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Cornelius Maddox was born 1660 in England, and died 1706 in Charles County, Maryland. He married Mary Smallwood on Bef. 1686 in Charles County, Maryland, daughter of James Smallwood and Hester Evans.

 Includes NotesNotes for Cornelius Maddox:
Reportedly moved from Stafford County, VA to Charles County, MD in 1680.

Nanjemoy Church & Chickamuxon, Charles County, MD

20 May 1688 sold Tatshall, 60 acres to James Smallwood, his father in law.

Died before 25 Feb 1705/6. Inventory 9 Mar 1705/6.

DOCUMENTATION: Maddox A Southern Maryland Family W. N. Hurley, Jr. Pg 239

Cornelius Maddox (circa 1660-1707) is recorded as arriving in Maryland from Great Britian in 1680. Since both his birth and death dates are estimations, he was probably about 20 when he arrived. This early Maddox immigrant was married on March 16, 1665 to Mary Smallwood (circa 1670-1737), daughter of Colonel James Smallwood. The marital relationship is noted in the will of John Smallwood, naming Mary as his sister and Cornelius as a brother-in-law. Wm Hurley writes that Mary Smallwood would have been about 16 when she married Cornelius and there is a record that her father reported giving a gift of one cow and one mare to daughter Mary Maddocks in 1685/86.

Cornelius was a merchant and landowner in Charles County, MD. On May 20, 1688, Cornelius Maddock, merchant, and his wife Mary conveyed to James Smallwood 60 acres known as part of Tatshall. This is probably the same Cornelius Maddox who during 1681 was allotted 1,800 pounds of tobacco, and then 1,050 pounds by the assembly in payment for public expenses (Vol Vii, Archives of Maryland.)

Cornelius and his wife Mary had at least four children, born in Charles County, according to records of the Mormon Church:

James (c. 1686-1736), married Mary ____, 4 children.

John (c. 1687), no further information

Benjamin (c. 1693-1770), married Frances ___ (possibly Frances Wheeler)

Edward (c. 1691-1771) who married Jane Speake (c. 1698) in Charles County.

Two more children are named from the Cornelius-Mary union by James Wade Emison, a mid-20th century attorney of Vincennes, Indiana:

Phoebe Maddox ( ) married Joseph Clements

Walter Maddox ( ), described as a minor in 1720.

After Cornelius died in about 1706, his widow Mary married Robert Taylor and they had three known children, William Smallwood Taylor, Ann Taylor, and Elizabeth Taylor.

James Maddox, the first born of immigrant Cornelius, married Mary ____ prior to 1714, according to Parkville Mo genealogist Roberta Wiley. She says he lived in the vicinity of Charles Town, also known as Port Tobacco and at the time of his death, he left a widow and four children. The name of only one child is known with certainty, Notley Maddox (Maddocke) and a second, probably Walter Maddox. This name is significant and illustrates that the Notley Maddox name does not guarantee that descendents must be of Samuel Maddox, close friend of Governor Thomas Notley. It has always been common for people to name children after notable figures.

Edward Maddox, son of Cornelius, lived in Durham parish, in Charles county and Married Jane Speake, daughter of John and Winifred (Wheeler) Speake. The couple had nine children: Unkn named daughter who married James Skinner and had one son, Ann Maddox who married William Brawner, Rhoda Maddox, William Maddox who married Susanna Dixon, Elizabeth Maddox who married John Posey, Jane Maddox who married Samuel Mordock, James Maddox who married Theodosia Speake, Edward Maddox Jr who married Elizabeth ___ in Fauquier Co, VA, and John Maddox who married Jane Gray.

Benjamin Maddox, son of Cornelius, died in Charles County Md. He mentions 14 children: Mary, who married Humphrey Posey, Elizabeth who married Joseph Evans, Ignatius who married Sarah Gray, Phoebe, who married Francis Evans; Benjamin Jr, Thomas who married Frances Posey ( a cousin), Cornelius, George, Richard, Leonard, Lydia, Walter, Anne, Mary Anne who married Rhodum Posey.

