The Descendancy of

Rice Medaris (4)

(John Thomas 3, Charles 2, Domingo 1)


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Rice Medaris (4) (John Thomas 3, Charles 2, Domingo 1) was born about 1745-50 in Middlesex County, Virginia. Rice married Miss Rachael McPheeters (often spelled McPeters) on the 18 June 1775.  Rachel was b. in 1751 according to the 1850 Flag of 1776census.  She was the daughter of Charles and Mary Ann McDowell McPheeters.

(What's in a name? Rice)

Rice is listed in Benjamin Cleveland's (Militia) District in Surry County, NC in the 1774 poll tax.  On Cleveland's list for 1775 he is listed with Gabriel Loving and Daniel Sisk, each paying a poll.  He is listed in William Reynold's District in 1782 with 11 horses and 3 head of cattle and his name is spelled Mederest.  He is listed as Madaris in 1 poll in 1784 and by 1785 he was also listing 100 acres of land.  In 1786 he is listed in Alexander Gordon's District with only one poll, but in 1787 he fails to appear. They settled in Caldwell and Burke Counties, North Carolina. He lived in Burke County, Morgan District at the time of the 1790 Census.

On the 21 Mar 1778, Rice is listed as living on an improvement included in an entry made by William Loving (Entry #42; Land Entry Book 1778-1781). This property was located on the south side of the Yadkin River. His name is listed as Rice Moderist.  He is listed in the 1790 Burke County Federal Census as Medecarst. (Credits "Some Pioneers From Wilkes County, North Carolina" compiled by Mrs. W.O. Absher)

Other neighbors of Rice were the Davis' possibly the relatives of Rice's mother Rachel Davis Medearis. Probably the most famous resident of the Yadkin River Valley was Daniel Boone and it is likely that Rice and Daniel Boone were friends.  Members of both families would eventually inter-marry.

Rice worked as a BlackSmith and was a Private in the Revolutionary war . Rice was "a soldier in the company of North Carolina Militia commanded by Capt. Silas Martin, whose company belonged to the Regiment of militia, commanded by Colonel Benjamin Cleavland" according to his Pension Application. He was first enlisted on the 13 June 1777, and was enlisted for the Cherokee Indian War. Soon after his return, Rice, was again called to action against the Tories. He fought at the battle of "The Hanging Rock", "The Gum ??? Springs (which was fought against the Tories and the British Army), and "The Battle of Kings Mountain". Rice retired from the service in March 1782.

Rice and Rachel had the following children:

  1. Rice Medaris (5) b. 1776.  Little is known about this Rice except he was residing in Burke County, NC in 1800 next to his brother William.  There is some strong suspicion and evidence that he might be the real father of Gabriel, making Gabriel a grandchild to Rice (5) instead of his son.  It is also suspected that this Rice married a Loving daughter as the names passed down are found in both the Medaris and Loving families.
  2. Millie Medaris (5) b. abt 1775, married John Hayes of Watauga County, NC.
  3. William H. Madearis (5) born in 1781, married Susanna Nicholson.
  4. Charles Medaris (5) b. abt 1781-2, married Barbara Grider.
  5. Sarah "Sally" Medaris (5) b. abt 1789, d.1869 in Russell, Kent. Married James Grider .
  6. John Washington Medaris (5) b. 1792, married twice.
  7. Oliver Medaris (5) born in 1796, d. 1878, married twice.
  8. James Andrew Mederis (5) b. 16 Aug. 1797, d. 1 Oct. 1883, married Patricia "Patty" Martha Buckner.
  9. Gabriel Loving Medaris (5) b. 1805, married Rebecca Davis.

Rice died on 22 July 1824 in Burke County, NC. Rachael applied for Rice's Pension in 1836.

Rice's descendants use the spellings (in alph. order)  Madaris, Medaris, Medearis, McDaris and McDearis. The continued use of the spelling McDaris did not occur until the 1830's and was first used by Rice's son Oliver (5). This apparently occurred in relation to a land dispute and possibly the social pressures of the North Carolina mountains to be Scottish. It is likely that the children of Rice picked up the speech pattern of Rachel and developed the phonetic "Mick" or "Mack" in their speech. The first appearance of the McDaris spelling shows on Rice's Pension application. This document was dictated by the acting Justice of Buncombe County, North Carolina on the stories that Rachel told.  Rachel was 93 years old at the time. Because she was elderly she could not travel to the courthouse, therefore, the acting Justice traveled to her to create the documents.  It seems certain that Rachel's Scottish accent created the phonetics documented on these papers. All other documents regarding Rice's service records, census records and etc., that would have been based on Rice's speech, use the spelling Medaris.

BURKE CO.. NORTH CAROLINA  LAND  GRANTS

1751-1809 by Edith Huggins          #975.685 r2H v. 3

Petition by inhabitants of Mulberry & Parks (?) for road from Pakabery Rd. from Wilk(e)s to Morganton, across ridge to road that leads to the horseford or Ironworks: Wm Edmisten, Jesse Boone, George Dowell, Len Estes, George Hays, Jonathan Boone, Jesse Willson, Jeremiah Pu......., Gabriel Loving, Deep Water, Rice Medaris, John Powers, Thos. Coleman, Abel Crisp, John Crisp, Wm. Fitzyarrel, Michael W. Rice, Nathan Smith, Simon Ramsey, John Step, Ansel Yarnel, Wm Medaris, Simon Slary (O?), Jeremiah Smith, George Holloway, Drewry Pierce, William Loving. 

(CR: 1790, 1800, 1820  Burke Co., North Carolina)

(credits 00, 18, 181, 266)


Generation 5


Millie Medaris (5) (Rice 4) b. abt 1775 married John Hayes of Watauga County, NC.

Millie and John had the following known children:

  1. Ransom Hayes (6) b. 1805; d. Mar. 1868. He married Sarah "Sally" Greene .
  2. Rachel Hayes (6) b. 1807; d. 05 Feb. 1895 in North Carolina.  She married Reuben Coffey. They were living in Cocke County, Tenn. at the 1850 census.
  3. Alfon Hayes (6) b. 1807 married Martha Harrison .
  4. Rice Hayes (6) married Elizabeth Cook .
  5. Sarah Hayes (6) b. 1809 married McCaleb Coffee .
  6. Charles Hayes (6) married Aley Lewis .
  7. George Hayes (6) b. 1811 married Mary "Polly" Smith .

John and Millie were living with their daughter, Sarah, in Watauga County at the time of the 1850 Census. Millie also shows in documents with the spelling of Maderas. John Hayes was a documented friend of Daniel Boone. The land known as Boonesboro, was obtained by Daniel Boone from John Hayes.

(credits 18, 25)


William H. Medaris (5) (Rice 4) was born in 1781 in Wilkes County, North Carolina. William married Susanna Nicholson who was b. 1781 in NC.

    In 1870, William is 95 yrs old, living in the home of his son, William in Towns County, Georgia.  According to this record, William was born in 1775.

William and Susanna had the following children:

  1. Charles Arthur Medearis (6) married Rachel J. ???
  2. Rice Madaris (6) b. 1801, married 1) Mary Elizabeth Moore, 2) Mary Nichols.
  3. William H. Madearis Jr. (6) b. 1802, married Bathsheba Puett.
  4. Jane Medaris (6) b. 1804, she married Rice Coffee.
  5. John Medaris (6) b. between 1800 - 1810, found in the 1830 Buncombe Co, NC census.
  6. Susan "Sukey" Elizabeth Mederis (6) b. 11 June 1809 in Burke Co., NC, d. 9 Mar 1903 in Cherokee Co., NC. She married Silas M. Green.
  7. Rachel Mederis (6) b. 18 Feb. 1811 in Burke Co., NC, d. 30 Oct. 1890 in Clay Co., NC. She married John Padgett abt. 1831 in Rutherford Co., NC.
  8. Ellen Mederis (6) b. 23 Jan 1813 in Burke Co., NC, d. 18 Feb. 1898 in Cherokee Co., NC.  She married Daniel Green .
  9. James Hiram Madaris (6) b. 1816 in Rowan Co., NC, married Elizabeth "Betsy" Boone .
  10. Sarah Mederis (6) b. 16 Aug. 1818 in Rowan Co., NC, d. Dec. 1914.  She married Thomas Green.
  11. Robert Madearis (6)

(CR: 1800, 1810, 1820, 1830 Burke Co., North Carolina; 1840, 1850, 1860 Cherokee Co., North Carolina)

(credits 00, 18, 104)


Charles Medaris (5) (Rice 4) was born around 1781-2. Charles married Barbara Grider born 26 Dec 1781 in Burke Co. N.C. Barbara was the daughter of John and Isabella Blair Grider. She is the sister to James Grider who married Sarah,Charles' sister.

(Barbara's grandmother, Sarah Morgan, was a first cousin of Daniel Boone's. Sarah Morgan's father was John Morgan.  His sister, also named Sarah Morgan, was Daniel's mother.)

Charles died 31 Mar. 1846. His will was probated at the Adair County, Kentucky, Court House on Monday the 6th day of April 1846.

Barbara's obituary in the Nashville (Tennessee) Christian Advocate reads:

Sept. 14, 1872
BARBARA MEDARIS born Jan. l, 1781; died Adair Co., Ky. Aug. 27, 1872; d/o John and Isabella Grider and w/o Charles Medaris who died March 31, 1846.

Charles and Barbara had the following children:

  1. Keziah Medaris (6) b. in North Carolina in 1801, and died in Rush County, Indiana in 1885. She married Moses Ferris (Ferree).
  2. Austin Medaris (6) b. 26 Mar 1805. He married Lydia Booher .
  3. Rebecca Medaris (6) b. 11 Sept. 1807
  4. Moses Medaris (6) b. 13 July 1814, d. 20 Jan 1900. He married Martha Emiline Murrell on 15 Feb. 1845.
  5. Elijah Medaris (6) b. 1810, married Mary S. Hart or Hurt.
  6. Rice Medaris (6) b. 22 Mar 1817 in Montgomery Co., Kentucky, d. 28 Nov. 1908 in Illinois. He was married twice.
  7. Colbert Medaris (6) married Amelia "Millie" E. Bradshaw on 15 Nov. 1848.
  8. Roberson Medaris (6) b. abt 1818, married Felicia McClain.
  9. Mariah Medaris (6) b. abt 1822, married Nathaniel Maxwell Collins.
  10. Clarissa Medaris (6) b. 16 Feb. 1811 in Adair Co., Kentucky; d. 05 Aug. 1879 in Brownsville, Tennessee. She married Jesse Murell.
  11. Louvenia Medaris (6) b. August 1822, KY; d. 30 Mar 1871; married Anderson Winfree, on 10 Feb. 1845 in Adair Co., KY, . Anderson is son of William and Maria Miller Winfree .
  12. Thursey S. Medaris (6) b. 27 July 1824 in Adair County, Kentucky married Seth Jefferson Bradshaw.

(CR: 1800 Rowan Co., North Carolina; 1830, 1840 Adair Co., Kentucky; Barbara 1850 Rush Co., Indiana and 1850 Adair Co., Kentucky)

(credits 18, 38, 39, 49, 75, 88)


Sarah "Sally" Medaris (5) (Rice 4) b. abt 1789 in NC., d.1869 in Russell, Kent. Sarah married James Grider born 05 Sept. 1783 in Burke, Co. NC. James was the brother to Barbara Grider who married Sarah's brother Charles.

(James' grandmother, Sarah Morgan, was a first cousin of Daniel Boone's.  Sarah Morgan's father was John Morgan had a sister, also named Sarah Morgan, who was Daniel's mother.)

Sarah and James had the following children:

  1. Hamilton Grider (6) b. 1805 in Ky. married Sally Bailey on 6/22/1825 d. in Vermillion Ill. They died before 1854 as proved by an Adair Co. KY court order dated 5 June 1854 in which Elzy Bailey was appointed guardian of [seven children] infant heirs of Hamilton Grider, deceased.
  2. Wesley Grider (6) b. 1809, married Lucy Holt on 10/11/1828
  3. Betsy Grider (6) b. 1812, married Alfred Grider on 4/11/1829 in Adair Ky.
  4. Sarah "Sallie" Grider (6) b. 12 May 1816; d. 27 July 1900. She married David Bryant on 14 Jan. 1834. They are buried in the Lander Bryant Cemetery in Adair Co., KY
  5. Wilkerson Grider (6) b. 1 Jan 1815, d. 1868, married 1) Sally Holt, 2) Sarah Stapp, 18 May 1844 in Russell Co. KY
  6. William Grider (6) married Isabell Bailey in Russell Ky. on 7/28/1836. There is question of William's middle name as Preston.
  7. John F. Grider (6) b. 1823, in Russell Ky. d. 2 May 1852, married ???? Pescoe. There is discussion among the Grider descendants as to whether John is truly a son of James and Sarah. 
    * One researcher states: John F. Grider is not the son of James and Sarah. I have in my possession copies of papers from Henderson Co. TN stating that Silas Grider was appointed guardian of Sarah F. Grider, dau. of John F. Grider of Henderson Co. KY. Kentucky Vital Statistics show that John F. Grider died in 1852 of measles. In his household in 1850 Henderson C. KY census are Pekoe children.
Another points out: (That researcher) is basing her claim on the fact that guardian bonds at the Henderson county court house show Silas as guardian to Sarah Ann Grider, minor child of John F. Grider. However, the bonds do not state that John F. was a son of Silas. I would guess that John giving guardianship of his daughter to Silas could indicate that he was John's father, but it is not definite proof. I'm not saying (the other) is wrong; I just think more proof is needed. However, knowing (this researchers) background, I know she is very good at this stuff, and I wouldn't necessarily want to bet against her theory.
I guess each individual will have to decide for his or her self. As my main concern is this site, I will leave the Grider debate up to the Grider descendants. Hopefully we will be updated if this issue is resolved.
  1. Rachael Grider (6) b. 01 April 1824 in Adair County, Kentucky, d. 30 Dec 1914 in Glensfork, Adair County, Kentucky at the age of 90 yrs, 8 mths and 29 days.  She married Michael Green McKinley on 2/25/1845.  She is buried in Blair cemetery near Glensfork.
  2. Anna Grider (6) b. 12 Sept. 1827 in Russell County, Kentucky; d. 13 May 1911 in Russell County, Kentucky. She married John Pierce a farmer who was b. 07 Mar 1826 in Adair County, Kentucky; d. 28 Feb 1911 in Russell Springs, Russell County, Kentucky. They married 24 Jan 1853 in Russell County, Kentucky. John was believed to be the son of James and Nancy Blankenship Pearce (Pierce).
  3. Lucinda Grider (6) b. 1828, d. 1864, married Charles McKinley.

(credits 38, 39, 227)



John Washington Medaris (5) (Rice 4) b. abt 1792 in Burke County, North Carolina, d. 1870 in Wright Co., Missouri. John was married to Jane Green who died in Indiana.

    In the 1870 Missouri census, Lucinda A. Shelton Key "Lucy", is living in the household of John and is listed as his wife.  According to records, Lucy married a John W. McDaris in Wright Co., Missouri on 29 Jan 1865. The children listed in this record are Lucy's childen from her first marriage and are all "Keys".

    Lucy A. Shelton had married 1) John M. Key and resided in Wright County, Missouri. John was a member of the Union Army and was shot and killed on 09 Mar 1862 in Wright Co., MO, while taking corn from the field of Phillip Key. It is unclear if Phillip was a relative of John's but everything indicates that they were. Phillip a soldier for the Confederate Army was later killed by Federals.

John and Jane had the following children:

  1. William Harvey McDaris (6) b. 1822, married Isabell Pyatt.
  2. Rice Puett McDaris (6) b. 1826, married Margaret Jane Carson.
  3. Robert Notion Medaris (6) b. 12 Apr. 1824 in Burke County, North Carolina; d. 9 Sept. 1909, married Mary A. Simpson.
  4. Rufus S. Medaris (6) b. 1830, died 1856. He married Manervy J. Prater.
  5. James Medaris (6) married Eliz ????.
  6. John Washington McDaris Jr. (6) b. 1832, 1) to Eliza C. ????, 2) Sarah C. ????.
  7. Caroline D. Medaris (6) b. 1835
  8. Doctor Boyd McDaris (Doc) (6) b. 1837, married 1) Sarah A. Forgenson, 2) Sarah L. Murry.
  9. Susan I. Medaris (6) b. 1841
  10. Mary (Polly) Emaline Medaris (6) b. 1844
  11. Sarah Medaris (6)

(CR: 1820, 1830 Burke Co., North Carolina; 1840 McMinn Co., Tennessee; 1850 Cherokee Co., North Carolina; 1860, 1870 Wright Co., Missouri)

(credits 17, 18, 38, 39, 55, 68)



Oliver M. Medaris (5) (Rice 4) was born in 1796 most likely in Burke County, North Carolina. Oliver was married twice. He married 1) Malinda Sarah "Sally" Buckner on 10 Sept. 1815 in Burke County, NC. Witnesses to their marriage was John Hayes, well known friend of Daniel Boone's and Daniel Moore. Sarah Buckner had a sister Pattie , who married Oliver's brother James . Sarah "Sally" died in Buncombe County, NC on 12 July 1848. There is an obituary for "Malinda Sarah Buckner Medaris" in the Flat Creek Baptist Church minutes from 1848.

(what's in a name? Oliver)

"FLAT CREEK CHURCH called upon to announce the death of our dear Sister Sallie McDaris which took place 12th July 1848 at her husbands own dwelling. She livd a member in said church 12 or 15 years beloved by many. An excellent neighbour an affectionate wife and tender mother aged 49 years She changed her earthly house of clay for a spiritual building eternal in the heavens and left many friends. Professed to see her way clear to go home to her everlasting rest. She left a kind husband and brothers and sisters and weeping children to mourn the loss of her sweet and agreeable company but we doubt not but her happiness is complete in her heavenly home above. Farewell we hope to meeet her again Flat Creek Church 2nd Septr 1848"

After Sarah's death  Oliver married 2) Rebecca Loving. All of Oliver's children were born to Sarah. Oliver and Rebecca had no children together. However, a mystery surrounds several children who show in the census records with Oliver and Rebecca who appear to use the Medaris name. They appear to be children of Rebecca's. The question is, was Rebecca married to another Medaris before Oliver, or did she change her children's names to Medaris?

There is a court dispute after Oliver's death regarding the disbursement of his belongings with these children. In the Old Buncombe County Heritage Book, page 150, entry #231, in records provided by the Bell Family Descendants, it states: (3) John Bell (1813-1863) married Elizabeth McDarris , born 1815, daughter of Oliver and Rebecca (Loving) McDarris. However Elizabeth was no doubt the daughter of Oliver and Sally Buckner.

There is also question as to the last name of Rebecca. Many researchers have listed it as Loving, but further research will be needed to determine if Rebecca's last name was or was not Loving. This type of conflicting information is what makes genealogy so challenging. If you have any good sound evidence please share it with us to make this information as accurate as possible.

Oliver died in Buncombe County in 1878, and is buried, along with Sarah and Rebecca, in Old Flat Creek Baptist Church Cemetery.

Oliver and Sally had the following children:

  1. Elizabeth "Eliza" McDaris (6) b. 18 June 1816 in Buncombe County, NC, d. 6 Sept. 1867 in Buncombe County, NC, married John Bell abt. 1837.
  2. Mary "Polly" Medaris (6) b. Aug. 1819, unmarried.
  3. Melinda "Linda" McDaris (6) b.abt 1822, married Anderson Tatum Buckner.
  4. James Andrew McDaris (6) b. 22 June 1824, married Rebecca Chambers.
  5. Gabriel Loving McDaris (6) b. 1826, married Minerva Bryant.
  6. William F. Medaris (6) b. 1828
  7. Sarah Jane "Sallie" Medaris (6) b. 16 Sept. 1832; 07 Dec. 1898. She married George Washington Bryan.
  8. Oliver Erwin McDaris (6), b. Dec. 1837, unmarried, d. 14 Oct. 1864.
  9. Nancy Carolyn "Nan" McDaris (6)b. about 1835, married Stephen Morgan.

 

(CR: 1820 Burke Co., North Carolina, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870 Buncombe Co., North Carolina)

(credits 00, 18, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 38, 39)


James Andrew Mederis (5) (Rice 4) b. 16 Aug. 1797, in Guilford County, NC. d. 1 Oct 1883 in Blairsville, Union County,  Ga. He married Patricia "Patty" Martha Buckner about 1817 in North Carolina. Patricia was a sister to Sarah, James and Martha Mederiswife of Oliver (5), James' brother. She was b. 3 Sept. 1797, d. 22 Jan 1887.

James and Patty are buried in the Philadelphia Baptist Church Cemetery , near Blairsville, Union County, Georgia. They lived in an area just west of Blairsville formerly known as Young Cane.

      James and Patty had the following children:

          1. Robert Henry McDaris (6) b. 01 Feb. 1818 d. 01 Aug. 1907 married Mary "Polly" Chambers
          2. Rachel Mederis (6) b. 1820 married 1) Manuel McCoy 2) William Self . Rachel and William are buried near Copperhill, Tenn.
          3. Rice Mederis (6) possibly James Rice. b. abt 1822 d. abt 1842 in Buncombe Co. NC
          4. William Taylor Medearis (6) b. 27 Dec 1826 d. 11 Mar 1903. Married Rachel Reid, daughter of John and Nancy Logan Reid.  She was the sister of Jane Reid, who married William's brother James.
          5. Matilda Medaris (6) b. 25 Nov. 1828 d. 14 Sept.. 1909 married Owen Brigman.
          6. James R. Medaris (6) b. 1831, He married Martha Jane Reid.
          7. Charles W. Medaris (6) b. 14 Nov. 1832 d. 13 Nov. 1910 married Susannah Gaddis.
          8. John W. Medaris (6) b.08 March 1835 d. 11 October 1925 married Barbara Ellen Self.
          9. Martha Jane Medaris (6) b. 1839, married Robert L. Cutcher.
          10. Harvey Perkins Medaris (6) b. 17 Apr 1841 d. 01 Jun 1908.
          11. Rufus McDaris (6) b. 1842. Married ????.
          12. Mary Mederis (6) b. 1844 d. 16 Mar 1916 married Joseph Baldridge. Both are buried at Philadelphia Baptist Church Cemetery, Union Co., GA.
          13. Henry Mederis (6) b. 1846

(CR: 1840, 1850 Buncombe Co., North Carolina; 1860, 1870 Union Co., Georgia)

(credits 18, 29, 38, 39)


Gabriel Loving Medaris (5) (Rice 4) born in 1805, he married Rebecca Davis, who was born in 1806. Gabriel fought in the 1st Tennessee Cavalry, (Carter's) Company C.

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Gabriel and Rebecca were very prolific and had the following children:

  1. Nancy Caroline Medaris (6) b. 1830, married John Baker 
  2. Rachael A. Medaris (6) b. abt. 1831 married Samuel Baker on 25 April 1853 in Tennessee.
  3. Oliver Cromwell Medaris (6) was born in McMinn County, Tennessee in 1831.
  4. Alfred B. Medaris (6) b. 1832. He married Mary A. Hamilton.
  5. William P. Medaris (6)b. 1835 served as 2nd Lieutenant, 59th Mounted Infantry , Company A.  He was captured on 04 July 1863 at Vicksburg, Mississippi Confederate Flagand sent to a the Prison Camp in Camp Chase, Ohio.  He was paroled by Allegiance.
  1. Hiram Medaris (6) b. 1837  married Sarah Calhoun.
  2. Harriet Medaris (6) b. 1839 appears to have married her brother-in-law Samuel Baker after her sister's death.
  3. Almira Jane Medaris (6) b. 1841
  4. Lucinda Medaris (6) b. 1844
  5. Martha E. Medaris (6) b. 1846
  6. Mary Ann Medaris (6) b. 1848
  7. John J. Medaris (6) b. 1851. Married Dollie ????. Listed in Brown County, Texas, Town of Brownwood in 1880 census.
  8. Rice C. Medaris (6) b. 17 Jan 1853. He married Marilda Caroline "Callie" Owens .

 

(CR: 1830 Buncombe Co., North Carolina; 1840 McMinn Co., Tennessee; 1850 Miegs Co., Tennessee; 1860 McMinn Co., Tennessee; 1870 Bradley Co., Tennessee)

(credits 00, 18, 25, 38, 39, 57, 266)

 


Generation 6



Charles Arthur Medearis (6) (William H. 5, Rice 4) married Rachel J. ????, b. 1811 in Tennessee per the 1850 NC census. One source states he married Helen Black, however in the 1860 Cherokee County, North Carolina census, Charles is still married to Rachel. It is possible that there was a second marriage very late in Charles' life.

Charles and Rachel J. had 5 children:

  1. Martha E. Medearis (7) b. 1838 in McMinn Co., Tenn.
  2. Nancy E. Medearis (7) b. 1842 in McMinn Co., Tenn.
  3. Joseph LaFayette Medearis (7) b. 1844 in Cherokee Co., NC.
  4. Samuel J. Medearis (7) b. 1849 in Cherokee Co., NC.
  5. Charles E. Medearis (7) b. 1851 in Cherokee Co., NC.  He married S. L. ????.
  6. Melvina M. Medearis (7) b. 1853 in Cherokee Co., NC.
  7. William N. Medearis (7) b. 1846 in Cherokee Co., NC.
  8. Susan J. Medearis (7) b. 1851 in Cherokee Co., NC. She married Joseph Quinn.
  9. Robert C. Medearis (7) b. 1857 in Cherokee Co., NC.

(CR: 1840 McMinn Co., Tennessee; 1850, 1860 Cherokee Co., North Carolina; 1870 McMinn Co, Tennessee, 1880 Grayson Co., Texas)

(credits 00, 18, 109, 163)


Rice Madaris (6) (William H. 5, Rice 4) was born in 1801. He married 1) Mary Elizabeth Moore, b. 1806.

Rice and Elizabeth had the following children:

  1. Emeline Medaris (7) b. 15 Nov. 1826 in Burke County, NC; d. 13 June 1915 in Caldwell Co, NC. Married William R. Baker.
  2. Amanda Rebecca Madaris (7) b. 1825-30, married Robert Felix Estes.  She died in 1910 and is buried at Beria Advent Christian Cemetery - Harshaw Cemetery, Lenoir, Caldwell Co., North Carolina.
  3. Mary "Polly" Madaris (7) b. abt 1831 in Burke County, NC,
  4.  William Madaris (7) b. abt 1835 in Burke County, NC.
  5.  John Enzor Medaris (7) b. abt 1836 in Burke County, NC.

     Mary died prior to 1857, Rice married 2) Mary Nichols on 4th Feb. 1847 in Greene, County, Tennessee.  Rice apparently died in the 1860's, as Mary is found living with William P. Griggs in Polk County, Tennessee in 1870.  The relation is unknown, but is is suspected that William's wife Sarah, is a daughter of Mary's from her previous marriage.

(CR: 1830, 1840 Burke Co., North Carolina; 1850 Calswell Co., North Carolina; 1860 Greene Co., Tennessee)

(credits 00, 18, 25, 156, 209)


William H. Madearis Jr. (6) ( William H. 5, Rice 4) Born in North Carolina 1802. He married Bathsheba Puett in Burke County, NC on 23 Mar 1829.  Bathsheba was b. 1803, the daughter of William and Mary Baker Puett. In 1852, William wrote a letter to Sidney Hayes, whom he called cousin. You can view a transcript of this letter and see his signature.

William and Bathsheba moved to Union County, Georgia by 1850 and had the following children:

  1. Nancy Caroline Madearis (7) b. 13 Dec 1829 in NC, d. 09 Jan 1904 in Towns GA. Nancy married John McClure Jr.
  2. Mary Ann Madearis (7) b. 22 Nov. 1831 in NC, d. 27 Apr. 1911. Mary married Aaron Owenby, b. 17 Nov. 1828 in NC. Confederate FlagAaron was a member of the 39th NC Infantry, CSA. He died in Monroe County, Tennessee during what appeared to be a foraging trip on 27 May 1862.
  1. Bathsheba L. Madearis (7) b. Dec. 1837 in Tenn., (source 2 states b. 11 May 1840, NC,) d. 15 Sep 1890. She married Alfred B. Patton , on 01 Nov. 1856 in Union County, Georgia. Alfred was b. 14 Nov 1828, NC, d. 27 Apr 1928. children unknown.
  2. Lorretta Madearis (7) b. 20 Aug. 1840 in North Carolina; d. 05 Aug. 1868 in Welch, Georgia.  She married her first cousin, James Benton Puett, son of Bathsheba's brother William M. Puett who married Sarah Coffey. They were married 25 Aug. US Flag1859.  James was born 08 July 1840 in "Ch. Co. North Carolina" and d. 18 June 1927 in Clay County, North Carolina. James served in the Union Army during the War for Southern Independence as a Private, Co. C, 5th Tennessee Mounted Infantry.
            James and Loretta lived in Towns County, Ga.,. James and Loretta are buried in the Brasstown Cemetery in Young Harris, Towns County, Georgia.

(Note: Sarah Coffey is the daughter of Smith Coffee and Hannah Boone (3) (Jesse Boone 2, Israel Boone 1, - brother of Daniel Boone) (credits 00)

  1. Emaline Madearis (7) b. 1843 in NC ("Caroline" in 1870 census)

 

(CR: 1820, 1830 Burke Co., North Carolina; 1840 Cherokee Co., North Carolina; 1850, 1860, 1880 Union Co., Georgia)

(credits 00, 18, 40, 76, 189)



Jane Medaris (6) ( William H. 5, Rice 4) b. 1804, she married Rice Coffey.  Rice was the son of Levi and Dorothy Edmundson Coffey. This Rice and Jane are found in the 1850 North Carolina Census next to her cousin, William Harvey Medaris (6) (John 6, Rice 5).  In 1870, Rice is living in the household of Jane's sister Rachel Medaris Padgett and family in Hayesville, Clay County, North Carolina.
    1. Levi Coffey (7) b. 1829 in NC; d. 20 Jul 1863 in Knox Co., during the Civil War.  He married Catherine Kilpatrick about 1852 in Cherokee Co. NC.
    2. Doratha Adeline Coffey (7)  22 Sept. 1832 in Cherokee County, North Carolina; d. 29 Nov. 1922 in Notla, Cherokee County, North Carolina.  She married John Abner Kilpatrick.  He is listed on Doratha's death certificate as Riley Kilpatrick.
    3. William R. Coffey (7) b. 1835 in North Carolina.
    4. John R. Coffey (7) b. 1838 in Tennessee.  He married Jane ????.
    5. Noah R. Coffey (7) b. 1840 in Georgia; d. 16 Oct. 1863 of wounds during the Battle of Chickamauga.
    6. Martha A. Coffey (7) 1847 in North Carolina; d. 19 Apr. 1926 in Brasstown, Clay County, North Carolina.  She married Columbus Beach, 25 Aug. 1873 in Brasstown, North Carolina.
    7. Sarah Coffey (7) b. 1848, she married Elijah Kilpatrick, 06 Sept. 1877 in Cherokee County, North Carolina.

(credits 272)


Susan "Sukey" Elizabeth Mederis (6) ( William H. 5, Rice 4) b. 11 June 1809 in Burke Co., NC, d. 9 Mar 1903 in Cherokee Co., NC. She married Silas M. Green in 1824 in North Carolina.  Silas was the son of William Susan Mederisand Elizabeth Green and was born 11 May 1810 in Burke County, North Carolina. Susan and Silas are both buried in the Pine Log Cemetery, Clay County, North Carolina.

Susan and Silas had the following children:

    1. Hiram Green (7) b. 1831, d. 1834
    2. Joseph Henry Green (7) b. 02 Jan 1834, in NC,  d. 1911, Cherokee Co., NC.
    3. Myra Green (7) b. 1836 in Tenn., d. 26 June 1929, she married Samuel Anderson.
    4. Mary Elizabeth "Lizzie" Green (7) b. 1839 in McMinn Co, Tenn., d. 1911, Cherokee Co., NC. She married ???? Haigler .
    5. Elijah Harrison Green (7) b. 31 Oct 1840 in Burke County N.C., d. 24 Mar 1905 possibly Delta County Texas. He married Mary Elizabeth "Betty" King on 29 Dec. 1868 in Cherokee County, North Carolina. She was the daughter of William and Elizabeth King.
    6. Martha Green (7) b. 24 July 1845, d. 05 Aug. 1932. She married ???? Stalcup.
    7. Susan Green (7) b. 1848, d. 20 Feb. 1916, Brasstown, NC. She never married.
    8. Rachel Arminda Green (7) b. 26 Feb. 1852, Cherokee Co., NC, d. 09 Apr. 1919.

Photo: Susan Elizabeth Mederis Green. Taken abt. 1902 just before here death. Contributed by Vickie Fleming, 4th Great Granddaughter of Susan's.

(credits 104, 267)


Rachel Mederis (6) (William H. 5, Rice 4) b. 18 Feb. 1811 in Burke Co., NC, d. 30 Oct. 1890 in Clay Co., NC. She married John Padgett abt. 1831 in Rutherford Co., NC.

Rachel and John had the following children:

  1. Dulcinea Padgett (7) b. abt. 1833 in Rutherford Co., NC. She married John Lyon in Clay Co., NC.
  2. Susan S. Padgett (7) b. 1836 in Rutherford Co., NC. She married ???? Green in Clay Co., NC.
  3.  William Sidney Padgett (7) b. abt. 1838 in Rutherford Co., NC, wounded at the battle of  Fredricksburg he lived two  days and d. 15 Dec. 1862 in Fredericksburg, VA.
  4.  Elijah Blythe Padgett (7) b. Oct. 1840 in Rutherford Co., NC, d. abt. 1909 in Cherokee  Co., NC.  He married Mina Stepp daughter of Jesse Stepp who lived on the side of Mt. Mitchell, NC.  Elijah was wounded in the hip in the War for Southern Independence.
  5. Julia A. Padgett (7) b. 01 Nov. 1842 in Rutherford Co., NC. She married John Parker Kerby,  they moved from N.C. to Colorado.
  6. Salina Padgett (7) b. abt. 1846 in Rutherford Co., NC. She married Andrew J. Curtis in Clay Co., NC. They had no children. She is buried in the Methodist cemetery in Hayesville, Clay Co., N.C. Andrew is the son of Madison and Sarah Warren Curtis , and brother of Julia, Salina's brother Festus' wife.
  7. Rosalie Padgett (7) b. 1848 in Rutherford Co., NC, d. 1918, married Thomas E. Scroggs on 27 Oct. 1881 in Clay Co., NC.
  8. Festus Lander Padgett (7) b. 22 Feb. 1850 in Cleveland Co., NC, d. 06 Nov. 1921 in Clay Co., NC.  He married Julia Curtis, sister of Andrew Curtis, his sister Salina's husband. Lander and Julia are buried at Oak Forest Methodist cemetery in Hayesville, Clay Co., N.C.

(credits 104,144) 


Ellen Mederis (6) (William H. 5, Rice 4) b. 23 Jan 1813 in Burke Co., NC, d. 18 Feb. 1898 in Cherokee Co., NC.  She married Daniel Green in 1835 in NC. He was the son of William and Elizabeth Green.  Some lists have Ellen as Elander, and says she was called "Nellie".

Ellen and Daniel had the following children:

  1. William Marion Green (7) b. 1839 in Tenn., d. 14 May 1874.
  2. Mary Jane Green (7) b. 1841.
  3. Anderson Green (7)

(credits 104)


James Hiram Madaris (6) (William H. 5, Rice 4) b. 1816 in Rowan County, NC. James married Elizabeth "Betsy" Boone who was b. 1815 in Daisey, Tenn. They were married on 30 May 1838 in McMinn County, Tenn. Hiram moved to Cherokee County, NC in the 1840's and just James Hiram Madarisbefore the War for Southern Independence moved to Walker County, Ga. Hiram was a farmer but is not listed as a landowner according to Gary Douglas Madaris (credits #6) , who wrote about Hiram in the "History of Walker County, Georgia". Hiram may have been a sharecropper. The article states that in the 1860 agricultural census "his livestock inventory included 2 horse and 4 head of cattle valued at $290. Hiram harvested 36 bushels of wheat and 300 bushels of corn during the season".

(Elizabeth Boone (4), (Israel 3, Jesse 2, Israel 1, -brother to Daniel Boone)

Hiram and Elizabeth had the following children:

  1. James Marion Madaris (7) b. 24 March 1839 in Tenn.
  2. Thomas Enzer Madaris (7) Confederate Flag b. 16 July 1840 Tenn., served in Company K., 39th Georgia  Volunteer Infantry, Army of Tennessee, CSA, Walker County, Georgia. "Walker County Volunteers". Died in Walker County, Georgia May 07, 1862.
              1. Susan Elizabeth Madaris (7) b. 23 Dec 1842 Tenn. Possilby is the Susan who married William Shepherd on 01 Dec. 1868.
              2. John Cleveland McDearis (7) b. 24 Apr 1844 Tenn., d. 07 July 1928 in Gilmer County, GA.
              3. Sarah Catherine Madaris (7) b. Jan 1846 NC.
              4. Mary Madeline Madaris (7) b. 1847 NC.
              5. Harriet Madaris (7) b. 20 Feb. 1852; d. 02 Mar. 1915. She married John A. Martin.
              6. Virginia D. Madaris (7) b. 11 Dec. 1855 in Tenn., d. 19 Sept. 1916 in Arkansas. She married James Morphew / Murphy.
              7. Hiram "Bud" Milton Madaris (7) b. 1855 Tenn., he married Meriam Tidwell .
              8. California Madaris (7) b. 1857 Tenn.
              9. William (Billy) Madaris (7) b. 1859 Tenn.
              10. Clinton Dewitt Madaris (7) b. 1863 Tenn.,  He married Texas Baxter , 06 Jan 1886 in Hamilton, Tennessee.

Hiram and family moved to Bradley County, Tennessee in 1863, near Cleveland. They returned to Georgia in the 1880's to Walker County, near Cooper Heights. Hiram died on 4 July 1892 at the age of 76. He is buried in the Chickamauga Ga. Cemetery in an unmarked grave.

McMinn County, Tennessee
DEED BOOK I
Page 49

133 15 Jan 1844 Heirs of ISRAEL BOONE, dec'd, to ALLEN BOONE;
land where old JESSE BOONE lived;
signed by JOHN, ISRAEL, SALLY and DANIEL BOON, JOHN CANSLER, DAVID MOSS, and HIRAM MEDARIS.

134 No Date Heirs of ISRAEL BOON to SARAH BOON;
land on Middle Creek where old ELI COFFEY lived;
signed by JOHN, ALLEN, JACOB, and DANIEL BOON, DAVID MOSS, JOHN CANSLER and HIRAM MEDARIS.
Proven 1 Jul 1846

(Photo credit: Gary Madaris)

(CR: 1860 Walker Co., Georgia; 1850 Cherokee Co., North Carolina, 1870 Bradley Co., Tennessee; 1880 Marion Co., Tennessee)

(credits 00, 06, 18, 62, 106)  

Sarah Mederis (6) (William H. 5, Rice 4) b. 16 Aug. 1818 in Rowan Co., NC, d. Dec. 1914.  She married Thomas Green on 07 Dec. 1838. Thomas was the son of William and Elizabeth Green.

Sarah and Thomas had the following children:

  1. Mary Adeline Green (7) b. 1841 in NC. Married ???? Moore, in NC.
  2. Andrew Jackson Green (7) b. 1843 in NC., d. 13 May 1924 in Brasstown, NC.
  3. Amanda Green (7) b. 1846 in NC. She married ???? Brown.
  4. Samuel H. Green (7) b. 04 June 1851 in Cherokee Co., NC, d. 11 Dec. 1934 in Brasstown, NC. Samuel married Mary Brown Johnson on 08 Dec. 1872.

(credits 104)


Keziah Medaris (6) (Charles 5, Rice 4) b. in North Carolina in 1801, and died in Rush County, Indiana in 1885. She married Moses Ferris (Ferree) b. in Bracken County, Ky., in 1795, and died in Rush County, Ind., in 1863. They moved from Indiana to Ohio in 1836.

Keziah and Moses had the following known children:

  1.  John W. Ferris (Ferree) (7) b. 12 Aug. 1821 in Clermont County, Ohio; d. 15, Mar. 1895. He married Sarah "Sallie" Winship on 21 Sept. 1844. Sallie was b. 31 Oct. 1824 in Rush County, Indiana, the daughter of Jesse Winship.  She died 03 Aug. 1905.
  2. ???? Ferris (7) son killed at Resaca, GA. in War for Southern Independence.
  3. ???? Ferris (7) son injured severely at Columbus, Tenn., during War for Southern Independence.

