Isaac Medley

Maleabout 1744–

Brief Life History of Isaac

When Isaac Medley was born about 1744, in Lunenburg, Lunenburg, Virginia, United States, his father, Isaac Medley, was 24 and his mother, Jane Towles, was 20.

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Isaac Medley
Jane Towles
Joseph Medley
James Towles Medley Sr.
Isaac Medley
about 1744–
Frances Medley
Lucy Medley

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Siblings (5)

World Events (3)

1758 · Mount Vernon

Age 14

Mount Vernon Plantation was the home of George Washington. It started off as 2,000 acres and was later expanded to 8,000 acres. The house itself started off as a six room building then got extended to twenty-one rooms.


Age 32

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 32

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""

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.

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