Colonel Daniel Parke Custis

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Daniel Parke Custis, Sr.

Birthdate: (45)
Birthplace: Queens Creek, James City, Virginia, USA
Death: July 8, 1757 (45)
New Kent County, Virginia, United States (Heart attack)
Place of Burial: Williamsburg, Virginia
Immediate Family:

Son of John Custis, IV and Frances Parke Custis
Husband of Martha Washington
Father of Daniel Parke Custis, Jr.; Frances Parke Custis; John Parke Custis; Martha Parke Custis and Patsy Parke Custis
Brother of Frances Parke Custis
Half brother of "Black Jack" Custis

Occupation: Colonel, Planter
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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 Betty, dower slave of Custis family 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
November 19, 1751
Age 40
New Kent, Virginia
April 12, 1753
Age 41
New Kent, Virginia, United States
Age 42
New Kent, Virginia
Age 44
New Kent, Virginia, USA
July 8, 1757
Age 45
New Kent County, Virginia, United States
Williamsburg, Virginia