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The Dolley Madison Commemorative Coin Biography
Madison Family Home: Montpelier
MAIDEN NAME: Dolley Payne.
BIRTH DATE: May 20, 1768.
BIRTHPLACE: New Garden settlement (now Guilford County), North Carolina.
EDUCATION: No formal education.
FAMILY BACKGROUND: Born to Quaker parents, her family moved from North Carolina to a plantation in Scotchtown, Hanover County, Virginia when she was an infant. At age 15, she again relocated with her family to Philadelphia.