MY GEORGIA ROOTS in PUTNAM COUNTY: Carter Maddox, Leah Reid & The People Who Enslaved Them

by Raymont Hawkins – Jones

My roots in Putnam County, Georgia can be dated as far back as 1820 with my 4 times great grandfather Carter Maddox and in 1825 with my 4 times great grandmother Leah Reid. This information is based on their reported ages on inventory lists of the people that owned them and the death certificate of their son Ephraim which stated that they were both born in Putnam County.  The county itself was established and occupied by white settlers in December 1807 not too much earlier than when my ancestors were born.  Leah’s mother Lucy, my 5 times great grandmother was born in 1791 but where she was born is unknown. Neither Lucy, Leah nor Carter appeared on the 1870 United States federal census nor did they appear 1880 census which was the first national census listing the birthplace of each resident’s parents.   Lucy is presumed origins are of Greene and then to Hancock County where the people who owned her lived at the time of her birth and in her earlier years.

When researching my ancestors who were enslaved, I find it necessary to understand as much as possible about the people who owned them. This involves researching the ancestries of my ancestors’ en-slavers, also their marriages, their in-laws and other personal relationships, plus their recorded business transactions, their legal matters and etc.

Map_of_Putnam_County 1850 - Maddoxes
1878 Map of Putnam County County Maps, Surveyor General, RG 3-9-66, Georgia Archives

RESEARCHING THE MADDOX SLAVE OWNERS 

The earliest record that I’ve found bearing Carter Maddox’s name was an 1855 inventory list of his slave owner William Maddox, who was born in Maryland  in 1787 and died in Putnam County in 1855.  William Maddox’s father was Joseph Michael Maddox who arrived in Georgia with his own family, and with possibly his father and siblings around 1788, which was several years after the ending of Revolutionary War and the time slavery was made legal in Georgia.  

GA Counties 1788
Map of Georgia in 1788 https://www.mapofus.org/georgia/

Before the 1793 invention of the Cotton Gin in Georgia, by Eli Whitney, which improved the way cotton can be cultivated inland, most of Georgia’s land occupied by white settlers was restricted to the eastern shore of Georgia and counties bordering South Carolina. The Creek and Cherokee Native Americans occupied most of the lands of Georgia at this time. Colonial settlers of Georgia generally came from the Carolinas, from Virginia, or directly from England and Scotland and settled on the coast of Georgia or on the South Carolina boarder. From 1732 to 1755 the area that is now Georgia was a trusteeship in which land was allotted to males and their heirs. Twenty trustees received funding from Parliament and a charter from the King, issued in June 1732 and placed a 500-acre limit on the size of individual land holdings.  Slavery was banned.  After settlers mostly from South Carolina took advantage of the land they received through the trusteeships, they began to complain about the restrictions that came with it. These settlers viewed restrictions on the size of individual land holdings, restrictions on land sales and the prohibition against slavery as a way to become impoverish. They also thought that West Africans were far more able than Europeans to cope with the climatic conditions found in the South.  By the early 1740s, the trustees slowly gave way on most of the colonists’ grievances. After 1755, lands were granted without restrictions and were distributed in the eastern quarter by headright and bounty grants. After the trustees ban on slavery was lifted in 1851, planters from the Carolina flooded into Georgia with their slaves and soon dominated the colony’s government.  They replaced the slave code agreed to by the trustees with one that was virtually identical to South Carolina’s. This code was amended in 1765 and again in 1770.  After the War of American Independence, white farming families had began settling deeper into Georgia. On 7 June 1777. Georgia, which was now part of the United States, passed its first headright law which allowed the leader of the new executive branch to give land to individuals to “strengthen the state.” However, no land is granted under this law.  So on 16 September  1777 Georgia amended the headright provision to also create a land sales office but no land was granted or sold under this act. On 23 January 1780 Georgia passed a headright law offering families 200 acres of land, plus 50 acres per person, to migrate to Georgia.  Although, some land was surveyed to be granted,  none was actually granted under this law.  On 17 February  1783 Georgia passed a new headright law. This law recognized the grants made under the 1780 headright law and on 22 October 1783, the first of the Georgia headright grants was made.  After 1783,  controversary and land fraud schemes started occurring in Georgia and on 29 May 1784, a general brawl erupts at the headright distribution for Franklin and Washington County. Washington County which had just been created in 1784 from Creek Indian lands was one of the first two counties not on the Atlantic coast or South Carolina border and on 15 July 1784, Georgia’s Executive Council suspended the granting of land in Franklin and Washington Counties because of the huge amount of fraud.  Therefore on 22 February 1785, Georgia became a “state-land” state in which means that land was distributed first by the governor and then through land courts.  The General Assembly addresses the headright issues by establishing a new act establishing a set procedure for granting headright land by delegating the authority to grant land to land courts in each county 

 Joseph Maddox and his family, which also included his parents and siblings, had arrived in Georgia in 1788 from Somerset County, Maryland. They settled in Greene County which had just been created in 1786 from Washington County.  In 1790, he was recorded on the first United Stated federal census in Greene County, Georgia. [U.S. Census Reconstructed Records, 1660-1820] He and his family purchased land or was granted land upon immediately arriving even though the Georgia Assembly was unsuccessful in dealing with the headright issue and as a result and agreed to sell dozen of millions of acres of land to the South Carolina Yazoo Company, The Virginia Yazoo Company and the Tennessee Yazoo Land Company which initially fell through but was sign into law later by way of scandal causing it to be later rescinded on 18 February 1796. 

GA Counties 1793
Map of Georgia in 1793 https://www.mapofus.org/georgia/

Joseph Maddox and his wife Comfort Wingate Maddox had at least 10  children together; James Maddox b. 1784, John Comfort Maddox Sr. b. 1785, William Maddox b.1787, Lenorah Leah Maddox b. 1790, Joseph Maddox b. 1792, Tabitha Maddox b. 1794, Elizabeth Kitty Maddox b. 1799, Achab Maddox b. 1800, Rebecca Sarah Maddox b. 1802 and Meshack Maddox b. 1803. Joseph Maddox possibly owned my ancestors or members of their family which may be how his son William came into possession of my 4 times great grandfather, Carter.

In 1794, Joseph Maddox was taxed in Hancock County which has just been created from Greene and Washington Counties the year before in 1793. 

On 15 March 1794, he and his wife Comfort Maddox sold land Greene County to William Lord and it was recorded in Hancock County Deeds and Mortgages Book H page 226 on 15 July 1807.

On 1 May 1797, Joseph Maddox received a warrant for 198 acres of land in Hancock County through a headright grant and on 20 May 1797, the land was surveyed.  The transaction was recorded in John Ragan’s Headright Plat Book A, Page 41 on 7 August 1797.  

On 15 August 1798, Joseph Maddox received a warrant for 59 1/2  acres of land in Hancock County through a headright grant and on 28 December 1799, the land was surveyed.  The transaction was recorded in John Ragan’s Headright Plat Book A, Page 77 on 7 January 1800.  

On Dec 30, 1806 in Hancock County, Georgia, John Comfort Maddox, son of Joseph Maddox married Sarah “Sally” Betts.  By 1820, John and his wife Sally had moved to Jasper County, which had been created as Randolph County in 1807 from Baldwin and renamed Jasper County in 1812. 

On 3 January 1807, Joseph Maddox purchased 202 acres of land in Baldwin County, Georgia from John R. Gregory for $50 and that transaction was recorded in Putnam County Deed Book A, Page 109 and 7 January 1807.  Baldwin County was created on 11 May 1803, by the Georgia General Assembly, the state’s legislative body.  It was from land ceded by the Creek Nation in the Treaty of Fort Wilkinson in 1802. On 10 December 1807, the state legislature subsequently passed an act that created four new counties from Baldwin County’s 1806 borders. It expanded Baldwin to the east with land from Hancock and Washington counties. The new counties were Morgan, Jones, Putnam, and present-day Jasper (originally named Randolph County at the time of the act).

GA Counties 1807
Map of Georgia in 1807 https://www.mapofus.org/georgia/

On November 30, 1809, Joseph Maddox ‘s daughter Lenorah Leah Maddox married John Harper in 2 year old Putnam County. 

In 1810 Comfort Wingate Maddox, wife of Joseph Maddox died and was buried in Putnam County. 

On Jun 4, 1812, William Maddox son of Joseph Maddox married Sarah “Sally” Favors in Putnam County.  

On 23 Feb 1815 in Putnam, Georgia County,  Elizabeth “Kitty” Maddox, daughter of Joseph Maddox married William “Hill” Simmons Sr. (1794–1866). 

On 1 October 1818 Tabitha Maddox, daughter of Joseph Maddox married John Weems in Putnam County.  

On 18 December 1818, Joseph Maddox sold 43 3/4 acres of land to Nathan Lyons for $500 and that transaction was recorded in Putnam County Deed Book H, Page 43 on 19 December 1818. 

Joseph Maddox was found on the 1820 US federal census with 15 slaves in Capt Martin W Stampers District, Putnam, Georgia. They were: 1 male under 14; 1 male 14 thru 25; 3 males 26 thru 44; 2 males 45 and over; 4 females under 14; 1 females 14 thru 25; 2 females 26 thru 44 and 1 female 45 and over. He was taxed for less than 700 acres of land (202 1/2 acres of 2nd quality land, 484 acres of 3rd quality land and no pines) and for 13 polls.  His household included: 1 Free White Person – Male – 10 thru 15; 1 Free White Person – Male – 16 thru 18; 1 Free White Person – Male – 45 and over; 2 Free White Persons – Females – Under 10; 2 Free White Persons – Females – 10 thru 15; 1 Free White Persons – Females – 16 thru 25; 1 Free White Persons – Females – 26 thru 44 and 2 Free White Persons – Females – 45 and over.   His son William Maddox owned 3 slaves in 1820: 2 males 45 and over and 1 female between the age 14 through 25. William Maddox was also taxed for 101 ¼ acres of 3rd quality land in Putnam County and paid 4 polls.  His household included: 1 Free White Person – Male – 10 thru 15; 1 Free White Person – Male – 26 thru 44; 3 Free White Persons – Females – Under 10 and 1 Free White Persons – Females – 16 thru 25.  Joseph Maddox had at least 20 slaves when he died in 1823:  A man named “Alex” and a woman named “Rose” who were husband and wife and distributed to Joseph Maddox’s widow Elizabeth Maddox; a boy named “Ruben” who went to William Maddox; a boy named “Bob” who went to a man named William Robinson; a man named “Tom” who went to Achab Maddox (son of Joseph Maddox); a man named “Tony” who went to James Maddox (son of Joseph Maddox); a boy named “Graniston” who went to Rebecca Maddox (daughter of Joseph Maddox), a girl named “Little Amy” who went to John Harper who was Rebecca Maddox’s husband; a woman named “Lucy” and a man named “Abraham” who appear to be a couple and a girl named “Nancy” who went to Meshack Maddox (son of Joseph Maddox); a girl named “Judah” who went to John Maddox (son of Joseph Maddox); a man named Anthony who went to  a man named Allen Simmons; a girl named “Mary” who went to John Weems (son in law of Joseph Maddox); a woman named “Jennie/Jane” and a  girl named “Mariah” who went to William Simmons (son in law of Joseph Maddox);  a woman named “Amy” and a boy named “Milford” who must have remained on the estate and were listed in William Maddox’s 1855 Inventory list of slaves; a girl named “Fillis/Phylis” and in 1826 a girl  named “Alcey” who was probably born after 1823 when Joseph Maddox died.  Six of the minors listed were probably the slaves under or around the age 14 on the 1820 Census for William Maddox, while 5 of the minors listed were likely born on the plantation between 1820 and 1823 when the originally inventory list was created. If Carter’s age was correct he would likely have included in this inventory if he came from Joseph Maddox’s plantation originally.  It’s possible that Carter was on the plantation of William Maddox in 1820 after the census was taken. His mother may have been the female between the age of 14 and 25 and his father could have been one of the males over the age of 45. However, without proper documentation this is only a “possible” theory and not be considered fact.  Also, in 1855, Carter’s age could been incorrect estimated which is not uncommon for the type document it was and for the fact that most slaves didn’t know their correct ages. He could have been born as late as 1825 which he would have still been in child bearing age when he fathered his children with Leah Reid.

1823 - Inventory list of Joseph M Maddox (p1)
1823 Inventory List of Joseph M. Maddox (deceased) – Putnam County Georgia Estates 1800 -1928
1823 distribution of slaves - Joseph Maddox
1823 Division of Slaves of Estate of Joseph M. Maddox (deceased) – Putnam County Georgia Estates 1800 -1928
1823 slaves of Joseph Maddox
1823 Inventory List of Joseph M. Maddox (deceased) – Putnam County Georgia Estates 1800 -1928

In 1824, the late Joseph Maddox’s estate was taxed for over 700 acres of land (281 acres of 1st quality, 202 1/2 acres of 2nd quality, 218 1/4 of 3rd quality and no acres in pines) in Putnam which was being administrated by his son Meshack Maddox.   That same year, William Maddox was taxed for 101 ¼ acres of 3rd quality land  in Putnam County. He was also taxed for 50 acres of 3rd quality land in Fayette County, Georgia and 490 acres of pines or forest land in Irwin County, Georgia.  

On 7 December 1824, the administrators of Joseph Maddox’s estate, John Maddox and John Harper placed 15 3/4 acres of land known as lot 166 in Putnam up for public sale. 

On April 20, 1825,  William Maddox received 202 ½ acres of land, district 3, lot 188 of original Baldwin County from T.T. Napier .  It was recorded on January 30, 1826 in Putnam County Deed Book L, 1825-1827 on p. 84.  On December 2, 1828, William Maddox received 191 ¼ acres on the waters of Glady Creek, lot 72 and part of 71 in district 4, in original Baldwin County from William Spivey, guardian of minors of Moses Spivey.  It was recorded on Jan 19, 1830 in Putnam County Deed Book N, 1829-1833, on pages 102-103.  On Dec 3, 1828, one day after he received it, William Maddox sold or gave to William Spivey, Jr.  the same 191 ¼ aces on the waters of Glady Creek, lot 72 and part of 71, district 4, original Baldwin County.  It was recorded also on Jan 19, 1830 in Putnam County Deed Book N, 1829-1833, pp. 103-104. On the 1830 Census for Capt Thomas Welkins District, Putnam, Georgia, William Maddox had 12 slaves: 2 males under 10; 2 males 10 thru 23; 3 females under 10; 3 females 10 thru 23; 1 female 24 thru 35 and 1 female 36 thru 54.  The 2 males over 45 that were enumerated in the 1820 census were not recorded on his 1830 census indicated that they were sold or died. The one female 24 though 35 in 1830 was probably the one female 14 through 25 in 1820.  In his household, there were: 2 Free White Persons – Males – Under 5; 1 Free White Persons – Males – 5 thru 9; 1 Free White Person – Male – 20 thru 29; 1 Free White Person – Male – 40 thru 493 Free White Persons – Females – 10 thru 14 and 1 Free White Person – Female – 30 thru 39.  In 1840, he was recorded in District 368, Putnam, Georgia which was in the town of Eatonton. His household included: 2 Free White Persons – Males – 10 thru 14; 1 Free White Persons – Males – 15 thru 19; 1 Free White Persons – Males – 40 thru 49; 1 Free White Persons – Females – 5 thru 9 and 1 Free White Persons – Females – 40 thru 49.  William owned 20 slaves in 1840. They consisted of: 4 males under 105 males 10 thru 23; 1 male 36 thru 54; 3 females under 103 females 10 thru 23 and 4 females 24 thru 35 On 12 November 1844, William Maddox deeded 3 slaves to his grandchildren, James Lucky and Sarah Lucky. The slaves were Eliza (age 25) and her two children Nancy (age 5) and Lucinda (age 3).  It was recorded in Putnam County on November 13, 1844.  In 1848, he created his will and bequeathed as follows; slave Narcissa and her children who’s names he couldn’t recall, to his daughter Nancy Britt along with $1,000; slaves Mary and her children who’s names that he also couldn’t recall to daughter Parmelia Flake along with $1,000; slaves Nancy age 10, Cindy (Lucinda) age 8 and Ivana age 5 along with $300 went to grandchildren James M. Lucky and Sarah Elizabeth Lucky but were put in a trust with their father John B. Lucky as the executive.  Slaves Nancy and Lucinda were 2 of the slaves deeded to James and Sarah Lucky by their grandfather in 1844. By law, once the will was executed, all of the slaves mentioned became the property of his son in laws who were William R. Britt, William G. Flake and John B. Lucky which he references in his will.  The rest of the estate was divided equally between his wife Sarah Maddox, daughter Sarah E. Maddox, sons; William C. Maddox, James M. Maddox and John Z. Maddox.   In 1850, William household included his wife Sarah, 23 year old son James and 19 year old daughter Sarah.  He also had a 39 year old man named James M. Presley and his wife Nancy Wynn Presley and their children living in his household.  Their connection to each other is unknown.  William Maddox was one of 3 planters with the who owned slaves in Putnam County who had the surname of Maddox.  His slave schedule reported him owning 33 slaves in Putnam County.  He died 5 years later in Putnam County.   William Maddox and James M. Maddox were qualified as executors on estate of William Maddox on July 10, 1855 and on March 3, 1856, the will of William Maddox was contested by James M. Lucky and John B. Lucky on behalf of his daughter Sarah Lucky, stating that William Maddox was not in sound mind when he wrote the will.  James M. Lucky and Sarah Lucky sued James M. Maddox and William C. Maddox, their uncles who were William Maddox estate executors on 5 May 1856.  But in June 1856 the court ordered that will of William Maddox “stand of Record”.  A search the GA archives’ General Index to Putnam County Estate Records, 1808-1940 for references to William Maddox’s estate in wills, inventories and appraisements, and in Court Minute books was performed.  The September 3, 1855 inventory list of William Maddox’s estate was found. On his inventory list, the following slaves were mentioned:

  1. 64 year old male Milford who valued at $300 an who was listed on the 1823 estate record of Joseph Maddox;
  2. 40 year old Ruben who was distributed to William in 1823 when Joseph Maddox died and now valued at $400;
  3. Amanda, age 19 valued at $850;
  4. Ellen, 17 years old valued at $900;
  5. 13 year old Ruford valued at $900;
  6. 60 year old Amy valued at $200 was one of the slaves listed on Joseph Maddox’s 1823 inventory list;
  7. Arnold, age 45 valued at $800;
  8. Tilda (Matilda), age 38, valued at $500;
  9. George, age 7, valued at $450;
  10. Jonah, age 2, valued at $200;
  11. Easy, age 11, valued at $600;
  12. Vina, age 16, valued at $900;
  13. Sofia, age 16, valued at $900;
  14. Jerry, age 12, valued at $850;
  15. Bertha, age 50, valued at $150;
  16. Carter, my 4 times great grandfather, age 35, valued at $700,
  17. Henry, no age listed, valued at $700;
  18. Rose, age 16, valued at $900;
  19. Manda age 15, valued at $900; 
  20. Vick, age 13, valued at $650;
  21. Liza, age 40, valued at $300;
  22. Milly, age 31, valued at $100;
  23. Druscilla, age 40, valued at $100;
  24. Rainy, age 42, valued at $300;
  25. Jordan, age 22, valued at $1,000;
  26. Davy, age 60, valued at $400;
  27. Marsh, age 20, valued at $1,000;
  28. Fanny, age 5, valued at $300
  29. Jeff, age 2, valued at $250.
Carter Maddox - 10.05.1855 -Putnam Invent Bk AA, pp 68, 69_Page_1
Inventory on estate of William Maddox, 3 September 1855 with Carter Maddox circled. (Putnam Invent Bk AA, pp 68, 69)

Although, William Maddox’s inventory list was discovered, no reference was found to annual returns, sales, or vouchers (receipts) on the estate of William Maddox. In addition to the General Index, searches on the indexes to the individual books of Annual Returns, 1847-1874 and Vouchers, 1853-1864 yielded no findings of any references to the estate of William Maddox.  A search of Georgia Supreme Court case files failed to reveal any appeal of the William Maddox case to the State Supreme Court.  On March  2, 1857 James M. Luckey deeded to his nephew Sunday(?) Beale a “Negro girl named Nancy, age 17“.  She was held in trust with Sunday Beall’s father,  J. T. Beall as executor.    It was recorded on March 4, 1857.

Since there weren’t any sales receipts or division of assets in the estate records of William Maddox, Carter Maddox, my 4 times great grandfather’s whereabouts were unknown after 1855.  It is likely that he remained in Putnam County with one of the Maddox family members or was sold to cover their debts.  If he was indeed sold, it might help to explain why he and Leah Reid appear to have had no more children together subsequent to 1854 and why he appeared in Bibb County, GA in 1867 when he registered as a qualified voter of GA. The Reconstruction Acts of 1867 required Southern states to ratify the 14th Amendment, draft new state constitutions, and register voters, both black and white. In order to vote, men had to swear an oath of allegiance to the United States, and some were disqualified for their participation in Confederate government posts.  They also have to had been 21 years or older and had lived in the county for more than a year.

Tax Poll Register - Carter Maddox 1867
Georgia, Returns of Qualified Voters and Reconstruction Oath Books, Putnam County, 1867-1869 [page 236] Source Information Ancestry.com. Georgia, Returns of Qualified Voters and Reconstruction Oath Books, 1867-1869 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012.

On April 9, 1870, Carter Maddox Sr. married Sally Winn.  No other subsequent records were found for either.  They either died sometime after this date, used different names or just didn’t get enumerated in the 1870 and the 1880 censuses.  Sally may have been a daughter in law of or even related to Roland Winn, who was head of household in Subdivision 8 in Bibb County.  She may have been the mother or mother in law of Bella Winn who was a head of house hold also in Subdivision 8 in Bibb County.  They were the only Winn head of households in Bibb County.

Marriage cert - Carter Maddox & Sally Winn 1870 Putnam GA
Georgia, Marriage Records From Select Counties, 1828-1978, Bibb Marriages (Colored), Book C, 1874-1882 [page 29].  Source Information:
Ancesrty.com. Georgia, Marriage Records From Select Counties, 1828-1978 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2013.

RESEARCHING THE REID SLAVE OWNERS

Leah Reid was my 4 times great grandmother who with my Carter Maddox had at least 4 sons including my ancestor Alfred Maddox.  Leah was “likely” born in  Tompkins, Putnam County, Georgia on the plantation of Alexander Reid in 1825. Her name first appeared his 1832 inventory list in his estate records with her mother and several of her siblings.   Leah who was described as a 7 year old girl in 1832 was separated from her mother Lucy b. 1791  and the some of her other family members when she was distributed to James L. Reid, son of Alexander Reid.

Alexander Reid was born 1768 in North Carolina and died in Putnam County in 1832.  He was the son of Lieutenant Samuel Reid, who was born in Northern Ireland on July 8, 1728 and emigrated to Rowan County, N.C. from Pennsylvania with his father in 1745.

Capt. Samuel Reid (1728 – 1810)

Samuel Reid was of Scot Irish descent and the son of Alexander Reid (1700 – 1777) and Margaret McCay? (1705 – aft. 1774) of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania and later of Rowan County, NC.  He married Agnes Kay in North Carolina in 1754 and had to following children:  James Reid, born in Rowan County, North Carolina; Mary Reid, born in Rowan County, North Carolina.  She married Hugh Hall.; Samuel R. Reid, born in Rowan County, North Carolina and died before July 4, 1836 in Jasper County, Georgia.; John Reid, born in Rowan County, North Carolina and died on January 9, 1799 in Warren County, Georgia.  He married Elizabeth Lowe.; Andrew Reid, born in Rowan County, North Carolina and died 1807; Sarah Reid who 1st married Robert Reid and later married a man with a surname of Blount; Agnes Reid; Jean Reid who later became a  Johnson when she got married; Margaret Reid, born 1768 in Rowan County, North Carolina and died in Hancock County, Georgia and Alexander Reid, born January 6, 1768 in Rowan County, North Carolina and died March 26, 1832 in Eatonton, Putnam County, Georgia.

When the Revolutionary War began Samuel Reid enlisted at Abbeville, S.C. He served as captain in the Revolutionary War in Colonel Alexander’s Regiment; Gen. Rutherford’s North Carolina Brigade.   He was appointed as lieutenant in the militia and served throughout the war in this capacity. During the war he led a company of soldiers, first fighting the Tories around Ninety-Six, S.C. At a later time he saw service on the frontier with the Cherokee Indians, participating in various engagements with the Indians. In 1778 he was among the men who fought at the Battle of Kettle Creek in Wilkes County, Ga. He received bounty land in Georgia for his services.  After the war he drew lands in Wilkes, Greene, Oglethorpe, Putnam, Randolph (Jasper) and Gwinnett Counties in Georgia.

Samuel Reid settled in Greene County, Georgia after the Revolutionary War.  He was more than likely the Samuel Reid who purchased 287 ½ of land in Greene bounded by Leon Swetson, Stephen Bishop, and vacant land on August 27, 1789 from James Bishop and his wife Phebe of Wilkes County.  The transaction was recorded on February 13, 1790 in Greene County Deed Book C, p. 351.   Two years later on Aug 29, 1790, he purchased another 287 ½ acres in Greene County bounded by James Bishop and vacant land from Stephen Bishop of Wilkes and wife Hannah. It was recorded on February19, 1790 in Greene County Deed Book C, p. 354.  Samuel Reid and his sons Alexander and Samuel Reid Jr. were taxed in Hancock County in 1794 and in 1796, more than likely in the Ranes District. His wife Agnes, died in 1797, according to her grave found in the Reid Cemetery in Eatonton which is odd since, Putnam County was not settled until 1807.  On March 19 , 1800, Samuel Reid purchased from William Daniel and his wife Mary Kemp Daniel of Greene County, 200 acres of land in Greene whereon Read now lives. It was recorded on November 19, 1802 in Greene County Deed book AA, p. 503.  In 1802, he was taxed on  5 slaves and 160 acres in Hancock County.  The three tracts of land are on Twelve Mile Beaverdam Creek, adjoining the land of a Mr. Moon.  He was a witness to a sale of a slave; one negro man named Sam about 26 years of age for $250.00 from William Williams of Greene sold to Polly Clark of also on Greene County on 25 March 1802.  The transaction was recorded on June 26, 1802 in Greene County Deed Book M, p. 585.  He was probably the Samuel Read of Greene County with wife Peggy who sold 200 acres in Greene on Richland Creek to Thomas Daniel and James Cooper of Greene County on November 19 , 1802.  It was recorded on Jan 1803 in Greene County Deed Book AA, p. 538.  He was the Samuel Reid of Greene County with [new] wife Peggy that sold 350 acres of land to Thomas Daniel of Greene County, on July 28, 1804. It was recorded on March 7, 1805 in Greene County Deed Book BB, p. 154.  Joshua Houghton, Sheriff of Greene County sold one wagon and horse as property of Samuel Reid to George W. Dillard who was the highest bidder at $150.00, at public sale on the first Tuesday of November 1806.  It was recorded on August 31, 1807 in Greene County Deed Book BB, p. 587.On April 25, 1807, he sold or gave to his son in law, Hugh Hall, Sr. of Greene County, “one negro woman named Sukey about 20 years old” which was recorded on April 25, 1807 in Greene County Deed Book BB, p. 700.

Samuel Reid Sr. died in Putnam County around 1810 and was buried in the Reid family cemetery. A transcript of Samuel Reid’s will, dated 26 April 1784 was found in Ted O. Brooke’s, Georgia Stray Wills, 1733-1900. This is an unrecorded will that was used in “The Descent of Emmaline Jernigan Moore Barlow from Alexander Reid (c. 1700-1777) of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, and Rowan County, North Carolina” by Lundie W. Barlow.  This is believed to be the Samuel Reid, who died in Putnam County ca. 1810 and is buried in the Old Reid burying ground near Eatonton (Putnam County), Georgia.  In the will he left 200 acres of the land of the tract of the land that “he now dwelleth on” to be divided and taken off the North end the tract on the east and west line where he lived at the time.  He left the rest of the land to be sold at discretion of the executor with the money equally divided among his other sons.  His wife received a negro wench of her choice among 1/3 of his chattel and goods while his daughters divided the other 2/3 of the “movable” goods among themselves.  10 pounds raised by the estate went to his daughter Mary Hall.

Captain Samuel Reid
Grave of Samuel Reid who died around 1910.  Photo available in the Reid family folders at The Georgia Archives, Morrow, Georgia.

Samuel Reid Jr.

On December 28, 1797, Samuel Reid Jr of Hancock County sold to John Reid, Jr. 200 acres of land on the waters of Twelve Mile Beaverdam and adjoining Broadnax for $800. The transaction was witness by his brother Alexander Reid and recorded on December 24, 1799 in Hancock County Deed Book C, 1798-1800, pp. 291-292.  He sold to Joshua Bishop, a tract of land on the Twelve Mile Beaver Dam Creek in Hancock County, on 1 Feb 1797 which was recorded 16 July 1798 in Hancock County Deed Book C, 1798-1800, pp. 76-77. In 1802 Samuel Reid Jr. was taxed on  6 slaves and 140 acres of land in Hancock.  Samuel Reid received from John Bailey, a tract of land on the waters of the Twelve Mile Beaverdam on 3 Feb 1802 and it was recorded 19 March 1802 in Hancock County Deed Book F, 1802-1803, pp. 61-62. He sold or gave to Dixon Hall Sr., parcel of land in Hancock County on the waters of Beaverdam on December 17, 1806 which was recorded on 20 April 1808 in Hancock County Deed Book H, 1805-1809, p. 332.

Major Alexander Reid (1768 – 1832)

Like his father, Alexander also served in the military. He was Captain of the Green County, GA Militia  in the 1790s. He was also a huge landowner.  At the time of his death, he owned 9 plantations in Putnam county alone including the one he lived on.  On April 24, 1787, he was living in Greene County and received 287 ½ acres in Washington County for the consideration of two negroes (not named) from Henry Candler of Richmond. It was recorded 2 years later on April 24, 1789 in Greene County Deeds vol. 46 (Book B), 1787-1789, pp. 213-214.  On Sept 17, 1792, he received from William Melton of Greene County and his wife Lucy, 150 acres of land in Greene, granted to William Daniel, bounded by George W. Foster. It was recorded on Jan 25, 1794 in Greene County Deed Book F, p. 60.  On March 1, 1796, Alexander Reid of Greene County, received 287 ½ acres of land in Greene County from James Hughes and his wife Frances of Wilkes. It was recorded on March 14, 1798 in Greene County Deed Book B, p. 283.  On September 16, 1798, Alexander and Henry Reid were witnesses to a sale of slave named Jack  by John Whatley of Greene County to Alexander Reid’s brother in law, Hugh Hall also of Greene for $800. It was recorded in Greene County Deed Book P, p. 303.  Alexander Reid, and wife Elizabeth gave or sold 132 ½ acres in Greene County to Thomas Beaty, on Dec 1, 1798.  It was recorded Jan 19, 1799 in Greene County Deed Book P, p. 340.  Alexander Reid of Greene County, received 50 more acres of land on Feb 14, 1800 from Alexander McDaniel of also of Greene County.  This transactions was recorded on March 11, 1800 in Greene County Deed Book M, p. 456.  Alexander Reid of Greene County gave or sold 58 acres in Greene County on Feb 19  1800 to Abraham Lourance also of Greene County. It was recorded on Sept 26,  1800 in Greene County Deed Book P, p. 462.  He also gave or sold 150 acres for 20 thousand weight of tobacco to Jethro Jackson of Hancock County, on April 4, 1800. It was recorded December 8. 1801 in Hancock County Deed Book E, p. 342.  On that same day of  April 4, 1800, he traded 250 acres of land (not specified) for 20 thousand weight of tobacco yo John Weeks of Hancock County. It was recorded  on December 4, 1801 in Hancock County Deed Book C, 1798-1800, p. 340.  On September 17, 1800, Alexander Reid & Elizabeth his wife, George Rosser and Nancy his wife of Hancock County gave or sold to John Brewer of Hancock County a tract of land on southside of Shoulderbone Creek in Hancock County.  It was recorded on Feb 20, 1802 in Hancock County Deed Book F, 1802-1803, pp. 21-22.  By July 23, 1801 Alexander was living in Hancock County and received 14 acres in Greene County from Samuel Winslett of Greene County.  It was recorded on July 25, 1801 in Greene County Deed Book M, p. 500.  On his 1802 tax returns, Alexander Reid was taxed on 10 slaves and 287 & 1/2 acres in Hancock in Hancock County, GA in Captain Reid’s District.  He received  from Thomas Fitch,  202 ½ acres, lot 190, district 3 of “original Baldwin”  on Jan 19, 1810. It was recorded on May 31, 1810 in Putnam County Deed Book B, 1810-1812, p. 10.  He received from Elijah Owens:  90 acres of lot 32, district 4 of original Baldwin County on Jan 29, 1811. It was recorded on April 25, 1811 in in Putnam County Deed Book B, 1810-1812, pp. 178-179. He sold to Robert Simmons;  43 ½  acres of lot 28, district 4 of original Baldwin County on the waters of Glady Creek on Jan 12, 1813. It was recorded on Feb 25, 1813 in Putnam County Deed Book C, 1812-1814, p. 123. He sold to Nathan Dixon; 154 acres of lot 4, district 4 of original Baldwin County on Dec 19, 1815. It was recorded on Oct 18, 1816 in Putnam County Deed Book E, 1816-1818, pp. 238-239.  He won a judgment against Riley McNiel for $90 with interest on May 23, 1818 and the cost of the law suit on July 21, 1818 in Savannah, Georgia Court Records. In 1820, he was taxed on 46 polls in Captain Isham Brooks District in Putnam County and was taxed for 287 1/2 acres of 2nd quality land in Hancock County, 101 1/4 acres of 1st quality land in Putnam County, 506 1/4 acres of 2nd quality land in Putnam County and 621 1/2 of 3rd quality land in Putnam County, GA.   In his household there were: 3 free white males under 10; 1 free white male – 10 thru 15; 1 white male – 16 thru 18; 1 free white male – 16 thru 25 and 1 free white female – 45 and over.  He owned 48 slaves:  16 males – under 14; 3 males – 14 thru 25; 6 males – 26 thru 44; 3 males – 45 and over; 9 females – under 14;  4 females – 14 thru 25; 6  females – 26 thru 44 and 1 females – 45 and over.  In 1824, he was taxed on 63 polls in Captain Nicholas Tompkins District in Putnam County and was taxed for 287 1/2 acres of 2nd quality land in Hancock County, 101 1/4 acres of 1st quality land in Putnam County, 607 1/2 acres of 2nd quality land in Putnam County and 722 1/2 of 3rd quality land in Putnam County, GA.   He relinquished to Henry Branham his interest and title vested in him by a deed from the administrators of the estate of Isaac Moreland on Nov 5, 1825. It was recorded on Jan 8, 1829 in Putnam County Book M, 1827-1829, pp. 434-435. He received from Aaron Parker; One half of lot 215, district 3 of original Baldwin on July 24, 1826. It was recorded on November 29, 1826 in Putnam County Deed Book L, 1825-1827, pp. 223-224. He received land in Lee County in Venables Captain’s District in an 1827 land lottery.  On the 1830 census, he was found in Capt John Martons District, Putnam, Georgia.  His household included: 1 free white male – 5 thru 9; 1 free white male – 10 thru 14; 1 free white male – 15 thru 19; 1 free white male – 20 thru 29; 1 free white male – 30 thru 39; 1 free white female – 50 thru 59 and 7 males – under 10.  It also included the 54 slaves that he owned13 males – 10 thru 23; 4 males – 24 thru 35; 5 males – 36 thru 54; 1 male – 55 thru 99; 8 females – under 10; 8 females – 10 thru 23; 5 females – 24 thru 35 and 3 females – 36 thru 54.

Alexander Reid  died March 26, 1832 in Eatonton, Putnam County, Georgia.  He was married to Elizabeth Brewer, daughter of John Brewer, Sr., of Hanover County, Virginia.  She was born Abt. 1772 in Virginia, and died January 23, 1861 in Eatonton, Putnam County, Georgia.  Alexander and Elizabeth are both buried at the Reid family cemetery in Putnam County.  Their son, Judge David Henry Reid and Samuel Reid Sr were also buried there. Inscription on his monument reads: “It may truly be said  of him that he was an honest man and valuable citizen.”   His obituary read  “On March 26th at his residence in Putnam Co., MAJ. ALEXANDER REID in his 66th year of paralysis.  He leaves a widow and several  children, and a considerable estate.  Served as State Senator from his county  many years.  April 5, 1832”.

Major Alexander Reid Headstone
Grave of Alexander Reid who died in 1832. Photo available in the Reid family folders at The Georgia Archives, Morrow, Georgia.

Most of Alexander’s children were born on a plantation consisting of 700 acres of land which had been purchased from Steven and William Bishop, on Shoulderbone Creek, then Greene County, which became Hancock in the 1790s.   Children of Alexander Reid and Elizabeth Brewer  were:

  1. John Brewer Reid I, born September 7, 1793 in Green County, Georgia and died on May 1, 1860 in Griffin, Spalding County, Georgia. He married Sarah F. Blanton in Pike County, Georgia on Aug 13, 1830
  2. Nancy Ann Brewer Reid, born July 7, 1795 in Green County, Georgia and died in 1843 in Putnam County. She married Nathan Lyon on Jan 24, 1814 in Putnam, Georgia.  She also married William Biscoe on May 10, 1832 in Putnam, Georgia;
  3. Samuel Reid, born August 18, 1797 in Green County, Georgia and died February 12, 1865 in Eatonton, Putnam County, Georgia.  He married Nancy Moreland on 11 Nov 1817 in Putnam, Georgia.  He married Ann Stienbech later on
  4. Rebecca Reid, born February 13, 1800 in Green County, Georgia and died on Oct 3, 1823 in  Eatonton, Putnam, Georgia.  She married Richard Harvey on 22 Aug 1815 in Putnam, Georgia. She also married Thadeus B Reese on 2 Sep 1817 in Putnam, Georgia;
  5. Edmund Reid, born March 31, 1802 in Sparta, Hancock, County, Georgia and died March 6, 1882 in Eatonton, Putnam County, Georgia. He married Elizabeth Bulloch Terrell (1805–1883) on 15 Jan 1828 in Putnam County, Georgia;
  6. Alexander Sidney Reid, C.S.A., born April 11, 1804 and died January 27, 1873 in Eatonton, Putnam County, Georgia. He married Maria Louisa Jordan on 12 Dec 1839 in Putnam, Georgia and enlisted in the Confederate Army on 15 Jun 1861 as a 2nd Lieutenant in GA. His Service Record states as follows: ” Commissioned an officer in Company G, Georgia 12th Infantry Regiment on 15 Jun 1861. Promoted to Full Captain on 22 May 1862. Promoted to Full Asst QM on 21 Apr 1864. Mustered out on 01 Oct 1864. Commissioned an officer in on 01 Oct 1864.Mustered out on 09 Apr 1865 at Appomattox Court House, VA.” This is according to the “Roster of Confederate Soldiers of Georgia 1861-1865”; 
  7. Andrew Reid, born June 26, 1806 in Eatonton, Putnam County, Georgia and died July 17, 1865 in Eatonton, Putnam County, Georgia and is buried Pine Grove Cemetery, Eatonton; 
  8. William Reid, born August 26, 1810 in Eatonton, Georgia and died after 1860.  
  9. James Lewis Reid, born December 28, 1813 in Eatonton, Putnam County, Georgia; died on 25 NOV 1886 in Putnam County, Georgia.  He married Martha James Trippe (1814–1860) on 2 Mar 1836 in Eatonton, Putnam, Georgia; 
  10. David Henry Reid, born July 1, 1817 in Eatonton, Putnam County, Georgia and died December 11, 1898 in Eatonton, Putnam County, Georgia.  He is buried at the old Reid cemetery, Putnam County.
Reid Cemetary
Reid Cemetery in Putnam County. Photo available in the Reid family folders at The Georgia Archives, Morrow, Georgia.

On 23 July 1932 Slaves of the late Alexander Reid were recorded on his inventorty list and distributed on 24 Dec 1832: 

  1. Andy, described as a man about age 37, b.1795, valued at $500 and distributed to Andrew Reid, son of Alexander Reid;
  2. Alfred, a man valued at $550 and distributed to Alex Reese, grandson of Alexander Reid;
  3. Jordan, described as a man about age 21, b.1811, valued at $550 and distributed to Alex S. Reid, son of Alexander Reid;
  4. Warren, described as a man about age 21, b.1811, valued at $550 and distributed to James L Reid, son of Alexander Reid;
  5. George, described as a man about age 25, b.1807, valued at $150 and distributed to Edmund Reid, son of Alexander Reid;
  6. Simon, described as a man about age 15, b.1817, valued at $475 and distributed to Elizabeth Reid, widow of Alexander Reid;
  7. Moses, described as a man about age 40, b.1792, valued at $375 and distributed to Andrew Reid, son of Alexander Reid;
  8. John, described as a man about age 60, b.1772, valued at $100 and distributed to Sam Reid, son of Alexander Reid;
  9. Prince, described as a man about age 25, b.1807, distributed to Elizabeth Reid, widow of Alexander Reid;
  10. Hampton, described as a man about age 15, b.1817, valued at $500 and distributed to David Henry Reid, son of Alexander Reid;
  11. Adam, described as a man about age 22, b.1810, valued at $575 and distributed to Elizabeth Reid, widow of Alexander Reid;
  12. Dick, described as a man age and wasn’t mentioned in distribution. He either remained on the estate or was sold;
  13. Jacob, a man who wasn’t mentioned in distribution. He either remained on the estate or was sold;
  14. Jesse, a man who wasn’t mentioned in distribution. He either remained on the estate or was sold;
  15. Braxton, described as a boy  about age 10, b.1822, valued at $350 and distributed to David Henry Reid, son of Alexander Reid;
  16. Simon?, a man who wasn’t mentioned in distribution. He either remained on the estate or was sold;
  17. Judy, described as a woman about age 28, b.1804, valued at $375 and distributed to Elizabeth Reid, widow of Alexander Reid;
  18. Lilia, described as a woman about age 40, b.1792, and distributed to Elizabeth Reid, widow of Alexander Reid;
  19. Hannah, described as a old woman and wasn’t mentioned in distribution. She either remained on the estate or was sold;
  20. Easter, described as a girl about age unknown and distributed to Alex Reese, grandson of Alexander Reid;
  21. Betsy, described as a woman about age 17, b.1815, valued at $550 with 1 child and distributed to James L Reid, son of Alexander Reid;
  22. Rose, a woman and valued at $600 with 1 child and distributed to William T. Reid, son of Alexander Reid;
  23. Sarah, described as a woman about age 25, b.1807, valued at $525 with a 13 yr son  and distributed to William Biscoe, son in law of Alexander Reid;
  24. Peyton, described as a small boy about age 8, b.1824, valued at $200 and distributed to Elizabeth Reid, widow of Alexander Reid;
  25. Milly, described as a woman with 3 children, valued at $525 and distributed to David Henry Reid, son of Alexander Reid;
  26. Dick, described as a small boy about age 4, b.1828, valued at $175 and distributed to Alex S. Reid, son of Alexander Reid;
  27. Stafford, described as a small boy about age 2, b.1830, valued at $125 and distributed to William Biscoe, son in law of Alexander Reid;
  28. Isaac, described as a man about age 28, b.1804, valued at $575 and distributed to David Henry Reid, son of Alexander Reid;
  29. Prince, described as a man about age 42, b.1790, valued at $425 and distributed to William Biscoe, son in law of Alexander Reid;
  30. Fanny, a woman and wasn’t mentioned in distribution. She either remained on the estate or was sold;
  31. Sally, described as a woman about age 27, b.1805, valued at $300 with 2 children and distributed to Elizabeth Reid, widow of Alexander Reid;
  32. Charlotte, described as a small girl age and wasn’t mentioned in distribution. She either remained on the estate or was sold;
  33. Mariah, described as a woman about age 32, b.1800, valued at $325 with 1 child and distributed to Edmund Reid, son of Alexander Reid;
  34. Lucy my 5 times great grandmother, described as a woman about age 41, b.1791, valued at $300 with 1 small girl and distributed to Sam Reid, son of Alexander Reid;
  35. Anthony, described as a small boy about age 8, b.1824, valued at $250 and distributed to David Henry Reid, son of Alexander Reid;
  36. Leah, my 4 times great grandmother described as a small girl about age 7, b.1825, valued at $250 and distributed to James L Reid, son of Alexander Reid;
  37. Charity, described as a small girl about age 12, b.1820, valued at $300 and distributed to David Henry Reid, son of Alexander Reid;
  38. Melinda, described as a small girl about age 11, b.1821, valued at $250 and distributed to James L Reid, son of Alexander Reid; 
  39. Patience, described as a small girl about age 12, b.1820, valued at $250 and distributed to William T. Reid, son of Alexander Reid;
  40. Margaret, described as a small girl about age 10, b.1822, valued at $250 and distributed to Andrew Reid, son of Alexander Reid;
  41. Mary, described as a small girl and distributed to Alex Reese, grandson of Alexander Reid;
  42. Sarah, described as a girl about age 17, b.1815, valued at $575 and distributed to Alex S. Reid, son of Alexander Reid;
  43. Emily, described as a girl about age 16, b.1832, and wasn’t mentioned in distribution. She either remained on the estate or was sold;
  44. Polly, described as a girl about age 16, b.1816, valued at $350 and distributed to Sam Reid, son of Alexander Reid;
  45. Rhody, described as a girl about age 16, b.1816, valued at $375 and distributed to William T. Reid, son of Alexander Reid;
  46. Patsy, a woman distributed to Alex Reese, grandson of Alexander Reid;
  47. Peter, described as a man about age 42, b.1790, valued at $400 and distributed to James L Reid, son of Alexander Reid;
  48. Susan, described as a woman about age 8, b.1824, valued at $100 and distributed to Elizabeth Reid, widow of Alexander Reid; 
  49. Wesley, described as a boy about age 3, b.1829, valued at $125 and distributed to Elizabeth Reid, widow of Alexander Reid;
  50. Adrian, described as a small boy valued at $175 and distributed to William Biscoe, son in law of Alexander Reid;
  51. Phillip, described as a boy about age 20, b.1812, valued at $525 and distributed to William Biscoe, son in law of Alexander Reid;
  52. Dud/Dread, described as a man about age 50, b.1782, valued at $150 and distributed to Sam Reid, son of Alexander Reid;
  53. Cherry, described as a woman about age 45, b.1787, valued at $100 and distributed to Sam Reid, son of Alexander Reid;
  54. Squire, described as a boy about age 15, b.1817, valued at $450 and distributed to Sam Reid, son of Alexander Reid;
  55. Ben, described as a man about age 25, b.1807, valued at $500 and distributed to Edmund Reid, son of Alexander Reid;
  56. Patrick, described as a boy about age 25, b.1807, valued at $575 and distributed to Edmund Reid, son of Alexander Reid;
  57. Warren, described as a small boy about age 2, b.1830, valued at $125 and distributed to Edmund Reid, son of Alexander Reid;
  58. Charles, described as a boy about age 13, b.1819, valued at $350 and distributed to John B. Reid, son of Alexander Reid;
  59. Ishman, described as a boy about age 12, b.1820, valued at $324 and distributed to John B. Reid, son of Alexander Reid;
  60. Caesar, described as a man about age 21, b.1811, valued at $575 and distributed to William T. Reid, son of Alexander Reid;
  61. Willy, described as a man about age 21, b.1811, valued at $550 and distributed to William T. Reid, son of Alexander Reid; 
  62. Lock/Lod, described as a boy about age 19, b.1813, valued at $575 and distributed to David Henry Reid, son of Alexander Reid;
  63. Balam, described as a boy about age 10, b.1822, valued at $250 and distributed to Andrew Reid, son of Alexander Reid;
  64. Nelson, described as a boy about age 5, b.1827, valued at $175 and distributed to Andrew Reid, son of Alexander Reid;
  65. Wyatt, described as a boy about age 2, b.1830, valued at $125 and distributed to Andrew Reid, son of Alexander Reid;
  66. Major, described as a boy about age 10, b.1822, valued at $325 and distributed to Sam Reid, son of Alexander Reid;
  67. Kitty, described as a girl about age 14, b.1818, valued at $325 and distributed to Alex S. Reid, son of Alexander Reid; 
  68. Bob, described as a man about age 50, b.1782, valued at $150 and distributed to Alex S. Reid, son of Alexander Reid;
  69. Tom, described as a man about age 50, b.1782, valued at $100 and distributed to Alex S. Reid, son of Alexander Reid;
  70. Charity, described as a girl about age 11, b.1821, valued at $275 and distributed to William T. Reid, son of Alexander Reid;
  71. A unnamed male child valued at $100 and distributed to William T. Reid, son of Alexander Reid;
  72. Vine, described as a woman about age 60, b.1772 woman and wasn’t mentioned in distribution. She either remained on the estate or was sold.
  73. John, described as a man about age 22, b.1810, valued at $525 and distributed to James L Reid, son of Alexander Reid.
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23 July 1832 – Inventory List of Alexander Reid, deceased, [Putnam County GA Inventory and Appraisal Book D, pages 309- 312]
Inventory - Alex Reid 1832 - Leah
23 July 1832 – Inventory List of Alexander Reid, deceased, showing Leah Reid listed with her family [Putnam County GA Inventory and Appraisal Book D, pages 309- 312]
Inventory - Alex Reid 1832 - Leah (pg 2) A
an 1832 – Inventory List of Alexander Reid, deceased, showing Leah Reid listed with her family
will - Alex Reid - 1823 - Leah Reid
Putnam County GA Estates & 24 Dec 1832  Putnam County GA Division of Kind:  Assignment Miscellaneous Book Q page 281 -283.   Leah’s name circled in red and James L. Reid circled in yellow.

When my 4 times great grandmother Leah Reid appeared on the 1832 inventory list and will of Alexander Reid, she was described as being a small girl who was age 7.   In Alexander Reid’s inventory list, most of the older males were listed on the top of list while the woman and their younger children were listed below them.   Small children that were of a certain age were considered to have value and were listed under their mother’s name while the value of very small children were bundled with their mother’s.  Based on where they appeared on the list, this would indicate that Leah’s mother was more than likely a woman named Lucy (about 41) and that her siblings were also more than likely; a girl named, Patience (about 12), a girl named, Charity (about 11), a girl named, Melinda (about 10), a girl named, Margaret (about 9), a boy named, Anthony (about 8) and a girl named, Mary (no age mentioned).  Since all of the older males were listed above the woman and children it is hard to say with any certainty who Leah’s father may have been.  Note: a man named Alfred was also a slave listed on Alexander Reid’s inventory list. Carter and Leah named one of their sons Alfred, possibly after him.  During this time, people often gave their children the names of family members.  Alfred may be somehow related to Leah or even the biological father of my ancestor Alfred if Carter isn’t it.  His age is never mentioned on the will.  Leah’s family members were separated as they were divided among the heirs of Alexander Reid in 1832.  Leah and her sister Melinda (Linda) went to Alexander’s son James Lewis Reid who lived in Eatonton. Leah’s mother Lucy and went to Alexanders son Samuel Chester Reid who already had a plantation with slaves in Troup County Georgia.   Leah’s sisters Patience went to Alexander’s son William Reid who lived in Harrison, Putnam County Georgia.  Leah’s brother Anthony and sister Charity went to to Alexander’s son Henry David Reid who lived in Eatonton. Alfred and sister Mary went to Alexander’s grandson William Alexander Reese who moved to Harrison County, Texas between 1850 and 1860.    Leah’s mother Lucy likely had other children that I was unable to identify.  In fact, many of the slaves listed in Alexander Reid’s will and inventory list were likely other children, siblings or other relatives.

After Alexander Reid’s death, his sons who were the estate executives sold to John S. Randle One half of lot 215, district 3 on the waters of Rooty Creek on Aug 27, 1832. It was recorded on August 29, 1832 in Putnam County Deed Book N, 1829-1833, pp. 406-407.  Alexander S. Reid & Samuel Reid administrators of estate of Alexander Reid (deceased) sold land at public auction to Andrew Reid on 7 July 1833. It was recorded on 31 Jan 1834 in Putnam County Deed Book O, 1833-1837, pp. 140-141.  On 7 July 1833,  Alexander S. Reid and Smuel Reid, administrators of estate of Alexander Reid sold to Edmund Redid, for $690 the  Land on the waters of Glady Creek.  It was recorded on 15 July 1835 in Putnam County Deed Book O, 1833-1837, p. 293. Samuel Cowles sold to Alexander Reid for $800 for 202 ½ acres, lot 29, district 4 in Baldwin County (formerly Putnam), lot 29, district 4 on  26 August 1834. It was recorded on 5 July 1835 in Putnam County Deed Book O, 1833-1837, p. 292.  Edmund Reid sold to Alexander S. Reid 303 ¾ acres on the waters of Glady Creek of the lands of the estate of Alexander Reid deceased on 19 March 1835. It was recorded on 14 July 1835 in Putnam County Deed Book O, 1833-1837, p. 292.  Alexander [S] Reid sold to Moses Presley.  32 acres of land on 28 April 1836.  It was recorded on 7 May 1836 in Putnam County Deed Book O, 1833-1837, p. 411. Alexander [S] Reid to James M. Pressley 90 acres of land on 28 April 1836.  It was recorded on 7 May 1836 in Putnam County Deed Book O, 1833-1837, pp. 410-411.  On Dec 25, 1839,  Alexander S. Reid received on behalf of his wife Mariah Louisa from the estate of James Jourdan the following negroes:  Ted, Sam, Ned, Richmond, Willis, Dick, Malvina, Matilda and her child Sylvana, Eddy and her four children Betsey, John, Priscilla & M___, Temperance and her five children Anderson, Martha, Berry, William & Bertrand.  The transaction was recorded on Dec 30 , 1839 in Putnam County Deed Book P, 1837-1842 & 1851, p. 333.  On Jan 9 , 1843, two of the Legatees of estate of James Jourdan obtained a judgement against Thomas G. Sanford administer of Jourdan’s estate for $9763.88. It appears that mortgages on land and the following slaves (Sampson, 50; Jim, 50; Dinkin(?), 25; Randol, 25; Wiley, 20; Lucis(?), 26; Rubin, 38; Ephraim, 50; Bob, 50) were taken out for the security for the administration bond; and, that the mortgages were transferred to Alexander S. Reid and to Adalaide E. Jourdan.   This transaction was recorded on 10 Jan 1843 in Putnam County Deed Book Q, 1842-1849, pp. 137-138.  On 10 Dec 1846, a recording of a bond by Alexander S. Reid and Adalaide E. Jourdan which was a security for bond for: a Negro man Jack, age 20 in Putnam County Deed Book Q, 1842-1849, p. 413. On 22 March 1854, Thomas McManus to Andrew Reid for a security of a promissory note for slaves: Ely, a negro man about 30; Tom, a negro boy about 18; and Rachel a negro woman about 26.  It was recorded on 6 June 1854 in Putnam County Deed Book R, 1847-1858, pp. 425-426.  On  27 Feb 1855, Thomas McManus to Andrew Reid.  Security for promissory note for the same slavesEly, a negro man about 34; Tom, a negro boy about 19; and Rachel a negro woman about 27. It was recorded on 15 May 1855 in Putnam County Deed Book R, 1847-1858, pp. 472-473.  Thomas McManus to Andrew Reid. Security for promissory note — Negro boy Albert about 10; Solomon about 5 and Elias, a negro man about 50.  Recorded 16 October 1855 in Putnam County Deed Book R, 1847-1858, pp. 480-481.  Joined a of suit of Henry Branch and others against Turner Tunison on 6 May 1856.  James L. Reid and Alexander S. Reid, were the highest bidders on Sarah a woman and her two children John and Andrew and Elick a house mason and brick layer.   It was recorded on 18 Jan 1857 in Putnam County Deed Book R, 1847-1858, p. 540.


Leah was living on James Lewis Reid’s plantation when her sons Carter Jr, Alfred, Ephraim and Solomon were born. Slave laws mandated that a child assumed the same status as their mother so if she was a slave that child was also a slave and would be the “property” of the person who owned his or her mother, no matter the status of the father.  So Leah’s children with Carter or any man, would likely have lived on one the Reid plantations unless they were “sold off” to another planter.  There is no record showing when or how Carter and Leah met.  Inter-plantation marriages and relationships were not uncommon.  He may have been a inter plantation slave hire but since James Reid died years after slavery ended his estate records would not have any information regarding the activity of his former slaves.  However, an 1879 map of Putnam County showing the locations of the Maddox and Reid plantations proving that the earlier plantations were adjacent to each other and that Carter and Leah had opportunity to meet and socialize.

Map_of_Putnam_County 1878 - emp on Eatonton -Maddox
Partial 1878 Map of Putnam County County Maps, Surveyor General, RG 3-9-66, Georgia Archives ,

In addition to their close proximity, the Reids and the Maddoxes had several other connections; Alexander S Reid was the “requested” appraiser of Joseph Maddox’s inventory and will; and in the 1861 estate records of Alexander Reid’s (d. 1832) widow Elizabeth shows business transactions between her and the sons of William Maddox who died in 1855.   James L. Reid was recorded on the 1840 Census in Putnam County, District 375 which is the community of Patrick. He had married Martha James Trippe, the daughter of John Putnam Trippe and Elizabeth Noell Hunt Trippe on 2 Mar 1836 in  Eatonton.  In his household were: 2 free white persons – males – under 5; 1 free white persons – males – 20 thru 29; 1 free white persons – females – under 5 and 1 free white persons – females – 20 thru 29.   He had 11 persons employed in agriculture and owned 20 slaves: 2 males under 10; 2 males 10 thru 23; 2 males 24 thru 35; 2 males 36 thru 54; 5 females under 10; 4 females 10 thru 23; 1 female 24 thru 35; 1 female 36 thru 54 and 1  female 55 thru 99.  In 1850, he was recorded on the census in Eatonton.  He must have moved from Patrick to Eatonton in the early 1840s, which placed Leah Reid and Carter in even closer proximity. James Reid’s household consisted of himself and his wife, Martha J Reid age 36; his son, John Reid age 13; his daughter, Eliza Reid age 12; his son, James H Reid age 10; his daughter, Anna R Reid age 7; his daughter, Eugenia Reid age 5 and his daughter, Mary F Reid age 1.   In 1850, he was recorded on U.S., Selected Federal Census Agriculture Schedule, 1850-1880 for Georgia in 1850 Putnam District 70 for 800 acres of improved land and for 500 acres of unimproved land. He also had $5960 worth of livestock, 65 bushels of wheat, 2800 Bushels of “Indian” Corn and 200 Bushels of Oats. He owned 36 slaves:  a 50 year old black male; a 45 year old black female; a 45 year old black male; a 38 year old black male; a 38 year old black male; a 34 year old black female; a 30 year old black female; a 30 year old black female; a 28 year old black male; a 28 year old black male; a 26 year old black female; a 26 year old black female; a 25 year old black female; a 24 year old black male; a 22 year old black male; a 21 year old black male; a 19 year old mulatto male; a 19 year old black male; a 18 year old black female; a 16 year old black female; a 13 year old black female; a 13 year old black female; a 12 year old black female; a 12 year old black female; a 11 year old black female; a 10 year old black male; a 8 year old black female; a 8 year old black male; a 8 year old black male; a 6 year old black female; a 6 year old black male; a 6 year old black male; a 4 year old black male; a 3 year old black male; a 3 year old black male and a 2 year old black male. 

In 1852, James L. Reid paid 1 poll in the town of Eatonton in Putnam County and was selected as being subjected to military duty.  He was taxed for 700 acres of improved land and 777 acres of unimproved land valued at $8,820 and 49 slaves all valued at $23,300. In 1860, James Reid appeared on the 1860 Federal Census in Eatonton, Putnam County. In his household, was himself, his wife Martha Reid age 45;  his daughter, Elvira E Reid age 21; his son, James H Reid age 19; his daughter Eugenia Reid age 13; his daughter, Mary F Reid age 11; his son, Samuel A Reid age 6; his son, Robert A Reid age 3 and his daughter, Anna R Reid age 15.  He owned 78 slaves: a 65 year old black female; a 37 year old black female; a 35 year old black female; a 20 year old black female; a 18 year old black female; a 35 year old mulatto female; a 24 year old black female; a 50 year old black female; a 24 year old black female; a 35 year old black female; a 10 year old black female; a 35 year old black female; a 35 year old mulatto female; a 20 year old mulatto female; a 12 year old black female; a 6 year old black female; a 2 year old black female; a 15 year old black female; a 6 year old black female; a 1 year old black female; a 70 year old black female; a 28 year old black female; a 14 year old mulatto female; a 11 year old mulatto female; a 6 year old mulatto female; a 1 year old black female; a 6m year old black female; a 3 year old black female; a 4 m year old black female; a 3 year old black female; a 6m year old black female; a 6 year old black female; a 70 year old black male; a 70 year old black male; a 50 year old black male; a 50 year old black male; a 45 year old black male; a 45 year old black male; a 30 year old mulatto male; a 28 year old black male; a 26 year old black male; a 40 year old black male; a 26 year old black male; a 40 year old black male; a 24 year old black male; a 16 year old black male; a 60 year old black male; a 50 year old black male; a 45 year old black male; a 24 year old black male; a 18 year old black male; a 16 year old black male; a 14 year old black male; a 10 year old black male; a 8 year old black male; a 4 year old black male; a 1 year old black male; a 13 year old mulatto male; a 13 year old mulatto male; a 10 year old black male; a 8 year old black male; a 4 year old black male; a 6 year old black male; a 18 year old black male; a 16 year old black male; a 14 year old mulatto male; a 12 year old mulatto male; a 10 year old mulatto male; a 8 year old mulatto male; a 6 year old mulatto male; a 4 year old mulatto male; a 1 year old mulatto male; a 3 year old black male; a 1 year old black male; a 8 year old black male; a 4 year old black male; a 10 year old black male and a 8 year old black male.

On the plantation John Alexander Reid in Half Acre is likely where my ancestor Leah and her sons, Alfred, Carter, Ephraim and Solomon ended up in the late 1850s.   John Alexander Reid was a son of James L. Reid and married Mary Persiana Griggs, the daughter of Robert Griggs and Mary C Maxwell Griggs on 16 Jan 1858 in Putnam County.  In 1860, his household included himself, his wife and their 1 year old son Robert Griggs Reid.  He was recorded as owning real estate valued at $11,000 and personal property valued at $40,000 which likely mostly included the 46 slaves recorded on the 1860 slave schedule under his name.  He likely received the majority of them from his father and possible acquired a few from through his marriage to Mary Griggs.  The 46 slaves were described as follows, a male age 60, a male age 40, a male age 40, a male age 40, a female age 45, a female age 40, a female age 36, a female 25, a female age 25, a female age 45, a male age 27, a male age 28, a female age 26, a male age 27, a male age 21, a male age 23, a male age 21, a male age 17 (probably Alfred), a male age 14, a male age 16 (probably Carter Jr), a male age 10, a female age 13, a female age 13, a female age 11, a female age 9, a female age 7, a male age 3, a male age 1;  a male age 5, a female age 2, a male age 8, a male age 6, a female age 4, a female age 2, a male 9 months old, a female age 28, a male age 13 (probably Ephraim), a male age 10, a male age 4 (probably Solomon), a male 2 months old, a female age 16, a female 2 months old, a female age 4, a female 9 months old, a female age 5  and a female age 1.

The Ending of Slavery

On Tuesday, November 6, 1860, Abraham Lincoln was elected as the 16th president of the United States under the newly formed Republican Party who’s agenda was to end slavery.  Lincoln’s election triggered the secession of seven southern slave states, during  the winter of 1860-61 before Lincoln could take office in March 1861.  Most Georgians initially hoped for  a compromise but on January 19, 1861, Georgia narrowly voted to succeed from the Union.  Putnam County  voted against the recession.  Weeks after Lincoln was sworn in as the 16th president, the Civil War began on April 12, 1861.  

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The Emancipation Proclamation was a presidential proclamation issued by President Abraham Lincoln on January 1, 1863, as a war measure during the American Civil War, directed to all of the areas in rebellion and all segments of the Executive branch including the Army and Navy of the United States. It proclaimed the freedom of slaves in the eleven states that were still in rebellion, excluding areas controlled by the Union and therefore effecting 3 million of the 4 million slaves in the U.S. at the time. The Proclamation was based on the president’s constitutional authority as commander in chief of the armed forces; it was not a law passed by Congress. The Proclamation also ordered that suitable persons among those freed could be enrolled into the paid service of United States’ forces, and ordered the Union Army and all segments of the Executive branch to “recognize and maintain the freedom of” the ex-slaves. The Proclamation did not compensate the owners, did not outlaw slavery, and did not grant citizenship to the ex-slaves called freedmen. It made the eradication of slavery an explicit war goal, in addition to the goal of reuniting the Union.

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During the Civil War, James L. Reid was recorded on 1864 Census for Re-Organizing the Georgia Militia for Putnam County.  The war visited Putnam County in 1864, when Union general William T. Sherman and his army passed through the area on their “March to the Sea”. Putnam County had voted against secession in 1861, but this fact did not prevent the burning and destruction of cotton gins, railroads, and bridges. The left wing of Sherman’s army—led by General Henry Slocum—were said to have raided areas of Putnam County in November 1864.  The March to the Sea, was called the most destructive campaign against a civilian population during the Civil War and  began in Atlanta on November 15, 1864, and concluded in Savannah on December 21, 1864.  “Union general William T. Sherman abandoned his supply line and marched across Georgia to the Atlantic Ocean to prove to the Confederate population that its government could not protect the people from invaders. He practiced psychological warfare; he believed that by marching an army across the state he would demonstrate to the world that the Union had a power the Confederacy could not resist. “This may not be war,” he said, “but rather statesmanship.”” 

After Slavery

Putnam County experienced difficulty recovering from the war. The wealth of the great plantations had disappeared, and the county spent the remaining decades of the nineteenth century trying to revive its economy.  During the Reconstruction Era in Georgia, white leaders revived the Democratic Party to maintain their control over African American citizens.  In January 1866, Alexander Stephens and Herschel Johnson were chosen to be Georgia’s post-Civil War senators. The selection of these two men to go to Washington, D.C., was a strong indication that Georgia’s white Democrats sought to regain the political power they enjoyed before the war.  The Georgia legislature also established laws that barred African Americans from serving on juries or testifying in court, and a convict-leasing program was set up to feed the labor pool. The legislature ratified the 13th Amendment, which banned slavery, but it did not ratify the 14th Amendment that extended civil and legal rights to former enslaved men and women.

Leah Reid and Carter Maddox’s sons Alfred, Carter Jr, Ephraim and Solomon assumed the surname Maddox after their father.  They remained working for the Reid’s and even remained living on their plantations until the early 1890s.


Carter Maddox’s and Leah Reid’s Descendants (Between 1865 & 1900)  

1865 – 1869 (First Years after Emancipation)

By 1865, Alfred Maddox (son of Carter Maddox and Leah Reid) was already married to Josephine Smith, daughter of Henry “Harry” Reid and an unknown mother.  Alfred and Josephine were my 3 times great grandparents and had 3 children by 1869; “Winkfield” Hampton Maddox, Julia Maddox and William Alonzo.  No record of their marriage was found in my research to verify Josephine’s surname.  However, Smith was the surname understood through oral family history.

In 1867, he was shown as paid one “white” poll.  At the end of the digest for “Returns for Colored Tax Payers” there were only two pages & obviously incomplete. It appears to have been clerical errors for 2 years on the digest.  Note: There was never a white male found on any Putnam County Census prior or subsequent to 1867.

