When Reuben Madison was born on 19 September 1771, in Montpelier Station, Orange, Virginia, British Colonial America, his father, Col. James Madison Sr, was 48 and his mother, Eleanor Rose Conway, was 40. He died on 17 May 1775, in his hometown, at the age of 3, and was buried in Montpelier Station, Orange, Virginia, British Colonial America.
variant of Mattison or Mattinson (‘son of Matthew’) with voicing of /t/ to /d/.
from the Middle English personal names Madde and Maddy + son; these may be pet forms of Maud (see Maude 2) or possibly voiced variants of Matte and Matty, pet forms of Matthew . Compare Madson .