James Madison Jr.
16 Mar 1751 - 28 Jun 1836
Brother of Francis Madison, Ambrose Madison, Catlett Madison, Eleanor Conway (Madison) Hite, William Taylor Madison, Sarah Catlett (Madison) Macon, Unnamed Infant Madison, Elizabeth Madison, Infant Madison, Reuben Madison and Frances Taylor (Madison) Rose
Husband of Dorthea (Payne) Madison
James Madison Sr.
27 Mar 1723 - 27 Feb 1801
Port Conway, King George County, Virginia
14 Mar 1700 - 27 Aug 1732
Orange, Orange, Virginia
John Madison Jr
1663 - abt 1728
Saint Stephens, Fauquier, Virginia
John Madison Sr
abt 1625 - 16 Apr 1683
1632 - 1680
1670 - abt 1706
30 Aug 1700 - 25 Nov 1761
Rapidan, Orange, Virginia, USA
James Taylor II
14 Mar 1675 - 26 Jun 1729
Accomac Parish, Accomack County, Colony and Dominion of Virginia
12 Feb 1620 - 30 Apr 1698
abt 1640 - 22 Sep 1680
abt 1679 - 19 Mar 1762
Blackwell Neck, Hanover, Colony of Virginia
Eleanor Rose Conway
09 Jan 1731 - 11 Feb 1829
Port Conway, King George, Virginia
15 Sep 1696 - 12 Apr 1773
11 May 1642 - 07 Sep 1698
Kings Stanley, Gloucestershire, England
1610 - 1675
26 Sep 1608 - 28 Oct 1689
03 Jan 1674 - 02 Dec 1732
Petsworth Parish, Gloucester, Virginia
05 Nov 1651 - 07 Oct 1726
abt 1653 - 05 Jun 1695
27 Dec 1702 - 17 May 1761
Orange, Spotsylvania, Virginia
John Catlett V
1645 - 18 Nov 1724
, Rappahannock County, Colony and Dominion of Virginia
John Catlett IV
aft 19 Jul 1625 - 18 Apr 1670
1622 - aft 29 Apr 1672
abt 1658 - 1730
Old Rappahannock County, Colony and Dominion of Virginia
1614 - abt 1684
1625 - abt 1690
Here is a collection of tools for genealogists with an interest in James's family history.
Ancestor List for James Madison Jr.
The ancestor list uses the "ahnen" numbering system and presents seven generations in plain text. There are no images or colors. This makes it well-suited for printing when you're doing offline research.
Compact Family Tree
This alternative tree view is packed with eight generations — up to 254 ancestors — along with birth and death dates and locations. The downside is that it's not a conventional tree format; it may take a couple minutes to orient yourself.
Since James has no children the descendants page isn't available.
DNA Ancestors and DNA Descendants
Genetic genealogy is the new frontier. Our two DNA views are designed to help you use genetic testing to confirm and expand James's genealogy. The DNA Ancestors page shows the specific ancestors from whom James gets his Y chromosome and mitochondrial DNA. Especially helpful for some serious genetic genealogists is the inheritance pattern for James's X chromosome, also shown here. The DNA Descendants link isn't active because James has no children. It may still be possible to test connections to James by testing other descendants of his ancestors who inherited the same Y chromosome, X chromosome or mitochondrial DNA.
DNA Ancestor Confirmation Aid
This tool helps you take things a step beyond the DNA Ancestors and DNA Descendants views. The ambitious goal: scientific confirmation of each parent-child relationship in James's tree. This is still fairly complex but it's getting simpler every day.
The dynamic tree expands to include an unlimited number of generations of parents and children. You can zoom in or out and pan around for the perfect view as you browse.
Family Group Sheet
This simple page illustrates nuclear families based on marriages. It's handy when someone had children from more than one marriage. It may not be useful here unless you add children.
This flexible tool enables you to see more ancestors and/or descendants on one page than anywhere else on WikiTree.
Global Family Tree Connection
How many degrees of separation are between James and Queen Elizabeth II? This Connection Finder includes relationships through marriage, so it is not a genealogical cousin calculator like our Relationship Finder, but it's a fun way to illustrate how closely we're all connected.
