Person:Dolley Payne (1)

m. 1761
  1. Walter Payne1762 - 1785
  2. William Temple Payne1766 - 1794
  3. Dolley Payne1768 - 1849
  4. Lucy Payne1777 - 1846
  5. Mary PayneAbt 1781 - 1808
  6. John Coles Payne1782 - 1860
m. 7 Jan 1790
  1. John Payne Todd1792 - 1852
  2. William Temple Todd1793 - 1793
m. 14 Sep 1794
Facts and Events
Name[1] Dolley Payne
Married Name[1] Mrs. Dolley Payne Todd
Married Name[1] Mrs. Dolley Todd Madison
Gender Female
Birth[1] 20 May 1768 New Garden, Guilford, North Carolina, United States
Marriage 7 Jan 1790 Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United Statesto John Todd, Esq.
Marriage 14 Sep 1794 Harewood, Jefferson, West Virginia, USAHarewood
to Pres. James Madison
Other[2] 11 Jan 1796 Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United Statesnamed in Deposition concerning Will of John Payne, her father
Death[1] 12 Jul 1849 Washington, District of Columbia, United Statesage 81 -
Burial[1][3] Montpelier Estate National Historic Site, Montpelier Station, Orange, Virginia, United Statesreinterred next to her husband
Alt Burial[1] Congressional Cemetery, District of Columbia, United Statesinitially interred here, later reinterred at Montpelier
Reference Number? Q233638?
Religion[1][2] born and raised in the Quaker faith, but later expelled after her marriage to James Madison, a non-Quaker

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Dolley Todd Madison (née Payne; May 20, 1768 – July 12, 1849) was the wife of James Madison, the fourth president of the United States from 1809 to 1817. She was noted for holding Washington social functions in which she invited members of both political parties, essentially spearheading the concept of bipartisan cooperation. Previously, founders such as Thomas Jefferson would only meet with members of one party at a time, and politics could often be a violent affair resulting in physical altercations and even duels. Madison helped to create the idea that members of each party could amicably socialize, network, and negotiate with each other without violence. By innovating political institutions as the wife of James Madison, Dolley Madison did much to define the role of the President's spouse, known only much later by the title first lady—a function she had sometimes performed earlier for the widowed Thomas Jefferson.

Dolley also helped to furnish the newly constructed White House. When the British set fire to it in 1814, she was credited with saving Gilbert Stuart's classic 1796 portrait of George Washington; she directed her personal slave Paul Jennings to save it. In widowhood, she often lived in poverty aggravated by her son John Payne Todd's alcoholism and mismanagement of their Montpelier plantation. To relieve her debts, she sold off the plantation, its remaining slaves, and her late husband's papers.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 Dolley Madison, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Digital Image of certified copy of Will of John Payne, in

    [Last accessed 20130731. Dolley and her sisters Lucy and Anna are deposed to testify that they recognize their father's handwriting in his will. They do.]

  3. Dolley Madison, in Find A Grave.

    [includes monument and portrait photos]

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