JOSEPH T. MADDOX COLLECTION

Manuscript MS-087

1820-1950

 

SOURCE: Family Tree, 1988

Martha S. Anderson, owner.

SIZE: 9.5 lf

SHELVING UNITS: 28 manuscript boxes,

(includes boxes of duplicates)

3 photograph folders

1 volume

PROCESSING: MSA, 1988

 

SOURCE NOTE

The Maddox Collection was obtained in February 1988, from the Family Tree, a genealogical store and research library located in LaGrange. In 1984, the information had been purchased from Mrs. Lola S. Maddox, Joseph T. Maddox's widow. The files were maintained at the Family Tree library until the shop closed in February 1988.

 

BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE

Joseph T. Maddox was born in Middleboro, Bell County, Kentucky, November 29th, 1909. He was the son of Robert Arthur Maddox and Mary Lois Bragg. His parents were both born in Georgia and married in Hawkinsville, Georgia in 1907. Shortly

after their marriage they moved to Middleboro, Kentucky where Joseph spent his childhood years. They moved back to Georgia and Mr. Maddox grew up in the Wilkinson County area. In 1941, he went to work for the Louisville and Nashville Railroad

in Kentucky, and upon his retirement in 1963, moved back to Irwinton in Wilkinson County. On August 9, 1929, he married Rachel Corrinne Horton, in Baldwin County, Georgia. They had two sons, Joseph H. Maddox and Robert A. Maddox. On September

9, 1947, he married Lola Sisco Proctor in Simpson, Kentucky.

Mr. Maddox's first endeavor upon his retirement, was to restore the old Union Church in Wilkinson County. He began to chart the cemeteries of Wilkinson County. He eventually compiled and published more than 29 books of genealogical information about Wilkinson County and Georgia. Some of his best known works are the four early Georgia marriage books, Historical Collections of Wilkinson County, Georgia (which has been revised and updated several times), The Wills and Cemeteries of Wilkinson County, The

Censuses of Wilkinson County, and a book on Maddox Marriages. also been compiled by Mr. Maddox. The last book that he published was Information on Some Georgia Pioneers.

Mr. Maddox died at his home in Irwinton, on January 8, 1984, following a heart attack. He is buried in the Masonic cemetery in Irwinton.

 

SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE -

This collection consists of genealogical information, surname files, Wilkinson County vital statistics, and correspondence with researchers. Also included is the unfinished manuscript of the book he was compiling at the time of his death.

Although the book had not been given a title, it consisted of information about Georgia residents in 1850. The Wilkinson County materials are particularly valuable because many of the early records were destroyed in a courthouse fire. Although

records of many counties have been microfilmed and are stored at the Georgia State Archives, the records of Wilkinson County were not microfilmed.

 

SERIES NOTES

I. Surname Files. 1963-1985

16 manuscript boxes

From 1963 until his death in 1985, Mr. Maddox corresponded with people who were researching families, most of whom had once lived in Wilkinson County, Georgia. This series includes the letters received by Mr. Maddox and copies of his responses. Many letters detailed family information that can serve as vital clues in one's family research. These files rarely include documentation showing where information was found or what sources were consulted; however, the files offer an excellent source for clues

about families histories and sometimes offer information not easily found elsewhere.

[Editor's note: While these files were at the Family Tree, some of the files were photocopied. These copies are in Series I, boxes 26-28 and are available for purchase.

II. Wilkinson County Genealogical Information.

6 manuscript boxes.

This series consists of cemetery, census, and marriage records collected by Mr. Maddox as reference notes for the books he published on Wilkinson County. The marriages are from 1820 to 1940 (1 manuscript box). The census records are for 1820 to 1880

(1 manuscript box). The cemetery records are chartings of cemeteries and genealogical information on the families (4 manuscript boxes).

III. 1850 Georgia Biographical Information (unpublished).

2 manuscript boxes.

At the time of his death, Mr. Maddox had started an ambitious project to note all 1850 Georgia residents listed on the census along with other known genealogical information. Using the 1850 censuses that were available in printed form, the 1805

Land Lottery, the Georgia marriage books, his personal files and various other Georgia genealogical sources, he began compiling the following information: Man's name, age, wife, date and place of marriage and other available data.

At the time of his death, he had typed all the information on the families with surnames beginning with the letters "A" through "Hen. These sheets are filed in alphabetical order. The remainder of the project is on small slips of paper and placed

in envelopes. The envelopes are in alphabetical order, but the individual names are in order only by the first letter. Again, the information includes no documentation or source.

