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Tennessee Census Records compiled by Doug Madaris, Jim Yancey, Cindy Madaris, Lynnell Madaris and Kelly Madaris from the Federal Microfilm Records. Information added for clarity not found in census records placed in parentheses ( ). Birth dates added by estimation of age listed on census for easier comparisons. Full Birthrates M/D/Y added from verified sources, again for clarity.
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From the 1820 Federal Census, State of Tennessee
compiled by Doug Madaris

 
 
B. W. H. Medearis
(Benjamin Whitehead Hicks Medearis 6, John 5)
residing in Bedford County
2 free white males under 10 (1810-1820) 2 free white females under 10
2 free white females 10 - 16 (1804-1810)
1 free white male 26 - 45 (1775-1794) 1 free white female 26 - 45
2 male slaves under 14
1 female slave under 14
2 male slaves 14 - 26
2 female slaves 14 - 26
1 female slave 26 - 45

 

Washington D. Medearis
(George Washington Davis 6, John 5)
residing in Bedford County
1 free white male under 10 (1810-1820) 4 free white females under 10
1 free white male 16 - 26 (1794-1804) 1 free white female 16 - 26
1 free white male 26 - 45 (1775-1794) 1 free white female 26 - 45
3 male slaves under 14
1 female slave under 14
3 male slaves 14 - 26
2 female slaves 26 - 45

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From the 1830 Federal Census, State of Tennessee
compiled by Doug Madaris

 
B. W. H. Medearis
(Benjamin Whitehead Hicks 6, John 5)
residing in Madison County
2 free white males under 5 (1825-1830)
2 free white females 5 - 10 (1820-1825)
2 free white males 10 - 15 (1815-1820)
1 free white female 15 - 20 (1810-1820)
1 free white male 40 - 50 (1780 - 1790) 1 free white female 40 - 50

3 male slaves 10 - 24


 
Henry Mederaris
(Henry Massey 7, James Wilson 6, Benjamin 5)
residing in Roane County
1 free white male 20 - 30 (1800-1810)
 

 
Margaret Medearas
(wife of James Wilson 6, Benjamin 5)
residing in Knox County
1 free white female under 5 (1825-1830) (Narcissus)
1 free white male 5 - 10 (1820-1825) (James)
1 free white male 10 - 15 (1815-1820) 1 free white female 10 - 15 (Wilson Frank & Margaret)
2 free white females 15 - 20 (1810-1815)
1 free white female 20 - 30 (1800-1810) (Nancy I.)
1 free white female 40 - 50 (1780-1790) (Margaret)

 

Sarah Mederis
(Sarah West Medearis, wife of Benjamin 6, Benjamin 5)
residing in Roane County
1 free white female 5 - 10 (1820-1825)
1 free white male 10 - 15 (1815-1820) 1 free white female 10 - 15
1 free white male 15 - 20 (1810-1815) 1 free white female 15 - 20
1 free white female 40 - 50 (1780-1790)

 

Washington D. Medaris
(George Washington Davis 6, John 5)
residing in Bedford County
1 free white male under 5 (1825-1830) 1 free white female under 5
2 free white males 5 - 10 (1820-1825) 2 free white females 5 - 10
1 free white female 10 - 15 (1815-1820)
1 free white female 15 - 20 (1810-1815)
1 free white male 40 - 50 (1780-1790) 1 free white female 40 - 50
1 free white female 60 - 70 (1760-1770)
1 free white male 80 - 90 (1740-1750)
 
7 female slaves under 10
3 female slaves 10 - 24
4 male slaves 24 - 36
2 female slaves 24 - 36

James Meddars
(in question-- Does he fit???
Could this be James Medearis (7) (James Wilson 6 , Benjamine 5 ) ?
resides in Bedford County
 
1 free white male 20 - 30 (1800-1810)
2 free white females 20 - 30 (1800-1810)
3 free white males 15 - 20 (1810-1815)
1 free white female 15 - 20 (1810-1815)
1 free white male 10 - 15 (1815-1820)
1 free white male under 5 (1825-1830)
 
2 male slaves under 10
1 male slaves 10 - 24
2 female slaves under 10
1 female slaves 10 - 24
1 female slave 24 - 36
1 female slave 36 - 65

 

Also listed in Bedford County is:
John Meddars b. 1780 - 1790
Green Meddars b. 1800 - 1810
Henderson Meddars. b. 1790 - 1800

I am suspecting that the name is actually Meadows.


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From the 1840 Federal Census, State of Tennessee
compiled by Doug Madaris

Benjamin W. H. Medaris
(Benjamin Whitehead Hicks 6, John 5)
residing in Carroll County
1 free white male 50 - 60 (1780-1790)

 
Chas. Madarias
(this is likely Charles 7, William H. 6, Rice 5)
residing in McMinn County
1 free white male under 5 (1835-1840) 1 free white female under 5
1 free white female 20 - 30 (1810-1820)
1 free white male 30 - 40 (1800-1810)

 
D. G. Medaris
(Dennis Grady 7, B.W.H. 6, John 5)
residing in Carroll County
1 free white female under 5 (1835-1840)
1 free white male 10 - 15 (1825-1830) 1 free white female 10 - 15
1 free white male 15 - 20 (1820-1825) 1 free white female 15 - 20
1 free white male 20 - 30 (1810-1820) 1 free white female 20 - 30
1 female slave 36 - 55

