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Madding and Dodson circa late 1700s

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Re: Madding and Dodson circa late 1700s

Posted: 21 Oct 2006 6:03PM GMT
Classification: Query
Dave, do you think that John Madding, Sr., is from the family of the John Madding, spelled Maddin, in 1730 in Stafford County or from
John Maddin in 1750 in Frederick County or from neither one?

Of course, he is the John Madding referred to in 1780 in the land grant John Bennett received in Pittsylvania County located on Double Creek which give John Madding's boundary line as a marker in the boundaries of the grant.

The earliest deed I found for John Madding is in Halifax County, dated September 18, 1766, in which he purchased land on Double Creek from Thomas Watters or Wathers or mayber even Walters.
Obviously this land fell into Pittsylvania County when it was created out of the territory of Halifax in 1767. Unfortunately this deed gives
John Madding as being of Halifax County at the time of the purchase so there was no clue as to where John was before locating in Halifax County.

I found references in the Halifax County Court Orders (or Minutes)
for John Maddin beginning on July 10, 1752. In 1753 he was to be surveyor for a road from Difficult to Banister Bridge with all of the male tithables on the road to assist him. This is the earliest proven record I have found for John Maddin.

By any chance has your research located John Maddin earlier than 1752?
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
DaveJones3995 31 Jan 2004 10:45PM GMT 
Christine Hen... 1 Feb 2004 3:02PM GMT 
Mike K. Williams 2 Feb 2004 3:13PM GMT 
Hildred Shelton 20 Oct 2006 1:27AM GMT 
David Jones 21 Oct 2006 10:41PM GMT 
oneshelton 22 Oct 2006 12:03AM GMT 
bdpb2k 26 Mar 2013 11:38PM GMT 
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