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Maddox Report

Descendants of John Maddox

Generation No. 1

 

1. JOHN1 MADDOX was born Abt. 1667 in Wales1, and died January 6, 1718 in New Kent County, Virginia1. He married MARGARET KENT. She died December 31, 1718 in New Kent County, Virginia1.

Notes for JOHN MADDOX:

Immigrant: Arrived on "Constant Mary" which left London 22 Aug 1681, Capt. Edward Rhodes. At a court in York Co., VA, 2 Dec 1681, adjudged 14 yrs old, to serve George Norvall for 7 yrs. John & Margaret witnessed Lankford marriage in New Kent Co., 28 Feb 1700. Children listed in St.Peter's Register. Other possibles: John Maddox & Margaret Kent, m.1690 near Philadelphia, or "Tho. Madoes" imported to New Kent Co., VA, in 1687 by John Kembrow, or as yet undiscovered children of Joseph & Ann, or of William & Elizabeth Lyman.

VIRGINIA 1704 Rent Rolls on http://searches.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/ifetch2?/u1/data/va+index+409966892444+F

Maddox Tho Northampton County, 1704
Madison John Qr King William County
Madox John Parish of St. Peters and St. Paul, 1704
Madox Wm Prince George County, 1704

Children of JOHN MADDOX and MARGARET KENT are:

i. ELIZABETH2 MADDOX, b. Abt. 1690, New Kent County, Virginia1; m. JOSEPH WOODSON, Abt. 1709, New Kent County, Virginia1.

2.ii. JOHN MADDOX, b. Abt. 1700, New Kent County, Virginia; d. April 1748, Goochland County, Virginia.

iii. SARAH MADDOX, b. Abt. 1702, New Kent County, Virginia1.

iv. ROBERT MADDOX, b. Abt. 1704, New Kent County, Virginia1; m. MARY, Henrico County, Virginia1.

Notes for ROBERT MADDOX:
Register of St. Peter's Parish, pages 21-40, New Kent Co. VA
Robt _____ Maddox bapt. 24 Febry, 1704-5.

v. SUSANNA MADDOX, b. Abt. 1707, New Kent County, Virginia1.

Notes for SUSANNA MADDOX:
Register of St. Peter's Parish, pages 21-40, New Kent Co. VA
Baptized - Susanna Daughter of Jno Maddox bapt. 19th, 1707.

vi. MICHAEL MADDOX, b. Abt. 1713, New Kent County, Virginia1; d. Abt. 1748, Goochland County, Virginia1.

 

Generation No. 2

2. JOHN2 MADDOX (JOHN1) was born Abt. 1700 in New Kent County, Virginia1, and died April 1748 in Goochland County, Virginia1. He married ELIZABETH SHERWOOD Abt. 1718 in Essex County, Virginia1, daughter of JACOB SHERWOOD and RADFORD. She was born Abt. 1702 in Essex County, Virginia1, and died November 1773 in Amherst County, Virginia1.

Notes for JOHN MADDOX:

Moved to Goochland Co., VA, in 1720's. Land grant 1733; land purchase 1737 will written 15 Apr 1748, recorded 15 Aug 1749

The Will of John Maddox Sr. recorded Will Book 6, page 12, dated 15 April 1748 and proved 15 Aug. 1749, Goochland County, VA.

In the name of God Amen I John Maddox Senior of Goochland County do make and Ordaine this my last Will & Testament in manner & forme following vizt.

Imprimise I give & devise unto three Sons namely Benj, Jacob, Jeames, one parsill of land containing foure Hundred Ackers lying in Goochland County on the South side of James River in Southam Parrish lying on the brantchhes of Deep Creeke to be Equally devided to them & their heirs forever. Item I give and devise unto my two Sons namly John, David one parsill of Land containing three Hundred and twenty six ackers being in Goochland County on the North side of Jeames River in Northam Parrish it being the plantation where I now dwell on my selfe to them and their heirs forever. (Interlined before assined, to be Equally devided).

Item I give and devise unto my Daughter Sarah the wife of Jos: East one cow & calfe one young mare unto hir and hir Heirs forever. Item my wiff further is that the Residue of mu Estate what is over & above paying my debts and all charges ____________ to me be Equally devided among my five Daughters & my eldest Son William, Eliz, Sarah, Suanah, Ann, Elebeth, to them & theire heirs forever. Lastly I do thereby Nominate and appoint my Loving Son William Maddox to be my Executor and my Loving wife Elebeth to this my last will & testament. Testimony whereof I sett my hand and affix my seal this fifteenth day of April 1748.

John Maddox (seal)
These being the Witnesses of John Maddox's will.
Test
Jos. Woodson, Wm. Addams (his mark), Wm. Maddox

At a court held for Goochland County August 15, 1749.
Jos. Woodson & Wm. Adams came into Court & prov'd this writing to be the last Will & Testament of John Maddox dec'd which was ordered to be recorded.

Inventory of John Maddox was filed & recorded 15 May 1750 and totaled 25.3.0. Inventory was signed by William Pledge, William Redford, John Curd.

One researched was of the opinion that this John Maddox was born in Wales ca. 1700, emigrated to Goochland County, VA. George II granted him 400 acres September 12, 1733. See additional notes on Jacob Maddox (son of John) given later.

Children of JOHN MADDOX and ELIZABETH SHERWOOD are:

3.i. WILLIAM3 MADDOX, b. January 11, 1719, St. Peters Parish, Virginia; d. Abt. 1800, Buckingham County, Virginia.

ii. BENJAMIN MADDOX, b. Abt. 17261; m. MARY MOORE, September 24, 1756, Goochland County, Virginia1.

Notes for BENJAMIN MADDOX:

Goochland County Court, December 21, 1789
Philip Pleasants, Richd Pleasants, Joseph Woodson, Gents. and Saml Parsons or any three are appointed on being duly sworn to appraise in Current money the slaves if any & Personal Estate of Benjn Maddox decd & that John Maddox return the same to the next Court.
A copy Wm. Miller DC
An appraisement of the Estate of Benjamin Maddox decd Done December 28th 1789 Viz:

(This is followed with an inventory of the estate which totaled 31 17? 9?)

In obedience to an order of the worshipfull Court of Goochland we the subscribers appraised the estate of Benjamin Maddox dec'd after being duly qualified.

Phillip Pleasants
Richard Pleasants
Joseph Woodson

The above appraisers were qualified agreeable to the Order of Court. Given under my hand this 28th day of December 1789.

Ja'a W. Pleasants

At a court held for Goochland County the 18th of January 1790 This inventory and appraisement of the Estate of Benja Maddox dec'd was returned to Court and ordered to be recorded.

Teste Wm. Miller D Clk
(Obtained from Virginia State Library)

iii. ELIZABETH MADDOX, b. Abt. 1728, Goochland County, Virginia1; d. Abt. 1804, Patrick County, Virginia1; m. JOHN D. HANCOCK, October 15, 1755, Goochland County, Virginia1; b. Abt. 17352; d. Abt. 18022.

iv. JAMES MADDOX, b. Abt. 1728, Goochland County, Virginia3; m. NANCY ANN WEBSTER, March 13, 1768, Goochland County, Virginia3.

4.v. JACOB MADDOX, b. Abt. 1730, Goochland County, Virginia.

5.vi. JOHN MADDOX, b. Abt. 1735, Goochland County, Virginia; d. Abt. 1789, Goochland County, Virginia.

6.vii. DAVID MADDOX, b. Abt. 1737, Goochland County, Virginia; d. Abt. 1795, Chatham County, North Carolina.

viii. ELIZA MADDOX, b. Abt. 1743.

ix. SARAH MADDOX, b. Abt. 1745; m. JOSEPH EAST.

x. ANN MADDOX, b. Abt. 1747.

xi. SUSANNAH MADDOX, b. Abt. 1749.

Generation No. 3

3. WILLIAM3 MADDOX (JOHN2, JOHN1) was born January 11, 1719 in St. Peters Parish, Virginia3,4, and died Abt. 1800 in Buckingham County, Virginia5. He married (1) ELIZABETH WILSON. He married (2) AGNES FOSTER.

Notes for WILLIAM MADDOX:
Register of St. Peter's Parish, pages 81-100, New Kent Co. VA
William son of John Maddox Born January 11, 1719.

Children of WILLIAM MADDOX and ELIZABETH WILSON are:

i. BENJAMIN4 MADDOX6, b. February 9, 17576.

ii. MICHAEL MADDOX6, b. May 22, 17596; m. JANE THOMAS6.

iii. JOHANNA MADDOX6, b. March 27, 17656.

iv. JOSEPH MADDOX6, b. April 7, 17716.

v. SALLIE MADDOX6, b. May 17, 17696.

vi. THOMAS MADDOX6, b. January 22, 17666.

4. JACOB3 MADDOX (JOHN2, JOHN1) was born Abt. 1730 in Goochland County, Virginia7. He married (1) SARAH MORROW. He married (2) SUSANNAH CLARKSON January 9, 1758 in Goochland County, Virginia8,9.

Notes for JACOB MADDOX:
Jacob could have moved to Georgia.

Also, a researcher is of the opinion that the land Jacob received from his father, John ended up in Cumberland County, VA. The deed difficult to read and parts missing. Jacob perhaps sold to brother William and left.

Children of JACOB MADDOX and SUSANNAH CLARKSON are:

i. CLAIBORNE4 MADDOX, b. October 25, 175810.

Notes for CLAIBORNE MADDOX:

He had a land grant #4186, 200 a. for services as Sgt. in the VA Cont. Line, granted 2 June, 1786. Also, there was a Claiborne Maddox who m. Jane Morrow. (not sure of wife).

7.ii. SHERWOOD MADDOX, b. December 15, 1761, Goochland County, Virginia; d. March 4, 1839, Scott County, Kentucky.

iii. MARY MADDOX, b. September 17, 1763, Goochland County, Virginia10,11.

iv. JACOB MADDOX.

Notes for JACOB MADDOX:
May have married 7 October 1789 Mary Maddox of Goochland County, VA (or m. 2 June, 1786).

v. JOHN MADDOX, b. November 26, 176512.

Notes for JOHN MADDOX:
Baptism recorded in Douglas Register, Goochland County, VA

More About JOHN MADDOX:
Baptism: January 18, 1766, Goochland County, Virginia.

5. JOHN3 MADDOX (JOHN2, JOHN1) was born Abt. 1735 in Goochland County, Virginia13, and died Abt. 1789 in Goochland County, Virginia13. He married MARY BOYD14 September 5, 1755 in Goochland County, Virginia15.

Notes for JOHN MADDOX:

The Will of John Maddox dated 23 Jan 1777, James Northam Parish, Goochland County, VA, proved 18 Jan 1790 Goochland. (copied from photostatic copy).

I John Maddox of Goochland in James Northam Parrish do make and ordaine this to be my last will & testament in manner and form as followeth

Item I lend unto my Deare and Well beloved wife Mary Maddox, all the Land whereon I know dewl in dureing her Natrille or widowhood.

Item I give unto my fore sons Benjamin, John, Wilson, and Michael Maddox all my Land to be equally divided when the youngest coms to the age of twenty one years to them and there heirs forever.

Item I give unto my daughter Judeth Maddox one bed witha striped ? and one cow & calf.

Item I give unto my daughter Elizabeth Maddox one cow & calf.

Item I give unto my daughter Mary Maddox one cow & calf.

Item I give unto my daughter Usly Maddox one cow & calf.

Item I give unto my daughter Sarah Maddox one cow & calf

Item I lend unto my beloved wife Mary Maddox all the rest of my estate after my just debts are paid to be equally divided among all my children after her decease.

Item and Lastly I do appoint my loving wife and Josep Woodson Jun'r & Joseph Pleasants to be my executors and Ex'ex of this my last will & testament whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affix my seal this twenty third day of January One Thousand Seven Hundred and Seventy Seven.

John Maddox (his mark and seal)
William Royster
Benjamin Woodson
Wm. Clarkson
John Sanders

At a court held for Goochland County the 18th of January 1790 this last will & testament of John Maddox dec'd was presented in Court by Mary Maddox widow of the said John and the Executrix therein named and being proved by the oath of Benjamin Woodson William Clarkson & John Sanders is ordered to be recorded & on the motion of the said Mary who made oath according to Law and gave bond with Benjamin Woodson her security in Penalty of One Hundred and fifth pounds probat thereof was granted her in due form with leave for the executors to come in when they think fit.