 

HISTORY OF RUSH COUNTY, INDIANA: From the earliest time to the present, with biographical sketches, notes, etc. Illustrated; Chicago: Brant & Fuller, 1888, p 357. Bracken County.

JOHN W. FERREE, a native of Clermont County, Ohio, was born August 12th, 1821, son of Moses and Keziah (Medaris) Ferree, and is of French extraction. The father of this gentleman was born in Bracken County, Ky., in 1795, and died in Rush County, Ind., in 1863. The mother of Mr. Ferree was born in North Carolina in 1801, and died in this county in 1885. They were members of the Methodist Episcopal Church and were known as zealous Christian people. The family here written of emigrated to Indiana from Ohio in 1836, and settled in Rush County, where the subject of this sketch has since resided. Our subject was reared on the farm and received such education as the pioneer schools of the county afforded. In 1852, he located on the farm where he now resides, and has continued his agricultural vocation with much success. The marriage of Mr. Ferree occurred September 21st, 1844, to Miss Sallie Winship, who was born in Rush County, Ind., in 1824, a daughter of Jesse Winship, Sr., one of the pioneers of this county. They have three children, viz.: Elizabeth, William F., and John Locke. Mr. Ferree is a Republican of the true type, and in 1876, was elected to fill the office of County Commissioner for the Third District which position he filled with much credit to himself. He had two brothers in the late war; one was killed at Resaca, and the other was seriously wounded at Columbus, Tenn. Mrs. Ferree is a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, and the family is extensively known and highly respected.

Ferree Medaris Winship = Clermont-OH Rush-IN OH TN

(CR: 1850 Rush Co., Ind.)



Austin Medaris (6) ( Charles 5, Rice 4) b. 26 Mar 1805 in Kentucky. He married 1) Lydia Booher (Bocher) 03 Dec 1826 in Adair Co., Kent. Lydia was b. 13 Jul 1803, Adair Co., Kentucky; d. May 1860 in Batavia, Clermont County, Ohio of Dropsey. She was 59 year old.  Lydia was the daughter of John and Nancy Wheat Booher.

Austin and family moved to Tazewell, Illinois in 1830.  They appear in the Kentucky and Illinois census, pinpointing the move in the summer of 1830.

Austin and Lydia had the following children.

  1. Nancy B. Medaris (7) Twin b. 27 Jan 1828, d. 14 Feb. 1892 in Pike County, Ill. Nancy married Thomas Harvey.
  2. Harvey Medaris (7) b. Twin 27 Jan 1828. He married 1) Nancy Ladd; 2) Rachel A. Jones
  3. Senith A. Medaris (7) b. 23 July 1830 in Pike County, Illinois; d. 02 Jan. 1893. She married John A. Hall.

Austin remarried about 1861 to 2) Abbie McDow in Illinois and they had the following children:

      1. Charles Robinson Medaris (7) b. Apr. 1862 in Illinois.  He married Lulia Orpha McLaughlin in 1891. 
      2. Rice Austin Medaris (7) b. 15 May 1864 in Illinois; d. 27 Dec 1916 in Springfield, Sangamon, Illinois.  He married Mary E. Stewart, 26 Sept 1889 in Sangamon County, Illinois.


(CR: 1830 Adair Co., Kentucky; 1830 Montgomery Co., Illinois, 1850, 1860 Pike Co., Illinois)

(credits 18, 197)


Moses Medaris (6) ( Charles 5, Rice 4) b. 13 July 1814; d. 20 Jan 1900. He married Martha "Patsy" Emiline Murrell on 15 Feb. 1845. She was the daughter of John and Mary Murrell.

It appears that Moses was possibly named after his mother's brother Moses Grider. This family lived in Adair County, Kentucky, in the Harmony District.  Moses and Martha are buried in Garnett Cemetery, Adair County, Kentucky.

Moses and Martha had the following children:

  1. Cornelia Patra Medaris (7) b. 23 Nov 1845 in Gadberry, Adair, Kent. She married William Henry Young.
  2. John F. Medaris (7) unmarried.
  3. Locy Emaline Medaris (7) married Hector O. Loy.
  4. Melford Rice Medaris (7) married Cynthia Loy.
  5. Mary Lobban Medaris (7) b. 08 Feb. 1854 in Gadberry, Adair County, Kentucky; d. 24 Nov. 1926 in Jackson Co. OK.  She married Charles Lafayette Dillingham.
  6. Charles Murrell Medaris (7) b. 21 April 1857, in Adair County, Kent. d. 8 Oct 1901 Gadberry, Adair, Kent. He married Lena Mae Royse.

 

Adair County (KY) News
Wednesday, January 24, 1900

Mr. Moses Medaris, an old and highly respected citizen of Adair county, died at his late residence near Glenville [now called Glensfork], last Saturday.  He was 86 years old, and was quite feeble several months before his death.  He leaves a wife and four of five children.


Wednesday, January 17, 1900 edition

Mr. Mose Medaris is quite ill. (Joppa community newsletter)

Mr. Mose Medaris, one of Adair county's best citizens, is very low with kidney trouble and is not expected to survive. He is in his 85th year. (In the Personal Mention column.)


 

Wednesday, February 7, 1900

Adair County News

Obituary

Mr. Mose Medaris was born July 13, 1814 and died January 20, 1900.

He was married February 15, 1845, to Martha Murrell, and to them were born six children, three boys and three girls, all of whom are still living and the widow to mourn the loss of their father and husband.

Mr. Medaris had lived in the Glensfork creek country [in eastern Adair County] for several years, and was a good neighbor, a kind husband and a loving father; and all can join me in saying that the neighborhood has lost a good citizen and the family their best friend.

Just a little while before he died, he professed faith in Christ, and seemed to be happy until death; though he was conscious of everything and showed all signs of being very happy even in the last moments.

And now to the widow, children and friends, let us all so live that we can meet him in the Canaan land where parting will be no more.

The writer conducted a short funeral service at the home of the deceased, after which he was laid to rest in the Garnett grave-yard to await the resurrection.

/s/ J.A. Johnson.


Wednesday, March 14, 1900

Mrs. Patsy Madaris, Mrs. Malinda Frankum and Mrs. Malinda White, of the Fairplay country, are lying very low at their respective homes. (In the Personal Mention column.)

* * * * *

Wednesday, March 21, 1900

Obituary

Mrs. Martha Medaris was born in Adair county, Kentucky, July 29, 1817, and died at her home, near Glenville, March 13, 1900. She was the daughter of John and Mary Murrell, who have long since passed from earth to heaven. She was a sister of Rev. S.L. Murrell, of the Louisville Conference, who was for four years Presiding Elder of the Columbia District. She was the last of her father's family, save one, Jesse Q. Murrell, once a merchant of this town, now living in Fort Worth, Texas. He is now nearly ninety years old and is in good health.

She was married to Moses Medaris February 15, 1845, who departed this life about two months hence in hope of a blessed immortality, and she has quickly gone to join him on the other bright shore to part no more. She was converted when quite young and joined the Methodist church, and for nearly seventy years walked in the light of God's truth, and let her light shine before those around her, and especially around her home. She was never very vigorous, but had a good measure of energy, and was busy all through life. She was very even tempered, rarely if ever, showing any lack of patience.

She was a good neighbor, and was greatly beloved by those with whom she mixed and mingled. She never recovered from the shock her husband's death gave her.

May the God of all consolation comfort the hearts of all the children and grandchildren and help them to be ready to meet Him when death shall come    

/s/ Jesse L. Murrell.

(CR: 1850, 1860 Adair Co., Kentucky)

(credits 18, 88, 207, 257)


 

Elijah Medaris (6) ( Charles 5, Rice 4) b. 1810, married Mary S. Hurt. There was question of Mary's maiden name being "Hart". It is likely that Mary's maiden name is actually Hurt as it is a common name in the area, where Hart does not appear in the census. Also a "Hurt" child was living with Elijah and Mary in the 1850 Adair Co. KY census.

Elijah and Mary had the following known children:

  1. Meeky Jane Medaris (7) b. abt. 1846, married William O. Butler

 

(CR: 1840 Accomack Co., Virginia; 1840, 1850 Adair Co., Kentucky)

(anonymous contributor)


Rice Medaris (6)  (Charles 5, Rice 4) b. 22 Mar 1817 in Montgomery Co., Kentucky, d. 28 Nov. 1908 in Monticello, Illinois. He married 1) Rosannah Cole on 13 Nov. 1841 in Pike County, Illinois; 2) Mary Cole, Rosannah's sister on 13 Mar. 1846 in Pike County, Illinois. Mary was b. 24 Jan 1827 in Xenia, Ohio, d. 11 Apr 1923 in Monticello, Illinois.

Rice and Mary had the following children all born in Illinois:

  1. Unknown son (7) died in infancy.  It is possible that Rosannah died in childbirth with this child.
  2. Sarah Barbara Medaris (7) b. 1847 never married d. 29 Mar 1926
  3. Joseph Dimmitt Medaris (7) b. 03 Sept 1849 in Perry, Pike County, Illinois, d. 07 June 1933 in Bement, Piatt County, Illinois.  He married Mary Isabelle "Belle" Dawson on 10 Feb. 1874
  4. Rosella Lavena Medaris (7) b. 1852 in Illinois.  She married Nicholas I. Lux.
  5. Samuel C. Medaris (7) b. 1855  in Illinios, d. 22 July 1905; he married Minnie May Dresbach on 3 Nov. 1881
  6. Nancy I. Medaris (7) b. 8 Aug. 1857 in Illinios, d. 19 Aug. 1940, she married ???? Lux.
  7. Nellie Medaris (7) b. 1861, married J. C. Suffern on 15 Feb. 1888
  8. William Arthur Medaris (7) b. 1 Oct. 1865, d. 24 Oct. 1948 married Meda Brady on 21 Dec 1892 .

Rice and Mary and many of their children are buried in the Monticello Cemetery in Monticello, Illinois

Rice and Mary Medaris

The above picture was contributed by: Rick Medaris , GG Grandson of Rice (6).
Front Row is Rice and Mary
Sescond row:  Sade (maybe Sarah) and Lavina 8
Third Row: Samuel C., William Arthur, and Joseph Dimmitt
Back row:  Nancy and Nellie.

 

Wednesday, January 13, 1909

Adair County, Kentucky News

(Reprinted from the Monticello, Ill., Bulletin.)

Death of an Old Citizen

Rice Medaris was born March 22, 1817, near Columbia [Adair County], Ky., and died at his home on East Grant Street in this city at 8:30 p.m. Saturday, November 28, 1908, aged 91 years, 8 months, and 6 days. When a young man he moved to Pike county, Illinois, and was married to Mary Cole March 13, 1846. To this union were born eight children, four boys and four girls. One son died in infancy and another son, Samuel Medaris, died July 22, 1905. The deceased is survived by his wife and the following name children: Mrs. N. I. Lux, who lives near Monticello; Joseph Medaris, of Belmont, Ill.; W.A. Medaris, our townsman; Mrs. Mellie Suffern of Peoria, Ill.; and Sadie and Nannie, who reside with their mother. Mr. Medaris moved to Platt county in 1866, and to Monticello in 1880. He cast his first vote for president in 1840 and never missed a presidential election in his life. He identified himself with the democratic party but was broad minded and liberal in his views and endeavored to inculate the same generous and charitable principles in his children. He united with the M.E. church in Pike county, Illinois, while he lived in that county and remained a consistent member of the church the remainder of his life. A short time prior to his death he expressed himself as entirely satisfied with the faith he had professed and declared himself ready and willing for The Better World. He was a man who enjoyed good health and was always at work or doing something useful for some one until extreme old age came upon him. He was a pleasant and agreeable conversationalist, and enjoyed the society and companionship of his family and friends. He has left a host of friends to sympathize with his love ones, who can say in the language of the Apostle Paul, He has fought a good fight; he has kept the Faith, and has just earned an inheritance promised the children of God.

(CR: 1850, 1860 Pike Co., Illinois, 1870, 1880 Piatt Co., Illinios; 1900 Illinios; Mary in 1910, 1920 Piatt Co., Illinois)

(credits 00, 38, 39, 50, 86, 167)


Colbert Medaris (6) (Charles 5, Rice 4) married Amelia "Millie" E. Bradshaw on 15 Nov. 1848.  Colbert apparently died around 1849 / 1850. Amelia appears in the 1850 Adair, Co., census with her parents Isaiah and Sarah Bradshaw but without her son.  This indicates that Amelia was pregnant with Colberts son at the time of his death.

I believe Colbert was named after his mothers uncle, Colbert Blair. They had the following known child:

  1. Charles I. Medaris (7) b. 1850 in Adair Co., Kent. He married 1) Mary Perryman, 2) Laura Pierce, 09 May 1909.

Millie remarried to John R. Wheat in 1854.

(CR: Amelia is in the 1850 Adair Co. Kentucky under Isaiah Bradshaw)

(credits 00, 39, and a "non related researcher who wish's to remain anonymous" We appreciate his contribution to our tree.)


Roberson Medaris (6) ( Charles 5, Rice 4) b. abt 1818, d. 29 Jan 1883. He married Felicia McClain on 23 Dec. 1834. Felicia was b. 20 Mar. 1811, d. 27 Feb. 1878.  Roberson and family lived in Illinois in the 1880 census.

Roberson and Felicia had the following children:

  1. Mary B. Medaris (7) b. 01 Dec. 1835, d. 13 Mar. 1913. She married John McLaughlin.
  2. Charles E. Medaris (7) b. 22 May 1838 in IL, d. 03 Oct. 1915. He married Hester A. Lytle.
  3. John R. Medaris (7) b. 02 Oct. 1840 in Pike County, Illinois, married Sarah S. Fox.
  4. Sarah M. Medaris (7) b. 15 Apr. 1843 in IL, d. 03 Apr. 1918. She married Henry S. Boggs on 02 Dec. 1869
  5. James C. Medaris (7) b. 14 Apr. 1848 in IL, d. 05 July 1870.
  6. Louvenia E. "Venia" Medaris (7) b. 30 Dec. 1854 in IL, d. 11 April 1929.  She married Zacharia Tommy Taylor.

(CR: 1840, 1850, 1860 Pike Co., Illinois)

(credits 18, 88, 141)


Mariah Medaris (6) ( Charles 5, Rice 4) b. abt. 1822 married Nathaniel Maxwell Collins. Her mother Barbara is listed in the 1850 Adair County, Kentucky census records living with this daughter and family. However the husband is listed as William Collins who is listed as a farmer born around 1824. There is a marriage bond for Nathaniel Maxwell , over 21 to Mariah / Mirah Medaris, over 21 on 22, Oct. 1846, surety Colbert Medaris.

They have the following children listed in the 1850 and 1860 census:

  1. Eliza Louvenia Collins (7) b. 04 June 1847 in Ky, d. abt. 1917. Married Valentine Cook Wheat , Jr. son of Samuel and Anna Rippetoe Wheat , brother to Nancy Collins husband. They were married 13 Dec. 1865. Samuel died 18 Dec. 1912 in Kaufman Co., TX. (Family information available)
  2. Charles S. Collins (7) b. 15 May 1849 in Ky.
  3. Nancy Barbara Collins (7) b. 1851 in Ky. married Samuel Martin Wheat , Jr. son of Samuel and Anna Rippetoe Wheat, brother to Eliza Collins husband. Nancy lived in Bell County, Texas in 1886. (Ref. Adair County KY Deed Book N, pg. 400: heirs at law of Samuel Wheat [Sr.], deceased, grantees, to George Collins, grantor)
  4. Timothy C. Collins (7) b. 15 Mar 1852 in Ky.
  5. Cyrus Q. Collins (7) b. 19 Mar 1854 in Ky.
  6. Theresa A. Collins (7) b. 12 Aug 1855 in Ky.
  7. Clisby H. Collins (7) b. 22 Mar. 1857 in Adair County, Ky.
  8. Eefeley M. Collins (7) b. 15 Oct. 1861 in Adair County, Ky.
  9. Thomas L. Collins (7) b. 18 Jan 1863 in Adair County, Ky.

(CR: 1850, 1860 Adair Co., Kentucky)

(credits 38, 39, 75, 88, 137)


Clarissa Medaris (6) ( Charles 5, Rice 4) b. 16 Feb. 1811 in Adair Co., Kentucky; d. 05 Aug. 1879 in Brownsville, Tennessee. She married Jesse Murell on 19 Dec. 1833 in Adair Co., Kentucky.  It appears Jesse is the brother to Martha Murrell who married Clarissa's brother Moses.

  1. Albert Murrell (7) b. abt. 1836
  2. Hiram Murrell (7) b. abt. 1838
  3. Mary Jane Murrell (7) b. abt. 1839
  4. Elizabeth A. Murrell (7) b. abt. 1841
  5. Charles H. Murrell (7) b. abt 1842
  6. Sarah Ellen Murrell (7) b. abt 1844
  7. Luvenia E. Murrell (7) b. abt. 1846
  8. John W. Murrell (7) b. abt. 1847
  9. Sarilda E. Murrell (7) b. abt 1849
  10. Martin L. Murrell (7) b. abt 1851
  11. Cassander C. Murrell (7) b. abt 1852
  12. They have one unnamed male child listed as being born in Adair County, Kentucky on 13 Jan. 1859. He was born alive. It appears a twin sister was born and died the same day. They were born in Russells Creek.

 

Wednesday, February 11, 1903

Dead at 91 Years

Died February 1, 1903, at the residence of his daughter, Mrs. C.C. Leonard, Ft. Worth, Texas, Jesse Murrell in the 91st year of his age. Mr. Murrell was born in Adair county, Kentucky, July 28, 1812, and lived for many years in his native State. He was married to Miss Clarissa Medaris, December 19, 1833, and in the year 1837 united with the Methodist church in which faith he lived 65 years. To them were born twelve children, and eight of these were with him at the close of his life. About 18 years ago he removed to Ft. Worth and was engaged in the hotel business 'till old age required him to require from business since which time his home has been with his youngest daughter, Mrs. Leonard.

Mr. Hiram Murrell, of Dallas, Mr. Luther Murrell, Misses Mary and Ellen Murrell, Mrs. Suddarth, Mrs. McDaniel, Mrs. Rogers, Mrs. Leonard of Ft. Worth, and many grand children mourn their loss. Indeed their devotion to him and care of him was beautiful to see and was the joy of his life. Funeral services were conducted by Dr. S.H. Werlein, pastor of 1st Methodist church, this place, and the remains were carried to Cleburne, Tx., for interment by the side of his son, Henry.

"But the path of the just is as the shining light that shineth more and more until the perfect day."

/s/ A Friend, Ft. Worth, Tx.

(anonymous contributor)


Thursey S. Medaris (6) ( Charles 5, Rice 4) b. 27 July 1824 in Adair County, Kentucky. She married Seth Jefferson Bradshaw on 19 Oct. 1846 in Adair Co., Ky. Her brother Colbert acted as her surety.

Confederate FlagSeth fought in the War for Southern Independence with the 5th Kentucky Cavalry, USA, dying 27 Sept. 1864, at Camp Crooks, GA. Thirsey is buried in Seathy Miller Cemetery, Russell Springs, Ky. They had the following children:

  1. Isaac C. Bradshaw (7) b. abt 1848 in KY, He married Sintha A. Perryman , dau. of Washington Perryman, 26 October 1870. 
  2. William C. Bradshaw (7) b. abt 1852 in KY, he married 1) Nancy Elizabeth Walker , 09 Mar. 1868,  2) Sarah "Sallie" B. Smith on 15 Oct. 1971 in Russell County, KY, 3) Amanda C. Wheat, on 17 Jan. 1872 at the home of John R. Wheat. Charles Medaris (8, Colbert 7, Charles 6, Rice 5) was one of the witnesses.
  3. Mary Jane Bradshaw (7) b. abt 1855 in KY, she married George A. C. Kimble on 9 July 1874 in Russell County, KY
  4. Martin A. Bradshaw (7) b. 4 Nov. 1856 in Russell County, KY. Martin married Helen Moon Kimble on 23 Dec 1877 in Russell County, KY
  5. Sarah Barbery "Sallie B." Bradshaw (7) b. 18 May 1859 in Russell County, KY, she married John Thomas White on 17 Sept 1878, in Russell Co., KY, d. 2 May 1936 in Sabinal, Uvalde County, TX
  6. Sintha A. J. Bradshaw (7) b. abt 1863 in Russell County, KY

(credits 88, anonymous contributor)


William Harvey Medaris / McDaris (6) (John 5, Rice 4) b. 1822. He married Isabell Pyatt on 18 May 1843. She was b.28 Jun 1820. Some researchers say Isabell's maiden name was Loving. Hopefully someone will solve this William Harvey McDarisfor us.

The family of William Harvey went west in a covered wagon. They traveled to Jackson Co, Indiana at the beginning of the Civil war. They crossed over the Mississippi which was frozen over. Ruts cut so deep in the ice, they were nearly to the hubs of the wagon. Robert Lafayette was a baby and his mother hid him under the bed of the wagon fearing they would be attacked by Indians. The trip took a little over three months. They settled in Wright Co. Missouri.

The travel eastward seemed to parallell the the Cherokee's eastward movement. This sometimes occurred because of the land opportunities that arose as the Indians had to give up their land. It appears that the family left NC after 1854 and traveled through Tennessee in 1856 and arrived in Missouri before Nancy's birth in 1859.

William and Isabell had the following children:

  1. Elizabeth Ann McDaris (7) b. 13 Mar. 1844 in North Carolina, d. 1881 in Lawrence, County, Indiana. She married Wesley Vaughn abt. 1865 in Jackson County, Indiana. Wesley was a Union Veteran of the Civil War, in Co. D., 40th Kentucky Regiment. He was mustered out after he contracted TB while serving in the battle of Rebellion at Lexington.
  2. Joseph Sidney McDaris (7) b. 8 Dec 1845 d. 4 Feb. 1892
  3. Remus Marion McDaris (7)b. 1847, d. 04 May 1892.
  4. Mary Emeline McDaris (7) b. 28 May 1849 d.21 June 1906. Buried in Bennett Cemetery.
  5. William Harvey McDaris Jr. (7) b. 01 Nov. 1851 d. 1873, unmarried. Buried in the Moore Cemetery, Wright Co., Mo.
  6. Robert Lafayette McDaris (7) b. 15 Feb. 1854 d. 23 Apr. 1937
  7. Martha Jane McDaris (7) b. 1856, d. 1860, never married.
  8. Nancy Eveline McDaris (7) b. 22 Jan 1859 d. 16 Jan 1942,
  9. Sarah Caroline McDaris (7) b. 16 Apr 1862 d. 19 Jan 1918

Isabell died 27 Jun 1867 in Jackson County, Indiana. William then married a widow, Emily Caroline Miller Moore. It was after this marriage that the name changed to McDaris. The reason is unknown.

William and Emily had the following children:

  1. Sherman Edward McDaris (7) b. 28 May 1869 d. 29 Jan 1951
  2. Lillie Mae McDaris (7) b. 1 Sept. 1876
  3. Ralph Dow McDaris (7) b. 24 July 1873, never married. Died in 1942.

The following information was contributed by Faye McDaris Kirkendall:

"In 1880, William did custom harvesting in Wright Co., with a horse drawn thrasher.  He hired labor for 10 weeks and paid wages $37.00 including value of board.  The estimated value of all farm productions sold or consumed or on hand, $225.  His farm was valued at $1000 including all the buildings.  Repair on buildings $80.00. Owned 6 horses.  He also sold 100 lbs of butter.  He owned 7 cows, 5 calves, 13 sheep, 6 lambs, sheep killed by dog 2, winter stress 2, 20 lbs of fleece sold, 30 swine, 30 chickens, sold 100 eggs."

William died on 11 Nov. 1894 and is buried in Moore Cemetery in Missouri.

(CR: 1850 Cherokee Co., North Carolina; 1860 - 1880 Wright Co., Missouri; Emily and Ralph in 1900 Wright Co., Missouri with John Moore)

(credits 18, 38, 39, 63, 224)


Rice Puett McDaris (6) ( John 5, Rice 4) b. 1826, married Margaret Jane Carson on 11 Nov. 1847. Margaret was born 31 Dec 1828 in Blount Co. Tenn. Daughter of Joseph and Elizabeth Samples Carson.

    US FlagRice enlisted in Capt. William Wood's Company C, 73rd, Regiment, Missouri Militia, on 02 Oct. 1864, in Lebanon, Missouri.  He was relieved from Duty on 20 Nov. 1864.  This appears to have been a local militia established to assist the military in  skirmishes or battles.  It was not unusual for locals to join up for local battles to assist, but not continue service as the army moved away.

Rice and Margaret had the following children, all born in Bradley county, Tennessee:

  1. John McDaris (7) b. 24 Aug. 1848, unmarried.
  2. Robert Hamilton McDaris (7) b.24 Aug. 1848
  3. Charles J. Price McDaris (7) b. 14 Dec 1849, unmarried, resided in Hartville, MO
  4. Gideon D. McDaris (7) b. 11 Aug. 1851 in TN, d. 24 Sept. 1933 in Napa Co., CA. Married Frances McClanahan.
  5. Elizabeth Ann McDaris (7) b. 1 Aug. 1853, married Dobbson "Dobb" Pearson, r. Cushing, OK
  6. Joseph Henderson McDaris (7) b. 28 Jan 1855, married Lucy A. Jarman .
  7. William Rufus Rice McDaris (7) b. 19 Dec 1858, d. 30 April 1929.
  8. Jasper McDaris (7)
  9. Sidney McDaris (7)

The family eventually moved to Wright Co., Missouri. Rice Puett is buried in Cold Water Cemetery, Wright County.

(CR: 1850 Bradley Co., Tennessee; 1860, 1880 Wright Co., Missouri)

(credits 18, 38, 39, 63)


Robert Notion Medaris (6) ( John 5, Rice 4) b. 12 Apr. 1824 in Burke County, North Carolina; d. 09 Sept. 1909. He married Mary Ann Catherine Simpson, who was born 05 Dec 1833 in Campbell County, Tennessee; d. 29 Dec 1917. She is buried at Sunset Cem, Anderson Co., TN. Mary was the daughter of Moses Alfred Wisehart and Elizabeth Bowling Simpson.

Many family charts have listed Roberts middle name as Newman, however his headstone states his middle name is Notion.  In 1850 Cherokee county, Robert's occupation was listed as a Blacksmith.

Robert and Mary had the following children:

  1. Moses Simpson Medaris (7) b. 1852 - 1854. He married Martha Murvillle on 15 Feb. 1845
  2. William Milburn Medaris (7) b. 29 Jan 1855 d. 25 May 1918.  He married M. E. ????.
  3. Dr. Rufus King Medaris (7) b. 30 Dec 1856 in Clinton, Anderson County, Tennessee; d. 19 Dec 1904.
  4. Rev. Robert Cummings Medaris (7) b. 23 Nov 1858 Clinton, Anderson Co, TN, d. 06 Jun 1942 Memphis, Shelby Co, TN.
  5. Elizabeth Jane Medaris (7) b. 1862
  6. John David Campbell Medaris (7) (twin) b. 11 Oct. 1865 d. 2 Apr. 1954
  7. Charles Carter Preston Medaris (7) (twin) 11 Oct. 1865
  8. Mary Ann Catherine Medaris (7) b. May 1868 (Mollie in 1900 Census), Married ???? Black.
  9. Sarah "Sally" Cordelia Medaris (7) b. abt. 1871, married ???? Branscom.

(CR: 1850 Cherokee Co., North Carolina; 1860, 1870 Anderson Co., Tennessee; 1880, 1900 Anderson Co., Tennessee as William)

(credits 17, 18, 55, 68, 148, 181)


Rufus S. Medaris (6) ( John 5, Rice 4) b. abt.1830, died 1856. He married Manerva J. Prater, daughter of Thomas and Charlotte Swaford Prater. Manerva was b. 18 Mar 1834.  In 1850 Cherokee county, Rufus's occupation was listed as a Blacksmith.

Rufus and Manerva had the following children:

  1. John Thomas McDaris (7) (twin) b. 29 March 1854, d. 24 Nov. 1921. He married Elizabeth Valencia Collins.
  2. Vinie McDaris (7) (twin) b. 29 March 1854 at Birchwood, Bradley County, Tennessee.
  3. Angeline McDaris (7) b. 25 Oct. 1855 at Birchwood, Bradley County, Tennessee; d. 13 July 1923. She married Parry Andrew Johnson.

 

(CR: 1850 Cherokee Co., North Carolina)

(credits 187, 188, 189, 231)


James Medaris (6) ( John 5, Rice 4) b. ???? wed Eliz ????.

James had the following children:

  1. Jess Medaris (7)
  2. Jim Medaris (7)
  3. Mary Medaris (7)

(credits 38, 39)


John Washington McDaris Jr. (6) ( John 5, Rice 4) b. 1832 in Tennessee.  He was a blacksmith by trade.  John married 1) to Eliza C. ?????.

John and Eliza had the following children:

  1. Jesse McDaris (7) b. 1854
  2. Mary Jane McDaris (7) b. 1856
  3. William D. McDaris (7) b. 1860/1862

John then married 2) Sarah C. ????. It is unclear what happend to Eliza. 

John and Sarah had the following children:

  1. Mary J. McDaris (7) b. 1874
  2. Cansady J. McDaris (7) b. 1879

John and his family moved west to Hartville, Missouri.

(CRs: 1860 Sebastion Co., Arkansas; 1870 Wright Co., Missouri; 1880 Laclede Co., Missouri)

(credits 18)



Doctor Boyd McDaris "Doc" (6) ( John 5, Rice 4) US Flagb. 1837 in North Carolina.  He enlisted into service as a Private, Company H, 8th Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry.  He enliseted April 14, 1862 at Linn Creek, Missouri, along with his horse.  July1862 he is listed as being at Linn Creek as the Regimental Blacksmith.  He continues this assignment until June 1862.

He was detached as a Ward Master - Corporal, at a hospital in Lebanon, Missouri, November 1862 through Apr. 1863.  He deserted 25 May1863 and went home to Illinois.  A man by the name of W. S. Parrell, wrote a letter to the Provo Marshall in Missouri and reported Doctor as being a deserter in his area.  Doctor apparently went back to service as he shows on the company roster where he mustered out of service at Springfield, Missouri on 19 Apr 1865.

(what's in a name? Doctor)

    Doctor married 1) Sarah A. Forgenson and they had the following children:

  1. John Rufus McDaris (7) b. July 1866 in Illinois.  He married Nancy E. Ryan.
  2. Josaphine McDaris (7) b. 1871 in Illinios
  3. Theadosia McDaris (7) b. 1863 in Illinois
  4. Jessie McDaris (7) b. 1877 in Illinois

    Sarah died after 1877 and Doctor married 2) Sarah L. Murry.

    Doctor and Sarah had the following children:

  1. Julian Elsworth McDaris (7) b. 29 Jun 1880 in Conway, Laclede, Missouri; d. 03 Jun 1969 in Pleasant Hope, Polk Co., Missouri.  He married Susan Bell Caudle.
  2. Maudie McDaris (7) b. July 1884 in Missouri.
  3. Arval E. McDaris (7) b. Mar 1886 in Missouri.
  4. Nora P. McDaris (7) b. Oct. 1887 in Missouri.
  5. Evadeen McDaris (7) b. 09 Feb 1892 in Missouri; d. 15 Nov 1935 in Springfield, Greene County, Missouri.  She married Marvin Lewis in 1910.
  6. Bertha McDaris (7) b. 22 July 1892 in Laclede, Missouri; d. 14 July 1954 in Springfield, Greene County, Missouri.  She married Alexander McCoy in1912.
  7. Myrtle McDaris (7) b. Jun 1895 in Missouri.
  8. Charles McDaris (7) b. 16 Feb 1898 in Missouri; d. 25 Feb 1950 in San Diego, California.  He married Flora Bennett.

(CR: 1880 Laclede Co., Missouri, 1900 Greene Co., Missouri)

(credits 18)


Elizabeth "Eliza" McDaris (6) ( Oliver 5, Rice 4) b. 18 June 1816 in Buncombe County, NC, d. 6 Sept. 1867 in Buncombe County, NC, married John Bell abt. 1837. Elizabeth is buried in the Flat Creek Baptist Church Cemetery in Buncombe County.  Eliza and John had the following children:

  1. Elina Bell (7) married Wesley McGallim .
  2. Sarah "Sally" Bell (7) b. abt. 1838. She married Pinckney "Pink" Buckner.  (What's in a name? Pinckney)
  3. Mary "Polly" Bell (7) b. abt 1844
  4. Rachel Elvira Bell (7) b. abt 1845, married D. Wesley McGalliard .
  5. Nancy Bell (7) married Richard Calvin Whitt. She died in 1933 and is buried in Piney Mountain Baptist Church Cemetery.
  6. Oliver Taylor Bell (7) b. abt 1854, d. 1932, married Mary Brank . They are buried in Piney Mountain Baptist Church Cemetery.
  7. John G. Bell (7) b. abt 1848, married Saphrony Adeline ????.

(credits 18, 25, 27)


Melinda "Linda" McDaris (6)  ( Oliver 5, Rice 4) b. abt 1822 married Anderson Tatum Buckner.

Melinda and Anderson had the following known children:

  1. James A. Buckner (7) b. circa 1846, no further record.
  2. Robert T. Buckner (7) b. circa 1849, no further record.
  3. Eliza E. Buckner (or Mary Eliza) (7) b. circa 1852, married Dobson Shroat.
  4. Nancy "Nannie" C. Buckner   (7) b. circa 1853, married Robert Bryan Fisher.
  5. Sarah "Sallie" Malinda Buckner   (7) b. circa 1860, married Lewis Allman.

(credits 18)


James Andrew McDaris (6) ( Oliver 5, Rice 4) b. 22 June 1824 married Rebecca Chambers who was b. July 1821. Rebecca is the sister to Mary "Polly" Chambers who married Henry (6) (James A. 6, Rice 5).

James and Rebecca had the following children:

  1. William Oliver McDaris (7) b. 24 Mar 1844
  2. Eliza Jane McDaris (7) b. 25 Jan 1850, married 1) Robert G. Wild
  3. Kena Melinda McDaris (7) b. 11 Dec 1852, d. 15 Sept. 1854
  4. Joseph Tailor McDaris (7) b.13 Dec 1855 d. 14 Apr. 1863
  5. Wiley Ervin McDaris (7) b. 1 Oct. 1856 d. 2 Nov. 1861
  6. Polly Matilda McDaris (7) b. 19 Aug. 1858, married Alfred Shepherd.
  7. Nancy Elisabeth McDaris (7) b. 4 June 1860, d. 13 April 1925. She married Jasper N. Allman.
  8. Rebeca Lucinda McDaris (7) b. 18 Feb. 1863, married Henry Harrison Trent.
  9. John Loving McDaris (7) b. 16 Dec 1866. John went west in 1890, he was 24 years old at the time. The last time anyone ever heard from him was in 1905 and he was in Armstrong, British Columbia, Canada.

(CR: 1850 Buncombe Co., North Carolina; 1860 Madison Co., North Carolina; Rebecca in 1900 Buncombe Co., North Carolina)

(credits 18, 25)


Gabriel Loving McDaris (6) ( Oliver 5, Rice 4) b. 5 Sept. 1827,d. 26 June 1878. He married Minerva Bryant born 21 Aug. 1833, d. 2 May 1917. They were married 27 Oct. 1851.Confederate Flag

Gabriel fought as a Private, Company A, 5th Battalion NC Cavalry , 6th NC Cavalry (65th State Troops). Gabriel and Minerva are buried in the Bryan Cemetery near Marshall, NC.

Gabriel and Minerva had the following children:

  1. Mary Melinda "Polly" McDaris (7), b. 26 Sept. 1852 in Madison Co. NC. She d.12 Nov. 1930 and is buried in Bryan Cemetery , near Marshall, NC.
  2. Lewis Oliver McDaris (7) b. 26 May 1855, d. 21 Sept. 1904
  3. Zachariah Taylor McDaris (7) b. May 1858 Madison Co. NC d. 10 Sept. 1936 in Madison Co. and is buried in Bull Creek Cemetery near Mars Hill NC.
  4. Lovin Bryan McDaris (7) b. 15 May 1865 d. 29 Nov. 1943 in Madison Co. NC, and is buried in Bryan Cemetery near Marshall, NC.
  5. Loon Philetus Medaris (7) b. 1865
  6. James Erwin McDaris (7) b. 24 Sept. 1867 in Madison Co., NC. He never married and d. 6 Nov. 1947. He is buried in Bryan Cemetery near Marshall, NC.
  7. Judia McDaris (7) b. 4 July 1874 Madison Co. NC. She never married and died 27 Nov. 1954 and is buried in Bryan Cemetery near Marshall, NC.
  8. George Washington McDaris (7) b. 15 Dec. 1869 in Tenn. d. 15 Nov. 1940.

(CR: 1860 ???? Co., North Carolina)

(credits 18, 27, 38, 39)


Sarah Jane "Sallie" Medaris (6) ( Oliver 5, Rice 4) b. 16 Sept. 1832 in Buncombe Co., NC, d. 07 Dec. 1898 in Madison Co., NC. Sarah married George Washington Bryan who was b. 23 Feb. 1825 in Bucombe Co., NC., d. 11 July 1921 in Madison Co., NC. They were married in 1852 in Madison Co., NC. Sarah and George are buried in Bryan Cemetery on Fisher Lane, Walnut Creek, Madison Co., NC.

Sarah and Georgia had the following children:

  1. Jasper Newt Bryan (7) b.01 Feb. 1853, Madison Co., NC, d. 17 March 1939 in Madison Co. at age 86. He married Laura Sophronia Griffin on 28 Nov. 1880 and had seven children.
  2. Mary J. Bryan (7) b. 1855, Madison Co., NC..
  3. Lewis Z. Bryan (7) b. 1859, Madison Co., NC, d. bef. 1870 at approx. age 11.
  4. Harriet Elizabeth Bryan (7) b. 09 March 1860, Madison Co., NC, d. 25 Feb. 1934 in Madison Co., at age 74. She never married.
  5. Judah "Addie" Bryan (7) b. 22 Dec. 1861 in Madison Co., NC., d. 24 June 1950 at age 88. She married Chappel Wells Tweed on 18 Sept. 1889.
  6. Sophronia A. Bryan (7) b. 01 July 1864, Madison Co., NC., d. 01 Dec. 1947, Madison Co., NC. at age 83. She married John Henry Sprinkle in 1888, he d. 1947. They had two children.
  7. Laura Melinda Bryan (7) b. b. 15 Sept. 1866, Madison Co., NC., d. 14 Oct. 1943 in Madison Co., at age 77. She married William Riley Fisher in 1890. They had one child.
  8. Alice Jane Bryan (7) b. 02 Sept. 1868 in Madison Co., NC., d. 02 Nov. 1940 in Madison Co., NC. at age 72. She married Robert Warren Sams in 1903. They had no children.
  9. Nancy Etta Bryan (7) b. 15 July 1871 in Madison Co., NC., d. 14 Nov. 1961 in Madison Co., at age 90. She never married.
  10. Albert Hardwick Bryan (7) b. 19 Jan. 1873 in Madison Co., NC, d. 21 July 1952 in Madison Co., at age 79. He married Florence Cordelia English on 27 July 1900. They had four children.

(credits 18, 195)


Oliver Erwin McDaris (6) ( Oliver 5, Rice 4) b. Dec. 1837, unmarried, d. 14 Oct. 1864.  Lived in Madison County, North Carolina.

Confederate Flag Enlisted as a Private on 3 July 1862. Enlisted in Company A, 5th Battn Cavalry Regiment North Carolina on 3 Jul 1862. Promoted to Full Corporal on 27 Sep 1862. Transferred into 6th Cavalry Regiment North Carolina on 3 Aug 1863. Transferred out of Company A, 5th Battn Cavalry Regiment North Carolina on 3 Aug 1863. Transferred into Company I, 6th Cavalry Regiment North Carolina on 3 Aug 1863.

