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Michael  Maddox 

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William Maddox
1/11/1719 - 4/9/1800

Mary Sampson
1727 - 1775
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Michael Maddox
1750 - 1807
Michael Maddox was born about 1750 somewhere in Virginia and died about 1807 in Hancock County, Georgia. Dates for birth and death are estimated. He lived to be about 57 years old.

He married Jane Thomas.
Andrew Maddox, (1770 Va. - 1827-30 Marion Co., AL) - he married Leah Trammell
Judith "Juda" Andsworth Maddox (1776 Va. - after 1850 Marion Co., AL)
Nancy Maddox -she marred John Townson
Esther Maddox
Linny Maddox (1793 - 1850 AL) - married William Fail
Other7/16/1783 SC (Union County) 33 yrs old 
This information, while true, may NOT apply to our Michael Maddox.  Inventory of estate of Daniel Thomas
James and William Thomas administrators.
on page 5 - " to boarding the same 14 months with in , to amount paid to Michael Maddox for boarding and Ann, Elizabeth & Catherine Thomas, daughters of deceased" 
Census1/1/1790 GA (Greene County) 40 yrs old 
Name: Michael Maddox
Gender: M (Male)
State: Georgia
County: Greene County
Residence Year: 1790
Household Remarks: He signed one of multiple petitions, 31 Oct 1791, to Governor Edward Telfair from citizens of the Lower Battalion in Greene County stating the recommendations, by Colo. Henry Karr. 
Other1/29/1801 GA (Hancock County) 51 yrs old 
In the name of God Amen, Michael Maddox of the County of Hancock being of Sound and perfect this twenty ninth day of January one thousand eight hundred and one, make and publish this my last Will...First, I give and bequeath unto my Son Andrew Maddox One hundred and Seven cents. Secondly, I give and bequeath unto my daughter Judith Andsworth Maddox One hundred and Seven cents, Thirdly, I give and bequeath unto my daughter Kancy Maddox one hundred and Seven cents. Forthly, I give and bequeath unto my daughter Esther Maddox one hundred and thirty five acres of Land lying on Sandy Run Creek in the county aforesaid...also one other tract of land lying on Said creek...containing Ninety acres...(goes on to leave Esther all livestock, furniture, personal belongings, etc.)...Fifthly, I Give and bequeath unto my daughter Linny One hundred and Seven cents...Set my hand and Seal...Michael M Maddox  
Land Deed3/9/1801 GA (Hancock County) 51 yrs old 
Deed Book E, page 161-162, 3/9/1801, James Thomas sells land to Michael and Jane Maddox  
Land Deed9/28/1805 GA (Hancock County) 55 yrs old 
Book G, Page 254 -256 - Micheal Maddox grants property to daughter Esther Maddox Dennis. 
Other2/1/1807 GA (Hancock County) 57 yrs old 
Michael and Jane are excommunicated from Island Creek Baptist Church in Hancock Co., Ga 