 
Elizabeth Madearis
(This appears to be Elizbeth Sharp Woodward Medearis wife of George W. D. 6, John 5)
residing in Marshall County
1 free white male under 5 (1835-1840)
1 free white female 5 - 10 (1830-1835)
1 free white male 10 - 15 (1825-1830)
1 free white male 15 - 20 (1820-1825) 1 free white female 15 - 20
1 free white female 40 - 50 (1790-1800)
1 male slave under 10
6 female slaves under 10
1 female slave 10 - 24
2 male slaves 24 - 36
2 female slaves 36 - 55

 
G. Madarias
(Gabriel 6, Rice 5)
residing in McMinn County
1 free white male under 5 (1835-1840) 1 free white female under 5
2 free white males 5 - 10 (1830-1835)
1 free white male 10 -15 (1825-1830) 2 free white females 10 -15
1 free white male 30 - 40 (1800-1810) 1 free white female 30 - 40
1 free white female 60 - 70 (1770-1780)

 
Henry Maderis
(Henry Massey 7, James Wilson 6, Benjamin 5)
residing in Knox County
1 free white male under 5 (1835-1840) 1 free white female under 5
1 free white male 20 -30 (1810-1820) 1 free white female 20 - 30

 
Hiram Madaris
(7, son of Gabriel 6, Rice 5)
residing in McMinn County
1 free white male under 5 (1835-1840)
1 free white male 20 - 30 (1810-1820) 1 free white female 20 - 30

John Madaris
(this appears to be John Washington  6, Rice 5)
residing in McMinn County
2 free white males under 5 (1835-1840)
1 free white males 5 - 10 (1830-1835) 1 free white female 5 - 10
1 free white male 10 - 15 (1825-1830)
2 free white males 15 - 20 (1820-1825)
1 free white male 30 - 40 (1800-1810) 1 free white female 30 - 40

Margaret Maderis
(Margaret West, wife of James Wilson 6, Benjamin 5)
residing in Knox County
1 free white female 10 - 15 (1825-1830)
1 free white male 15 - 20 (1820-1825) 1 free white female 15 - 20
1 free white female 50 - 60 (1780-1790)

Sarah Medaris
(Sarah West Medearis, wife of Benjamin 6, Benjamin 5)
residing in Roane County
1 free white male 15 - 20 (1820-1825) 1 free white female 15 - 20
1 free white female 20 - 30 (1810-1820)
1 free white female 50 - 60 (1780-1790)

Wilson F. Maderis
(Wilson Frank 7, James Wilson 6, Benjamin 5)
residing in Knox County
1 free white female under 5 (1835-1840)
1 free white male 20 - 30 (1810-1820) 1 free white female 20 - 30

 


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From the 1850 Federal Census, State of Tennessee
compiled by Cindy, Lynnell & Kelly Madaris 

 
D. G. Maderis .....31yrs old .....Clerk .....Born in Tennessee (1819)
(Dennis Grady 7, B. W. H. 6, John 5)
resides in Warren County

Rice Madaris .....24yrs old .....Born in North Carolina (1826)
(Rice Puett 7, John 6, Rice 5)
resides in Bradley County
Margarett ........22 .....Tenn. .....(1828)
Robert H. ........02 ....................(1848)
Charles J.P. .....01 ....................(1849)
Benj F. Manilan .....17

Gabriel Medaris .....45yrs old .....Born in (1805)
(son of Rice 5)
resides in Meigs County
Rebecca ..................44 .....(1806)
Rachael A. ..............20 .....(1830)
Oliver .....................19 ......(1831)
Alfred .....................18 ......(1832) (under Gabriel 1860 Tenn., Civil War Records “Confederates From Tenn.”)
William ...................13 ......(1837) (under Gabriel 1860 Tenn., Civil War Records “Confederates From Tenn.”)
Hiram .....................12 ......(1838)
Harriet ....................10 ......(1840)
Almira June ............09 ......(1841)
Levina .....................06 ......(1844)
Martha ....................05 ......(1845)
Mary ................... ...03 ......(1847)
John J. ....................01 ......(1849)
Racheal Davis .........70 ...Mother N Law

George W. Medearis .....28yrs old .....Renter .....Born in Tennessee (1822)
(George Washington son of George W. D. 6, John 5)
resides in Marshall County, enumerated with David Yancey
Catherine .....18yrs old .....Tenn. (1832)

Henry Maderris .....40 yrs old .....Born (unknown) (1810)
(Henry Massey 7, son of James Wilson 6, Benjamin 5)
resides in Anderson County
Sarah (Rucker)...29 .................b. Tenn (1821)
James .................13 ................(1837)
Narcissa C. ........12 ............... (1838)
Frank J. .............11 ................ (1839)
John ...................07 ................ (1843)
Elizabeth Ann ....06 ................ (1844)
Thomas .............3/12 .............. (1850)
(contributed by Doug Madaris)

Willis Nailing .....48yrs old .....Born in NC*
resides in Obio County, District 1
(This listing is apparently a downtown building or Hotel)
Jane .....44 .....NC
Edward .....15 .....TN
Robert .....13 .....TN
Mary .....11 .....TN
Thomas .....09 .....TN
Joseph .....07 .....TN
Laura .....1/12 .....TN 
Salathiel Medaris .....29 .....Physician .....OH
(7, James Davis 6, Oliver 5)
Richard Marshal .....28 .....Merchant .....VA
Ford .....35 .....Stage Cont'r .....England
John Cook .....24 .....Laborer .....TN
John Morgan .....23 .....Tailor .....TN
James Denizen .....38 .....Stage Driver .....TN