Teste Wm. Miller, D. Clk

Children of JOHN MADDOX and MARY BOYD are:

i. JUDAH JUDITH4 MADDOX16.

ii. BENJAMIN MADDOX16, b. June 29, 175816.

iii. ELIZABETH MADDOX16, b. January 5, 176116.

iv. ROBERT MADDOX16, b. March 5, 176516.

v. WILSON MADDOX16, b. July 15, 176816.

vi. MARY MADDOX16, b. May 11, 176916.

vii. URSULA MADDOX16, b. October 23, 177116.

viii. SARAH MADDOX16, b. February 9, 177416.

ix. MICHAEL MADDOX16, b. May 27, 177616.

x. DAVID MADDOX16, b. Abt. 176316.

xi. JOHN MADDOX16, b. Abt. 17631616; m. ELEANOR ALSTON16.

Notes for JOHN MADDOX:
Moved to Ohio County, KY according to Joseph Maddox records.
Virginia Pension Roll of 1835
Report from the Secretary of War
In relation to the Pension Establishment Of the United States 1835
JOHN MADDOX
FLUVANIA COUNTY
PRIVATE
VIRGINIA LINE
$96.00 ANNUAL ALLOWANCE
$163.43 AMOUNT RECEIVED
FEBRUARY 10, 1819 PENSION STARTED
AGE 56
SUSPENDED MAY 1, 1820

JOHN MADDOX
FULVANIA COUNTY
PRIVATE

VIRGINIA LINE
$80.00 ANNUAL ALLOWANCE
$720.00 AMOUNT RECEIVED
SEPTEMBER 17, 1829 PENSION STARTED.

6. DAVID3 MADDOX (JOHN2, JOHN1) was born Abt. 1737 in Goochland County, Virginia17, and died Abt. 1795 in Chatham County, North Carolina17. He married SALLIE PERKINS Abt. 1758 in Goochland County, Virginia17,18,19, daughter of JOHN PERKINS and RACHEL FERGUSON. She died Abt. 182520.

Children of DAVID MADDOX and SALLIE PERKINS are:

i. NANCY4 MADDOX, b. June 14, 1769, Goochland County, Virginia20.

ii. TARLTON MADDOX, b. May 17, 1771, Goochland County, Virginia20.

8.iii. WILLIAM MADDOX, b. Abt. 1773, Goochland County, Virginia.

iv. JOHN MADDOX, b. Abt. 1775, Goochland County, Virginia20.

v. MARY MADDOX, b. Abt. 1779, Goochland County, Virginia20; m. DRURY HARRINGTON.

9.vi. MICHAEL MATTOX, b. July 28, 1790, Chatham County, North Carolina; d. December 29, 1831, Lincoln County, Tennessee.

Generation No. 4

7. SHERWOOD4 MADDOX (JACOB3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born December 15, 1761 in Goochland County, Virginia21, and died March 4, 1839 in Scott County, Kentucky21. He married ELIZABETH FERGUSON Abt. 1795 in Fauquier County, Virginia21.

Notes for SHERWOOD MADDOX:
Filed for a pension in Owen Co. KY.

Children of SHERWOOD MADDOX and ELIZABETH FERGUSON are:

i. JAMES5 MADDOX21.

ii. JACOB M. MADDOX21.

iii. SHERWOOD MADDOX21, m. AMERICA M. JONES21; b. Abt. 1798.

iv. DAVID MADDOX21.

v. ELIZABETH MADDOX21.

vi. LARKIN MADDOX21, d. Abt. 1855; m. (1) JANE POWERS; m. (2) EMELINE BELCHER.

vii. FRANCES MADDOX21, m. NOEL.

8. WILLIAM4 MADDOX (DAVID3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born Abt. 1773 in Goochland County, Virginia22,23. He married NANCY HARRINGTON24.

Notes for WILLIAM MADDOX:
Lincoln County, TN

In the Court Minutes of Lincoln County, TN for October 19, 1814.

We the undersigned freehold citizens being summoned by WILLIAM WILSON, Deputy Sheriff of Lincoln County, pursuant to an order of the Court of Lincoln County at their August Session 1814, to lay off dower to SARAH SHIP, relict and widow of DANIEL SHIP, deceased of said County, after finding that the said DANIEL SHIP died seized and possessed of a certain tract of land on both sides of Elk River in said County of 532 acres as set forth in the petition of the said SARAH have proceeded to lay off 177 1/3 acres including the mansion house and out houses late the residence of the said DANIEL. Land on western bank of Coldwater Creek and Elk River. Borders JOSEPH CARR'S line. 19 October 1814.

NATHAN G. PINSON WILLIAM OWENS WILLIAM MOORES
JOEL PINSON JAMES DAVIS WILLIAM MADDOX
ELIJAH DILLANDER JOHN PAUL THOMAS HOOKER
JOSHUA OWENS OBADIAH PINSON JAMES WILSON
WILLIAM WILSON, D. Sheriff.

Monroe County, Mississippi
Nicholas and Susan (Susanna) Maddox were listed in the 1820 Monroe County, Mississippi Census (adj. to Itawamba County). Also listed was William Maddox in the 1820 Census Monroe County Census with a wife and 6 children (ages10-26).

Notes:

Monroe County
Aberdeen Genealogical Society, Mrs., William Nickles, Pres., Aberdeen, MS 39730
Evans Memorial Library, 105 North Long, Aberdeen, MS 39730 (Ph 601-369-4601)
Northeast Mississippi Historical & Genealogical Society, See Lee County (Tupelo).

Notes from an e-mail from Bill Leatherbury:
I am doing some research on the family of John Calvin Maddox/Mattox who was in LCT before/about 1830 with his parents, Michael (Mial) and Ruth (Bryan) Maddox. Michael died and is buried in LCT but he and most of his family was born in Chatham County, NC. Michael was the son of David and Sarah (Perkins) Maddox, who were married in Goochland County, VA. David died in 1795 in Chatham County, NC. Michael married Ruth Bryan, the daughter of Reddin Bryan, and had most of their children before they moved to TN. They were in LCT before 1830 when Michael died. Michael had a brother named William who was born about 1775. I have no information about him, except that he married Nancy Harrington.

Notes to self...
In the book, History of Hickman County, TN there is a story about a William Maddocks who built a house in 1809 and later moved to Ark. and killed himself...hope this is not my guy. But it is written that he was married to Drury Harrington's sister (which would have been Nancy Harrington), and the first child of my William Maddox is named Nancy. Also, if he did go to Ark. was it Pope County, ARK?, which is where his son Nicholas's daughter married a Berryman Nix (who was probably a cousin).

Query on Monroe County, MS GenWeb site:
Can anyone out there help me with the following Maddox/Mattox family members?? Any assistance will be greatlty appreaciated. MATILDA MADDOX, born in 1810 in Tennessee, married Roland Andrews, 12=14-1823 in Monroe County, Miss. (Marriage book 1821-1824). She moved to Tuscaloosa and Fayette Counties Ala. around 1827. Moved to Conway County, Arkansas around 1867-68, died 4-1870. Other family researchers think that Matilda's parents were William and Sarah Maddox, and she had a brother named Nicholas. The 1860 Fayette County Ala. cenus lists Matilda, age 81, living with her son, Daniel Andrews, also in this household were MARY MADDOX, AGE 16, born Ala., & THOMAS MADDOX, AGE 18, born Ala. (Matilda's niece & Nephew??) Conway County Arkansas marriage records list Mary Jane Maddox, born 12-2- 1844 marrying Amos Roberts, Jr. on 2-23-1868. Amos & Mary came to Ark. with the Roberts, Watkins and Andrews families. Robert's family members list Mary's father as GEORGE WASHINGTON MADDOX. 1870 Conway County Arkansa census lists a SARAH "MATTOX" born in 1840, living in the household of Amos Roberts, Sr. LUCINDA MADDOX, wife of William Watkins, born in Sc, lived in Tuscaloosa Co. Ala, from around 1830 to 1870. She had a son, David C. Watkins, who moved to Logan County, Ark around 1871. CHARLES ANDREW MADDOX, born 1842, died d1938, married Phoebe Arlie Andrews, niece of Roland Andrews, living in Washington Co., Arkansas in 1870. Son, SAMUEL MADDOX, lived in Pope Co. Arkansas. Thank You

Submitted by: Virginia Campbell
Date: November 17, 1998

Children of WILLIAM MADDOX and NANCY HARRINGTON are:

10.i. WILLIAM J.5 MADDOX, b. Abt. 1798, Tennessee.

11.ii. NICHOLAS MADDOX, b. December 25, 1800, Lincoln County, Tennessee; d. January 26, 1880, Cannon, Grayson County, Texas.

12.iii. WILSON L. MADDOX, b. Abt. 1805.

iv. NANCY MADDOX, b. Bet. 1810 - 181425; m. JOHN PORCH, March 9, 1828, Lincoln County, Tennessee26.

13.v. JOHN P. MADDOX, b. April 8, 1811, North Carolina; d. September 11, 1901, Lincoln County, Tennessee.

14.vi. JAMES MADDOX, b. Abt. 1815, Lincoln County, Tennessee.

vii. MATILDA MADDOX, b. Abt. 180727,28.

9. MICHAEL4 MATTOX (DAVID3 MADDOX, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born July 28, 1790 in Chatham County, North Carolina29, and died December 29, 1831 in Lincoln County, Tennessee30. He married RUTH BRYAN30 Bef. 1815 in Chatham County, North Carolina30. She was born Abt. 1797 in North Carolina30, and died in Carroll County, Arkansas30.

Notes for MICHAEL MATTOX:

In 1840 census of Lincoln County, TN:
pg 73 - Maddox, David 00001-20001 which means he is 20-30 and his wife is 20-30 and they have 2 daughters under 5.
pg 74 - Maddox, Ruth 0002-0110001 which means 2 males 15-20 (John Calvin - 16 & William J.- 18) and 1 daughter 5-10 (Mary - 8) and 1 daughter 10-15 (Mahaly) and 1 woman 40-50 (Ruth - 43)

Children of MICHAEL MATTOX and RUTH BRYAN are:

i. DAVID5 MATTOX, b. April 10, 1815, Chatham County, North Carolina30; d. Abt. 1904, Lincoln County, Tennessee30; m. SARAH ANN FORD.

Notes for DAVID MATTOX:
In 1840 census of Lincoln County, TN:
pg 73 - Maddox, David 00001-20001 which means he is 20-30 and his wife is 20-30 and they have 2 daughters under 5.
pg 74 - Maddox, Ruth 0002-0110001 which means 2 males 15-20 (John Calvin - 16 & William J.- 18) and 1 daughter 5-10 (Mary - 8) and 1 daughter 10-15 (Mahaly) and 1 woman 40-50 (Ruth - 43)

ii. REDDEN BRYAN MATTOX, b. Abt. 1817, Chatham County, North Carolina30; m. SUSANNAH L. REEVES, July 19, 1841, Lincoln County, Tennessee30; d. Abt. 1894, Carroll County, Arkansas30.

15.iii. WILLIAM J. MATTOX, b. Abt. 1822, Chatham County, North Carolina; d. April 22, 1900, Carroll County, Arkansas.

iv. JOHN CALVIN MATTOX, b. December 6, 1824, Chatham County, North Carolina30; d. December 31, 1902, Denver, Idaho30; m. TALITHA JOSEPHINE DAVIS, August 21, 1849, Lincoln County, Tennessee30.

v. MAHALY MATTOX, m. EDWARD SNOW, October 26, 184830.

vi. MARY C. MATTOX, b. Abt. 183230.

Generation No. 5

 

10. WILLIAM J.5 MADDOX (WILLIAM4, DAVID3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born Abt. 1798 in Tennessee31. He married JEMIMA. She was born Abt. 1800 in South Carolina31.

Notes for WILLIAM J. MADDOX:
Came to Texas in 1853.

Children of WILLIAM MADDOX and JEMIMA are:

i. JOSEPH A.6 MADDOX, b. Abt. 182531.

ii. ISAAC MADDOX, b. Abt. 183031.

iii. JOHN MADDOX.

11. NICHOLAS5 MADDOX (WILLIAM4, DAVID3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born December 25, 1800 in Lincoln County, Tennessee32,33, and died January 26, 1880 in Cannon, Grayson County, Texas33. He married (1) <UNNAMED>34. He married (2) SARAH NIX34 Abt. 183934, daughter of SOLOMON NIX. She was born Abt. 181935, and died January 22, 186336.

