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10786
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Dorothy Payne Madison rose from a simple Quaker background to become arguably the most charming and flamboyant First Lady in American history. Born May 20, 1768 in the Quaker community of New Garden (now Guilford College), North Carolina, Dolley's family moved to Virginia shortly after her birth. At age 25, Dolley lost her first husband, John Todd, Jr. and her youngest child to yellow fever. Relocating to Philadelphia and living at her mother's boarding house, Dolley was introduced to Representative James Madison by Senator Aaron Burr. After her marriage to Madison, Dolley served as the White House hostess for the unmarried Thomas Jefferson and for her husband upon his election to the presidency.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 36 Issue 12, Nov 1968, p13, 39, por
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24261
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Dolly Madison, wife of President James Madison, was born in Guilford County, North Carolina. She was a known entertainer, but the origin of her red velvet dress remains a mystery for historians and curators. Some speculate that this dress may be made from the white house curtains, while others think it may have been a separate purchase, The dress has been on display in the National Portrait Gallery and in the Smithsonian, but today it resides in the Greensboro Historical Museum.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 83 Issue 3, August 2015, p108-110, 112, il, por, map Periodical Website
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30052
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Born in North Carolina, Dorothea Payne Todd Madison, or Dolly, was one of the country's most beloved First Ladies. From Guilford County to the White House, Dolly attended to her loved ones and public with charm and courage.
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We the People of North Carolina (NoCar F 251 W4), Vol. 1 Issue 11, March 1944, p22-25, por, bibl
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37713
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Article about how Dolley Madison and Jesse James both being descendants of John Woodson, a military surgeon who came to Virginia in 1619.
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