|Eleanor Parke Custis Lewis|
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Home Nellie moved to upon death of husband and where she passed her remaing days, as found by Joe Baughman is present day Audley Plantation of Virginia's Shenandoah valley, now in Clarke county, was first part of the Northernneck of Thomas Lord Fairfax (1693-1781), grandson of Lord Culpepper. Land first was given to his cousin William then owned by Warner Washington later by George Washington (1732-1799) who Lord Fairfax retained when at age 16 to survey his properly around Winchester, then George to his wife's granddaughter, Nellie Parke Custis (1779-1852) and husband, son of George's sister, Major Lawrence Lewis (1767-1839) as a wedding gift. Audley remained in the Washington family for 138 years, now a German conglomerate owns and maintains it well as a show place, operating a successful horse breeding farm.
The overseer for eighteen or more years, until 1828, was Alexander Wood (c1766-1830).
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