George Washington Parke Custis
Custis, George Washington Parke, 1781–1857, American dramatist, b. Mt. Airy, Md., educated at the College of New Jersey (now Princeton). The grandson of Martha Washington, he grew up at Mt. Vernon and became heir to part of the Washington estate. He wrote several plays, including The Indian Prophecy (1827), Pocahontas (1830), and The Railroad (1830). Custis also wrote Recollections and Private Memoirs of Washington (1860).
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