Dorothea Spotswood Dandridge

Brief Life History of Dorothea Spotswood

When Dorothea Spotswood Dandridge was born on 25 September 1755, her father, Nathaniel West Dandridge Sr, was 26 and her mother, Dorothea Spotswood, was 22. She married Patrick Henry on 9 October 1777, in Hanover, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 4 daughters. She died on 14 February 1831, in Red Hill, Charlotte, Virginia, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Red Hill, Charlotte, Virginia, United States.

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Family Time Line

Patrick Henry
Dorothea Spotswood Dandridge
Marriage: 9 October 1777
Dorothea Spotswood Henry
Sarah Butler Henry
Martha Catherine Henry
Patrick Henry Jr
Lafayette Henry
Alexander Spottswood Henry
Nathaniel West Henry
Richard Henry
Edward Winston Henry
John Henry
Jane Robertson Henry

Sources (24)

  • Legacy NFS Source: Dorothea Spotswood Dandridge - Published information: birth-name: Dorothea Dandridge
  • Virginia, U.S., Compiled Marriages, 1740-1850
  • Dorothea Dandridge Henry, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (7)

1758 · Mount Vernon

Mount Vernon Plantation was the home of George Washington. It started off as 2,000 acres and was later expanded to 8,000 acres. The house itself started off as a six room building then got extended to twenty-one rooms.


Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

1780 · Richmond Becomes the Capital

On April 18, 1780 Richmond became the capital of Virginia. It was the temporary capital from 1780-1788.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Dundridge in Bishop's Waltham, Hampshire.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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