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The Homepage for Mattox/Maddox Genealogy International
John C. Maddox
The Maddox Family
"Mattox" could be a Welsh name because of the "ox."
The Mattox family are thought to have sailed from England in the early 1600s. Grandfather Robert Clark Mattox believed that the family originated in Fauquier County, Virginia. An ancestor of George Washington, Col. John Washington, was given land on Mattox Creek, Virginia, in 1659. If there was a Mattox Creek in Virginia that early, it appears that the Mattox family must have been very early settlers, possibly in the 1600s.
There is a map showing Mattox Creek and Mattox Farm just off the Potomac River, north of the intersection of route 205 and 3, about 33 miles east of Fredericksburg, VA.
My father, Ronald (photo), has always said we are part English and part something else.
my children: Catherine, James my siblings: Marcia (Belvedere, CA) Elizabeth (Sea Ranch, CA) Jeremy (Seattle, WA) children: Elizabeth, Andrew my father: Ronald Mattox born: 10/6/1899, Aurora Indiana (Dearborn County) died: 4/5/1997 his wife: Louise Mautz business: accounting ("Ronald Mattox and Associates") Madison, WI grandfather: Robert Clark Mattox born: 10/11/1858, Aurora Indiana his wife: Fannie Barnhart (died 1919) business: lumber ("RC Mattox Lumber") children: Madeline (married Alexander Squibb in 1927) Ronald (see above) great GF: Robert Mattox his wife: Ruth daughters (died young) Nancy Jane Ruth Alice his sons: John Robert Clark (see above) Henry (married Lillian, sons Harry & LeRoy) William Allen (never married) George Wesley daughters: Rosa Lee "Rose", Mary Ruth "Mayme" sons: George Edwin Robert Knox daughter: Evelyn Florance grandson: Ed Probst Frank (son: Carl) Charles 1853-1925 son: Marcus son: Marcu Jr. son: Mark Lewis Herbert
See the Lana Mattox Mountford section (below) for a possible link to my tree.
Research by my aunt has indicated that the family traces its roots back to Denmark in the middle-ages, to a Prince Maduc, and that all variations in spelling (Maddox, Madducks, Maddocks, etc.) are variants of this original source. There appear to be Irish and Welsh branches of the family. Our line springs from the Welsh.
It appears we arrived from England in the early 1800s as part of the early Methodist influx following the Wesley brothers. Originally settling in Virginia, the family moved to Indiana sometime in the 1830s or 40s, and then to Kansas in the 1860s. They settled in Liberal, KS, and donated the land for the first Methodist church there.
My great-grandfather, William Herbert, settled in Bourbon County (southeastern Kansas) in the 1870s. My grandfather, Paul John Mattox, ran the newspaper in Bronson, KS (the Bourbon County seat). One of his brothers was killed in the Spanish-American war, NOT as a soldier, but as a "gun-runner" for the Spanish side (every family has at least one "black sheep"!). Paul John Mattox had four children: George William (deceased), John Paul (my father, deceased), Margaret (my aunt), and Charles Herbert (my uncle, deceased).
Summary: my siblings: Paul William Mattox (Milwaukee, WI) Lowell John Mattox (Coppell, TX) children: Niles Lowell Holly Jean my father: John Paul Mattox (1918-1995) born: Kansas grandfather: Paul John Mattox (1884-1970) (Bronson, KS) business: newspaperman children: John Paul (see above) George William Margaret, born 1908 Charles Herbert, born 1904 great GF: William Herbert Mattox (1856-1947) born: Liberal, KS children: Paul John Mattox (see above) Herbert great-great GF: George (1831-1918) Dearborn County, Indiana
Lana Mattox Mountford
Marriage made me what I am today: Happily divorced!
Click here for more information submitted by John C. Maddox regarding Lana's family (including a speculative link to Jeffrey's family), as well as many other Mattoxes.
