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Susan “Susie” Jane Randall

Daughter of Anderson Smith Randal and Sophia Mitchell, Susan “Susie” Jane Randall was born April 6, 1862 in Franklin County, Georgia.

Susan “Susie” Jane Randall was likely named in honor of her Aunt (Anderson's sister), Susanna(h) Jane Randal. It is also likely that her Aunt Susanna(h) Jane Randal-Mitchell was present during most of her early years; especially since Susanna(h) Jane Randal-Mitchell had married Susie's Uncle (Sophia's brother), Elisha "Eli" W. Mitchell. Clearly, these two families would have been very close.

According to the 1870 U.S. Census, her grandmother, Martha Mitchell lived only two houses away from her. Considering that Martha lived until 1889, it is highly likely that “Susie” grew up with the presence of her grandmother.

Susie's father, Anderson Smith Randal, died on December 1, 1875, when she was only 13 years old.

On Nov. 28, 1882, “Susie” (age 20) married Jeremiah Gose (Jerry) Madden (age 29). Jerry Madden was the son of Robert Asbury Madden1) and Melissa J. Madden,2) who lived in the Reed Creek District (Hart County), Georgia.3)

Susie Jane Randall - In her youth.
Jeremiah Gose (Jerry) Madden - In his youth.

“Susie” and Jeremiah Gose (Jerry) Madden had the following children:

  1. Arthur Wiley Madden (Born June 27, 1884 in Lavonia (Franklin County) Georgia - May 20, 1916 in Alexandria (Rapides County) Louisiana)4)
  2. Frely May (sometimes appearing as “Mae” or “Mary”) Madden Cherry (Born Oct. 6, 1885 in Lavonia (Franklin County), Georgia - Died Aug. 14, 1970 in El Campo, TX Frely May Cherry - Death Certificate)5)6) She married Theodore Franklin “Dode” Cherry.7)
  3. Annie M. Madden (Born March 11, 1887 - Died 1916)8)
  4. Myrtle Mannie Madden-Jackson (Born Nov. 6, 1888 in Georgia - Died Dec. 10, 1938 in Bridgeport (Wise County), Texas)9) Myrtle her sister Byrtie were twins.10) Myrtle married John W. Jackson.11)
  5. Byrtie Vada (Madden) Roark Taylor (Born November 6, 1888 in Lavonia, Georgia - Died January 11, 1978 in Dallas, Texas)12)13)
  6. Nancy Blanche (Madden) Braesicke (Born October 6, 1890 in Lavonia (Franklin County), Georgia - Unknown)14)15) She married Cuno Edwald Braesicke (May 23, 1889 - March 26, 1957)16)
  7. Bessie (Madden) Rogers (Born June 16, 1892 in Lavonia (Franklin County), Georgia - 1982 in Decatur, Wise County, Texas)17)18)
  8. Lois Madden Batdorff Keith (Born February 11, 1894 in Lavonia (Franklin County), Georgia - Died April 20, 1967 in Wise County, Texas)19)20)
  9. Bela May (Madden) Carroll (Born April 3, 1896 in Texas - Nov. 12, 1978 in Fort Worth (Tarrant County), Texas)21)22) She married Major Earl Carroll (Born Jan. 4, 1889 in Clyde (Washington County), Arkansas - Died Nov. 12, 1966 in Fort Worth (Tarrant County), Texas).23)
  10. Henry Otto Madden, Sr. (Born June 13, 1898 in Red River, Texas - Died March 11, 1942 in VA Hospital, Kerriville Texas )24)25)
Most of the original 1890 U.S. Federal Census records were destroyed or badly damaged by a fire in the Commerce Department in 1921. Records enumerating only 6,160 individuals—less than one percent of the schedules—survived. Those for the Madden family were destroyed.
Wise County, Texas.

