John B. Medley

1809–1901 (Age 92)
Washington, Kentucky, United States

The Life of John B.

When John B. Medley was born in 1809, in Washington, Kentucky, United States, his father, Thomas Medley, was 24 and his mother, Alice Edelen, was 19. He married Mary Julietta Rhodes on 1 April 1845, in Nelson, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 7 daughters. He lived in District 2, Spencer, Kentucky, United States in 1860 and Kentucky, United States in 1870. He died in 1901, in Washington, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 92, and was buried in Springfield, Washington, Kentucky, United States.

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Family Time Line

John B. Medley
1809–1901
Mary Julietta Rhodes
1817–1901
Marriage: 1 April 1845
Mary A. Medley
1846–1915
Louise Alice Imelda Medley
1847–1923
Elizabeth Catharine Medley
1849–1926
Sybilla Medley
1851–1851
Emily Camilla Medley
1852–1937
Thomas Joseph Medley
1855–1929
John Andrew Medley
1856–1920
Minerva Medley
1858–1930
Elizabeth Juliana Medley
1861–1933

Spouse and Children

    Male1809–1901Male

    Mary Julietta Rhodes

    Female1817–1901Female

MARRIAGE
1 April 1845
Nelson, Kentucky, United States
children

(9)

    Mary A. Medley

    Female1846–1915Female

    Louise Alice Imelda Medley

    Female1847–1923Female

    Elizabeth Catharine Medley

    Female1849–1926Female

    Sybilla Medley

    Female1851–1851Female

    Emily Camilla Medley

    Female1852–1937Female

+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Thomas Medley

    Male1785–1855Male

    Alice Edelen

    Female1790–1872Female

siblings

(9)

+4 More Children

World Events (8)

1812

Age 3

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
1812 · Kentucky Bend Created

Age 3

During the New Madrid earthquakes of 1811-1812, the Kentucky Bend or New Madrid Bend was created. It is located in the southwestern corner of Kentucky on the banks of the Mississippi River.
1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 27

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

Name Meaning

English:1. habitational name, either a variant of Madeley (a name common to several places, including one in Shropshire and two in Staffordshire), named in Old English as ‘Māda's clearing’, from an unattested byname, Māda (probably a derivative of mād ‘foolish’) + lēah ‘woodland clearing’; or from Medley on the Thames in Oxfordshire, named in Old English with middel ‘middle’ + ēg ‘island’. 2. nickname for an aggressive person, from Middle English, Old French medlee ‘combat’, ‘conflict’ (Late Latin misculata).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Sources (3)

  • John Medley, "United States Census, 1850"
  • John Medley, "United States Census, 1870"
  • John Medley, "United States Census, 1860"

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