Francis Dandridge, m. George William Hunt Minge.
Major Lawrence Lewis ( 1767-1839), the son of Fielding Lewis of Kenmore, and his wife, Betty Washington Lewis, sister of GW. He was manager at Mount Vernon and married Eleanor Parke Custis (Nelly).
Nelly (Eleanor Parke Custis) and Washington (George Washington Parke Custis),
grandchildren of MW.
Elizabeth Parke Custis Law was the wife of Thomas Law, and a granddaughter of MW.
Mary Burbidge Dandridge (d. 1802) was the daughter of Julius King Burbidge and his
wife, Lucy. They lived at "Pamocra", New Kent County. The sisters are mentioned above.
The brother referred to is probably Julius, although there were three others, one of which
was Bartholomew, Jr., one of GW's private secretaries.
To Colonel Lloyd Nicholas Rogers
1 Mount Vernon, Sept 10, 1801
I have received your polite letter of the 10th ult. and it gives me
pleasure to comply with your request. The only miniature I have of myself
was painted by Mr. Robison2 in 93, Mr Peter3 will carry it to the city and
endeavour to procure an early opportunity of sending it to you in Baltimore. The lock of hair you requested I enclose in this letter, mine is
with the picture.
The regard I have ever felt for you and Mrs. Rogers4 added to the
esteem my Beloved and lamented Friend, allways expressed for you,
renders this opportunity of gratifying your wishes peculiarly pleasing -
The talents of your daughter I have heard highly spoken of, and have no
doubt that her performances are worthy of him from whom she inherits
her abilities. Mrs. Rogers and yourself will accept my regards and wishes
for your health and happiness.
With great esteem
I am yr obt Srvt M Washington
Copy of letter is in an unknown hand-in the collections of Smith-Harrison
Museum, Washington-Custis Artifacts, Columbiana, Alabama.
Lloyd Nicholas Rogers ( 1753-1822), son of Nicholas Rogers, a Baltimore merchant, was
educated in Europe. At the outbreak of the Revolution he returned to America. He became
Aide to Major-general Charles Jean Baptiste Tronson du Coudray and later to Baron Kalb,
attaining the rank of colonel.
Archibald Robertson ( 1765-1835) was educated as an artist in Edinburgh and the Royal
Academy. Learning that he was immigrating to America, David Erskine, Lord Buchan,
commissioned him to paint a portrait of GW, which was to be sent to him at Dryburgh Abbey.
Robertson was well received at Mount Vernon. In addition to the portrait he painted
miniatures of the family. He was an accomplished miniaturist, architect, and linguist.
Thomas Peter ( 1769-1834) was the son of Robert Peter, a prosperous merchant of Georgetown. In 1795 he married Martha Parke Custis, the granddaughter of MW.
Eleanor Buchanan Rogers ( 1757-1812), married her first cousin, Colonel Nicholas
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Book title: Worthy Partner:The Papers of Martha Washington.
Contributors: Joseph E. Fields - Compiler, Martha Washington - Author.
Publisher: Greenwood Press.
Place of publication: Westport, CT.
Publication year: 1994.
Page number: 397.
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