|Birth: ||Aug. 7, 1815|
|Death: ||Nov., 1861|
Thomas Robert Mattox, son of John Thomas and Catherine Mattox was born in Xenia, Greene County, Ohio as noted in his own family Bible years later. When an adult, he and a friend left Ohio and traveled to Jackson County, Alabama, where they put down roots. Thomas Robert married Sarah Long Snodgrass on March 20, 1845 and his friend married one of Sarah's sisters. Thomas Robert became a merchant of a general store in Bellefonte. The first child of Thomas and Sarah, a daughter, died at age seven, four other children reached adulthood. Thomas was a Mason, receiving degrees in Lodge 82 at Bellefonte in 1850. He was enumerated there with his family in the 1860 Census.
1860 ALABAMA CENSUS, Jackson County, Bellefonte, 16 July.
MATTOX, T. R., head, age 48, merchant, $1,000/$15,000, born Ohio.
Sarah, wife, age 36, born Alabama;
Kate A., dau, age 12;
John H., son, age 7;
Carrie L., dau, age 4;
Willie, dau. Age 1;
Cunningham, Parks, boarder, age 22, clerk.
War clouds of the Civil War were gathering when Thomas Robert Mattox died in November of 1861. There were strong feelings for both the north and south in that part of Alabama. His friend took his spouse, Sarah's sister, and family north to Ohio for the duration of the war. The assets in Thomas Robert's estate seemed to disappear and it was rumored his ledgers were thrown in the Tennessee River. His widow, Sarah, found it hard to provide for her children. Years later, their son said his mother worked herself to death. The son was only eight years old in 1861, but he remembered his father, Thomas Robert Mattox, with great respect.
Thomas Robert Mattox and Sarah Long Snodgrass were married, 20 March 1845 by Rev. D. Chadwick, Presbyterian Minister, Bellefonte, Jackson County, Alabama.
-Blanche Keating Collie, family researcher
John Thomas Mattox (1779 - 1836)
Catherine Mattox (1781 - ____)
Sarah Long Snodgrass Mattox (1825 - 1865)*
Drucilla Jane Mattox (1845 - 1853)*
Catherine Ann Maddox Kirby (1848 - 1922)*
John Hamlin Mattox (1853 - 1933)*
Elizabeth Carrie Lane Mattox Meador (1856 - 1916)*
Willie Mae Mattox Lilley (1859 - 1920)*
Created by: Blanche Keating Collie
Record added: Mar 04, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 106202867
We walked in your footsteps in Ohio and Alabama. Your son, Granddad Mattox, walked to Texas as a young man, married and raised a family. A goodly heritage. Rest in peace.|
John and Blanche Collie
Added: Mar. 10, 2013