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Expanding the Extended Washington Family

Last month the Boston Globe ran an Associated Press dispatch about how two historic sites, Arlington House and Mount Vernon, were presenting the evidence that the Washington family—which is to say, Martha Washington’s descendants—included people of African ancestry.This article focused on George Washington Parke (“Wash’) Custis, youngest son of John Parke (“Jack”) Custis, whom George and Martha Washington took in and raised from the early 1780s.
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