Dorothea (Dandridge) Henry

Dorothea (Dandridge) Henry

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Dorothea Spotswood Henry formerly Dandridge
Born in Hanover County, Virginiamap
Wife of — married [location unknown]
Wife of — married in Charlotte, Virginia, United Statesmap
Died in Red Hill, Charlotte, Virginiamap
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Biography

Birth: Sep. 25, 1757 Hanover County, Virginia, USA Death: Feb. 14, 1831 Halifax County, Virginia, USA The very first First Lady of VA. Daughter of Nathaniel West Dandridge b. 07 Sep 1729 and Dorthea Spotswood b. 1733. Cousin of Martha Dandridge Washington, wife of George Washington.

She married on 09 Oct 1777, Patrick Henry (buried at this cem.); they had 11 children:

Sarah Butler b. 1780 who married Alexander Scott;
Martha Catherina b. 1781 who married Edward Henry;
Patrick Jr. b. 1783 who married Elvira Cabell;
Fayette b. 1785 who married Anne Elcan;
Alexander Spotswood b. 1788 who married Pauline Cabell;
Dorothea Spotswood b. 1788 who married George Winston;
Nathaniel West b. 1790 who married Virginia Woodson;
Richard b. 1792 d. 1793;
Edward Winston b. 1794 who married Jane Yuille;
John b. 1796 who married Elvira McClelland (both buried at this cem.); and
Jane Robertson Henry b. 1798 d. 1798 (buried at this cem).

The family's last home was called "Red Hill" Plantation in Charlotte Co., VA.

After Patrick Henry's death, Dorothea. with 17 children (6 from Patrick's first marriage to Sarah Shelton), married Judge Edmund Winston who was Patrick Henry's executor and first cousin; they lived in "Huntingtour" (Huntington?) in Nelson Co., VA. She may have married the executor since Patrick Henry's will stated that if Dorothea remarried, all the land and slaves would be inherited by the surviving children.

Name

Name: Dorothea Spotswood /Dandridge/ link


Birth

Date: 25 SEP 1757
Place: Hanover County, Virginia link


Marriage

Date: 9 OCT 1777
Source: #S120
Page: Page 199
Date: 18 JUN 1747
Place: Hanover County, Virginia
Source: #S123 link



Sources

Type: Book

Footnotes


Dandridge-9 was created through the import of Morris_gedcom.ged on 11 June 2010; adopted by Bairfield-1 23:22, 12 February 2014 (EST)


Biography

In her obituary, DOROTHEA SPOTSWOOD DANDRIDGE HENRY WINSTON was acclaimed to be “of the ancient Dandridge family.” Yes, she was of this “ancient family,” but more than that, she lived in one of the most important eras of United States history and was “up to the task” as the expression goes!

Dorothea was born, 25 September 1757 [1], to Nathaniel West Dandridge and his wife, Dorothea Spotswood in Hanover County, VA. Spending her early life on a thriving plantation, she had frequent contact with “movers and shakers” of the growing rebellion against English tyranny. Indeed, she and George Washington’s, wife Martha Dandridge Custis were cousins.

She was the grand-daughter of Governor Alexander Spotswood. 1780 - 1784 - Member of the House of Delegates representing Hanover County.

The very first First Lady of VA. Daughter of Nathaniel West Dandridge b. 07 Sep 1729 and Dorthea Spotswood b. 1733. Cousin of Martha Dandridge Washington, wife of George Washington.

