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.
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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