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Frances ("Fanny") Dandridge Henley Lear
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Frances ("Fanny") Dandridge Henley Lear
Third wife of Tobias Lear and niece of Martha Washington

The Lears honeymooned aboard the USS Constitution or "Old Ironsides" on their way to Algeria where Lear was consul for many years. Tobias committed suicide in 1816 after their return to the USA and Fanny lived another 40 years until 1856.

From: "Letters and Recollections of George Washington, Being Letters of Tobias Lear and Others" Doubleday, page & Co, New York, 1906.

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