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Family: PATRIOT Humphrey Madison / Mary Davis Dickinson/Dickerson (F8674)  [1



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  • Father | Male
    PATRIOT Humphrey Madison

    Born  25 Apr 1730  King and Queen Co., Virgiina Colony Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  12 Sep 1756  Bath Co., Virginia Colony Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried     
    Married     
    Father  Thomas Madison | F8675 Group Sheet 
    Mother  Johanna Buckner | F8675 Group Sheet 

    Mother | Female
    Mary Davis Dickinson/Dickerson

    Born  1725   
    Died  1770  Augusta County, Virginia Colony Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried     
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    Mother   

    Child 1 | Female
    + Katherine 'Kitty' Madison

    Born  1754  Augusta County, Virginia Colony Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  18 Jul 1818  Mason County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried    Craig-Douglas Cemetery Grimms Landing, Mason County, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Spouse  Captain Robert 'Breckenridge' McClanahan | F7197 
    Married  15 May 1770  Probably Augusta Co., Virginia Colony Find all individuals with events at this location
    Spouse  William Arbuckle | F8152 
    Married  30 Oct 1779  Botetourt, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location

  • Sources 
    1. [S32] Find-A-Grave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/216936075/humphrey-madison.
      ENS Humphrey Madison
      Birth 25 Apr 1730
      King and Queen County, Virginia
      Death 12 Sep 1756 (aged 26)
      Bath County, Virginia
      Mary Davis Dickinson Littlepage
      Birth 1725
      Death 1770 (aged 44?45)
      Augusta County, Virginia
      Mary Davis Dickerson/Dickinson: Father Ancestors Adam Dickinson b. 5 Feb 1701, Springfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts d. 1762, Augusta County, Virginia (59 years)
      Mother: Catherine Stephenson d. Feb 1790, Cowpasture Region
      Humphrey Madison:
      Lost burial. Died in an attack of Fort Dickinson, where Capt John Dickinson (his brother-in-law) may have been negligent in organizing the defense.

      "In a letter of September 23, 1755, Robert McClenachan relates that Captain Dickenson had had a "scrimmage" with nine Indians, killing one of them and losing one of his own men. Two Cherokee boys were released an taken to Fort Dinwiddlie to remain there until the governor could make known his wish as to what should be done with them. The Cherokees were at this time allies of the English. The writer does not say where the skirmish occurred.

      A council of war held at Staunton, July 27, 1756, decided in favor of placing a garrison of 30 men at Miller's Fort, and 60 at Fort Dinwiddie. Miller's Fort stood 15 miles up Jackson's River from Fort Dinwiddie. Forts Breckenridge and Dinwiddie, the former 13 miles from Dinwiddie and 13 from Dickenson, were deemed properly protected by the men already there.

      Of the Indian raids into Bath, the earliest we can locate took place near the middle of September, 1756. Within or very near the present county limits, and mainly along Jackson's River, nine men, one woman, and three children were killed, and two men were wounded. Among the slain were Ensign HUMPHREY MADISON, John Byrd, Nicholas Carpenter, James Mayes, and James Montgomery. Joseph Carpenter, David Galloway, and a Mrs. McConnell were captured, but got away. Mrs. Byrd, Mrs. George Kincoaid, Mrs. Persinger, and 25 boys and girls were taken to the Indian towns in Ohio. Among the children were six Byrds, five Carpenters, and two Persingers."++

      ++ Source: "Annals of Bath County Virginia," by Oren F. Morton, B. Lit., The McClure Co., Inc., Staunton, Virginia, 1917; transcribed by Genealogy Trails Transcription Team