Wednesday, May 31, 2017


AZARIAH PECK MADDOX, Ohio County, was born December 27, 1824, near Rockport, Ohio Co., Ky. , where he was reared to manhood and has always resided (for ancestry, see sketch of Elder Maddox). Mr. Maddox has been twice married; first May 6, 1846, to Berenice, daughter of Ellis and Nancy (Southard) Chapman, of Ohio County; she was born November 23, 1826, and died November 4, 1863. To their union were born the following named children: Robert W., Elijah C., Ephraim E. (deceased), Byram N., Joshua L., Amanda E. (deceased), JudsonT. (deceased), John D., Ellis J., and James P.  May 15, 1864, Mr. Maddox married Mrs. Elizabeth J., widow of William B. Chapman, and daughter of James M. and Seeanna (Borah) Rogers, of Butler county. Mrs. Maddox was born November 6, 1834, and has borne her husband the following children: Seeanna B. (Maddox), Mary E., Nannie J., Azariah L., and Otis P.  By her first husband were born Ora E. (Maddox) and Martha C. (Loney). Mr. Maddox is a farmer, owning 279 acres of fine land in good condition. He is a member of the Baptist Church, and a Democrat.

Source: J. H. BATTLE, W H. PERRIN, & G. C. KNIFFIN 1895

Note:  Azariah (Azzie) P. Maddox died 1 Nov 1901 in Ohio County and is buried in West Providence Baptist Cemetery, Ohio County.

ELDER DAVID J. K. MADDOX, Ohio county, was born May 10, 1836, on the place where he now resides near Rockport. His father, John Maddox, Sr., was born December 23, 1796, in Woodford County, Ky. He was a licentiate and great revivalist in the Baptist Church, extensively known, and died at this place June 10, 1876; he lost six slaves by the emancipation; he was the son of John Maddox, Sr., of Culpeper County, Va.; who removed to Kentucky when a young man; he was a soldier in the Revolution. He married Eleanor Aston; was an active Baptist, and died in Hamilton, Ky., in 1845, aged about eighty years. John Maddox, Jr., married Amelia B., daughter of Robert and Charlotte (Barnes) Render, of Ohio County; she died in 1875, at the age of seventy-five years. Their union was blessed by the birth of Mary B. (Rowe), Eleanor A. (Taylor), Azariah P., Elizabeth R. (Casebier), Susanna H. (Stroud), Paulina F. (Baker), Joseph L. R., David J. K., Charlotte J. (Tichenor), and Sarah C. (Brown). All were married and all were Baptists. In youth Elder Maddox had only such educational advantages as the schools of the country afforded, but by close application, laboring in the daytime, studying at night, preaching on Sabbath, he has acquired a large fund of information on ecclesiastical and literary subjects. March 9, 1856, he married Sallie A., daughter of Collier and Ann Tichenor, of Ohio County, born November 3, 1834. To their union have been born James E., John B., Anna B., Collier T., David L., Edgar D., Jared M. (deceased), William N., Albert L., Caperton C, Susan A. C., and Martha E. At the age of ten years Elder M. joined the Missionary Baptist Church; was licensed to preach in 1859; ordained to the full work of the ministry in 1860, and has served as pastor of Rochester, West Providence (sixteen years), Pond Run, Paradise, Mt. Carmel, Beaver Dam, Central City, Woodward's Valley, and West Point. He was moderator of the Gasper River Association for seven years, and during the time of his ministry has baptized about 800 and married 300 couples. Elder Maddox owns and cultivates the old family manor, consisting of about 300 acres of productive and well-improved land. He is a member of the Masonic fraternity, also of the G. T.; was chaplain of the State Grange, and politically a Democrat.

Source: J. H. BATTLE, W H. PERRIN, & G. C. KNIFFIN 1895

Note:  David Jarrell Kelly Maddox died 21 Feb 1904 in Ohio County and was buried in his home cemetery in Rockport.

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