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To: pgyanke; SunkenCiv

Washington sired no children, SC was correct. He was stepfather to two of Martha's by her marriage to Daniel Parke Custis. Unfortunately, he and Martha outlived them both and mourned their loss greatly.


17 posted on 01/07/2006 10:01:59 PM PST by Pharmboy (The stone age didn't end because they ran out of stones.)
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To: Pharmboy

:') thanks Pharmboy. Plus, I was just makin' an ironic joke. ;')


18 posted on 01/07/2006 11:05:20 PM PST by SunkenCiv (FReep this URL -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/pledge)
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To: Pharmboy; SunkenCiv
My apologies, Gentlemen. I didn't mean to spread disinformation. I had just finished reading "The Glorious Cause" by Jeff Shaara yesterday and it had this tidbit in the afterward about President Washington:

He lives out the brief remainder of his life in the soft comforts of his wife, who has endured long years of sacrifice both by the absence of her husband and the death of all four of her children.

I misunderstood at first reading that the children referred to weren't also his. It was such a sad statement that it stuck with me. SunkenCiv's post called it back out. No offense meant... just trying to be helpful... poorly.

Thank you for correcting the record.

20 posted on 01/08/2006 7:13:51 AM PST by pgyanke (The Son of God became a man to enable men to become sons of God.)
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