Notes for NICHOLAS MADDOX:
Received Land from the State of Texas 640 acres in 1838 in Grayson County, Texas.
Nicholas and Susan (Susanna) were listed in the 1820 Monroe County, Mississippi Census (adj. to Itawamba County). Also listed was William Maddox in the 1820 Monroe County Census with a wife and 6 children (ages10-26).

Republic of Texas
County of Fannin
Unconditional #155 Class 2nd

Nicholas Maddox is entitled to 640 acres of land by virtue of certificate #724 dated Jan 10, 1840 issued to him by the Board of Controll of Red River County. He having proved to us that he resides in this Republic three years and performed all the duties required of him as a citizen.

Given under hand at Bonham in August 1840.
Sam McFarland

Information from Paul Pressler:
Nicholas became aquainted with the Cherokee Indians, left home at an early age and participated in the movement of the Cherokee nation from Tennessee to Oklahoma. This move was known as the "Trail of Tears". He spoke Cherokee and was well acclimated in Cherokee society. When he came to Texas in 1838, he settled on Pine Creek in Lamar County. The records of Grayson County show that Nicholas was serving as a County Commissioner on third day of November, 1846, and was a member of the first County Commissioners Court of Grayson County.

More About NICHOLAS MADDOX:
Cemetary: January 26, 1880, Cannon Cemetary, Grayson Co., TX
Church: Baptist
Fact 5: Texas Pioneer - came to TX in 1838
Occupation: Farmer

Children of NICHOLAS MADDOX and are:

i. LOUISA6 MADDOX36, m. BERRYMAN NIX, October 13, 1836, Pope County, Arkansas37,38.

ii. SARAH MADDOX39, m. JACKSON.

iii. ELIZABETH MADDOX39, m. SAVAGE.

iv. MARY MADDOX39, m. CRABTREE.

v. ISABELLA ANN MADDOX39, d. March 12, 1881, Cannon, Grayson County, Texas40; m. WALDRUM.

vi. MATILDA MADDOX41, m. CARMACK.

Children of NICHOLAS MADDOX and SARAH NIX are:

16.vii. WILLIAM S.6 MADDOX, b. Abt. 1841.

17.viii. LUCINDA A. MADDOX, b. September 13, 1843, Lamar County, Texas; d. March 22, 1896, Austin, Travis County, Texas.

18.ix. BENJAMIN FRANK MADDOX, b. November 2, 1844.

x. JOHN WILSON MADDOX, b. Abt. 1847; m. MOLLY DUVAL.

xi. JAMES A. MADDOX, b. August 27, 184842; d. August 6, 1877, Cannon, Grayson County, Texas43; m. MARGARET GEORGE43, 1871.

xii. FRANCES MADDOX, b. Abt. 1845.

xiii. SAMUEL S. MADDOX.

xiv. JOSEPH F. MADDOX.

xv. HENRY C. MADDOX.

19.xvi. VEANNIS MADDOX.

12. WILSON L.5 MADDOX (WILLIAM4, DAVID3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born Abt. 1805. He married MARY GOULDSTONE August 4, 1834 in Wilson County, Tennessee44.

Notes for WILSON L. MADDOX:
Wilson L. Maddox charged with assault and battery. Recorded 29 March 1827. (p.113) in the book, "The People of Wilson County Tennessee 1800-1899 by Thomas E. Partlow in the Mesquite Library.

Child of WILSON MADDOX and MARY GOULDSTONE is:

20.i. ALFRED LOUIS6 MADDOX, b. March 17, 1827, Lincoln County, Tennessee; d. February 7, 1930, Riverside City, California.

13. JOHN P.5 MADDOX (WILLIAM4, DAVID3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born April 8, 1811 in North Carolina45, and died September 11, 1901 in Lincoln County, Tennessee. He married (1) JIMMIE. He married (2) POLLY JONES March 28, 1816 in Wilson County, Tennessee46,47.

Children of JOHN MADDOX and POLLY JONES are:

21.i. JAMES WEBB6 MADDOX, b. Mississippi; d. Abt. 1915, Austin, Travis County, Texas.

ii. JEMINA MADDOX.

iii. SARAH LEWIS MADDOX.

iv. JOSEPH W. MADDOX.

14. JAMES5 MADDOX (WILLIAM4, DAVID3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born Abt. 1815 in Lincoln County, Tennessee. He married JANE WOODALL Abt. 1834, daughter of OVERTON WOODALL and NANCY. She was born February 1, 1813 in Kentucky48,49, and died January 22, 1874 in Lucas, Collin County, Texas50.

Notes for JAMES MADDOX:
Census Records:
Page 5 1840 Itawamba County Mississippi lists the following persons:
Thomas Booker, Bert Cook, Sam'l Hardwill, Parrott Evans, Nathaniel Farmer, Green Collins, Overton Woodall, James Maddox, Andrew Kennedy, John Wallace, William Pearce, John Reed, James Weeks, Brazil Smallwood, Allen Ruff, J.H. Smallwood, James Shorter, Jesse Bradley, William McWilliams, T.S. Spencer, John Cain, Sarah Maxey, Middleton Harrison, Anthony Hoglan, Alford Maxcey, B.G. Moore, D. Alexander, Samuel Miller, Arthur Tail, John Medley.

James and Jane Maddox are listed in the 1840 Itawamba County, Mississippi Census (owned 4 slaves), also 1850 Pontoto County, Mississippi Census, 1860 Grayson County, Texas Census, and 1870 Collin County, Texas Census.

Land Deed in Itawaba County, Mississippi:
James Maddox and Jane his wife of Itawamba County sold to John Maddox and John Wallis the northeast quarter of Section 8 in Township 11, Range 9 on 2 September 1839 for $375: DB2/189

John Wallace of Itawamba County sold to John Maddox of Lincoln County, Tennessee the southeast quarter of Section 8 in Township 11, Range 9 on 1 December 1839 for $187.50: DB2/248

Land Deeds in Grayson County, Texas:
On January 14, 1859 James Maddox sold 40 acres on Pilot Grove Creek to S. J. (or A. A. Whatley, which is Mary's husband-James's son-in-law) Whatley for $150.

Later in 1859 S.J. Whatley sold same land for $300.

On August 25, 1859 James Maddox sold 90 acres on Pilot Grove Creek to Thomas Wyatt and George W. Jones (signed by James Maddox and Jane Maddox) for $850.

James Maddox is listed in the "Registered Voters of Hunt County, Texas 1867-1872 on pg 330:
pg 330 7/27/1867 James Maddox Tenn James Maddox Removed from Hunt County (What does that mean?)

In the Book, An Illustrated History of Grayson County, Texas; Graham Landrum & Alan Smith

Story of June 26, 1868 in Pilot Grove, Israel Boren, Lewis Peacock, James Maddox, Bill Smith, Sam Bier, and Hardy Dial have a man Robert Lee and plan to kill him. Maddox shot him, and said Maddox left the county for southern Texas.

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GREENVILLE INDEPENDENT
SATURDAY, 22 FEB 1868, PAGE 1
"THE REGISTERED VOTERS OF HUNT COUNTY, TEXAS"
BOREN, B.
MADDOX, JAMES
MADDOX, JAMES M.
MADDOX, JOHN

More About JANE WOODALL:
Cemetary: Fitzshugh - Lucas, Collin County, Texas

Children of JAMES MADDOX and JANE WOODALL are:

i. MANERVA A.6 MADDOX, d. November 18, 1932, Hunt County, Texas; m. SEBORN JACKSON, May 16, 1850, Pontotoc County, Mississippi51.

22.ii. WILLIAM M. MADDOX, b. May 1, 1837, Fayetteville, Lincoln County, Tennessee; d. March 3, 1921, Marlow, Grady County, Oklahoma.

23.iii. JOHN HARRISON MADDOX, b. January 25, 1840, Pontotoc, Pontotoc County, Mississippi; d. May 10, 1919, Dixon, Hunt County, Texas.

iv. JAMES M. MADDOX, b. Abt. 1841, Pontotoc County, Mississippi52,53; m. (1) A. FANNIE BERRY, September 5, 1867, Hunt County, Texas54,55; b. Abt. 1846, Louisana56; m. (2) MARTHA REASONOVER, September 27, 1877, Collin County, Texas57.

Notes for JAMES M. MADDOX:
James M. Maddox is listed on the "Registered Voters of Hunt County, Texas 1867-1872" by Mary Frances Igmire as:
Pg 857 James M. Maddox Miss. James M. Maddox Gone 1872

Also listed is his brother as:
pg 859 John Maddox Miss. John Maddox Gone Oct. 1872

v. JANE MADDOX, b. Abt. 1846, Pontotoc County, Mississippi58; m. JAMES P. BRANNAN, August 6, 1876, Collin County, Texas59.

Notes for JANE MADDOX:
On the marriage certificate the spelling of Jane's name is the following:
Jane Mattox

vi. MARY A. MADDOX, b. October 27, 1847, Pontotoc County, Mississippi60; d. November 18, 1932, Greenville, Hunt County, Texas60; m. A. A. WHATLEY, December 12, 1860.

More About MARY A. MADDOX:
Cemetary: Eastmound - Greenville, Hunt County, Texas
Medical Information: Chronic Nephritis and Valvular Insuffiency

vii. FRANCIS MARION MADDOX, b. Abt. 1848, Pontotoc County, Mississippi61; m. JOLEAUNA FRANCINE SOUTHWOOD, June 16, 1874, Collin County, Texas62.

viii. SARAH CAROLINE MADDOX, b. Abt. 1850, Collin County, Texas63; m. WILLIAM L. BURNS, August 17, 1871, Collin County, Texas64.

ix. MELINDA ELLEN MADDOX, b. 1855, Collin County, Texas65; m. G. W. HOWERY, May 26, 1874, Collin County, Texas66.

Notes for G. W. HOWERY:
On the marriage certificat of Melinda the spelling of her name is the following:
Malinda Mattox.

15. WILLIAM J.5 MATTOX (MICHAEL4, DAVID3 MADDOX, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born Abt. 1822 in Chatham County, North Carolina67, and died April 22, 1900 in Carroll County, Arkansas67. He married MARTHA LEE December 16, 1847 in Lincoln County, Tennessee67.

Children of WILLIAM MATTOX and MARTHA LEE are:

i. DAVID PICKNEY6 MADDOX.

ii. JAMES REDDEN MADDOX.

iii. SARAH L. MADDOX.

iv. DANIEL MADDOX.

v. SAMUEL G. MADDOX.

vi. WILLIAM S. MADDOX.

vii. ELISE M. MADDOX.

viii. CASY N. MADDOX.

Generation No. 6

 

16. WILLIAM S.6 MADDOX (NICHOLAS5, WILLIAM4, DAVID3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born Abt. 1841. He married MARY PAULINE BAKER68.

Children of WILLIAM MADDOX and MARY BAKER are:

i. DAVID7 MADDOX68.

ii. CHARLES MADDOX68.

iii. LEE MADDOX68.

iv. MARY MADDOX68.

v. GRACE MADDOX68.

vi. JOHN MADDOX68.

vii. PRICE MADDOX68.

viii. LILLIE MADDOX68.

ix. FRANK MADDOX68.

17. LUCINDA A.6 MADDOX (NICHOLAS5, WILLIAM4, DAVID3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born September 13, 1843 in Lamar County, Texas, and died March 22, 1896 in Austin, Travis County, Texas. She married ALFRED LOUIS MADDOX69, son of WILSON MADDOX and MARY GOULDSTONE. He was born March 17, 1827 in Lincoln County, Tennessee69, and died February 7, 1930 in Riverside City, California.

Notes for ALFRED LOUIS MADDOX:
August 9, 1971
Mr. Harold J. Maddox
RR#2 Box 321
Collinsville, Okla. 74021

Dear Mr. Maddox:

Your interesting data came today. I rushed down to the Hobbs Library and copied what we have. ALFRED LOUIS
MADDOX, the Hermit is the one we are after. The story is: "the familyrejected ALBERT when he fought with the Yankees." I do hope that some of this material will help you. Would like so much to keep in touch with you.
Sincerely,
(sig.) Nannette D. Kilborn
Mrs. J.M. Kilborn
408 West Cielo Dr.
Hobbs, New Mexico 88240

January 1, 1970 HISTORY of the MADDOX FAMILY

The information related herein was derived from several sources:
1. A discussion with Herman Pressler, Jr., in Houston, Texas, on September 8, 1969.
2. A memorandum written by Luellen Maddox from the files of Herman Pressler, Jr.
3. A discussion with Mrs. Herman Pressler, Sr., and Ada Mae Maddox at the home of Mrs. Pressler in Austin, Texas, on September 27, 1969.
4. General information contributed by other members of the family.

