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Eleanor Rose (Nelly) Conway was born 9 January 1731 in Port Conway, Caroline County, Virginia, USA to Francis Conway (1696-1773) and Rebecca Catlett (1702-1760) and died 11 February 1829 Montpelier, Orange County, Virginia, USA of unspecified causes. She married James Madison, Sr. (1723-1801) .

Mother of the fourth President of the United States.


Offspring of Eleanor Rose (Nelly) Conway and James Madison, Sr. (1723-1801)
Name Birth Death Joined with
James Madison (1751-1836) 16 March 1751 Port Conway, Virginia, United States 28 June 1836 Montpelier, Virginia, United States Dolley Payne (1768-1849)
Francis Taylor Madison (1753-1800)
Ambrose Madison (1755-1793)
Catlett Madison (1758-1758)
Nelly Conway Madison (1760-1802)
William Taylor Madison (1762-1843)
Sarah Catlett Madison (1764-1843)
unnamed child (1766–1766)
Elizabeth Madison (1768-1775)
unnamed child (1770–1770)
Reuben Madison (1771-1775)
Frances Taylor Madison (1774-1823)


Footnotes (including sources)

‡ General

born 15-Sep-1696 at Richmond, Virginia, and died 12-Apr-1773 at Caroline, VA

  • (SamSloan) same as mikeburger for Francis; parents Edwin Conway (c1644-Aug 1698; other marriage "1660 in Old Rappahannock" to Sarah Walker - children Edwin and Mary, with dates shown) and Elizabeth Thompson (shown as having only one other child, posthumous, "born about 1698 in <Lancaster Co., Va>")
  • "Tudor Descendants" from dagosti at; outline descendant tree with no indents but with a few notes suggesting serious study; includes "12. Francis Conway (1696.09.15-1773.04.12)"
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