Maddy family papers
Scope and Contents
The collection includes documents related to the Maddy family, including mortgages, judgments, tax receipts, cancelled notes, death receipts, a letter of guard, commissioner's deed, and correspondence from 1838 to 1917.
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Archives and Special Collections, Ball State University Libraries, Muncie, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Archives and Special Collections.
The early history of the Maddy family could not be verified. They may be descended from Revolutionary war financier, Robert Morris, whose sister Ann married soldier John Maddy and had one son, John. Other information traces the Maddy family to James and Anna Kissenger, parents of Henry Maddy. Henry Maddy married Elizabeth Swope in Virginia and had seven children, including James Maddy. James Maddy was one of the earlier settlers of Muncie. His name appears in the Delaware County deed records numerous times between 1837 and 1850. The 1860 census lists James Maddy, his wife Rebecca, and eight children, William, Goldsberry, John B., Elias A., Lydia, Charles, Clara, and Ann E. as residents of Muncie. James and his son William are both listed as being grocers.
0.2 Cubic Feet (1 box)
Language of Materials
This collection is arranged by subject.
The Maddy family papers were received by Archives and Special Collections as a donation from Anne Szopa and Sue Wilson in 1986.
No further additions are expected.
Collection processing completed 1991/04/18 by K. Dean. Collection processing reviewed 2008/12/30 by Maren L. Read Finding aid created 1991/04/18 by K. Dean. Finding aid was revised 1994/03/09 by M. Sears. Finding aid was revised 2007/03/20 by Jennifer Gray. Finding aid was revised 2008/3 by Maren L. Read EAD finding aid completed 2009/07/28 by Maren L. Read. EAD finding aid revised 2012/11/02 by Bethany Fiechter.
- Correspondence Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Documents Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Family Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Family -- History Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Muncie (Ind.) Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Stoeckel Archives of Local History Subject Source: Local sources
- Maddy family papers
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