III. Wilkinson County Genealogical Information.

6 Manuscript Boxes

This series consists of cemetery, census, and marriage records collected by Mr. Maddox as reference notes for the books he published on Wilkinson County. The marriages are from 1820 to 1940 (1 Manuscript Box). The census records are for 1820 to 1880

(1 Manuscript Box). The cemetery records are chartings of cemeteries and genealogical information on the families (4 Manuscript Boxes).

IV. Maddox Family.

1 volume

This part of the collection is a three ring binder of family charts and genealogical information on the Maddox family. The compiler is Roberta V. Landrum Wiley, and it is not known how Mr. Maddox came to have the book in his possession. It contains 227 pages on the families of the following: Samuel Maddox, Notley Maddox, Cornelius Maddox, Alexander Maddox, John Maddox, Wilson Maddox and several other Maddox families.

V. Photographs.

1 folder

Only a few photographs are included in the Maddox Collection. These photographs were found in the surname files. One is dated 1895, an is of a family. Others are of family members with some being identified and others with no name or date. There

are both original and copies of photographs in this series.

 

CONTAINER LIST

Series I: Surname Files

Box 1 Adams-Boone Folder

1 Adams

2 Aiken

3 Albritton

4 Allen

5 Alligood

7 Amerson

8 Anderson

9 Anthony

10 Ard

11 Arnold

13 Avery

15 Babb

16 Bacon

17 Bailey

18 Baker

19 Balcom

20 Ball

21 Ballard

23 Barbee

24 Barfield

25 Barlow

26 Barnett

27 Barrentine

28 Batchelor

29 Bateman

30 Baum

31-32 Beall

35 Bennett

36 Benning

38 Berry

39 Billue

40 Bird

41 Bishop

42 Bivins

43 Blackstone

44 Bland

46 Bledsoe

47 Blissett

48-49 Bloodworth

50 Bond

51 Boone

Box 2 Booth-Carr Folder

1 Booth

4 Bower

5 Bowling

6 Brack

7 Bradley

8-11 Bragg

12 Branan

13 Braswell

14 Brazeal

15 Breedlove

17 Bridger

18 Bridges

20 Brooks

21 Brown

22 Brundage

23 Bruner

24 Bryan

26 Bulloch

27 Burke

28 Burney

29 Bush

30 Butler

32 Byington

33 Calhoun

35 Cannon

36 Carlisle

37 Carnes

38 Carr

Box 3 Carter-Culpepper Folder

1-2 Carter 3-5 Carswell 6 Cason

7 Castleberry 8 Cato

9 Cauley

11 Chambers 13 Childress 14 Clark

15 Clay

16 Colley

17 Collins

19 Cone

21 Cook

22 Cowart

23 Cooper

24 Craft

25 Cranford 26 Criswell 28 Crosson

29 Crumbley

30 Crutchfield

31-33 Culpepper

Box 4 Cummings-Ellington

Folder

1 Cummings

3 Daniel

5 Davidson

6 Davis

7 Day

8 Dean

9 Deason

10 Delk

11 Dennard

12 Denson

13 Dix

14 Dixon

5-17 Dominy

18 Doster

19 Downing

20 Drake

21 Duggan

24 Dunwoody

25 Dupree

26 Dykes

27 Eady

28 East

30 Edson

31 Ellington

Box 5 Ellison-Garrett Folder

1 Ellison

3 Etheridge

4 Eubanks

5 Evers

6-7 Exum

8 Ezell

9 Fail

10 Fairchild

11 Farmer

12 Farrow

13 Faulk

14 Fears

15 Felton

16 Fenn

17 Few

19 Fisher

20 Flemister

21 Fluker

22 Fordham

23-24 Fort

26-27 Fountain

28 Freeman

29 Gainey

30 Gallemore

31 Garner

32 Garrett

Box 6 Gates-Harralson Folder

2 Gay

3 Gibbs

4 Gibson

5 Gilbert

6 Gilmore

7 Glover

8 Golden

9 Granade

10 Gray

11 Gresham

12 Green

