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Dandridge, Robert Bolling

Male 1838 - 1907  (68 years)


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  • Name Dandridge, Robert Bolling 
    Born 06 Aug 1838  Henry Co., VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 13 Feb 1907  Horsepasture, Henry Co., VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I61470  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 14 Jan 2017 

    Father Dandridge, William Alexander,   b. 12 May 1807, Hanover County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Oct 1865, Henry Co., VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Mother Nicholds, Sarah Virginia,   b. 1796/1820, Hanover or Goochland Co., VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 20 Aug 1845, Henry Co., VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 25 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Married 07 Nov 1832 
    Family ID F20629  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Rangeley, Susan Webster,   b. 30 Nov 1843, Stuart, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Sep 1936, Martinsville, VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years) 
    Married Nov 1866  Henry Co., VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Dandridge, Annie Dell,   b. 15 Jan 1881, Henry Co., VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 05 Apr 1964, Gaithersburg, MD Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)  []
     2. Dandridge, Thomas Nichols,   b. 18 Oct 1883, Henry Co., VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Feb 1964, Martinsville, VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)  []
     3. Dandridge, John Robert,   b. 14 Jul 1870, Henry Co., VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Feb 1946, Martinsville, VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)  []
     4. Dandridge, William Rangeley,   b. 10 Sep 1867, Henry Co., VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Feb 1948, Henry Co., VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)  []
     5. Dandridge, Annie
     6. Dandridge, John Thomas,   b. Abt 1870  []
     7. Dandridge, Harry Clay,   b. 23 Jan 1887, Henry Co., VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 May 1947, Williamson, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years)  []
     8. Dandridge, Una Denzil,   b. 31 Mar 1876, Rangeley, Henry Co., VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Dec 1959, Martinsville, VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)  []
    Last Modified 14 Jan 2017 
    Family ID F20643  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • [Broderbund WFT Vol. 11, Ed. 1, Tree #0089] Was told by his granddaughter Mary (Dandridge) Main that "his nanny, Aunt Easter probably spoiled him" and that he did not have any [self] discipline. This could be interpreted to mean that he drank too much or that he may have become involved with other women. Dr. Dandridge and his wife, Susan W. Rangeley, were estranged over the last years of his life. She moved to and kept a home in Martinsville; it was stated that his daughters Una and Annie would have nothing to do with him. Was told by Martha A. Anthony that she had heard the reasons Susan Rangeley left him was because he had a drinking problem and that there were rumors he fathered a child/children by a black mistress. Martha also said that she believed (no basis stated) that Susan left him because RBD was not supporting her in the manner she would like (this is the preferred response!). Virginia (Puckett) Hodnett said that she had not heard why RBD and SWR separated - "that sort of thing just wasn't talked about much." She, too, thought he may have had a drinking problem; but that "times were tough after the war." Mary Main said that, after his body was discovered by his housekeeper, his sons John Robert, William (her father), and possibly Thomas, carried his body from his home to [what is now] the Horsepasture Christian church a few miles away by wagon. It was a cold and blustery February day and only a very few attended the funeral. Mary did not believe that his estranged wife or daughters attended the ceremony. As of 1981, there was no marker; RBD's final resting place was identified only in church records "Dr. Dandridge - d: 1907", there was no stone. A few years later, Mary and Martha Anthony arranged, through the United Daughters of the Confederacy to have a marker placed at his grave site. From impressions by Virginia Puckett, there seems to have been a situation in which the girls (Annie and Una) seemed to remain close and identify with their mother. Ltr. dtd. Nov. 27th, 1865 to Mr. [John] Rangeley: Sir, You are probably aware that Miss Sue & myself are engaged to be married. and I feel it my duty to consult - both your wishes and your lady's. Hoping this will be agreeable to you both. I am, very Respectfully R.B. Dandridge BIRTH-PARENTS-SPOUSE-CHILDREN: A History of Henry County Virginia, Judith Parks America Hill Graduated in medicine at the Virginia Medical College, Richmond, 8 Mar 1860; took post graduate course at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville. Returned to "Locust Grove" where he had an office and established a practice in the surrounding country. Enlisted for service in the Civil War 5 Jun 1861 at Lynchburg. Entered as private, Co. H, 24th Regiment, Va. Infantry, CSA. Promoted to Hospital Steward 24 Nov 1861; discharged 3 Jun 1862.