I am tracing my husband's family through Matilda Maddox, b abt 1826 in Kentucky, who married Thomas Massey or Massie who was born Mar 2, 1803 in Scott County, KY.
I am finding many similar family names in this area and think there must be a connection.
Matilda and Thomas were married in Ralls Co. MO in 1847. They had both been married and had children prior to their marriage which produced perhaps 8 children (Eliza, Thomas, Langdrum, Lucy, Margaret, Charles, Baylor and Mollie). Thomas has a wife in Kentucky who bore at least two sons, Theodore (b. abt 1832 KY) who married Lucretia Snow and Theophilus (b. abt 1836 KY) who married Richardetta Smith. It is said that Thomas and his family moved to Shelby Co., MO in 1840. There is no mention of his first wife, but both these sons married in MO.
Thomas Massey's obit gives his birth date and place in Scott Co., Ky. On Internet sites I have found the names Landon or Landrum Maddox, Baylor Maddox, Lucy Maddox in Scott Co. Could these folks be related to Matilda Maddox. Any clues out there to be shared?