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
1736–1799
Dorothea Spotswood Dandridge
1755–1831
Marriage: 9 October 1777
Dorothea Spotswood Henry
1778–1854
Sarah Butler Henry
1780–1854
Martha Catherine Henry
1781–1801
Patrick Henry Jr
1783–1804
Lafayette Henry
1785–1812
Alexander Spottswood Henry
1788–1854
Nathaniel West Henry
1790–1851
Richard Henry
1792–1793
Edward Winston Henry
1794–1872
John Henry
1796–1868
Jane Robertson Henry
1798–1798

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.

1776

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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