Genealogist Fredonia Webster has researched FOUR men named Notley Maddox who took up arms during the Revolutionary War. Other Maddoxes are recorded as patriots by other sources.
1. Notley Maddox (1754-1813) son of Samuel and Lydia (Turner) Maddox, served as matross and bombardier in 1st Artillery Regiment, Continental troops. He served 6 1/2 years, returned to Maryland for a time, married Mary Ann Compton, settled in Lynchburg, VA, and then later Rowan Co, NC. Ms. Webster traces their five sons to Georgia and he is part of her lineage.
2. Corporal Notley Maddox served in the Third Maryland Regiment. Various records show service from Dec. 1776 to Nov. 1777, and that he died of his wounds, September 16, 1781 at Staten Island.
3. Sergeant Notley Maddox enlisted some time prior to 1780. He served in the same regimental company as Notley 1, and to avoid the confusion of two men with the same name in the same regiment, both men ended up being transferred to other units. Notley No. 2, sergeant, ended up in a detachment of artillery under a Capt. Booker, same regiment. Records show he received final pay himself, in 1783 for 148 pounds, 4 shillings, and 1 pence, for service to that point. From Ms. Webster's research, it appears he was, in fact, "John" Notley Maddox ( 1761-1837), son of Notley and Susannah Maddox of St. Mary's. John's father died just before he was born and if the identity is correct, he enlisted at age 16, with or without family permission.
Mattox (Maddock), Amherst Co. Va., Army, was commanded by Hon. MG
de la Fayette, June 1781 for the war and served three years. His name
variously spelled in war and tax records, including Notley Warren
His widow Elizabeth Maddox, later made a claim for land paid in service
to Revolutionary soldiers.
Virginian John Maddox III (1762-c.1845) was a volunteer in the Revolutionary War from Goochland County, Va. during 1777-78 and served under Capt. Gideon Hacker guarding Hessian prisoners. Later they rendezvoused at Richmond to march from the James River to Cabin Point. Maddox was with the troops to join the main Army at Richmond, commanded by Lafayette until joined by General Washington, when he took command. Maddox marched to within 16 miles of little York and crossed the river to Gloucester to prevent the escape of the British in that direction.
Private Matthew Maddox, born in Maryland, served in several battles in Virginia. A Veterans Day ceremony was held for him in 1999 where the stories of his battles were told and his grave was dedicated.See his story... Honor Guard pictured above is from that ceremony.
Father--The Son, and Grandsons!
Inclusion of these names to the exclusion of others named Maddox is not to assume that others did not serve in the Revolutionary War--it is that we have record of these and await to hear about others.