Additional detail including dates and wills of this immigrant and his successors can be found in Maddox Family Records by Ms. Wiley, 1974. The actual lineage can be found on this site in the Persons database. We anticipate adding further research to the Cornelius line shortly and we seek help from website readers for photos, drawings and other research to illustrate it.

Date: Mon, 2 Dec 1996 08:10:44 +1300
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From: John Roberts Subject: Maddox data

Dear Friend:

In 1994 Dr. John F. Vallentine of Brigham Young University in Utah (and I) finished writing The Roberts-Orme Ancestry, Volume I, which I published here in New Zealand. Since publishing that book I've published Volume II, this latter treating the ancestry of my former wife. Now I'm working on extending
the lines, making corrections, filling in the gaps, etc., for both volumes. I hoped originally to write and publish a third volume which would extend the pedigrees from the first two volumes back into their European phases; whether that effort materialises as a publication remains to be seen.

I've excerpted below passages from both volumes which cite the Madox (Maddox) surname. Ann Maddox was my gr-gr-gr-gr grandmother, and the family name was resuscitated in the name of my aunt Elizabeth Madox Roberts, a Kentucky novelist who lived in the first part of this century.

Kind regards, John Roberts, 1 Melrose St., Dunedin New Zealand


Family 92-93


WILLIAM BRAWNER, son of Edward Brawner (1685) and wife (name unknown), was b. abt 1725 in Charles Co., Md.; d. 1780-4 in Charles Co.; md. before 2 Dec 1751 to ANN MADDOX, b. abt 1735 in Charles Co., d. after 15 Sep 1784, dau. of Edward Maddox (1691) and Jane Speake (1698). Children (Brawner) prob. all b. Charles Co.:
CATHERINE, b. abt 1753.
BASIL, b. abt 1755; md. MARY.
JOSEPH, b. abt 1760; md. EMILY.
MEREDITH, b. abt 1763; md. BENEDICTA.
*ISAAC, b. abt 1765; md. ANN TAYLOR.

In his will dated 31 Dec 1780 and probated 15 Sep 1784 in Charles Co., Md., William Brawner "Sr." conveyed a life right in the tract "where the dwelling house lies" to his wife Ann with remainder interests to son Isaac (Charles Co. Wills, 8:395). Tracts were also devised to his other sons: tract Hazard
to son Basil, tract Brawners Chance to son Joseph, and a tract "adjoining Rhody Maddox" to son Meredith. The will was witnessed by Ignatius Luckett, Samuel Luckett, William Kennedy, and John Brawner.

The descent of the 83-acre tract Hazard has materially helped in proving the descent of Isaac from his grandfather Edward (son of Henry) through his father William. The tract Hazard was bought by Edward Brawner in 1736, conveyed to William Brawner in 1762, devised in William's will dated 1782 to
son Basil, and was sold by Basil and wife Mary in 1786.

Family 186-187


EDWARD MADDOX, son of Cornelius Maddox (1660) and Mary Smallwood (1670), was b. abt 1691 in Charles Co., Md.; d. 1771 in Charles Co.; md. abt 1711 to JANE SPEAKE, b. 1698 in Charles Co., dau. of John Speake (1664) and Winnifred Wheeler (1663). Children (Maddox) b. Charles Co.:

WILLIAM, b. abt 1720; d. 1784; md. SUSANNAH DIXON.
JOHN, b. abt 1722; d. 1800; md. abt 1759 to JANE GRAY.
ELIZABETH, b. abt 1724; md. abt 1744 to JOHN POSEY; dau. Jane Posey.
JANE, b. abt 1726; md. EDWARD MOREDOCK.
JAMES, b. abt 1728; md. abt 1750 to THEODOSIA SPEAKE.
RHODA, b. abt 1730; d. 1828; md. ELIZABETH.
EDWARD, JR., b. abt 1732.
*ANN, b. abt 1735; md. WILLIAM BRAWNER.
Daughter (probable), md. JAMES SHINNER.
PHOEBE (probable dau.).