Mr. Ed Probst Sr. is my uncle Eddie (See Jeffrey's tree, above). My grandfather was Robert K. Mattox of Lawrenceburg, IN. My dad is Robert E. Mattox of St. Joseph, MI.
my grandfather: Robert K. Mattox (deceased) my father: Robert E. Mattox (St. Joseph, MI) my brother: Robert E. Mattox, Jr. (St. Joseph, MI) me: Joel D. Mattox (Saratoga, CA) my children: Jeffrey Christopher Mattox (Saratoga) Kathleen Evelyn Mattox (Saratoga)A random net search for "Joel Mattox" turned up another one with the FAA in Washington DC, but I've not contacted him.
me: Amy Elizabeth Mattox Stonehill Sacramento, CA administrative assistant, engineering firm age 29 my sister: Lisa Jeanne Mattox DeVogel, Seattle, WA, age 32 my father: Stephen Michael Mattox, Warren OR, age 61 born: Seattle, WA his wife: Ingrid Johanna Lien, deceased grandfather: Eugene Mattox, deceased his wife: Olive Whitcom, deceased children: Stephen Michael (see above) David Mattox, deceased Jeanne Mattox Walker, Phoenix, AZ children: Susan Walker Bryan, Portland, OR children: Thomas Bryan, Portland, OR Julie Bryan, Portland, OR Laura Walker Johnson, Portland, OR children: Nicholas Johnson, Portland, OR
My father traced our roots to Virginia, and then to Wales. He was born and raised in the Seattle area, and most of the relations originated in the Seattle area.
I live in Camino, CA and am a high school student. Most of my Mattox relatives live in the Colton/San Bernardino/Riverside area of California, but originated from Indiana.
I'm William Mattox's mother. My son's grandfather is William Earl Mattox, originally from Indianapolis. His great-grandfather was Earl Everett Mattox and his great-great-grandfather was MacDonald Mattox. My son does have an uncle by the name of Robert Mattox, perhaps named after another relative.
Summary: me William S. Mattox my mother: Linda Peters my uncle: Robert Mattox my grandfather: William Earl Mattox Indianapolis, Indiana my great GF: Earl Everett Mattox my great-great GF: MacDonald Mattox
My name is Michael Lee Mattox Jr. or otherwise known as Mike "The Ox" Mattox, I live in indianapolis, indiana. My proffesions are (its plural for a reason) network administrator, disc jockey at 89.5 fm FRANKLIN'S NEW ROCK ALTERNATIVE, cad operator, computer systems intergrator.
I have a wife Jennifer E. Mattox, and a 16 month old daughter Brandi Arianne Mattox.
I was born in 1980. I live in São Paulo, Brazil, in South America. I belong to the Brazilian branch of the family. My grandfather is American but he lives here in Brazil. His name's Robert Taliaferro Mattox. He was at the second world war in the Pacific. Our family is from Indiana.
The earliest Mattox I know of in my family was a man called Peter Mattox, but his surname was written: MATTOCKS. See the family tree for more details. Well, this man had 12 childrens, but I only found out one name, Mr. William Wallace Rufus (or Ruthvan) Mattox. This one had four kids: Elmer, Ernest, Oren and grandfather's grandfather Fred Phinney Mattox. Fred went to Chiuaua, Mexico. He maried with Ima Mclane George and had more three little kids: Grace, Howard and George Wallace Mattox. This one is my great grandfather. George went to Cuba and had three more children: Frederick (who died in 1985), Eleanor (who lives somewhere in the Middle America) and my grandfather, Robert Taliaferro Mattox (Bob). My grandfather came to Brazil with his brother, sister and his parents and later, in December 13 in 1949, right after the war, he married with Lia, my granmother. They had three kids: George, Richard and Robert Jr (my dad), but only my dad survived. The other two died when they were only little kids. My father married with my mother (Alice ) and then I and my little brother John were born.
Click here for more information submitted by John C. Maddox regarding George's family (including his grandfather, Robert Taliaferro Mattox Sr.), as well as many other Mattoxes.
My name is Rick L. Mattox, I was born in 9/15/61. I am an electronic engineer in Hanover Park, Illinois.
We believe that we are directly decended from the first Mattoxes to immigrate to America. Our original name was "Mattocks". We immigrated in the early1700's from England and settled in the Ohio territory.
Arthur W. is the uncle of William W. Mattox, Ph.D. William's father, Larry L. Mattox (Boyne City, MI), is my older brother. William also has two brothers, Richard and Thomas, both located in Kalamazoo, MI.
Summary: Larry L. Mattox children: William W. Mattox, Ph.D. Richard Thomas Arthur W. Mattox
I am Thomas Craig Mattox from Orlando, FL. I was born in Selma,AL. My grandfather is Thomas A. Mattox and my father is Daniel W. Mattox. I attend the United States Military Academy at West Point.
My name is Richard Mattox and I leave in Winnsboro South Carolina. My wife's name is Debbi Shaner Mattox. I was born in Fairfield County in 1951. My father's name was Herbert Odell Mattox and was married to Martha Pate Mattox. His was born in 1910. Our family is quite large consisting of five boys and three girls.
