Dolley Madison or Dolley Payne the name that she grew up on, had seven brothers and sisters, but she was the one that looked out for the family the most. She was born in Guilford County, North Carolina on May 20, 1768. She was grew up in a Quaker family and in a God fearing family. She was the model teen, the girl that every man wanted to marry when it was time to marry. Dolley grew up in Virginia on a small plantation in Hanover County. The Payne’s were very strong in their faith, John Payne, Dolley’s father was strongly against slavery, but in his hypocrisy he owned slaves himself. God touched his heart and his way of thinking and he decided that he would free all of his slaves and truly beckon unto the voice of the Lord. After he made this drastic decision to release all of his slaves he had to find a new occupation for himself to support for his family. Soon after that, Dolley was as young as fifteen years old when the Payne’s packed up all of their kinship and traveled to Philadelphia to start a new life.
The Dolley’s grew up to become a household name in Philadelphia after starting off rough. They went through trials and tribulation to get to where God wanted...
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...as overcome with alcohol and he couldn’t control himself and they lost their farm in Virginia. Dolley went back to Washington to live close to the doctors because she was always very ill. She died in 1849 at the age of 81. She is one of the best first lady’s this country has ever had if not the best.
In this report I learned the importance of being good with people and how much they would respect you if you respect them. Also what I learned is that you can have good clean fun as adults and still have a good time. I would recommend this book to anyone that is looking for someone to model there life after.
Just because she is a woman does not mean that men cannot look at her and get something good to retain from her. This was an eye opener to me because I saw that women made just as big of an impact on America as men did, even if they don’t get the right recognition.
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