They were the parents of at least eight children; 5 boys and three girls.
The first son was Joshua Madison, born Oct. 16, 1820 in Rockbridge Co., died Jan. 21, 1897. He is buried at the Mount Carmel Cemetery in Strasburg, Shenandoah Co., VA. He married Nancy C. "Nannie" Steele on Aug. 5, 1839 in Nelson Co.. Nannie was the daughter of John and Mary "Polly" Coffey Steele. Mary was a daughter of Edmond Stewart and Nancy Barnett Coffey and was born c1781. Nannie died in Spottswood, Augusta Co., and is buried there at the Old Providence Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church Cemetery.
Joshua's second wife was Elizabeth Coffey, a daughter of Reuben G. and Nancy Giles Coffey. They were married on Sep. 30, 1850 in Nelson Co. I haven't yet found Elizabeth's death date or burial place.
By his first wife, Joshua was the father of:
Melvina, born c1839
Delilah, born c1842. She was twice married; first on Sep. 20, 1860 to Colston Harrison Coffey, a son of John W. and Margaret Susanna Coffey Coffey. Colston died in the Civil War Dec. 2, 1862 at Lyndhurst in Augusta Co. He was a member of Lamkin's Amherst-Nelson Light Artillery Regt. He had enlisted in that regiment on Jul. 8, 1862. Delilah's second husband was Cornelius W. Mahone, born 1842 in James City Co., VA. They were married on Oct. 19, 1865 in Augusta Co.
Dabney Coleman, born Oct., 1842, married Feb. 9, 1864 in Augusta Co. to Lavenia E. Fauver, also born in Augusta Co. in 1842.
Andrew Jackson, born Jun. 2, 1846, died Mar. 23, 1889 in Nelson Co. He married Lucy Ann Ham on Feb. 1866 in Augusta Co.
Mary Susan Ramsey, born c1848.
Susan Virginia, born c1849, married Jacob Hamilton. Their daughter, also named Susan Virginia, was born Mar. 16, 1875 in VA, died Sep. 23, 1912 in Cairo, Allen Co., OH. She married Allen P. Sherman Coffey on Jun. 24, 1891 in Rockbridge Co. He was a son of Jesse C. & Nancy F. Allen Coffey. Their children were: John Henen, born 1892, died 1962; Jacob William, born 1894, died 1971; Susan Emily, born 1896, died 1964; Minnie Bell, born 1898, died 1960; Anna May, born 1903, died 1993; Forest Allen, born 1906, died 1959; Naomi Peark, born 1908; George Robert, born 1911, died 1967; Henry McDonald and Walter Lee.
Joshua and Elizabeth Coffey had at least one child, a daughter named Editha, born c1860 in Nelson Co. Nothing more known.
Joshua's brother, Lewis Levi married Susan Jane Campbell on Feb. 1, 1838 in Rockbridge Co. They were parents of at least 10 children:
Hezekiah, born c1837 in Nelson Co., married Susan Massie Fitzgerald, a daughter of Robert Alexander and Lucy Ann Coffey Fitzgerald. Lucy Ann was a sister to Elizabeth, Joshua's second wife.
James M., born c1837, married Mary Sneed on Oct. 18, 1860 in Nelson Co. Children were: James, Jr., born c1862, married Sarah Jane Coffey Aug. 16, 1883, daughter of William Montebello and Cynthia Wood Coffey; Willie Jane, born c1867, married Henry B. Steele on Apr. 15, 1883 in Amherst Co.; Matthew Henry, married Delilah Coffey, sister to Sarah Jane, Aug. 21, 1887 in Amherst Co.; Stuart Lee, born c1871, married Annie Lee Coffey, sister to Sarah Jane and Delilah, Sep. 9., 1895 in Rockbridge Co.
Mary: No information
Elizabeth, born 1846 in Amherst Co., married Peach W. Cash on Aug. 28, 1878 in Amherst Co.
Richard Benjamin; Ambrose Coleman and Louisa: No information
William Marshall, born 1851 in Amherst Co., married Mary E. Hamilton, daughter of James and Susan Hamilton, Apr. 4, 1877 in Amherst Co.
Leroy, born 1855 in Nelson Co., married Jun. 3,1878 to Mary "Mollie" Ramsey, a daughter of William F. and Fannie Tomlinson Ramsey. William was a brother to Joshua and Lewis.
Marcellus McDonald: No information