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We’re happy to announce that we’ve published the story of Edward Maddox (d. 1694) in the Magazine of Virginia Genealogy, Vol. 7, Number 4. The article explains in detail the life of Edward — a planter, justice of the peace, wilderness doctor and sometime bounty hunter in the Maryland and Virginia colonies. The article corrects numerous misinterpretations of the records of his life, unites his previously disconnected records from England, Virginia and Maryland, offers historical context for his decisions, and supplies the best evidence yet for his descendants.
We’re indebted to Barbara Vines Little for her extraordinary effort as editor of the magazine. Her attention to detail guaranteed the accuracy of our article.
Debra Davis said:
Love your posts re our mutual ancestor, Dr Edward Maddox. Thank u for all your good hard work.
M Adams said:
Congratulations! What an accomplishment. I can’t wait to read it. Thanks for all your continued great work.
Susan Avery said:
This is fantastic! Can’t wait!!
Larry Edwin konarik said:
Thanks for the update on Edward Maddox. Edward is my 8th great grandfather.
Bradley McAfee said:
Bob Mattox said:
Hi Professor Maddox, hoping that you might contact me regarding our shared DNA.
Professor Maddox said:
Hi Bob. I’d love to learn more.
Dennis Deakin said:
I wish to prove that John Wilkes Booth did not kill Abraham Lincoln and that the Maddox story on this site is relevant . Does anyone on this site still have relevant information about Booth
Professor Maddox said:
Hi Dennis. We’ve never been able to corroborate the story. It was a family legend, carried forward most recently by John Napoleon Maddox. He spoke of an uncle who held Booth’s horse after the assassination, but there are no details of the uncle’s identity.
Dennis deakin said:
I think the story is true,
This is what I have on the Maddox involved and I have a full alternative version of the assassination which include more Maddox’s
Would you care to know more?
John Napoleon Maddox 1874-1945 married Frances Diana Gaines and Martha Jane Cooke Maddox.
Father was Joseph Jefferson Maddox 1800-1884
Married Susan May Hargreaves (jones) Maddox. Married 1871
Joseph Jefferson first wife was
Susannah shelton Maddox married 1825 ( Susannah also married James jones who died in 1886)
With Joseph and Susannah had
Benjamin Wesley “Wes” Maddox 1835-1913
Married Rebecca Elizabeth Randolph Maddox
Joseph Jefferson jr 1840-1905 Benjamin Wesley’s brother was released from prison in 1864 where his mother went to see Abraham Lincoln to beg for his release to which Lincoln accepted and instructed Edwin Stanton to so do. Somehow however the Maddox mother was charged the sum of $1600 to secure that release which rather questioned Stanton’s integrity if it was paid to him.
John napoleon Maddox with wife Martha Jane Cooke had
Leo Eugene “jack” Lloyd Maddox and
Milford “Ray Maddox” who with Leo died in the car crash.
Most of this I believe is from your website
This would make Benjamin Wes Maddox their half uncle because Benjamin Wes Maddox was John napoleons Maddox half brother with different mothers but the same father Joseph Jefferson Maddox.
Did you know that the Maddox’s were interrelated with British royalty , secretary of war Edwin Stanton, the owner of fords theatre and the Garrett’s of Garrett farm? and indeed Laura Keene whose show it was on the night of the assassination.?