Michael McKenzie Mattox

Michael McKenzie Mattox

Male 1737 - Bef 1802  (< 64 years)

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  • Name Michael McKenzie Mattox 
    Born 1737  Colleton District, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Bef 1802  Tattnall County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • MICHAEL McKenzie MATTOX BORN: ABOUT 1750 -- DIED: 1815

      Michael McKenzie Mattox was born about 1745. The first record we find on him, he and his wife, Elizabeth, are witnesses to the will of Cannon Cason (1), on 14 September, 1779, Craven County, S.C., Parish of St.Marks.

      Michael McKenzie Mattox was a soldier in the Revolutionary War (2). Record is found of payment to him by the State of S.C. on 25 July, 1785, for 104 days militia duty in 1782. 1790 census (3) shows him with two males over 16, 4 males under 16, and 2 females in his family group. Barnwell County, S.C. deed records, show a deed of record (4) there from Michael McKenzie Mattox and his wife, Elizabeth, of Barnwell County, S.C. to William Tucker, Jr., dated 17 November,1800; 100 acres of land of the Little Saltke"cher.-The 100 acres being a portion of a larger tract granted Gasper Trotti in 1786-conveyed by lease and release to George Elzer on 26 and 27 January;1787, and conveyed to Michael McKenzie Mattox on 30 and 31 January,1787. This transaction recorded 3 November, 1801. About 1801-1802 Michael McKenzie and family moved to Tattnall County, Georgia. His daughter Sarah and son-in-law, William Eason, moved at the same time. In Tattnall County, he was granted several tracts of land and bought others, because he became a large landowner and influential citizen.

      He died testate in Tattnall County in 1815 and his will (5) dated 18 January, 1815, was offered for probate 4 July, 1815, and pro­bated 7 August,1815. It named his sons, John and Elijah, as executors, and bequeathed his property to his wife and to his sons John, Elijah and Aaron and his son-in-law, William Eason.

      Tattnall County, Georgia records show a deed of gift (6)"to be at her disposal after my decease" from Elizabeth Mattox, widow of Michael McKenzie Mattox "to my daughter" Elizabeth, wife of Mark Addison, dated 25 November 1816, "all my stock of cattle, hogs, horses, household and kitchen furniture" left to her in Michael McKenzie's will except 5 cows and calves she gives to son, John. Also, another deed of gift (7), same date, to "my son" James Williams of Barnwell District, S.C., one Negro man named Adam, and one Negro girl named Violet "after my decease". It is interesting to note two petitions in Tattnall County Superior Court, April Term 1817 (8). James Williams is petitioning the court for damages where he lost the slaves, Adam and Violet, to Elijah and John Mattox, respectively. The records state both Elijah and John had these slaves in their possession "by finding". From these documents, we place the date of Elizabeth's death to be 20 February,1817.

      The will (9) of James Joyce of Barnwell County, S.C.,later moving to Tattnall County, Georgia, shows that Elizabeth was his daughter. From these two--Michael McKenzie Mattox and wife, Elizabeth Joyce Williams, came many descendants who have settled throughout the country. They are the earliest known ancestors at the present time. Information has come to us through Mr.Joseph Maddox of Irwinton, Georgia that he has a copy of a will dated 17 March,l758, from Anne Arundel County, Maryland, written by John McKenzie Mattocks. (This appears to be an error since John MacKenzie's will is dated 17 March 1758. Ed. note by Micahel A. McKenzie)

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      (wife, Anne McKenzie Mattocks). This will named his son, Michael McKenzie Mattocks (Wife, Elizabeth Hartridge Mattocks), and also his young grandson, Michael McKenzie Mattocks, to whom he left a, plot of land in Maryland. We feel this is a direct link to these earlier ancestors as the ages of the people involved are right. Further researching is continuing along these lines. Mr . Maddox also has other data identifying the Mattox family with the Maddox clan of Goochland County, Virginia. We know from land records, military records, and census records that Michael McKenzie spelled his surname Mattocks while living in South Carolina, and the spelling 'changed after he moved to Tattnall County, Georgia.

