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SLEDGE Mary Pocahontas

Female 1825 - 1872  (46 years)


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  • Name SLEDGE Mary Pocahontas  [1
    Born 25 Oct 1825  Dendron, Surry, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Inheritance Abt 1842  Dendron, Surry, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • she received an equal share of her father's estate, which was divided between Amos Jrs.' seven children. Included in her share of the estate, according to Mary Coleman Braxton, was her great grandfather Emanuel White and "other slave property", which she brought with her marriage to Eldridge Maddera.. Valeria Ann Maddera, the daughter of Eldridge and Mary P. makes it clear that the family lived a very comfortable life on their plantation before the Civil War erupted in 1861.
    Died 6 Oct 1872  Cabin Point, Surry County, VA. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • MADDERA.\emdash October 6th, 1872, at her residence in Surry county, Va., MRS. MARY P. MADDERA, consort of Major B. A. Maddera, and daughter of Amos and Mary Sledge, in the 47th year of her age:
      Embracing religion 30 years ago, at a Baptist altar, she joined that church, and remained a most exemplary member up to her death. I do not believe she had an enemy in the world. Affectionate and amiable in disposition, firm and fast in her friendship, she was loved by all who know her; and nowhere was her worth more fully known and appreciated than in her own devoted family. Here her counsels, examples and influence were of the most salutary character; and to them in her life! and death she hath bequeathed a legacy more valuable than gold or diamonds. She bore her sickness with patience and Christian resignation that cannot be surpassed, and while her cares and trials were many, she never faltered in that course, but earnestly and steadily adhered to the cause she espoused, and was ever ready and willing to make any sacrifice for that cause. She leaves a devoted husband and seven children, a large circle of friends and relatives, to mourn their loss, but we should feel that we mourn not as those who have no hope, but assured that she has merely been called from this world of trouble to the realms of eternal bliss, there to receive her reward. 'Tis the earthly chain which did bind thee to us hath been broken. We would have detained thee longer. We miss thy tender voice, thy deeds of kindness and lore; we miss so much that kind and genial face which hath so long been in our midst. But, alas we can never behold thee on earth again. The lines, "I would not live always," were sung at her funeral service, at which, in the absence of her pastor, the Rev. B. E. Reed, of the Episcopal church, officiated. May her husband, children and friends imitate "the Christian virtues which adorned her character, and ultimately meet her in the kingdom above.

      Va deaths index:
      Name: Mary A Maddera
      [Mary A Sledge] Birth Date: abt 1824 Birth Place: Surry County Death Date: 20 Aug 1872 Death Place: Cabin Point, Surry, Virginia Death Age: 48 Race: White Marital Status: Married Gender: Female Father Name: Amos Sledge Mother Name: Rebecca Sledge Spouse Name: E. A. Maddera FHL Film Number: 34153
    Notes 
    • Her brother, whose middle name was Powhatan, served in the War of 1812

      The birth of Mary Pocahontas Sledge in 1826, and her marriage to Eldridge A. Maddera in 1843 brings us full circle. [2]
    Person ID I3038  Booth Family
    Last Modified 21 Feb 2015 

    Father SLEDGE Amos, Jr.,   b. 15 Apr 1780, Dendron, Surry, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1842, Dendron, Surry, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years) 
    Mother SHACKLEFORD Mary,   b. 17 Jun 1784,   d. Aug 1827, Cabin Point, Surry County, VA. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 43 years) 
    Married 1800  Dendron, Surry, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Family ID F1109  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family MADDERA Eldridge Anmstrit, Sr.,   b. 10 Feb 1821, Dendron, Surry, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Dec 1881, Dendron, Surry, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years) 
    Married 6 Dec 1843  Dendron, Surry, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Mary Pocahontas was only 17 when he died, and required the consent of a guardian, her brother Amos Sledge in, when she and Eldridge were married a year after her father's death. [2]
    Children 
     1. MADDERA Waverly T.,   b. 1846, Dendron, Surry, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. MADDERA Valeria Ann,   b. 5 Oct 1848, Spring Grove, Surry County, Va Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jun 1950, Surry, Surry County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 101 years)
     3. MADDERA Mary Armistead "Puss",   b. 1852,   d. 21 May 1928  (Age 76 years)
     4. Maj. MADDERA Eldridge Anmstrit, Jr.,   b. 1855, Dendron, Surry, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Dec 1881, Cabin Point, Surry County, VA. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 26 years)
     5. MADDERA Adelia,   b. 1857, Dendron, Surry, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. MADDERA George,   b. 1861, Dendron, Surry, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. MADDERA Isabelle "Tinkle",   b. 1867, Dendron, Surry, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 11 Mar 2014 
    Family ID F1074  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsDied - 6 Oct 1872 - Cabin Point, Surry County, VA. Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S296] Rogers Family Assoc, Rogers Family Assoc (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S1212] Cotton family tree, Owner: Pat Reynolds, (Compiled and Supplied by Robert L. Bartlett of Juno Beach, FL to Pat Johnson Reynolds) (Reliability: 3).