Joel B. Medearis .....21 yrs old .....Farmer .....Born in Tennessee (1829)
(Joel Bug son of Benj. W. H. 6, John 5)
resides in Carroll County
(Butler) Mary ...............22 (1828)
Martin G. (Grady) ........01 (1849)

(contributed by Doug Madaris)


John T. Medaris.....22 yrs old.....Born in Tennessee (1828)
(John Thomas 7, George W. D. 6, John 5)
resides in Bedford County
Frances.....18.....Tenn. (1832)
Mary E. ...1/12..Tenn. (1850)
(contributed by Jim Yancey)

Martha Medearis.....18 yrs old .....Born in Tennessee (1832)
(Martha Francis Medearis 7, George W. D. 6, John 5)
resides in Marshall County
Wiley W. .....14 ..... Tenn. (1836)
(Wiley Woodward 7, George W. D. 6, John 5)
enumerated with Joel and Elizabeth Yawell
(contributed by Jim Yancey)

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From the 1860 Federal Census, State of Tennessee
compiled by Cindy, Lynnell & Kelly Madaris and Doug Madaris. 

 
Ann Madaris .....17 yrs old .....Born in (1843)
(unsure, this is likely an unknown daughter of Joel Bug (7) (B.W.H. 6, John 5) as he married Martha Butler. However we also have a Mary Ann (8) daughter of Dennis Grady (7) (B.W.H. 6, John 5) who was b. 1843.)
resides in Carroll County
enumerated with Tillman and Martha Butler

D. B. Madaris .....22yrs old .....Farmer.....Born in Tennessee (1838)
(Dennis Grady 7, B.W.H. 6, John 5)
resides in Anderson County
enumerated with Eli Rhea family

June 18, 1860
John Reid     62 yrs old     Born in North Carolina (1798)  Value of estate  4000-3100
resides in Bradley County, Cleveland P.O.
 
Nancy                                   61        NC (1799)  (Nancy Jane Reid)
Jane Madaris                     19 (f)    NC (1841)  (Martha Jane Reid)
J. R. Madaris                     26 (m)  NC (1834)
(James R. Medaris 7, James Andrew 6, Rice 5)
Jas H. Madaris             04        GA (1856)
Lewis B. Madaris              02         GA (1858)

Oct. 19, 1860
Joel Madaris .....32yrs old ..... Tenant Born in Tennessee (1828)
(Joel Bug 7, Benj. W. H. 6, John 5)
resides in Carrol County, Buena Vista P.O.
(Butler) Mary .....33 .....TN(1827)
Martin ................11 ......TN (1849) (Martin Grady)
Elijah ..................09 ...... TN (1851) (Elizah Stout)
Columbus ...........05 ...... TN (1855) (Columbus Lafayette)
Benjamin ............06 months TN (1860-59)
(additional info by Chip Medearis) (All of the neighboring households are Butler, including the one listed above with Ann Madaris listed)

July 09, 1860
Robert Madaris .....34 yrs old .....Farmer .....Born in North Carolina 1826
(Robert Notion 7, John W. 6, Rice 5)
resides in Anderson County, Robertsville, P.O.
Mary A. .....27 .....b. Tenn.(1833)
Wilburn ......06 .....b. Tenn.(1854)
Rufus .........04 ......b. Tenn. (1856)
Robert .......01 ......b. Tenn. (1859)

These two families are listed together in one household.

June 18, 1860

Wm. Medaris .....32 yrs old .....laborer.....Born in North Carolina (1828)
(William Taylor 7, James A. 6, Rice 5)
resides in Bradley County, 5th District
 
Mary ........19 .....b. NC (1841)
(sister of William)
James A. ..01 .....b. Ga. (1859)
Rachael ....24 .....b. Ga. (1836)
Elijah Walker 21 .b. Ga. (1839)
James Foster 22 .b. NC (1838)
Nancy Foster......04 .....b. Ga. (1856)
Laura .......03 .....b. NC (1857)
 
Charles Medaris .....25yrs old .....Born in (1835)
(Charles W. 7, James A. 6, Rice 5)
resides in Bradley County
Susanna ............24 .....(1836) (Susan A in 1880 Ga. Census, Susannah in 1870 Union Co. Census)
Mary ...............03 .....(1857)
Wm. Allen ..11/12 months (May 1859) (follow Charles through the census for reference on William, he lived at home until 1920 after his fathers death, 1920 Ga. as Willie Medaris)

July 11, 1860
Cristofer Medaris .....42 yrs old .....Farming .....Born in Tennessee (1818)
(connection unknown)
resides in Jackson County, Clementsville
Value of estate 1200 personal 5000
Harriet .....38 .....Housetend.....b. Tenn. (1822) Illiterate
Mary ........14 .....at school ....b. Tenn. (1856)
Sarah ........12 .....at school.....b. Tenn. (1858)
Hanus ......06 ......at school......b. Tenn. (1854)
Clorinda ..03 ......b. Tenn. (1857)
Dausun ....02 ......b. Tenn. (1858)

