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Ambrose Madison

Birth
Orange County, Virginia, USA
Death 27 Aug 1732 (aged 32)
Orange County, Virginia, USA
Burial Montpelier Station, Orange County, Virginia, USA
Plot National Park Service reports he & his wife are possibly buried in front of Pres. Madison's monument.
Memorial ID 8358953 · View Source
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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.


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Alice P.
  • Added: 5 Feb 2004
  • Find A Grave Memorial 8358953
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Ambrose Madison (17 Jan 1700–27 Aug 1732), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8358953, citing Montpelier Estate National Historic Site, Montpelier Station, Orange County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave (contributor 8) .