February 11th, 2017

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Presidential parents: James Madison

Eleanor Rose "Nelly" Conway Madison died on this date in 1829, at the age of 98 years 33 days. Born on January 9, 1731, she was the first parent to live long enough for her son to retire from the Presidency. She was married at the age of 18, and gave birth to James when she was 20. She died a scant 7 years before he did. She was the second-longest-lived of all Presidential parents (her record was exceeded only by John Kennedy's mother, Rose, who lived 104 years.