WASHINGTON; Fought for YOUR Freedom
VOTE FOR MARTHA!
VOTE MARTHA WASHINGTON as the most valuable woman of the Revolutionary War!
Supported her husband, George Washington, and his fight for freedom.
Inspires others to follow in her footsteps and stand up for what they believe in.
Takes the time to provide hospitality for wounded soldiers.
Accomplishments in the War
- Martha Washington was famous for wanting to fight with her husband, George Washington.
- While men were shouting, “No bread, no soldiers!” at Valley Forge, Martha Washington showed up with supplies from Mount Vernon, George and Martha’s home. She set up a sewing circle including Kitty Greene and Lucy Knox.
- She went to winter quarters every year along with George.
- She would stay up late and wake early in order to provide hospitality for the wounded soldiers.
- Took good care of George while he was fighting in the Revolutionary War for freedom from Britain.
- June 2, 1731- May 22, 1802
- Full Name: Martha Dandridge Custis Washington
- Born in New Kent County, Virginia to John and Frances Dandridge. Her father was a wealthy landowner in New England.
- Her first husband, Daniel Parke Custis, was also very wealthy. They had 4 children, but 2 died in childhood. Daniel died on July 8, 1757 leaving Martha very rich and with an estate to run.
- Managed her first husband's estate and Mount Vernon, George and Martha’s home, while George was away.
- Martha later married George Washington who became the first president of the United States.
- First lady: April 30, 1789- March 4, 1797