Person:James Madison (7)

Col. James Madison
m. 24 Aug 1721
  1. Col. James Madison1723 - 1801
  2. Elizabeth Madison1725 - 1773
  3. Frances Madison1726/27 - 1778
m. 15 SEP 1749
  1. Pres. James Madison1751 - 1836
  2. Francis Madison1753 -
  3. Frances Madison1753 - 1800
  4. Ambrose Madison1755 - 1793
  5. Catlett Madison1758 - 1758
  6. Nellie Conway Madison1760 - 1802
  7. Gen. William Taylor Madison1762 - 1843
  8. Sarah Madison1764 - 1843
  9. Infant Madison1766 - 1766
  10. Elizabeth Madison1768 - 1775
  11. Infant Madison1770 - 1770
  12. Rueben Madison1771 - 1771
  13. Frances Taylor Madison1774 - 1843
Facts and Events
Name Col. James Madison
Gender Male
Birth[2] 27 Mar 1723 King George, Virginia, United StatesPort Conway
Marriage 15 SEP 1749 Orange, Virginia, USAMap: Latitude: 38.25069 Longitude: -78.03305 Orange Virginia USA
to Eleanor Conway
Alt Marriage 15 SEP 1749 Port Conway, King William County, Virginiato Eleanor Conway
Military[3] bet 1775 and 1783 Colonel in the Virginia Militia durring the Revolutionary War
Occupation[3] bet 1775 and 1783 Orange, Virginia, United StatesChairman of the Orange County Committee of Safety Map: Latitude: 38.25069 Longitude: -78.03305 Orange Virginia USA
Reference Number? Q3806658?
Death[2] 27 Feb 1801 Orange, Orange, Virginia, United StatesMontpelier (Orange, Virginia)

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James Madison, Sr. (March 27, 1723 – February 27, 1801) 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. He was father to U.S. President James Madison, who inherited what he called Montpelier.

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Early Land Acquisition in Orange County, VA

Acquisition of Land from Orange County, VA Records:

  • Pages 10-13.26 May 1737. Thos Chew of Orange County, Gent., to Frances Maddison, widow, and James Maddison, son and heir of Ambrose Maddison, deceased, both of same. For £200 current money. Ambrose Maddison in his lifetime and the said Thomas Chew obtained a pattent for 4,675 acres in Spotsylvania, now Orange County, bearing date 15 Nov. 1723. Ambrose departed this life before any legal division of the land was made, by which the whole was vested in Thomas Chew as survivor. Thomas Chew hath reserved to himself 1,825 acres bounded... land of Mr. John Scott which devides the said land from the residue of the said tract... To Frances Maddison during the term of her natural life and to James Maddison after the death of Frances, all the residue of the said 4,675 acres, being 2,850 acres adjoyning to the lands of John Baylor, the Ochina [?] Tract and Col. William Todd's land... (signed) Thos. Chew. Wit: Wm. Waller, J. Lewis. 26 May 1737. Acknowledged by Thos. Chew, Gent. On motion of George Taylor admitted to record. [Orange County Virginia Deed Book 2, Dorman, pg. 35]. (Note: since James Madison's father, Ambrose Madison had died in 1732, his widow Frances (Taylor) Madison was the acquiree of this land, with James listed as the surviving acquiree after his mother's decease (James was only 15 years old at the time and would have been too young to acquire land)).
  1.   Madison Family History, 17 MAY 2004.

    There he met Conway's daughter, Nelly, and in 1749, they married.

  2. 2.0 2.1 James Madison, Sr., in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.

    He married Eleanor Rose Conway (Port Conway, Caroline County, Virginia, January 9, 1731 – Montpelier, Orange County, Virginia, February 11, 1829) and they had twelve children:

  3. 3.0 3.1 Wikipedia contributors. Wikipedia. (Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia), 8 NOV 2008.

    During the American Revolution, Madison served as chairman of the Orange County Committee of Safety and was a colonel in the Virginia militia.