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  • ID: I184
  • Name: Ann MADISON Franks
  • Sex: F
  • Birth: Abt 1665 in Essex Co,VA
  • Death: 1739 in Essex Co,VA
  • Note:
    BIOGRAPHY: Ann appears by name only one time, probably not long before her
    death. As the widow Ann Stodghill, she paid for two tithes on the
    1739 Orange Co. VA tithe records. Their property was in the precinct
    of James Pickett, they had purchased property in 1718 from a William
    and Sarah Pickett. The next available tithe record for the area in
    1747 no longer showed a Stodghill name. The fact she is still the
    widow Stodghill in 1739, some 45 years after her marriage to John,
    would indicate she only married the one time.
    According to Mrs. Ward, Ann is believed to be a sister to
    Ambrose, John, and Henry Madison. There is no proof of her existence
    in the court and will records of the Madison family. There is some
    connection, perhaps elsewhere, between the Stodghill and Madison
    families. They were neighbors,and Ambrose Madison did leave a bequest
    of 150 acres to their son Daniel, who is also said to have married a
    Madison daughter, also unproven. A kinship relationship was not
    stated in the will, it may have been a bequest for some significant
    service rendered. It is a fact that two of John and Ann? Stodgell's
    sons named a son Ambrose. It has previously been reported as a fact
    that in 1734, Ambrose Madison left 400 acres of land to James
    Stodghill, son of John and Ann. However, as researcher Bob Allen
    pointed out, and I confirmed personally, a thorough reading of the
    copy of that will does not show that at all, and there are no missing
    or illegible portions of more than a word or two to come to any other
    conclusion. It does show the 150 acres left to Daniel. Further
    research on these connections needs to be done. At present, I am
    comfortable that Ann is not a Madison daughter, and the family
    connections may be of another nature.
    John STAGELL marks a hole and nick in the right ear, a crop and a
    slit and underkiel on the left ear. Daniel FRANKS marks a half spade
    and underkiel on the right ear, a crop and underkiel in the left ear.
    Sir, be pleased to record both these marks for me and the subscriber,
    but the latter in behalf of Daniel FRANKS to whom I gave a calf of the
    same mark with the female increase." (1703 Essex Co. Dd&Will Bk
    The gift of a calf to Daniel Franks is significant, not an
    everyday occurrence, and for the time, was valuable. It is my belief
    that this gift was made at the time John Stogdell married this Daniel
    Franks daughter, with the recording being done a few short years
    later, and subsequent records show her name was Ann. John and Ann
    Stodghill named a son Daniel.
    This contradicts a long-held assumption that this John's wife was
    Ann Madison, the purported sister of Ambrose Madison, grandfather of
    Pres. James Madison. The best research on the Madison family does not
    support the existence of such a daughter. See more under Ambrose
    Madison in my database.
    Source: ROOKS-DODSON-MASSEY Ancestors, Gene Ballentine Rooks

    An Aunt of President Madison.

    These records are a work in progress. I keep finding errors as I learn more about our ancestors. Please let me know of any errors you find so I can make these records as accurate as possible for all to share
  • _RIN: 159 2
  • Change Date: 10 OCT 2004 at 01:27:07

    Marriage 1 John Daniel STODGHILL b: 1665 in Essex County,Virginia
    • Married: 1694 in Essex County,Virginia 2
    1. Has Children James STODGHILL b: 1695/1700 in Tappahannock,Essex County,Virginia
    2. Has No Children Susannah STODGELL b: 1700 in Essex County,Virginia
    3. Has No Children Daniel STODGELL b: 1705 in Essex County,Virginia
    4. Has No Children John STODGELL b: 1710 in Essex County,Virginia

    1. Title: Christopher Graham
      Author: Debbie Busching <>
      Abbrev: Christopher Graham
    2. Title: GEDCOM File : lrharmon.ged; Harmon, Tucker, Musig, Smith and related families
      Author: LaRay Harmon
      Abbrev: LaRay Harmon
      Abbrev: GEDCOM File : lrharmon.ged
      WARNING - Not all data has been verified at this date. Some of this data was entered into the computer before I made an effort to document everything as it was entered . I am in the process of going back and documenting my data. If there is no documentation, you may want to do further research on that name.
      Date: 14 JUL 2004
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