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Margaret (O'Rear) Madden (abt. 1731 - bef. 1798)

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Margaret Madden formerly O'Rear
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Profile last modified 15 Feb 2016 | Created 10 Feb 2016
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Margaret was born in 1731. It is believed that she is the daughter of Daniel O'Rear and Esther Thorne.[1][2][3]

Margaret married Captain Scarlett[e] Madden sometime before 1748.[4][5] Margaret and Scarlett[e] had six children: Fanny (b. c. 1748, d. 1784), Elizabeth (b. c. 1748, d. 1803), George (b. c. 1750, d. 1 July 1782), Unknown (b. 1751, d. 1783), Margaret (b. c . 1755), Frances (b. 1763, d. c. 1850).[1]

On 4 July 1768, there was a court hearing regarding a slave, Crafford, belonging to Scarlet Madden, who was being indicted for burglary and intent to murder, Margaret, the wife of Scarlet Madden. The court found him not guilty. The court also found him not guilty of a second charge of burglary of the meat house. The court found him guilty of a third charge of theft of a blanket, a shirt and a hat, but not to the degree that he should be punished by death. The court ordered the Sheriff to give him 39 lashes.[6]

Margaret's husband Scarlett[e] Madden will leaves part of his estate to the following children:[7][8] Elizabeth Glasscock, Frances Reno, Peggy (Margaret) Cox, Franny (Frances) Newman; Grandchild: Betsey Madden; Wife: Margaret Madden; As well as the following: John Posey Newman, Kesia Stone.

Margaret died sometime after 1798 in Virginia. She is buried at Rockburn Cemetery, King George County, Virginia.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Descendants of John O'Rea, Entry on Margaret O'Rear, birth year and death is estimated based on the research of Lee Hoffman.
  2. Post by Lee Hoffman on RootsWeb regarding Margaret O'Rear being the daughter of Daniel O'Rear rather than of John O'Rea.
  3. posting regarding the parents of Margaret ORear and Scarlet Madden.
  4. Descendants of John O'Rea, Entry on Margaret O'Rear, author owns a letter providing marriage information.
  5. Our Family History, Entry for John Madden, see Notes section on this researchers view on Margaret O'Rear and Scarlette Madden.
  6. Slave & Free Negro Records from the Prince WIlliam County Court Minute & Order Books: 1752-1763; 1766-1769; 1804-1806; 1812-1814; 1833-1865. A Source Book for African-American Family History Research Part 1, Joan W. Peters, Albemarle Research, Broad Run, VA. 22014.
  7. Will of Scarlett Madden - Virginia 1788, post by Donald Glascock.
  8. Abstract of Will of Scarlett Madden, Prince William County, Virginia. Dated Jan. 9, 1788. User posting

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On 13 Feb 2016 at 21:33 GMT Allison Mackler wrote:

O'Rear-28 and O'Rear-55 do not represent the same person because: Different parents, different spouse.

On 12 Feb 2016 at 01:09 GMT Katharine (Mounger) Jones wrote:

I've removed her parents. Now I, or you, need to add her proper parents back.

On 12 Feb 2016 at 00:41 GMT Allison Mackler wrote:

This Margaret O'Rear, married to Scarlett Madden appears to be the daughter of Daniel Lanson O'Rear and Esther, not of John O'Rea and Mary Peck.

Margaret is 14 degrees from Carroll Shelby, 23 degrees from Joan Whitaker and 16 degrees from Henry VIII of England on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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