1867 Putnam County, Alfred Maddox & Henry Reid
Georgia, Property Tax Digests, 1793-1892 (Putnam County  – 1867) The Georgia Archives, Morrow, Georgia.

On June 26, 1867, Carter Maddox Sr. registered himself as a qualified voter in Bibb County Georgia.  He was living in the city of Macon in the county of Bibb.

On July 16, 1867, Alfred Maddox registered himself as a qualified voter in Putnam County Georgia.

Alfred Maddox - 1867 - Oath
Source Information Ancestry.com. Georgia, Returns of Qualified Voters and Reconstruction Oath Books, 1867-1869 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012.

Before 1868, Carter Maddox II (son of Carter Maddox and Leah Reid) married Martha Pennemon and had 2 children together by 1869; Carter and Sarah.  Prior to her marriage to Carter, Martha Pennemon had a son named Morris Griffin with Eli Griffin in 1861 during the very last years of slavery.  NOTE: Her maiden name was provided by death certificates of her children. 


1870 – 1879

Sometime in 1870, Ephraim Maddox (son of Carter Maddox and Leah Reid) married Diana Mitchell (likely in Putnam County). NOTE: Her maiden name was provided by death certificates of her children.

On August 25, 1870, the first U.S. Federal Census that listed former slaves by name was completed for Putnam County Georgia.  Carter Maddox II, Alfred Maddox and Solomon Maddox sons of Carter I and Leah’s were found living together on the farm lands (plantation) of John Alexander Reid, the son of James Lewis Reid, which was in the Half Acre community of the county.  Some of their neighbors were in households headed Sam Reid who’s father was probably John Reid a 60 year old black man living in Sam’s household; Scot Smith, Stephen Cox, William Daley, Edwin Burney, Joseph Dudley and the Pennymon family. They were the only Maddox family on the census in Half Acre. Other black Maddox families in Putnam County were in the neighboring community of Hawkins which is adjacent north (District 390) and Donegal (District 310) which was adjacent northeast. Most of these Maddoxs were probably NOT related to my Maddox family if any were related at all. They were likely former slaves of John Compton Maddox who died in 1863.  In fact many of their names can be found in his May 23, 1860 inventory list. The black Maddox families that were living in the Putnam County communities of Harrison and Tompkins would likely have had ties to my family from being on the plantation of William Maddox who died in 1855. The black Maddoxs that lived in Popcastle at this time were probably slaves in 1860 that were bequeath to William’s son William Comfort Maddox; while the black Maddoxs in Tompkins were former slaves that were bequeathed to William’s wife and younger 2 sons John Z. Maddox and Frank A. Maddox. My Maddox family head of households were all in Half Acre and listed as farm hands and on John Reid’s land.  Alfred’s wife Josephine was listed as a cook, likely for Reid.  Solomon was living in the household of his older brother Carter; while Alfred and his family lived next door.

1870 CENSUS-HALF ACRE-PUTNAM-GA-ALFRED MADDOX
1870 US Federal Census (Putnam County) showing Alfred Maddox on the census in close proximity to John A Reid. Source Citation Year: 1870; Census Place: Eatonton, Putnam, Georgia; Roll: M593_171; Page: 101B; Family History Library Film: 545670 Source Information Ancestry.com. 1870 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2009. Images reproduced by FamilySearch.
1870 CENSUS-HALF ACRE-PUTNAM-GA-CARTER MADDOX JR
1870 US Federal Census (Putnam County) showing Carter Maddox on the top of the page and recorded on it right after his brother Alfred Maddox was recorded on the last rows of the proceeding page with both living in close proximity to John A Reid. Source Citation Year: 1870; Census Place: Eatonton, Putnam, Georgia; Roll: M593_171; Page: 101B; Family History Library Film: 545670 Source Information Ancestry.com. 1870 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2009. Images reproduced by FamilySearch.

In ALFRED MADDOX’s household, was himself recorded as 28 years old and working as a farm hand,  his wife  Josephine Maddox was recorded as age 27 and working as a cook; his son Winkfield Maddox age 6; his son Julia Maddox age 3 and son William L Maddox age 1. Alfred and Josephine were not able to read or write.  Elbert Maddox age age 12, may have been a sibling who also worked as a farm laborer; He no longer appeared on any subsequent census in Putnam County as Elbert Maddox.   In CARTER MADDOX’s household, was himself recorded as 26 years old and working as a farmer for wages; his wife  was recorded as Martha Maddox age 24, his son recorded as Carter Maddox age 3, his daughter Sarah Maddox age 1, his brother SOLOMON MADDOX age 16 and step son Morris Griffin age 11.  Carter and Solomon were both employed as farm hands.  No one in the household was able to read or write.  EPHRAIM MADDOX, didn’t appear on the 1870 census under that name in Putnam County or in Bibb County.  

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1878 Map of Putnam County County Maps, Surveyor General, RG 3-9-66, Georgia Archives showing location of J.A. Reid.
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Putnam County, GA Map with Militia District Maps by numbers (with my own markings in red) Source: Georgia USGenWeb Archives Project http://www.usgwarchives.net/ga/maps/putnam.gif

In 1872 Alfred Maddox who was called “Alf Maddox”  and Carter Maddox both paid a 1 poll tax each in Half Acre.  They were both employed by John A. Reid, who was the son of James Lewis Reid, son of Alexander Reid who died in 1832.  Others who worked for John Reid were: William Dudley, George Griggs, Sam White, Evan Burner [Eber Burney], Emanuel Green and Steve Cox.

1872 Putnam, Alf Maddox
Georgia, Property Tax Digests, 1793-1892 (Putnam County Tax Digests 1872-1877) – Year 1872, The Georgia Archives, Morrow, Georgia.

About 1873, Elbert Mullins (possible relative of Josephine Smith) married Maria Farley in Putnam County. Her parentage is unknown. She was probably the granddaughter of Samuel and Catherine Farley whom she lived with on a farm in the Half Acre, Putnam County which was owned by James W. Farley a white man who likely owned them in during the years of slavery.  Other relative of hers might include, Henderson and Augustus Farley and maybe members of Richmond Farley’s households who were all neighbors in Half Acre, living on the land of James W. Farley.

On July 3, 1873, Solomon Maddox (son of Carter Maddox and Leah Reid) married Virginia Harris in Putnam County. 

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Source Information Ancestry.com. Georgia, Marriage Records From Select Counties, 1828-1978 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2013. Original data: County Marriage Records, 1828–1978. The Georgia Archives, Morrow, Georgia.

In 1875, Alfred Maddox was taxed on 1 poll in Half Acre and owned $150.00 on all other personal property and Carter Maddox on 1 poll and $75.00 on all other personal property.  They both were still employed by John A. Reid along with Leroy, Fred, Elber, Jack and Isaac Griggs, Henry and Anderson Purifoy, Thomas Dudley, the wife of Clem Singleton, Elbert Burney, Toyer Sadler, Nick Bates, Henry and Jacob Randal, Ransom Vincent, Tom Cobb, Lucious and Taylor Holt and Julius Meriweather.

1875 Putnam, Alfred Maddox
Georgia, Property Tax Digests, 1793-1892 (Putnam County Tax Digests 1872-1877) – Year 1875, The Georgia Archives, Morrow, Georgia.

In 1876, Alfred was called “Alf” Maddox when he was taxed in Half Acre on 1 poll and $100.00 all other personal property.  Carter Maddox who was now called Carter Maddox, Sr. was taxed on 1 poll and $50.00 all other personal property.  Ephraim Maddox and Solomon Maddox who was called Sol Maddox also paid a poll tax but didn’t have any property to be taxed. They were all employed by John A. Reid along with  Fred, Elbert and Clem Griggs, John, Henry and Andrew [Anderson] Purifoy, Thomas Dudley, Lee & Isaac Singleton, Elber Burney, Jacob Randal, Silas Moore, Tom Cobb, Lucious and Taylor Holt, James Clements and Julius Meriweather.

1876 Putnam, Alf Maddox
Georgia, Property Tax Digests, 1793-1892 (Putnam County Tax Digests 1872-1877) – Year 1876, Georgia Archives

In 1877, Alfred was called “Alf” Maddox when was taxed in Half Acre on 1 poll, $100.00 of horses, mules, cattle and stock of all kinds and $25.00 of household and kitchen furniture.  Carter Maddox was taxed on 1 poll, $40.00 of horses, mules, cattle and stock of all kinds and on $10.00 of household and kitchen furniture.  Solomon “Sol” paid 1 poll tax and was taxed on $10.00 of household and kitchen furniture.  They were all employed by John A. Reid along with  Jack (sack?), Simmons, Fred, Elbert and Clem Griggs, John, Henry and Andrew [Anderson] Purifoy, Thomas Dudley, Lee & Isaac Singleton, Elbert Burney, wife of Jacob Randal, Silas Moore, Emanuel Green, Tom Cobb, Lucious and Taylor Holt, James Clements and Julius Meriweather.

1877 Putnam, Alf Maddox
Georgia, Property Tax Digests, 1793-1892 (Putnam County Tax Digests 1872-1877) – Year 1877, The Georgia Archives, Morrow, Georgia.

In 1878, Alfred was taxed in Half Acre and paid a $1 poll tax and on $100 worth of live stock. He worked for planter John A. Reid, as a farmer, along with his brothers Ephraim & Solomon “Sol” Maddox who paid a poll tax.  Other workers were Fred & Simon Griggs, Henry, John & Anderson Purifoy, Tom & Bill Dudley, Isaac & Lee Singleton, Silas Moore, Eban Burney, Tom Cobb & Julius Meriweather.

1878 Putnam Co Tax Digest - Alfred Maddox - circled
Georgia, Property Tax Digests, 1793-1892 (Putnam County Tax Digests 1878-1882) – Year 1878, Source Citation: Militia District Number: 369. Source Information: Ancestry.com. Georgia, Property Tax Digests, 1793-1892 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011.

Carter Maddox II (son of Carter Maddox and Leah Reid) moved his family to Eatonton, the city in Putnam County where he “returned” to worked for James Lewis Reid but as a “freed man”  along with another of my 3 times  great grandfathers Wright Griffin, his son in law, Ike Collins plus Griffin Griffin who was likely son Washington and other “possible” family members of Wright’s Dan & Elisha Reid, Alec Coats, Henry Mahorn, Clum [Clem] Griggs & 5 othersNote: Morris Griffin who’s step father was Carter Maddox Jr, may have been related to Wright Griffin and his family.  Carter was taxed on 1 poll and on $15.00 of household and kitchen furniture.

In 1879, Carter worked for James L. Reid along with Dan & Elisha Reid, Clum [Clem] Griggs & 4 others.  Carter was taxed on 1 poll, $10.00 of horses, mules, cattle and stock of all kinds and on $20.00 of household and kitchen furniture.

1879 - GA Property Digest - Carter Maddox
Georgia, Property Tax Digests, 1793-1892 (Putnam County Tax Digests 1878-1882) – Year 1879,  Source Citation: Militia District Number: 369. Source Information: Ancestry.com. Georgia, Property Tax Digests, 1793-1892 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011.

1880- 1889

On June 21, 1880 the 1880 US Federal Census for Putnam County was completed.  By this time, Alfred had 3 more children and his neighbors were his brother Solomon “Sol” Maddox, Simon Holmes, the Griggs & the Purifoy families & a white farmer named Cullen R. Ezell.   Alfred and Solomon (sons of Carter Maddox and Leah Reid) remained on John A. Reid’s plantation working as farmers.  Alfred Maddox was listed as one of the major farmers on John A. Reid’s estate controlling 30 acres of improved land.  In ALFRED MADDOX’s household was his wife Josephine Maddox, son Hampton Maddox age 16, daughter Julia Maddox age 13, son Alonzo Maddox age 11, son [Richard] “Thornton” Maddox age 8, daughter Ida Maddox age 6 and daughter Elizabeth Maddox age 2.  In SOLOMON MADDOX’s household was his wife Virginia Maddox, 4 year old daughter Mattie Maddox, 2 year old daughter Georgia Maddox and 3 month old daughter Mary Maddox who were all recorded as “mulatto”.  

1880 CENSUS-HALF ACRE-PUTNAM-GA-ALFRED MADDOX
Source Citation Year: 1880; Census Place: District 369, Putnam, Georgia; Roll: 162; Page: 554A; Enumeration District: 112 Source Information Ancestry.com and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. 1880 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2010. 1880 U.S. Census Index provided by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints © Copyright 1999 Intellectual Reserve, Inc. All rights reserved. All use is subject to the limited use license and other terms and conditions applicable to this site.
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Alfred Maddox in the U.S., Selected Federal Census Non-Population Schedules, 1850-1880 Source Citation Census Year: 1880; Census Place: District 369, Putnam, Georgia; Archive Collection Number: T1137; Roll: T1137:18; Page: 26; Line: 4; Schedule Type: Agriculture.  Source Information: Ancestry.com. U.S., Selected Federal Census Non-Population Schedules, 1850-1880 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010.

In this year Alfred and Solomon “Sol” reported owning no property and each paid a $1 poll tax.  They both worked for John Reid along with Spencer & Simon Holmes & Wilkins Moreland.

1880 - Georgia, Property Tax Digests, 1793-1892 for Alf Maddox
Georgia, Property Tax Digests, 1793-1892 (Putnam County Tax Digests 1878-1882) – Year 1880,  Source Citation: Militia District Number: 369. Source Information: Ancestry.com. Georgia, Property Tax Digests, 1793-1892 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011.

 Carter Maddox II (son of Carter Maddox and Leah Reid) and his family were found in the town of Eatonton of Putnam County, GA.  In his household were: his wife Martha, son Carter age 13, Sarah age 11, Leah age 9 (named after her grandmother), Anthony age 7, Saul age 5, Levi “Lee” Lester age 5, Mattie Lou age 1, a one month old child who was probably John Wesley and 20 year old step son Morris Griffin.   Carter II was a farmer likely share cropping while his son Carter III, daughter Sarah and stepson Morris were farm laborers working on the farm where they lived and on other farms.

1880 - Putnam County Census - Carter Maddox
Source Citation Year: 1880; Census Place: Eatonton, Putnam, Georgia; Roll: 162; Page: 574A; Enumeration District: 113 Source Information Ancestry.com and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. 1880 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2010. 1880 U.S. Census Index provided by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints © Copyright 1999 Intellectual Reserve, Inc. All rights reserved. All use is subject to the limited use license and other terms and conditions applicable to this site.

Ephraim Maddox (son of Carter Maddox and Leah Reid) and wife Dinah didn’t appear on the 1880 Census but paid 1 poll tax in Bibb County, GA.  They had daughter Sarah, daughter Laura, son James Henry and son Charles Richard by 1889 probably in Bibb County.

Between 1881 and 1886, Alfred Maddox (son of Carter Maddox and Leah Reid) and wife Josephine had 2 more children; Hattie Mae (my 2 times great grandmother) born about 1881/1882, and Carrie born around 1884 likely in Half Acre.

In 1881, Alfred and brother Solomon “Sol” both worked for John A. Reid in Half Acre and were each taxed on 1 poll and on $20.00 of horses, mules, cattle and stock of all kinds while brother Carter was taxed on 1 poll, $10.00 of household and kitchen furniture.  They worked for Reid with Fred Griggs, Bill Dudley, Jo. Clements, Joseph Simons, Simon Holmes, Asberry Claton & Scott Smith.  Carter worked in Half Acre for N.S. Howard with in-law Anthony Pennymon, Henry Holts, Bill [William] Griggs, Alec Clements and Grear Fig*r*.

1881 Putnam Co Tax Digest - Alfred Maddox
Georgia, Property Tax Digests, 1793-1892 (Putnam County Tax Digests 1878-1882) – Year 1881. Source Citation:Militia District Number: 369. Source Information: Ancestry.com. Georgia, Property Tax Digests, 1793-1892 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011.

About 1881, Morris Griffin step son of Carter Maddox II (son of Carter Maddox and Leah Reid) had a son named Voliar with unknown mother and in 1888 had a son named Eli with an unknown woman, likely in Eatonton and possibly with the same woman

Between 1883 and 1888, Elbert Mullins (brother of Josephine Maddox) and wife Maria had 4 more children, Thomas, Mariah, Daniel and William in Half Acre.

In 1883 and 1884, Carter Maddox II (son of Carter Maddox I and Leah Reid) was recorded in the Georgia Property tax list for Putnam County in Half Acre and working for Robert A. Reid, son of James L. Reid, as a farm hand a  His family may have remained in Eatonton, while he worked Half Acre.  In 1883, he was taxed on $20 of horses, mules, cattle and other livestock and $10 of household and kitchen furniture and paid 1 poll.

Between 1883 and 1887, Alfred Maddox (son of Carter Maddox I and Leah Reid) continued to work for James Alexander Reid as a farm hand while his son “Wink” Maddox worked for C. R. Ezell as listed on the Georgia Property tax list for Putnam County.

Between 1883 and 1887, Elbert Mullins (brother of Josephine Maddox) worked for a white man named JW Farley with his in-law Augustus Farley as farm hands in Half Acre as listed on the Georgia Property tax list for Putnam County.

Between 1883 and 1888, Solomon Maddox (son of Carter Maddox and Leah Reid) and wife Virginia had 2 more children; John A. and Lessie likely in Half Acre.

In 1883, Alfred worked for John A. Reid in Half Acre, with Fred Griggs, Eben Burney, Stephen, Robert & George Jackson, Simon Holmes & Asberry “Berry” Claton .  Alfred was taxed on $15 worth of live stock and $5 worth of Household & Kitchen furniture and paid a $1 poll tax.

1883 Putnam Co Tax Digest - Alfred Maddox
Georgia, Property Tax Digests, 1793-1892 (Putnam County Tax Digests 1883-1887) – Year 1883. Source Citation: Militia District Number: 369. Source Information: Ancestry.com. Georgia, Property Tax Digests, 1793-1892 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011.

On November 16, 1883 Julia Maddox daughter of Alfred and Josephine Maddox, married Edgar (Edward) Folds (grandson son of Mary Folds in Putnam County and had sons Albert or Alfred, Willie and Alonzo before 1889.  Edgar’s family was likely one of the Folds families living in Half Acre in 1880.

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Source Information Ancestry.com. Georgia, Marriage Records From Select Counties, 1828-1978 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2013. Original data: County Marriage Records, 1828–1978. The Georgia Archives, Morrow, Georgia.

In 1884, Alfred was taxed in Half Acre for $5 worth of live stock and $5 worth of Household & Kitchen furniture. Solomon “Sol” was taxed for $20 worth of live stock and $5 worth of Household & Kitchen furniture.  They both paid a $1 poll tax each through their employer John A. Reid with Fred Griggs, Eben Burney & George Jackson.  Carter worked for the wife of Robert A. Reid, the son of James L. Reid with the wife of Lee Griggs and with Elbert Odom. He paid a poll tax and reported owning no property.

1884 Putnam Co Tax Digest - Alfred Maddox
Georgia, Property Tax Digests, 1793-1892 (Putnam County Tax Digests 1883-1887) – Year 1884, Source Citation: Militia District Number: 369. Source Information: Ancestry.com. Georgia, Property Tax Digests, 1793-1892 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011.

Ephraim appeared on the Georgia Tax Digest in 1884, in the community of Donegal in Putnam County.  He worked for James Middleton along with a man named John Maddox and a woman named Mary Maddox, who were likely not related. He paid a poll tax through his employer.

1884 Putnam County Tax - Ephraim
Georgia, Property Tax Digests, 1793-1892 (Putnam County Tax Digests 1883-1887) – Year 1884. Source Citation: Militia District Number: 369. Source Information: Ancestry.com. Georgia, Property Tax Digests, 1793-1892 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011.

On December 25, 1884, Sarah Maddox, the daughter of Carter Maddox II and wife Martha married John Henderson in Putnam County and had son Voliar in 1887. He was the son on John and Mariah Henderson who in 1870 lived in the household of John Andrews residing in Half acre and in close proximity to the Maddox family.  Note:  Also in that household was a 17 year old teenager named Solomon Smith.

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In 1885 Alfred worked for John A. Reid, as a farmer, along with his brother Solomon “Sol” Maddox plus Eben Burney, & George Jackson. They both paid a poll tax and Solomon paid taxes on $10 worth of live stock.

1885 Putnam Co Tax Digest - Alfred Maddox
Georgia, Property Tax Digests, 1793-1892 (Putnam County Tax Digests 1883-1887) – Year 1885. Source Citation: Militia District Number: 369. Source Information: Ancestry.com. Georgia, Property Tax Digests, 1793-1892 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011.

In 1886, Alfred Maddox paid a poll tax and worked for planter John A. Reid, as a farmer plus Eben Burney, & Tom Cobb. His son “Wink” Maddox worked for planter C.R. Ezell and also paid a poll tax.

1886 Putnam Co Tax Digest - Alfred Maddox
Georgia, Property Tax Digests, 1793-1892 (Putnam County Tax Digests 1883-1887) – Year 1886. Source Citation: Militia District Number: 369. Source Information: Ancestry.com. Georgia, Property Tax Digests, 1793-1892 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011.

On June 21, 1886, “Winkfield” Hampton Maddox  the son of Alfred Maddox and wife Josephine, married Hanna Griggs (daughter of Henry “Hal” and Antoinette Griggs) and had daughter Rosa Lee in 1888.  The Griggs were living in Hawkins in Putnam County, north adjacent to Half Acre.

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In 1887, Alfred worked for planter John A. Reid, as a farmer, along with Tom Cobb, Tom Dudley, Jo “Jack” Clements, Caroline & Elbert Griggs &Jeff & Eben Burney.  He was taxed for $50 worth of live stock and $25 worth of Household & Kitchen furniture and paid a $1 poll tax.  That same year, in 1887,  Carter worked as a S. N. Ward as a farm hand as listed on the Georgia Property tax list in Half Acre, Putnam County. 

1887 Putnam Co Tax Digest - Alfred Maddox
Georgia, Property Tax Digests, 1793-1892 (Putnam County Tax Digests 1883-1887) – Year 1887.  Source Citation: Militia District Number: 369. Source Information: Ancestry.com. Georgia, Property Tax Digests, 1793-1892 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011.

On December 7, 1887, Carter Maddox II married Rhoda Rhone/Roan in Putnam County.  Rhoda (Rhody) was the mother of a 22 year old son named George Rhone.  Rhoda was the widow of William Rhone.  In 1880 she lived in the community of Hawkins in Putnam County with her 16 year old son George.

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Source Information Ancestry.com. Georgia, Marriage Records From Select Counties, 1828-1978 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2013. Original data: County Marriage Records, 1828–1978. [page 432]. The Georgia Archives, Morrow, Georgia.

On December 12, 1887, son of Carter Maddox II, Carter III married Charlotte Johnson (daughter of Spence and Catherine Johnson) in Putnam County. Charlotte and her family lived in the Donegal District of Putnam County which was the area North East of Half Acre.

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Source Information Ancestry.com. Georgia, Marriage Records From Select Counties, 1828-1978 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2013. Original data: County Marriage Records, 1828–1978. [page 65]. The Georgia Archives, Morrow, Georgia.

1890 – 1899

In 1890, Alfred, was still a farm hand on the farm of James A. Reid and were listed on the Georgia 1890 Property tax list for Putnam County Georgia accordingly.  He worked there with Tom Dudley, Silas Moore, Eban Burney, Tom Cobb, Jack Clemons & Clem & Jesse Gordon. He was taxed on $50 worth of live stock, $25 worth of Household & Kitchen furniture & $25 worth of plantation & mechanical tools. He paid a $1 poll tax.  Elbert Mullins worked for JW Farley and also paid a poll tax and taxes on $20 of livestock.  Carter Maddox was recorded in Eatonton on the property tax digest paying 1 toll and working for R. A. Reid and was called Coot Maddox. He worked with Jim Williams, Henry Coatman, Warren Hunter, Turner Eastman, Bill Collaway and Len Dean.

1890 Putnam Co Tax Digest - Alfred Maddox
Georgia, Property Tax Digests, 1793-1892 (Putnam County Tax Digests 1883-1887) – Year 1890, Source Citation: Militia District Number: 369. Source Information: Ancestry.com. Georgia, Property Tax Digests, 1793-1892 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011.

About 1890, Morris Griffin step son of Carter Maddox II had a daughter named Jessie with an unknown woman likely in Eatonton.

Between 1890 and 1899, Ephraim and wife Dinah had 2 more children; Innis Winford born 1891 and Anna Bell born 1897 possibly in Bibb County.

Between 1890 and 1899, Elbert Mullins and wife Maria had 6 more children; daughter Lula G, son James E., son Marshall, son Otis, son Major and son Ellis while living in Half Acre.

In 1891, Alfred Maddox was recorded in the in Property Tax Digest in Donegal, Putnam County but no longer worked for John Reid.  He worked E.B Ezell as a farmer and owned $100 of horses, mule, cattle and or livestock of any kind, $10 of household kitchen furnishing and $25 of mechanical and or farming tools. His son Wink Maddox worked for Ezell in 1887.   Carter Maddox was recorded in the Tax digest in Tompkins, Putnam County working for G. W. Denham and paid 1 poll and he was taxed on $45 of horses, mule, cattle and or livestock of any kind.Donegal - 2019-04-13 14.07.49-20.jpg

Between 1891 and 1895, “Winkfield” Hampton Maddox (son of Alfred and Josephine Maddox) and wife Hannah had 3 more children; William W., Coope W., and Tommie L. possibly while living in the city of Eatonton.

Between 1891 and 1898, Solomon “Sol” Maddox (son of Carter Maddox I and Leah Reid) and wife Virginia had 4 more children; son Mitchell Lee, daughter Anna and sons Arthur and Grady P. They were living in either Half Acre or neighboring community Donegal.

On December 24, 1891, Leah, daughter of Carter Maddox II and wife Martha P. Maddox married Frank Griffin (son of Willis and Betsy Griffin) in Putnam County.  Between 1870 and 1880 Frank’s family moved from Patrick to in Eatonton which is during the time that Carter II moved his family there which is likely how and when Leah met Frank.

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Source Information Ancestry.com. Georgia, Marriage Records From Select Counties, 1828-1978 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2013. Original data: County Marriage Records, 1828–1978. The Georgia Archives, Morrow, Georgia.

In 1892, Alfred Maddox was recorded on in the property digest in Half Acre working for E.B. Ezell as a farmer.  He may have crossed paths with one of his future son in laws Warren Griffin, who also worked for Ezell in 1894.  Alfred was taxed on $10.00 worth of livestock, $15.00 worth of household and kitchen furniture, $25.00 worth of plantation & mechanical tools.  Carter Maddox was taxed in Tompkins and worked for Rich Denham with his son Anthony.  He paid 1 poll and was taxed on his $20.00 worth of Horses, mules, cattle and livestock of any kind, $10.00 worth of household and kitchen furniture. Solomon Maddox was recorded in the tax digest in Half Acre working for J. A. Reid along with his nephew Alonzo Maddox plus  Andre Jackson, Jack Clements and Will and Ebin Burney.  He paid a poll and was taxed on $15.00 worth of household and kitchen furniture and $30.00 worth of plantation & mechanical tools. 

1892 Putnam Co Tax Digest
1892 Putnam Co Tax Digest, The Georgia Archives, Morrow, Georgia.

Likely sometime during 1892; Alfred Maddox and his family left Half Acre and relocated to the Patrick community of Putnam County. Julia Folds, (daughter of Alfred) and husband Ed likely left Half Acre at this time and relocated their family to the city of Eatonton of Putnam County; “Winkfield” Hampton Maddox (son of Alfred and Josephine) and wife Hannah likely left Half Acre at this time and relocated their family to the city of Eatonton of Putnam County as well.  Julia and Hampton’s uncle Carter “may” have still been living in Eatonton at this time while Carter’s children would remain there.

Between 1892 and 1899, Sarah Henderson daughter of Carter Maddox II and wife Martha P. Maddox had 4 more children during this time; sons Marion Bill and “Mack” Embee, and daughters Maggie and Julia while living in the Hawkins community.

On October 26, 1892, Richard “Thornton” Maddox, son of Alfred and Josephine Maddox married Lizzie Maddox in Putnam County and had sons Texas Bronson (1893) and Oscar (1895) and daughter Charsie (1898). According to family records, Lizzie maiden name was Presley, although her marriage certificate says it was Maddox.  If she was a Presley, she likely came from one of the Black Presley households in the Patrick community of Putnam County, GA where they likely met sometime after his father Alfred moved the family to Patrick. However based on the marriage record, she appear to be Elizabeth Maddox who was the daughter of Lewis and Mary Maddox of Donegal, a neighboring community of Half Acre and Eatonton.  Lewis’s mother Charlotte was recorded as a slave in John C. Maddox’s 1860 inventory list and Lewis may be one of the young males listed on the inventory list under a different name.  J.C Maddox’s plantation was Donegal which was why Charlotte and Lewis lived their post slavery working for his widow.

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Source Information Ancestry.com. Georgia, Marriage Records From Select Counties, 1828-1978 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2013. Original data: County Marriage Records, 1828–1978. The Georgia Archives, Morrow, Georgia.

In 1893, Alfred Maddox worked in Eatonton for Mrs. F. Butler as a farmer and was taxed on $15.00 worth of livestock, $25.00 of household and kitchen furniture and paid 1 poll which cost a $1.  Solomon Maddox was recorded in the tax digest in Half Acre working for J. A. Reid along with Silas Moore, Rose Griggs,  Jack Clements and Will and Ebin Burney.  He paid a poll and was taxed on $10.00 worth of household and kitchen furniture.

1893 Putnam Co Tax Digest
1893 Putnam Co Tax Digest, The Georgia Archives, Morrow, Georgia.

Between 1893 and 1898, daughter of Alfred and Josephine Maddox, Julia Folds and her husband Edgar had 3 children; Evans, Rufus and Eliza likely in Eatonton.

On October 7, 1893, William “Alonzo” Maddox, son of Alfred and Josephine Maddox married Mary A. Perryman/Penneman in Putnam County.  She was the daughter of Anthony and Martha Perryman/Penneman and lived in nearby Donegal, Putnam County, Georgia in 1880.

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Source Information Ancestry.com. Georgia, Marriage Records From Select Counties, 1828-1978 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2013. Original data: County Marriage Records, 1828–1978. The Georgia Archives, Morrow, Georgia.

In 1894, Alfred Maddox worked for B. W. Hunt as a farmer with his son in law Edgar Folds plus Stephen Allison, Wes Folds, probably a relative of Edgar & Martha Pennymon who was his brother Carter’s mother in law.  He  owned no property and paid a $1 poll tax.  Solomon Maddox was recorded in the tax digest in Half Acre working for J. A. Reid along with Andre Jordan and  Jack Clements.  He paid a poll and was taxed on $10 worth of horses and live stock, $10 worth of Household & Kitchen furniture and $5.00 worth of plantation & mechanical tools.

1894 Putnam County Tax Digest
1894 Putnam Co Tax Digest, The Georgia Archives, Morrow, Georgia.

On December 26, 1894, Ida Maddox, daughter of Alfred and Josephine Maddox married James Delaney in Putnam County and had daughter Mary Emma in 1896.

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Source Information Ancestry.com. Georgia, Marriage Records From Select Counties, 1828-1978 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2013. Original data: County Marriage Records, 1828–1978. The Georgia Archives, Morrow, Georgia.

In 1895, Alfred Maddox worked in Opposition, Putnam County for M. Vaughn as a farmer and paid 1 poll.  Solomon Maddox was recorded in the tax digest in Half Acre working for Mrs. J. A. Reid along with Wes Brown, Hal Griggs, Jack Clements and Tom and Andre Dudley and  Jack Clements.  He paid a poll and was taxed on $50 worth of horses and live stock and $10 worth of Household & Kitchen furniture.

1895 Putnam County Tax, Alf Maddox
1895 Putnam Co Tax Digest, The Georgia Archives, Morrow, Georgia.

On May 9, 1895, Solomon also known as Saul son of Carter Maddox II with wife Martha married Hattie Griffin in Putnam County, Georgia. She was likely the daughter of Willis and Betsey Griffin. They likely had 2 children while together; daughter Mary Lizzie (1895) and son Fisher B. (1897).

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Georgia, Marriage Records From Select Counties, 1828-1978 for Putnam Record of Marriages, Book J, 1888-1897 [page 426].  Source Information Ancestry.com. Georgia, Marriage Records From Select Counties, 1828-1978 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2013. Original data: County Marriage Records, 1828–1978. The Georgia Archives, Morrow, Georgia.

On 20 January 1895, Mattie Lou Maddox, daughter of Solomon Maddox married Lewis Goolsby in Jones County, Georgia. He was the son of William and Rachael Goolsby and was from Donegal. MARRIAGE CERTIFICATE - Mattie L Maddox to Lewis Goolsby

On May 17 1897, Morris Griffin, step son of Carter Maddox II with wife Martha married Louisa Gordon in Putnam County, Georgia.  They probably had daughter Carune together before the marriage and younger son Morris Jr. during the marriage.  Like Morris, Louisa brought children into this relationship; 14 year old IIona Gordon and 4 year old Antna (Anthony) Gordon. She was Louisa Scott when she married Andrew Gordon from the community of Tompkins on July 12, 1874 in Putnam County. In 1870, she lived in Tompkins in the household of Dennis and Harriett Scott who were likely her parents.

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Georgia, Putnam County, Marriage License – Morris Griffin and Louisa Gordon on 17 May 1897.  Source Information Ancestry.com. Georgia, Marriage Records From Select Counties, 1828-1978 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2013. Original data: County Marriage Records, 1828–1978. The Georgia Archives, Morrow, Georgia.

On August 4, 1898, Sarah, daughter of Ephraim and Dinah Maddox married Price Howard in Bibb County and had daughter Anna Bell a year later.  He was the son of Nancy Howard of Bibb County.

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Georgia, Bibb County, Marriage License – Prince Howard and Sarah Maddox on 29 Jul 1898.   Source Information Ancestry.com. Georgia, Marriage Records From Select Counties, 1828-1978 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2013. Original data: County Marriage Records, 1828–1978. The Georgia Archives, Morrow, Georgia.

By late 1898, Alonzo Maddox was living in Dougherty County, Georgia. He probably migrated there years earlier with his wife’s brother Anthony Pennemon whose wife and children were recorded there on the federal census in 1900 and he in 1910.  Mary Perryman Maddox, wife of Alonzo Maddox either passed away or they either divorced by late 1898.

On Dec 28 1898,  Alonzo Maddox married HattieA Hudson, the daughter of Shedrick Hudson and Rose Jinks Hudson in Dougherty, Georgia. She was born on 20 Dec 1877 in Georgia.

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Georgia, Dougherty County, Marriage License – Alonzo Maddox and Hattie Hudson on 28 Dec 1898.  Source Information Ancestry.com. Georgia, Marriage Records From Select Counties, 1828-1978, Marriages, Book 6, 1898-1905 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2013. Original data: County Marriage Records, 1828–1978. The Georgia Archives, Morrow, Georgia.

In 1898, Hampton Maddox, son of Alfred and Josephine Maddox paid a poll in Eatonton and was called Hamp Maddox.  On May 7, 1899,  he  married Rena Russell in Putnam County and was also called Hamp Maddox.  She may have been the daughter of Elizabeth Russell and was from Jones County, a county adjacent south of Half Acre.

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Georgia, Putnam County, Marriage License – Hamp Maddox and Rena Russell on 6 May 1899.  Source Information Ancestry.com. Georgia, Marriage Records From Select Counties, 1828-1978 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2013. Original data: County Marriage Records, 1828–1978. The Georgia Archives, Morrow, Georgia.

In 1899, Solomon Maddox, was taxed in Donegal in Putnam County on 1 poll and on $50 worth of horses and live stock, $10 worth of Household & Kitchen furniture.

On December 20, 1899, my 2 times great grandmother, Hattie Mae Maddox, daughter of Alfred and Josephine Maddox married Warren Griffin, my 2 times great grandfather in Putnam County.  Warren’s parents were Wright Griffin and Clara Adams who were my 3 times great grandparents.  They likely relocated to Putnam County from neighboring Greene County after slavery and settled into the community of Glades in Putnam County before moving to the community of Patrick.

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Georgia, Putnam County, Marriage License – Warren Griffin ad Hattie Maddox on 20 Dec 1899.  Source Information Ancestry.com. Georgia, Marriage Records From Select Counties, 1828-1978 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2013. Original data: County Marriage Records, 1828–1978. The Georgia Archives, Morrow, Georgia.

1900 – 1909

By 1900, the entire family left Half Acre and most were now scattered across Putnam county while Ephraim’s family was specifically in Bibb County; Carter II and some of his family had left Eatonton and were living in the community of Ashbank (District #389), Alfred and some of his family were living in the community of Patrick (District # 375) while Solomon lived in the community of Donegal (District # 311) with his family.  Donegal was northeast adjacent to Half Acre.  At this time, children of both Carter and Alfred were living in Hawkins (District #390) adjacent north of Half Acre, Harrison (District # 374) and Eatonton (District #368).  Ephraim finally appeared on the census in 1900 with his family living in Vineville a neighborhood in Macon, Bibb County, Georgia.

On 22 June 1900, ALFRED MADDOX and wife Josephine were recorded on the federal census living on a farm with their 15 year old daughter Carrie Maddox that he rented in Patrick.  They lived in close proximity to daughter Hattie & her husband of 2 years Warren Griffin, Warren’s brother Wesley Griffin, their possible uncle Phil Griffin & cousin Robert Griffin. Three of Alfred’s children; Hampton Maddox, Lizzie Dunes and Richard Thornton Maddox lived next door to each other while his daughter Julia Folds and her family were also in Eatonton. On 18 June 1900, Hampton Maddox, his new wife Rena and his 4 children from deceased wife Hannah were all recorded on the federal census living in Eatonton.  His children were Rose Lee age 12, William W Maddox age 9, Cooper W. Maddox age 8 and Tammy Maddox age 5.  In 1900, Hampton Maddox, son of Alfred and Josephine Maddox paid a poll in Eatonton and was called Hamp Maddox. [Georgia Property Tax Digest].  On 7 June 1900, Alonzo Maddox and wife Hattie were recorded on the federal census together living in a rented house in Militia District 1097, Dougherty County Georgia which was known as East Dougherty with their 6-month-old son, Jesse Maddox and her 9-year-old niece, Bernice Hudson. Alonzo was recorded as 21 years old and born in 1879 and Hattie as 23 years old and born in 1877. They were recorded as being married for 1 year with her being recorded as a mother of 1 child born and living and him recorded working as a day laborer. Neither of the two were able to read or write. On 18 June 1900, Richard Maddox’s household was recorded on the federal census and it included his wife Lizzie, son Texas Bronson Maddox age 5, son Oscar Maddox age 4, son Richard Maddox age 1 and daughter Roxie Maddox just a few months old. They were recorded on the federal census living in Eatonton Putnam County on a rented farm.  Richard and his wife were recorded as being married for 7 years and she as a mother 4 living children.  He worked as a farmer on his own account.  On 20 June 1900, Julia Folds daughter of Alfred and Josephine Maddox, was recorded on the 1900 federal census living with her husband Edgar or Edward as head, sons Willie Folds age 14, Alonzo Folds age 11, Alfred Folds age 9, Evan Folds age 6, Rufus Folds age 3 and 11 month old daughter Eliza Folds.  Julia and Edward were recorded on the 1900 federal census living on a farm in Eatonton. They were recorded as being married for 15 years and she as a mother 9 children born alive but only 6 of them still living. He was recorded as 36 years old and she as 33 years old on the census. Their household also included Ed’s 97-year-old grandmother Mary Folds. Ed worked as a farmer with his own accounts with his sons Alonzo and Willie working as farm laborers. Alfred’s daughter’s Hattie Mae Griffin and Ida Mae Delaney lived in Patrick with their families.  Hattie Griffin , daughter of Alfred and Josephine Maddox, was recorded on the federal census with her husband Warren Griffin living in close proximity to her parents Alfred and Josephine and next door to her husband’s brother; John Wesley Griffin. Hattie’s mother in law Clara Griffin was enumerated in her household.  Hattie had no children at this time. Her husband’s 2 nephews Fletcher Collins and John W. Smith also lived in her household. On 21 June 1900, Ida Delaney was recorded on the census living with her husband James Delaney, daughter Mary E. Delaney age 3 and 1 month old son Otis Delaney.  They were recorded as being married for 5 years and she as a mother of 3 children born alive with only 2 of them living. She was recorded as able to read and write and he was recorded as not being able to do either. On June 19, 1900, CARTER MADDOX II and wife Rhody were recorded on the US Federal Census living on a farm in Ashbank, Putnam County with his son John Wesley Maddox who was recorded as 15 years old.  He was listed as a farmer and Rhody as a farm laborer. They likely share cropped for the farm where he lived.  Rhody was listed as having one living child and one deceased. On June 19, 1900, Mary L Griggs, daugther of Carter Maddox and her husband Henry Griggs were recorded on the federal census living on a rented farm in Ashbank, Putnam County, Georgia.  He was recorded as 24 years old and as a farmer, probably on his own account and she was recorded as 22 years old and a farm laborer.  They were both able to read and write and were recorded as married for 5 years. She was recorded as Mary L. Griggs, a mother of 2 children born alive but with only one of them living at the time. Their household included their 3-year-old son recorded as Henry Griggs born Dec 1896 and a 15-year-old boarder recorded as Milton Rutledge born March 1885 who was able to read and write and worked as a farm laborer. They were recorded next door to her uncle Carter Maddox and his wife Rhoda. On 21 June 1900, Carter Maddox II’s son Carter Maddox III and wife Charlotte had no living children and lived in the city of Eatonton in Putnam County.  Charlotte was listed on the census as having one child who was deceased. Carter III’s brother; Levi Maddox also resided at the same residence and was single.  Both Carter III and Levi were farm laborers.  On 18 June 1900, Sarah Henderson (daughter of Carter II) and husband John were recorded on the federal census living in Hawkins, Putnam County Georgia with their children.  Sarah was listed as having 5 living children out of a total of 11 born. Her husband was listed as a being a farmer. Their household included their children recorded as; Voliar Henderson age 12 who worked as a farm laborer; Mack B. Henderson age 9 recorded as Embee Henderson; Maggie Henderson age 5, Bill Henderson age 3 and Julia Henderson age 1. They lived adjacent to her sister Mattie Childs and her family.  Mattie and her husband Ike Childs were recorded as married for 3 years and neither of the two were able to read or write. He worked as a wage hand and she was recorded as the mother of 3 children born alive and still living Their household included their 3 children recorded as Sallie Childs age 4, Mary Childs age 2 and an 11 month old unnamed infant who was born June 1899.  On June 1, 1900, Leah Griffin (daughter of Carter II), lived in Eatonton with her husband Frank, her sister Anna Maddox and her niece Bula Maddox. Leah was listed as having 1 living child, but the child was not enumerated in the household.  they were recorded on the federal census living in a house in Eatonton that they rented. He worked as a farm laborer and was able to read and write while she was not able to do so. They recorded 8 years of marriage and she as a mother of 1 child born alive and living. Their household included her sister Anna Maddox recorded as 19 years old and 3-year-old Bula Maddox who was recorded as Frank’s sister in law but was likely Leah’s daughter born outside of their 8-year marriage. Anthony Maddox (son of Carter II) was not found on any census subsequent to 1880.   On 19 June 1900,  Solomon Saul Maddox (son of Carter II), was recorded on the 1900 federal census living in the community of Harrison working as a farmer. Both he and his wife Hattie Griffin were residing separately and are listed as widows on the census. Hattie relocated back to her parents home who were living in Eatonton. She had 2 children, Mary L. and Fisher B. Griffin. On June 19, 1900, EPHRAIM MADDOX was recorded on the federal census as a farm laborer living in rented a house on Rogers Avenue in Vineville, Bibb County with his wife Dinah who worked as a Cook, daughter Laura Maddox age 15, son James Henry Maddox age 13, son Charles Richard Maddox age 11, son Junius Wes Maddox age 9, Annie Bell Maddox age 7, married daughter Sarah Howard age 20 who worked as a House Servant and Sarah’s daughter recorded as Anna Howard age 1.  Morris Griffin, step son of Carter Maddox II with wife Martha was living in the community of Tompkins with his wife Louisa, step children IIona Gordon and Antna (Anthony) Gordon, son Voliar Griffin age 19, son Eli Griffin age 12, daughter Jessie Griffin age 10, daughter Carune Griffin age 6 and Morris Griffin Jr. age 4.  On 11 June 1900, SOLOMON MADDOX’S household was recorded in the US Federal Census on a farm in Donegal, Putnam County which included his wife Virginia, there children;  Georgia E. age 22, Mary L. age 20, John A. age 16, Lessee age 12, Mitchell L. age 9, Anna age 6, Arthur age 4 and Grady age 2. Solomon worked as a farmer and his wife Virginia and children; Georgia, Mary and son worked as farm laborers and daughter Lessee was recorded as a student. Virginia was recorded as a mother of 11 children born alive with 9 of them still living.  Their daughter Mattie Goolsby was recorded on the federal census living with her husband Lewis Goolsby and 3 children, next door. Her husband occupation was recorded as a code “NG.-0-0-4” and they both were able to read and write.  Their household included their daughter Louella Goolsby age 4, son Jessie L Goolsby age 2 and 2 month old son Edward G. Goolsby 

In 1901, Richard Maddox, son of Alfred and Josephine Maddox paid a poll in Eatonton and was called Rich Maddox. [Georgia Property Tax Digest]  On 7 Apr 1901,  Mattie Lou Maddox (Goolsby), daughter of Solomon Maddox married Jacob Cobb Ingram, the son of Jack Ingram and Minerva Ward Ingram in Putnam County, Georgia.  On 25 Sep 1901, Georgia E. Maddox, daughter of Solomon Maddox married Washington Thomas, son of John Thomas and Mary Griggs Thomas, in Putnam County, Georgia.

In 1903, Carter Maddox paid a poll in Glades in Putnam County and was called Carter Maddox Sr.  He was taxed on $100 worth of horses and live stock. Solomon Maddox paid a poll in Glades. Richard Maddox, son of Alfred and Josephine Maddox paid a poll in Eatonton and was called Rich Maddox. He was taxed on $30 worth of horses and live stock, $15 worth of Household & Kitchen furniture.[Georgia Property Tax Digest]  On 3 Oct 1903, Mattie Lou Maddox, daughter of Carter Maddox II married Isaac “Ike” Childs, son of Solomon and Rachael Childs in Putnam County, Georgia.  In 1897, she began having children with him and lived in a common law marriage. On 23 December 1903, Carrie Maddox, daughter of Alfred and Josephine Maddox married William Haynes, son Owen and Adeline Haynes in Putnam County, Georgia.  

In 1904, Carter Maddox and his son Levi Maddox who was recorded as “Lee” were both recorded in the Tax Digest in Glades in Putnam County where they paid a poll. Carter was also taxed on $200 worth of horses and other live stock, $25 worth of Household & Kitchen furniture and $30 worth of plantation & mechanical tools.  His son Carter Maddox [Jr] was recorded on the Tax Digest in Eatonton in Putnam County where he paid a poll and was taxed on $10 worth of horses and other live stock and his son John Wesley Maddox, called Wes Maddox paid a poll in Popcastle in Putnam County.  Rich Maddox and Hamp Maddox, both son of Alfred Maddox were recorded in the tax digest in Patrick, Putnam County where they each paid a poll.  Rich was also taxed on $25 worth of horses and other live stock and $15 worth of plantation & mechanical tools.  [Georgia Property Tax Digest]  That same year, Ephraim Maddox was recorded in the Publication Title Macon, Georgia, City Directory living in Macon at 971 or 911 Highland Avenue and was working as a butler at 513 Vineville Avenue.

In 1905, Wes Maddox and  Lee Maddox , sons of Carter Maddox senior (who was probably deceased as he did not appear on any more tax lists or on the 1910 federal census) were recorded in the Tax Digest in Popcastle in Putnam County where they paid a poll. Wes was also taxed on $10 worth of horses and other live stock.  Rich Maddox, a son of Alfred Maddox was recorded in the tax digest in Patrick, Putnam County where he paid a poll.  Rich was also taxed on $25 worth of plantation & mechanical tools and $10 of other property. [Georgia Property Tax Digest]  That same year, Ephraim Maddox was recorded in the Publication Title Macon, Georgia, City Directory living in Macon at 971 or 911 Highland Ave and was working as a butler at 513 Vineville Ave.

In 1906, Wes Maddox, Lee Maddox and Solomon Maddox, called Sol Maddox, were sons of Carter Maddox senior who was probably deceased, were recorded in the Tax Digest in Popcastle in Putnam County where they paid a poll. Wes Maddox may have been recorded twice on the tax register that year.  Hamp Maddox,  son of Alfred Maddox was recorded in the tax digest in Glades, Putnam County where he paid a poll.  He was also taxed on $15 worth of horses and other live stock and $10 worth of Household & Kitchen furniture.  [Georgia Property Tax Digest]   On 8 February 1906, James Henry MADDOX son of Ephraim Maddox and Dinah Mitchell Maddox married Bessie Maynard, daughter of Ida Maynard in Bibb County, Georgia.  On 11 Apr 1906, John Wesley Griffin, son of Carter Maddox II and Martha Pennemon married Mary L GRIFFIN daughter of Willis Griffin and Betsy Ward or Johnson Griffin in Putnam County, Georgia.

On 13 Nov 1907, Rose Lee Maddox, daughter of Winkfield Hampton Maddox and Hannah Griggs Maddox married Mike Crosley in Putnam County, Georgia.

In 1908, Solomon Maddox, called Sol Maddox, son of Carter Maddox senior who was probably deceases as he did not appear on any more tax list or on the 1910 federal census, was recorded in the Tax Digest in Popcastle in Putnam County where he paid a poll and was taxed on $20 worth of Household & Kitchen furniture. Rich Maddox, a son of Alfred Maddox was recorded in the tax digest in Patrick, Putnam County where he paid a poll.  Rich was also taxed on $50 worth of horses and other live stock and $50 worth of Household & Kitchen furniture and $10 worth of plantation & mechanical tools. Hamp Maddox,  son of Alfred Maddox was recorded in the tax digest in Eatonton, Putnam County where he paid a poll. [Georgia Property Tax Digest]  Solomon Maddox Sr, was likely the Solomon Maddox recorded in the city directory living in Atlanta, in Fulton County at 227 Clark Street and working as a laborer.  On 23 February 1908, John A. Reid (son of Solomon Maddox and Virginia Harris) married Julia Wynn in Laurens County, Gerogia.  On 24 Dec 1908, Voliar Henderson (son of Sarah Henderson, daughter of Carter Maddox II) married Ida Bullard, the daughter of Sam Bullard and Della Bullard  in Putnam County. She was born about 1890 in Georgia. 

In 1909,  Rich Maddox, a son of Alfred Maddox was recorded in the tax digest in Patrick, Putnam County where he paid a poll.  Rich was also taxed on $35 worth of horses and other live stock and $50 worth of Household & Kitchen furniture and $8 worth of plantation & mechanical tools. Hamp Maddox,  son of Alfred Maddox was recorded in the tax digest in Eatonton, Putnam County where he paid a poll.  He was also taxed on $10 worth of Household & Kitchen furniture.  [Georgia Property Tax Digest]  Ephraim Maddox was recorded in Publication Title Macon, Georgia, City Directory working as a butler and living at 176 Holt’s AL.  On 20 Jan 1909 Solomon Maddox married Lena Thomas in  Putnam County.  Lena born 1861 was a mulatto daughter of Lucy Mitchell also mulatto and was from Oglethorpe County, Georgia.  She had a daughter with a man who’s surname was Scott and in 23 Jun 1883 she married Sidney Turner and had 2 daughter with him.  After they divorced she married Albert Thomas in Putnam County on 5 Sep 1894.  On 20 Nov 1909, Maggie Henderson, the almost 14 years old daughter of Sarah Henderson, who was the daughter of Carter Maddox II married Will Green Putnam County. He was the son of Reed Green and Mary Mathis Green.

1910 – 1919

By 1910, CARTER MADDOX Sr was likely became deceased sometime after 1904 when he last appeared on the tax digest.  Julia Maddox Folds, daughter of Alfred Maddox was likely deceased as she no longer appeared on the census and her young children were recorded children. Mary L. Maddox, Lessee Maddox, Grady Maddox and Mitchell Lee Maddox who were all children of Solomon Maddox were not found on the federal census under their names that year. On 6 April 1910, Alonzo Maddox son of Alfred Maddox, and his family were recorded on the federal census living in the Militia District 1097, Dougherty County Georgia  on a rented farm. Alonzo was recorded as “Lonzo Maddox” and age 30 and Hattie as 31 and they were recorded as being married for 10 years with her being the mother of 5 children born but 4 of them living. Their son Jesse Maddox recorded as 10 years old was erroneously recorded as his daughter; their daughter Doretha Maddox recorded as “Rema” and age 9; their daughter Mary Lizzie Maddox recorded as “May” and age 7 and their daughter Pearla Maddox recorded as age 5.   On 16 Apr 1910, Mary Lizzie Griggs, daughter of Alfred Maddox and her husband Henry Griggs were recorded on the federal census living on a rented farm in Eatonton on Imperial Cotton Mills [road]. He worked as a general farmer who employed other farmers and she worked as a farmer on their home farm.  They were recorded as able to read and write. Their household included their son Henry Griggs recorded as 13 years old and attending school.  On 16 Apr 1910, Maggie Green, daughter of Sarah Henderson who was the daughter of Carter Maddox was recorded on the federal census with her husband Will Green in his parent’s household in Greensboro, Greene County, Georgia on Wasteway Road as 16 years old and married for less than a year. He worked as a general farmer for his father who had his own account. On 19 April 1910, Hamp Maddox son of Alfred Maddox was recorded on the federal census living in Eatonton on a rented farm on Dillard Road with his wife Rena and with his children; 18-year-old William Maddox and 16-year-old Tommie Maddox. Hamp was a farmer with his own account with his wife and children working on it as farm laborers.  Their household also included Mike Crosley who was “working out “of Hampton’s farm and who was recorded as border even though he had married Hamp’s daughter.  On 25 Apr 1910, Richard Maddox and his wife Lizzie were recorded on the federal census living on a rented farm together with their children in Half Acre in Putnam County. Richard worked as a General Farmer who employed other farmers with his wife and some of his children working as laborers on their home farm. He and his wife were able to read and write and were recorded as married for 17 years. Their household included their children recorded as Texas Maddox, male, age 16 who worked on the home farm and was able to read and write; Oscar Maddox, male age 14 who worked on the home farm and was able to read and write; Chorcy Maddox female, age 11 who worked on the home farm and was able to read and write; Roxey Maddox, female, age 9; Kiffie Maddox, female, age 6, Flora Maddox, female age 3 and Ollie Maddox, female, age 1. They lived next door to the family of Richard’s First Cousin, Georgia Maddox Thomas, the daughter of Richard’s uncle Solomon Maddox and the wife of Washington Thomas. They lived near the household of Tom Maddox born 1879 to Wiley Maddox and Amanda Farley Maddox.  Wiley was enslaved on the plantation of John Compton Maddox of Donegal who died in Putnam County on 1 Apr 1863. On 25 Apr 1910, Georgia Thomas daughter of Solomon Maddox was recorded on the federal census with her husband “Wash” Thomas and living in Half Acre, Putnam County, Georgia on a rented farm next door to her cousin Richard Maddox.  Wash Thomas was recorded as a farmer working on his own account and Georgia as a farm laborer on the home farm.  They were recorded as being married for 10 years and she as a mother of 4 children born alive and living. Their household included their children recorded as Clarence Thomas age 8, Solomon Thomas age 6, Alexander Thomas age 4, and daughter Lessie Thomas age 1.  Their household included her brother,  Arthur Maddox age 12, son of Solomon Maddox was recorded as a farm laborer on the home farm.  On 26 Apr 1910, Mattie Ingram daughter of Solomon Maddox was recorded on the federal census as 25 years old and living in Hawkins, Putnam County, Georgia on a rented farm with her husband recorded as Jake Ingram.  She was recorded as a laborer on her home farm while he was recorded as a farmer.  They were both able to read and write and were recorded as being married for 8 years.  Although she has 3 older children from her first marriage, she was recorded as being the mother of only 3 children who were recorded in her household.  Their household included daughter, Jessie Lee Ingram recorded as 8 years old, Jake C Ingram recorded as 6 years old and Mattie Ingram recorded as 3 years old. On 26 Apr 1910, Sarah Henderson, daughter of Carter Maddox II, and her husband John Henderson,  were recorded on the census living in Hawkins on a rented farm on Shady Dale Road near their oldest son Voliar Henderson and his family and near her sister Mattie Childs and her family.  John was recorded as a farmer who employed other farmers and was able to read and write. Sarah was recorded as a farmer laborer for wages. She had 16 children born alive but 10 of them were living at the time. She was not able to read or write. Their household included their children recorded as: Marion B Henderson age 18 and worked as a as a farmer laborer for wages. He was able to read and write; Carter Henderson age 12 and worked as a as a farmer laborer for wages. He was also able to read and write; Julia Henderson age 10 who worked as a as a farmer laborer for wages was not able to read or write; Kate Henderson age  8; Ola Henderson age 6; John Henderson age 5; May Henderson age 4 and Nancy Henderson age 2.  On 26 Apr 1910, Voliar Henderson, son of Sarah Henderson who was the daughter of Carter Maddox II and his wife Ida Henderson were recorded on the federal census living in Hawkins on a rented farm working as a general farmer. He was able to read and write.  Ida was recorded in the household as 20 years old working as a farm laborer and was able to read and write.  She was recorded as having no children.  They lived next door to his maternal aunt Mattie Maddox Childs and to her family, and they also lived near his parents Sarah and John Henderson. On 26 Apr 1910, Mattie Childs, Daughter of Carter Maddox II and her husband Isaac Childs were recorded on the federal census living in Hawkins on a rented farm on Shady Dale Road near her sister Sarah Henderson and her family and next door to Sarah Henderson’s son Voliar Henderson.  Isaac worked as a farmer who employed other farmers and Mattie worked as a laborer on their home farm. They were recorded as married for 15 years and she as a mother of 7 children born alive and still living. Neither of the two were able to read or write. Their household included their children recorded as Sallie Childs age 14, who worked as a laborer on the home farm, attended school and was able to read and write; Mary Childs age 11, who worked as a laborer on the home farm, attended school and was able to read and write; Mathew Childs age 8, attended school; Isaac Childs Jr. age 5; Bertha Childs age 4; Anna Childs age 3 and 1 year old Pearl Childs.  On 27 Apr 1910, Ida Delaney and her husband James Delaney were recorded on the federal census living on a rented farm in Patrick on Eatonton & Godfrey Road. James worked as a general farmer who employed other farmers. He was able to read but not write. Ida was recorded as working as a farm laborer on their home farm. She was able to read and write and recorded as the mother of 8 children born but 6 of them living. Their household included their 6 children recorded as: Emma Delaney age 14 working as a farm laborer on their home farm, able to read and write and attended school. She was Mary E Delaney in the 1900 census; Otis Delaney age 10, working as a farm laborer on their home farm, able to read and write and attended school; Iola Delaney age 6 and attended school; Percy Delaney age 4; Hulon Delaney age 2 and 1 month old John Delaney. They lived near Ida’s sister Carrie Haynes. On 27 Apr 1910, Carrie Haynes and her husband William Haynes were recorded on the 1910 federal census together living in Patrick, Putnam, Georgia on a rented farm on Eatonton & Godfrey Road. He was recorded as 28 years old and as a farmer who employed other farmers.  She was recorded as 26 years old and as a laborer on their home farm. They were recorded as being married for 7 years and having 3 children who were all living.  Their children were recorded as Mary Haynes age 6, Willie Mae Haynes age 4 and Adeline Haynes Jr. age 2.  The household also include his widowed mother recorded as Adeline Haynes age 61, his sister Mary Little recorded as 31 years old and as a widow. The household also included his sister’s children recorded as William Little age 19, Major Little age 12 and Owen Little age 10. On 28 Apr 1910, Hattie Griffin, daughter of Alfred Maddox and her husband, Warren Griffin were recorded on the 1910 federal census living in Patrick with their son Effage Griffin age 9, Mary Griffin age 8, my great grandfather Richard Griffin age 6, Percy Griffin age 4, Warren Griffin age 3 and 1 month old Ivan (Evan) Griffin. They lived adjacent to the households of Warren sister and brother in law Lizzie and Ike Collins, who lived next door to Parolee Peters who was another of Warren’s sisters. Their neighbors were Lee Lawrence, Crawford Reid, Prince Love and Dave Griffin, son of Phillip Griffin. Hattie’s parents, Alfred and Josephine Maddox and her uncle Solomon Maddox were also near Warren and Hattie’s household in 1910.  On 28 Apr 1910, ALFRED MADDOX was recorded on the census living in Patrick, Putnam County as an farmer with his own business & was listed as an employer.  He lived on a farm with his wife Josephine that he rented.  He lived in close proximity to his nephew Solomon Maddox, son of Carter Maddox II, plus he lived next door to Zach Ware, brother of Eliza Ware who married Eli Griffin (Son of Wright Griffin) & Crawford Reid. On 28 April 1910, EPHRAIM MADDOX was recorded on the census living in Ward 3 of Tampa, Hillsborough County, Florida with his wife Dinah and worked as a laborer doing “odd jobs”.  They lived in the house that they rented with son Charles Maddox age 19, daughter Annie B Maddox age 13, daughter Laura Hudson age 25, son in law Henry Hudson age 35, granddaughter Julia Hudson age 6, grandson George Hudson age 4 and Francis Hudson age 3. On 28 April 1910, Solomon Maddox, son of Carter Maddox II was recorded on the federal census living in Patrick, Putnam County as a widow and as a farmer who employed other farmers. His household included Willie Maddox age 18 recorded as his son and as a farmer who employed other farmers and Mary Maddox age 7 recorded as his daughter. He lived near his uncle Alfred Maddox. On 30 Apr 1910, SOLOMON MADDOX and his wife Lela [Lena] were recorded on the census living in Eatonton, Putnam County living on Buzzard Road which he was recorded as owning with a $2 mortgage, however, a deed search in Putnam County General index to deed records & mortgages v. 3-4, 1877-1911 was performed and he, Lina or her former husband Albert Thomas were not recorded in it. On the 1910 census he was also recorded  as a servant for a private family and she was recorded as a washer woman on her own account.  Their household included her grandson 8 year old Willie J Jordan. No one in the household was recorded as able to read or write. On 5 May 1910, John A. Maddox, son of Solomon Maddox was recorded on the federal census living in Donegal in Putnam County on a rented farm with his wife Julia of 8 years according to the census and working as a general farmer on his own account. His wife Julia worked as a farm laborer on their home farm.  She was recorded as 35 years old and as a mother of 1 child born and living. Their household included 19 year old Ruben Ward recorded as his brother in law.  John was recorded as able to read and write.  On 5 May 1910, Leah Griffin, daughter of Carter Maddox II was recorded on the federal census in 1910, in Harrison Putnam County in a house on Manton & Harps on Place Road that she rented. She was recorded working as a laborer doing odd jobs wages and as widowed with 7 children born alive and only 3 of them still living. Her sister Anna Maddox was also recorded in the household.  Their brother John Wesley Maddox lived nearby. A month prior, on 6 Apr 1910, her husband Frank Griffin was sentenced to 10 years in state prison for committing voluntary manslaughter.  He was recorded as a prisoner on the federal census days later at the Putnam County Convict Camp on Fourth Street in Eatonton. He was recorded as being married for 20 years.  He was paroled on 5 June 1917.  On 9 Oct 1910, Marion Mack B. “Embee” HENDERSON, son of Sarah MADDOX HENDERSON and John HENDERSON married Laura Daniel, daughter of Gus and Harriett Daniel in Putnam County, Georgia.

Hampton MADDOX likely died sometime before 26 Dec 1911 when Rena married William HARDEN in Putnam County. 

In 1912, Ephraim Maddox was recorded in the city directory in Tampa working as a labor and living at 1213 Platt.  On 28 Nov 1912, Alonzo Folds son of  Julia MADDOX FOLDS and Edward FOLDS married Mary Haynes, daughter of Owen and Adeline Haynes in Putnam County, Georgia.

In 1913, Ephraim Maddox was recorded in the city directory in Tampa working as a labor and living at 1213 Platt where his son James and daughter Anna were also recorded in the directory residing.  Between 1913 and 1914, Anna Bell Maddox married John Forbes either through common law or by state law.  On 19 January 1913,  Albert Alfred Folds, son of Julia MADDOX FOLDS and Edward FOLDS married Justine Blount, the daughter of George and Georgie Blount in Glynn, Georgia.  On 4 December 1913, Texas Bronson MADDOX married Carrie Franklin, daughter of Willie Franklin and Nannie Hudson Franklin in Putnam County, Georgia.  On 28 December 1913, Solomon Maddox, son of Carter Maddox II and Martha Pennemon Maddox married  Claudia Harris in Baldwin, Georgia.

In 1914, Ephraim Maddox was recorded in the city directory in Tampa working as a labor and living at 1213 Platt where his daughter Anna Forbes and her husband John Forbes were also recorded in the directory residing. On 12 Septemeber 1914, Rose Lee Maddox, daughter of Winkfield Hampton Maddox and Hannah Griggs Maddox married Joe W SPEARMAN in Putnam County, Georgia.  On 27 December 1914, Carter Bill HENDERSON son of Sarah Maddox Henderson and John Henderson married Lucile Ridley, daughter of Will Ridley and Carrie Clark Ridley in Putnam County, Georgia.

 In 1915, Ephraim Maddox was recorded in the city directory in Tampa working as a labor and living at 1213 Platt HP.  On 18 February 1915, Sallie Childs daughter of Mattie Lou Maddox Childs and Isaac Childs married Will Rainey in Green Rainey and Della Lawrence in Putnam County, Georgia.  On 28 Sep 1915, Mary Lou Childs daughter of Mattie Lou Maddox Childs and Isaac Childs married Maryland Melvin Johnson, the son of Burrell and Mollie Johnson in Putnam County, Georgia.   On 25 Nov 1915, Mary Emma Delaney, daughter of Ida Mae Maddox Delaney and James Jim Delaney married Cary SIMON in Putnam County, Georgia.

In 1916, Ephraim Maddox was recorded in the city directory in Tampa working as a labor and living at 1312 Osceola HP  where his daughter Laura Hudson was also recorded residing and near where his son James resided at the time.

In 1917, Ephraim Maddox was recorded in the city directory in Tampa working as a labor and living at 1509 Osceola where his daughter Laura Hudson resided and next door to his son James Maddox. 

In 1918, Ephraim Maddox was recorded in the city directory in Tampa working as a labor and living at 1509 Osceola where his son Charles Maddox resided and next door to his son James Maddox. On 29 March 1918,  Ephraim Maddox passed away in Tampa Florida from pellagra. He was seen by his doctor between 9 December 1917 up until the time of his death. His parent’s names were recorded on his death certificate as Carter Maddox and Leah Reed [sic]. His occupation was recorded as “common labor”. His daughter Laura Hudson who lived at 1509 Osceola Street in Tampa, which was also his address, was the coroner’s informant.  He was buried at St Joseph Cemetery. death - Ephfrem Maddox, _Florida Deaths, 1877-1939_ — FamilySearch (parents circled)

On 1 Sep 1918, Julia Henderson, daughter of Sarah Maddox Henderson and John Henderson married  Isham H McClendon son of Earley and Mary Lee Gater Mclendon in Putnam, Georgia.  On 12 Oct 1918, Mathew Childs son of Mattie Lou Maddox Childs and Isaac Childs married Bessie Powell in Putnam, Georgia.  On 27 October 1918, Kate Henderson daughter of Sarah Maddox Henderson and John Henderson married, Willie D Clemons, son of Sarah Clemons in Putnam County, Georgia.  On 23 Dec 1918, Leola Delaney, daughter of Ida M Maddox Delaney and James Delaney  married Major “Green” REID, the son of Major and Mary Jane GREEN REID in Putnam County, Georgia.

