Wednesday, February 12, 2020

George Washington Raised Martha's Children and Grandchildren as His Own The 'Father of the Nation' stressed education among his family's younger generations and even offered advice on navigating love.


Why did George and Martha have no children of their own? There’s almost nothing in the historical record that conclusively answers what was then (and now) a private question, but that hasn’t stopped people from guessing. Modern theories range from tuberculosis-induced sterility to, in Martha’s case, a severe bout of measles.