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Dandridge, John Robert

Male 1870 - 1946  (75 years)


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  • Name Dandridge, John Robert 
    Born 14 Jul 1870  Henry Co., VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 15 Feb 1946  Martinsville, VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I68667  Bob Juch's Kin
    Last Modified 7 May 2019 

    Father Dandridge, Robert Bolling,   b. 6 Aug 1838, Henry Co., VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Feb 1907, Horsepasture, Henry Co., VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Rangeley, Susan Webster,   b. 30 Nov 1843, Stuart, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Sep 1936, Martinsville, VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married Nov 1866  Henry Co., VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F20643  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Lovell, Annie Delma,   b. 10 May 1886, Henry Co., VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 May 1955, Lynchburg, VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years) 
    Married 18 Dec 1912 
    Children 
     1. Dandridge, Mary Alice
     2. Dandridge, Essie Mae (Elaine)
     3. Dandridge, Robert Jackson,   b. 23 Sep 1913, Rangeley, Henry Co., VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Sep 1978, Mem. Hosp., Martinsville, VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)  [natural]
     4. Dandridge, Lucille Rangeley
     5. Dandridge, Iris Elizabeth
     6. Dandridge, Harry Neal
     7. Dandridge, Thomas Hugh
    Last Modified 7 May 2019 
    Family ID F23126  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • PARENTS: A History of Henry County Virginia, Judith Parks America Hill [Broderbund WFT Vol. 11, Ed. 1, Tree #0089] Lived in Stuart for a while (rented a room and, at one point, probably stayed with some of his mother's family). The daughter of the lady from whom he rented the room supplied the only known picture of John Robert Dandridge. According to son Hugh, John Robert Dandridge attended medical school in Richmond, but dropped out after one year when he came down with typhoid. The disease left him slightly weakened in one leg and he had to wear a support stocking for the rest of his life. Also according Hugh, he bought land at "Rock Run", a few miles up from Rangeley community where State Routes 683 and 924 intersect. The family's home was located at the top of a hill, close to the north-east corner of that intersection. Daughter Elaine (Essie Mae) did not dispute Martha Anthony's statement that John Dandridge was a very soft-spoken man but, "he was hard on us [the children], but was [routinely] taken advantage of by others". She did not elaborate further. As far a being affectionate with the kids, Hugh said that his father was very fond of daughter Mary (he called her Polly) and that he would hug up son Harry, the baby of the family. He would ask them both into his "pen" formed with his legs and arms when he sat down. Son Harry said that about the only thing he could remember about his father was his saying that "when he called to them in the morning, he better hear feet hitting the floor." Hugh said that his father played the banjo ("strummed, rather than picked") and that he may have had or been in a [blue grass] band. Elizabeth said she remembered him warming up the "cow hide" on the banjo in front of the fire so he could play it. Again according to Hugh, John kept informed of political activities and would frequently visit with nearby black families to talk politics and to share some [corn] squeezings. Hugh also said that his father went to church (Methodist) "fairly frequently." John's wife, a Primitive Baptist, did not go often since there was no P.B. church near by. John Virgil Anthony, Jr. was a roommate with John R. Dandridge at Shackelford Hospital on Church St., Martinsville in 1946. He told his niece Martha A. Anthony that it was sad that so few family came to visit John Dandridge while he was hospitalized for pneumonia; complications which soon led to his death.