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May 4, 1925. Washington, D.C. "Sadie Leigh Lewis." A quick spin through the newspaper archive turns up these tidbits: Sadie died in 1944 and was a direct descendant of George Washington's sister Betty and her husband, Col. Fielding Lewis. Who can help us fill in the blanks of Sadie's life? View full size.