James Madison Sr.

James Madison Sr.

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James Madison Sr. 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.

James Madison Sr. Before Fame

He inherited Montpelier from his father in 1744.

James Madison Sr. Trivial Things

He owned 108 slaves at the time of his death.

James Madison Sr. Family Life

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

James Madison Sr. Associated With

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