Sally Macon Dixon Donates a Family Crib to the Montpelier Foundation
Madison Descendant Sally Macon Dixon, second from left, presents the "Sarah Madison Crib" to staff member Allison Enos, Curator Lee Langston-Harrison, and Madison Descendant John Macon at Montpelier.
In memory of her father, Barbour Knox Macon, Sally Macon Dixon of Malvern, Pennsylvania, has donated a crib known as the "Sarah Madison Crib" to the Montpelier Foundation for display in the Mansion at Montpelier.
The wonderful old crib was crafted by slaves at Montpelier in the eighteenth century from wood grown on the plantation. It was used by James and Nelly Madison's grandson, James Madison Macon and eventually given to him.
The Montpelier Foundation is very grateful for Madison Family items with a connection to Montpelier, and a number of family members have already donated or lent items to the Foundation. Over the years as more items are made available, it will be a real treat for family members to be able to view family possessions that were once used by our ancestors in their daily lives.