James Henry Madden, Sr.

20 December 1846 - 11 December 1935

89 years old

Second Generation Madden


Dr. James Frederic Madden

11 September 1820 - 6 July 1896

Eveline Bludworth (Madden)

18 March 1826 - 17 April 1888


James Henry, his sons Hugh and Lee with friends in Fulton about 1915.

Back L to R - John Weber, James Henry Madden, Sr., Hugh Madden, Lee Madden, Morlon White, Zeph Roquette

Front L to R - Jonnie McHugh, Somerville Canavor, Jim Weber

James Henry & Elvira Logan Madden

He was born on 20 December 1846 in Rapides Parish, Louisiana. He appeared in the census in 1860 in Calhoun County, Texas. He appeared in the census in 1880 in Jackson County, Texas. In the census on 1900 he lived in Refugio County, Texas. In 1910 he had moved to Aransas County, Texas.

He served in the 33rd. Texas Cavalry, Company K, Confederate States of America. Information about his is in the Texas CSA Pension Files, The National Historical Publishing Company, p. 281.

He died on 11 December 1935 in Fulton, Texas. He was buried on 12 December 1935 in Rockport Cemetery, Aransas County, Texas.

He was married Elvira Amanda Logan Madden on 4 Nov. 1869 in Coldspring, San Jacinto County, Texas. She was born 4 November 1850 and died 17 May 1930. They are buried next to each other in the Rockport Cemetery.

"James Henry Madden (1846-1935) who married Elvira “Amanda” Logan (1850-1930) whose children remained in Aransas and Calhoun Counties, Texas (Black Jack Peninsular, Seadrift, Fulton, and Rockport). The Logan Family was from North Carolina, by way of Tennessee, Clarke County, Alabama, and Polk County, Texas. Amanda’s Uncle James P. Henderson (1808-1858) was a Brigadier General of the Texas Army during the 1835-36 Texas Revolution; Attorney General for the Republic of Texas for the deceased Founding Father of Texas, Stephen Fuller Austin; Republic of Texas Minister to France and England; First Governor of Texas; Major General of the Texas Rangers in the 1845 War with Mexico, and United States Senator from Texas. Amanda’s Great Uncle was Colonel James Henderson (1775-1815) who was a personal friend of President Andrew Jackson and hero of the War of 1812 (Battle of New Orleans) and the Creek Indian Wars (1813-1815) in which he was killed in action. James Henry Madden was a Private with Duff’s Partisan Rangers (33rd Regiment, Texas Calvary CSA); cattle drover; sailor, including the Morgan Steam Line that ran from New Orleans, Galveston, and the Ports of the Texas Coastal Bend; and a ship fitter at the Madden Shipyard near Saluria on Matagorda Island, Texas." - John Phillips

Children of James Henry,Sr. and Elvira:

i. Minnie Elvira

ii. Permelia Evaline was born abt. 1873. In 1880 she lived Precinct 2, Jackson, Texas with her parents as a 7yr. old.

iii. James Henry "Harry" Jr. - (28 November 1875 - 7 December 1960)

iv. William "Willie" Robert - (18 February 1878 - 20 February 1947)

v. Ray Bryant - (28 Mar 1880 - 19 Oct 1957)

vi. Mary "Minnie" Edith

vii. Lee Larson - (23 Dec 1889 - June 1951)

viii. Hugh Logan

x. Estella "Stella" Inez

xi. Sadie Ada

xii. Thomas Vandorn (probably named after Colonel Earl Van Dorn of the Army of the Confederate States whose exploits against the Union troops on the Texas coast during the Cilvil War was well known)

Grandchildren & Great-grandchildren:

iii. James Henry "Harry" Jr & Nannie "Nan" Irene Casterline:

Parents: Alvin Augusta (1910-1975) & Fern Lorene Holder (1915-1985):

Alvin Douglas (1935-Living)
Alva Lorene (1937-Living)
David Harold (1939-2012)
Dennis Paul (1942-Living)

Parents: James Henry III & Edith S. See:

James Henry IV (1936-2013)
Joyce Ann (1940-Living)
Jerry Richard (1943-1985)
Jonathan Dale (1950-Living)
Jacqueline "Jackie" Sue (Hamilton) (1953-Living)

Parents: Nannie Irene (Wooldridge) (1918-2010)& Earl Melvin Wooldridge (1910-1961):

Barbara Elaine (1941-Living)
Charlotte Earlene (1943-Living)
Gary Lynn (1945-Living)
Edwin Louis (1946-Living)

Parents: Iris (Parker) (1920-2012) & Christopher Parker (1917- 1986):

Wanda Jean
Carole Lou
Debra Sue

Parents: Irma (See) (1922-2005) & Raymond Wayne See (1919-1944):

Parents: Deryl "Wayne" (1941-living) & Linda Mullins:

Parents: Suzanne Stephanie (Beaver) & ? Beaver

Jon Mark

Parents: Irma (Coward) (1922-2005) & Jo Fred Coward (1923 Living:

Joel Lynn (1955-Living)

Jerry Fred (1960-Living)

Parents: Olive Marie (Nichols) & Kenneth Wayne Nichols:

Kenneth Wayne, Jr. (1950-Living)
Rodney Dale (1955-Living)

Parents: Winnie Mae (Lindsey) (1927-1992) & Robert Eugene Lindsey (1926-1972):


Parents: Winnie Mae (Whitney) & Cecil Whitney