Thursday, September 10, 2009



I am attaching the 1900 Randolph County Census page. The last census Mary Peoples is listed on.

She is living next door to her brother James Mattox.
James Mattox died about 1905, he is buried in the Hill/McClung Cemetery Randolph County.
Their sister Margaret Mattox is also listed on this census she died in Dec-1900 she was also buried in the Hill/McClung Cemetery Randolph County.

Robert Lemond, Mary Mattox's first husband is also buried in the Hill/McClung Cemetery Randolph County.

If I were a betting person I would say Mary Mattox-Lemond-Peoples is also buried in this cemetery. It makes no sense she would have been buried at Union Hill.

Mary Mattox-Lemond-Peoples' daughter Sarah Mattox was sent to the Pauper Farms in Wedowee Randolph County. She died there in 1912. I would bet she was buried in the Pauper Farms Cemetery, since her daughter was living up in Cleburne County AL [about 20 miles away] I doubt they would have known she was dead until days maybe even a week after she died.


Yep, I was right.

Sarah Mattox/Maddox daughter of Mary Mattox-Lemond-Peoples is not buried at Union Hill she is buried in the Pauper Farms/Poor House Cemetery.

Name: Sarah Maddox
Titles & Terms - Prefix(standardized):
Death date: 10 Sep 1911
Death place: Randolph, Alabama
Gender: Female
Race or color (on document): W
Race or color (expanded): White
Age at death: 45y
Estimated birth year: 1866
Birthplace: Alabama
Marital status: Single
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Cemetery name: Poor Farm
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Film number: 1894085
Reference number: cn 342
Collection: Alabama Statewide Deaths 1908-1974


Wednesday, September 9, 2009


These are in response to am e=mail I sent to her about the graves in Union Hill Cemetery.
I also asked her about Mary Maddox Peoples.

Hello Cousin

O.K. This is one more mess.

My grandmother maiden name was Maddox/Mattox, she was the daughter of Stephen Whittfield Maddox, son of Permelia Mattox sister to Mary Mattox-Lemond-Peoples

Mary had at least two children out-of-wedlock, one was Sarah born in 1860 she was single but she also had a daughter out-of-wedlock [It is unknown who Sarah's father was] The other child was named Thomas Lindley was your ancestor. As the story goes Thomas Mark Lindley had both Mary Maddox and Elizabeth Ball pregnant. He married Elizabeth Ball and he gave Mary Maddox some land and built her a house for her child. The boys were raised as twins.

Mary later married Robert Lemond [He is buried in the Hill/McClung Cemetery Randolph County.] Later Mary married a man named Peoples [I have no idea where he came from, it is possible he was from Clay County AL.]

Back in the early 1990's some of your direct cousins from CA/TX put up markers for Mary Maddox-Lemond-Peoples, her daughter Sarah Maddox and I think a child by my great grandfather Stephen W. Maddox at Union Hill. I think they got the first husband & the second husband mixed up, because they put up a marker for Robert Peoples. I have tried to find a Robert Peoples/Peeples/Peebles on the census for Alabama & Georgia-There was no one by that name.

As a child I remember going to the cemetery and helping clean the graves off and I remember my family saying those graves were [surname] Hills. I told the Lindleys in CA/TX this but the took the word of Jesse New who was over 100 years old over mine [I think he just told people what they wanted to hear and agreed with them.]

Sarah Maddox died in the Poor House/Pauper Farms around 1915. Unless a family member [Which I doubt] went and picked her body up. Sarah would be buried in the Pauper Farms Cemetery Randolph County.

Sarah's daughter Mary Jane Maddox married James Roberts they are buried at Chulafinnee Cleburne County AL. I would not be shocked if Mary Maddox-Lemond-Peoples went to live with them and is buried up at Chulafinnee in an unmarked grave. If indeed the Peoples man came from Clay County AL. He would be buried there also or Bethel in Clay County about 4 or 5 miles away.

There is also another son James who married Jane Hill-Duffey. They are also buried in the Hill/McClung Cemetery Randolph County.

I have been doing genealogy since 1992 and I cannot find this family in 1850. There is a Mattox man out in OK who spins of Whit Mattox listed above. He has worked on this and done DNA testing with other Mattox males and he and not had much luck either.

My mother was always so embarrassed by Permelia because she had 6 or 7 kids out-of-wedlock and I was too. Until I started working on the cemeteries in Randolph County and I saw she was not alone. There were more bastards being born in Randolph County in the 1860's than in the 1960's.

If you need anything else I can send you my Union Hill genealogy.


Tuesday, September 8, 2009


As I said before this is very sketchy.This Thomas is the father of Thomas Mark Lindley, my great-great grandfather.
He was born in Laurens Co. South Carolina ca. 1790. He married Sarah Anderson(Betsy) ca. 1810 He died March 24, 1853 and is buried in Moonfield Cemetary, Randolph Co. Alabama.

Thomas served in the War of 1812 as a private in the South Carolina militia in Capt. John Nabors Company. He was honorably discharged and received bounty land in Randolph county, AL. Thomas and his family appears in the 1850 Randolph county, AL census.

Lindley, Thomas
Captain John Nabors Company Militia
Born: 1790
Died: Mar 24, 1853
Buried: Moonfield Cemetery Randolph County
Spouse: Betsy Anderson