On 19 Jan 1920 Alfred Maddox  was recorded on the census living in Patrick, Putnam County on a farm with his wife, with his son in law Bill Haymes, husband of daughter Carrie who rented the farm. Their neighbors include, Crawford Reid, Major Green Reid, Mary Jane Reid inlaws of Wesly Griffin. Other neighbors were Willie &Charlie Griffin Sr & Jr.

In 1921, Solomon Maddox was recorded on the Atlanta, Georgia, City Directory, working as a “Carrier” and was living at 358 Walnut in Atlanta.

On 17 Jul 1921 Alfred Maddox died in Eatonton, Putnam County at 4pm due to a 7 year battle with Nephritis Bronchitis. His son Richard was the coroner’s informant.  By 1930 his widow Josephine was living in Morgan County where her son Richard lived and where she died later that year on the 16th of September.

Alfred Maddox - Death Certificate (with Carter circled)
Source Citation Georgia Department of Health and Vital Statistics; Atlanta, Georgia Source Information Ancestry.com. Georgia, Deaths Index, 1914-1940 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011.

In 1924 and 1925, Ephraim Maddox widow, Dinah was recorded in the Tampa, Florida, City Directory, living at H1503 Ave C.

On 22 APR 1929 at 10:48 am, Solomon Maddox died at home in Atlanta, Fulton County, from Lobar Pneumonia.

solomon maddox full death certificate (with Carter circled)
Source Citation Georgia Department of Health and Vital Statistics; Atlanta, Georgia Source Information Ancestry.com. Georgia, Deaths Index, 1914-1940 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011.

BIOGRAPHIES: Families That Descended from Carter Maddox and Leah Reid

Alfred Maddox and Josephine Smith

ALFRED MADDOX - TREE 09-28-2020
DESCENDANTS OF ALFRED MADDOX AND JOSEPHINE SMITH MADDOX © Raymont Hawkins – Jones

ALFRED MADDOX may have been born in Feb 1842 and likely in Patrick, Putnam, Georgia as a slave on the plantation of James Lewis Reid where his mother Leah was also a slave. His father Carter MADDOX was a slave on the plantation of William Maddox in Tompkins and bordered the Reid’s plantation. Alfred may have been the first child of Carter MADDOX and Leah REID. He had three siblings, namely: Carter, Ephraim, and Solomon. In 1850, Alfred MADDOX was likely one of the 36 slaves on the plantation of James L. Reid in Patrick, Putnam, Georgia.  He was probably one of the 8-year-old males recorded on the 1850 slave schedule and in 1852 he likely one of the 49 slaves valued together at $23,300 and belonging to James L. Reid in Patrick. He lived in Militia District 369, also known as Half Acre, Putnam, Georgia in 1860 on the plantation of John Alexander Reid, son of James L. Reid as 1 of the 46 slaves there.  He probably the 17-year-old male recorded on the slave register that year. On 1 Jan 1863, the Emancipation Proclamation which was a presidential proclamation issued by President Abraham Lincoln freeing slaves in the south. That same year in 1863, at about age 20, he married Josephine SMITH, daughter of Harry REID and a woman whose last name was probably Smith.  On Nov 1864 Union General William T. Sherman and his army passed through the area on their “March to the Sea” burning and destroying cotton gins, railroads, and bridge and freeing slaves which included Alfred and his family. In 1867 he was probably the Alfred Maddox who was recorded in the Georgia Property Tax Digest as paying one “white” poll, incorrectly. In 1867, at the end of the digest for “Returns for Colored Taxpayers” was only two pages and obviously incomplete.  It appears to have been clerical errors those 2 years on the digest. On 16 Jul 1867 he registered himself as a qualified voter in Putnam County Georgia in Eatonton. On 25 Aug 1870, he and his family were recorded on the federal census living in Half Acre, Putnam County on the plantation of John Alexander Reid, son of James Lewis Reid. He was recorded as 28 years old and working as a farm hand,  his wife  Josephine Maddox was recorded as age 27 and working as a cook; his son Winkfield Maddox age 6; his son Julia Maddox age 3 and son William L Maddox age 1. Alfred and Josephine were not able to read or write.  Elbert Maddox age age 12, may have been a sibling who also worked as a farm laborer; They lived next door to his brother Carter Maddox who lived on the same plantation with his wife & children and with their other brother Solomon Maddox. They all lived near the DUDLEY family, the BURNEY family, The PENNYMAN/PENNAMON family and Scott SMITH, who may have been related to his wife. In 1872, he was recorded in the Georgia Property Tax Digest in Half Acre, Putnam, Georgia as “Alf Maddox” and paid a 1 poll tax. He was employed by John A. Reid, who was the son of James Lewis Reid, son of Alexander Reid who died in 1832.  Others who worked for John Reid were William Dudley, George GRIGGS, Sam WHITE, Evan Burner [Eber BURNEY], Emanuel GREEN and Steve COX who was recorded in Scott Smith’s household in 1870. He was In 1875, he was recorded on the tax digest in Half Acre and was employed by Reid with Carter Maddox,  Leroy, Fred, Elber, Jack and Isaac Griggs, Henry and Anderson PURIFOY, Thomas Dudley, the wife of Clem SINGLETON, Elbert Burney, Toyer SADLER, Nick BATES, Henry Jacob RANDAL, Ransom VINCENT, Tom COBB, Lucious and Taylor HOLT. He was taxed on $150.00 personal property in 1875 in Half Acre and was also taxed on 1 poll. As recorded in the tax digest in 1876, he was called “Alf” Maddox and taxed on 1 poll and on his personal property valued at $100. He was employed by John Reid in Half Acre with his brothers, Carter and Solomon Maddox plus Fred, Elbert and Clem Griggs, John, Henry and Anderson Purifoy, Thomas Dudley, Lee and Isaac Singleton, Elber Burney, Jacob Randal, Silas MOORE, Tom Cobb, Lucious and Taylor Holt, James CLEMENTS and Julius MERIWEATHER. In 1877, he was recorded in the tax digest as “Alf” Maddox and taxed on 1 poll and on his personal property in 1877 in Half Acre. He was taxed on $100.00 of horses, mules, cattle and stock of all kinds and $25.00 of household and kitchen furniture and was employed by John A. Reid along with his brothers Solomon and Carter Maddox among many others. In 1878, he was recorded on the tax digest in in Half Acre and employed by John A. Reid, as a farmer, along with his brothers Ephraim and Solomon Maddox plus Fred and Simon Griggs, Henry, John and Anderson Purifoy, Tom and Bill Dudley, Isaac and Lee Singleton, Silas Moore, Eban Burney, Tom Cobb and Julius Meriweather. He was taxed on $100 worth of livestock and paid a $1 poll tax. In 1880, he was recorded in the he was recorded on the tax digest in Half Acre and was employed by John A. Reid, as a farmer, along with his brother Solomon Maddox plus Spencer and Simon Holmes and Wilkins Moreland. He had no property to be tax but paid a $1 poll tax. He was recorded in 1880 Federal Farm Schedules in Half Acre on 21 Jun 1880 on 30 acres of improved land owned by John Reid, his employer and was recorded on the federal census with his wife and children. His household included his wife Josephine Maddox, son Hampton Maddox age 16, daughter Julia Maddox age 13, son Alonzo Maddox age 11, son [Richard] “Thornton” Maddox age 8, daughter Ida Maddox age 6 and daughter Elizabeth Maddox age 2. Their neighbors included, brother Solomon Maddox, Simon Holmes, the Griggs and the Purifoy families and a white farmer named Cullen R. Ezell. In 1881, he was recorded on the tax digest in Half Acre and was employed by John A. Reid, as a farmer, along with his brother Solomon Maddox plus Fred Griggs, Bill Dudley, Jo. Clements, Joseph Simons, Simon Holmes, Asberry Claton and Scott Smith. He was taxed on $20 worth of livestock and paid a $1 poll tax. In 1883, he was recorded on the tax digest in Half Acre and was employed by John A. Reid, as a farmer with Fred Griggs, Eben Burney, Stephen, Robert and George Jackson, Simon Holmes and Asberry “Berry” Claton. He was taxed on $15 worth of livestock and $5 worth of Household & Kitchen furniture and he paid a $1 poll tax.  In 1884, he was recorded on the tax digest in Half Acre and was employed by planter John A. Reid, with brother Solomon as farmers plus Fred Griggs, Eben Burney and George Jackson. He was taxed on $5 worth of livestock and $5 worth of Household & Kitchen furniture. He paid a $1 poll tax. In 1885, he was recorded on the tax digest in Half Acre and was employed by planter John A. Reid, along with his brother Solomon Maddox plus Eben Burney and George Jackson. He was tax on no property and paid a $1 poll tax. In 1886, he was recorded on the tax digest in Half Acre and was employed by planter John A. Reid, as a farmer, along with his brother Solomon Maddox plus Eben Burney, and Tom Cobb. He had no property to be taxed but paid a $1 poll tax. In 1887, he was recorded on the tax digest in Half Acre and was employed by planter John A. Reid, as a farmer, along with Tom Cobb, Tom Dudley, Jo “Jack” Clements, Caroline and Elbert Griggs and Jeff and Eben Burney. He was taxed on $50 worth of livestock and $25 worth of Household & Kitchen furniture. He paid a $1 poll tax. In 1890, he was recorded on the tax digest in Half Acre and was employed by planter John A. Reid, as a farmer, along with Tom Dudley, Silas Moore, Eban Burney, Tom Cobb, Jack Clemons and Clem and Jesse Gordon. He was taxed on $50 worth of livestock, $25 worth of Household and Kitchen furniture and $25 worth of plantation and mechanical tools. He paid a $1 poll tax as well. In 1892, he was recorded on the tax digest in Half Acre and was employed by E.C. Ezell as a farmer. His son Wink Maddox worked for Ezell in 1887. He may have crossed paths with one of his future sons-in-law, Warren Griffin, who also worked for Ezell in 1894. In 1892, Alfred was taxed on $10.00 worth of livestock, $15.00 worth of household and kitchen furniture, $25.00 worth of plantation and mechanical tools. In 1893, he was recorded on the tax digest in Eatonton and was employed by Mrs. F. Butler as a farmer.  He was taxed on $15.00 worth of livestock, $25.00 of household and kitchen furniture.  He paid 1 poll which cost a $1. In 1894, he was recorded on the tax digest in Eatonton and was employed by B. W. Hunt as a farmer with his son in law Edgar Folds plus Stephen Allison, Wes Folds, probably a relative of Edgar & Martha Pennymon who was his brother Carter’s mother in law. He had no property that was taxed but paid a $1 poll tax. In 1895, he was recorded on the tax digest in Opposition, Putnam County, Georgia and was employed by M. Vaughn as a farmer. He was taxed on $30.00 worth of livestock and $30.00 worth of household and kitchen furniture.  On 22 Jun 1900, he was recorded on the federal census living in Patrick, Putnam County, Georgia, on a farm that he rented.  His wife Josephine and daughter Carrie age 15 were also recorded in the household. They lived in close proximity to their daughter Hattie Griffin and her husband of 2 years Warren Griffin. They also lived near Warren’s brother Wesley Griffin, their possible relatives Phil Griffin and Robert Griffin. Alfred was employed as a farmer and was listed as an employer.  On 21 Apr 1910, he was recorded on the federal census living in Patrick, on a farm with his wife Josephine that he rented.  He lived in close proximity to nephew Solomon Maddox plus next door to Zach Ware, brother of Eliza Ware who married Eli Griffin, Warren Griffin’s brother and to Crawford Reid.  On 19 Jan 1920, he was recorded on the federal census on a farm in Patrick with his wife Josephine, with his son in law Bill Haymes, husband of daughter Carrie who rented the farm. Their neighbors include, Crawford Reid, Major Green Reid, Mary Jane Reid who were all in-laws of Wesley Griffin. Other neighbors were Willie & Charlie Griffin Sr & Jr. On 17 Jul 1921, Alfred Maddox passed away in Eatonton, Putnam County at 4pm due to a 7-year battle with Nephritis Bronchitis.  His son Richard was the coroner’s informant and the undertaker was Paul Jordan. He was buried in Eatonton at Bethel Church Cemetery on 19 Jul 1921.

Alfred MADDOX and Josephine SMITH had the following children:

  1. Winkield Hampton MADDOX was born about 1864 in Half Acre, Putnam County, Georgia. He married Hannah GRIGGS on 21 Jan 1886 in Putnam County and he married Rena RUSSELL on 07 May 1899 also in Putnam County. He died about 1910 likely in Putnam County.
  2. Julia MADDOX was born in May 1867 in Half Acre, Putnam County, Georgia. She married Edward FOLDS on 16 Nov 1883 in Putnam County and died about 1905 in Georgia, in either Putnam County or possibly Dougherty County, Georgia.
  3. William Alonzo MADDOX was born about 1869 in Georgia. He married Mary PENNEMON on 07 Oct 1893 in Putnam County, Georgia. He married Hattie A HUDSON on 28 Dec 1898 in Dougherty County, Georgia. He died on 02 Sep 1933 in Albany, Dougherty, Georgia.
  4. Richard Thornton MADDOX was born on 20 Apr 1871 in Half Acre, Putnam, Georgia, USA. He married Lizzie MADDOX on 26 Oct 1892 in Putnam County. He married Mahaley LEVESTER Maddox on 26 Dec 1923 in Putnam County. He died on 14 Jun 1948 in Fulton County, Georgia.
  5. Ida Mae MADDOX was born on 08 Apr 1874 in Half Acre, Putnam County, Georgia. She married James “Jim” DELANEY on 26 Dec 1894 in Putnam County and died on 11 Jun 1966 in Floyd County, Georgia.
  6. Mary Elizabeth MADDOX was born in Jan 1878 in Half Acre, Putnam County, Georgia. She married Charles GRIGGS on 26 Dec 1895 in Putnam County and died on 11 Dec 1964 in Putnam County.
  7. Hattie Mae MADDOX was born on 04 Oct 1880 in Half Acre, Putnam, Georgia. She married Warren GRIFFIN on 20 Dec 1899 in Putnam County and died on 13 Jun 1944 in Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia.
  8. Carrie MADDOX was born in Oct 1884 in Half Acre, Putnam County, Georgia. She married William HAYMES/HAYNES on 23 Dec 1903 in Putnam County and died on 07 Nov 1923 in Putnam County.

Hampton MADDOX and his Descendants

WINKIELD HAMPTON MADDOX was born about 1864 in Half Acre, Putnam County, Georgia on the plantation of John A. Reid. He is recorded as the first child of Alfred Maddox and Josephine Smith Maddox. In 1870, he was recorded as 6 years old on the federal census living in his parent’s household in Half Acre with 2 of his younger siblings and his name was recorded as “Winkfield Maddox”.  On the 1880 federal census, his name was recorded as “Hampton Maddox” and he was recorded as 16 years old and worked on a farm, likely the home farm with his father and siblings.  At about age 22, he married 18-year-old Hannah GRIGGS, daughter of Henry Hal Griggs and Antoinette Griggs, on 21 Jan 1886 in Putnam County.  His name was recorded as “Hampton Maddox”. Hannah was born about 1868 in Hawkins, Putnam County, Georgia.  In 1896, Hampton was recorded in the Georgia Property tax digest as “Hamp Maddox” working for E. Z. Paschal and paid 1 poll.  In 1898, he was recorded on the tax digest in Eatonton paying 1 poll.  He and Hannah had 4 children together before she either died or they divorced before 1899 in Putnam County. He married Rena RUSSELL, daughter of Elizabeth Russell, on 07 May 1899 in Putnam County, Georgia. He was listed as “Hamp Maddox” on his marriage certificate. Rena was born in May 1878 in Georgia. Hamp and Rena were recorded on the 1900 federal census living in Eatonton with his children on a rented farm. Hampton was recorded as 37 years old and born in Feb 1863 and Rena as 22 years old and born May 1878. Hampton’s children were recorded as 12-year-old daughter Rose Lee Maddox, 10-year-old son, William W Maddox, 7-year-old son Cooper W Maddox and 5-year-old Tammy L Maddox who was called Annie. Hampton worked as a farmer and he and Rena were both able to read and write.  They were recorded as being married for 1 year and Rena was recorded as being a mother of no children.  Hampton and his family lived next door to his brother Richard Maddox and his family.  That same year, in 1900, Hamp was recorded on the tax digest in Eatonton paying 1 poll and in 1903, he was recorded paying 1 poll in Tompkins and was called Hamp in both years.  He was recorded as “Hamp Maddox” on the tax digest in Patrick, paying 1 toll in 1904 and in 1906, he was recorded as “Hamp Maddox” in Glades. Putnam County paying 1 toll and owning $10 of household kitchen furnishing and $15 in horses, mules, cattle and stock of all kind.  In 1908, he was recorded on the tax digest paying 1 poll and in 1909, he was recorded on it in Eatonton owning $10 of household kitchen furnishing.   In 1910, Hamp and Rena were recorded on the federal census living in Eatonton on a rented farm on Dillard Road with his children; 18-year-old William Maddox and 16-year-old Tommie Maddox. Hamp was a farmer with his own account with his wife and children working on it as farm laborers.  Their household also included Mike Crosley who was “working out “of Hampton’s farm and who was recorded as border even though he had married Hamp’s daughter Rosa Lee Maddox, who was not recorded in the household, on 13 Nov 1907 in Putnam County when she was 19. Hampton likely died sometime before 26 Dec 1911 when Rena married William HARDEN in Putnam County. 

Hampton MADDOX and Hannah GRIGGS had the following children:

  1.  ROSE LEE MADDOX (Daughter of Hampton Maddox and Hannah Griggs) was born in Apr 1888 in Georgia. She was recorded in her father’s household on the 1900 Federal census as 12 years old and born April 1888. She was recorded working as a farm laborer for the farm her father rented and was able to read but not write. She married Mike CROSLEY on 13 Nov 1907 in Putnam, Georgia. He was born about 1888 in Georgia. Mike was recorded in her father’s household on the 1910 federal census as a border “working out” of Hampton’s farm but she was not recorded in the household. He was also recorded as single. She married Joe W SPEARMAN on 12 Sep 1914 in Putnam County, Georgia. On 12 September 1918, they were living at 9 Hanover Street in Atlanta, Georgia when he registered for the draft of World War One in Atlanta. He worked as a laborer at Elsas, May and Company at the Boulevard and Georgia Railway in Atlanta. His listed his wife Rose Spearman who lived at the same address as his next of kin. On 06 Jul 1921 Rose Spearman passed away from Pellagra in Redan, DeKalb County, Georgia where they lived at the time. Her husband J W Spearman was the coroner’s informant. She was buried at Lithonia Cemetery on 7 July 1921 and Cox Bros. located at 206 Auburn Ave in Atlanta were the undertakers.  On 17 Feb 1924 Joe Spearman passed away at Grady Hospital in Atlanta, from chronic Nephritis.  He was buried on 27 Feb 1924 at Chestnut Hill Cemetery and Cox Bros. were also his undertakers.
  2. WILLIAM W MADDOX (Son of Hampton Maddox and Hannah Griggs) was born in February 1890 in Eatonton, Georgia. He was recorded in his father’s household on the 1900 Federal census as 10 years old and born February 1890. He was recorded working as a farm laborer for the farm his father rented and was not able to read nor write.
  3. COOPER WILLIE MADDOX (Son of Hampton Maddox and Hannah Griggs) was born in Oct 1892 in Georgia. He was recorded in his father’s household on the 1900 Federal census as 7 years old and Oct 1892. He was recorded in his father’s household on the 1910 Federal census as “Willie Maddox” and as 18 years old. He worked on his father farm as a farm laborer and was not able to read nor write.
  4. TOMMIE L MADDOX (Daughter of Hampton Maddox and Hannah Griggs) was born in Jan 1895 in Georgia. She was recorded in her father’s household on the 1900 Federal census as “Annie L. Maddox” and as 5 years old, born Jan 1895. She was recorded in her father’s household on the 1910 Federal census as “Tammie Maddox” and as 16 years old. She worked on her father farm as a farm laborer and was not able to read nor write. On 4 Aug 1919 in Putnam County, she married George BRASWELL who was born on 7 Jul 1888 in Orlando, Orange County, Florida. Before they married, he registered for the draft of World War One in Ashbank, Putnam County, Georgia. He was described as short and medium build with black hair and eye color.  He worked as a farm laborer for JW Scott in Eatonton.  In 1920, Tommie and George Braswell were recorded on the federal census living on a farm in Eatonton. He worked as a general farmer on his own account and they both were able to read and write. In 1924, 1926.1927, 1928, 1929 and in 1930, they were recorded in the city directory living in Birmingham, Jefferson County, Alabama at 412 S 23rd or 412 ½ S 23rd and he worked as a laborer. In 1930, they were recorded on the federal census living in Birmingham at 412 S. 23rd Street in Precinct 21 where they paid $5 a month to rent. He worked as a laborer at the Cement Gang for wages.  They were both able to read and write. Their household included their children recorded as John Braswell age 8 who attended school; Willie Mae Braswell age 7 who attended school; Pauline Braswell age 3 and George Braswell age 1.  In 1931 and in 1932, they were recorded at the same address with him working as a laborer and in 1933, they were recorded living in Birmingham at “2410 4th al s” in 1934 and in 1935 with him working as a laborer.  Between 1935 and 1940, Tommie and George Braswell divorced or just went their separate ways.  In 1940, they were living in different households. She was recorded on the federal census as a widow living in Brick Store, Newton County, Georgia on a rented farm on Graves Road.  She worked as a farm laborer for wages and reported working 40 hours between 24 March 1940 and 30 March 1940 and reported 8 weeks of unemployment prior to 30 Mar 1940. She earned $165 for the 44 weeks he worked in 1939.  Her highest level of education was 4th grade elementary school.  Her 20-year-old son, John Braswell was recorded in the household as well. He also worked as a farm laborer for wages and reported working 40 hours between 24 March 1940 and 30 March 1940 and he also reported 8 weeks of unemployment prior to 30 Mar 1940. He earned $150 for the 44 weeks he worked in 1939.  His highest level of education was also 4th grade elementary school. She lived next door to Jetson Maddox, who was the stepson of her uncle Richard Maddox who lived next door to him and who had her other 3 children recorded in his household. Her children recorded in Richard Maddox’s household as his grandchildren were her daughter Willie Mae Braswell age 16, Pauline Braswell     age 13 and George Braswell age 10. On 11 Jul 1941, George Braswell passed away in Tuskegee, Macon County, Alabama. He was married to Elizabeth HARRIS at the time and worked as a laborer.  

Julia MADDOX FOLDS and Her Descendants

JULIA MADDOX was born in May 1867 in Half Acre, Putnam County, Georgia on the plantation of John A. Reid. She is recorded as the second child of Alfred Maddox and Josephine Smith Maddox. In 1870, she was recorded as 3 years old on the federal census and living in her father’s household and in 1880, she was recorded on the census as 14 years old and working on the home farm.  At about 16 years old she married Edward FOLDS, on 16 Nov 1883 in Putnam County.  He was born in Mar 1864 in Jasper County, Georgia, probably as Edward Purifoy.  He lived with his grandmother Mary Folds for almost all his life. Julia and Edward were recorded on the 1900 federal census living on a farm in Eatonton.  They were recorded as being married for 15 years and she as a mother 9 children born alive but only 6 of them still living. He was recorded as 36 years old and she as 33 years old on the census. The children recorded in their household were Willie Folds age 14, Alonzo Folds age 11, Alfred Folds age 9, Evan Folds age 6, Rufus Folds age 3 and 11-month-old Eliza Folds.  Their household also included Ed’s 97-year-old grandmother Mary Folds.  Ed worked as a farmer with his own accounts with his sons Alonzo and Willie working as farm laborers. No one in the household was able to read or write.  She and maybe her husband as well may have died before 1910 as they were not found on the federal census and their 2 youngest children; Rufus and Eliza were living in the household of Anthony Pennemon and his wife Sarah “Sallie” Folds Pennemon who had moved to Dougherty County from Putnam County before 1910.  

Julia MADDOX and Edward FOLDS had the following children:

  1.  ALONZO FOLDS (Son of Julia Maddox and Edward Folds) was born on 31 Aug 1888 in Georgia. In 1900, he was recorded as 11 years and having a birth month and year of Aug 1888 on the federal census where he was also recorded living with his parents, siblings and great grandmother in his parent’s household which was a rented farm in Eatonton. In 1910, he was recorded on the federal census as 23 years old and living in Albany, Dougherty County, Georgia with 22-year-old Maudy recorded on the census as his wife of 3 year.  They lived on Washington Street and he worked as a “brakeman” for the railroad.  He married Mary HARRIS on 28 Nov 1912 in Putnam, Georgia, USA. She was born about 1888 in Georgia and the daughter of Owen and Adaline HAYNES who were the parents of William Haynes who married Alonzo’s aunt Carrie Maddox in 1903. Mary, recorded as Mary Little on the 1910 federal census as a 31 year old widow living in her brother’s William Haynes household with her three sons; Willie Little age 12 recorded as 19, Major Little probably age 8 but recorded as 12 and Owen Little probably age 8 but recorded as 10. The household also included Mary’s and her brother’s 61-year-old widowed mother Adeline Haynes. Willie Little was recorded as age 2, living in Fork, Putnam County in his grandparent’s household in 1900 with his mother. On 12 September 1918, Alonzo registered for the Draft of World War 1 in Atlanta where he lived at 14 Eurlee Street with his wife Mary who he listed as his next of kin. He was described as medium height and build with brown eyes and black hair.  He worked as a “Packer” for Southern Railroads at Inman Yards in Atlanta. His birthday was recorded as 31 August 1883 which increased his age to 35. The updated World War I Selective Service Act, passed on May 18, 1917, applied to all “male citizens, or male persons … who have declared their intention to become citizens, between the ages of twenty–one and thirty.”  This would have made him over the age for selection, however in August 1918, a month before he registered, the House Committee on Military Affairs held hearings to consider expanding the ages between which men should be drafted and 2 weeks later, Congress amended the Selective Service Act (ch. 166, 40 Stat. 955). This law made all men between the ages of 18 and 45 subject to the draft. The penalties for evading the draft remained the same. The evader would be charged with a misdemeanor and subject to a year of imprisonment unless the evader was subject to military law, in which case they would be tried by a court-martialed. In 1920, Alonzo and his wife Mary were recorded on the federal census living at 50 Caroline Ave in Atlanta, Fulton County, GA which was rented. Alonzo was recorded as 39 years old and Mary as 38 years old and their household included Mary’s 3 sons listed as his sons on the census: Willie Folds recorded as age 19, Major Folds recorded as age 18 and Owen Folds recorded as age 17.  Their household also included Adaline Haynes recorded as 75 years old and erroneously as his mother and not his mother in law. He worked as a fireman for the railroad while his step or adopted sons worked as drivers for the Transfer Co.  The entire household except Adeline was able to read and write. In 1921 and in 1923, Alonzo was recorded in the city directory living at 50 Caroline Ave and he worked as a fireman.  In 1927, Alonzo and Mary were recorded in the city directory living at 973 Ashby Grove SW in Atlanta in Dekalb County and in 1928 they were recorded at the same address and his occupation as a Brakeman.  1932, he and Mary were recorded in the city directory living at 973 Ashby Grove SW in Atlanta and in 1933 he was recorded there and as working as a switchman (likely for the railroad).  He and Mary were recorded in the city directory in 1934 and in 1935 living at the same address.  On 24 Nov 1935 Alonzo died as a result of a homicide at his home 973 Ashby Grove in Atlanta. He was cut from the left side of his face and neck severing his jugular vein. His wife Mary was the coroner’s informant and listed his parents correctly on his death certificate.  He was buried at Lincoln Cemetery om Atlanta.  Mary Folds was recorded living at 973 Ashby Grove NW in Atlanta in the city directory in 1937 working as a cook.  In 1940, she was recorded on the federal census living in at 673 Foster Pl SW that was rented for $6 a month. She worked for a private family doing laundry and was recorded working 16 hours between 24 March 1940 and 30 March 1940 and in 1939, she earned $179 for the 33 weeks she worked. She reported no other sources of income and her highest level of education was 5th grade elementary school.  Her household included Sherwood Folds    age 38, recorded as her son, who may have been Owen Little and worked as a laborer for the WPA; Oletha Folds age 17, recorded as her daughter and as a new worker; Marian Gaffney age 19, recorded as her daughter who was married to Raiford Gaffney and passed away within weeks on 24 Apr 1940 from tetanus. Mary Folds was the coroner’s informant. In 1941, Mary and her daughter, Oletha Folds were recorded living at 673 Foster Pl SW and working as maids. In 1943, she was recorded living back at 973 Ashby Grove NW in Atlanta in the city directory working as a maid. In 1944, Mary was recording living at the same address and working as a maid.  Her late husband cousin Hulon Delaney and his wife recorded in the directory living there as well. In 1945, her daughter with Alonzo Oletha Folds were recorded living at 973 Ashby Grove NW in Atlanta in the city directory. In 1947 and in 1948 Mary, was recorded living at the same address and working as a nurse with her daughter Oletha Folds recording living there and working as a cook. In 1955 and in 1956, she was recorded in the city directory for nurses and living at 973 Ashby Grove NW in Atlanta and was called Mrs Mary H Folds. In 1960, she was recorded as Mrs Mary H Folds (widow of Alonzo) living at 973 Ashby Grove NW in Atlanta. Her daughter Oletha was also recorded at the same address working as a maid.
  2. WILLIE FOLDS (Son of Julia Maddox and Edward Folds) was born in Oct 1885 in Eatonton, Putnam. In 1900, he was recorded as 14 years and having a birth month and year of Oct 1885 on the federal census where he was also recorded living with his parents, siblings and great grandmother in his parent’s household which was a rented farm in Eatonton.
  3. ALBERT ALFRED FOLDS (Son of Julia Maddox and Edward Folds) was born on 17 Feb 1881 in Eatonton, Putnam County, Georgia according to his World War One Draft Card and his Social Security claim made in his name but on the 1900, Federal Census he was recorded as 9 years and having a birth month and year of Feb 1891 which is likely closer to accurate. He was recorded living with his parents, siblings and great grandmother in his parent’s household which was a rented farm in Eatonton. He met Justine BLOUNT born in Macon, Bibb County Georgia and the daughter of George and Georgie Blount. He married her on 19 Jan 1913 in Glynn County, Georgia likely in Brunswick where she was recorded living with her parents on the 1900 census.  Their oldest daughter Doris was born in Brunswick around 1913/1914.  They were living in Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia when their daughter Vivian was born on 27 May 1915.   On 12 Sep 1918, Albert registered for the Draft of WW1 seemingly where he worked which was the Atlantic Costal Line Railroad (A. C. L.) as a switchman. He listed his wife, Justine Folds as his next of kin and their address at 621 E. Henry Street in Savannah, Chatham County in Georgia. He was described as short, medium build with black and eye color. His birthday was listed as 17 Feb 1881 which bumped up his age to 37 years old.  The updated World War I Selective Service Act, passed on May 18, 1917, applied to all “male citizens, or male persons … who have declared their intention to become citizens, between the ages of twenty–one and thirty.”  This would have made him over the age for selection, however in August 1918, a month before he registered, the House Committee on Military Affairs held hearings to consider expanding the ages between which men should be drafted and 2 weeks later, Congress amended the Selective Service Act (ch. 166, 40 Stat. 955). This law made all men between the ages of 18 and 45 subject to the draft. The penalties for evading the draft remained the same. The evader would be charged with a misdemeanor and subject to a year of imprisonment unless the evader was subject to military law, in which case they would be tried by a court-martialed.  In 1919, Albert and Justine were recorded in the city directly living at 621 E Henry Street in Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia and with his working as a switchman for the A.C.L.. On 7 Jan 1920, they were recorded on the federal census living at and renting the same address with their daughters recorded as 7-year-old Doris Fold and 4 years and 9-month-old Vivian Fold.  Their household also included Justine’s 49-year-old widowed mother, Georgie Blunt and 10-year-old her nephew, George Blunt.  Alfred was recorded as 38 years old and from California and Justine was recorded as 23 years old. He was also recorded working as a switchman for the railroad; Justine recorded working as washwoman for a private family while her mother Georgie worked as a cook for a private family. Alfred was able to read but not write, while Justine and her nephew George were able to do both.  Justine’s mother Georgie and her and Alfred’s 2 children were recorded as not able to read or write. In 1921, Alfred and Justine were recorded in the city directory living at the same address, but their names were recorded as Arthur and Christine and he was recorded working at the A.C.L. where his brother Rufus was also recorded working.  Between 1922 and 1928, Alfred and Justine were recorded in the city directly living at 621 E Henry Street in Savanah with him working at the A.C.L. and his brother Rufus was recorded working there in 1922. They were living at 508 E Anderson Street in Savannah when their 17-year daughter Doris Folds died on 22 Aug 1930 at the Georgia Infirmary in Savanah. His place of birth on his daughter’s death certificate says he was born in Los Angeles, California. His wife Justine was the coroner’s informant. On 10 Dec 1931, Justine died at 1:45 pm from a brain tumor at their home located at 531 E Park Street in Savanah and Justine was buried at Laurel Grove Cemetery. Albert who was recorded as A.A. Folds was the coroner’s informant. The following year in 1932, Alfred was recorded as Alfred A Folds in the city directory, living at 531 E Park Street and still working at the A.C.L… In 1934, he was also recorded living at the same address and working for the same company.  In 1940, he and a man his wife were recorded on the federal census living at 705 Gwinnett Street as roomers in the household of Andrew Pierce and his wife Florence. He was recorded as 59 years old, single, unemployed but with other sources of income. He died on 05 Apr 1947 in Savannah.  He was recorded as 66 years old and living at 705 Gwinnett Street.
  4. EVANS FOLDS (Son of Julia Maddox and Edward Folds) was born in Aug 1893 in In 1900, he was recorded as 7 years and having a birth month and year of Aug 1893 on the federal census where he was also recorded living with his parents, siblings and great grandmother in his parent’s household which was a rented farm in Eatonton. On 20 Sep 1913, he enlisted into the United States Army as a private in its 24th US Infantry Company K and stationed at Columbus Barracks in Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio which had expanded into an induction center for World War I. Seemingly, he was taking the place of someone who had previously deserted. He was recorded as 21 years and 2 months old and his place of birth was recorded as Eatonton.  He worked in the Motor Transport Company 22 Quartermaster Corps. He was promoted to Corporal on 15 June 1917 and to Sargent on 15 Sep 1917. He served for 76 months which is 6 years and 4 months but didn’t serve overseas and he was released on 4 June 1920 at Camp Meigs (1917-1920) which was a World War I Camp established during 1917 in Northeast, Washington DC and named Camp Meigs after Major General Montgomery C. Meigs, (Cullum 846), Quartermaster General of the Army (1861-1882). It was abandoned in 1920 after Evan was released there with noted a health disability: Valvular Heart Disease, specifically Aortic stenosis which is a common valve disease.  He was described as 30 years old, 5’11” with brown eyes and black hair color.  He was able to read and write and lived in Muncie, Delaware County, Indiana where he worked as a driver. His wife Lillian Folds who was listed as his next of kin, lived at 32 Pleasant Street in Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, Maryland. His religion was listed as Protestant. He reenlisted in the military in Dayton, Ohio under difference circumstances on 30 Dec 1924 but was discharged at his own request on 25 Mar 1925 and reenlisted also under difference circumstances on 19 Feb 1926 until 22 May 1928.  In 1929, he was recorded on the city directory living at 13 Rush in Dayton, Ohio where he worked as a Janitor.  In 5 Jan 1934 at about age 39, he enlisted in the RTC which was probably the Railway Transport Corps in the M.L.R. which might stand for the main line of resistance. The MLR is the most important defensive position of an army facing an opposing force over an extended front. It does not consist of one trench or line of pillboxes, but rather a system, of varying degrees of complexity, of fighting positions and obstacles to slow enemy advances. He died on 15 Aug 1943 in Savannah, Georgia recorded as age 50.
  5. RUFUS FOLDS (Son of Julia Maddox and Edward Folds) was born on 09 Jun 1896 in Eatonton, Putnam County, In 1900, he was recorded as 3 years old and having a birth month and year of June 1897 on the federal census where he was also recorded living with his parents, siblings and great grandmother in his parent’s household which was a rented farm in Eatonton. In 1910 Rufus and his sister Eliza were recorded on the federal census living in the household of Anthony Penneman and his wife Sarah “Sallie” Folds Penneman who had moved to Militia District 1097 in Dougherty County from Putnam County before 1910. Rufus’s uncle Alonzo Maddox had moved there sometime before 1898 and was recorded in the same enumeration district in 1910 and were probably near the Pennemans. Rufus was recorded as the Pennemans 14-year-old nephew and worked as a porter in a drug store.  He was not able to read or write.  He met ALBERTA who was born about 1896 in Georgia. He was living in Leslie in Lee County, Georgia when he registered for the draft of World War One on 5 June 1917.  He was described as medium build and height.  He was recorded as being born in Eatonton on 1 June 1895, that he was married and that he worked on a farm for Leon Griffin.  In 1920, he and Alberta were recorded on the federal census living in Savannah, Chatham, Georgia at 789 Bolton St Lane.  He worked as a laborer in the Railroad industry and was able to read and write. That same year until 1922, he was recorded in the city directory living at 789 E Bolton St Lane in Savanah.  He was recorded working for the (A. C. L.) which was the Atlantic Costal Line Railroad where his brother Albert Folds also worked.  In 1922, he was recorded as a fireman. 
  6. ELIZA FOLDS (Daughter of Julia Maddox and Edward Folds) was born in Jun 1899 in in Eatonton, Putnam County, Georgia. In 1900, he was recorded as 3 years old and having a birth month and year of June 1897 on the federal census where he was also recorded living with his parents, siblings and great grandmother in his parent’s household which was a rented farm in Eatonton.  In 1910 she and her brother, Rufus were recorded on the federal census living in the household of Anthony Penneman and his wife Sarah “Sallie” Folds Penneman who had moved to Militia District 1097 in Dougherty County from Putnam County before 1910. She was recorded as the Pennemans 10-year-old niece. Eliza’s uncle Alonzo Maddox had moved there sometime before 1898 and was recorded in the same enumeration district in 1910 and were probably near the Pennemans. She was able to read and write. 

William Alonzo MADDOX and His Descendants

WILLIAM ALONZO MADDOX was born about 1869 in Half Acre, Putnam County, Georgia on the plantation of John A. Reid. He is recorded as the third child of Alfred Maddox and Josephine Smith Maddox. In 1870, he was recorded as 1 years old on the federal census living in his parent’s household in Half Acre with 2 of his older siblings and his name was recorded as William L. Maddox.  That was the only time he was ever recorded as William. On the 1880 federal census, his name was recorded as Alonzo Maddox” and he was recorded as 11 years old and worked on a farm, likely the home farm with his father and siblings.  In 1892, he was recorded on the Georgia Property Tax Digest in Half Acre employed as a farmer by J. A. Reid who his father once worked for and was enslaved by during the years of slavery. His uncle Sol Maddox also worked for J.A. Reid. Alonzo owned $10 of household and kitchen furniture and $55 of plantation and mechanic tools.  In 1893, he was recorded in the tax digest owing $50 of horses, cattle and stock of all kind and working as a farmer for BW Hunt.  When he was 24, he married 15-year-old MARY PENNEMAN, daughter of Anthony and Martha Penneman, in 07 Oct 1893 in Putnam, Georgia. She was born about 1867 in Georgia and the sister of the Anthony Pennemon who married a woman name Sally and would raise Alonzo’s sister Julia Folds’ children together after Julia’s death before 1910.  By late 1898, Alonzo was living in Dougherty County, Georgia.  He probably migrated there years earlier with his wife’s brother Anthony Pennemon whose wife and children were recorded there on the federal census in 1900 and he in 1910.  Mary either passed away or they either divorced before 28 Dec 1898 when he married Hattie A HUDSON, the daughter of Shedrick Hudson and Rose Jinks Hudson in Dougherty, Georgia. She was born on 20 Dec 1877 in Georgia. In 1900, Alonzo and Hattie were recorded on the federal census together living in a rented house in Militia District 1097, Dougherty County Georgia which was known as East Dougherty with their 6-month-old son, Jesse Maddox and her 9-year-old niece, Bernice Hudson. Alonzo was recorded as 21 years old and born in 1879 and Hattie as 23 years old and born in 1877.  They were recorded as being married for 1 year with her being recorded as a mother of 1 child born and living and him recorded working as a day laborer. Neither of the two were able to read or write. In 1910, they were recorded with more children living in the same Militia District 1097, Dougherty County Georgia but this time on a rented farm.  Alonzo was recorded as “Lonzo Maddox” and age 30 and Hattie as 31 and they were recorded as being married for 10 years with her being the mother of 5 children born but 4 of them living.  Their son Jesse recorded as 10 years old was erroneously recorded as his daughter; their daughter Doretha Maddox recorded as “Rema” and age 9; their daughter Mary Lizzie Maddox recorded as “May” and age 7 and their daughter Pearla recorded as age 5.   Alonzo worked as a general farmer who had his own accounts. In 1920, he was recorded on the federal census as Lonza Maddox living in the same militia district on Dickson Neck next door to his father in law Shedrick Hudson. He was recorded as 54 years old and Hattie as 43 years old and they were not able to read or write.  He worked on his own accounts as a general farmer with his 21-year-old son Jesse Maddox “working out” of his farm while his wife and 2 daughters; Doretha recorded as age 17 and was able to read and write and Mary Lizzie Maddox recorded as age 14 and was able to read and not write.   Their son 9-year-old Alonzo Maddox Jr and their 7-year-old daughter Ethel Lee Maddox did not work and were not able to read or write.  On 02 Sep 1933, at 1pm, Alonzo died on Cordial Road in Dougherty County, Georgia from heart disease.  His birthplace was recorded as Eatonton, Georgia and his parents as Alf and Josephine Maddox and he was buried at St Paul Cemetery in Albany of 4 Sep 1933.  His son Jesse who lived at was the 201 Old Silver Spring Road in Albany was the coroner’s informant. In 1940, his widow Hattie, was recorded in the federal census as 57 years old as the Head of House, living in Dougherty County in Militia District 1097 in a house that she rented for $5 a month.  Her highest level of education was 3rd grade elementary school. She was classified as unable to work and didn’t work at all in 1939 but reported other source of income.  Her household included 4 others: her widowed father Shedrick Hudson. recorded as 80 years old and like his daughter, was also classified as unable to work. He didn’t work at all in 1939 but he also reported other source of income; her uncle Willie Hudson recorded as 45 years old and the only one in the household working. He worked as a wage-earning laborer for a private farmer for 40 hours between 23 March and 31 March in 1940 and earned $160 for the 30 weeks he worked in 1939.  He reported having other sources of income; and her daughter Mary Lizzie recorded as a 36-year-old widow with her daughter Benice Maddox recorded as 8 years old. In 1946 and in 1949, Hattie was recorded in the city directory living at 502 Hugh in Albany, Dougherty County with her father Shadrach Hudson and her uncle Willie Hudson. Her daughter Ethel Lee Boyd lived nearby at 406 Hugh St. In 1949, her granddaughter Bernice Maddox, was also recorded in the city directory living there with them. In 1951, Hattie and Bernice were recorded in the city directory living at 502 E Highland Av in Albany with her granddaughter Bernice and her uncle Will Hudson. Bernice was recorded as a student. In 1953, Hattie was recorded in the city directory working as a domestic and living at 408 E Highland Av in Albany and in 1956, she was recorded in the city directory as the widow of Lonzo Maddox living at 727 Byron Rd in Albany with her daughter and son in law Doreatha and Gus Turner.  In 1957, they were all recorded in the directory at the same address.  Her granddaughter Bernice was living at 408 E Highland Av with her husband Albert Hall in 1956 and in 1953, her daughter Ethel Lee Boyd lived nearby.  In 1958 and 1960, she was recorded in the directory living at 723A Byron Rd in Albany and as the widow of Elijah, which was an misspell of Alonzo/Elonza. Her daughter Doreatha and son in law Gus Turner were recorded at this same address but in 1953 and in unit E. Her uncle Willie Hudson lived there in 1958 and 1960 as well. Her daughter Ethel also lived with Fred Williams and was called Fred M Williams at the time.  On 29 October 1961, Hattie passed away in Dougherty County.

William Alonzo MADDOX and Hattie A Hudson had the following children:

  1.  JESSE MADDOX (Son of Alonzo Maddox and Hattie Hudson) was born on 11 Oct 1899 in Militia District 1097, Dougherty County Georgia which was known as East Dougherty. In 1900, he was recorded on the federal census in his parent’s household in Militia District 1097, Dougherty County Georgia which was known as East Dougherty 6-month-old. In 1910, he was recorded in his parent’s household in Militia District 1097 as 10 years old and was erroneously recorded as their daughter. On 12 September 1918, he registered for the draft of World War One at the local board in Dougherty County and was described as tall, slender with black hair and eye color.  He worked on a farm of J.J. Mitchell and listed his mother Hattie as his next of kin.  In 1920 he was recorded in his parent’s household in the same town on Dickson Neck as 21-year-old and “working out” of his father’s farm. He was not able to read or write. On the 1940 USA federal census, he was recorded as a 40-year-old, widowed inmate in the Dougherty County Prison. Ho worked on a farm for 2 hours between 23 March 1940 and 30 March 1940 and in 1939 he worked 32 weeks that year somewhere and earned $512 that year. In 1946, he was recorded in the city directory working as a driver for Busy Bee Cab Company and living in Albany in Dougherty County at 415 S Jefferson with Lizzie Maddox who was recorded as wife. By 5 Nov 1955, he was living in Los Angeles, California when he married Paulethe LOCKRIDGE who was born 15 Jan 1919 and the 36-year-old daughter of Jordan and Emma Lockridge of Ellis County, Texas. They were divorced by 26 Aug 1968 when she married Gus HAGGERTY in Los Angeles City, California.  Jesse married Grace E FOLSOM HAMILTON on 17 Apr 1971 in Los Angeles City, California. She was born about 1910. They divorced in Los Angeles in Feb 1976.  On 10 Oct 1987. Jesse passed away in Los Angeles. 
  2. DORETHA MADDOX (Daughter of Alonzo Maddox and Hattie Hudson) was born about 22 Dec 1902 in Militia District 1097, Dougherty County, In 1910, she was recorded on the federal census as Rema in her parent’s household in Militia District 1097 and as 9 years old. In 1920, she was recorded in his parent’s household in the same town on Dickson Neck as 17 years old and working as a farm laborer at her family’s home farm. She was able to read or write.  By 1946, she was married either legally or common law to Augustus “Gus” TURNER and was recorded in the city directory living with him in Albany, Dougherty County at 136 Hazard Dr.  He was employed at M W Tift Grocery Company.  Gus was the son of Simon Turner and he had been married to Janie WILLIAMS, either legally or through common law and had a daughter named Gussie Mae Turner. He registered for the draft of World War One on 12 September 1918 and he was described as having medium build and height with black hair and brown eyes. When he registered for the draft, he was living with JB Saul in Albany who he worked for as a farm hand at WM Ramsey’s farm. He listed his wife Janie as his next of kin who was also living at JB Saul’s household. On 16 Feb 1942, Gus registered for the draft of World War Two, he was described as 5’8”, 155 pounds, with black hair and eye color and black complexion. By 1940, he registered for the draft in 1942, he was living 136 Hazard Place in Albany where he and Doretha lived in 1946 and he listed his employer, Mr M W Tift of 205 Trout Street in Albany and owner of Tift Grocery Co as his contact. On 4 Nov 1944 Gus’s first wife, Janie died in Dougherty County.  In 1951, Doretha and Gus were recorded in the city directory living at 118 Hazard Drive in Albany and he worked as a driver and in 1953, they were recorded living at 723-E Byron Rd in Albany.  In 1956, they were recorded in the directory living at 727 Byron Rd and he worked as a laborer at M W Tift Grocery.  In 1957, they were recorded in the city directory at the same address and Gus still working as a laborer at M W Tift Grocery located at 723 Broad Street in Albany.  In 1958 and in 1960, they were recorded in the directory living at 734B Broad Ave in Albany.  On 27 Apr 1975, Gus passed away in Dougherty County and on 21 Jun 1980 Doretha passed away in Dougherty County, Georgia.  She her last address was in Albany.
  3. MARY LIZZIE MADDOX (Daughter of Alonzo Maddox and Hattie Hudson) was born about 1903 in Militia District 1097, Dougherty County, In 1910, she was recorded on the federal census as May in her parent’s household in Militia District 1097 and as 7 years old. In 1920, she was recorded in his parent’s household in the same town on Dickson Neck as 14 years old and working as a farm laborer at her family’s home farm. She was able to read or write. In 1940, she was recorded on the federal census as widow in her widowed mother’s household in Dougherty County. Her highest grade completed was 3rd grade elementary school. Her 8-year-old daughter Bernice was also recorded in the household. 
  4. PERLA MADDOX (Daughter of Alonzo Maddox and Hattie Hudson) was born about 1905 in Militia District 1097, Dougherty County, Georgia. In 1910, she was recorded on the federal census as May in her parent’s household in Militia District 1097 and as 5 years old.
  5. ALONZO MADDOX (Son of Alonzo Maddox and Hattie Hudson) was born on 18 Oct 1910 in Militia District 1097, Dougherty County, Georgia. In 1920, he was recorded in his parent’s household in the same town on Dickson Neck as 9 years old. In 1940, he was recorded on the federal census as 29 years old and living in Albany, Dougherty County renting the house where he lived with his wife and son at 108 Holley Street for $3 a month.  He worked as a roofer and earned $144 for the 12 weeks he worked in 1939.  He reported no other sources of income and no work hours between 24 March 1940 and 31 March 1940.  His wife, CEASERINE MADDOX reported no income or employment. She was born 1 Jan 1917 in Georgia and was called Ceasrine CHILDS on the 1930 census living in her mother, Judy Childs’s household (who may have been her grandmother). Alonzo and Ceaserine must have divorced or separated because in 1946, he was recorded in the city directory living at 420 Mercer Av with a Winne Maddox recorded as his wife. He was employed at the Atlantic Coastal Line Railroad (A.C.L.) which is where his older first cousins Albert and Rufus Folds worked in the 1920s.  Alonzo and Winnie were recorded in the city directory living together as husband and wife at the same address of 420 Mercer Ave in 1949 and in 1951.  In 1949, he was called Alonzo Maddox Jr in the directory and he was recorded working as a helper for the A. C. L. Meanwhile his former wife Ceaserine was recorded in the directory as Ceaserine Jenkinins living at 703 Patterson Lane in Albany which is where her mother Judy was recorded living in 1946.  In 1951, he was also called Alonzo Maddox Jr and he was recorded working as a laborer for the A.C.L. In 1953, Alonzo and Winnie were recorded in the directory living at 1328 S Van Buren and he was recorded working as an Oiler for the A.C.L. In 1956, they were recorded in the directory living at the same address on Van Buren and he was recorded as an employee of the A.C.L. His former wife Ceasirene who was called Ceasirene J Maddox was recorded working as a laborer at Taylor Cleat and living at 329 Dorsett Ave #A.  She may have lived there with David Johnson and his wife Lucille and she may have later married David Johnson or a member of his family which might be how her surname came to be Johnson when she died on 26 Nov 1981 in Dougherty County. She was recorded living 317 Whitney ave in 1958 and 1960 and working at Taylor Cleat.  In 1957, 1958 and 1960, Alonzo and Winnie were recorded still living at 1328 S Van Buren but in 1958 and 1960, he was recorded working as a laborer for Gravely Tractor.  On 13 Sep 1977, Alonzo died in Dougherty county,
  6. Ethel LEE MADDOX (Daughter of Alonzo Maddox and Hattie Hudson) was born about 1913 in Militia District 1097, Dougherty County, In 1920, she was recorded in his parent’s household in the same town on Dickson Neck as 7 years old.  By 1940, she was married to Hezakiah BOYD born on 12 Jan 1909 in Leary, Calhoun County, Georgia to William and Francis Boyd.  They were recorded on the 1940, federal census living in a house or tenement building on Third Street which was probably called Hugh Street since the enumerator noted that the sign said Hugh Street while his map said Third Street and they paid $5 a month to live there.  Hezakiah worked 45 hours the week of 24 March 1940 through 30 March 1940 as a laborer on the state highway, likely under a New Deal program which hired many out of work Americans during the Great Depression. In 1939, he worked 36 weeks and earned $648 that year. Ethel worked 32 hours the week of 24 March 1940 through 30 March 1940 on her own account as a Laundress for private homes.  She didn’t report earning any income for the 32 weeks she worked bur reported having other sources of income.  Their household included their 1-year old son Hezakiah Boyd Jr. Ethel must have been pregnant because on 20 Jul 1940 she gave birth to their son James Boyd.  That same year, Hezakiah registered for the draft of World War Two on 16 Oct 1940 while living in Chatom, Washington County, Alabama, likely for the purpose of work.  He worked at the Eastern Construction Co in Ozark, Dale County, Alabama and was described as 5’6”, 150 lbs, dark brown complexion with black hair and eye color. His listed his wife Ethel Boyd who lived at 109 Hazard Drive in Albany as his next of kin.  In 1946, Ethel and Hezakiah were recorded in the city directory living at 406 Hugh near her mother Hattie who lived at 502 Hugh Street.  Hezakiah worked for Crews Motors as an auto mechanic and in 1949, they were recorded living at the same address.  In 1956 and 1957, Hezakiah was recorded in the city directory living at 723 Byron apt C and working as a janitor for the state theatre.  They may have shared the apartment with Fred Alls Williams. In 1958 and 1960, she was recorded in the city directory living at 723 Byron Apt A as Ethel M Williams, indicating that she was the wife of Fred Williams. Her son James Boyd, her widowed mother Hattie Maddox and her mother’s uncle Willie Hudson were also recorded in the household. On 21 Oct 1964 Ethel Lee Williams passed away in Dougherty County; on 9 Nov 1966 Hezekiah Boyd passed away in Dougherty County and on 9 Feb 1974 Fred Williams passed away in Dougherty County.

Richard Thornton MADDOX and His Descendants

REV. RICHARD THORNTON MADDOX also known as “RT” was born on 20 April 1871 in Half Acre, Putnam County, Georgia on the plantation of John A. Reid. He is recorded as the fourth child of Alfred Maddox and Josephine Smith Maddox. On the 1880 federal census, his name was recorded as Thornton Maddox” and he was recorded as 8 years in his parents’ household with his siblings. At about 20 years old, he married Lizzie MADDOX on 26 Oct 1892 in Putnam, Georgia. She was 17 years old and born in May 1875 in Georgia. According to oral family history that was written in a family book called Griffin and Maddox Family at an unknown date between 2010 and 2013, Lizzie’s surname was Pressley.  In 1900, they were recorded on the federal census living in Eatonton Putnam County on a rented farm.  They were recorded as being married for 7 years and she as a mother 4 living children.  They were able to read and write. There 4 children were recorded as: Texas B Maddox, male, age 5; Oscar Maddox, male, age 4; Clarrisa Maddox, female, age 1 and Roxie Maddox, female less than a month old.  They lived next door to Richard’s brother Hampton Maddox and his family.  In 1901, Richard was called Rich Maddox when he was recorded in the tax digest and taxed in Patrick, Putnam County and in 1903 when he was recorded twice in the tax digest in Patrick owning $30 of horses, cattle and livestock of all kind and $15 of farming and mechanical tools. In 1904, he recorded in the tax digest in Patrick owning $25 of horses, cattle and livestock of all kind and $15 of farming and mechanical tools and in 1905, he recorded in the tax digest in Patrick owning $25 of horses, cattle and livestock of all kind and $10 of farming and mechanical tools. In 1908, he was recorded in the tax digest in Patrick owning $50 of Household and Kitchen furniture, $50 of horses, cattle and livestock of all kind and $10 of farming and mechanical tools and in 1909, he was recorded in the tax digest in Patrick owning $50 of Household and Kitchen furniture, $35 of horses, cattle and livestock of all kind and $5 of farming and mechanical tools. In 1910, Richard and Lizzie were recorded on the federal census living on a rented farm together with their children in Half Acre in Putnam County.  Richard worked as a General Farmer who employed other farmers with his wife and some of his children working as laborers on their home farm.  He and his wife were able to read and write and were recorded as married for 17 years.  Their household included their children recorded as Texas Maddox, male, age 16 who worked on the home farm and was able to read and write; Oscar Maddox, male age 14 who worked on the home farm and was able to read and write; Chorcy Maddox female, age 11 who worked on the home farm and was able to read and write; Roxey Maddox, female, age 9; Kiffie Maddox, female, age 6, Flora Maddox, female age 3 and Ollie Maddox, female, age 1.  They lived next door to the family of Richard’s First Cousin, Georgia Maddox Thomas, the daughter of Richard’s uncle Solomon Maddox and the wife of Washington Thomas.  Richard Maddox was living in Eatonton on 13 Aug 1919 when he was the coroner’s informant and the undertaker for Isaac Collins who died in Putnam County.  Isaac Collins was a neighbor and brother in law of Richard’s sister Hattie Maddox Griffin.  In 1920, Richard and Lizzie were recorded twice on the federal census once with him living on a rented farm in Eatonton on East Harris Street and with him working as a farmer with his own accounts.   Their household included their children recorded as Texas Maddox, male, age 26 who worked as a spinner at a cotton mill for wages and was able to read and write; Oscar Maddox, male, age 23 who worked as a farmer for wages and was able to read and write; Chousie Maddox, female, age 21 who worked as teacher for a salary and was able to read and write; Roxie Maddox, female, age 19 who worked as teacher for a salary and was able to read and write; Kiffie Maddox, female, female, age 17 who was able to read and write; Ollie Maddox, female, age 14 and Jimmie Maddox, male age 11. In this census his daughter Flora was missing Richard was living in Eatonton on 17 Jul 1921 when his father Alfred Maddox died in Putnam County and he was the coroner’s informant. Richard and Lizze divorced and on 26 Dec 1923, he was called Rev R.T. Maddox when he married Mahaley LEVISTER in Putnam County. Mahaley  was born in Putnam County on 20 December 1874 and was the daughter of James and Carrie Levister.  At age 18, on 5 Mar 1893 she married Floyd Maddox, the son of Sam Maddox and Anna Pinkerton Maddox in Putnam County. Mahaley and Floyd had several children before they divorced or went their separate ways sometime before 1920. Her son Judson/Jetson Maddox born 30 Jun 1917 in Putnam County may or may not have been the son of Floyd Maddox giving the gap in time between her last known child with him and the fact that they were recorded in different households on the federal in 1920. On 16 Sep 1930, Richard was recorded on his mother Josephine Maddox’s death certificate as living in Social Circle, Walton County or Newton County, Georgia when he was the coroner’s informant. His former wife, Lizzie was recorded was a widow on the 1930 federal census living in Atlanta at 314 Henry Street SW where she lived with her and Richard’s daughter Kiffie Maddox recorded as 26 years old and as a maid for a private family, son Jimmy Lee Maddox recorded as 19 years old and worked common labor doing odd jobs and  she worked as a laundress for a private family. The household also included 2 of her granddaughters with Richard from their late daughter Charsie Johnson, recorded as Grace Maddox age 9 and Melbur Maddox age 6. In 1940, Lizzie was recorded on the federal census living in Atlanta at 843A Harwell St where she paid $10 a month.  Her highest level of education completed was 5th grade elementary school.  She reported being unemployed for 224 weeks with no other sources of income. Her household included her daughter Roxie Maddox who worked as a teacher, her son Jimmie Lee Maddox who worked as a laborer for a manufacturing company and Jimmy Lee’s wife, Lula Jones Maddox who worked as a laundress working on her own account for private families. Her daughter Ollie Griggs was recorded in the city directory living at the same address in 1940.  That same year, Richard Maddox and his wife Mahaley Maddox were recorded on the federal census living in Brick Store, Newton County, Georgia on a rented farm on Graves Road. and in 1940, he was recorded on the census living next-door to Richard and Mahaley. Judson was married to Ruby L Simon, granddaughter of Ida Maddox Delaney who was a sister of Rev. Richard Maddox. He worked 40 hours between 24 March 1940 and 30 March 1940 on his own account as a farm operator and reported no income for the 52 weeks he worked in 1939. He reported no other sources of income. His highest education level was 5th grade elementary school. In 1940, Richard and Mahaley’s household included 3 children of Richard’s niece Tommie L Maddox Braswell recorded as his grandchildren.  Tommie L Braswell was the daughter of Richard’s brother Alonzo Maddox and who seemingly divorced her husband George Braswell between 1935 and 1940.  She was recorded on the census that year living very near her uncle Richard and children. Richard and Mahaley were living in Social Circle when her son Judson Maddox registered for the draft of WWII on 16 October 1940 and listed Mrs Mahaley Maddox as his next of kin. In 1941, Lizzie was recorded living at 844 Harwell with her son Jimmie and his wife Lula who were also recorded in the same household in the directory. In 1942, she was recorded in the directory living at 932 Mayson and Turner Avenue NW in Atlanta. Her son Jimmie and his wife Lula were also recorded in the same household.  In 1943, Lizzie was recorded in the city directory recorded living at 844 Harwell NW in Atlanta and that same year her son Texas Maddox and his wife Louise Maddox were recorded at the same address. By this time or perhaps even earlier, Richard Maddox was a minister of AME church in Newton County.  In 1947, Lizzie Maddox was recorded in the city directory living at 843B Harwell NW with her son Jimmy and his wife also recorded in the directory at that same address.  She was called widow of Richard Maddox. On 14 Jun 1948, Richard Maddox was resident of Newton County Georgia when he died in Fulton County, Georgia. He was buried on 16 Jun 1948 at Westview Cemetery in Covington, Newton County. That same year in 1948 and in 1950, Lizzie Maddox was recorded in the city directory living at 843B Harwell where her son Jimmie Lee and his wife were recorded living each year.  Mahaley passed away on 17 Mar 1962 in Newton County and she was also buried at Westview Cemetery.  She resided at 1127 Need St in Social Circle when she passed away.