"Three Maddox brothers came to the United States from Scotland in 1780. They settled in Virginia. One of the above, William Maddox, settled on the Elk River in Lincoln County, Tennessee. His wife was the sole survivor of an Indian massacre in Pennsylvania. There were five sons of this marriage. They were William, John, Wilson, Nicholas, and James.

Nicholas Maddox was born in Lincoln, Tennessee, on December 25, 1800, and came to Texas from Tennessee in 1838 and settled on Pine Creek in Lamar County, and moved to Grayson in 1845 where he settled on Sister Grove Creek. He was the first county judge of Grayson County. When Nicholas Maddox moved from Tennessee to Texas he was involved in the government project of moving the Cherokee Indians from the hills of Tennessee to the plains of Oklahoma, Nicholas Maddox was acclimated into the Cherokee society and spoke their language. He was very instrumental in carrying out this project which, historically, is termed the "Trail of Tears".

Nicholas Maddox was married three times. The identity of his first wife is unknown, although there is some evidence that her lineage is related to South Carolina. There were, six daughters of this first marriage, namely, Louisa (Nix), Sarah (Jackson), Mary (Crabtree), Elizabeth (Savage), Isabelle (Waldrin), and Matilda (Carmack). Nicholas' first wife died.

In 1838 Nicholas Maddox married Sarah Nix. Sarah Nix came from a family which originated in Kentucky, Her paternal great, great grandfather was William Nix and her maternal great, great grandparents were Solomon Stansberry and Rebecca Stansberry. Her great grandfather was born in 1794, died 1874, and his name was also William Nix. William Nix was of German descent and his wife, Rebecca, was of English descent. Their parents came to America and served with distinction in the Revolutionary War. They were early settlers of Kentucky and helped to drive the Indians from Kentucky. William and Rebecca Nix were both born in Kentucky and lived there all their lives. William and Rebecca Nix had ten children, namely, William, Elizabeth, Jane, LeRoy, Rebecca, Louanza, Louisa, Solomon, and Levi.

Levi Nix was born in Lincoln, Kentucky, on August 7, 1826. Levi Nix had a son, Solomon, and he married Eleanor Johnson. They were born in South Carolina and lived in Mississippi before moving to Henry County in West Tennessee.

In 1842 Solomon Nix came to Texas and made his home in Lamar County until his death in 1845. His wife, Eleanor Johnson Nix died in Williamson County, Texas, in 1885. Solomon and Eleanor Nix had three children, namely, Jonathan, Benjamin, and Sarah. Jonathan Nix Was born in Mississippi in 1824 and moved with his family to Texas when he was eighteen years old. He was educated in private schools in Tennessee and joined Captain Cody in Austin in July of 1846. Captain Jonathan Nix served in the Navy, was an attorney, and attained great prominence as a citizen of Texas. Much evidence of his life is recorded in Lockhart,Texas.

Captain Jonathan Nix's sister, Sarah Nix, as stated above, married Nicholas Maddox and was his second wife. There were ten children resulting from this marriage, namely, William, Lucinda, Benjamin, John Wilson, James, Francis Marion, Samuel, Veannis, Joseph F., and Henry.

Nicholas Maddox remarried a third time after Sarah's demise, but there were no children from this marriage. There is sketchy material about various children of Sarah and Nicholas Maddox.

William Maddox was a Baptist preacher and Henry Maddox died at a very young age. Francis Marion Maddox was born January 14, 1851, and died in 1925. He was married twice. His first wife was Flo Hopkins and they had one daughter, Elizabeth, His second wife was Ada Finnin. They had four children: Marian, who died when small; Edward Finnin, who married Emily Harris; Ada Mae Maddox, from whom much of this information was obtained; and Frances Swearington, who married Wilmer McMordie. Benjamin Maddox married Catherine Parrish and they had four children: Sally, Stella, Lynn, and Ben.

John Wilson Maddox married Mary Duval. Fannie Nelson Maddox married Louis Massie and they had a son, Welton Duval Massie, who died. James Maddox married Margaret George and they had three children, namely, James, Marian, and a girl whose name is unknown. Joseph F. Maddox married twice, first to Lula Ford and then to Ruth Mattoch. Neither marriage resulted in children. Veannis Maddox married Joseph D. Warick and they had four children, namely, Bertha, Ethel, Joseph, and Benjamin.

Lucinda Maddox married Alfred Louis Maddox; they were first cousins.

It is not known which of Nicholas' brothers was Alfred's father (William, John, Wilson, or James). Alfred Maddox was born March 17, 1827 in Lincoln County, Tennessee, and was living in Texas when the Civil War began. He served as a scout in the Union army and was the only member of his family on the Union side except his father. It is unknown where Alfred and Lucinda Maddox reared their family. They had nine children in all: Delbert, Sally, Luther, William Harvey, Commodore F., Luellen, Florence, Veannis, and Nora Belle.

In 1884 Alfred Maddox moved to Trinity County in Northern California, where he acquired certain copper interests. He remained in Trinity County until 1899. At that time he went to Riverside County, California and homesteaded a quarter section of land in Temecula Canyon. From all indications Alfred Maddox came to California alone and remained that way, with the exception of a visit by his son, William Harvey, while he was still in Trinity County. When Alfred Maddox left Trinity County he sold his copper interests and must have lived off the proceeds from that sale until he applied for and received welfare from the County of Riverside in 1915. The Superintendent of the Bureau of Welfare in Riverside, Mrs. J. H. Dodge, took an interest in Alfred Maddox and made available a great deal of information about the latter part of his life. He received $15.00 a month from the Bureau of Welfare and he resided in a one-room cabin built by Indians. Newspaper accounts concerning him indicate that he raised a small herd of goats and had two dogs as pets. The Riverside Times, on Monday. March 18, 1929, published an article commemorating Alfred Maddox's 102nd birthday. Sometime during the next year another article was published in the same paper, stating that he was anticipating a visit from his son from Texas.

The son referred to was probably William Harvey, who lived in Austin, Texas at that time. William Harvey had contracted a severe case of pneumonia and was never able to make the trip, nor convey to his father the reason he was unable to come.

Alfred Maddox was presented a beautiful silver pitcher, which was given to him by the officials of a fair in Riverside County honoring him as the oldest man living in Riverside County. The land homesteaded by Alfred Maddox was located two and one-half miles from Aguanga, California. A description of this land in notes made on July 10, 1919, is as follows:

SE/4 of SE/4- of Section 29, Township 18 South, Range 1 East (40 acres), and S/2 of the SW/4 of Section 29, Township 18 South, Range 1 East (80 acres). This land is located 65.5 miles S-SE of the City of Riverside, California. Alfred Maddox died on December 7, 1930 in a hospital in Riverside, California. There is evidence to indicate that he was in the hospital some six months prior to his demise. Two individuals in Aguanga, CA, appear in documents indicating that they were acquainted with Alfred Maddox. They were Mr. Charles Clark, who owned a store in Aguanga, and Mr. Felix Verdugo. Lucinda and Alfred Maddox's oldest child, Delbert, died at the age of 26 and their oldest daughter, Sally, married C. Gatewood. Luther Maddox died when a small boy, William Harvey Maddox, their fourth child, was born on his fathers ranch on February 26, 1866 near Van Alstyne, Grayson County, Texas. His family later moved to Bosque County. When William Harvey Maddox was 16 years old he participated in a cattle drive to Buffalo, Wyoming, a project taking 9 months to complete. Later he worked for Maddox Brothers & Anderson Company, a real estate firm owning land throughout Texas.

The Maddox brothers part of the company was composed of William Harvey's uncles. He then went to Austin, Texas, where he was a policeman for 19 years before becoming assistant Sheriff, and in the latter part of his life as a bank guard at Citizens Bank of Austin. He married Kate Carr and they had four children.

William Harvey and Kate Maddox's oldest child was Delbert, who married Harry Erb and lived in Denver, Colorado. The Erbs had two children. Harry, who also lives, in Denver, and Mary Ellen, who is married and lives in California. William Harvey and Kate Maddox's three other children were Carr, Gertrude and William Harvey, Jr. William Harvey Maddox, Jr., had a son who is married and lives in Seattle, Washington. William Harvey Maddox died in Austin, Texas, on January l5, 1939. Alfred and Lucinda Maddox's fifth child, Commodore F.Maddox, was born in Glen Rose, Somervell County, Texas, on February 22, 1870. He lived most of his life in Menard and Kimble Counties, Texas, where he was a rancher. He married Fleta Harris of Austin, Texas, and they had nine children: Harris Abner, Delbert, Jack F, Annie, Ve, Mildred, Ned, Donovan, and Fleta.

Harris Maddox married Margaret Murray and they own and manage the Town & Country Hardware in Victoria, Texas. They have one daughter Barbara, who is married and lives in London, England. Delbert Maddox died in infancy. Jack F. Maddox married Mabel LeClaire Scofield. He is President of New Mexico Electric Service Company in Hobbs, New Mexico.

Annie Maddox is unmarried and lives on a ranch outside Coleman, Texas. Mildred Maddox married Van Hetherly, who is now deceased, and lives in Lampasas, Texas. She has one son, Van, who lives in Houston, Texas. Ned Maddox is married and lives in Dallas, Texas. Donovan Maddox married Ann Wagner, who is now deceased, and he has two sons, Don Maddox and James McMillin Maddox, who both live in Hobbs, New Mexico. Donovan Maddox is Executive Vice President of Textiles, Inc., in Gastonia, North Carolina. Fleta Maddox married Macyl Burke, who is deceased, and she lives in Dallas, Texas. She has a son, Macyl, and a daughter, Gay Ann. Luellen and Florence Maddox were the sixth and seventh children of Lucinda and Alfred Maddox, Neither married and Luellen taught school in Austin, Texas, for fifty years without missing a day of work. Their younger sister, Veannis Maddox, married Herman Pressler and presently lives in Austin, Texas. Herman and Veannis Pressler had three children. Their oldest, Herman Paul, married Elsie Townes and recently retired from Humble Oil & Refining Company where he was Chief Legal Counsel and member of the Board of Directors. They have two children, Herman Paul and Gassett Townes, all of whom live in Houston, Texas. Veannis and Herman Pressler's other son, Edward Daerk, married Maxine Blalack and he was a Geologist and Vice President of Humble Oil & Refining Company from which he recently retired. Veannis and Herman Pressler's daughter, Margaret Clair, married an Austin, Texas architect, Howard R. Barr, and they have two sons.

Lucinda and Alfred Maddox's youngest child was Nora Belle, who married George Wilkerson. They had three children. George, Nora Bell, and Dorothy. Their son George, lives in Jackson, MS, and with his sons owns and manages a hotel and motel.

(NEWSPAPER CLIPPING) CENTENARIAN HERMIT ALL AGOG
Civil War Veteran Awaits Son's Visit. (Large picture of ALFRED LOUIS MADDOX, indistinguishable)

The hermit of the Temecula River -- as ALFRED LOUIS MADDOX is known -- is policing up the little eight-by-twelve cabin the Indians built for him twenty-seven years ago in a narrow valley down near the southern border of Riverside county. Despite his failing eyesight brought on by the 103 years he has lived, he's shooing off the rattlesnakes and lizards that clutter up his front yard, herding his goats into an improvised corral so they'll not cross his doorstep for awhile and shaking the dust out of fleecy blankets to render them fit for a guest. In short, ALFRED is putting his house in order; for next week his son's coming from Texas to visit him for the first time in thirty years.

ALFRED's homestead is two miles from Aguanga and twenty miles from the main highway. It is on a mountain road that many years ago served as a route between Los Angeles and St.Louis and a few hundred yards away are the ruins of the old Butterfield stage depot, baking in the sun. The aged hermit was born in Tennessee in 1827 and served as a scout in the Union Army during the Civil War. All other men folk of his family, except his father were Johnny Rebs, he says. Mr. MADDOX says his most cherished companion every day is his copy of "The Times".

