A colleague & I were researching Peyton Madison, husband of Mary Laws (daughter of George Laws, Sr.) and were confronted with a monumental amount of information that was confusing & misleading as there seemed to be at least 3 Peyton Madison’s with information overlapping and intermingling with the three and none of the 3 was clearly delineated. We hope our research efforts coupled with information from Family trees, & message boards and other online sources will serve as a GUIDE in helping others to differentiate these three Peyton Madison’s.
The Patriarch, John Madison who married Agatha Strother, had at least 3 children:
(1) William Strother Madison, b. VA d. VA.
(2) John Fredrick Madison, Sr., b. in VA. d. AL.; he had a son named Peyton Madison b. Nova Scotia Canada, migrated to Greene Co. AL in early 1800’s.
All researchers online referred to the Green Co. AL Peyton Madison as just that Peyton Madison.
(3) (James) Peyton Madison, Sr. b. VA. d. NC.; he had a son named (James) Peyton Madison, Jr. b. NC d. NC. Some researchers have this father & son’s first
name as “James.”
1 John Madison b.1720 King George VA d. March 1784 Visses Botetourt VA bur. on his estate in Co Botetourt Augusta Co. VA.
+ Agatha Strother b.1728 d. 1822
2 William Strother Madison b. 1745-1753 VA d. 1782 Botetourt Co. VA
+ Elizabeth Preston
3 Agatha Strother Madison b. 17 Jul 1782 Mont.Co. VA d. 1863 Mont. Co.VA
+ Garnett Peyton b. 31 March 1775 Stafford Co. VA d. Sept 22, 1827 VA md Jul 8, 1802 Montgomery VA
4 William Preston Payton
2 John Frederick Madison, Sr. b. Sept 22, 1753 (Tombstone has 1755) VA d. Nov 6, 1841 Greene Hale Co. AL, Bur Mt Hermon Methodist
Church Cem. A Rev War Vet; a Ninety Six-Brigade loyalist he served as a Priv. in the Uttle River Militia Charleston SC. from 14 June -13 December 1780 under
Major Patrick Cunningham's Regiment as so stated on the Pay Master list of Captain John Cunningham on 27 October 1780 Charleston, South
Carolina.When British occupied GA He left GA for East FL. then Nova Scotia on ship Argo. He claimed land grants in Nova Scotia md and had all his children in Nova
Scotia; living there 20 years bef going to Greene Co. AL. His son Peyton had been there since aft. Creek War 1814. John was on the Green Co. AL 1830 census..
+ Elizabeth Cheverous b. 1755 Nova Scotia Canada d. 1799 Greene Co. AL
3 William born 6 April 1787 in Guysborough, Nova Scotia
3 Lucy Madison, born 22 March 1790 in Guysborough, Nova Scotia.
3 John Frederick Madison, Jr., b. 22 September 1792 in Guysborough, Nova Scotial; d. 5/25/1866 in Beach Grove, Walker, AL.
+ Susan Alentz Tierce Aug 1, 1817 in Bedford Co. TN.
3 Peyton Madison b. 22 Sep 1795 Halifaxor Guysborough Nova Scotia Canada d. 06 Dec 1866 Five Mile Greene Hale Co. AL; a Vetof 1812 Indian
wars under GENERAL JACKSON, a relative of Pres. JAMES MADISON.After the Creek War in 1814 Peyton Madison came to Erie,
Greene Co., AL in the days when AL was a territory.
+ Hannah Webster b.5 Mar 1798 TN d. 16 Sept 1868 Greene Co, AL both bur. Mt. Hermon Meth Chur Cem in Greensboro Hale Co. AL; md in 1815 TN orVA
4 James A. Madison b. 9/30/1816 d 11/7/ 1896 buried Grandview Cem Grandview Johnson Co. TX Plot: Section D1
+ Marcilla b. 10/30/1818 d. 3/14/1893 bur.Havana Methodist Church Cem Havana Hale Co. AL
4 Nancy C. Madison b. 1819 AL. md 12/19/1833
+ George Martin Crawford b. 1/26/1812 SC d. 7261883 Hale Co. AL
4 Emmaline Madison b. Jan. 11, 1820 AL d. Dec 17, 1863 Greensboro Hale Co. AL.
+ Benjamin Tyree Williams b. Sep. 14, 1814 NC d. Sep. 12, 1885 Perry Co. AL buried Mt Hermon Meth Cem. Greensboro Hale Co. AL.