Richard Thornton MADDOX and Lizzie PRESLEY Maddox had the following children:

  1.  TEXAS BRONSON MADDOX was born on 18 Nov 1893 in Half Acre, Putnam County Georgia and was recorded as Texas B Maddox, male, age 5 on the 1900 federal census. In 1910 he was recorded as Texas Maddox on the federal census as age 16 and worked on the home farm and was able to read and write. On 4 Dec 1913, he married Carrie FRANKLIN, the daughter of Willie Franklin and Nannie Hudson Franklin in Putnam County. On 5 June 1918, he registered for the draft of World War One in Fork, Putnam County. He was described as tall, medium build with brown eye color and black hair color.  He worked as a laborer at the planning mill, Carpenter Lumber Co. in Eatonton.  When asked if he had anyone to support, he marked yes, a wife and he listed himself as married. In 1920, he was recorded twice on the federal census in his parents’ household; once as age 26, single, working as a spinner at a cotton mill for wages and living on a rented farm in Eatonton on East Harris Street in enumeration district 0153; while on the other one, he was recorded as age 25, widowed, working as a general farmer on his own accounts and was enumeration district 0152. Both censuses were enumerated on the same day and he was recorded as able to read and write on both.  In 1921, he was recorded in the city directory living in Atlanta, Georgia at 4a Linden Way and working as a laborer and in 1923 he was recorded working as a butler and living at 20 Graves Avenue. In 1924, he lived at the same address but was recorded working as a laborer.  About 1925, he married a woman who’s first and middle name was LOUISE MARY and whose last name is unknown to me and in 1928, they were recorded in the city director together living at 648 Rhodes NW and him working as a laborer.  He lived in closed proximity to his brother Oscar Maddox who lived at 655 Rhodes.  In 1929, they were recorded in the city directory living at 633 Rhodes NW and him working as a laborer. In 1930, Texas and Mary were recorded on the federal census living at the same address as “roomers” to the head of household John Williams and his wife Ellen.  Texas was recorded being employed as a janitor for a church while his wife Mary worked as a cook for a private family. They were recorded in the city at the same address in 1932 with him working as a laborer but in 1933, 1935 and in 1936, they were recorded living at 655 Rhodes NW and with him working as a janitor.  In 1941, they were recorded living at 60 Randolph NE in Atlanta, with him working as a laborer.  His wife was recorded as Louise Maddox.  In 1943, they were recorded living at 844 Harwell NW in Atlanta with him working as a helper.  His wife was recorded as Louise Maddox. Others recorded in the directory in this household included his mother Lizzie, his brother Jimmie Lee and his wife Lula Maddox. In 1945, he was recorded in the directory living at 14 Chestnut NW and working as a porter at Union Station and in 1948 and in 1950, he and Louise were recorded in it living at 91 Vine NW with him working as a “pntr” which could be painter or misspelled of “prtr” for porter.   He died on 26 Aug 1969 in Dayton, Montgomery, Ohio, USA
  2. REV. OSCAR F. MADDOX was born on 1 April 1896 in Eatonton, Georgia and was recorded as Oscar Maddox, male, age 4. In 1910, he was recorded on the federal census as Oscar Maddox, male age 14, working on the home farm and was able to read and write. He registered for the draft of WWI on 5 June 1917 in Eatonton along with many others including another man named Oscar Maddox.  When he registered for the draft, he was described as tall and medium build with brown eyes and black hair color. He worked as a farm laborer for Solomon Bailey in Eatonton.  He had no dependents to support.  He was later put on a Lists of Men Ordered to Report to Local Board for Military Duty.  He was enlisted in the army on 22 Aug 1918 in Eatonton and had been stationed at Camp Gordon, in Chamblee, Dekalb County, Georgia for military training. He served domestically in 157th Infantry Brigade until he was honorably discharged on 13 Dec 1918.  In 1920, he was recorded twice on the federal census as 23 years old, living in his parents’ household; once working as a farmer for wages and living on a rented farm in Eatonton on East Harris Street in enumeration district 0153; while in the other, he had no occupation recorded and was in enumeration district 0152. Both censuses were enumerated on the same day and he was recorded as able to read and write on both.  He married Mabel CHOICE on 20 Jun 1924 in Putnam County, GA. She was born about 1890 in Georgia and was the daughter of Eddie Warren and Daisy Ingram Bowden and was the former wife of John Choice.  They were from Hancock County, Georgia. Mabel and John had one son together named James Choice born about 1910 and when John registered for the draft of WWI in 1918, he listed his wife Mabel Warren Choice as his next of kin, suggesting her maiden name was Warren.  In 1928 and in 1929, Oscar and Mabel were recorded on the city directory living in Atlanta at 655 Rhodes NW and him working as a laborer.  He lived near his brother Texas Maddox who lived at 648 Rhodes in 1928 and 633 Rhodes in 1929. In 1930, he and Mabel were recorded on the federal census living in Militia District 1134 in Campbell County, Georgia at 245 Brooks Drive where they rented for $5 a month. *Note: Campbell County ceded to Fulton County at the end of 1931 after it went bankrupt. He was recorded as Oscar F Maddox and as a veteran of WWI. His occupation and industry were recorded as “Clergyman” and “Methodist” which he earned a wage from. His wife Mabel Maddox worked as a cook for a private family in which she earned a wage and her 20-year-old son James was recorded in the census as James Maddox and as Oscar’s son and worked as a laborer at a filling station. The household also included his wife’s mother Daisy Bowden and his wife’s 10-year-old niece, Minnie Parker. In 1940, Oscar and Mabel were recorded on the federal census in Diamond, DeKalb County, Georgia living on a farm that he owned on Rogers Lake Road valued at $600. He was recorded working on his own account as a farmer and worked 30 hours between 24 March 1940 and 30 March 1940 recorded receiving no income for the 52 weeks that he worked in 1939 but reported other sources of income.  The highest level of education he completed was 2 years of high school and she completed 1 year of high school. They were recorded having lived in rural Walton County, Georgia in 1935. In 1948, 1950 and in 1951, Oscar and Mabel were recorded in the city directory living at 62 Selman SE in Atlanta. He was recorded in it as Rev Oscar F Maddox is occupation was recorded as a Pastor at St Phillip AME Church.  In 1955, 1957 and in 1960, Oscar was recorded in the City directory’s clergyman listings living at the same address and his occupation was recorded as “Meth” indicating Methodist.  He was recorded as Oscar F Maddox. On 12 Jun 1964. Oscar F Maddox passed away in Fulton, Georgia. He was buried in Marietta National Cemetery in Marietta, Cobb County, Georgia.  On 8 Sep 1975 Mabel Maddox passed away in DeKalb County, Georgia,
  3. CHARSIE MADDOX was born on 11 Aug 1898 in Eatonton, Putnam County, Georgia and was recorded as Clarrisa Maddox, female, age 1 on the 1900 federal census. In 1910, she was recorded on the federal census living in her parent’s household in Half Acre in Putnam County and as Chorcy Maddox female, age 11. She worked on the home farm and was able to read and write. In 1920, she was recorded twice as 21 years old on the federal census in her parent’s household once with living on a farm with them and her siblings in Eatonton on East Harris Street, in enumeration district 0153 and working as teacher for a salary, while in the other, she had no occupation recorded and was in enumeration district 0152.  She married Norman L. JOHNSON on 25 Jul 1920 in Putnam, Georgia, USA. They had 2 daughters together and a son who died at less than a year old before she died on 18 Oct 1925 in Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia.
  4. ROXIE B. MADDOX  was born on 06 May 1900 in Eatonton, Putnam County, Georgia and was recorded as Roxie Maddox, female less than a month old on the 1900 federal census. In 1910, she was recorded on the federal census living in her parent’s household in Half Acre in Putnam County as Roxey Maddox, female, age 9. In 1920, she was recorded twice on the federal census in her parent’s household as 19 years old; once with living on a farm in Eatonton on East Harris Street, in enumeration district 0153 and working as teacher for a salary while in the other, she had no occupation recorded and was in enumeration district 0152. She married James F JACKSON around 1920 or so likely through common law marriage. He was born about 1896 in Morgan County, Georgia and the son of Oscar Jackson and Mary Laborn Jackson.  He had 2 daughters out of wedlock with Carrie Taylor, the daughter of Wes and Hattie Taylor, who was recorded living with her daughter in her parent’s household in Tompkins, Putnam County on the 1920 census.  In 1929, they were recorded living at 792 Parsons SW in Atlanta and James was recorded working as a porter. In 1930, they were recorded on the federal census living at the same address which they were recorded renting for $28 a month.  He worked as a porter for a department store and she was recorded working as a maid for private families. As per the census, it is concluded that they were married for 10 years.  James’s daughters with Carrie Taylor; 14-year-old Parthena Jackson and 12-year-old Doris Jackson were recorded in the household with them along with the families of 2 of Roxie’s sisters Flora Reid and Ollie Griggs.  In 1934, Roxie and James were recorded in the city directory living at 2 Mobile NW in Atlanta. He worked as a porter for J.P. Allen and Company Department Store which was located on Peachtree and Cain Street.  James’s daughter Dora was recorded in the household in the city directory as Theodora M Jackson and as a student.  By 1940, Roxie and James were divorced or went their separate ways and were recorded in different households in on the federal census. Roxie was recorded as single on the federal census living in Atlanta at 843A Harwell St in her mother Lizzie’s household where she helped to pay $10 a month to rent.  Her highest level of education completed 2 years of college.  She was recorded as a teacher for wages in public schools where she worked 40 hours between 24 March 1940 and 30 March 1940. She earned $540 for the 36 weeks she worked in 1939 and reported no other sources of income. Her brother, Jimmie Lee Maddox and his wife, Lula Jones Maddox were also recorded on the census in the household.  They were all recorded at the same address in the city directory with her sister Ollie Griggs recorded living there as well.  in the city directory living at the same address in 1940.  James was recorded in Atlanta living at 811 Thurmond House with his new wife Elsie and her son Ressie Alford Jr.  Elsie was the granddaughter of Pleasant and Lena Jackson and was recorded in their household as their 1-year old granddaughter on the 1900 federal census. She married Ressie Alford on 21 Jun 1922 in Putnam County.  Between 1941 and 1943, Roxie moved to Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio probably with Lonnie Morgan SUMLIN born 6 January 1885 in Campbell County, Georgia which became part of Fulton County at the end of 1931, when it went bankrupted. His parents were Marcus Sumlin and Lydia Jackson Sumlin who had moved to Dayton between 1920 and 1930. He married Mattie Lou Henry sometime around 1910 and he later moved temporarily to Dayton where on 12 September 1918, he registered for the draft of World War I and was described as short, medium build with brown eyes and black hair color and a rupture on his right side.  He lived at 226 Frankin Ave and worked as a foundry laborer for Kramer Bros. on Dell in Dayton.  His listed his wife Mattie Lou Sumlin who lived in Palmetto, Campbell County, Georgia at the time.  In 1920, he was recorded in Campbell County with his wife and their children.  On 8 Feb 1937 Lonnie”s wife Mattie died in Palmetto which then in Fulton County, Georgia, as of 1931.  By 25 April1942, Lonnie was back living in Dayton, Ohio when he registered for the draft of WWII there and was described as dark brown complexion, 5 feet 5 inches tall and 140 pounds in weight with brown eyes and black hair and a scar on his left arm. He lived at 102 Krug Street and listed his daughter Cordelia Sumlin as his next of kin. In 1944, Lonnie was recorded in the city directory in Dayton living at 102 Krug Street with him working as a janitor for the board of education.  Roxie was recorded in the household with him as his wife and his daughter Cordelia Sumlin was also recorded in the household.  In 1946, they recorded living at the same address in Dayton and he was recorded working as a janitor for PS which is either public schools or Patterson School.  Roxie’s niece Thelma Reid from her sister Flora, was also recorded in the city directory living at the same address and working at Mrs Sally’s B. Bird as a clothes presser.  On 11 Jun 1948, Roxie’s first husband James Jackson passed away in Atlanta and was living in an apartment at 118 Chestnut Street.  In 1950 and 1951, Roxie and Lonnie were recorded in the city directory living at 355 Mercer Ave.  Lonnie was recorded as Morgan L. Sumlin and worked as a janitor 1950 and in 1951, he was recorded as a janitor for Paterson School. In 1953, 1954 and 1955, they were recorded in the city directory living at the same location 355 Mercer Ave. He was recorded as Morgan L. Sumlin in all three years and his occupation was recorded as janitor in 1953 and in 1954 but in 1955, his occupation was recorded as a custodian at Huffman School. Roxie was also recorded working in the directory. In 1954 she worked at a day nursey located at 3303 Home Ave in Dayton and in 1955 as a manager at Light House Day Nursery in Dayton. On 30 Jan 1969 Lonnie passed away and was buried at New Greencastle Cemetery in Dayton.  He was called Rev. Lonnie M. Sumlin.  According to oral family history, Roxie was also an ordained minister and in the A.M.E. church. She eventually returned to Atlanta and lived at 35*6 Adkins Rd and on 24 Sep 1983, she passed away in Atlanta.
  5. ELIZABETH KIFFIE MADDOX was born on 31 July 1903 in Putnam County, Georgia, likely in Eatonton or Patrick and in 1910, was recorded on the federal census in her parents’ household living in Half Acre, Putnam County as Kiffie Maddox, female, age 6. In 1920, she was recorded twice on the federal census in her parent’s household; once as 17 years old, Katie Maddox living on a farm in Eatonton on East Harris Street, in enumeration district 0153, while in the other, she was called Kiffie Maddox age 16 and was in enumeration district 0152. In both she was able to read and write. In 1930, she was recorded on the federal census living in Atlanta at 314 Henry Street SW in her mother Lizzie Maddox’s household and recorded as 26 years old and as a maid for a private family.  Her younger brother Jimmy Lee Maddox was also recorded in the household along her 2 nieces from her late sister Charsie Johnson   On 21 Dec 1933, she married Thomas Elliott HUNTLEY who was from Wadesboro, Anson County, North Carolina and the son of John Preston Huntley and Lula J Brewer Huntley. He was ordained as a minister in 1928 and by 1934 he was graduated of Morehouse College & Virginia Union Theological Seminary. He also took courses at Atlanta University.  In 1933, he began “pastoring” at Hall Street Baptist Church in Montgomery, Montgomery County, Alabama until about 1938. In 1934, he was recorded in the city directory in Atlanta as a student and in 1937, both he and Effie were recorded in the city directory living at 30 Sunset av NW in Atlanta. In 1936, Elizabeth graduated from Morris Brown College in Atlanta, where she received in A.B. degree in education.  Between 1938 and 1941, Thomas pastored at Mt Zion Baptist Church in Pensacola, Escambia County, Florida.  In 1941, Thomas became the pastor of Spruce Street Baptist Church in Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee and in 1942, Thomas was recorded in the city directory as Rev Thomas E Huntley, pastor of Spruce Street Baptist Church and both he and Elizabeth were recorded in the directory living at 311 15th av N in Nashville.  On 16 Feb 1942 Thomas registered for the draft of WWII in Nashville where he was described as having light brown complexion, weighing 160 pounds, 5 feet 8 inches tall.  He was called Rev. Thomas Elliot Huntley and lived at 311 15th av N in Nashville where he lived with his wife who was called Elizabeth Maddox Huntley and listed as his next of kin. His place of employment was listed as Spruce Street Baptist Church. That same year in 1942, Elizabeth and Thomas Huntley moved to St Louis, Missouri where he pastored at Central Baptist Church. During his time there, he gained an international reputation as a social activist and a author. According to oral family history Kiffie was also a published religious author and a musician as well. In 1947, Rev Huntley was responsible for “The Church on Wheels” program, which was designed to curtail juvenile delinquency & received international acclaim by religious leaders all over the world. Pastor Huntley led the first national Negro Ministers Prayer march on Washington, D.C. in 1948, which sparked the proclamation for the first Civil Rights Bill by President Truman. He received a Certificate of Merit Award from the Dictionary of International Biography for his outstanding contribution to the Baptist Church. In 1955, his Christian Baptist book “As I Saw it: Not CommUnism But CommOnism” was published by Comet Press Books.   In 1960, New York: Vantage Press published his book When People Behave Like Sputniks (As I Saw Them). In 1961, his church hosted Dr. Martin Luther King’s first sermon in St. Louis. On 3 Aug 1961, the Central Service Press published his book “A Baptist Manifesto to the National Baptist Convention USA, Inc: In 1962, Thomas Huntly was written about in a book titled “Together We Live” by William Arthur Cooper and published by Eden Publishing House and was called Dr Huntley. On 15 June 1963, Saint Louis Central Publications published Thomas Huntley’s book Huntley’s Manual for Every Baptist which was adopted by the National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. as the standard doctrine in church administration for Baptist churches. He also wrote and had published Sense and Common Sense in a World of Nonsense.  In 1970, Elizabeth Maddox Huntley was mentioned in International Who’s who in Poetry, Volume 3, page 149, by Geoffrey Handley-Taylor and published by International Biographical Centre: “Huntley, Elizabeth Maddox (Mrs. Huntley, Religious Educator, Education A.B. Morrs. Brown Coll. 1936 Atlanta”  On Apr 12, 1973 Elizabeth Huntley was mention in Jet Magazine by Gerri Major’s article Society World: “Elizabeth Huntley, poet and composer listed in Who’s Who International Poetry and Who’s Who in Midwest delighted audience when performing as guest speaker at the Third Baptist Church in Springfield. Mrs Huntley is the wife of the international- known author, Rev. Thomas Elliot Huntley.”  In 1976, Thomas Huntley was written about in History of Anson County, North Carolina, 1750-1976 By Mary L. Medley which was published by Wadesboro, N.C.: Anson County Historical Society, 1976. In 1976, Thomas was mentioned in a book The History of Black Baptists in Missouri: National Baptist Convention, U.S.A., Inc, written by joint authors David O. Shipley and Alberta D. Shipley and published by Missionary Baptist State Convention of Missouri, 1976.  In 1983, Thomas retired from ministry and on 27 September 1983, he passed away in St. Louis, St. Louis County, Missouri.  He was buried at Saint Peter’s Cemetery in Normandy, St. Louis County, Missouri.  Elizabeth remained in St Louis and was probably residing at 59*7 Laura Ave when she passed away on 14 Oct 1990 at the aged of 87.  She was also buried at Saint Peter’s Cemetery.  On 20 November 2013, Routledge Publishing company published Encyclopedia of African American Religions by Larry G. Murphy, J. Gordon Melton and Gary L. Ward where Rev Thomas Huntley was mentioned. In a family book created Maddox family members, Elizabeth was called Dr. Elizabeth Huntley in it.
  6. FLORA MADDOX was born 11 Nov 1906 in Putnam County, Georgia and in 1910, was recorded on the federal census in her parents’ household living in Half Acre, Putnam County as Flora Maddox, daughter, age 3. In 1920, she was recorded once on the federal census in her parent’s household unlike the rest of her family who were recorded twice that year in 2 different election districts.  She was enumerated in district 0152 as 13 years old and able to read and write. It must have been then when she graduated from Bertha Allen elementary school, according to oral family history and continued to Tallapoosa High School where she graduated from likely in 1924.   That same year, at age 18, she married Henry REID, Jr on 30 Nov 1924 in Putnam County, GA. He was born about 1902 in Georgia and was the son of Henry Reid and Rhoda Pressley Reid.  Within months, they moved to Atlanta and joined St. Mark A.M.E. Church, then located at 33 Chestnut Street. Eventually Henry Reid became the first president of the usher board.  On 4 April 1930, Flora and Henry were recorded together on the federal census in Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia at 91 Parsons St. SW. in her older sister and brother in law Georgia and Thomas Jackson with their children and with her other sister Ollie Trimble and her husband. She worked as a clerk order in a cotton factory and Henry worked as a laborer at a pipe company.  Their daughter Thelma T Reid was recorded as 4 years and 6-month-old.  In 1940, Henry was recorded on the 1940 federal census living in Atlanta “at 1293 Hunter Or Mosley” which they rented for $8 a month. He worked as a laborer in construction and worked 48 hours between 24 March 1940 and 30 March 1940 and earned $200 for the 41 weeks he worked in 1939.   He reported no other sources of income and his highest level of education reported in the 1940 census was 8th Grade Elementary School.  He was recorded on the census with a woman named Mary which may have been an error and the woman was Flora.  She worked as a maid for a private family and worked 63 hours between 24 March 1940 and 30 March 1940.  She earned $300 for the 52 weeks she worked in 1939.  She also reported no other sources of income and her highest level of education reported in the 1940 census, was 8th Grade Elementary School.  Their household included their 12-year-old daughter Thelma Reid. On 16 October 1940, Henry registered for the draft of World War Two (WWII) in Atlanta and was described as dark brown complexion, 5 feet 6 inches tall, 140 pounds in weight with brown eyes and black hair. He was 34 years old and his birthday and place of birth were recorded as 10 July 1916 in Eatonton.   His address was recorded as 1295 Hunter Road in Atlanta where he lived with his wife listed as Mrs Flora Ann Reid who was listed as his next of kin. He was recorded working at Atlanta Linen Supply Company in Atlanta, and he reported to Frank Brooks. In 1944, they were recorded in the city directory living in Atlanta at 843b Harwell NW and Henry was recorded as a defense worker.  In 1940, her mother, Lizzie and siblings and nieces were recorded in the same building but in unit A and in 1943, they were recorded in her brother Texas’s household at 844 Harwell NW. Her brother Jimmie Lee Maddox recorded at the same address. Eventually Flora found work in a photography studio and at some point, and she and her daughter owned and operated drycleaner plant for nineteen years on Simpson Avenue in Atlanta.  Flora and Henry resided at 35*6 Adkins Rd when he passed away on 18 Sep 1988 in Atlanta.  That was the same address that Flora’s sister Roxie resided when she passed away in Atlanta on 24 Sep 1983.  Flora was living in Atlanta and still a member of St. Mark A.M.E. Church in November 2005 when Margaret D. Jackson a writer for The Vineyard News wrote a tribute to Flora Maddox Reid.  Two years later, on 22 Dec 2007, Flora passed away in Atlanta.
  7. OLLIE MADDOX was born about 1909 in Half Acre, Putnam County Georgia and in 1910, was recorded on the federal census in her parents’ household living in Half Acre, Putnam County as Ollie Maddox, daughter, age 1. In 1920, she was recorded twice on the federal census in her parent’s household; once as Ollie Maddox, daughter, age 14. not able to read or write and living on a farm in Eatonton on East Harris Street, in enumeration district 0153, while in the other, she was recorded as 10 years old, able to read and write and was in enumeration district 0152.  Around 1925, as teenager, she moved to Atlanta with her family where she joined St. Mark church and eventually served as musician. She married Orrell H TRIMBLE around 1928.  He was born about 1900 in Georgia.   In 1930, they were recorded together on the federal census in Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia at 91 Parsons St. SW. in her older sister and brother in laws Georgia and Thomas Jackson with their children and with her other sister Flora Reid’s family.  Orell was employed as a laborer in the truck farming industry and Ollie was employed as a machine Operator at the Bag Factory. They were both able to read and write. Orrell may have passed away or they went their separate ways and she met and married McKinley “Mac” GRIGGS. He was the son of Thomas Griggs and Mary Taylor Griggs who were married in Putnam County on 1 May 1892 and lived in Jasper County, Georgia before moving to Atlanta between 1920 and 1930.  His younger sister Laura Griggs who later became the widow of Will B. Stovall also later married Eunice Woodrow Branch, the son of Mary Emma Delaney Thomas who was Ollie Mae’s first cousin.  In 1935, they were recorded in the city directory living at 14 Taliaferro NW and he worked as a porter.  In 1932 and 1933, he was recorded in the directory living at 1028 Beckwith and working as a porter at Standard Oil Company.  In 1936 Ollie and McKinley who was called Mac was recorded in the city directly living at 22 Taliaferro NW with him working as a laborer.   In 1937, Mckinley Griggs was recorded in the city directory working as a porter at Standard Oil Company and in 1938, he and Ollie were recorded in the directory living at 43 Taliaferro NW and he working as a porter at Standard Oil Company. In 1940 was recorded in the city directory living in her mother’s household at 843A Harwell St her sister Roxie Maddox, her brother Jimmie Lee Maddox and his wife, Lula Jones.  Her husband may have been the Mckinley Griggs recorded in the 1940 federal census as an inmate at Milledgeville State Hospital in Midway, Baldwin County, Georgia. She died on 12 Feb 1942 in Fulton, Georgia.
  8. JAMES JIMMIE” L MADDOX was born after Jul 1911 likely in Half Acre, Putnam County Georgia where his family lived in 1910 before he was born. In 1920, he was recorded twice on the federal census in his parent’s household as not able to read or write; once as age 11 and living on a farm in Eatonton on East Harris Street, in enumeration district 0153, while in the other, he was recorded as 8 years old and in enumeration district 0152. Around 1925, as teenager, he moved to Atlanta with his family where he according to oral family history, joined St. Mark church and eventually joined a quartet performed in various programs at the City Auditorium, local churches and St. Mark AME Church which he belong to and had moved to Barge Road in Atlanta, Georgia. During his membership at St. Mark, Jimmie Lee served as choir leader for 25 years and was a member of the Progressive Gospel choir, Choir #1, and the Male Chorus. In 1930, he was recorded in his mother’s household as 19 years old on federal census living in Atlanta at 314 Henry Street SW where he also lived with his sister Kiffie Maddox and 2 nieces from his late sister Charsie Johnson recorded as Grace Maddox and Melbur.  Jimmy was recorded on the census working common labor doing odd jobs. In 1932, he was recorded in the city directory living in Atlanta at 314 Henry and working as a laborer and in 1933 he was recorded in the directory living at 1001 Hunter NW and working as a laborer. In 1934, he was recorded in the city directory living at 9931/2 Hunter NW and working as a laborer  He met and married Lula JONES who was born 1 Jun 1912 in Bibb County, Georgia to  Johnnie Jones and Leola Simmons Jones and was adopted by Oliver and Cleo Floyd who were recorded with Lula and her sister Charity Jones in their household as their adopted daughters on the 1930 census in Atlanta  In 1939, she was recorded in the city director living at 843 Harwell NW and working as a machine operator at N & McCo. In 1940 she was recorded in the directory living at the same address and working as a machine operator at Pioneer Manufacturing Company.  They were also recorded in the directory together living at 843B Harwell and him working as a factory worker.  That same year, 1940, Jimmy and Lula were recorded on the federal census in his mother’s household in Atlanta at 843A Harwell St where they help to pay $10 a month. He reported working 50 hours the week of 24 March 1940 to 30 March 1940 as a laborer for a manufacturing company and in 1939, he earned $234 for the 26 weeks he worked. His highest level of education completed was 2 years of high school.  Lula worked as a laundress working on her own account for private families and reported worked 30 hours between 24 March 1940 and 30 March 1940. She earned $260, for the 52 weeks she worked in 1939.  Her highest level of education completed was 1 year of high school.  In 1941, Jimmy and Lula were recorded in the city directory living in Atlanta at 843B Harwell and him working as a laborer and Lula was also recorded working as a maid at 363 4th  Jimmy’s mother Lizzie was also recorded in the directory living at the same address that year. In 1942, he was recorded in the city directory as Jimmy Maddox living at 932 Mayson and Turner Avenue NW in Atlanta. His mother Lizze was also recorded in the same household. This must be when he owned “a little barbecue “joint” on Mason Turner Road at one time” according oral family history written about in the Griffin Maddox Family book about 2015. In 1943, Jimmy and Lizzie were recorded together in the city directory living at 932 Mayson and Turner Avenue NW in Atlanta with him working at a restaurant located at 812 Hunter SW.  Lula was also recorded separately in the directory working as a helper and her address was recorded as 843A Harwell NW.  In 1944 they were recorded twice together in the city directory living in Atlanta at 844 Harwell NW; once with him recorded working as a labor and the other with him recorded as Jimmie L Maddox working as trucker for Southern Railroad.  His mother Lizzie was recorded at the same address that year in the directory and his brother Texas was recorded living there the previous year in 1943.  In 1945, Lula Maddox was recorded in the city directory living at the same address at 844 Harwell NW and worked as a helper for The Krystal.  In 1947, was recorded in the directory living at 843b Harwell NW and working at Fickett and Brown Manufacturing Company as a “ctr”.  According to oral family history he worked there as a map maker and in 1948 he was recorded in the directory at the same address and working as a driver at a company whose name was not recorded. His mother was recorded in the household in each year.  In 1950 and in 1951, he and Lula were recorded together in the city directory living in Atlanta at the same address 843b Harwell NW with him working as a laborer at Atlanta Joint Terminal in 1950 and in 1951 with him working as a janitor at Franklin Simon. According to oral family history, he worked there as a porter. Lula was recorded separately in both years working as a sewing machine operator at Fulton Trousers. James’s mother Lizze was also recorded in the household in 1950 but not in 1951. Jimmie resided at 34*0 Fairlane Drive, N.W. in Atlanta when he passed away in Atlanta on 1 Feb 1973. Lula passed away the following year on 3 Jan 1974. 

Ida Mae MADDOX DELANEY and Her Descendants

IDA MAE MADDOX was born on 08 Apr 1874 in Half Acre, Putnam County, Georgia on the plantation of John A. Reid. She was recorded as the fifth child of Alfred Maddox and Josephine Smith Maddox. On the 1880 federal census, she was recorded as 6 years in her parents’ household with her siblings. At 20 years old, she married James “Jim” DELANEY, son of Alex DELANEY and Luvinia Haynes, on 26 Dec 1894 in Putnam, Georgia. He was born about 1858 in Georgia. In 1896 and in 1897, he was recorded in Patrick on the Georgia Property Tax Digest working as a farmer for J.R. Hudson and owned $10 of horses, cattle, mules and stock of all kind.  In 1898, he was recorded in Patrick on the Georgia Property Tax Digest owning $10 of horses, cattle, mules and stock of all kind and 1899, he was recorded in Patrick in the Tax Digest owning $5 of household and kitchen furniture.  In 1900, he was recorded on the tax digest in Patrick owning $10 of horses, cattle, mules and stock of all kind and $10 of household and kitchen furniture. Ida and James were recorded on the 1900 federal census living in a rented house in Patrick. He worked as a farm laborer and unlike Ida, he was not able to read or write. Ida was recorded as having 3 children born but only 2 of them living. Their household included their 2 living children recorded as Mary E Delany age 3 and Otis Delany recorded as 1 month. In 1903, James Delaney only paid a poll in Patrick and owned no property and in 1906 he was recorded in the tax digest owning $50 of horses, cattle, mules and stock of all kind. In 1908, he only paid a poll in Patrick and owned no property and in 1910, he and Ida were recorded on the federal census living on a rented farm in Patrick on Eatonton & Godfrey Road.  He worked as a general farmer who employed other farmers.  He was able to read but not write.  Ida was recorded as working as a farm laborer on their home farm.  She was able to read and write and recorded as the mother of 8 children born but 6 of them living.  Their household included their 6 children recorded as: Emma Delany age 14 working as a farm laborer on their home farm, able to read and write and attended school. She was Mary E Delaney in the 1900 census; Otis Delaney age 10, working as a farm laborer on their home farm, able to read and write and attended school; Iola Delaney age 6 and attended school; Percy Delaney age 4; Hulon Delaney age 2 and 1 month old John Delany.  They lived near Ida’s sister Carrie Haynes. In 1920, Ida and James were recorded on the federal census living on a rented farm in Tompkins, Putnam County, Georgia. He worked as a general farmer on his own account and Ida was recorded working as a farm laborer on the home farm. James recorded as Jim was not able to read or write and Ida was able to do both. Their household included their children: Otis Delaney age 19 was recorded working as a farm laborer on the home farm and able to read and write; Nellie Delaney age 16 was recorded as their daughter even though she was their daughter in law married to Otis and was recorded working as a farm laborer on the home farm and able to read and write; Percy Delaney   age 15, was recorded working as a farm laborer on the home farm, attended school and was able to read and write; Hulon recorded as Hula Delaney age 10 and working as a farm laborer on the home farm, attended school and was able to read and write; John Brown Delaney recorded as age 7 and 10 months, attended school and was able to read and write; Thomas Delaney recorded as age 5 years and 9 months and was able to read but not write.  The household also included their grandchildren from their daughter Mary Emma who married Cary Simon in 1915. They were Ruby L Simon recorded as age 4 and Frank Simon recorded as age 2.  They lived next door Ida’s sister Hattie Mae Maddox Griffin and her family.  In 1930, they were recorded on the federal census living on a rented farm in Patrick at 18 Plantation Road living next door to her son Percy Delaney who was recorded at 17 Plantation Road. Initially, Ida was listed as the head but later crossed out and listed as wife.  She was recorded as working as a general farmer on her own account. Jim who was recorded as 75 years old had no occupation listed. Their household included 3 of their sons: Hulon Delaney recorded as 24 years old and working as a laborer for a planning company; John recorded as J B Delaney age 22 and working as a laborer for a planning company and Thomas Delaney age 18 who had no occupation. On 20 Jan 1933, James Delaney passed away in Eatonton after having a stroke. William Haynes who was married to Ida’s late sister was the coroner’s informant.  He listed Jim’s father’s as Alex Delaney but listed Jim’s mother as Adeline Haynes which is his own mother’s name.  Her name was Luvina Haynes. He was buried at Reid’s Chappell Cemetery. According to the 1940, federal census Ida was living in rural Newton County, Georgia in 1935 and in 1940, she and 3 of her grandchildren were living in Atlanta at 787 Dond Street in the home of JH Gaines, a preacher at the city church. She had no occupation and the highest level of education recorded for her was 3rd grade elementary school. She was also recorded in the city directory that same year in 1940 living at 14b Emadel NW in Atlanta. Her son Hulon Delaney and his wife Annie and her sons recorded as J.B Delaney working as a waiter at Piedmont Hospital and Thomas Delaney workings as a porter at Polk Musical Supply Company. In 1942, Ida was recorded in the city directory living at 119 Taliaferro Ave NW apartment 407 in Atlanta and working as a maid. In 1944, 1945, 1947, 1948, 1950 and in 1951, Ida Mae Delaney was recorded in the city directory as Ida B Delaney and as Ida Delaney living at 848B Harwell NW where her son John B Delaney and his wife Verlie Mae Delaney also called Berta in 1951. In 1945, Ida was recorded in the directory working as a maid and in 1948, she was recorded as the widow of James Delaney. In 1951, the household also included someone named Coffee Delaney.  In 1957, Ida Mae Delaney was recorded in the city directory living in at 99 Stafford NW in Atlanta with her son Johnny and Verlie Delaney were also recorded in the household.  She was a resident of Marietta, Cobb County, Georgia when she passed away on Floyd County, Georgia on 11 Jun 1966. According to family records, she was a member of West Hunter Baptist Church, then at the corner of Chestnut and Hunter Street.

James “Jim” DELANEY and Ida Mae MADDOX had the following children:

  1. MARY EMMA DELANEY was born in Sep 1896 in Putnam County, Georgia. She was recorded as 3 years old on the 1900 federal census living in her parent’s household in Patrick. In 1910, she was recorded on the federal census as 14 years old living on her parent’s rented farm in Patrick on Eatonton & Godfrey Road. She worked as a laborer on her home farm. She attended school at the same time and was able to read and write.  She married Cary SIMON, son of Mattie SIMON, on 25 November 1915 in Putnam, Georgia. He was born on 25 Dec 1895 in Georgia. On 5 June 1917, Cary registered for the draft of World War One in Eatonton. He was described as medium build and height with dark brown eyes and black hair.  He was employed at the Carpenter Lumber Company and claimed a wife and 2 children to support.  In 1920, the were recorded on the federal census living in Covington, Newton County, Georgia at 523 Washington St which they rented.  He worked as a laborer for an oil mill. She was recorded as Mamie Simon and they were both able to read and write. The household included 23-year-old Ailsie Griggs who was recorded as their board and as married. Their 2 children Ruby L Simon age 4 and Willie Frank Simon age 2, were recorded in her parent’s household in Tompkins, Putnam County.  Their youngest daughter Essie Simon was not recorded in either household. Mary Emma and Cary were likely divorced by 1925 when she married Abe BRANCH on 04 Apr 1925 in Putnam County, Georgia. He was born about 1902 in Georgia. In 1930, she and Abe were recorded living in Atlanta at 77 Howell Street that they rented for $6 a month. He worked as a laborer doing odd jobs for wages and she worked as a Laundress. Their son Ernest Branch age 7 was recorded in the federal census in their household that year. Her older children with Cary Simon were not recorded in the household nor were her 8-year-old son Eunice W Branch. On 16 October 1940, she was recorded as Mae Emma Thomas living at 29 Taliaferro Street when her son Willie Frank Simon registered for the draft of World War Two. In 1941, she was recorded in the city directory as Emma Thomas living at 29 Taliaferro Street in Atlanta with William Thomas recorded as her husband and in 1944 and in 1945, they were recorded living at 675 Rhodes NW and he was recorded as a laborer in 1945.  On 1 Aug 1959, she passed away in Fulton County, Georgia.
  2. OTIS DELANEY was born 15 Apr 1900 in Patrick, Putnam County, Georgia. He was recorded as 1 month old on the 1900 federal census living in his parent’s household in Patrick. In 1910, he was recorded on the federal census living on his parent’s rented farm in Patrick on Eatonton & Godfrey Road. He worked as a laborer on his home farm. He attended school at the same time and was able to read and write.  On 08 Jun 1919, he married Nellie DUNN, the daughter of in Stephen and Sylvester Dunn in Putnam County. She was born about 1902 in Georgia likely in Donegal in Putnam County where her parents were recorded on the 1900 federal census.  In 1920, Otis and Nellie Delaney were recorded in his parent’s farm in Tompkins, Putnam County where they both worked as laborers on the home farm. He was recorded as 19 and she was recorded as 16 years old and they both were able to read and write.  In 1928 and in 1929, they were recorded in the city directory living in Atlanta, Georgia at 831 Ashby Place NW and he was recorded working as a helper in 1928. In 1929, he was recorded as a porter and she as a maid. In 1930, they were recorded on the federal census living at 831A Ashby Place NW in Atlanta in the household of Eddie Ross Randall born about 1892 and they were recorded as his uncle and aunt. Eddie’s mother Caroline may have been one of Nellie’s father’s older children from his first marriage. One of her niece Estella Dunn from one of her older siblings married Emmett Griffin, who’s late uncle Warren Griffin was married to Otis’s aunt Hattie Maddox Griffin.  Otis was recorded as working a Truck Driver for the Map Factory and she was recorded as a cook for a private family. They were both able to read and write. In 1933, Otis and Nellie were recorded in the city directory together living in Atlanta at 951 Camilla SW and he was recorded working as a driver. In 1934 and in 1935, they were recording in the directory living at 970 Beckwith SW in Atlanta and he was recorded working as a driver.  In 1939 and 1940, Otis and Nellie were recorded together in the city directory living at 27 Griffin NW. In 1939, he was recorded working as a chauffeur and in 1940, he was recorded as a laborer and Nellie as a maid. In 1940, they were also recorded together on the federal census living at the same address in Atlanta which included 3 other units and where they paid $10 a month to rent. Between 24 March 1940 and 30 March 1940, they both work 70 hours for private families. He worked as a chauffeur and she as a maid.  He earned $520 for the 52 weeks he worked in 1939 and she earned $306 for the 51 weeks she worked. Their highest level of education was reported on the census as 5th grade elementary school. In 1941 and in 1942, Otis and Nellie were recorded in the city directory living at 27 Griffin NW. In 1941, he was recorded as a laborer and in 1942, he was recorded as a butler at 927 Oakdale Road. On 25 Mar 1942 Nellie passed away in Fulton County. In 1947 and in 1948, he was recorded in the city directory living at 99a Chestnut NW with Mable Delaney as his wife and him working as a laborer for General Foods in 1947 and a chauffeur in 1948.  In 1950 and in 1951, he and Mattie B Delaney (probably the same Mable) recorded as his wife, were listed in the city directory living at 99A Chestnut NW in Atlanta and he was recorded as a driver in 1950 and as a chauffeur in 1951. On 14 Jul 1953, Otis Delaney passed away in Fulton County, Georgia.  In 1960 Mrs Mattie Delaney was recorded in the city directory living at 99a Chestnut NW and of Hollywood Studio (Mrs Virginia L DeLaney) of 1082 Shelby Place SE.  Mattie was probably the Mattie Delaney who passed away in Fulton County on 21 Feb 1977.
  3. LEOLA DELANEY was born on 30 Jan 1904 in Eatonton, Putnam, Georgia. In 1910, she was recorded on the federal census as 6 years old living on her parent’s rented farm in Patrick on Eatonton & Godfrey Road.  At age 14, she married Major “Green” REID, son of Major Reid and Mary Jane Green, on 23 Dec 1918 in Putnam County. Both of Major’s parents can trace their ancestors to slaves on the Reid plantations.  Major was born about 1898 in Patrick, Putnam, Georgia. In 1920, they were recorded on the federal census living in Patrick. He was recorded as a general farmer working on his own account and was not able to read or write. She was recorded as a farm labor on the home farm and she was able to read and write. Their household included their 4-month-old son, Robert H Reid and their 7-month-old cousin, Eunice Lee Walker.  Major’s parents lived in separate households near his household and his mother Mary Jane Green and sister Mattie Reid were recorded living next door.  In 1940, Leola and Major were recorded living in Brick Store, Newton County, Georgia on a rented farm on Graves Road. He worked as a farm operator and was recorded working 40 hours between 24 March 1940 and 30 March 1940. He reported no income for the 52 weeks he worked in 1939. His highest level of education was 2nd grade elementary school. He died on 24 Nov 1962 in Covington, Newton County, Georgia. Their household included their son: Ernest Reid recorded as 19 years old and as an unpaid family worker.  He worked 40 hours between 24 March 1940 and 30 March 1940. He reported no income for the 44 weeks he worked in 1939. His highest level of education was 4th grade elementary school. He was reported as being unemployed for 8 weeks in 1940 up to March 30, 1940; their daughter Annie Mae Reid age 15 who attended school, Eddie Reid age 12 who attended school and Johnnie Reid age 10 who attended school. Their son, Robert lived next door with his family. On 14 February 1942, Major Reid registered for the draft of World War Two in Covington while he and Leola and their family lived in Social Circle, Walton County, Georgia.  He was described as black complexion, 5 feet 9 inches and 180 pounds with brown eye color and black hair color and listed Leola as his next of kin. He was employed by Mrs Ollie Mae Stanton Lewis in Social Circle. On 24 Nov 1962 Major Reid passed away in Covington and on 01 Aug 1985 Leola Reid passed away in Social Circle, Walton County,
  4. PERCY DELANEY was born on 02 Feb 1905 in Eatonton, Putnam County, In 1910, he was recorded as 4 years old on the federal census living on his parent’s rented farm in Patrick on Eatonton & Godfrey Road. In 1920, he was recorded in his parent’s farm in Tompkins, Putnam County where he worked as a laborer on the home farm. He was recorded as 15 and was able to read and write.  On 01 Oct 1925, he married Leila Lita GRIFFIN, the daughter of John Wesley Griffin and Hattie Green Griffin born in Nov 1904 in Eatonton. Leila’s uncle Warren Griffin had been married to Percy’s aunt Hattie Maddox Griffin since before either one of them were born. Percy and Leila had one child together that lived and another that died.  Leila died in Eatonton from complications of childbirth. Their infant daughter was born and died 6 days prior after her birth on 25 Sep 1925. Leila was buried at Hunts Chappell Cemetery where their infant daughter was likely also buried.  Percy married Mattie Lizzie REID, the daughter of Major Reid and Mary Jane Green, on 04 Feb 1928 in Putnam County, Georgia. Her brother Major was married to Percy’s sister Leola Delaney. Both of Mattie’s parents can trace their ancestors to slaves on the Reid plantations as well as the Griffin family.  Mattie was born about 1909 in Putnam County. In 1930, Percy and Mattie were recorded living in Patrick at 17 Plantation Road next door to his parents who lived at 18 Plantation Road.  They paid $6 a month rent for the farm. Their household included his 2 daughters: 4 years and 11-months-old, Christine Delaney who he had with Leila Griffin and 3 years and 2-months-old Mildred Delaney who he had with Mattie Reid.  Percy worked as a general farmer on his own accounts. In 1940, they were recorded on the federal census living on a farm in Eatonton on Reids Chapel Road where they paid $2 a month to rent. He worked as a tenant farmer on his own account and was recorded working 50 hours between 24 March 1940 and 30 March 1940. He reportedly earned no income for the 52 weeks he worked in 1939.  He reported other sources of income and his highest level of education recorded was 3rd grade elementary school. Her highest level of education recorded was 5th grade elementary school. Their household included his children recorded as: Christine Delaney age 16 who was attending school at the time and her highest level of education recorded was 5th grade elementary school; Mildred Delaney age 11 who was attending school at the time and her highest level of education recorded was 4th grade elementary school; James H Delaney age 9 who was attending school at the time and his highest level of education recorded was 1st grade elementary school and Ida Belle Delaney age 2.  The household also included a lodger Clarence Griffin age 13.  He was the son of Clarence Griffin Sr and Estelle Burke.  Clarence Griffin Sr’s late uncle Warren Griffin had married Percy’s aunt Hattie Mae Maddox Griffin over 40 years prior. Percy and Mattie lived next door to Julius Peters who also married into the Griffin family but twice. On 29 Jul 1963, Percy was a resident of Putnam County when he passed away in Fulton County, Georgia. At some point, Mattie moved to Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio where her daughters Mildred and Ida Bell moved to along with her stepdaughter Christine Delaney Starke who she likely considered her own daughter.  On 02 Jan 1968, she passed away in Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio.
  5. HULON DELANEY was born about 1908 in Putnam County, Georgia likely in Patrick. In 1910, he was recorded on the federal census as 2 years old living on his parent’s rented farm in Patrick on Eatonton & Godfrey Road. In 1920, he was recorded living in his parent’s farm in Tompkins, Putnam County where he worked as a laborer on the home farm. He was recorded as 10-years-old, attending school and was able to read and write. He married Lennie “Annie” GRIFFIN on 20 Jan 1925 in Putnam County. She was born about 1912 in Putnam County and was the daughter of Willie and Lennie Griffin.  In 1930, he was recorded on the federal census living in his parent’s rented farm in Patrick at 18 Plantation Road living next door to his brother Percy Delaney who was recorded at 17 Plantation Road.  Hulon Delaney was recorded as single, 24 years old and working as a laborer for a planning company.  His wife was not recorded in the household. In 1940, Hulon was recorded on the federal census living in Atlanta with his wife Annie at 22 Taliaferro St NW which they rented for $8 a month. His cousin Ollie Griggs was recorded in the directory at the same address in 1936.  Hulon was recorded working as a” Pipe Fitter” in the foundry industry where he worked 45 hours between 24 March 1940 and 30 March 1940 and in 1939, he earned $500 for the 50 weeks he worked.  His highest level of education was 4th grade elementary school and her highest level completed was 3rd grade.  Their household included their 2 sons: Roy Delaney age 11 and Freddie Delaney age 9 and his brother Thomas Delaney age 25. That same year in 1940, Hulon and Annie were recorded in the directory living at 14b Emadel NW in Atlanta. Recorded in the directory also at that address included Hulon’s mother Ida Delaney, his brother J.B Delaney recorded as a waiter at Piedmont Hospital and his brother Thomas Delaney recorded as a porter at Polk Musical Supply Company. In 1941, Hulon and his wife recorded as Annie P Delaney lived at 290 Newport NW in Atlanta and he was recorded working as a construction worker. In 1943, he was recorded in the city directory living in Atlanta at 564 Markham SW and in 1944, he was recorded in the directory living at 973 Ashby Grove SW in Atlanta and he worked as a helper and his wife was recorded as Marie Delaney. She was born in 1922 which made her approximate 22 years old at the time. His late cousin Alonzo Folds’s widow and daughter were recorded at the same address between 1929 and 1937 and 1943 until 1960 which was the last available record. In 1950 and in 1951, he and Marie were recorded in the directory living at rear 353 Thurmond NW and in 1951 he was recorded working as a packer for Balley Supreme Coffee. On 05 Nov 1957 Hulon Delaney passed away in Fulton County, Georgia.  In 1960, his widow was recorded in the city directory as his widow living at 349 Thurmond NW and was called Marie W Delaney.  She was living at 207 Linden Ave NW on 13 Nov 1968 when she passed away in Fulton County.  She was buried on 16 Nov 1968.
  6. JOHN BROWN DELANEY was born on 05 Mar 1910 in Putnam County likely in Patrick. He was recorded as 1 month old on the 1910 federal census living in his parent’s rented farm in Patrick on Eatonton & Godfrey Road. In 1920, he was recorded living in his parent’s farm in Tompkins, Putnam County where he worked as a laborer on the home farm. He was recorded as 7 years and 10 months old, attending school and was able to read and write. In 1930, he was recorded on the federal census living in his parent’s rented farm in Patrick at 18 Plantation Road living next door to his brother Percy Delaney who was recorded at 17 Plantation Road. John recorded as J B Delaney age 22 and working as a laborer for a planning company. In 1940, he was recorded in the directory living at 14b Emadel NW in Atlanta. Recorded in the directory also at that address was his mother Ida Delaney, his brother Percy and his wife Annie and his brother Thomas Delaney who worked as a porter at Polk Musical Supply Company. That same year on 16 Oct 1940, John registered for the draft of World War Two in Atlanta. He was described as dark brown complexion, 5 feet 6 inches tall and 125 pounds with black hair and brown eye color. He lived at 52 Taliaferro Street in Atlanta and worked at Piedmont Hospital at 551 Capital Ave in Atlanta. He listed his wife Verlie Mae Delaney who lived at his same address as his next of kin.  In 1944, 1945, 1947, 1948, 1950 and in 1951, JB Delaney was recorded in the city directory at 848B Harwell NW with his wife Verlie Mae Delaney also called Berta in 1951.  His mother Ida Delaney was also recorded in the directory at the same address in each of those years.  In 1944 and in 1945, he was recorded working as a laborer and in 1947, he was recorded as a laborer for Bailey Supreme Coffee. In 1948 he was recorded in the directory as an employee of Southland Coffee. In 1950, he was recorded as a porter at Bayless [Bailey] Supreme Coffee and in 1951, he was recorded as a Warehouseman at Bailey Supreme Coffee.  In 1957 and in 1960, he was recorded in the city directory living at 99 Stafford NW in Atlanta where his mother was also recorded living. He worked as a packer for Southland Coffee. Verlie was recorded in the city directory in 1960 living at the same address even though he married Minnie Lou HARRIS, daughter of Esco Harris and Evelina Harris, on 20 Oct 1958 in Atlanta, De Kalb, Georgia. Minnie was born on 26 Jun 1912 in Putnam County, Georgia. In the 1980s they lived on Emily Street in Atlanta and in the 1990s they lived on Brooks Ave also in Atlanta. JB Delaney passed away on 01 Jun 1999 in Atlanta, Fulton, Georgia. Minnie Lou Delaney passed away on 21 Nov 2002 in Atlanta, Fulton, Georgia.
  7. THOMAS DELANEY was born on 04 Aug 1912 in In 1920, he was recorded living in his parent’s farm in Tompkins, Putnam County where he worked as a laborer on the home farm. He was recorded as 5 years and 9 months old and was able to read but not write. In 1930, he was recorded on the federal census living in his parent’s rented farm in Patrick at 18 Plantation Road living next door to his brother Percy Delaney who was recorded at 17 Plantation Road. Thomas Delaney age 18 who had no occupation. In 1937, he was recorded in the city directory living in Atlanta at 59 Leach street NW and worked at Polk Musical Supply Company as a porter and in 1938, he was recorded in the directory living at 830 Mitchell SW in Atlanta and also working at Polk Musical Supply Company as a porter.  He was recorded living there with a woman named Mary Delaney recorded as his wife. In 1940 he was recorded in the directory living at 14b Emadel NW in Atlanta. Recorded in the directory also at that address was his mother Ida Delaney, his brother Percy and his wife Annie and his brother J B Delaney.  He was recorded working as a porter at Polk Musical Supply Company. In 1940, Thomas was recorded on the federal census living in Atlanta in his brother’s household at 22 Taliaferro St NW.  He was recorded working as a “porter” for a store where he worked 50 hours between 24 March 1940 and 30 March 1940 and in 1939, he earned $625 for the 50 weeks he worked.  His highest level of education was 4th grade elementary school and her highest level completed was 6th grade. He died on 29 Aug 1984 in Fulton, Georgia.  That same year, on 16 Oct 1940, Thomas registered for the draft of World War Two in Atlanta. He was described as dark brown complexion, 5 feet 8 inches tall, 130 pounds with black hair and eye color and with a scar over his right eye. He lived at 36 Leach Street NW in Atlanta which is exactly where his nephew Willie Frank Simon, son of his sister Mary Emma Thomas, lived when he registered for the draft that same day.  His telephone number was listed as Wal2723 and his wife Ethel Louise Delaney whose address was also 36 Leach Street NW was listed as his next of kin. His supervisor was John C Youngblood and the address of his place of work was 441 West Peachtree Street, NW Atlanta.

Mary Elizabeth MADDOX GRIGGS and Her Descendants

MARY ELIZABETH “Lizzie” MADDOX was born in May 1878 in Half Acre, Putnam County, Georgia. She was recorded as the sixth child of Alfred Maddox and Josephine Smith Maddox. On the 1880 federal census, she was recorded as 2 years in her parents’ household with her siblings and called Elizabeth Maddox. At age 17, she married Charles “Charley” GRIGGS, the son of Samuel Griggs and Mariah Richards Griggs, on 26 Dec 1895 in Putnam County, Georgia.  Charles’s father Samuel was the brother of Hannah Griggs who married Mary Lizzie’s brother, Hampton Maddox on 21 Jan 1886 in Putnam County. In 1900, they were recorded on the federal census living on a rented farm in Ashbank, Putnam County, Georgia.  He was recorded as 24 years old and as a farmer, probably on his own account and she was recorded as 22 years old and a farm laborer.  They were both able to read and write and were recorded as married for 5 years. She was recorded as Mary L. Griggs, a mother of 2 children born alive but with only one of them living at the time. Their household included their 3-year-old son recorded as Henry Griggs born Dec 1896 and a 15-year-old boarder recorded as Milton Rutledge born March 1885 who was able to read and write and worked as a farm laborer. They were recorded next door to her uncle Carter Maddox and his wife Rhoda.  In 1910, they were recorded on the federal census living on a rented farm in Eatonton on Imperial Cotton Mills [road]. He worked as a general farmer who employed other farmers and she worked as a farmer on their home farm.  They were recorded as able to read and write. Their household included their son Henry Griggs recorded as 13 years old and attending school. On 12 September 1918, Charley registered for the draft of World War One in Eatonton and was described as medium height and build with black hair and eye color. He was recorded working as a Shoemaker for Sidney Dennis, in Eatonton.  Sidney Dennis was his stepfather. On15 March 1919, Charley Griggs passed away in Eatonton from lobar pneumonia. His occupation was recorded as a shoemaker and was buried at Mt Gilliard Church Cemetery. His on Henry was the coroner’s informant. In 1920, Mary Lizzie Griggs were recorded on the federal census living in Eatonton in the household of Sidney Griggs as his stepdaughter. Sidney, who was a widower, was recorded as a proprietor of a shoe shop with his widowed mother Almarine/Almarie and widowed sister in-law Harriett Turk also living in the household. Although Harriet Turk’s husband was still living, and she was the daughter of Sidney Mosely and Mattie Spaulding Mosely. In 1930, Mary L. Griggs was recorded on the federal census as a widow living in Eatonton at 213 Marion Street that she rented for $5 a month. She worked as a laundress at her home working on her own account. In 1940 she was recorded as a widow on the federal census as a 62-year-old widow living in Eatonton in and working a washerwoman. She reported working 16 hours between 24 March 1940 and 30 March 1940 and reported earning no income in 1939 but reported other sources of income. Her highest level of education was recorded as 5th grade elementary school.  On 11 Dec 1964, Mrs Mary L Griggs passed away in Putnam County.  She was buried at East Eatonton Cemetery in Eatonton.  Note: Family history suggest that she lived in Atlanta on Ashby Grove. However, it may be possible that they are conflating 2 different woman who were in the family and called Aunt Mary Lizzie into one person. The Mary Griggs who moved to Atlanta was originally Mary Taylor before she married Thomas Griggs in Putnam County on 1 May 1892 and lived in Jasper County, Georgia before moving to Atlanta between 1920 and 1930.  Their son Mckinley Griggs married Ollie Maddox Trimbell, the daughter of Rev. Richard T. Maddox who Mary Lizzie Griggs’s brother. Their daughter Laura Griggs who later became the widow of Will B. Stovall also later married Eunice Woodrow Branch, the son of Mary Emma Delaney Thomas who was Mary Lizzie’s niece. Among living other places in the area, they lived at 250 Ashby Grove NW in Atlanta. She passed away in Fulton County on 3 Nov 1959.

 Mary Elizabeth MADDOX and Charles GRIGGS had the following child:

  1.  WILLIAM HENRY GRIGGS was born on 21 Dec 1895 in Putnam County, Georgia. In 1900, he was recorded on the federal census living in his parent’s household on a rented farm in Ashbank, Putnam County, Georgia. He was recorded as Henry Griggs born Dec 1896 and as 3-years-old. In 1910, he was recorded on the federal census living in his parent’s household on a rented farm in Eatonton on Imperial Cotton Mills [road]. He was recorded as Henry Griggs,13 years old and attending school. On 5 June 1917, Henry Griggs was probably the William Henry Griggs who registered for the of World War One.  He was described as tall, medium build with black hair and eye color.  He worked as a farm laborer and listed in his father as his employer but didn’t list the name. His birthday was recorded as 21 Dec 1895. He was later put on a Lists of Men Ordered to Report to Local Board for Military Duty.  He was enlisted in the army on 1 April 1918 in Eatonton and had been stationed at Camp Gordon, in Chamblee, Dekalb County, Georgia for military training. He served domestically in 157th Infantry Brigade and was promoted to corporal on 10 July 1919. He was honorably discharged on 30 April 1919.  In 1940, he was recorded as Henry Griggs and 42 years old on the federal census and living in Lakeland, Polk, Florida at 1005 N Florida which he rented for $12 a month.  He worked 77 hours between 24 March 1940 and 30 March 1940 as a laborer at a storage garage and in 1939, he reported earning $780 for the 52 weeks he worked that year.  He reported no other sources of income. His highest level of education was 8th grade elementary school.  Annie Griggs recorded as his wife on the census and reported working 40 hours between 24 March and 30 March 1940 as a laundress working on her own account at home. She reported no income for the 52 weeks she worked in 1939 but reported other income sources.  Her highest level of education was 8th grade elementary school.  They were recorded as having resided in Eatonton, Putnam County in 1935.  On 2 Apr 1942, William Henry Griggs and Annie Lee Montgomery were married in Polk County, Florida and on 13 October 1966, William Henry Griggs passed away in Polk County, Florida.

Hattie Mae MADDOX GRIFFIN and her Descendants

HATTIE MAE MADDOX was born on 04 Oct 1880 in Half Acre, Putnam, Georgia, on the plantation of John A. Reid.  She married Warren GRIFFIN, son of Wright GRIFFIN and Clara ADAMS, on 20 Dec 1899 in Patrick, Putnam, Georgia. He was born about 1868 in Rockville, Putnam, Georgia, United States Warren GRIFFIN was born about 1868 in Putnam County. He was my 2 times great grandfather and the seventh child of Wright GRIFFIN and Clara ADAMS.  In 1870, he was recorded as 2 years old in his father’s household on the 1870 federal census in Eatonton likely near the border of Tompkins and Patrick in Putnam County.  On the 1880 federal census he was recorded as 14 years old and living in his father’s household in Patrick around the Tompkins and Eatonton border. He worked as a farm laborer likely for his father and was not able to read nor write.   In 1891, he and his brothers Clark and Washington along with Frank Griffin, son of Willis Griffin and Carter Maddox were recorded on the Tax Digest working for R.A. Reid in Eatonton.  He was employed by County R. Hands [county road hand] in 1893 in Eatonton, E.B. Ezell in Eatonton in 1894 and B. H. Hunt in 1895 in Eatonton.  He paid poll taxes in each of those years and owned no property to tax.  In 1897, he was recorded on the tax digest twice, paying 2 tolls and owned horses, mules, cattle and livestock of all kind valued at $25.  When he was 31, he married my 17-year-old 2 times great grandmother Hattie Mae MADDOX, who was the daughter of Alfred MADDOX (son of Carter Maddox and Leah Reid) and Josephine SMITH (daughter of Harry Reid). See Article: MY GEORGIA ROOTS in Putnam County: Carter Maddox, Leah Reid & The People Who Owned Them.  Warren and Hattie were married on 20 Dec 1899 in Putnam County possibly at Bethel AME Church located in the Tompkins area of Putnam County.  They may have met when her family moved to Patrick near the border of Tompkins and Eatonton.  They arrived there probably around 1895 from Half Acre which was also in Putnam.  The two families probably attended Bethel AME Church and were likely previously connected by them being enslaved by the Reid family and by them both continuing to work for the Reids after emancipation. Warren and Hattie were recorded in Patrick, Putnam County, Georgia on the 1900 federal together with his mother Clara Griffin and nephews Fletcher Collins age 11 and 7-year-old John W. Smith who were both sons of Warren’s sister Parolee. They lived adjacent to Warren’s brother Wesley Griffin and near Hattie’s parents, Alfred and Josephine Maddox.  They also lived in very close proximity to Arthur and Hanna Green who were lifelong neighbors and would soon become Wesley Griffin’s in laws.  Other neighbors who were likely family members such as Phillip Griffin, his son Robert Griffin and Prince Love were also lifelong neighbors.  In 1906, Warren paid 1 poll in Patrick along with Phil Griffin and his son Bob Griffin and was recorded on the tax digest having horses, mules, cattle and other stock of all kinds valued at $60.00 and Plantation and mechanical tools valued at $20.00.  In 1910, Warren was taxed in Eatonton where he paid a poll and owned horses, mules, cattle and stock of all kind valued at $275.00 and plantation and mechanical tools valued $15.00.  He was recorded on the 1910 federal census living in Patrick with his wife Hattie, son Effage Griffin age 9, Mary Griffin age 8, my great grandfather Richard Griffin age 6, Percy Griffin age 4, Warren Griffin age 3 and 1 month old Ivan (Evan) Griffin.  They lived adjacent to the households of Warren sister and brother in law Lizzie and Ike Collins, who lived next door to Parolee Peters who was another of Warren’s sisters. Their neighbors were Lee Lawrence, Crawford Reid, Prince Love and Dave Griffin, son of Phillip Griffin.  Hattie’s parents, Alfred and Josephine Maddox and her uncle Solomon Maddox were also near Warren and Hattie’s household in 1910.  Warren was recorded on the tax digest in 1913 in Tompkins having household furnishing valued at $20, horses, mules, cattle and other stock of all kinds valued at $167.00 and plantation and mechanical tools valued at $10.00. He was recorded in the tax digest in Patrick in 1914 having household furnishing valued at $20, horses, mules, cattle and other stock of all kinds valued at $220.00 and plantation and mechanical tools valued at $25.00 and in 1915 in Patrick having household furnishing valued at $20, horses, mules, cattle and other stock of all kinds valued at $150.00 and plantation and mechanical tools valued at $15.00   In 1920, Warren and Hattie were recorded on the 1920 census living in Tompkins with their children; Effege Griffin recorded as age 18, Rich Griffin recorded as age 16, Percie (Percy) Griffin recorded as age 14,  Warren Griffin recorded as age 12, Ivin (Evan) Griffin recorded age 9, Edward Griffin recorded age 7, Alfred (Albert) Griffin recorded as age 5 and James H Griffin recorded as age 2.  They lived on a farm possibly located between the households of his nephew George Griffin, son of Eli Griffin and his wife Hannah and his wife sister Ida Delaney and her husband Jim Delaney.  In close proximity was the household of his niece Viola Collins, daughter of Washington Griffin and her husband Rich Collins.  Warren died on 22 Nov 1924 in Eatonton, Putnam, Georgia, at age 53 after having a stroke.  His brother Wash Griffin was the coroner’s informant and he was buried at Bethel AME Church Cemetery located in the Tompkins area of Putnam County.  By 1930, Warren’s widow and younger children had moved to Fairplay, Morgan County, Georgia and was recorded on the federal census that year living on a rented farm on the Road Rooming from Walton County Line to Joe Youngs St Harris District Line.  Hattie Griffin was recorded on the  census as 48 years old, son Percy Griffin as 20 years old, son Warren Griffin as 18 years old, son Evan Griffin as 16 years old, son Edward Griffin as age 15 years old, son Albert Griffin as 14 years old, son James Griffin as 12 years old, daughter Lessie Griffin as 10 and her mother Josephine Maddox as 86 years old. Two of her older children had moved to Newark before Warren died in 1924.  Hattie worked as a farmer working on her own accounts and her children working as laborers on it.   By 1940, Warren’s widow Hattie with many of their children moved to Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia.  She was recorded on the federal census that year as 69 and living in her son’s Percy’s household with his wife and children at 175 London Lane.  Her younger children James and Lizzie also lived in the household.  On 13 Jun 1944, Hattie passed away from a stroke in her daughter Lizzie’s home on 1057 Joyce Ave SW in Atlanta where she had been living.  Her son Edward Griffin who lived at 220 Cain Street N.E.was the coroner’s informant. She was buried at Union Spring Cemetery in Rutledge, Morgan County, Georgia.  

