132. Capt John Madison Jr & 133. Isabella Minor [VA]
~1655-1659, John born in K&Q Co., VA; s/o 264. John Madison Sr and 265. Maria Ambrose.
~1671, Isabel born d/o of 266. Doodes Minor.
Isabel Minor [possibly] married William Todd. [and may have had 2 daughters by him].
John married Isabel Minor [Todd]. (S) See Family notes.
9/24/1680 John, “ship carpenter, of St. Stephens Parish, New Kent Co., VA”, deeded the land bought by his father in 1678 to Thomas Williamson. (S) Old Rappahannock Co., VA, Deed Book 7, P26.
2/6/1682-3, John Maddyson, ship carpenter, signed a power of attorney to Henry Woodnut. (S) Old Rappahannock Co., VA, Deed Book 7, P27.
4/16/1683 John Maddison Jr received a land patent of 430 acres in St. Stephens Parish, New Kent Co., VA on the North side of the Mattapony River, adjacent to Robert Bagbie, John Miles, Mr. Chamberland, 300 acres of which was formerly granted to John Madison Sr., deceased, on 18 March 1662 (S) PB 7, P246.
1683, John [and James Taylor] signed a petition of inhabitants of St. Stephen’s Parish requesting action to replace the vestry. (S) Virginia Colonial Abstracts, Fleet, V2, PP449-50.
1685, John Maddison was a mate on the ship “Betty” which carried prisoners from Dorset County, England, to Barbados. The prisoners were convicted rebels who participated in Monmouth’s Rebellion in England.
6/24/1687, Christopher Eastwick wrote his will in which he says John Maddison, mariner, is aboard the ship Betty of London now bound for Barbados, James Quiker master. (S) Barbados Records, Wills and Administrations, by Sanders, V2, P103.
6/1699, John and Thomas Perring granted 600 acres. (S) English Duplicates of Lost Virginia Records, Louis des Cognets Jr, PP57&62.
10/23/1703, John Madison received a land patent of 300 acres in King William Co., VA on Upper Herring Creek, South East side of Perry’s Swamp. (S) PB 9, P553.
There are multiple deeds of other persons of this time with references to a bridge “a little below” and to “Madison’s new plantation”, or to “Maddison’s Mill Dam”.
1704 (S) VA Quit Rent Rolls: JNo. Maddison, 500 acres in King & Queen Co., VA.
1704, John Sheriff of King & Queen Co.
1/20/1705-6, John Madison (and his wife Isabella) of St. Stephens Parish, King & Queen Co., VA sold 300 acres in King William Co., VA on Herring Creek to George Purchase. (S) Virginia Colonial Abstracts, Fleet, V2, P292.
1/21/1705-6, Isabella Madison signed a Power of Attorney giving it to Henry Madison to acknowledge her signature on the deed. The witnesses to the Power of Attorney were Edward Eastham and John Madison, Jr. [Here this is John III].
3/23/1705-6, 2000 acres was surveyed for John Maddison and Henry Pigg on the Fork of the Mattapony River. (S) English Duplicates of Lost Virginia Records, Louis des Cognets Jr, PP88-89.
4/26/1707, John appointed a gentleman Justice in King & Queen Co., VA. (S) English Duplicates of Lost Virginia Records, Louis des Cognets, Jr., P3.
4/28/1714, John appointed as Sheriff of King & Queen Co.
6/16/1714, John and neighbor Daniel Coleman patented 2000 acres on the Upper Mattapony River. (S) PB10, P168.4
4/1/1717, John Madison, … received a land patent of 1860 acres in King & Queen Co., VA on a fork of the Mattapony River, 16 miles above inhabitants in King & Queen Co. (S) PB 10, P319.
3/21/1722-3, John Maddison deeded land to Richard Owen.
Bef. 3/24/1725 John died in VA. (S) Patent of his son John on this date.
1726-1727 Isabell Madison named in an account book. (S) See Ambrose – these dates.
(S) The James Madison Center, James Madison University.
• Middle names were not in general use in VA in the 17th Century, and were more uncommon for women than men. It seems unlikely that Isabella would have a middle name. President James Madison’s handwritten genealogy names his wife as “D. P. Todd.” President James Madison married Dolly Payne, the daughter of John Payne and Mary Coles. Dolly Payne was previously married to John Todd before marrying James Madison, Jr. When naming his wife in his chart he called her by her previous married name and only used an initial “P” for her maiden name. It would be consistent for him to have done the same with Isabella Minor Todd if she was a widow of Mr. Todd at the time of her marriage to John Madison, Jr. Sometimes Isabel is cited as a daughter of Thomas Todd, died Baltimore MD, 1679. He had 4 daughters, none named Isabel.
Children of John and Isabel:
i. John Madison III, born ~1686.
John married Ann ?.
