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Mary Randolph

 
 
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Photographed By Allen C. Browne, November 29, 2013
1. Mary Randolph Marker
Inscription.  Mary Randolph, wife of David Meade Randoph, and first person known to be buried at Arlington, was the eldest child of Thomas Mann and Ann Cary Randolph, of Tuckahoe. Her maternal grandfather was Archibald Cary, of Ampthill; Her paternal grandfather was William Randolph, of Tuckahoe. She was a direct descendant of Pocahontas; A Cousin of Thomas Jefferson; of Mary Lee Fitzhugh Custis, wife of George Washington Parke Custis, the builder of Arlington House; and of Robert E. Lee. Her brother Thomas Mann Randolph, Governor of Virginia 1819-1821, married Martha Jefferson, daughter of Thomas Jefferson. Her eldest son was William Beverley Randolph, through whom alone her line was descended. Her youngest son, Burwell Starke Randolph, when a midshipman in the U.S. Navy, fell from a mast and was crippled. Her devoted care of that injured son is said to have hastened her death, and would seem to explain her epitaph.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesWomen. In addition, it is included in the National Cemeteries series list.
 
Location.
Mary Randolph Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Allen C. Browne, November 29, 2013
2. Mary Randolph Marker
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38° 52.913′ N, 77° 4.335′ W. Marker is in Arlington, Virginia, in Arlington County. Marker can be reached from Sherman Drive, 0.1 miles south of Lincoln Drive, on the left when traveling south. Marker is north and east of Arlington House along Custis Walk in Arlington Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Myer VA 22211, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A Garden Sustains (within shouting distance of this marker); Paying Tribute (within shouting distance of this marker); Dependence on Slave Labor (within shouting distance of this marker); Arlington Estate, 1860 (within shouting distance of this marker); Piecing the Past Together (within shouting distance of this marker); Platforms of Power (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Gray Family (about 400 feet away); Long Haul (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Arlington.
 
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Also see . . .
1. Mary Randolph. First Burial At The Arlington Estate, Arlington National Cemetery Website, Michael Robert Patterson. (Submitted on November 30, 2013, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.) 

2. Mary Randolph (1762-1828). Virginia Women in History Honoree. (Submitted on November 30, 2013, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.) 

3. .The Virginia Housewife:.
Mary Randolph Grave Site image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Allen C. Browne, November 29, 2013
3. Mary Randolph Grave Site
or Methodical Cook, by Mrs. Mary Randolph, "Method is the soul of Management" The Project Gutenberg eBook (Submitted on December 3, 2013, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.) 
 
Additional commentary.
1. The Virginia Housewife
Mary Randolph is perhaps most famous as the author of the first regional American cookbook The Virginia Housewife published in 1824.
    — Submitted November 30, 2013, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.
 
Mary Randolph's Grave image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Allen C. Browne, November 29, 2013
4. Mary Randolph's Grave

In the memory of Mrs. Mary Randolph,
Her intrinsic worth needs no eulogium.
The deceased was born
The 9th of August, 1762
at Amphill near Richmond, Virginia
And died the 23rd of January 1828
In Washington City a victim to maternal love and duty.
Mary Randolph Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, March 19, 2016
5. Mary Randolph Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 10, 2021. It was originally submitted on November 30, 2013, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 575 times since then and 51 times this year. Last updated on June 28, 2019, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 30, 2013, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.   5. submitted on March 20, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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Jul. 7, 2022