(Another Clipping Name of paper not known, dated Monday Evening, March 18, 1929)
County's Oldest Inhabitant Passes one Hundred-Second Anniversary.
By JESSICA BIRD

The "oldest inhabitant" of Riverside county yesterday celebrated his 102nd birthday anniversary. ALFRED LOUIS MADDOX, who for more than a quarter of a century has occupied a lonely shack on his 120 acre claim in the Temecula canyon near Aguanga, is considered the patriarch of Southern California. He was 102 years old yesterday, having been born March 17, 1827, in Tennessee. Less than two weeks ago MADDOX, whose eyesight is failing and who says he "ain't been feeling so very good," walked more than two miles from his home to the Clark store at the junction of the Aguanga and Cahuilla roads in the rough hill country. About a month ago he came to Riverside with the storekeeper by automobile. So far as human companionship is concerned, the aged man lives sole alone in his slovenly cabin, which is perched perilously on a little mesa overlooking the swift running stream. He is well companioned, however, by animals - his livestock including a most ubiquitous herd of goats, nearly 15 in number, a few chickens, and two dogs, "Rosie," a yellow "houndawg" of loving disposition and a lively mongrel which he calls curtly, "The Pup". The goats, too are named and he knows each. "Vic" is a large Togenberg of benignant mein but with an eye which forebodes trouble to any person attempting to offer harm to his aged master. "Old White" is the mother of the herd and wears a bell; and then there are "Jennie"-- the best milker you ever saw, but she fights; "Bill White", and evident offspring of the bell-wearer, and a raft of other younger goats and capering kids. "Something got a lot of the young ones", said the old man, sorrow-fully: "I think the dogs chase the kids into the brush and then maybe the coyotes catch then. Course I ain't able to walk out like I used to and I can't find them." It is an interesting journey to this secluded home of the near-hermit. Leaving Riverside with a basketful of practical gifts from Mrs. J.H. DODGE, superintendent of the county welfare department, we drove along the Inland Highway to Temecula the other day on a special trip to wish ALFRED LOUIS MADDOX "many happy returns of the day". Turning abruptly off the paved road just before the highway crosses the Temecula river into San Diego county, one traverses the picturesque Pauba rancho of immense acreage and follows the course of the winding river into the Santa Rosa mountains over the Warner Hot Springs road. The trip itself, for a driver used to the concrete highways, is an adventure. The road is for the most part rather rough. It goes through canyons heavily clothed with big oak trees and underbrush (The wild plums are white with bloom now); climbs precipitous hills at 'steen percent grade; dips hilariously into valleys where isolated surprisingly are found; ploughs through muddy cienegas, and splashes through several streams (even Dry creek is brimful of sparkling water). Stopping for lunch, beneath a great oak tree, we observed the utter absence of fallen acorns. Then our eyes were startled by the sight of a red pig, nosing its way through the brush. Another, another, and still more pigs came gruntingly into view, until a fair sized herd of the porkers had assembled. They accounted for the absence of the acorns, but we were unable to account for their presence unless they are renegade pigs, gone wild and founding a colony of Duroc-Jerseys in the Santa Rosa mountains. Many of their tame brethren were seen in the large fenced alfalfa fields of the Pauba rancho. Continuing our journey, we came at last to a sign which told us we were on the old Butterfield stage trail, and here we stopped at the ruins of a stone and adobe house under a great sycamore tree. This building was probably the remains of the stage station. Across the way, about a quarter of a mile, we found the BERGMAN family cemetery. Tombstones marked the resting place of JACOB and ELL BERGMAN, pioneer residents of the district. The BERGMAN family is still well-known in the district. Other graves near by were unmarked, save by low mounds. We left our automobile, locking it carefully against the possible curiosity of several bony steers which were gazing at us all too interestedly. We climbed down a trail into the river bed, following the sandy path toward MADDOX's cabin home. It was rather a formidable sight, suddenly to look up and see apparently numberless goats leaping over the mesa toward us. A kodak and a basket of gifts seemed rather useless as weapons. But great is the power of the human voice. At our halloo, lustily raised to bring MADDOX out of his cabin, the goats turned and fled like deer. The dogs commenced their hullabaloo and finally aroused their aged master. He came blinkingly out of his windowless cabin, and greeted us pleasantly. Then for nearly an hour we "visited". MADDOX remembers things which happened back in the early part of the last century, his mind skipping more modern events entirely.

We doubted if he knew there had been any other war since the Civil War, in which he fought with the Union army as a scout although he was a resident of Texas. Some one has given him a tin hat - relic of the World War. This he is using, without any idea of disrespect to the man who fought abroad, as a durable container for grain to feed his goats.

MADDOX told a tale of having gone scouting with one BUCK BARRY - evidently thinking we would know without a doubt the identity of this scout. "We lost our horses, and went out to look for "em", he said, conversationally, "Came to the edge of a valley. There were our horses all right, but the valley was plumb full of Injuns." He chuckled, and added, "They'd have killed us if they'd seen us, so we went away from that place. Buck says, "Gather some wood off yonder dead tree, and we'll brew us a little coffee, and I stepped over to get the wood. I reached up and broke off a twig. Ping it went, That whole tree was petrified wood. I took a handful to Buck - he'd gone on down the hill - and he looked at 'em. Well, I never seen anything like that before, says he. I'm going back to look at that tree. And he did, right in the face of them injuns," concluded the old man, triumphantly recounting the bravery of his friend of bygone days.

The light in the canyon was fading. Clouds were piling up on the crest of the steep hills. We bade the old man goodby. "I wish you the best of luck, and I thank you for coming," he said primly. "I want you to give my best respects to Mrs. DODGE. She's a true friend and has done a lot to help me." We made our way back to the waiting automobile after this dip into ancient history and primitive conditions, and hastened back to the paved highway and civilization.

County of Riverside -- Office of County Recorder Jack A. Ross, Recorder
Riverside, California
April 15, 1929

Mrs. Del Maddox Erb,
1348 Ingraham, Apt. 212,
Los Angeles, California

Dear Madam: In answer to your inquiry as to the record of a Death Certificate of ALFRED MADDOX, having been recorded in this county, I beg to advise that I must have the approximate year or month in which said party passed away. Upon receipt of such information, we will gladly search of our records for you.

Yours very truly, (sig)
Jack Ross
County Recorder.
(Died Dec. 7, 1930 Riverside, Calif.)
August 11, 1971
RR# 2 Box 321
Collinsville, Okla. 74021

Mrs. J.M. Kilborn
408 West Cielo Dr.
Hobbs, New Mexico 88240

Dear Mrs. Kilborn; I received your most interesting letter today. And I don't know just what to say. First off: On the 1st page of your "Maddox History" It says, there were three MADDOX brothers, who came to the U.S. from Scotland in 1780, and settled in Virginia. I don't have any way of getting this copied, so I am quoting the exact wording from a letter I received from my great-aunt, MANTA JANE (MADDOX) GLUNT, in November 1965.

"QUOTE": 3 MADDOX brothers started to America. I think from Scotland or England. One died and was buried at sea. My grandmother REBECCA was descended from one, and my grandfather MADISON was descended from the other. I have no proof. This is what my father always told us. I don't know the boys names." As you can see, it is quite a coincidence. The only difference I can see, is the names. You have the name of one, WILLIAM. And I don't have any names. You have the names of WILLIAM's, children. WILLIAM, JOHN, WILSON, NICHOLAS, and JAMES. (In Pittsylvania Co., Va.1767, MICHAEL MADDOX, bought land from WILSON MADDOX. This was originally in Lunnenburg, later Charlotte Co.; alsoWILSON MADDOX, had land in Franklin Co., Va. in 1808. He also had several other grants of land in Lunnenburg, Pittsylvania, Charlotte, and Franklin Counties.)

There was also a JOHN MADDOX, living in these same counties at that time. And I believe he is probably the father of my WILLIAM MADDOX, and probably the brother of NATHAN. And was more than likely the son of either MICHAEL MADDOX, of Pitts. Co., land patents, or the son of JOHN MADDOX of Goochland Co., patents.

As I have already said, my JOHN MADDOX, was said to have gone to Tennessee, about 1800. But where he went is anyones guess. He could possibly be the JOHN in your history, except for the name NICHOLAS, which does not show up in my lineage anywhere. And usually some one of the children, carried the family names down, in their families. As I have also stated before, I do not know for sure, that I am descended from the before mentioned JOHN MADDOX. I could just as well be from WILSON, DAVID, WILLIAM or MICHAEL MADDOX. As they were all in the same vicinity, at the same time, 1767 until 1787, when they all split up and went different directions. If you will notice the names of the children in both of my MADDOX lines, and compare them with the names in your line, you will notice there are several of the same names.

NATHAN MATTOX (his children) MICHAEL; GABRIEL; DAVID; WESLEY; MARGARET; SARAH PRUDENCE; REBECCA and JOHN MATTOX.

MICHAEL MADDOX (his children) FREDERICK FRALEY; NATHAN; ELIZABETH BULL; JOHN; DANIEL FRALEY; SAMUEL FLETCHER; SILAS F.; REBECCA; MICHAEL MADDOX.

MICHAEL MADDOX (his children, 2nd marriage) MARY MANN; JOSEPH COLLINS; WESLEY HARVEY; WILLIAM McKENDREE; WILSON MEEK; JAMES JACKSON; ELIZA JANE and SARAH PRUDENCE.

WILLIAM MADDOX (his children) JOHN TENNIS; WILLIAM; WILSON; MADISON G.; THOMPSON; ELIZABETH; JOSEPH KEITH; NANCY and HENRY BASCOM MADDOX.

The reason I have underlined the above names, is for comparison. Their birth dates as follows:

JOHN MATTOX, b. 1785-86 Bedford Co., Va.
JOHN MADDOX, b. 1804 Pennsylvania.
JOSEPH COLLINS MADDOX, b. Aug. 20, 1819 Bedford Co., Va.
WESLEY HARVEY MADDOX, b. Sept. 2, 1821 Highland Co., Ohio.
WILLIAM McKENDREE MADDOX, b. Aug. 15, 1823 Highland Co., Oh.
WILSON MEEK MADDOX, b. August 15, 1825 Highland Co., Ohio.
JAMES JACKSON MADDOX, b. March 7, 1827 Highland Co., Ohio.
JOHN TENNIS MADDOX, b. July 21, 1798 Greenbrier Co., W.Va.
WILLIAM MADDOX, b. ca. 1801 Greenbrier Co., W.Va.
SAMUEL MADDOX, b. ca. 1804 Greenbrier Co., W.Va.
JOSEPH KEITH MADDOX, b. ca. 1816 Adams Co., Ohio
WILSON MADDOX, b. ca. 1807 Adams Co., Ohio.
HENRY BASCOM MADDOX, b. ca. 1824 Adams Co., Ohio.

As you can see the dates are pretty near the same as yours. Just different parts of the country. So it would seem that mine and yours were named after the same people. If we could prove it. I am going to try and get some copy paper for my copier, and send you copies of some of the Texas letters. Maybe the names will strike a bell. I will also send a copy of the letter, I quoted. As I have said before the name NIX, sounds familiar. But I have been unable to find it in my notes and letters. I will quit for now, as it is getting late. Sincerely, Harold J. Maddox Encl: pages of letters, 512-515. 524-530.

More About ALFRED LOUIS MADDOX:
Fact 5: Cousin
Military service: Scout, Union Army69

Children of LUCINDA MADDOX and ALFRED MADDOX are:

i. DELBERT7 MADDOX69, b. Abt. 1858.

ii. SALLY MADDOX69, b. Abt. 186470; m. C. GATEWOOD.

iii. LUTHER MADDOX71.

iv. WILLIAM HARVEY MADDOX71, b. February 26, 1866, Grayson County, Texas72; d. January 15, 1939, Austin, Travis County, Texas73; m. KATE CARR73.

v. COMMODORE F. MADDOX73, b. February 22, 1870, Glen Rose, Somervell County, Texas73.

vi. LUELLEN MADDOX73.

vii. FLORENCE MADDOX73.

viii. VEANNIS MADDOX73, m. HERMAN PRESSLER.

ix. NORA BELLE MADDOX73, m. GEORGE WILKERSON.

18. BENJAMIN FRANK6 MADDOX (NICHOLAS5, WILLIAM4, DAVID3, JOHN2, JOHN1)74 was born November 2, 184474. He married CATHERINE T. PARRISH November 2, 186574, daughter of JEFFERSON C. PARRISH.

