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Mary Randolph
Birth: Aug. 9, 1762
Death: Jan. 28, 1828

Folk Legend. Born in Ampthill, Virginia, she was an author noted for America's first regional cookbook, "The Virginia House-Wife" (1824) and was the first recorded person to be buried at what became Arlington National Cemetery. She was the daughter of Thomas Mann Randolph (1741-94), who was a member of the Virginia Convention of 1776 and her brother Thomas Randolph was the son-in-law of Thomas Jefferson, who served in the House of Representatives (1803-07) and as Governor of Virginia, (1819-22). Besides popularizing the use of more than 40 vegetables, her book also introduced to the southern public dishes from abroad, such as gazpacho. At the time of her death at age 65 in in Washington City, her gravesite at the Arlington House, was known as the Custis Mansion. The grave, which is located one hundred feet north of the Custis mansion, was noticed as renovation to the house which began in the late 1920s. Thus Mary Randolph was the first person ever buried on the grounds of what would become Arlington National Cemetery. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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 Parents:
  Thomas Mann Randolph (1741 - 1793)
  Anne Cary Randolph (1745 - 1789)
 
 Spouse:
  David Meade Randolph (1758 - 1830)*
 
 Children:
  William Beverley Randolph (1799 - 1868)*
 
 Siblings:
  Anne Cary Randolph Morris (____ - 1837)*
  Mary Randolph (1762 - 1828)
  Thomas Mann Randolph (1768 - 1828)*
  Harriet Randolph Hackley (1783 - 1869)*
  Virginia Randolph Cary (1786 - 1852)*
  Thomas Mann Randolph (1792 - 1848)**
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington
Arlington County
Virginia, USA
Plot: Section 45 Lot Beside the Custis Walk near Arlington House
 
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Record added: Jan 01, 2001
Find A Grave Memorial# 2286
Mary Randolph
Added by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
 
Mary Randolph
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Mary Randolph
Added by: Ryan David Schweitzer
 
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- Robert David Miller
 Added: Jun. 24, 2014
A most fascinating story!
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