Index of
Madaris, Medearis, Medaris, McDaris, McDearis, Medaries
involved in Miscellaneous War's 

Written and compiled by Brian Kelly Madaris for the
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War of 1812 Indian Wars Mexican War Spanish American War

Volunteer Soldiers from 1794 - 1851 

Philip Madaris, for the year 1807.
52nd Regiment, Virginia Militia.
(Madara Line)

The War of 1812

The War of 1812 was fought between the United States and Great Britain from June 1812 to the spring of 1815, although the peace treaty ending the war was signed in Europe in December 1814. The main land fighting of the war occurred along the Canadian border, in the Chesapeake Bay region, and along the Gulf of Mexico; extensive action also took place at sea.


Wilson Madearis

Private, 8th Regiment Wall's Virginia Militia
Listed as "Sub for George Colvin"
Pay Rolls of Militia Entitled to Land Bounty Under the Act of Congress of Sept. 28, 1850 (Richmond, 1851) and: Muster Rolls of the Virginia Militia in the War of 1812 (Richmond, 1852) which supplements Pay Rolls.

(James Wilson 6, Benjamine5)

James Medaris

Capt, Robert McQuistions Company, North Carolina

Enlisted Aug 1814 in Guilford County, NC. He was discharged in Norfolk, Virginia in 1815.
pension applied for. WC-14049, SC-8433, wife - Mary Catharine Coble. Drew $8 a month.
(James Davis, son of Oliver 5) 

David Maderis

Private, 5th Reg't (Atkinson's) North Carolina Militia

(George Washington Davis Medearis 6, John 5)

William Medearis

Private, 1st Regiment, (Riddles) Ohio Militia
(son of Charles 5)

Benjamine Medearis

The Lynchburg Rifles
Private, 4th Regiment Washington's Virginia Militia
commanded by Lieut.-Colonel George Huston

Also shows on the rolls of the 5th Regiment Virginai Militia

(son of Benjanine 5)

Charles Madiera

Corporal in Capt. J. Wallace's Company, Ohio Militia
Mary C. Madiera Pension WC-17583
(From the Madara Line)

Nicholas B. Madera

Qtr Mst Sgt. in Col. Evans 2nd Regiment, Virginia Militia 

(From the Madara Line)

John Medairy

Private, Capt. Christian Adrion's Company, Maryland Militia

(From the Madara Line)

Philip Madera

Corporal, Virginia Militia

Pay Rolls of Militia Entitled to Land Bounty Under the Act of Congress of Sept. 28, 1850 (Richmond, 1851) and: Muster Rolls of the Virginia Militia in the War of 1812 (Richmond, 1852) which supplements Pay Rolls.

(From the Madara Line)

Indian Wars

The Indian Wars began in 1540 in the present-day United States when the conquistadors clashed with Zuni warriors of the pueblo of Hawikuh in present day New Mexico. The wars did not end for three and one-half centuries later when U.S. cavalry troops nearly wiped out Big Foot's band of Sioux at Wounded Knee. This period of conflict were part of the continuing struggle for possession of North America. Indian Wars were a constant part of Colonial life. The British found the Indians to be allies during the revolution as did the Colonist. This also pitted Indians against Indians. The armies of the Colonial period as well as the Federal Armies during the Civil War period, fought against the Indians while worrying about the British, Spaniards and the Confederate Armies. In the South, Indian resistance collapsed after Gen. Andrew Jackson smashed the Creek Indians in 1814 at the Battle of Horseshoe Bend, located in present-day Alabama.


Haywood Madaris

Private, Vagnons Company (Wilson's) 5th Battallion
Georgia Mounted Volunteers
served in McIntosh's Brigade of Creek Indians in the Seminole War of 1817 -181

(son of Thomas 7, John 6, Rice 5) 

Mexican War

From the Compiled index to Soldiers who served in the Mexican War

The Mexican War between the United States and Mexico began with a Mexican attack on American troops along the southern border of Texas on Apr. 25, 1846. Fighting ended when U.S. Gen. Winfield SCOTT occupied Mexico City on Sept. 14, 1847; a few months later a peace treaty was signed (Feb. 2, 1848) at Guadalupe Hidalgo. In addition to recognizing the U.S. annexation of Texas, defeated Mexico ceded California and New Mexico (including all the present-day states of the Southwest) to the United States. (Grolliers Encyclopedia) 

John L. Medaris

Pvt. Company C, 2nd Ohio Infantry

John died 27 Mar. 1848, at Pueblo Mexico.