J. B. Holman     58 yrs old     born in North Carolina
resides in Obion County
Sallie         56     NC
 William      23     Tenn
 James S. Medaris         07     Tenn     (1853)
 J. N. Medaris (male)     17     Tenn     (1843)
 Nancy J. Medaris         06     Tenn     (1854)
 (these are children of Dr. Salathiel Medaris 7, James Davis 6, Oliver)

Gabriel L. Medarius .....54yrs old .....Farmer .....Born in Virginia (1806)
(son of Rice 5)
resides in Mcminn County .....Real estate value $2500. ...Personal property $500.
Rebecca .................54 ...............................NC (1806)
Alfred .....................28 .....FarmLaborer .....NC (1832) (see 1850 Tenn., Civil War Records “Confederates From Tenn.”)
William P. ...............25 .....FarmLaborer .....Tenn. (1835) (see Civil War Records “Confederates From Tenn.”)
Hiram .....................23 ...............................Tenn. (1837)
Harriett ..................21 ..............................Tenn. (1839)
Myrar J. .................19 .............................. Tenn. (1841)
Lucinda ..................16 ...............................Tenn. (1844)
Martha E. ...............14 ................................Tenn. (1846)
Mary Ann  ..............12 ................................Tenn. (1848)
John .......................10 ................................Tenn. (1850)
Elisha .....................09 ................................Tenn. (1851)


29 Aug. 1860            
Mary Mederis   40 yrs old   Lawyer   born in Tennessee   (1820)  
(unknown connection)              
resides in Warren County, Post Office McMinnville  
enumerated with James Glascock, Hotel Owner      
                   
Benjamin   07       TN   (1853)  




page 215, enumerated 6/8/1860

Rice Madaras   58 yrs old   farmer   born in North Carolina   1802  
(Rice 7, William H. 6, Rice 5)            
District 3, P. O. Caney Branch, Greene County  
value of Personal estate $150      
                   
Mary   53       North Carolina   1807  
                   

(contributed by Nancy E. Stonebraker)


S. Medaris 35 yrs old Physician Born in Ohio (1825)
(Salathiel 7, James Davis 6, Oliver 5)
Filiciana, Weakley County, District 17
Mary A. Medaris 17 Tennessee (1843)


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From the 1870 Federal Census, State of Tennessee
compiled by Cindy, Lynnell & Kelly Madaris 

 
Hiram Medaris .....33yrs old .....Farm Hand .....Born in Tennessee (1837)
(Son of Gabriel 6, Rice 5)
resides in Polk County, first civil district, Post Office Benton
 
Sarah M. .....25 .....TN
James H. .....02 .....TN
John ......... 7/12 ....TN

William P. Griggs .....42yrs old .....Carpenter .....Born in North Carolina (1828)
Resides in Polk County, 8th District Post Office: Hiwassee
Sarah ..........................28 .....NC (1842)
MEDARIS, Mary .....64 .....NC (1806)
TAYLOR, Mary ........08 .....TN (1862)

Joseph Medaris .....14yrs old .....Farm Laborer .....Born in (1856) Georgia
(children of James R. Medaris 7, James Andrew 6, Rice 5)
resides in Bradley County..Can't write
Lewis B. .....12 .....At home .....Ga. (1858)
John L. .......10 ........................Tenn. (1860)
Enumerated with William A. Barnett & Martha.

Gabriel L. Medaris .....65ys old .....Farmer .....Born in (1805) North Carolina
(son of Rice 5)
resides in Bradley County .....(Can't write) .....Value of estate $500.
Rebecca .................64 ................................NC
Lucinda ..................23 ................................NC
Mary ......................19 .................................Tenn.
John J.................... 19 ......Farm Laborer .....Tenn. (1851)
Rice....................... 17 ......Farm Laborer .....Tenn. (1853)

Hiram Medaris .....54yrs old .....Farmer .....Born in (1816) North Carolina
(son of William H. 6, Rice 5)
resides in Bradley County .....(Can't Write) .....Real Estate value $550. Personal property $500.
(Boone) Elizabeth .....52 .....HouseKeeper .....NC
John Cleveland .........26 .....FarmLaborer ......Tenn. (April 24, 1844) (under Hiram 1850 NC, 1880 - 1900 & 1910 Ga.)
Mary Madeline .........22 ................................Tenn. (1848)
Virginia .....................17 .................................Tenn. (1853)
Milton .......................15 .....FarmLaborer .......Tenn. (1855)
California ..................12 .................................Tenn. (1857)
William M. ................10 .................................Tenn. (1859)
Clinton Dewitt ..........08 .................................Tenn. (1863)
(additional information provided by Doug Madaris)

James Marion Medaris .....36yrs old .....Farmer .....Born in Tennessee (March 24, 1839 - 1924)
(son of Hiram 7, William H. 6, Rice 5)
resides in Bradley County ......(Can't write) .....Value of estate $150.
(Catlett) Sarah Elizabeth .....26 .....HouseKeeper .....Ga. (1844 - 1894)
Richard Enzer. ....................07 .................................Tenn. (Dec. 29, 1862 - 1918)
William Arthur ....................04 .................................Tenn. (1866) (see 1900 Ga.)
John Franklin ......................01 .................................Tenn. (Aug. 14, 1868 - 1955)
(additional information provided by Doug Madaris)

Charles Medaris .....61yrs old .....Born in (1809)
(son of William H. 6, Rice 5)
resides in McMinn County (Index list only, need complete data)

