I am a Wood(s) descendent and came across this info on one set of Wood(s).Hope it is helpful.
When James Madison died, there was a suit in which Dolly Madison explained her troubles in settling the Estate.In Mr. Madison's Will, he said "I bequeath the said sum of money to be equally divided between all my nephews and nieces which shall at that time be living and in case of any of them being dead and leaving issue at the time living, then such issue shall take thepalce of its or their deceased parent."Dolly Madison tells the Court that there were thirty one such nephews and nieces.She says Mr. Madison had six brothers and sisters, Francis Madison,William Madison,Ambrose Madison,Nelly Hite,Sarah Macon and Frances Rose. Francis Madison's children were.Conway Madison now living in Alabama, Catlett Madison,Nelly Wood who died before Mr. Madison leaving six children of whom all died before Mr. Madison without issue except Margaret wife of ( ) Tappan and Joseph Wood(of Tennessee).Fanny now wife of Thompson Shepherd, Catherine, Wife of Spotswood Taliaferro,Elizabeth Shepherd Widow of Alexander Shepherd, Mary Smith who died before Mr. Madison having two Children, Walton Smith of Mississippi and Nancy Buck, Wife of John Buck William Madison's Children who were living at Testator's death and now are dead having Children then living.Rebecca Chapman, Wife of Reynolds Chapman,Robert L. Madison who died before Mr. Madison, leaving three sons, T. Cooper Madison,Willis and Robert.Ambrose Madison.Leitita Slaughter, Wife of D. F. Slauther.Eliza Willis, Wife of Lewis Willis, died before Mr. Madison leaving one Daughter,Frances Willis, an Infant Ambrose Madison died before the Testator leaving one child, Nelly C. Willis Nelly Hite married Isaac Hite her Children are two, James M. Hite of Frederick County and Nelly who married () Baldwin and died before the Testator leaving seven Children. Eleanor C., Mary B. Ann,Isaac Hite,James M.Cornelius,Robert Stuart all living Sarah Macon whose children are living at the death of the Testator and still are Conway C. Mason,James M. Macon,Luccy Conway Wife of Reuben Conway, Ambrose Macon,Henry Macon, Reuben Macon, one or more Children who died before the Testator without having children Frances, Wife of Robert Rose, deced, her Children are Ambrose Rose of Alabama, Nelly Newman Widow of () Newman,Henry Rose, Frances and Samuel the last two believed to be infants.
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