Submitted by Dallas Maddron
Lawson Maddron , a minister, arrived in the area known as Costner and is now Cosby, Tennessee. He settled there with a land grant after the Civil War, where he served as a hosital steward with the Union Army. Original birth place was Trade, Tennessee in Johnson County. He was responsible for the founding of churches in the area and his tombstone in inscribed: " Baptized 2000 people." His grave and Anne Maddron's is in Waters Cementary. The Maddrons Bald located in the National Park is named for him. One son, Ferman, a farmer, was a well known figure in Cocke County and wrote articles for the paper under the pen name "OLD BEESWAX". The family moved into Newport, Tenn and were leaders in civic and religious affairs.
All Rights Reserved. The information contained within this web site, may be used by individual researchers, libraries and genealogical societies, however, commercial or for-profit use of this information is strictly prohibited without prior permission. If copied, this copyright notice, must appear with the information. The copyright of the actual information, documents or images contained here is held by the submitter.