John 1st Clerk of Augusta Co.
1704 (S) VA Quit Rent Rolls: John Maddison, 300 acres in King & Queen Co., VA.
4/28/1714, John appointed as Justice of King & Queen Co.
2/20/1719, John Madison, Jr., Esq.,” patented 400 acres on both sides of the North fork of the South River in St. Margaret’s Parish, King William Co., VA. (S) PB 11, P3.
3/24/1725-6 John received a 2150 acre land patent in in St. Margaret’s Parish, King William Co., in which his father is said to be deceased. (S) PB 12, P390. [This became part of Caroline Co. in 1727.]
10/15/1725, John & Ann Madison were godparents to Mary Camm. (S) Bible Rcd. of John Camm & Mary Bullock.
1726-1727 John Madison named in an account book. (S) See Ambrose – these dates.
9/28/1728, Capt. John Madison of King & Queen Co., VA, received a land patent of 1000 acres in Spotsylvania Co., VA, at the foot of a great mountain. (S) PB 13, P350.
11/4/1734, John Madison of Drysdale Parish, King & Queen, Co., VA, deeded 1000 acres in St. Mark’s Parish, Spotsylvania Co., VA, to his niece, Elizabeth Madison, eldest daughter of my brother, Ambrose Madison, lately deceased. (S) Spotsylvania Co., VA, DB-C.
3/12/1741-2, John’s brother Thomas ordered to lay off the most convenient way for a road from the place where the new church is to be erected. John Madison, … to assist the surveyors.
1748-49, 1752-54, John a member of the Burgesses. (S) Leg. Journals of the Council of Col. VA, Waine, PP1036,…
(S) Encyclopedia of Virginia Biography, V1, Publ. 1915.
James Madison, born ?.
President of William & Mary College.
George Madison, born ?.
Govenor of Kentucky.
ii. Elizabeth Madison, born ~1685.
Elizabeth married John Penn.
4/21/1723 Elizabeth Penn named Godmother to her nephew James, s/o Amborse.
1726-1727 John Penn named in an account book. (S) See Ambrose – these dates.
4/9/1727 Elizabeth Penn named Godmother to her neice Frances, d/o Amborse.
1741, John died in Caroline Co.; proved by Elizabeth Penn and Moses Penn, co-executors.
John Penn Jr, born ~1700.
1726-1727 John named in an account book. (S) See Ambrose – these dates.
George Penn, born ~1702.
1726-1727 George named in an account book. (S) See Ambrose – these dates.
1732, George a witness to the will of his uncle Ambrose.
Joseph Penn, born ~?.
Moses Penn, born ~?.
iii. Thomas Madison, born bef. 1694.
~1717 Thomas married Joanah ?.
4/25/1715, Thomas Maddison appointed Sheriff of King & Queen Co., VA. (S) H. R. McIlwaine, ed., Executive Journals of the Council of Virginia, Vol. III.
7/11/1719, Thomas Madison of King William Co. received a land patent of 330 acres in St. John Parish. (S) PB 10, P428.
4/21/1723 Thomas named godfather to his nephew James, s/o Amborse, and father of the 4th President.
1726-1727 Thomas Madison named in an account book. (S) See Ambrose – these dates.
3/9/1732-3, Thomas ordered to help appraise an estate. (S) Caroline Co. Court Order Book.
5/11/1739, Thomas ordered to survey the road from the South River Bridge to the Chapel.
3/12/1741-2, Thomas Madison ordered to lay off the most convenient way for a road from the place where the new church is to be erected. John Madison, … to assist the surveyors.
8/31/1741, a land record cites the lands of Thomas Madison and Roger Maddison.
10/12/1750, a County Levy was ordered to pay Thomas Madison for repairing South River Bridge.
3/8/1750-1, …Thomas Madison and Roger Madison, set apart Ruth Trice’s late Ruth Booth’s dower of the estate of Daniel Booth.
9/13/1751, Abraham Estes was ordered to pay Thomas Madison and Roger Madison a witness fee for testifying in a court case.
1/21/1754, Thomas died.
4/13/1758 Joanah died.
(S) Reminiscences of Eastern Oregon, Mrs. Elizabeth Lord, 1903, The Irwin-Hodson Co., P231.
James Madison, born 10/26/1719.
Ambrose Madison, born 3/11/1724.
Jane Madison, born 2/11/1728;
10/24/1767 she died.
Humphrey Madison, born 4/25/1730.
9/12/1756 he died.
Ann Madison, born 7/31/1733.
Sarah Madison, born 2/29/1735.
11/27/1755 she married Thomas Laughlin, born in England; died 12/13/1801.
10/31/1801 she died.
Mary Madison, born 5/15/1738.
George Madison, born 10/7/1740.
Roger Madison, born 4/15/1744.
9/12/1768 he died.