Joseph Medaris .....26yrs old .....Born in (1844)
(Joseph L. son of Charles 7, William H. 6, Rice 5)
resides in McMinn County
(Index list only, need complete data)

Sallie Medaris .....57yrs old .....Born in (1813)
(possibly the widow of Oliver Medearis 7, John Redd 6, Oliver 5)
resides in Warren County
(Index list only, need complete data)

Robert Mederice .....44 yrs old .....Born in North Carolina --Real $5,000, Pers. $1,900
(Robert Notion 7, John 6, Rice 5)
resides in Ross (5th Dist). Anderson Co., TN
Mary ...............37 .....b. TN
Wilburn ...........15 .....b. TN
Rufus K. ..........13 .....b. TN
Robert .............11 .....b. TN
Elizabeth J.. .....08 .....b. TN
John .................04 .....b. TN
Mary ................02 .....b. TN
(contributed by John Pearson)

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From the 1880 Federal Census, State of Tennessee
compiled by Cindy, Lynnell, Kelly and Doug Madaris 

 
Sarah (Rucker) Medaris .....72yrs old .....Born in Anderson, Tenn. (1808)
(wife of Henry Massey)
Henry (Husb) ............75 .....Georgia (1805)
(Henry Massey 7 son of James Wilson 6, Benjamine 5)
Brown, Elizabeth (Ann) (Dau) 31 Tenn. (1849)
Thomas W. (Son)...... 29 .....Tenn. (1851) (Thomas Whittier)
Brown, Isabel (GD).... 13 .....Tenn.
Brown, Alice (GD) ......09.....Tenn.

Thomas Maderias .....27yrs old .....Born in North Carolina (1853)
(John Thomas McDaris 8, Rufus S. 7 , John 6 , Rice 5 )
resides in Bradley Co.
Elizabeth ......26 .....Tenn. (1852)
Sarah ............06 .....Tenn. (1874)
Lee ..............04 .....Tenn. (1876)
Mary ............02 .....Tenn. (1878)
Julia .............04mths ..Tenn. (1880)

William Medaris .....56yrs old .....Farmer     Born in North Carolina (1824)
(This is actually Robert Notion 7, John 6, Rice 5. It is unclear how the takers got William from Robert Notion. Thanks to Mary Payne for solving this puzzle)
resides in District 6, Anderson Co.
Mary .....45 .....Tenn. (1835)
William ..25 .....Tenn. (1855)
Robert ...21 .....Tenn. (1859)
Lizzie .....19 .....Tenn. (1861)
John ......15 .....Tenn. (1865)
Mollie ....12 .....Tenn. (1868)
Sallie ......09 .....Tenn. (1871)

Joseph Woods .....39 yrs old .....Miller .....Born in Tennessee (1841)
resides in Anderson County
 
Narcissus C. ....39 .....Tenn. (Medearis 8, Henry Massey 7, James Wilson 6, Benjamin 5)
Sarah E. ...........14 .....Tenn.
Frances T. .......11 .....Tenn.
Virginia F. ........09 .....Tenn.
John H. ............07 .....Tenn.
Isaac F. ............02 .....Tenn.

Hiram Madaris      35yrs old     Farmer     Born in Tennessee (1845)
(Son of Gabriel 6, Rice 5)
resides in Polk Co.
Father b. VA / Mother b. NC
Sarah      34     Tenn. (1846)
James     12     Tenn. (1868)
John        10     Tenn. (1870)
Mary       05    Tenn. (1875)

Ida Madaris .....05 yrs old .....Born in Polk Co., Tenn. (1875)
(Mary Ida, daughter of Hiram and Sarah Calhoun Medaris 7, Gabriel  6, Rice 5)
 (Note she is counted twice in this census. She shows above with her parents and here with her grandmother)
resides in District 1, Polk County
Father b. TN / Mother b. TN
enumerated with (grandmother)
Amanda Calhoun     54 yrs old     Keeping House     Born in Tennessee (1826)
Widowed     Father b. NC / Mother b. VA

J. T. Medearis .....52yrs old .....Tanner     Born in Tennessee (1828)
(John Thomas, son of Washington Davis 6, John 5)
resides in Lincoln Co.
Harriet J. .....40 .....Tenn. (1840)
Harvey D. ....26 .....Tenn. (1854)
W. D. (Son) ..24 .....Tenn. (1856)
W. A. (Daughter) 15 Tenn. (1865)
Robert ........12 .....Tenn. (1868)
Sally L. .......10 .....Tenn. (1870)
Ethel M ......07 .....Tenn. (1873)
Lilly M. .......04 .....Tenn. (1876)
Emma ..........01 .....Tenn. (1879)
Buchanan, Francis (SL) .....26 ......Tenn. (servant) (Mullato)
Buchanan, Irena (NR) .......06 ......Tenn. (not related) (Black)
Buchanan, Hilda (NR) .......02 ......Tenn. (not related) (Mullato)

Philip T. Butler     32 yrs old     Farmer     Born in Tennessee (1848)
resides in District 18k, Carroll Co.
 
