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Are You My Cousin?: The Maddox Sisters

Are You My Cousin?

Discovering My Ancestors -- One Cousin at a Time

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I tell the stories of my ancestors’ lives. Whether they lived 20 years ago or 200 years ago, they each have a story to tell. Some ancestors tell their stories willingly. Others must have their stories carefully teased from the records. Sometimes the stories are sad. Sometimes the stories are happy. Sometimes the stories are just funny. Regardless, my ancestors’ stories shaped their lives and the lives of those that followed. Come and share in the tales!

Saturday, April 11, 2009

The Maddox Sisters

Viola Maddox was the youngest daughter of James T and Martha Jane Maddox. She was born 28 Feb 1889 and died as a toddler on 02 Jun 1890. I found out about Viola quite by accident. You see, no one in the family remembers hearing of her. She appears in no written records. The only possible public record in which she would have been listed was the 1890 federal census. Unfortunately, this census was destroyed by fire. I found her in the Moore Union Christian Chruch cemetery, along side other Maddox family members.

Cornelia Maddox (also known as Aunt Cornie) was the oldest daughter in the Maddox family. She was born 15 Jan 1879. She and her younger sister Mattie were very close often appearing in photos together. Their resemblence is striking! Cornie married Johnston Hughes on 25 Feb 1914 and lived in Florida where their four children (Robert, Florence, Betty, and a young brother) were born. Upon her husband's death, Cornie and the children returned the Lee County area.

Mattie, Cornie and Unknown Man

Johnston Levi Hughes



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