 Warren GRIFFIN and Hattie Mae MADDOX had the following children:

  1. EFFAGE GRIFFIN was born on 25 Sep 1901 in Eatonton, Putnam County, Georgia. In 1910, he was recorded as 9 years old on the federal census and living in his father’s household, a farm in Patrick where he worked as a laborer.  In 1920, he was recorded in his parent’s household in Tompkins as 18 years old and unlike his parents he was able to read and write.  He worked as a farm laborer on his father’s home farm.   On 23 Dec 1923, he married Annie Mae EVANS whose maiden name was Gilbert according to family history. She may have been the Annie Mae Gilbert from Bryants in Fulton County, Georgia who was the daughter of Ernest and Pollie Gilbert.  In 1928 he and his wife “Anna” were recorded in the city directory living at and renting 543 Butler in North East Atlanta. He was recorded working as a laborer.  Two years later, he was recorded on the 1930 federal census as 27 years old and living at 341 Meritt Avenue in Atlanta with his wife Annie Griffin who was recorded as 22 years old and their children;  James T Griffin recorded as age 6, Willie Griffin recorded as age 4 and Richard Lee Griffin recorded as age 2.  Effage and Annie paid $15 in rent every month to live there.  Effage worked as a deliveryman for a coal yard that year and in 1933, he and Annie were recorded in the city directory living 543 Butler with him working as laborer.  In 1934, he was recorded in the city directory employed as a Cook for Drennan Food Products.  His address was recorded as 339 Merritt, which he rented. He was recorded in the city directory living at 341 Meritts Avenue, NE and working as a laborer in 1936 and in 1938 he was recorded in the directory living at 341 Merrits working as a cook for Drennan Food Products.   He was recorded in the 1939 and the 1940 city directory living at and renting 341 Merritt Avenue in Atlanta and working as a Cook. He was also recorded on the federal census in 1940 working as a cook for the potato factory (probably Drennan Foods).  He earned $884 for the 52 weeks he worked in 1939.  He was recorded as 38 years old and reported being unemployed for 5 weeks through 30 Mar 1940 and was seeking work.  His wife, Annie Mae was recorded as 33 years old and working as a servant for a private family.  She didn’t work in 1939 but worked 28 hours the week of 24 Mar 1940 through 30 Mar 1940.  Their household included and a 46 year old uncle Augustus Evans  and their children; James Griffin recorded as age 16, Willie Griffin recorded as age 13, Richard Griffin recorded as age 12, Rufus Griffin recorded as age 9 and Annie Mae Griffin recorded as age 2.  Their son James worked as a delivery boy for a retail drug store and earned $20 for the 5 weeks he worked in 1939 and he worked 42 hours the week of 24 Mar 1940 through 30 Mar 1940.  Effage and Annie were recorded on the census that year living at 341 Merrits Avenue paying $12 every month in rent.  In 1941, Effage was recorded in the city directory living at 341 Merritt Avenue with his wife Annie.  He worked at Randall Brothers Inc as a driver. His brother James Griffin was recorded in the directory at the same address in 1941. On 14 Feb 1942, Effage registered for the draft of WWII. He was recorded living at 341 Merrits Avenue in North East Atlanta and listed his wife Mrs E. G. Griffin as his next of kin.  He was recorded working at Randal Brother Coal Co. and described as 5 feet 8 inches tall, weighing 165 pounds with black hair, brown eyes and dark brown complexion. In 1942 he was recorded in the city directory living at 341 Merrits and working as a driver.  In 1943 he and his brother James were recorded in the city directory living at 341 Merritts and he was recorded working as a laborer.  In 1944 Effage and Annie were recorded in the city directory in Atlanta living at 341 Merritt Ave NE with him working as a warehouse man for Armstrong and Cork Co.and in 1945 they were recorded at the same address but with Effage working as warehouse man for J.J. Haines and Co..  In 1947, they were recorded in the city directory living at 341 Merritt Avenue with Effage working as a laborer for Armstrong’s.  His brother James and sister in law Margie were recorded in the directory living at the same address.  In 1948, Effage was recorded living at 341 Merritt working as a janitor and warehouse man for J.J. Haines.  In 1950 he was recorded working as a janitor for J.J. Haines and living at the same address but in 1951 his address was recorded in Atlanta at 267 Bowen Circle SW apt 3.  He worked as a Helper at the Atlanta Paper. Later on, he lived in a duplex which was located on Auburn Ave, across from the birth home of Martin Luther King Jr. Before his retirement in 1984, he worked for Henrietta Eggleston Hospital in Decatur, GA in janitorial services.  Effage’s wife Annie Mae died in Aug 1972 in Atlanta and he died on 10 Oct 1989 in Fulton County. As per family history, which was recorded in the Griffin Maddox Family Book compiled by family members in a year unknown, Effage was buried at Mt. Ephraim Baptist Church in Atlanta
  2. MARY L GRIFFIN was born in 1902 probably on 15 Sep 1902 in Patrick, Putnam, Georgia and in 1910 she was recorded as 8 years old living on a farm on the federal census in her father’s household in Patrick. She married Joseph SASNETT, on 28 Dec 1919 in Putnam, Georgia. Joseph was born 13 Sep 1905 and was from the Johnson, Opposition and Gerard areas of Putnam County.  He was the son of the late Tom Sasnett (son of Irwin Charles Sasnett and Clara Callaway Sasnett) and Roxie James Sasnett Ingrams (daughter of Charlie James and Frances Little Smith). Mary may have met Joseph Sasnett through her first cousin, Lucy Griffin, daughter of Thornton and Eliza Griffin who grew up near Joseph’s family and who married his brother George Sasnett on 28 Nov 1915 in Putnam County.  Mary and Joseph moved to New Jersey around 1921/1922 with Joseph’s brother George Sasnett and his wife (her cousin) Lucy Sasnett, Joseph’s younger sister, Alma Sasnett and Mary’s brother Richard Griffin. As per oral family history, they first lived in Vaux Hall, a black community in the town of Union, Union County, New Jersey.  Mary’s husband Joseph was recorded in the city directory as a laborer living at 272 15th Avenue in Newark in 1925 and in 1926.  In 1929 he worked as a laborer according to the directory and was living in Newark at 35 Charlton Street, next door to his brother George Sasnett and her cousin Lucy Sasnett who lived at 37 Charlton Street. Her husband’s younger brother Charles Sasnett was recorded living in their household that year in 1929.  Mary and Joseph divorced, and she married Clyde PARKER between 1937 and 1939. Clyde was from Waverly, Virginia and born 30 Aug 1900 to Stonewall Jackson PARKER Sr and Louise Carrie JENKINS. Mary and Clyde were recorded on the 1940 federal census together as boarders in a restaurant owner’s residence at 1614 East Mc Elderry Street in Baltimore, Baltimore City, Maryland, which was rented.  Clyde worked in the freight line industry as a stevedore which is a person employed, or a contractor engaged, at a dock to load and unload cargo from ships.  Mary’s first husband Joseph Sasnett had relocated to New Haven, Connecticut and on 5 May 1941 he registered for the draft of WWII there. He was described as 5 feet 6 inches tall, weighing 160 pounds with hazel eye color, black hair, dark brown complexion with scars on his face. He died on 13 Feb 1965 in New York City, New York. In 1942, Mary and Clyde were recorded in the city directory living at 1352 North Gilmore.  Clyde worked as a laborer for Fertilizer Manufacturing Co-op Inc.  According to family history, which was documented in the original Griffin Maddox Family Book, Mary worked as a hairdresser.  In Dec 1969 Mary and Clyde were living in Owings Mills, Baltimore, Maryland when he died. According to the Griffin Maddox family book, Mary died in Baltimore County, Maryland, at John Hopkins Hospital in a year unknown. She may be the Mary Parker found in the U.S., Social Security Death Index for Baltimore, Baltimore City, Maryland, who was born on 15 Sep 1902 and died in Jun 1979 in Baltimore, where she had lived.
  3. RICHARD GRIFFIN, my great grandfather, was born on 15 Aug 1903 in Patrick, Putnam. In 1910, he was recorded as 6 years old on the federal census and living in his father’s household, a farm in Patrick.  In 1920, he was recorded in his parent’s household in Tompkins as 16 years old and unlike his parents he was able to read and write.  He worked as a farm laborer on his father’s home farm.  He arrived in New Jersey around 1921/1923 or so with his sister Mary Griffin Sasnett, their cousin Lucy Griffin Sasnett, and their husbands Joseph and George Sasnett who were brothers. As per oral family history, they first lived in Vaux Hall, a black community in the town of Union, Union County, New Jersey.  In 1924, he was recorded in the city directory living at 56 Warren Street in Newark. Later that year on 7 Dec 1924 in Newark, he married Alma SASNETT, my great grandmother who was daughter of of the late Tom Sasnett (son of Irwin Charles Sasnett and Clara Callaway Sasnett) and Roxie James Sasnett Ingrams (daughter of Charlie James and Frances Little Smith).   Alma Sasnett was from Opposition, Putnam County and was the younger sister of Joseph Sasnett who married Richard’s sister Mary and of George Sasnett who married their first cousin Lucy Griffin.  In 1925, he was recorded in the city directory living at 56 Warren Street in Newark but when his 1 month and 1 week old daughter Beatrice died later that year on 23 Oct 1925, he was living at 97 Prince Street in Newark where he was recorded on the city directory living in 1926 and in 1927 at 97 Prince Street in Newark , where his brother in law George Sasnett lived in 1924 and in 1925.  Richard was recorded working as a laborer in both years (1926 and in 1927).   In 1929 and in 1930, Richard was recorded in the city directory as a laborer living at 148 Charlton Street in Newark, down the street from his brother in law George Sasnett and cousin Lucy Sasnett who lived at 37 Charlton Street.   In 1931 and in 1932 Richard was recorded living at 37 Charlton, probably in his brother in laws household who had been recorded at that same address since 1925 but was recorded that year living next door at 39 Charlton Street.  In 1934, Richard was recorded in the directory as a laborer for the C.W.A. and living at 37 Charlton in Newark. The C.W.A. was probably the New Jersey’s Civil Works Administration projects under the New Deal which was the government’s response (through the W.P.A) to the unemployment crisis brought on by the Great Depression in the 1930s. Workers were assigned sites and assignments to receive income.   In 1935 he was recorded in the directory living at 68 Morton Street in Newark and in 1937 at 116 Prince Street in Newark where they entered and existed through an alley in the back of the building that led to Morton.  Their actual address was 106 Morton Street.  In 1940, Richard was recorded on the federal census as age 37 and living in Newark with his wife Alma recorded as 22 years old and children; Hattie Griffin recorded as age 17, Dorothy Griffin recorded as age 10, Milton Griffin recorded as age 8, James Griffin recorded as age 6 and Edward Griffin recorded as age 4.  Their daughter, 2-year-old Roxie Griffin, my grandmother was not included in the census probably because her brother Edward was recorded on the last line of the page.  They were all recorded living at 116 Prince Street (106 Morton Street) which he rented for $20 every month. He reported not working between the week of 24 March 1940 through 30 March 1940 but reported 0 weeks of unemployment prior to 30 Mar 1940. He also was recorded as seeking work for pay.  In 1939, Richard reported earning $260 for the 24 weeks he worked that year and reported no other sources of income.  In 1941 and 1942, Richard was recorded in the city directory living at 116 Prince Street (106 Morton Street) in Newark and in 1942 he was recorded working for the W.P.A. On 23 Jul 1955 Richard died in Newark, Essex, New Jersey.  He was buried in Linden, Union County, New Jersey at Rosedale and Rosehill Cemetery.  Richard’s widow Alma Sasnett Griffin remained in Newark until she passed away there on 29 Oct 1992.
  4. WARREN “Bot” GRIFFIN was born on 17 Apr 1904 in Patrick, Putnam, Georgia according to family data. In 1910, he was recorded as 3 years old on the federal census and living in his father’s household, a farm in Patrick.  In 1920, he was recorded in his parent’s household in Tompkins as 12 years old and like his parents he was not able to read nor write.  He worked as a farm laborer on his father’s home farm and attended school.  On Friday, January 15th, 1926, he was recorded as a licensed hunter in the Eatonton Messenger the local newspaper in an announcement giving a final warning to all unlicensed hunters, not on their own land letting them know that they were violators of the Georgia Gaming Laws.    In 1930 he was recorded as 18 years old on the census and was living in Fairplay Morgan County in his widowed mother’s household with his siblings.  He worked as a laborer on his mother’s farm where she sharecropped.  They arrive to that area after the death of his father in 1924 and probably after he was listed as a licensed hunter in 1926. He married Daisy RANDOLPH in the early 1930s probably in Morgan County where his widowed mother had moved the family to before 1930 and on 16 Oct 1940, he and Daisy were in Madison, Morgan County, Georgia when he registered for the draft of WWII.  He recorded his birthday as 2 April 1907 and listed his wife Daisy as his next of kin.  He worked for Lester Peters (probably as a sharecropper) and was described as 5 feet, 6 inches, 160 pounds with brown eyes, black hair, dark brown complexion and a missing front tooth.  As per family history, which was recorded in the Griffin Maddox family book compiled by family members in a year unknown, Warren and his family sharecropped in Morgan County for a “period of time”.  They farmed for Mr.′′Sun′’ Brown′ a white farm owner who they rented a house and a plot of land on which was where Warren grew crops, raised chickens, owned a milking cow and a pig. Over time, Warren realized that the arrangement with Mr. Brown was unfairly balanced in the favor of Mr Brown.  Warren severed his business ties with Mr Brown and moved his family to the Social Circle area of Walton County, Georgia.  According to the Griffin Maddox family book they also sharecropped in Walton County. Warren established a sharecropper relationship with J.C. Studdard who owned a large farm. He also worked as a carpenter for Studdard helping to build houses for him.  In Oct 1974 Warren died in Social Circle, Walton County, Georgia.  Daisy remained living in Social Circle until she died there on 6 Mar 2016. She was 101 years old.
  5. PERCY GRIFFIN was born in 31 Aug 1906 in Patrick, Putnam, Georgia.  In 1910, he was recorded as 4 years old on the federal census and living in his father’s household, a farm in Patrick.  In 1920, he was recorded in his parent’s household in Tompkins as 14 years old and unlike his parents he was able to read and write.  He worked as a farm laborer on his father’s home farm and attended school.   In 1930 he was recorded as 20 years old on the census and was living in Fairplay Morgan County in his widowed mother’s household with his siblings.  He worked as a laborer on his mother’s farm where she sharecropped.  They arrive to that area after the death of his father in 1924.  He married Mary ANDERSON in the 1930s possibly while in Morgan County. They were recorded together in the city directory living at 175 London Lane in Atlanta, Georgia where he worked as a laborer. In 1940 they he was recorded on the census as 33 years old and head of household at 175 London Lane in Atlanta which he rented for $10 a month.  His household included his wife Mary Griffin recorded as age 22, his daughter Leslie Griffin recorded as age 3 and sons Sammie Griffin recorded as age 2 and George Griffin recorded as age 1.  His mother Hattie Griffin recorded as age 59, brother James Griffin recorded as age 25, sister Lizzie Griffin recorded as age 20 and nephew J T Banks, son of Lizzie recorded as age 2 also lived in the household.  Percy was recorded in the census as being employed as a “Dipper” for an Iron Manufacturer and earned $624 for the 52 weeks he worked in 1939. He worked 42 hours between 24 Mar 1940 and 30 Mar 1940.  He reported no additional income. In 1941 and 1942, he was recorded in the city directory living in Atlanta on 176 (175) London Lane and working as a laborer.   His brother Evan was recorded in the city directory at the same address.  That same year on 16 Oct 1940, Percy registered for the draft of WWII in Atlanta.  He was described as 5 feet 6 inches tall, weighing 185 pounds, with black hair and eye coloring and complexion with a scar on his left side.  He lived at 175 London Lane, NE Atlanta with his wife who he listed as his next of kin. He worked for the General Fire Extinguisher Company located at 240 Highland Ave, NE Atlanta.  In 1943, he was recorded in the city directory in Atlanta working as “ship yardman” for Grinnell Co. and lived at 1035 Joyce Ave SW in 1943. 1944 and 1945 with his wife.  Grinell was a company that manufactured piping and mechanical products.  In 1947, in 1948 and in 1950, he and his wife were recorded in the directory living at 1035 Joyce Ave SW with him working as a laborer for Grinnell Co.  In 1951, he and his wife were recorded in the directory living at a 1035 Joyce Ave SW with him working as a packager for Grinnell Co. According to the Griffin Maddox family book they eventually moved to Bowie Street before finally moving to Westview Drive. He died on 19 Apr 1957 in Fulton County, Georgia.  In 1960, his widow was recorded in the city directory living at 980 West View Drive SW.
  6. EVANS GRIFFIN was born on 24 Mar 1910 in Patrick and was recorded 1 month old on the federal census in his father’s household in Patrick that same year in 1910. In 1920, he was recorded in his parent’s household in Tompkins as 9 years and 9 months old and like his parents he was not able to read nor write.  He worked as a farm laborer on his father’s home farm and attended school.  In 1930 he was recorded as 16 years old on the census and was living in Fairplay Morgan County in his widowed mother’s household with his siblings.  He worked as a laborer on his mother’s farm where she sharecropped.  They arrive to that area after the death of his father in 1924. He married Evelyn LITTLE in the late 1930s. In 1941 and in 1942, he was recorded in the city directory living in Atlanta on 176 (175) London Lane which was his brother Percy’s household. In 1943, he and his wife Evelyn were recorded in the city directory in Atlanta living at the rear of 401 Martin SE and worked as a laborer.  In 1944 he and his wife were recorded in the city directory living at the rear of 110 Wesley NE in Atlanta and he worked as a janitor.  In 1947 and 1948, he and his wife were recorded in the city directory living at the rear of 110 Wesley NE in Atlanta and he worked as a laborer for Armstrong Rug which is where his brother Effage had likely once worked (Armstrong Corp).  He died on 24 Nov 1950 in Fulton County, Georgia.  His widow was recorded in the city directory at the same address of 110 Wesley NE in Atlanta in 1951 and in 1960.
  7. EDWARD “CROOK” GRIFFIN was born on 22 May 1912 in Eatonton, Putnam, Georgia and in 1920, he was recorded in his parent’s household in Tompkins as 7 years and 7 months old.  Like his parents he was not able to read nor write but he attended school in the year that the census was taken.   In 1930 he was recorded as 15 years old on the census and was living in Fairplay Morgan County in his widowed mother’s household with his siblings.  He worked as a laborer on his mother’s farm where she sharecropped. They arrive to that area after the death of his father in 1924.  He married Odessa WALKER in the 1930s who was the daughter of Alex Walker and Sally Lou Wright Walker and the sister of Lizzie Walker.  In 1940, he was probably the Edward Griffin who worked as a chauffeur and lived at Brighton Road NE in Atlanta.  In 1941 and in 1942, he was recorded in the city directory with his wife Odessa living in Atlanta living at 220 Cain NE.  He was recorded as a butler in 1941. In 1943, he was recorded in the city directory with his wife Odessa living in Atlanta living at 220 1/2 Cain NE. In 1944 and 1945 he and his wife were recorded in the city directory living at 220 Cain NE and he was recorded working at Ry Exp Agency (Railway Express Agency) both years. Railway Express Agency (R.E.A.) was a national package delivery service that operated in the United States from 1918 to 1975. REA arranged transport and delivery via existing railroad infrastructure. Edward and Odessa moved that same year and was recorded again but living at 119 Taliaferro NW ap 403 with him working for Ry Exp Agency.  In 1947 he and his wife were recorded living at 120 Taliaferro NW apt 403 and he was recorded as working as a helper at Ry Exp Agency. In 1948 and 1950, he and his wife were recorded living at the same address at 120 Taliaferro NW apt 403 and he was recorded as working as a laborer and employee at Ry Exp Agency. In 1951, he and his wife were recorded in the directory living at 120 Taliaferro NW apt 403 and he was recorded as working as a car loader for Ry Exp Agency.  In 1960, he and his wife were recorded in the directory living at 120 Taliaferro NW apt 403 and he was recorded as working as a laborer at Ry Exp Agency.  According to the Griffin Maddox family book he retired from the Railroad Express Agency in 1974. On 22 Jan 1995 Edward died in Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia.
  8. ALBERT “Bralf” GRIFFINwas born on 22 Sep 1914 in Putnam County and in 1920, he was recorded in his parent’s household in Tompkins as 5 years and 6 months old.  In 1930 he was recorded as 14 years old on the census and was living in Fairplay Morgan County in his widowed mother’s household with his siblings.  He worked as a laborer on his mother’s farm where she sharecropped.   They arrive to that area after the death of his father in 1924.  He later married Lizzie WALKER who was the sister of Odessa Walker who married Edward Griffin, Albert’s brother.  They were daughters of Alex Walker and Sally Lou Wright Walker. He was living in Newton County, Georgia when he died on 27 Apr 1990 in DeKalb, Georgia.
  9. JAMES HENRY GRIFFIN was born on 26 Mar 1917 and in 1920, he was recorded in his parent’s household in Tompkins as 2 years and 9 months old.  In 1930 he was recorded as 12 years old on the census and was living in Fairplay Morgan County in his widowed mother’s household with his siblings.  He worked as a laborer on his mother’s farm where she sharecropped.  They arrive to that area after the death of his father in 1924.  On the 1940, he was recorded in his brother Percy’s household at 175 London lane in Atlanta, Georgia. He worked as a porter for the Auto Tire House and worked 40 hours between 24 Mar 1940 and 30 Mar 1940.  He earned $520 for the 52 weeks he worked in 1939 and reported no additional income. On 16 Oct 1940, he registered for the draft of WWII in Atlanta Georgia.  He was living at 175 Londys Lane (London Lane) in Atlanta and listed his mother Hattie Griffin who was also living at the same address as his next of kin. He worked for Goodrich Silverstone Store at 275 Peachtree in Atlanta.  He was described as 5 feet 8 inches tall, weighing 140 pounds, brown eyes, black hair and light brown complexion.  In 1941, he was recorded in the city directory living at 341 Merrits in Atlanta which was his oldest brother Effage Griffin’s household and worked as a delivery man for Lane Drug Stores.  On 9 May 1941, during WWII, he enlisted as a private in the US Army and went to training at Fort Benning, Georgia and was described as 69 inches in height and 131 pounds in weight.  His occupation on the enlistment record was categorized as a porters, n.e.c..  His marital status was recorded as single, without dependents.   He was living at 973 Ashby Grove, SW in Atlanta, which is where members of maternal family had also lived at this address. His first cousin Alonzo Folds and his wife Mary were recorded living there from 1929 until he died in 1935. Alonzo’s widow was recorded at that address in 1937, somewhere else between 1940 and 1943, and back at that address in 1944 until 1960 and James’s other maternal first cousin Hulon Delaney was also recorded living at 973 Ashby in 1944.  James’s marital status at the time was recorded as single, without dependents. In 1942 and in 1943, he was recorded in the city directory living at 341 Merrits in Atlanta which was his oldest brother Effage Griffin’s household and worked as a delivery man for Lane Drug Stores. His organization while in the military was MP DET 484 3rd SU. While in the military he was immunized for smallpox in October 1942, for Tetanus March 1944 and for Typhoid March 1945. He was stationed at Camp Livingston near Alexandra, Louisiana when he was promoted to Staff Sargent. According the the “Griffin Maddox” family book, while stationed in Louisiana, he met and married Marjorie JACOBS who was from Marksville, Louisiana. On 15 June 1945, he qualified as Rifle Cal 30 03 Marksman. He was transferred to stationed in Ft. Lee (Camp Lee), Virginia and was released from the army in 12 Oct 1945. On his separation papers he was described as 5’8″ and 163 lbs with 3 dependents. He spent a total of 4 years, 5 months and 4 days in the Army domestically and received and America Defense Service Ribbon.  He and his family eventually moved to Atlanta.  In 1947 he and his wife Margie were recorded in the city directory in Atlanta living in his brother Effage’s household at 341 Merritts in Atlanta and he was recorded as a service man working for B F Goodrich and Co.  In 1948, he and his wife were recorded in the city directory in Atlanta living at 653 Greensferry Ave SW and he was recorded as a service man working for B F Goodrich and Co.  In 1950, he and Margie were recorded in the city directory in Atlanta living at 653 Greensferry Ave SW and he was recorded as a laborer.  In 1951, James and Margie were recorded in the city directory in Atlanta living at 683 (653?) Greensferry Ave SW and he was recorded working as a porter for the airport terminal. By 1956 James and Margie moved to Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts.  Many of Marjorie’s family had migrated there from Louisiana. In 1958 and in 1959, they were recorded in Roxbury, a neighborhood in Boston living at 15 Elmore and he worked as a porter. In 1960, they were recorded in Dorchester, a neighborhood in Boston living at *** Seaver Street and he worked as a porter for Sears. In 1962, they were recorded in the city directory living in Dorchester, at *** Seaver Street and in 1963, they were recorded living at the same place with him working as a mechanic for Sears (Department Store).  Margie was recorded as working as a maid at MGH (probably Massachusetts General Hospital).  In 1964, they were recorded living in Dorchester, at *** Seaver Street with him working for Sears.  In 1965, they were recorded in Dorchester, living at *** Seaver Street with him working as a mechanic for Sears and Margie working as an employee at MGH. Their son was also recorded in the directory living at the same address and working at MGH.  In 1966, James and Margie were recorded in the city directory living in Dorchester at *** Seaver Street with him working as a mechanic for Sears and in 1967 they  were recorded in the city directory living in Dorchester at *** Seaver Street with him working as a mechanic for Sears and with her working as a medical worker at MGM.  In 1968, in 1969 and in 1970, James and Margie were recorded in the city directory living in Dorchester at *** Seaver Street with him working as a mechanic for Sears.   In 1971, James and Margie were recorded in the city directory living in Dorchester at *** Seaver Street with him working as a laborer and in 1974, 1976, 1977 and in 1981, they were recorded in the city directory living in Dorchester at *** Seaver Street with him working as a security-man for Gilchrist’s. Gilchrist’s was a Boston department store. Its flagship store was at the intersection of Washington and Winter Streets, across from both Filene’s and Jordan Marsh in Downtown Crossing.  They remained on Seaver Street until he died on 28 Nov 1987 in Massachusetts. He was buried at Mount Hope Cemetery in Boston.  Margie still lives in Boston.
  10. LIZZIE NELL GRIFFIN was born on 01 Apr 1920 in Eatonton, Putnam, Georgia and in 1930 she was recorded as 10 years old on the census and was living in Fairplay Morgan County in her widowed mother’s household with his siblings.  She worked as a laborer on her mother’s farm where she sharecropped.  They relocated there after the death of her father in 1924. She was recorded on the 1940 federal census in her brother Percy’s household with her infant son JT Banks at 175 London Lane, NE.  She worked as a maid for a private family and worked 48 hours the week of 24 Mar 1940 and 30 Mar 1940.   She earned $312 for the 52 weeks she worked in 1939 and reported no additional income.  She married AB BANKS around 1940 and in 1941, he was recorded in the city directory living at 242 Baker NE working as a chauffeur.  In 1941, AB and and Lizzie Banks were recorded in the city directory living at 997B Ashby Grove SW in Atlanta and with him working as a driver.  In 1944, they were recorded in the city directory living at 1057 Joyce SW in Atlanta and with him working as a laborer.  Lizzie’s brother Percy lived only doors away at 1035 Joyce SW.  In 1947, 1948 and in 1950, Lizzie and AB were recorded in the city directory living at 1057 Joyce SW in Atlanta and with him working as a driver for the cable company in 1947 and as a plstr (plasterer?) in 1948 and in 1950. In 1951 and in 1960, they were recorded in the directory at the same address and with him working as a laborer each year.  In Apr 1983 they were recorded in the white pages at *** Chenault Place and in 2000 at **** Turner Rd SE in Atlanta, Georgia.   On 1 Nov 2003, Lizzie died on  in Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia and after living at **** Greenleaf Cir SW in Atlanta, AB died on 8 Dec 2009 in Atlanta.

Descendants of Carrie MADDOX HAYNES

CARRIE MADDOX was born in Oct 1884 in Half Acre, Putnam County, Georgia and was recorded as 15 years old on the 1900 federal census in her father’s household in Patrick, Putnam County, Georgia. She is recorded as the eighth child of Alfred Maddox and Josephine Smith Maddox.  She worked as a farm laborer on her father’s home farm and was able to read and write. At 19 years old, she married William HAYNES, the 18-year-old son of Owen Haynes and Adaline Haynes, on 23 Dec 1903 in Putnam, Georgia. They were possibly related Luvina Haynes Delaney who was the mother in law of Ida Mae Maddox Delaney’s Carrie’s sister.  William Haynes was born in Aug 1885 in Georgia. His sister Mary Haynes later married Alonzo Folds who was Carrie’s nephew.  Carrie and William Haynes were recorded on the 1910 federal census together living in Patrick, Putnam, Georgia on a rented farm on Eatonton & Godfrey Road. He was recorded as 28 years old and as a farmer who employed other farmers.  She was recorded as 26 years old and as a laborer on their home farm. They were recorded as being married for 7 years and having 3 children who were all living.  Their children were recorded as Mary Haynes age 6, Willie Mae Haynes age 4 and Adeline Haynes Jr. age 2.  The household also include his widowed mother recorded as Adeline Haynes age 61, his sister Mary Little recorded as 31 years old and as a widow. The household also included his sister’s children recorded as William Little age 19, Major Little age 12 and Owen Little age 10.  Two years later, on 28 Nov 1912, Mary Little married Carrie’s first cousin, Alonzo Fold and he became a father to her children. They lived near her sister Ida Maddox Delaney and her family. In 1920, Carrie and William Haynes were recorded on the federal census living on a farm that they rented in Patrick.  He was recorded as 35 years old and as Bill Haynes.  He was general farmer working on his own accounts and was unable to read or write. She was recorded as 36 years old and a farm laborer.  Their household included their children recorded as Willie Mae Haynes age 14, Perlie Lee Haynes age 12 who was called Adeline Haynes Jr on the 1910 federal census, Sallie Haynes age 10 and Mary Lizzie Haynes age 6.  Carrie’s parents Alfred Maddox recorded as age 87 and Josephine Maddox recorded as age 75 were recorded as a separate visit in the same dwelling. They lived near Lizzie Griffin Collins who was a widow living in her niece’s household and who was a sister in law to Carrie’s sister Hattie Maddox Griffin. They lived next door to Charles Griffin and a woman named Mary living with him as his wife, even though he was still legally married to Pinkey Cartwright Griffin. Mary may have been their daughter who would have been 16 or 17 at the time.   On 07 Nov 1923, Carrie passed away in Patrick, Putnam County, Georgia from septic pneumonia. She and her husband Bill who was the coroner’s informant was living in Eatonton at the time.  She was buried at Bethel Church Cemetery the next day on 8 November 1923.  On 20 Jan 1933, William Haynes was living in Eatonton when he was the coroner’s informant for James “Jim” Delaney who was married to Carrie’s sister Ida Maddox Delaney.  In 1940, he was recorded on the federal census living on a rented farm on the “Side Road To Gholsen Road” in Harrison, Putnam County, Georgia which he rented for $2 a month. He was recorded in the household with his wife Fannie. He worked as a farmer on his own account for 30 hours between 24 March 1940 and 30 March 1940 and earned no income for the 52 weeks her worked in 1939 but reported other sources of income. His highest level of education of 2nd grade elementary school.  

Carrie MADDOX and William HAYNES had the following children:

  1. MARY HAYNES was born about 1904 in Patrick, Putnam County, Georgia. She appeared on the 1910 census as 6 years old living in her parents’ household in Patrick, Putnam, Georgia on a rented farm on Eatonton & Godfrey Road. In 1920, she was probably the Mary Griffin who was recorded as the wife in the household of Charles GRIFFIN Jr, the son of Charles Griffin and Rachel Mathis Griffin who lived next door to them in 1920, according to the census.  They lived on a rented farm in Patrick. He was recorded as mulatto, and they both were employed as a farm laborer for wages and were both able to read and write. Their ages were not recorded on the census and the household included his brother Burt Griffin. Her parents Bill and Carrie Haynes also lived next door with her maternal grandparents recorded in their house. Charles Griffin’s family were from the other side of Putnam County in Opposition.  They moved to Patrick sometime before 1917.  When Charles Griffin registered for the draft of World War One on 5 June 1917 in Patrick, he was called Charlie Nep Griffin and was described as medium height and weight with black hair and eye color. He was recorded working for his father Charlie Griffin as a farmer.  His brother Burt also registered for the draft that same day and listed his father as his employer as well. He was later put on a Lists of Men Ordered to Report to Local Board for Military Duty.  He was enlisted in the army on 19 Jul 1918 in Eatonton and had been stationed at Camp Gordon, in Chamblee, Dekalb County, Georgia for military training. He served domestically in Company C 406 Service Battalion until he was honorably discharged on 15 May 1919. When he passed away on 3 May 1965, he was buried at Hunts Chapel Cemetery in Eatonton and called “Pfc Charlie Nep Griffin” 
  2. WILLIE MAE HAYNES was born on 30 Oct 1906 in Patrick, Putnam County, Georgia. She was called Malinda Haynes on the 1910 census and was recorded as 4 years old living in her parents’ household in Patrick, Putnam, Georgia on a rented farm on Eatonton & Godfrey Road. In 1920, she was recorded in her parent’s rented farm in Patrick as Willie Mae Haynes age 14 working as a farm laborer in the home farm. She didn’t attend school and was not able to read or write. She married Levi REID, son of Crawford Levy Reid and Jane Robison, on 02 Dec 1924 in Putnam County, Georgia, USA. He was born on 09 Jan 1907 in Putnam County probably in Eatonton where his family lived in 1910 and was living in Patrick in 1920. On the 1930, federal census, he was recorded in neighboring Tompkins, Putnam County, Georgia living with Eula Mae Griffin, the daughter of John Wesley Griffin and Hettie Green Griffin as his wife and with their 5-year-old daughter Jury Lee Reid. Levi and Eula Reid remained together until she died in 1876 in Macon, Bibb County, Georgia  Levi died on 25 May 1983 in  
  3. ADELINE “PERLEY LEE” HAYNES JR. was born about 1908 in Patrick, Putnam County, Georgia. She was called Adeline Haynes Jr, named after her paternal grandmother, on the 1910 census and was recorded as 2 years old living in her parents’ household in Patrick, Putnam, Georgia on a rented farm on Eatonton & Godfrey Road. In 1920, she was recorded in her parent’s rented farm in Patrick as Perlie Lee Haynes age 12 working as a farm laborer in the home farm. She didn’t attend school and was not able to read or write. She was probably the Della Haynes who married Sidney Johnson on 07 Dec 1935 in Putnam County. He was the son of Julius and Mary Ann Johnson and was from Madison, Morgan County, Georgia.  In 1930, he was recorded on the federal census living in Rockville, Putnam County with Angelina Griffin, recorded as his wife. In 1940, Adeline and Sidney were recorded on the federal census living in Ashbank in Putnam County on a farm on Greenboro Road rented for $3 a month.  She was recorded as 37 years old and he was recorded as 34 years old. He worked as a farmer on his own account and was recorded working 3 hours between 24 March 1940 and 30 March 1940. He reportedly earned $10 for the 40 weeks he worked in 1939 and reported other sources of income. His highest level of education was 4th grade elementary school. His 3-year-old niece, Bobbie Hadley was recorded in their household and his parents were recorded living next door. Later that same year on 16 Oct 1940, Sidney registered for the draft of World War Two in Eatonton and was called Sidney Bolden Johnson whose birthday was 15 July 1905. He was described as light brown complexion, 6 feet tall, 156 pounds, with black hair and brown eye color and with a “bald place [spot] on his head”.  He worked for himself and listed his wife Della as his next of kin.  The following year in 1941, Della passed away in Putnam County.
  4. SALLIE HAYNES was born about 1910 in Patrick, Putnam County, Georgia where her parents were recorded living on the 1910 federal census. In 1920, she was recorded in her parent’s rented farm in Patrick as 10 years old working as a farm laborer in the home farm. She didn’t attend school and was not able to read or write. In 1940, she was recorded as 22 years old in her father’s farm on the “Side Road To Gholsen Road” in Harrison, Putnam County, Georgia where she worked 20 hours between 24 March 1940 and 30 March 1940 as a farm laborer and was classified as an “Unpaid family worker”. She reported not working or earning income in 1939 and her highest level of education was 4th grade elementary school. 
  5. MARY LIZZIE HAYNES was born about 1914 in Patrick, Putnam County. In 1920, she was recorded in her parent’s rented farm in Patrick as 6 years old working as a farm laborer in the home farm. She didn’t attend school and was not able to read or write. She married Grady JACKSON, son of Will Jackson and May F Jackson, on 04 Dec 1937 in Putnam County, GA. He was born about 1917 in Hawkins, Putnam County, Georgia and by 1930, he was recorded in his adopted family’s home, headed by Josh and Sarah Dennis in Eatonton. In 1940, Mary Lizzie and Grady were recorded on the federal census living on a farm in Eatonton on Rockville Road that he rented for $2 a month.  His occupation was recorded as “Wage Hand” on a farm and according to the census he worked 48 hours between 24 March 1940 and 30 March 1940. He reported working 52 weeks in 1939 earning $192 that and having no other income sources. His highest level of education was 2nd grade elementary school. Mary’s occupation was recorded as a “House Servant” for a private family where she worked 30 hours between 24 March 1940 and 30 March 1940.  She reported earning $156 for the 52 weeks she worked in 1939. Her highest level of education was 3rd grade elementary school.  On 26 Aug 1961 Mary Lizzie passed away in Putnam County and on 31 July 1997 Grady Jackson passed away in Putnam County.

Carter Maddox Jr and Martha Pennamon

Carter MADDOX II was born about 1844 in Patrick, Putnam, Georgia as a slave on the plantation of James Lewis Reid where his mother Leah was also a slave. His father Carter was a slave on the plantation of William Maddox in neighboring Tompkins. He is the apparent second child of Carter MADDOX and Leah REID, two slaves. He had three siblings, namely: Alfred, Ephraim, and Solomon.

In 1850, Carter MADDOX was likely one of the 36 slaves on the plantation of James L. Reid in Patrick, Putnam, Georgia.       He was probably one of the 6-year-old males recorded on the 1850 slave schedule and in 1852 he likely one of the 49 slaves valued together at $23,300 and belonging to James L. Reid in Patrick. He lived in Militia District 369, also known as Half Acre, Putnam, Georgia in 1860 on the plantation of John Alexander Reid, son of James L. Reid as 1 of the 46 slaves there.  He probably the 16-year-old male recorded on the slave register that year. On 1 Jan 1863, the Emancipation Proclamation which was a presidential proclamation issued by President Abraham Lincoln freeing slaves in the south. On Nov 1864 Union General William T. Sherman and his army passed through the area on their “March to the Sea” burning and destroying cotton gins, railroads, and bridge and freeing slaves which included Carter and his family. About 1867, when he was 23, he married Martha PENNEMON, the daughter of Anthony Pennemon likely in Half Acre, Putnam County, Georgia. Prior to their marriage, Martha Pennemon had a son named Morris Griffin with Eli Griffin in 1861 during the very last years of slavery. Her maiden name was provided by the death certificates of her children. On 25 Aug 1870, he was recorded on the federal census living on the plantation of John Alexander Reid, son of James Lewis Reid in Half Acre, Putnam County, Georgia with his wife, children, and brother Solomon Maddox. They lived next door to his brother Alfred Maddox and his family.  In 1872, he was recorded on the Georgia Property Tax Digest living in Half Acre and was employed by John A. Reid, who was the son of James Lewis Reid, son of Alexander Reid who died in 1832. Others who worked for John Reid were William Dudley, George Griggs, Sam White, Evan Burner [Eber Burney], Emanuel Green and Steve Cox. He was recorded on the tax digest having paid a 1 poll tax. In 1875, he was recorded on the Georgia Property Tax Digest living in Half Acre and was employed by John A.Reid with his brother Alfred Maddox along with Leroy, Fred, Elber, Jack and Isaac Griggs, Henry and Anderson Purifoy, Thomas Dudley, the wife of Clem Singleton, Elbert Burney, Toyer Sadler, Nick Bates, Henry Jacob Randal, Ransom Vincent, Tom Cobb and Lucious and Taylor Holt. He was taxed on 1 poll and on $75.00 of personal property. In 1876, he was recorded on the Georgia Property Tax Digest living in Half Acre and was employed by John A Reid with brothers in addition to Fred, Elbert and Clem Griggs, John, Henry and Anderson Purifoy, Thomas Dudley, Lee and Isaac Singleton, Elber Burney, Jacob Randal, Silas Moore, Tom Cobb, Lucious and Taylor Holt, James Clements and Julius Meriweather. He was taxed on $50.00 of personal property and paid a poll. In 1877, he was recorded on the Georgia Property Tax Digest living in Half Acre and was employed by John A. Reid along with his brothers Solomon and Alfred Maddox among many others. He was taxed on $40.00 of horses, mules, cattle and stock of all kinds and on $10.00 of household and kitchen furniture. He was taxed on 1 poll. In 1878, he was recorded on the Georgia Property Tax Digest in Eatonton and was employed by James L. Reid.  He was taxed on $15.00 of household and kitchen furniture on 1 poll. In 1879, he was recorded on the Georgia Property Tax Digest in Eatonton and was employed by James L. Reid along with Dan and Elisha Reid, Clum [Clem] Griggs and 4 others. He was taxed on $10.00 of horses, mules, cattle and stock of all kinds and on $20.00 of household and kitchen furniture and he paid 1 poll. In1880, he was recorded on the federal census living in Eatonton, Putnam County, Georgia with his wife Martha, Carter age 13, Sarah age 11, Leah age 9 who was named after her grandmother, Anthony age 7, Saul age 5, Levi “Lee” Lester age 5, Mattie Lou age 1, a one month old child who was probably John Wesley and 20 year old step son Morris Griffin.. In 1881, he was recorded on the tax digest in Half Acre, and was employed by N.S. Howard with in-law Anthony Pennymon, Henry Holts, Bill [William] Griggs, Alec Clements and Grear Fig*r*. He was taxed on $10.00 of household and kitchen furniture and paid a poll. In 1883, he was recorded on the tax digest in Half Acre and was employed by Robert A. Reid (son of James L. Reid) of as a farm hand and was taxed on 1 poll and $20 of horses, mules, cattle and other livestock and $10 of household and kitchen furniture.   In 1884, he was recorded on the tax digest in Half Acre and was employed by the wife of Robert A. Reid, a son of James L. Reid along with the wife of Lee Griggs and with Elbert Odom and he was tax on 1 poll. In 1887, he was recorded on the tax digest in Half Acre and was employed by S. N. Ward as a farm hand and paid 1 poll.   When he was 43, he married Rhoda RHONE on 07 Dec 1887 in Putnam County.  In 1890, he was recorded on the tax digest in Eatonton and was employed by R. A. Reid. He was called Coot Maddox and he paid 1 poll. He worked with Jim Williams, Henry Coatman, Warren Hunter, Turner Eastman, Bill Collaway and Len Dean. In 1891, he was recorded on the tax digest in Tompkins, Putnam County, Georgia and was employed by G. W. Denham.  He paid 1 poll and was taxed on his property which was $45 of horses, mule, cattle and or livestock of any kind.  In 1892, he was recorded on the tax digest in Tompkins, Putnam County, Georgia and was employed by Rich Denham with his son, Anthony Maddox and paid 1 poll. He was taxed on $20.00 worth of Horses, mules, cattle and livestock of any kind and $10.00 worth of household and kitchen furniture. In 1900, he was recorded on the federal census with his wife Rhody living in Ashbank, Putnam County, Georgia on a farm with his son John Wesley.  In 1903, he was recorded on the tax digest as Carter Maddox Sr in Glades, Putnam County, Georgia where he was taxed on 1 poll and for $100 worth of horses and livestock. In 1904, he was recorded on the tax digest in Glades, Putnam County, Georgia where he was taxed on 1 poll and for $200 worth of horses and other livestock, $25 worth of Household and Kitchen furniture and for $30 worth of plantation and; mechanical tools.  Carter Maddox likely died right after 1904 in somewhere in Putnam County as he stopped appearing on tax lists after 1904 and didn’t appear on the 1910 federal census.

Carter MADDOX and Martha PENNAMON had the following children:

  1. Carter MADDOX was born in Nov 1868 in Half Acre, Putnam County, Georgia. He married Charlotte JOHNSON on 12 Dec 1887 in Putnam County and died after 1920.
  2. Sarah MADDOX was born in May 1869 in Half Acre, Putnam County, Georgia. She married John HENDERSON on 25 Dec 1884 in Putnam County and died on 18 Oct 1947 in Atlanta, Fulton, Georgia.
  3. Leah MADDOX was born in Nov 1871 in Half Acre, Putnam County, Georgia. She married Frank GRIFFIN on 24 Dec 1891 in Putnam County and died in 1952 in Pinellas, Florida.
  4. Anthony MADDOX was born about 1873 in Half Acre, Putnam County, Georgia.
  5. Solomon MADDOX was born in Apr 1875 in Eatonton, Putnam, Georgia, USA. He married Hattie GRIFFIN on 09 May 1895 in Putnam County. He later married Claudia Harris on 28 Dec 1913 in Baldwin County, Georgia. He died on 03 Aug 1925 in Chattanooga, District 1, Hamilton, Tennessee.
  6. Levi MADDOX was born in Oct 1877 in Putnam County, Georgia, possibly in Eatonton. He married Hattie P PENN in 1905 and died on 19 May 1935 in Jasper, Georgia.
  7. Mattie Lou MADDOX was born about 1879 in Putnam County, Georgia, possibly in Eatonton. She began a relationship Isaac CHILDS in 1897 who she married on 3 Oct 1903 in Putnam. She died on 21 Sep 1950 in Lawrence, Lawrence, Ohio, USA.
  8. Anna MADDOX was born on 16 May 1881 in Eatonton, Putnam County, Georgia. She married John AMOUR and died in Oct 1964 in Pinellas, Florida.
  9. John Welsey MADDOX was born on 09 Jan 1883 in Georgia. He married Mary L GRIFFIN on 11 Apr 1906 in Putnam, Georgia,

Carter MADDOX and Rhoda RHONE had no children.

Carter MADDOX III

CARTER MADDOX III was born in Nov 1868 in Half Acre Militia District Putnam County, Georgia. He is recorded as the first child between Carter Maddox and Martha Pennemon Maddox.  Martha Pennemon had a son Morris Griffin with Eli Griffin in 1859. Carter was recorded on the 1870 federal census living in his parent’s household in Half Acre and recorded as 3 years old. In 1880, he was recorded at 13 years old living in his parent’s household in Eatonton, Putnam County, Georgia working as a farm laborer. He was able to read and write.  He married Charlotte JOHNSON, the daughter of Spencer JOHNSON and Catherine Johnson on 12 Dec 1887 in Putnam, Georgia. She was born about 1869 in Georgia.  In 1900, they were recorded on the federal census together living in a rented house in Eatonton. He was recorded as 35 years old even though his month and year of birth were recorded as Nov 1868. He and his 22-year-old brother Levi Maddox also recorded in their household worked as farm laborers for wages. Charlotte was recorded as having 1 child born alive but with none living. They all were able to read and write. In 1904, he was recorded on the Tax Digest in Eatonton in Putnam County where he paid a poll and was taxed on $10 worth of horses and other live stock.  In 1910, Carter and Charlotte were recorded on the census living in Eatonton in a house they rented on Standpipe Street.  He worked as a laborer at a fertilizer plant for wages while Charlotte worked at home on her own account as a washwoman.  In 1920, they were recorded together in the federal census living in Eatonton on Lumpkin Street. He worked as a laborer and was recorded as not able to read or write and she worked from home as a washerwoman. Their household included two female boarders who were in their early to mid-20s. They both worked for private families. One as a cook and the other as a chamber maid. Carter and Charlotte may have divorced, and he may have passed away before 16 Oct 1926 when Charlotte married Shack SMITH in Putnam County. Shack Smith passed away in Eatonton 2 months later, on 25 Dec 1926, Christmas day.  

Sarah MADDOX HENDERSON and her Descendants

SARAH MADDOX was born in May 1869 in Half Acre Militia District Putnam County, Georgia. She is recorded as the second child between Carter Maddox and Martha Pennemon Maddox, although her mother Martha Pennemon had a son Morris Griffin with Eli Griffin in 1859. Sarah was recorded on the 1870 federal census living in her parent’s household in Half Acre and recorded as 1 years old. In 1880, she was recorded at 11 years old living in her parent’s household in Eatonton, Putnam County, Georgia, working as a farm laborer and was able to read and write. At age 15, she married John HENDERSON, son of John HENDERSON and Miranda Henderson on 25 Dec 1884 in Putnam, Georgia. He was born about 1865 in Georgia and in 1870, he and his family were recorded on the census in the household of John Andrews in Half acre and in close proximity to the Maddox family.   They were recorded on the 1900 federal census living on a rented farm in Hawkins, Putnam County, Georgia. He worked in “Farming” and was no one in the household was not able to read or write. Sarah was recorded as a mother of 11 children born alive but with only 5 of them living. Their household included their children recorded as; Voliar Henderson age 12 who worked as a farm laborer; Mack B. Henderson age 9 recorded as Embee Henderson; Maggie Henderson age 5, Bill Henderson age 3 and Julia Henderson age 1. They lived adjacent to her sister Mattie Maddox Childs and her family.  In 1910, they were recorded on the census living in Hawkins on a rented farm on Shady Dale Road near their oldest son Voliar Henderson and his family and near her sister Mattie Childs and her family.  John was recorded as a farmer who employed other farmers and was able to read and write. Sarah was recorded as a farmer laborer for wages. She had 16 children born alive but 10 of them were living at the time. She was not able to read or write. Their household included their children recorded as: Marion B Henderson age 18 and worked as a as a farmer laborer for wages. He was able to read and write; Carter Henderson age 12 and worked as a as a farmer laborer for wages. He was also able to read and write; Julia Henderson age 10 who worked as a as a farmer laborer for wages was not able to read or write; Kate Henderson age  8; Ola Henderson age 6; John Henderson age 5; May Henderson age 4 and Nancy Henderson age 2. In 1920, they were recorded on the federal census living in on a rented farm on Shady Dale Road in Hawkins.  He worked as a general farmer on his own account and was able to read and write. Sarah was recorded as a farm laborer on the home farm on her account. She was not able to read or write.  Their household included their children recorded as: Julia Henderson age 20 who worked as a farm laborer on the home farm on her account and was able to read or write; Ola Henderson age 16 recorded as a farm laborer on the home farm on her account. She was able to read or write; John Henderson age 15 recorded as a farm laborer on the home farm on his account. He was able to read or write; Mary Henderson age 13 recorded as a farm laborer on the home farm on her account. She was not able to read or write and Nancie Henderson age 11 recorded as a farm laborer on the home farm on her account. She was able to read or write.  Their household also included their grandson James Rainey age 5 from daughter Julia. They lived next door to their son Carter Henderson and his family and nearby Sally Childs Rainey and her family. Sallie Rainey was the daughter of Mattie Lou Maddox Childs who was Sarah Henderson’s sister. In 1930, they were recorded on the federal census living on a rented farm in Hawkins at 48 Martin Mill Road by MT Gillead Church.  He worked as a farmer on his own account. Both were recorded in their 60s and were able to read and write. Their household included 2 children recorded as their own: 15-year-old James Henderson who was likely the James Rainey recorded in their household in 1920 as their grandson. He worked as a farm laborer and not in school but was able to read and write; and 9-year-old Belle who attended school and could not read or write.  She was likely another granddaughter.  They lived near their son Carter Henderson and his family. On 18 Oct 1938 John Henderson passed away in Eatonton, from chronic Bright’s disease and cardio insufficiency. Roti Johnson who lived at 18B Rich in Eatonton was the coroner’s informant. He was buried at MT Gillead Church cemetery in Eatonton on 19 Oct 1938.  In 1940, she was recorded on the federal census in her daughter Julia Lawrence and son in law ’s household in Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia at 502 Rear Jones, NW.  She had no employment and earned no income.  They lived near Sarah’s daughter Julia Lewis whose household at 505 Jones Ave NW also included Sarah on the census that year. Sarah’s daughter Ola Blossomgame and her husband Cleveland Bassingame were also recorded at 505 Jones Ave that year but on the city directory. In 1941, she was recorded in the city directory living at 571 Simpson NW where her daughters Maggie Jackson and Julia Lawrence were also recorded living with their husbands.  Sarah died on 18 Oct 1947 in Atlanta, Fulton, Georgia.

Sarah MADDOX and John HENDERSON had the following children:

  1. VOLIAR HENDERSON, (a son of Sarah MADDOX and John HENDERSON), was born in Oct 1887 in Georgia. He was recorded as their oldest child. In 1900, he was recorded in his parent’s household in Hawkins, Putnam County and was recorded as 12 years old and as a farm laborer. He was not able to read or write.  He married Ida BULLARD. The daughter of Sam Bullard and Della Bullard on 24 Dec 1908 in Putnam County. She was born about 1890 in Georgia. In 1910, they were recorded on the federal census living in Hawkins on a rented farm working as a general farmer. He was able to read and write.  Ida was recorded in the household as 20 years old working as a farm laborer and was able to read and write.  She was recorded as having no children.  They lived next door to his maternal aunt Mattie Maddox Childs and to her family, and they also lived near his parents Sarah and John Henderson. In 1913, Voliar was recorded in the city directory living in Atlanta at 492 S Mc Daniel rear.  He worked as a laborer.
  2. MARION B. “EMBEE” HENDERSON, (son of Sarah MADDOX and John HENDERSON) was born on 02 Feb 1891 in Hawkins, Putnam County, Georgia. In 1900, he was recorded in his parent’s household in Hawkins, Putnam County and was recorded as their second child, 9 years old and as a farm laborer. His was name was recorded as “Embee” and he was not able to read or write.  In 1910, he was recorded on the federal census in his parent’s household in Hawkins on Shady Dale Road as 18 years old. His name was recorded as Marion B. Henderson and he worked as a farm laborer on his home farm or for wages.  He was able to read or write. He married Laura DANIEL the daughter of Gus Daniel and Harriett Daniel on 09 Oct 1910 in Putnam County. She was born about 1897 in Johnson, Putnam, Georgia. In 1912, he was recorded in the city directory as Mack Henderson living in Atlanta at 5 Liddell alleys.  He worked as a “Presser” at “Frank Leff”. On 5 June 1917, he registered for the draft of World War I in Atlanta.  He was described as tall and slender with black hair and black eyes and he worked as a laborer at the Atlanta Warehouse. He lived at 39 Mary St in Atlanta and had a wife and child to support. His name was recorded as “Embee Henderson” and his place of birth as Putnam County. He signed his named as “M B Henderson”. In 1920, he and Laura and their 7-year-old daughter Irene Henderson were recorded living in Atlanta’s Ward 10 at 39 Mary Street which was rented. They had no occupations recorded and he was called Mack B Henderson. That same year he was recorded in the city directory living at 39 W Mary street and was called Marion B Henderson.  He worked as a “teamster”.  In 1930, Embee and Laura were recorded on the federal census living in Ward 7 in Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan at 1578 Clinton Street which they rented for $45 a month.  He worked as a laborer for wages at the packing house and she worked on her own account as a laundress at home.  Embee and Laura’s household included 17-year-old daughter Irene Jones, her 23-year-old husband Acie Jones from Pocahontas, Virginia and who worked as a laborer for wages for or on the city streets and Irene and Acie’s son 11-month-old Acie Jones Jr. The household also included Embee’s 21-year-old married sister Nancy Napier recorded as Nancy Lapeer who worked as a waitress in a restaurant. In 1940, he was recorded in the federal census as “M B Henderson” and she was recorded as “Laurie Henderson”.  They were recorded on the census living at 1209 Orleans Street in Detroit which they rented for $15 a month. He was recorded as being unemployed for 143 weeks up to 30 March 1940 working as a laborer in street construction for the W.P.A which was the US government response to the unemployment crisis brought on by the Great Depression of the 1930s. Workers were assigned sites and assignments to receive income and his assignment was “street construction”.  He earned $590 for the 45 weeks he worked in 1939.  His highest level of education was 4th grade elementary school and Laura ‘s was 5th grade elementary school. Their 10-year-old grandson Acie Jones Jr was recorded on the federal census in their household attending school and his highest level of education completed was 5th grade elementary school.  Two adult males from Alabama were recorded as lodgers in their household: one in his late 40s and the other in their early 20s.  In Aug 1969 Embee Henderson passed way in Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan and on 25 Jan 1975 Laura Henderson passed away in Detroit as well.
  3. MAGGIE HENDERSON, (daughter of Sarah MADDOX and John HENDERSON), was born on 25 Nov 1894 in Hawkins, Putnam County, Georgia. In 1900, she was recorded in her parent’s household in Hawkins as their third child and as 5 years old. On 20 Nov 1909 she almost 14 years old she married Will GREEN Putnam County. He was the son of Reed Green and Mary Mathis Green. In 1910, she and Will were recorded on the federal census in his parent’s household in Greensboro, Greene County, Georgia on Wasteway Road. He worked as a general farmer for his father who had his own account. In 1937 and in 1938, she and her husband Wiley JACKSON were recorded in the city directory living in Atlanta at 137 Hunter SE and he was recorded working as a laborer each year and she was recorded working as a maid at the Grant Building in 1938. In 1938, her sister Ola Blossomgame and her husband Cleveland Blossomgame were recorded living at the same address. In 1940, she was recorded on the federal census living in Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia at 505 Jones Av NW which they rented for $10 a month.  She was recorded as 46 years old and was married to 48-year-old Wiley JACKSON. He was born about 1892 in Alabama. She was recorded as a wage or salary worker in private work as a Janitress in a public office building. She worked 42 hours between 24 March 1940 and 30 March 1940 and worked 52 weeks in 1939 and earned $408 that year.  Her highest level of education was in elementary school, 4th grade. Her husband Wiley was also recorded as a wage or salary worker in private work but as a pipe layer for the City Water Department. He worked 40 hours between 24 March 1940 and 30 March 1940 and worked 52 weeks in 1939 and earned $560 that year.  His highest level of education was in elementary school, 4th grade.  Their 8-year-old son L. O Jackson was recorded as school student and his last grade completed at the time was 3rd grade elementary school. He was probably in 4th grade at the time. Maggie’s mother Sarah Henderson was also recorded in the household as 69 years old and a widow. She was recorded as had lived in Putnam County in 1935.  Sarah was also recorded in her daughter Julia Lawrence’s household that year, who lived nearby also on Jones Avenue. Her sister Ola Blossomgame and her husband Cleveland Bassingame were also recorded at 505 Jones Ave that year but on the city directory. In 1941, Maggie and Wylie Jackson were recorded in the city directory living at 571 Simpson NW. She was recorded working as a maid at the Grant Building, which is where her sister Julia also worked, and he was recorded working for the City Construction Department.  Her mother Sarah Henderson, her sister Julia Lawrence, Julia’s husband recorded as General Lawrence were also recorded in the city directory that year living at the same address. In 1944 and in 1945 Maggie was recorded in the city directory living in Atlanta at 171 Clark SE. She worked as a maid at the Grant Building. In 1945, Wiley was also recorded in the city directory in Atlanta living at 171 Clark SE and him working as a laborer for the City Construction Department as well as in 1947, 1950 and in 1951. In 1948, he was recorded at the same address and as a laborer. On 14 Aug 1957 Wiley Jackson passed way in Fulton County, Georgia likely in Atlanta and on 8 Oct 1975, Maggie Jackson passed away in Atlanta, Fulton, Georgia.
  4. CARTER “BILL” HENDERSON (son of John HENDERSON and Sarah MADDOX) was born about 12 Aug 1896 in Hawkins, Putnam County, Georgia. In 1900, he was recorded in his parent’s household in Hawkins as their fourth child and as 3 years old. His was name was recorded as “Bill”.  In 1910, he was recorded in his parent’s household in Hawkins on Shady Dale Road. He worked as a laborer on his family’s home farm and attended school but was not able to read or write.  He was recorded as 12 years old. but was closer to 14 years old.  He married Lucile Ridley, the daughter of Will Ridley and Carrie Clark Lewis on 27 Dec 1914 in Putnam County, Georgia. She was born about 1895 in Georgia. On 5 June 1917, he registered for the draft of World War One in Hawkins and was described as medium build and height with brown eyes and black hair. He lived on Machen R1 in Putnam County, probably in Hawkins and worked as a farmer of G. E. Gooch near Willard in Putnam County with his brother and law Will Rainey. He was recorded as having a wife to support.  In 1920, he and Lucille were recorded living in Hawkins on Shady Dale Road next door to his parents. He worked as a farmer on his own account and she as a farm laborer on her own account.  They were both was able to read and write. Their household included their 2-year-old daughter Maggie Henderson.  In 1930, they were recorded on the federal census living in Hawkins, Putnam, Georgia at 46 Martin Mill. He worked as a general farmer on his own account. Their household included their children: Maggie Henderson recorded as age 12 who attended school and was able to read and write; Willie Henderson recorded as age 10 who attended school and was able to read and write; Alice Mae Henderson recorded as age 6 who attended school and was able to read and write; Inez Henderson recorded as age 3 years and 10 months who attended school and was able to read and write and Susie Henderson recorded as age 1 year and 7 months.  In 1940, they were recorded on the federal census living on a farm in Hawkins on Eatonton Camp; Mashen that was rented for $8 a month. He reported working 20 hours between 24 March 1940 and 30 March 1940 as a general farmer on his own account and reported earning no income for the 50 weeks he worked in 1939 but reported having other sources of income. His highest level of education was in elementary school, 5th grade. Lucille worked as a farm laborer for wages and reported earning $1 for the 1 week she worked in 1939. Her highest level of education was in elementary school, 4th grade.  Their household included their children: Maggie Henderson recorded as age 22 who worked as a farm laborer for wages and reported earning $16 for the 8 weeks that she worked in 1939. Her highest level of education was in elementary school, 6th grade; Willie Henderson recorded as age 19 who reported working 50 hours between 24 March 1940 and 30 March 1940 as a farm laborer for wages and reported earning no income for the 50 weeks he worked in 1939 and reported having no other source of income. His highest level of education was in elementary school, 5th grade; Alice M Henderson recorded as age 16 and as a student attending school.  Her highest level of education completed at this point was in elementary school, 7th grade; Inez Henderson recorded as age 14 and as a student attending school.  Her highest level of education completed at this point was in elementary school, 5th grade; Iretha Henderson recorded as age 11 and as a student attending school.  Her highest level of education completed at this point was in elementary school, 4th grade; Katie L Henderson recorded as age 7 and as a student attending school. Her highest level of education completed at this point was in elementary school, 1st grade; Carter Henderson recorded as age 5 and Johnnie L Henderson recorded as age 2.  On 14 Jun 1964 Carter passed away in Putnam County and on 6 Jul 1973 Lucille passed away in Eatonton.
  5. JULIA HENDERSON (daughter of Sarah MADDOX and John HENDERSON) was born in Sep 1898 in Hawkins, Putnam County, Georgia. In 1900, she was recorded in her parent’s household in Hawkins as their third child and as 1 years old. In 1910, she was recorded in her parent’s household in Hawkins on Shady Dale Road. She worked as a laborer on her family’s home farm and attended school but was not able to read or write. She was recorded as 10 years old. At age 18, she married Isham H MCCLENDON, the son of Early McClendon and Mary Lee Gater McClendon on 01 Sep 1918 in Putnam, Georgia but in 1920, they were both recorded on the federal census living in their parents household as single on 20 Dec 1926 he married Annie Hester in Detroit, Wayne, Michigan. When he married Annie Hester, he recorded that the marriage was his first and her second. In 1920, she was recorded on the federal census living in her parent’s household, a farm on Shady Dale Road with her 5-year-old son James Rainey. She was recorded as 20 years old, single, working on her account as a farm laborer on the home farm and was able to read or write.  In 1930, she was recorded on the federal census living at 125 Woodward Avenue S. E. in the 3rd Ward of Atlanta, Fulton County Georgia as the wife of George LAWRENCE who she married around 1927, which was inferred by the census. He was born on 15 May 1892 in Georgia and was called Jim Lawrence in the census that year.  He worked as a janitor for wages or salary at a hotel and she worked as a servant for wages or salary in a private home. They both were able to read and write. They paid $17 a month in rent and lived near her sister Katie Clemons, recorded as a widow living in the household with her daughter. In 1939, Julia’s husband George Lawrence may have been the General Lawrence recorded in the city directory in Atlanta living at 325 Marim SE and working as a laborer. In 1940, Julia and George were in the federal census living in Atlanta at 502 Rear on Jones, NW which was rented for $12 a month. He worked as a laborer in building construction for wages or for a salary and worked 40 hours between 24 March 1940 and 30 March 1940.  He earned $708 for 52 weeks he worked in 1939. He had no education.  Julia worked as a janitress for a public building for wages or for a salary and worked 30 hours between 24 March 1940 and 30 March 1940.  He earned $76 for 19 weeks he worked in 1939.  Their household included their 5-year-old daughter Jeanette Lawrence and her 69-year-old widowed mother Sarah Henderson who was also recorded in Julia’s sister Maggie’s household that year as well who lived nearby at 505 Jones Ave NW.  That same year on 16 October 1940, she was recorded living at 571 Simpson Street NW in Atlanta and as the next of kin for her son James Rainey when he registered for the draft of World War Two in Atlanta.  In 1941, Julia and George Lawrence were recorded in the city directory living at 571 Simpson NW. She was recorded working as a maid at the Grant Building, which is where her sister Maggie also worked, and he was recorded as General Lawrence and working as a laborer.  Her mother Sarah Henderson, her sister Maggie Lawrence, Maggie’s husband Wylie Jackson were also recorded in the city directory that year living at the same address. In 1942, Julia was recorded in the city director working as a maid and living at 349 Fraser Street and in 1943, she and George were recorded in the city directory living at the same address with him working as a laboring and with her working as a maid at the Grant Building. In 1944, Julia was recorded in the city directory living in Atlanta at 154 Woodward SW and working as a maid at the Grant Building and in 1945, she and George were recorded in the city directory living at the same address with recorded as a salesman for Henry Grady [Hotel]. From 1941, Julia’s sister Ola Blossomgame was recorded in the city directory living at 156 Woodward SW which was likely next door. In 1947, 1950 and 1951, Julia and George were recorded on the city directory living in Atlanta at 154 Woodward SW and he was recorded working as an elevator operator for the Henry Grady Hotel. He was recorded as George W Lawrence each year. In 1948, he was recorded in the city directory living at the same address and working as a laborer for Henry Grady Hotel but as General G. Lawrence.  In March 1970, they were living in Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia when he passed away and she was living in Fulton County, likely in Atlanta when she passed away on 5 Sep 1981. 
  6. KATE HENDERSON (daughter of Sarah MADDOX and John HENDERSON) was born about 1902 in Hawkins, Putnam County, Georgia. In 1910, she was recorded in her parent’s household in Hawkins on Shady Dale Road as 8 years old. She was not recorded as attending school or having an occupation. At about age 16, she married Willie D CLEMONS on 27 Oct 1918 in Putnam County.  He was the son of Sarah Clemons Sadler and was from Hawkins. In 1920, they were recorded on the federal census living on a rented farm in Hawkins on Shady Dale Road.  He worked as a laborer at the plaining mill for wages or for salary. He was able to read and write. She worked as a farm laborer “Working Out” for wage or salary.  In 1930, Kate Clemons was recorded on the federal census living in the 3rd ward of Atlanta at 121 Woodward Avenue S. E. near her sister who lived at 125 Woodward.  She paid $8 a month in rent and was recorded as a widow living there with an 8-year-old daughter. She was recorded working as a cook in a private home for wages or for salary
  7. OLA HENDERSON (daughter of Sarah MADDOX and John HENDERSON) was born about 4 Apr 1903 in Hawkins, Putnam County, Georgia. In 1910, she was recorded in her parent’s household in Hawkins on Shady Dale Road as 6 years old. She was not recorded as attending school or having an occupation. In 1920, she was recorded in her parent’s household in Hawkins on Shady Dale Road. She was recorded as 16 years old, single, working on her account as a farm laborer on the home farm and was able to read or write. Four months later, on 18 Apr 1920, she married Tommie RIVERS in Putnam County but about six month later she gave birth to Tommie Napier a son she had with Johnnie NAPIER and who passed away at 5 months old on 16 Mar 1921. Johnnie Napier was the son of Dock Napier and Laura Brundage Napier and married Ola’s sister Nancy Henderson on 19 Sep 1928 in Putnam County before they both moved out of state.  In 1938, she was recorded in the city directory living in Atlanta at 137 Hunter SE with Cleveland BLOSSOMGAME recorded as her husband and as working as a laborer. Cleveland who was about 8 years her junior on 22 Feb 1912, was the son of George Blossomgame and Mary Pierman (Perryman?) and was from Walton and Morgan Counties in Georgia.  He arrived in Atlanta sometime before 1930 with his parents as a teenager. In 1938, her sister Maggie Jackson and her husband Wiley Jackson were recorded living at the same address that year.  In 1940, Ola and Cleveland Blossomgame were recorded in the city directory in Atlanta living at 505 Jones Ave NW.  He worked as a laborer at AGLCo (Atlanta Gas and Lights Company) with several members of his family. Her sister mother Sarah Henderson, her sister Julia Lawrence and Julia’s husband George Lawrence was also recorded in the household on the census that year. On 16 October 1940, Cleveland registered for the draft of World War Two in Atlanta and was described as dark complexion, 6 feet 2 inches tall and weighing 180 pounds with brown eyes and black hair.  He was recorded living in Atlanta at 156 Woodward SW and working at the Atlanta Gas Company. He listed his father George Blossomgame as his next of kin. On that same day, Ola’s brother John Henderson also registered for the draft of World War Two in Atlanta and listed Ola Blossomgame, his sister, as his next of kin. He was also recorded living at the same address. In 1941, Ola and Cleveland were recorded in the city directory living in Atlanta at 156 Woodward SE with other members of Cleveland’s family including his brother Luke who worked at AGLCo as an employee while Cleveland was recorded working there as a laborer.  The correct address may have been at 156 Woodward “SW” and not “SE”. In 1942, 1943, and in 1945 Ola and Cleveland were recorded in the city directory living at 156 Woodward SW and 1942 and 1943 he was also recorded working at the same job but in 1945, Cleveland was recorded as working for the United States Army. On 4 Oct 1943 Cleveland had enlisted in the United States Army at Ft Benning in Georgia and was officially enlisted on 25 Oct 1943.  He was released on 25 Jan 1946. Beginning 1944, Ola’s sister Julia recorded living at 154 Woodward SW which was likely next door. In 1947, 1948, 1950. 1951 and 1956 they were recorded living at the same address, and he was recorded working as a laborer for Standard Oil in 1947, 1948, 1950 and in 1956.  He was recorded working as a porter for Standard Oil in 1951 and he was called J Cleveland Blossomgame as well in 1956. In 1957, they were recorded twice in the city directory living at the same address at 156 Woodward SW and Cleveland was recorded working as a warehouseman at Standard Oil and as a porter there. In 1960, they were recorded in the directory living in Atlanta at 254 Hendrix Ave SW and he worked as a laborer at Standard Oil. They were recorded in the white pages on Apr 1983 living in Atlanta at 254 Hendrix Ave SW and was likely residing there when Cleveland passed away in Fulton on 14 Jun 1987. Ola was residing in Putnam County probably at 1*5 Valley Rd in Eatonton when she passed away in Putnam on 12 Nov 1994. She was buried at Mount Gilead Baptist Church Cemetery in Eatonton, Putnam County, Georgia.
  8. JOHN HENDERSON JR. (son of John HENDERSON and Sarah MADDOX) was born in Dec 1905 in Hawkins, Putnam County, Georgia. In 1910, he was recorded in his parent’s household in Hawkins on Shady Dale Road as 5 years old. He was not recorded as attending school or having an occupation. In 1920, he was recorded in his parent’s household in Hawkins on Shady Dale Road. He was recorded as 15 years old, single, working on his account as a farm laborer on the home farm and was able to read or write.  He was likely the John Henderson who was arrested in Fulton County and was sentenced to 4 years and 10 months in jail for 2 counts of burglary on 18 Apr 1934.  He was paroled 5 months early on 18 Sep 1938. In 1940, he was probably the John Henderson recorded twice in the federal census and once in the city directory with a woman named Gevena Henderson recorded as his wife.  In the city directory, he was recorded living at 220 Dunlap NE and he worked as a laborer. In one of the census recordings, he and Geneva were recorded living in Atlanta at 220 Dunlop Street which was rented for $15 a month. He was recorded working as a baker’s helper for wages or for salary. He worked 50 hours between 24 March 1940 and 30 March 1940. He earned $520 for the 52 weeks he worked in 1939. His highest level of education completed was 4th grade elementary school. His wife Geneva was recorded as born as 27 to his 34 and working as a machine operator for a pencil manufacturer for wages or salary and worked 40 hours between 24 March 1940 and 30 March 1940.  She earned $624 for the 52 weeks she worked in 1939. Gevena’s 69 year old widowed mother Annie Burton and her 27 year old sister Vernella Burton who weren’t recorded as earning income were also recorded in the household along with a lodger who worked as an orderly for a hospital, his wife who worked as a maid for a private family and their 6 year old son.  They were also enumerated in the household of 25-year-old, hospital maid, Vera Battle, a widow at 380 Cain in Atlanta. Vera may have been her sister Vernella. He was recorded as her partner and Geneva as partner’s wife and they paid $20 a month in rent. He was recorded working as a laborer at a bakery for wages or for salary. He recorded having had worked 66 hours between 24 March 1940 and 30 March 1940. In this entry he recorded that he earned $624 for the 52 weeks he worked in 1939. His highest level of education completed was 6th grade elementary school. His wife Geneva was recorded working as a machine operator for a pencil manufacturer for wages or salary and worked 40 hours between 24 March 1940 and 30 March 1940.  She earned $624 for the 52 weeks she worked in 1939. Her highest level of education completed was 7th grade elementary school. Later that year, on 16 October 1940, he registered for the draft of World War Two in Atlanta and was described as 5’5” tall and weighing 140 pounds, dark complexion with brown eyes and black hair. He listed his address as 156 Woodward SW in Atlanta which the same address as his sister Ola Blossomgame which he listed as his next of kin. He worked for Mion Construction Company located at the Bow-Alley Building in Atlanta. In 1941, they were recorded in the city directory living at 380 Cain NE in Atlanta and he worked as a laborer and in 1942 and in 1943, they were recorded living at 232 Dunlap NE and he worked as a janitor at the Stone Bakery Company.  In 1944 and in 1945, they were recorded at the same address and he worked as a sign worker for Colonial Stores Inc in 1944. In 1947, they were recorded at the same address with him working as a silk screen man at Colonial Stores.  On 16 Jun 1950. John Henderson passed away in Fulton County, Georgia likely in Atlanta and on 1 October 1953 Gevena (Geneva) Henderson passed away in Fulton County.  She was buried at Lincoln Cemetery in Atlanta.
  9. MARY HENDERSON (daughter of Sarah MADDOX and John HENDERSON) was born on 15 Oct 1907 in Hawkins, Putnam County, Georgia. In 1910, she was recorded in her parent’s household in Hawkins on Shady Dale Road as 4 years old. She was not recorded as attending school or having an occupation. In 1920, she was recorded in her parent’s household in Hawkins on Shady Dale Road. She was recorded as 13 years old, single, working on her account as a farm laborer on the home farm and was able to read or write. She met Kelly “K C” MARKS the son of Jim MARKS and Akle MARKS. He was born about 1905 in Jasper County, Georgia and in 1920 he lived in his parent’s household off Shady Dale Road in Horeb which borders Hawkins. In 1929, they were recorded in the city directory living in Atlanta at 79 Solomon St. S.E and he was called Kelly C Marks. In 1930, they were recorded on the census together in the 3rd ward of Atlanta, Fulton County at 79 Solomon St. S.E., Atlanta which was rented for $12 a month. The census implies that they were married around 1922 and they were both able to read and write. He worked as a Blacksmith’s Helper for the Pullman Co for wage or salary. Their household included their children; Juanita Marks, their daughter, recorded as age 7 and attended school; Ira M Marks their daughter, recorded as age 5; K C Marks, their son, recorded as age 3 years and 11 months old; Walter Marks, their son, recorded as age 2 years  and 5 months old; Willie J Marks, their son, recorded as age 5 months old.  From 1933 through 1937, Mary and KC were recorded in the city directory living at rear 85 Woodward av SE in Atlanta and between 1934 and 1937, he was recorded working at a restaurant at 85 Woodward av SE.  She was called May in 1933 and in 1934 his family members namely his brothers Grover and Jerome and sister in law Willie Mae were also recorded in the household in the directory. Between 1935 and 1937, he was also recorded each year in the city directory’s occupation listings under the “Restaurant and lunchroom” workers.  In 1938, Mary and K C were recorded in the directory living at 53 Woodward SE and he worked at a restaurant located at 69 Woodward and in 1939 and 1940, they were recorded in the directory living at 51 Woodward SE.  In 1939, he was recorded working as a waiter and in 1940 as a laborer. They were recorded on the 1940 federal census living in Atlanta at the same address at 51 Woodward Avenue SE which they rented for $13 a month. He worked 44 hours the week of 24 March 1940 and 30 March 1940 as a laborer for the steam railroad for wages or a salary. He earned $588 for the 42 weeks he worked in 1939.  His highest level of education completed was 4th grade in elementary school.  Their household included their children recorded as daughter, Juanita Marks age 16 who attended school and was able to read and write.  Her highest grade completed at the time was her 2nd year in high school which implies she was in her 3rd year at the time of the census; daughter, Ira Marks age 15, who attended school and was able to read and write.  Her highest grade completed at the time was 1st year in high school which implies she was in her 2nd year at the time of the census; son, K C Marks age 14 who attended school and was able to read and write.  His highest grade completed at the time was 8th grade elementary school which implies he was in his 1st year of high school at the time of the census; son, Walter Marks age 11 who attended school and was able to read and write.  His highest grade completed at the time was 6th grade elementary school which implies he was in 7th grade at the time of the census; son Wikersham Marks (Willie James Marks) age 9 who attended school and was able to read and write. His highest grade completed at the time was 3rd grade elementary school which implies he was in 4th grade at the time of the census; son Ozie Marks age 8 who attended school and was able to read and write.  His highest grade completed at the time was 3ndh grade elementary school which implies he was in his 3rd year of elementary school at the time of the census and daughter, Shirley Marks age 3, Between 1941 and 1943, Mary and KC  were recorded in the city directory living at the same address and he recorded working as a blacksmith in 1941 and a laborer in 1942 and in 1943. In 1945, 1947 and in 1948, they were recorded in the city directory living at 418 Ashby NW and he was recorded employed at Pullman Co in 1945, as a laborer in 1947 and as a blacksmith at Pullman Co in 1948. In 1950 and 1951, they were recorded at the same address and he was recorded as a laborer in 1950 and as a blacksmith at Pullman Co. in 1951. They remained at the same address and was living there when she passed away on 09 Nov 1973 in Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia. He was also living at the same address when he passed away on 07 Dec 1975 in Fulton County.  He was called Deacon KC Marks on his obituary. 
  10. NANCY HENDERSON (daughter of Sarah MADDOX and John HENDERSON) was born about 1909 in Hawkins, Putnam County, Georgia. In 1910, she was recorded in her parent’s household in Hawkins on Shady Dale Road as 2 years old. She was not recorded as attending school or having an occupation. In 1920, she was recorded in her parent’s household in Hawkins on Shady Dale Road. She was recorded as 11 years old, single, working on her account as a farm laborer on the home farm and was able to read or write.  She married Johnnie NAPIER on 19 Sep 1928 in Putnam County, Georgia and in 1930, she was recorded in her brother Embee Henderson’s household in Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan on 1578 Clinton Street where they paid $45 to rent. She was recorded as 21-years-old and recorded as Nancy Lapeer who worked as a waitress in a restaurant.