The minutes of the Flat Creek Church state:

      "Oliver Erwin McDaris of the 5th NC Cavelry died at Winder Hospital Richmond VA. Oct 14, 1864 aged 26 years and eleven month The deceased voluntered 1862 and was captored in Kentucky and sent to Camp Chase Ohio and thence to Fort Deleware being sick was paroled and sent to Richmond Va. He was a good soldier and above all pious christian He profesed religion and joined the Baptist church Nov. 19th 1856 He requested his nurce to tell his friends to meet him in heaven for said he as soon as I breath my last I will be their."

(credits 18, 38, 39)


Nancy Carolyn "Nan" McDaris (6) ( Oliver 5, Rice 4) b. about 1835, married Stephen Morgan on 20 Nov. 1860.  Stephen is the son of Jesse and Annie Justice Morgan.

Nancy and Stephen had one daughter:

  1. Sarah Ruhanna "Ruth" Morgan (7) b. 20 Aug. 1861, d. 03 Aug. 1930. Sarah married John E. Davis, on 30 Dec. 1880. John and Ruth Morgan Davis had three children. They are buried in West Asheville Cemetery, Buncombe Co., NC.

(credits 18, 94)


Robert Henry McDaris (6) (James Andrew 5, Rice 4) b. 01 Feb. 1818 d. 01 Aug. 1907 married Mary "Polly" Chambers, sister to Rebecca Chambers, wife of James A. (6) son of Oliver (5).

Robert and Mary had the following children:

  1. Jane McDaris (7) b. 30 Dec 1846, d. 25 Mar 1876. She married Tom Guthrie.
  2. Mary A. McDaris (7) b. 20 May 1848, d. 7 Jan 1918.  She married Thadeous Oscar Guthrie.
  3. Rebecca McDaris (7) b. 20 May 1850, d. 16 June 1937. She married Peter Holcombe.
  4. Susan McDaris (7) b. abt 1853 d. abt 1860 of Typhoid.
  5. James Wiley McDaries (7) b. 14 May 1854, d. 24 Jan 1932
  6. Robert Henry McDaris Jr. (7) b. 25 June 1863, d. 23 July 1927
  7. William A. McDaris (7) 21 Sept. 1856 married Cordelia Chambers.
  8. Joseph Taylor McDaris (7) b. 21 Mar 1858, d. 4 Mar 1934. He married Mary Elveria Molly Coates.

Henry and Mary are both buried at Penland Cemetery at the mouth of McDaris Cove, NC.

    It is highly suspected that one of the children in this family fathered a child with Martha Kate Lunsford, b. 1858; d. 1948.  It is suspected that it was either Joseph Taylor or Robert Henry McDaris Jr.,.

    James Lloyd Lunsford (9) was the product of this relationship.  This Lunsford line has been determined by DNA.  He married Georgia Mae Cordell.  They named their eldest son Joseph, which could be a clue to his parentage.

(CR: 1850, 1860, 1880, 1900 Buncombe Co., North Carolina)

(credits 18, 29, 38, 39)


William Taylor Medearis (6) ( James Andrew 5, Rice 4) b. 27 Dec 1826 in Buncombe County, NC, d. 11 Mar 1904. Charles married Sarah Rachel Reid who was b. 01 Aug. 1836 in Rutherford County, North Carolina; d. 09 Aug. 1921 in Hemp, Fannin County, Georgia. She died of "Dropsy and old age" according to her death certificate. She was the daughter of John and Nancy Logan Reid. William and Sarah were married 17 Nov. 1853 in Union County, Georgia.

William served in Company B, 16th Tennessee Infanty, "Ruckers" Legion. He enlisted 18 April 1861. He was listed as a "Scout" under General Vaughn. William was captured at Cleveland, Tennessee, April 1863 and served time as a POW at Columbus, Indiana. He was released at the end of the war. A note on the pension application states that William deserted on 05 April 1865. This is likely due to the requirement of Confederate prisoners to sign an "oath of allegiance" to the United States in order to be released. This was seen as an act of desertion on the part of the South and many pensions were denied because of it. Signing an oath for your release on the last day of the war can in no way signify desertion on a part of William. He could have signe the oath at the time of his capture and been released much sooner.

William's middle name has always been known to his family as Taylor. However, in the 1880 Ga. census records he shows as Thomas W. It is possible that his name was William Thomas Taylor Medearis. William and Rachel are buried in Hemphill Baptist Church Cemetery, in Hemp, Georgia. Their headstones say "Medearis", but Sarah's death certificate says "Sarah Rachel McDaris".

    According to his headstone, William died in 1908, but according to Sarah's claim in a 1910 Confederate Pension appplication, he died in 1904.

Charles and Sarah had the following children:

  1. Laura J. Medearis (7) b. abt 1856. She married Tom Gates.
  2. Nancy B. Medearis (7) b. 05 Jun. 1857; d. 13 Apr. 1931 in Fannin County, Georgia. She married William Kendall Van Hook
  3. James Andrew McDaris (7) b. July 1859, d. 1939.
  4. Rachael McDaris (7) b. 1860
  5. Robert E. Lee McDaris (7) b. 10 July 1866 in Bradley, Tenn., d. 28 Jun 1943.
  6. Jefferson Taylor Medearis (7) b. 26 July 1869 in Bradley, Tenn., d. 13 Feb. 1948
  7. Mary E. Medearis (7) b. abt 1870. She married Gorden Butts on 6 Feb. 1890.
  8. Alice Medaris (7) b. 4 Mar 1871 in Tenn., d. 22 Apr 1937. She married Ben L. Fox.
  9. Isadoria "Dora" Medearis (7) b. 11 Apr 1873 d. 28 Nov. 1957. She married Robert W. Nichols, 16 Jan. 1897 in Fannin County, Georgia..
  10. Josephine "Josie" H. Medearis (7) b. 22 Feb. 1875 d. 03 Aug. 1967. She married Sheriff  Henry Stuart of Fannin County, Georgia.
  11. Tennessee Matilda Medaris (7) b. 03 Dec 1877 married Grafton Herschel Brackett.

(CR: 1860 Bradley Co., Tennessee; 1860 Forsyth Co., North Carolina; 1880, 1900 Union Co., GA)

(credits 29, 38, 39, 189)


Matilda Medaris (6) ( James Andrew 5, Rice 4) b. 25 Nov. 1828 d. 14 Sept. 1909. Matilda married Owen Brigman. Owen served as a Pvt. Co D , 64th N.C. Inf. killed 29 Dec. 1864. He is buried at Oak Wood Cem. Camp Douglas, Confederate FlagChicago Ill. in Confederate Round.

 

Matilda and Owen had the following children:

  1. James M. Brigman (7)
  2. Issac H. Brigman (7)
  3. Joel H. Brigman (7)
  4. Kelsy Brigman (7)
  5. John C. Brigman (7)
  6. Barthemia Brigman (7)

(credits 29, 38, 39)


James R. Medaris (6) (James Andrew 5, Rice 4) b. 1831, James appears to have died in the Civil War.  He married Martha Jane Reid, daughter of John and Nancy Logan Reid.  They were married 21 Dec. 1854 in Union County, Georgia. Martha was the sister of Rachel Reid, who married James' brother William.

James joined the Confederate Army, serving in Company B, of the 6th Georgia Cavalry.

James and Jane had the following children:

  1. Joseph James Medaris (7) b. 1856
  2. Lewis B. Medaris (7) b. 1858.  He married Betty McGillicuddy.
  3. John L. Medaris (7) b. 1861

When James entered the Confederacy, Jane and the children moved in with her parents.  Apparently James died in the Civil War. She later married William Barnett and she and the children are found as a family in 1880 Bradley County, Tennessee.


(CR: 1860, Bradley Co., Tennessee; children only in 1870 Bradley Co., Tennessee; Martha and William Barnett with children 1880 Bradley Co., Tennessee)

(credits 00, 189)


Charles W. Medaris (6) ( James Andrew 5, Rice 4) b. 14 Nov. 1832 in Buncombe County, North Carolina; d. 13 Nov. 1910 in Union County, Georgia. Charles married Susannah A. Gaddis who was b. 10 Oct. 1836 in Georgia; d. 27 June 1908. They were married 14 Feb. 1856 in Union County, Georgia. Confederate FlagShe was the daughter of George W. and Susannah Butt Black Gaddis.

Charles joined the Confederate Army, serving in Company G, of the 39th North Carolina Infantry.  He enlisted on 19 May, 1862 in Cherokee County, North Carolina.  He later enlisted as a Private in Company B, 6th Georgia Cavalry in 1863.

Charles and Susannah had the following children:

  1. Mary "Mollie" Medaris (7) b. 04 Sept. 1858 d. 29 May 1880. She lived with Columbus and Matilda Gaddis Sharpe in the 1870 Union Co, Ga census. Matilda was Mary's aunt, Susannah's sister. Mary married L. P. Akins.
  2. William Allen Medaris (7) b. 10 Oct. 1860 in Union County, Georgia; d. 16 Oct. 1920 in Fannin County, Georgia.  He never married and was listed as a farmer by trade on his death certifate. (1920 Fannin Co., GA)
  3. John Buford Medaris (7) b. 1862 married 1) Ara Watts, 2) Julia ????.
  4. Lorena Medaris (7) b. 1865 married Ben Kinman.
  5. Lee S. McDaris (7) b. 1867. Married 1) Cordenia "Cordie" Jones , 2) Mariah Rhodes.
  6. Laura Medaris (7) b. 18782, married B. C. Kimmons on 23 Nov. 1888 in Gilmer County, Georgia.
  7. Gus Medaris (7) b. 1878.  Appears only in the 1910 census.  Probably a relative and not a child of Charles and Susannah's.
  8. Susan A. Medaris (7) b. Feb. 1872
  9. Rufus V. Medaris (7) b. 1873
  10. Nobe D. Medaris (7) b. Dec. 1878 married Wesley Seabolt. They had no known children. Wesley and Nobe took the kids of John Buford McDaris to raise.  Not long they took the kids, Nobe died.  Then, because of the kids, Wesley Seabolt married Beulah McDaris, daughter of James Andrew McDaris (7).
  11. Florida E. Medaris (7) b. 1879
  12. Etta Medaris (7) b. Mar 1883 married ???? Wake.

Charles, Susannah and William Allen are buried in the Philadelphia Baptist Church Cemetery in Union County, GA.

(CR: 1860 Bradley Co., Tennessee; 1860 Cherokee Co., North Carolina; 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910 Union Co., Georgia)

(credits 18, 38, 39, 217, 252)


John W. Medaris (6) ( James Andrew 5, Rice 4) b.08 March 1835 in North Carolina; d. 11 October 1925 in Gordon County, GA. John married Barbara Ellen Self, b. 05 Mar 1849, d. 14 Mar 1941. Barbara was the daughter of William and Sarah A. Confederate FlagSelf. John was a farmer according to the census records, where he lived in Young Cane, Georgia, near Blairesville. John joined the Confederate Army enlisting as 3rd Sergeant, of Smith's Legion of Georgia, Cavalry Battalion. He enlisted on May 9, 1862 in Blairesville and was assigned to Company D, known as the 1st Regiment Georgia Partisan Rangers. John later was transferred to Company B, 6th Regiment Georgia Cavalry showing on Roll dated 24 Feb. 1864.

John survived the war and came home to his family in Young Cane. As his parents aged, they lived with John and his family until their deaths. John and Barbara are buried in the Bethlehem Baptist Church Cemetery near Calhoun, Georgia.

John and Barbara had the following children:

  1. Mary B. Medaris (7) b. 1868
  2. California Medaris (7) b. 1870
  3. Samantha Medaris (7) b. 1874. She married Elisha M. H. Ricketts.
  4. Ada F. McDaris (7) b. 1879 d. 1968 apparently never married. She is buried next to her parents at Bethlehem. Her Headstone states McDaris although her parents state Medaris.

(CR: 1860 Guilford Co., North Carolina; 1870, 1880 Union Co., Georgia; 1910 Fannin Co., Georgia; Barbara by self in 1910 Fannin Co., Georgia; 1920 in Gordon Co., Georgia.)

(credits 00)



Martha Jane Medaris (6) (James Andrew 5, Rice 4) b. 1839.   There is a daughter enumerated with Martha and her husband Bob in the 1880 Union County, Georgia census. Josephine is listed as a step-daughter to Bob Cutcher.  She is 20 yrs old at the time placing her date of birth about 1860. It is possible that Martha was married once before Robert and that her husband was killed in the Civil War. Robert would be her second marriage. Another option is that Martha had a child out of wedlock and that explains Josephines name as being Medaris.
  1. Josephine Medaris (7) She married John Frank Rickett.  Frank is the nephew of Nancy A. Rickett who married Harvey Perkins Medaris (6) (James A. 6, Rice 5), Josephines uncle.  She had the following children
      1. John Rickett (9) b. 1884
      2. Dellie E. Rickett (9) b. 1887
      3. Dessie Maudie Rickett (9) 1889
      4. Bessie Rickett (9) b. 1891
      5. Effie J. Rickett (9) b. 1892; died in the Spanish Flu epidemic of 1918.
      6. Homer Frank Rickett (9) b. 1894
      7. Henry Verlon Rickett (9) (twin) b. 1899; d. 1961
      8. Elish Therlon Rickett (9) (twin) b. 1899; d. 1975.
Martha married Robert L. Cutcher. His birth and death dates are unknown, but he is buried in Calhoun, GA.  
Martha and Robert had the following children:
  1. Matilda L. Cutcher (7) b. 1870.
  2. Ada A. Cutcher (7) b. 1872

(CR: 1880 Union Co., Georgia)

(credits 00, 273)


Harvey Perkins Medaris / McDaris (6) ( James Andrew 5, Rice 4) b. 17 Apr 1841 in Buncombe County, NC, d. 01 Jun 1908 in Cartecay, Gilmer County, Ga.  He married Nancy Adline Rickets on 09 Sep 1866 at the 1st Presbyterian Ch., Bancombe Co., Harvey and Nancy MedarisNC. Nancy was born 15 Dec. 1840, d. 16 Aug. 1919.

Harvey Confederate Flagfought in the War for Southern Independence in Company I, "11th Georgia Cavalry ", Army of South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida. He enlisted at Athens, Georgia, on August 15, 1864. Both are buried in the Cartecay Methodist Church Cemetery, Gilmer Co., Ga.

Harvey and Nancy had the following children:

        1. America Savannah McDaris (7) b. 9 Aug. 1867 d. 15 Apr 1961.
        2. William E. McDaris (7) b. 7 Sept. 1868 d. 24 Feb. 1952.
        3. James Robert McDaris (7) b. 28 Feb. 1874 d. 17 May 1947
        4. Joseph Henry McDaris (7) b. 23 Dec 1876 d. 28 May 1904. Never Married. was killed in Copper Hill, Tennessee. Is buried in the Cartecay Methodist Church Cemetery , Gilmer Co., Ga
        5. John Gather McDaris (7) b. 28 Jun 1878 d. 15 May 1966. Married Leora Carroll, on 21 Oct. 1921. She was b. 12 May 1894, d. 20 Jan. 1972.  
        6. Charles Oscar McDaris (7) b. 04 Jun 1880 d. 17 Jan 1905. Never married. "Oscare" was shot on 16 January 1905. He is buried in the Cartecay Methodist Church Cemetery , Gilmer Co., Ga.  See the notes below for details.
        7. Mary Della McDaris (7) b. 13 Sept. 1883 d. 30 Aug. 1965 married Columbus Dawson Weeks. Both are buried in the Pine Forest Cemetery, in Douglas, GA.


The Atlanta Constitution, Wednesday, February 01, 1905

A reward of $100 for the arrest of "Ratio" Lefod (Ledford) wanted in Fannin county for the murder of Oscar Medaris on January 16, last.


The Atlanta Constitution, Friday, March 31, 1905

Norman Not Man Wanted

Itinerant Preacher, Held for Murder, Has been released.

Winder, GA., March 30. -(Special)- J. C. Norman, the itinerant street preacher, whose arrest last night upon suspicion for the murder of Oscar Mederis, at McKays, Tenn., last January was told of in this morning's Constitution, has been released from custody without waiting for indentification by the Tennessee authorities, it having been established by reputable witness that he was not the man who committed the alleged murder.

Rev. W. T. Hamby, pastor of the First Methodist church here who has livedi n the town wher the killing occurred and is acquainted with the man Ledford, accused of the crime, was called in this morning for the purpose of indentifying the suspect and stated positively that Norman, while answering the general description of the real perpetrator, was not the man: that there were marked dissimilarities in the facial resemblance of the two, and that while Ledford had brown or black eyes, the color of the suspects eyes were blue.  Upon the evidence of the clergyman Mayor Strange oredered Norman released from custody without waiting to hear from the Tennessee officials.

(CR: 1870, 1880, 1900 Union Co., Georgia.)

(credits 00, 38, 39)



Rufus McDaris (6) ( James Andrew 5, Rice 4) b. 1842. Married ????.

Rufus and his wife had the following children:

  1. Joseph Henry "Joe" McDaris (7) b. 5 Jan 1856 d. 15 May 1932.
  2. John Luther McDaris (7) b. 29 Oct. 1861, Blue Ridge, Ga.
  3. Napoleon Bonaparte McDaris (7) b. 1 Oct. 1864, d. 7 Jan 1938. Married Edith ????. 

(credits 38, 39, 44)




Nancy Caroline Medaris (6) (Gabriel Loving 5, Rice 4) b. 1830, married John Baker on 09 Jan. 1850 in McMinn County, Tennessee.  
They had the following children:
    1. William L. Baker (7) b, 1850 in Meigs County, Tennessee
    2. James Baker (7) b. 1852

(credits 266)


Oliver Cromwell Medaris (6) (Gabriel Loving 5, Rice 4) was born in McMinn County, Tennessee in 1831. He married Mary Melvina Goodman in Freestone County, Texas on 02 Jan. 1859. Oliver and his family moved to Freestone County, Confederate FlagTexas prior to the War for Southern Independence, showing there in the 1860 census. Oliver joined the Confederacy as a Sergeant, Co. I, 12th Texas Infantry .

 

Oliver and Mary had the following children:

  1. Fannie Anna Medaris (7) b. 02 Dec 1859 d. 1910
  2. William Loving Medaris (7) b. 07 Dec 1860 in Fairfield, Freestone, Texas, d. 14 Jun 1921.
  3. Oliver Cromwell Medaris Jr. (7) b. 02 Aug. 1862 in Freesboro County, Texas. d. 20 Apr 1899.
  4. Sarah Lela Medaris (7) b. 24 Jun 1869 d. 21 Feb. 1932
  5. Minnie Ardelia Medaris (7) b. 21 Oct. 1871, d. 19 Jan 1948 in Vernon Texas.
  6. Mary Rebecka Medaris (7) b. 22 Jan 1876; d. 08 March 1936 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. She married James Columbus Lowrey.

 

(CR: 1860, 1870, 1880 Freestone Co., Texas)

(credits 18, 38, 39, 53, 76, 266)


 

Alfred B. Medaris (6) (Gabriel Loving 5, Rice 4) b. 1832 served as Private, Company B, Neal's Battalion, 16th Tennessee Cavalry . Alfred married Mary Ellen Hamilton, 15 Feb. 1865 in Hawkins, Tennessee. This familyConfederate Flag moved from McMinn, TN to Freestone County, Texas by 1870 to Brown County in 1877 to Erath County by 1883.

 

Alfred and Mary had the following children:

  1. H. E. Medaris (7) b. 1867 in Tennessee. She married J. F. Owens in Erath Co., Texas in 1885.
  2. Lillie A. Medaris (7) b. 1872 in Texas
  3. Frank Medaris (7) b. 1878 in Texas; d. in the 1930's Kaufman County, Texas.  He married Maggie Prentice Campbell.
  4. Charles D. Medaris (7) b. 1880 in Texas; d. 1919 in Taylor County, Texas.
  5. James M. Medaris (7) livedi n Wise County, Texas.
  6. Maggie Medaris (7) married ???? Miller.

(CR: 1880 Brown Co., Texas)


Hiram Medaris (6) ( Gabriel Loving 5, Rice 4) b. 1837 in Tennessee. Hiram married Sarah "Sallie" Calhoun on 6 December 1866 in Polk, Co., Tennessee. Hiram served as a Private, in Company B, 16th Battalion (Neal's) Tennessee Cavalry.Confederate Flag

 

Hiram and Sarah had the following children:

  1. James H. Medaris (7) b. 17 May 1868 in Polk Co., Tenn., d. 27 June 1896. Unknown if he married or had children. The family bible does not list any children for James.
  2. John Lovin Medaris (7) b. 13 Nov. 1869 in Polk Co., Tenn., d. 17 August 1917, married Addie Sue Hallford.
  3. Mary Ida Medaris (7) b. 04 Feb. 1877, d. 06 Jan. 1929. She married James Womac .
  4. William Walter McDaris (7) b. 22 March 1883, d. 06 Dec. 1965, married Mary Ella Trotter.

(CR: 1840 McMinn Co., Tennessee; 1870, 1880, 1900 Polk Co., Tennessee; Sarah in 1910 Polk Co., Tennessee with her brother))

(credits 00, 165, 214)


Rice C. Medaris (6) ( Gabriel Loving 5, Rice 4) b. 17 Jan 1853 in Tennessee. He married Marilda Caroline "Callie" Owens on 19 Sept. 1878 in Freestone County, Texas.

Rice and Callie had the following known children:

  1. Ida Lee Nora Medaris (7) b. 11 July 1879 in Freestone Co., Texas, d. 1 Jan 1945. She married John Clinton Metzgar.
  2. James L. Medaris (7) b. 9 Oct. 1880, d. 5 April 1949
  3. Oscar Medaris (7) b. 11 July 1884, d. 24 Oct. 1918
  4. Perry H. Medaris (7) b. 6 Dec 1888, d. 9 Aug. 1944

Rice died 22 of July 1901 and is buried in Black Hills Cemetery Navarro Co., Tx. Callie was the daughter of Thomas Jackson Owens and Celia Ann Alice Horn. She was born in Neshoba Co., Ms., 5 Feb. 1862, moved to Freestone Co., after her father was killed in the War for Southern Independence, she died 28 Aug. 1920 and is buried with her sons in Lake Chapel Cemetery, Freestone Co., TX.

(CR: 1880 Freestone Co., Texas)

(credits 82)


Generation 7


Joseph LaFayette Medearis (7) ( Charles 6, William H. 5, Rice 4) b. April 1844 in Clay County, North Carolina, d. 01 Feb. 1924 at the home of his daughter Ida's.  Joseph's middle name had been listed as Lee on some researchers Confederate Flagpapers. However his Confederate pension application, which was filled out by his wife Lavada  lists him as Lafayette.

Joseph served as Private, Company F, 6th North  Carolina Cavalry, 65th State Troops . Joseph married Lavada Albina Ledford in 1865. She was b. 24 Oct. 1843 in GA., d. 15 Mar. 1926 in Whitewright, TX.  She was the daughter of William and Nellie Curtis Ledford.

A letter from Lavonna Page states that when she was a child of about 12 years old Albina was visiting them and she and her grandmother slept in the same bed.  (Lavonna's mother was Mary Ellen Medearis; daughter of Joseph and Albina.)  She states she got up and her mother put her to work helping with breakfast.  When Mary Ellen's husband, Frederick Author Page, came in from milking he was sent to wake Albina.  He found her dead in the bed she shared with her granddaughter, Lavona Page.

Joseph and Lavada lived in Athens, McMinn County, Tennessee in 1870 but moved to Texas in 1877 and settled in Ely, Fannin County, Texas.

Joseph and Albina was buried in Oakhill Cemetery.  She is in an unmarked grave. A relative placed copper headstones on the graves once but they were stolen and never replaced.

Joseph and Lavada had the following children:

  1. Robert Medaris (8) b. Feb. 1874
  2. Julia Medearis (8) b. 1876 in Tennessee
  3. Mary Ellen Medaris (8) b. 16 Jun. 1879, d. 8 Oct. 1934, Whitewright, Tx. She married Frederick Arthur Page(one source states that Mary Ellen and Homer were twins with the June 1887 date shared)
  4. Paul A. Medearis (8) b. 1882, d. 1962. He married Stella L. ????. They are buried in Oakhill Cemetery, Fannin County, Texas.
  5. Ida Mae Medearis (8) b. 26 Dec. 1880  in Brown County, Texas, d. 1959. She married William Jasper Martin.  She is buried in Oakhill Cemetery, Fannin County, Texas
  6. Josie Medaris (8) b. Aug. 1885
  7. W. P. Homer Medaris (8) b. 06 June 1887; d. 14 Jan. 1978.  He married Irene Brown. They are buried in Oakhill Cemetery, Fannin County, Texas.
  8. Charles A. Medaris (8) b. Dec 1882 married Lee Estel Gwinn.

(CR: 1870 McMinn Co., Tennessee)

(credits 33, 109, 163)



Charles E. Medearis (7) ( Charles 6, William H. 5, Rice 4) b. 1851 in Cherokee Co., NC.  He married S. L. ???? who was b. 1848 in Tennessee.  They lived in Alabama, Tennessee and then  moved to Texas by 1880.  

Charles and his wife had the following known children:
      1. L. L. Medearis (8) a daughter b. 1874 in Alabama
      2. J. R. Medearis (8) a son b. 1875 in Tennessee
      3. C. G. Medearis (8) a daughter b. 1878 in Tennessee

(CR: 1880 Grayson Co., Texas)



Susan J. Medearis (7) ( Charles 6, William H. 5, Rice 4) b. 1848 N.C. She married Joseph Quinn.

Susan and Joseph had the following children:

  1. Mary Caldonia "Callie" Quinn (8) b. 25, Feb. 1877, Tenn., d. 25 Nov. 1969. William Oscar Page, Montague Co., Nocona, Tx. Dec. 1897.
  2. May Quinn (8)
  3. Belle Quinn (8)

(credits 163)


Emeline Medaris (7) (Rice 6, William H. 5, Rice 4) b. 15 Nov. 1826 in Burke County, NC; d. 13 June 1915 in Caldwell Co, NC. Emeline was married abt 1850 to William R. Baker, b. abt 1830; d. abt 1860-1870.  Emeline is buried at Confidence Advent Christian Church, Caldwell County, North Carolina.

  1. Pinkney Baker (8) b. 1852, Caldwell Co, NC
  2. Langston Baker (8) b. 1852, Caldwell Co, NC
  3. Nelson Edward Baker (8) b. Aug. 7, 1855, d. Apr. 6, 1936, Concord, Cabarrus Co, NC married to Harriet Addie Stewart, b. Mar. 31, 1858, d. Nov. 5, 1937.
  4. William Baker (8) b. abt 1859, Caldwell Co, NC
  5. Mary A. Baker (8) b. 11 Nov. 1862, Caldwell Co, NC; d. 13 Oct. 1940
  6. Amanda Louise "Lulu" "Mandy" Baker (8) b. abt 1862. She is buried in the same plot as her brother, Nelson and his wife, "Addie" in Oakwood Cemetery in Concord, NC. Nelson is listed as Edward on at least one census record - apparently he went by both names.

(credits 222, 156)


John Enzor Medaris (7) (Rice 6, William H. 5, Rice 4) born about 1836 in Burke County, Nortrh Carolina. John enlisted in the Confederate Army June 25, 1862 as a Sergeant in Company E, 58th NC Infantry State Troops. He was promoted to Full Confederate FlagQuarter Master Sergeant 15 June 1864. He was listed as 5' 10 1/2" tall and he earned a living for a while as a blacksmith.

John had a daughter with Rachel Cordelia Collett, named Sarah Elizabeth Collett, but John and Rachel never married. Rachel's father, James Hamilton Collett, moved the family to Texas and John never saw his daughter. John posted a Bastardy Bond in Jan 1867 and May 1867 for Rachel who also was from Caldwell Co. It appears that James Collet moved his daughter and family away from John. It may have been to avoid the "shame" of the illigetimate status of his daughter but John had some personal issues of his own that could have caused the separation.

John became disabled and lived with Drury and Harriett Coffey in North Carolina for some time. In 1870 he is listed as unemployed in the census. In 1880 he is in the Caldwell County Jail at the time of the census.

The Lenoir Topic, Thursday, March 11, 1880

"Last Monday, Mr. W. M. Miller, of John's River Township, delivered to the jailor here John E. Medaris, a white man who had been adjudged a lunatic by Squire Harshaw, and committed to jail for safe keeping."

1880 Census Lower Creek, Caldwell County, NC - enumerated on June 16/17, 1880 shows John Madaris, single, age 45, an inmate at the County Almshouse - James Oxford is head of household. 1880 Census of Lenoir, Caldwell County, NC - enumerated on June 24/25, 1880 Shows John E. Madaris, single, age 45, a prisoner in jail.

On 10 Oct. 1885, "at the age of 49", John was admitted to Broughton Hospital in Morganton for dementia.  In 1900 John was a resident of the Burke County, MCD, Morganton Twp, State Hospital.

From the Broughton Hospital Staff Library - Karen Gilliam: John Enzor Medaris was admitted October 10, 1885, age 49, to the hospital for reason of dementia, one attack. John died January 4, 1904, from Pneumonia. His original patient number was 328 and he was a patient for 16 years.
Occupation: Merchant
Education: Simple, common education
Residence: Caldwell County
Correspondent: Mrs. Emeline Baker, sister

John never married and neither did Rachel. They apparently never found each other again, and his daughter never met her father. Could this have played a part in his emotional problems? It is difficult to tell, many medical conditions now treated by medicine were considered mental disorders during this time.

John died 04 Jan. 1904 from pneumonia and is buried at Broughton Hospital Cemetery, Morganton, Burke Co., NC. Gravesite at the Broughton Hospital is Row 10, Grave 18.

(CR: 1860, 1870, 1880 Caldwell Co., North Carolina, 1900 Burke Co., North Carolina)

(credits 156)


Nancy Caroline Madearis (7) (William H. Jr. 6, William H. 5, Rice 4) b. 13 Dec 1829 in NC, d. 09 Jan 1904 in Towns GA. Nancy married John McClure Jr. in Union County, Georgia on 20 Aug 1846.  John was b. 17 Jul 1823 Cooper Co., Missouri; d. 07 Jun 1904 in Georgia.  He was the son of John and Sarah Cathey McClure Sr.

Nancy and John had the following known children:

  1. John William McClure (8) b. Jun 1847 Union County, GA
  2. James Marion McClure (8) b. 29 Jan 1852 Union County, GA., d. 18 Jan 1920, m. 17 Oct 1878 to Dorcas Manerva Elizabeth Nicholson.

(credits 00, 180)


James Marion Madaris (7) (James Hiram 6, William H. 5, Rice 4) b. 24 March 1839 in Tenn., James married Sarah Elizabeth Catlett daughter of Dr. John Catlett. Sarah was b. 7 Dec 1844.

James and Sarah had the following children:

  1. Richard Enzer Madaris (8) b. 29 Dec 1864 d. 13 Mar 1918.
  2. William Arthur Madaris (8) married Emma Beatrice Duncan .
  3. John Franklin Madaris (8) b. 14 Aug. 1868 d. 13 May 1955
  4. Henry LaFayette Madaris (8) b. 01 Nov. 1872; d. 13 July 1923, married Ella Duncan.
  5. James Hiram Madaris (8) b. 14 March 1876
  6. Caldonia F. Madaris (8) b. 15 March 1872 d. 3 March 1925 in Walker County, GA. She married Elisha Kirkland on 16 June 1895 in Walker County, Georgia.

Sarah died 23 Sept., 1894. James later married Melissa Jane Rains Lane in Walker County, Georgia on 21 Jan. 1895.  Sarah was the widow of Dr. George W. Lane.  The Lane family was found in the 1880 Dekalb County, Alabama census.

James died 15 Feb. 1924 at the age of 84 of heart failure at his home in Chickamauga in Walker County, Georgia.

James, Sarah and Melissa are buried in the Chickamauga Cemetery in Chickamauga, Georgia.

James Marion and family

Front Row-L to R.: Duke Madaris (partially cut off), Carl Lane, Bertha Madaris, William Clinton Madaris Sr.
Middle Row-L to R.: Joe Lane, Georgia Duncan Lane, Ella Duncan Madaris, Henry Madaris
Back Row-L to R.: James Marion Madaris, M. Jane Madaris

 Photo Courtesy of Gary Douglas Madaris, reprinted here from the "History of Walker County Georgia"

(CR: 1870 Bradley Co., Tennessee; 1900, 1910, 1920 Walker Co., Georgia)

(credits 6, 18, 70, 199)


John Cleveland McDearis (7) ( James Hiram 6, William H. 5, Rice 4) was b. 24 April 1844 North Carolina, d. 07 July 1928 in Gilmer County, Georgia. He married Julia Taffar who was b. 16 Feb. 1854, d 5 Sept. 1916.

This is the family who originated the spelling McDearis. It is unclear as to why John changed the name to such a unique spelling.

John and Julia had the following children:

  1. Mary E. McDearis (8) (twins) b. Jan 1873.
  2. William Marion McDearis (8) (twins) b. Jan. 1873 in Ga. married Martha Harris.
  3. James Ardell McDearis (8) b. Dec. 1874 in Tenn.
  4. Clinton Calvin McDearis (8) b. Jan. 1878 in Tenn. became a minister.
  5. John Henry McDearis (8) b. Feb. 13, 1878 in Ga., d. May 12, 1949 in Ga. He married Amanda Louise Mahaffey .
  6. Pearl McDearis (8) b. Dec. 1881 in Ga. married Lester Hall in Fannin County, Georgia on 04 March 1903.
  7. Matilda McDearis (8) b. June 1884 in Georgia; d. 1948 in Bartow Co., Georgia. She married Warren Chamlee.
  8. Robert Enzer McDearis (8) b. March 1887 in Ga. married Evie Fortenberry .
  9. Leah McDearis (8) b. April 1889 in Ga. married Horace Fortenberry (CR: 1920 Gordon Co., Ga)
  10. George Thomas McDearis (8) b. Aug. 1890 in Ga. married Nellie Cloe Scott.
  11. Minnie McDearis (8) b. April 1893 in Ga. married Harbin Taylor .
  12. Milton McDearis (8) b. 12 March 1894 in Ga. married Ophelia West.
  13. Chesley McDearis (8) b. April 1899 in Ga.listed as Charles in 1910 census, married Margaret Yancey .

John married a second time, but his wifes name is unknown. John is buried near Blueridge, Ga., but the exact location not known. Julia, his first wife is buried in the Bethlehem Baptist Church Cemetery near Calhoun, Ga.

(CR: 1880, 1900 Union Co., GA, 1910, 1920 Gordon Co., Georgia)

(credits 00, 06, 18)


Harriett Madaris (7) ( James Hiram 6, William H. 5, Rice 4) b. 20 Feb. 1852; d. 02 Mar. 1915. She married John A. Martin on 16 Jun 1867.  John was b. 27 Sept. 1833; d. 15 May 1914.

Harriet and John had the following children:

  1. Alice Martin (8) b. 1868 in Tennessee
  2. Hattie Martin (8) b. Sept. 1875 in Tennessee
  3. Willie Martin (8) b. Nov. 1883 in Tennessee
  4. Minnie Martin (8) b. Jan. 1887 in Tennessee
  5. Nola B. Martin (8) b. 03 Apr. 1889 in Tennessee; d. 03 Aug. 1889 in Tennessee

(credits 06, 266)


 

Virginia D. Madaris (7) ( James Hiram 6, William H. 5, Rice 4) b. 11 Dec. 1855 in Tenn., d. 19 Sept. 1916 in Arkansas. She married James Morphew / Murphy who was b. 1852.

Virginia and James had the following children:

  1. Henry M. Morphew (8) b. March 1870 in Tenn. He married Etta Stanley in the summer of 1900. He died very soon after that in the coal mine fire.  Etta remarried in 1901 to Lee Barefield.
  2. Jinnette Morphew (8) b. April 1882 in Tenn. She married Samuel Marion Thresher. They were married by Rev. Sosbee of the Methodist Church of Dover, Arkansas. Rev. Sosbee is the father of Ben Sosbee, who became the husband of Jinnette's sister Gertrude. The family group lived in Scott County and Crittenden County, Arkansas.
  3. Poley Lester Morphew (8) b. Oct. 1884 in Tenn.
  4. John Clinton Morphew (8) b. Nov. 1892 in Tenn
  5. Gertrude Virginia Morphew (8) b. April 1896 in Ark. She married Ben Sosbee and lived in Wright County, Missouri; Gore, Oklahoma and then finally settled in California where their descendants still live.

Virginia and James also had 3 other children who all died in their infancy.

(CR: 1900 London Co., Arkansas)

(credits 06)


Hiram "Bud" Milton  Madaris (7)  ( James Hiram 6, William H. 5, Rice 4) b. 1855 Tennessee. Hiram married Meriam Tidwell on 10 Oct. 1894 in Johnson county, TX.

Hiram and two children are living in Pope Co., AR in 1910 living next to his sister. Miriam aparently died Texas after 1900 and before 1910. It is possible that she died in childbirth. Hiram has not been found in the index for 1910 yet.

Hiram and Meriam had the following known children:

  1. George William Madaris (8) b. 22 Feb. 1896 in Texas, d. Dec 1956 in Enid, Okalahoma. He married Annie Adline Abney in 1923.
  2. Nellie Belle Madaris (8) b. 28 Oct 1900, d. 23 Dec 1977

(CR: 1910 Dover, Arkansas)

(credits 39, FTM)


Nancy B. Medaris (7) (Austin 6, Charles 5, Rice 4) b. 27 Jan 1828, d. 14 Feb. 1892 in Pike County, Ill. Nancy married Thomas Harvey in Barry, Pike County, Illinois on 03 Jun. 1858. They are buried in Barry Cemetary in Pike county Illinois.

"PORTRAIT Biographical ALBUM OF Pike and Calhoun Counties, Illinois"

MRS. NANCY (MEDARIS) HARVEY has a pleasant home in Barry, Pike County, and is well known and greatly esteemed by the entire community. She is th widow of Thomas Harvey, who was for many years connected with the agricultural interests of the county. Our subject is native of Adair County, Ky., born January 28, 1828. Austin Medaris, her father, was a native of North Carolina and was born near the city of Raleigh, March 26 1805. He was a son of Charles Medaris, a native of the same State and his father, Mrs. Harvey’s great-grandfather, is thought to have been born in the same State and was a descendant of one of three brothers who came from Italy to America in Colonial times and settled in North Carolina. The grandfather of our subject removed from his native State to Kentucky, and was one of the early pioneer farmers of Adair County. He bought a tract of timber six miles from Columbia, the county seat, and cleared a farm which remained his home until he closed his eyes to the scenes of earth. His wife, Barbara (Grider) Medaris, is thought to have been born in North Carolina and was of German antecedents.

Austin Medaris was young when his parents removed to Kentucky, and he was there reared and married taking as his wife Lydia Booher, a native of Virginia, born near Richmond. Her father, John Booher, was born on the ocean when his parents were emigrating from Germany to America. He was reared in the Old Dominion, and after his marriage with Nancy Wheat, who was of English ancestry, moved to Kentucky and resided in Adair County until 1830. In that year he went to McDonough County, Ill., where his death occurred about 1860.

Mr. Medaris continued to live in Kentucky until 1838, but during that time he visited Illinois viewing the country to find a suitable location. Early in 1838 he started with his wife and three children for their new home in Illinois making the removal with teams, and cooking and camping by the way when necessary. On the 25th of April the little party arrived at Griggsville in Pike County, which was at that time a hamlet and the surrounding country was very thinly inhabited. In the fall of the same year, Mr. Medaris bought land three miles north and a half-mile east of Barry. The family moved in to one of the log cabins that stood on the land, and he at once commenced to develop a farm from the wilds. There were no railways here for a few years and the river towns were the markets.

Mr. Medaris lived on that place seven years and then sold and bough another tract in Barry Township, where he resided until his life was brought to a close. His wife died in 1857. Mrs. Harvey was ten years old when she came to this county with her parents and can well remember it when it was in its primitive wildness. She was early taught to make herself useful, and learned to card, spin and weave. She resided with her mother until her death and continued to live with her father until her marriage, June 3, 1858, to Thomas Harvey. Their pleasant wedded life was blessed to them by children of whom the following four are living: Florence, Owen, Bruce and Newton.

