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Grave of Mary Randolph at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington County, Virginia, in the United States.

Mary Randolph (9 August 1762 – 23 January 1828) was an American author. She is known for writing The Virginia House-Wife (1824), one of the most influential housekeeping and cook books of the nineteenth century. She was the first recorded person to be buried at what became Arlington National Cemetery,[1] and was a cousin of Mary Lee Fitzhugh Custis, wife to George Washington Parke Custis, Arlington's builder.

Mary's paternal ancestors included Pocahontas, the youngest daughter of Chief Powhatan and her English-born husband, John Rolfe. Randolph was the daughter of Thomas Mann Randolph (1741–1794), a member of the Virginia Convention of 1776, and his first wife, Anne Cary Randolph. Her twelve siblings included Thomas Mann Randolph, Jr. (1768–1828), son-in-law of Thomas Jefferson, who served in the House of Representatives from 1803 until 1807 and as governor of Virginia from 1819 through 1822; and Virginia Randolph Cary (1786-1852), who wrote Letters on Female Character, Addressed to a Young Lady, on the Death of Her Mother (1828).

Mary Randolph married her cousin, David Meade Randolph, of Chesterfield County, Virginia, in December 1780. Moldavia, their Richmond City home, became a center of Federalist Party social activity.

Randolph's influential housekeeping book The Virginia House-Wife (1824) went through many editions until the 1860s. Randolph tried to improve women's lives by limiting the time they had to spend in their kitchens. The Virginia House-Wife included many inexpensive ingredients that anyone could purchase to make impressive meals. Besides popularizing the use of more than 40 vegetables, Randolph's book also introduced to the southern public dishes from abroad, such as gazpacho.

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San Francisco Chronicle
Fri, 29 Aug 2014 16:48:45 -0700

By Mary Randolph Carter (Rizzoli; $55): Anyone who collects anything can relate to the anticipatory, racing heartbeat that Mary Randolph Carter describes as she draws closer to the hunt in her book “Never Stop to Think … Do I Have a Place for This?
 
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Fri, 15 Aug 2014 13:14:55 -0700

It should be noted that Mary Randolph provided recipe instructions for making oyster loaves (pre-cursor to Po-Boys) in her landmark 1824 American cookbook, The Virginia House-Wife. (Mrs. Randolph once ran a boarding house.) Other cookbook references ...
 
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Wed, 20 Aug 2014 05:22:30 -0700

“8 Ways to Avoid Probate” by Mary Randolph, J.D., this book will help you to save your family money with pay-on-death accounts, beneficiary designation, living trust, and transfer-on-death deeds. “Painkillers, Heroin, and the Road to Sanity” by Joani ...
 
Spartanburg Herald Journal
Fri, 15 Aug 2014 21:07:30 -0700

... GA, formerly of Spartanburg, SC, died Thursday, August 14, 2014, at Westwood Extended Care, Evans, GA. Born May 29, 1925 in Wadley, GA, he was the son of the late Otha Louis and Frances Keziah Flake Hayslip and widower of Mary Randolph Hayslip, ...
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