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Ambrose Madison
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Birth: 1700
Orange County
Virginia, USA
Death: Aug. 27, 1732
Orange County
Virginia, USA

Buried in an unmarked grave.
(Source: National Park Service)

Ambrose Madison was the grandfather of Pres. James Madison; he was the son of John Madison II & Isabella Minor Todd. He & Frances had the following children: John III, Col. James Madison Sr., Elizabeth, and Frances Madison.

In the spring of 1732, Ambrose & family moved to Mount Pleasant (now Montpelier), VA. By Aug. of 1732, Ambrose had died, leaving his young wife to raise their children and run the plantation until Col. James Madison Sr. took title at the age of 18.

James Madison Sr. built a new plantation, Montpelier, and when Pres. James Madison was 9, they moved to the present-day mansion of Montpelier located on the same land as Mount Pleasant.

Ambrose was well-connected and well-established member of the VA gentry, and held several public office, married very well, and owned thousands of acres in both the Tidewater and Piedmont areas of VA. Ambrose was born in of, Orange Co., VA, and died at Montpelier, Orange Co., VA, at the age of 32.

Family links: 
  John Madison (1660 - 1728)
  Frances Taylor Madison (1700 - 1761)*
  James Madison (1723 - 1801)*
  Ambrose Madison (1700 - 1732)
  Roger Madison (1701 - 1801)*
*Calculated relationship
Montpelier Estate National Historic Site
Montpelier Station
Orange County
Virginia, USA
Plot: National Park Service reports he & his wife are possibly buried in front of Pres. Madison's monument.
Created by: Alice P.
Record added: Feb 05, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 8358953

In Memory of my 8th Great Grandfather. I have LOVED finding out about you and our Family. Blessings until we meet.
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 Added: Aug. 6, 2015
In memory of my 7th great grand uncle.
- Lynn Duncan Strandberg
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