Maddux, Tapley
March 15, 2007 05:40PM
History of Daviess County, Kentucky, Inter-State Publishing Co.,
Chicago, 1883. Reprinted by McDowell Publications, Utica, KY, 1980. p.

TAPLEY MADDUX was born in Shelby County, Ky., May 10, 1820. His parents
were Nelson and Narcissa (Bauchamp) Maddux, natives of Virginia, and
members of the Baptist church. They had a family of four sons and four
daughters, four living--Matilda, who married Geo. Swoope and is a widow,
residing with her daughter Amanda in Louisville; Julia, wife of Mr. Pie,
hatter, of Cincinnati, Ohio; Eliza A., wife of Mr. Pickens, of Chicago,
Ill.; and Tapley. In the fall of 1827 he came with his parents to
Daviess County. His father settled on a farm eight miles east of
Owensboro, in Upper Town Precinct, where Tapley remained until his
marriage to Telitha Pursell, March 1, 1841. She was born in Knottsville
Precinct, Daviess County, and was a daughter of Thomas and Susan
Pursell. In 1844 Mr. Maddux settled on a farm in Knottsville Precinct
and opened the first grocery store at the cross roads of the Hardin and
Knottsville roads. In 1854 Mr. Maddux sold out and located at Pleasant
Point, Upper Town Precinct, and opened a store and was appointed
Postmaster; remained here until the war broke out, when he sold out and
went to Owensboro and clerked in a grocery store until the close of the
war. He then bought back his place at Pleasant Point and opened a store
of general merchandise and remained here six or seven years; then went
to Owensboro, and bought property and eighteen acres of land east of
Owensboro, where the coal banks now are. In 1876 came to Bethabara and
opened his present store, where he carries a stock of general
merchandise. Mr. and Mrs. Maddux had four children, two living--Susan,
wife of Reuben Hickman, a Mason, of Owensboro; Matilda, wife of George
Camp. Mr. Maddux owns a nice house adjoining his store, where he and
wife reside. He is a member of Brannon Lodge, A. F. & A. M., at
Bethabara. In politics he is rather independent voting for men rather
than party. He has served as Sheriff of this county.

Maddux Bauchamp Swoope Pie Pickens Pursell Hickman Camp
Shelby-KY VA Louisville-Jefferson-KY OH IL

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