Thomas Harvey was born in Virginia an was a son of Samuel and Anna Harvey, natives respectively of France and Virginia. Thomas was but a boy when his parents moved to Ohio and were among its pioneers. He was there reared and subsequently removed to Indiana, whence he came to Edgar County, this State, from there going to Adams County, where he resided for a short time, when he came to Pike County, of which he was a permanent resident until his death June 26, 1870, removed one of its valued citizens; a man whose honor and integrity were unquestioned and whose career in life was such as to secure the confidence of all with whom he came in contact whether in a social or a business way.

After coming to this county, Mr. Harvey bought a farm which he placed under good cultivation and provided with substantial buildings. The most of the time after his removal here he resided in the village of Barry though he still looked after his farming interests and at the time of his death had placed himself in good circumstances and was one of the moneyed men of Barry. For more than half a century Mrs. Harvey has been an earnest and consistent Christian and for fifty-one years has been a devoted member of the Methodist Episcopal Church.

 

(credits 261)


 

Harvey Medaris (7) (Austin 6, Charles 5 , Rice 4) b. 27 Jan 1828 in Kentucky. He married 1) Nancy Ladd, the daughter of William and Mary Johnson Ladd.  She was born in North Carolina in 1830.  

Harvey and Nancy had the following children:

  1. Mary Medaris (8) b. 1856 in Ill.
  2. Lydia D. Medaris (8) b. 1859 in Ill.
  3. Sarah C. Medaris (8) b. 1870 in Ill.

Harvey married 2) Rachel A. Jones on 25 July 1883 in Christian, Illinios.  Rachel was born Jun 1844 in Indiana.  Jones is likely her married name and not her maiden name.

(CR: 1850, 1860 Pike Co., Illinois; 1880 Christian Co., Illinois; 1900 Macon, Illinois)

(credits 00, 50)


 

Senith A. Medaris (7) (Austin 6, Charles 5, Rice 4) b. 23 July 1830 in Pike County, Illinois; d. 02 Jan. 1893. She married John A. Hall, 14 May 1851 in Pike County, Illinois. John was b. 21 May 1820; d. 10 Jun. 1893. They are both buried at Greenwood Cemetery in Decatur, Illinois. John was a minister and a tailor. They had the following children:

  1. John A. Hall (8) b. 21 May 1820 in Kentucky, d. 10 Jun 1893 in Macon, Illinios, buried Greenwood Cemetary, Decatur, Macon, IL,
  2. Freddie Hall (8)
  3. Sarah B. Hall (8) b. 14 Feb 1852 in Illinois; d. 11 Feb 1894 in Illinois, buried Greenwood Cemetary Block, Decatur, Macon, IL. Married Francis Williams, 31 Dec 1876 in Macon County, Illinois.
  4. Daniel Hall (8) b. 22 Sept. 1853 in Barry, Illinios; d. 12 Jun 1926 in Decatur, Macon, Illinios.
  5. William Hardie Hall (8) b. abt. 1856 in Illinois; d. 07 Dec 1932 in Decatur, Macon, Illinios.
  6. Celestia Aurella Hall (8) b. abt. 1858 in Illinois.
  7. James H. Hall (8) b. May 1860 in Illinois.
  8. Emery K. Hall (8) b. abt. 1862 in Illinois. Married Alice ???? abt. 1887. She was b. Feb 1867 in Missouri.
  9. Minnie Arletta Hall (8) b. 05 Nov 1866 in Taylorville, Christian, Illinois; d. 03 Jul 1914 in St. Mary's Hospital, Decatur, Macon, Illinois, at 11:00 a.m. She married Richard Francis McEvoy b. Feb 1859 in Decatur, Macon, Illinois, on 09 Sep 1886 in St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Decatur, Macon, Illinois/ He d. 15 Feb 1931 in Las Vegas, Nevada. They are buried Calvary Catholic Cemetery, Decatur, Macon, Illinois.
  10. Dora Hall (8) b. abt. 1872 in Illinois.
  11. Cordelia Hall (8) b. abt. 1850 in Illinois.

(credits 261)



Charles Robinson Medaris (7) (Austin 6, Charles 5, Rice 4) b. Apr. 1862 in Illinois.  He married Lulia Orpha McLaughlin in 1891.  Lulia was his First Cousin, 1x removed. She was the daughter of Mary B. Medaris (7) and John McLaughlin. Mary was the daughter of Roberson Medaris (7) brother to Austin Medaris (6).

Charles and Lulia had the following children:
      1. Avary L. Medaris (8) b. 25 Mar 1892 in Illinois; d. Jan 1963.  He married Florence Etta Reed, 14 Mar 1918.  Florence was born 17 Apr 1894 in Hampton, Hamilton County, Nebraska; d. 05 Feb 1920 in Hampton, Nebraska.
        1. Stanley Medaris (9) b. 1919
        2. Lyle Medaris (9) b. 1920; d. 2001
      2. John Austin Medaris (8) 23 May 1896 in Ilinois; d. 04 Apr 1961 in Nebraska.  He married Anna Hartnell.
        1. Maurice Eugene Medaris (9) b. 16 Nov. 1918 in Nebraska; d. 14 Apr. 2001 in Olathe, Johnson, Kansas. He married Anna Maxine Penner, b. 20 Aug. 1925 in Stockham, Hamilton Nebraska; d. 31 Oct 2006 in Lincoln, Nebraska.
        2. Ruth Anne Medaris (9) 04 Jun 1926 in Nebraska.
      3. Mary Opal Medaris (8) 08 Aug 1899 in Illinois; d. July 1972.  She married Homer Byron Matthews, 16 May 1920 in Aurora, Hamilton County, Nebraska.





Rice Austin Medaris (7) (Austin 6, Charles 5, Rice 4) b. 15 May 1864 in Illinois; d. 27 Dec 1916 in Springfield, Sangamon, Illinois.  He married Mary E. Stewart, 26 Sept 1889 in Sangamon County, Illinois.  Mary was born 1864 in Illinois.

Rice and Mary had the following children:
      1. Lloyd F. Medaris (8) 1891 in Illinois.  He married Edith Shaffer, 07 Dec 1921 in Greene County, Illinois.
        1. Rosemary Medaris (9) b. 24 Sept. 1924 in Greenfield, Greene, Illinois; d. 18 Jan 2005 in Illinois.  She married George Newell Rives, b. 19 Jun 1923 in Greenfield, Illinois; d. May 2013 in Quincy, Illinios.
      2. Lester Harold Medaris (8) 03 Dec 1892 in Farmersville, Illinois.
      3. Irene L. Medaris (8) 1897 in Illinois.  She married Charles Frederick Harmon in 1927.  Charles was born 23 May 1883 in Randolph, Illinios; d. 11 Nov 1965.

Daily Illinios State Register (Springfield, Illinois)
Friday, September 27, 1889

Matrimonial

  Rice A. Medaris, of Pawnee, and Miss Mary E. Stewart, of Prentice, Morgan county, daughter of Wm. Stewart, were married in their city yesterday, the Rev. J. E. Coombs, assistant pastor of the Central Baptist church, officiating.  The ceremony took place at 2:30 o'clock in the afternoon at the parlors of the Revere house.


Illinois State Register (Springfield, Illinois
Thursday, December 28, 1916

Rice A. Medaris Dies of Injury

Head of Construction Company Succumbs to Hurts Received When Crushed by Tractor

     Injuries received nearly one month ago, when he was caught and crushed beneath a traction engine tile ditching machine near Greenfield, resulted in the death at 9:45 o'clock last night at St. John's hospital of Rice Austin Medaris, 1415 Whittier avenue, this city, head of the Medaris Contruction company.  At the time of the accident, both of Mr. Medaris' legs were broken and he received severe injuries about the lower part of the body.  He was brought to Springfield and taken to the hospital where for weeks he as been a sufferer.
     Deceased for more than twenty-five years was engaged in contracting work in southern Illinois, before coming to Springfield for residence.  He was born May 15, 1864, and at the time of death was 52 years, 7 months and 12 days old.l
     Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Mary E. Medaris; two sons, Lloyd S. and Lester H. Medaris, who wwere associated with their father in business and one daughter, Irene e. Medaris, residing at home.  Also one brother, Charles R. Medaris of Aurora, Ill.
     Funeral arrangments have not been made and will be announced later



Cornelia Patra Medaris (7) (Moses 6, Charles 5, Rice 4) b. 23 Nov 1845 in Gadberry, Adair, Kent. She married William Henry Young in Adair, Kentucky on 11 Nov. 1874 at the home of her parents.  William was b. 17 Nov. 1845, d. 23 Mar. 1918.  This family lived in Adair County, Kentucky, in the Harmony District.  Cornelia and William are buried in the Stone Cemetery, Fairplay, Adair County, Kentucky.

Cornelia and William had the following children:

  1. Hattie Ellen Young (8) b. 30 April 1876, d. 09 June 1962. She married A. Murell.
  2. Rufus E. Young (8) b. 1878, d. 1967. He married Jessie "Josie" Ferguson.
  3. Adda "Addie" Bell Young (8) b. 1879, married Martin Sharp.
  4. James R. Young (8) b. 05 Nov. 1880, d. 08 Nov. 1955. He married Mattie Burbridge. They are buried in the Stone Cemetery, Fairplay, Adair County, Kentucky.
  5. Emmer Young (8) b. 05 Feb. 1882, d. 19 Mar. 1917. He never married.  He is buried in the Stone Cemetery, Fairplay, Adair County, Kentucky.
  6. Laura Alice Young (8) twin b. 04 May 1884.  She married George Smith.
  7. Charles Laurence Young (8) twin b. 04 May 1884, d. 16 Jan. 1968.  He married Etha Lane Lewis on 10 Oct. 1909.
  8. George Moses Young (8) b. 21 Aug. 1886, d. 04 June 1957.  He married 1) Nora Alice Burris, 2) Dellie Shively.

(credits 207)


John F. Medaris (7) (Moses 6, Charles 5, Rice 4) unmarried.

Adair County, Kentucky News

Wednesday, October 4, 1905

From Oklahoma

Foss, Sept. 18, 1905

Editor News:

I promised to write a letter to the News, telling the people of Old Kentucky about Oklahoma:

I landed here Friday, September 6, and am proud of the looks of the country, but crops are short this year. The people are as sociable as I ever met--meet friends on every side and they say they are glad to welcome us in the Territory. Horses, mules, cattle, hogs, etc., look well but the water is bad. The flint rock cannot be found here.

Land is worth between $2,000 and $5,000 a quarter section--160 acres. Water-melons grow here in great abundance, and very large. I bought one that would have weighed 50 or 60 pounds. The soil here runs from 15 to 20 feet deep. There is timber on the streams, and while on the praries you can see for miles.

The Washta river is a small stream, about the size of Russell's creek, but fish are caught out of it weighing 80 pounds. Ducks are plentiful in the fall, so I am told.

There are people here from all over the United States, all doing well. The wind has been high since my arrival, and there has been one nice rain, putting the ground in fine shape for sowing wheat.

Cotton picking in full blast.   

 /s/ J.F Medaris.

(credits 257)


 

Melford Rice Medaris (7) (Moses 6, Charles 5, Rice 4) married Cynthia Loy.

They had one known daughter.

  1. Mattie Medaris (8)

 

Wednesday, August 19, 1908 Adair County (Ky.) News, page one.

AN AWFUL TRAGEDY

Miss Mattie Maderis of West Point Believed To Have Been Drugged.

A Native of Adair County

The following is from the last issue of the Elizabethtown News: The parties mentioned are all former Adair county people.

West Point, Ky., Aug. 10--(Special to the News.)--Miss Mattie Maderis, the only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Mell Maderis, died very suddenly Friday morning at ten o'clock of heart failure. She was enjoying her usual health and as was her custom had gone to the spring house to churn. When she failed to return at the usual time, her father went to the spring house and as he neared the place heard some one moaning as if in great pain. He went in the spring house and not finding her there he traced the sounds he heard and found her on top of the spring house in an unconscious condition. The ground around where she was found looked as though there had been a struggle, but no foot prints were found only those made by Miss Maderis.

Her father carried her home and summoned Dr. Roberts of West Point and the family physician, Dr. J.H. Reesor, of Stithton, but she died in a short time without gaining consciousness. Her uncle, Mr. Henry Burbridge has asserted positively that it was the work of a ruffian, but no marks of violence could be found by the physicians.

She was about twenty-five years of age and when very young was married to Frank Gadberry of Adair county. The marriage proved unhappy and she obtained a divorce six years ago and has since then made her home with her parents here.

She was a member of the Christian church here and Rev. H.H. Webb, the Evangelist, officiated at the funeral at the residence and at the grave. The young lady's mother has been in failing health for sometime and is prostrated with grief over her daughter's sad fate. The funeral was held Saturday afternoon at three o'clock and the burial was in the family lot on the farm.

LATER. It is now believed that Miss Maderis was drugged to death by someone who came to the spring house with the intention of stealing. For the past month butter and milk has been stolen from the house. The house was always locked but when the stealing was done the locks were broken each time and the articles were missing. Miss Maderis made a habit of going to the spring house to churn.

Mr. Rollin Hurt, of this place, brought and obtained a divorce for Gadberry in the Hardin circuit court several years ago. Some time after the divorce proceeding Gadberry re-married and now lives in Adair county. The grounds for divorce was abandonment and there was no intimation of wrong doing by either party. [This last paragraph apparently was added by Adair County News.]

 


 

Mary Lobban Medaris (7) (Moses 6, Charles 5, Rice 4) b. 08 Feb. 1854 in Gadberry, Adair County, Kentucky; d. 24 Nov. 1926 in Jackson Co. OK.  She married Charles Lafayette Dillingham on 24 Aug 1873 in Clay County, Tennessee. Charles was b. May 1852 in Adair County, Kentucky; d. Aft. 1900 in Hill County, Texas

    Mary and Charles had the following children:
  1. Carl Dorphus Dillingham (8) b. 16 Oct. 1874 in Kentucky; d. 31 Aug. 1954 in California.
  2. Mattie C. Dillingham (8) b. 1876 in Adair County, Kentucky.
  3. Addie May Dillingham (8) b. 15 May 1878 in Sparksville, Kentucky; d. 20 Dec. 1960 in Happy, Texas.
  4. Ella Dillingham (8) b. Aug 1880 in Kentucky.
  5. Cora Dillingham (8) b. Jun 1883 in Kentucky.
  6. William Armen Dillingham (8) b. 12 Mar. 1887 in Kentucky; d. 11 Oct. 1968 in California.
  7. Hattie Dillingham (8) b. Jun 1889 in Kentucky.
  8. Clonus A Dillingham (8) b. 08 Oct. 1892 in Kentucky; d. Sep 1984 in Blair, Jackson Co., Oklahoma.


(credits 268)
See Also
Descendants of Robert Dillingham, of Maryland


Charles Murrell Medaris (7) (Moses 6, Charles 5, Rice 4) b. 21 April 1857, in Adair County, Kent. d. 8 Oct 1901 Gadberry, Adair, Kent. Charles married Lena Mae Royse, 20 Feb 1890. She was b. 25 Feb 1871 in Adair Co, KY, d. 1908. She is buried in Foss, Washita, OK.  She was the daughter of Sherrod Hopson and Dora Ann Elizabeth Strange Royse.

Charles and Lena had the following children:

  1. Atha R. Medaris (8) b. 19 Dec 1890, Gadberry, Adair, Kentucky; d. 01 Sep 1955 married Eura Rebecca Russell.
  2. Henry Glover Medaris (8) b. 20 Sept 1892 in Columbia, Adair Co, Kentucky; d. 23 Nov 1965 Dallas Co, TX, he married Nellie Mamie Ryder.
  3. Lida Medaris (8) b. 19 Mar 1896, Gadberry, Adair, Kentucky; d. 1953
  4. Charles Murrell Medaris Jr. (8) b. 31 Jan 1902,  Gadberry, Adair, Kentucky; d. 27 Aug 1955, San Francisco, California.  He married Grace E. ????.  He was a Bus Driver for the Municapal Rail Road.  He is buried at Cypress Lawn Memorial Cemetery.

The circumstance surrounding the death of Charles has a bit of a sad twist to it. Initial stories from his descendants state that he was murdered by being struck in the head with a board that had a nail in it. The story was sketchy and the details unknown.

Stories are told and passed down for many reasons. Sometimes they are used to protect loved ones from pain. The murder story may have been one of those stories. Unfortunately the truth of Charles' death is a tragedy that devastates a family worse than murder. The following article was discovered in 2004 that details the true account of the death of Charles Murrell Medaris.

"The Adair County News" Wednesday, 09 Oct. 1901

Charley Medaris, a Farmer of this County Found Dead in his Barn

HE WAS A GOOD, HONEST CITIZEN

The citizens of this community were startled yesterday morning upon hearing that Charley Medaris was dead -- hung himself in his barn. It is not known what time he put an end to his life. The first discovery was yesterday morning when his brother went to the barn to feed. The deceased was in town [Columbia KY] all of Monday, and was on a trade with some gentlemen for a farm. He called at The News office and partially arranged to have some sale bills printed. He was in good spirits, and remarked that if he did not buy a certain farm he would sell out and remove to Texas. For several months the deceased and his brother, John, have been selling goods at Glenville [Adair Co. KY; now called Glensfork.]

Mr. Medaris was a good citizen and leaves a wife and children. There is no known cause for the rash act.

 

(credits 00, 127, 140, 215)


Meeky Jane Medaris (7) (Elijah 6, Charles 5, Rice 4) b. abt. 1846, married William O. Butler on 20 July 1855, in Russell Co., Kentucky.

Meeky and William had the following known children:

  1. Leslie C. Butler (8) b. abt. 1857
  2. Hector O. Butler (8) b. abt. 1859

(anonymous contributor)


Joseph Dimmitt Medaris (7) (Rice 6, Charles 5, Rice 4) b. 03 Sept. 1849 in Perry, Pike County, Illinois; d. 09 June 1933 in Bement, Piatt County, Illinios. He married Mary Isabelle "Belle" Dawson on the first Thanksgiving day; 28 Nov. 1872.  She was the daughter of David H. and Caroline Melissa Elliott Dawson.  Born 20 Sept 1852 in Illinois, she died 06 Aug 1934 in Illinois.

Joseph and Mary had the following children:

  1. Troy Medaris (8) b. 20 Apr 1877 in Illinois; d. Jan 1959 in Urbana, Champaign County, Illinois.  married Maude C. Harshbarger on 23 Jun 1908. They had no children. She was the daughter of Jefferson Harshbarger of Ivesdale, Illinois.  She was born 11 Jan 1877 in Illinois and died April 1970.  Troy was a commercial photographer for many years. They are buried at Bement Cemetery in Bement, Illinios.  (CR: Troy in 1910, 1920 Piatt Co., Illinois)
  2. Della Medaris (8) b. 15 Apr 1880 married Thomas E. Priestly on 31 Oct 1905.
  3. Guy Duane Medaris (8) b. 31 July 1885 in Bement, Ill..

Joseph, Mary and Maude are buried in the Bement Cemetery in Bement, Illinois.

(CR: 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920 Piatt Co., Illinois)

(Findagrave: Joseph, Mary, Troy, Maude,

(credits 38, 39, 86)


Samuel C. Medaris (7) ( Rice 6, Charles 5, Rice 4) b. 1855 d. 22 July 1905. He married Minnie May Dresbach on 3 Nov. 1881.

Samuel and Minnie had the following children:

  1. Charles Ray Medaris (8) b. 20 Mar 1882 d. 18 Apr 1946 (CR: 1920 Piatt Co., Illinios)
  2. Marion Otis Medaris (8) b. 12 Mar 1884.

Samuel and Charles Ray are buried in the Monticello Cemetery in Monticello, Illinois.

(CR: 1900 Piatt Co., Illinios)

(credits 38, 39)


William Arthur Medaris (7) ( Rice 6, Charles 5, Rice 4) b. 1 Oct 1865 d. 24 Oct 1948 married Meda Brady on 21 Dec 1892.

William and Meda had the following children:

  1. Ruth Medaris (8) b. 1892
  2. Lloyd Coleman Medaris (8) b. 25 Jan 1900, d. 9 Dec 1968.

(CR: 1900, 1910, 1920 Piatt Co., Illinios)

(credits 38, 39)



Charles I. Medaris (7) (Colbert 6, Charles 5, Rice 4) b. 15 Aug. 1849 in Adair Co., Kentucky; d. 14 Feb. 1929, at 3am, in Russell Co., Kent.  He married 1) Mary Perryman, daughter of Washington and Emily Murray (Murrah) Perryman, on 04 November 1869, in Russell Co. KY.  Mary was born 31 Dec. 1846 and died 16 Feb. 1908.

    Charles was an undertaker in Esto, Russell Coutny, Kentucky.

    Charles and Mary had no children of their own, but they adopted one son who was identified as a "cousin".

  1. George Marvin Hudson Medaris (8) b. March 1884 in Russell Co., Kent., d. 20 Feb. 1959 in Jefferson Co., Kent. George Marvin Hudson was legally adopted as a Medaris on 14 Nov. 1904, in Russell Co., Kent.

 

Wednesday, February 19, 1908

Mrs. Charley Medaris is at the point of death with pneumonia fever. 

(also in the Feb. 19 edition)

Death of an Estimable Woman

Last Sunday morning, February 16, Mrs. Mary Madaris, who was the wife of Mr. C. I. Madaris, died at her late home near Esto, Russell county. The deceased was a sister of Rev. Geo. W. Perryman, who is pastor of a church in Knoxville, Tenn., and who is well known here. The deceased was about sixty years old and for many years was a devoted member of the Methodist church. She will be greatly missed, not only by surviving members of her family but by the entire neighborhood in which she lived. She was a victim of pneumonia.

 
    Charles married 2) Laura Pierce, on 09 Dec. 1909 in Russell Co., Kent. Laura was age 27 (b. 1882), and Charles was 59 when they married. She was the daughter of David F. Pierce.  Charles and Laura were "double second cousins, once removed". 

    Her lineage is as follows:  Laura Pierce (8) (David F. Pierce 8, Ann Grider Pierce 7, Sarah 'Sally' Medaris Grider 6, Rice Medaris 5)

    Charles and Laura had the following children:

  1. Charles Colbert Medaris (8) He married Elva Holt on 17 Jan. 1932 in Russell Co., Kent. She was born 12 May 1916, died 29 June 1993. Elva was the daughter of Luther and Pink Aaron Holt.
  2. Hughes Medaris (8) b. 22 August 1916 Russell County KY, died 07 August 1989, married Dorothy ????.
  3. Emma Medaris (8) born 9 Feburary 1922, died 10 February 1922, buried Phelps cemetery with her parents.

    Charles and his first wife Mary are buried at Phelps cemetery just south of the French Valley area of Russell Co. Buried near him is Louis Dale Medaris who was stillborn on 30 June 1938. He is a child of Charles C (8) and Elva Holt Medaris.

(CR: 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910 Russell Co., Kentucky)

(credits "Non related researcher who wish's to remain anonymous." We appreciate his contribution to our tree.)




Mary B. Medaris (7) (Roberson 6, Charles 5, Rice 4) b. 01 Dec. 1835, d. 13 Mar. 1913. She married John McLaughlin , 22 Mar 1855.

Mary and John had the following children:

  1. Infant McLaughlin (8) b. 28 Jan. 1856 (stillborn)
  2. Roberson "Robbie" Oliver McLaughlin (8) b. 02 May 1857, d. [20] 29 Sept. 1935, in Pike Co., Ill. He married Elizabeth Whitney Manton on 06 Mar. 1907, in Pike Co., Ill.
  3. Luvenia Ella McLaughlin (8) b. 09 Aug. 1859, d. 13 Feb. 1864, in Pike Co., Ill.
  4. Charles W. McLaughlin (8) b. 02 Dec. 1861, d. 27 Feb. 1864, in Pike Co., Ill.
  5. Lulia Orpha McLaughlin (8) b. 27 Nov. 1864, in Pike Co., Ill., d. 19 Dec. 1928, in Hamilton Co., Aurora, Nebraska.  She married Charles R. Medaris on 21 Oct. 1891, in Pike Co., Ill. 
  6. Felicia "Lit" McLaughlin (8) b. 07 Dec. 1866, in Pike Co., Ill., d. 22 Feb. 1938, in Pike Co., Ill.  She married Samuel Grant Phillips on 11 Nov. 1891, in Pike Co., Ill.
  7. John Albert McLaughlin (8) b. 30 Oct. 1869, in Pike Co., Ill., d. 06 June 1966, in Pike Co., Ill.  He married Sarah Ellen Chamberlain on 28 Jan. 1892, in Pike Co., Ill.
  8. Anna McLaughlin (8) b. 11 April 1872, in Pike Co., Ill., d. 10 Feb. 1874, in Pike Co., Ill.

(credits 25, 135, 141)


Charles E. Medaris (7) (Roberson 6, Charles 5, Rice 4) b. 22 May 1838 in IL, d. 03 Oct. 1915. Charles married Hester A. Lytle on 26 Feb. 1861. Hester was the daughter of George and Malinda Casteele Lytle.

Charles and Hester had the following children:

  1. Oliver Edwin Medaris (8) b. 1862 in New Salem, Pike Co., Ill. He married Hannah Lucinda McKinney, 08 Aug. 1889, in Pike Ill.
  2. Essie Medaris (8) b. 1866 in New Salem, Pike Co., Ill.
  3. Charles Frank Medaris (8) b. 19 Mar. 1870 in New Salem, Pike Co., Illinois; d. 02 Feb. 1954 in LaGrance, Lewis County, Missouri. Frank was a horse trainer by trade. Frank married Levicee Davis who was b. 03 Feb. 1866 in Kentucky; d. 16 June 1947 of Stomach Cancer. . She was the daughter of Robert Davis who was born in England. Frank and Levicee are buried in Labelle Cemetery, in Labelle Missouri.

(CR: 1870, 1880 Pike Co., Illinois)

(credits 00)


John R. Medaris (7) (Roberson 6, Charles 5, Rice 4) b. 02 Oct. 1840 in Pike County, Illinois, married Sarah S. Fox on 28 Nov. 1867. She was born 1838 in Ohio. Sarah's last name was listed as Foy in John's obituary.

John and Sarah had the following children:

  1. James Medaris (8) b. 1868 in Illinois.  Shows in the 1870 census records.
  2. Edward Medaris (8) b. 1868 in Illinois.
  3. Lurena Medaris (8) b. 1870 in Illinois. Shows in the 1880 census records.
  4. Daniel Medaris (8) b. 1872 in Illinois
  5. John Medaris (8) b. 1875 in Illinois. Shows in the 1880 census records.
  6. Thaddeus Medaris (8)
  7. Venie Medaris (8) married Joseph M. Woodward.

Several of these children are not listed in John's obituary, although they are listed in several census records.  It is therefore suspected that several died very young.

The Barry Adage September 7, 1910

JOHN MEDARIS PASSED AWAY

At the Home of His Daughter in Clayton

John R. Medaris, after several months of suffering form cancer, passed away at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Joseph M. Woodward, at Clayton on Tuesday morning of last week. Mr. Medaris was born in Pike county on October 2, 1840, and has lived near New Canton all his life. He was married on Nov. 28, 1867, to Miss Sarah Foy, who died of cancer in 1899. There were four children born to this union, all of whom are living . Three sons are living near New Canton, whose names are, Edward, Daniel and Thaddeus; one daughter, Mrs. Venie Woodward, of Clayton. One sister, Mrs. Mary McLaughlin, and one brother, Charles Medaris, both living near Griggsville, Ill. Mr. Medaris, had several operations for this dread disease, but death claimed him at last. A short service was held at the home of Joseph Woodward on Wednesday morning, and the body was taken on the early morning train to Griggsville, where it was quietly laid to rest in the family burying ground at Hinman chapel.

(CR: 1870, 1880 Pike Co., Illinois)

(credits 00)


 

Louvenia E. "Venia" Medaris (7) ( Roberson 6, Charles 5, Rice 4) b. 30 Dec. 1854 in IL, d. 11 April 1929.  She married Zacharia Tommy Taylor on 14 Feb. 1884. Zacharia was b. 18 April 1854, d. 04 Sept. 1919.   Louvenia shows as Lucy in the 1860 Illinios census.

Louvenia and Zacharia had the following known children:

  1. Leveda Taylor (8) b. 17 Feb. 1885
  2. Mary Taylor (8) b. 01 Jan 1888
  3. Bertha Taylor (8) b. 06 June 1890
  4. Ben F. Taylor (8) b. 07 Feb. 1895, 29 Oct. 1931

(credits 88)


Joseph Sidney McDaris (7) (William H. 6, John 5, Rice 4) b. 8 Dec 1845 d. 4 Feb. 1892 married Mary ????. Joseph joined the Union Army and fought as a Private in Co. H, 2nd Voluntary Missouri Cavalry , 7 Jun 1863 to American Flag1865.

 

Joseph and Mary had the following children:  

  1. Manereva Ellen McDaris (8) b. 2 Feb. 1870, d. 10 Sept. 1871
  2. Alice Annabelle McDaris (8) b. 2 Nov. 1871, d. 6 Nov. 1871

Joseph is Buried in Green Mountain Cemetery.

(credits 38, 39, 63)

(CR: 1870 Wright Co., Missouri)



Remus Marion McDaris (7) (William H. 6, John 5, Rice 4) b. 1847, d. 04 May 1892. He married Jane Moore.

Remus and Jane had the following children:

  1. Ellen Laura McDaris (8) b. circa 1869, married Louis Foster.
  2. Marvin Macmillion McDaris (8) married 1) Ethel Hawkins, 2) Pearl Walls (Pearl Eden by one source).

Remus is buried in the Moore Cemetery, Wright Co., Mo.

(credits 18, 264)

(CR: 1870 Wright Co., Missouri)



Mary Emeline McDaris (7) ( William H. 6, John 5, Rice 4) b. 28 May 1849 d.21 June 1906, married Thomas C. "Tiger" Wilson. Mary is buried in the Bennett Cemetery.

Mary and Thomas had the following children:

  1. Fred Wilson (8) b. circa 1876, married ?????
  2. Maria J. Wilson (8) b. circa 1877, apparently died young
  3. William Wilson (8) b. circa 1879, married ?????
  4. Edward Wilson (8) married Anna Carter
  5. Mayme Wilson (8) married Harry Mansker
  6. Gertrude Wilson (8) married Harve Helsley
  7. Ora Wilson (8) unmarried
  8. Bessie Wilson (8) married Harve Key
  9. Robert Harve Wilson (8) married Belle Carter

(credits 18, 64)


Robert Lafayette McDaris (7) (William H. 6, John 5, Rice 4) b. 15 Feb. 1854, d. 23 Apr. 1937 in Wright County, MO. Robert married Harriett Beecher Stowe Richardson, she was b. 28 Feb. 1854, d. 01 Feb. 1923.

Robert and Harriet had the following children:

  1. Baby Girl McDaris (8) died at birth
  2. Troy Robert McDaris (8) b. 21 Apr 1901 d. 1 Mar 1975.
  3. Roy Franklin McDaris (8) b. 16 Sept. 1905.
  4. Floy McDaris (8) b. 19 Nov. 1907.
  5. Flossie Evaline McDaris (8) b. 26 Nov. 1909 married Richard Alvin Sparks on 6 July 1936. They had no children.

Robert is buried in the Coon Creek Cemetery.

(credits 18, 63, 65, 66, 67)


Nancy Eveline McDaris (7) ( William H. 6, John 5, Rice 4) b. 22 Jan 1859 d. 16 Jan 1942, married Stephen Troy Russell.

Nancy and Stephen had the following children:

  1. August Russell (8) b. 21 July, 1882, d. 29 November, 1882, buried in Oak Lawn Cemetery, West Plains, MO
  2. Claud C. Russell (8) b. 26 May, 1883, d. 23 July, 1883, buried in Oak Lawn Cemetery, West Plains, MO
  3. unnamed infant (8) buried in Oak Lawn Cemetery, West Plains, MO
  4. Troy Russell (8) b. 15 September, 1894, married Eva Grace Frech , 4 April, 1925, d. Nov. 1978, buried in Woodlawn Cemetery, Wilkinsburg, PA. They had three children.
  5. Frank Eugene Russell (8) b. circa 1894, unmarried, d. 1917, buried in Oak Lawn Cemetery, West Plains, MO

    Nancy is buried in the West Plains Cemetery.

(credits 18, 63, 65)


Sarah Caroline McDaris (7) ( William H. 6, John 5, Rice 4) b. 16 Apr 1862, d. 19 Jan 1918, married Joe Signel Ferriel.

Sarah and Joe had the following children:

  1. Nola Ferriel (8) b. 1901, married Oscar Yeager d. 1980, buried in Steel Cemetery, Hartville, MO, They had two children.
  2. Vadie Ferriel (8) married Arno Johnson.
  3. Roy Ferriel (8)
  4. Lee Ferriel (8) married Iva Coxen , buried in Coon Creek Church Cemetery, Hartville, MO, they had three children.

Sarah is buried in the Coon Creek Cemetery.

(credits 18, 63)


Sherman Edward McDaris (7) ( William H. 6, John 5, Rice 4) b. 28 May 1869 d. 29 Jan 1951 married Anna Eliza Foster 1896-1981. They resided in Mountain Grove, Missouri,  and they are buried in Coon Creek Cemetery.

Sherman and Anna had the following children:

  1. Earl Wright McDaris (8) b. 5 Jan 1892 d. 2 June 1975 married Bettie Ellen Grimes
  2. Arnold Ray McDaris (8) b. 1894 d. 1962 married Etta Verba Rippee
  3. Dowe Westley McDaris (8) b. 1896 d. 1978 married Essie Barr

The following obituary was found for Essie Barr McDaris from the Wright County, Missouri Funeral Homes:

McDaris, Annie Eliza:  Brush Creek Township, MO; died Apr 30, 1961; housewife; born Dec 12, 1871 in Wright County; d/o Joel Foster and Eliza Wright; w/o Sherman E. McDaris; 3 sons Earl, Arnold and David, all of Mountain Grove, MO; 2 sisters Mrs. Jill Meek of Kansas and Mrs. Mamie Reeves of Malden, MO; 7 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren.  Burial Coon Creek Cemetery.

(CR: 1880 Jefferson Co., Missouri; 1900 Wright Co., Missouri)

(credits 18, 39, 63)


Lillie Mae McDaris (7) ( William H. 6, John 5, Rice 4) b. 01 Sept. 1876 married John Day. Lillie is buried in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Lillie and John had the following children:

  1. Warren Day (8)
  2. Myrtle Day (8)
  3. Howard Day (8)

(credits 18)


Robert Hamilton McDaris (7) (Rice 6, John W. 5, Rice 4) b.24 Aug. 1848 married Martha Newell Claxton of Mountain Grove Missouri.

Robert and Martha had the following children.

  1. Alice Lourinda "Rinda" McDaris (8) b. 28 Dec 1869, d. 01 Sept. 1941, married Alfred Jackson Young .
  2. Charles Marion McDaris (8) b. 16 Sept. 1872 in Wright County, Missouri.  He married Maude T. Goodrich.
  3. Hemma Francis (8) married Alfred Weatherman .
  4. Samuel Edgar McDaris (8) b. 24 Mar. 1877, d. Claremore, OK, married Anna L. Klawitter .
  5. Lola McDaris (8)
  6. Herbert Luther McDaris (8) b. 03 Sept. 1884, d. 1979 buried in Miss.

Robert married (2) Rose Lavender and they had the following children:

  1. Robert Lester McDaris (8)

(CR: 1880 Wright Co., Missouri)

(credits 18, 38, 39)


Gideon D. McDaris (7)  ( Rice 6, John W. 5, Rice 4) b. 11 Aug. 1851 in TN, d. 24 Sept. 1933 in Napa Co., CA. He married 1) Frances McClanahan, 01 Nov. 1874. Frances was b. 23 Apr. 1842 in TN, d. 11 Apr. 1886 in MO.

Gideon and Frances had the following known children:

  1. William M. McDaris (8) b. abt 1876 in Missouri
  2. Harley Granby McDaris (8) b. 13 Apr. 1877 in Missouri, d. 09 Sept. 1968 in Sacramento, Sacramento Co., CA. He married Jessie Vicie.
  3. Margaret K. "Ora" McDaris (8) b. 15 Dec. 1878 in MO., d. 18 July 1907 in Tucumcari, Quay Co., NM. She married James Samuel Tarpley .
  4. Dona McDaris (8) b.  Jan 1881 in MO.
  5. Maude Elizabeth McDaris (8) b. 20 July 1884 in Gainesville, Texas, d. 07 Jan. 1981 in Napa, Napa County, CA. She was buried 10 Jan. 1981 in Yountville Cemetery, Yountville, Napa County, CA. She married Charles R. Todd who was b. 26 Aug. 1872, d. 30 May 1967.

After Frances' death in 1886, Gideon married 2) Nippy South on 04 June 1888 in Bellvue, Clay County, Texas.  They are listed in the 1900 Census in Creek Nation, Indian Territory, Oklahoma.

(CR: 1880 Wright Co., Missouri; 1910 Rogers Co., Oklahoma)

(credits 119)


Joseph Henderson McDaris (7) ( Rice 6, John W. 5, Rice 4) b. 28 Jan 1856, he married Lucy A. Jarman, b. 23 Nov. 1869, in Missouri, d. 23 Jan. 1953.

Joseph and Lucy had the following known children:

  1. Harley Gramley McDaris (8) b. 03 Feb. 1888 in Wright Co., Mo. Harley married Lottie Mae Venable.
  2. Otis E. McDaris (8) b. 04 Mar. 1895 in Mo. He married Louise M. ????? .
  3. James Oscar McDaris (8) b. June 1899 in Ind. Terr. Married Bonnie ????. They resided in Claremore, Rogers Co., OK. They had no children.  They are buried at Braman Cemetery, Kay Co., OK.
  4. Lee McDaris (8) apparently died young as he was not enumerated with the family in 1900 or 1910 censuses.

(CR: 1900 Wright Co., Missouri; 1920 Kay Co., Oklahoma)

(credits 00, 18, 115)


William Rufus Rice McDaris (7) ( Rice 6, John W. 5, Rice 4) b. 19 Dec 1858, d. 30 April 1929 in Montgomery County, Kansas. He married Martha Evelyn Moore on the 31 Aug. 1879 in Hartville, Missouri.

William and Martha had the following children:

  1. William Cecil McDaris (8) b. 04 Aug. 1881, d. 21 Nov. 1942 in Montgomery County, Kansas. Married Mayme King. They are buried in Sunnyside Cemetery in Caney, KS.
  2. Charley Crawford McDaris (8) b. 26 Dec. 1883 in Wright County, MO, d. 22 Jan. 1973 in Wagoner, OK, married Nellie May May (no error).
  3. Orba Gideon McDaris (8) b. 1897, d. 1961 in Rogers Co., OK. Married Jess Geneva Mullins Robinson.
  4. Purdy Monroe McDaris (8) b. 1889, d. 1962, married Kate Best. Lived in Inola, Okla. They are buried in Elmwood Cemetery in Wagoner, OK.
  5. Earney Leonard McDaris (8) b. 01 May 1892 in Springfield, MO, d. 27 Jan. 1964 in Bakersfield, Kern Co., CA. Married Minnie Florence Mullen.
  6. Estelle "Stella" McDaris (8) b. 1886, d. in Montgomery Co., KS. Married M. L. "Les" Allman . They are buried in Sunnyside Cemetery in Caney, KS.
  7. Vera McDaris (8) b. 1902, d. 1984 in Montgomery Co., KS, married L. J. Williams . They lived in Lubbuck, TX in 1929 and Boise, ID in 1973.  They are buried in Mt. Hope Church Cemetery, Independence, KS.

 

This Obituary appeared in the Caney, Kansas Newspaper in 1929

William Rufus McDaris was born at Memphis, Tenn. on 12/19, 1858 and died at his home in Caney, Kansas, April 30. 1929 at the age of seventy years , four months and eleven days. On August 31, 1879 he was united in marriage with Miss Martha Evelyn Moore, at Hartville,. Mo. To this union seven children were born. All the children are living: this being the first death in the family in almost 50 years of married life. Thirty three years ago he moved with the family from Mo. to Waggoner, Okla: and then in the fall of 1916 moved to Caney, Kansas. He was converted and united with the Methodist Church early in life and then later placed his membership in the Cumberland Presbyterian Church. He leaves to mourn his going, his wife, Mrs Martha McDaris. seven children: W.C. McDaris of Caney, Charlie McDaris of Wagoner, Okla. P.M. McDaris of Inola, Okla: E.L. McDaris of Inola, Okla: and Mrs. M.L. Allman of Caney: Mrs. L.J. Williams of Lubbock, Texas. Two brothers , Joe McDaris of Blackwell, Okla : and G.D. McDaris of Enid Okla. 21 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren and many other relatives and friends. Funeral Services were held at the home. 700 N. Fawn St. Caney, this aftenoon: Buried at Sunnyside Cemetary Sec. F. Block E. 1/2 Lot 60 Caney, Montgomery Co. Kansas.

