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Rebecca Catlett

Female 1702 - 1760  (58 years)


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  • Name Rebecca Catlett 
    Born 1702  Essex County, Virginia Colony Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 6 Mar 1760  Virginia Colony Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I23055  My Reynolds Line
    Last Modified 12 Apr 2021 

    Family Francis Conway,   b. 15 Sep 1696, Richmond Co., Virginia Colony Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Apr 1733, King George Co., Virginia Colony Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 36 years) 
    Children 
    +1. Eleanor Rose Conway,   b. 9 Jan 1731, Port Conway, King George Co., Virginia Colony Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Feb 1829, Orange Co., Virginia Colony Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 98 years)
    Last Modified 12 Apr 2021 
    Family ID F8682  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S32] Find-A-Grave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/81731419/francis-conway.
      Rebecca Catlett Conway
      Birth 1702, Essex County, Virginia
      Death 6 Mar 1760 (aged 57?58), Virginia
      Francis Conway I
      Birth 15 Sep 1696, Richmond County, Virginia
      Death 12 Apr 1733 (aged 36), King George Co., Va

      Rebecca Catlett Conway
      Birth 1702
      Essex County, Virginia, USA
      Death 6 Mar 1760 (aged 57?58)
      Virginia, USA
      Burial Unknown
      Memorial ID 89320297 View Source

      Memorial
      Photos 0
      Flowers 14

      Rebecca and Francis were married 21 Oct 1717, Port Royal, Caroline Co., VA.
      Contributor: Doy G (47055060)

      Rebecca and Francis were parents of:

      Francis Conway, II (1722-1761) In 1744 Francis Conway, II married Sarah Taliaferro (daughter of Charles Taliaferro, Jr. and Sarah Thornton).

      Eleanor Rose "Nelly" Conway
      (1731-1829). Nelly married Col. James Madison, Sr. Their first chilld was James Madison, who was elected the fourth President of the United States of America and the co-author of the Federalist Papers and Father of the American Constitution.

      Catlett Conway, Sr.(1751-1827). Catlett married Susannah Fitzhugh.

      Following the death of Francis Conway, Rebecca (Catlett) Conway married John Moore whose will was probated, in King George County, VA in 1749.

      Rebecca Catlett (Conway) Moore's will was made 6 Nov., 1759, and was probated 8 March, 1760.

      Source for the birthdate of Rebecca Catlett is: Stubbs, Dr. & Mrs. William Carter, "A History of Two Virginia Families, Transplanted from County Kent, England; Thomas Baytop, Tenterden, 1638, and John Catlett, Sittingbourne, 1622.", pg. 18.

      Source for the marriage date of Rebecca to Francis Conway: King, George Harrison Sanford, Marriages of Richmond County, VA 1668-1853" Fellow American Society of Genealogists, Fredericksburg, VA, 1964. p. 248.

      Further source for Rebecca's possible dob:
      I would suggest a date of birth for Rebecca much earlier than your 1707. According to the family bible of Francis Thornton 1st who was her husband's grandfather, ?Francis Conway was married to Rebecca Catlett the 21 day of October in the year of our Lord 1717 It being a Monday when the Clock struck two in the afternoon. Our first[born] is Catlett Conway & he was born ye 11th January it being on ----- day in the year of our Lord 1719.? With Francis (born 1696) and Rebecca marrying in 1717 and their first child born in 1719, her date of birth would mostly likely have been between 1696 and 1702. Some sources give 1702 (without citation) but I tend to think ca. 1698 is more accurate. Thanks Mark Hale
      Francis was the father of Eleanor Rose (Conway) Madison and grandfather of President James Madison. He was born and died in Virginia and married Rebecca Catlett of Port Royal around 1717. (Bio by Mark Hale)