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Near Cape Charles in Northampton County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Custis Tombs

 
 
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By Michael C. Wilcox, July 17, 2013
1. The Custis Tombs Marker
Inscription.
Here lie...
John Custis II
1628-1695

John Custis IV
1678-1749

National
Historic Landmark

 
Location. 37° 13.743′ N, 76° 0.215′ W. Marker is near Cape Charles, Virginia, in Northampton County. Marker can be reached from Arlington Chase Road north of Custis Tomb Drive. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Cape Charles VA 23310, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mansion Site (within shouting distance of this marker); Bacon's Rebellion (within shouting distance of this marker); Indians (within shouting distance of this marker); Slavery on the Eastern Shore (within shouting distance of this marker); Arlington (approx. 1.2 miles away but has been reported missing); Cape Charles Colored School (approx. 2.4 miles away); Cape Charles (approx. 2.7 miles away); Cape Charles to Little Creek (approx. 2.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cape Charles.
 
More about this marker. The Custis family home here was named Arlington. John Custis IV's son Daniel Custis was Martha Washington's first husband. Their grandson, G.W.P. Custis later built Arlington on the Potomac,
The Custis Tombs Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, July 17, 2013
2. The Custis Tombs Marker
named in honor of the original Custis home here. G.W.P. Custis' daughter married Robert E. Lee.
 
Regarding The Custis Tombs. Although the marker indicates a National Historic Landmark, it is actually on the National Register of Historic Places.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. To better understand the relationship, study each marker in the order shown.
 
Also see . . .
1. Find A Grave link - John Custis II. (Submitted on October 11, 2016, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina.)
2. Find A Grave link - John Custis IV. (Submitted on October 11, 2016, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina.)
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesColonial EraSettlements & Settlers
 
The Custis Tombs Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, July 17, 2013
3. The Custis Tombs Marker
John Custis II tombstone text image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox
4. John Custis II tombstone text
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By Michael C. Wilcox
5. John Custis II tombstone
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By Michael C. Wilcox, July 17, 2013
6. John Custis II tombstone
Here lies the Body of
John Custis Esqr one of the
Councill and Major Genarall of
Virginia who departed this life ye
29th of Janvary 1696 Aged 66 years.
And by His Side a fon and daughter
of His Grandson John Custis whom
He had by the daughter of
Daniel Parke Esqr Cap. Genarall
and Cheif Governor of the Leward
Islands

Virtus Post Funera
John Custis IV tombstone image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, July 17, 2013
7. John Custis IV tombstone
Under this Marble Tomb lies ye Body
of the Honorable John Custis Esqr
of the City of Williamfburg and Parish of Bruton
Formerly of Hungars Parifh on the Eaftern Shore of
Virginia and County of Northampton the
Place of His Nativity
Aged 71 Years and Yet liv'd but Seven Years
which was the fpace of time He kept
a Batchelors houfe in Arlington
on the Eaftern Shore of Virginia
John Custis IV tombstone (south side) image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox
8. John Custis IV tombstone (south side)
John Custis IV tombstone text image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, July 17, 2013
9. John Custis IV tombstone text
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 17, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 11, 2016, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. This page has been viewed 156 times since then and 27 times this year. Last updated on October 16, 2016, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 11, 2016, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina.   4, 5. submitted on October 13, 2016, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina.   6, 7. submitted on October 11, 2016, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina.   8. submitted on October 13, 2016, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina.   9. submitted on October 11, 2016, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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