Mary H. Medaris           52     TN (1828)  (census states wife of Philip)
(wife of Joel Bug 7, B.W. H. 6, John 5)
James H. G. Medaris     10     TN (1870) (census states son of Philip)
 

Rufus Medaris .....23 yrs old.....Farmer     Born in Tennessee (1855)
(Dr. Rufus K. Medaris 8, Robert Notion 7, John 6, Rice 5)
resides in District 6, Anderson Co.
Belle .....20 .....Tenn. (1860)
Eddie ....01 .....Tenn. (1879)

S. C. Madearis (f)    67 yrs old    Widow -  Keeping House     Born in Virginia (1812)
(Sarah Crites Banks Medearis, widow of Dennis Grady Medearis 7, Benjamin W. H. 6, John 5)
resides in McMinnville, Warren County  
Father b. VA  / Mother b. VA
 
T. B.  (m)     25     Printer     TN (1855) (son)
(Thomas Benjamin Medearis (8) Dennis Grady 7, Benjamin W. H. 6, John 5)
Father b. VA / Mother b. VA
 

Hiram McDerris .....63 Yrs old .....Born in Tennessee (1817)
(James Hiram 7, William H. 6, Rice 5)
Residing in Marion County
Elizabeth .....62 .....NC (1818)
Hiram .........21 .....TN (1859)
William .......19 .....TN (1861)
Dewit ..........17 .....TN (1863)
Callie ..........18 .....TN (1862) (California)

William Barnett     44 yrs old     Cooper     Born in Tennessee (1836)
resides in District 6, Bradley County
 
Martha Barnett         39     keeping house   NC (1841) (Martha Jane Reid Medaris, widow of James R. Medaris 7, James Andrew 6, Rice 5)
Joseph Medaris        24     farm hand          GA (1856)  (8, James R. Medaris 7, James Andrew 6, Rice 5)
Lewis B. Medaris     23     farm hand          GA (1857)  (8, James R. Medaris 7, James Andrew 6, Rice 5)
John L. Medaris       19     farm hand          TN (1861)  (8, James R. Medaris 7, James Andrew 6, Rice 5)
Carrol L. Barnett      12                              TN (1868)
William R. Barnett    10                              TN (1870)
Emma Barnett           07                              TN (1873)
Grafton Barnett         03                              TN (1877)
George Barnett         01                               TN (1879)

Stephen Medaris     Mullato     76 yrs old    Farmer     Born in Tennessee (1804)
resides in  District 10, Lincoln, Tennessee
 
Catharine     66     keeps house     TN (1814)   (mullato)
Rapheal       20                             TN (1860)   (mullato)
Skidmore    18                              TN (1862)   (mullato)
Nancy Leonard      other relation     80     TN (1800)  (black)
 

Maderris, James .....Mulatto Male.....10 yrs old .....Born in Tennessee (1870)
Residing in Giles County
Enumerated with James Dean (step grandson)

Maderris, Nancy .....Black, Female .....8 yrs old.....Born in Tennessee
Residing in Giles County
Enumerated with James Dean (step daughter)

James Dean     59 years old     Farmer     Born in Tennessee (1821)
Marital Status  M <Married>      RaceB <Black>
(Step Father of Redick)
resides in District 10, Giles County
 
Redick Maderris     23     Farmer     TN (1857) (Stepson)   (Black)  Father b. TN / Mother b. TN
Amanda Maderris   17                     TN (1863) (Stepdau)  (Mulatto)
George Maderris    15     Farmer     TN (1865) (Stepson)  (Mulatto)
Alice Maderris        13                     TN (1867) (Stepdau)  (Mulatto)
Lucy Maderris        11                     TN (1869) (Stepdau)  (Black)
Nancy Maderris      08                     TN (1872) (Stepdau)  (Black)
James Maderris      10                      TN  (1870) (Grandson) (Mulatto)

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From the 1900 Federal Census, State of Tennessee
compiled by Doug Madaris 

Medaris, Benjamin W. .....white .....born Apr. 1859 (41 yrs old) .....Tenn
(son of Joel Bug 7, Benjamin W.H. 6, John 5)
resides in Decatur County, 9th. Civil Dist.
Marthy J. .....wife ....Apr 1861 (39) .....Tenn
Ollie ............dau ......Feb 1886 (14) ......Tenn
Pearl ...........dau ......Sep 1887 (12) ......Tenn
Nellie M. .....dau .....May 1889 (11) .....Tenn
Benjamin W. son .....Mar 1891 ( 9) ......Tenn
Bugg ............son .....Jan 1893 ( 7) ........Tenn
Loyal L. .......son .....Feb 1895 ( 5) .......Tenn
Robert E. .....son .....Dec 1897 ( 2) .......Tenn
Paul .............son .....Feb 1900 (2/12) ....Tenn

McDerris, Bettie .....white .....born July 1865 (34 yrs old) .....Tenn
resides in Bradley County, 7th Civil Dist
Ethel .....dau .....May 1884 (16) .....Tenn
Mollie ...dau .....Mar 1886 (14) .....Tenn
John ......son .....July 1888 (11) ......Tenn
William ..son ....Oct 1890 ( 9) ........Tenn
McGillicudy, Margaret ...mother ...Sep 1826 (73).... Tenn

Medaris, Charles B. .....white .....born Sept 1837 (68) .....Indiana
resides in Rhea County, 6th Civil Dist
Caroline .......................wife .....Mar 1842 (58) .....Germany
Perkins, Silas F. ..............bo ......July 1865 (34) ......Tenn
Perkins, Maggie A. .........bo ......July 1886 (13) ......Tenn