Some time between 1894 and 1898, “Susie” and Jeremiah Gose (Jerry) Madden moved their family to Texas (there are inconsistencies between the 1900 & 1910 U.S. Census as to whether Bela May was born in Georgia or Texas). By June of 1900 they had settled in the city of Greenwood, Texas (in Wise County). The population of Wise County, Texas in 1900 was 27,116.26)

1900 U.S. Census. Jeremiah Gose (Jerry) Madden's family begins on line 9. Here the census taker recorded his name as “George”.

1900 United States Federal Census


State: Texas
County: Wise
Incorporated Place: Greenwood
Township or other Division of County: Prec. 6
Date: June 2, 1900

Name Relation Marital Status Gender Birth Date Age Birthplace Occupation
George Madden Head Married M March 1853 47 Georgia Farmer
Sue S.J. Madden Wife Married F April 1862 38 Georgia
Arthur Madden Son Single M June 1884 15 Georgia
Mary Madden Daughter Single F Oct. 1885 14 Georgia
Anney Madden Daughter Single F March 1887 12 Georgia
Marty Madden Daughter Single F Nov. 1888 11 Georgia
Berty Madden Daughter Single F Nov. 1888 11 Georgia
Blancha Madden Daughter Single F Oct. 1890 9 Georgia
Bessie Madden Daughter Single F June 1892 7 Georgia
Lacy Madden Daughter Single F Feb. 1893 7 Georgia
Bular Madden Daughter Single F April 1896 4 Georgia
Henry Madden Son Single M June 1898 1 Texas

Note: Various types of errors on census forms were, and remain, common. For example, it is possible that Jeremiah “Gose” Madden was called “George” at that time. Also, several of the children's names were spelled as they “sounded” to the census taker. Despite all of this, the above census record is clearly that of our ancestor.


Source: 1900; Census Place: Justice Precinct 6, Wise, Texas; Roll: 1680; Page: 2A; Enumeration District: 0147; FHL microfilm: 1241680

The Madden house. Photo taken during 1991.

About 10 years after having moved their family to Texas, Jeremiah Gose (Jerry) Madden died on Aug. 26, 1906.27)

At some point between the 1900 and 1910 U.S. Census, Jeremiah Gose (Jerry) Madden's older brother, Labourn Hamilton Madden and his wife Mary Elizabeth Griffin Randall Madden (the widow of Elisha Burrell Randall, and mother of Thomas Doomous (Dumas) Randall), moved much of their family to Childress County, Texas. It is not known whether they arrived before or after the death of Jeremiah Gose (Jerry) Madden.

After Jerry died, Sue Jane, as an active member of the Decatur First Baptist Church (located just down the street from her small home), ran a boarding house for men studying at the Decatur Baptist Seminary. The boarders slept in the an attic room. She also served family style lunches for 5 cents during the 1910's, 20's and 30's.

1910 U.S. Census. Susie J. Madden's family begins on line 4.

1910 United States Federal Census


State: Texas
County: Wise
Incorporated Place: Decatur
Township or other Division of County: Ward 1
Date: April 19, 1910

Name Relation Marital Status Gender Age Birthplace Occupation
S.J. Madden Head Widowed F 46 Georgia Keeping Boarders
Bessie Madden Daughter Single F 17 Georgia
Belah Madden Daughter Single F 14 Texas
Henry Madden Son Single M 11 Texas

Note: In this census S.J. Madden incorrectly reports her age as 46 (should have been 48).


Source: 1910; Census Place: Decatur Ward 1, Wise, Texas; Roll: T624_1600; Page: 5A; Enumeration District: 0248; FHL microfilm: 1375613

The 1900 U.S. Census indicated that Susie had 10 children, all of whom were living. In the 1910 U.S. Census (after the death of Jeremiah Gose (Jerry) Madden - who died on Aug. 26, 1906) she indicates that she had 12 children, 10 of which were still living. From this we can surmise that between 1900 and 1906 she had two children who had died.