Leah MADDOX GRIFFIN and Her Descendants

LEAH/LEAR MADDOX was born in Nov 1871 in Eatonton, Putnam County Georgia.  She is recorded as the third child between Carter Maddox and Martha Pennemon Maddox, although her mother Martha Pennemon had a son Morris Griffin with Eli Griffin in 1859. In 1880, she was recorded at 9 years old living in her parent’s household which was a farm in Eatonton. At age 20, she married W. Frank GRIFFIN the son of Willis GRIFFIN and Betsy Johnson Ward on 24 Dec 1891 in Putnam, Georgia. He was born about 1869 in Putnam County. Leah’s brother Sol Maddox married Frank Griffin’s sister Hattie Griffin on 9 May 1895 and her other brother John Wesley Maddox married Mary L Griffin, another of Frank’s sisters on 11 Apr 1906.  In 1900, they were recorded on the federal census living in a house in Eatonton that they rented. He worked as a farm laborer and was able to read and write while she was not able to do so. They recorded 8 years of marriage and she as a mother of 1 child born alive and living.  Their household included her sister Anna Maddox recorded as 19 years old and 3-year-old Bula Maddox who was recorded as Frank’s sister in law but was likely Leah’s daughter born outside of their 8-year marriage. On 6 Apr 1910, Frank was sentenced to 10 years in state prison for committing voluntary manslaughter.  He was recorded as a prisoner on the federal census days later at the Putnam County Convict Camp on Fourth Street in Eatonton. He was recorded as being married for 20 years.  He was paroled on 5 June 1917. Leah was recorded on the federal census in 1910, in Harrison Putnam County in a house on Manton & Harps on Place Road that she rented. She was recorded working as a laborer doing odd jobs wages and as widowed with 7 children born alive and only 3 of them still living. Her sister Anna Maddox was also recorded in the household.  Their brother John Wesley Maddox lived nearby.   In 1920, Leah Griffin was recorded as divorced on the federal census and living in Eatonton on Jefferson Street with her children who were recorded as Beulah Harris age 23, Beula’s husband, Alex Harris age 24, Jackson Griffin age 12 and Willie P Griffin age 10. Both Leah and Beula worked for wages as washerwoman and Alex worked as a trackman for the railroad.  Their household also included a visitor Claud Gaither age 21 who worked as a maid for a private home. In 1928, she was probably the Lillie Griffin the widow of Frank Griffin, recorded in the city directory living in St Petersburg, Pinellas County, Florida at 913 ½ Hanson which is where her son Jackson Griffin was also recorded in the directory living that year.  She was also recorded in the directory that same year living at 233 ½ N 10th in St Petersburg and the following year in 1929.  In 1930, she was recorded on the federal census living in St Petersburg at 233 ½ N 10th Street. She was recorded as married and she was able to read and write. Her household included her son Jackson Griffin recorded as 22 years old, her son William recorded as 19 years old and a 24-year-old lodger Roy Gordon.  In 1933 and in 1934, she was recorded in the city directory in St Petersburg living at 224 10th Street at N and in 1934, her occupation was recorded as a maid.  From 1935 through 1939, she was recorded in the city directory living at 224 10th Street N. In 1935 she was recorded as a cook, in 1936 and 1937 as a maid in 1938 as a cook again and in 1939 as a laundress.  In 1938, her sister Anna Armour was recorded at the same address in the city directory and in 1939, her recently widowed son Willie was recorded there as well.  In 1940, she was recorded in the city directory living at the same address and working as maid. She was also recorded on the federal census that year in 1940, living at 224 10th Street N which was rented for $8 a month.  She was recorded as married, unable to work with no income or education.  Her household included her son Willie P. Griffin who was recorded as single and he earned his income as a painter.  Her sister, Anna Armour, recorded as a widow was also enumerated in her household that year along with pair of lodgers who were a married couple from Florida but were living in Eatonton in 1935. She worked as a cook and he was unemployed for 13 weeks. That same year, on 16 Oct 1940, she was recorded living at 224 10th Street N in St Petersburg when her son listed her as his next of kin when he registered for the draft or World War Two.  In 1941, Leah Griffin was recorded in the city directory living at 241 10th street N in St Petersburg.  Her son William P. Griffin and sister Anna Amour were recorded at the same address in the directory that year.  In 1942, she was recorded in the city directory living at 241 10th street N in St Petersburg. Her sons Jack Griffin and William P. Griffin were recorded in the city directory living at the same address that year.  She was also recorded in the directory living at the same address in 1944 and in 1945 with her son Jack also recorded in the directory living there each of those years.  In 1945, she was recorded on the Florida State census as Lillie Griffin and lived at 241 10th street N in precinct 7 in St Petersburg.  She was recorded as 64 years old and retired. The household also included her granddaughters from her late son William and his late wife Theola; Mildred Griffin age 12, Gloria Griffin age 10, and Vivian Griffin age 9.  In 1948, 1949 and in1951, she was recorded in the directory at the same address and as the widow of Frank Griffin. Her sister Anna Armour was recorded there each year as the widow of John Armour. Her son Jack Griffin and his wife Henrietta were also recorded at the same address but only in 1948. In 1952, she was recorded living at 336 Jordan Park in St Petersburg where her sister Anna Armour was also recorded living that year. That year, after out living both of her sons, Leah passed away in 1952 in Pinellas County, Florida.

Leah MADDOX had the following child:

  1. BULA MADDOX (daughter of Leah MADDOX) was born in 1898 in Putnam County, Georgia. In 1900, she was recorded as 3 years old on the census in her mother and stepfather’s household. Her parents were married for 8 years at the time that the census was taken. She was recorded as the “sister in law” to the head of household. In 1920, she was recorded on the federal census and living in Eatonton on Jefferson Street in her mother’s household and recorded as Beulah Harris age 23. She was married to Alex Harris recorded in the household as 24 years old. Beula worked for wages as washerwoman, like her mother and Alex worked as a trackman for the railroad for wages.   

Leah MADDOX and W. Frank GRIFFIN had the following children:

  1. JACKSON “JACK” GRIFFIN (son of Leah MADDOX and W. Frank GRIFFIN) was born on 12 Aug 1905/7 in Eatonton, Putnam County, Georgia. In 1920, he was recorded on the federal census living in Eatonton on Jefferson Street in his mother’s household. He was recorded as age 12 and attended school and was able to read and write. In 1928, he was recorded in the city directory living in St Petersburg, Pinellas County, Florida at 913 ½ Hanson, where his mother was also recorded in the city directory living that year. In 1929, he was recorded in the city directory living at 233 ½ N 10th in St Petersburg where his mother was also recorded living.  His occupation was recorded as a laborer.  In 1930, he was recorded in his mother’s household in St Petersburg at 233 ½ 10th Street North. He was recorded as 22 years old, married and his age of first marriage was 18 which implies he was married for 4 years.  He worked as a painter at a Deco Shop. In 1931, he and his wife Anna L Griffin were recorded in the city directory living at the same address in St Petersburg and he was recorded as a painter. His brother Willie was also recorded living at the same address and working as a painter. In 1933, he and his wife Anna L Griffin were recorded in the city directory in St Petersburg living at 266 10th Street at North. In 1934, he was recorded in the city directory at Jack Griffin living at 1020 2nd Ave N and he worked as a porter.  In 1937, he was recorded as a laborer at Art-Tex Paint Company and living at 1142 1st Ave S.  In 1940, he was recorded in the city directory living at 1142 1st Ave S and working as a painter. That same year he and his wife Annie Lou Griffin were recorded on the federal census living in St Petersburg at 1142 1st Avenue.  He was recorded working 56 hours between 24 March 1940 and 30 March 1940 as a car spray painter at a car lot and in 1939, he earned $440 for the 44 weeks he worked in 1939.   He reported being unemployed for 8 weeks.  His highest level of education was 7th Grade.  His wife Annie Lou was recorded working 48 hours between 24 March 1940 and 30 March 1940 as an insurance agent and earned $520 for the 52 weeks she worked in 1939.  Her highest level of education was 9th Grade. On 16 Oct 1940, he registered for the draft of World War Two in St Petersburg and was described as 5 feet 5 inches and 137 pounds, dark complexion with brown eyes and black hair.  His address was as 1142 1st Ave S in St Petersburg and he listed his mother Leah Griffin who lived at 241 10th street N in St Petersburg as his next of kin. He was employed by Gordon Nichols of 440 9th Street South.  In 1941, he was recorded in the city directory as Jack Griffin working as a porter for Nichols Brothers.  His mother Leah Griffin, brother William P. Griffin and Aunt Anna Armour were recorded in the city directory living at 241 10th street N in St Petersburg that year.  In 1942, he was recorded in the city directory as Jack Griffin working as a porter for Nichols Brothers; in 1944 working as a laborer for Nichols Brothers and in 1945 as a helper for Nichols Brothers.  Each of those years, he was recorded living at 241 10th street N in St Petersburg with his mother Lear Griffin. His brother William P. Griffin was recorded in the city directory living at the same address in 1942 and passed away in 1944. In 1948, he and his wife Henrietta were recorded in the city directory living at the same address with his mother and his aunt.  He passed away in Pinellas County in 1951 but was still recorded in the 1952 with his wife Henrietta residing at 572 Jordan park and employed as a laborer.
  2. WILLIE PASCO GRIFFIN (son of Leah MADDOX and W. Frank GRIFFIN) was born on 08 Jun 1907/9 in Eatonton, Georgia. In 1920, he was recorded on the federal census living in Eatonton on Jefferson Street in his mother’s household. He was recorded as age 10 and attended school and was able to read and write.  In 1930, he was recorded in his mother’s household in St Petersburg, Pinellas County, Florida at 233 ½ N 10th He was recorded as 19 years old and single.  He worked as a helper at a garage. In 1931, he and Leola Griffin who was recorded as his wife in the city directory lived at the same address in St Petersburg and he was recorded as a painter. His brother Jackson was also recorded living at the same address and working as a painter. In 1933, he and his wife Theola Griffin were recorded in the city directory in St Petersburg living at 257 ½ 10th Street at N. In 1934, he and his wife recorded as Viola Griffin were living at 1218 1st Ave S.  He was recorded and as William P. Griffin and worked as an attendant at Joseph M Feterman.  From 1935 through 1937, he and his wife Theola Griffin were recorded in the city directory in St Petersburg living at 241 10th street N and 1935, he was recorded working as a painter, in 1936 and a labor and in 1937, as an auto painter.  In 1937, his wife Theola was recorded working as a maid at 336 18th Ave NE.  That same year in 1938, Theola passed away in St Petersburg. In 1938, he and his late wife Theola Griffin were recorded in the city directory in St Petersburg living at 241 10th street N and he was recorded working as a painter at Willis T Williams.  In 1939, he was recorded in the city directory in his mother’s household at 224 10th Street N. He worked as a porter.  In 1940, he was recorded on the federal census living in his mother’s household in St Petersburg living at 241 10th street N.  He worked 48 hours between 24 March 1940 and 30 March 1940 as a painter for wage or a salary and he earned $644 for the 52 weeks he worked in 1939. His highest level of education was 6th grade elementary school.  In 1941, he was recorded in the city directory as William P. Griffin living at 241 10th street N in St Petersburg.  His mother Leah Griffin and Aunt Anna Armour were recorded at the same address in the directory that year.  In 1942, he was recorded in the city directory working as a painter and living at 241 10th street N in St Petersburg. His mother Lear Griffin and brother Jack Griffin were recorded in the city directory living at the same address that year.  He was the Willie Griffin who passed away in St Petersburg in 1944 which why he never appeared on the census or the city directory with his family in any subsequent years.

Anthony MADDOX 

ANTHONY MADDOX was born about 1873 in Eatonton, Putnam, Georgia. He is recorded as the fourth child between Carter Maddox and Martha Pennemon Maddox.  Martha Pennemon had a son Morris Griffin with Eli Griffin in 1859. In 1880, Anthony was recorded at 7 years old living in his parent’s household in Eatonton, Putnam County, Georgia working as a farm laborer. He was able to read and write.  In 1892, he and his father Carter Maddox were recorded on the Georgia Property Tax Digest as taxed in Tompkins where they worked for Rich Denham. They each paid a poll and his father was taxed on his property.

Solomon “Sol” MADDOX and His Descendants

SOLOMON “SOL” MADDOX was born in Apr 1875 in Eatonton, Putnam County, Georgia.  He is recorded as the fifth child between Carter Maddox and Martha Pennemon Maddox.  Martha Pennemon had a son Morris Griffin with Eli Griffin in 1859. In 1880, he was recorded as “Saul Maddox” and as 5 years old living in his parent’s household in Eatonton, Putnam County, Georgia. He married Hattie GRIFFIN, the daughter of Willis GRIFFIN and Betsy Johnson Ward on 09 May 1895 in Putnam, Georgia. She was born in Dec 1871 in Georgia. Sol’s sister Leah Maddox Griffin had married Hattie’s brother, Frank Griffin on 24 Dec 1891 and Sol’s brother John Wesley Maddox will later marry Mary Griffin who was one of Hattie’s sisters on 11 Apr 1906.  By 1900, Sol and Hattie were living in separate households.  Sol was recorded on the federal census living in Harrison, Putnam County, Georgia.  He worked as a laborer on the public roads and was able to read and write. Hattie was recorded on the census that year also as a widow and living in her parent’s home in Eatonton with her 2 children with Sol Maddox recorded as Mary L Griffin age 5 and Fisher B Griffin age 3.  She worked as a farm laborer and was able to read and write.  In 1903, Solomon Maddox paid a poll in Glades and in 1906 he was  called Sol Maddox, when he was recorded in the Tax Digest in Popcastle in Putnam County where he paid a poll. In 1908, Solomon Maddox, called Sol Maddox,  was recorded in the Tax Digest in Popcastle in Putnam County where he paid a poll and was taxed on $20 worth of Household & Kitchen furniture.  In 1910, he was recorded on the federal census living in Patrick, Putnam County as a widow and as a farmer who employed other farmers.  His household included Willie Maddox age 18 recorded as his son and as a farmer who employed other farmers and Mary Maddox age 7 recorded as his daughter.  He lived near his uncle Alfred Maddox.  On 28 Dec 1913 he married Claudia HARRIS in Baldwin County Georgia which is where she was from.  She was the daughter of William “Bill” and Lorinda “Rendy” Harris.  In 1910, she was recorded living in her parent’s household in Scottsboro, Baldwin, Georgia with her 7-year-old daughter Willie B. Harris and 6-year-old son recorded as John M. Harris. In 1924, Solomon was recorded in the city directory living in Chattanooga, Hamilton County, Tennessee at 2013 E 3rd CVille. His son John Maddox and his wife Nettie Mae was also recorded in the city directory living at the same address.  John worked as a laborer at Price Evans Fdy Co.   Sol Maddox resided at 108 Holly Claw Avenue on 03 Aug 1925, when he passed away in Chattanooga, District 1, Hamilton, Tennessee from bronchial pneumonia. His wife Claudia Maddox was the coroner’s informant. He was buried at Pleasant Gardens Cemetery in Ridgeside, Hamilton County, Tennessee on 5 Aug 1925.  By 1926, Sol’s widow Claudia Maddox and son John Maddox were in Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan. In 1930, Claudia was recorded on the federal census as a widow living in her son John Maddox’s household in Detroit at 956 Euclid Avenue E in the 5th ward of the city along with his wife and children.  She worked as a servant in a private home for wages or for salary.  Her brother Charles Harris, who worked as clergyman, his wife and son were also enumerated in this household and as lodgers.  In 1932, she was recorded in the city directory as Claudia Maddox (widow of Solomon Maddox) living at 8028 Cameron Ave in Detroit. Her son was recorded living at 8080 Cameron Ave, nearby.  The following year in 1934, she was recorded living at the same address.  Her son John Maddox was also recorded in the directory living at the same address that year working as a factory worker. In 1935, she was recorded in the city directory living at 360 Owen Ave. Her son John who was an autoworker and his wife were recorded in the directory living at the same address.  In 1940, Claudia Maddox was recorded on the federal census living in her son John’s household in Detroit at 546 Hague. She had no employment of income.  On 1 Aug 1962 Claudia Maddox passed away in Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan.

Sol MADDOX had the following child:

  1.  WILLIE MADDOX (son of Saul MADDOX) was born in 1892 in Putnam County, Georgia. In 1910, he was recorded on the federal census, living in Patrick, Putnam County in Solomon “Sol” Maddox’s household and recorded as his son. He was age 18 and worked as a farmer who employed other farmers.

Sol MADDOX and Hattie GRIFFIN had the following children:

  1. MARY L MADDOX (daughter of Saul MADDOX and Hattie GRIFFIN) was born in Feb 1895 in likely in Eatonton, Putnam County, Georgia. In 1900, her parents were separated or divorced and living in separate households. She was recorded as Mary L Griffin age 5 on the federal census living in her grandparents’ home in Eatonton with her mother recorded as a widow and her Fisher B Griffin age 3. 
  2. FISHER BROWN MADDOX (son of Saul MADDOX and Hattie GRIFFIN) was born in Apr 1897 in Eatonton, Putnam, Georgia. On 5 June 1917, he registered for the draft of World War One in Eatonton and was described as medium height and build with black hair and eye color. He worked as a farmer for Levi Ward in Eatonton and listed that he was single with no dependents. Shortly after he registered for the draft, he was put on a Lists of Men Ordered to Report to Local Board for Military Duty. It was published in the Eatonton Messenger on 17 July 1917 and titled “List of Putnam’s Young Men in the Order the Drawn for War Duty”. He was the Brown Maddox who enlisted into the United Army at Fort McPherson, Georgia on 10 Oct 1917 and who disserted it less than 2 months later, on 18 Nov 1917 while at Camp Hill, Virginia. In 1920, he was enumerated on the federal census in Athens, Ward 3, Clarke, Georgia Street in the household of Eva V Griffith/n on Rock Spring Street who was recorded as his aunt.  He worked as a laborer at a cotton mill for wages or for a salary and was able to read and write. He was the Hirsher B. Fisher who passed away on 24 Jan 1923 in Athens, Clarke County, Georgia and who was living at 144 Willow Street working as a laborer. He was married to LILLIE MADDOX who was the coroner’s informant. She recorded that she did not know his parents name or where he was from.

Sol MADDOX and Claudia HARRIS had the following children:

  1. WILLIE B MADDOX (daughter of Sol MADDOX and Claudia HARRIS) was born about 1902 likely in Eatonton, Putnam, Georgia. In 1910, she was recorded on the federal census as Willie B. Harris, age 7 and living in Scottsboro, Baldwin, Georgia in her grandparent’s household with her single mother Claudia Harris and 6 year old brother recorded as John M. Harris and 12 year old cousin recorded as Louie Harris. 
  2. JOHN MADDOX (son of Saul MADDOX and Claudia HARRIS) was born on 22 Nov 1903 in Eatonton, Putnam, Georgia. In 1910, he was recorded on the federal census as John M Harris, age 6 and living in Scottsboro, Baldwin, Georgia in his grandparent’s household with his single mother Claudia Harris and 7 year old sister recorded as Willie B. Harris and 12 year old cousin recorded as Louie Harris.  On 19 April 1924, he married Nettie MOSELY in Chattanooga, Hamilton County, Tennessee.  Their marriage was performed by Elder H Warren.  Nettie was the daughter of Walter and Mattie Wells Mosley of Baldwin and Greene County but was living in Putnam County by 1910.  In 1924, he and Nettie (Nellie) was recorded in the city directory living in Chattanooga at 2013 E 3rd His parents were also recorded in the city directory living at the same address.  John worked as a laborer at Price Evans Fdy Co. and in 1925 John was also recorded in the directory living at 108 Holly Claw Avenue B’town.  By 1926, John Maddox, his family and mother were living in Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan. In 1930, he was recorded on the federal census as a head of household in Detroit at 956 Euclid Avenue E in the 5th ward of the city which he rented for $50. He worked as a laborer for an auto plant for wages or for salary. His household included his wife Claudia Maddox and children recorded as Eunice Maddox age 5, Ruth Maddox age 3 years and 3 months old, John Maddox age 2 years and 2 months old, Rosaline Maddox age 1 and 2 months old and 1 month old Evelyn Maddox.  His mother’s brother Charles Harris, a clergyman, Charles’s wife and Charles’s son were also enumerated in his household and as lodgers. In 1931 and 1932, John and Nettie were recorded in the city directory living at 8080 Cameron Ave in Detroit. His mother was recorded living at 8028 Cameron Ave which nearby. In 1931 he was recorded working as a laborer and in 1932 as an autoworker.  In 1934, he and Nettie were recorded in the directory living at 8028 Cameron Ave which is where is mother was recorded in 1932 and that year in 1933. He worked as a factory worker. In 1935, he and his wife Nettie were recorded in the city directory living at 360 Owen Ave and he worked as an autoworker. His mother was also recorded in the directory living at the same address.  In 1940, John and Nettie Maddox were recorded on the federal census living in Detroit at 546 Hague which he rented for $38. He worked 40 hours between 24 March 1940 and 30 March 1940 as a sprayer for an automobile manufacturer and in 1939, he earned $1,170 for the 24 weeks he worked that year.  His highest level of education was 3rd grade elementary school and she had no education. Their household included their children recorded as Eunice Maddox age 15 who attended school and her highest level of education was 6th grade elementary school; Ruth Maddox age 13 who attended school and her highest level of education was 6th grade elementary school; John Maddox age 12 who attended school and his highest level of education was 3rd grade elementary school; Evelyn Maddox age 10 who attended school and her highest level of education was 3rd grade elementary school; Mildred Maddox age 8 who attended school and her highest level of education was 1st grade elementary school; Walter Maddox age 5 who attended school for the first year; Jack Hurley Maddox age 4 and Richard Maddox age 2. His mother Claudia Maddox was recorded on the federal census living in John’s household as well. She had no employment of income.   On 12 Nov 1975 John Maddox passed away in Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan.

Sol MADDOX had the following child:

  1. MARY MADDOX (daughter of Sol MADDOX) was born in about 1902/1903 likely in Eatonton, Putnam, Georgia. In 1910, she was recorded on the federal census, living in Patrick, Putnam County in Solomon “Sol” Maddox’s household and recorded as his daughter. She was age 7 and did not attend school.

Levi MADDOX and His Descendants

LEVI MADDOX was born in Oct 1876/7 in Eatonton, Putnam County, Georgia.  He is recorded as the sixth child between Carter Maddox and Martha Pennemon Maddox.  Martha Pennemon had a son Morris Griffin with Eli Griffin in 1859. In 1880, he was recorded on the federal census as Lee Maddox and as 5 years old living in his parent’s household in Eatonton, Putnam County, Georgia.  In 1900, he was recorded on the federal census in his older brother Carter Maddox’s household in Eatonton as 22-years old and working as farm laborer for wages.  He was able to read and write. In 1904, Levi Maddox who was recorded as “Lee Maddox” was recorded in the Tax Digest in Glades in Putnam County where he paid a poll and in 1905, Lee Maddox was recorded in the Tax Digest in Popcastle in Putnam County where he paid a poll. He married Hattie P PENN, the daughter of Henry Penn and Mary L Comber Penn about 1905. She was born on 19 Mar 1887 in Jasper County, Georgia and in 1910, they were recorded on the federal census together living in Lawrence, Jasper County, Georgia in a rented house on Plantation Road. He worked as a common laborer for wages and was not being able to read or write. He was recorded as 24 years old and she as 23 years old and they were recorded as married for 5 years.  She was a mother of 3 children born alive and 3 children living. Their household included their 3 children at that time recorded as Louie K Maddox age 4, Viola Maddox age 3 and Early Maddox age 1. In 1920 he and Hattie were recorded on the federal census living together in Lawrence, Jasper County, Georgia on a rented farm on Monticello Road. They were not able to read or write. He was recorded as 34 years old, working on his own account as a general tenant farmer and was not being able to read or write. Their household included their children recorded as: Anna K Maddox age 13 who was able to read and write and attended school. She was recorded as Louie K Maddox in the 1910 census; Leola Maddox age 10 who was able to read and write and attended school. She was recorded as Viola Maddox in the 1910 census; Early Maddox age 8; Henry Maddox age 9, Anna L Maddox age 6 and Littie Maddox age 4 and Levi Maddox Jr. age 2.  In 1930, Levi and Hattie were recorded on the census together in Blackwell, Jasper, Georgia on a rented farm on Machen Road. They were not able to read or write. He was recorded as 50 years old, working on his own account as a general tenant farmer and was not being able to read or write. Their household included their children recorded as:  Early Maddox age 18 who worked as a farm laborer for wages, likely on his home farm. He was not able to read or write; Henry Maddox age 16, Anna L Maddox age 15 who was able read and write; Liddie Maddox age 14 who attended school and was able to read and write; Levi Maddox age 12 who attended school and was able to read and write and Solomon Maddox age 9.  On 19 May 1935, Levi passed away in in Jasper, Georgia. Hattie remarried to a man whose last name was FORTE and was residing in Athens, Clarke County, Georgia when she passed away in Dec 1982.

Levi MADDOX and Hattie P PENN had the following children:

  1. INA KAY MADDOX was born on 06 Apr 1906 probably in Lawrence, Jasper County, Georgia where she was recorded on the 1910 federal census as Louie K Maddox, 4 years old and living in her parent’s household which was a farm on Plantation Road and in 1920 she was recorded Anna K Maddox and 13 years old in her parents household  in Lawrence on Monticello Road. She attended school and could read and write. She met and likely married Ernest SMITH in Jasper County. He was born on 29 Aug 1897 in Blackwell, Jasper County to Jim Bolden Smith Annie Davidson Smith and on 5 June 1917 he registered for the draft of World War One in Blackwell and was described as tall, stout with black hair and brown eyes. He lived in Monticello and was a self-employed farmer.  He was single with 2 sisters and 2 brothers to support although a woman named Ella Binder was about 2 months pregnant with his oldest child at the time. When asked why he should be exempted from serving in the military, he stated that his supporting his siblings and his occupation were the reasons why he should but on 5 Aug 1918 he enlisted into the army, probably after his number was called.  He was recruited into the 22 Company New Recruit Camp at Camp Wheeler which was a United States Army base near Macon, Georgia. The camp was a staging location for many US Army units during World War I.  He severed in that company until 6 September 1918 when he was transferred to Company 342 labor battalion until he was discharged on 1 Aug 1919. He served overseas between 30 September 1918 until 24 July 1919 and on 5 Nov 1918 he was promoted to Private Lance Corporal. In 1920, before he married Ina, he was recorded on the federal census living in Blackwell with a woman named Annie Smith recorded as his wife.  By 1930, he and Ina Kay were recorded on the federal census living on a farm together as husband and wife in Shady Dale, Jasper County which was rented for $2.  He worked as a laborer section for the railroad for wage or for a salary. He was recorded as a veteran of the world war. Their household included his 2 children Ida K Smith age 9 and Charles E Smith age 6 who both were probably children of Ernest with his first wife Annie.  According to the census that year, it can be inferred that Ina and Ernest was married for only a year.  By 1935, they were living in Athens, Clarke County, Georgia and in 1940 they were recorded on the federal census living there where they rented for free. He worked 42 hours between 24 March 1940 and 30 March 1940 as a porter at the Railroad Warehouse and in 1939, he earned $663 for the 51 weeks he worked that year. His highest level of education was in elementary school, 1st grade and hers was 6th She was called May in the census.  Their household included their children recorded as Marie Smith age 10 who attended school and her highest grade completed at the time of the census was 2nd grade; Hattie Smith age 9 who attended school and her highest grade completed at the time of the census was 2nd grade, Ethel Smith age 7, Ernest Smith age 6, Bobbie J Smith age 4 and Willie E Smith age 1. On 27 Jan 1948 Ina Kay Smith passed away in Athens, Clarke County, Georgia, and in Jun 1972 he passed away in Athens, Clarke, Georgia,
  2. VIOLA MADDOX was born in 1907 probably in Lawrence, Jasper County, Georgia where she was recorded on the 1910 federal census as 3 years old and living in her parent’s household which was a farm on Plantation Road and 1920 she was recorded as Leola Maddox and 10 years old in her parents household in Lawrence on Monticello Road. She attended school and could read and write. She lived in Fulton. She married Willie J ELLERSON on 24 Feb 1923 in Putnam, Georgia, USA. He was born about 1889 in Georgia. Willie J Ellerson lived in Eatonton, Putnam, Georgia.
  3. EARLY MADDOX was born on 21 Mar 1909 in Lawrence, Jasper County, Georgia where he was recorded on the 1910 federal census as 1 years old and living in her parent’s household which was a farm on Plantation Road and 1920 he was recorded as 8 years old in his parents household in Lawrence on Monticello Road. In 1930, he was recorded on the federal census living in his parent’s household in Blackwell, Jasper County, Georgia on Machen Road. He was recorded as 18 years, working as a farm laborer for wages or for salary and was not able to read and write. In 1940, he was recorded on the federal census in his father in law Ed McMICHAELS’s household in Gladesville, Jasper County, Georgia on Gladesville Road to Monticello. Between 24 March 1940 and 30 March 1940, he worked 45 hours as a day laborer, like his father in law and in 1939 he earned $225 for the 52 weeks he worked that year. His highest level of education completed was in elementary school, 2nd grade. The household included his wife recorded as Lottie T Maddux age 26, their children; Carey Maddux age 7, Allie T Maddux age 6 and Gus Maddux age 4.  That same year, likely on 16 October 1940, he registered for the draft of World War Two at the Prospect School in Jasper County, probably in Monticello and was described as 5’ 2” tall, weighing 155 pounds, light brown skin complexion with brown eye color and black hair color. He worked for JB Ellis and listed his wife Lottie as his next of kin. In 1949, Early was recorded in the city directory living in Miami, Florida which was in Dade County at 283 ½ NW 8th St and working as a laborer for Concrete Products. In 1953 and in 1955, he was recorded in the city directory residing at 1429 NW 3rd Court and working at the Miami Window Corp.  In 1953 he was recorded as a helper and in 1955 as an employee. He died on 06 Oct 1975 in Dade, Florida.
  4. HENRY MADDOX (son of Levi Lester MADDOX and Hattie P PENN) was born 10 Feb 1910/1 in Lawrence, Jasper, Georgia and 1920 he was recorded as 9 years old in his parent’s household in Lawrence on Monticello Road. In 1930, he was recorded on the federal census living in his parent’s household in Blackwell, Jasper County, Georgia on Machen Road. He was recorded as 16 years and was not able to read and write. In 1940, he was recorded on the federal census living in Monticello, Jasper County, Georgia at 27 Warren Street which he rented for $4 a month. Between 24 March 1940 and 30 March 1940, he worked 66 hours as a laborer at a flour mill. In 1939, he earned $312 for the 52 weeks he worked that year. His highest level of education was 3rd grade elementary school. His household included his wife recorded as Lizzie Maddox age 29, who did not have an education and their 1-year old son Henry Maddox Jr. Lizzie Maddox was the daughter of T Vaughn and Mattie Glover and was born 17 Aug 1912 in Monticello. On 16 October 1940, he registered for the draft of World War Two at Monticello in Jasper County and was described as 5’ 4” tall, weighing 146 pounds tall, dark brown complexion with black hair color and brown eye color. He had a scar below his left eye near his temple and 2 teeth out in the front.  He lived at 28 Warren Street in Monticello with his wife Lizzie Maddox who he listed as his next of kin.  He worked for George D Tutt at the Monticello Mining Company in Monticello. On 14 Nov 1945 he was convicted in Jasper, County for “Assault With Intent To Murder” and was sentenced to 5 years and 10 months in the Georgia State Penitentiary. On 15 Jan 1983 Henry Maddox passed away in Jasper County, Georgia and on 21 Jan 1997 Lizzie passed away in Jasper County, Georgia.
  5. ANNA L MADDOX (daughter of Levi Lester MADDOX and Hattie P PENN) was born about 1915 in Lawrence, Jasper, Georgia and 1920 she was recorded as 6 years old in her parent’s household in Lawrence on Monticello Road. In 1930, she was recorded on the federal census living in her parent’s household in Blackwell, Jasper County, Georgia on Machen Road. She was recorded as 15 years and was able to read and write.
  6. LIDDIE MADDOX (daughter of Levi Lester MADDOX and Hattie P PENN) was born about 1916 in in Lawrence, Jasper, Georgia and 1920 she was recorded as 4 years old in her parent’s household in Lawrence on Monticello Road. In 1930, she was recorded on the federal census living in her parent’s household in Blackwell, Jasper County, Georgia on Machen Road. She was recorded as 14 years, attending and able to read and write.
  7. LEVI N MADDOX JR. (son of Levi Lester MADDOX and Hattie P PENN) was born about 1918 in Lawrence, Jasper, Georgia and 1920 he was recorded as 2 years old in his parent’s household in Lawrence on Monticello Road. In 1930, he was recorded on the federal census living in his parent’s household in Blackwell, Jasper County, Georgia on Machen Road. He was recorded as 12 years, attending and able to read and write. In 1940, he was recorded on the federal census living in Town, Rockdale, Georgia on a farm on Turner Hill that he rented for $3 a month.  Between 24 March 1940 and 30 March 1940, he worked 50 hours as a farmer. In 1939, he earned $156 for the 52 weeks he worked that year. His highest level of education was 2nd grade elementary school. His household included his wife recorded as Lizzie Lee Maddox age 20, who worked as a helper on a farm and who highest level of education was 4th grade elementary school.  He recorded that he was living in Jasper County in 1935.  On 16 Oct 1940 he registered for the draft of World War Two in Conyers, Rockdale County, Georgia and was described as 5’7” tall, weighing 140 pounds, dark brown complexion with brown eyes and black hair and a scar on his left arm. He lived in Conyers and listed his mother Hattie Maddox, who was still living in Monticello, Jasper County as his next of kin. He was employed by Mrs John Lee of Conyers.  On 24 Mar 1944, he enlisted into the United States Navy and he was probably the Levi Maddox Jr who on 23 Jun 1944 was assigned to General Harry Taylor (AP-145).  He was released from the Navy on 12 Jan 1946.  He lived in Covington, Newton County, Georgia at some subsequent point in his life and he was residing in Brooks County, Georgia when he passed away in Dekalb County, Georgia on 16 Sep 1998.    
  8. SOLOMON MADDOX (son of Levi Lester MADDOX and Hattie P PENN) was born on 20 Apr 1921 in Lawrence, Jasper, Georgia. In 1930, he was recorded on the federal census living in his parent’s household in Blackwell, Jasper County, Georgia on Machen Road. He was recorded as 9. In 1940, he was recorded on the federal census living in Lindley, Walton County, Georgia as a lodger in the household of Elmer J Woody.  Between 24 March 1940 and 30 March 1940, he worked 48 hours as a farm laborer, likely for Elmer Woody. In 1939, he earned $144 for the 40 weeks he worked that year and reported other sources of income.  His highest level of education was 6th grade Elementary school. That same year, on 16 Oct 1940, he registered for the draft of World War Two in Monroe, Walton County, Georgia and was described as 5’5” tall, weighing 140 pounds, black complexion with black hair and eye coloring.  He was called “Saul Maddox”, born in Jasper County, and resided in Monroe with his wife Annie Lou Maddox recorded as his next of kin.  He was employed by Mr Hugh Cook of Monroe.  On 27 May 1974 Solomon passed away in Clarke County, Georgia and on 20 Jan 1985 in Trenton, Mercer County, New Jersey. 

Mattie MADDOX CHILDS and her Descendants

MATTIE MADDOX was born about 1879 in Eatonton, Putnam County, Georgia. She is recorded as the seventh child between Carter Maddox and Martha Pennemon Maddox.  Martha Pennemon had a son Morris Griffin with Eli Griffin in 1859. In 1880, she was recorded on the federal census as 1-year old living in her parent’s household in Eatonton, Putnam County, Georgia.  She became involved with Isaac “Ike” CHILDS in 1895/7. He was born on 3 Mar 1878 in Jasper County, Georgia to Solomon and Rachael Childs.  In 1900, they were recorded on the federal census living together in a rented house as husband and wife in Hawkins, Putnam County, Georgia, next door to her sister Sarah Maddox Henderson. They were recorded as married for 3 years and neither of the two were able to read or write.  He worked as a wage hand and she was recorded as the mother of 3 children born alive and still living Their household included their 3 children recorded as Sallie Childs age 4, Mary Childs age 2 and an 11 month old unnamed infant who was born June 1899. On 3 Oct 1903 Mattie and Isaac were legally married in Putnam County.  In 1910, Mattie and Isaac were recorded on the federal census living in Hawkins on a rented farm on Shady Dale Road near her sister Sarah Henderson and her family and next door to Sarah Henderson’s son Voliar Henderson.  Isaac worked as a farmer who employed other farmers and Mattie worked as a laborer on their home farm. They were recorded as married for 15 years and she as a mother of 7 children born alive and still living. Neither of the two were able to read or write. Their household included their children recorded as Sallie Childs age 14, who worked as a laborer on the home farm, attended school and was able to read and write; Mary Childs age 11, who worked as a laborer on the home farm, attended school and was able to read and write; Mathew Childs age 8, attended school; Isaac Childs Jr. age 5; Bertha Childs age 4; Anna Childs age 3 and 1 year old Pearl Childs. In 1920, Mattie and Isaac Childs were recorded on the federal census living in Hawkins on a rented farm on Shady Dale Road near her sister Sarah Henderson and her family and next door to Sarah Henderson’s son Voliar Henderson. Isaac worked as farmer with his own account and she worked as a laborer on their home farm. He was recorded as able to read and write and she was recorded as unable to do either. Their household included their children recorded as Mary L Childs age 20 who worked as a laborer on their home farm and was able to read and write; Ike Childs age 17 who worked as a laborer on their home farm and was not able to read or write; Bertha Childs age 15 who worked as a laborer on their home farm and was able to read and write; Anna Childs age 12 who worked as a laborer on their home farm, attended school and was able to read and write; Pearl Childs age 10 who attended school and was able to read but not write and Alfred Childs as Isaac A Chiles age 8 who attended school.  The household also included Mattie and Ike’s 3-year-old grandson Herbert Johnson who was the son of their daughter Mary Lou Childs who married Maryland “Marvin” Johnson on 28 Sep 1915. In 1929, Isaac and Mattie were recorded in the City Directory living at 2261 E 73 Street. Isaac worked as a laborer. In 1930, Mattie and Isaac had migrated to Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio where they were recorded living at 2261 E 73 Street and Isaac recorded working as a laborer in a factory for wages.  He was able to read and write and she was not able to do either, according to the census. Their household included their son, Alfred Childs age 18 who worked as a salesman at a retail grocery store, attended school and was able to read and write; their son, Isaac Childs age 27 who worked as a laborer for a building and was able to read and write; Isaac’s wife; Louise Childs age 25 who worked as a servant for a private family and was able to read and write; Isaac and Louise’s daughter Bertha Childs age 3 and Isaac and Louise’s daughter; Carrie L Childs age 1 year and 6 month.  Their household also included their granddaughter Mattie M Childs age 7 who attended school and may have been a child of their daughter Sallie Childs Rainey who became deceased in 1928 and their grandson, Hubert Johnson age 12 who was the son of their daughter Mary Lou Childs Johnson and who worked as a paperboy while attending school. He was able to read and write. That same year in 1930, Isaac and Mattie were recorded in the City Directory living at 2261 E 73 Street with their son Isaac and daughter in law Louise also recorded in the directory at the same address. Isaac and Isaac Jr both worked as laborers. In 1931 and in 1932, Isaac and Mattie were recorded in the City Directory living at 7313 Central Avenue apartment 4 in Cleveland with their son Alfred also recorded in the directory at the same address in 1931. Isaac was recorded working as laborer. Between 1934 and in 1936, Mattie and Isaac were recorded in the city directory living in Cleveland at 2355 East 82nd Street and he worked as a laborer. Their son Isaac Jr was also recorded residing at the same address and working as a laborer. In 1939 and 1940, Mattie and Isaac were recorded in the city directory living in Cleveland at 2355 East 82nd Street and he worked as a watchman.  In 1940, Mattie and Ike were also recorded on the federal census in Cleveland at 2355 East 82nd Street where they paid $15 each month to live. Between 24 March 1940 and 30 March 1940, he worked 48 hours as a watchman for a tool factory and in 1939, he earned $1080 for the 52 weeks he worked that year. His highest level of education was 2nd grade elementary school and her highest level was 5th grade elementary school.  Their son Mathew Childs was also enumerated in their household. He was assigned worked through the W.P.A. which was the US government response to the unemployment crisis brought on by the Great Depression of the 1930s. Workers were assigned sites and assignments to receive income.  Mathew was assigned to the Road Project as a laborer and in 1939, he earned $450 for the 40 weeks he worked that year. He was able to read and write. Mattie and Ike’s grandson, Hubert Johnson was also recorded living in their household.  Between 24 March 1940 and 30 March 1940, he worked 50 hours as an insurance collector for an insurance company and in 1939, he earned $900 for the 52 weeks he worked that year. His highest level of education was 2nd grade elementary school and her highest level was 4 years of high school.  Mattie and Ike’s household also included their granddaughter Mattie Stevens who was recorded as Mattie Childs in 1930 and her husband Leroy Stevens who worked 48 hours as a parking lot attendant between 24 March 1940 and 30 March 1940.  In 1939, he earned $1080 for the 52 weeks he worked that year. His highest level of education was 4 years of high school and Mattie Stevens’s highest level was 6th grade elementary school.  In 1942, Mattie and Isaac were recorded in the city directory living in Cleveland at 2355 East 82nd Street and he worked as a watchman. Their daughter Anna Childs was also recorded at this residence in the city directory as well as their son Mathew and his wife Thelma. On 27 April 1942, Isaac Childs registered for the draft of World War Two in Cleveland and was described as 5’ 4” tall, weighing 164 pounds, dark brown complexion with black hair color and brown eye color and a scar on the front of his left leg. His address was recorded as 2355 East 82nd Street in Cleveland where he lived with his wife Mattie Childs who he listed as his next of kin. He was employed at Standard Tool Company located at 6918 Central Avenue in Cleveland. In 1943, Isaac and Mattie were recorded in the city directory living in Cleveland at 2355 East 82nd Street. On 21 Sep 1950, Mattie Lou Childs passed away in Lawrence, Lawrence County, Ohio.  In 1954 and 1959, Isaac was recorded in the city directory living at 6406 Utica Avenue with his daughter Annie recorded living there as well. On 17 Sep 1960 Isaac passed away in Cleveland and was buried in Lake View Cemetery in Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio. 

Mattie Lou MADDOX and Isaac CHILDS had the following children:

  1. SALLIE CHILDS was born in Dec 1896 in Hawkins, Putnam County, Georgia. In 1900, she was recorded on the federal census living in her parents’ household in Hawkins, Putnam County, Georgia, as Sallie Childs age 4 and in 1910, she was recorded on the federal census in her parents household in Hawkins on Shady Dale Road where she was recorded as a laborer at her home farm for wages and attended school. She was recorded as 14 and able to read and write. She married Will RAINEY, son of Green Rainey and Della Lawrence, on 18 Feb 1915 in Putnam County, Georgia. He was born on 10 Jun 1894 in Georgia and grew up on Shady Dale Road near Sallie. On June 1917, Will Rainey registered for the draft of World War One in Hawkins and was described as medium build and height, with dark brown eyes and black hair. He lived on Machen R1 near Williard (Hawkins area) in Putnam County, probably in Hawkins and worked as a farmer of G. E. Gooch near Willard in Putnam County with his brother and law Carter Henderson. His was recorded as married with a wife to support. In 1920, Sallie and Willie were recorded on the federal census living in Hawkins, Putnam County, Georgia, on Shady Dale Road near Sallie’s Aunt Sarah Henderson on and her cousin Carter. Willie was recorded as a farmer with his own account and she as a farm laborer on their home farm. They were both able to read and write.  Their household included the 1 year 6-month-old son Willie Rainey, Jr.  She died on 22 Aug 1928 in Farrar, Jasper County, Georgia. She may have been the mother of Mattie M. Childs recorded in her parents’ household in Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio in 1930. On 9 Feb 1954, Will Rainey Sr. was convicted of voluntary manslaughter and was sentenced to 5 years and 7 months in prison.  He was paroled on a date unknown and lived in Jasper County until he passed away on 24 Jul 1975. 
  2. MARY LOU CHILDS was born in Jun 1897 in Hawkins, Putnam County, Georgia. In 1900, she was recorded on the federal census living in her parents’ household in Hawkins, Putnam County, Georgia, as Sallie Childs age 3 and in 1910, she was recorded on the federal census in her parents household in Hawkins on Shady Dale Road where she was recorded as a laborer at her home farm for wages and attended school. She was recorded as 11 and able to read and write. She married Maryland “Melvin” JOHNSON, son of Burrell Johnson and Mollie Johnson, on 28 Sep 1915 in Putnam County, Georgia. She was 18 and he was 20. He was born on 13 Jul 1895 in Kelly, Jasper County, Georgia. On 5 June 1917 he registered for the draft in Kelly, where he lived, and was described as medium height and build with black hair and eye color. He worked as a farmer for his self and listed his wife and 2 children as his dependents. On 16 October 1918, he enlisted in the United States Army in Jasper County and had been stationed at Camp Gordon, in Chamblee, Dekalb County, Georgia for military training. He served domestically in 56th Infantry Brigade until he was honorably discharged on 14 Dec 1919. In 1920, she was recorded on the federal census living in Hawkins on a rented farm on Shady Dale Road in her parents’ household without Maryland Johnson. Their son together She was recorded as Mary L Childs age 20 who worked as a laborer on their home farm and was able to read and write.  During the early 1920s, her husband Melvin was living in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois where he began a new family with a woman named Lilly.
  3. MATTHEW CHILDS was born on 06 Jun 1899 in Hawkins, Putnam County, Georgia. In 1900, he was recorded on the federal census in his parents’ household in Hawkins, Putnam County, Georgia, as an unnamed 11 month old and in 1910, he was recorded on the federal census in his parents household in Hawkins on Shady Dale Road where he was recorded as a 8 years old and attending school at the time. He married Bessie POWELL on 12 Oct 1918 in Putnam, Georgia. She was born about 1902 in Georgia. In 1920, they were recorded on the federal census living in Hawkins on a farm on Shady Dale Road. He worked as a laborer at a planning mill while she worked as a farm laborer. In 1930, they were recorded on the federal census living on a farm in Eatonton on Magnolia Hill which they rented for $5 a month. He worked as a laborer for a lumber yard for wages or for a salary and she worked as a servant for a private family for wages or for salary. In 1940, Mathew was recorded on the federal census in Cleveland living at 2355 East 82nd Street in his parents’ household and as married even though his wife Bessie was not recorded in the household. According to the census he was in Cleveland by 1935. He was assigned worked through the W.P.A. which was the US government response to the unemployment crisis brought on by the Great Depression of the 1930s. Workers were assigned sites and assignments to receive income. Mathew was assigned to the Road Project as a laborer and in 1939, he earned $450 for the 40 weeks he worked that year. He was able to read and write. His highest level of education was 8th grade elementary school. In 1942, Mathew Childs was recorded in the city directory living in Cleveland at 2355 East 82nd Street with a woman named Velma recorded as his wife. His parents and sister Anna were also recorded at the same address in the city directory that year. That same year, on 14 Feb 1942, Mathew registered for the draft of World War Two in Cleveland and was described as 5 feet 12 ½ inches tall, weighing 134 pounds with brown eyes and black hair and dark brown complexion with a birthmark on right breast. He lived at 2355 East 82nd Street in Cleveland and worked at Standard Tube Company at 69th and Central Ave in Cleveland. Instead of listing Bessie his wife as his next of kin, he listed Isaac Child Jr (his brother) who lived at 7308 Central Ave in Cleveland and who also registered for the draft that day as his next of kin. In 1943, Mathew and Velma were recorded in the city directory living at 8107 Lucia Ave in Cleveland where his brother Isaac and sister in law Delma were also recorded in the city directory residing. In 1953 and 1954, Mathew and Velma were recorded in the city directory living at 2515 E 38th with him recorded working as a fireman in 1953. On 2 Sep 1956, Mathew passed away likely in Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio and was buried at Lake View Cemetery in Cleveland. On 12 Aug 1964 Velma Childs passed away in Cleveland at St Lukes Hospital and was buried at Highland Park Cemetery in Cleveland.  On 27 December 1967, a woman named Bessie Childs passed away in Youngstown, Mahoning County, Ohio at St Elizabeth Hospital. She was recorded as divorced and was living in Youngstown.  She may have been the Bessie Childs who was married to Mathew.
  4. ISAAC CHILDS J was born on 31 Jul 1902 in Hawkins, Putnam County, Georgia and in 1910, he was recorded on the federal census in his parents household in Hawkins on Shady Dale Road where he was recorded as a 5 years old. In 1920, he was recorded on the federal census living in Hawkins on a rented farm on Shady Dale Road in his parents’ household. He was recorded as Ike Childs age 17 who worked as a laborer on their home farm and was not able to read or write. He married Louise LEVISTER, granddaughter of James and Carrie Hines Levister, on 28 Dec 1923 in Putnam County, Georgia. She was born about 1905 in Georgia. Two days earlier, on 26 Dec 1923, his first cousin, Richard Maddox had married Louise’s aunt Mahaley Levister, who had married and divorced Floyd Maddox. In 1929, Isaac and Louise were recorded in the City Directory living at 2259 E 76th. Isaac worked as a laborer. In 1930, Isaac and Louise had migrated to Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio where they were recorded living at 2261 E 73 Street in his parents’ household. Isaac Childs was recorded as age 27, employed as a laborer for a building and was able to read and write. Louise Childs was recorded as age 25, employed as a servant for a private family and was able to read and write. Isaac and Louise’s daughter Bertha Childs age 3 born in Georgia and Isaac and Louise’s daughter; Carrie L Childs age 1 year and 6 months born in Georgia were also recorded in the household. That same year in 1930, Isaac and Louise were recorded in the City Directory living at 2261 E 73rd Street with his parents also recorded in the directory at the same address. He and his father both worked as laborers.  In 1931, Isaac and Louise were recorded in the City Directory living at 7709 Quincy Avenue in Cleveland. Isaac was recorded working as laborer. In 1934, Mattie and Louise were recorded in the city directory living in Cleveland at 2355 East 82nd Street and he worked as a laborer. His parents were also recorded residing at the same address and his father also working as a laborer.  In 1935, Isaac and Louise were recorded in the City Directory living at 7105 Quincy Avenue in Cleveland. Isaac was recorded working as laborer. In 1939 and 1940, Isaac and Louse were recorded in the city directory living at 3306 Linden Court and he worked as a laborer and Louise as a “ctr?”. In 1940, Isaac was recorded on the federal census living in Cleveland with a woman named Delma Childs, from Tallapoosa County, Alabama recorded as his wife. She was Delma Williams, a divorcee born on 25 Jan 1908 in Marcumville, Tuscaloosa County, Alabama to James Maddox from Alabama and Josephine Jones Maddox who were from Alabama. Isaac’s and Delma’s home address were recorded as 7308 Central Ave where they paid $13 to rent. Between 24 March 1940 and 30 March 1940, he worked 40 hours as a varying machine operator at a steel foundry and in 1939, he earned $1,196 for the 52 weeks he worked that year. Between 24 March 1940 and 30 March 1940. his wife Delma worked 40 hours as a machine operator at a rag manufacturing plant and earned $320 for the 52 weeks she worked in 1939.  His highest level of education was 5th grade elementary school and her highest level was 8th grade. Their household also included her 16-year old son Willie Williams who attended school and his last completed grade was 1st year of high school. They lived in the same building or a separate unit in a house as his younger brother Alfred Childs and his family. In 1942, Isaac was recorded twice in the city directory, once as a laborer living at 7308 Central Avenue in Cleveland and the other with him working as machine operator with him and Delma living at 8107 Lucia Ave in Cleveland. His former wife Louise Childs resided at 3306 Linden Court. That same year, on 14 Feb 1942, he registered for the draft of World War Two in Cleveland and was described as 5 feet 9 inches tall, weighing 155 pounds with brown eyes and black hair and black complexion.  He lived at 7308 Central Ave in Cleveland at and worked at National Malleable at 105th and Quincy in Cleveland. Instead of listing Delma his wife as his next of kin, he listed Mattie Child Jr (his mother) who lived at 2355 East 82nd Street in Cleveland as his next of kin. His brother Mathew who registered for the draft the same day, listed him as his next of kin. Just a few months later Willie Williams, son of Delma Williams registered for the draft of World War Two and was living at 8701 (8107) Lucia Ave in Cleveland with his mother at the time. In 1943, Isaac and Delma were recorded living at 8107 Lucia Ave in Cleveland. His daughter Bertha Childs was recorded living at 3306 Linden Court and working as a waiter. Between 1943 and 1945, Isaac and Delma Williams were married in Cleveland but on 20 Nov 1950, she married Roy Murphy in Coshocton, Ohio and in 1953, she was recorded in the city directory as Mrs Delma Childs living at 8107 Lucia Ave in Cleveland.  His daughter Juanita was recorded in the directory that year living at 3306 Linden Court and working as a wrapper at JC Pennys and in 1954 she worked at “ofc” as a secretary. His son Leroy Childs was recorded living at 3318 Linden Court. By then Isaac Childs had relocated to Lake County Indiana where on 13 Jul 1955 he married Eloise CLARK.  That same year in 1955 and again in 1957 and in 1958, Isaac and Eloise were recorded living at 1518 Washington Street in Gary in Lake County which was rented. He worked as a Mill worker at the U. S. S. which was the United States Steel.  Eloise was born on 14 Jan 1913 in Cave Springs, Floyd, Georgia to Sam and Ethel Clark. On 11 Sep 1966 Isaac passed away at Mercy Hospital in Gary, Lake County, Indiana from complication relating to advanced bladder cancer. His wife Eloise was his next of kin. He was buried at Evergreen Park in Hobart in Lake County, Ohio.
  5. BERTHA L. CHILDS was born on 12 Aug 1905 in Hawkins, Putnam County, Georgia and in 1910, she was recorded on the federal census in her parents household in Hawkins on Shady Dale Road where she was recorded as a 4 years old. In 1920, she was recorded on the federal census living in Hawkins on a rented farm on Shady Dale Road in her parents’ household. She was recorded as Bertha Childs age 15 who worked as a laborer on their home farm and was able to read and write. Sometime in the early 1920s, she legally married or began a common law marriage with Lee LEVISTER, who was married twice previously. Lee was born on 15 Aug 1882 in Georgia to James Levister and Carrie Hines Levister. His sister Mahaley married Bertha’s First Cousin Richard T Maddox in December 1923 and his niece Louise married Bertha’s brother Isaac also in December 1923. Before they were married, he registered for the draft of World War One on 12 September 1918 in Eatonton and was described as medium height, stout with brown eyes and black hair. He lived in Willard which was in Hawkins militia district and worked as a fired man for S. B. Simmons and he listed his mother Carrie as his next of kin. In 1930, they were recorded on the federal census living in Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio at 7301 Central Avenue which they rented for $8 a month. They were likely arrived around in Cleveland around 1928 before the birth of the youngest child. He worked at a factory as a laborer for wages and they were both able to read and write.  Their household included their children recorded as Willie L Levister age 6 who attended school, Mary L Levister age 4, Elzora Levister age 2 and 4-month-old.  Anna R Levister. In 1940, they were recorded on the federal census back in Putnam County, Georgia living in Eatonton on a farm rented for $3 a month. According to the census, they had been living in Eatonton before or by 1935.  Between 24 March 1940 and 30 March 1940, Lee worked 50 hours as a tenant farmer on his own account and in 1939 he reported earning no money for the 52 weeks he worked that year. He reported having other sources of income. He had no education and Bertha’s highest level of education was 7th Their household included: their son Willie L Levister recorded as age 16, attending school at the time and was an unemployed janitor at the NYA (W.P.A) lunchroom for 13 weeks up to 30 March 1940.  His highest grade completed was 2nd year of high school; their daughter Mary L Levister age 15 who attended school and who’s highest level of education was 7th grade; Elzoria Levister age 13 who attended school and who’s highest level of education was 4th grade and Annie R Levister age 10 who attended school and who’s highest level of education was also 4th grade. They lived next door to Lee’s mother Carrie Levister with2 of her grandchildren enumerated in her household. On 5 Jul 1952. Bertha Levister passed away in Putnam County and on 14 Dec 1968 Lee Levister also passed away in Putnam County.
  6. ANNA CHILDS was born about 1907 in Hawkins, Putnam County, Georgia and in 1910, he was recorded on the federal census in his parents’ household in Hawkins on Shady Dale Road where she was recorded as 3 years old. In 1920, she was recorded on the federal census living in Hawkins on a rented farm on Shady Dale Road in her parents’ household. She was recorded as Anna Childs age 12 who worked as a laborer on their home farm, attended school and was able to read and write. In 1942, Anna Childs was recorded in the city directory living in Cleveland at 2355 East 82nd Street where her parents were also recorded at the same address and her brother Mathew as well. In 1953, she was recorded in the city directory living at 7210 Central Ave in Cleveland and in 1954 and in 1959, she was recorded in the city directory living at 6406 Utica Avenue with her father Isaac recorded living there as well. In 1954 she was recorded as an employee at Mrs Stuffers and in 1959, she was recorded as a factory worker. In 1960 she was recorded at the same address and working as a stuffer for Harn Manufacturing Company.  On 6 Oct 1979 Anna Childs passed away in Cleveland at PHS Mt Sinai Medical Center and was buried at Lake View Cemetery in Cleveland.
  7. PEARL CHILDS was born on7 Apr 1909 in Hawkins, Putnam County, Georgia and in 1910, she was recorded on the federal census in his parents’ household in Hawkins on Shady Dale Road where he was recorded as a 1 year old. In 1920, she was recorded on the federal census living in Hawkins on a rented farm on Shady Dale Road in her parents’ household. She was recorded as Pearl Childs age 10 who attended school and was able to read but not write. She married legally or through common law Charlie GLOVER about 1923/1924. He was born about 1905 in Wyatt, Jasper County, Georgia to Anderson Glover and Randa Cullens Glover.  In 1930, they were recorded on the federal census living on a rented farm in Seats, Morgan County, Georgia.  He worked as a general farmer on his own account and they both were able to read and write. Their household includes their children recorded as 6-year-old Charlie Glover, 4 year and 8-month-old Lee D Glover, Essie M Glover age 3 and 1 year 4-month-old Alfred Glover.  In 1940, they were recorded on the federal census living in on a farm in Wyatt, Jasper County on Monticello Road which they rented for $5 a month. Charlie reportedly worked 72 hours between 24 March 1940 and 30 March 1940 as a farmer and did not report earning income in 1939 for the 52 weeks he worked that year.  His highest level of education was 2nd grade elementary school and Pearl’s highest grade completed was 6th  Their household also included their son Charlie Glover age 16 who did not attend school and worked 72 hours as a farm laborer between 24 March 1940 and 30 March 1940 and reported no income for the 52 weeks he worked in 1939.  His highest level of education was 3rd grade elementary school; their son Lee D Glover age 14 who did not attend school and who’s highest level of education was 3rd grade elementary school; their daughter Essie M Glover age 13 who did not attend school and who’s highest level of education was 2nd grade elementary school; their son Alfred Glover age 11 who did not attend school and who’s highest level of education was 2nd grade elementary school; their daughter Eva M Glover age 9 who did not attend school and who’s highest level of education was 2nd grade elementary school; their son J C Glover age 7 who did not attend school and who’s highest level of education was 2nd grade elementary school; their daughter Mattie Pearl Glover age 5; their son Jones Glover age 4 and their daughter Dilara Glover age 2,  Their household also include their 16 year old niece Maggie Jordon who worked as a laborer.  On 19 Jun 1949, Charlie Glover passed away in Jasper County and over 30 years later in early March 1980, Pearl Glover was residing at 6173 Nixon Cir in Covington, Newton County, Georgia when she passed away.
  8. ALFRED CHILDS SR was born on 09 Dec 1911 (1910) in Hawkins, Putnam County, Georgia and in 1920, he was recorded on the federal census living in Hawkins on a rented farm on Shady Dale Road in his parents’ household. He was recorded as Isaac A Chiles age 8 who attended school. By 1930, he had migrated with his parents to Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio where they were recorded living at 2261 E 73 Street. He was recorded as 18 years old and working as a salesman at a retail grocery store. He attended school and was able to read and write. In 1931, Alfred was recorded in the City Directory living at 7313 Central Avenue apartment 4 in Cleveland with parents who were also recorded in the directory at the same address. Isaac was recorded working as driver. He was living at 7313 Central Ave in Cleveland and working as a porter when at age 21, he married 17-year-old Ella Mae ELAM on 21 Dec 1931 in Cleveland. She was born on 16 Feb 1917 (1914) in Lincolnton, Lincoln, Georgia and was the daughter of Tom Elam and Hattie Heard Elam. She resided at 7206 Chamberlain Ave in Cleveland and on 16 December 1931, the applied for their marriage license and then on December 21st her parents gave their consent. The marriage was performed by Rev M.J. Plenty, justice of the peace. In 1932, Alfred and Ella were recorded in the city directory together living at 7205 Chamberlain Ave in Cleveland, which her parents were also recorded residing and owning. He was recorded working as a porter. In 1934, Alfred and Ella were recorded in the city directory living at 2318 E 74th in Cleveland and in 1935, they were recorded at 2353 E 74th.  He worked as a porter each of those years.  In 1940, they were recorded on the federal census living in Cleveland at 7308 Central Ave in the same building or separate unit in house shared by his brother Isaac. He paid $13 a month to rent the unit. Between 24 March 1940 and 30 March 1940, he worked 50 hours as a porter/delivery boy for a drug store and he earned $936 for the 52 weeks he worked in 1939.  His highest level of education completed was 3 years of high school and she completed 7th grade elementary school.  Their household included their daughter recorded as Elias Mary Childs, age 7, who attended school and her highest grade completed was 2nd grade and their son Alfred Childs Junior, age 6 who also attended school. That same year on 16 Oct 1940, Alfred registered for the draft of World War Two in Cleveland and was described as 5 feet 7 inches tall, weighing 139 pounds with brown eyes and hair color and light brown complexion.  He lived at 7308 Central Avenue in Cleveland with his wife Ella Mae Childs who he listed as his next of kin. He was employed by Max Uberstine at 1761 Coventry Road in Cleveland. In 1943, Alfred and Ella were recorded on the city directory living in Cleveland at 2400 E 55th apartment 2052. In 1953 and in 1954, they were recorded living at 10903 Morrison Ave and recorded as a driver in 1953 and a laborer in 1954.  In 1959 and in 1960, Alfred was recorded in the city directory living at 1348 E 117th He worked as a delivery man for Colony Drug store located at 917 Linn Drive in Cleveland.  On 26 Jul 1974 Ella Mae Childs passed away in Cleveland and was buried at Lake View Cemetery in Cleveland.  On 5 Oct 1998, Alfred passed away in Cleveland and was also and was buried at Lake View Cemetery in Cleveland.

