Martha Dandridge Curtis Washington, A Worthy Partner for our First President
Speaker: Janet Worthington
Born in Virginia in 1731, Martha Dandridge married Daniel Park Curtis and had four children, two of whom died in childhood. When her husband died suddenly leaving her a very wealthy widow, she was courted by and married General George Washington. When Washington was elected the first President of the United States, Martha Washington was honored as “Lady Washington,” having served her country well throughout the American Revolution.