(CR: 1880 Wright Co., Missouri; 1910 Rogers Co., Oklahoma)

(credits 18, 39, 63, 96, 120)



William Milburn Medaris (7) (Robert Notion 6, John 5, Rice 4) b. 29 Jan 1855 d. 25 May 1918.  He married M. E. ????, who was b. Nov 1854 in Tennessee.  They had the following known children:
      1. G. C. Medaris (8) b. Jun. 1884 in Tennessee
      2. R. T. Medaris (8) b. Jan. 1888 in Tennessee

(CR: 1900 Anderson Co., Tennessee)


Dr. Rufus King Medaris (7) (Robert Notion 6, John 5, Rice 4) b. 30 Dec 1856 in Clinton, Anderson County, Tennessee; d. 19 Dec 1904. Rufus married Isabelle "Belle" T. Hoskins, who was b. 11 July 1859, the daughter of George P. (R.) Hoskins. They were married 04 Aug. 1878 in Anderson County, Tennessee.

Rufus attended the University of Tennessee and graduated in 1878. He studied medicine under Dr. Joel Smith of Coal Creek, Tennessee. He began his own medical practice in May 1883,  when he was appointed prison physician at branch at Coal Creek.  Nervous exhaustion caused him to return to his father's farm to recuperate for 2 years before resuming his medical practice.  Rufus moved to Clinton, Tennessee in 1885.

Rufus and Isabelle had the following children:

  1. Edwin A. Medaris (8)  b. Oct. 1878, he married Mary C. ????.
  2. Carrie S. Medaris (8) b. 07 Aug. 1883 in LaFollette, TN. Married Charles Alfred Griffith Sr.
  3. M. Elsie Medaris (8) b. Apr. 1887.
  4. Frank M. Medaris (8) b. Jun. 1892.

Rufus is buried in Sunset Cemetery, Clinton, Anderson County, Tennessee.

(CR: 1880, 1900 Anderson Co., Tennessee)

(credits 00, 17, 18, 38, 39, 55, 56, 84, 181)


Rev. Robert Cummings Medaris (7) ( Robert Notion 6, John 5, Rice 4) b. 23 Nov. 1858, "on the banks of the Clinch River in the Eagles Bend" in Clinton, Anderson Co, Tennessee. d. 06 Jun 1942, Memphis, Shelby Co, Tenn. He married 1) Virginia Josephine Goans "Dolly", 12 Jan 1882, in Anderson Co., Tennessee. She was b. 23 Nov. 1858, in Coal Creek, Anderson Co, Tenn, d. May 1891 in Williamsburg, Kentucky. She was the daughter of Abraham Thomas and Mary Francis Dinkins Goans of Anderson Co., Tenn.

Robert and Virginia had the following children:

  1. Elizabeth Simpson Medaris (8) b. 03 Nov 1882, in Clinton, Anderson Co, Tenn. Elizabeth married ???? Nyes in Knoxville, Tenn.
  2. Wayland Hoyt Medaris (8) b. 24 Mar 1885 in Newcombe, Tenn., d. 02 May 1910 in Pecos, TX.  He married ???? Hefner in Pecos, TX.
  3. Robert Lorimer Medaris (8) b. Mar 1888 in Williamsburg, KY, d. Mar 1891 Williamsburg, KY.
  4. Mary Beulah Medaris (8) b. 03 Aug 1890 in Williamsburg, KY, d. abt 1990 Miami, Fla. She married Jasper Archer Ballou on 28 Jul 1911 in Pecos, TX.

After Virginia's death, Robert married 2) Eunice Florence Barton, of Jonesboro Arkansas.  She was b. 20 Dec 1874 in Jonesboro, Craighead Co, Arkansas, d. 10 Jul 1961 in Memphis, Shelby Co, Tenn. Eunice was the daughter of William Henderson and Eliza Martha Morgan Barton.

Robert and Eunice had the following children:

  1. Eagle Barton Medaris (8) b. 31 Oct 1895 in Conway, Arkansas, d. 12 Jun 1898 Moody, TX
  2. Lucille Bowling Medaris (8) b. 13 Jul 1897 in Moody, TX, d. Redlands, California. She married Joe Sax, Sr. 16 Sep 1933 in Shreveport, LA.  After Joe Sr. died Lucille adopted his son Joe Jr.
  3. Eunice Parisade Medaris (8) b. 13 Oct 1898 Moody, TX, d. 4 Jan 1900 in Jonesboro, Craighead Co, Arkansas.
  4. Theodore Cummings Medaris (8) b. 21 Jul 1900 Meridian, TX, d. abt 1955 in Miami, Fla. He married Effie Paul, 26 Oct 1926 in Oceola, Ark.  They had one son who died unmarried.
  5. A baby boy born and died 5 Feb 1905 in Knoxville, TN
  6. Lotis Elise Medaris (8) b. 28 Jul 1906 Pecos, TX, d. Feb 1994 in Ocean Springs, Jackson Co, Mississippi. She married Eugene Lucky .  They had no children.
  7. William Arthur Medaris (8) b. 27 Feb 1909 in Pecos, TX, d. 3 Apr 1978 in Memphis, Shelby Co, Tenn. He married Doris Winston, 14 Feb 1935 in Normal, Shelby Co, Tenn.
  8. Levi Gordon Medaris (8) (twin) b. 23 Jul 1912 in Pecos, TX. He married Ramelle Wheelis, 01 Sep 1936 in Memphis, Shelby Co, Tenn.
  9. Florence Gertrude Medaris (8) (twin) b. 23 Jul 1912, Pecos, TX , d. 02 Feb 1989, Memphis, Shelby Co, Tenn. Never married.
  10. Roberta Catherine Medaris (8) b. 25 Aug 1916 Williamsburg, KY, d. Oct 1990.

Robert founded Cumberland College in Williamsburg, Kentucky. He was ordained 23 Sep 1884, at Clinton Baptist Church, Clinton, Anderson County, Tennessee. Graduated from Southern Baptist Seminary, Louisville, KY. In May 1893 he was elected evanglelist of the Sunday School Board, Arkansas Baptist State Convention, located at Jonesboro, Ark. Robert died June 6, 1943 in Memphis Tennessee.

(credits 17)


John David Campbell Medaris (7) ( Robert Notion 6, John 5, Rice 4) (twin) b. 11 Oct. 1865 in Anderson Co., TN, d. 2 Apr. 1954 in Anderson Co., TN. He married Sarah Luveniz Goans (Gowens) on 20 Sept. 1891 in Anderson County, Tennessee. Sarah was b. 01 Mar 1870 in Anderson Co., TN, and d. 20 Apr 1955 in Anderson Co., TN.

John and Sarah had the following children:

  1. Charlie Wesners Medaris (8) b. 4 Nov. 1892 d. 12 Dec. 1980. He married Bertha Lowe in Walker County, Georgia, on 15 Nov. 1914.
  2. Sarah Beulah Medaris (8) b. 11 May 1895, in Anderson County, Tenn.  She married Maston Lon Cooper on 03 Nov. 1914. Maston was b. 24 July 1889 in Anderson Co., TN.
  3. Mary Bessie Medaris (8) b. 16 Apr. 1897 d. 11 Dec 1898
  4. Jonnie Ethel Medaris (8) b. 15 Apr 1899, in Clinton, Anderson County, Tenn., d. 15 Aug. 1948. She married Charlie Wier Hillon on 14 April 1918 in Clinton, Anderson Co., TN. Charlie was b. 31 Aug. 1898 in Clinton, Anderson, TN.
  5. Raymond Hoyt Medaris (8) b. 1 Mar 1901 d. 9 Apr 1960
  6. Gladys Faye Medaris (8) b. 21 Apr 1904 d. 10 Aug. 1992. She married Robert Roy Lowe.
  7. Minnette Elizabeth Medaris (8) b. 12 Mar 1906, in Clinton, Anderson County, Tenn., d. 3 Feb. 1997. She married Marvin Edgar Trenthan .
  8. Carl Simpson Medaris (8) b. 3 July 1909 d. 26 June 1968
  9. Anderson Medaris (8) dates unknown

John, Sarah, Charlie, Johnnie, Ramond, Minnette and Carl are buried in Sunset Cemetery , Clinton, Tenn.

(CR: 1900 Anderson Co., Tennessee)

(credits 68)


John Thomas McDaris (7) (Rufus S. 6, John 5, Rice 4) b. 29 March 1854 at Birchwood, Bradley County, Tennessee, d. 24 Nov. 1921 at Cleveland, Bradley, Tennessee. He married Elizabeth Valencia Collins. She was b. 22 March 1853, d. 19 Feb. 1930. They are buried Fort Hill Cemetery, Bradley Co., TN.

John and Elizabeth had the following children:

  1. Sarah Brunetta Jane McDaris (8) b. 04 Nov. 1873, d. 26 July 1959. Was married three times. 1) Lon Hancock 2) John Edwards 3) Will Pair. No further info known.
  2. Thomas Lea McDaris (8) b. 25 Mar. 1876, d. 25 Mar. 1929. Married Ethyl Walton Lusk .
  3. Mary Ann McDaris (8) b. 02 Jan. 1878, d. 08 Oct. 1943. She married Julius O. Marshall .
  4. Lula M. McDaris (8) b. 26 Jan. 1880, d. 01 July 1938. She married Robert R. Gibson.
  5. Minnie Ethel McDaris (8) b. 27 Feb. 1882, d. 24 Dec. 1964. She married 1) Arthur Pratt Slover 2) David V. Jones.
  6. John Robert McDaris (8) b. 14 July 1884, d. 25 July 1951. He married Nella Wilson.
  7. Lawrence Franklin McDaris (8) b. 05 Sept. 1887, d. 16 Aug. 1972. He married Jimmie Wilson McDaris b. 27 Feb. 1906, d. 07 May 1972. They had one child b. after 1920.
  8. Ernest William McDaris (8) b. 30 May 1892, d. 05 July 1965. He married Dorothy Fouts, b. 05 Nov. 1900, d. 22 July 1982. They had one child b. after 1920.
  9. Harrie McDaris (8) (twin) b. 27 Nov. 1894, d. 17 June 1967. She married Robert Gurly Buckalew b. 24 Feb. 1887, d. 19 June 1967. They had 2 children:
  10. Carrie McDaris (8) (twin) b. 27 Nov. 1894, d. 06 Jan. 1980. She married Samuel Alexander Harris, b. 22 March 1881, d. 29 Mar. 1948. They were married 07 Aug. 1921.  They had 2 children.

(CR: 1880, 1900 Bradley Co., Tennessee)

(credits 187, 188, 189)


Angeline McDaris (7) (Rufus S. 6, John 5, Rice 4) b. 25 Oct. 1855 at Birchwood, Bradley County, Tennessee; d. 13 July 1923. She married Parry Andrew Johnson, 27 Dec. 1870 in Meigs County, Tennessee. Parry was b. 28 Nov. 1848; d. 12 Mar. 1896.  They are both buried in Birchwood Baptist Cemetery in Bradley County, Tennessee.

Angeline and A. J. had one known daughter:

  1. Hannah M. Johnson (8) b. 1879; d. 1932. She married Samuel E. Lee.
  2. Melinda V. Johnson (8) b. 1881
  3. John T. Johnson (8) b. 1882
  4. Josie A. Johnson (8) b. 1884
  5. James Rufus Johnson (8) b. 1874; d. 1936
  6. Achsel Kelly Johnson (8) b. 1877
  7. Ladine Johnson (8) b. 1873

 

(credits 231)


 

William Oliver McDaris (7) (James Andrew 6, Oliver 5, Rice 4) was born in 24 Mar 1844 . There's a bit of controversy over William's involvement in the War for Southern Independence. No enlistment information has yet been located for him in either the Confederacy or the Union. However, William did pass stories down to his grandchildren. According to Deane, a grandson, William farmed near Alexander, North Carolina and later kept a store in Asheville. He used to tell Deane on the front porch of his store that "if someone would drive them up to the Cumberland Gap; he would show him where he fought the rebels". His granddaughter, Diora on the other hand, claims he hid out successfully from both sides maintaining neutrality. Both could be true. Where many did stay neutral, there were also a lot of Union Sympathizers in the North Ga.and NC mountains. It was not uncommon for these sympathizers to take up arms against passing armies, and even their own communities. The Historical Marker in front of the Cartecay Methodist Church gives some account of this problem. It states:

"This church, Catecay Methodist (South) was organized and a building erected in August 1834 ............The present building erected in 1859, remains, in style and arrangement, as originally built. During the War Between the States, the building was guarded at night by groups of men to protect it from Union sympathizers who roamed the country side."

So William could have fought the "rebels" at Cumberland Gap as a sympathetic skirmisher, or he could have fought with the "rebels" as well. After all, every other McDaris, Medaris or Madaris in this part of North Carolina fought for the Confederacy. But, considering the fact that William Oliver took the spelling of McDaris, it is likely that he was indeed a Union Sympathizer and fought with the passing Union Army at Cumberland Gap.

People who knew William called him "Mac". William died 28 Feb. 1939. He is buried in the Ashbury Memorial United Methodist Church Cemetery at 171 Beaverdam Rd. Ashville, N.C.

William married Laura C. Roberts on 1 Mar 1876 in Buncombe County, NC. She was the daughter of William and Lucinda Hunt Roberts.

William and Laura had one child:

  1. Daisy Belzora McDaris (8) b. 26 Nov. 1876, d. 15 Sept. 1929 in Madison County, NC.

He then married Manervia Allman who was b. 5 Dec 1846, d. 27 April 1937. They had the following children:

  1. Elsie Mae McDaris (8) b. 1 Dec 1878 in Madison Co., NC, d. 1959. She married Joseph Benjamin Franklin Burnett.
  2. Gertrude Lodusky "Gertie" McDaris(8) b. 26 June 1880. She married John Olie Whitted .
  3. Cleophus Wallen McDaris (8) b. Jan 1882 in Madison County, NC., d. 1928 in Detroit, Michigan.
  4. Walter Gerome "Romey" McDaris (8) b. 22 Jan 1886, d. 16 Jan 1957. married Eloise Deal.
  5. Canaria Allman McDaris (8) b. 23 July 1889, d. 27 July 1961. He married Dahlia Sprinkle .

Manervia died 27 April 1937 and is buried in the Grandview Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery in Marshall, NC.

(CR: William is listed as a boarder in the 1900 Claiborn Co., Tennessee; 1900 Marshall Co., North Carolina)

(credits 18, 25, 46)



Eliza Jane McDaris (7) ( James Andrew 6, Oliver 5, Rice 4) b. 25 Jan 1850, d. 10 Mar. 1920 in Madison County, North Carolina. She married 1) Robert G. Wild on 28 Feb. 1869 in Madison County. He was the son of Jacob and Elizabeth Harwood Wild . He was born 20 Jan. 1850 in Buncombe County, NC, d. 09 July 1898 in Madison County. Robert was a Justice of the Peace and a Notary. He was the clerk for the North Fork Baptist Church for many years.

Eliza and Robert had the following children:

  1. Mary Matilda Wild (8) b. 17 Mar. 1870 in Madison County, NC, d. 18 June 1901 in Madison County, NC. She married 1) Thomas Alexander Baker on 24 Feb. 1887. He was b. 1863, d. 1893. She married 2) Evan J. Sawyer on 25 Nov. 1894 in Madison County. Evan was b. 1862 in Madison County, d. 28 Oct. 1928.
  2. William Luther Wild (8) b. 18 July 1872, d. 14 Feb. 1905. He married Mable Tweed, 22 June 1893.
  3. Kelly Albertine Wild (8) b. 04 Sept. 1874 in Madison County, NC, d. 1956 in Madison County. He married Matilda "Tilda" Buckner on 11 Aug. 1898. She was born 1880 in Madison County, d. 1965 in Madison County.
  4. Uranous Ketron Wild (8) b. 03 Jan. 1879 in Madison County, NC, d. 05 Nov. 1964 in Madison County. he married 1) Cora Caldwell on 15 July 1900, she died before 1933. He married 2) Tessie Worley before 1933. She was b. 19 Mar. 1910 in Madison County, d. 07 Sept. 1986 in Madison County.
  5. Ezra Lycurtus Wild (8) b. 19 June 1882 in Madison County, NC, d. 21 Feb. 1955 in Madison County. He married Minnie Belzora Davis , 07 April 1904 in Madison County. She was the daughter of Joseph Harrison and Elizabeth "Betsey" Buckner Davis . She was b. 15 Mar. 1886 in Madison County, d. 19 May 1966 in Madison County.
  6. Tryphena Wild (8) b. 26 April 1884 in Madison County, NC, d. 26 Nov. 1962. She married Ephram Barnett Buckner, b. 28 Sept. 1890 in Madison County, d. 29 Jan. 1995.
  7. Verna Lucinda Wild (8) b. 29 Dec. 1885 in Madison County, NC, d. 11 Apr. 1920 in Madison County. She married George Madison Davis on 04 Apr. 1919 in Madison County. George was the son of Joseph Harrison and Elizabeth "Betsey" Buckner Davis . He was b. 24 Feb. 1882 in Madison County, d. Old Fort, NC.
  8. Lily Campbell Wild (8) b. 09 Mar. 1888 in Madison County, NC, d. 29 Jan. 1891 in Madison County.
  9. Luley Leola Wild (8) b. 06 Mar. 1890 in Madison County, NC, d. 17 Jan. 1920 in Madison County. She married James Absoleum Davis on 20 May 1904 in Madison County. James was the son of Joseph Harrison and Elizabeth "Betsey" Buckner Davis . He was b. 17 June 1878 and d. 04 Sept. 1951 in Madison County.
  10. Infant Wild (8) b. 03 May 1893.

Robert Wild died in 1898 and Elizabeth Davis died in 1900. In 1901 Eliza Jane McDaris Wild married 2) Joseph Harrison Davis who is the father-n-law of three of her children. He was b. 10 Sept. 1858 in Madison County, the son of Minzy and Lucretia Roberts McPheters Davis . He d. 15 July 1938 in Buncombe County, NC.

Three of his children married three children of Eliza Jane's creating a unique relationship among their descendants.

* James A. Davis who married Luley Leola Wild
* George M. Davis married Verna Wild
* Minnie Belzora Davis married Ezra Wild

(credits 175)


Polly Matilda McDaris (7) ( James Andrew 6, Oliver 5, Rice 4) b. 19 Aug. 1858, married Alfred Shepherd, in 1883

Polly and Alfred had the following children:

  1. Udorah Shephard (8) b. abt 1878 in NC
  2. Justina Shephard (8) b. April 1885 in NC
  3. Theodore E. Shephard (8) b. Feb. 1890 in NC, married Riddie Trent who was his first cousin.

(credits 18)


Nancy Elisabeth McDaris (7) ( James Andrew 6, Oliver 5, Rice 4) b. 4 June 1860, d. 13 April 1925. She married Jasper N. Allman , on 13 April 1825. Jasper was the brother of Manerva Allman , second wife of William Oliver McDaris (7), Nancy's brother. Nancy is buried in Grandview Baptist Church Cemetery, Madison Co., NC.

Nancy and Jasper had the following children:

  1. Loans Egbert Allman (8) b. June 1883; married Fonella D. ?????
  2. Eunice Bertie Allman (8) b. 25 May 1885, d. 05 May 1965, married Jonah Beverly Tweed.
  3. Luttrell H. Allman (8) b. 13 May 1887, d. 04 Dec 1838, married Bernice Ensley.
  4. Carly R. Allman (8) b. Dec. 1888
  5. Maggie C. Allman (8) b. Oct. 1894
  6. Nettie R. Allman (8) b. Feb. 1898
  7. ???? Allman (8)
  8. ???? Allman (8)
  9. ???? Allman (8)

(credits 18)


Rebeca Lucinda McDaris (7) ( James Andrew 6, Oliver 5, Rice 4) b. 18 Feb. 1863, married Henry Harrison Trent. They are buried at Grandview Baptist Church Cemetery, Madison County, NC.

Rebeca and Henry had the following children:

  1. Henry Lee Trent (8) b. 14 Nov. 1889 in Madison Co., NC, d. 23 Dec. 1927 in Madison County, NC, married Lura Mae Cook on 09 Sept. 1913
  2. Riddie Trent (8)  married Theodore E. Shephard, her first cousin, son of Polly Matilda McDaris. They are buried in Grandview Baptist Church Cemetery in Madison County, NC.
  3. Eugene Kirby Trent (8) married Lizzie Freshour. They are buried in McDowell Co. Memorial Gardens, Marion, NC.

(credits 18)


Lewis 0liver McDaris (7) (Gabriel L. 6, Oliver 5, Rice 4) b. 26 May 1855, d. 21 Sept. 1904. Lewis married Harriet Whitt who was b. 13 Dec 1853, d. 14 Mar 1933.

Lewis and Harriet had the following children:

  1. Lou McDaris (8) (f) b. 8 Sept. 1880 in NC.
  2. Cora Lee McDaris (8) b. 14 Oct. 1881
  3. Hulda McDaris (8) b. 27 Sept. 1884
  4. Dora McDaris (8) b, 9 Aug. 1883 d. 17 Sept. 1904
  5. Dota McDaris (8)
  6. Hubert McDaris (8)
  7. Nancy McDaris (8) b. 21 Feb. 1886
  8. Carrie McDaris (8) b. 19 Jun 1887
  9. Julia McDaris (8) b. 20 Jan 1889. Julia has one son listed with her in the census.
  10. Norman L. McDaris born 30 July 1908
  11. Charlie G. McDaris (8) 1889-1890
  12. Lillian McDaris (8) b. 31 Jan 1892
  13. Edmond Drextile McDaris (8)

Lewis is buried in the Morgan Hill Cemetary in Buncombe County, NC.

(credits 18, 25, 38, 39)


Zachariah "Zachary" Taylor McDaris (7) ( Gabriel L. 6, Oliver 5, Rice 4) b. May 1858, d. 19 Oct 1936 in Maryland. He married Sarah Radford and they had the following children:

  1. Hannibal Lee McDaris (8) b. 1 Jan 1894, d. June 1974. He married Ella Belle Adams b. June 1902, d. Sept. 1991. They had no children.
  2. Effie Mae McDaris (8) b. 17 Apr 1897, d. Nov. 1983. She married Frank Morgan on 13 Nov. 1913. He was b. 22 Jan 1894, d. 18 Oct 1975 They are buried at Mars Hill Cemetery, Mars Hill , NC. They had 12 children
  3. Tennie McDaris (8) b. 17 Feb. 1901, d. 24 Dec 1984. She married Fred Shephard who was b. 11 July 1888, d. 1 Oct 1963. They had one child.
  4. Warren Grant McDaris (8) b. 29 Aug. 1903, d. 1 Nov. 1984. He married married Glen Buckner. Grant is buried at Bull Creek Baptist Church Cem. They had four children.
  5. Bonnie McDaris (8) b. 23 Aug. 1906, d. 23 May 1999. She married Ernest Aretus Metcalf who was b. 23 Sept. 1901, d, 25 Sept. 1976. They are buried at Bull Creek Baptist Church Cem. Bonnie and "Reed" had one child:
    1. Ruby Jo Metcalf (10) she married ???? Grady. Ruby d. 15 Oct. 2000.

Zachariah and Sarah are buried at Bull Creek Cem. Marshall N.C.

Zachariah Medaris and Family

Photo: starting at top L to R: 
Lee, Effie,
Grant, Tennie,
Zachary, Bonnie and Sarah. 
The strong features of Sarah and Tennie, could indicate Indian or Melungeon qualities. 
Photo is courtesy of Edna Potts and Lou Morsell.

(CR: 1900 Marshall Co., North Carolina)

(credits 18, 25, 27, 38, 39, 190)


Loon Philetus Medaris (7) ( Gabriel L. 6, Oliver 5, Rice 4) was born in 1865. He married Margaret Elizabeth Ardel or Cordell.

Loon and Margaret had the following children:

  1. Alice J. Medaris (8) b. Nov. 1883
  2. Altha L. Medaris (8) b. Aug. 1885
  3. William Thearon Medaris (8) b. 12 Jun 1887
  4. Ethel E. Medaris (8) b. Nov. 1890
  5. Thadeous Norman Medaris (8) b. 1893 in Buncombe, Co. N.C.
  6. Hobert Cecil Medaris (8) b. 02 Feb. 1896 in Buncombe Co. North Carolina; Hobart is listed in the Atlanta Constitution Newspaper on 24 Dec 1918, in a list of Georgian's who died of wounds in WWI, 23 Dec. 1918.
  7. Mamie G. Medaris (8) b. Jan. 1899
  8. Bonnie Medaris (8) b. 05 Nov. 1901 in N.C.
  9. Gertrude Marion Medaris (8) b. 14 Jan 1904. She married ???? Ruskin .

(CR: 1880 Atchison Co., Missouri; 1900 Buncombe Co., North Carolina)

(credits 18, 38, 39)


George Washington McDaris (7) ( Gabriel L. 6, Oliver 5, Rice 4) was born in Tennessee, 15 Dec 1869. He married 1) Mary Elizabeth Jane Harris on the 22 Sept. 1894. She was born in Buncombe Co. N.C. George died 15 Nov. 1940 and is buried at Jupiter Cemetery, Jupiter, N.C. Mary, is buried at Weaverville Cemetery, Weaverville, N.C.

George and Mary had the following children:

  1. Montraville Jeter McDaris (8) b. 19 Aug. 1895 in Jupiter, N.C.; d. 30 Dec. 1950 in Asheville, N.C. He married Lillian Rae on 02 Aug. 1922.
  2. Issac Edison McDaris (8) b. 16 Aug. 1897 in Jupiter, N.C.; d. 1968 in Kenly, N.C. He was married to Pearl Mae Grice.
  3. Beulah Villo McDaris (8) b. 22 Sept. 1900 in Jupiter, N.C.; d. 15 Mar. 1965 in Asheville, N.C. She was married twice 1) Ernest Edwards 2) Roy Smith.
  4. William Clay McDaris (8) b.1 Dec. 1906 in Jupiter, N.C.; d. 26 Apr. 1960 in Morganton, N.C. never married.
  5. Minevera Evelyn McDaris (8) b. 8 Oct. 1910 in Jupiter, N.C. She was married 3 times, 1) John Wesley Murr 2) Arlie Cornwell 3) ???? Miller.
  6. Nina Louise McDaris (8) b. 9 Nov. 1913, in Jupiter N.C., d. 08 Dec. 1998 in Kenly, N.C. She married Johnnie Grice on 24 Dec 1930.

George was then married to 2) Ellen Woodie. George and Ellen had the following children:

  1. Paul McDaris (8) b. 7 Sept 1920 in Hickory, N.C. d.1996 in Hickory, N.C. He married Mimmie Corner.
  2. Delie Ann Inez McDaris (8) b. 17 June 1927, d. 21 Aug. 1937 in Jupiter, N.C.
  3. Maggie Mae McDaris (8) b. 17 May 1929 married Jack Turner, lived in Hickory, N.C.
  4. John Harold McDaris (8) b. 28 Dec. 19311 married Joyce ????, and lived in Hickory, N.C.
  5. Lawrence McDaris (8) b. 4 June 1934, and lived in Hickory, N.C.

(CR: 1900 Buncombe Co., North Carolina)

(credits 18, 27, 81)


Jane McDaris (7) (Robert Henry 6, James A. 5 , Rice 4) b. 30 Dec 1846, d. 25 Mar 1876 in Buncomb Co., NC. She married Tom Guthrie. Jane is buried near Copperhill, Tn.

Jane and Tom had one known child:

  1. Josie Guthrie (8)

Mary A. McDaris (7) (Robert Henry 6, James A. 5, Rice 4) b. 20 May 1848, d. 7 Jan 1918. Mary married Thadeous Oscar "Bud" Guthrie on 12 Apr 1869 in Madison, NC. Thadeus was b. 28 Dec 1846, d. 12 July 1907. Mary and Thadeus are buried in the Morganton Baptist Church Cemetery in Morganton, Georgia.

Mary and Thadeus had the following children:

  1. Eutokia Fanchion Guthrie (8) b. 20 Aug. 1874, in Bull Creek, Madison County, NC.d. 8 Feb. 1949 in Morganton, Fannin County, Ga. She married her cousin Robert E. Lee McDaris.
  2. Rubergia "Burgie" Guthrie (8) b. 27 Mar 1878 in Bull Creek, Madison County, NC. d. 25 July 1907 in Hemptown, Fannin County, Ga. She married her cousin Jefferson T. McDaris .
  3. Oscar R. Guthrie (8) b. 14 Mar 1880 in in Bull Creek, Madison County, NC. d. 13 Aug. 1945 in Morganton, Fannin County, Ga. He married Bertha Ethel Ammons on 2 Feb. 1911 in Pine Park, Grady County, Ga.
  4. Emery Spear Guthrie (8) b. 4 Sept. 1882 in Bull Creek, Madison County, NC. d. 22 Dec 1948 in Morganton, Fannin County, Ga. He married Alice Smith Marlow .
  5. Arthur F. Guthrie (8) b. 10 Jan 1887 in Reems Creek, Buncombe County, NC. d. aft 1948 in Weaverville, Buncombe County, NC. He married Nita Mar Barnes on 2 July 1922 in New York City.

(CR: 1910 Fannin Co., GA)

(credits 18, 29, 38, 39)


Rebecca McDaris (7) (Robert Henry 6, James A. 5, Rice 4) b. 20 May 1850, d. 16 June 1937. She married Peter Holcombe . Both are buried Brank Cemetery in Reems Creek. Weaverville, NC.

Rebecca and Peter had one known son:

  1. Robert Holcombe (8)

James Wiley McDaries (7) ( Robert Henry 6, James A. 5, Rice 4) b. 14 May 1854 d. 24 Jan 1932. James married Mary Ellen Swan b. 16 Feb. 1863 d. 25 Mar. 1934.

James and Mary had the following children:

  1. James Alexander McDaries (8) b. 28 Jun 1879, d. 1949 married Daisy Lillian Cole.
  2. Verginal Lusk McDaries (8) b. 27 Aug. 1882, d. 16 Oct. 1955
  3. Norman Harvey McDaries (8) b. 1885, d. 1950
  4. Furman Albert McDaries (8) b. 2 Oct 1886, d. 1951
  5. Horace Lee McDaries (8) b. 19 Feb. 1885, d. 1950
  6. Effie Lenoir McDaries (8) b. 23 Oct 1891 married Willie Lee Brank.
  7. Fred Elmer McDaries (8) b. 2 Apr. 1894, d. 22 Mar. 1940. He married Blanch Martin .
  8. Winston Eugene McDaries (8) b. 28 Feb. 1896, d. 27 Oct. 1982.
  9. William Henry Grady McDaries (8) b. 10 Sept. 1899, d. 27 Feb. 1969
  10. Wiley Edger McDaries (8) b. 4 Nov. 1904, d. 8 Aug. 1969

James, Ellen and many of their children are buried in the Brank Cemetery in Weaverville, NC.

(CR: 1880, 1900 Buncombe Co., North Carolina)

(credits 18, 25, 29, 38, 39)


 

Robert Henry McDaris Jr. (7) ( Robert Henry 6, James A. 5 , Rice 4) b. 25 June 1863, d. 23 July 1927 married Mattie Elizabeth "Lizzie" Sizemore b. 15 Jan 1887 d. 17 Feb. 1965 . They were married on 18 Oct 1902. They are buried in Penland Cemetery, Weaverville, NC.

Robert and Mattie had the following children:

  1. Helen H. McDaris (8) b.20 Nov. 1905
  2. Henry Taylor McDaris (8) b. 12 Mar 1907
  3. William Taft McDaris (8) b. 08 Nov. 1908, d. 25 Mar 1951. He married Sarah Blackmon Foy.
  4. Florence G. McDaris (8) b. 01 Apr 1911
  5. Fannie Bell McDaris (8) b. 07 Mar 1913
  6. Floyd Elmer McDaris (8) b. 12 May 1915, d. 07 May 1990. He married Clara Ballard b. 22 Apr 1924
  7. Zeb James McDaris (8) b. 5 Jun 1917, d. 5 Sep 1977. He married Margaret Virginia Harron who was b. 19 May 1923. At the time of his death he was the pastor for Center Pigeon Baptist Church and had served many Baptist churches in Haywood and Buncombe Co.
  8. John Robert McDaris (8) b. 2 Mar 1920
  9. Oscar Paul McDaris (8) b. 2 Mar 1922 married Lois Boone.
  10. Kelley Marion McDaris (8) b. 12 Mar 1924 d. 2 Jan 1985. He married Louise Burleson b. 8 Aug. 1936, d. 14 Jul 1981. They are both buried at Penland Cemetery Weaverville, NC.
  11. LuLu Catherine McDaris (8) b. 28 Mar 1926

(credits 18, 29, 38, 39, 52)


William A. McDaris (7) ( Robert Henry 6, James A. 5, Rice 4) b. 21 Sept. 1856. William married Cordelia Chambers . They are buried in Penland Cemetery , Weaverville, NC.

William and Cordelia had the following known child:

  1. Carby Ray McDaris (8) b. Dec. 1897

(CR: 1900 Buncombe Co., North Carolina; Cordelia also in 1900 Union Co., Georgia)

(credits 18)


 

Joseph Taylor McDaris (7) ( Robert Henry 6, James A. 5, Rice 4) b. 21 Mar 1858, d. d. 04 Mar 1934. Joseph married 1) Mary Elveria "Molly" Coates.

Joseph and Molly had the following children:

  1. John Robert McDaris (8) b. Aug. 1879 in NC; d. before 1910.
  2. Lillie Mae McDaris (8) b. 12 Jan 1882; d. 8 Dec 1956 married Frederick Daufus Reed.
  3. Rebecca L. McDaris (8) 06 April 1884; d. 12 mar 1955. She married John Kelsey Brigman.
  4. Edward McDaris (8) b. 188?; d. bef. 1910
  5. Rosa McDaris (8) b. 09 nov 1889; d. 12 mar 1915. She married Henry Edward Holcomb on 21 feb 1909.
  6. Lottie McDaris (8) b. 25 Dec. 1880; d. 28 Jan. 1953. She married Daniel Emerson Maney on 26 Apr. 1896.

Joseph later married 2) Nettie Collins and they had the following children:

  1. Stella McDaris (8) b. 22 Feb. 1895; d. 18 Mar. 1976. She married Troy William West on 10 Apr. 1918.
  2. Bonnie McDaris (8) b.  04 Aug. 1895; d. 16 July 1967. She married Horce Greeley Buckner on 04 Sept. 1915.
  3. Salley K. McDaris (8) b. Mar. 1896.
  4. Gertude McDaris (8) b. 07 Sept 1897; d. 04 May 1977. She married Marion Lewis Pike on. 28 mar 1917.
  5. Elizabeth McDaris (8) b. Nov. 1898.
  6. Donnie McDaris (8) b. 1902; d. 27 Sept. 1992. She married Wilbur L. Brigman on 30 Jun. 1920.
  7. Harvey McDaris (8) b. 16 Jul 1906; d. 05 May 1968. He married Helen Brooks.

Joseph and Nettie are buried in Penland Cemetery , Weaverville, NC.

 

(CR: 1880 Buncombe Co., North Carolina; Mary in 1900 Buncombe Co., North Carolina)

(credits 18, 29, 38, 39, 265)




Nancy B. Medearis (7) (William Taylor 6, James Andrew 5, Rice 4)  b. 05 Jun. 1857; d. 13 Apr. 1931 in Fannin County, Georgia. She married William Kendall Van Hook on 11 Feb. 1877.  William was b. 05 Oct 1857 in Fannin County, Georgia; d. 10 Jan 1930 in Fannin Co., Georgia.  He was the son of David C. and Mary Elizabeth Stanfield Van Hook.  They had the following children:
  1. Elizabeth Van Hook (8)
  2. Arrie Van Hook (8)
  3. Emma Van Hook (8)
  4. Olla Van Hook (8)
  5. Nola Van Hook (8)
  6. Cora Van Hook (8)
  7. William David Van Hook (8)
  8. Burga Millie Van Hook (8)
  9. Birdie Van Hook (8) b. 10 Mar. 1892 in Fannin County, Georgia; d. 02 Nov. 1912 in Fannin Co., GA 



James Andrew McDaris (7) (William Taylor 6, James Andrew 5, Rice 4) b. July 1859, d. 27 April 1939 in Fannin County, Ga. He married Alice Bradley in Fanning Co, Georgia on 28 Feb. 1886.  Alice was b. 17 Mar 1868, d. 1964.

James and Alice had the following children:

  1. Beulah McDaris (8) b. 19 Dec 1886, d. 11 June 1980. She married Wesley Seabolt widower of Nobe Medaris.
  2. Bonnie Estelle McDaris (8) b. 1 Sept. 1891, d. 28 July 1976. She married Fred J. Garren. They are buried at Morganton Baptist Church Cemetery , in Fannin County, Ga.
  3. Creed McDaris (8) b. 31 Mar 1894, d. 22 Dec 1898.
  4. Earl Dewitt McDaris (8) b. 7 Aug. 1896 in Morganton, Fannin Co., Ga.
  5. Myrtle McDaris (8) b. abt 1900, married John Curbow.
  6. Vestre McDaris (8) b. about 1902, married Thomas Vogt.
  7. Blaine McDaris (8) b. 6 Sept. 1904, d. 21 Mar 1980. Married Della Byrd.
  8. Wayne McDaris (8) b. 6 Sept. 1904 married Edna Margot.
  9. Everett McDaris (8) b. 16 Apr 1908 d. 29 Aug. 1974. He married Belle Brackett.
  10. Gladys McDaris (8) b. 8 Jun 1910, d. 15 Apr 1913.

James, Alice, Beulah, Creed, Blaine, Everett and Gladys are buried at Hemphill Baptist Church , Hemp, Georgia.

Obituary of James A. McDaris

James A. McDaris: Age 80 died Thursday, April 27, 1939 at his home near Morganton, after a short illness.  Funeral services were held Friday afternoon from the Hemptown Methodist church with Rev. John E. Cook officiating.  Interment in the church cemetery.  He was one of Fannin County's oldest and bests known citizens and a retired farmer.  Surviving are his wife, 4 sons, Earl, Blain, Everett of Fannin county, and Wayne of Oildale, Calif.; 4 daus., Mrs. Beulah Seabolt, of Hurst,; Mrs. Bonnie Garren, Morganton; Mrs. Myrtle Curbow, Ocoee, Tenn., and Mrs. Vesta Voght, Cleveland, Tenn.  Brothers, Bob of Ocoee, Tenn; Jeff of Padena, Ga.; sisters, Mrs. R. W. Nichols, Mineral Bluff, Ga.; Mrs. Josie Stuart, Blue Ridge; Mrs. Grafton Brackett, Breenback, Tenn. and Mrs. Gordon Butt, Knoxville, Tenn.  J.P. Chastain Funeral Director in charge of funeral arrangements.

(CR: 1900, 1910, 1920 Fannin Co., GA)

(credits 29, 38, 39, 252)


Robert E. Lee McDaris (7) ( William Taylor 6, James Andrew 5, Rice 4) b. 10 July 1866 d. 28 Jun 1943. He married 1) Eutokia Fanchion Guthrie, his cousin, and sister to his brother Jefferson's wife Rubergia Guthrie. She was b. 20 Aug. 1874, d. 8 Feb. 1949.