McDiarst, Freidrike .....white .....born Oct 1856 (43) .....Tenn
resides in Smith County, 1st Civil Dist
(unreadable) ...................April 1869 (31) .....Tenn
(unreadable) ...................July 1890 ( 9)........ Tenn
(unreadable) ...................June 1891 ( 8) .......Tenn
(unreadable) ...................Oct 1899 ( 1) ........Tenn
(unreadable) ...................Dec 1899 (5/12)....(unreadable)
(unreadable) ...................Feb 1817 (82) .......(unreadable)
Reids, (unreadable) dl .....Feb 1866 (34) .....(unreadable)
Bentley, (unreadable) ........(unreadable)

Medearis, H. D. .....white .....born Feb 1854 (56) .....Tenn
(Harvey Dean  Medearis Sr. 8, John Thomas 7, George W. D. 6, John 5)
 resides in Lincoln County, 8th Civil Dist, Fayetteville, North Spring Street
Bettie D. .....wife .....June 1867 (33) .....Tenn
J. M. ...........son .....Dec 1883 (16) ......Tenn
Fannie .........dau ......Jan 1887 (13) .......Tenn
Harvey D. ...son ......Dec 1890 ( 9) .......Tenn

Mederis, Harve .....white .....born Jan 1870 (30) .....Tenn
resides in Carrol County, 18th Civil Dist
Amanda .....wife .....Jan 1858 (42) .....Tenn
Allie B. ......dau ......July 1892 ( 7) .....Tenn
James M. ..son ......Jan 1897 ( 3) .....Tenn

Medaris, Hiram .....white .....born Dec 1837 (62) .....Tenn
(son of Gabriel Loving 6, Rice 5)
resides in Polk County, 1st Civil Dist
Sarah M. .....wife .....July 1845 (55) .....Tenn
Walter W. ....son .....Mar 1883 (16) .....Tenn

Medaris, James .....white .....born March 1876 (24) .....Georgia
(James Hiram 9, James Marion 8, James Hiram 7, William H. 6, Rice 5)
resides in Hamilton County, Chattanooga, 1015 William Street
enumerated with Joseph Lane, brother in law

Medaris, Jane .....white .....born Nov 1852 (47) .....Tenn
(Mellisa Jane Lane, 2nd wife of James Hiram 7, William H. 6, Rice 5)
resides in Hamilton County, Chattanooga, 1015 William Street
enumerated with Joseph Lane

Medaris, John .....white .....born Oct 1861 (38) .....Tenn
(John Luther 8, Rufus 7, James A. 6, Rice 5)
resides in Bradley County, 14th Civil Dist
Dora .....wife .....June 1870 (29) .....Ga
Ethel .....dau ......Nov 1894 ( 5) ......Ga
Gracie ...dau .....May 1898 ( 2) ......Tenn

Medaris, John C. .....white .....born Oct 1864 (35) .....Tenn
(John David Campbell Medaris 8, Robert Notion 7 , John 6 , Rice 5)
resides in Anderson County, 6th Civil Dist
Sarah L. .....wife .....March 1870 (30) .....Tenn
Charles W. .son ......Nov 1892 ( 7) .........Tenn
Sarah B. .....dau .....May 1895 ( 5) ..........Tenn
Myrtle B. ...dau ......April 1899 ( 1) .........Tenn

Mediras, Joseph .....white .....born Jan 1855 (45) .....Georgia
(Joseph Henry "Joe" McDaris 8,  Rufus 7 , James A. 6 , Rice 5 )
resides in Bradley County, 14th Civil Dist
Edith ....................wife .....Oct 1864 (35) .....Tenn 
Maggie L. ...........dau ......Dec 1891 ( 8) .....Tenn
Ira W. ..................dau .....Jan 1898 (2) ........Tenn
Stephens, Luther ....nr .....Aug 1887 (12) .......Tenn (nr-not related)

Medaris, R. K. .....white .....born Dec 1856 (43) .....Tenn
(Dr. Rufus K. 8, Robert N. 7, John 6, Rice 5)
resides in Anderson County, 6th Civil Dist, Clinton
I. T. .....wife .....July 1859 (40) .....Tenn
E. A. ....son ......Oct 1878 (21) .....Tenn
C. S. ...dau .......Aug 1883 (16) .....Tenn
M. E. ..dau ......Apr 1887 (13) ......Tenn
F. M. ..son ......June 1892 ( 6) ......Tenn

Medaris, Robert .....white .....born Oct 1868 (31) .....Tenn
(William Robert  Medearis 8, John Thomas 7, George W. D. 6, John 5)
resides in Davidson County, Nashville, 1002 Woodland
Nana ........wife .....Nov 1874 (25) .....Tenn
Virginia .....dau .....Mar 1900 (3/12)... Tenn
Harriet G. .mother .Jan 1840 (60) .......Tenn
Alice .........sis .......Mar 1866 (34) ......Tenn
Ethel .........sis ......May 1864 (26) ......Tenn
Emma .......sis ......Oct 1878 (21) .......Tenn
Nellie ........sis ......Nov 1880 (19) ......Tenn
Hattie .......sis ......Mar 1884 (16) ......Tenn

Medaris, Robt. N. .....white .....born April 1824 (76) .....North Carolina
(Robert Notion 7, John 6, Rice 5)
resides in Anderson County, 6th Civil Dist.
Mary C. .....wife .....Dec 1833 (66) .....Tenn
Mollie A. ....dau .....May 1868 (32) .....Tenn

