James Madison Sr.

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Birthday
27, 1723
Birthplace
Port Conway, VA
Death Date
Feb 27, 1801 (77)
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
27, 1723
Birthplace
Port Conway, VA
Death Date
Feb 27, 1801 (77)

About

Plantation owner most famous for being the father of U.S. President James Madison. He owned the Montpelier tobacco plantation and eventually became the largest landowner in the Orange County, Virginia.

Before Fame

He inherited Montpelier from his father in 1744.

Trivia

He owned 108 slaves at the time of his death.

Family Life

He married Nelly Conway, with whom he had twelve children.

Associated With

His son, James Madison, served as the fourth President of the United states from 1809 to 1817.