13 Greer

16 Griggs

17 Grissom

19 Guerry

20 Hall

22-23 Hancock

24-25 Hardy

26 Hargrove

27-28 Hardin

Box 7 Harrell-Ivey Folder

2 Harrington 3 Harris

4 Hart

5 Hartley

6 Harwell

7 Hatcher

8 Hatfield

9 Heard

10 Hendry

11 Herndon 12 Hickman 13 Hicks

14 Hight

15 Hill

16 Hilton

17 Hinson

18 Hogan

20 Holder

21 Holland 22 Holliday 23 Holliman 24 Holly

25 Honeycutt 27 Horn

28 Horton

29 Howard

30 Howell

31 Hudson

32 Hughs 33-34 Ingram 36 Isler

37 Ivey

Box 8 Jackson-Lawson Folder

1-2 Jackson

3 Jeanes

4 Jelks

5 Jenkins

7 Jessup

8-9 Johns

10-11 Johnson

12-15 Jones

16 Jordan

17 Keaton

18 Keel

19 Keene

20 Kelly

21 Kemp

22 Kenan

23 Kennington

25 King

26 Kingery

28 Knight

29 Kolb

30 Lambert

31 Land

32 Langford

33 Lanier

34 Lanthrip

35 Lavendar

36 Lawson

Box 9 Layfield-Maddox Folder

4-8 Lee

9 Leslie

10 Lewis

11 Lindsey 12 Lingo

13 Lofton 15-17 Lord 18 Lowery 19 Loyd

20 Lyster 21 Mackey

22-31 Maddox

Box 10 Mahaffey-Myrick Folder

3 Manderson 4 Mann

5 Manson

6 Marshall

7 Martin

8 Mason

9 Massey

10 Matthews 11 Mayo

12 McCardle 13 McClendon 14 McCook

15 McCrary 16 McCullar 17 McDaniel 19 McDowell 20 McGowan 21 McMichael 22 McMullen 23 McNair

24 McNalley 25 McRaeny 26 Meadows 27 Measles 28 Mercer

29 Meridith 30 Messer

31 Metts

32 Miller

33 Mims

34 Minish

35 Mitchell 36 Mixon

37 Montgomery 38 Moon

39 Moore

40 Morgan

41 Morton

42 Moses

43 Mott

44 Murphy

45 Myers

46 Myrick

Box ll Napier-Perkins Folder

1 Napier

2 Nelson

3 Nesbit

4 Nesmith

5 Nix

7 Norwood

8-10 Nunn

11 O'Bannon

12 Ogburn

14 Osteen

15 Oxley

16 Pace

17 Padgett

18 Parks

19- 20 Parker

21 Passmore

22 Patterson

24-25 Paulk

27-30 Peacock

31 Pearson

32 Peebles

33 Pendleton

34 Pennington

35 Perkins

Box 12 Pickerin-Rye Folder

1 Pickerin

3 Pierce

4-5 Pittman

6 Pitts

7 Pollard

8 Pope

9 Porter

10 Posey

ll Pounds

12 Prather

14 Prestwood

15 Proctor

16 Pruitt

17 Rainca

18 Rainwater

l9 Randolph

21 Rea

23 Reynolds

25 Ridley

26 Rigby

27 Riggino

28 Rivers

29 Roach

30 Roberts

31 Ross

32 Rozar

34 Rye

Box 13 Sallard-Spence Folder

l Sallard

2 Salter

3 Sandefur

4-5 Sanders

7 Sapp

8 Scarborough

9 Seale

10 Sears

11 Shafner

12 Sharp

13 Shepherd

14 Shinholster

15 Simmons

16 Simpson

17 Skelton

18 Smallwood

19-21 Smith

23 Solomon

24 Sorrels

25 Spence

Box 14 Stanley-Thompson Folder

1 Stanley

2 Stansell

3 Stapleton

4 Starley

6 Stevens

7 Stinson

8 Strange

9 Strickland

10 Stuckey

11 Stubbs

12 Sutton

13-17 Taliferro

18 Tarpley

19 Taylor

20 Tennille

21 Tharp

22 Thigpen

23 Thomas

24 Thompson

Box 15 Tindall-Wheeler Folder

1 Tindall

2 Toler

3 Tommey

5 Trammell

6 Tribble

7 Tripp

9 Underwood

10 Upshaw

11 Ussery

12 Valentine

13 Van Landingham

14 Vann

15 Vaughn

16 Veal

18 Vincent-Vinson

19 Voicle

20 Wade

21 Walden

22 Walker

23 Walters

25-26 Ward

27 Warren

28 Watkins

29 Weaver

31 Welch

32 Wellborn-Wilborn

33 Wells

34-36 Wheeler

Box 16 Whipple-Young Folder

1 Whipple

2 White

3 Whitehead

4 Whitehurst

5 Wicker

6 Williams

7 Willis

8 Wimberly

10 Witt

11 Wood

12 Womack

13 Wright

