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Maria Ward Custer (Ward)

Also Known As: "Maria Ward", "Kirkpatrick", "Custer"
Birthplace: Burgettstown, Washington, Pennsylvania
Death: Died in Monroe, Michigan
Immediate Family:

Daughter of James Grier Ward; Thomas Ward; Catherine Ward and Sarah Ward
Wife of Israel Reed Kirkpatrick and Emanuel Henry Custer
Mother of David Kirpatrick; Lydia Ann Reed; David Kirkpatrick; Lydia Ann Kirkpatrick; Charlotte Losey and 8 others
Sister of Israel Kirkpatrick Custer; James Ward; Joseph Ward and Margaret Ward

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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Maria Ward Custer's Timeline

August 31, 1788
New York, NY, USA
May 31, 1807
Burgettstown, Washington, Pennsylvania
June 24, 1823
Age 16
October 9, 1825
Age 18
Age 20
Rumley, OH, USA
Age 28
Rumley, OH, USA
December 5, 1839
Age 32
New Rumley, Harrison, Ohio, United States
July 29, 1842
Age 35
Rumley, OH, USA