Their names are:
William Carol Mattox Margie Mattox Wilson Harold Odell Mattox Jolene Mattox Taylor Milton Mark Mattox Brenda Mattox Burns George Herman Mattox Tommy Richard Mattox
Children: Robert J. Mattox, Michael S. Mattox, Jason A. Mattox
I am Chris S. Mattox of Bloomfield, Indiana. I am a high school teacher, and son of Walter M. Mattox, retired school administrator. My father and I are both "only" children. My grandfather, Clarence Mattox, was a coal miner and farmer of Sullivan County, Indiana.
I am assuming that the Mattox families settling in this area were European immigrants who were farmers, miners, etc. The parental names of my grandfather were James and Ellen Mattox.
I have a brother, Richard, in Seattle and a brother, Gerald, in Marshaltown, IA. I reside in San Jose, CA. My father was Harold William Mattox, born in 1906 in Northfield, MN.
I am Wayne A. Mattox, originally of Columbia, S.C., now living in Lilburn GA. I do not know if there are family relationships with other registrants. I am interested in contacting two first cousins whom I have never met or spoken with. They are a son and daughter of Reuben Mattox (deceased) of Hawaii. My father was John A. Mattox, Reuben's brother.
I am in Houston and am the grandson of Ramona and Pearl Mattox.
I am not a Mattox, but my wife is. Her name is Tracy Mattox married name Steele. We live in Bluffton, Ohio. She is a Home Economics Teacher at Arlington High School, Arlington, Ohio. She has brothers Matthew and Mark, 1/2 brothers Mark and Jacob, and 1/2 sister Melissa Mattox Turner.
Her dad's family is from Terre Haute IN and there are still Mattoxes who live there. There was a Louis Mattox, my wife's grandfather, who lived in Toledo, Ohio and was a bigwig in the Toledo Democratic Party and also a bigwig in one of the unions.
I live in Toledo Ohio. I also have two sons by the names of Michael James and Matthew Joshua, and one on the way, his name will be Joseph Kyle. I am Tracy Lee's (from Bluffton) brother. I also have a brother, his name is Mark Joseph. He also lives in Toledo. My father's name (deceased) was Marquis Jacob, and my grandfather was Lewis Henry,(raised in Indiana).
My name is Diana Mattox Jones and I was born and raised in Wolcott, Indiana. Frank L. Mattox is my brother.
Summary: Perman L. Mattox (Wolcott, IN) (married Kean) Frank L. Mattox, Sr. (Wolcott, IN) children: 4 boys, 3 girls Diana Frank L.
My great-great grandfather was Louis and he was married to a woman named Mary. My great grandfather was named Aaron, and he had several brothers and sisters, but off the top of my head all I can remember is his brother Lloyd. His son is my grandfather, also Louis, who is married to a woman named Dorothy Goble. They have five kids-Maryanne (Kryzmalski), Louis, Gary (My father) Jeannie (Terry) and Brenda (Bennett). My father is married to Diane Lee Winn and I have one brother, Brian. Also according to my grandfathers recollection, his family is mostly from New York, at least up to his father for sure. Most of my family lives in New Jersey, save my Uncle Lou, who lives in Texas, and my Aunt Jean, who lives in New York.
My name's Lane Mattox and I live in Encinitas Ca. ... I thought I'd let you know that there is a clan of Mattox's out here not included in your list. Actually, we would have been the Mattax's, but due to a clerical error when my grandpa was in the military, his last name was officially changed to John S. Mattox. John and his wife Audrey now live in Pensacola Fla. The other nine Mattox's live in Southern California. There are also a few remaining Mattax's out here, too. Lane P. Mattox
I have been researching our family for a couple of years and have a lot of information about our branch.... Most of our family is from the WV, Virginia, Kentucky, and Ohio area. Michael D. Mattox, Theatrical Technician, Morgantown, WV.
I am Lee Mattox, son of Gary who is the son of Fitzhugh II, who is obviously the son of Fitzhugh I, who is the son of Alexander, who is the son of Robert, who is the son of.... any way you get the picture. We also go back to Nathan Maddox and have our lineage traced back to him. I am currently seeking teacher certification at Lynchburg College in Virginia. I like the Web page and links, however the coat of arms should contain a VW logo :-)
My name is Patricia (Shook) Winters. My mothers maiden name was Mattox. I am starting to fill out my family tree, but nobody seems to know very much about the Mattox side. My grandfather's name was Ray Mattox. He lived in the Stilwell, OK area. My mothers name was Janice (Mattox) Shook. I believe that he was born in Arkansas.
