever and died in New Kent County not long after Cornwallis's surrender.

Birth: (1a,d) s/o Daniel Parke CUSTIS/Martha DANDRIDGE. (1d) 1755. "White House," New Kent Co., VA, on the Pamunkey River.

Marriage to Eleanor CALVERT: (1d) 3 Feb 1774. Had not yet reached his 20th year at the time of his marriage, and his bride was only 16.

Death: (1) 5 Nov 1781. Eltham, New Kent Co., VA. Of camp fever contracted at the seige of Yorktown.

(1d) He was tutored by Rev. Jonathan BUCHER at Annapolis.

(1d) 1773, May: Was entered at Kings College, New York City. He remained till Dec.

(1d) 1774, Feb: George WASHINGTON protested against his proposed marriage to Eleanor CALVERT in a note written to Mr. Benedict CALVERT, stating that the young man's estate embraced about 15,000 acres of land, a good part adjoining the city of Williamsburg, between two and three hundred negroes, and eight to ten thousand pounds in bonds. His protest was unavailing; the marriage took place. WASHINGTON was readily reconciled.

(1d) Was aide to WASHINGTON during the Revolution.

(1d) While serving at Yorktown, he contracted camp fever.

(1d) Retired to "Eltham" in New Kent Co., VA, the home of his maternal uncle, Burwell BASSETT.

(1d) 1781: He was a member of the house of delegates at the time of his death.

Died of "Camp Fever" a few days after enlisting

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John returned home from college to comfort his mother after Martha's daughter, also named Martha, died during an epileptic seizure.

John Parke Custis later served as an aide to Washington during the siege of Yorktown in 1781. John died during this military service, probably of typhus.

After his death, the Washingtons raised two of his children, Martha's youngest grandchildren, Eleanor Parke Custis (March 31, 1779 - July 15, 1852), and George Washington Parke Custis (April 30, 1781 - October 10, 1857).

They also provided personal and financial support to nieces, nephews and other family members in both the Dandridge and Washington families.

-------------------- -------------------- John Parke Custis (27 November 1754 – 5 November 1781) was a Virginia planter and stepson of George Washington.

He was most likely born at White House, his parents' plantation in New Kent County, Virginia. He was the son of Daniel Parke Custis, a wealthy planter, and Martha Dandridge Custis. After the death of his father in 1757, he inherited almost 18,000 acres (73 km²) of land. In 1759 his mother married George Washington and moved with her children to Mount Vernon. Custis briefly attended King's College (later Columbia University) in 1773.

On 3 February 1774 Custis married Eleanor Calvert, a granddaughter of Charles Calvert, 5th Baron Baltimore. Of their seven children, four survived infancy:

Elizabeth Parke Custis (1776-1831), married Thomas Law

Martha Parke Custis (1777-1854), married Thomas Peter

Eleanor Parke Custis (1779-1852), married Lawrence Lewis

George Washington Parke Custis (1781-1857), married Mary Lee Fitzhugh.

Custis sat in the Virginia House of Delegates from 1778 until 1781. He served as a civilian aide-de-camp to Washington during the siege of Yorktown. He also bought the land we call Arlington National Cemetery. He contracted camp fever and died in New Kent County not long after Cornwallis's surrender. --------------------

John returned home from college to comfort his mother after Martha's daughter, also named Martha, died during an epileptic seizure.

John Parke Custis later served as an aide to Washington during the siege of Yorktown in 1781. John died during this military service, probably of typhus.

After his death, the Washingtons raised two of his children, Martha's youngest grandchildren, Eleanor Parke Custis (March 31, 1779 - July 15, 1852), and George Washington Parke Custis (April 30, 1781 - October 10, 1857).

They also provided personal and financial support to nieces, nephews and other family members in both the Dandridge and Washington families.

John Parke Custis (27 November 1754 – 5 November 1781) was a Virginia planter and stepson of George Washington.

He was most likely born at White House, his parents' plantation in New Kent County, Virginia. He was the son of Daniel Parke Custis, a wealthy planter, and Martha Dandridge Custis. After the death of his father in 1757, he inherited almost 18,000 acres (73 km²) of land. In 1759 his mother married George Washington and moved with her children to Mount Vernon. Custis briefly attended King's College (later Columbia University) in 1773.