4 Cynthia Ann Madison
+ George Martin Crawford b. 26 Jan 1812 SC d. 26 Jul 1883 Hale Co. AL. They md 19 Dec 1833
4 Elizabeth Madison b. Jan. 25, 1825 d. Jul. 1, 1870 buried Wms Cem Chickasaw Co. MS;
+ Samuel Clement Williams b. Sep. 16, 1819 d. Jan. 16, 1888; md in Greene Co AL Nov 3, 1842; bur. Wms Cem Chickasaw Co. MS Findagrave.
4 John Webster Madison b. 17 June 1827 d. 1 Apr. 1888;bur Havana Methodist Church Cem Havana Hale Co. AL
+ Sarah Malinda Rhodes b. 12 Apr. 1829 d. 10 Jan. 1861. They md 26 Oct. 1848
+ Mary Jane Autrey b. 12 Sept. 1841 d. 21 Apr. 1914; md 8 Apr. 1862
4 Asberry Madison b. Mar. 2, 1833 d. Mar. 20, 1841 Greene Co. AL; Mt. Herman Methodist Church Cem in Greensboro Hale Co. AL
3 Henry W.Madison, born 17 August 1796 Nova Scotia
3 Effie(y) Madison b. Nova Scotia birth date is not given in church records, yet the church records do show she married 14 August 1829 Gutt of Canso,
Nova Scotia, Canada
+ James Carter
4 Sarah Jane b.August 27, 1830
4 Adivd b. March 11, 1832, both children from Gutt of Canso.
All the above children b. & Christened in Nova Scotia
Records of Crist Church in Guysborough, Halifax, Nova Scotia gives exact birthdates of the
1st 5 of 6 children of Peyton Madison and Hannah Webster but marriage info only for Effie. Posted to Ancestry Mssg Brd by Paul Hisaw.
2 James Peyton Madison, Sr. b. 1756 – 1758 VA d. Aug 1800 NC
+ Mary Laws b. 1755 d. bef 1785 in childbirth?
3 Sarah Sallie Mattison/Madison b. 1776 or 1780-1785 Granville d. 1815 Granville NC md 6-16-1800 Orange. William Tilley bm.
+ Henry McFarland b. 8-12-1770 NC d. 10-4-1820 Granville Co NC md 6-16-1800 Orange Co NC
4 Susannahb.1803 Granville NC d. ?
+ John Laws b. ? d. ?md 8/4/1824 Granville NC
4 John 1804 Granville NC d. ?
+ Sally Bearden b 1806 d. ? md 12/5/1825 Granville NC
4 Henry b. 1805 Granville NC d.?
+ Mary Parrish b. 1808 NC d. ?md 9/12/1826 Granville NC
4 Leonard Laws 12-30-1813 Granville NC d. 12-25-1896 Dolson Twp, Clark Co Illinois
4 Rebecca b. 1814 Granville NC d. ?
+ James Edwards b. 1810 d. ? md 8/45/1835 Granville NC
4 Sarah Sally b.1815 Granville Co NC d. ?
+ Henry Wilkins b. ? d, ? md 9/22/1847 Granville NC
3 Elizabeth Madison b.1770-80md 8-31-1798 Orange
+ John McFarland 1777-79 Orange/1819 Granville
+ Elizabeth Bailey b.1764-1766 Granville or 1753 unk d. 1833 White Co. TN.md 2/20/ 1785 Granville Wilkes Co. NC. d/o Jeremiah C. Bailey
b. 1/24/1737 Kent Co. VA d. 1814 Granville and Lucretia “Crecey” Fuller b. 1742 Granville D. 1834 Granville. After Peyton died in 1800, wife
Elizabeth Bailey went to White Co TN where she died. My guess is that she went there with or following their son Baily Madison.Mary who I
believe was youngest unmarried child ofWilliam would have gone with her.
