m. 22 JUL 1730
m. 6 Jan 1759
Facts and Events
On 6 January 1759, George Washington married Martha Dandridge Custis, a young and wealthy widow with two children. Martha had been married to Daniel Parke Custis, one of Virginia's wealthiest landowners, until he died suddenly in 1757 (Custis was 20 years her senior). As Martha Washington, she raised her son John ("Jack") and daughter Martha ("Patsy") and tended to their estate at Mt. Vernon while George was away fighting wars. Patsy died in 1773 at the age of 17, and Jack died in 1781 at the age of 26. When George was made the first U.S. president, Martha and two of Jack's children moved with him to the temporary capitals in New York and then Philadelphia, where she earned a reputation as a sophisticated hostess. After Washington's two terms as president they retired to Mt. Vernon, where he died in 1799. Martha died less than three years later, at the age of 70.
George was said to be over 6' 2" tall, and Martha was only about 5' tall and slight... Martha was a little more than eight months older than George.
For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article Martha Washington.