On 3 February 1774 Custis married Eleanor Calvert, a granddaughter of Charles Calvert, 5th Baron Baltimore. Their seven children included Eleanor Parke Custis (later Lewis) and George Washington Parke Custis.

Custis sat in the Virginia House of Delegates from 1778 until 1781. He served as a civilian aide-de-camp to Washington during the siege of Yorktown. He contracted camp fever and died in New Kent County not long after Cornwallis's surrender. He was buried in York County, near Williamsburg.

! Birth: (1a,d) s/o Daniel Parke CUSTIS/Martha DANDRIDGE. (1d) 1755. "White House," New Kent Co., VA, on the Pamunkey River.

Marriage to Eleanor CALVERT: (1d) 3 Feb 1774. Had not yet reached his 20th year at the time of his marriage, and his bride was only 16.

Death: (1) 5 Nov 1781. Eltham, New Kent Co., VA. Of camp fever contracted at the seige of Yorktown.

(1d) He was tutored by Rev. Jonathan BUCHER at Annapolis.

(1d) 1773, May: Was entered at Kings College, New York City. He remained till Dec.

(1d) 1774, Feb: George WASHINGTON protested against his proposed marriage to Eleanor CALVERT in a note written to Mr. Benedict CALVERT, stating that the young man's estate embraced about 15,000 acres of land, a good part adjoining the city of Williamsburg, between two and three hundred negroes, and eight to ten thousand pounds in bonds. His protest was unavailing; the marriage took place. WASHINGTON was readily reconciled.

(1d) Was aide to WASHINGTON during the Revolution.

(1d) While serving at Yorktown, he contracted camp fever.

(1d) Retired to "Eltham" in New Kent Co., VA, the home of his maternal uncle, Burwell BASSETT.

(1d) 1781: He was a member of the house of delegates at the time of his death. -------------------- John returned home from college to comfort his mother after Martha's daughter, also named Martha, died during an epileptic seizure.

John Parke Custis later served as an aide to Washington during the siege of Yorktown in 1781. John died during this military service, probably of typhus.

After his death, the Washingtons raised two of his children, Martha's youngest grandchildren, Eleanor Parke Custis (March 31, 1779 - July 15, 1852), and George Washington Parke Custis (April 30, 1781 - October 10, 1857).

They also provided personal and financial support to nieces, nephews and other family members in both the Dandridge and Washington families.

John Parke Custis (27 November 1754 – 5 November 1781) was a Virginia planter and stepson of George Washington.

He was most likely born at White House, his parents' plantation in New Kent County, Virginia. He was the son of Daniel Parke Custis, a wealthy planter, and Martha Dandridge Custis. After the death of his father in 1757, he inherited almost 18,000 acres (73 km²) of land. In 1759 his mother married George Washington and moved with her children to Mount Vernon. Custis briefly attended King's College (later Columbia University) in 1773.

On 3 February 1774 Custis married Eleanor Calvert, a granddaughter of Charles Calvert, 5th Baron Baltimore. Of their seven children, four survived infancy:

Elizabeth Parke Custis (1776-1831), married Thomas Law

Martha Parke Custis (1777-1854), married Thomas Peter

Eleanor Parke Custis (1779-1852), married Lawrence Lewis

George Washington Parke Custis (1781-1857), married Mary Lee Fitzhugh.

Custis sat in the Virginia House of Delegates from 1778 until 1781. He served as a civilian aide-de-camp to Washington during the siege of Yorktown. He also bought the land we call Arlington National Cemetery. He contracted camp fever and died in New Kent County not long after Cornwallis's surrender.

References

Frank E. Grizzard Jr. George Washington: A Biographical Companion (2002), pages 67-70.

John T. Kneebone et al., eds., Dictionary of Virginia Biography (Richmond: Library of Virginia, 1998- ), 3:639-640. ISBN 0-88490-206-4

Note:

! (1) "Diane's Database," by Diane Wolford Sheppard (http://wc.rootsweb.com, wolfordsheppard database, 11 May 2007). Cites: (a) "Genealogies of Virginia Families" (Genealogy.com) p.122-123. (b) "The Royal Descents of 600 Immigrants," by Gary Boyd Roberts (Genealogical Pub., 2004) p.13. (c) "The Compendium of American Genealogy," Vol. VI, p. 173. (d) "Virginia Biographical Encyclopedia" (Ancestry.com). (e) "Colonial Families in the Southern States" (Ancestry.com) Vol. 2, p.166. (f) "Maryland Genealogies" (Genealogy.com) Vol. 1, p.160.

