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Payne, Dorothea Dandridge (Dolley)

Female 1768 - 1849  (81 years)


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  • Name Payne, Dorothea Dandridge (Dolley)  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
    Born 20 May 1768  New Garden, Guilford, North Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6, 7
    Gender Female 
    Died 12 Jul 1849  Layfayette Square, Washington, District of Columbia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 7
    Buried Madison Family Cemetery, Montpelier, Orange Co., VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I67390  Bob Juch's Kin
    Last Modified 8 Jan 2018 

    Father Payne, John,   b. 9 Feb 1739, Goochland County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Oct 1792, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Coles, Mary W.,   b. 14 Oct 1743,   d. 20 Oct 1807, Clarlsburg, Harrison, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 1761  Guilford Co., NC Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Family ID F11716  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Madison, James,   b. 16 Mar 1751, Port Conway, King George, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jun 1836  (Age 85 years) 
    Married 15 Sep 1794  [9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15
    Last Modified 8 Jan 2018 
    Family ID F22703  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Todd, John,   b. 17 Nov 1763, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Oct 1793, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 29 years) 
    Married 7 Jan 1790  Philadelphia, Delaware, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Children 
     1. Todd, William Temple,   b. 4 Jul 1793, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Oct 1793, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)  [natural]
     2. Todd, John Payne,   b. 29 Feb 1792, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jan 1852, Washington City, District Of Columbia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 8 Jan 2018 
    Family ID F11708  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 7 Jan 1790 - Philadelphia, Delaware, Pennsylvania, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Madison Family Cemetery, Montpelier, Orange Co., VA Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Dolley Payne Todd Madison
    Dolley Payne Todd Madison
    Dolley Payne (1768 - 1849)
    Dolley Payne (1768 - 1849)
    Dolley Payne Todd Madison Daguerreotype
    Dolley Payne Todd Madison Daguerreotype
    Dolley Payne (1768 - 1849)
    Dolley Payne (1768 - 1849)
    First Lady Dorothea 'Dolley' Payne Todd Madison
    First Lady Dorothea "Dolley" Payne Todd Madison
    Dorothea 'Dolley' Payne (1768 - 1849)
    Dorothea "Dolley" Payne (1768 - 1849)
    Dolley Payne Madison 'First Lady'
    Dolley Payne Madison "First Lady"
    Dorothea 'Dolley' Payne (1768 - 1849)
    Dorothea "Dolley" Payne (1768 - 1849)
    First Lady Dorothea 'Dolley' Payne Todd Madison
    First Lady Dorothea "Dolley" Payne Todd Madison
    Madison Family Cemetery
    Madison Family Cemetery

  • Notes 
    • BIOGRAPHY: The Twentieth Century Biographical Dictionary of Notable Americans: Volume VII M. Madison, George page 214 BIOGRAPHY: MADISON, Dorothy (Payne) Todd, wife of President Madison, was born in North Carolina, May 20, 1767; daughter of John and Mary (Coles)Payne and granddaughter of John and Hannah (Fleming) Payne, and of William Coles of Coles Hill, Va. Her paternal grandfather emigrated from England to Virginia early in the 18th century and her paternal grandmother was a granddaughter of Sir Thomas Fleming, one of the pioneer settlers of Jamestown. Her parents removed to Philadelphia while Dorothy was a child and joined the Society of Friends, in which faith she was reared. She was married in 1786 to John Todd, a young lawyer of Philadelphia, Pa., who died in 1789 leaving her with an infant son. She made her home with her widowed mother in Philadelphia and assisted her in keeping a boarding house. She was married secondly in 1794 to James Madison, one of her mother's boarders, in attendance as representative from Virginia in the 3d congress. The ceremony was performed at "Harewood," Jefferson county, Va., the home of her younger sister Lucy, the wife of George Steptoe Washington. They resided at "Montpelier," Mr. Madison's summer home, until 1809 when he was appointed secretary of state and they removed to Washington, D.C. Mrs. Madison became the centre of Washington's social circle, and upon the elevation of her husband as President of the United States, she filled the position of mistress of the White House brilliantly and successfully. In 1814 the British army marched against the national capital and the President and his cabinet fled to Virginia, but Mrs. Madison remained at the White House where she packed many important cabinet papers into trunks which were put into a carriage, and as an afterthought she removed Stuart's portrait of Washington from its frame and saw it in a place of safety before leaving. She was rejoined by Mr. Madison in Washington and together they fled to Virginia. [p.214] A few days later she returned to Washington, where she found her home in ashes. The President followed the next day and they rented the house called the "Octagon" owned by Colonel Taylor, where they resided until the White House was rebuilt. In 1817, upon the expiration of President Madison's second term, they returned to Montpelier, where she lived in retirement. Congress conferred on her the franking privilege and voted her a seat upon the floor of the senate. She removed to Washington one year after her husband's death and again entered society. She died in Washington, D.C., July 12, 1849.

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