Person:Martha Thompson (6)

m. bef. 1679
  1. Martha Thompson1679 - 1762
m. 23 February 1699
  1. Frances Taylor1700 - 1761
  2. Martha Taylor1702 - 1782
  3. Col James Taylor, III1703 - 1784
  4. Zachary Taylor, I1707 - bef 1768
  5. Col George F. Taylor1711 - 1792
  6. Tabitha Taylor1713 -
  7. Erasmus Taylor1715 - 1794
  8. Hannah Taylor1718 -
  9. Mildred Taylor1724 - 1795
Facts and Events
Name Martha Thompson
Gender Female
Birth? 1679 New Kent, Virginia, United States
Marriage 23 February 1699 St. Peter's Parish, King and Queen County, Virginia, USAto Colonel James Taylor, II
Death[1] 19 Nov 1762 Greenfield, Spotsylvania, Virginia, United States
Burial? Rapidan, Culpeper, Virginia, United StatesTaylor Cemetery

Will of Martha Taylor

  • Page 341. Will of Martha Taylor of Orange County, relict of James Taylor, Gent., of the County of Caroline deced, being weak of budy, dated 27 April 1750.
The Negores and other estate left me by my beloved husband are at my disposial. All the Negroes and other personal estate left me by my husband and all that I am possessed with be divided in the manner mentioned in his said will. No part of the same be appraised.
My sons Zachary Taylor, Geo. Taylor and Erasmus Taylor executors.
(signed) Martha Taylor.
Wit: John Harrison.
24 March 1763. Presented into Court by Geo. Taylor.
Proved by John Harrison. George with Francis Moore, Gent., his security, entered into bond.
[Orange County Virginia Will Book 2, 1744-1778, Dorman, pg. 69].
  • Page 349. Martha Taylor. Estate account. George Taylor, executor.
Payments made to Mr. Shepherd, ___ (Wm?) Offel, Burges and daughter, Jos. Rogers, Nicho. Porter, Willm. Mallory, Dr. Heath and for shipping one hogshead to Gildart.
Receipt from E. Taylor.
25 May 1764. Returned.
[Orange County Virginia Will Book 2, 1744-1778, Dorman, pg. 70].

About Martha Taylor

Martha, wife of James Taylor, quitclaimed to Richard Thomas her right of dower. Witnesses: John Taylor, George Taylor Francis Madison, Ambrose Madison (son-in-law of Martha and grandfather of President James Madison).

Martha is the great-grandmother of two Presidents -- James Madison and Zachary Taylor.

References
  1. James Taylor (d. 1698), in Find A Grave.

    Taylor Family Bible Record (Deaths)