Philip Pendelton DANDRIDGE Mini tree diagram

Caroline Fitzhugh GOLDSBOROUGH4,1,5,3,2

24th Jul 18201,2 - before 25th Mar 18543

Life History

24th Jul 1820

Born in Virginia.1,2

21st Aug 1820

Christened in Great Choptank Parish, Cambridge, Dorchester, Maryland.1

16th May 1839

Married Philip Pendelton DANDRIDGE in Virginia.4,3

before 25th Mar 1854

Died in Norborne Parish, Berkeley, West Virginia.3

25th Mar 1854



  • Maryland, Births and Christenings Index, 1662-1911
    Caroline Goldsborough
    Gender: Female
    Birth Date: 24 Jul 1820
    Christening Date: 21 Aug 1820
    Christening Place: Great Choptank Parish, Cambridge, Dorchester,Maryland
    Father's Name: Charles Goldsborough
    Mother's Name: Sarah

    1850 Federal Census, Jefferson County, Virginia, 27 August, page 760(scan 378B), Hse #1269, Fam #1254
    Philip P Dandridge 33 M No Occupation $4500 Real Estate b Virginia[babt 1817]
    Caroline F Dandridge 30 F b Virginia [b abt 1820]
    Nannie S Dandridge 8 F b Maryland [b abt 1842]
    Philip P Dandridge 7 M b Maryland [b abt 1843]
    Sarah G Dandridge 5 F b Virginia [b abt 1845]
    Charles G Dandridge 4 M b Maryland [b abt 1846]
    William F Dandridge 1 M b Virginia [b abt 1849]

    From Phililp Dandridge's Memorial on Find a Grave:
    He first married Caroline Fitzhugh Goldsborough, They were wed on May16, 1839 in Virginia [Their marriage record says Dorchester County,Maryland]. There were 8 children to this union. After Caroline's deathin 1854 Philip would marry again to the lovely Mary Elizabeth "Betty"Taylor Daughter of President Taylor, "Old Rough and Ready"

    Mary Elizabeth Taylor Dandridge (1824 - 1909)
    Caroline Fitzhugh Goldsborough Dandridge (1820 - 1854)

    Philip Pendleton Dandridge (1843 - 1921)
    --  Find A Grave Memorial# 19310750,
    's Memorial on find a Grave:

    West Virginia, Deaths Index, 1853-1973
    Caroline F. Dandridge
    Death 1854 Norborne Parish, Berkeley, West Virginia [Virginia at thetime]
    Burial Date 25 Mar 1854, Death Age 34
    Marital Status: Married
    Spouse Name: P.P. Dandridge

    Note that the place oif death is reported as Norborne Parish,Berkeley, West Virginia. Berkely was the original county from whichcame the cuirrent three counties of Morgan, Berkely and Jefferson.

    In contrast, I have found that most genealogies report her death inJefferson, Alexandria County, Virginia.  I found that Jefferson is inFairfax County, Virginia.  Both these counties were in existence longbefore her birth and death.  So I cannot explain why they reportJefferson as being in Alexandria County.  But her death record reportsshe was in Western Virginia (now West Virginia), not in the east nearDC, when she died.

    This seems to be due to a confusion of Jefferson County, Virginia (nowWest Virginia), with the town of Jefferson in Fairfax County, nearAlexandria County.  The 1850 census reports Philip and Caroline inJefferson County, Virginia.  This is in the section of Virginia thatbecame West Virginia during the Civil War, just below the western edgeof Maryland.

    Caroline's christening record reports that she was christened inNorborne Parish.  This christening recored is in the records of modernBerkeley County, West Virginia, whose county seat is Martinsburg.  Andthe place of christening is reporteed as Noirborne Parish, BerkelyCounty, West Virgnia.  Howevr information on the three counties inthat area of West Virgnina refer to the Norborne Parish Church (nowcalled St George's Chapel) as located in Jefferson County.  Thereconfiguration over the years led to subdividing of the originalAnglican (Episcopal)  parish and the counties of the region.

    "The Washington Heritage Trail speaks the history of the threecounties: Jefferson County, Berkeley County and Morgan County. ... Ifone visits Jefferson County, the visitors will be thrilled to seeHarpers Ferry National Historical Park, the Shenandoah Canal, theMorgan’s Grove Park that existed since 1775, the St. George’s Chapel,which was formerly known as Norborne Parish Church, and the MiddleHistoric District. For overnight stay, the Entler Hotel, which wassaid as a drill area for troops preparing for war, is accessible."
    --  Washington Heritage Trail,

    The original area was Berkely County, which was later subdivided withthe creation of Jefferson and Morgan Counties.

    "The county was created by an act of the House of Burgesses inFebruary 1772 from the northern third of Frederick County (Virginia).At the time of the county's formation it also consisted of the areasthat make up the present-day Jefferson and Morgan counties. Mosthistorians believe that the county was named for Norborne Berkeley,Baron de Botetourt (1718-1770), Colonial Governor of Virginia from1768 to 1770. West Virginia's Blue Book, for example, indicates thatBerkeley County was named in his honor. ... On January 8, 1801,Jefferson County was formed out of the county's eastern section. Then,on February 9, 1820, Morgan County was formed out of the county'swestern section and parts of Hampshire County."
    --  "Berkeley County, West Virginia," Wikipedia,,_West_Virginia


  • 1. Maryland, Births and Christenings Index, 1662-1911
  • 2. 1850 Federal Census, Jefferson County, Virginia
    • 27 August, page 760 (scan 378B), Hse #1269, Fam #1254
  • 3. Find a Grave Memorial Registry
  • 4. Maryland Marriages, 1655-1850
  • 5. West Virginia, Deaths Index, 1853-1973

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