Elizabeth Madison, born 5/30/1747.
iv. Ambrose Madison, born ~1696.
1717, James Millener wrote a promissory note to Ambrose. (S) Shane Collection of the Presbyterian Historical Society in Philadelphia, PA.
8/24/1721 Ambrose married Frances Taylor, born 8/30/1700. [Ancestor of Pres. Zachary Taylor]. She was the sister to Erasmus Taylor and d/o James Taylor.
11/15/1723, Ambrose and Thomas Chew, received a 4675 acre land patent in Spotsylvania Co. (S) PB 11, P294.
1726, Ambrose a Justice in K&Q Co.
1726-1727 Ambrose kept an account book in which many of his relatives are named. (S) Shane Collection …
1729, Ambose and Richard Madison Justices of Caroline Co.
4/11/1732, Ambrose [and others] received a land patent of 10,000 acres in St. George’s Parish, Spotsylvania Co.
1732, they moved onto their 2337 acre plantation Mount Pleasant.
7/31/1732, Ambrose wrote his will. His nephew George Penn was a witness.
8/27/1732,a Sunday night, Amrose died, a resident of Spotsylvania Co., VA. (S) Sarah Catlett [Madison] Macon Bible record. [His children were still very young].
Frances took over running the estate. She was soon marketing tobacco in England.
10/25/1761, Frances died, interred the following Sunday at Montpelier in Orange.
(S) James Madison Sr., father of the 4th President, documented much of this family genealogy.
James Madison Sr, born 3/27/1723.
4/21/1723 James baptized; his aunt Elizabeth Penn & Martha godmothers, uncle Thomas Madison & James Taylor named godfathers.
7/31/1732 James left everything not given to Elizabeth & Frances in his father’s will.
9/15/1749, James married 17-year-old Eleanor Rose Conway. [aka “Nelly”]. Her mother was Rebecca Catlett, d/o John538i.
He residence was “Montpelier” in Orange Co., VA; a Lt Col of the Militia.
2/29/1801 he died.
Child: James Madison Jr, 4th President of the United States.
(S) Encyclopedia of Virginia Biography, V1, Publ. 1915.
(S) Pedigree Chart drawn by Pres. Madison, Wm&Mary Qrtly, S1,V1,P37.
Elizabeth Madison, born 6/14/1725.
7/3/1725 Elizabeth baptized; Elinor Madison a godmother.
7/31/1732 Elizabeth left 2000 acres in her father’s will.
Elizabeth married Richard Beale and lived in Orange Co. (S) DB13, P195.
Frances Madison, born 3/6/1726-7.
4/9/1727 Frances baptized; her Aunt Elizabeth Penn named Godmother.
7/31/1732 Frances left 2000 acres in her father’s will.
Frances married Tavern Beale and lived in Orange Co. (S) DB12, P230.
Frances 2nd married Jacob Hite, s/o Joist Hite. [They had a son and a daughter.]
7/1776, Jacob was killed in an Indian battle.
v. Henry Madison, born 1700-1710.
1701, an inventory of the the munitions of King & Queen Co., VA., was taken and certain munitions were listed as being at the residence of Mr. Henry Madison in King & Queen Co.
3/12/1702-2, Henry Madison, Justice, signed a Petition of Inhabitants of King & Queen Co., VA, to the King giving him support on an issue.
7/8/1702, Henry Madison a Justice in King William Co., VA.
8/20/1703 Henry deeded 280 acres from Richard Littlepage.
1704 (S) VA Quit Rent Rolls: Henry Maddison, 650 acres in King & Queen Co., VA.
1/21/1705-6, Henry received a Power of Attorney from his mother.
6/22/1722 Henry Madison sold 380 acres from a land patent of “John Pigg and John Madison, father of Henry Madison, dated 4 July 1664.” (S) PB 11, P106.
9/28/1728 Henry Madison, brother to Ambrose Madison, of King & Queen Co. received a land patent of 1000 acres in Spotsylvania Co., adjacent to James Madison. (S) PB 13, P352.
Henry married Elizabeth Coleman.
Bef. 8/1757 Henry died. (S) See children.
Isabell Madison, born 1736-1742.
8/1757, she chose Tschner Degraffenreid as her guardian. (S) Lunenburg Co., Court Order B4, P335.
Henry Madison Jr, born 1740-1743.
8/1757, he chose his uncle Roger Madison as his guardian. (S) Lunenburg Co., Court Order B4, P335.
He married Martha White.
He was alive in 1809.
iv. Elinor Madison, born ~1704.
7/3/1725, Elinor a godmother to Elizabeth, d/o Ambrose.
Bef. 7/31/1732, Elinor married James Coleman.
Bef. 2/22/1758, Elinor died in Orange Co.
vii. Roger Madison ( 66), born bef. 1714.