Robert and Eutokia had the following children:

  1. William Henry McDaris (8) b.28 Dec 1894 married Winnie A. Aiken .
  2. Birdie Lee McDaris (8) b. 15 July 1891 d. 2 Aug. 1974 in Hiawassee, Towns County, Ga. She married 1) William C. Nealey, 2) Julus Nolan Nixon. Birdie and her first husband are buried at the Morganton Methodist Church Cemetery, in Morganton, GA. (CR: 1910 Fannin Co., GA)
  3. Mary Ethel McDaris (8) b. 30 May 1901 d. 10 Dec 1984. She married Hoyt R. Morris on 08 May 1921 in Walker County, Georgia. Mary and Hoyt are buried in Colbert Ga. City Cemetery next to their daughter Sarah Eutokia who died at birth.
  4. Evelyn Elizabeth McDaris (8) b. 30 Mar 1904, d. 12 Apr. 1999 at 7:15 am in Morganton, Ga. She is buried in the Morganton Baptist Church Cemetery .  Evelyn married George Spurgeon Hampton.
  5. Floyd Hays McDaris (8) b. 12 Oct 1911 d. 14 July 1974 in Melborn, Florida.. He married Birdie Mallor.
  6. Roy "Jack" Delmar McDaris (8) b. 28 Apr 1916 d. 13 June 1979 married Alice Elizabeth Beaver. Roy and Alice are buried at Morganton Baptist Church Cemetery in Morganton Ga.

Robert married 2) Sarah Woody who d. 12 May 1942.

Eutokia is buried at Morganton Baptist Church Cemetery next to her parents Thadeous O. and Mary A. McDaris Guthrie. Robert is buried at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, in Bradley County, Tenn.

Obituary of Utokia McDaris

Mrs. Ulakia ( Utokia misspelled) McDaris: Age 74 died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. G. S. Hampton, early Tuesday, Feb. 8, 1949.  Mrs. McDaris spent her entire life in Fannin County and was a member of a prominent family.  She was a member of the Epworth Baptist church.  Mrs. McDaris is survived by 3 sons, Floyd, William and Roy (Jack) McDaris 3 daus., Mrs. G. S. Hampton, Mrs. H. R. Morris and Mrs. J. V. Twiggs; 22 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren, also many other relatives and friends.  Funeral services were held from the Morganton Baptist church last Wednesday afternoon at 2 pm with the Revs. P. A. Hooker and Gus Hunt officiating.  Interment was in the church cemetery with J. P. Chastain Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

(CR: 1900, 1910, 1920 Fannin Co., GA)

(credits 29, 38, 39, 74)


Jefferson Taylor Medearis  / McDaris (7)  (William Taylor 6, James Andrew 5, Rice 4) b. 26 July 1869 d. 13 Feb. 1948. He married Rubergia "Burgie" H. Guthrie on 15 Nov. 1891. She was b. 27 Mar 1873 in Buncombe Co., NC. d. 25 July 1907.

Jefferson and Burgie were cousins. She was also the sister to his brother Robert's wife Mary A. Guthrie. Jefferson and Burgie are buried in Hemphill Baptist Church Cemetery in Fannin Co., Ga. Jefferson's grave is unmarked. His daughter, Dorie is believed to be buried next to her father. Her stone states "Infant of J.T. & R. H. Medearis".

Dorie died when Jefferson was 30 years old. It is seems certain that Jefferson changed the spelling of his surname to McDaris sometime after Dorie's death as he surely would not have allowed an error to pass uncorrected on her headstone. The reason for the change is uncertain.

Jefferson and Rubergia had the following children:

  1. Claude Reed McDaris (8) b. 13 May 1893 in Fanning Co., Ga. d. Feb. 1967
  2. Carl Logan McDaris (8) b. 7 Dec 1895 in Fanning Co, Ga. d. 30 Aug. 1978
  3. Dorie Mare Medearis (8) b. 9 Nov. 1899, d. 20 Dec 1899. Buried at Hemphill Baptist Church Cemetery in Fannin Co., Ga.
  4. Mamie Rachel Medearis (8) b. 9 Dec 1899, d. 25 Nov. 1919
  5. Carter Tate Medearis (8) 30 May 1902, d. 14 Apr 1926
  6. George Gober McDaris (8) b. 9 Dec 1904, d. 21 June 1951
  7. Maude Cates McDaris (8) b. & d. 1907.

Obituary of Jefferson T. McDaris

Jefferson T. McDaris: Age 84 died at his home near Padena Friday night, Feb. 13, 1948 after a long illness.  Mr. McDaris has been a resident of Fannin County for many years and was a member of a prominent and pioneer family.  He was a member of the Hemp Methodist church, also a member of Ocoee Lodge at Morganton.  He is survived by 3 sons, Claud and George McDaris of Fannin County, and Carl McDaris of Texas; 3 sisters, Mrs. Josie Stuart of Blue Ridge, Mrs. R. W. Nichols of Mineral Bluff and Mrs. J. G. Butt of Knoxville, Tenn., and many other relatives and a host of friends.  Funeral services were held Sunday at 2 pm from the Hemptown Baptist church with the Rev. Paul Culpepper officiating.  Interment was in adjoining cemetery, with J.P. Chastain Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

(CR: 1900, 1910, 1920 Fannin Co., GA)

(credits 29, 38, 39)


Tennessee Matilda Medaris (7) ( William Taylor 6, James Andrew 5, Rice 4) b. 3 Dec 1877. She married Grafton Herschel Brackett, 12 May 1891 in Fannin County, Georgia.

Tennessee and Grafton had the following children:

  1. Tasker Talmadge Brackett (8) b. 29 May 1902, d. 4 June 1990. He married Evelyn Louise Warner.
  2. William Prescott Brackett (8) b.4 May 1905, d. Nov. 1967. He married Marcella Diller.
  3. Horace Alexander Brackett (8) b. 21 Feb. 1908, d. June 1986. He married Jennie????.
  4. Dennis Brackett (8) b. 28 June 1912, d. May 1978. He married Mitzi ????.
  5. Beatrice Brackett (8) b. 23 Sept. 1913, she married Ralph Ross .
  6. Grace Brackett  (8) married Pete Carpenter .

(credits 102)


John Buford Medaris (7) (Charles W. 6, James A. 5, Rice 4) b. 1862, d. 1939. John married 1) Ara Watts, b. 25 Dec. 1868, d. 19 Mar. 1913. Ara is buried in the Philadelphia Baptist Church Cemetery , in Union County, Georgia.

One line of the family states that John's middle name was Beauregard and not Buford.

John and Ara had the following children:

  1. Myrtle Medaris (8) b. 1891
  2. Harlie Earnest Medaris (8) b. 1895
  3. Floyd Medaris (8) b. 1898
  4. Katie Medaris (8) b. 1900
  5. Esther Medaris (8) b. 1906
  6. Ruby Medaris (8) b. 1909
  7. Ruth Medaris (8) b. 1911

After Ara's death, John remarried 2) Julia H. ???? .  She was born 1887 and died 1962.

John and Julia had the following children.

  1. Eula Medaris (8) b. 1916
  2. John B. Medaris (8) 1918

John and Julia are buried in the Bogart Methodist Church Cemetery in Oconee County, Georgia.

(CR: 1910 Union Co., GA, 1920 Oconee Co., GA)

(credits 00 - 155)


Lorena Medaris (7) (Charles W. 6, James A. 5, Rice 4) b. 1865 married Ben Kinman.

Lorena and Ben had one child:

  1. Ben Kinman Jr. (8) he married Kimberly Mule.

Lee S. McDaris (7) ( Charles W. 6, James A. 5, Rice 4) b. 1867. He married 1) Cordenia "Cordie" Jones who was b. 11 Dec. 1875, d. 31 Dec. 1960.

Lee and Cordenia had two known children:

  1. John Buford McDaris (8) b. 27 Feb. 1892, married 1) Cora Dean, 2) Bessie Monteeth.
  2. Bessee McDaris (8)

Lee and Cordie apparently divorced and he married 2) Mariah Rhodes.

In the 1920 Georgia census, Cordenia is listed as the wife of William Allen Lowe, living in Upper Young Cane in Union County, Georgia.  She is listed as his wife, but listed as Cordenia J. Medaris. This is possibly a common law marriage. They had two children: Burren Lowe and Hazel Lowe.

Cordie, John Buford and Cora are buried in the Philadelphia Baptist Church Cemetery . Lee is buried in Skinner Gap, Friendship Cemetary along with Mariah, his second wife. Mariah died 14 Oct. 1936 in Fannin County, GA. It is located in Union Co. Ga.

Obituary of  Mariah Rhodes McDaris

Mrs. Lee McDaris: Age about 70 was fatally injured in an automobile accident, according to reports on the road near Dial, about noon Wednesday, Oct. 14, 1936.  The scene of the accident was on the highway near W. P. Davenport's store in the Dial section and happened when, after giving the road to the car driven by Jud Harren of Epworth to pass, she for some reason stepped back in the road in front of the machine. The accident was entirely unavoidable. Dr. A. L. Prince of Morganton was immediately called and she was rushed to Blue Ridge, but was dead when they arrived there.

(credits 00, 38, 39, 252)



Lewis B. Medaris (7) (James R. 6, James A. 5, Rice 4) b. 1858.  He married Betty McGillicuddy, 21 Jan 1883 in Bradley County, Tennessee.  Betty was the daughter of ???? and Margaret ???? McGillicudy.  Lewis died in the 1890's in Bradley County, Tennessee. 
    Lewis and Betty had the following children:
      1. Ethel Medaris (8) b. May 1884 in Bradley County, Tennessee.
      2. Mollie Medaris (8) b. Mar 1886 in Bradley County, Tennessee.
      3. John Medaris (8) b. July 1888 in Bradley County, Tennessee.
      4. William L. Medaris (8) b. 27 Oct 1890 in Bradley County, Tennessee; d. 12 Jul 1936 in Bradley County, Tennessee.  He is buried at Fort Hill Cemetery.  He married Bell ????.



Mollie Medaris (7) (Charles W. 6, James A. 5, Rice 4) b. 4 Sept. 1858 d. 29 May 1880. Married L. P. Akins.

Mollie and L. P. had one child:

  1. Gordon Van Buren Akins (8) b. 18 July 1878, d. 20 May 1947.

Samantha Medaris (7) (John W. 6, James Andrew 5, Rice 4) b. 1874. She married Elisha M. H. Ricketts.

Samantha and Elisha had the following known children:

  1. Dallas C. Ricketts (8) b. 1901
  2. Orville O. Ricketts (8) b. 1903

America Savannah McDaris (7) (Harvey P 6, James A. 5, Rice 4) b. 09 Aug. 1867 in Union County, GA., d. 15 Apr 1961 in Maryville, Blout County, Tennessee. America married Wilburn Johnson Reece on 06 Nov. 1892. William was b. 14 Apr 1871, d. 03 Feb. 1945.  They were married 06 Nov. 1892 at Cartecay, Gilmer County, Ga. Both are buried at Peck Chapel, Maryville, Tenn.

America and William had the following children:

  1. Arie Ardella Reece (8) b. 30 Aug. 1893, d. 1924, married Sid Newlin Arie.
  2. Willie Grady Reece (8) b. 28 Mar 1897, d. 11 Apr 1979, married Howart Hammett.
  3. Maude Reece (8) b. Sept. 1898, d. 1899
  4. Ray Reece (8) b. & d. 1900
  5. Willonell Reece (8) b. 17 May 1907, d. 6 Dec 1978, married 1) ???? McDaris 2) Robert A. Hammontree.
  6. Vondell Reece (8) b. 24 Feb. 1909, d. 28 Dec 1980, married Wade Sparks.

(credits 38, 39)


William E. McDaris (7) ( Harvey P 6, James A. 5, Rice 4) b. 07 Sep 1868, d. 24 Feb. 1952. William married 1) Mary Elizabeth Frady who was b. 21 Nov. 1884, d. 5 Feb. 1919.

William and Mary had the following children:

  1. Margaret Ora McDaris (8) married Austin Parker both buried Newport Tenn.
  2. Della Maude McDaris (8) b. 28 Oct. 1901 married Calvin Weeks.
  3. Nellie Mae McDaris (8) b. 9 Nov. 1903 d. 10 Oct. 1916.
  4. James Oscar McDaris (8) b. 19 Jun 1905 d. 19 Nov. 1993 married Nora Bell Carroll
  5. William Royce McDaris (8) b. 17 Sep 1907 d. 21 Nov. 1951.
  6. Nana Bell McDaris (8) b. 6 Aug. 1910 married Thomas Grady Cooper
  7. infant McDaris (8) who died 20 May 1913
  8. Bonnie McDaris (8) b. 20 Apr 1914 d. 26 Feb. 1916
  9. Infant McDaris (8) who died 15 June 1915
  10. Ruth Ellen McDaris (8) 24 Sept. 1916

He then married 2) Elmer Arvilla Carroll who was b. 20 Dec. 1892, d. 17 Nov. 1952. William and Elmer were married 11 Apr. 1920.

William and Elmer had the following children:

  1. Howard Carroll McDaris (8) b. 19 May 1921
  2. Howards twin (8) b. d. 19 May 1921
  3. Muriel McDaris (8)
  4. Carl Harvey McDaris (8) b. 22 Dec 1925 d. 28 Apr 1977. Carl married Mildred Barrett
  5. Ruby Lee McDaris (8) b. 14 Oct 1927 d. 5 Apr 1985. Ruby married William Homer Ammons who was b. 19 May 1926, d. 7 Mar 1988.

William, Elmer, Nellie Mae, Willaim Royce, and Bonnie are buried at the Cartecay United Methodist Church in Gilmer County, Georgia.

(CR: 1920 Gilmer Co., Ga)

(credits 38, 39)


James Robert McDaris (7) ( Harvey P 6, James A. 5, Rice 4) b. 28 Feb. 1874 in Union County, Ga., d. 17 May 1947. James married Kitty Clifford Cowart on 24 May 1911. Both buried in City Cemetery, Swainsboro, Georgia.

James and Kitty had the following children:

  1. Marjorie McDaris (8) b. 23 May 1913, d. 24 Aug. 1991. She married William Carl Layton on 12 Aug. 1938.
  2. James Robert McDaris Jr. (8) b. 16 Mar 1918, d. 8 Dec 1947. James married 1) Katherine Greer , 2) Sara Bolem

(CR: 1910, 1920 Emmanuel Co., GA)

(credits 38, 39)


John Gather McDaris (7) ( Harvey P 6, James A. 5, Rice 4) b. 28 Jun 1878 in Union County, Ga., d. 15 May 1966. John married Leora I. Carroll who was b. 12 May 1894, d. 20 Jan 1972. They were married 21 Oct 1921. John and Leora are buried in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Baltimore, Maryland.

John and Leora had the following children:

  1. Edna McDaris (8) b. 6 Aug. 1922. She married 1) Robert Norman 2) Porter E. Potts.
  2. Earl W. McDaris American Flag(8) b. 29 May 1924, d. 22 May 1991. He married Louise Blum. They adopted one child having no children of their own. Earl was career Military and received many medals. MSG US Army WWII - Korea - Vietnam. He is buried at Cartecay United Methodist Church Cemetery.
  1. Fred James McDaris American Flag(8) b. 26 May 1926; d. Dec. 2006. Fred fought in Vietnam, Korea, and was a  veteran of WWII, He was awarded the Purple Heart along with many other medals. He married Inge Weber who was b. 26 May 1931. He was buried at Arlington Cemetery. He had cancer and was sick for about 9 months prior to his death.
  1. John Gather McDaris Jr.  (8) b. 03 July 1927; d. 05 July 1927 just two days old. He is buried at Cartecay United Methodist Church Cemetery. His death certificates states that he was not named.
  2. Oscar Charles McDaris American Flag(8) b. 29 Oct 1929 d. 4 Aug. 1979. US Army, Korea, buried at Cartecay United Methodist Church Cemetery . Oscar married 1) Juanita Hawkins (2) Guadlalopie Esquevil

  1. Ernest Joe McDaris (8) b. 21 Apr 1930. He married Opal Jarrett who was b. 02 Aug. 1935.
  2. Margaret Jewel McDaris (8) b. 7 Dec 1931. She married Ernest E. Barrett who was b. 23 Dec 1929, d. 23 Jun 1992.
  3. Franklin D. McDaris (8) b. 22 Feb. 1933, d. 14 Jan 1998 at 8am. He married M. Irene Scaggs who was b. 24 Apr 1933, d. 6 Aug. 1996.
  4. John Lawrence McDaris (8) b. 16 Jan 1935, d. 22 Feb. 1994. He married Vivian Voorhease who was b. 30 Mar 1939. They had no children. John is buried in Cedar Hill Cemetery , Baltimore, Maryland.
  5. Wedah Frances McDaris (8) b. 16 Mar 1937. She married James Wm. Herndon who was b. 18 Aug. 1930.

(credits 38, 39)


Joseph Henry "Joe" McDaris (7) ( Rufus 6, James A. 5, Rice 4) b. 05 Jan 1856 in Union County, Ga., d. 15 May 1932. Joseph married Edith Highsinger, who was b. Oct. 1864. Joseph is buried in the Macadonia Cemetery in Cleveland, TN.

Joseph and Edith had the following children:

  1. John McDaris (8)
  2. William McDaris (8)
  3. Cecil McDaris (8) married Eula W. Goforth they are buried at Hillcrest Cem.
  4. Martha Ann McDaris (8) died 1982
  5. Rushie McDaris (8) married ???? Fisher
  6. Sallie McDaris (8) married ???? Fisher
  7. Maggie L. McDaris (8) b. Dec. 1891
  8. Ira W. McDaris (8) b. Jan. 1898, married ???? Moreland. Ira died 6 June 1985 and is buried Prospect Cem. in Cleveland, Tennessee.

(CR: 1900 Bradley Co., Tennessee)

(credits 38, 39, 44)


John Luther McDaris (7) ( Rufus 6, James A. 5, Rice 4) b. 29 Oct 1861, Blue Ridge, Ga. d. 31 Dec 1934, Cleveland, TN. He married Van Dora Harren, 24 Oct. 1889, in Blue Ridge, Fannin County, GA. She was b. 19 June 1870 in Blue Ridge, GA, d. 19 Dec. 1935 in Chattanooga, TN. John is buried in the Macadonia Cemetery in Cleveland, TN.

John and Van Dora had the following children:

  1. Ethel Lee McDaris (8) b. 25 Nov. 1894 in Morganton, Ga., d. 09 June 1984. She married John E. Lovely, on 30 June 1920 in Walker County, Georgia.
  2. Gracie Mae McDaris (8) b. 10 May 1898 in Cleveland, TN, d. Dec 1974 in Chattanooga, TN. She married 1) Able Crum, 2) Fred Mullinex in 1912.
  3. Bess Lavonia McDaris (8) b. 11 Sept. 1900 in Cleveland, TN, d. 1988 in Memphis, TN. She married Arnold Paul Zimmer on 05 Oct 1920.
  4. Fairy Evelyn McDaris (Fern) (8) b. 17 Apr 1902 in Cleveland, TN, d. 3 May 1983 in Cleveland, TN. She married D. R."Dee" Gibson on 02 Oct. 1920 in Walker County, Georgia.
  5. Clara McDaris (8) b. 1903
  6. Roy McDaris (8) b. 18 Mar 1906 in Cleveland, TN, d. Aug. 1933 in Memphis,TN.
  7. Mary McDaris (8) b. Morgonton, GA
  8. Maud McDaris (8)
  9. Hassie McDaris (8)

(CR: 1900 Bradley Co., Tennessee)

(credits 38, 39, 44)


Napoleon Bonaparte McDaris (7) ( Rufus 6, James A. 5, Rice 4) b. 1 Oct. 1864 d. 7 Jan 1938. Married Edith ????.

Napoleon and Edith had two sons:

  1. Bill McDaris (8)
  2. John McDaris (8)

(credits 38, 39, 44)


William Loving Medaris (7) (Oliver C. 6, Gabriel 5, Rice 4) b. 07 Dec 1860 in Fairfield, Freestone, Texas, d. 14 Jun 1921 in Montfort, Navarro, Texas. William is buried in Navarro County, Chatfield Cemetery. He married 1) Charity Pamela Speed. Charity was b. 21 Dec 1857 in Raleigh, Smith, Mississippi, d. 09 Sept. 1885 in Fairfield, Freestone, Texas.

William and Charity had the following child:

  1. William Roy Medaris (8) b. 10 April 1883, d. 06 Sept. 1949. He married Lou Ella Blackwell.

After Charity's death, William married her sister 2) Isabelle Esther Speed.

William and Isabelle had the following children:

  1. Charity B. Medaris (8)
  2. Mary Hester Medaris (8) b. 21 Jan. 1895 in Texas; d. 18 Jan. 1970 in Dallas Co., Texas. She married Royal Jesse Graves. He was b. 20 Oct. 1879 in Texas; d. btwn 1920 - 1930. They had one known child:
    1. C. E. Graves (10) b. abt. 1913 in Texas.
  3. Edy (Eddie) Medaris (8)
  4. Eva Medaris (8)

(credits 18, 76, 240)


Oliver Cromwell Medaris Jr. (7) (Oliver C. 6, Gabriel 5, Rice 4) b. 02 Aug. 1862 in Freesboro County, Texas, d. 20 Apr 1899. Oliver married Eliza Jane Sessums.

Oliver and Eliza had the following children:

  1. John Oliver Medaris (8) b. 29 Oct. 1889, d. 22 Sept. 1948. He married Angie Alice Julian.
  2. Thomas Edward Medaris(8) b. 17 April 1892 in Ryan, Indian Territory, Jefferson County, Oklahoma.
  3. Clarence M. Medaris (8) b. 01 Sept. 1893 in Ryon Oklahoma; d. 15 Aug. 1971 in Sacramento California buried Sacramento Memorial Lawn Cemetery. He married Della Combs.
  4. Lettie Medaris (8) b. 1895, married 1) Jerd McCarroll, 2) Edgar Tolland .
  5. Eliza "Lila" B. Medaris (8) b. 01 Feb. 1899; d. 16 Apri. 1980 in Chickasha, Oklahoma. She is buried in Fairlawn cemetery. She married John Himes.  (CR: 1910 Stephens Co., Oklahoma)

(credits 00 & 18, 220)


Minnie Ardelia Medaris (7) (Oliver C. 6, Gabriel 5, Rice 4) b. 21 Oct 1871, d. 19 Jan 1948 in Vernon Texas. She married Daniel Josephus Kennedy on 05 Dec 1888. Daniel was the son of Wade Holland and Mariah Lou Owens Kennedy. Daniel was born in Mississippi and died in Vernon, Texas on 04 Aug. 1938.

Minnie and Daniel had the following children:

  1. Lucile Kennedy (8) b, 7 Feb. 1891 in Iowa Park, Texas, d. 12 Par 1967. She married Nathan H. Harrell.
  2. Wade Oliver Kennedy (8) b. 20 July 1892, d. 1 Aug. 1966
  3. Joseph Lee Kennedy (8) b. 1 Oct 1894, d. 28 Jan 1974
  4. Carroll Earl Kennedy (8) b. 22 Mar 1896, d. 16 June 1968 in Kanas
  5. Irene Kennedy (8) b. 1 Oct 1898, d. 17 May 1978 in Plainview , Texas
  6. Mary Kennedy (8) b. 29 July 1901, d. 24 Aug. 1981
  7. Ora Kennedy (8) b. 10 Dec 1903, d. 20 July 1971
  8. Daniel Joseph Kennedy (8) b. 8 Feb. 1906, d. 9 Jan 1985
  9. William Henry Kennedy (8) b. 11 Dec 1907, d. 9 June 1909

(credits 39, FTM)


Mary Rebecka Medaris (7) (Oliver C. 6, Gabriel 5, Rice 4) b. 22 Jan 1876; d. 08 March 1936 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. She married James Columbus Lowrey on 09 Jun.1894 in Navarro Co. Texas.  Mary and James had the following children:

  1. Caroline Lowrey (8)
  2. Orvey Preston Lowrey (8) b. 12 May 1897, he married Frances Ray Bishop who was b. 15 Aug. 1891 in Louisville, Kentucky. They were married on 21 Aug. 1918,  at Clarmore, Oklahoma.
  3. Chester Lowrey (8)
  4. Ernest Lowrey (8)

 

(credits 266)




Frank
Medaris (7) (Alfred B. 6, Gabriel L. 5, Rice 4) b. 1878 in Texas; d. in the 1930's of brain cancer in Terrell State Hospital, Kaufman County, Texas.  He married Maggie Prentice Campbell about 1920.  After Franks death, Maggie remarried to a man named Wally ????, and for some reason the children were placed into an orphanage and apparently adopted out to separate families.  The families of Alfred and Homer were not aware that they had a brother named Danny until this research brought the family back together.

    Frank and Maggie had the following children:
      1. Alfred Madearis (8) b. 13 Nov 1921 in Texas; d. 20 May 1985 in Fort Worth Texas.
      2. Homer Medearis (8) b. 02 Feb 1923 in Travis County, Texas; d. 31 Oct 1952 in St. Louis, Missouri.  He married 1) Gloria Franklin about 1940.  They had two children and then Homer was drafted into WWII.  Aparently being unable to care for the children alone, Gloria placed the children into the Lena Pope Home for adoption.  The two children were adopted by the McLamore family.
Homer married 2) Cordelia Mae Smyrl in Texas.  They had three daughters. One, Linda Sue Medearis died at 4 months of age..  Homer committed suicide in 1952 and sometime after his death, the children were put up for adoption at the Buckner's Orphan Home for Girls.  One of the girls was adopted by the McCollum family and one by the Trigg family.  The children who were adopted changed their names to fit their adopted families.

After Homer's death, Cordelia married 2) James Ezra Arnold and had 4 children.  Three of these children were removed from the family and put up for adoption.  The reason's unknown.  Cordelia was pregnant at the time and she did keep the youngest child.  James died in 1966 and Cordelia married 3) ???? Montaun.  Little is known about this marriage, but this husband died before Cordelia.  She died Mae Cordelia Montaun, 06 Mar 1971 in Leesville, Vernon Parish, Louisiana. 
      1. Danny Medearis (8) b. 1925 in Texas.  Nothing is known about Danny.  It is unclear if he kept the Medearis surname.

(credits 00, 286, 287, 288)


John Lovin Medaris (7) (Hiram 6, Gabriel Loving 5, Rice 4) b. 13 Nov. 1869 in Polk Co., Tenn., d. 17 August 1917. He married Addie Sue Hallford.

John and Addie had the following children:

  1. W. Clay Medaris (8) b. 20 Nov. 1890, d. 28 Oct. 1892, buried in the Friendship Baptist Church Cemetery, Polk Co., TN
  2. Mamie Medaris (8) b. 27 Oct. 1892, d. in the 1980's. He married Ben F. Eaves. She had one child, L. D. Eaves on 30 Aug. 1917 - he was stillborn.  She is buried in Wrightsville,GA
  3. James McKinley Medaris US Flag(8) b. 6 Oct. 1895, d. 8 June1932.  Jim was in the Army and died at Oteen Veteran's Hospital in North Carolina.  He was a victim of TB.  He never married. He is buried in the Friendship Baptist Church Cemetery in Polk Co., TN.
  4. Earl Morris Medaris (8) b. 30 Nov. 1899, and lived to be nearly 100. He was very independent and spunky - if not for a bad fall, he would likely have easily made it to the 100 mark! He is buried in Wrightsville, GA  His wife was Alma ????.  They had three sons.
  5. Martin Van Buren Medaris (8) b. 14 May 1901, d. in the 1970's. He married Nettie ???? and they had two sons.
  6. William Fred Medaris (8) b. 06 Sept. 1907, d. 13 Feb. 1987.  He married Helen Louise Collins on 28 Sept. 1934, in Cleveland, TN.  Helen d. 03 Oct. 1987.  They are both buried in Chattanooga, TN.
  7. Paul Medaris (8) b. 06 July 1912 and died on the same day.  He is buried in Friendship Baptist Church Cemetery in Polk Co., TN.

(credits 165)


Mary Ida Medaris (7) ( Hiram 6, Gabriel Loving 5, Rice 4) b. 04 Feb. 1877, d. 06 Jan. 1929. She married James Womac.

Mary and James had the following children:

  1. Ollie Womac (8) b. 15 Dec. 1900 in McMinn Co., TN
  2. Myrtle Womac  (8)
  3. Sally Womac  (8)
  4. Frank Womac  (8)
  5. Fred Womac  (8)
  6. Lake Womac  (8)
  7. Beatrice Womac  (8)
  8. Rosie Lee Womac  (8)
  9. Ida Darr Womac  (8)

(credits 165)


William Walter McDaris (7) ( Hiram 6, Gabriel Loving 5, Rice 4) b. 22 March 1883, d. 06 Dec. 1965. Walter married Mary Ella Trotter.

Walter and Mary had the following children:

  1. James Glen McDaris (8) he married Clara Opal Byrd on 01 Jan. 1926.  They lived in Chattanooga, TN.
  2. William "Doc" Marshall McDaris (8) he married Millie E. Skurlock on 13 Dec. 1941 in Rossville, GA  They lived in Chattanooga, TN.
  3. Arthell W. McDaris (8) he married Margaret Moorefield in 1935 in Chattanooga, TN  That is also where they made their home.

(credits 165, 214)


Ida Lee Nora Medaris (7) (Rice C. 6, Gabriel Loving 5, Rice 4) b. 11 July 1879 in Freestone Co., Texas, d. 1 Jan 1945. She married John Clinton Metzgar. Ida and John are buried in Fairfield Cemetery, Freestone Co., Tx.

John Clinton and Ida Lee Nora Medaris Metzgar were converted to the Methodist church. They had the following children:

  1. John Lemuel Metzgar (8) b. 21 Dec. 1897, d. June 1975
  2. James Edward Metzgar (8) b. 3 May 1902, d. Aug. 1971
  3. William Henry Metzgar (8) (died one day after birth)
  4. Eunice Beatrice Metzgar (8)
  5. Daniel Owens Metzgar (8)
  6. William Douglas Metzgar (8) b. 17 Dec. 1913, d. 12 Dec. 1985
  7. Mamie Lucille Metzgar (8) married Roy DeFrance and they have no children.

(credits 117)


Generation 8


Mary Ellen Medaris (8) (Joseph L. 7, Charles 6, William H. 5, Rice 4) b. 16 Jun. 1879, d. 08 Oct. 1934, Whitewright, Tx. Mary married Frederick Arthur Page, b. 08 Sept. 1879, Bartow Co., Ga.

Mary and Frederick had the following children:

  1. Ina Lavada Page (9) b. 13, Oct. 1902, Colgate, Ok., d. 21 May 1986, Altus, Ok.
  2. Rena Lee Page (9) b. 2 Jun. 1905, Texas.
  3. Ida Lavona Page (9) b. 17 Jan. 1912, Bonham, Tx.
  4. Robert Grover Page (9) b. 13 Oct. 1913. Grayson Co., Tx.
  5. Bessie D. Page (9) b. 23 Oct. 1917, Dennison, Tx.

(credits 163)


Ida Mae Medearis (8) ( Joseph L. 7, Charles 6, William H. 5, Rice 4) b. 26 Dec. 1880  in Brown County, Texas, d. 1959. Ida married William Jasper Martin b. 26 Oct. 1876 in Hayesville, Clay Co., NC, d. 1956.  They are buried in Oakhill Cemetery.

Ida and William had the following child:

  1. Virginia Faye Martin (9)
  2. Mary Floe Martin (9) b. 14 May, 1907
  3. Willie Lee Martin (9) b. 14 May 1907 in Ely Community, Fannin Co., TX, d. 17 May 1975 in Midland, Texas. He married Robbye Dimples Broyles on 18 Oct. 1928. She was b. 16 Sept. 1906, d. 18 July 1992. They are both buried at Oakhill Cemetery in the Broyles Plot.
  4. Martin Martin (9) b. 23 Sept. 1911
  5. Robert Wayne Martin (9) b. 10 Mar. 1916
  6. Imogene Martin (9) b. 21 Oct. 1902
  7. Lester Mae Martin (9) b. 09 Sept. 1913
  8. Roy Edmund Martin (9) b. 04 Aug. 1920

 

(credits 228)


Charles A. Medaris (8) ( Joseph L. 7, Charles 6, William H. 5, Rice 4) b. Dec 1882. Charles married Lee Estel Gwinn.

Charles and Lee had the following children:

  1. Jewell Medaris (9) b. 1905, d. 11 Sept. 1993. She is buried in Oakhill Cemetery, Fannin County, Texas. She apparently never married.
  2. Jesse Lofton Medaris (9) b. 1909; d. 1988.  He married Elva O. Cambron.
  3. Leta Medaris (9) b. 1911
  4. Alyine Medaris (9) b. 1913
  5. Dorthy Medaris (9) b. 1915
  6. Clyde Medaris (9) b. ??
  7. Charles Medaris (9) b. 1920

(credits 33, 109)



Richard Enzer Madaris (8) (James Marion 7, James Hiram 6, William H. 5, Rice 4) b. 29 Dec 1864 d. 13 Mar 1918 in Chickamauga, Ga. Richard married Laura Black on 18 Sept. 1883 in Catoosa County, Georgia. Laura was b. 30 Oct. 1859 in Georgia, d. 02 Feb. 1927 in Chickamauga, Georgia. She is buried at Garretts Chapel Cemetery, Chicamauga, Georgia. She does not appear on the census for the cemetery, and is therefore most likely in an unmarked grave.

Richard and Laura had the following children:

  1. John Marion Madaris (9) b. 04 Aug. 1884, d. 1 Dec 1977.
  2. Lillie Bell Madaris (9) b. 1886, married A. J. Gilbert, 03 Nov. 1903 in Walker County, Georgia.
  3. Sarah Maude Madaris (9) b. 20 Feb. 1888; d. 29 April 1983 . She married Marion Claude Duncan.
  4. Henry Milton Madaris (9) b. 6 June 1891. It appears that he married Ester Crane inWalker County, Georgia on 10 June 1913.
  5. James Lee Bergan Madaris (9) b. 26 Nov. 1893, d. 11 June 1954. He is buried in the Chickamauga Cemetery in Chickamauga, Ga.
  6. Lucious Rosser Madaris (9) b. 14 April 1894, d. 19 April 1923 in Walker County, Georgia of influenza secondary to tuberculosis. He married Arvazene Able who was b. 27 April 1896, d. 17 February 1920. They were married in Walker County, Georgia on 04 May 1919. Lucious was a merchant by trade. He and Arvazene are buried at Garretts Chapel Cemetery , Chicamauga, Georgia.
  7. Gracy Marilyn Jane Madaris (9) b. 06 Oct. 1899. She married David Arthur Thomas who was b. 27 Mar. 1894 in Chattanooga, TN.  She is also listed marrying James Dallas Henderson on 01 Sept. 1916 in Walker County, Georgia.  James was b. 22 Jan 1897, in Walker County, Georgia; d. 03 Aug. 1966 in Miami, Dade County, Florida.  James was the son of James Bartow and Mary Elizabeth Jones Henderson.
  8. Walter Robert Madaris (9) b. 1902
  9. Ella Madaris (9) b. 1904

(CR: 1900, 1910, 1920 Walker Co., GA, Laura alone in 1920 Walker Co., Ga)

(credits 00, 6, 38, 39)



William Arthur Madaris (8) ( James Marion 7, James Hiram 6, William H. 5, Rice 4) b. Dec. 1866, d. 20 Nov 1960 in Walker County, Georgia. He married Emma Beatrice Duncan who was b. Jan 1870. They were married on the 06 Mar 1885 in Walker County, Georgia.

William and Emma had the following children:

  1. Prudence Madaris (9) b. 18 Sept. 1886. She married Clayborne Harrison Slayton, 11 Feb. 1903 in Walker County, Georgia.
  2. Arnold Madaris (9) b. Sept. 1888
  3. William Clinton Madaris (9) b.22 May 1891 in Chickamauga, Georgia; d. 1974. He married Ada Lee Cordell.
  4. Judsonsyl Vester Madaris (9) b. 26 July 1893 in Chickamauga, Georgia; d. 28 Feb 1974 in Catoosa County, Georgia. He married Lottie Ethel Rodgers
  5. Rufus Madaris (9) b. July 1895
  6. Arthur Madaris (9) b. Sept. 1899

(CR: 1900 Walker Co., GA)

(credits 00, 06, 18)



John Franklin Madaris (8) ( James Marion 7, James Hiram 6, William H. 5, Rice 4) b. 14 Aug. 1868; d. 13 May 1955. John married 1) Caldonia Parrish , b. 15 Mar 1872; d. 04 Mar 1925 abt. 1890 of Cholecystitis (inflammed gall bladder) in Walker County, Georgia. She was the daughter of William and Sarah Clevenger Parrish.

John and Caledonia had the following children:

  1. Lucy Spain Madaris (9) b. 07 Sept. 1892 in Walker County, Georgia; d. 01 Apr. 1971 in Walker County, Georgia. Lucy married Fred Pierce, 20 Feb. 1916 in Walker County, Georgia.
  2. Charles Madaris (9) b. 23 Jan 1894 in Walker County, Georgia; d. 19 Feb. 1971 in Walker County, Georgia.
  3. William Marton  Madaris (9) b. 13 June 1898 in Walker County, Georgia; d. 04 Nov. 1972 in Walker County, Georgia.  One source lists his name as Marion.  William married Myrtle Autry in Walker County, Georgia on 08 Mar. 1919. She was b. 23 September 1902, d. 17 November 1973. (CR: 1920 Walker Co., GA)
  4. John Anderson Madaris (9) b. 30 May 1912.

    John married 2) Alice Harp Slater and they had the following child:

  1. James Franklin Madaris (9) b. 12 March 1927, d. 08 November 1927.

John Franklin, Caldonia, Alice, Charles, William, Myrtle and James Franklin are buried at Garretts Chapel Cemetery, Chicamauga, Georgia.

(CR: 1900, 1910 Gilmer Co., GA, 1920 Walker Co., GA)

(credits 71)



Henry LaFayette Madaris (8) ( James Marion 7, James Hiram 6, William H. 5, Rice 4) b. 01 Nov. 1872; d. 13 July 1923 in Walker County, Georgia of tuberculosis and influenza. Henry married Ella Duncan on 26 Nov. 1893 in Walker County, Georgia. They are both buried in the Chickamauga Cemetery in Chickamauga, Ga.

Henry and Ella had the following children:

  1. Elmer Dude Madaris (9) b. July 1895
  2. Sarah L. Madaris (9) b. April 1899, apparently died young.
  3. Bertha Madaris (9) b. 1900, married Charles Fouts, 06 Sept. 1919 in Walker County, Georgia.

(CR: 1900, 1910 Walker Co., GA)

(credits 00, 06)



James Hiram Madaris (8) ( James Marion 7, James Hiram 6, William H. 5, Rice 4) b. 14 March 1876 in Walker County, Georgia; d. 31 Oct 1954. James married Nellie Liles in Walker County, Georgia on 18 Jan. 1905. She was the daughter of Henry and Jane Martin Liles, and was b. 5 Jan 1880, d. 11 Nov. 1917.

James and Nellie had the following children:

  1. William Garnett Madaris (9) b. 29 Dec 1905. William married Gladys Baker on 22 Sept. 1928.
  2. Grady Madaris (9) married Nola Sewell
  3. Jewell C. Madaris (9) b. 1908, married Oscar Johnson
  4. Lawrence Madaris (9) b. 1910
  5. Jamie L. Madaris (9) b. 1912, She married Otis Brown, 10 Nov. 1935 in Walker County, Georgia.
  6. Herman Grant Madaris (9) b. 16 Jan. 1913 in Chicamauga, Walker Co., GA., d. 14 Aug. 1975.  Herman is buried in Chicamauga, Georgia.  He married Doris Bolt.

James, Nellie, William, Gladys, Grant, and Doris are buried in the Chickamauga Cemetery in Chickamauga, Ga.

(CR: 1900 Hamilton Co., Tennessee; 1910, 1920 Walker Co., Ga)

(credits 70)



William Marion McDearis (8) (John Cleveland 7, James Hiram 6, William H. 5, Rice 4) b. Jan. 1873 in Ga. William married Martha V. Harris, 02 March 1902 in Fannin County, Georgia.

William and Martha had the following children:

  1. Esters J. McDearis (9) b. 1911
  2. Clyde W. McDearis (9) b. 1915

(CR: 1920 Gordon Co., GA)

(credits 00)



James Ardell McDearis (8) ( John Cleveland 7, James Hiram 6, William H. 5, Rice 4) b. 16 Dec. 1874 in Tenn. d. 23 July 1953. James married Catherine Lona Walls, b. 10 Sept. 1878, d. 03 June 1958. James and Catherine are buried in the Bethlehem Baptist Church Cemetery near Calhoun, Ga.