Child of BENJAMIN MADDOX and CATHERINE PARRISH is:

i. JOHNNIE7 MADDOX, b. November 14, 186874,75; d. September 5, 1878, Cannon, Grayson County, Texas76,77.

More About JOHNNIE MADDOX:
Burial: Cannon, Grayson County, Texas78.

19. VEANNIS6 MADDOX (NICHOLAS5, WILLIAM4, DAVID3, JOHN2, JOHN1) She married HERMAN PRESSLER.

Child of VEANNIS MADDOX and HERMAN PRESSLER is:

i. PAUL7 PRESSLER.

20. ALFRED LOUIS6 MADDOX (WILSON L.5, WILLIAM4, DAVID3, JOHN2, JOHN1)79 was born March 17, 1827 in Lincoln County, Tennessee79, and died February 7, 1930 in Riverside City, California. He married LUCINDA A. MADDOX, daughter of NICHOLAS MADDOX and SARAH NIX. She was born September 13, 1843 in Lamar County, Texas, and died March 22, 1896 in Austin, Travis County, Texas.

Notes for ALFRED LOUIS MADDOX:
August 9, 1971
Mr. Harold J. Maddox
RR#2 Box 321
Collinsville, Okla. 74021

Dear Mr. Maddox:
Your interesting data came today. I rushed down to the Hobbs Library and copied what we have. ALFRED LOUIS MADDOX, the Hermit is the one we are after. The story is: "the family rejected ALBERT when he fought with the Yankees." I do hope that some of this material will help you. Would like so much to keep in touch with you.

Sincerely, (sig.) Nannette D. Kilborn

January 1, 1970 HISTORY of the MADDOX FAMILY

The information related herein was derived from several sources:
1. A discussion with Herman Pressler, Jr., in Houston, Texas, on September 8, 1969.
2. A memorandum written by Luellen Maddox from the files of Herman Pressler, Jr.
3. A discussion with Mrs. Herman Pressler, Sr., and Ada Mae Maddox at the home of Mrs. Pressler in Austin, Texas, on September 27, 1969.
4. General information contributed by other members of the family.

"Three Maddox brothers came to the United States from Scotland in 1780. They settled in Virginia. One of the above, William Maddox, settled on the Elk River in Lincoln County, Tennessee. His wife was the sole survivor of an Indian massacre in Pennsylvania. There were five sons of this marriage. They were William, John, Wilson, Nicholas, and James.

Nicholas Maddox was born in Lincoln, Tennessee, on December 25, 1800, and came to Texas from Tennessee in 1838 and settled on Pine Creek in Lamar County, and moved to Grayson in 1845 where he settled on Sister Grove Creek. He was the first county judge of Grayson County. When Nicholas Maddox moved from Tennessee to Texas he was involved in the government project of moving the Cherokee Indians from the hills of Tennessee to the plains of Oklahoma, Nicholas Maddox was acclimated into the Cherokee society and spoke their language. He was very instrumental in carrying out this project which, historically, is termed the "Trail of Tears".

Nicholas Maddox was married three times. The identity of his first wife is unknown, although there is some evidence that her lineage is related to South Carolina. There were, six daughters of this first marriage, namely, Louisa (Nix), Sarah (Jackson), Mary (Crabtree), Elizabeth (Savage), Isabelle (Waldrin), and Matilda (Carmack). Nicholas' first wife died.

In 1838 Nicholas Maddox married Sarah Nix. Sarah Nix came from a family which originated in Kentucky, Her paternal great, great grandfather was William Nix and her maternal great, great grandparents were Solomon Stansberry and Rebecca Stansberry. Her great grandfather was born in 1794, died 1874, and his name was also William Nix. William Nix was of German descent and his wife, Rebecca, was of English descent. Their parents came to America and served with distinction in the Revolutionary War. They were early settlers of Kentucky and helped to drive the Indians from Kentucky.

William and Rebecca Nix were both born in Kentucky and lived there all their lives. William and Rebecca Nix had ten children, namely, William, Elizabeth, Jane, LeRoy, Rebecca, Louanza, Louisa, Solomon, and Levi.

Levi Nix was born in Lincoln, Kentucky, on August 7, 1826. Levi Nix had a son, Solomon, and he married Eleanor Johnson. They were born in South Carolina and lived in Mississippi before moving to Henry County in West Tennessee.

In 1842 Solomon Nix came to Texas and made his home in Lamar County until his death in 1845. His wife, Eleanor Johnson Nix died in Williamson County, Texas, in 1885. Solomon and Eleanor Nix had three children, namely, Jonathan, Benjamin, and Sarah. Jonathan Nix Was born in Mississippi in 1824 and moved with his family to Texas when he was eighteen years old. He was educated in private schools in Tennessee and joined Captain Cody in Austin in July of 1846. Captain Jonathan Nix served in the Navy, was an attorney, and attained great prominence as a citizen of Texas. Much evidence of his life is recorded in Lockhart,Texas.

Captain Jonathan Nix's sister, Sarah Nix, as stated above, married Nicholas Maddox and was his second wife. There were ten children resulting from this marriage, namely, William, Lucinda, Benjamin, John Wilson, James, Francis Marion, Samuel, Veannis, Joseph F., and Henry.

Nicholas Maddox remarried a third time after Sarah's demise, but there were no children from this marriage. There is sketchy material about various children of Sarah and Nicholas Maddox.

William Maddox was a Baptist preacher and Henry Maddox died at a very young age. Francis Marion Maddox was born January 14, 1851, and died in 1925. He was married twice. His first wife was Flo Hopkins and they had one daughter, Elizabeth, His second wife was Ada Finnin. They had four children: Marian, who died when small; Edward Finnin, who married Emily Harris; Ada Mae Maddox, from whom much of this information was obtained; and Frances Swearington, who married Wilmer McMordie. Benjamin Maddox married Catherine Parrish and they had four children: Sally, Stella, Lynn, and Ben.

John Wilson Maddox married Mary Duval. Fannie Nelson Maddox married Louis Massie and they had a son, Welton Duval Massie, who died. James Maddox married Margaret George and they had three children, namely, James, Marian, and a girl whose name is unknown. Joseph F. Maddox married twice, first to Lula Ford and then to Ruth Mattoch. Neither marriage resulted in children. Veannis Maddox married Joseph D. Warick and they had four children, namely, Bertha, Ethel, Joseph, and Benjamin. Lucinda Maddox married Alfred Louis Maddox; they were first cousins.

It is not known which of Nicholas' brothers was Alfred's father (William, John, Wilson, or James). Alfred Maddox was born March 17, 1827 in Lincoln County, Tennessee, and was living in Texas when the Civil War began. He served as a scout in the Union army and was the only member of his family on the Union side except his father. It is unknown where Alfred and Lucinda Maddox reared their family. They had nine children in all: Delbert, Sally, Luther, William Harvey, Commodore F., Luellen, Florence, Veannis, and Nora Belle.

In 1884 Alfred Maddox moved to Trinity County in Northern California, where he acquired certain copper interests. He remained in Trinity County until 1899. At that time he went to Riverside County, California and homesteaded a quarter section of land in Temecula Canyon. From all indications Alfred Maddox came to California alone and remained that way, with the exception of a visit by his son, William Harvey, while he was still in Trinity County. When Alfred Maddox left Trinity County he sold his copper interests and must have lived off the proceeds from that sale until he applied for and received welfare from the County of Riverside in 1915. The Superintendent of the Bureau of Welfare in Riverside, Mrs. J. H. Dodge, took an interest in Alfred Maddox and made available a great deal of information about the latter part of his life. He received $15.00 a month from the Bureau of Welfare and he resided in a one-room cabin built by Indians. Newspaper accounts concerning him indicate that he raised a small herd of goats and had two dogs as pets. The Riverside Times, on Monday. March 18, 1929, published an article commemorating Alfred Maddox's 102nd birthday. Sometime during the next year another article was published in the same paper, stating that he was anticipating a visit from his son from Texas.

The son referred to was probably William Harvey, who lived in Austin, Texas at that time. William Harvey had contracted a severe case of pneumonia and was never able to make the trip, nor convey to his father the reason he was unable to come.

Alfred Maddox was presented a beautiful silver pitcher, which was given to him by the officials of a fair in Riverside County honoring him as the oldest man living in Riverside County. The land homesteaded by Alfred Maddox was located two and one-half miles from Aguanga, California. A description of this land in notes made on July 10, 1919, is as follows: SE/4 of SE/4- of Section 29, Township 18 South, Range 1 East (40 acres), and S/2 of the SW/4 of Section 29, Township 18 South, Range 1 East (80 acres). This land is located 65.5 miles S-SE of the City of Riverside, California. Alfred Maddox died on December 7, 1930 in a hospital in Riverside, California. There is evidence to indicate that he was in the hospital some six months prior to his demise. Two individuals in Aguanga, CA, appear in documents indicating that they were acquainted with Alfred Maddox.

They were Mr. Charles Clark, who owned a store in Aguanga, and Mr. Felix Verdugo. Lucinda and Alfred Maddox's oldest child, Delbert, died at the age of 26 and their oldest daughter, Sally, married C. Gatewood. Luther Maddox died when a small boy, William Harvey Maddox, their fourth child, was born on his fathers ranch on February 26, 1866 near Van Alstyne, Grayson County, Texas. His family later moved to Bosque County. When William Harvey Maddox was 16 years old he participated in a cattle drive to Buffalo, Wyoming, a project taking 9 months to complete. Later he worked for Maddox Brothers & Anderson Company, a real estate firm owning land throughout Texas.

The Maddox brothers part of the company was composed of William Harvey's uncles. He then went to Austin, Texas, where he was a policeman for 19 years before becoming assistant Sheriff, and in the latter part of his life as a bank guard at Citizens Bank of Austin. He married Kate Carr and they had four children.

William Harvey and Kate Maddox's oldest child was Delbert, who married Harry Erb and lived in Denver, Colorado. The Erbs had two children. Harry, who also lives, in Denver, and Mary Ellen, who is married and lives in California. William Harvey and Kate Maddox's three other children were Carr, Gertrude and William Harvey, Jr. William Harvey Maddox, Jr., had a son who is married and lives in Seattle, Washington. William Harvey Maddox died in Austin, Texas, on January l5, 1939. Alfred and Lucinda Maddox's fifth child, Commodore F.Maddox, was born in Glen Rose, Somervell County, Texas, on February 22, 1870. He lived most of his life in Menard and Kimble Counties, Texas, where he was a rancher. He married Fleta Harris of Austin, Texas, and they had nine children: Harris Abner, Delbert, Jack F, Annie, Ve, Mildred, Ned, Donovan, and Fleta.

Harris Maddox married Margaret Murray and they own and manage the Town & Country Hardware in Victoria, Texas. They have one daughter Barbara, who is married and lives in London, England. Delbert Maddox died in infancy. Jack F. Maddox married Mabel LeClaire Scofield. He is President of New Mexico Electric Service Company in Hobbs, New Mexico.

Annie Maddox is unmarried and lives on a ranch outside Coleman, Texas. Mildred Maddox married Van Hetherly, who is now deceased, and lives in Lampasas, Texas. She has one son, Van, who lives in Houston, Texas. Ned Maddox is married and lives in Dallas, Texas. Donovan Maddox married Ann Wagner, who is now deceased, and he has two sons, Don Maddox and James McMillin Maddox, who both live in Hobbs, New Mexico. Donovan Maddox is Executive Vice President of Textiles, Inc., in Gastonia, North Carolina. Fleta Maddox married Macyl Burke, who is deceased, and she lives in Dallas, Texas. She has a son, Macyl, and a daughter, Gay Ann. Luellen and Florence Maddox were the sixth and seventh children of Lucinda and Alfred Maddox, Neither married and Luellen taught school in Austin, Texas, for fifty years without missing a day of work. Their younger sister, Veannis Maddox, married Herman Pressler and presently lives in Austin, Texas. Herman and Veannis Pressler had three children. Their oldest, Herman Paul, married Elsie Townes and recently retired from Humble Oil & Refining Company where he was Chief Legal Counsel and member of the Board of Directors. They have two children, Herman Paul and Gassett Townes, all of whom live in Houston, Texas. Veannis and Herman Pressler's other son, Edward Daerk, married Maxine Blalack and he was a Geologist and Vice President of Humble Oil & Refining Company from which he recently retired. Veannis and Herman Pressler's daughter, Margaret Clair, married an Austin, Texas architect, Howard R. Barr, and they have two sons.