McDaris, Thomas J. .....white .....born March 1854 (46) .....Tenn
(John Thomas McDaris 8, Rufus S. 7 , John 6 , Rice 5 )
resides in Bradley County, 6th Civil Dist., Cleveland, Calloway St.
Elizabeth .....wife .....Mar 1853 (47) .....N.C.
Sallie B. ......dau ......Nov 1873 (26) .....Tenn
Mary A. .....dau .......Jan 1878 (22) ......Tenn
Minnie E. ....dau ......Feb 1882 (18) .....Tenn
Robert ........son ......July 1884 (15) ......Tenn
Lawrence ....son ......Sept 1886 (13) ....Tenn
Earnest ........son ......May 1892 ( 8) .....Tenn
Harry ..........son .......Nov 1894 ( 5) .....Tenn
Carrie .........dau .......Nov 1894 ( 5) .....Tenn

McDaris, Thos. Lee .....white .....born March 1877 (23) .....Tenn
(Thomas Lea McDaris 9, John Thomas 8 , Rufus S. 7 , John 6 , Rice 5 )
resides in Bradley County, 6th Civil Dist, Cleveland, Oak St.
Ethel ..............wife .....Feb 1878 (22) .....Tenn
Bernard L. .....son .....Mar 1897 ( 3) .....Tenn
Flossie V. ......dau .....Jan 1899 ( 1) .......Tenn

Medearis, W. D. .....white .....born April 1856 (44) .....Tenn
(Washington Davis  Medearis 8, John Thomas 7, George W. D. 6, John 5)
resides in Lincoln County, 8th Civil Dist, Fayetteville, East of Mulberry Ave.
Lucy ..............wife .....Aug 1863 (36) .....Tenn
Frank .............son ......June 1885 (15) ....Tenn
Allen, Carla .....nr .....July 1875 (24)..... Tenn

McDaris, William O. .....white .....born March 1846 (54) .....North Carolina
(William Oliver 8, James A. 7, Oliver 6, Rice 5)
resides in Claiborne County, 3rd Civil Dist. Enumerated with James Wright, as a border

Medaris, W. W. .....white .....born January 1855 (45) .....Tenn
(William Milburn Medaris 8, Robert Notion 7, John 6, Rice 5)
resides in Anderson County, 6th Civil Dist, Clinton
M. E. .....wife..... Nov 1854 (45) .....Tenn
G. C. ......son .....June 1884 (15) .....Tenn
R. T. ......son .....Jan 1888 (12) ......Tenn

The following listings are for people who have the Medaris and etc, surname but are not likely directly in our line. They are likely descendants of slaves, or former slaves of, John (5) and his family. Hopefully these listings will assist their families research.


Medaris, Alex .....black .....birth info - unknown
resides in Bedford County, 21st Civil Dist
Ora .....wife .....Jan 1878 (22) .....Tenn
Mary ...dau .....May 1898 ( 2) .....Tenn

Medaris, David .....black .....born March 1850 (50) .....Tenn
resides in Marshall County, 3rd Civil Dist.
Winnie .....wife .....Nov 1863 (36) .....Tenn
Johnson ....son .....Oct 1882 (17) ......Tenn
Rap ..........son ......Nov 1884 (15) ....Tenn
Samuel P. .son ......Mar 1886 (14) .....Tenn
Morris ......son ......June 1887 (12) .....Tenn
Lee ..........son ......July 1888 (11) ......Tenn
Lou .........dau ......Aug 1889 ( 9) .......Tenn
Rhyne ......son ......Aug 1891 ( 8) .......Tenn
Enzie ........son ......Feb 1893 ( 7) .......Tenn
Evert ........son ......Jan 1896 ( 4) ........Tenn
Arrine ......son .......Jan 1897 ( 2) ........Tenn
Babe .......dau .......Dec 1899 (5/12) ...Tenn

Maderis, Ralph .....black .....age 45, .....Tenn
resides in Bedford County, 19th Civil Dist
Jennie ...........wife .....birth info unknown .....Tenn
Stanley ..........son .....Apr 1897 ( 2) ............Tenn
Jessie ............son .....Apr 1900 (2/12) .........Tenn
Flack, Pink .....nr ......Aug 1882 (17) ...........Tenn

McDerais, Steve .....black .....born Sept 1871 (28) .....Tenn
resides in Bedford County, 21st Civil Dist.
Lena .....wife .....Sept 1877 (22) .....Tenn
Elmer ....dau .....Apr 1894 ( 5) .......Tenn
Stacy .....son .....Feb 1896 ( 4) .......Tenn
William ..son .....May 1897 ( 3) ......Tenn

MeDaris, Vance .....black .....born January 1880 (20)..... Tenn

resides in Bedford County, 21st Civil Dist. Enumerated with G. B. Morgan, servant


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From the 1910 Federal Census, State of Tennessee



HH # 186                  
William H. McDaris   25 yrs old   painter   Born in North Carolina   1885 Father TN, Mother NC
resides in Polk County              
                   
Minnie   21           1889  
Vivian E.   01 mth       Georgia   1910  
 
(Contributed by Marian Presswood)


Sarah Medaris   74 yrs old   Widow   Born in Tennessee   1836 father b. TN, mother NC
(Sarah Calhoun Medaris, widow of Hiram Medaris 7, Gabriel Loving 6, Rice 5 )      
 resides in Polk County              
Mart C. Calhoun   54   Widower   Tennessee   1856 brother

(Contributed by Marian Presswood)


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