14-20 Wynn

22 Young

SERIES II, Wilkinson County Genealogical Information

Box 1 Cemeteries A-D Folder

1 A

2 B-Ba

3 Be-B1

4 Bo-Bri

5 Bro-By

6 Ca-Cau

7 Ch-Col

8 Com-Cur

9 D-Day

10 De-Di

11 Do-Dy

Box 2 Cemeteries E-L Folder

1 E-Ez

2 Fa-Fos

3 Fos-Fu

4 Ga-Go

5 Gr-Gu

6 Ha-Har

7 Har-Hay

8 He-Hit

9 Ho-Hoy

10 Hu-I

11 Ja-Ju

12 K

13 L-Lay

14 Le-Ly

Box 3 Cemeteries M-R Folder

1 Ma-May

2 Me-Miz

3 Mo-My

4 Mc

5 N

6 O'Bannon

7 Pa-Pay

8 Pe-Pit

9 P1-Q

10 Ra-Ri

11 Ro-Ry

Box 4 Cemeteries S-Z and

1927 Wilkinson Co. Voters List Folder

1 S-She

2 Shi-Sla

3 Sm-So

4 Sp-Ste

5 Stu-Sw

6 T-Te

7 Th-Tw

8 U-V

9 W-Was

10 Wat-Wh

11 wic-wis

12 Wo-Wy

13 Y-Z

14 1927 Voters List

Box 5 Marriages Folder

1 A

2 B

3 C

4 D

5 E

6 F

7 G

8 H

9 I-J

10 K

11 L

12 M

13 Mc

14 N-O

15 P-Q

16 R

17 S

18 T

19 U-V

20 W-Y

Box 6 Census 1820-1880

and Additions

Folder

1 A

2 B

3 C

4 D

5 E-F

6 G

7 H

8 I-J

9 K-L

10 M-Mc

11 N-Q

12 R

13 S

14 T

15 U-V

16 W-Z

17 Census Additions

Series III, 1850 Biographical Data - Unpublished

Box 1 A-He Folder

1 A

2 B-Bev

3 Bi-Boy

4 Boy-Bru

5 Bru-By

6 B Miscellaneous 7 Ca-Cay

8 Ch-C1

9 Cl-Col

10 Com-Cra

11 Cr-Cy

12 Da-Dew

13 Di-Dy

14 E-Fa

15 Fa-Fu

16 Ga-Gra

17 Gra-Gw

18 Ha-Har

19 Har-He

Box 2 Hi-Z Folder

1 Hi-Ho

2 Ho

3 Hu-Hy

4 Jackson

5 I-Ja

6 Je

7 Jones

8 Ji-Ju

9 K

10 L-Le

11 Li-Ly

12 M-Ma

13 Mc-McE 14 McE-McW 15 Me-Mi

16 Mo-My

17 N

18 O

19 Pa

20 Pe

21 Ph-Po

22 Pr-Q\

23 R-Ru

24 Ru-Ry

25 Sa-Se

26 Sh-S1

27 Sm-Sp

28 St

29 Su-Sw

30 Ta

31 Te

32 Th

33 Ti-Tr

34 Tu-Ty

35 U-V

36 Wa

37 We-Wh

38 Wi-Wo

39 Wo-Wy

40 Y-Z

 

PHOTOGRAPH INVENTORY

PH 1-6 From the Bragg File

Ph 1 In the Bragg surname file was an original photograph dated, 1895. The photograph had been torn and is taped together. Standing left to right: Thomas Henry Bragg, James Herndon Bragg, Aunt Crocker, Ira Bragg, and Edgar Bragg. Seated: Samuel Thomas

Bragg and Elvina Patterson Bragg. Also in the photograph are William, Samuel and Jean (?). A note on the reverse of the photograph states that the child between Charles and was killed in a hunting accident. Copies of the above original photograph. Also in the Bragg file was a family photograph of two adults and two young children. There is no identification.

PH 7-13 From the Fort file

8 Unindentified photograph of elderly lady and five men

9 Three young women, identified as Bessie, Lena, and Grace and Aunt Rachel Fort is seated in the rocker.

10 Mary Ann Fort Dupree

11 Katie Forrester and Aunt Fant

12 Averilla Cornelia Fort Anderson and James Callaway Anderson

13 Earnest Skelton, Albert Fort (1st cousins)

14 Unindentified photograph of young man, found in "Fountain" surname file.

15 Elias Fort and Martha Ann Tindall Fort

16 John Fort, Amanda Rash Fort, Jennie Elizabeth Fort, Robert Elias Fort, Benjamin Thomas Fort, Bernard Davis Fort.

 

TRACINGS

Wilkinson County, Georgia

Wilkinson County, Georgia Census Records, 1820-1880

Wilkinson County Georgia Marriage Records

1850 Biographicai Project , 1820-1940

Maddox Family

Georgia--Biographical Information