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James Madison, Sr

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Port Conway, King George, Virginia, USA
Death: Died in Montpelier Station, Virginia, USA
Place of Burial: Montpelier Estate National Historic Site, Montpelier Station, Orange, Virginia, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Ambrose Henry Madison and Frances "Fannie" Thompson Madison
Husband of Eleanor "Nellie" Rose Madison (Conway)
Father of James Madison, 4th President of the USA; General William Taylor Madison; Captain William Ambrose Madison, Sr; Eleanor Conway Hite; Frances "Fanny" Rose (Madison) and 10 others
Brother of John Madison, III; Elizabeth Beale; Frances Madison Hite; Timothy Adam Madison; Ambrose Madison, Jr. and 2 others

Occupation: Planter, Chairman of the Orange County Committee of Safety
Managed by: Private User
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About Col. James Madison, Sr.

A Patriot of the American Revolution for VIRGINIA with the rank of COLONEL. DAR Ancestor # A073056

http://wc.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:1450552&id=I17256

  1. ID: I17256
  2. Name: James MADISON
  3. Sex: M
  4. Birth: 27 MAR 1723 in Port Conway, Prince George Co., VA
  5. Death: 27 FEB 1801 in "Montpelier", Orange Co., VA
  6. Reference Number: 17256

Father: Ambrose MADISON b: 1700 in Virginia

Mother: Frances TAYLOR b: 30 AUG 1700 in Rapadan, Orane Co., VA

Marriage 1 Eleanor Rose CONWAY b: 9 JAN 1730/31 in Port Conway, Prince George Co., VA

   * Married: 15 SEP 1749 in Port Conway, Prince George Co., VA

Children

  1. Has No Children James MADISON b: 16 MAR 1750/51 in Port Conway, Prince George Co., VA
  2. Has No Children Frances MADISON b: 18 JAN 1753 in "Montpelier", Orange Co., VA
  3. Has No Children Ambrose MADISON b: 27 JAN 1755 in "Montpelier", Orange Co., VA
  4. Has No Children Catlett MADISON b: 10 FEB 1758 in "Montpelier", Orange Co., VA
  5. Has No Children Nellie Conway MADISON b: 14 FEB 1760 in "Montpelier", Orange Co., VA
  6. Has No Children William Taylor MADISON b: 5 MAY 1762 in "Montpelier", Orange Co., VA
  7. Has No Children Sarah MADISON b: 17 AUG 1764 in "Montpelier", Orange Co., VA
  8. Has No Children Elizabeth MADISON b: 19 SEP 1768 in "Montpelier", Orange Co., VA
  9. Has No Children Reuben MADISON b: 19 SEP 1771 in "Montpelier", Orange Co., VA
 10. Has No Children Frances Taylor MADISON b: 4 OCT 1774 in "Montpelier", Orange Co., VA

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Madison%2C_Sr.

James Madison. Sr. (March 27, 1723 – February 27, 1801) was a colonel in the American Revolutionary War and the owner of a tobacco plantation in Orange County, Virginia.

He married Eleanor Conway and they had twelve children

   * James Madison (1751–1836)
   * Francis Madison (1753–1800)
   * Ambrose Madison (1755–1793)
   * Catlett Madison (1758–1758)
   * Nelly Conway Madison (1760–1802)
   * William Madison (1762–1843)
   * Sarah Catlett Madison (1764–1843)
   * unnamed child (1766–1766)
   * Elizabeth Madison (1768–1775)
   * unnamed child (1770–1770)
   * Reuben Madison (1771–1775)
   * Frances Taylor Madison (1774–1823)

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Birth: Mar. 27, 1723

Port Conway

King George County

Virginia, USA

Death: Feb. 27, 1801

Orange County

Virginia, USA

Col James Madison Sr. was the son of Ambrose Madison & Frances Taylor (both buried at Montpelier); he had 2 sisters: Elizabeth & Frances.

James married Eleanor "Nellie" Rose Conway (buried at Montpelier) on 13 Sep 1749 at Port Conway, King William Co., VA; they had the following children: Mollie, PRESIDENT JAMES MADISON JR., Francis, an infant who died, an infant boy who died, Ambrose, Catlett, Nellie, William Taylor, Sarah, Elizabeth, Reuben, and Frances Taylor Madison.