The 1910 U.S. Census showed their oldest son, Arthur Wiley Madden, living with his Brother-in-law, Dud Roark, Byrtie Vada Madden-Roark, and their two daughters, L. Pauline Roark & Susie M. Roark, in Petrolia (Clay County), Texas. Almost 10 years after the death of Jeremiah Gose (Jerry) Madden, on May 20, 1916, Arthur Wiley Madden (age 32), drowned in an oil rig accident in Alexandria (Rapides County) Louisiana).28)29) His “Record of Funeral” (shown below) listed him as “Single” (never having been married).

Henry Otto Madden (left) with his older brother, Arthur Wiley Madden (right).
Record of funeral for Arthur Wiley Madden.
Susan “Susie” Jane Randall-Madden (FR center) with some of her children. This picture is believed to have been taken following the funeral of Arthur Wiley Madden, held in Decatur, Wise, TX on 25 May 1916. The identities are believed to be:
Back Row (standing): Nancy Blanche Madden-Caddell-Braeswicke, Henry Otto Madden, Bessie Madden Rogers, Alma Essie Moore Madden (Mrs. Henry O. Madden), Myrtle Madden-Jackson (twin to Bertie) & Bela May Madden-Carrol,
Front Row (seated): Lois Coettries Madden-Bardorff-Keith, Susan “Susie” Jane Randall-Madden & Frely May Madden Cherry.
1930 U.S. Census. Susie Madden's family begins on line 73.

1930 United States Federal Census


State: Texas
County: Wise
Incorporated Place: Decatur Township
Date: April 21, 1930

Name Relation Sex Race Age Marital Status Age at Marriage Birthplace Birthplace of Father Birthplace of Mother Occupation
Susie Madden Head F W 68 Widowed 21 Oklahoma Georgia Oklahoma Manager - Boarding House
Louise Madden Relative F W 34 Widowed 16 Georgia Georgia Georgia Local Salesman - Dry Goods
Beatrice Nance Maid M W 22 Single Oklahoma Oklahoma Oklahoma Servant - Boarding House
Otis McClung Lodger M W 19 Single Texas Texas Texas Laborer - Highway

Note: Susie's listed birthplace along with the birthplace of her mother are obvious errors. Both should have been listed as Georgia.


Source: “United States Census, 1930”

Susan “Susie” Jane Randall-Madden (dressed in black), age 76, with some of her children. Circa 1938. The male (to her left) appears to be her son, Henry Otto Madden, Sr.

According to the 1940 U.S. Census, Susie was still earning a living through taking in boarders. At that time, she had two “lodgers” in addition to her daughter (Lois Madden Batdorff) living with her (as her “Helper”).

1940 U.S. Census. Susie Jane Madden is listed on line 44.

1940 United States Federal Census


State: Texas
County: Wise
Incorporated Place: Decatur
Township or other Division of County: Prec. 1
Date: April 4, 1940

Name Relation Marital Status Gender Age Birthplace Occupation
Susie Jane Madden Head Widowed F 78 Georgia Proprietor
Lois Batdorff Daughter Widowed F 46 Georgia Helper
Rupert Wernet Lodger Single M 39 Tennessee Bookkeeper
Bill Faulkner Lodger Single M 49 Oklahoma Operator

Source: “United States Census, 1940,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K4Q2-J97 : accessed 16 May 2015), Lois Batdorff in household of Susie Jane Madden, Decatur, Justice Precinct 1, Wise, Texas, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 249-1, sheet 3B, family 64, NARA digital publication T627 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012), roll 4168.

Susan “Susie” Jane Randall Madden. Date unknown. Photo from the Johnson Shoffner Page tree at ancestry.com 30)31)
Susan “Susie” Jane Randall Madden. Date unknown. But during her later years.32) Photo courtesy of Ted C. Bergstrom.33)
Susan “Susie” Jane Randall Madden. Date unknown. But during her later years. Photo courtesy of Helen Tanner.34)
Susan “Susie” Jane Randall Madden. Date unknown.