James and Catherine had the following children:

  1. Orah M. McDearis (9) b. 1907
  2. Almer McDearis (9) b. 29 Apr 1908, d. 9 Jan 1910. He is buried in the Bethlehem Baptist Church Cemetery near Calhoun, Ga. (Listed as Ruby in census records)
  3. James Lloyd McDearis (9) b. July 1909 in Georgia; d. 1958 in Gordon County, Georgia. James married Ava ???? . They are buried next to his parents at Bethlehem.
  4. Margaret Annie McDearis (9) b. 1912; She married Howell Joseph Orr who was b. 14 Mar. 1902 in Gordon County, Georgia.
  5. Carner McDearis (9) b. 1914
  6. Hubert McDearis (9) b. 1915
  7. Auburn C. McDearis (9) b. 19 Sept. 1918, d. 10 June 1984. Auburn married Ettie ???? who was b. 10 Nov. 1915. They are buried in the Bethlehem Baptist Church Cemetery near Calhoun, Ga.
  8. Ralph McDearis (9)
  9. Everett Cuiner McDearis (9) resided in Resaca, GA
  10. Hansel McDearis (9) resided in Loganville, GA

(CR: 1920 Gordon Co., GA)

(credits 00, 18, 79)



Clinton Calvin McDearis (8) ( John Cleveland 7, James Hiram 6, William H. 5, Rice 4) b. Jan. 1878 in Tenn. Clinton  married 1) Martha May "Mary" Wall. She was the daughter of Robert Lee Wall. Clinton was a minister.

Clinton and Martha had the following children:

  1. Owen D. McDearis (9) b. 24 Dec 1902, in Etowah, Georgia, d. 25 May 1971. Owen married Annie Mae Morris , b. 4 Jan 1908, d. 2 Sept. 1981. Annie was the daughter of Owen and Sarah Morris. They had 4 children and are buried in the City of Manchester, Georgia Cemetery .
  2. Eula McDearis (9)
  3. Dewey C. McDearis (9) b. 7 Aug. 1908 d. 14 Aug. 1973. Dewey married 1) Clara ???? who was b. 1908, d. 26 Jan. 1930. It appears that Clara died in childbirth. An infant son is buried with her in the Douglasville cemetery. Dewey married 2) Willie Mae Decker who was b. 29 Feb. 1909, d. 30 June 1984. They were married 02 Jan 1932 in Douglas County, Georgia.  This whole family is buried in the City of Douglasville, Georgia, Cemetery.
  4. Alverna Lea McDearis (9) b. 12 Oct. 1913, d. 8 May 1974 at her home in Pelham Ga. Alverna married James Henry Gossett .
  5. Dallas McDearis (9)
  6. Lillie McDearis (9)
  7. Bertha McDearis (9)
  8. twin died at birth on April 1, 1931.
  9. twin died at birth on April 1, 1931.

Martha died 01 April 1932 and is buried at Beulah Baptist Church Cemetery in Douglasville, GA. Clinton married again to a 2) Mrs. McDonald and they had one daughter:

  1.  Eva McDearis (9)

Clinton died on Dec.22, 1960, and is buried at a cemetery on Virginia Avenue in College Park, GA.

(CR: 1920 Bartow Co., Ga)

(credits 77, 153)



John Henry McDearis (8) ( John Cleveland 7, James Hiram 6, William H. 5, Rice 4) b. 13 Feb. 1878 in Ga.; d. 12 May 1949 in Union County, Georgia. John married Amanda Louise Mahaffey on 14 Sept. 1902. She was the daughter of Jethro and Mary Chastain Mahaffey and was b. 14 Aug. 1880; d. 28 Dec. 1944 in Norcross, Gwinnett County, Georgia.

John and Louise had the following children:

  1. Myrtle McDearis (9) b. 26 Oct. 1903; d. 25 Sept. 1993, in Carroll County, Georgia. She married ???? Marlow. She is buried at Crestlawn Cemetery, in Atlanta.
  2. Bayard Henry McDearis (9) b. 01 Oct. 1906; d. 03 June 1944, in Gordon County, Georgia. Listed as Henry Bryant in one record. He is buried at Westview Cemetery in Atlanta.
  3. Julia Alma. McDaris (9) b. 09 Apr. 1909.
  4. Metta Violet McDearis (9) b. 11 May 1913; d. 04 May 2001, in Alabama. She married ???? Lower. She is buried in Eastwiew Cemetery, Atlanta.
  5. Carl Richard McDearis (9) b. 18 Oct. 1916, d. 01, Oct. 1994 in Dekalb County, Georgia. Carl married Mittie Morris, daughter of James Davis and Vera Salter Morris . Mittie was b. 21 Nov. 1917.
  6. Cora Ruth McDearis (9) b. 06 Oct. 1918; d. 18 Nov. 1937.
  7. Hugh James McDaris (9) b. 25 Mar. 1922; d. 28 Dec. 1971, in Fulton County, Georgia.
  8. Jethro Cleveland McDaris (9) b. 16 Feb. 1924; d. 03 Dec. 1997, in Carroll County, Georgia.

John Henry, Louise, Carl Richard and Mittie, and Cora Ruth are buried in the Macedonia Baptist Church Cemetery in DeKalb County, Georgia.

(CR: 1900 Union Co., GA, 1910, 1920 Gordon Co., GA)

(credits 00, 244)



Matilda McDearis (8) ( John Cleveland 7, James Hiram 6, William H. 5, Rice 4) b. June 1884 in Georgia; d. 1948 in Bartow Co., Georgia. She married Warren R. Chamlee. Warren was b. 1887; d. 1946 in Bartow Co., Georgia.

Matilda and Warren had the following children:

  1. Clifford Chamlee (9) b. 03 Aug. 1914; d. 16 May 1986 in Gordon Co., Georgia. He married Anne Cook on 14 May 1936. She was b. 02 Dec. 1912 in Murphy, North Carolina.
  2. Clyde William Shamlee (9) b. 13 July 1922, in Bartow Co., Georgia; d. 26 sept. 1984 in Ben Hill Co., Georgia. He married Mammie Loraine Reese on 24 May 1946 in Gordon Co., Georgia. She was b. 27 Jun. 1927; d. 16 May 2003 in Ben Hill Co., Georgia.
  3. Jessie Mae Chamlee (9) she married C. W. Chamlee 15 Jun. 1935 in Bartow Co., Georgia. Relationship is unknown at this time.
  4. George Rufus Chamlee (9) b. 19 Feb. 1920; d. 20 Apr. 1982 in Ventura Co., California. He married Bessie Martin who wa b. 1924.
  5. Jennett Chamlee (9) b. 27 Apr. 1931 in Gordon Co., Georgia. She died as a young child.
  6. Mary Bell Chamlee (9) b. 12 Jun 1928; d. 26 Sept. 1987 in Los Angeles Co., California. She married Don Campbell.

(credits 234)


 

Robert Enzer McDearis (8) ( John Cleveland 7, James Hiram 6, William H. 5, Rice 4)  b. 21 Mar. 1886 in Ellijay, Gilmer Co., Georgia, d. 16 Feb. 1943 at Erlanger Hospital in Chattanooga, TN, with complications from gangrene. His occupation was a Robert Enzer McDeariscarpenter and a blacksmith. Robert married Evie Mae Fortenberry, b. 01 Jan. 1890 in Adairsville, Ga., d. 08 Nov. 1945 at her home on Nashville St., Ringgold, GA.

Robert and Evie had the following children listed in the 1920 census:

  1. Robert Boyce Madaris (9) b. 22 July 1912 in the town of Snoraville, Georgia which is in Gordon County, Georgia, d. 11  Feb. 1974 at the age of 61. Robert led the singing at Catoosa Baptist & Pine Grove. He was a retired Truck driver from Yellow Freight Co. He married Lucille Walker Madaris on 26 May 1934.  Robert died at Hutcheson Medical Center of a heart attack and is buried in Anderson Cemetery (New Part) located in Catoosa Co., Ringgold, Georgia.
  2. Annie Mae McDearis (9) b. 11 Nov. 1913 in the town of Snoraville, Georgia. She was employed as a office clerk. Annie married Fred Monroe Teems on 08 Sept. 1939 in Ringgold, Georgia.  Annie d. 29 June 1989 at Hutcheson Medical Center and is buried in Lakewood Memory Gardens (Lakeview, Georgia) She & Fred had no Children.

(CR: 1920 Walker Co., GA)

(credits 00, 205, 276) (Photo of Robert Enzer provided by Robert Boyce Mcdearis)



George Thomas McDearis (8) ( John Cleveland 7, James Hiram 6, William H. 5, Rice 4) b. Aug. 1890 in Ga. George married Nellie Cloe Scott . They are buried in the Gaines Cemetery which is located 1/2 way between Calhoun, GA., and Fairmount on Highway 53, across from Sonoraville School.

George and Nellie had the following children listed in the 1920 census:

  1. Aileen Kate McDearis (9) b. 19 Mar. 1914 in Ga., d. 1971. She married Raymond Mills Rowland who was b. 11 Oct. 1916. They were married on 31 Aug. 1934. They are buried in the Fain Cemetery in Calhoun, GA.
  2. Effie Lou McDearis (9) b. 24 Feb. 1916 in Ga., d. 12 July 1994. Effie married Walter Eugene Harmon, b. 1914, d. 1974. Effie and Walter are buried in the Gaines Cemetery where her parents are interred. 
  3. J. C. McDearis (9) b. 1918 in Ga. James is buried in Chandler Cemetary located just outside of Calhoun, Ga.

(CR: 1920 Gordon Co., GA)

(credits 00, 178)



Milton McDearis (8) ( John Cleveland 7, James Hiram 6, William H. 5, Rice 4) b. 12 March 1894 in Union County, Georgia; d. 29 Feb. 1920 in Bartow County, Georgia.  Milton married Ophelia West according to his death certificate. Other sources have listed her as Ophelia Scott. Milton's name is spelled McDaris on his death certificate.

Milton died of pneumonia while his children were quite young. After Milton's death Ophelia married Otto Bennett. Milton is buried in Bartow County, Georgia, in Hays cemetery outside Folsom. According to his grandson, Charles Richard McDearis, Milton died the same time as his daughter Adel.

Milton and Ophelia had the followig children:

  1. Glenn Buford McDearis (9) b. 1915
  2. Doyle McDearis (9) b. 1918
  3. Adel McDearis (9) b. 1919

(CR: 1920 Bartow Co., GA)

(credits 00, 06, 18)



Atha R. Medaris (8) (Charles Murrell 7, Moses 6 , Charles 5 , Rice 4) b. 19 Dec 1890, Gadberry, Adair, KY. d. 1 Sep 1955 at French Camp, CA. He is buried at Odd Fellows Lawn Cem, Oakdale, CA. Atha married Eura Rebecca Russell, b. 29 Oct 1890, Shelbyville, Redford, TN, d. 3 Jun 1938, Lovington, Lea, NM.  They were married 20 Dec 1914 in Mangum, Greer, OK. Eura was the daughter of William Daniel and Mary Jane Ray Russell.

Atha and Eura had the following children:

  1. Virginia Irene Medaris (9) b. 28 Jan 1916 in Elk City, Beckham, Oklahoma. Virginia  married Stewart Wardell Abel on 25 Jun 1933.
  2. Mary Marie Medaris (9) b. 03 Apr 1918 in Elk City, Beckham, Oklahoma. Mary married Leland Leroy Blakely.
  3. A. R. Medaris (9) b. 23 Apr 1925 in Elk City, Beckham, Oklahoma. Presumable that he is Atha R. Medaris Jr. He married Edith Elinor Hatch on 01 Oct 1949.

(CR: 1910 Greer Co., Oklahoma)

(credits 151)



Henry Glover Medaris (8) (Charles Murrell 7, Moses 6, Charles 5, Rice 4) b. 20 Sept 1892 in Columbia, Adair Co, KY, d. 23 Nov 1965 in the Veterans hospital in Dallas, Dallas Co, TX, and is buried in Gilliland, Knox Co, TX cemetery. He married Nellie Mamie Ryder who was b. 11 Sept 1899 in Gilliland, Knox Co, TX. Nellie passed away 27 July 1980 in a care facility in Dallas, TX and is buried in Gilliland Cemetery beside Henry.  Nellie and Henry were married on 30 Dec 1919 in Gilliland, Knox Co, TX at her parents' home. Nellie was the daughter of William Arthur and Fannie Caldonia Green Ryder. It is said that Henry walked all the way to Texas from Kentucky!

Henry and Nellie had the following children:

  1. Clyde Burnett Medaris (9) b. 14 Dec. 1920; d. 19 Jan. 1993. He married 1) Dorothy McReynolds, daughter of Robert and Dorothy ???? McReynolds. She was b. abt. 1923 in Haskell County, Texas. Clyde and Dorothy had four children. He married 2) Misako Watanaabe and they had four children.
  2. Elbert Medaris (9) married Frances ????. They had two children.

(credits 215)



Guy Duane Medaris (8) ( Joseph Dimmitt 7, Rice 6, Charles 5, Rice 4) b. 31 July 1885 in Bement, Piatt County, Illinios; d. 22 July 1971 in Illinios. Guy married Eugenia Adeline "Jean" Davies on 20 June 1908. Eugenia was from New York, b. 07 Aug. 1885 and d. 26 Aug. 1962 in Illinois.

Guy and Eugenia had the following children:

  1. Donald Edward Medaris (9) b. 14 June 1909
  2. Dale Medaris (9) b. 28 Nov 1910; d. 19 July 1995.  He married (1) Virginia Cotton on 28 Aug 1935 at Bement, Illinois.  Hemarried (2) Doris Hinter Gregory on 15 Feb 1986 at Decatur, Illinois.  He is buried in the Bement Township Cemetery. (Findagrave: Dale)
  3. Guy Duane Medaris Jr. (9) 06 Nov. 1916 in Bement, Tennessee; d. 12 Jan. 2013 at Shelbyville, Illinois.  Married Martha Louise Loomis, 09 Mar 1941 in Bement, Illionois.  Martha was born 23 Jan 1921 in Macon, Illinois and died 22 Nov 2006.  They are buried at Bement Township Cemetery. (Findagrave: Guy, Martha)
  4. David Robert Medaris (9) b. 23 Dec 1918 in Bement, Piatt County, Illinios; d. 28 Aug 2013.  He married Frances Elizabeth LeFever.  Frances was born 05 Oct 1918 in Milmine, Piatt County, Illinios; d. 24 May 2006 in El Cajon, San Diego County, California.  David and Francies are both buried in the Bement Township Cemetery. (Findagrave: David, Francis)
  5. Dean Harlan Medaris (9) b. 03 Oct 1921 in Bement, Piatt County, Illinios; d. 25 Aug 2005 in Jacksonville, Duval County, Florida.  He was a veteran of WWII serving in the US Marine Corps.   He served in the Korean war as a fighter pilot and retired as a Colonel in 1968.  He married Maxine Taylor on 01 Sept 1945.  She was born 19 May 1923 in Calypso, Duplin County, North Carolina; died 29 May 2003.  They are buried in Bement Cemetery, in Bement Illinios. (Findagrave Dean, Maxine)
  6. Earl Clarence Medaris (9) b. 08 Aug. 1925 in Bement, PIatt County, Illinois; d. 30 Aug. 1990 in Bement, Illinois. Earl married Willa Mae Patterson on 25 Nov. 1945. (Findagrave: Earl)

Guy and Eugenia are buried in the Bement Cemetery in Bement, Illinois.

(CR: 1910, 1920 Piatt Co., Illinios)

(Findagrave: Guy Sr., Eugenia)

(credits 6, 38, 39, 86)



George Marvin Hudson Medaris (8) ( Charles I. 7, Colbert 6, Charles 5, Rice 4) b. March 1884 in Russell Co., Kent., d. 20 Feb. 1959 in Jefferson Co., Kent. George was born a Hudson and was legally adopted as a Medaris on 14 Nov. 1904, in Russell Co., Kent. George was the daughter of Ellen Hudson (see info below). According to the book "My Bradshaws and Their Allied Families" by Carrie Bradshaw Bolin, Adair County, Genealogical Society, Page 12. "Charlie Maderias and wife adopted a son, Marvin Hudson, who took the name "Maderias". (credits 88)

George married Myrtle Ross on Dec. 22, 1906 and they had the following children:

  1. Mary Medaris (9) married ???? Kimbler.
  2. Joe Allen Medaris (9) d. 09 May 1996, age 77.

From "The Russell County News" Thursday, Feb. 26, 1959, Vol. XLV, #32, page 1.

(Abstract of obituary)

Mr. Marvin Medaris died Friday [Feb. 20, 1959] at Louisville hospital. "He lacked only a few days of reaching his 75th birthday." He married Myrtle Ross on Dec. 22, 1906; survived by wife and children, ten gr'children and ten gr-gr'children. Two children: Mrs. Mary Kimbler of Columbia [Adair Co., KY] and Joe Allen Medaris of Valley Station [KY].  Burial at Mt. Pleasant Methodist Church cemetery. Pallbearers, all gr'children, Robert, Joe S., Otha, & James Kimbler; and Dean & Wayne Medaris.

(Grave marker has the following information. Marvin Medaris: March 18, 1884 - February 20, 1959; Myrtle Medaris: October 3, 1885 - February 21, 1985)

From "My Hudson Family", by Hollis Hudson, undated, pp 20-21.

Copy at Russell Co. KY Library in vertical family folders. Verbatim transcription.

"ELLEN HUDSON [full name Martha Ellen] - Born about 1865 in Russell Co., Ky. She never married she had two children. She went to Coffeyville, Kansas and was there when the Dalton Brother's were killed while robbing a bank there. She knew the Dalton Brother's well and also knew Black Face Charlie Bryant another member of the Dalton Gang. Ellen, watched the shoot out between the Dalton Gang and the law from a window of a hotel where she worked in Coffeyville, Kansas. Ellen died about 1964 she was 99 years old."

According to other information in "My Hudson Family", Ellen was the daughter of Josiah & Sarah "Sally" (Goodin) Hudson, who were married on July 12, 1857 in Russell County; and Josiah was the son of James & Nancy (Emmitt) Hudson. James & Nancy were married 27 April 1826 in Russell County; bond (also dated 27 April '26) was signed by Isaac Bradshaw.

(Note: James & Josiah are buried in the Hudson cemetery, Hudson Cemetery Road, Blair Schoolhouse community, Russell Co., KY. Mr. Hollis Hudson's compilation has several additional generations back on the Hudson family.)

(credits  a "non related researcher who wish's to remain anonymous" We appreciate his contribution to our tree.)



Oliver Edwin Medaris
(8) (Charles E. 7, Roberson 6, Charles 5, Rice 4) b. 1862 in New Salem, Pike Co., Ill. He married Hannah Lucinda McKinney, 08 Aug. 1889, in Pike Ill. She was born 15 Dec. 1861 in Kingston, Adams Ill., d. 20 Aug 1948 in Pittsfield, Pike Co., Ill.

    Lucinda was a nurse and traveled caring for patients.

Oliver and Lucinda had the following chidren:
      1. L. Ren Medaris (9) b. Jun 1880 in Illinois. He married Mabel Cynthia Wassell on 28 Feb. 1904.  He lived in Pittsfield at the time but moved to Hannibal where he worked as a barber.
      2. Fern Medaris (9) b. July 1883 in Illinois. In 1910, she was employed at the During and Chaplain Millinery Store in Hannibal, Illinois.  She married Edward Huseman on 19 Jan 1921 Pittsfield, Illinois.
      3. Frank Medaris (9) b. Dec 1884 in Illinios. In 1909 he was employed with the Abilene and Southern Railway, where he was involved in an accident. In 1911 he was employed with a Quincey Lumber Firm.
Dallas Morning News (Dallas, Texas
October 3, 1909, Pg 2

Frank Medaris Injured
Special to The News.

    Abilene, Tex, Oct. 2.--Frank Medaris, a freight brakeman on the Abilene and Southern Railway, had the misfortune to get his left leg broken last night on Rose street, near South Seventh and Eighth streets.
    He was carried to the Abilene Hospital and the wounds dressed by Dr. Campbell, the road's physician, where he is resting well.  He sustained a compound fracture of the left thigh also.
    He was doing some switching when the accident occurred.
      1. Anna Medaris (9) b. Feb. 1890 in Illinois.  She married Elmer Weaver in 1912.
      2. Jesse Medaris (9) b. Apr. 1893 in Illinois.



Marvin MacMillion McDaris (8) (Remus Marion 7, William H. 6, John 5, Rice 4) married 1) Ethel Hawkins who was b. 15 Aug 1882 in Missouri; d. 17 feb 1920 in Texas County, Missouri. She was the daughter of Theo and Julia B. Judd Hawkins.

Marvin and Ethel had the following children:

  1. Adolphis Glenn McDaris (9) born 24 Mar 1901 in Missouri. d 4 jun 1973 Punta Gorda, Charlotte Florida. Adolphis married Ruby I. Clingan who was b. 14 Jun 1901 in Missouri; d. 21 Jan 1986 in Royal Oak, Oakland, Michigan. She was the daughter of George W. and Mary Clingan.
  2. Guy McDaris (9) b 03 Dec 1906 Missouri d 06 Oct 1907 in Missouri.
  3. Essie McDaris (9) abt 1908 in Missouri. She married Ed Nemecik.
  4. Ermal McDaris (9) abt 1911 in Missouri.
  5. Drucilla McDaris (9) abt 1915 in Missouri.

(credits 264)


 

Troy Robert McDaris (8) (Robert Lafayette 7, William H. 6, John 5, Rice 4) b. 21 Apr 1901 d. 1 Mar 1975. Troy married Olive Iva Kelsay on the 16 July 1924. She was b. 15 May 1906.

Troy and Olive had three children:

  1. Chloe Lavelle McDaris (9) married Charles Togni.
  2. Robert Lee McDaris (9) married Louise Morris.
  3. Lois Ruth McDaris (9) married Raymond Barrier.

(credits 18, 63, 65, 66, 67)



Roy Franklin McDaris (8) (Robert Lafayette 7, William H. 6, John 5, Rice 4) b. 16 Sept. 1905. Roy married Nettie V. Kelsay on 23 Dec 1931.

Roy and Nettie had the following children:

  1. Kathryn Fern McDaris (9) married Don L. Rook
  2. Beverly Ann McDaris (9) married John E. Bethell
  3. Patricia Kay McDaris (9) married 1) David Plank, 2) Norman Sabin

(credits 18, 63, 65, 66, 67)



Floy McDaris (8) (Robert Lafayette 7, William H. 6, John 5, Rice 4) b. 19 Nov. 1907. Floy married Cecil Thomas Jones on 26 Nov. 1933. Cecil was born 27 Sept. 1906.

Floy and Cecil had one child:

               1. Richard Thomas Jones (9) married Marlene Chovanchak.

(credits 18, 65, 66, 67)



Earl Wright McDaris (8) (Sherman Edward 7, William H. 6, John 5, Rice 4) b. 05 Jan 1892 in Wright County, MO, d. 02 June 1975 at Mt Grove,Wright Co, MO. Earl married Bettie Ellen Grimes who was b. 1896 d. 6 June 1981.

Earl and Bettie had the following children:

  1. Ellis McDaris (9) b. 15 Aug. 1920 married Olive Starks. They had no children.
  2. Faye Ellen McDaris (9) b. 24 June 1922 married Charles E. Kirkendall .
  3. Lee Carson McDaris (9) b. 7 Jan 1927 died at one month buried at Coon Creek Cemetery.

(credits 00, 18, 39, 63)



Arnold Ray McDaris (8) ( Sherman Edward 7, William H. 6, John 5, Rice 4) b. 15 Dec.1894 in Wright Co, MO, d. 14 July 1962 (or 68) Wright Co, MO. Arnold married Etta Verba Rippee who was b. 1898, d. 1980.

Arnold and Etta had the following children:

  1. Infant (9)
  2. Thomas E. McDaris (9) b. 28 Nov. 1921 in Missouri.  He married Dorothy Allison.
  3. Robert L. McDaris (9) b. 1924 in Missouri.  He married Margie Wynn.

The following obituary was found for Arnold from the Wright County, Missouri Funeral Homes:

McDaris, Arnold Ray:  Hartville, MO; died at V.A. Hospital, Kansas City, MO on Jun 14, 1968; farmer; veteran WWI; born Dec 15, 1894 in Wright Co., MO; s/o Sherman McDaris and Anna Foster; h/o Etta McDaris; 2 sons Robert and Thomas of Parksville; 2 brothers Earl McDaris of Mountain Grove and Dowe McDaris of Hartville; 6 grandchildren.  Burial Green Valley Cemetery.


(CR: 1910 & 1930 Wright County, Missouri)

(credits 00, 18, 39, 63)



Dowe Westley McDaris (8) ( Sherman Edward 7, William H. 6, John 5, Rice 4) b. 27 Jan. 1896 in Wright Co, MO, d. Jan. 1978 in Hartville,Wright Co,MO. Dowe married Essie Barr on 20 July 1919.  She was b. 1900, d. 1967.

Dowe and Essie had the following children:

  1. Gene Courtney McDaris (9) married 1) Gracie Curtis, 2) Bera Middleton.
  2. Arque James McDaris (9) married Violet Marie Stigall.
  3. Irene McDaris (9) married 1) Lawson Stigall, 2) Roy Dowden.

The following obituary was found for Essie Barr McDaris from the Wright County, Missouri Funeral Homes:

McDaris, Essa Claris:  Hartville, MO; died at Springfield Baptist Hospital on Jul 10, 1967; housewife; born Nov 10, 1900 in Wright Co.,  MO; d/o Will Barr and Ella Choate; w/o Dowe; 1 daughter Mrs. Irene Stigall of Hartville; 2 sons Gene McDaris of Duhl, ID and Arque McDaris of Hartville; 1 sister Mrs. Novella Pearman of Hartville; 1 brother Raymond Barr of Hartville; 14 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.  Burial Coon Creek Cemetery.

(credits 00, 18, 39, 63)



Alice Lourinda "Rinda" McDaris (8) ( Robert H. 7, Rice 6, John W. 5, Rice 4) b. 28 Dec 1869, d. 1 Sept. 1941. Alice married Alfred Jackson Young abt. 1886. Alfred was b. 28 Mar 1867, d. 31 Dec 1941. They are buried at New Hope Church Cemetery.

Alice and Alfred had the following children:

  1. Herman Erostes Young (8) b. 02 May, 1887, d. 18 Feb. 1939. Herman married Artie Garner, August, 1906. They resided in Pendleton, Umatilla Co., OR.
  2. Otis Ray Young (9) b. 18 April, ????. Otis married Irene Wampler . They resided in  Liberty, Clay Co., MO.
  3. Bessie Mabel Young (9) b. 09 January, 1896. Bessie married 1) Frate Austin, 02 Feb. 1912, 2) Arthur "Art" Wall or Wald , 3) ???? Panter . Bessie resided in Nampa, ID.
  4. William Jennings Bryan Young (9) b. 19 Feb. 1898, d. 1980. William married Cledith Emmerson, 14 Mar. 1920. They resided in Hartville, Wright Co., MO. Cledith died in 1999.
  5. Edgar Lee Young (9) b. 20 July 1902, married Ethel Cope, 21 Sept. 1921. They resided in Mountain Grove, Wright Co., MO.
  6. George Newton Young (9) b. 13 Nov. 1904. George married Golda Austin , 26 May 1928. They resided in Shoshone, ID.
  7. Ida May Young (9) b. 21 Feb. 1908. Ida married Carl Edward Stigall , 03 Mar. 1926. They resided in Hartville, Wright Co., MO

(credits 18 obtained from the Family Bible, in possession of Ida (Young) Stigall, in Hartville, MO.)



Charles Marion McDaris (8) ( Robert H. 7, Rice 6, John W. 5, Rice 4) b. 16 Sept. 1872 in Wright County, Missouri.  He married Maude T. Goodrich.

The Book of St. Louisans, a Biographical Dictionary of Leading Living Men of the City of St. Louis and Vicinity

McDaris, Charles Marion, lumber; born in Wright Co., Mo., Sept. 16, 1872; son of Robert H. and Martha N. (Claxton) McDaris; educated in public schools, Mountain Grove, Mo., and Drury College, Springfield, Mo,; married, Brinkley, Ark., June 3, 1896, Maude T. Goodrich; children: Dean, Vivian. Began business career with the King-Ryder Lumber Co., Thomasville, Indian Territory; was with Klondyke Lumber Co., Winthrop, Ark., and after that with the Bluff City Lumber Co., Pine Bluff, Ark., and Charles T. Abeles & Co., Little Rock, Ark.; came to St. Louis, 1900.  Was with W. T. Ferguson Lumber Co., 1900-02; vice president and general manager of Ferguson-McDaris Lumber Co., 1902-08, when he organized the Consolidated Saw Mills Co., of which became secretary and general manager; vice president Continental Lumber Co.; president of Wyatt Lumber Co., Wyatt, La.; vice president and general manager A. J. Neimeyer Lumber Co., Litttle Rock, Ark.; manager Little Rock, Maumelle & Wester R. R.; secretary Bryceland Lumber Co., of Bryceland, La.  Mason, Knight Templar and Shriner; member Odd Fellows, Hoo Hoo, Club: Mercantile.  Recreation:  baseball.  Office: 1200-1209 Wright Bldg.  Residence: 6326 Waterman Avenue.

Charles and Maude had the following children:

  1. Gerri Dean McDaris (9) married ???? Stewart.
  2. Vivian Lois McDaris (9) wed ???? Connell.

(credits 18, 38, 39)



Samuel Edgar (Edward) McDaris (8) ( Robert H. 7, Rice 6, John W. 5, Rice 4) b. 24 Mar. 1877, d. Claremore, OK. Samuel married Anna L. Klawitter , 31 Oct. 1896.

Samuel and Anna had the following children:

  1. daughter McDaris (9) d. at birth
  2. Robert Orion "Cutty" McDaris (9) married Lillian Belle Roper . They resided in Inola, OK.
  3. Edward Florian "Barney" McDaris (9) married Ella Mullen . They resided in St. James City, FL. He owned a large trucking co. in Springfield, MO.

(CR: Wyandotte Co., Kansas)

(credits 18, 38, 39, 63)



Herbert Luther McDaris (8) ( Robert H. 7, Rice 6, John W. 5, Rice 4) b. 03 Sept. 1884, d. 1979. Hubert married Pauline Blanks , 1886-1937. They are buried in Mississippi.

Hubert and Pauline had the following children:

  1. Charles Claxton McDaris (9) b. 1911 d. 1993. Charles married Louise Sisk and they had the following children:
    1. Charles McDaris Jr. (11)
    2. Ramon McDaris (11)
  2. Mary Louise McDaris (9) married ???? Polley.
  3. Herbert McDaris Jr. (9) married Mary Houston. They lived in McIntosh, AL. Hubert and Mary had the following children:
    1. Phillip McDaris (11)
    2. Pauline McDaris (11)
    3. David McDaris (11)
  4. Martha Newell McDaris (9) b. 1921 married William Moore.

(credits 18, 38, 39)

Robert Lester McDaris (8) ( Robert H. 7, Rice 6, John W. 5, Rice 4) married Eleanor House.

Robert and Eleanor had the following children:

  1. Miriam McDaris (9) married ???? Dunn.
  2. Carolyn McDaris (9) married ???? Sadler.
  3. Dorothy McDaris (9)
  4. Roberta McDaris (9)
  5. Robert L. McDaris Jr. (9)

(credits 18, 38, 39)


Harley Granby McDaris (8) (Gideon D. 7, Rice 6, John W. 5, Rice 4) b. 13 Apr. 1877 in Missouri, d. 09 Sept. 1968 in Sacramento, Sacramento Co., CA. He was buried 11 Sept. 1968, in Yountville Cemetery, Napa Co., CA. He married Jessie Vicie, b. 1888 in Missouri; died 03 July 1907 of typhoid and is buried in Quay, New Mexico. Harley was living with an Earl McDaris at the time of his death.

Harley and Jesse had the following children:

  1. Olen L. McDaris (9) b. 1906 in Oklahoma
  2. Earl A. McDaris (9) b. 1909 in New Mexico
  3. Clyde H. McDaris (9) b. 1918 in Oklahoma

 

(CR: 1920 Kay Co., Oklahoma)

(credits 260)



  Margaret K. "Ora" McDaris (8) (Gideon D. 7, Rice 6, John W. 5, Rice 4) b. 15 Dec. 1878 in MO., d. 18 July 1907 in Tucumcari, Quay Co., NM. Margaret married James Samuel Tarpley on 06 Dec. 1896 at Muscogee, Indian Territory. James was b. 22 July 1874 in Marysville, Cooke Co., TX, d. 12 Feb. 1962 in Abilene, Taylor Co., TX.

Margaret died of tuberculosis and is buried in Tucumcari Memorial Gardens Cemetary. Many TB patients moved to New Mexico for the dryer air.

Margaret and James had the following children:

  1. Samuel Gideon "Gid" Tarpley (9) b. 12 Mar. 1898 Cuero, DeWitt Co., TX, d. June 1969 in Downing, Comanche Co., TX. Samuel married Anna McDaniel who was b. 13  Jan 1898  in MO, d. 10 June 1976 in Downing, Comanche Co., TX.
  2. Arthur Roy "Artie" Tarpley (9) b. 13 Nov. 1900 in Inola, Rogers Co., OK, d. 09 Jan 1988 in DeLeon, Comanche Co., TX. Arthur married Esther Leora Cooper on 04 Nov. 1923. Esther was b. 05 Nov. 1906, d. 02 July 1998 in Abilene, Taylor Co., TX.
  3. Harley Leland Tarpley (9) b. 30 Nov. 1903 in Comanche, Stephens Co., OK, d. 10 Sept. 1949 in Salem, Marion Co., IL. Harley married Thelma Emma Teague on 20 Feb. 1928 in Comanche, Comanche Co., TX.  Thelma was b. 05 July 1911 in Dublin, Erath Co., TX
  4. Infant died at birth (9) b&d 11 Nov. 1908

(credits 119)



Harley Gramley McDaris (8) (Joseph H. 7, Rice 6, John W. 5, Rice 4) b. 03 Feb. 1888 in Mo, d. 22 Sept. 1954.  Harley married Lottie Mae Venable, daughter of Richard and Julia Lumpkin Venable . Lottie was born in Texas, Mo 20 Feb. 1872, d. 21 Dec. 1971. They are buried at Blackwell Odd Fellows Cemetery, Kay Co., OK.  Harley was an auto dealer in Newton, Harvey Co., KS.

Harley and Lottie had the following children:

  1. Leland Lloyd McDaris (9) married Esther Marie Caughlin. They resided in Tonkawa, OK. Leland was killed in a car accident at the age of 32 in 1951. Esther resided in Tonkawa, Ok. after his death.
  2. Harold Leroy McDaris (9) married Corrine Longhofer. They resided in Edmond, OK.
  3. Thelma McDaris (9) married Charles O'Brien. They resided in Big Sandy, TX.
  4. Nadine McDaris (9) married Preston  Larsen. They resided in Valley Center, KS.

(credits 18, 115)



Otis E. McDaris (8) ( Joseph H. 7, Rice 6, John W. 5, Rice 4) b. 04 Mar. 1895 in Missouri. Otis married Louise M. ???? , who was b. 02 June 1898, d. 19 Nov. 1955. They are buried in Braman Cemetery, Kay Co., OK. Otis ran a motel in Blackwell, Kay Co., OK.

Otis and Louise had the following child:

               1. Fern McDaris (9) married Russell Rozzel. They reside in Blackwell, OK.

(credits 18, 115)



Charley Crawford McDaris (8) ( William R. R. 7, Rice 6, John W. 5, Rice 4) b. 26 Dec. 1883 in Wright County, MO, d. 22 Jan. 1973 in Wagoner, OK. Charley married Nellie May May(no error).  She was b. 18 Oct. 1886, d. 12 Apr. 1965.  Charley and Nellie were married 28 Nov. 1902 in Wagner OK, Indian Terr.  They are buried in Elmwood Cemetery, Wagoner Oklahoma.

Charley and Nellie had the following children:

  1. Basil Francis Earl McDaris (9) b. 17 Jan. 1909 in Inola Ok, d. 21 Sept. 1981 in Chouteau, Ok. Basil married Agnes Marie Moore , who was b. 28 Nov. 1904 in Batesville, Ark., d. 20 June 1991. Her parents were John Wesley and Ella Phillips Moore. Basil and his family lived in Tulsa, Oklahoma almost all of their lives. They are both burried in the Chouteau Oklahoma Cemetery. They had five children.
  2. Vernon C. McDaris (9) b. 1904; d. 1985. He is buried in Elmwood Cemetery, Wagoner, Oklahoma.
  3. Raymond T. McDaris (9) b. 03 May 1906; d. 13 July 1976He is buried in Elmwood Cemetery, Wagoner, Oklahoma.
  4. Arville "Bud" McDaris (9)
  5. Nelly Mae McDaris (9)

(credits 120, 142)



Orba Gideon McDaris (8) ( William R. R. 7, Rice 6, John W. 5, Rice 4) b. 1897, d. 1961 in Rogers Co., OK. Orba married Jess Geneva Mullins Robinson. They lived in Talalla, OK, and are buried in Inola Cemetery, Inola, OK.

Orba and Jess had the following children:

  1. Roberta Frances McDaris (9) b. 1916, d. 1989. Roberta married Howard Koehner.
  2. Ralph Royal McDaris (9) b. 1918, d. 14 July 1980. Ralph married Virginia Evelyn Henry who was b. Oct. 1922, d. 27 June 1986.
  3. Ruth Christie McDaris (9) b. 1920. Ruth married 1) Dempsey Robbins and 2) ???? King.
  4. Orba Rolland McDaris (9) b. 1923. Orba married Ruby Honeycutt , b. 1926.
  5. Joyce Evelyn McDaris (9) 1925. Joyce married Chris Alexander.
  6. Bruce Crawford McDaris (9) b. 06 Feb 1930. Bruce was married five times.  Wife 1) Cecelia Eleanor Overs, they had three children.  He married 2) Patricia ????, they had 2 children. He married 3) Patricia Jean Balfour, 4) Beverly ???? 4) Annie ????.  Bruce and Annie lived in Texas.
  7. Eugene Leroy McDaris (9) twin , b. 1932, married Sandy ????.
  8. Geraldine McDaris (9) twin , b. 1932, d. 1935.

(credits 118)



Earney Leonard McDaris (8) ( William R. R. 7, Rice 6, John W. 5, Rice 4) b. 01 May 1892 in Springfield, MO, d. 27 Jan. 1964 in Bakersfield, Kern Co., CA. Earnie married Minnie Florence Mullins. She was b. 09 Dec. 1895 in Oklahoma Territory; d. 21 June 1973 in Bakersfield, CA. They are buried in Bakersfield CA, in Irvine Cemetery.

Earnie and Minnie had the following children:

  1. Fay Dolly McDaris (9) (twins ) b. 03 Aug. 1914. She died at age 3.
  2. Ray Ollie McDaris (9) (twins ) b. 03 Aug. 1914. He died in January of 1958. He married Ruby Logan and they had 1 daughter.
  3. Reva Lenore McDaris (9) b. 19 Mar. 1917; d. 16 Sept. 1996 in Douglas, Oregon. She married James Harmon. They had two children.
  4. Ruby Ravena McDaris (9) b. 09 May 1919; d. 27 July 1938.
  5. Rosa Leona McDaris (9) b. 16 Oct. 1921; d. 28 Sept. 1993. She married Nick Nicodemus. They had one child.
  6. Ruff E. L. McDaris (9) b. 19 Apr. 1924; d. 17 Aug. 2003. He married Mildren Black. They had four children.
  7. June Vaness McDaris (9) b. 12 July 1926, she married Henry Owen Weaver. They had four children.
  8. Jimmy Monroe McDaris (9) b. 03 Aug. 1928. He married Anna Mae Fields and they had two children. They divorced and he married 2) Pamela Marie Donaldson.
  9. Bert McDaris (9) b. 01 July 1932, he married Euna Black and they had five children. They divorced and Bert married 2) Louise Shaffer.
  10. Bobby John McDaris (9) b. 28 July 1935; d. 28 Nov. 1971, at the age of 36. He married Deloris Jean Gregg. They had two children.