On 2 Dec 1751 Edward Maddox conveyed 44 a. to William Brawner and wife Anne, dau. of Edward (Charles Co. Deeds, A3:2). In his will dated 4 May1771 and probated 17 Oct 1771 in Charles Co., Edward Maddox, Sr., of Durham Parish, planter, conveyed the tract Dam House Level "where I now live" to son Rhoda (Md. Wills, 38:549); the tract Blue Plains was also cited.

Family 372-373


CORNELIUS MADDOX was b. abt 1660 in England; d. 1705-1706 in Charles Co., Md.; md. MARY SMALLWOOD. (See Family 376-377.) Mary, dau. of James Smallwood (1639) and wife Hester Evans (1643), was b. 2 Nov 1670 in Charles Co.; md. (1) CORNELIUS MADDOX; md. (2) JOHN TAYLOR. Children (Maddox) b. Charles Co.:
JAMES, b. abt 1686; d. 1734; md. MARY. Children (Maddox): Notley, Elizabeth, and Walter.
JOHN, b. 1687; d. 1748-1749; md. ELIZABETH WOODSON. Children (Maddox) b. Goochland Co., Va.: William, John, Benjamin, Jacob, James, David, Sarah, Elizabeth, Susannah, and Ann Elizabeth.
*EDWARD, b. abt 1691; md. JANE SPEAKE.
BENJAMIN, b. 1693; d. 23 Aug 1770 in Charles Co.; md. FRANCES WHEELER.
Children (Maddox): Elizabeth (md. Joseph Evans), Phebe (Evans), Lydia, Anne, Mary Anne, Ignatious, Benjamin, Thomas, Cornelius, George, Richard, Leonard, and Walter.
PHEBE, b. abt 1695; md. JOSEPH CLEMENTS.
WALTER, b. 1697; md. ELEANOR LUCKETT. Children (Maddox): Ann, Mary, Phebe, Cornelius, George, Sarah, Walter, Leonard, Lydia, Mary Ann, Richard, Thomas,and Walter.
Cornelius was transported into the American colonies in 1680.


Family 50-51

AGRIPPA ATKINSON was b. 1770 in Hancock Co., Ga.; d. 1833 in Bibb Co., Ala.; md. PATSY GRACE, b. abt 1776, d. after 1832, dau. of Thomas Grace (1745) and wife Sally (1747). Children (Atkinson); older children b. in Ga.:

ARTHUR, b. 1798 in Jackson Co., Ga.; md. 21 Dec 1820 in Bibb Co., Ala. (also given as 7 Dec 1820 in Cahawba Co.), to DOROTHY GARNER/GARDNER, b. 1804 in N. Car. Children (Atkinson):
Agrippa G., Newton E., Appleton, Nancy Emeline, Mary Ann, Martha Jane, Thomas J., Eli W., and Lee.
Arthur and his family moved to Smith Co., Texas, before 1850 when he was shown as a farmer owning
real estate valued at $1060. He was listed as a carpenter in 1860.
ALFRED, b. 1803; md. 31 Mar 1825 in Bibb Co. to REBECCA SMITHERMAN, b. 1808
in N. Car. Children (Atkinson): Arnold A., Allen A., Albert, Agrippa A., Elizabeth Jane, Mary, Rebecca A., and Arthur A. The 1850 Census of Cherokee Co., Texas, recorded Alfred as a farmer with real estate at the value of $960. He apparently died before 1860, when his children were found in various households in Cherokee Co.
ELIZABETH, b. 1804; md. 28 May 1829 in Bibb Co. to JOHN WOOD (see Family 48-49).
ASA, b. 1805; md. 22 Sep 1836 in Bibb Co. to LINNY MADDOX, b. 1817 in Ga.
Children (Atkinson): Martha, Dolly, Aline, and William. Asa was a farmer in Bibb Co. in 1850.
*MOURNING, b. 28 Nov 1807 in Hancock Co., Ga.; md. MATHEW WOOD.
JASPER, md. 8 Nov 1832 in Bibb Co. to PEGGY EMELINE McGOUGH, dau. of John McGough.
JULIAN (dau.), alive in 1832.
HARRIET, alive in 1832.
CAROLINE, b. 1822 in Ala.; md. JOSEPH TURNEY, b. 1822 in Ala. Children (Turney):
Daniel H., George H., James A., Calvin E., and Julian F. This family lived in Cherokee Co., Texas, in 1850, when Joseph was listed as a farmer.

