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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John B. Medley
Mary Julietta Rhodes
Marriage: 1 April 1845
Mary A. Medley
Louise Alice Imelda Medley
Elizabeth Catharine Medley
Sybilla Medley
Emily Camilla Medley
Thomas Joseph Medley
John Andrew Medley
Minerva Medley
Elizabeth Juliana Medley

Spouse and Children


    Mary Julietta Rhodes


1 April 1845
Nelson, Kentucky, United States


    Mary A. Medley


    Louise Alice Imelda Medley


    Elizabeth Catharine Medley


    Sybilla Medley


    Emily Camilla Medley


+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Thomas Medley


    Alice Edelen




+4 More Children

World Events (8)


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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