First Ladies

1902 8¢ Martha Washington
June 2, 1731

Happy Birthday Martha Washington 

America’s first First Lady was born Martha Dandridge on June 2, 1731 (by the Old Style calendar), on her parents’ Chestnut Grove Plantation near Williamsburg, Virginia. After leading several initiatives to involve women in the Revolutionary War, Martha established many of the responsibilities and traditions of the office of first lady.

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 U.S. #2146 – Adams was the fourth First Lady to appear on a U.S. stamp.
November 22, 1744

Happy Birthday Abigail Adams 

America’s second First Lady was born Abigail Smith on November 22, 1744 (November 11 in the Old Style calendar), in Weymouth, Massachusetts.

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 U.S. #1822 was issued on Dolley’s 212th birthday.
May 20, 1768

Happy Birthday Dolley Madison 

Our nation’s third First Lady was born Dolley Payne in Piedmont, North Carolina, on May 20, 1768.

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