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Are You My Cousin?: Tombstone Tuesday - Viola Maddox

Are You My Cousin?

Discovering My Ancestors -- One Cousin at a Time

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Location: Raleigh, North Carolina

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!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Tombstone Tuesday - Viola Maddox

In loving
memory of
daughter of J. T. and M. J. Maddox
Born Feb 28, 1889
Died Jun 2 1890

Viola R. Maddox was the youngest sister of my great-grandmother Mattie V. Maddox (1881-1927). She is buried in the church cemetery of Moore Union Christian Church in Lee, County, NC. So few people are even aware of her existence anymore. Viola was born in 1889 and died at the young age of 15 months. Church records of that time period for this small church did not or no longer exist, and the 1890 federal census was lost to fire. That leaves only her weather worn tombstone marking her short life.

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