Maria Ward Custer (1807 - 1882)

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Nicknames: "Maria Ward Kirkpatrick Custer"
Birthplace: Burgettstown, Washington, Pennsylvania
Death: Died in Monroe, Michigan
Managed by: Lori Schoonover Denton
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About Maria Ward Custer

The mother of General George Armstrong Custer (1839-1876), was Maria Ward Kirkpatrick Custer. She was born in Smith Township, Washington County (Pa) in 1807. Her parents were James Grier and Catherine (Rogers) Ward. In 1809 she moved to Steubenville, Ohio, with her parents and in 1815 to New Rumley, Ohio. In 1823 she married Israel R. Kirkpatrick. After his death in 1835 she married in 1836 Emmanuel Custer. Their son George was born December 5, 1839, and killed in the June 25, 1876 massacre at Little Big Horn, Montana. Killed there were three sons, a son-in-law and a grandson of Maria. She died at Monroe, Michigan in 1882.

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Marie Custer (Ward)'s Timeline

1788
August 31, 1788
New York, NY, USA
1807
May 31, 1807
Burgettstown, Washington, Pennsylvania
1823
January 8, 1823
Age 15
June 24, 1823
Age 16
1825
October 9, 1825
Age 18
October 9, 1825
Age 18
1828
1828
Age 20
Rumley, OH, USA
1836
February 23, 1836
Age 28
New Rumley, Harrison, Ohio, United States
February 23, 1836
Age 28
February 23, 1836
Age 28
New Rumley, Harrison, Ohio, United States