William Walford Maddux (abt. 1828-after 1880) was born in Buckingham Co., Va. and died in Clay Co., Ark. but does not have a monument. He is probably buried in the family cemetery (Maddux Cemetery, located five miles north of Boydsville on Highway 141, a small cemetery which has 11 Maddux stones and one for Aaron Wilson Corn who was not related. Others were buried there in unmarked graves according to obituaries.)
William W., the son of Snowden Horton and Lucy Ann Leftwich, was married in Maury Co., Tenn. on April 10, 1850 to Lucy A. Byrd (1896 Tenn.- ) and was on the 1870 Greene Co., Ark. Census. Lucy died in Clay County after 1880 and has no monument.
William and Lucy had 11 children with the first eight born in Maury Co., Tenn., and the last three were born in Clay County. The children were: Lycurgus X., William S., Annalizer (Anna Eliza), Mary F., George W., Martha Susan, Joseph D., Archer S., and twins James C. and Lucy Mae.
Lycurgus Xergus Maddux (1851-1911), son of William W., was born in Tennessee and came to Clay County with his parents. He married Ellen Romine of Boydsville and had William Joseph who married Eliabeth C. Martin in 1891 and had William Clyde, Dora Elizabeth, Johnnie Thomas, Ira Alvin; LeRoy, Violet Grindoeler, Lycurgus, Nova Eathen, Bango Richard, Otto Orma, Melvin Eugene, George Washington, Naomi Hazel, and Oma Ruth; Mary E. Maddux; Thomas L. Maddux married M. J. Williamson; Lafayette L. Maddux; and Cleveland Lycurgus who married Mary Francis Woods Townsend and had seven children: Mary Ellen Kessinger, Virgle Gilbert, Minnie Mae Cowell, Audrey Mable Merriman, DorisNunley, Roy Cleo, and Cledis. Lycurgus’s second marriage was to Martha A. ----, and they had Drew E. Maddux; Ludssco (Lud) Maddux married Nora Fox in 1910; and Teri I. Maddux.
William S. Maddux (1852/53-after 1880), son of William W., was a widower on the 1880 Clay Co., census, and his first wife was Jane Payne. They had three children: John W., Sarah A., and Thomas S. Maddux. His second marriage was to Sarah B. Gardner West in 1883, and they had Benjamin Franklin, Edward A., Henry W., and Ernest Pinkney who married Maudie M. Martin, 14, of McDougal in 1922 and hadFlossie May, Jewell Louis, Pansy M. Aud, Norman F., Margie Dalford, Clauie Vinyard, amark, Eulla A. Vinson, and Coly Lee. Edward A. married Paralee Beckwith of McDougal in 1922. Edward died in Poplar Bluff in 1973 and is buried in Woodlawn Cemetery there.
Thomas C. Maddux (1856- ) was the son of William and Lucy, and was on the 1870 and 1880 census. No information was found after that.
Annalizer (Anna Eliza) Maddux (1858- ), daughter of William and Lucy, came to Clay Co. and no information has been found. If she married, the record was burned in the courthouse fire.
Mary F. Maddux (1860-April 1880), daughter of William W. and Lucy, was on the 1880 Mortality Schedule under the name of Mary F. Gifford who died of typhoid fever. Her marriage record was also burned.
George W. Maddux (Feb. 1862-before 1908), son of William W. and Lucy, was born in Texas and was married to Emily E. ---- (1869-1955) in Clay County in 1891, and they had Mora E. who married Charles Clemmons in Jan. 1913, and a Lester and lived in Kennett, Mo.; James Lloyd who married Flossie Blair in 1915 and had eight children; and Joseph Ettie Maddux. Emily and George are buried in Oakland Cemetery in Kennett.
Martha SusanMAddux (1865-1895), daughter of William W., married Henry B. Gifford in 1880 and had four children: W. S., A. W. Alice, M. E. (Molly), and William Riley. Martha’s second marriage was to W. D. (Billy) Sexton and they had Christine Gertrude Sexton Latham, Otto Sexton, Martha Sexton Cash, Melissa Sexton, and Tom Sexton. Martha died in Yellville, Ark. and is buried in Fairview Cemetery, about six miles north of Flippin, Ark.
Joseph Delnaey Maddux (1868-1907), son of William W., married Mary Alice Wallace and had Martha Annie, Lora Dell, Iva E., Lillie Elvira Hutchison, and Dorsey Leland Maddux. He is buried in the Maddux Cemetery.
Archer S. Maddux (1871-1923) was the son of William W. and Lucy and no other information was found.
James C. Maddux, a twin, (1874- ) was the son of William Lucy and no other information was found.
Lucy Mae Maddux, a twin, (1874-1902), daughter of William and Lucy, married Richard Irvin Gordon and had Mary Elizabeth (Mollie) Shirley, Martha Ann Gordon who died at about five years, and Dollie Mae Gordon whom married Daniel Allen.
The name “Maddux” and “Maddox” seemed to be used interchangeably.
There was another line of Jesse B. and Margaret Jane Trout Maddox in Clay County that does not seem to be tied to William W.’s line.