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Click on any of the News, Events, or Discoveries buttons above to see historical things that happened during Michael Maddox's life. These are only some of the major events that affected the life and times of Michael, his family, and friends. For example, Michael is 10 years old when The Cherokee War (1760-61) ends in a treaty that opens the Up County for settlement. The Bounty At of 1761 offers public land tax free for ten years, and settlers from other colonies begin pouring into the Carolina "Up Country".
8 1758 Georgia organized into 8 parishes: Christ Church, Saint Andrew, Saint George, Saint James, Saint John, Saint Matthew, Saint Paul and Saint Philip.
13 1763 The Treaty of Augusta created the first defined line between the Creeks and the colony of Georgia by using well known trails and rivers.
23 1773 Debts the Creeks and Cherokee owe to Georgians are assumed by the state in payment for the land. This includes a small portion of North Georgia.
32 1782 The British evacuate Savannah on in July.
34 1784 Franklin and Washington Counties are formed.
35 1785 Burbon County formed.
36 1786 Greene County was created the same year Oglethorpe dies.
38 1788 Bourbon County Act rescinded.
39 1789 December 21 - Governor Telfair signs first Yazoo Act selling 20,000,000 acres of and for $207,000 or about one cent per acre to. The Yazoo Companies attempted to pay in worthless paper money and Georgia refuses to transfer the land. The Virginia Yazoo, headed by Patrick Henry, even had the unmitigated gall to attempt to pay in worthless Georgia paper money. The South Carolina Yazoo Company sues Georgia in the U.S. Supreme Court to compel delivery but the suit fails when Georgia is able to obtain ratification of the eleventh amendment to the U.S. Constitution on February 7, 1795.
40 1790 Columbia and Elbert Counties are created.
40 1790 Alexander McGillivray, a mixed-blood of the Upper Creek Nation cedes the Altamaha lands to the Oconee. This treaty -- Treaty of New York -- is signed by President George Washington.
43 1793 Hancock, Bryan, McIntosh, Montgomery, Oglethorpe and Warren Counties formed. This same year, the Fugitive Slave Act is passed.
44 1794 General Clarke surrenders ending the Oconee War.
45 1795 Governor Mathews signs the Second Yazoo Act selling somewhere between 35,000,000 and 50,000,000 acres of land for $500,000.
51 1801 Clarke and Tatnall Counties formed.
52 1802 Georgia formally cedes western claims for its southern boundary at the 31st parallel -- which will become a border between,GA, FL and AL. GA's western border reaches to the Mississippi River.
53 1803 Between 1803 and 1811 a horse trail is established connecting Milledgeville, Georgia to Fort Stoddert, American outpost north of Mobile. This is expanded into a road and called The Federal Road by 1811.
57 1807 December 10 - Jasper, Jones, Laurens, Morgan, Putnam, and Telfair Counties formed.
2 1752 Great Britain adopts the Gregorian calendar on 9/14/1752.
19 1769 The first steam engine is invented by Watt
27 1777 The concept of chemical compounds is conceived by Lavoisier
33 1783 The hot air balloon is invented by Michel and Montgolfier and the first people in modern history fly at an altitude of 1800 m.
35 1785 The power loom was invented by Cartwright to produce cloth.
43 1793 The cotton gin was invented by Whitney.
49 1799 The Rosetta Stone was discovered
50 1800 The first battery was invented by Volta
57 1807 The first steamboat was invented by Fulton
25 1775 NEWS HEADLINES: On April 18th, Paul Revere makes his famous ride proclaiming "The British are Coming" and the American Revolution War begins. Britain hires 29,000 German mercenaries to handle conflict in North America.
26 1776 NEWS HEADLINES: July 4th, American Revolution War ends and the United States of America is officially created.
50 1800 NEWS HEADLINES: Seat of U.S. government moves from Philadelphia to Washington DC
10 1760 The Cherokee War (1760-61) ends in a treaty that opens the Up County for settlement. The Bounty At of 1761 offers public land tax free for ten years, and settlers from other colonies begin pouring into the Carolina "Up Country".
13 1763 Georgia Gazette begins publication. It is the first newspaper in Georgia and the eighth newspaper in the English colonies.
16 1766 Britain passes the Stamp Act taxing all colonial newspapers, advertisements, leases, licenses, pamphlets, and legal documents. Later the same year, Britain repeals the Stamp Act in Britain -- but it continues to be enforced on colonists in North America
23 1773 Angered by the tea tax of 1767 and the British East India Company's monopoly on tea trade, the independent New England colonial merchants dump the precious cargo overboard into the Boston harbor. This incident is called the Boston Tea Party.
24 1774 The First Continental Congress of fifty-five representatives (except from the colony of Georgia) meets in Philadelphia to discuss relations with Britain, the possibility of independence, and the hope of a peaceful solution. King George III scorns the thought of reconciliation and declares the colonies to be in a state of open rebellion.
25 1775 On April 18th, Paul Revere makes his famous ride proclaiming "The British are Coming" and the American Revolution War begins. Britain hires 29,000 German mercenaries to handle conflict in North America.
26 1776 July 4th, American Revolution War ends and the United States of America is officially created.
28 1778 Alliance between United States and France
37 1787 Constitution of the United States is signed
43 1793 Alexander McGillivray, the head of the Creek Indian Nation, dies. A restlessness begins to grow among the Indians in what is now Georgia, Alabama and Northern Florida as town chiefs via for the vacant leadership role.
44 1794 The United States establishes the Navy
48 1798 Mississippi Territory organized from Georgia's western land claims. It includes what will later become portions of Mississippi, Alabama and Northern Florida,
53 1803 Louisiana Purchase from France (who secured it from Spain) gives the US a huge new territory and the port of New Orleans.
54 1804 The Seminole warrior later known as Osceola is born near Tuskegee, AL.
55 1805 Federal Road project begins after the Creek Indians give the U.S. permission to develop a “horse path” through their nation that will provide better mail delivery between Washington City (DC) and New Orleans. Soon settlers are traveling and settling along this path to settle the southern frontier.
56 1806 Lewis and Clark Expedition, which began in 1804, ends. News of the rich lands to the west begins to spread.
6 1756 Seven Year's War begins
9 1759 Jesuits are forced out of France
13 1763 Seven Year's War ends; Peace is established in Paris between France, Spain, England and Portugal
14 1764 Britain passes the Sugar Act forbids American importation of foreign rum and taxing imported molasses, wine, silk, coffee, and a number of other luxury items.
17 1767 Jesuits are forced out of Spanish America
29 1779 Spain declares war on England
30 1780 Josef II abolishes serfdom in Hungary; England declares war on Holland
33 1783 Peace established at Versailles between France, England, Spain and United States; Britain cedes all lands west to the Mississippi River
37 1787 Catherine the Great leads Russia into war with Turkey
38 1788 Russia begins war with Sweden
39 1789 French feudal system is abolished with the Declaration of Rights of Man. Outbreak of hostilities in France with the fall of the Bastille on July 14; Revolution in Austrian Netherlands declares independence as Belgium
42 1792 French Revolutionary Wars begin and the French royal family is imprisoned the following year
43 1793 Marie Antoinette is executed; Fugitive Slave Act passed; Roman Catholic faith is banned in France; France declares war on Britain and Holland.
45 1795 White Terror and bread riots in Paris
46 1796 Napoleon marries Josephine de Beauharnais
47 1797 Napoleon proclaims the Venetian Constitution, founds Ligurian Republic in Genoa

Jane Thomas
Born about 1758 and died about 1845
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The Children of Michael Maddox

Eleanor Esther Maddox
Born in Hancock Co., Georgia on May 15, 1790 and died in Orion, Pike Co., Alabama on February 5, 1870. She was 79 years old.

She married Charles A. Dennis. They had ten children:
  1. Michael Maddox Dennis(9/1/1807-6/10/1889) married Sarah Green (10/8/1812-9/25/1836)
  2. John Wilson Dennis(4/1/1828-1911) - marr...
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