Anna MADDOX ARMOUR

ANNA MADDOX was born on 16 May 1881 in Eatonton, Putnam, Georgia. She is recorded as the eighth child between Carter Maddox and Martha Pennemon Maddox.  Martha Pennemon had a son Morris Griffin with Eli Griffin in 1859.  In 1900, she was recorded on the federal census living in her married sister’s Leah Griffin’s household in Eatonton which was rented. She recorded as 19 years old, having no occupation and was able to read and write. In 1910, she was recorded in federal census in her sister Leah Griffin’s household which was a house on Manton & Harps on Place Road that was rented in Harrison, Putnam County. She was recorded a servant to the head of house and her occupation was recorded as “Homework” for a “Private Family” for wages.  She was not able to read or write and recorded that she was a survivor of Union or Confederate Army or Navy through the NG (National Guard).  Their brother John Wesley Maddox lived nearby.   She married John ARMOUR and was probably the 45-year-old Anna Armour recorded in the 1930 federal census living on a farm located at 51 Milway Road in Wyatt, Jasper County, Georgia and was married to John ARMOUR age 55.  She worked as a homemaker and he worked on his own account as a farmer for a cotton farm. It can be inferred from the census that they were married either legally or by way of common law in 1920.  In 1938, she was recorded in the city directory living in St Petersburg, Pinellas County, Florida at 224 10th Street N which is where her sister Leah was recorded living since 1937.  She worked as a laundress.  In 1940, she was recorded as a widow in her sister Leah Griffin’s household in St Petersburg, Pinellas County, Florida at 224 10th Street N which was rented for $8 a month.  She was recorded as Anna Armour, “doing housework” and earning no income. Her highest level of education was 5th grade elementary school. In 1941, Anna was recorded in the city directory living at 241 10th street N in St Petersburg.  Her sister Leah Griffin and nephew William P. Griffin were recorded at the same address in the directory that year. In 1945, she was recorded on the Florida state census as 60 years old and has a houseworker living in her sister’s household at 241 10th street N in St Petersburg.  In 1947, she was recorded in the city directory living at 224 10th Street and in 1948, 1949 and in 1951, she was recorded in the directory at the same address and as the widow of John Armour. Her sister Leah Griffin recorded as the widow of Frank Griffin each year and her nephew Jack Griffin and his wife Henrietta were also recorded there but only in 1948.  In 1952, she was recorded living at 336 Jordan Park in St Petersburg where her sister Leah Griffin was also recorded living that year.  In 1953, she was recorded living at the same address and as the widow of John Armour.   In 1955, she was recorded living at 351 Jordan Park in St Petersburg as the widow of John Armour and in 1956 she was recorded living at 943 21st St S in St Petersburg also called the widow of John Armour.  In October 1964 she passed away and was buried at Lincoln Cemetery in Saint Petersburg, Pinellas County, Florida. 

John Wesley MADDOX and His Descendants

JOHN WESLY MADDOX was born on 09 Jan 1883 in probably in Eatonton, Putnam County, Georgia where his parents were recorded living in 1880. He is recorded as the ninth child between Carter Maddox and Martha Pennemon Maddox.  Martha Pennemon had a son Morris Griffin with Eli Griffin in 1859. In 1900, he was recorded in the household of his father and stepmother’s in Ashbank, Putnam, Georgia.  He was recorded as John W Maddox,15 years old and his birth month and year were recorded as November 1884. He worked as a farm laborer and was able to read and write.  In 1904, John Wesley Maddox, called Wes Maddox paid a poll in Popcastle in Putnam County and in 1905, he was recorded in the Tax Digest in Popcastle in Putnam County where he paid a poll and was also taxed on $10 worth of horses and other live stock. He was called John Wesley Maddox when married Mary L GRIFFIN, the daughter of Willis GRIFFIN and Betsy Johnson Ward on 11 Apr 1906 in Putnam, Georgia. She was born in 1883 in Georgia. John’s sister Leah Maddox Griffin married Mary’s brother, Frank Griffin on 24 Dec 1891 and his brother Sol Maddox married Hattie Griffin who was one of Mary’s sisters on 09 May 1895. Neither one of his siblings’ marriages to members of the Griffin family were successful. That same year, in 1906, Wes Maddox was recorded in the Tax Digest in Popcastle in Putnam County where he paid a poll. Wes Maddox may have been recorded twice on the tax register that year. In 1910, he was recorded on the federal census as Wesley Maddox living in a rented house in Harrison, Putnam County, Georgia at Manton & Harps on Place Road.  His sisters Leah Griffin and Anna Maddox lived near his household.  He worked as a farmer who employed other farmers and was able to read and write while his wife Mary worked at home and was also able to read and write. They were recorded as married for 4 years and she as a mother of 2 children born alive and still living.  Their household included their 2 sons recorded as 3-year-old Roy Maddox and 2-year-old Fred Maddox.  On 12 September 1918, he was likely the John Wesley Maddox who registered for the draft of World War One in Atlanta and was described as tall, medium build with black hair and eye color. He lived at 16 Lucy Street and worked as a fireman for the railroad industry at Roundhouse in Atlanta. He listed a wife named Lula Maddox has his next of kin.  In 1920, John Wesley Maddox’s first wife Mary Griffin was recorded in the federal census living on a farm that she rented in Popcastle, Putnam County on Eatonton Greensboro Road.  She was recorded as a widow and worked as a farmer who employed other farmers. She was able to read and write.  Her household include the children she had with John Wesley Maddox recorded as Roy Griffin age 11 and Fred Griffin age 9 who worked as farm laborers, who attended school and who could read and write plus two more children that she apparently had with a man named Charlie Griffin, Clinton Griffin age 7 who was in school and able to read and not write and Sofia Griffin age 5.  Charlie Griffin was likely the Charles Nep Griffin Jr, the son of Charles Griffin and Rachel Mathis Griffin and who was recorded on the federal census in 1920 living on a farm in Patrick, Putnam County with woman who was likely Mary Haynes John Wesley’s first cousin through his uncle Alfred Maddox.  In 1930, John Wesley Maddox’s widow or former wife Mary Griffin was recorded on the federal living in Eatonton with her 16-year-old son Clinton who she Charlie Griffin and her 8-year-old son Robert Griffin whom she had with Joseph Simmons.

John Wesley MADDOX and Mary L GRIFFIN had the following children:

  1. LEROY MADDOX SR. (son of John Wesley MADDOX and Mary L GRIFFIN) was born on 22 Nov 1906 in Eatonton, Putnam, Georgia. In 1910, he was recorded as 3-year-old Roy Maddox on the federal census in his parent’s household in a rented house in Harrison, Putnam County, Georgia at Manton & Harps on Place Road. In 1920, he was recorded as Roy Griffin age 11 on the federal census and living on a farm that his mother Mary Griffin rented in Popcastle, Putnam County on Eatonton Greensboro Road who was recorded as a widow and worked as a farmer who employed other farmers. He worked as a farm laborer, attended school and was able to read and write.  He was living in Atlanta on 27 Feb 1938 when his brother Fred Maddox was shot and killed in Dublin, Laurens County, Georgia and he was the coroner’s informant. Greenville, Greenville, South Carolina.  In 1940, he was enumerated in the federal census as a roomer in the household of Minnie Reid in Greenville, Greenville County, South Carolina at 215 Oscar Street.  He worked as a salesman for a publishing house for wages or for a salary. He reported earning $208 for the 52 weeks he worked in 1939.  His highest level of education was 5th grade elementary school. He was recorded in the city directory living at the same place which was described as 215a Oscar Street. Sometime that year he married Annie Wilma DAVIS, the daughter of William G Davis and Anna Gerald Davis. She was born on 06 May 1915 in Marion County, South Carolina. On 16 Oct 1940, he registered for the draft of World War two in Eatonton, Putnam County at the Eatonton Colored School but it was transferred to Marion, Marion County, South Carolina on 25 October 1940 where he resided at the time. He lived at 209 Liberty Street with his Annie Wilma Maddox who he listed as his next of kin. He was employed by H. E. Lysinger at the Carolina Bible House at 113 McDougal Street in Charlotte, North Carolina and was described as 5’7” tall, weighing 136 pounds, light brown complexion, with brown eyes and black hair.  On 15 May 1951, Leroy and Annie Wilma Maddox were living in Coatesville, Chester, Pennsylvania at Hayti Valley Township when she passed away from a heart attack while at 824 East Chestnut Street in Coatsville. They had been living in Coatsville for 7 years according to her death certificate which Leroy was the coroner’s informant. On 11 Mar 1974 Leroy Maddox passed away in Coatesville, Chester, Pennsylvania.
  2. FRED MADDOX (son of John Wesley MADDOX and Mary L GRIFFIN) was born about 1908 in Georgia. In 1910, he was recorded as 2-year-old Fred Maddox on the federal census in his parent’s household in a rented house in Harrison, Putnam County, Georgia at Manton & Harps on Place Road.  In 1920, he was recorded as Fred Griffin age 9 on the federal census and living on a farm that his mother Mary Griffin rented in Popcastle, Putnam County on Eatonton Greensboro Road who was recorded as a widow and worked as a farmer who employed other farmers. He worked as a farm laborer, attended school and was able to read and write.  He was probably the Fred Maddox who on 9 Jan 1936 was convicted of burglary in Fulton County, Georgia and sentenced to 2 years and 5 months in prison. He was paroled about 7 months earlier than his scheduled released date on 9 Nov 1937.  Just 3 months after being paroled he was died as a result of a homicide on 27 Feb 1938 in Dublin, Laurens County, Georgia. He suffered a fatal gunshot injury to his head which killed him instantly.  He resided at Hudson Street which is where his murder also occurred.  His brother Leroy Maddox was the coroner’s informant. He was buried at Cross The Creek Cemetery in Laurens County, Georgia. He was about 30 years old.          

Ephraim Maddox  and Dinah Mitchell

EPHRAIM MADDOX was born in 1848 in Patrick, Putnam, Georgia as a slave on the plantation of James Lewis Reid where his mother Leah was also a slave. His father Carter was a slave on the plantation of William Maddox in Tompkins. He is presumed to be the third child between Carter MADDOX and Leah REID, two slaves. He had three siblings, namely: Alfred, Carter, and Solomon.  Ephraim Maddox was likely one of the 36 slaves on the plantation of James L. Reid in Patrick, Putnam, Georgia.  He was probably one of the 2-year-old males recorded on the 1850 slave schedule and in 1852 he likely one of the 49 slaves valued together at $23,300 and belonging to James L. Reid in Patrick. He lived in Militia District 369, also known as Half Acre, Putnam, Georgia in 1860 on the plantation of John Alexander Reid, son of James L. Reid as 1 of the 46 slaves there.  He may have been the 13-year-old male recorded on the slave register that year for James Reid. On 1 Jan 1863, the Emancipation Proclamation which was a presidential proclamation issued by President Abraham Lincoln freeing slaves in the south. On Nov 1864 Union General William T. Sherman and his army passed through the area on their “March to the Sea” burning and destroying cotton gins, railroads, and bridge and freeing slaves which included Ephraim and his family. When he was 22, he married Dinah MITCHELL, daughter of Henry MITCHELL and Nancy Hudson about 1870 in Half Acre, Putnam, Georgia. In 1876, he was recorded on the Georgia Property Tax Digest in Half Acre, Putnam, Georgia and was employed by John Reid with his brothers plus Fred, Elbert and Clem Griggs, John, Henry and Anderson Purifoy, Thomas Dudley, Lee and Isaac Singleton, Elber Burney, Jacob Randal, Silas Moore, Tom Cobb, Lucious and Taylor Holt, James Clements and Julius Meriweather. He paid a poll tax but didn’t have any property to be taxed. In 1878, he was recorded on the Georgia Property Tax Digest in Half Acre, Putnam, Georgia. He paid 1 poll and was employed by John A. Reid, as a farmer, along with his brothers Alfred and Solomon Maddox plus Fred and Simon Griggs, Henry, John and Anderson Purifoy, Tom and Bill Dudley, Isaac and Lee Singleton, Silas Moore, Eban Burney, Tom Cobb and Julius Meriweather. In 1880, he was recorded on the Georgia Property Tax digest in Howard, Bibb County, Georgia, where he paid 1 poll tax. In 1884, he was recorded in the tax digest in Donegal, Putnam County, Georgia. He was employed by James Middleton along with a man named John Maddox and a woman named Mary Maddox, who were likely not related. He paid a poll tax through his employer. On June 19, 1900, EPHRAIM MADDOX was recorded on the federal census as a farm laborer living in rented a house on Rogers Avenue in Vineville, Bibb County with his wife Dinah who worked as a Cook, daughter Laura Maddox age 15, son James Henry Maddox age 13, son Charles Richard Maddox age 11, son Junius Wes Maddox age 9, Annie Bell Maddox age 7, married daughter Sarah Howard age 20 who worked as a House Servant and Sarah’s daughter recorded as Anna Howard age 1. In 1904 and in 1905, he was recorded in the city directory working as a butler in Macon, Bibb County, Georgia at 513 Vineville Avenue. He was recorded residing at 971 or 911 Highland Avenue in both years. In 1909, he was recorded in the city directory employed as a butler in Macon, where he lived, and his address was recorded as 176 Holt’s AL. On 28 April 1910, he was recorded on the census living in Ward 3 of Tampa, Hillsborough County, Florida with his wife Dinah and worked as a laborer doing “odd jobs”.  They lived in the house that they rented with son Charles Maddox age 19, daughter Annie B Maddox age 13, daughter Laura Hudson age 25, son in law Henry Hudson age 35, granddaughter Julia Hudson age 6, grandson George Hudson age 4 and Francis Hudson age 3. He was recorded in the city directory as being employed as a laborer in 1912 in Tampa and he was recorded living at 1213 Platt Between 1912 and 1915. In 1913 his son James Maddox and daughter Anna Maddox were also recorded in the city directory residing at the same address and in 1914, his daughter Anna Forbes and her husband John Forbes were also recorded in the city directory residing at that address. In 1916, he was recorded in the city directory living in Tampa at 1312 Osceola near where his son James Maddox resided that year. In 1917, he was recorded in the city directory living at 1509 Osceola where his daughter Laura Hudson resided and next door to his son James Maddox,  In 1918, he was recorded in the city directory living at 1509 Osceola where his son Charles Maddox resided and next door to his son James Maddox. On 29, March 1918, Ephraim Maddox passed away in Tampa, Hillsborough, Florida from an illness he had been treated by his doctor since 9 December 1917.  His daughter Laura Hudson 1509 Osceola Street in Tampa which was his address recorded on his death certificate and recorded him working as a common laborer and listed that he was from Putnam County and that his parents were Carter Maddox and Leah Reed.  He was buried at St. Joseph Cemetery in Tampa on 29 March 1918.

Ephraim Maddox and Dinah MITCHELL had the following children:

  1. Sarah MADDOX was born on 02 Jan 1882 in Georgia. She married Price HOWARD on 04 Aug 1898 in Bibb County, Georgia and she married George R NANCE. She died on 30 Sep 1972 in Hillsborough, Florida.
  2. Laura MADDOX was born on 04 Feb 1885 in Georgia. She married Henry HUDSON and she died on 12 Dec 1965 in Hillsborough County, Florida.
  3. James Henry MADDOX was born on 29 Apr 1887 in Macon, Bibb County, Georgia, and he married Bessie MAYNARD on 08 Feb 1906 in Bibb County. He died on 13 Dec 1960 in Hillsborough County, Florida.
  4. Charles Richard MADDOX was born on 07 Jan 1889 in Macon, Bibb, Georgia. He was married to Yolanda Cornelia CLARK and he died on 04 Jun 1977 in Detroit, Wayne, Michigan.
  5. Julius Wes MADDOX was born in 1891 in Macon, Bibb,
  6. Annie Bell MADDOX was born on 15 May 1896 in Macon, Bibb, She married John FORBES around 1914 in Tampa, Hillsborough County, Florida. She died on 14 Jun 1961 in Hillsborough County.

Sarah MADDOX NANCE and her Descendants

SARAH MADDOX who was also called Sally was born on 2 January 1882/0 in Georgia, likely in Bibb County. She married PRICE HOWARD (son of Thomas Howard and Nancy Howard) on 04 Aug 1898 in Bibb, Georgia. He was born in 1880 in Macon, Bibb County, Georgia. Sarah Howard was recorded on the 1900 federal census living in her parents’ household on Rogers Ave in Vineville, Bibb, Georgia.  She was recorded as a mother of 1 child born and still living which was her daughter Annie Howard recorded as 1 year old.  Sarah worked as a house servant and was able to read and write.  Although she was recorded as “married”, her husband was not recorded in the household.  He was also recorded living in Vineville as a boarder in the household of James Dudley who lived next door to Price’s brother and near Price’s father’s residence. Price worked as a day laborer and was able to read and write.  In 1910, Sarah was recorded on the federal census renting and living at 133 Sixth Street in Macon Ward 1, Bibb County and as a widow even though Price was recorded living in his widowed mother’s household on Willingham Road in Vineville where he worked as a laborer doing “odd jobs”. He was recorded as divorced. Sarah was recorded working as a laundress at home and as a mother of 1 child living and born alive.  Her household included her 7-year-old son, Ellis Howard. About 1922, she married George NANCE who was from North Carolina and widowed. His first wife Bertha passed away in 1921 in Hillsborough County. They had 1 child together, Edna Nance who was born in 1912. In 1923, They  recorded in the city directory living in Tampa at 306 N. Willow Avenue and married to George NANCE who worked as a trucker and in 1924, she was called Sarah Nance when she and her husband George were recorded at the same address with him working as laborer. In 1925 they were recorded at the same address in Tampa with him working as a laborer and in 1926, he was recorded working as a driver and they were recorded living together at 406 N. Willow Avenue in Tampa which may have been an error.  However, Sarah’s daughter and son in law Daisy Lee and Gerard Green were also recorded in the household. In 1927, they were recorded together living at 3409 18th Avenue in Tampa and he worked as a laborer and in 1928 and in 1929, they were recorded living 2411 18th Avenue in Tampa with him also working as a laborer. In 1930, they were recorded on the federal census living at 2215 19th Avenue in Tampa with him working as a helper. That same year in 1930, they were recorded on the federal census together living in Tampa in a house that they owned  at 2215 19th Avenue which was worth $1,500 and they live there with their 12-year-old granddaughter recorded as Dorothy Green. Sarah was recorded as Sallie Nance who worked as a laundress at home and George was recorded working as a driver in the trucking industry. According to the census, their “age at first marriage” for both were recorded 8 years prior suggesting that they were married in 1922. In 1931, they were recorded in the city directory living at the same address with him working as a laborer and between 1932 and 1934, they were recorded in the city directory living at 3322 21st which is where her divorced daughter Daisy Green was also recorded residing in 1934.  In 1934, he was recorded working as a laborer. In 1935, they were recorded in the city directory living together at 2411 18th Avenue in Tampa and that same year they were also recorded together on the Florida state census living in Precinct 28 at 2411 18th Avenue which was rented. George worked as a common laborer and had no education and Sallie worked as a domestic and had no education. Their household included Daisy B Green recorded as George Nance’s 30-year-old stepdaughter and working as a house maid with an 8th grade education. Daisy’s children were recorded in the household as Dorothy Lee Green age 17 who and had an 8th grade education and Nathaniel Green age 17 who had a 9th grade education.  They were both in school. Sarah/Sallie and her children were enumerated twice in the Florida state census that year in 1935. They were also recorded in her sister Laura Hudson’s household that year.  She was called Sallie and was recorded as “sick” and had a 3rd grade education. Sarah’s 25-year-old divorced daughter Daisy Bell Green was recorded as unemployed with a 7th grade education and her 2 teenage children, Nathaniel Girad [sic] Green age 19 and Dorothy Lee Green age 17 were recorded as students with a tenth and 11th grade education, respectively.  In 1940, Sally and George Nance were recorded on the federal census living at 2411 18th Avenue in Tampa which they rented for $10 a month. Between 24 March 1940 and 30 March 1940, she worked 80 hours as a maid for a private family and was recorded as being unemployed for 20 weeks up to that time. In 1939, she earned $80 for the 16 weeks she worked that year and he earned $480 for the 40 weeks he worked.  He had no education and her highest level was 3rd grade.  Their grandson Nathaniel was recorded in their household as 22 years old with 3 years of high school education. He was in school and had no employment or income information recorded for him.  In 1952, George Nance passed away in Hillsborough County, Florida and on 30 September 1972 Sally Nance passed away in Hillsborough, Florida. 

Sarah MADDOX and Price HOWARD had the following children:

  1. DAISY BELL HOWARD (daughter of Sarah MADDOX and Price HOWARD) was born in 1899 in Macon, Bibb County, Georgia. She was recorded on the 1900 federal census as 1-year old living in her grandparents’ household with her mother. She was called “Annie Howard”.  In 1910, she may have been recorded on the federal census incorrectly as a 7-year-old male, Ellis Howard in her mother’s household at 133 Sixth Street in Macon Ward 1, Bibb County.  About 1915, she married Randolph Gerard GREEN likely in Tampa, Hillsborough County, Florida where they both arrived sometime between 1910 and 1915. He was born on 4 Jun 1897 in Midway, Bamberg County, South Carolina to John W. Green and Anna J Daniels Green. In 1915 and in 1916, Gerard was recorded in the city directory living at 116 S Dakota avenue and working as a porter at Buell and Company in 1916. In 1919, Gerard Green was recorded in the city directory living in Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan at 336 Montcalm Avenue and in 1920, they were recorded on the federal census together in Detroit Ward 5, Wayne, Michigan at 336 Montcalm Ave which they rented. He was recorded as 23 years old working as a laborer at an auto factory and she was recorded as 19 years old. Neither Daisy or Gerard were able to read or write. Their household included their 2 children recorded as Nathaniel Green age 3 and Dorothy Lee Green age 2.  In 1920, Gerard Green was recorded in the city directory living at 4638 (1122 1/2) Emory in Detroit and between 1921 and in 1923 he was recorded living at 1538 Ford Avenue in Detroit with him working at autoworker in 1921 and 1923 and as a clerk in 1922. In 1925, he was recorded in the city directory living in Detroit working at as autoworker and living at 6031 Scotten Avenue. In 1926, they were both recorded in the city directory living in Tampa, Hillsborough County, Florida at 406 N Willow which is where her mother and stepfather were also recorded residing that year in the city directory. Gerard was recorded working as a driver. In 1928, Girard and Daisy Bell Green divorced in Hillsborough County, Florida. That same year in 1928,Gerard was recorded in the city directory with a woman named Louise recorded as his wife and their address was recorded as “es 26th 1 n of 42nd Ave” in Tampa and he worked as a driver.  On 23 Oct 1928, Gerard Green married Louise Hill in Pinellas County, Florida and the following year in 1929, they were recorded in the city directory together living at 121 S Dakota avenue in Tampa with him working as an assistant manager at John Green. By 1930, R. Gerard Green relocated to Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan and were recorded on the federal census living in Ward No 9 at 2915 St. Aubins Street as lodgers in the household of Arthur Daniels, a black man from Georgia who owned his own home and rented out units to several families.  He worked as a truck driver for a carting company and was able to read and write.  Their household included their 2 year and 3-month-old son together recorded as W.L. Green (William L. Green). Daisy Green and 13-year-old Nathaniel Green, her son with Gerard, were recorded on the federal census that year in 1930, also in Detroit but in Ward 5 at 5538 Hastings in the rented household of Earliest and Emma Givens, She was recorded as widowed. By 1934, Daisy Green was back in Tampa and was recorded in the city directory there living at 3322 21st.Street and she worked as a laundress.  Her mother and stepfather were also recorded at the same address that year. In 1935, Daisy Green and her children were recorded in the Florida state census living in her mother’s and stepfather’s residence at in Precinct 28 (Tampa) at 2411 18th Avenue. Daisy B Green was recorded as George Nance’s 30-year-old stepdaughter and working as a house maid with an 8th grade education. Daisy’s children were recorded in the household as Dorothy Lee Green age 17 who and had an 8th grade education and Nathaniel Green age 17 who had a 9th grade education.  They were both in school. Daisy, her mother Sarah/Sallie and her 2 children were enumerated twice in the Florida state census that year in 1935. They were also recorded in her mother’s sister Laura Hudson’s household that year.  Daisy Bell Green was recorded as unemployed with a 7th grade education and her 2 teenage children, Nathaniel Girad [sic] Green age 19 and Dorothy Lee Green age 17 were recorded as students with a tenth and 11th grade education, respectively.  The following year in 1936, Daisy was recorded in the city directory as Daisy Howard residing at 2411 18th Avenue in Tampa and working as a maid. On 11 September 1937 she married Maxel/Maxwell DOYLE in Hillsborough County, Florida and was called Daisy B. Howard. Maxwell Doyle was born 7 March 1908 in Quincey, Florida to Perman and Hattie Doyle. In 1940, Daisy and Maxwell Doyle were recorded on the federal census living at 2206 29th Street in Tampa which was rented for $4 a month. Maxwell reportedly was unemployed 98 weeks up to 30 March 1940 but reported earning $445 for the 30 weeks he worked as a laborer for the W. A.’s Building construction project under the New Deal which was the government’s response (through the W.P.A) to the unemployment crisis brought on by the Great Depression in the 1930s. Workers were assigned sites and assignments to receive income.  Their household included lodgers who were 2 woman who were old enough to be their mother. One of them had 2 small children herself.  On 24 November 1955, Daisy Doyle passed away in Hillsborough County, Florida.  She was buried at Memorial Park Cemetery in Tampa.  The following year, in November 1956, Maxel/Maxwell married Adeline Grant, who may have been white and from Michigan.  They were married in Pinellas County, Florida.  On 16 December 1973, Adeline Doyle passed away in Hillsborough County, Florida and was buried at Memorial Park Cemetery.  On 13 April 1974, Maxel married Martha Ann Capers in Pinellas County, Florida but on 21 November 1975, they divorced in Hillsborough County, Florida. He passed away in Tampa on 12 March 2001.
  2. ELLIS HOWARD (son of Sarah MADDOX and Price HOWARD) was born about 1903 in Georgia and was recorded on the federal census in 1910 living in Macon Ward 1, Bibb County, Georgia. He was likely recorded in error and was probably meant to be Daisy Bell Howard.

Laura MADDOX HUDSON and her Descendants

LAURA MADDOX was born on 4 Feb 1885 in Macon, Bibb County, Georgia and was recorded as 15 years old on the 1900 federal census and living in her parents’ household on Rogers Ave in Vineville, Bibb, Georgia.  She was in school and in the 9th grade. She met HENRY HUDSON and they were likely married about 1901, either common law or through a legal marriage. He was born in 1875 in Georgia. In 1910, she was recorded in the federal census living in her parents’ residence on Pitt or Pott St in Tampa Ward 3, Hillsborough County, Florida. She worked as a laundress at home on her own account and was able to read and write. Her husband Henry worked as a laborer at a sawmill for wages or for salary.  They were married for 9 years and she was the mother of 4 children born and 3 living. There children were recorded on Julia Hudson age 6, George Hudson age 4 and Francis Hudson age 3. That same year in 1910, Henry Hudson was recorded in the city directory living at 1607 Cleveland avenue in Tampa which was the same address that his father in law Ephraim Maddox was also recorded living that year in the city directory. In 1916, Henry Hudson was recorded in the city directory living at 1312 Osceola in Tampa where his father in law was also recorded in the city directory living at the same address.  Henry worked as a carpenter and in 1918, Laura was recorded in the city directory living at 1509 Osceola in Tampa working as a cook.  In 1919, Henry was called Harry Hudson in the city directory and was recorded living at 210 North Willow Ave where his father in law was also recorded living. He was recorded working as a laborer. In 1920, Laura was recorded in the federal census living in her parents’ residence at 210 North Willow Ave in Tampa Ward 3. Laura worked as a house maid for a private family and was able to read and write. Although she was recorded as married, her husband was not included in the household. Her children were recorded in the household as Julia Hudson, female, age 16, attended school and was able to read and write; George Hudson, male, age 14, attended school and was able to read and write; Francis Hudson, male, age 12, attended school and was able to read and write and Mary Lou Hudson, female, age 7.  Her sister Anna Belle Forbes and Anna’s 4-year-old daughter Alice Forbes also lived in the household. That same year, Laura Hudson was recorded in the city directory living at the same address and working as a maid.  In 1926, and in 1928, Laura was recorded in the city directory living at 1503 Figueroa and working as a cook.  Her son Francis was also recorded at the same address in 1926 working as a clerk and her brother James was recorded in the directory living there in 1929. In 1929, she was recorded in the city directory working as a cook and living at 1331 Figueroa where her daughter Mary L Hudson was also recorded living.  In 1930, she and Henry Hudson were recorded in the city directory living at 3824 Bay to Bay blvd. and he or her were recorded as a domestic. That same year, Laura and Henry were recorded on the federal census living in Precinct 73, Hillsborough, Florida at 3811 Bay to Bay blvd which was rented for $10 a month. He worked as a laborer doing “odd jobs” and she worked as a “servant” for a private family.  In 1931, Laura and Henry were recorded in the city directory living in Tampa at 1607 Highland Avenue. He was recorded working as a “Chef” and she as a “maid” at 1721 Richardson Place and in 1932, she was recorded living in Tampa at 1505 Spring and she worked as a maid. In 1934, she was recorded in the city directory at 1314 Figueroa in Tampa and she was recorded working as a maid and her daughter Mary Lou Smith was also recorded in the city directory living at the same address.  In 1935, Laura and Henry were recorded in the city directory in Tampa living at 2910 Hawthorne. He worked as a butler and she worked as maid. They were also recorded in the 1935 Florida state census living at 1309 Figueroa Street which they rented.  They were recorded between 2 households recorded as 1305 Figueroa Street and 1315 Figueroa Street. He was recorded as working as a Butler and having a 6th grade education and she was recorded as a cook and highest level of education was also 6th grade.  Their household included their 20-year-old daughter Mary Lou Smith who worked as a cook and who’s highest level of education was 4th grade, Mary Lou’s 3 children, Gwendolyn Smith age 7, Virginia Smith age 3 and Alex Smith age 4.  Their household also included Salle Nance, recorded as a sister. She was likely, Laura’s sister Sarah who married George Nance around 1922. Sarah’s 25-year-old divorced daughter Daisy Bell Green and her 2 teenage children, Nathaniel Girad [sic] Green and Dorothy Lee Green were recorded in the household.  Sometime that year in 1935, Henry Hudson passed away in Hillsborough County, Florida. There were probably living at 2704 25th when he passed away because when they were recorded in the 1936 city directory, Henry was still living and working as a laborer.  On 12 Dec 1965, Laura Hudson passed away in Hillsborough County, Florida.

Laura MADDOX and Henry HUDSON had the following children:

  1. JULIA HUDSON (daughter of Henry HUDSON and Laura MADDOX) was born about 1904 in Georgia likely in Bibb County.  In 1910, she was recorded as 6 years old in the federal census living in her grandparents’ residence on Pitt or Pott St in Tampa Ward 3, Hillsborough County, Florida with her parents and siblings.  In 1920, Julia was recorded in the federal census living in her grandparents’ residence at 210 North Willow Ave in Tampa Ward 3 with her mother and siblings. Julia Hudson was recorded as age 16, attending school and was able to read and write.  She married Charlie Williams on 10 Jun 1931 in Polk County, Florida. He was born about 1883 in Florida.  Sometime in 1931, Julia passed away in Hillsborough County, Florida.
  2. GEORGE HUDSON (son of Henry HUDSON and Laura MADDOX) was born about 1906 in Georgia likely in Bibb County.  In 1910, he was recorded as 4 years old in the federal census living in his grandparents’ residence on Pitt or Pott St in Tampa Ward 3, Hillsborough County, Florida with his parents and siblings.  In 1920, George was recorded in the federal census living in his grandparents’ residence at 210 North Willow Ave in Tampa Ward 3 with his mother and siblings. George Hudson was recorded as age 14, attending school and was able to read and write. In 1930, he was probably the same George Hudson recorded in the city directory living at and renting 78 Bartow Road in Precinct 10, Polk County, Florida working as a laborer at a phosphate mine. His household included his wife Annie Mae Hudson, born Annie Mae BUTLER on 12 September 1907 in Georgia to Arthur and Minnie Butler.  Their household includes their 3 daughters recorded as Dorothy Hudson age 5, Iola Hudson age 3 and Louise Hudson age 1.
  3. FRANCIS HUDSON (son of Henry HUDSON and Laura MADDOX) was born in 1907 in Florida. in Georgia likely in Bibb County.  In 1910, he was recorded as 3 years old in the federal census living in his grandparents’ residence on Pitt or Pott St in Tampa Ward 3, Hillsborough County, Florida with his parents and siblings.  In 1920, George was recorded in the federal census living in his grandparents’ residence at 210 North Willow Ave in Tampa Ward 3 with his mother and siblings. George Hudson was recorded as age 12, attending school and was able to read and write. In 1924 Francis was recorded in the city directory living in Tampa at 1503 Figueroa and working as a driver for United Markets Inc. In 1925, Francis was recorded in the city directory living in Tampa at 1503 North C and working as a messenger and in 1926, Francis was recorded in the city directory living in Tampa at 1503 Figueroa and working as a clerk.  His mother Laura was also recorded at the same address and working as a cook in 1926.  In 1927, he was recorded in the city directory working as a delivery boy for United Markets Inc and in 1929, he was recorded as Francis Hudson with wife Geneva and living in Tampa at 1503 Figueroa and working as a clerk for United Markets Inc.  .
  4. MARY LOU HUDSON (daughter of Henry HUDSON and Laura MADDOX) was born about 1913 in in Tampa Ward 3, Hillsborough, Florida.  In 1920, Mary Lou was recorded in the federal census living in her grandparents’ residence at 210 North Willow Ave in Tampa Ward 3 with her mother and siblings. Mary Lou Hudson was recorded as age 7, attending school and was able to read and write.  In 1929, she was recorded in the city directory working as a cook and living at 1331 Figueroa where her daughter Mary L Hudson was also recorded living.  On 7 Oct 1929 she married Alex Waldence SMITH in Madison County, Florida.  He was born on 5 Jan 1908 in Madison, Madison County, Florida to Lula Smith an unwed daughter of Sam and Lea Smith.  In 1930, they were recorded in the city directory living in Tampa at 1331 Figueroa and in 1932, they were recorded living at 1505 Spring with him working as a serviceman for Parkview Garage.  In 1934, Mary Lou was recorded in her parents’ household in the city directory living at 1314 Figueroa in Tampa and in 1935, Mary Lou Smith was recorded in the Florida state census living in her parents’ household in Tampa, recorded as 1309 Figueroa and was between 1305 and 1315 Figueroa.  Mary Lou was recorded as working as a cook and having a 4th grade elementary school education. Her 3 children were also recorded in the household as 7-year-old Gwendolyn Smith, 4-year-old Alex Smith and 3-year-old Virginia Smith. Her former husband Alex Smith was recorded in the state census that year living in Precinct 1, Madison County Florida in his mother’s household.  He was recorded working as a day laborer with a 7th grade education.  On 9 Feb 1939, Mary Lou Smith married Lonnie Rudolph MOULTRIE in Polk County, Florida.  He was born about 1903 in Lake City, Columbia County, Florida to Fanny Moultrie who was unwed.  A divorcee and a parent himself, he and his first wife Charlotte divorced the previous year in 1938. By 1940, Mary Lou and Lonnie Moultrie were living in White Plains, Westchester County, New York.  They were recorded on the 1940 federal census living at 140 Brookfield Street where they paid $32 a month to rent and with Lonnie was seeking work.  Between 24 Mar 1940 and 30 Mar 1940, Lonnie worked 14 hours as a laborer for the road construction and he was recorded as being unemployed 14 weeks in 1940.  The previous year, in 1939, he earned $364 for the 26 he weeks he worked that year. Although Mary Lou did not record working any hours the last week of March 1940, her occupation was recorded as laundress for a private family and earned $312 for the 52 weeks she worked in 1939.  They both were recorded as having a 5th grade education. Their household included her 3 children recorded as his stepchildren, Gwendolyn Smith age 11 who attended school and who’s last grade completed was 4th grade, Alex Smith age 9 who attended school and who’s last grade completed was 4th grade and Virginia Smith age 7 who attended school and who’s last grade completed was 3th grade.  By fall, they were recorded back in Tampa when Lonnie Rudolph Moultrie registered for the draft of WWII there on 16 Oct 1940. He was described as black complexion, 5 feet 4 inches tall, weighing 183 pounds with brown eyes, black hair, and a scar on his left hand. His listed Mary Lou Moultrie as his wife and next of kin and they both were recorded living at 2411 18th Avenue in Tampa. He was employed by Holtsinger Motor Company located at 1514 Florida Ave in Tampa.  Mary Lou’s ex-husband Alex Smith also registered for the draft of WWII that same day of 16 Oct 1940 but in Holy Hill, Volusia County, Florida and he was described as dark brown complexion, 6 feet tall, weighing 150 pounds, brown eye color, black hair color with a scar behind his right ear.  He resided on 11th Street in Holly Hill and worked for Mr Converse at 1238 Riverside Drive also in Holy Hill.  He listed his mother Lula as his next of kin. Earlier that year Alex Smith was recorded on the federal census living on North and 11th in Holly Hill with a woman recorded as Brownie Smith and as his 21-year-old wife. It was rented for $5 a month.  Her name was Brownie Grant and her 14-year-old sister Anita Grant, a student, lived there with them. He worked 54 hours between 24 Mar 1940 and 30 Mar 1940 as a poultry dresser at a poultry yard while Brownie worked 18 hours as a maid for a private family.  He earned $312 for the 52 weeks he worked in 1939 and she earned $150 for the 18 weeks she worked that same year. On 4 Apr 1941, Alex Smith updated his address on the draft registration card he filled out in Oct 1940 to 3514 24th Street in Tampa.  His highest level of education was recorded as 5th grade and hers as 6th grade.  In 1945, Mary Lou and Lonnie Moultrie were recorded in the Florida state census living in Tampa at 1914 Ferrell. Her occupation was recorded as a housewife and his as a laborer and her highest level of education was recorded as 6th grade and his recorded as the 5th grade. Their household included her older 3 children recorded as 17-year-old Gwendolyn [Mable] Coles, a student who’s highest grade level completed was 11th grade, 15 year old Alex Smith, a student who highest grade completed was 8th and 13 year old Virginia Lou Smith, a student who highest grade completed was 7th grade. One of their daughters together, 1-year old Shirley F[rances] Moultrie was recorded in the household along with Clinton J[ames] Coles who was recorded as 17-years-old. He was the husband of Gwendolyn Smith Cole. They were married on 1 Mar 1945 in Hillsborough County, Florida.  He was a student and his highest level of education was 12th grade.  He was actually born 21 April 1921 in Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania to Thomas and Mattie Cole on and before he married Gwendolyn Smith, he registered for the draft of World War II in Allegheny on 16 Feb 1942 and was described as dark complexion, 5 feet and 4 inches tall, weighing 135 pounds.  He joined the army on 19 Jan 1950 and was released on 31 Dec 1966. He was likely station in Yokohama, Japan which is where his wife Gwendolyn M Coles was heading when she departed Seattle, Washington on 4 Nov 1949 on the Ohara and where she returned to Seattle from in Oct 1952. Two years later. Lonnie Rudolph Moultrie passed away in Tampa, Hillsborough County, Florida. Gwendolyn Coles and Clinton may have divorced because or she passed away because in June 1964 Clinton James Cole married Shirley Frances Moultrie, Gwendolyn’s younger sister in Pinellas County, Florida.  In May 1976 Mary Lou Maultrie was recorded in the Whitepages living at 8402 Fir Dr in Tampa and in March 1985, she was recorded in the Whitepages living at 7904 8402 Fir Dr. In both places she lived there with her children and grandchildren. Her former husband Alex Smith passed away on 20 Nov 1984 in Volusia County and on 13 Dec 1995 Mary Lou Moultrie passed away in Hillsborough County, Florida.

James Henry MADDOX and his Descendants

JAMES HENRY MADDOX was born on 29 Apr 1888 in Macon, Bibb County, Georgia. Vineville, Bibb, Georgia. In 1900, he was recorded as 13 years old on the federal census and living in his parents’ household in Vineville, Bibb County, Georgia at 6 Rogers Avenue. He was in school and was able to read and write.  He married Bessie MAYNARD, the daughter of Ida Maynard on 08 Feb 1906 in Bibb, Georgia. She was born about 1887 in Georgia. In 1910, they were recorded on the federal census living together at 309 Jefferson St in Macon Ward 3, Bibb, Georgia which they rented. He was recorded working as a laborer for a mattress factory while she worked “washing” at home.  They were recorded as being married for 4 years and she as the mother of 3 children born alive and living. Their household included their 3 children at the time. James Maddox age 3, Clarence Maddox age 2 and 2-month-old Junius Maddox.  In 1913, James Maddox was recorded in the city directory living at 309 S Willow Avenue in Tampa and he worked as a driver.  In 1914, he was recorded in the city directory working as a laborer and living at “w s N Willow av 2 s of Osceola” and in 1915 he was recorded as married, working as a laborer and living at 210 N Willow av in Tampa. In 1916, he was recorded in the city directory as married, working as a laborer and living at 1306 Osceola near his parents.  On 5 June 1917, he registered for the draft of World War II in Tampa and was described as medium height and build with black hair and brown eye color. He lived at 1507 Osceola and worked as a farm laborer for Bates, Hutton and Jrella? In Tampa. He listed his parents, wife, and children as his dependents that he supports and as his reason for being exempt from serving.  The following year in 1918, he was recorded in the directory as married, working as a porter and living at 1319 Figueroa. In 1919, he was recorded in the city directory working as a laborer and living at 1319 Figueroa.  In 1920, he and his family were recorded in the federal census living in Tampa Ward 3, Hillsborough, Florida at 212 North Willow Street which they rented. He was recorded working as a driver for the shipyard and they both were able to read and write. Their children were recorded in the household as James H Maddox Jr age14, who was a student and able to read and write, Clarence Maddox age 12 who was a student and able to read and write, Willie May Maddox age 8 who was a student, Hattie May Maddox age 6, Bessie Ruth Maddox, 4 years and 4 months old who was a student, Thelma Maddox who was  2 year 4 month old, Charles Maddox who was 1 year and 4 months old and Lillian Maddox who was 4 months old.  In 1922, he and Bessie were recorded in the city directory in Tampa living at 1514 Figueroa with him working as a carpenter and in 1924, they were recorded in the city directory in Tampa living at 506 S Albany with him working as a “bill poster” for J.C. Martin Co. Their son Clarence was also recorded in the directory under the same address. In 1925, he and Bessie were recorded in the city directory in Tampa living at 310 North B along with their sons James H Maddox Jr and Clarence Maddox and in 1926 they were all recorded in the city directory living at the same address and with him working as a laborer. In 1927, James and Bessie were recorded in the city directory at the same place in Tampa with him working as a yardman and their son James Jr also recorded living there and in 1928, they were recorded in the directory living at 218 S Rome av along with James’s other son Clarence and daughter Willie. In 1929, James and Bessie were recorded in the city directory living at 1503 Figueroa which is where his sister Julia Hudson lived in the years prior. He worked as a truck driver.  In 1930 they were recorded in the city directory living at 112 S Dakota Avenue in Tampa along with their daughter Willie Mae Maddox and their son Clarence Maddox and his wife Helen. That same year in 1930, they were also recorded on the federal census living in Ward 3 in Tampa, Florida at 112 South Dakota Avenue which they rented for $20 a month. He worked as a laborer doing odd jobs for wages and was employed at the time of the census.  They both were able to read and write.  Their household included their children recorded as Willie May Mattox age 18, who was able to read and write and worked as a servant for a private family, Hattie Mattox age 16, who was able to read and write and was attending school. Bessie Ruth Mattox age 14, who was able to read and write and was attending school. Thelma Mattox age 12 who was able to read and write and was attending school. Charlie Mattox age 10, who was able to read and write and was attending school. Evelyn Mattox age 8 who was attending school; Robert Mattox age 5; Margaret Mattox Age 2 and 8-month-old Winston Mattox.  Dorothy Mattox age 4 was recorded as his granddaughter. In 1931, James and Bessie were recorded in the city directory living at the same address and with him working as a gardener and in 1932, they were both recorded living at 1905 Laurel with James working as a laborer. Their daughter Thelma was also recorded in the directory living at the same address and with her working as a laundress. In 1933, James and Bessie Maddox were recorded in the city directory living in Tampa with him working as a driver. They lived at 1517 Cleveland and their daughter Bessie Maddox was also recorded in the directory at the same address.  In 1934 and in 1935, James and Bessie were recorded in the city directory living in Tampa at 310 N Willow Avenue. He was recorded as a laborer in 1934 and as a driver in 1935.  That same year in 1935, they were recorded on the Florida state census living in Precinct 6, Hillsborough, Florida at 310 N Willow Avenue. He was recorded as working as a “for hire truck operator” and she was recorded as a housewife. His highest education level was recorded as 7th grade and hers as 8th grade.   Their household included their children recorded as James Maddox Jr age 29 with a 6th grade education who worked as a delivery boy; Willie Mae Maddox age 24. with a 6th grade education who worked as a suctioner at a Canning Plant; Hattie Mae Cunningham age 22 with a 7th grade education and was unemployed; Bessie Ruth Johnson age 20 with a 6th grade education and was unemployed; Thelma Maddox age 18 with a no education and was unemployed; Charlie Maddox age 16 who was a student that had completed the 5th grade; Evelyn Maddox age 14 who was a student that had completed the 6th grade; Robert Maddox age 11, who was a student that had completed the 3rd grade;; Margaret Maddox age 7, who was a student that had completed the 1st grade. Winston Maddox Age 5 and Delores Maddox age 3. Two of their grandchildren were recorded in the household, Dorothy Johnson age 10 who was a student that had completed the 3rd grade and Carlton Joseph age 4. In 1936, he was recorded in the city directory living at 310 N Willow Avenue and he worked as a laborer. Their daughter Thelma was also recorded in the city directory living in their household.  James and his family were recorded on the federal census in Palm Beach, Palm Beach County, Florida on 01 Apr 1940 living in a house Near Road 25 that he rented for $8 a month. He and Bessie and recorded as unemployed for 12 weeks of 1940 and were both seeking work. They were both recorded as working as laborers on a farm and in 1939, he earned $136 for the 31 weeks he worked that year and she earned $120 for the 31 weeks she worked. They were able to read and write. Their household included their children recorded as Thelma Maddox age 21 who had no education recorded, Robert Maddox age 15 who was recorded as unemployed for 12 weeks of 1940 and was seeking work as a laborer on a farm and in 1939, he earned $96 for the 26 weeks he worked that year. His highest level of education was 6th grade; Margaret Maddox age 12 who’s highest level of education was 5th grade; Winston Maddox age 10 who’s highest level of education was 3rd grade and Delores Maddox age 8 who’s highest level of education was 2nd grade. Their household also included 2 of their grandchildren; Dorothy Maddox age 13 and Carlton Joe Maddox age 8.   In 1955, Bessie Maddox passed away in Hillsborough, Florida and was Memorial Park Cemetery in Tampa. On 13 Dec 1960, James Maddox passed away in Hillsborough, Florida.

James Henry MADDOX and Bessie Maynard had the following children:

  1. JAMES HENRY MADDOX JR (son of James Henry MADDOX and Bessie Maynard) was born on 20 Jun 1906 in Macon, Bibb County, Georgia. In 1910, he was recorded as 3 years old on the federal census living in his parents’ household at 309 Jefferson St in Macon Ward 3, Bibb, Georgia. In 1920, he was recorded on the federal census living in Tampa Ward 3, Hillsborough, Florida at 212 North Willow Street in his parents’ household. He was recorded as James H Maddox Jr age14, who was a student and able to read and write. In 1925, he was recorded in the city directory in Tampa living at 310 North B along with his parents and in 1926 they were all recorded in the city directory living at the same address and with him working as a laborer. . In 1927, James was recorded in the city directory at the same place with his parents in Tampa with him working as a clerk at T.W. Hatfield and in 1928, James was recorded with his parents in the directory living at 218 S Rome av along with his brother Clarence Maddox and sister Willie Maddox. That same year, he married Hilda BRYANT on 04 Jul 1928 in Hillsborough, Florida. She was born on 1 Jan 1911 in Tampa to Isaiah Bryant and Sarah Harris Bryant. In 1930, James and Hilda were recorded on the federal census with their 1-year old daughter Doris in Hilda’s parents’ home at 1502 Twelfth Street in Tampa.  The household also included 3 of her sisters, 2 of her nephews and 2 borders. Both James and Hilda were employed as clerks for a grocery store and were able to read and write. In 1931 and 1932, James and Hilda were recorded in the city directory living at 1502 12th Street in Tampa and worked as a laborer both years while in 1932, Hilda was recorded as a laundress. In 1935, James and Hilda were recorded in the city directory living at 1514 Gray in Tampa. That same year they were recorded on the 1935, state census living at Precinct 6 in Tampa at 117 North Oregon. He was recorded working as a porter with an 8th grade education and she was a housewife with an 8th grade education as well.  The household also included their 3 children recorded as Doris Maddox age 6 who was a student that completed the 1st grade, James Maddox Jr age 4 and Rudolph Maddox age 2.   In 1936, James and Hilda were recorded in the city directory living at 117 North Oregon in Tampa and he was a porter at Tampa Grocery Company. By 1940, James and Bessie and their 5 children, at the time, were living in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois and were recorded on the federal census there at 539 East 33rd Street on 1 April 1940. They were lodgers in the household of a 42-year-old divorced woman named Leola [Daniels] Bourn who was born in Mississippi but arrived in Chicago with her ex-husband Leon Daniel Bourns around 1918. Leola and Leon’s son Roosevelt Bourn will marry James’s sister Evelyn in 1950. According to the 1940 census, James reported being unemployed for 70 weeks in 1940, however, it is likely that the enumerator incorrectly recorded “days” as “weeks” or incorrectly recorded his hours worked the last week of March for the paving construction company from which he was employed. He was recorded as working under the public emergency works which was a program under the New Deal to handle the country’s economic crisis.  He earned $660 for the 52 weeks he worked in 1939 and was recorded as having an 8th grade education while Hilda was recorded as having a 6th grade one. The household included their 5 children at the time recorded as Doris Maddox age 11 who was in school and completed 5th grade; James Maddox III age 9 who was in school and completed 2nd grade; Rudolph Maddox age 8 who was in school and completed 3rd grade;  Richard Maddox age 3 and 7 month old Mildred Maddox.  They were also recorded as lodgers. Later that same year on 16 Oct 1940, James registered for the draft of World War II in Chicago and was described as light brown, f feet 8 inches tall, weighing 149 pounds” with brown eye color and black hair color.  He listed his wife Hilda Maddox as his next of kin who was recorded as living at 3630 Ellis Park in Chicago with him. He was unemployed and listed his address to 3619 Cottage Ave in Tampa. On 14 Apr 1942, he enlisted in the United States Army during World War II and on 24 Jan 1944 he joined the United States Air Force.  On 28 Feb 1965 he retired from the Air Force as a Master Sargent and as a 4th Grade Technician. He served in World War II, Korea and in Vietnam. He was living in Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota when his brother Winston Maddox passed away on 31 May 1984.  He was likely residing at 38*8 3rd Ave S Minneapolis, MN passed away that same year on 21 Jul 1984 in Minneapolis. Hilda Maddox remained there for several years before she moved to 4309 Queen Ave N and 4609 5th Ave S in Minneapolis before she passed away on 9 Jun 2003.   
  2. CLARENCE MADDOX (son of James Henry MADDOX and Bessie Maynard) was born about 1908 in Georgia. In 1910, he was recorded as 2 years old on the federal census living in his parents’ household at 309 Jefferson St in Macon Ward 3, Bibb, Georgia. In 1920, he was recorded on the federal census living in his parents’ home Tampa Ward 3, Hillsborough, Florida at 212 North Willow Street. He was recorded as age 12, and as a student and able to read and write. In 1924, he and his parents were recorded in the city directory in Tampa living at 506 S Albany with him working as a porter for S. J. Drawdy. In 1925, he was recorded in the city directory in Tampa living at 310 North B in his parents’ household along with his brother James H Maddox Jr and in 1926 they were all recorded in the city directory living at the same address and with him working as a laborer. in 1928, Clarence was recorded with his parents in the directory living at 218 S Rome av along with his brother James Maddox and sister Willie M Maddox. In 1929, He married Helen MADDOX. In 1930 Clarence and his wife, Helen, were recorded in the city directory living at 112 S Dakota ave in Tampa with his parents along with his Willie Mae Maddox. He worked as a janitor at the Tampa Grocery Company and in 1931 and in 1932, he and Helen were recorded in the directory living at 1333 North A with working as a porter. In 1933, they both were recorded living at 1328 ½ North B with him employed at Tampa Grocery Stores doing deliveries and in 1934, he was recorded in the city directory working as a delivery man for C&C Food Company and his Helen was recorded as a maid.  They were recorded living at 1517 North B near his brother James Maddox who was recorded living at 1520 North B and in 1935, Clarence was recorded living at 111 N Oregon avenue with him working at a restaurant and Helen working as a waitress at the Hillsboro Hotel Coffee Shop. They both died in 1935 in Hillsborough, Florida.
  3. JUNIUS MADDOX (son of James Henry MADDOX and Bessie Maynard) was born about 1910 in Georgia. In 1910, he was recorded as 2 months old on the federal census living in his parents’ household at 309 Jefferson St in Macon Ward 3, Bibb, Georgia.    
  4. WILLIE MAE MADDOX (daughter of James Henry MADDOX and Bessie Maynard) was born on 17 Jun 1911 in Tampa, Hillsborough, Florida. In 1920, she was recorded on the federal census living in Tampa Ward 3, Hillsborough, Florida at 212 North Willow Street in her parents’ household. She was recorded as Willie May Maddox Jr age 8.  In 1928, Willie Mae was recorded with his parents in the directory living at 218 S Rome av along with her brothers James Maddox and Clarence Maddox. In 1930 she was recorded in the city directory living in her parent’s household at 112 S Dakota Avenue in Tampa along with her brother Clarence Maddox and his wife Helen. That same year in 1930, they were also recorded on the federal census living in Ward 3 in Tampa, Florida at 112 South Dakota Avenue which they rented for $20 a month. She was recorded as Willie May Mattox age 18, who was able to read and write and worked as a servant for a private family. Her 4-year-old daughter Dorothy was also recorded in the household. In 1935, Willie Mae was recorded on the Florida state census living in her parents’ household in Precinct 6, Hillsborough, Florida. She was recorded as age 24 with a 6th grade education who worked as a suctioner at a Canning Plant; Her daughter Dorothy was recorded in the household as Dorothy Johnson age 10 who was a student that had completed the 3rd grade.  Before 1940, Willie Mae married Augustus NIX (son of George Nix and Hester Gatelin Way). He was born on 26 Dec 1900 in Tallahassee, Taylor County, Florida.  In 1940, they were recorded on the 1940 federal census living in his widowed mother’s home at 15 Economy Street in Fort Myers, Lee County, Florida. She was recorded as “son’s wife”.  Augustus was recorded as working 40 hours as a porter at a retail men’s store between 24 March 1940 and 30 March 1940 and did not record any income for the previous year.  Her daughter was recorded in her parent’s household and not in this one. In 1941, Augustus and Willie Mae Nix were recorded in the city directory living at 807 N Cranford avenue in Fort Myers.  Willie Mae was recorded working as a maid at 1905 Omelda Way. In 1945, they were recorded together in the city directory living at 3 Anderson Ave in Fort Myers. He worked in “Beer Retailer”.  That same year, in 1945, they were recorded in the 1945 state census living at 3 Anderson in Precinct 19, Lee County, Florida which is Fort Myers. Willie Mae Nix was recorded as 33 years old with an 8th grade education and her daughter was recorded as Dorothy Nix and 20 years old with a 6-grade education.  They were both recorded as housekeepers. Augustus was recorded as 44 years old with a high school education and as a Merchant. Willie Mae’s sister Margaret Maddox was recorded in the household as 18 years old working as a laborer with a 6th grade education. Her 3-year-old child recorded as Monis Johnson was also recorded in the household along with a 45-year-old man named Max Snipes who was also a laborer. In 1947, they were recorded together in the city directory living at 3 Anderson Ave in Fort Myers. He worked in “Beer Retailer”. In 1952, Augustus was recorded in the city in directory in Fort Myers working as a laborer for Jerome Lumber and Supply Company and in 1954, they both were recorded in the city directory in Fort Myers living at 349 Douglas with him working as a meat cutter at McCollum Groceries and she worked as a clerk for Anderson Avenue Package Store.  In 1956, they both were recorded in the city directory in Fort Myers living at 3059 Douglas with him working as a meat clerk for McCollum Groceries and she worked as a maid for C. J. Boden and in 1957, Augustus was recorded in the city directory living at 2736 Lime Street and working as a yardman.  In 1960, Augustus and Willie May were recorded in the city directory in Fort Myers living at 3036 Market with him working as a butler. She was living in Fort Myers, Florida when her brother Winston Maddox passed away on 31 May 1984.  By 1985, they were still living in Fort Myers and were recorded in the White Pages living at 3*30 Market St. On 2 Nov 1991, Augusta passed away in Fort Myers. She was living in Fort Myers, Florida when her sister Delores Nobles passed away on 13 Mar 1994 and when her sister Bessie Joseph passed away on 1 December 1994.  On 05 Feb 2002, Willie Mae passed away in Fort Myers.
  5. HATTIE MAE MADDOX (daughter of James Henry MADDOX and Bessie Maynard) was born about 1914 in Florida. In 1920, she was recorded on the federal census living in Tampa Ward 3, Hillsborough, Florida at 212 North Willow Street in her parents’ household. She was recorded as Hattie May Maddox Jr age 6. In 1930, she was recorded on the federal census living in her parents’ household in Ward 3 in Tampa, Florida at 112 South Dakota Avenue as Hattie Mattox age 16, who was able to read and write and who attended school.  She married Charlie G. CUNNINGHAM on 13 Oct 1930 in Hillsborough County. He was born on 06 Feb 1914/7 in Georgia to Charlie Cunningham Sr.and Sophia Cunning   In 1931, Hattie and Charlie were recorded in the city directory living at 1333 North A in Tampa, Florida and he worked as a messenger for Lively Store Inc. and in 1932 they were recorded in the city directory living at 108 South Dakota Ave in Tampa and she was recorded working as a laundress at 1905 Laurel in Tampa. In 1933 and in 1934, she was recorded in the city directory living in Tampa at 114 S Dakota Ave, Apartment A and in 1933, he was recorded at 1307 Horatio where his mother was also recorded living that year. She was recorded as a maid in 1934.  In 1935, she was recorded in the Florida State Census as Hattie Mae Cunningham age 22 with a 7th grade education and was unemployed. She lived in her parents’ residence at 310 N Willow Avenue and he was recorded in his mother’s residents at 1307 Horatio. In 1954, Hattie and Charlie were recorded in the city directory living at 1109 ½ W Brainard in Pensacola, Escambia County, Florida and he worked as a cement finisher and in 1955, they were recorded in the directory living at 1115 North E and he worked as a cement finisher. In 1956, they were recorded in the city directory living at the same address with him working as a plasterer and with her working as a maid at Gallerina’s Restaurant but she was also recorded living at 2908 N Roosevelt which is where she probably worked. In 1960, they were recorded in the city directory at the same address of 1115 North E and he worked as a cement finisher.  They divorced on 28 Nov 1972 in Escambia County.  She was likely deceased when her brother Winston Maddox passed away on 31 May 1984 as she was not listed in his obituary.   He died on 28 Mar 1987 in Escambia, Florida, United States.
  6. BESSIE RUTH MADDOX (daughter of James Henry MADDOX and Bessie Maynard) was born on 16 Aug 1915 in Tampa, Hillsborough, Florida. In 1920, she was recorded on the federal census living in Tampa Ward 3, Hillsborough, Florida at 212 North Willow Street in her parents’ household. She was recorded as Hattie May Maddox Jr age 4.  In 1930, she was recorded on the federal census living in her parents’ household in Ward 3 in Tampa, Florida at 112 South Dakota Avenue as Hattie Mattox age 14, who was able to read and write and who attended school.  She married Lewis J JOSEPH on 11 Jun 1931 in Hillsborough, Florida. He was born in 1909 in Florida. They were recorded together in the city directory living at 306 ½ S Dakota Avenue and he was recorded as working as a helper for Jacob Hyman.  They lived near Herbert William Joseph who was Lewis’s father who lived at 302 S. Dakota Avenue. The following year in 1932, Lewis was recorded in the city directory working as a butler and living in his father’s residence at 302 S. Dakota Avenue along with his brother Herbert W. Joseph Jr. She and Lewis had 1 son together and they may have divorced by June 1934 because she married Handsome Beauty JOHNSON on 01 Jul 1934 in Hillsborough County, Florida. He was born on 23 Jan 1912 in Florida. In 1935, 24 year old Handsome and 19 year old Bessie Johnson along with her 3 year old son Carlton Joseph were recorded on the Florida state census as “roomers” living in the household of Elmira Gallon at 419 South Oregon Ave in Precinct 6, Hillsborough County.  Handsome worked as a chauffeur and Bessie as a maid and they both had 6th grade educations according to the census.  Bessie Johnson and her son Carlton Joseph were also recorded on the Florida state census living in her parents’ household in Precinct 6, Hillsborough, Florida at 310 N Willow Avenue. She was recorded as Bessie Ruth Johnson age 20 with a 6th grade education and was unemployed. Her son Carlton was recorded as 4 years old.  By 1940, she was no longer with Handsome Johnson.  On 24 Feb 1940 he married Elizabeth Graham in Hillsborough County, Florida. That same year in 1940, Bessie was recorded on the federal census living in Tampa at 1515 Pierce Street as one of several lodgers in the household of James Lovett where she was recorded as a widow. She worked 42 hours between 24 March 1940 and 30 March 1940 as a Cook’s helper at a cafeteria. She earned $520 for the 52 weeks she worked in 1939. Her son Carlton was recorded in her parents’ household in Tampa as 8-year-old Carlton Joe Maddox and as their son. In 1960, she was recorded in the city directory as Bessie R Joseph, the widow of Louis Joseph and living in Rochester, Monroe County, NY at 487 Alexander St. Her son Carlton Joseph was recorded in the city directory living at 48 Cleveland in Rochester and was a factory worker at Acme Polishing and Plating. At some point, she married a man who surname was THOMAS.  In Sep 1978 she was recorded in the White pages living in Rochester, Monroe, New York at 4* Watkin Terrace. She was living in Rochester, Monroe County, New York when her brother Winston Maddox passed away on 31 May 1984.  In July 1992 she was recorded in the White pages living in Rochester at 2*1 Wellington Ave. On 22 Mar 1991, Handsome B Johnson passed away in Detroit, Wayne, Michigan.  Bessie was living in Rochester when her sister Delores Nobles passed away on 13 Mar 1994.  She remained residing in Rochester until she passed away on 1 Dec 1994.
  7. THELMA MADDOX (daughter of James Henry MADDOX and Bessie Maynard) was born on 19 Sep 1917 in Florida. In 1920, she was recorded on the federal census living in Tampa Ward 3, Hillsborough, Florida at 212 North Willow Street in her parents’ household. She was recorded as Hattie May Maddox Jr age 2 years and 4 months.  In 1930, she was recorded on the federal census living in her parents’ household in Ward 3 in Tampa, Florida at 112 South Dakota Avenue as Hattie Mattox age 12, who was able to read and write and who attended school.  In 1932, she was recorded living at 1905 Laurel in her parent’s household with her working as a laundress. In 1935, she was recorded on the Florida state census living in Precinct 6, Hillsborough, Florida at 310 N Willow Avenue in her parent’s household. She was recorded as Thelma Maddox age 18 with a no education and was unemployed.  She was recorded on the federal census in Palm Beach, Palm Beach County, Florida on 01 Apr 1940 living in her parent’s house Near Road 25 which they rented for $8 a month. She was recorded as Thelma Maddox age 21 who had no education recorded. On 24 Nov 1948, she married William PETERSON Jr. in Hillsborough, Florida and in June 1965 they divorced in Hillsborough.  She passed away on 16 Feb 1975.
  8. CHARLES MADDOX (son of James Henry MADDOX and Bessie Maynard) was born on 16 Oct 1919 in Tampa, Hillsborough, Florida. In 1920, he was recorded on the federal census living in Tampa Ward 3, Hillsborough, Florida at 212 North Willow Street in his parents’ household. He was recorded as Charles Maddox Jr age 4 months.  In 1930, he was recorded on the federal census living in her parents’ household in Ward 3 in Tampa, Florida at 112 South Dakota Avenue as Charlie Mattox age 10, who was able to read and write and who attended school. In 1935, he was recorded on the Florida state census living in Precinct 6, Hillsborough, Florida at 310 N Willow Avenue in his parent’s household. He was recorded as Charlie Maddox age 16 with a no education and was unemployed.  On 29 Oct 1940, he registered for the draft of World War II in Tampa and was described as dark brown complexion, 5 feet 6 inches tall, weighing 132 pounds with black hair and eye color and a scar near left ear. He lived at 210 N Willow Avenue in Tampa and listed his mother Bessie Maddox who lived at 212 South Oregon Avenue in Tampa as his next of kin.  He was unemployed at the time.  On 21 Aug 1942 he enlisted in the United States Army Air Force at Camp Blanding, Florida and 5 Sep 1942 he began serving. He was hospitalized sometime in March 1945 at Avon Park Air Force Base, Florida and discharged from there sometime that same month.  He was released from the military that same year on 31 Oct 1945. He was living in Tampa when his brother Winston Maddox passed away on 31 May 1984 and when his sister Bessie Joseph passed away on 1 December 1994.  He remained in Tampa living at 7*7 W Ross Avenue, 19*6 W Spruce St, 25*7 W Palmetto St and 11*05 Springridge Dr. On 13 Nov 2002, he passed away in Tampa and was buried at Memorial Park Cemetery.
  9. LILLIAN MADDOX (daughter of James Henry MADDOX and Bessie Maynard) was born about August 1919 in Tampa Ward 3, Hillsborough, Florida and was recorded on the 1920 federal census as 4 months old living in her parent’s household at 212 North Willow Street.
  10. EVELYN MADDOX (daughter of James Henry MADDOX and Bessie Maynard) was born on 1 April 1922 in Florida. In 1930, she was recorded on the federal census living in her parents’ household in Ward 3 in Tampa, Florida at 112 South Dakota Avenue as Evelyn Mattox age 8, who was able to read and write and who attended school. In 1935, she was recorded on the Florida state census living in Precinct 6, Hillsborough, Florida at 310 N Willow Avenue in his parent’s household. He was recorded as Evelyn Maddox age 14 with a no education and was unemployed. On 6 Nov 1937 she married Walter DICKEY in Hardee County, Florida.  He was from Perry, Houston County, Georgia and the 22-year-old son of John Henry Dickey and Emma Lewis Dickey.  In 1940, Evelyn and Walter were recorded together on the federal census living in a house in Avon Park, Highlands County, Florida, probably in or near the Negro Quarters, which they rented for $2 a month. She was recorded as 18 years old and he was recorded as 24 years old. He worked 40 hours as a citrus laborer between 24 March 1940 and 30 March 1940 and in 1939 he earned $450 for the 52 weeks he worked that year. His highest level of education was 5th grade elementary school and her 4th grade. That same year on 16 Oct 1940, Walter Dickey registered for the draft of World War II in Tampa.  He was described as dark complexion, 6 feet 2 inches tall, weighing 172 pounds with black hair and brown eye coloring.  He lived in Avon Park with his wife Evelyn who he listed as his next of kin and he worked at Highland Gate Corp?.  By 2 Feb 1944, they were divorce and he married Emma Lene ADAMS in Highlands County, Florida and moved to Flint Michigan.  In 1945, Evelyn Dickey was recorded in the Florida state census living in Precinct 1A in Highlands County as a house worker with a 5th grade education. Her household included 9-year-old Willie E Maddox who was a student and completed 3rd grade. At age 28, she married 33-year-old Roosevelt BOURNE in Cook County, Illinois on 20 December 1950.  He was from Oakvale, Mississippi and the son of Leola [Daniels] Bourn and Leon Daniel Bourns who arrived in Chicago from Mississippi together before they divorced.  Her brother James Maddox and his family were lodgers in the household Leola’s household in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, 10 years earlier in 1940.  On 16 Oct 1940, Roosevelt Bourne registered for the draft of World War II in Chicago.  He was described as light brown complexion, 5 feet 7 inches tall, weighing 144 pounds with black hair and brown eye coloring.  He lived at 355 East 30th street and listed his mother Leola who lived at the same address as his next of kin.  He worked for Charles Chadens at 132 East 155th Street in Chicago. He enlisted into the military on 2 Oct 1941.  He was described as 66 inches tall and 142 pounds. He had 2 years of high school and worked as a porter. She was living in Chicago, Illinois when her brother Winston Maddox passed away on 31 May 1984. She was living in Chicago when her sister Delores Nobles passed away on 13 Mar 1994 and when her sister Bessie Joseph passed away on 1 December 1994. Roosevelt and Evelyn resided in Tampa at 82*3 S Dorchester Ave until he passed away on 1 Nov 2000 and she passed away on 9 October 2016.
  11. ROBERT H. MADDOX (son of James Henry MADDOX and Bessie Maynard) was born on 06 Oct 1923/4 in Tampa, Hillsborough, Florida. In 1930, he was recorded on the federal census living in his parents’ household in Ward 3 in Tampa, Florida at 112 South Dakota Avenue as Robert Mattox age 5. In 1935, he was recorded on the Florida state census living in Precinct 6, Hillsborough, Florida at 310 N Willow Avenue in his parent’s household. He was recorded as Robert Maddox age 11 with a 3rd grade education and was a student. He was recorded on the federal census in Palm Beach, Palm Beach County, Florida on 01 Apr 1940 living in his parent’s house Near Road 25 which they rented for $8 a month. He was recorded as Robert Maddox age 15 who was unemployed for 12 weeks of 1940 and was seeking work as a laborer on a farm. In 1939, he earned $96 for the 26 weeks he worked that year. His highest level of education was 6th grade.  He married Lassie Mae YOUNG on 05 Apr 1945 in Okeechobee County, Florida and by 1951, he was living in the state of New York when he received his social security number. He was living in Utica, Oneida County, New York when his brother Winston Maddox passed away on 31 May 1984, when his sister Delores Nobles passed away on 13 Mar 1994 and when his sister Bessie Joseph passed away on 1 December 1994. He was not recorded in his sister Delores Noble’s obituary.  He was a resident of Utica living at 11*4 Taylor Avenue and 24*0 Oneida Street # 319.  He passed away in Utica on 27 Apr 2007.
  12. MARGARET MADDOX (daughter of James Henry MADDOX and Bessie Maynard) was born on 22 August 1927 in Tampa, Hillsborough, Florida and in 1930, she was recorded on the federal census living in her parents’ household in Ward 3 in Tampa, Florida at 112 South Dakota Avenue as Margaret Mattox age 2. In 1935, she was recorded on the Florida state census living in Precinct 6, Hillsborough, Florida at 310 N Willow Avenue in her parent’s household. She was recorded as Margaret Maddox age 7 with a 1st grade education and was a student. In 1940, she was recorded on the federal census in Palm Beach, Palm Beach County, Florida in her parent’s house Near Road 25. She was recorded as age 12 and in school. Her highest level of education was 5th grade. In 1945, she was recorded on the Florida state census living at 3 Anderson in Precinct 19, Lee County, Florida which was her sister Willie Mae Nix’s household in Fort Myers. Margaret Maddox was recorded in the household as 18 years old working as a laborer with a 6th grade education. Her 3-year-old child(?) recorded as Monis Johnson was also recorded in the household.  By 1951, she and her 2 children Larry and Donna Nobles were living in the state of New York when she was issued as social security number. She was living in Rochester, Monroe County, New York when her brother Winston Maddox passed away on 31 May 1984.  On Dec 1990 she was recorded in the whitepages living in Webster, Monroe County, New York at 1*3 Krieger Rd and by 1993 she was living in Orlando, Orange County, Florida at 26*5 Adela Ave.  In 1994 she was still residing in Orlando likely at 9*50 Barbados Avenue when her sister Delores Nobles passed away on 13 Mar 1994 and when her sister Bessie Joseph passed away on 1 December 1994.  She was residing in Rochester, Monroe County, New York when she passed away on 18 December 2008. She was buried at Oakwood Cemetery in Penfield, Monroe County, New York, United States of America, Florida.
  13. WINSTON MADDOX (son of James Henry MADDOX and Bessie Maynard) was born on 20 Jul 1929 in Tampa, Hillsborough Florida and in 1930, he was recorded on the federal census living in his parents’ household in Ward 3 in Tampa, Florida at 112 South Dakota Avenue as 8 months old. In 1935, he was recorded on the Florida state census living in Precinct 6, Hillsborough, Florida at 310 N Willow Avenue in his parent’s household. He was recorded as 5 years old. In 1940, he was recorded on the federal census in Palm Beach, Palm Beach County, Florida in his parent’s house Near Road. He was recorded as age 10 and in school. His highest level of education was 3rd grade. In 1945, he could have been the Willie E Maddox recorded in the Florida state census as a 9-year-old student who completed 3rd grade in his sister Evelyn Dickey’s household in Precinct 1A in Highlands. On 29 Nov 1948, he enlisted in the United States Air Force and was released almost 4 years later on 26 Sep 1952.  By 1951, he was living in the state of New York when he received his social security number and on 29 May 1955, he may have been the Winston Maddox who married Minnie L BELL in Utica, Oneida County, New York.  At some point, he married a woman named GEORGIA born in 1948 and they remained living in Rochester. They were probably residing at 6*1 Brown St when he passed away on 31 May 1984.
  14. DELORES MADDOX (daughter of James Henry MADDOX and Bessie Maynard) was born on 06 Mar 1932 in Tampa, Hillsborough, Florida and in 1935, she was recorded as 3 years old on the Florida state census living in Precinct 6, Hillsborough, Florida at 310 N Willow Avenue in her parent’s household. In 1940, she was recorded on the federal census in Palm Beach, Palm Beach County, Florida in her parent’s house Near Road 25. She was recorded as age 8 and in school. Her highest level of education was 2nd grade. She was likely the Delores Maddox who married Freddie Lee HALL in 1951 in Lee County, Florida and she may have been the Delores Wright who divorced James J Wright in Oct 1969 in Hillsborough County Florida.  She eventually married Eddie NOBLES. She was living in Churchville, Monroe County, New York when her brother Winston Maddox passed away on 31 May 1984.  According to her obituary she arrived in North Port, Sarasota County, Florida that same year in the 1984 and worked as a technician at Kodak. She was a resident of North Port, when she passed away on 13 Mar 1994 in Venice, Sarasota County, Florida.

