John Maddox Sr. was a Revolutionary War soldier. He voluntarily entered the service and joined a company commanded by Gideon Hacher in Goochland County, Virginia in 1777 - 1778. In the spring of the following year he was again with Capt. Gideon Hacher for another two or three months. Later he was with a company under Capt. Humphrey Parsian and at one time was under Col. John Pleasant and for a long time helped guard the James River. For awhile he was with Elisha Leak and was under Capt. Thomas Miller, Col. Taylor and later joined the main army at Richmomd, Virginia commanded by Lafeyette until joined by Gen. George Washington, who took command. His service is mentioned in the History of Ohio County, Ky. as shown in the foot notes on page 118 of "Ohio County Kentucky in Olden Days" by Harrison D. Taylor, 1926.
The said John Maddox Sr., to comply with the acts of June 7, 1832 made an affidavit dated Nov. 3, 1834 in the open court in Ohio County, Ky. and copies of this affidavit can still be obtained. He thereafter drew his Revolutionary War Pension reported to be $40.00 a month, and the said John Maddox Sr. rode approximately one hundred miles once a year to Lexington Ky. to draw his pension.
This information was compiled for Meda W. Holt D.A.R. No. was 420521 Ralph Ripley Chap. Mineral Wells, Texas