Even if insufficient evidence has surfaced to prove the origins of Elizabeth, the wife of John Maddox (of St. Peters and Goochland) with absolute certainty, there is some relevant circumstantial evidence.
It is said that in her will, "dated 3 Nov 1772, Amherst Co VA, [she] mentions James Maddox, Elizabeth Hancock, Nancy McCraw, William McCraw, Ursley McCraw." But from the context there is no way to know if that is an exhaustive list of people she named whose identities might help use establish hers.
Lacking a birth record, we can probably only safely say that she was at least 16 when her first child was born in January 1719/20 and say she's certainly born before 1705, so the internet's decision of 1702 is as reasonable as anything else.
Elizabeth and John Maddox are supposed to have been married in Essex County in 1718. There is a bit more detail about this Maddox family in John's profile.
They lived for a short while in St. Peter's Parish in New Kent County, where John's family had been for some time -- long enough for their first child, William's birth to be recorded there, but it is believed that before their next child, probably John, was born, that they had removed from there.
In 1733 we see John purchasing land in Goochland County, and believe they were there by then, although in reality they may have been there throughout 1720s as tenants.
In Goochland they raised 11 children, and after John's three patents, lived on property that straddled the James River by Deep Creek and Muddy Creek.
John died in 1748 or 1749, and Elizabeth settled in Amherst County. She died there, as is clear from prior discussion of her will, in 1772 or 1773.
Someone with access to the documents at the Library of Virginia might be able to greatly enhance this profile.
Thank you to Kay Jones for creating WikiTree profile Sherwood-1155 through the import of Jones Family Tree.ged on Nov 30, 2013.
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Birthdate: 1702 Birthplace: Essex, Virginia, USA Death: Died November 3, 1772 in Amherst,,Virginia,USA Immediate Family: DAUGHTER of Jacob Sherwood and Margaret Sherwood (Radford) Wife of John Maddox Mother of William Maddox; David Maddox; JOHN MADDOX; BENJAMIN MADDOX; JACOB MADDOX; JAMES MADDOX and Elizabeth Hancock « less Managed by: Private USER Last UPDATED: November 23, 2014