James Madison, Jr.

Male 1751 - 1836  (85 years)


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  • Name James Madison 
    Suffix Jr. 
    Born 16 Mar 1751  Port Conway, King George, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 28 Jun 1836  Montpelier, Orange, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I3093  My Family Tree | McGee-Christensen
    Last Modified 21 Jul 2015 

    Father James Madison,   b. 27 Mar 1723, Port Conway, King George, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Feb 1801, Orange County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Mother Eleanor Rose Conway,   b. 9 Jan 1731, Port Conway, King George, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Feb 1829, Orange County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 98 years) 
    Married 13 Sep 1749  Port Conway, King George, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • James Madison, Sr. 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. James eventually acquired more property totally over 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.
    Family ID F1111  Group Sheet

    Family Dolley Payne,   b. 20 May 1768, New Garden, Guilford, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jul 1849, Washington, District of Columbia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Married 15 Sep 1794  Harewood, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 21 Jul 2015 
    Family ID F1189  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 16 Mar 1751 - Port Conway, King George, Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 15 Sep 1794 - Harewood, Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 28 Jun 1836 - Montpelier, Orange, Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    James Madison by Charles Willson Peale, 1783
    James Madison by Charles Willson Peale, 1783

    Painted when Madison was a 32-year-old member of the Continental Congress
    Engraving of James Madison by David Edwin between 1809-1817
    Engraving of James Madison by David Edwin between 1809-1817
    James Madison portrait
    James Madison portrait
    Painted by John Vanderlyn (1775-1852). This painting is located in the White House collection.
    Portrait of James Madison about 1821
    Portrait of James Madison about 1821
    By Gilbert Stuart. Located in the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
    James Madison about 1829
    James Madison about 1829
    Painted by Chester Harding (1792-1865) and currently located in the National Portrait Gallery in Washington
    Montpelier
    Montpelier

    Home of James Madison located in Orange, Virginia
    President James Madison Memorial at the United States Capitol
    President James Madison Memorial at the United States Capitol
    Statue of President James Madison located at the Library of Congress James Madison Memorial Building. The James Madison Memorial Building of the Library of Congress is an unusual combination of a national shrine contained in a working building.

    In the James Madison Memorial Hall, sits a heroic statue by Walker Hancock. It depicts Madison as a man in his thirties, sitting erect in a chair that is draped with a cloak; his right foot projects beyond the statue's self base. In his right hand is a volume of the Encyclopedie Methodique, which was first on Madison's 1783 list of books that would be useful to the Congress. Hancock sculpted the statue at his Massachusetts studio, and it was carved from a 30-ton block of Carrara marble in Italy. Madison's life dates are carved on the curved front of the pink Tennessee marble pedestal.

    Documents
    Constitution of the United States (first page)
    Constitution of the United States (first page)
    James Madison is referred to as the "Father of the Constitution" due to his pivotal role the development of this document. During the course of the Convention, Madison spoke over two hundred times, and his fellow delegates rated him highly. William Pierce wrote that "... every Person seems to acknowledge his greatness. In the management of every great question he evidently took the lead in the Convention ... he always comes forward as the best informed Man of any point in debate." Madison recorded the unofficial minutes of the convention, and these have become the only comprehensive record of what occurred.
    Original Treaty of the Louisiana Purchase (first page)
    Original Treaty of the Louisiana Purchase (first page)
    Napoléon Bonaparte of France sold the Louisiana territory to Madison and Jefferson in 1803 for $15,000,000 or 42 cents an acre. This land deal of the millennium doubled the size of the United States.
    1820 US Census for James Madison
    1820 US Census for James Madison
    Name: James Madison
    Home in 1820 (City, County, State): Orange, Virginia
    Enumeration Date: August 7, 1820
    Free White Persons - Males - Under 10: 2, 10 thru 15:3, 16 thru 25:1, 26 thru 44:2, 45 and over:2
    Free White Persons - Females - 26 thru 44:2, 45 and over:2
    Slaves - Males - Under 14: 20, 14 thru 25:13, 26 thru 44:11, 45 and over:16
    Slaves - Females - Under 14:20, 14 thru 25:9, 26 thru 44:10, 45 and over:13
    Foreigners not Naturalized: 1
    Number of Persons - Engaged in Manufactures: 7
    Free White Persons - Under 16: 5, Over 25: 8
    Total Free White Persons: 14
    Total Slaves: 112
    Total All Persons - White, Slaves, Colored, Other: 126
    1830 US Census for James Madison
    1830 US Census for James Madison
    Home in 1830 (City, County, State): Orange, Virginia
    Free White Persons - Males - 30 thru 39:1, 70 thru 79:1, 50 thru 59:1
    Slaves - Males - Under 10: 23, 10 thru 23:14, 24 thru 35:5, 36 thru 54:9, 55 thru 99:5
    Slaves - Females - Under 10: 18, 10 thru 23:12, 24 thru 35:1, 36 thru 54:6, 55 thru 99:4
    Slaves and Colored Persons - Blind: 2
    Free White Persons - 20 thru 49: 1
    Total Free White Persons: 3
    Total Slaves: 97
    Total - All Persons (Free White, Slaves, Free Colored): 100
    James Madison Letter to Thomas Jefferson, 10 November 1821
    James Madison Letter to Thomas Jefferson, 10 November 1821
    The letter discusses books.

    Headstones
    Gravesite for James Madison
    Gravesite for James Madison

    Histories
    Map of the Louisiana Purchase in 1803
    Map of the Louisiana Purchase in 1803
    Madison Family Tree
    Madison Family Tree
    Holograph family tree by James Madison, prepared between 1813-1819

    Source: Manuscript Division, Library of Congress
    'Hoisting of American Colors over Louisiana'
    "Hoisting of American Colors over Louisiana"
    Painting depicting first raising of the USA flag with the Louisiana Purchase, in main plaza (now Jackson Square), New Orleans. Ceremony was March 10, 1804 [1] Painted by Thure de Thulstrup on commission to commemorate centennial of the event. The painting has been praised for the research and historical accuracy which went into the period depiction. Painting is on display in the Cabildo Museum. Painted in 1904 by Thure de Thulstrup (1848-1930).
    James Madison and religious liberty (1902) by Gaillard Hunt
    James Madison and religious liberty (1902) by Gaillard Hunt
    Source: The Library of Congress
    James Madison, Shaping of America, 1783-1815: Biographies
    James Madison, Shaping of America, 1783-1815: Biographies


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