Location: Chatham, North Carolina, United States
Suit of Henry and Blake Maddox, et al., against Calvin and Woodson Maddox 
Brothers suing to have their father, Tarlton Maddox's land divided equally amoung his children and their heirs.
The land was ordered divided in Nov 1844 and a new deed was drawn up in 1845, listing Tarlton's heirs and how the property was divided. 
Finally, in 1846, Tarlton's household was divided among his children, as listed in his estate papers. 
Transcription of the Lawsuit
North Carolina Chatham County
Court of Pleas and ___ ___ August (Ten or Term) 1844.
To the Justice of said Court
Blake and Henry Maddox, Francis Drake and his wife, Betsy, John Scoggins and his wife, Polly, Emaline Copeland, minor heir of Nicholas and Nancy Copeland by her sure friend, Henry Maddox. (against) Calvin Maddox and Woodson Maddox Humbly Complaining your petitioner represent onto your worship, that their ancestor, Tarlton Maddox departed this life on the day of __ 1844. seized and pop... of a large tract of land, containing four or five hundred acres, more or less, situated on the Southwest side of Cape Fear River on Brush Creek near the lands of Thomas Dickens, Green Womack and others, not having disposed of the same previous to his death by any cash, will or testament.
- ↑ "North Carolina Estate Files, 1663-1979," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:33S7-9PGG-DVM?cc=1911121&wc=Q6WB-SYF%3A183209501%2C183347401%2C195518101 : 21 May 2014), Chatham County > M > Maddox, Tarlton (1844) > image 4 of 31; State Archives, Raleigh.
- ↑ [https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QSQ-G987-Q6QM,
- ↑ North Carolina, U.S., Wills and Probate Records, 1665-1998 for Tarlton Maddox Wills and Estate Papers (Chatham County), 1663-1978; Author: North Carolina. Division of Archives and History (Raleigh, North Carolina); Probate Place: Chatham, North Carolina Accessed on ancestry.com, August 2021.
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