Anne Randolph, daughter of Peter Randolph and Lucy Bolling.
Born May 13, 1747 at Arlington, VA, died Aug 10, 1805 at Ravensworth, Fairfax, VA, USA, 58 years
Married 1769 (35 or 36 years married) to:
William Collville Fitzhugh
Born at Eastern View, Farquier Co., VA, died UNKNOWN
1. Mary Lee Fitzhugh
Died 1853 at Custis-Lee Mansion, Arlington Plantation, Alexandria, Fairfax, Va
Family of Mary Lee Fitzhugh
MARY LEE2 FITZHUGH (WILLIAM COLVILLE1)1,2,3 was born April 02, 17884, and died April 23, 18535. She married GEORGE WASHINGTON PARKE CUSTIS6,7 July 07, 1804 in Alexandria, Virginia8. He was born April 30, 1781 in "Abingdon," Fairfax County, Virginia9, and died October 10, 185710.
More About MARY LEE FITZHUGH:
Appearance: Attractive, with kind eyes and a firm chin11
Personality: Intelligent; solid, practical approach to life; regular habits; pious; unassuming12
More About GEORGE WASHINGTON PARKE CUSTIS:
Education: College of New Jersey(later Princeton); St John's College, Annapolis, Maryland14
Personality: Witty; intelligent; indolent; spoiled, self-centered adolescent15
Residence: Mount Washington (renamed Arlington), Virginia; Arlington House, Alexandria, Fairfax County, Virginia16,17,18,19
Children of MARY FITZHUGH and GEORGE CUSTIS are:
i. INFANT3 CUSTIS, b. May 15, 1805, Alexandria, Fairfax County, Virginia20; d. May 15, 1805, Alexandria, Fairfax County, Virginia20.
ii. MARTHA ELIZABETH ANN CUSTIS, b. May 15, 1806, Alexandria, Fairfax County, Virginia20; d. March 10, 1807, Alexandria, Fairfax County, Virginia20.
iii. MARY ANNA RANDOLPH CUSTIS21,22,23, b. October 01, 1808, "Annefield," Clarke County, Virginia24,25; d. November 05, 1873, Lexington, Frederick County, Virginia26,27; m. GENERAL ROBERT EDWARD LEE, SR28,29,30, June 30, 1831, Arlington, Virginia31,32; b. January 19, 1807, "Stratford Hall," Westmoreland County, Virginia33; d. October 12, 1870, Lexington, Frederick County, Virginia34,35.
More About MARY ANNA RANDOLPH CUSTIS:
Appearance: Sharp nose and chin36
Burial: 1873, University of Virgina College Chapel, Lexington, Virginia37
Personality: Charming; thoughtful; vivacious39
Notes for GENERAL ROBERT EDWARD LEE, SR:
"IN HONOUR KEEP THE MEMORY OF LEE.
[Memoriam Epitaph of Gen'l Robert E Lee. Copyrighted, 1900, by Charles Patton Dimitry.]
THE GRAVE AND THE MONUMENT.
Beneath thy sod, Virginia's Lexington,
In hopeful slumber rests the honoured Dust
Of Robert Edward Lee,
Somethime General-in-Chief of the Armies
Of the Confederate States of America
In Heaven's peaceful Courts, remote from all alarm,
His Spirit lives;
His Effigy in perpetuating Bronze surmounts
This marble column
Reared by the Citizens of New Orleans, Louisiana's Chief City,
In lasting Honour to his deathless Name and Fame.
Its Iron face seems ever turned
To Richmond on the James, Behold!
By mighty Mississippi's murky flood
The Virginia City's true knight keeps his Vigil Still!
THE APOSTROPHE AND THE EULOGY.
Virginian of the Virginians, and Cavalier of the Cavaliers,
Soldier incomparable, Just and Considerate to all thy Subordinates,
To the Foe in War, distressed, most merciful,
The very Flower of Knightly Courtesy,
Thou wast Virginia's other Washington.
A Christian man, thou fearest the Lord,
And from the sensitive Soul of Honor thou didst draw
The inspirations of thy noble Life.
In war, true Soldier
Thou Welcomest Victory without Ostentation;
In peace, calm Councillor,
Thou didst bear Misfortune's Stroke with Dignity and Patience;
For Prosperity could not elevate,
Nor could Adversity depress
The ever steadfast Poise of they majestic character.
Thou, whose Achievements, as Commander
Of the invincible Army of Northern Virginia,
Revealed thee, the premier Captain of thine age,
In a cruel Civil War.
The reverberating Thunders of whose Cannon
Shook the World.
In that great War Victory long walked with thee,
Till the Last,
By numbers overwhelmed, and not by valour marred,
Hope exhausted, Victory reluctant, abandoned thee
Though Honour and Valour still remained with thee,
And at Petersburg, Virginia, April 9, 1865,
Surrounded by thy faithful, valiant few,
O'erbourne, but still dangerous in their Reverse,
Thou didst fall grandly, in all the pride of Martial Place.
Wonder of the wounded bleeding, innumerable Foe,
Hero of the Warlike South.
The Praise and admiration of the world.
Thy Master Sword forever sheathed--Behold!
On cloistered Learning of peaceful shrine,
Thou layedst the Tribute of thy closing years.
Pray good Men and Women, pray for him,
Weep for him thou dear Virginia, his Mother State,
Ye gentle Daughters of the South, weep for him;
Mourn, ye Widows and ye Orphans, mourn for him,
Lament him all ye Warriors of the Cause that failed!
Shed tears for him, ye brave of every Clime.
And thou, O proud and unforgetful South, which lovedst him,
Treasuring amid the high hopes of Peace and Prosperity
The Recollection of thy heroic and beloved Sons,
Who oft had marched and fought
Where Valour led the Front.
Still to the ever crowding children
Of the happy Nations say:
Your Flag, your Country, love on Land and Sea,
In Honour keep the Memory of Lee.'"
[Pecquet du Bellet, Louise, Some Prominent Virginia Families, Volume III, J P Bell Company Publishers, Lynchburg, Virginia, 1907, pp. 144-146.]
More About GENERAL ROBERT EDWARD LEE, SR:
Burial: 1870, University of Virgina College Chapel, Lexington, Frederick County, Virginia40,41
Cause of Death: Rheumatic inflammation of the sack enclosing the heart42
Education: West Point43
Epitaph: By Charles Patton Dimitry44
Graduation: July 01, 1829, United States Military Academy45
Interests: Indifferent to culture46
Military service: Served in the Confederate States Army47
Occupation: Teacher; President of Washington College48,49
Personality: Gentleness of manner50
Residence: "Arlington House," Fairfax County, Virginia51
iv. EDWARD HILL CUSTIS, b. October 14, 180952; d. October 19, 181052.