Lucinda and Alfred Maddox's youngest child was Nora Belle, who married George Wilkerson. They had three children. George, Nora Bell, and Dorothy. Their son George, lives in Jackson, MS, and with his sons owns and manages a hotel and motel.

(NEWSPAPER CLIPPING) CENTENARIAN HERMIT ALL AGOG
Civil War Veteran Awaits Son's Visit. (Large picture of ALFRED LOUIS MADDOX, indistinguishable)

The hermit of the Temecula River -- as ALFRED LOUIS MADDOX is known -- is policing up the little eight-by-twelve cabin the Indians built for him twenty-seven years ago in a narrow valley down near the southern border of Riverside county. Despite his failing eyesight brought on by the 103 years he has lived, he's shooing off the rattlesnakes and lizards that clutter up his front yard, herding his goats into an improvised corral so they'll not cross his doorstep for awhile and shaking the dust out of fleecy blankets to render them fit for a guest. In short, ALFRED is putting his house in order; for next week his son's coming from Texas to visit him for the first time in thirty years.

ALFRED's homestead is two miles from Aguanga and twenty miles from the main highway. It is on a mountain road that many years ago served as a route between Los Angeles and St.Louis and a few hundred yards away are the ruins of the old Butterfield stage depot, baking in the sun. The aged hermit was born in Tennessee in 1827 and served as a scout in the Union Army during the Civil War. All other men folk of his family, except his father were Johnny Rebs, he says. Mr. MADDOX says his most cherished companion every day is his copy of "The Times".

(Another Clipping Name of paper not known, dated Monday Evening, March 18, 1929)
County's Oldest Inhabitant Passes one Hundred-Second Anniversary.
By JESSICA BIRD

The "oldest inhabitant" of Riverside county yesterday celebrated his 102nd birthday anniversary. ALFRED LOUIS MADDOX, who for more than a quarter of a century has occupied a lonely shack on his 120 acre claim in the Temecula canyon near Aguanga, is considered the patriarch of Southern California. He was 102 years old yesterday, having been born March 17, 1827, in Tennessee. Less than two weeks ago MADDOX, whose eyesight is failing and who says he "ain't been feeling so very good," walked more than two miles from his home to the Clark store at the junction of the Aguanga and Cahuilla roads in the rough hill country. About a month ago he came to Riverside with the storekeeper by automobile. So far as human companionship is concerned, the aged man lives sole alone in his slovenly cabin, which is perched perilously on a little mesa overlooking the swift running stream. He is well companioned, however, by animals - his livestock including a most ubiquitous herd of goats, nearly 15 in number, a few chickens, and two dogs, "Rosie," a yellow "houndawg" of loving disposition and a lively mongrel which he calls curtly, "The Pup". The goats, too are named and he knows each. "Vic" is a large Togenberg of benignant mein but with an eye which forebodes trouble to any person attempting to offer harm to his aged master. "Old White" is the mother of the herd and wears a bell; and then there are "Jennie"-- the best milker you ever saw, but she fights; "Bill White", and evident offspring of the bell-wearer, and a raft of other younger goats and capering kids. "Something got a lot of the young ones", said the old man, sorrow-fully: "I think the dogs chase the kids into the brush and then maybe the coyotes catch then. Course I ain't able to walk out like I used to and I can't find them." It is an interesting journey to this secluded home of the near-hermit. Leaving Riverside with a basketful of practical gifts from Mrs. J.H. DODGE, superintendent of the county welfare department, we drove along the Inland Highway to Temecula the other day on a special trip to wish ALFRED LOUIS MADDOX "many happy returns of the day". Turning abruptly off the paved road just before the highway crosses the Temecula river into San Diego county, one traverses the picturesque Pauba rancho of immense acreage and follows the course of the winding river into the Santa Rosa mountains over the Warner Hot Springs road. The trip itself, for a driver used to the concrete highways, is an adventure. The road is for the most part rather rough. It goes through canyons heavily clothed with big oak trees and underbrush (The wild plums are white with bloom now); climbs precipitous hills at 'steen percent grade; dips hilariously into valleys where isolated surprisingly are found; ploughs through muddy cienegas, and splashes through several streams (even Dry creek is brimful of sparkling water). Stopping for lunch, beneath a great oak tree, we observed the utter absence of fallen acorns. Then our eyes were startled by the sight of a red pig, nosing its way through the brush. Another, another, and still more pigs came gruntingly into view, until a fair sized herd of the porkers had assembled. They accounted for the absence of the acorns, but we were unable to account for their presence unless they are renegade pigs, gone wild and founding a colony of Duroc-Jerseys in the Santa Rosa mountains. Many of their tame brethren were seen in the large fenced alfalfa fields of the Pauba rancho. Continuing our journey, we came at last to a sign which told us we were on the old Butterfield stage trail, and here we stopped at the ruins of a stone and adobe house under a great sycamore tree. This building was probably the remains of the stage station. Across the way, about a quarter of a mile, we found the BERGMAN family cemetery. Tombstones marked the resting place of JACOB and ELL BERGMAN, pioneer residents of the district. The BERGMAN family is still well-known in the district. Other graves near by were unmarked, save by low mounds. We left our automobile, locking it carefully against the possible curiosity of several bony steers which were gazing at us all too interestedly. We climbed down a trail into the river bed, following the sandy path toward MADDOX's cabin home. It was rather a formidable sight, suddenly to look up and see apparently numberless goats leaping over the mesa toward us. A kodak and a basket of gifts seemed rather useless as weapons. But great is the power of the human voice. At our halloo, lustily raised to bring MADDOX out of his cabin, the goats turned and fled like deer. The dogs commenced their hullabaloo and finally aroused their aged master. He came blinkingly out of his windowless cabin, and greeted us pleasantly. Then for nearly an hour we "visited". MADDOX remembers things which happened back in the early part of the last century, his mind skipping more modern events entirely.

We doubted if he knew there had been any other war since the Civil War, in which he fought with the Union army as a scout although he was a resident of Texas. Some one has given him a tin hat - relic of the World War. This he is using, without any idea of disrespect to the man who fought abroad, as a durable container for grain to feed his goats.

MADDOX told a tale of having gone scouting with one BUCK BARRY - evidently thinking we would know without a doubt the identity of this scout. "We lost our horses, and went out to look for "em", he said, conversationally, "Came to the edge of a valley. There were our horses all right, but the valley was plumb full of Injuns." He chuckled, and added, "They'd have killed us if they'd seen us, so we went away from that place. Buck says, "Gather some wood off yonder dead tree, and we'll brew us a little coffee, and I stepped over to get the wood. I reached up and broke off a twig. Ping it went, That whole tree was petrified wood. I took a handful to Buck - he'd gone on down the hill - and he looked at 'em. Well, I never seen anything like that before, says he. I'm going back to look at that tree. And he did, right in the face of them injuns," concluded the old man, triumphantly recounting the bravery of his friend of bygone days.

The light in the canyon was fading. Clouds were piling up on the crest of the steep hills. We bade the old man goodby. "I wish you the best of luck, and I thank you for coming," he said primly. "I want you to give my best respects to Mrs. DODGE. She's a true friend and has done a lot to help me." We made our way back to the waiting automobile after this dip into ancient history and primitive conditions, and hastened back to the paved highway and civilization.

County of Riverside -- Office of County Recorder Jack A. Ross, Recorder
Riverside, California
April 15, 1929

Mrs. Del Maddox Erb,
Dear Madam: In answer to your inquiry as to the record of a Death Certificate of ALFRED MADDOX, having been recorded in this county, I beg to advise that I must have the approximate year or month in which said party passed away. Upon receipt of such information, we will gladly search of our records for you.

Yours very truly, (sig)
Jack Ross
County Recorder.
(Died Dec. 7, 1930 Riverside, Calif.)

Mrs. J.M. Kilborn

Dear Mrs. Kilborn; I received your most interesting letter today. And I don't know just what to say. First off: On the 1st page of your "Maddox History" It says, there were three MADDOX brothers, who came to the U.S. from Scotland in 1780, and settled in Virginia. I don't have any way of getting this copied, so I am quoting the exact wording from a letter I received from my great-aunt, MANTA JANE (MADDOX) GLUNT, in November 1965.

"QUOTE": 3 MADDOX brothers started to America. I think from Scotland or England. One died and was buried at sea. My grandmother REBECCA was descended from one, and my grandfather MADISON was descended from the other. I have no proof. This is what my father always told us. I don't know the boys names." As you can see, it is quite a coincidence. The only difference I can see, is the names. You have the name of one, WILLIAM. And I don't have any names. You have the names of WILLIAM's, children. WILLIAM, JOHN, WILSON, NICHOLAS, and JAMES. (In Pittsylvania Co., Va.1767, MICHAEL MADDOX, bought land from WILSON MADDOX. This was originally in Lunnenburg, later Charlotte Co.; alsoWILSON MADDOX, had land in Franklin Co., Va. in 1808. He also had several other grants of land in Lunnenburg, Pittsylvania, Charlotte, and Franklin Counties.)

There was also a JOHN MADDOX, living in these same counties at that time. And I believe he is probably the father of my WILLIAM MADDOX, and probably the brother of NATHAN. And was more than likely the son of either MICHAEL MADDOX, of Pitts. Co., land patents, or the son of JOHN MADDOX of Goochland Co., patents.

As I have already said, my JOHN MADDOX, was said to have gone to Tennessee, about 1800. But where he went is anyones guess. He could possibly be the JOHN in your history, except for the name NICHOLAS, which does not show up in my lineage anywhere. And usually some one of the children, carried the family names down, in their families. As I have also stated before, I do not know for sure, that I am descended from the before mentioned JOHN MADDOX. I could just as well be from WILSON, DAVID, WILLIAM or MICHAEL MADDOX. As they were all in the same vicinity, at the same time, 1767 until 1787, when they all split up and went different directions. If you will notice the names of the children in both of my MADDOX lines, and compare them with the names in your line, you will notice there are several of the same names.

NATHAN MATTOX (his children) MICHAEL; GABRIEL; DAVID; WESLEY; MARGARET; SARAH PRUDENCE; REBECCA and JOHN MATTOX.

MICHAEL MADDOX (his children) FREDERICK FRALEY; NATHAN; ELIZABETH BULL; JOHN; DANIEL FRALEY; SAMUEL FLETCHER; SILAS F.; REBECCA; MICHAEL MADDOX.

MICHAEL MADDOX (his children, 2nd marriage) MARY MANN; JOSEPH COLLINS; WESLEY HARVEY; WILLIAM McKENDREE; WILSON MEEK; JAMES JACKSON; ELIZA JANE and SARAH PRUDENCE.

WILLIAM MADDOX (his children) JOHN TENNIS; WILLIAM; WILSON; MADISON G.; THOMPSON; ELIZABETH; JOSEPH KEITH; NANCY and HENRY BASCOM MADDOX.

The reason I have underlined the above names, is for comparison. Their birth dates as follows:

JOHN MATTOX, b. 1785-86 Bedford Co., Va.
JOHN MADDOX, b. 1804 Pennsylvania.
JOSEPH COLLINS MADDOX, b. Aug. 20, 1819 Bedford Co., Va.
WESLEY HARVEY MADDOX, b. Sept. 2, 1821 Highland Co., Ohio.
WILLIAM McKENDREE MADDOX, b. Aug. 15, 1823 Highland Co., Oh.
WILSON MEEK MADDOX, b. August 15, 1825 Highland Co., Ohio.
JAMES JACKSON MADDOX, b. March 7, 1827 Highland Co., Ohio.
JOHN TENNIS MADDOX, b. July 21, 1798 Greenbrier Co., W.Va.
WILLIAM MADDOX, b. ca. 1801 Greenbrier Co., W.Va.
SAMUEL MADDOX, b. ca. 1804 Greenbrier Co., W.Va.
JOSEPH KEITH MADDOX, b. ca. 1816 Adams Co., Ohio
WILSON MADDOX, b. ca. 1807 Adams Co., Ohio.
HENRY BASCOM MADDOX, b. ca. 1824 Adams Co., Ohio.

