1785 – Christiana McDonald Dodge Born

On this date Christiana McDonald Dodge was born near Bardstown, Nelson, Kentucky. She married Henry Dodge in 1801, in the Bonhomme Settlement of what is now St. Louis County, Missouri. She became the first "First Lady" of Wisconsin Territory on July 3, 1836. Christiana McDonald Dodge gave birth to thirteen children, nine of whom survived to adulthood. She died on March 30, 1865 in Burlington, Iowa, where she is buried. [Source: by Nancy G. Williams, p.4]