My full legal name is "James Michael Mattox Jr.". My father is James Michael Mattox. He lives in Independence, KY. His father (my grandfather) is James Mattox (not sure of his middle name) and he lives in Cincinnati, OH.
I am Carmen Mattox originaly from Palatka, Fl. I now reside in the West Palm Beach area. I am currently employed as a law enforcement officer. My father Foy Jerry Mattox resides in St. Augustine FL. and my grandfather Hiram Foy Mattox is deceased. Both my father and my grandfather are originally from the Panhandle area of FL.
I am 28 years old, born May 1, 1969 in Ozark, AL. I lived in Ozark all my life until I moved to Birmingham, AL to work for the Southeastern Conference in 1994. I graduated in 1994 from Auburn University and received my Masters Degree in 1996 from the University of Alabama, Birmingham. Both my father and grandfather were raised in Union Springs, AL.
I am Gary W. Mattox, originally from Carlisle, Kentucky.
My Father was Willie Herman Mattox of Nicholas County Kentucky. His sisters' and brothers' names were Vernia, Ruth, Ethel, Thurman, Carl and Stanley.
My Grandfather was Joseph Blackburn Mattox and his wife was Luida Dewelly.
My Great-Grandfather was Garrett Mattox. He had a bother named Elvie Mattox.
ROY EDWARD MATTOX-b.26 DEC 59,Toledo, OH; Married twice, no children; Current wife PAMELA GALE JOHNSON (previous married name TROUP; married Lawrenceburg TN 3 JUN 95.
Father:KENNETH CROWDER MATTOX-b.27 DEC 33, Lawrence Co,TN Mother:AGNUS ALLENE RAY-b.13 JAN 36, Lawrence Co,TN; married 26 DEC 53, Iuka, MS
Sister: ANITA RENE MATTOX-b.22 AUG 61, Nashville,TN; married 3 times (ATWOOD)(GARLAND)(STAGGS); Children: Michael Allen (Atwood)(adopted) Garland; Matthew Adam Garland, Sara Anne Garland, James William Andrew Garland.
Sister: KAREN DENISE MATTOX-b.24 JUL 64, Lawrenceburg,TN not married; no children
Brother: DONALD KEITH MATTOX-b.12 JUN 67, Waynesboro,TN married twice; no children
Sister: AMANDA RHEA MATTOX-b.17 APR 78,Lawrenceburg,TN married (PRENTICE) no children.
Grandfather: ROY CLETHEN MATTOX-b.11 MAR 07, Cullman, AL (?),d.28 AUG 73, Lawrenceburg, TN
Grandmother: BERTHA IOLA BIRDYSHAW-b.16 JUN 07, Cullman, AL (?),d.7 APR 80, Waynesboro, TN; married 28 OCT 23, Lawrence Co, TN.
Uncles: LESTER ROY MATTOX-b. 2 DEC 24, Lawrence Co, TN d.4 JAN 92, Florence, AL; married multiple times, children (names unknown at this time)
JAMES ALFRED MATTOX-b. 12 JAN 31, Lawrence Co, TN, married multiple times, known children Glen (deceased) Terry Dale Jack, and twin Judy.
VILLARD NEAL MATTOX-b.25 JUL 35,Lawrence Co, TN, married multiple times, children (names unknown at this time)
Aunts: WILLA DEAN MATTOX-b.10 JUN 29, Lawrence Co, TN, married (BOYD)children Jerry Don, Billy Lee, Barbara Ann
IVA DELL MATTOX-b.21 MAR 32, Lawrence Co, TN, married (SHEDD), children Joyce, Gary Wayne, Mark Anthony
RACHEL OKERLENE MATTOX-b.19 FEB 38, Lawrence Co, TN married (COX) children Patrica Ann, Roger, Arnold, Shannon (one deceased infant, name unknown)
DORTHY JUANITA MATTOX-b.11 MAR 40, Lawrence Co, TN, married (COX)children. NOTE: Rachel Okerlene and Dorthy Juanita married brothers Waylon and Orlando. Daughter of Willa Dean, (Barbara Ann) married a third brother Royce.