As you can see the dates are pretty near the same as yours. Just different parts of the country. So it would seem that mine and yours were named after the same people. If we could prove it. I am going to try and get some copy paper for my copier, and send you copies of some of the Texas letters. Maybe the names will strike a bell. I will also send a copy of the letter, I quoted. As I have said before the name NIX, sounds familiar. But I have been unable to find it in my notes and letters. I will quit for now, as it is getting late. Sincerely, Harold J. Maddox Encl: pages of letters,

More About ALFRED LOUIS MADDOX:
Fact 5: Cousin
Military service: Scout, Union Army79

Children are listed above under (17) Lucinda A. Maddox.

21. JAMES WEBB6 MADDOX (JOHN P.5, WILLIAM4, DAVID3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born in Mississippi80, and died Abt. 1915 in Austin, Travis County, Texas80. He married SUSANNAH DYER April 20, 1853 in Itawamba County, Mississippi81,82. She was born Abt. 1834 in Alabama83, and died Abt. 1897 in Austin, Travis County, Texas83.

Children of JAMES MADDOX and SUSANNAH DYER are:

i. JEFF CALLOWAY7 MADDOX, b. Abt. 1856, Mississippi84.

ii. JAMES COLBERT MADDOX.

iii. KATHERINE VARNELL MADDOX.

iv. DECATUR MADDOX.

v. JULIA VICTORIA MADDOX, b. May 20, 1858, Texas85,86.

vi. WEBSTER GRANT MADDOX, b. November 14, 186987.

vii. MADORA MADDOX, b. August 9, 189087.

22. WILLIAM M.6 MADDOX (JAMES5, WILLIAM4, DAVID3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born May 1, 1837 in Fayetteville, Lincoln County, Tennessee88, and died March 3, 1921 in Marlow, Grady County, Oklahoma89. He married (1) LEANNA E.. She was born Abt. April 1846 in Illinois90. He married (2) LUCY ANN MCCLUNG February 15, 1860 in Grayson County, Texas91. She was born Abt. 1843 in Mississippi92.

More About WILLIAM M. MADDOX:
Cause of Death: Bright's Disease
Military: Confederate of the Civil War
Occupation: Farmer

Children of WILLIAM MADDOX and LEANNA are:

i. MADDOX7.

ii. MADDOX, m. J. S. WILLIAMS.

23. JOHN HARRISON6 MADDOX (JAMES5, WILLIAM4, DAVID3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born January 25, 1840 in Pontotoc, Pontotoc County, Mississippi93, and died May 10, 1919 in Dixon, Hunt County, Texas94,95. He married (1) PARALEE BOREN November 24, 1866 in Collin County, Texas96, daughter of ISRAEL BOREN and MARY WHEAT. She was born January 12, 1848 in Melissa, Collin County, Texas97, and died July 17, 1897 in McKinney, Collin County, Texas97. He married (2) SARAH F. ROWSEY September 20, 1898 in Greenville, Hunt County, Texas98,99.

Notes for JOHN HARRISON MADDOX:
John Harrison Maddox and Paralee sold land to (W.A.?) Boren (part of the Boren Survey - Israel Boren) on November 17, 1874 in Collin County, Texas.

Uncle Paul Maddox used to say that John Harrison Maddox was the meanest man he ever knew...Don't know why?

John Harrison Maddox served in the Civil War along with several of his brothers. He enlisted on January 26, 1862 at Pilot Grove in the 9th Texas Cavalry, Company C, Sims Regiment. According to his muster rolls there were several times that he was sent as a scout by General Jackson.

John Maddox is listed on the "Registered Voters of Hunt County, Texas 1867-1872" by Mary Frances Igmire as:
pg 859 John Maddox Miss. John Maddox Gone Oct. 1872 Also listed is his brother as:
Pg 857 James M. Maddox Miss. James M. Maddox Gone 1872

On the marriage certificate of John and Paralee is the following spelling of their names:
John Mattox
Parilee Boren

Ross's Brigade Brig. General L.S. Ross
1st Tex. Legion Colonel E.R. Hawkins
3rd Tex. Lieut. Colonel J.S. Boggess
6th Tex. Lieut. Colonel Peter F. Ross
9th Tex. Colonel D. W. Jones
Captain H.C. Dial

More About JOHN HARRISON MADDOX:
Cemetary: Eastmound - Greenville, Hunt County, Texas
Church: Baptist
Medical Information: ApoplexyAlso had a history of chronic asthma
Occupation: farmer
Notes for PARALEE BOREN:
On Paralee's headstone her birthdate is recorded as January 12, 1854, but I do not think this is correct. It would have made her 12 years old when she married John Harrison Maddox. They are buried side by side in the cemetary. I am basing my theory on the 1850, 1860, and 1870 Census records, which would prove she was born in 1848, according to her age on each census record.

More About PARALEE BOREN:
Cemetary: Eastmound - Greenville, Hunt County, Texas
Occupation: housewife of farmer

Notes for SARAH F. ROWSEY:
This picture of Sarah Rowsey was given to me by Mary Maddox Goulden's granddaughter. On the back of the picture was written the name of Paralee Rowsey. This is not Paralee Boren. John Harrison Maddox married Sarah in 1898 when he was 58 and she was much younger then he was. Paralee was only 8 yrs younger than John.

Children of JOHN MADDOX and PARALEE BOREN are:

i. JAMES7 MADDOX, b. Abt. 1868.

ii. MARY J. MADDOX, b. October 12, 1869; m. (1) WILLIAM O. GOULDEN; m. (2) JACK WALL, December 12, 1887, Hunt County, Texas99; b. October 26, 1860.

iii. CHARLES MADDOX, b. Abt. 1876.

iv. FANNIE MADDOX, b. Abt. 1877100; d. 1947, Hunt County, Texas100; m. THOMAS HARRISON; b. 1877100; d. 1951, Hunt County, Texas100..

v. JOHN MAY MADDOX, b. May 12, 1881, Collin County, Texas101; d. May 20, 1953, Dallas County, Texas102; m. EVA MAE APPLE, April 22, 1906, Hunt County, Texas103,104; b. June 25, 1887, Raines County, Texas105; d. August 21, 1958, Dallas County, Texas106.

Notes for JOHN MAY MADDOX:
John Mae Maddox was a soft spoken, gentle man, according to all of his children. He was a hard worker and had 10 children with his wife Eva May Apple. They married in Hunt County, Greenville, Texas and lived and farmed the land outside of the town of Greenville till the early 40's when they moved closer to Dallas into Garland, Texas. They farmed land that now is at the cornor of ? and ? in Garland till the mid 40's when they purchased a home in Dallas on 511 Hill Street. The home at 511 Hill Street was torn down in 1995. He also worked as a watchman for the Dallas Railway Company, later in his life.

More About JOHN MAY MADDOX:
Cause of Death: Coronary Occlusion
Cemetary: Eastmound - Greenville, Hunt County, Texas
Occupation: Farmer

More About EVA MAE APPLE:
Cause of Death: Myocardial Infarction and Pulmonary Edema
Cemetary: Eastmound - Greenville, Hunt County, Texas
Occupation: Housewife.

Endnotes

1. The Maddox Family Website, "Electronic."
2. Joseph Maddox Records.
3. The Maddox Family Website, "Electronic."
4. Douglas Register.
5. The Maddox Family Website, "Electronic."
6. Joseph Maddox Records.
7. The Maddox Family Website, "Electronic."
8. Joseph Maddox Records.
9. Douglas Register, Goochland County, VA.
10. Joseph Maddox Records.
11. Douglas Register.
12. Joseph Maddox Records.
13. The Maddox Family Website, "Electronic."
14. Joseph Maddox Records.
15. The Maddox Family Website, "Electronic."
16. Joseph Maddox Records.
17. The Maddox Family Website, "Electronic."
18. Joseph Maddox Records.
19. Douglas Register.
20. The Maddox Family Website, "Electronic."
21. Joseph Maddox Records.
22. 1820 Monroe County, Mississippi Census.
23. 1830 Monroe County, Mississippi Census.
24. The Maddox Family Website, "Electronic."
25. 1820 Monroe County, Mississippi Census.
26. 35,000 Tennessee Marriages.
27. 1820 Monroe County, Mississippi Census.
28. Virginia Campbell, kmcclure@mev.net.
29. The Maddox Family Website, "Electronic," http://www.tfs.net/~gbyron/kin/maddox.html.
30. The Maddox Family Website, "Electronic."
31. 1850 Itawamba County, Mississippi Census.
32. Paul Pressler.
33. Nicholas Maddox Headstone.
34. Paul Pressler.
35. Pioneers of Grayson County 1836-1869.
36. Paul Pressler.
37. Book Early Arkansas Marriages.
38. Newspaper Arkansas Gazette, November 15, 1836.
39. Paul Pressler.
40. Cannon Cemetery, Grayson County, Texas.
41. Paul Pressler.
42. Cannon Cemetery, Grayson County, Texas, Headstone.
43. Cannon Cemetery, Grayson County, Texas.
44. 35,000 Tennessee Marriages.
45. Worth S. Ray, Tennessee Cousins.
46. Wilson County, Tennessee Marriages, "Electronic."
47. Acklen, Tennessee Bible Records & Marriage Bonds, 436.
48. Jane Maddox Headstone.
49. 1870 Collin County, Texas Census.
50. Jane Maddox Headstone.
51. Manerva A. Maddox Marriage Certificate.
52. 1850 Pontotoc County, Mississippi Census.
53. 1870 Collin County, Texas Census.
54. James M. Maddox Marriage Certificate #1.
55. The Hunt County Geneaological Society, Hunt County, Texas Marriages 1846-1911, 287.
56. 1870 Collin County, Texas Census.
57. James M. Maddox Marriage Certificate #2.
58. 1870 Collin County, Texas Census.
59. Jane Maddox Marriage Certificate.
60. Mary A. Maddox Death Certificate.
61. 1870 Collin County, Texas Census.
62. Francis Marion Maddox Marriage Certificate.
63. 1870 Collin County, Texas Census.
64. Sarah Caroline Maddox Marriage Certificate.
65. 1870 Collin County, Texas Census.
66. Melinda Ellen Maddox Marriage Certificate.
67. The Maddox Family Website, "Electronic."
68. Paul Pressler.
69. Herman Pressler, Jr..
70. 1880 Texas Census, Bosque County, Texas, Vol 3, ED14, Sheet 18, Line 44 Soundex M320.
71. Herman Pressler, Jr..
72. Herman Pressler, Jr., The information related herein was derived from several sources:1. A discussion with Herman Pressler, Jr., in Houston, Texas, on September8, 1969.2. A memorandum written by Luellen Maddox from the files of HermanPressler, Jr.3. A discussion with Mrs. Herman Pressler, Sr., and Ada Mae Maddox at thehome of Mrs. Pressler in Austin, Texas, on September 27, 1969.4. General information contributed by other members of the family.
73. Herman Pressler, Jr..
74. Pioneers of Grayson County 1836-1869.
75. Cannon Cemetery, Grayson County, Texas.
76. Pioneers of Grayson County 1836-1869.
77. Cannon Cemetery, Grayson County, Texas.
78. Pioneers of Grayson County 1836-1869.
79. Herman Pressler, Jr..
80. Joyce Keck Genealogy.
81. Gary Dyer Genealogy.
82. Irene Dyer West Genealogy.
83. Gary Dyer Genealogy.
84. Pioneers of Grayson County 1836-1869.
85. Gary Dyer Genealogy.
86. Pioneers of Grayson County 1836-1869.
87. Gary Dyer Genealogy.
88. William M. Maddox Death Certificate.
89. OK State Board of Health/Death Certificate
90. 1900 Montague County, Texas Census.
91. William M. Maddox Marriage Certificate.
92. 1860 Grayson County, Texas Census.
93. 1850 Pontotoc County, Mississippi Census.
94. John Harrison Maddox Death Certificate.
95. John Harrison Maddox Headstone.
96. John Harrison Maddox Marriage Certificate #1.
97. Paralee Boren Maddoxes Headstone.
98. John Harrison Maddox Marriage Certificate #2.
99. The Hunt County Geneaological Society, Hunt County, Texas Marriages 1846-1911, 287.
100. Cemetery Inscriptions of Hunt County, Texas Vol 3-4 by Thompson, 90.
101. Cemetary Record/Headstone
102. Death CertificateCemetary/Headstone
103. John Mae Maddox Marriage Certificate (Original).
104. The Hunt County Geneaological Society, Hunt County, Texas Marriages 1846-1911, 287.
105. Eva Mae Apple Birth Certificate.
106. Death CertificateCemetary/Headstone

© 1997 Denise Maddox

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