Death of the first First Lady

May 22, 1802

Death of the first First Lady

Martha Washington was married to the first President of the United States, but she was never referred to as the First Lady. That term wasn't used until the death of Dolly Madison in 1849. However, title or not, the first First Lady died on May 22, 1802, at her home in Mt. Vernon, Virginia.

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