! Birth: (1a,d) s/o Daniel Parke CUSTIS/Martha DANDRIDGE. (1d) 1755. "White House," New Kent Co., VA, on the Pamunkey River.

Marriage to Eleanor CALVERT: (1d) 3 Feb 1774. Had not yet reached his 20th year at the time of his marriage, and his bride was only 16.

Death: (1) 5 Nov 1781. Eltham, New Kent Co., VA. Of camp fever contracted at the seige of Yorktown.

(1d) He was tutored by Rev. Jonathan BUCHER at Annapolis.

(1d) 1773, May: Was entered at Kings College, New York City. He remained till Dec.

(1d) 1774, Feb: George WASHINGTON protested against his proposed marriage to Eleanor CALVERT in a note written to Mr. Benedict CALVERT, stating that the young man's estate embraced about 15,000 acres of land, a good part adjoining the city of Williamsburg, between two and three hundred negroes, and eight to ten thousand pounds in bonds. His protest was unavailing; the marriage took place. WASHINGTON was readily reconciled.

(1d) Was aide to WASHINGTON during the Revolution.

(1d) While serving at Yorktown, he contracted camp fever.

(1d) Retired to "Eltham" in New Kent Co., VA, the home of his maternal uncle, Burwell BASSETT.

(1d) 1781: He was a member of the house of delegates at the time of his death. - -------------------- Birth: Nov. 27, 1754 Virginia, USA Death: Nov. 5, 1781, USA

John was Born in 1754 to Martha Dandrigman and Daniel Parke Custis 3rd Child of Daniel the other 2 died as a ifant later in 1755 her Sister Martha "Patsy" Parke Cusits was born later after his sisters birth His father Daniel dies later his mother married Geroge Washigton he adopted him and Martha he nicknamed John "Jacky" and Martha "Patsy" later his sister Martha dies aged 17 after her death John Parke Custis married Eleanor Calvert and had 4 children Elizabeth , Martha , Eleanor "Nelly" , George "Wash" ..Eleanor married Lawrence Lewis his mother was Betty Washigton Lewis (sister of Geroge Washington) John later got "Camp Fever" and later died during the American Revaluationery War John's children Eleanor , George they were too young so they were apoted by Geroge & Martha Washington and rasied at mount Vernon Jackys body was taken to Mt.Vernon for burial to crushed Geroge Washington George Washigton later became President (1789-1797)

Note: Join The American Revelatory War but died of "Camp Fever" not a Gun Wound


---------------- HIS SISTER MARTHA (PATSY) PARKE CUSTIS BORN IN 1755 TO DANIEL AND MARTHA (NEE: DANDIRGMAN) CUSTIS AFTER HER FATHERS DEATH HER MOTHER MARTHA MARRIED GEROGE WASHINGTON AND APOTED HER AND HER BROTHER JOHN (JACKY) THEY WERE BOTH RAISED IN MT. VERNON GEROGE ORDERED TOYS FOR JACKY AND PATSY WHEN THEY WERE YOUNG. GEROGE WASHINGTON ONCE ORDERED A DOLL FOR YOUNG PATSY BUT THE DOLL CAME LATE . Martha "Patsy" Parke Custis died at Mt. Vernon aged 17 she was the LAST daughter of Martha Washington

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John "Jack" Custis's Timeline

1754
November 27, 1754
New Kent, Virginia
1774
February 3, 1774
Age 19
"Mount Airy," Prince George County MD
1775
1775
Age 20
Of, VA.
1776
August 21, 1776
Age 21
Richmond, VA, USA
1777
December 31, 1777
Age 23
Mount Vernon, Fairfax County, Virginia, United States
1779
March 31, 1779
Age 24
Mount Airy, Maryland
1780
1780
Age 25
1780
Age 25
1781
April 30, 1781
Age 26
Mount Airy, Carroll, Maryland, United States
November 5, 1781
Age 26
Yorktown, New Kent, Virginia