Lucy Washington

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Lucy Washington (née Payne) (1772?–1846), one of eight children born to John Payne and Mary Coles, was the sister of Dolley Madison, the wife of American President James Madison. She first married Major George Steptoe Washington, a nephew of American President George Washington. After his death, she married Supreme Court Justice Thomas Todd on March 29, 1812. It was the first documented wedding ceremony in the White House.[1] The couple had three children: William J., Madisonia, and James Madison.


  1. ^ "How many wedding ceremonies have been held at the White House?". While House History web site. The White House Historical Association. Retrieved March 13, 2011.