Daniel Parke Custis
Martha Dandridge
John "Jacky" Parke Custis


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1. Eleanor Calvert

John "Jacky" Parke Custis 1

  • Marriage (1): Eleanor Calvert on 3 Feb 1774 in Mount Airy
  • Died: 1781

bullet  General Notes:

The son of Daniel Parke Custis, a wealthy planter, and Martha Dandridge Custis, he was most likely born at White House, his parents' plantation on the Pamunkey River in New Kent County, Virginia.[1][2]

Following his father's death in 1757, almost 18,000 acres (73 kmē) of land and about 285 enslaved Africans were held in trust for him.[1] In January 1759, his mother married George Washington. The Washingtons then raised him and his younger sister Martha (Patsy) Parke Custis (1756\endash 1773) at Mount Vernon.[2] Washington became his legal guardian, and administrator of the Custis Estate. Upon his sister's death in 1773 at the age of sixteen, Custis became the sole heir of the Custis estate.[2] Jacky also was a lazy,difficult and "free-willed" child. He took little to no interests in his studies.

In 1781, John died of "camp fever" following the Siege of Yorktown


John married Eleanor Calvert on 3 Feb 1774 in Mount Airy. (Eleanor Calvert was born in 1757 and died on 28 Sep 1811.)



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