"Pet name" for Martha Washington
Q.What "pet name" did George Washington use for his wife Martha?
A.After the death of George Washington, Martha burned all of their correspondence. Only a few pieces survive. When Martha wrote of her husband, she would always refer to him as Mr. Washington or the "General." He may have called her some endearments, like "dearest," but as to a specific pet name, I am unfamiliar with one. You may want to contact Mt. Vernon for that information: http://www.mtvernon.org
When Washington married Martha, she was a widow with two children. Those children were John and Martha. They each had nicknames that they were called by rather than their first names.
- John Custis — "Jacky"
- Martha Custis — "Patsy"
- Elizabeth Parke Custis — "Betsy"
- Martha Parke Custis — "Patsy"
- Eleanor Parke Custis Lewis — "Nelly"
- George Washington Parke Custis — "Wash"
SAS, Courtesy The Valley Forge Historical Society