page was established in 1996 and is dedicated to the sharing and
collecting of information on the Madaris,
Medearis, Medaris, McDaris, McDearis, Medaries & McDaries
Surnames. It is believed that every family with these spellings of
their surname are related to the same original ancestor who first came
to the US in the early to mid 1600's. With this page and it's links you
should be able to make a connection to your entire US Ancestry.
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08, 2012: I was able to rescue an original document
from 1842. It is a deed from Jonathan H. "Madaris" (James Davis 5, Oliver 4)
to James A. Steele, commissioner of the school lands in Owen County,
Indiana. Johnathan sold the property as described: the East half
of the South East quarter of section twenty five township, Eleven north
of range four west. The price was $60. This paper contains
the original signature of Jonathan, who signs "Jonathan H
Madaris." I will provide scanned copies on request.
Updated the family of James S.
Medaris (7) (Salathiel 6, James
Davis 5, Oliver 4)
Added the family ofFrankMedaris (7) (Alfred B. 6, Gabriel L. 5, Rice 4)
This was one of our long standing queries, finally solved !
I have added an update to our DNA Project for those who are
interested. There is some confusion for those who view the raw
data, and I hope this explains our situation a little better.
January 16, 2012
Thanks to Thomas Madara, we have
resolved the question whether our two lines were related. After
DNA testing, there is absolutely no chance that the Madara, Madarra and
Maddera line is connected to ours. I had the very early line of
James Maddera, listed as a possible son of Domingo on our Early History
page. His son Zachariah was listed on very early charts of our
family from the 1960's, incorrectly. The simularity in spelling
and the fact that both lines sprang from near the same place at the
same time, was worth consideration. But we now have severed the
invisible line between our two families. I have removed the
references from our pages to reflect this new findings. I really
appreciate Thomas Madara for volunteering for the DNA test so that we
could resolve this question.
have established a DNA Project with Family Tree DNA if
anyone is interested, I can get you a discount on testing.
Remember for our project, it requires a male descendant who has one of
our various spellings as a surname. YDNA passes from father to son,
grandson, great grandson, etc.... It does not pass from mother to son.
(however, even if your not related and you wish to be DNA tested and
get a discount, I can offer you the site discount for any surname).
Not an MD Doctor, but old
tradition was the 7th son of the 7th son was named Doctor. There
is no indication, however, that John (5) was a 7th son, but this could
be a hint to a missing child of Rice's that possibly died young and