(credits 172, 225, 237, 258)



Edwin A. Medaris (8) (Rufus K. 7, Robert Notion 6, John 5, Rice 4) b. Oct. 1878, he married Mary C. ????.  They are buried in Sunset Cemetery in Clinton, Tennessee.

Edwin and Mary had the following children:

  1. Harry F. Medaris (9) d. Nov. 2000.  He had no children  He is buried in Greenwood cemetery in Knoxville, Tennessee.
  2. Paul E. Medaris (9) d. 05 Jan. 2003.
  3. Edward Medaris (9)  had no children
  4. James Medaris (9)  died as a baby
  5. Katherine Medaris (9) married ???? Lawson.


James Alexander McDaries (8) (James Wiley 7, Robert Henry 6, James A. 5, Rice 4) b. 28 June 1879 in Buncomb Co. N.C., d. 1949 in Alamance Co. James married Daisy Lillian Cole. They are buried in St. Marks Church Cemetery.

James and Daisy had the following children:

  1. Vance McDaries (9) died at three yrs of age
  2. Lillian Mae McDaries (9) married Henry E. Blyth.
  3. Leslie S. "Les" McDaries (9) b. 1906, d. 1934. Leslie married Viola Hollingsworth who was b.1908, d. 1934. They had the following children:
  1. James Carroll McDaries (11) 1929-1934,
  2. Frank Edwin McDaries (11) 1933-1934

The entire family of Leslie and Viola died in a house fire and all are buried at St. Marks United Church.

  1. Clarence Edwin "Pat" McDaries (9) married 1) Marie Louise Redding, 2) Margarete Hanes.
  2. Oliver Earl "John" McDaries (9) married Dorthey May.
  3. Ralph Merrrick McDaries (9) married Mattie Florine Allred.
  4. Mary Jane McDaries (9) died at birth.
  5. Charles William McDaries (9) ( twin) died at birth
  6. Ann Elizabeth McDaries (9) ( twin) married Leopold Robartis Harper .
  7. Helen "Ada" Adell McDaries (9) b. 20 June 1919, d. 30 Dec. 1992.
  8. Walter McDaries (9)( twin) died at 10 days
  9. William McDaries (9) ( twin) died at 11 days.

(credits 18, 38, 39)



Verginal Lusk McDaries (8) ( James Wiley 7, Robert Henry 6, James A. 5, Rice 4) b. 27 Aug. 1882, d. 16 Oct. 1955. Virginal married Mary Levi .

Verginal and Mary had the following children:

  1. Virtie McDaries (9)
  2. Anna Mae McDaries (9)
  3. Dora McDaries (9)

Verginal is buried in the Branks Cemetery , Weaverville, NC.

(credits 18, 38, 39)



Norman Harvey McDaries (8) ( James Wiley 7, Robert Henry 6, James A. 5, Rice 4) b. 19 Feb. 1885,  d. 1950. Norman married Kitty S. Fox.

Norman and Kitty had the following children:

  1. Arthur McDaries (9)
  2. John McDaries (9)
  3. James McDaries (9)
  4. Lucille McDaries (9)

Norman and Kitty are buried in the Branks Cemetery , Weaverville, NC.

(credits 18, 38, 39)



Furman Albert McDaries (8) ( James Wiley 7, Robert Henry 6, James A. 5, Rice 4) b. 02 Oct 1886, d. 1951. Furman married Maude Merrill.

Furman and Maude had the following children:

  1. Leola McDaries (9)
  2. Joseph Duane McDaries (9) d. 1972.  He married Anne McCormick.
  3. Robert Lee McDaries (9) b. 1919; d. 1919

Furman is buried in the Branks Cemetery , Weaverville, NC.

(credits 18, 38, 39, 285)



Horace Lee McDaries (8) ( James Wiley 7, Robert Henry 6, James A. 5, Rice 4) b. 08 Dec 1889, d. 1936. Horace married Sue Fox.

Horace and Sue had the following children:

  1. Lawrence McDaries (9) b. 27 Feb. 1908
  2. Stokley McDaries (9) b. 30 Oct 1911 in Asheville, North Carolina, d. Lima Ohio. He married Clara Golden.
  3. Wayne McDaries (9) b. 13 Jan 1914
  4. Willie Lee McDaries (9) b. 16 June 1916
  5. Luo Ellen McDaries (9) b. 18 May 1919
  6. Wiley Reagan McDaries (9) b. 11 Apr 1921
  7. Horace Lee McDaries Jr. (9) b. 6 Jun 1927

Horace is buried in Greasy Creek, Kentucky.

(credits 18, 38, 39, 158)


Effie Lenoir McDaries (8) ( James Wiley 7, Robert Henry 6, James A. 5, Rice 4) b. 23 Oct 1891 married Willie Lee Brank.

Effie and Willia had the following children:

  1. Hugh Brank (9)
  2. Brad J. Brank (9)
  3. Paul Brank (9)
  4. Maurice Brank (9)

(credits 18, 29, 38, 39, 125)


Fred Elmer McDaries (8) ( James Wiley 7, Robert Henry 6, James A. 5, Rice 4) b. 2 Apr. 1894, d. 22 Mar. 1940. Fred married Blanch Martin . Fred is buried in the Branks Cemetery , Weaverville, NC.

Fred and Blanch only had one child who was stillborn. 

  1. Fred Elmer McDaries Jr. (9)

(credits 18, 29, 38, 39, 125)


Winston Eugene McDaris (8) ( James Wiley 7, Robert Henry 6, James A. 5, Rice 4) b. 28 Feb. 1896,  d. 27 Oct. 1982. Winston married Nancy "Nannie" Anders.She was b. 03 Jan. 1896, d. 04 Sept. 1996. Winston and Nannie are buried at West Memorial Park in Weaverville, NC.

According to his son Joseph , Winston changed the spelling of the last name from McDaris to McDarris because people often mistook it for McDavis.

Winston and Nannie had the following children:

  1. Joseph Charles McDaris (9) d. 22 Dec. 1991. Jospeh married Ethel Hayes. He is buried at Thomas Memorial Cemetary in Jackson County, North Carolina. Joseph was a Judge in North Carolina. He was a major researcher and contributor to the McDaris (Rice 4) line.
  2. Ruth McDaris (9) married C.P.O. Oscar Swann of the U.S. Navy.
  3. Pauline McDaris (9) married Morris Buckner.
  4. Robert McDaris (9) married Nellie Jean Lusk .

(credits 18, 29, 38, 39, 125)


William Henry Grady McDaries (8) ( James Wiley 7, Robert Henry 6, James A. 5, Rice 4) b. 10 Sep 1899, d. 27 Feb. 1969. William married Genevieve Plemmons.

William and Genevieve had one child:

  1. Wanda McDaries (9)

William is buried in the Branks Cemetery , Weaverville, NC.

(credits 18, 38, 39)


Wiley Edger McDaries (8) ( James Wiley 7, Robert Henry 6, James A .5, Rice 4) b. 4 Nov. 1904, d. 8 Aug. 1969. Wiley married Jessie Capps.

Wiley and Jessie had one child:

  1. Virginia McDaries (9)

Wiley is buried in the Branks Cemetery , Weaverville, NC.

(credits 18, 38, 39)


Thomas Lea McDaris (8) (John Thomas 7, Rufus S. 6, John 5, Rice 4) b. 25 Mar. 1876, d. 25 Mar. 1929. Thomas married Ethyl Walton Lusk, b. 17 Feb. 1878, d. 24 Feb. 1951.

Thomas and Ethyl married had the following children:

  1. Bernard Lusk McDaris (9) b. 19 Mar. 1897, d. 20 Aug. 1926. He married Jeanne Smith , b. 20 Feb. 1904.
  2. Flossie Valencia McDaris (9) b. 05 Jan. 1899, d. 19 Dec. 1979. She married Harry Martin Ellis , b. 09 Oct. 1898, d. 24 May 1953.
  3. Earl Carter McDaris (9) b. 01 Sept. 1903, d. 25 June 1956.
  4. Freda Aurella McDaris (9) b. 01 Aug. 1906, d. 22 April 1908.
  5. Hazel Lea McDaris (9) b. 10 Mar. 1909, d. 10 Feb. 1974. She married Robert Boyd Reynolds , b. 19 June 1908, d. 18 May 1980.
  6. William Franklin McDaris (9) b. 01 June 1918, d. 17 Feb. 1968. He married Virginia Miller , b. 24 April 1924.

(CR: 1900 Bradley Co., Tennessee)

(credits 187, 188, 189)


Mary Ann McDaris (8) ( John Thomas 7, Rufus S. 6, John 5, Rice 4) b. 02 Jan. 1878, d. 08 Oct. 1943. Mary married Julius O. Marshall, b. 27 April 1877, d. 05 Jan. 1963.

Mary and Julius had the following children:

  1. Gladys Estelle Marshall (9) b. 23 May 1904, d. 25 April 1970. She married Josiah Duane Garrett, b. 26 April 1902, d. 16 April 1971.
  2. Margaret Irene Marshall (9) b. 19 Oct. 1911. She married Burnett M. Purkey, b. 02 Sept. 1908.
  3. Mary Elizabeth Marshall (9) b. 09 July 1914. She married Donald Ross Hornsby, M.D., b. 09 Aug. 1911, d. 31 May 1977.

(credits 187, 188, 189)


Lula M. McDaris (8) ( John Thomas 7, Rufus S. 6, John 5, Rice 4) b. 26 Jan. 1880, d. 01 July 1938. Lula married Robert R. Gibson, b. 22 April 1876, d. 24 May 1958.

Lula and Roberet had the following children:

  1. Leonard Gibson (9) b. 29 Sept. 1899, d. 02 Oct. 1939. He married Clara Louise Nipper, b. 13 July 1899, d. 29 Dec. 1981.
  2. Herbert Gibson (9) b. 22 Mar. 1902, d. 03 June 1903.
  3. Walter Paul Gibson (9) b. 10 July 1904. He married Edith Franklin , b. 07 Nov. 1907
  4. Geneva Gibson (9) b. 19 Oct. 1906, d. 05 Aug. 1978. She married I. D. "Bud" Anderson,b. 22 Oct. 1905.
  5. Edward Robert Gibson (9) b. 13 Feb. 1910, d. 31 Dec. 1972. He married Katherine Everhart, b. 16 April 1912.

(credits 187, 188, 189)


Minnie Ethel McDaris (8) ( John Thomas 7, Rufus S. 6, John 5, Rice 4) b. 27 Feb. 1882 in Cleveland, Bradley, Tn,  d. 24 Dec. 1964 in Oklahoma City, Ok.

Minnie married 1) Arthur Pratt Slover, b. 07 Oct. 1881 in Cleveland, Bradley, Tn, d. 12 Dec. 1956 in Norman, Cleveland, Ok. They were married 21 Sept. 1904 in South Mc Alester, Indian Territory, Ok. She married 2) David V. Jones , b. 03 Mar. 1891, d. 19 May 19 1954.

Minnie and Arthur had the following children:

  1. Katherine Elizabeth Slover (9) b. 01 Aug. 1907. She married 1) Virgil H. Cornelison, b. 11 Oct. 1903. 2) Charles E. Stuart, b. 09 May 1892, d. 24 Sept. 1947.
  2. Robert Henry Slover (9) b. 24 Aug. 1913. He married Rosemarie Wood , b. 17 Oct. 1917.

(credits 187, 188, 189)


John Robert McDaris (8) ( John Thomas 7, Rufus S. 6, John 5, Rice 4) b. 14 July 1884, d. 25 July 1951. He married Nella Wilson , b. 27 Aug. 1885, d. 27 Aug. 1970.

John and Nella had the following children:

  1. Miriam Roberta McDaris (9) b. 25 Feb. 1911. She married William Paul Johns, b. 11 July 1908, d. 22 Sept. 1985.
  2. Wanda Wilson McDaris (9) b. 17 Feb. 1914. She married Matlock Doyle Hays , b. 08 Aug. 1916, d. 23 July 1972.

(credits 187, 188, 189)



Daisy Belzora McDaris (8) (William Oliver 7, James Andrew 6, Oliver 5, Rice 4) b. 26 Nov. 1876, d. 15 Sept. 1929 in Madison County, NC. Daisy married Cornelius McCloud "Mac" Burnett.

Daisy and Cornelius had the following children:

  1. Ezra Oland Burnett (9) b. 05 Mar 1896, d. 17 Mar 1968. Ezra married 1) Hope McLean, 2) Lucille Brigman on 16 Apr 1938.
  2. Laura Elizabeth Burnett (9) b. 28 Mar 1897, d. 09 May 1897.
  3. Ralph Jennings Burnett (9) b. 05 Apr 1898, d. 26 Feb. 1974. Ralph married Edith Elois Kuykendall on 14 Dec 1919.
  4. Zelah Diora Burnett (9) b. 24 May 1900, d. 02 Sept. 1986. Zelah married Jerry Augburn Rice on 03 Dec 1916.
  5. Etta Leila Burnett (9) b. 9 June 1901, d. 11 Dec 1985. Etta married Jeter Gaither Reese on 24 Mar 1923.
  6. Garland Lewis Burnett (9) b. 18 Oct 1902. Garland married Clarine Clayton .
  7. Ruth Gertrude Burnett (9) b. 26 Jan 1904, d. 25 Jan 1981. Ruth married 1) Roy Fisher on 19 Nov. 1919, 2) Stanley Landis.

(credits 18)


Elsie Mae McDaris (8) ( William Oliver 7, James Andrew 6, Oliver 5, Rice 4) b. 1 Dec 1878 in Madison Co., NC, d. 1959. Elsie married Joseph Benjamin Franklin Burnett on 22 Sept. 1895 in Buncombe Co., NC.  She is buried in the Asbury Methodist Church Cemetery.

Elsie and Joseph had the followng children:             

  1. Roscoe Hilliard Burnett (9) b. 06 June 1897 in Madison Co., NC. Roscoe married Kezzie Williams, 26 Mar. 1921.
  2. Lenora Burnett (9) b. 16 April 1899 in Madison Co., NC. Lenora married William Mitchell Stanford, 17 April, 1918.
  3. Jeter Austin Burnett (9) b. 16 Sept. 1901 in Madison Co., NC. Jeter married Fannie Nancy Burleson, 13 Feb. 1922.
  4. Lella Elizabeth Burnett (9) b. 07 Oct. 1904 in Madison Co., NC. Lella married Coleman Curtis Crosby, 13 Feb. 1932.
  5. Ellis Mitchell Burnett (9) b. 31 Jan. 1908 in Madison Co., NC. Ellis married Gaynelle Saddleson.

(credits 18, 25)


Gertrude Lodusky "Gertie" McDaris (8) ( William Oliver 7, James Andrew 6, Oliver 5, Rice 4) b. 26 June 1880. Gertrude married John Olie Whitted.   Gertrude and John had the following children:

  1. Thelma Whitted (9)
  2. James Waldemar "Walmer" Whitted (9)
  3. Conie Kathleen Whitted (9)
  4. infant boy (9)
  5. Clara Lorene Whitted (9)
  6. Carl Whitted (9)
  7. Corona Whitted (9)
  8. Charles Eugene "Gene" Whitted (9)
  9. Harriett Lucile Whitted (9)
  10. Evelyn Marie Whitted (9)
  11. Edith Whitted (9)

(credits 25)


Cleophus Wallen McDaris (8) ( William Oliver 7, James Andrew 6, Oliver 5, Rice 4) b. Jan 1882 in Madison County, NC., d. 1928 in Detroit, Michigan. Cleophus married 1) Martha Dula. .  Martha was the daughter of William Leander and Thensay Ledosia Prior Dula.  Martha was a second cousing to Thomas P. Dula, more famously known as "Tom Dooley" made famous in the song named after him.

Cleophus and Martha had the following child:

  1. Kenneth McDaris (9) b. 1903 in Madison County, NC. Kenneth married Elsie Christine Lominac. Kenneth died in 1970 in Brevard, Transylvania County, NC.
Martha died in childbirth in 1903 and Cleophus later married 2) Martha Matilda  Worley "Tilda", and had the following children:
  1. Deane McDaris (9) b. 1923 in Detroit. Deane married Dorris Parrish and had one son.
  2. Hazel McDaris (9) b. 1929 in Detroit. Hazel married Dr. Joseph Maxwell.

(credits 25)


Walter Gerome "Romey" McDaris (8) ( William Oliver 7, James Andrew 6, Oliver 5, Rice 4) b. 22 Jan 1886, d. 16 Jan 1957. Walter married Eloise Deal.

Walter and Eloise had the following children:

  1. Genelle McDaris (9) married Tom Dula.
  2. Clara McDaris (9) married Lin Bumgardner.
  3. Blanche McDaris (9)  married Jack Navy.

(credits 18, 25)


Canaria Allman McDaris (8) ( William Oliver 7, James Andrew 6, Oliver 5, Rice 4 ) b. 1889, d. 1961. Canaria married Dahlia Sprinkle.

Canaria and Dahlia had the following children:

  1. infant son (9) (stillborn)
  2. Carona Kathleen McDaris (9) d. at nine months
  3. Vonalee McDaris (9) m. Ansel Freeman
  4. Lorene McDaris (9) m. Harold Annis
  5. James Jackson "Jack" McDaris (9) married Ann Gregg.
  6. Talitha McDaris (9) married Loyd Price.
  7. Frank McDaris (9) married Ruth Norton.
  8. Eveline McDaris (9) married John W. Prickett.

Canaria is buried at Grandview Baptist Church Cemetery, Madison Co., N.C.

(credits 18)


William Roy Medaris (8) (William Loving 7, Oliver C. 6, Gabriel 5, Rice 4) b. 08 Jan 1883, in Young, Freestone, Texas, d. 06 Sept. 1949 in Dallas Texas. William married Lou Ella Blackwell on 15 Feb. 1903. Lou was b. 17 Nov. 1883, d. 26 Feb. 1970. They are both buried in Oakland Cemetery, Dallas, Texas.

William and Lou had the following children:

  1. William Garland Medaris (9) b. 04 Jan 1904 in Corsicana, Navarro, Texas, d. 07 Mar 1966 in Dallas, Texas. William married Nancy Hazel Lake on 21 July 1923 in Corsicana, Navarro, Texas.
  2. Charity Grace Medaris (9) b. 1905 in Corsicana, Navarro, Texas, d. 19 May 1924 in Dallas, Texas.
  3. Mary Lou Medaris (9) b. 10 Jan 1910 in Corsicana, Navarro, Texas, d. 10 Mar 1955 in Dallas, Texas.

(credits 76)


John Oliver Medaris (8) (Oliver C. Jr. 7, Oliver C. Sr. 6, Gabriel 5, Rice 4) b. 29 Oct. 1889, d. 22 Sept. 1948. John married Angie Alice Julian, daughter of Sam Julian. Angie was b. 09 Feb. 1891, d. 10 Aug. 1966. John is buried in the City Cemetery, Marlow, Oklahoma.

John and Angie had the following children:

  1. Wilburn Horace Medaris (9) b. 28 July 1912, d. l966. He is buried Marlow, Oklahoma.
  2. Evah Eliza Medaris (9) b. 01 Mar. 1917. She married Robert L. Stovall.
  3. Wanda Syble Medaris (9) b. 15 Feb. 1919.
  4. Oliver Julian Medaris (9) b. 09 Nov. 1927, d. 1992 and is buried in Roswell, NM

(credits 159)


Thomas Edward Medaris (8) ( Oliver C. Jr. 7, Oliver C. Sr. 6, Gabriel 5, Rice 4) b. 17 April 1892 in Ryan, Indian Territory, Jefferson County, Oklahoma. Thomas married Ida Alice Arrington.

Thomas and Ida had the following children:

  1. Opal Medaris (9) b. 1911, d. 1912 of blood poisoning according to family stories.
  2. Dreda Rheua Nell Medaris (9) b. 1912 in Atoka County, Oklahoma, d. Nov. 1973 in Ardmore, Okla. Dreda married William Edward McClanahan . Dreda and William had the following children:
    1. Eddi Rue McClanahan (11) who is well known as the TV Star Rue McClanahan who starred in TV Sitcom "The Golden Girls".
    2. Melinda (11)
  3. Oliver Levi Medaris (9) b. 1913, married Margaret McClain, and resided Midwest City, OK
  4. Margrett Irene Medaris (9) b. 1916, d. 17 Jan. 2000 in Spearman, Texas. She married William Robert Moss, who passed away on 26 Sept. 2000, in Amarillo. They had resided in Stinnett, TX. Margrett and William are buried at Westlawn Cemetary in Borger, Texas.
  5. Billy Jo "B. J." Medaris (9) b. 1927, married Delores ????? , resides Borger, TX
  6. Rev. Edward Gene Medaris (9) b. 22 Sept. 1929,  in Kenefic, Okla. He married Jane Hawkins, they reside in Anchorage, Alaska.
  7. Peggy Alice Medaris (9) b. 1934, married Danny K. Lowe, resides in  Fritch, TX

(credits 18, 133, 173)


Clarence M. Medaris (8) ( Oliver C. Jr. 7, Oliver C. Sr. 6, Gabriel 5, Rice 4) b. 01 Sept. 1893 in Ryon Oklahoma; d. 15 Aug. 1971 in Sacramento California buried Sacramento Memorial Lawn Cemetery. Clarence married Della Combs abt. 1913.

Clarence and Della had the following children:

  1. Edward Medaris (9) b 10 Oct 1910
  2. Jessie Medaris (9) b 1916 married ???? Bolden.
  3. Robert Medaris (9) b 15 Dec 1918
  4. Margaret Medaris (9) b 10 June 1921

(CR: 1910 Stephens Co., Oklahoma)

(credits 72, 220)


Rebecca L. McDaris (8) (Joseph Taylor 7, Henry 6, James Andrew 5, Rice 4) b. 06 April 1884; d. 12 mar 1955. Rebecca married John Kelsey Brigman on 27 Oct. 1901. John was b. 22 Dec 1872; d. 11 sep 1950. They had a large farm in Weaverville, NC, where they grew corn and tobacco. It is located on Brigman Road, where descendants still live on it today.

Rebecca and John had the following children:  

  1. Clarence Livingston Brigman (9) b. 27 Jan. 1903 in Weaverville, North Carolina; d. 23 July 1986 in Weaverville. He married Mary Christine Gentry. They had one daughter.
  2. Lillian Gertrude Brigman (9) b. 29 Sept. 1904; d. 29 Nov. 1970 in Weaverville, North Carolina. She married Arthur J. Kane and lived in New York. They had no children.
  3. Beatrice "Beechie" Brigman (9) b. 01 Feb. 1906 in Weaverville, North Carolina; d. 25 Jun. 1973. She married Jesse Liston Whitted and lived in Alexandria, Virginia. They had no children.
  4. Mary John Brigman (9) b. 07 Oct. 1907 in Weaverville, North Carolina; d. 11 Feb. 1989 in Arlington, Virginia. She is buried in Asheville in the Zenus Paul Young plot. She married William Robert Wagner. They had one daughter. She married 2) Zenus P. Young on 30 July 1938, 3) Herman Penland abt. 1970, and 4) Jesse Liston Whitted, her brother-in-law.
  5. Elizabeth "Lettie" Brigman (9) b. 25 Dec. 1911 in Weaverville, North Carolina; d. 19 Dec. 1994. She married Ernest William Hirsch and lived in New York. They had two sons.
  6. Robert Kelsey Brigman (9) b. 30 Jun. 1914 in Weaverville, North Carolina; d. 10 Oct. 1974 in Weaverville. He married Dorothy Carter and they had three sons.
  7. "Baby Boy" Brigman (9) (twin) b. 11 apr 1918; d. 11 apr 1918.
  8. Eugene Brigman (9) (twin) b. 11 apr 1918, d. 16 Jan. 1920
  9. Kathryn Louise Brigman (9) (twin) b. 24 Dec. 1920 in Weaverville, North Carolina. She married 1) Charles Davis and had one daughter. She married 2) Maston T. Cochran. They had no children.
  10. Charles Herman Brigman (9)  (twin) b. 24 Dec. 1920 in Weaverville, North Carolina; d. 01 Apr. 1981 in Weaverville. He married Ruby Cazel Buckner on 30 Mar. 1946. She was b. 09 Sept. 1919; d. 13 Sept. 1977. They had two sons.

 

(credits 164, 265)


Lottie McDaris (8) ( Joseph Taylor 7, Henry 6, James Andrew 5, Rice 4) b. 25 Dec. 1880; d. 28 Jan. 1953. She married Daniel Emerson Maney on 26 Apr. 1896.  

Lottie married Daniel had the following children:

  1. Lillie Maney (9)
  2. Leona Maney (9) b. 26 Aug. 1899, she married Orph Elmore Lunsford, b. 09 Apr. 1897.
  3. Esta Maney (10
  4. Fred Maney (9)

(credits 39 & FTM)


Earl Dewitt McDaris (8) (James Andrew 7, William Taylor 6, James Andrew 5, Rice 4) b. 07 Aug. 1896 in Morganton, Fannin Co., Ga.  Earl d. 23 Jan 1976. He married Fannie Irene Garrison, daughter of James Willard and Laura Morris Garrison.

Earl and Fannie had the following children:

  1. Mildred Louise Medaris (9) married Hubert Ned Cook.
  2. Willa Nell Medaris (9) married J.W. Cook.
  3. Jerry Annette Medaris (9) married Robert Lee Justus.

Earl and Fannie are buried in the Hemphill Baptist Church Cemetery in Hemp , GA.

(credits 29, 38, 39, 74)


William Henry McDaris (8) (Robert E. Lee 7, William Taylor 6, James Andrew 5, Rice 4) b.28 Dec 1894. William married Winnie A. Aiken.

William and Winnie had the following children:

  1. Charles Hugh McDaris (9) married Barbara Brinkman.
  2. James Vall McDaris (9) married Deborah L. Harris.
  3. Elizabeth A. McDaris (9) married ???? Ovellet.

(credits 38, 39)


Claude Reed McDaris (8) US Flag( Jefferson Taylor 7, William Taylor 6, James Andrew 5, Rice 4) b. 13 May 1893 in Fanning Co., Ga., d. 06 Jan. 1967. Claude married Maggie Lawson. He was disabled in WWI and apparently had no children.

Obituary

Claude Reed McDaris: Age 73 of Cleveland, Tenn. died in a local hospital January 6, 1967 following a sudden illness.  Mr. McDaris was a former resident of Morganton, Ga.  He was the son of the late Jeff and Bergie McDaris, Morganton. he was a veteran of WWI, a member of the American Legion and the Disabled Veterans.  Surviving are his wife Mrs. Maggie Lawson McDaris; 1 brother, Carl McDaris of Texas; a nephew, Bill McDaris of Blue Ridge.  Funeral services were conducted from the chapel of the Goodner Funeral Home in Cleveland, Tenn. with interment in the Union Grove Cemetery, Bates Pike, Cleveland, Tenn.

(credits 38, 39)


Carl Logan McDaris (8) (Jefferson Taylor 7, William Taylor 6, James Andrew 5, Rice 4) b. 07 Dec 1895 in Fanning Co, Ga., d. 30 Aug. 1978. Carl married Bessie Smith on 27 Jan 1924. Bessie was b. 12 Apr. 1906, d. 03 Feb. 1999. Carl Logan McDarisCarl US Flagwas in the US Army in World War I. 

Carl and Bessie had the following children:

        1. Laura Ruth McDaris (9) b. 25 Oct 1924 in Caddo Texas, married Lloyd Grantham.
        2. Carlene McDaris (9) b. & d. Sept. 1926 in Caddo, Texas
        3. Billy Gene McDaris (9) US Flagb. 19 Aug. 1934 in Ranger, Texas,  d. 02 May 1995 Mineral Wells, Texas. Was in the US Marines Corps, during the Korean War. 
        4. Jimmy Dale McDaris (9) b. 12 Aug. 1943 in Pampa, Texas married Carol Marshall.

Carl, Bessie and Billy are buried in Breckenridge Cemetery, Breckenridge, Texas.

(credits 38, 39)


George Gober McDaris (8) ( Jefferson Taylor 7, William Taylor 6, James Andrew 5, Rice 4) b. 09 Dec 1904 d. 21 June 1951.  George married Mary Orton on18 Feb. 1932.

George and Mary had the following twins:

  1. James William McDaris (9) b. 16 Apr 1943 married Susan Walton.
  2. Dora Grace McDaris (9) b. 16 Apr 1943.

Dora and her father drowned together 21 June 1951. They are buried at Hemphill Baptist Church Cemetery in Hemp , GA.

McDaris: Father and Daughter Funeral Held Sunday

Mr. George G. McDaris, age 46 and his daughter Dora Grace, Age 8, were both accidently drowned in Blue Ridge Lake near their home late last Friday afternoon, June 22, 1951 while enjoying a swim together.  Mr. McDaris and his family have made their home in this county all their lives and are well known.  Mr. McDaris was a member of the Hemp Baptist church and was a kindhearted christian man.  Dora Grace attended the Fannin County Grammar School at Morganton. Surviving Mr. McDaris are his wife and one son, James William.  Surviving Dora Grace are her mother and brother.  Also a number of other relatives and a host of friends of the family.  A double funeral service was held from Hemp Baptist Church on Sunday afternoon, June 24 at 2:30pm, with the Rev. Paul Culpepper officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery, under direction of J. P. Chastain Funeral Home.

(credits 38, 39, 74)


John Buford McDaris (8) (Lee S. 7, Charles W. 6, James A. 5, Rice 4) b. Feb. 27, 1892, d. Dec. 31, 1960 on his headstone, 10 Oct. 1964 in his obituary. Since the obit below appeared in 1964, it is most likely that the stone was placed much later after John's death and the date on the stone is in error.

John married 1) Cora Dean. Her maiden name is listed as Deen on her death certificate. She was born 08 July 1893 in Fannin County, Georgia; died 17 Dec.1922 in Union County, Georgia of tuberculosis. She is buried at Philadelphia Baptist Church Cemetery in Union County, Georgia. She was the daughter of Sam Deen.

John and Cora had the following children:

  1. female (9) died at age 3 days
  2. Earl A. McDaris (9) b. 5 Jan 1914, d. 14 Nov. 1966. Earl married Ethel Seabolt on Dec.16, 1943.
  3. Roy Clifford McDaris (9)
  4. Blanche Gertrude McDaris (9) b. 13 Jan. 1919; d. 25 March 2005. She married Arthur E. Crawford, 09 Sept. 1939. He was b. 16 July 1917; d. 24 Nov. 2004. They are both buried in the Concord Baptist Church Cemetery in Fannin County, Georgia. They had three children:
  5. Claude Buren McDaris (9) b. 31 Mar 1921; d. 25 Aug. 2005. He married Lola Stanley on 21 Apr 1941. Lola was b. 30 May 1919; d. 15 May 1988. They are buried in the Big Creek Baptist Church Cemetery, in Big Creek, Fannin Co., Georgia.

After Cora's death in 1922, John remarried to 2) Bessie Monteeth. Bessie did not accept the children and they were given to Wesley and Nobe Medaris Seabolt to raise.

    John and Bessie had their own children:

  1. Mary McDaris (9) married Lloyd Turner and they had six children.
  2. Dorothy McDaris (9) married Charles Mason and had three children.
  3. John Howard McDaris (9) married Louise ????, they had no children.
  4. Ralph McDaris (9) married Sophia Harper and had one child.
  5. Benton McDaris (9) married Opal Stratton and had three children.

 

Obituary of John Buford McDaris

Mr. John Buford McDaris: Age 72 passed away at his home in Blue Ridge, Ga. Tuesday, October 6, 1964 following an extended illness.  Mr. McDaris was born in Union County, but had made his home in Blue Ridge for a number of years. He was a retired farmer and a member of the Second Baptist Church in Roswell, Ga.  Mr. McDaris is survived by his wife, Mrs. Bessie M. McDaris of Blue Ridge. 3 daus. Mrs. Blanche Crawford of Morganton, Ga.; Mrs. Mary Turner of Rome, Ga.; and Mrs. Dot Mason of Alpharetta, Ga.; 6 sons, Earl of Morganton, Clifford of Cayuces, Calif.; Claude of Copperhill, Tenn.; John, Ralph, and Benton all of Louisville, Ky; 2 sisters, Mrs. Bessie Brown and Miss Hazel Lowe, both of Blairsville, Ga.; 1 brother, Burren Lowe of Blue Ridge, 26 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Friday, Oct. 9 at 2 pm from the Philadelphia Baptist Church in Union County with Revs. George Trusler and Horace Potts officiating.  Music was by the Wilson family.  Pallbearers were grandsons.  Interment was in the church cemetery with Chastain-Pack Funeral Home in charge.

(CR: 1900, 1910 Union Co., GA, 1920 Gordon Co., GA)

(Credits 00, 38, 39, 241, 252)


Generation 9




Jesse Lofton Medaris (9) (Charles A. 8,  Joseph L. 7, Charles 6, William H. 5, Rice 4) b. 1909; d. 1988.  He married Elva O. Cambron on 14 Mar. 1935.  She was b. in 1910.  They are buried at Cedarlawn Memorial Park, Sherman, Grayson Co. Texas.  They have one known son who is buried next to them:
      1. Jerry  L. Medearis (10) b. 1938; d. 1984.
(credits 33, 109)

John Marion Madaris (9) (Richard Enzer 8, James Marion 7, James Hiram 6, William H. 5, Rice 4) b. 04 Aug. 1884 d. 01 Dec 1977. John married 1) J. Ester Hall in Walker County, Georgia on 23 Dec. 1906.

John and Ester had the following children:

  1. Richard R. Madaris (10) b. 1908.
  2. Orlando L. Madaris (10) b. 1912.

John Marion married 2) Lillie June Phillips on 06 Mar 1916. Lillie was b. 07 Dec 1886, d. 29 May 1948.

John and Lillie had the following children:

  1. Olen Franklin Madaris (10) stillborn.
  2. Quentin Roosevelt Madaris (10) b. 20 Oct 1918. He married Bobbie Lou Burke.

After Lillie's death, John married 3) Alice Harp Parrish.

John and Lillie are buried at Garretts Chapel Cemetery , Chicamauga, Georgia.

(CR: 1910, 1920 Walker Co., GA)

(credits 06)


Sarah Maude Madaris (9) (Richard Enzer 8, James Marion 7, James Hiram 6, William H. 5, Rice 4) b. 20 Feb. 1888 in Walker County, Georgia; d. 29 April 1983 in Chickamauga, Georgia. She married Marion Claude Duncan, 06 Jan. 1907 in Walker County, Georgia. Marion was the son of Isaac Newton Duncan who was in 2nd Co. I 1st Georgia Infantry.

Sarah and Marion had the following children:

  1. Herschel Lester Duncan (10)
  2. Richard Esker Duncan (10)
  3. Ruby Belle Duncan (10) married Deed Elder Parrish.
  4. Herman Duncan (10)

 

(credits 249, 250)


 

William Clinton Madaris (9) (William Arthur 8 James Marion 7, James Hiram 6, William H. 5, Rice 4) b. b.22 May 1891 in Chickamauga, Georgia; d. 1974. He married Ada Lee Cordell in Walker County, Georgia on 15 June 1917.

  1. William Clinton Madaris Jr. (10) b. 02 Apr. 1922; d. 22 Aug. 1992 in Albemarle, North Carolina.  He married Ida Idella Propst on 27 July 1946.  She was b. 12 Apr. 1921 in Hickory, North Carolina; d. 16 Oct. 2008 in Albemarle, North Carolina.   Some of their children living.
    1. Robert Clinton (Bob) Madaris (12) b. 29 Apr. 1951 in Hickory, North Carolina; died unexpectedly of a sudden heart attack in Ft. Smith, Arkansas on 02 Aug 2006. He was a singer/songwriter formerly of Nashville.

 (credits 277)



Judsonsyl Vester Madaris (9) (William Arthur 8, James Marion 7, James Hiram 6, William H. 5, Rice 4) b. 26 July 1893 in Chickamauga, Georgia; d. 28 Feb 1974 in Catoosa County, Georgia. He married Lottie Ethel Rodgers about 1911. Lottie was the daughter of Jefferson Davis and Francis Elizabeth Robertson.  She was b. 10 Oct 1894 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama; d. 17 Apr 1976 in Chickamauga, Georgia.
    When Judson registered for the draft in 1917, he registered in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.  His address was listed as "c/o Roseman Hosery Mill".  He was described as "short", with a light complexion, grey eyse and light colored hair.  They were living in Hamilton County, Tennessee in 1920, Catoosa County, Georgia in 1930 and in 1938 they were living in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

They had the following children:

  1. Lottie Madaris (10) b. 1912
  2. James William Madaris (10) b. 17 May 1913 in Tennessee; d. 15 Sept 1990 in Catoosa County, Georgia.
  3. Pauline Madaris (10) b. 1917
  4. Latimer Madaris (10) b. 1919 in Tennessee.
  5. Harold Clinton Madaris (10) b. 24 Oct 1920; d. 13 Oct 1994 in Chattanooga, Tennessee. He was a Corporal in the US Army Corps, WWII.  He is buried in the Chattanooga National Cemetery; section Dd site 127.  He married Mary Helen Coleman.  She was b. 16 Mar 1932; d. 18 Dec 2011 in Chattanooga, Tennessee.  She is buried beside her husband in the CNC.
  6. Dorothy Madaris (10) b. 1923 in Tennessee.
  7. Jewel Madaris (10) b. 1926 in Georgia.
  8. Ruth Ellen Madaris (10) b. 30 Aug 1927 in Rossville, Georgia; d. 24 Apr 2005 in Columbus, Georgia.  She married ???? Caldwell.
  9. Robert Lebron Madaris (10) b. 16 Dec 1933 in Georgia. He married 1) ???? ????; 2) Bobbie Strickland Owens.  They were married in Bay Minette, Alabama.

 



Thomas E. McDaris (9) (Arnold Ray 8, Sherman Edward 7, William H. 6, John 5, Rice 4b. 28 Nov. 1921 in Missouri.  He married Dorothy Allison.


Kansas City Star  03 July 2011


Thomas E. McDaris, 89 passed away June 28, 2011, in Cameron, Missouri. Services will be at Park Hill Baptist Church, 7609 N. Hwy. 9, Parkville, Missouri, 64152, on Thursday, July 7. 2011. Visitation from 5:30pm to 7:30; service at 7:30. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to Alzheimers Assn., Heart of America, 3846 W. 75th St. Prairie Village, KS 66208. (913-831- 3888). He was born November 28, 1921 in Hartville, MO. to Arnold R. and Etta Rippee McDaris. After graduating from Hartville High School, Tom worked in the aviation industry in Long Beach, California. He enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corp in 1942. Tom married Dorothy "Peggy" Ellison on August 21, 1943 in Jackson, Mississippi. His unit was transported to England aboard the luxury liner Queen Mary. Tom was stationed in England until D-day, then served in France, Belgium, Netherlands, and Germany. Tom spent 31 years with Ford Motor Company, retiring in 1980. His avocation was building houses; he constructed 18 homes over his lifetime. Tom and Peggy lived in the Parkville area many years, then lived in various locations in Missouri until settling in Cameron, MO. in 1998. Tom hunted quail for over 40 years, raised hunting dogs, and was an avid crappie fisherman; living in the Truman Lake-Warsaw, Missouri area. Friends and family were of great importance to Tom; he attended the McDaris Reunion in Weaverville, N.C. 7 times, last attending in 2007. Preceded in death by his loving parents, his brother Robert, sister-in-law Margie; he is survived by his wife of 68 years, Peggy, son Thomas, Jr., daughter Karen Williams, granddaughter Melissa Logan, many cousins, nephens and nieces. The family wishes to extend special thanks to Kristin, Jessica and Bessie of Comfort Care Hospice of Cameron, MO. and to all the caring staff at the Cameron Missouri Veterans Home. He will be greatly missed by his family and many friends. Cremation Society of Kansas and Missouri.

(credits 18)



Gerri Dean McDaris (9) (Charles Marion 8, Robert H. 7, Rice 6, John W. 5, Rice 4) married ???? Stewart.

They had the following children:

  1. Jack McDaris (10)
  2. Marna McDaris (10)
  3. Dione McDaris (10)
  4. Collette McDaris (10)

(credits 18, 38, 39)


Paul E. Medaris (9) (Edwin A. 8, Rufus K. 7, Robert Notion 6, John 5, Rice 4)  d. 05 Jan. 2003.

  1. Kenneth  P. Medaris (10)
  2. Linda Medaris (10)