William Madison

William Taylor Madison (1762 - 1843)

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Gen. William Taylor Madison
Born in Montpelier, Orange County, Colony and Dominion of Virginiamap
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Husband of — married in Orange, Virginiamap
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Died in Montpelier, Orange County, Virginia, United States of Americamap
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William was born on 1 or 5 May 1762 in Montpelier, Orange County, Virginia, the sixth of twelve children and the fifth of eight sons of James Madison and Eleanor Rose Conway Madison.
On 20 December 1783, when he was twenty-one, William married Frances Throckmorton in Orange County and they had eleven children, including the following three sons and two daughters:
  1. Rebecca Conway (Madison) Chapman
  2. John Madison
  3. Robert Lewis Madison
  4. Ambrose Madison
  5. Eliza (Madison) Willis.
On 19-20 July 1843, at the age of eighty-one William died of unknown causes at Montpelier, Orange County, Virginia.

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Gen William Taylor Madison
Birth: 5 May 1762 Orange County, Virginia; Death: 20 Jul 1843 (aged 81) Orange County, Virginia, USA; Burial: Montpelier Estate National Historic Site, Montpelier Station, Orange County, Virginia, USA. Memorial #: 8359098.
Bio: Buried in an unmarked grave.(Source: National Park Service) Gen. William Taylor Madison was born & died at Montpelier, Orange Co., VA; he was the son of Col. James Madison & Eleanor "Nellie" Rose Conway (both buried at Montpelier). He had the following siblings: President James Madison Jr., Francis, Ambrose, Catlett (buried at Montpelier), Nellie, Sarah, Elizabeth (buried at Montpelier), Reuben, and Frances Taylor Madison. William married (1) Frances Throckmorton on 20 Dec 1783, in Orange Co., VA; they had the following children: Rebecca Conway Madison Chapman; John Madison; Major Ambrose Madison; James Edwin Madison; Elizabeth Madison; Letitia Madison Slaughter; John Madison; Alfred Madison; Lucy Frances Madison; William F. "Billy" Madison, Jr.; Robert Lewis Madison. He married (2) Nancy Jarrell in 1834; they had one son John R. "Jack" Madison.
Family Members: Parents: James Madison (1723-1801), Eleanor Rose Conway Madison (1731-1829); Spouses: Nancy Jarrell Madison (1789-1875), Frances Throckmorton Madison (1765-1832); Siblings: James Madison (1751-1836), Francis Madison (1753-1800), Ambrose Madison (1755-1793), Catlett Madison (1758-1758), Eleanor Conway Madison Hite (1760-1802), Sarah Catlett Madison Macon (1764-1843), Infant Son Madison (1766-1766), Elizabeth Madison (1768-1775), Infant Son Madison (1770-1770), Reuben Madison (1771-1775), Frances Taylor Madison Rose (1774-1823); Children: John Madison (1787-1809), Robert Lewis Madison (1794-1828), Ambrose Madison (1796-1855), Letitia Madison Slaughter (1808-1828).[1]


  1. Alice P. (46631932), “Gen William Taylor Madison,” Findagrave.com. Record added 5 Feb 2004. URL: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/8359098/william-taylor-madison. Accessed 10 April 2018.



  • Burke's Presidential Families of the United States of America, p.140.

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On 21 Aug 2011 at 20:58 GMT Jane Underwood wrote:

Some of us believe that William and Frances had another daughter, Ann Alvis Madison, born 1809 in Granville Co, NC. She married James Abel and lived and died in MS.

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