Index of Madisons
This page shows all the Madisons on WikiTree. It's useful for genealogists with an interest in the surname that goes beyond James. There are a variety of connected tools, such as Madison DNA Connections and MADISON G2G.
Here are quick links to mapping websites:
Birth: Virginia on Google Maps | Open Street Map.
Marriage: Harewood, Jefferson County, Va USA on Google Maps | Open Street Map.
Death: Montpellier,Orange, Virginia on Google Maps | Open Street Map.
This view parallels the pedigree chart above but it is optimized for printing. It can be used as a fill-in-the-blanks form at a family gathering.
Profile of James
The profile page is the central place for organizing and viewing information and sources on an individual. This tree & tools page is a supplement to it. Whenever you see James's name on WikiTree (and ideally, elsewhere on the Internet!) it will be linked to the profile at https://www.WikiTree.com/wiki/Madison-1 where Madison-1 is James's unique WikiTree ID.
Enter Madison-1 and any other WikiTree ID to find the genealogical relationship between James and the other person. It will name the relationship, e.g. "third cousin twice removed," and show the trail of connections to a common ancestor. Although not everyone on WikiTree shares common ancestors, finding and connecting them is our ultimate goal. See the Relationship Finder Quick Links to check for relationships to US presidents, Mayflower passengers, Magna Carta Sureties and more.
Share Tree on Facebook
Download and share an attractive family tree image. This is a great way to elicit information and photo sharing from family and old friends. You might be surprised at who replies. The "Wikid Shareable Tree" is another option. You can just copy and paste the URL https://www.WikiTree.com/treewidget/Madison-1/4 into your favorite social network.
The surnames page is a quick reference sheet that displays seven generations of James's family names. Many members share its URL https://www.WikiTree.com/treewidget/Madison-1/10 via e-mail, e.g. with a DNA match to ask if the other person recognizes a surname.
Here are additional tools to help genealogists collaborate on WikiTree to grow James's family history.
Here you can view the additions and changes that WikiTree members have made to James's profile so far.
Edit Profile and Relationships
James's edit page is the central location for adding information and correcting mistakes. Is there anything you can add or improve upon? Since you're not logged-in yet you can't make changes directly. Contact the profile managers. Please don't go away without giving us your information and sources. Thank you!
You'll notice colored privacy icons in search results, the Madison surname index, etc. The white dot for James indicates that his profile is Open. Only the profile manager can edit this setting.
Tests of James's DNA
If James's DNA (not a family member's or descendant's DNA) has been tested for genealogical purposes the test or tests should be selected here. This will automatically create connections on the profiles of James's relatives where the test may be useful for confirming relationships. It's very valuable for advanced genealogy. To add tests you need to be on James's Trusted List.
This shows you the WikiTree members who have full power to access and edit James's information. Use it to see who else shares your interest in James and receives updates about changes to the profile. The Relationship Finder icon links next their names will show you their relationship to James.
Here are ways to connect and communicate with genealogists regarding James's profile, especially if you're unable to collaborate directly using the WikiTree Tools above.
Comment on Profile Message Board
James's profile, like all WikiTree profiles, has a section for public comments. This is the best place to put anything you'd like seen by all genealogists who are interested in James. Profile managers are alerted to new comments via e-mail, everyone on the Trusted List will see a notice about it in their activity feeds, and people who visit James's profile in the future will see your comment. You will need to login to post.
E-Card for James
Any image uploaded to WikiTree can be sent as a free e-card, including photos of James or scans of vintage postcards. An e-card can be a great way to tell a genealogist or family member about what's here.
Private Message — Directly Contact Profile Manager
Here you can send a private message to a Wiki Genealogist managing James's profile. If there are multiple managers or genealogists involved, you will need to send separate messages. Unless your information is sensitive it's better to post a public comment. Login to post.
Trusted List Request Form
If you're a genealogist with a special interest in collaborating on James's profile, join the Trusted List. The profile is Open so you don't need to be on the Trusted List to edit or improve upon it. You only need to join if you want to receive updates about him in your activity feeds or complete merges. You will need to login first.