3 Martha "Patsy" Madison b. 1785 Granville md 5-10-1803 Orange John McFarland bm
3 William (T?) Madison b. 1785 Granville d. prior to 8/5/1818 Granville NC
+ Frances Amelia Cowan md in Granville NC; d. 1793-1860
4 Sarah Sally?
4 Charlotte b. aft 1807
4 Frances b, aft 1807
4 Hyrum b. aft 1807
4 Susannah Madison b. 1750-55 Granville NC?d. 1821-23 Sparta, White Co. TNPeyton Madison was bondsman at her md
+ David Geer b. 1745 Conn.,d. 4/14/1821 White Co. TN; md ca 1770
4 Elizabeth Madisonb.1801 NC / 6-22-1869 Hopkins Co KY md. 3/23/1815
+ Wm. Ansel Wilkerson 1791 /1843
+ James Mcfarland b 1788 Orange---------they went to TN
3 Bailey Madison b. 1793-94 NC d.1885 Bu Haltoms Chapel Cem Chester Co TN md 5-22-1828 Madison Co TN Dates from their TS. On censuses
1830 Madison Co TN, 1840 Dyer Co TN, 1850 &1860 Gibson Co TN, 1870 Chester Co TN, 1880 McNairy Co TN him only, widowed, planter age 86.
+ Phoebe McCaslin b. 1815 d.1877 Bu same cemetery.
3 James Peyton Madison, Jr. b. Sept. 13 1794 Granville NC d. Aug 18, 1848 in Granville
+ Elizabeth C. Carey b. 5/1/1784 MD; d. 8/29/1889 Hopkins Co. KY; d 1808 Orange Co. d/o Levin Carey.Aft Peyton. d. Elizabeth moved to Ky with daug Elisa Ann
Satterfield. Peyton & Elizabeth Carey had 12 children three sons and nine daughters.
4 James Madison b.Jan 28, 1809, Granville Co NC d. 1910 in Hopkins Co. Ky at age 101; md Oct 25, 1837.
+ Phoebe ForsytheThey went from Granville Co. NC abt. 1853 to Hopkins Co. KY.
4 Beddy Madison b. 1806 -10
4 Dicey b. 1814
4 Mary Elizabeth Madison b Feb. 15, 1818 NC d. July 1, 1890 at Bethlehem, Ms. at the home of her son, John Craft Laws
+ James Guess Laws in Jan. 31, 1843 Granville Co., N.C.James was s/o William Hampton Laws. She was 2ndw/o James. They moved to Marshall Co., Ms. abt. 1845.
4 Levin Cary Madison b. 3-4-1820 Granville NC d. Dec 26, 1891 Reidsville, Rockingham NC
4 Sally b. 1822 NC d. Jan 20 1892 Bethlehem MS
4 Martha Patricia b. January 13, 1823, Granville Co. NC. August 09, 1875, Ky.
4 Margaret (Peggy) Madison b. Jan. 06, 1825, Granville Co, NC d. June 01, 1886, Hopkins Co. Ky.
+ John Richard Burton
4 Elizabeth Ann b. October 18, 1826 d. February 09, 1917
4 Elisa Ann Madison b. 10-18-1828
+ Hiram Satterfield.
4 Anna Mariah b. March 23, 1829, Orange Co, NC d. Abt. May 15, 1888, Fulton County AR
4 Alice Madison
3Leanna Madison b. 1795 Granvillemd 12-26-1817 Orange James Bailey bm
+ Thornton McFarland
NOTE:All Mcfarland spouses above are sons of William Thomas and Elizabeth (Horton) McFarland of Granville.All sources I find confirm this.
3 Jane Madison b.1800 md 6-8-1818 Granville
+ Cibble Jenkins.