      (1) Will of Cannon Cason probated Kershaw County, S.C.

      (2) S.C. Stub Entry book V #204

      (3) 1790 U.S.Census South Carolina

      (4) Deeds Barnwell County, S.C. Book 2 Page 168

      (5) Will of Michael McKenzie Mattox-Book ABCD pg.139 Tattnall Co.Ga.

      (6) Deed of Gift--Elizabeth Mattox to "daughter"Elizabeth Addison Tattnall County

      (7) Deed of Gift--Elizabeth Mattox to "my son"James Williams of Barnwell Dist.,S.C.

      (8) James Williams--Trover against Elijah and John Mattox,Superior Court Apri1,1817,Tattnall County,Ga.

      9) Will of James Joyce--Tattnall County,Georgia

      Revolutionary War Soldier, SC Militia, Continental Line. Son of John Mattox & Ann MacKenzie Mattox.

      Michael McKenzie Mattox burial:
      Old Shiloh Cemetery
      Reidsville
      Tattnall County
      Georgia
      Plot: Section E

      Maintained by: John A. Williams
      Originally Created by: Calvin Kyle Bobbitt
      Record added: Jul 02, 2008
      Find A Grave Memorial# 27979494

      From Ancestry.com on October 24, 2012 comes the following:

      The will (9) of James Joyce of Barnwell County, S.C.,later moving to Tattnall County, Georgia, shows that Elizabeth was his daughter. From these two--Michael McKenzie Mattox and wife, Elizabeth Joyce Williams, came many descendants who have settled throughout the country. They are the earliest known ancestors at the present time. Information has come to us through Mr.Joseph Maddox of Irwinton, Georgia that he has a copy of a will dated 17 March,l758, from Anne Arundel County, Maryland, written by John McKenzie Mattocks

      (Mother, Anne McKenzie Mattocks, daughter of John McKenzie (b. abt. 1687). John McKenzie's Will bequeathed 50 acres of land to his grandson, Michael McKenzie Mattocks (actual spelling in Will). Further researching is continuing along these lines. Mr . Maddox also has other data identifying the Mattox family with the Maddox clan of Goochland County, Virginia. We know from land records, military records, and census records that Michael McKenzie spelled his surname Mattocks while living in South Carolina, and the spelling 'changed after he moved to Tattnall County, Georgia.

      (1) Will of Cannon Cason probated Kershaw County, S.C.(2) S.C. Stub Entry book V #204 (3) 1790 U.S.Census South Carolina (4) Deeds Barnwell County, S.C. Book 2 Page 168 (5) Will of Michael McKenzie Mattox-Book ABCD pg.139 Tattnall Co.Ga. (6) Deed of Gift--Elizabeth Mattox to "daughter"Elizabeth Addison Tattnall County (7) Deed of Gift--Elizabeth Mattox to "my son"James Williams of Barnwell Dist.,S.C. (8) James Williams--Trover against Elijah and John Mattox,Superior Court Apri1,1817,Tattnall County,Ga. 9) Will of James Joyce--Tattnall County,Georgia

      The following is a transcription of Michael McKenzie Mattox's Will:

      TATTNALL COUNTY, GEORGIA, BOOK ABCD, PAGE 190

      State of Georgia

      Tattnall County In the name of God, Amen

      I, Michael McKinzie Mattox of the state and county aforesaid, being weak in body, but in perfect mind and memory, (Thanks be to god for his mercies) and Knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die, Do make, ordain and constitute this my last will and testament in manner and from following, that is to say

      First of all I give my soul into the hands of God who first gave it, my body to the dust from whence it came, to be buried in a Christian like manner at the discretion of my Executors.

      Second. I leave to my beloved wife during life, the plantation where I now live, with all plantation tools of every kind whatsoever belonging to said plantation, and after her decease to my son Aaron Mattox. I also give to my beloved wife Elizabeth Mattox, one Negro man named Adam, one Negro girl named Violet, with all my stock of every kind whatsoever. (Except twenty cows and calves, hereafter given to my son Aaron Mattox,) with all house hold and Kitchen furniture of every Kind whatsoever, in lieu of her Dower, to her, her heirs and assigns forever.