Family links:

Parents:
 Ambrose Madison (1700 - 1732)
 Frances Taylor Madison (1700 - 1761)

Children:
 James Madison (1751 - 1836)*
 Ambrose Madison (1755 - 1793)*
 Catlett Madison (1758 - 1758)*
 William Taylor Madison (1762 - 1843)*
 Elizabeth Madison (1768 - 1775)*

Spouse:
 Eleanor (Nellie) Rose Conway Madison (1731 - 1829)*

Burial:

Montpelier Estate National Historic Site

Montpelier Station

Orange County

Virginia, USA

Plot: Located at Montpelier


Created by: Alice Huitt Preston

Record added: Feb 05, 2004

Find A Grave Memorial# 8358563 --------------------

Name: James MADISON Sex: M Birth: 27 MAR 1723 in Port Conway, Prince George Co., VA Death: 27 FEB 1801 in "Montpelier", Orange Co., VA Father: Ambrose MADISON b: 1700 in Virginia Mother: Frances TAYLOR b: 30 AUG 1700 in Rapadan, Orane Co., VA

Marriage: Eleanor Rose CONWAY b: 9 JAN 1730/31 in Port Conway, Prince George Co., VA

  • Married: 15 SEP 1749 in Port Conway, Prince George Co., VA

James Madison. Sr. (March 27, 1723 – February 27, 1801) was a colonel in the American Revolutionary War and the owner of a tobacco plantation in Orange County, Virginia.

He married Eleanor Conway and they had twelve children

  • James Madison (1751–1836)
  • Francis Madison (1753–1800)
  • Ambrose Madison (1755–1793)
  • Catlett Madison (1758–1758)
  • Nelly Conway Madison (1760–1802)
  • William Madison (1762–1843)
  • Sarah Catlett Madison (1764–1843)
  • unnamed child (1766–1766)
  • Elizabeth Madison (1768–1775)
  • unnamed child (1770–1770)
  • Reuben Madison (1771–1775)
  • Frances Taylor Madison (1774–1823)

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Col James Madison Sr. was the son of Ambrose Madison & Frances Taylor (both buried at Montpelier); he had 2 sisters: Elizabeth & Frances.

James married Eleanor "Nellie" Rose Conway (buried at Montpelier) on 13 Sep 1749 at Port Conway, King William Co., VA; they had the following children: Mollie, PRESIDENT JAMES MADISON JR., Francis, an infant who died, an infant boy who died, Ambrose, Catlett, Nellie, William Taylor, Sarah, Elizabeth, Reuben, and Frances Taylor Madison.

-------------------- James Madison, Sr. was a prominent Virginia planter, who served as a colonel in the militia during the American Revolutionary War. He inherited Mount Pleasant, later known as Montpelier, a large tobacco plantation in Orange County, Virginia and, with the acquisition of more property, had 5,000 acres and became the largest landowner in the county.

James Madison, Sr, was the son of Ambrose Madison and his wife Frances Taylor, and was born in 1723 in Orange County, Virginia. When he was nine, his family moved to their new plantation of Mount Pleasant in 1732. His father had hired slaves and an overseer to clear it, work that had been going on for five years to establish cultivation. That summer his father died at age 36 in August after a short illness.

The family or the sheriff believed he was poisoned by slaves, and three were charged in the case and convicted by justices of the Commission of Peace. Unusually, only one slave was executed; Dido and Turk, owned by the widow Frances Taylor Madison, were returned to her to serve as laborers after being punished by whipping.

James was tutored and trained to be a planter and slaveholder, and member of the landed gentry. His widowed mother never remarried, which was unusual at that time for a woman her age; she had extensive Taylor family in the county. As the eldest son, Madison inherited Mount Pleasant when he came of age in 1744. He called the plantation Home House. Acquiring more land, he eventually owned 5,000 acres, making him the largest landowner in Orange County. By the time of his death, he owned 108 slaves

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Col. James Madison, Sr.'s Timeline

1723
March 27, 1723
Port Conway, King George, Virginia, USA
1749
September 13, 1749
Age 26
King William, Virginia, United States
1750
1750
Age 26
Orange, Virginia, USA
1751
March 16, 1751
Age 27
Port Conway, Montpelier, Virginia, United States
1753
June 18, 1753
Age 30
Montpelier, Orange, Virginia, United States
1755
January 27, 1755
Age 31
Orange, Virginia, United States
1758
February 10, 1758
Age 34
Orange, Virginia, United States
February 10, 1758
Age 34
Montpelier Station, Virginia, USA
1760
February 14, 1760
Age 36
Montpelier, Orange, Virginia, USA
1762
May 5, 1762
Age 39
Montpelier, Orange, Virginia, United States