Julius or Junious Wes? MADDOX

JULIUS WES MADDOX was born in 1891 in Bibb County, Georgia and in 1900, he was recorded as 9 years old on the federal census and living in his parents’ household in Vineville, Bibb County, Georgia at 6 Rogers Avenue.

Charles Richard MADDOX

CHARLES RICHARD MADDOX was born on 07 Jan 1891/89 in Macon, Bibb, Georgia and in 1900, he was recorded as 11 years old on the federal census and living in his parents’ household in Vineville, Bibb County, Georgia at 6 Rogers Avenue. He was in school and was able to read and write. In 1910, he was recorded in the federal census living in his parents’ residence on Pitt or Pott St in Tampa Ward 3, Hillsborough County, Florida. He worked as a bellboy at a hotel and was able to read and write. In 1913, Charles Maddox was recorded in the city directory living at 1213 Platt in Tampa and he worked as a driver and in 1914, he was recorded in the city directory working as a porter for PO Knights.  In 1915, he was recorded in the city directory living at 1503 North B in Tampa and employed as a janitor and in 1916, he was recorded in the city directory living at 1503 Figg in Tampa and employed as a janitor. He must have been married to Yolande CLARK by then.  Yolande was born on 22 June 1897 in Orange Park, Clay County, Florida and was the daughter of Mary Elizabeth Clark who owned the house at the time and a man named Henry Crommes.  On 5 June 1917, Charles registered for the draft of World War I in Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan and was described as slender, 5 feet 11 inches tall with black hair and eye coloring. He lived at 300 Stanton in Detroit and worked as a porter at Bank and Jones Pool Room in Detroit.  He was recorded as being born in Macon, married and listed his wife as his dependent who he supported. In 1918, he was recorded on the city directory living at 1509 Osceola which is where his parents were recorded residing and when his father passed away that year.  His wife Yolande Maddox was recorded as Uland Maddox residing at 1503 Figg and working as a Teacher. He must have enlisted into the United States Army under Machine Gun Company, 367th Infantry as a Private First Class before 10 Jun 1918 when he departed Hoboken, Hudson County, New Jersey on the “America” and was called Charles W. Maddox.  This may explain why Yolande was recorded in her mother’s household that year. On 15 Feb 1918/9, Charles departed Brest, France on the “Sobral” and arrived in Brooklyn, Kings County, NY on 1 Mar 1919.  His address was recorded on each passenger list as 1509 Osceola Street in Tampa and his mother Dinah Maddox was listed as his next of kin on each of them. In 1920, he and his wife were recorded on the federal census living in his mother-in-law, Elizabeth Clark’ s household at 1503 Fig Street in Tampa Ward 3, Hillsborough, Florida.  He was recorded working as a laborer at shipyard and Yolande Maddox who was recorded as 24 years old was a teacher in public schools.  They were both able to read and write.  That same year in 1920, Yolande was recorded in the city directory living in Tampa at 1503 Fig Street and she was recorded as a teacher.  In 1928, 1930 through 1932, Charles and Yolande were recorded in the city directory living in Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan at 947 Hendrie Ave. In 1928, he was recorded as a janitor at Public Lighting Comn, in 1931, he was recorded working as a laborer and in 1932 as an autoworker. In 1928, he was recorded as a janitor at Public Lighting Comn, in 1931, he was recorded working as a laborer and in 1932 as an autoworker.  In 1934, Charles and Yolande were recorded in the city directory living in Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan at 947 Hendrie Ave and Yolande employed at Ms Pianist. In 1935, they were recorded in the city directory living at 344 Frederick Avenue.  In 1940, Charles and Yolande were recorded on the federal census living in Detroit, Wayne, Michigan at 933 Kirby East which he owned and was valued at $1,256.  Between 24 March 1940 and 30 March 1940, he worked 40 hours as a laborer at an auto factory and she worked 13 hours as a Vocal Teacher on her own account. In 1939, he earned $780 for the 26 weeks he worked that year and she earned $0 for the 26 weeks she worked. She reported having other sources of income for 1939.  His highest level of education was 7th grade and she completed 2 years of high school.  They were recorded as living at the same address in 1935. Their household included Yolande’s mother Elizabeth Clark who had no employment and who’s highest education completed was 2nd grade and a senior couple from Tennessee, George and Helen Ramsey who also had no employment. George was unable to work but had other sources of income.  On 23 April 1942, Charles Maddox registered for the draft of World War II and was called Charles Richard Maddox. He was described as light brown complexion, 5 feet 8 and ½ inches tall, weighing 160 pounds with brown eyes and black hair coloring. He listed his wife Yolande as his next of kin and their address was recorded as 933 East Kirby Street in Detroit.  He was employed at Ford Motor Company in Dearborn, Wayne County, Michigan. On 11 Aug 1947, Yolande Cornelia Maddox passed away in Detroit and on 4 June 1977, almost 30 years later, Charles passed away in Detroit.

Annie Bell MADDOX FORBES and her Descendants

ANNIE BELL MADDOX was born on 15 May 1896/3 in Bibb County Georgia and was recorded as 7 years old on the 1900 federal census and living in her parents’ household on Rogers Ave in Vineville, Bibb, Georgia.  In 1910, she was recorded in the federal census as 13 years old and living in her parents’ residence on Pitt or Pott St in Tampa Ward 3, Hillsborough County, Florida. She attended school and was able to read and write. In 1913, Annie Bell Maddox, her father, Ephraim Maddox, her mother Dinah Maddox and brother Charles Maddox were all recorded in the city directory living at 1213 Platt in Tampa and she worked as a domestic. The following year, in 1914, she was called Anna Belle Forbes in the city directory and was married to John FORBES who worked as a driver.  They lived at 1213 Platt in Tampa where her father was also recorded in the directory living. In 1918 and in 1920, she was recorded in the city directory living at 210 North Willow Ave in Tampa and in 1918 she was recorded working as a laundress and in 1920 machinist (which may have been an error). That same year in 1920, she was also recorded in the federal census living in her parents’ residence at 210 North Willow Ave in Tampa Ward 3. Anna Bell worked as a laundress at home on her own account and was able to read and write. The household included Anna’s 4-year-old daughter Alice Forbes. In 1921, Anna Bell Forbes was recorded in the city directory living at 210 North Willow Ave in Tampa and working as a laundress and in 1924 and in 1925, she was recorded in the city directory living at 1503 North C in Tampa. In 1927, she was recorded in the city directory living at 308 Fuller and in 1929, she was recorded in the city directory living at 511 North B in Tampa. She was recorded as a laundress in 1929. In 1930, she was recorded in the city directory living in Tampa at 1701 13th and she worked as a laundress. That same year in 1930, Anna Bell Forbes was recorded on the federal census living in Tampa, Ward 3 at 1502 North B Street with her 14-year-old daughter Alice Forbes.  Her household included 3 male roommates who worked as general laborers. In 1933, she was recorded in the city directory living at 1333 North A and worked as a maid at the Stovall’s Professional Building in Tampa.  In 1934,1935 and 1936, she was recorded in the city directory living at 1338 Gray.  In 1934 she was recorded in the directory working as a maid. in 1935 working as a laundress and in 1936, as a maid. In 1940, she was recorded in the federal census living in her daughter Alice Davis’s and son in law John Henry Davis in Tampa at 405 South Oregon Avenue. Between 24 March 1940 and 30 March 1940, she worked 10 hours as a laundress and in 1939, she earned $169 for the 26 weeks she worked that year.  Her highest level of education was 5th grade. On 14 Jun 1961, Annie Bell passed away in Hillsborough County, Florida.

Annie Bell MADDOX and John FORBES had the following child:

ALICE CLARABELL FORBES (daughter of John Forbes and Annie Bell MADDOX) was born on 10 Jan 1916 in Tampa, Hillsborough County, Florida. She married John Henry DAVIS (son of Charles Davis and Sophia Davis) on 27 Aug 1931 in Hillsborough County, Florida. He was born on 06 Oct 1908 in Tampa, Florida. Between 1933 and 1936, Alice and John were recorded in the city directory living at 405 South Oregon next door to his parents who were recorded living at 407 South Oregon. He was recorded being employed as a “Clo clnr” (? Cleaner) in 1933 and as a presser at both Liberty Cleaners in 1934 and at Golf View Cleaners and Laundry Company in 1935 and in 1936.  In 1935, Alice and John were recorded on the Florida state census living at Precinct 6 (Tampa) in Hillsborough County.  John was recorded as 26 years with an 8th grade and as the owner of a dry cleaner. Alice was recorded as 19 years old with an 10th grade education. Their household included their 2 sons, 3-year-old Charles Davis and 1-year-old John Davis Jr.  In 1940, she and her husband John Henry Davis were recorded in the federal census living in Tampa at 405 South Oregon Avenue which they rented for $13 a month. Between 24 March 1940 and 30 March 1940, James worked 48 hours as a presser at dry cleaner and in 1939, he earned $624 for the 52 weeks he worked that year.  His highest level of education was 4 years of high school and her highest grade completed was the 8th grade. Their household include their 2 oldest sons 8-year-old Charles Davis and 6-year-old James Henry Davis Jr who were in school and completed 2nd grade, their daughter 4-year-old Barbara Jean Davis and their youngest son 1-year old Francis Davis. His mother Sophia Davis resided in the house she owned next door at 407 South Oregon Avenue. Later that same year on 16 October 1940, James Henry Davis registered for the draft of World War II in Tampa. He was described as 5 feet 2 inches tall, dark brown complexion with black hair and eye color. He listed his wife Alice Davis as his next of kin and their address were recorded as 405 South Oregon Avenue in Tampa. His employer was listed as Golfview Cleaners at 1516 S. Lisbon Avenue in Tampa. On 12 Jan 1961, James Henry passed away in Hillsborough County. He was buried at Memorial Park Cemetery in Tampa. She married James Benjamin LEE on 24 Apr 1981 in Hillsborough, Florida. She was recorded in the whitepages living at 25*6 W Union St in March 1985, at 39*7 E Osborne Ave in March 1991, at 68*6 Twelve Oaks Blvd in April 1991 and at 39*7 W Cherry St in 1994. On 17 February 2000, Alice passed away at University Community hospital.


Solomon Maddox and Virginia Harris

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DESCENDANTS OF SOLOMON MADDOX AND VIRGINIA HARRIS MADDOX © Raymont Hawkins – Jones

SOLOMON MADDOX was born about 1854 in Patrick, Putnam, Georgia as a slave on the plantation of James Lewis Reid where his mother Leah was also a slave. His father Carter was a slave on the plantation of William Maddox in Tompkins nearby. He is the fourth known child of Carter MADDOX and Leah REID, two slaves. He had three siblings, namely: Alfred, Carter, and Ephraim.

He lived in Militia District 369, also known as Half Acre, Putnam, Georgia in 1860 on the plantation of John Alexander Reid, son of James L. Reid as 1 of the 46 slaves there.  He probably the 6-year-old male recorded on the slave register that year for James Reid. On 1 Jan 1863, the Emancipation Proclamation which was a presidential proclamation issued by President Abraham Lincoln freeing slaves in the south. On Nov 1864 Union General William T. Sherman and his army passed through the area on their “March to the Sea” burning and destroying cotton gins, railroads, and bridge and freeing slaves which included Alfred and his family.  On 25 Aug 1870 he was recorded on the federal census in his brother Carter Maddox’s household in Half Acre, Putnam, Georgia which was on the plantation of John Alexander Reid, son of James Lewis Reid.  They lived next door to his brother Alfred Maddox who lived on the same plantation with his wife and children. About 1874, he had a son Leroy Maddox with Anna Cox who lived nearby in 1870 and was recorded on the census in her parents, Reason and Lottie Cox’s household as 9 years old.  When he was 21, he married Virginia HARRIS, daughter of George HARRIS and Ophelia Harris, on 03 Jul 1875 in Putnam County. He was recorded on the Georgia Property Tax Digest in Half Acre, Putnam County in 1876 on the plantation of John A. Reid with his brothers and with Fred, Elbert and Clem Griggs, John, Henry and Anderson Purifoy, Thomas Dudley, Lee and Isaac Singleton, Elber Burney, Jacob Randal, Silas Moore, Tom Cobb, Lucious and Taylor Holt, James Clements and Julius Meriweather. He paid a poll tax but did not have any property to be taxed. In 1877, he was recorded in the tax digest in Half Acre and was employed by John A. Reid along with his brothers Alfred and Carter Maddox among many others and in 1878, he was recorded in the tax digest working for John A. Reid, as a farmer, along with his brothers Alfred and Carter Maddox plus Fred and Simon Griggs, Henry, John and Anderson Purifoy, Tom and Bill Dudley, Isaac and; Lee Singleton, Silas Moore, Eban Burney, Tom Cobb and Julius Meriweather. He paid a poll tax.  In 1880, he was employed by John Reid as recorded on the tax digest along with Spencer and Simon Holmes and Wilkins Moreland. He was called “Sol” Maddox and reported owning no property and paid a $1 poll tax.  He was recorded on the federal census living in Half Acre on 21 Jun 1880 on land owned by John Reid, his employer.  He lived there with his wife Virginia and his children: 4-year-old daughter Mattie Maddox, 2-year-old daughter Georgia Maddox and 3-month-old daughter Mary Maddox who were all recorded as “mulatto”.   His neighbors include, brother Alfred Maddox, Simon Holmes, the Griggs and the Purifoy families and a white farmer named Cullen R. Ezell.). In 1881, he was recorded in the tax digest in Half Acre and was employed by planter John A. Reid, as a farmer, along with his brother Alfred Maddox plus Fred Griggs, Bill Dudley, Jo. Clements, Joseph Simons, Simon Holmes, Asberry Claton and Scott Smith. He was taxed on $20.00 of horses, mules, cattle and stock of all kinds and on 1 poll. In 1884, he was recorded on the tax digest in Half Acre and was employed by John A. Reid with brother Alfred Maddox and with Fred Griggs, Eben Burney and George Jackson. He was taxed on $20 worth of livestock and $5 worth of Household and Kitchen furniture and paid a poll. In 1885, he was recorded in the tax digest in Half Acre and was employed by John A. Reid, as a farmer, along with his brother Alfred Maddox along with Eben Burney and George Jackson. He paid a poll tax and was taxed on $10 worth of livestock of all kind. In 1892, he was recorded in the tax digest in Half Acre and was employed by J. A. Reid along with his nephew Alonzo Maddox plus Andre Jackson, Jack Clements and Will and Ebin Burney. He paid a poll and was taxed on $15.00 worth of household and kitchen furniture, $30.00 worth of plantation and mechanical tools.  In 1893, he was recorded in the tax digest in Half Acre and was employed by J. A. Reid along with Silas Moore, Rose Griggs, Jack Clements and Will and Ebin Burney. He paid a poll and was taxed on $10.00 worth of household and kitchen furniture. In 1894, he was recorded in the tax digest in Half Acre and was employed by J. A. Reid along with Andre Jordon and Jack Clements. He paid a poll and was taxed on $10 worth of horses and livestock of all kind, $10 worth of Household and Kitchen furniture and $5.00 worth of plantation and mechanical tools. In 1895, he was recorded in the tax digest in Half Acre and was employed by Mrs. J. A. Reid along with Wes Brown, Hal Griggs, Jack Clements and Tom and Andre Dudley and Jack Clements. He paid a poll and was tax on $50 worth of horses and livestock of all kind, $10 worth of Household and Kitchen furniture.  In 1899, he was recorded in the tax digest in Donegal, Putnam County, Georgia where he paid a poll and was taxed on $50 worth of horses and livestock and $10 worth of Household and Kitchen. On 11 June 1900, Solomon’s household was recorded in the US Federal Census on a farm in Donegal, Putnam County which included his wife Virginia, their children;  Georgia E. Maddox age 22, Mary L. Maddox age 20, John A. Maddox age 16, Lessee Maddox age 12, Mitchell L. Maddox age 9, Anna Maddox age 6, Arthur Maddox age 4 and Grady Maddox age 2. Solomon worked as a farmer and his wife Virginia and children; Georgia, Mary and son worked as farm laborers and daughter Lessee was recorded as a student. Virginia was recorded as a mother of 11 children born alive with 9 of them still living.  Their daughter Mattie Goolsby was recorded on the federal census living with her husband Lewis Goolsby and 3 children, next door. In 1903, he paid a poll in Glades, Putnam County, Georgia and when he was 55, he married Lina Mitchel, a widow on 20 Jan 1909 in Putnam, Georgia. Lena born 1861 was a mulatto daughter of Lucy Mitchell also mulatto and was from Oglethorpe County, Georgia.  She had a daughter with a man whose surname was Scott and in 23 Jun 1883 she married Sidney Turner and had 2 daughters with him.  After they divorced, she married Albert Thomas in Putnam County on 5 Sep 1894. On 30 Apr 1910, Solomon and his wife Lela [Lena] were recorded on the census living in Eatonton, Putnam County living on Buzzard Road which he was recorded as owning with a $2 mortgage, however, a deed search in Putnam County General index to deed records & mortgages v. 3-4, 1877-1911 was performed and he, Lina or her former husband Albert Thomas were not recorded in it. On the 1910 census he was also recorded as a servant for a private family and she was recorded as a washer woman on her own account.  Their household included her grandson 8-year-old Willie J Jordan. No one in the household was recorded as able to read or write. In 1915, He was recorded in the city directory living in Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia at 288 Walnut Street and was employed by at Southern Railroad as a porter. He lived in Atlanta on 12 Sep 1918 at 266 Walnut Street when his son Grady Maddox registered for the draft of World war I in Macon Bibb County, Georgia and listed him as his next of kin. In 1921, he was recorded on the city directory living at 358 Walnut Street and was employed as a as a carrier.  He resided in Atlanta at 1478 Marietta street when he passed away on 20 Apr 1929 in Atlanta.

Solomon MADDOX and Anna Cox had the following son:

  1. Leroy MADDOX was born about 1874 in Half Acre, Putnam County, Georgia. He died on 19 May 1935 in Monticello, Jasper, Georgia.

Solomon MADDOX and Virginia HARRIS had the following children:

  1. Mattie Lou MADDOX was born in Feb 1876 in Half Acre, Putnam County, Georgia. She married Lewis GOOLSBY on 20 Jan 1895 in Jones County, Georgia and married Jacob Cobb INGRAM on 07 Apr 1901 in Putnam County, Georgia. She died on 27 Aug 1959 in Morgan, Georgia.
  2. Georgia E MADDOX was born in Mar 1878 in Half Acre, Putnam County, Georgia. She married Washington THOMAS on 25 Sep 1901 in Putnam County and died on 06 Oct 1957 in Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia.
  3. Mary L MADDOX was born in Feb 1880 in Half Acre, Putnam County, Georgia.
  4. John A MADDOX was born in Aug 1883 in Half Acre, Putnam County, Georgia.  He was recorded on the census as married to a woman named Mollie whose surname is unknown. He died on 27 Dec 1935 in Eatonton, Putnam, Georgia.
  5. Lessie MADDOX was born in Dec 1888 in Half Acre, Putnam County, Georgia.
  6. Mitchell Lee MADDOX was born on 04 Aug 1890 in Monticello, Jasper County, Georgia. He married Mamie D WHITAKER on 23 Mar 1919 in Putnam County, Georgia and died on 06 Jun 1942 in Eatonton, Putnam County, Georgia.
  7. Annie Jane Maddox was born on 22 Jan 1894 in Half Acre, Putnam County, Georgia. She married a man whose surname was JAMES and she died on 02 Jul 1983 in Washington, District of Columbia.
  8. Ortha MADDOX was born on 25 Nov 1895 in Donegal, Putnam County, Georgia. He married Jessie RANDALL on 08 Jan 1920 in Patrick, Putnam County, Georgia and later married a woman named Viola whose surname is unknown. He died on 15 Apr 1965 in Fulton County, Georgia.
  9. Grady P MADDOX was born on 08 Feb 1898 in Donegal, Putnam County, Georgia. He married a woman named Eva whose surname is unknown, and he died on 27 Jul 1963 in Cincinnati, Hamilton, Ohio.

Solomon MADDOX and Lina Mitchel had no children.

Leroy MADDOX

LEROY MADDOX, son of Solomon Maddox and Anna Cox was born about 1874 in Half Acre, Putnam County, Georgia. On 06 May 1910, he was recorded on the federal census living in Eatonton, Putnam, Georgia on a farm on Congress Avenue with his wife Carrie Maddox of less than a year. He died on 19 May 1935 in Monticello, Jasper, Georgia at 6:15 am from apoplexy after having a stroke on the day earlier. Hattie Maddox was his coroner’s informant. He was buried on 20 May 1935 in Adgateville, Jasper, Georgia, likely at King Chapel AME [African Methodist Episcopal] Church Cemetery.

Mattie Lou MADDOX INGRAM and her Descendants

MATTIE LOU MADDOX was born in Feb 1876 in Half Acre, Putnam, Georgia on the plantation of John A Reid and was the first child of Solomon MADDOX and Virginia HARRIS.  In 1880, she was recorded on the federal census living in Half Acre, Putnam, Georgia in her parent’s household where she, her mother and siblings were called “mulatto” and she was recorded as 4 years old.  When she was 18, she married Lewis GOOLSBY who was from Donegal in Putnam County, Georgia and the son of William Goolsby and Rachael Goolsby, on 20 Jan 1895 in Jones County, Georgia. In 1900, they were recorded on the federal census living together next door to her father in Donegal, Putnam County, Georgia with 3 their children, She and Lewis husband were able to read and write and his occupation was recorded as “N.G. -004”. Their household included their daughter Louella Goolsby age 4, son Jessie L Goolsby age 2 and 2-month-old son Edward G. Goolsby. Within a year, she and Lewis divorced and on 7 Apr 1901, at age 25, she married Jacob “Jake” Cobb INGRAM, born 10 June 1868 to Jack Ingram and Minerva Ward in Putnam County. In 1910, they were recorded on the census living in Hawkins, Putnam County on a rented farm with their children. They were both able to read and write. Their household included their daughter together, Jessie Lee Ingram recorded as 8 years old, Jake C Ingram recorded as 6 years old and Mattie Ingram recorded as 3 years old.  Her older children were in the household of her former husband and his wife Georgia who was Georgia Maddox before she became involved with Lewis Goolsby. Mattie Lou Ingrams was employed as a as a laborer on her home farm while her husband Jake was recorded as a farmer. On 12 September 1918, Jake Ingram registered for the draft of World War I in Morgan County where he lived and was described as medium height and build with black hair and eye color. He worked as a Baptist Minister in Dorsey in Morgan County, Georgia. He listed Mattie as his next of kin. In 1920, she was recorded on the federal census as being employed as a as a general farmer for wages while her husband worked as a minister. They were both able to read and write. Their children Jessie Lee Ingram age 17, Jacob C Ingram age 15, Mattie M Ingram age 11 worked as servants for a private family. They lived in Madison, Morgan County, Georgia at 427 Wh**m St? which they owned. The household included their children Jessie Lee Ingram age 17, Jacob C Ingram age 15, Mattie M Ingram age 11, Claud L Ingram age 9, Lady B Ingram age 7 and Lucile Ingram age 2. In 1930, they were recorded on the census living in Madison, on farm at 601 Wellington Street that was rented for $2 a month. Jake worked as a farmer on his own account and their children recorded Lady B Ingram age 17, Lucile Ingram age 12 and Lorenzo Ingram age 10 were also recorded in the household.  In 1940, they were recorded on the federal census living in Whitfield, Morgan County on Point Lookout which was rented for $3 a month. Between 24 March 1940 and 30 March 1940, she worked 24 hours as a laundress and he worked 10 hours as a preacher at 3 churches.  In 1939, she earned $65 for the 52 weeks she worked that year and he earned $60 for the 39 weeks he worked. Neither of them recorded having other income.  Their highest level of education was 4th grade elementary school.  Their household included their 20-year-old son Lorenzo and their 4-year old granddaughter Miriam Richardson. She was residing in Rutledge, Morgan County, Georgia on 17 February 1943 when she was the coroner’s informant for her daughter Mattie Kennebrew in Nashville, Davidson, Tennessee on 11 February 1943.  On 27 August 1959, Mattie passed away in Morgan County, Georgia. Her funeral was held at Macedonia Baptist Church in Rutledge, Morgan County, Georgia, and she was buried in their church yard on 2 September 1959.  On 23 February 1967, Reverend Jacob Ingram passed away and on 2 March 1967, his funeral was also held at Macedonia Baptist Church in Rutledge, Morgan County, Georgia, and like Mattie, he was buried in their church yard.

Mattie Lou MADDOX and Lewis GOOLSBY had the following children:

  1. Louella GOOLSBY (Daughter of Mattie Lou MADDOX and Lewis GOOLSBY) was born in Feb 1896 in Putnam County, Georgia likely in Donegal or Half Acre. In 1900, she was recorded as 4 years old on the federal census living in her parent’s household in Donegal, Putnam County, Georgia with her 2 younger brothers. In 1910, she was recorded on the federal census as “Ella Goolsby” and as 15 years old living in the household of her father and stepmother whose name was Georgia Maddox before she married or became involved with Louella’s father. Louella was able to read and write and her 2 brothers from her father’s first marriage were also recorded in the household that year. In 1920, she was recorded on the federal census living in Half Acre in the household of Scott Smith and recorded as his niece.  He was the Scott Smith who was recorded on the 1870 census in Half Acre, Putnam County as neighbors to Alfred, Carter and Solomon and who could possibly be related to Josephine Smith wife of Louella’s great uncle Alfred Maddox. Although Louella was recorded as Louella Goolsby, she was also recorded as married and her 3-year-old son Willie Lee Goolsby was recorded in the household as well. She was able to read and write and had no employment.  During this time, she had to have been pregnant with her daughter Mattie Smith by Thomas SMITH born 1890 and was the son of Scott Smith and Delia whose household she was recorded in that year.  In 1930, Luella was recorded on the federal census as Luella Smith with Thomas Smith as her husband. They lived in Lawrence, Jasper County, Georgia on Carden Goolsby Road where they paid $3 a month to live. They were both recorded as working as farm laborers. She was recorded as able to read and write and he was recorded as a veteran of the World War.  Their household included their son and daughter recorded as 12 and 11 year old Willie Lee Smith, and Mattie Lou Smith, who were both able to read and write and were in school and daughter Lizzie Mae Smith who was 8 years old and not in school. In 1935, her family lived in Agateville, Jasper County, Georgia, according the 1940 federal census and in 1940, they were recorded on the census living in Hampton Mill, Laurens County, Georgia on Dunton GA RFD 1 which they rented for $2 a month. Between 24 March 1940 and 30 March 1940, Tom worked 60 hours as a farm laborer and Louella worked 20 hours as a farm helper. He earned $180 for the 52 weeks he worked in 1939 and she earned $90 that same year (number of weeks worked not specified). Her highest level of education was reported as 4th grade elementary school and his was 2nd Their household included their son Willie Lee Smith, age 22 who between 24 March 1940 and 30 March 1940, worked 60 hours as a farm laborer and earned $180 that year. His wife Osia Mae Smith age 19 was also recorded in the household along with their children recorded as Willie Mae Smith age 2 and Fred Smith who was 2 months old.  The household also included Louella and Tom’s daughter Lizzie Mae Smith recorded as age18 and as a cook for a private and worked 20 hours between 24 March 1940 and 30 March 1940 and earned $75 in 1939.
  2. Jessie L GOOLSBY (Daughter of Mattie Lou MADDOX and Lewis GOOLSBY) was born on 08 Feb 1898 in Putnam County, Georgia likely in Donegal or Half Acre. In 1900, he was recorded as 2 years old on the federal census living in his parent’s household in Donegal, Putnam County, Georgia with his 2 siblings.  In 1910, he was recorded on the federal census as 13 years old living in the household of his father and stepmother whose name was Georgia Maddox before she married or became involved with his father. He was able to read and write and worked as a farm laborer.  His 2 siblings from his father’s first marriage were also recorded in the household that year. On 12 September 1918, he registered for the draft of the first World War in Gray, Jones County, Georgia. He was described as tall and slender with brown eyes and black hair. He lived in Round Oak in Jones County and worked as a farmer. On 2 Dec 1934, he married Mary Lona Ford in Jones County, Georgia.
  3. Edward D GOOLSBY (Son of Mattie Lou MADDOX and Lewis GOOLSBY) was born in Jan 1900 in Putnam County, Georgia likely in Donegal or Half Acre. In 1900, he was recorded as 4 months old on the federal census living in his parent’s household in Donegal, Putnam County, Georgia with his 2 older siblings. In 1910, he was recorded on the federal census as 13 years old living in the household of his father and stepmother whose name was Georgia Maddox before she married or became involved with his father. He was able to read and write and worked as a farm laborer.  His 2 older siblings from his father’s first marriage were also recorded in the household that year. On 12 September 1918, he registered for the draft of the first World War in Eatonton, Putnam County, Georgia. He was described as medium height and weight with brown eyes and black hair. He lived in Machen (Hawkins) in Putnam County and worked as a farmer. He listed his sister Estelle Goolsby of Monticello, Jasper County as his next of kin.    He died on 13 Apr 1922 in Atlanta, Fulton, Georgia.

Mattie Lou MADDOX and Reverend Jacob Cobb INGRAM had the following children:

  1. Jessie Lee INGRAM was born in 1902 in Putnam County, Georgia likely in the community of Donegal. In 1910, she was recorded on the federal census living in Hawkins, Putnam County on a rented farm in her parent’s household. She was recorded as 8 years old. In 1920, she was recorded on the federal census as age 17 living in her parent’s household in Madison, Morgan County, Georgia at 427 Wh**m St? She was recorded as working as a servant for a private family for wages or for a salary and was able to read and write. She was incorrectly recorded as their son. In 1926, she may have been the Jessie BELLAMY recorded in the city directory living in Jacksonville, Duval County, Florida at 312 W Beaver and working as a domestic. In 1938, she was probably the Jessie Bellamy recorded in the city directory in Jackson working as a maid and living at 1104 West Church.  In 1940, she was recorded on the federal census living in Jacksonville at 1054 Kings Road as a lodger in the household of Bertha Steele who was widow who made her living keeping lodgers. Jessie Lee was recorded as Jessie Lee Bellamy, age 38, born in Georgia with a 6th grade education.  She was recorded as being out of work for 6 weeks prior to 30 March 1940.  In 1939, she worked 26 weeks as a maid for a hotel and earned $143. Her 6-year-old daughter was recorded in the household as “Uneceal Bellamy”.  In 1958, she was probably the Jessie M Bellamy recorded in the city directory living at 1332 Lee in Jackson with her husband Willie J Bellamy who worked as a laborer at Fruit Growers Express.  She was recorded as Jessie Lee Bellamy living in Jacksonville in her mother’s obituary who died on 27 Aug 1959 and in her father’s obituary who died on 23 Feb 1967.  In 1960, she may have been the Jessie Lee Bellamy recorded in the city directory living in Jacksonville with her husband Willie Bellamy at 751 West Adams. He worked as a laborer.
  2. Jacob Charles INGRAM was born on 25 Sep 1904 in Madison, Morgan County, Georgia. In 1910, he was recorded on the federal census living in Hawkins, Putnam County on a rented farm in his parent’s household. He was recorded as recorded as 6 years old and was called Jake C Ingram. In 1920, he was recorded on the federal census as age 15 living in his parent’s household in Madison, Morgan County, Georgia at 427 Wh**m St? He was recorded as working as a servant for a private family for wages or for a salary and was able to read and write. He was called Jacob C Ingram while his father was recorded as Jake Ingram. In 1930, he was recorded on the federal census in Jacksonville, Duval County, Florida as Jake Ingram and an inmate at the Duval County Jail. On 16 October 1940, he was registered for the draft of World War II in St Augustine, St Johns County, Florida. He was described as light brown complexion, 5 feet 7 inches tall and 156 pounds with brown eyes and black hair.  He had a stab mark on his left arm at his shoulder. He was called Jake Charles Ingram and lived in St. Augustine at 131 King Ferry Way.  He worked for Emanuel Santos at Santos Scrimp Co. in St Augustine. He listed his aunt Helen Maddox who lived at 1530 Dennis Street in Jackson as his next of kin. Helen Maddox was the widow of Earl Ashton Maddox whose father Lucius Lamar Maddox was from Georgia and was recorded in the 1880 federal census living in Eatonton, Putnam County before he married Sallie Hill in Bibb County, Georgia on 17 Feb 1887. He was likely the “Elbert Maddox” recorded in Alfred Maddox’s household in 1870. In 1900, Lucius Maddox was recorded on the census in Jacksonville living at 1530 Dennis Street which he owned. After Lucius and Sallie passed away in Jacksonville in 1934 and in 1936, their son Earl Maddox and his wife resided at the residence and when Earl died in 1944, his wife Helen resided there.  In 1945, Jake Ingram was recorded on the Florida state census living in Jacksonville with a woman named Annie Ingram, recorded as his wife. He was recorded as a fisherman with a 10th grade education and she as a “defense worker” with 1 year of college.  He was recorded as “Mr J. C Ingram Jr”. living in Jacksonville in his mother’s obituary who died on 27 Aug 1959 and as “Mr. Jacob C Ingram” in his father’s obituary who died on 23 Feb 1967. 
  3. Mattie M INGRAM was born on 21 Aug 1907 in Madison, Morgan County, Georgia. In 1910, she was recorded on the federal census living in Hawkins, Putnam County on a rented farm in her parent’s household. She was recorded as 3 years old. In 1920, she was recorded on the federal census as age 11 living in her parent’s household in Madison, Morgan County, Georgia at 427 Wh**m St? She was recorded as working as a servant for a private family for wages or for a salary and was able to read and write. About 1938, she moved to Nashville, Davidson, Tennessee. She may have married John KENNEBREW at this time. On 11 Feb 1943, she passed away at home at 1629 State Street in Nashville, Davidson, Tennessee from acute gastritis and was deceased by the time the daughter saw her at 6 o’clock in the morning. Without answers, her daughter contributed her death to possibly her diet history. She worked as a presser a “college cleaners”. Her mother Mattie Ingram of Rutledge, Morgan County, Georgia was the coroner’s informant. Her remains were sent to Morgan County on 13 February 1943 where she was buried at Macedonia Cemetery in Rutledge likely on 17 February 1943.
  4. Claude L INGRAM was born on 01 May 1910 in Hawkins, Putnam County Georgia. In 1920, he was recorded on the federal census as age 9 living in his parent’s household in Madison, Morgan County, Georgia at 427 Wh**m St? He was recorded as not able to read or write. On 16 October 1940, he registered for the draft of World War II in Camden, Camden County, New Jersey and was described as light brown complexion, 5 feet 11 inches tall, 168 pounds with brown eyes and black hair. He lived at 206 Broadway in Camden and worked at the same address for Samuel Weisner who also lived there and was listed and Claude Ingram’s next of kin. On 18 Jun 1941, he enlisted into the military in Trenton, Mercer County, New Jersey while residing in Camden. He worked as a shoemaker and shoe repairmen but not in factory and was described as 68 inches tall and 155 pounds.  On 26 Jan 1942, he enlisted in the United States Army and was released on 23 Sep 1945.  He was recorded living in Camden on his mother’s obituary who died on 27 Aug 1959 and on his father’s obituary who died on 23 Feb 1967.  On 28 Jul 1990, he passed away and was buried at Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Bear, New Castle County, Delaware.
  5. Lady Beatrice INGRAM was born on 22 Feb 1914/3 in Morgan County, Georgia and in 1920, she was recorded on the federal census as age 7 living in her parent’s household in Madison, Morgan County, Georgia at 427 Wh**m St. In 1930, she was recorded on the census as 17 years old living in her parent’s household, a farm in Madison, at 601 Wellington Street. She was in school and able to read and write. On 16 October 1940, she was listed as the wife and next of kin for Elisha Askew born 7 July 1907 to William Askew and Lizzie Davidson Askew. She was called Mrs. Beatrice Askew and they lived at 239 Farrington Ave S.E. in Atlanta. He worked for the City of Atlanta Sanitation and was described as Light brown complexion, 5 feet 9 inches tall, 155 pounds with grey eye color and black hair color. In 1941, she and her husband were recorded in the city directory living in Atlanta at 239b Farrington av SE and he working as a laborer. On 28 Sep 1941, she passed away in Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia and her remains were sent to Morgan County, where she was buried at Macedonia Baptist Church Cemetery in Rutledge.  
  6. Lucille Virginia Ingram was born on 06 Oct 1917 in Madison, Morgan, Georgia and in 1920, she was recorded on the federal census as age 2 years and 7 months old and living in her parent’s household in Madison, Morgan County, Georgia at 427 Wh**m St?. In 1930, she was recorded on the census as 12 years old living in her parent’s household, a farm in Madison, at 601 Wellington Street. She was not in school and able to read and write. She married twice widower Samuel Lewis Bass on 9 Apr 1949 in Wood County, Ohio. He was from Canton and Camden, Madison County, Mississippi and born on 6 May 1895 to Sam and Lethia Davis Bass. She worked as a maid and he worked as janitor and they both lived in Detroit. He was a veteran of World War I. He registered for the draft of the World War on 5 June 1917 in Coahoma County, Mississippi and was described as tall and slender. He enlisted in the military on 28 July 1918 Company D 348 Service Battalion and worked as a cook. He was honorable discharged from the Army on 14 August 1918.  Lucille Bass was recorded living in Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan on her mother’s obituary who died on 27 Aug 1959 and on her father’s obituary who died on 23 Feb 1967. She was residing at 9*43 Delmar St in Detroit when her husband passed away on 2 September 1961. He was buried at Detroit Memorial Park Cemetery in Warren Macomb County, Michigan.  Lucille Bass remained residing at 9*43 Delmar St in Detroit until she passed away on 17 Sep 1992 in Detroit.
  7. Lorenzo Cornelius INGRAM was born on 02 Apr 1920 in Madison, Morgan County, Georgia. In 1930, he was recorded on the census as 10 years old living in his parent’s household, a farm in Madison, at 601 Wellington Street. He was in school and was able to read and write. In 1940, he was recorded on the federal census living in Whitfield, Morgan County on Point Lookout in his parent’s household. He was recorded as being unemployed and seeking work as a “laborer on farms” for 52 weeks prior to 30 March 1940 and earned no income in 1939. His highest level of education was 5th grade elementary school.  On 1 June 1941, he registered for the draft of World War II in Madison and was described as dark brown complexion, 5 feet 8 inches tall, 160 pounds with brown eyes and black hair. He had a scar behind his left ear on face. His place of residence was recorded as “Post Office Rutledge Morgan County” and his mailing address was recorded as Hubbard Training School in Forsyth, Monroe County, Georgia where he was a student. His listed his mother Mrs. Mattie Ingram as his next of kin. On 26 Nov 1941, he enlisted into the United States Army at Fort Benning, Muscogee, Georgia. When he registered, his civil occupation was categorized as a library assistants and attendants; his marital status as Single, without dependents and his education was 4 years of high school. He was described as 69 inches tall,161 pounds. In Feb 1942, he was an enlisted man in Quartermaster branch and admitted into the military hospital at Camp Lee, Virginia where he stayed until April for an injury that existed prior to entry into service. He was discharged from the Army on 7 Apr 1942 for for disability, not in line of duty.  He was recorded living in Madison on his mother’s obituary who died on 27 Aug 1959 and on his father’s obituary who died on 23 Feb 1967. In 1980, he was recorded in the white pages living in Detroit, Wayne, Michigan at 9*43 Delmar St in his late Lucille Bass residence, and in Oct 2001 he was recorded in Detroit at 19*52 Goulburn St.  On 3 August 2010 he passed away in Detroit and was buried at Great Lakes National Cemetery in Holly, Oakland County, Michigan.

Mary L MADDOX

Mary L MADDOX was born in Feb 1880 in Half Acre, Putnam, Georgia on the plantation of John A Reid and as the third child of Solomon MADDOX and Virginia HARRIS and on 21 Jun 1880 she was recorded on the federal census as 4 years old and living in Half Acre in her parents household. She, her mother and siblings were called “mulatto” on the federal census that year while her father was called black.  On 11 Jun 1900, she was recorded on the federal census living in Donegal, Putnam County, Georgia in her parent’s household.  She was recorded as 20 years old and able to read or write.

John A MADDOX

JOHN A MADDOX was born in Aug 1883 in Half Acre, Putnam, Georgia on the plantation of John A. Reid and was the fourth child of Solomon MADDOX and Virginia HARRIS. On 11 Jun 1900, he was recorded on the federal census living in Donegal, Putnam County, Georgia  in his parents household with his mother and siblings and he was recorded as 16 years old and was able to read or write.  On 05 May 1910, he was recorded on the federal census living in Donegal, Putnam County, Georgia on a rented farm with his wife Julia of 8 years according to the census. Their household included 19-year-old Ruben Ward recorded as his brother in law and John was recorded as able to read and write. He was recorded as a general farmer with his own account on the 1910 federal census. On 13 Jan 1920, he was recorded on the federal in Eatonton, Putnam County, Georgia where he lived on a rented farm with a woman named Mollie recorded as his wife. He was a general farmer with his own accounts and his wife Mollie had no employment  He was employed by as a day laborer when he passed away on 27 Dec 1935 in Eatonton at 7 pm from Apoplexy (stroke) that must have occurred on 21 Dec 1935.  His brother Mitchell Maddox was the coroner’s informant. He was buried on 28 Dec 1935 in Eatonton at Eatonton Cemetery.

Lessie MADDOX

LESSIE MADDOX was born in Dec 1888 in Half Acre, Putnam County, Georgia and was the fifth child of Solomon MADDOX and Virginia HARRIS. On 11 Jun 1900, she recorded on the federal census living in Donegal, Putnam County, Georgia in her parent’s household with her siblings.  She was recorded as 12 years old, in school and was able to read or write.

Mitchell Lee MADDOX and his Descendants

MITCHELL LEE MADDOX was born on 04 Aug 1890 in Monticello, Jasper, Georgia as the sixth child of Solomon MADDOX and Virginia HARRIS. On 11 Jun 1900, Mitchell Lee MADDOX was recorded on the federal census living in Donegal, Putnam County, Georgia in his parent’s household as 9 years old and was able to read or write. He was employed at a planning mill named Carpenter Lumber Co. as a laborer on 05 Jun 1917 in Eatonton, Putnam County, Georgia where he also lived when he registered for draft of World War I and was described as medium height and build with black hair and eye color. He was recorded having a wife and a 4-year-old child.  He lived in Eatonton in Mar 1918 when he was ordered to report to the local board for military duty. He enlisted in the military on 01 Apr 1918 in Chamblee, De Kalb County, Georgia at Camp Gordon. He was assigned as a private and served domestically in 157th Infantry Brigade until he was transferred to another unit on 30 May 1918. He served in the 371ST INFANTRY on 30 Jun 1918 in Brest, Finistère, Bretagne, France (in the United States Army in Unit with his brother Ortha who served in Company E while he served in Company A until 11 Feb 1919. He was honorably discharged on 26 Feb 1919). He departed from Hoboken, Hudson, New Jersey, USA on 30 Jun 1918 (to France on the President Grant (ship) while serving Camp Gordon Automatic Replacement Draft Infantry June with his brother Ortha and listed his brother Grady as his next of kin). He lived in Brest, Finistère, Bretagne, France on 17 Jul 1918 (while in the United States Army as a private in Company A military Unit 371ST INFANTRY as a Private until 11 Feb 1919). He arrived in Brest, Finistère, Bretagne, France on 17 Jul 1918 (on the President Grant (ship) while serving in the United States Army. He departed from Brest, Finistère, Bretagne, France on 03 Feb 1919 (to the United States on the LEVIATHAN a ship of the United States Army in Company A. He served in military Unit 371ST INFANTRY as a Private with his brother Mitchell Maddox and listed his brother Grady as his next of kin.). He lived in Eatonton, Putnam, Georgia, USA on 11 Feb 1919 (when he arrived from Frances while in the Army). He arrived in Hoboken, Hudson, New Jersey, USA on 11 Feb 1919 (from France on the LEVIATHAN a ship in the United States Army in Company A, military Unit 371ST INFANTRY as a Private. He listed his brother Grady as his next of kin). When he was 28, he married Mamie D WHITAKER, daughter of Joseph Thomas WHITTAKER and Nancy Lou PETERS, on 23 Mar 1919 in Putnam, Georgia. On. He was recorded on the federal census living in Eatonton, Putnam County, Georgia at # 133 Imperial Mills Village which was rented for $4 a month with his wife Mamie. He was recorded on the census as a veteran of the World War and they were both recorded as able to read and write.  He was employed as a yard hand at the cotton mill for wages or for salary while his wife Mamie worked as a seamstress for a dressmaker. . He lived in Eatonton, Putnam, Georgia at # 133 Imperial Mills Village which was rented for $4 a month with his wife Mamie. He was recorded on the census as a veteran of the World War and they were both recorded as able to read and write).  On 01 Apr 1940, he was recorded on the federal census living in Eatonton at a house with his wife Mamie where they paid $2 a month to live. He was employed as a truck driver at the cotton mill. Between 24 March 1940 and 30 March 1940, he worked 40 hours while his wife Mamie worked 40 hours at home as a seamstress. He earned $660 for the 52 weeks he worked in 1939 while Mamie had no income in 1939 but reported other sources. Their household included a lodger 52-year-old Lilly Peters who worked as a cook for a private family. On 06 Jun 1942, he passed away in Eatonton and was buried in Eatonton at Hunt’s Chapel Cemetery. Mitchell Lee MADDOX and Mamie D WHITAKER had no children. Mitchell Lee MADDOX and [unknown spouse] had at least 1 child who first name is unknown:

  1. Fnu Maddox? was born in 1913 in Eatonton, Putnam, Georgia, USA.

Annie Jane MADDOX JAMES and her Descendants

ANNIE JANE MADDOX was born on 22 Jan 1894 in Half Acre, Putnam County, Georgia and was the seventh child of Solomon MADDOX and Virginia HARRIS and on 11 Jun 1900 she was recorded as 6 years old on the federal census and living in Donegal, Putnam County, Georgia in her parents household with her siblings. On 08 Jan 1920, she was recorded on the federal census living in Hillsboro, Jasper County, Georgia on Eatonton Road in the household of Joseph Dennis and his family where she worked as a cook. On 01 Apr 1940, she was recorded on the federal census living in Grove Park, Fulton County, Georgia on Avenue C which was rented for $7 a month. She was called Annie James and her household included her 14-year-old daughter Annie James. She was employed as a maid for a private family and worked 48 hours between 24 March and 30 March 1940 and earned $208 for the 52 weeks she worked in 1939. Her highest level of education was the 6th grade. She lived in Atlanta on 15 Apr 1965 when her brother passed away in Atlanta and she was recorded on his obituary. She passed away on 2 JUL 1983 in Washington, District of Columbia.

Annie Jane Maddox and a man who surname was James had the following children:

  1. Annie Ruth James was born on 30 Jul 1925 in Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia and was the only child of Annie Jane Maddox. She married Claude Cooper II, son of Claud Cooper and Anne Mae Luke. On 01 Apr 1940, she was recorded on the federal census in Grove Park, Fulton County, Georgia in her mother’s household on Avenue C. She was in elementary school and her highest grade completed was 5th grade. She lived in Washington, DC in 1984 at 3*0 Burbank St SE. She passes away on 11 Jul 2006 in Washington, District of Columbia and was buried at Lincoln Memorial Cemetery in Atlanta. She had no children.

Ortha MADDOX

Ortha MADDOX was born on 25 Nov 1895 in Donegal, Putnam, Georgia, USA as the eighth child of Solomon MADDOX and Virginia HARRIS and was recorded on the federal census on 11 Jun 1900 living in Donegal in his parent’s household with his siblings. He was recorded as 4 years old. On 25 Apr 1910, he was recorded on the federal census living in Half Acre, Putnam County, Georgia on a farm in his sister Georgia Thomas’s household. He worked as a farm laborer on the home farm for wages. He attended school and was able to read but not write.  On 5 Jun 1917, he registered for the draft of the 1st World War in Eatonton, Putnam County where he lived and was described as medium build and height with brown eyes and black hair. He was employed by for Carpenter and Lumber Company as a laborer in Eatonton. He was recorded as single with no children to support. He lived in Eatonton in Mar 1918 when he was ordered to report to the local board for military duty. He was inducted in the military on 01 Apr 1918 in Chamblee, De Kalb, Georgia at Camp Gordon and was assigned as a private. He served domestically in 159th Infantry Brigade until he was transferred to another unit on 16 Jun 1918 in Chamblee, De Kalb, Georgia as a private in Camp Gordon Automatic Replacement Draft Infantry.  He departed from Hoboken, Hudson, New Jersey, USA on 30 Jun 1918 to France on the President Grant (ship) in Unit 371ST INFANTRY with his brother Mitchell who served in Company A while he served in Company E. He listed his brother Grady as his next of kin. He arrived in Brest, Finistère, Bretagne, France on 17 Jul 1918 where he served until 03 Feb 1919 and returned to the United States on the LEVIATHAN a ship of the United States Army in Company E in Unit 371ST INFANTRY as a Private with his brother Mitchell Maddox and listed his brother Grady as his next of kin. He arrived in Hoboken, Hudson, New Jersey on 11 Feb 1919 and was honorably discharged on 26 Feb 1919. When he was 24, he married Jessie RANDALL, daughter of Herbert Randall and Belle Harris.  On 08 Jan 1920, he was recorded on the federal census living in Patrick, Putnam County, Georgia on a farm that he rented with his new wife Jessie Maddox. They were able to read and write and he was employed as a general farmer with his own account with his wife Jessie working as farm laborer.  On 01 Apr 1940, he was recorded on the federal census living in in Grove Park, Fulton County, Georgia on Lorine Street with his wife recorded as Viola Maddox and they both were able to read and write. He was unemployed by no one and not seeking work but recorded having other sources of income. His wife Viola worked 48 hours between 24 Mar 1940 and 30 Mar 1940 as a laundress. Neither report having earned income in 1939. He was recorded as a veteran of the World War. They lived near the household of his nephew Clarence Thomas and his family who like him was recorded on the census as a veteran of the World War. In 1947, in 1948, in 1950 and in 1951, he was recorded in the city directory living in Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia at 1187 Lorraine N.W. with wife Viola Maddox, near his nephew Clarence. He was employed by at Sterchi Bros. as a porter each year. He resided in Atlanta, on 15 Apr 1965 at 238 Holderness Street S.W. when he passed away. He was buried on 19 Apr 1965 in Marietta, Cobb, Georgia at Marietta National Cemetery.

Grady P MADDOX

Grady P MADDOX was born on 08 Feb 1898 in Eatonton or Donegal, Putnam County, Georgia as the ninth child of Solomon MADDOX and Virginia HARRIS and on 11 Jun 1900, he was recorded on the federal census living in Donegal in his parent’s household.  He was recorded as 2 years old. At age 20, he registered for the draft of World War I on 12 Sep 1918 in Macon, Bibb, Georgia where he lived at 206 Forest Avenue. He was described as medium height and build with brown eyes and black hair and was employed at Kemmet Coal Ice Factory as a laborer. He listed his father Solomon Maddox who lived in Atlanta as his next of kin. On 09 Apr 1930, he was recorded on the federal census living in Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio at 556 558 West Sixth Street as a lodger in the household of William and Hattie Washington where he paid $12 a month to live. He was able to read and write and was employed as a laborer in building construction in Cincinnati. On 01 Apr 1940, he was recorded in the federal census living in Cincinnati in a unit at 949 West Court Street as a lodger in the household of Willie and Bessie Whitaker, which they rented.  He was unemployed and seeking work. According to the census he was unemployed for 39 weeks prior to 30 March 1940. In 1939, he earned $182 for the 26 weeks he worked that year. He lived in Cincinnati on 15 Feb 1942 at 211 George Street when he registered for the draft of World War II and was described as light brown complexion, 5’5″ tall, 140lbs, with brown eyes, black hair and scar on right cheek. He was employed by for the Consolidated Coal Company at the Keith Building on Bank and Spring Grove in Cincinnati. He listed his cousin Curtis Thomas as his next of kin. He was living in Cincinnati when he was issued his Social Security number before 1951. That same year in 1951 and then in 1953, he was recorded in the city directory living in Cincinnati at 419 W 9th with a woman named Eva Maddox recorded as his wife and was employed as a laborer each year.  He resided in Cincinnati until he passed away on 27 Jul 1963.

 

 

 

18 thoughts on “MY GEORGIA ROOTS in PUTNAM COUNTY: Carter Maddox, Leah Reid & The People Who Enslaved Them

  1. Email me. I have a map that you need to see. It’s of Putnam from 1876. Have you ever seen it? It’s had drawn…and has names all over it, including Maddox and Reid. I only have a photo of the map at the moment….could be easily read. Am waiting for a scanned copy now. Copy is in the possession of a woman in Ohio. I’m still uncertain of how…or where…she found it.

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  2. I am so impressed with your amazing family research. You did an excellent job of documenting every detail you found. I was also thrilled to find your research as I am also researching my ancestors in Putnam County. I am saddened but also thrilled to find this. Joseph Maddux was my 4th great grandfather and William was my third great grandfather and of course Dr. John Zachary Maddux was my second great grandfather. I myself am learning about these family ancestors. I am still researching them. I have found all the graves going back to William. I also have cousins who are very interested in this research. Your research is far more detailed than mine is. None of this history was passed down to me through the older family members. If you would like to communicate on this please contact me. My name is Beth.

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      1. Yes, I have done the DNA test. I have been researching my Maddux family line and in fact all family lines in that area. Fortunately most of my ancestors are from Putnam, and Morgan counties and of course originally Wilkes county. That has made it so much easier for me. I want to make a trip to Somerset, MD. Another one of my 4th great grandmothers was first married to a Reid before marrying a Hearn. I think it is so amazing that I stumbled on your research by accident. It is just fate that Carter and Joseph are both our 4th great grandfathers.

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  3. I have just read “Lee and Jackson’s Bloody Twelfth”. the letters of Irby G. Scott. I think you would find it most interesting if you have not already read it. You can find it on Amazon or at the Uncle Remus gift shop in Eatonton. It is the letters written by him to his father durintg the War Between the States. You get a true and accurate account of how things really were. You will recognize many names in the book. Reid is mentioned often.

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  4. Hello, I am a Reid, born in Phildelphia, my Dad was James D. Reid, born in Putnam County, Oppositionm Ga. His father was Harvey Reid. That’s all I know. We don’t know much about the Reid’s but we would like to. I am Nina Reid.

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  5. Thank you so much. My ancestors were enslaved by John Brewer Reid in Griffin Ga. I just found a distant relative surname Reid that connects us.

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      1. Thank You Raymont for gathering up this very important documentation. Descendants of Thomas Reid, son of John Brewer Reid Jr. have been trying to piece this lineage together for decades. It was a gentleman I matched with on my 23andme acct. that finally broke through the brick wall. Surname Stark. Other surnames: Roberson, Handley, Reid/Reed from branches of the Reid lineage which ended up on Florida around 1840-50. What we know for sure…My g grandmother Kitty had a sister named Frankie (Frances). Their mother was named Hannah (named after the slave master’s wife…Hannah Stewart Reid. Her mother Carolyn. Their names appear on an ‘inventory’ list of John Brewer Sr. when he died leaving property to his son John Brewer Reid Jr. There were 94 Africans listed. You have given clues to where many may have been born and how families were dispersed. Answers I’m looking for….1. whether or not Kitty and Frankie were daughters of John Brewer Sr. 2. Were they or their mother Hannah brought from the Carolinas to Griffin Georgia-Spaulding Co. 3. Names of other brothers and sisters they may have had 4. Stories passed down. Again, Thank you and God Bless You.

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      2. My Griffin line also came from these slave owners which is the side you seem to match. I am writing about them now. I know that 2 males were given to John Brewer in 1832 but it doesn’t mean that there weren’t others. My ancestor was named Griffin on Elizabeth Reid’s 1860 inventory list and he was next to a ,man who was probably his brother Elisha who has descendants who match my family’s DNA possibly yours too. He was a neighbor and coworker with my ancestor until about 1879/80 or so. And they were also close to a man name Prince Love who was mentioned in the 1860 inventory list as well. He and my ancestor may have been related to each other and to the men named Prince and Griffin who were 2 of the 94 slaves of John B Reid.

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      3. Hi CousinsWe are making more breakthrough on our Grandfather’s side.  We have a new found cousin Raymont Hawkins who has been researching his family roots in Putnam co.  You have to read this in detail.  I have looked at the documents he has amassed and it appears we can now go back another generation.  Perhaps our G grandmother’s father.  Prince Love.  Im going back over dates, census records , the ‘inventory list’ and i invite you to do so too.  The more eyes sifting through this the better.  I’ve spent time looking through various Reid matches from Georgia trying to figure out how we’re connected.  It’s tedious work and at time confusing.  I have connected with 8 distant family members born in Africa.  One for certain i think is related on our Reid/Parker side.  His name is Mohamed K Diakite.  He is Senegalese and Guinean.  Senegal doesn’t appear on my paternal matches.  If you tested with Ancestry…on your page of DNA matches, there is a box right above your list that you can search name or location.  Simply type in a location…ex: Ghana.  A drop down menu will appear and then click on the bold Ghana…search will turn green and a list of your dna African relative will appear.  It’s taken me years, only because distant cousins from Africa are just now beginning to test.  Please let me know who you find.  Look at your Ethnic percentages…Cameroon, Guinea, Ghana, Congo, Nigeria, Senegal, Ivory Coast, Liberia…select the locations specifically in Africa.  Also look at islands…Jamaica, Cuba, Barbados…The Reid colonialist had property in Barbados.  I have been in contact with a couple of relatives trying to figure out how we connect.Holla..Love You

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      4. Hey Cuz. I am going to be posting my Griffin family soon who were also enslaved by the Reids. It is on this side who you match. And the names Prince, Lucy, Griffin among a few others were on the 1832 inventory list of Alex Reid and in the 1860 inventory list of his widow Elizabeth Brewer Reid and their son John Brewer Reid. Its likely that there was a connection of some sort between these slaves. John B Reid brother in law William Blanton (his wife’s brother) was the executor of his estate and received slaves from Elizabeth’s Reid estate in 1860. Those same former slaves were in Putnam County by 1870. John Ried’s brother in law sold his estate in 1861

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  6. Thank You Raymont. You have researched to much valuable information. I have to read over it several times. I have a photo of my grandfather with two couples. Do you know of any twin Reid males and Reids in Florida…One in particular-Drury Reid b. around 1840 fought in the C.W. (confederate).

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  7. Lots of research here Raymont. We share several family locations. In Putnam I have connections to Bass (John Hicks Bass) and in Greene County I have Moores. I’m sure somewhere there has to be a Reid connection. – Clarence

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