Madison Dolley Payne ToddMadison
Dolley Payne Todd 1768-1849
First lady of the United States (1809-1817) as the wife of President James Madison. She earlier served as White House hostess for the widowed Thomas Jefferson. During the British invasion of Washington, DC (1814), she carried government papers and a portrait of George Washington to safety.
1848 portrait by
William S. Elwell