Greatgrandfather: ALFRED MATTOX
Greatgrandmother: ZELLA PIRKLE
No other information available at this time
Greatgrandfather: JIMMY BIRDYSHAW
Greatgrandmother: IDA JESTER
No other information available at this time
ROY CLETHEN MATTOX was one of several children,(brothers and sisters.)
JOHN MATTOCKS m. Ann MacKinzie MICHAEL McKenzie (Mattocks) Mattox b ca 1745 MD d.1815 Tattnall Co.,GA m. Elizabeth ("Hartridge?") ch: Michael McKenzie , Sarah, Elijah, Aaron, JOHN (my line) JOHN ca 1776-1836 tattnall co.,GA m. Sarah ch: Elijah, Wade Hampton, Keziah, Sarah, Michael McKenzie, Aaron, Nancy, John, Joshua Martin, Emily, Pleasant Wiley Washington, and ELIZABETH (my line); ELIZABETH b 1804 Colleton Dist.,SC m. 11 Jul 1827 Tattnall Co.,GA Spencer MOORE (s/o John & Winnie Hardeman Moore) SARAH A.L. MOORE b. 1828 Tattnall Co.GA m/2 L.N.G. STRICKLAND (had 3 dtrs); m/2 (myline) JETHRO J. JONES b. 1826 NC, they res. Camden/Charlton/Berrien Co.,GA COHEN IVERSON ("C.I.") JONES b. Apr 1869 Charlton Co.GA m. Minnie Eugenia GUNN (d/o John Benton GUNN of Coffee Jefferson Co.GA & Martha Bussey) d. 1944 GA ONIE JONES b. 1892 Tift Co.,GA m. Frank STEMBRIDGE LILLIAN AMELIA STEMBRIDGE 1917 GA - 1993 CA m. Emory Calvin KEENE 1917 GA - 1970 CA ME, TINA b. CA and still here!
Dr. Joseph Edward Mattox, President of the HEART Institute, & Professor of Cross Cultural Studies at Warner Southern College, Lake Wales FL. My wife's nme is Elva and we have two sons; Joseph Christopher and Benjamin Noel.
I built the Mattox House Motel in Green Forest, Arkansas in 1972. I have traced our family history back to Cornelius Maddox born in Wales in 1660. Some of my ancestors are: Michael (Mial) and Reddin B. Mattox of N.C. and William Henry and Ruffus David Mattox of Carroll County, Arkansas.
My name is Gander Mattox. I currently reside in Kansas City, MO, but originated out of Elberton, Ga. Below, I will list a bit of my genealogy: (My race is African-American!) William Mattox - (White) Celebrated Soldier, moved from Virginia to Elberton, Ga. - Children - 1, Will Will Mattox - (White) Son of William Mattox, took over "Mattox Plantation" after the death of his father, William. He was know to have housed a number of runaway slaves from time to time. It is very possible that the cabin used may have been later called "The Mattox Cabin" Children - 4, at least one of which was (African American, Jack). Jack and Mary Mattox - (African American) One of four children belonging to Will Mattox. - Children - 1, Wyatt Wyatt and Mary Mattox - Only child of Jack and Mary. Children - 10 Lizzie - no children Louvenia - no children Vohammie - 4 children Mozelle Lizzie Mae Assie Mae John Henry Ella - 1 child Magnolia Liza - no children Essie - 1 child Willie Robert - 1 child Wyatt Earl (married twice)/Magnolia - 2 children,/Grace - 3 children John Thomas/Bessie Lee - 11 children Mary Eleanor/Raymond Ruffin - 3 children Monya April Shamori Gloria Christine/Clifford King - 2 children Nicky Michael Thomas Lee/Almisha - 1 child Thomas Lee Mattox, Jr. John Earl/Maysonia - no children Mac Winston/Carol - 2 children Shaundra Crystal Blenda Louvenia - 1 child Jerrell Corliss Magnolia/Bryan Armstead - 1 child Bryan Armstead, Jr. Rembert Charles/Cynthia - no children Carl Timothy/Kimberly - 4 children Denika Robert Carla Carl, Jr. Gander Ronald - no children Cathy Uyveal - no children Early Plumer - died as a child Elizebeth Sarah Jo Frances John Henry - 2 children Doris Mattie Louvenia George Washington - Announce his wedding and family did not like the idea and was not about to allow it to happen. He walked away and told them that they would never see him again. That was in the 1890s. A friend or relative saw and spoke with him about 10 to 15 years later in Chattanooga, TN. That may explain some of the Mattoxes in the Tennessee and Kentucky area.
Updated: June 22, 1999