Your search returned 2 results in 1 document
Fitzhugh Lee, General Lee, Chapter 2: birth.-career as officer of Engineers, United States army. (search)
drawing-room in the evening, and happy in his work on the parapet next day. He was in love from boyhood.
Fate brought him to the feet of one who, by birth, education, position, and family tradition, was best suited to be his life companion.
Mary Custis, the daughter of George Washington Parke Custis, of Arlington, and Robert E. Lee, were married on the 30th of June, 1831, only two years after he had emerged from his Alma Mater.
They had known each other when she was a child at Arlington anington and the grandson of Mrs. Washington.
Lee was therefore to marry a great granddaughter of Mrs. Washington, and was a fortunate man, not so much, perhaps, from these ties, but because of the great qualities of head and heart possessed by Mary Custis, his affianced bride.
It is difficult to say whether she was more lovely on that memorable June evening when the Rev. Mr. Keith asked her, Wilt thou have this man to be thy wedded husband?
or after many years had passed, and she was seated i