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Betty Washington Lewis

Death: Mar 31, 1797

Birthplace: Westmoreland County

Nationality: United States

Betty Washington Lewis

Date of Death : Mar 31, 1797
Birth Place : Westmoreland County

Betty Washington Lewis was the younger sister of George Washington and the only sister to live to adulthood. She was the first daughter of Augustine Washington and Mary Ball Washington. She is considered a "founding mother" of America. She was born in Westmoreland County, Virginia and married Fielding Lewis in 1750. Their children included Lawrence Lewis, who married Eleanor Parke Custis, a granddaughter of Martha Washington, and Robert Lewis. They built a house in Fredericksburg, Kenmore House, in 1770, and owned The Lewis Store until 1776. In later life, she stayed close with her mother. She died in 1797 while visiting her daughter, Betty Lewis Carter, at the Western View Plantation in Culpeper, Virginia, and is buried there. She and her husband are commemorated with street names in the nearby Ferry Farm subdivision.

Also known as

  • Elizabeth Washington
  • Betty Washington


  • Augustine Washington


  • Fielding Lewis


  • Lawrence Lewis
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