William Madison

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William Madison
Born(1762-05-05)May 5, 1762
King George, Virginia, British America
DiedJuly 20, 1843(1843-07-20) (aged 81)
Woodberry Forest, Virginia, U.S.
Allegiance United States
RankLieutenant general
Battles/warsAmerican Revolutionary War
War of 1812

William Madison (May 5, 1762 – July 20, 1843) was an American general. He attended Hampden-Sydney College in Virginia. He served in the American Revolutionary War and War of 1812. Son of James Madison Sr. and Eleanor Rose Conway, he was the younger brother of James Madison, fourth President of the United States.[1][2] Madison married Frances Throckmorton and had eleven children.[3] He was the grandfather of Confederate Brigadier-General James E. Slaughter.


  1. ^ Grinnan, A. G (1897). "Record of General Wm. Madison's Family". The William and Mary Quarterly. 6 (2): 116–117. doi:10.2307/1915370. JSTOR 1915370.
  2. ^ Dabney, William Henry (1888). Sketch of the Dabneys of Virginia: With Some of Their Family Records. Press of S. D. Childs & Company. p. 189. William Madison general.
  3. ^ "Editorial Essays".