Frances "Fannie" Thompson Madison

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Frances "Fannie" Thompson Madison (Taylor)

Birthplace: Rapidan, Orange, Virginia
Death: Died in Orange, Virginia
Place of Burial: Family plot on family plantation, Orange Co, VA
Immediate Family:

Daughter of James Taylor, Jr. and Martha Taylor
Wife of Ambrose Henry Madison and John Madison III
Mother of Col. James Madison, Sr.; John Madison, III; Elizabeth Beale; Frances Madison Hite; Timothy Adam Madison and 3 others
Sister of Elizabeth Taylor; James Taylor, III; Margaret Polk; Martha Thompson Chew; Margaret Tinsley and 12 others
Half sister of John Taylor

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About Frances "Fannie" Thompson Madison

In 1721, Ambrose Madison (James Madison's grandfather) married Frances Taylor, who came fro m a prominent landowning family in Virginia. Frances was the daughter of James Taylor and an ancestor of future President Zachary Taylor.

In 1732, Ambrose and Frances, now with three children, moved onto their plantation, Mount Plea sant. About six months later, however, Ambrose died suddenly. Frances was left, at the age of thirty-two, with three small children, an estate of about 2,337 and a ha lf acres, much of which still needed to be developed, and twenty-nine slaves, fourteen of them being children. She was not entirely on her own, however, since members of her family surrounded her on nearb y plantations, offering her protection,advice, and help with the estate. Frances took over the responsibilitiesof running the plantation and within a few years, had begun marketing tobacco in England. [Source: Dozens of Cousins from All About, Roots Web World Connect, <kimberly.mcdaniel@> REFN: 4809

  1. ID: I29823
  2. Name: Frances TAYLOR
  3. Sex: F
  4. Birth: 30 AUG 1700 in Rapadan, Orane Co., VA
  5. Death: 25 NOV 1761 in "Montpelier", Orange Co., VA
  6. Reference Number: 29823

Father: James TAYLOR , Jr. b: 14 MAR 1674/75 in Accomac Co., VA

Mother: Martha THOMPSON b: 1679 in Carlisle, England

Marriage 1 Ambrose MADISON b: 1700 in Virginia

   * Married: 24 AUG 1721 in Rapidan, Orance Co., VA


  1. Has Children James MADISON b: 27 MAR 1723 in Port Conway, Prince George Co., VA


Birth: Aug. 30, 1700

Orange County

Virginia, USA

Death: Nov. 26, 1761

Orange County

Virginia, USA

Frances Taylor was born in Rapidan, Orange Co., VA,the daughter of James Taylor II & Martha Thompson, and was the grandmother of Pres. James Madison Jr. She married on 24 Aug 1721 in St. Margaret's Parish, Rapidan, Orange Co., VA, Ambrose Madison; they had 3 children: Col. James Madison Sr., Elizabeth, & Frances Madison.

Family links:

 James Madison (1723 - 1801)*

 Ambrose Madison (1700 - 1732)


Montpelier Estate National Historic Site

Montpelier Station

Orange County

Virginia, USA

Created by: Alice Huitt Preston

Record added: Feb 05, 2004

Find A Grave Memorial# 8359008

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Frances "Fannie" Thompson Madison's Timeline

August 30, 1700
Rapidan, Orange, Virginia
August 24, 1721
Age 20
Rapidan, Orange Co, Virginia
March 27, 1723
Age 22
Port Conway, King George, Virginia, USA
Age 23
St. Stephens, King Queen, Virginia
June 14, 1725
Age 24
King and Queen, VA, USA
March 6, 1726
Age 25
Montpelier Station, Virginia, USA
August 9, 1729
Age 28
Boston, MA, USA
November 25, 1761
Age 61
Orange, Virginia
November 29, 1761
Age 61
Family plot on family plantation, Orange Co, VA