When was Dolley Madison born?

Answer Dolley Madison, wife of President James Madison, was born May 20, 1768, in Guilford County, North Carolina. Madison served as first lady from 1809 to 1817. She died in Washington, D.C., on July 12,... Read More »

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Where did Dolley Madison die?

Dolley Payne Todd Madison died the widow of President James Madison in her row house across from the White House in Washington, D.C., on July 12, 1849. She was 81 years old. Dolley was buried in th... Read More »

Why was Dolley Madison important?

In 1794, Dolley Payne Todd, a Quaker widow with one child, married James Madison, who was then a U.S. congressman. Dolley Madison was to become legendary as a Washington hostess and later as one o... Read More »

In what state did Dolley Madison live?

Dolley Madison spent a large part of her early life in Philadelphia, Pa. She later married James Madison and lived in the White House as First Lady. After the British burned the White House in the ... Read More »

What was Dolley Madison's family life like?

Dolley Madison was the wife of former president James Madison, the fourth president of the United States. Dolley was known for her charisma and her active role in Washington, D.C.'s social scene.D... Read More »