Mrs. James Madison (1731-1829)
Red wax, glass, gilding, and pine
Overall: 6 5/16 x 6 5/16 x 1 1/4 in. ( 16 x 16 x 3.2 cm )
Eleanor "Nelly" Rose Conway, the daughter of Francis and Rebecca (Catlett) Conway, grew up on the family estate at Port Conway in King George County, Virginia. She married James Madison (1723-1801), of Orange County, Virigina, on September 15, 1749. Her first child, James Madison, Jr., would become the fourth president of the United States.
Gift of Mrs. Mary Madison McGuire
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