Young Dorothea Spotswood Dandridge Henry played her role as the first FIRST LADY of the Commonwealth of Virginia with tact and grace, when her husband was Governor. Also, she had to take over the care of five children by Henry's first marriage, some of whom were almost as old as she. Dorothea appears to have been accepted and well-liked as a stepmother. She and Henry had eleven children together. When he resigned as Governor, the family moved to Prince Edward County, and established their home and his law practice." [2]

She married on 09 Oct 1777, Patrick Henry (buried at this cem.); they had 11 children:

  1. Sarah Butler b. 1780 who married Alexander Scott;
  2. Martha Catherina b. 1781 who married Edward Henry;
  3. Patrick Jr. b. 1783 who married Elvira Cabell;
  4. Fayette b. 1785 who married Anne Elcan;
  5. Alexander Spotswood b. 1788 who married Pauline Cabell;
  6. Dorothea Spotswood b. 1788 who married George Winston;
  7. Nathaniel West b. 1790 who married Virginia Woodson;
  8. Richard b. 1792 d. 1793;
  9. Edward Winston b. 1794 who married Jane Yuille;
  10. John b. 1796 who married Elvira McClelland (both buried at this cem.); and
  11. Jane Robertson Henry b. 1798 d. 1798 (buried at this cem).

The family's last home was called "Red Hill" Plantation in Charlotte Co., VA.

After Patrick Henry's death, Dorothea. with 17 children (6 from Patrick's first marriage to Sarah Shelton), married Judge Edmund Winston who was Patrick Henry's executor and first cousin; they lived in "Huntingtour" (Huntington?) in Nelson Co., VA.

Burial: 1831, Henry Cemetery, Charlotte County, Virginia, USA

Find A Grave Memorial #17826837

She died 14 Feb 1831 at age 73 at “Seven Islands”, Halifax Co., VA; because of inclement weather, she was initially buried at “Seven Islands” and subsequently reinterred at “Red Hill” beside Patrick Henry

Name

Name: Dorothea Spottswood /Dandridge/
Given Name: Dorothea Spottswood
Surname: Dandridge
Name: Dolly /Henry/
Given Name: Dolly
Surname: Henry
Type: aka
Name: Dorothea Spotswood /Dandridge/
Given Name: Dorothea Spotswood
Surname: Dandridge[3]

Birth

Date: 25 SEP 1757
Place: Hanover County, VA

Death

Date: 14 FEB 1831
Place: Red Hill, Charlotte County, VA
Find a Grave link


Event

Event: First met future husband at "Gold Mine".
Event: Romantically involved with John Paul [Jones]; her father ended it.
Event: Per court clerk, marriage date is 8 Oct 1777.
Event: Buried at "Red Hill" with her first husband, Patrick Henry.

Marriage

Husband: Patrick Henry
Wife: Dorothea Spottswood Dandridge
Child: Dorothea Spotswood Henry
Child: Sarah Butler Henry
Child: Martha Catherine Henry
Child: Patrick Henry
Child: Fayette Henry
Child: Alexander Spotswood Henry
Child: Nathaniel Henry
Child: Edward Winston Henry
Child: Jane Robertson Henry
Marriage:
Date: 9 OCT 1777
Place: Hanover County, VA[4]


Parents and Siblings

Husband: Capt Nathaniel West Dandridge
Wife: Dorothea Spotswood
Child: Martha Dandridge
Child: William Alexander Dandridge
Child: Alexander Spotswood Dandridge
Child: Dorothea Spottswood Dandridge
Child: Nathaniel West Dandridge
Child: Elizabeth Dandridge
Child: Anna Catharina Dandridge
Child: Agnes Dandridge
Child: Mary Claiborne Dandridge
Marriage:
Date: 18 Jun 1747
Place: Hanover, Virginia, United States[5]

Sources

  • www.theellisons.net/ghtout/gp2705.htm S4356
  • Dandridge.ftw Source S4423

Footnotes

  1. Entered by Arik Russell, Nov 26, 2012
  2. Dorothea Dandridge, in Rootsweb, Secondary quality. per Anne D. Babin (Mrs. Alan Babin) DAR Nat'l #488252, 30 Jan 1999
  3. Source: #S-1641229296 Page: Source number: 1255.000; Source type: Electronic Database; Number of Pages: 1; Submitter Code: JDM. link APID: 1,7836::310180
  4. Source: #S4423
  5. Source: #S-1641229296

Contributors

Arik Russell, Vicki Norman, Dandridge-39 was created on 18 March 2011 through the import of knox17032011.ged, indygrandma.ged on 02 January 2011.









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