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To: pgyanke; SunkenCiv
The source of your misunderstanding is the Shaara quote. He was wrong. Here's what happened:

Martha Dandrige married Daniel Parke Custis and bore him four children, two of which did not survive early childhood (Daniel and Frances died at ages three and four, respectively). John (called "Jacky") and Martha (called "Patsy") were with Martha when she married George in 1759 and were raised by them (Daniel Parke Custis died and left Martha a widow in 1757).

Patsy had epilepsy and died in 1773 as a result of a seizure. Jacky and his wife Eleanor had four surviving children but he unfortunately died of "camp fever" (probably typhus) while an aide to his stepfather, General Washington.

Two of Jacky's children then stayed with their grandparents at Mt Vernon (George Washington Parke Custis and Nelly Custis) and both of them lived long lives.

25 posted on 01/09/2006 4:23:27 AM PST by Pharmboy (The stone age didn't end because they ran out of stones.)
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To: Pharmboy

Very interesting post here Pharmboy. Thanks.


26 posted on 01/09/2006 6:59:24 AM PST by davetex (hippies and rinos stink, no really I'm not joking.)
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