(son of Malachi Medearis 7, Thomas 6, Charles 5)

"The Clermont Boys"

Mexican Service

        The companies comprising this organization were enrolled as follows:
Company A: July 31,1847, and I, August 7, 1847, at Cincinnati, Ohio; B, July 15 to September 16, 1847, at Newark, Ohio; C, August 10,1847, at Batavia, Ohio; D, July 10, 1847 to August 31,1847, at Columbus, Ohio; E. August 27, 1847, at Somerset, Ohio; F, July 31, 1847, at Lancaster, Ohio; G, August 8, 1847 at Mt. Vernon, Ohio; H, July 24, 184, at Circleville, Ohio, and K July 16 to August 28, 1847, at Chillicothe, Ohio.
        After the return of the Second Regiment from Mexico, the War Department authorized Lt. Colonel Irwin to effect a new organization. It was, however, soon ascertained that only a small portion of the companies would again go into service. In a few weeks the ten companies were recruited, accepted and ordered to report at Camp Wool, Cincinnati, Ohio, at which place William Irwin was elected Colonel. The regiment was mustered into service about September 1, 1847, and on September 10 embarked on three steamboats for New Orleans.
        (It was intended that this regiment should be known as the "Fifth Ohio Volunteer Infantry," but the records of the War Department show that the regiment was mustered in and mustered out as the Second 2d O. V. I.)
        Two weeks later the regiment arrived at New Orleans, and there embarked on three sailing vessels bound for Vera Cruz, Mexico, at which place it arrived about October 4,1847, and went into camp about two miles west of the city, where the regiment was disciplined and drilled for active service. October 20, 1847, General Caleb Cushing ordered the regiment to march to the interior with three other regiments, a company of cavalry and six pieces of artillery, to guard 1,000 wagons and 2,000 pack mules, loaded with ammunition, provisions and clothing bound for the city of Mexico. Upon reaching the city of Mexico it was found to be occupied by .the American army and negotiations for peace were in progress. This regiment continued its march until Pueblo was reached November 1, 1847, having brought the immense train safely through to this point. Here the regiment was divided, companies A, B, C and D were detailed for duty in Pueblo, and the other six companies with a new company L, that had been attached to it were ordered to Rio Frio, midway though the mountains and about 25 miles east of the city of Mexico.  
        At this place several soldiers were killed in skirmishes with guerrillas who infested the mountainous districts--the regiment being kept in active ser¬vice in this way until the war closed.
        Peace was declared in June, 1848, and the army began its return to the United States. The 5th O. V. I. reached New Orleans on July 4, 1848, from thence to Cincinnati, where the several companies were mustered out of the service of the United States from the 24th to the 26th of July, 1848.
        The regimental loss during its brief service was very large. Seventy ¬four men lost their lives in skirmishes with the guerrilla bands and from diseases incident to the Mexican climate.

(From the book Official roster of the soldiers of the state of Ohio in the War of the Rebellion, 1861-1866
Akron :: Werner Co.,, 1895

Levi W. Medaris

Pvt. Company B, 1st Ohio Infantry

(son of Washington 6, Oliver 5) 

Sanders Medaris

15th US Infantry, Illinois

(son of Malachi 7, Thomas 6, Charles 5)

Spanish American War

From the Compiled Index to Soldiers who served in the Spanish American War

The Spanish-American War (1898) marked the emergence of the United States as a great power and the advent of American overseas imperialism.

Combat lasted only 10 weeks, but it proved one-sided and decisive. In the Pacific, Commodore George DEWEY steamed swiftly from Hong Kong aboard his flagship Olympia, one of the modern steel cruisers of the "new navy" fashioned in the 1880s and '90s. Dewey's squadron slipped into Manila harbor and on May 1 destroyed the obsolete Spanish fleet lying at anchor. Reinforced by the army in June, Dewey besieged the Spanish garrison in Manila, capturing the city on August 13. In July--to support these combined operations--the U.S. Navy had seized Spanish Guam and previously unclaimed Wake Island, and Congress by joint resolution had annexed Hawaii.

In the Caribbean, Spanish ships under Adm. Pasqual Cervera sailed safely into the harbor of Santiago de Cuba. By the end of May, however, they were blockaded there by U.S. naval forces. U.S. troops under Gen. William R. SHAFTER landed in Cuba in late June and pressed toward Santiago. These ground forces included the regular army as well as special volunteer regiments, the most famous of which were the ROUGH RIDERS, led by Theodore ROOSEVELT and Leonard WOOD. The Americans were victorious at the battles of El Caney and San Juan Hill on July 1. Determined to maintain Spain's honor, Cervera made a dash for the open sea on July 3, although the imbalance between his outdated Spanish vessels and the modern American ships off Cuba was almost as great as the disparity between the fleets in the Philippines. The guns of the new battleships and cruisers commanded by Rear Admiral William T. SAMPSON and Commodore Winfield Scott SCHLEY sank most of the Spanish ships in less than 4 hours. Spain suffered 474 casualties to only 2 for the United States. On July 17, Santiago and Cuba's 24,000 Spanish troops surrendered. Madrid sued for peace 9 days later.

(Grolliers Encyclopedia) 

James F. Medearis

Captain Company C, 2nd Arkansas Infantry

(James Frank son of Wilson Frank Jr. 3, Wilson Frank 2, James Wilson 1)

Robert D. Medearis

regimental info unknown

(Robert Dudley son of Wilson Frank Jr. 3, Wilson Frank 2, James Wilson 1)

John W. Medaris

Pvt. Wagoner Company A, 2nd U.S. Volunteer Infantry

(John Wesley son of Wilson Frank 2, James Wilson 1) 

Percy H. Medaris

Crpl. Company K, 3rd Ohio Infantry

(son of Charles Fletcher 7, George W. 6, Oliver 5))