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 in Montpelier, Orange County, Virginia, USA of unspecified causes. She married James Madison, Sr. (1723-1801) . Notable ancestors include Henry II of England (1133-1189), William I of England (1027-1087), Charlemagne (747-814), Hugh Capet (c940-996), Alfred the Great (849-899). Ancestors are from the United States, the United Kingdom, England, France, Germany, Belgium, Russia, Ukraine, the Netherlands.

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)


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‡ 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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