This is a series begun in 2004 while living in Charleston, SC. My friend, a womens history professor, got me thinking about historical biases and I began to consider the fallacies that lay before me. What"s up with those people painted on ivory...
Monday, November 26, 2012
Eleanor Parke Custis Lewis(1779-1852)
She was known as Nelly and was the grandaughter of Martha Washington and the step grand of George Washington. When she married George's nephew, Lawrence Lewis, her gift from the Washington's was 2000 acres adjacent to Mt Vernon. She got 80 slaves from her father's estate (John Parke Lewis). Completed September 2012. sold.