Agrippa is found first as a resident of Greene Co., Ga., where on 6 July 1793 he bought 75 a. in Hancock Co. from Abraham Reddock and wife Hannah of Greene Co. for $350, this land being part of a 1000-acre survey to Abraham Reddock on Fulsom's Cr. (Hancock Co., Ga., Deeds, A:511). On 20 July 1793 Agrippa bought 20 a. on Fulsom's Cr. in Hancock Co. from Abner Atkinson and wife Lucy of Green Co. for $310, part of a 316-acre survey annexed to a grant to Abner Atkinson, with Isaac Evans and Arthur j13Atkinson as witnesses (Deeds, A:510). Agrippa and wife Patsy as residents of Hancock Co. on 10 Jan
1800 sold 89 a. on Fulsom's Cr. to George Collens of Hancock Co. for $300 (Deeds, E:123). Agrippa was appointed constable in Capt Jonathan Davis Company in Hancock Co. on 9 June 1798 (B109).
Agrippa was associated in Georgia with other Atkinsons of his or of an older generation: Abner, Nathan, and Thomas. Agrippa, an early settler in Bibb Co., Ala., local politician, and office holder, lived within the bounds of the Mulberry Baptist Church (D69). On 11 Dec 1820 he was commissioned a
justice of the County Court of Cahawba (soon changed to Bibb) Co. (D5). In the 1830 Census of Bibb Co. Agrippa was recorded with his wife and four younger children. A James Atkinson aged 60-70 years, possibly a brother, was also listed in the 1830 Census of Bibb Co.

In his will dated 12 June 1832 and probated 15 July 1833 in Bibb Co. (Bibb Co. Administrators Records, D:112), Agrippa gave a life right to his wife Patsey in all personal property and real estate (including the lands he then lived on and those on the east side of Mulberry Cr.). His will names only
his two youngest sons and three youngest daughters, Asa, Jasper, Julian, Caroline, and Harriet, but all his children (others not named) are made remaindermen in the estate. Agrippa appointed William Riggins executor, and the will was witnessed by Daniel E. Watrous, Littleton Riggins, and John McGough. His estate appraisal on 4 Nov 1833 listed 160 a., 20 cattle, and miscellaneous property; the estate sale was carried out on 5 Dec 1833 (Administrators Records, D:130, 188). As guardian of Harriet, Julian, and
Caroline, minor heirs of Agrippa, William Riggs made final settlement with the court in February 1842 (Bibb Co., Ala., Orphans Court Minutes, C:74).
John Roberts, 1 Melrose Street, Dunedin, New Zealand

From: John Roberts
Subject: Re: Maddox data

The Massachusetts State Library, Beacon Hill, Boston, should have a copy of both volumes of the book that I mentioned earlier.

Here are the main references that the genealogist consulted for the Maddox data. You could well be familiar with all of them.

One Thousand Five Hundred Maddox Marriages and Other Statistics; by Joseph T Maddox; 1979; Privately pub., Irwinton, Ga.; 160 pp.

The Early Settlers of Maryland: An Index of Names; by Gus Skordas; 1968; Genealogical Pub. Co., Baltimore, Md.; 525 pp.

Fathers and Sons of Thomas Maddox; by Paul T. Thompson; 1987; Privately pub., Stockton, Calif.; 318 pp.

Maryland Marriage Records, 23 Vols.; by Annie W. B. Bell (Comp.); 1938-9; Annie Walker Burns, Baltimore, Md.

Speake Family Association Genealogical Materials; by Bessie May Williams; 1987; Privately comp., Silver Springs, Md.

Best regards,

John Roberts

More About Cornelius Maddox and Mary Smallwood:
Marriage: Bef. 1686, Charles County, Maryland.

Children of Cornelius Maddox and Mary Smallwood are:
  1. +Benjamin Maddox, Sr., b. 1693, Charles County, Maryland, d. August 23, 1770, Charles County, Maryland.
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