When I began this project "The Matagorda Maddens in the Texas Coastal Bend" in November, 2013 I had no idea where it would take me. I knew very little about my relatives who live and who lived there, where they were from and what brought them to that part of Texas. Since then I have been able to put much of the story together with the help of many people that I have met, some relatives and some with a keen interest in the area. This is to acknowledge those who have contributed so much to this project.

(All of the cousins' great-great grand father and mother are Dr. James Frederick Madden and Eveline Bludworth Madden who were the first Maddens to come to Texas. I trace my lineage through William "Willie" Hanna Madden one of their children.

Joey Madden Oglesby - Port O'Connor, Texas; cousin, Ray Bryant Madden's daughter, descendent of James Henry, Sr.,

John Phillips - New Mexico; husband of Rebecca "Becky" Phillips, cousin, descendent of Mary Edith "Minnie" Madden Weber, through James Henry Madden Sr.

Daryl "Wayne" See - Corpus Christi, Texas; cousin, decendent of James "Harry" Henry Madden, II, through James Henry Madden Sr.

Suzanne Beaver -Cape Carancahua, Texas; cousin, Wayne See's daughter

Sandra Mostella Togmacci - Aransas Pass, Texas; cousin, descendent of William "Willie" Robert Madden, through James Henry Madden Sr.

Janet Haseman Taylor - Rockport, Texas; cousin, descendent of Flavilla Eveline Brundrett, Vice Chairman of Aransas County Historical Commission

Gary Madden - Port O'Connor, Texas; cousin, descendent of William "Willie" Hanna Madden

Bruce Davis - Houston, Texas (originally from Rockport, Texas);cousin, descendent of Andrew Pickens Davis (the first of the Davis family in Texas)

Ford Davis - Houston, Texas; cousin, son of Bruce Davis

Kam Wagert - Rockport, Texas; Aransas County Historical Society,

George Anne Comier - Port Lavaca, Texas; Director, Calhoun County Museum

Mary Belle Meitzer - Rockport, Texas; Calhoun County Historial Commission

Kay Scott - Rockport, Texas, Fulton Mansion Docent