Mary Anna Custis Lee

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Birthday
1, 1808
Birthplace
Arlington, VA
Death Date
Nov 5, 1873 (65)
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
1, 1808
Birthplace
Arlington, VA
Death Date
Nov 5, 1873 (65)

About

Third cousin and wife of Robert E. Lee, who was a Confederate General during the American Civil War. She was also related to the first president of the United States, George Washington.

Before Fame

After her marriage ended, she became an advocate for eventual emancipation and taught her slaves how to read and write.

Trivia

Despite being the wife of a Confederate general she actually advocated eventual emancipation of slaves and taught her female slaves to rad and write, something that was rare in the south at that time.

Family Life

She married Confederate General Robert E. Lee in June 1831.

Associated With

She was married to Robert E. Lee, one of the main generals for the Confederate side of the Civil War.