|Posted By:||Marshall Maddox|
|Subject:||Robert E Maddox|
|Post Date:||July 16, 2010 at 20:00:28|
|Forum:||Wise County, VA Genealogy Forum|
Looking For Info On My Great Grandfather
Name: Robert E.
Place: Scott Co. VA
Died: Sept 5, 1912
Place:Exeter, Wise co. Va
Buried: Sept 07, 1912
Place: Cadet Cemetery, Big Stone Gap, Va.
Occupation: Farmer, Tannery Worker, coal miner.
Oral history of Robert E. Maddox from age 5-42
My search on the Maddox family begin in 1977. Aunt Nora Maddox Barnett was my greatest source of information. I spent 2 or 3 evenings a week at her home listening to her tell me about her family life, the differant places they lived and the sparkle in her eye as she spoke of her father and mother.
Aunt Nora began the story with her father, Robert E. Maddox. He was taken to a poor farm just outside Gate city, Va. by someone at 4-5 yrs old, we also know that he was an illegitimate child.
During my search at Gate city, Va courthoushe i spoke with Harry Penley about the records for the poor farm. He said that all those records were lost in a fire.The only thing he knew about the poor farm was that they took in orphans and elderly with no family. (do you suppose that his mother died and he had no family to care for him?)
Aunt Nora said that someone told William Harris about a little boy 4-5yrs old living at the poor farm. Mr Harris who lived about 15 miles from the farm went with his son John across clinch mountain and brought our grandfather Robert E Maddox back to his home in Yuma, Scott Co, Va to live with him and his family.
While going through the census records at the Gate City, Va library I found Robert E, Maddox in the 1880 Scott Co. Va census. This is the way it was recorded.
Name Age Relatioship
Harris William 63 Husband
Elizabeth D. 68 Wife
John W. 41 Son
Aceneth 38 daughter
Pheba A. 37 daughter
Robert E. Matticks 10 border(could not read or write) Born in Va
I Found A John MADDUX [Parents] was born about 1825 in Tennessee. He married Mary R. SMITH.
John was living in the household of his son, Francis, in Scott County, VA in 1900. He listed his age as 88, which appears to be exaggerated, however.
Mary R. SMITH was born about 1827 in Virginia. She married John MADDUX.
They had the following children:
M i James A. MADDUX was born Aug 1852.
M ii George W. MADDUX was born about 1852 and died before 1930.
F iii Harriet MADDUX was born about 1855 in Virginia.
M iv Thomas Jefferson MADDUX was born 5 Jun 1857 and died 3 Jan 1923.
M v Francis Marion MADDUX was born 27 Feb 1860 and died 12 Nov 1916.
F vi Nancy J. MADDUX "Nannie" was born about 1862 in Virginia.
M vii Charles H. MADDUX "Charlie" was born about 1864 in Virginia.
M viii Robert E. MADDUX was born about 1867 in Virginia.
Could They Be The sam People? Help