Medearis Family

Lineage and Information on the Medearis Name
Updated December, 2008 by Brent Hartwell Medearis

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 7/18/96 Brian 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.

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)

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. Sons to Walter "Chip" -  Brent Hartwell Medearis (11) (1973),and Matthew Holmes Medearis (11)(1978)

Brent Hartwell Medearis (11) (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) (1973) and Megan Elaine Harris married on October 30, 2004.  One son, Owen Knox Medearis (12) born January 10, 2007.
 
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