John Adrain Medley

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

The Life Summary of John Adrain

When John Adrain 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 Adrain 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

  • Marriage
    1 April 1845Nelson, Kentucky, United States
  • Children

    (9)

    +4 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (8)

    +3 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: variant of Methley, a habitational name from Methley (Yorkshire). The placename may derive from Old English middel ‘middle’, replaced by the Old Norse cognate methal, + Old English lēah ‘woodland clearing’ or ēg ‘island’, or from Old English mǣth ‘mowing, the cutting of grass or corn’ + lēah. Topography suggests that Old English middel + ēg is the most likely origin.

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

    Sources (26)

    • John Medley, "United States Census, 1850"
    • John Medley in entry for J A Medley and Della Buckler, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"
    • John Medley in entry for John A. Medley, "Kentucky Death Records, 1911-1965"

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