Roger Madison Genealogy
Record modified: 2008-06-24
This is my direct ancestor 8 generations back.
Born: about 1710-00-00 Virginia USA
Died: (unknown) Halifax Co, Virginia USA
1. Elizabeth Taliaferro
Children of Roger Madison and Elizabeth Taliaferro:
died after 1800 and before 1802-01-25
His brother Ambrose is the grandfather of President James Madison.
married in Halifax Co VA? (probably King and Queen Co instead)
They lived in Caroline Co VA from 1736 to 1755.
They were in Lunenburg Co VA from 1757 to 1769, then moved to Charlotte Co, and then to Halifax Co.
another researcher sends:
Here's a transcription of his will:
Last Will and Testament of Roger Madison
In the name of God, Amen, the twenty Eighth day of April one thousand seven
Hundred and Eighty Nine, I ROGER MADISON of the County of Halifax being
Infirm and weak in Body but of perfect Mind and Memory thanks be to God do
make Constitute and Ordain this my last Will and Testament Revoking all
Former Will or wills whatsoever by me made and as touching such Worldly
Estate wherewith it hath pleased God to bless me in this life, I give,
Devise and Dispose of in manner & form following
First I give and Bequeath unto my Daughter ANN COX one negro Boy named
Isaac to her and her Heirs forever--
Secondly I give and Bequeath unto my Daughter MARY COLLINS one
Negro Girl named Lucy, to her and her Heirs forever--
Thirdly, I give and Bequeath unto my Daughter ELIZABETH MOORE one Negro Girl
named Annaca to her and her Heirs forever--
Fourthly I give and Bequeath unto my daughter FRANCES COLLINS one Negro Girl
named Ritter to her and her Heirs forever--
Fifthly I give and bequeath unto my daughter PEGGY FRENCH MADISON one Negro
Girl named Thinthia and one Feather Bed & Bolster, toher and her heirs forever--
Sixthly I give and bequeath unto my Grandson TOLIFARRO RICHARDS TwelvePounds
Current money to be paid to him when he shall arrive at the Age of Twenty
One Years, if then living. Allso one Negro Girl named Milly to him and his
heirs forever and if the said -- TOLIFARRO RICHARDS shall die without Lawful
Heir, then the said negro to go to his father, GEORGE RICHARDS--
Seventhly I give and Bequeath unto my son AMBROSE MADISON all the
Residue of my Estate both Real and personal, to him and his Heirs for
ever...and for the said AMBROSE MADISON to pay all Just demands that shall
come against my Estate out of his part of the Estate. I do hereby appoint
my Nephew GEORGE CAMP & AMBROSE MADISON, my Executors of this my last will &
in witness thereof
I do hereunto set my hand & Seal this 28th day of April one thousand
seven hundred and Eighty nine --
In presents of Ben Lankford, Epm. Jackson, Moses [his x mark] Lawson
At a Court held for Halifax County the 25th day of January 1802 the
within written Last Will and Testament of ROBERT [sic] MADISON, decd was
exhibited in Court & proved by the oath of two of the witnesses thereunto &
subscribed & ordered to be recorded.
Hinds Site: Genealogy of Ken Hinds -- page 260
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