Medearis Family

Lineage and Information on the Medearis Name
Updated May 23, 1998

Probable descendants of Domingo (1) born in 1604, Lisbon, Portugal - Medearis/Madaris/Maderas/Medaris/Mederes/Mcdarris/Madera/Madieras came to America in 1620, an immigrant from Portugal. He received large grants of land in Virginia, King, Queen, and New Kent County, for "transporting persons to the colony". Married- Thomasina,- Children; Bolivar (2), Jonas (2), Carlos (2), Zacarias (2), and Sarah (2)

Carlos Medearis (2) (Domingo 1) , Middlesex County, Va. Married ? Toseley

Charles Carlos Medearis (3) (Carlos 2, Domingo 1)- N.C. (Guilford County)Thanks to Kelly Madaris for information 7/18/96Brian Kelly Madaris' Homepage (New 8/11/96)
. Charles b.abt 1675, married Mary Bedmon, they had three sons..Charles b. 10 Feb. 1703..John T. (listed below) and Mary b. 24 Apr 1707.

John Thomas Medearis (4) (Charles Carlos 3, Carlos 2, Domingo 1) (1704) and Rachel Davis
6 sons-Rice, Captain John, Abraham, Massey C., Oliver , Charles

Captain John T. Medearis (5) (John Thomas 4, Charles Carlos 3, Carlos 2, Domingo 1) b. 22 Feb 1744, d. 31 Mar 1834, m. Sarah Hicks Bell. Captain John Medearis served as an officer in the Revolution, besides making substantial financial contributions to the cause. At the war's end, instead of reimbursement, he accepted a large grant located now in Marshall County, Tennessee,(3,596 acres), naming his holdings "Liberty," saying this alone was worth his contribution. In 1783 he was promoted to rank of Brevet Major. Background is the road marker in Marshall Co, Tn. Brent and Matt Medearis at the Road Marker & my family at the Monument

Benjamin Whitehead Hicks Medearis (6) (Captain John 5, John Thomas 4, Charles Carlos 3, Carlos 2, Domingo 1) (1784) and Elizabeth (Betsy) Grady, 2nd born, brother- Washington Davis (6), sisters-Martha Jerusha (6) and Mary (Polly)(6)

Joel Bug Medearis (7) (Benjamin Whitehead 6, Captain John 5, John Thomas 4, Charles Carlos 3, Carlos 2, Domingo 1)b.1828 m.(1845) Mary H. Butler, children: Martin Grady 8, Elisha Stout 8, John Thomas 8, Colombus Lafayette 8, Emerson Eheridge 8, Infant died (no name) 8, Benjamin Washington 8:

Military Service: SGT, E Company, 7th Tennessee Calvary Regular USA, enlisted 6/28/62...

Benjamin Washington Medearis (8)(Joel Bug 7, Benjamin Whitehead 6, Captain John 5, John Thomas 4, Charles Carlos 3, Carlos 2, Domingo 1) (1859) and(1)Martha Jane Nix-mother of eight children (2) Emma Roberts-one son Walter Malcolm (9) Pictures
(1) Medearis girls- Pearl Medearis Pettigrew (9), Ollie Medearis Ballinger (9), and Mollie Mae Medearis Batten(9)
(1) Medearis boys- Will (9), Ben (9), Paul (9), Robert (Bob)(9)-Family Pictures-Slow loading, Loyal (9)

(2)Walter Malcolm Medearis (9)(Benjamin Washington 8, Joel Bug 7, Benjamin Whitehead 6, Captain John 5, John Thomas 4, Charles Carlos 3, Carlos 2, Domingo 1) (1907) and wife Dora Ethel Smith,

Walter Malcolm Medearis,Jr. "Chip" (10)(Walter Malcolm Sr. 9, Benjamin Washington 8, Joel Bug 7, Benjamin Whitehead 6, Captain John 5, John Thomas 4, Charles Carlos 3, Carlos 2, Domingo 1) (1949) and Elizabeth Anne Holmes, Sister-Ethel "Ming" Medearis South (10), husband Jerry, Children-Aaron and Jonathan South
(Jonathan's 3rd Birthday with his sister Aaron..and cousin Brent Hartwell Medearis (11) play Firemen -Aug. 3rd 1996)
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Sons to Walter "Chip" - Brent Hartwell Medearis (11) (1973),and Matthew "Matt" Holmes Medearis (11)(1978)

Links to other Medearis Reference sites on the Web

Caywood School, Lexington, TN., Walter
Tribute to Claude Medearis
Oklahoma City Memorial-Claude Medearis
Brent Medearis-Electrical Engineering-UTK
Matt Medearis-Yale University
Xi State Homepage (Anne Medearis)
Brian Kelly Madaris
Brian Kelly Madaris' Homepage (New 8/11/96)
Search Four 11 for Medearis email addresses
Email Addresses
Jim Madaris JMadaris@aol.com
Jane, Keith, Chris, Laura Dugger kdugger348@aol.com
Special thanks to Kelly Madaris Kellcin@ilinks.net for his Information on Domingo, Carlos, and Charles Carlos Medearis

The Walter "Chip" Medearis Family..................................................Matt 1996- Latest Info
Chip, Matt, Brent (back) and Anne....Update 5/12/97 Matt to attend Yale-Valedictorian of his Senior Class!
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E-Mail Medearis family information to: medearisc@ten-nash.ten.k12.tn.us
Walter "Chip" Medearis, 1342 Timberlake Wilds. Rd., Lexington, TN 38351

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