      Third. I give devise and bequeath to my son John Mattox one Negro woman named Jenny and her child Charles to him his heirs and assigns forever.

      Fourthly. I give, devise and bequeath to my son Elijah Mattox one Negro girl named Darcos, and on Negro girl named Phoebe, to him his heirs and assigns forever.

      Fifthly. I give devise and bequeath to my son in law William Eason one Negro girl. Named Milly, and one Negro girl named A___ to him his heirs and assigns forever.

      Sixthly. I give devise and bequeath to my son Aaron Mattox one Negro girl named Cindel, twenty cows and calves, as before excepted, and the plantation whereon I now live with the plantation tools thereon after the death of my beloved wife to him his heirs and assigns forever.

      And. I the said Michael McKinzie Mattox do constitute ordain and appoint John Mattox and Elijah Mattox my two sons, Executors to this my last will and testament revoking disannuling and disallowing all former wills, mortages ___ of Sale. Deeds of gift. Affidavits and all other instruments of writing whatsoever given or assigned by me, with full power to my aforesaid Executors to carry this my last will and testament completely into effect. In witness whereof I the said Michael McKenzie Mattox have hereunto affixed my seal in the year of our Lord One thousand Eight hundred and fifteen, the eighteenth day of January. Signed and acknowledged to be his last will and testament in the presence of

      James Cassul (?) his

      Fredk. Cason J.P. Michael McKenzie (x) Mattox (LS)

      Mark

      Georgia Tattnall County. Before me Jake A. Tippins a magistrate for this county came and appeared James Cassul of the County, who being duly sworn maketh oath and saith that he is a subscribing witness to the within indenture or testament of will of McKenzie Mattox deceased and that he saw the said within named McKenzie Mattox deceased of this county, duly sign seal and deliver the same as his last will and testament and as such to be recorded and also saw Fredk. Cason subscribe his name as a witness thereto.

      Sworn to before me July 1(?) 1815. James Cassull

      J.A. Tipins J.P. Recorded March 2, 1816 Jas. Perry Clk.
    Person ID I00540  McKenzie Genealogy
    Last Modified 8 Apr 2021 

    Father John Mattox\Mattocks,   b. Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1766 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Anne McKenzie,   b. Hopson's Choice, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. UNKNOWN 
    Relationship natural 
    Family ID F00164  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Anna Something,   d. UNKNOWN 
    Married Abt 1775 
    Children 
     1. Michael McKenzie Mattox,   b. 1756, Colleton District, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jun 1815, Tatnall County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 8 Apr 2021 
    Family ID F00379  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Documents
    Will of Michael McKenzie Mattox (b. 1750) Page 1
    Will of Michael McKenzie Mattox (b. 1750) Page 1
    Will of Michael McKenzie Mattox (b. 1750) Page 2
    Will of Michael McKenzie Mattox (b. 1750) Page 2
    Debt Book Ann Arundel Co. Showing MacKenzies and Property 1761
    Debt Book Ann Arundel Co. Showing MacKenzies and Property 1761
    Land Office, (Debt Book) Series: 12-9, Book 2 AA 1761 Loc: 01/24/02/02

    This document dated 1761 reflects that the probate of John MacKinzie's estate has been completed and that the land is now owned by Daniel MacKenzie, Moses MacKenzie, Michael MacKenzie Mattocks, William MacKenzie and Michael MacKenzie. This document tracks the language of John MacKenzie's bequests in his Will dated 1758.
    Michael McKenzie Mattox Court of Ordinary Barnwell SC)
    Michael McKenzie Mattox Court of Ordinary Barnwell SC)

    Headstones
    Gravestone of Michael McKenzie Mattox (b. 1745)
    Gravestone of Michael McKenzie Mattox (b. 1745)
    Revolutionary War veteran. Son of Anne MacKenzie, who was daughter of John Mackenzie (b. abt. 1687). Grave located in Old Shiloh Cemetery, Reidsville, Tattnall County, Georgia.


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