Death of Susan "Susie" Jane Randall-Madden

A short time before her 81st birthday, Susie died on March 28, 1943 at her home in Decatur (Wise County), Texas, from heart disease.

Susan Jane Randall Madden “Death Certificate”. Cause of death, heart disease. Note that the death certificate incorrectly spells Anderson's last name as “Randell” and Sophia's maiden name is incorrectly listed as “Hunter” (was actually Mitchell). The death certificate was completed from information provided by Susie's daughter, Lois. It is likely that Lois made these errors because she never met Anderson (he died before she was born) and Sophia died when Lois was only 6 years old (in 1900). Also, since “Susie” and Jeremiah Gose (Jerry) Madden moved their family to Texas sometime prior to April 1896, Lois would not have grown up around her grandmother (Sophia).

Susie Jane Randall-Madden was beside her husband, J.C. Madden, at Oaklawn Cemetery (Plot: 2866, 5, 6, 32)35), Decatur (Wise County), Texas

J.C. Madden, Born Mar. 11, 1853, Died Aug. 26, 1906. Susie J. Madden. 1862 - 1943.36)
“Texas Death Index, 1903-2000”. Sue Jane Madden's name appears 5th from the bottom.
The Madden sisters at 1949 family reunion. Photo taken at Bessie and Joe Rogers' house in Decatur, Texas. Adults from Left to Right: May Madden Cherry, Byrtie Madden Roark Taylor, Blanche Madden Braesicke, Bessie Madden Rogers, Lois Madden Batdorf Keith & Bela Madden Carroll. The little girl is Merrill Rogers.37) Photo courtesy of Ted C. Bergstrom.38)

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Name Line Manager Job Title Photo
Susan “Susie” Jane Randall (1862-1943)
Anderson Smith Randal Susan “Susie” Jane Randall Father (1833-1875)
Sophia Mitchell Susan “Susie” Jane Randall Mother (1834-1900)
Wiley Mitchell Sophia Mitchell Grand Father (1802-1862)
Martha Patsy Wilkinson Sophia Mitchell Grand Mother (1804-1889)
Elisha Wilkinson Martha Patsy Wilkinson Great Grand Father (1762-1833)
Lucy Abernathy Martha Patsy Wilkinson Great Grand Mother (1773-1837)
William Wilbur Mitchell, Jr. Wiley Mitchell Great Grand Father (1748-1819)
Catherine Moulder Wiley Mitchell Great Grand Mother (1778-1850)
William Wilbur Mitchell, Sr. William Wilbur Mitchell, Jr. Great, Great Grand Father (1748-1819)
Harriet Randolph William Wilbur Mitchell, Jr. Great, Great Grand Mother (1752-1824)
Thomas Wilkinson Elisha Wilkinson Great, Great Grand Father (1730-1777)
Sarah Porch Elisha Wilkinson Great, Great Grand Mother (1731-1806)
Oney Cypress Randal Anderson Smith Randal Grand Father (1796-1854)
Susannah W. Wilkins Anderson Smith Randal Grand Mother (1800-1874)
John Bull Oney Cypress Randal Great Grand Father (1766-1851)
Hanna Harvey Oney Cypress Randal Great Grand Mother (1776-1832)
Thomas Bull Jr. John Bull Great, Great Grand Father
Sarah Randal John Bull Great, Great Grand Mother
Col. Thomas Peyton Harvey, Sr. Hanna Harvey Great, Great Grand Father
Sarahann Williams Hanna Harvey Great, Great Grand Mother
Thomas Bull, Sr. Thomas Bull Jr. Great, Great, Great Grand Father
Susanna Harwell Thomas Bull Jr. Great, Great, Great Grand Mother
Ambrose Harwell Susanna Harwell Great, Great, Great, Great Grand Father
Elizabeth Browne Susanna Harwell Great, Great, Great, Great Grand Mother
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