Daphne Ann Colgate Maddox

Daphne Maddox

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Daphne C. Maddox
Born 1970s.
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Maddox-1056 created 28 Nov 2014 | Last modified | Last edit: 5 Dec 2017
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The books haven't closed yet on my history! :)

When last I checked, I am 25-degrees-separated from AJ Jacobs, with one non-DNA connection in the mix. I expect and hope that this separation will continue to shrink as I fill in more of my ancestry. At one point it looked like a game of degrees-of-separation between me and James Spader. :)

"Is that flower a picture of you?"

Yes, Daphne is the Greek word for the laurel plant, dating back to the myth of Apollo and Daphne[1]. They are known for their scented flowers and poisonous berries.[2] :)

Family Background

I'm American, and so I tend to view my family genealogy in terms of my ancestors' pre-American roots.

My paternal grandfather's family, lastly by the names of Salsbury and Baker, seems, if nothing else to have been quite Welsh. They eventually combined in and around Martin County, North Carolina and lived in the vicinity for generations. They had been slave-holders -- "planters", a fact I find painful to contemplate. I have been lately trying to find and document the names of the people they held and traded in slavery. As an armchair genealogist, at the very least it would seem appropriate to do what I can to restore these peoples' history. I have only scarce insight through scattered documentation of how my blood-ancestors related to their slaves on a personal level (when they did or at least thought they did), but in some way I do feel like they're tragically part of my family, too, and are more deserving than anyone of being put on the genealogical map.

Many of the immigrant ancestors in my paternal grandmother's line were Pilgrims, Puritans, and New Netherland settlers, with the notable exception of her y-line, the Colgates, who arrived to in the 1780s and started a soap company. Many in her maternal family, last by the name Leonard, were in New England and New York since European immigration began.

My maternal grandfather's family name, Shear comes from what we believe to have been either ethnically Dutch but technically German or possibly a German Palatine family. The Shear side of his family is mostly English, though, and settled in New York and Vermont, many having immigrated to the Connecticut Colony. Many men in my maternal grandfather's family were soldiers. His mother's family, lastly by the surname Knox, had mostly lived in Kentucky for a few generations, many having originated in Colonial Virginia. Among them were some Hanks cousins of Abraham Lincoln.

My maternal grandmother's family, lastly of the name Maddox, also seems, on her father's side, to have mainly followed the Virginia-to-Kentucky path, while her mother's family, lastly names Mutch and Stewart, were Scots who made their way to Ohio in the 1800s.

Ancestry.com claims my genetic ancestry is:

  • 43% Great Britain
  • 19% Scandinavia
  • 18% Ireland
  • 11% Europe West
  • 5% Iberian Peninsula
  • 1% Italy/Greece, Finland/Northwest Russia, Europe East

I have not yet identified any Scandinavian or Iberian Peninsula ancestors.


  1. Apollo and Daphne. (2015, February 17). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 03:42, February 22, 2015, from wikipedia
  2. Daphne (plant). (2014, November 19). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 03:40, February 22, 2015, from wikipedia
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mother's engagement annnouncement and parents marriage clipping

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NY, NJ c. 1800 -- prob. Baptist or Methodist
England, Maryland, New York
Kentucky and up to John Maddox of New Kent, Virginia
esp. colonial MD, VA, NC
esp. colonial MD, VA, NC
(and other spellings) known to be in New York State and Michigan.
esp. colonial VA, NC, known cousins further south
NY, Methodist, maybe Baptist, family of printers
Province of New Jersey, Baptist

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On 5 Dec 2017 at 17:26 GMT Liz (Noland) Shifflett wrote:

oops - sorry! I meant to direct you to the page that has the requirements we are asking newer members to meet in order to retain the project badge:


Please let me know if you _would_ like to retain your badge, so I can cross you off my "to be contacted" list.


On 5 Dec 2017 at 17:19 GMT Liz (Noland) Shifflett wrote:

Hi Daphne! I see you don't have magna_carta as a followed tag and have hidden your Magna Carta badge. Are you still interested in being an active member of the project?

We're doing a review of badged members, hoping to re-invigorate our less active members. Members who joined when you did are "grandfathered" in and may retain their project badge as long as they want, but with the advent of project stickers, we now have a way that WikiTree members can express their interest but without the responsibilities of project participation - see Template:Magna Carta Project Affiliate.

If you would like to go with that option, just add the sticker to your profile & I'll take it from there. If you'd like to increase your participation, please take a look at Space:Trail Tracks.

Cheers, Liz

On 9 Oct 2017 at 15:43 GMT Carole Taylor wrote:

Hi, I too am of the Lee lineage. And someone sent me a newspaper article regarding Ann Lee marring Joseph Hanks. I was wondering if you would like a copy of it for your profile? I downloaded it Taylor-25258-46.jpg I have not researched it yet but it does have the newspaper name/date...

On 5 Mar 2017 at 02:16 GMT Carolyn Adams wrote:

Per your request I have supplied documentation for the John Potter line requested.

On 23 Jan 2017 at 01:11 GMT -- (Whitsett) Benton Ph.D. wrote:

Daphne, I too find no evidence that Jane Calvert (if that is even her name) is father of Leonard Hall, b. 1730 MD. The Jane Calvert, commonly listed on Ancestry and elsewhere with b.d. 1703 and d.d. of 1778 was almost certainly wife of John Hyde instead of John Hall, Jr. Have you found any more info on who Leonard's mother was?

On 3 Jan 2017 at 14:48 GMT Stephanie Ward wrote:

Hi Daphne, I adopted Richard Lee's profile while I was looking for a connection between Richard Henry Lee to Anne "Nanny" Lee-- and forgot about it . Finally taking a look, I see it has very little on it. I know you've done a lot of work on his family, so any help you can give would be very much appreciated! BTW, I'm very familiar with your name due to your great work on the Hanks family. Your 9th great grandfather, Thomas Hanks, is my 8th great grandfather, making us 9th cousins, once removed. (My mother was a Louisiana Hanks.) -- Thanks!

On 12 Dec 2016 at 15:14 GMT Anonymous (May) Mayo wrote:

Thanks for your effort on Theophilus Joyner-89.

Please take the lead on editing and merging matches Joyner-89 and Joyner-151.

If you would like a copy of the Will of Theophilus Joyner for uploading, I can share that with you or I can upload it upon your okay.

Please set the dates to match on both profiles as you see fit and complete the merge.

On 5 Jul 2016 at 00:48 GMT Carolyn (Fisher) Lynett wrote:

Daphne- Yes, I believe the unmerged match of David Roe is because of the different fathers. I did find a source that iists a John as his father but I think there is confusion with his brother, John. I will wait and see what the other profile managers say before changing anything. Thanks- Carolyn

On 5 Jul 2016 at 00:28 GMT David Mason wrote:

The Field-766 merge needs considerable work before any merge. There is a conflict with the parents on the proposed merge. Two different Williams are given as fathers and completely different mothers.

Needs more investigation before a merge.

On 4 Jul 2016 at 20:48 GMT Carolyn (Fisher) Lynett wrote:

Daphne- Looking back at my sources for Mary, I can't find any definitive proof of her maiden name. I think I got it for other family trees. Thank you for pointing that out and I will change it. Carolyn

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Queen Elizabeth II Daphne is 30 degrees from Aaron Copland, 24 degrees from AJ Jacobs, 21 degrees from Barbara Shoff and 21 degrees from Queen Elizabeth II Windsor on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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