My mother's maiden name was Hallie MADDOX, daughter of George
W. MADDOX and his wife Nancy Jane Boswell.
Nancy Jane Boswell MADDOX'S father
was William E. Boswell and he was a veteran of the War of 1812.
I have a copy of his pension papers obtained from the National Archives
in Washington, D. C. He made his declaration in Cass County, Missouri
on November 25, 1850. It said in part - " William E. Boswell was
a Second Sergeant in the Company Commanded by Captain William Ellis in
the First Rifle regiment of Ky. Volunteers commanded by Col. John Allen
in the war with Great Britian declared by the United States on the 18th
day of June 1812, that he volunteered at Silas Meeting house, Bourbon
Ky. on or about the 2nd Sunday in June A. D. 1812 for the term of six
and continued in actual Service in said war until the 22nd day of
A.D. 1813 when he was taken prisoner by the enemy at River Raison,
Territory, and continued in captivity until the 12th day of February A.
D. 1813, when he was dismissed on parole of honor at Fort Niagary, N. Y.
and was exchanged about the close of this war all of which will appear
by the muster rolls of said company, he never having received a
of discharge. He makes this declaration for the purpose of obtaining
the bounty land to which he may be entitled under the "act granting
land to certain" officers and soldiers who have been engaged in the
Service of the United States, passed September 28th, 1850."
He was awarded 160 acres of land, but
before the official papers reached him, he had passed away, and the land
was inherited by his widow and three children, one of which was
Nancy Jane MADDOX. The land was near Pleasant Hill in Cass County,
Marjorie M. Wagner
Two Virginians, Bennett Maddox
by Sharon Grandle
Bennett D. Maddox enlisted with Keyser's Boys at age 18 in Page
(Luray), Virginia. That organization did not last
long, was disbanded, and then he rode with Mosby's Rangers. All
the Warren County courthouse has on him is that he was "killed in
and they listed his parents and age. I have some Mosby expert authors
trying to find our more on that Bennett as well. We know two things,
he's not buried in Page
County, and he's not buried in Warren County that we know
of (we've researched cemetery records, etc.). Will also give you a
piece on him as well whenever I find out more details. Dr. Doug Smith
of Knoxville, Tennessee is writing a book about Mosby's men, and he has
contacted me on helping him research more on this Bennett. In addition,
the SCV and UDC lit a luminaria in his honor at a ceremony honoring
dead at Luray on May 5, 2001. They have the same info on Bennett
as I do except they have a little more. They have an entry on Bennett
being killed in action riding with Mosby's Rangers from the late Dr.
records - Dr. Amos was Mrs. Menefee's civil war great grandfather.
Bennett Maddox of Hunley (Flint Hill), Va. was
in the War of 1812. He was son of the Revolutionary War contributor
John Maddox (he was too old to fight, but got credit for donating
cattle and money to the cause), but his son, Notley was in the