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John Reeder Medlock

Male 1853 - 1926  (73 years)


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  • Name John Reeder Medlock 
    Born 5 Aug 1853  Clayton Co., GA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 9 Dec 1926  Albertville, Marshall Co., AL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Mt. Vernon Cemetary, Albertville, Marshall Co., AL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I2734  MyTree
    Last Modified 7 Jan 2011 

    Father Garrison Gibson Medlock,   b. 19 Apr 1820, Laurens Co., SC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Nov 1896, Jonesboro, Clayton Co., GA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Mother Rebecca Evelyn Poole,   b. 26 Jul 1824, Laurens County, SC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Aug 1897, Lovejoy, Clayton Co., GA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Married 1840  Laurens Co., S. C. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F4836  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Mary Ann Harlan,   b. 21 Aug 1849,   d. 22 Nov 1887, Albertville, Marshall Co., AL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 38 years) 
    Married 1875  Clayton Co., GA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. David Walter Medlock,   b. 22 Nov 1875, Clayton Co., GA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Aug 1958, Albertville, Marshall Co., AL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
    +2. Nola Beatrice Medlock,   b. 12 Nov 1876, Clayton Co., GA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 May 1948, Gadsden, Etowah Co., AL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
     3. Rebecca Adaline Medlock,   b. 12 Feb 1879, Clayton Co., GA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Aug 1907, Albertvile, Marshall Co., AL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 28 years)
    +4. John Garnett Medlock,   b. 1 Sep 1881, Clayton Co., GA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Jun 1967, Albertville, Marshall Co., AL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
     5. Will Garrison Medlock,   b. 16 Apr 1884, Albertville, Marshall Co., AL (Sand Mountain) Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Jul 1963, Albertville, Marshall Co., AL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
    Last Modified 17 Jul 2017 
    Family ID F4604  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Mary Catherine Smith,   b. 25 Dec 1870, Boaz, Marshall Co., AL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 May 1951, Marshall Co., Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Married 20 Oct 1889  Marshall Co., Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Audie Medlock,   b. 19 Jul 1890, Albertville, Marshall Co., AL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Feb 1907, Albertville, Marshall Co., AL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 16 years)
     2. Maudie B. Medlock,   b. 11 Nov 1892, Albertville, Marshall Co., AL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Oct 1893, Albertville, Marshall Co., AL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     3. Bertha Cleo Medlock,   b. 19 Jan 1894, Albertville, Marshall Co., AL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Jul 1966, Albertville, Marshall Co., AL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
     4. Elva F. Medlock,   b. Nov 1895, Albertville, Marshall Co., AL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Dec 1972, Albertville, Marshall Co., AL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 77 years)
     5. Elbert Roe Medlock,   b. Apr 1897, Albertville, Marshall Co., AL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1927, Albertville, Marshall Co., AL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 29 years)
     6. Olin Campbell Medlock,   b. 23 Apr 1899, Albertville, Marshall Co., AL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jul 1992, Auburn, Lee Co., AL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 93 years)
    Last Modified 17 Jul 2017 
    Family ID F4831  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsDied - 9 Dec 1926 - Albertville, Marshall Co., AL Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • "John reeder Medlock came to Sand Mountain, AL to live with his
      sisters, Frances and Sallie, and brother Jim. He bought land joining
      halfway between Albertville and Boaz from the NC and St. Louis
      Railroad. John Reeder bought over 400 acres of land and out of that
      acreage he later gave each son and daughter a 40 acre farm with the
      exception of Rebecca Medlock McDonald. Martha Gerard and her cousin
      Rachel Green recall family stories of how their grandmother Rebecca
      was denied a family farm from her father and of the friction it caused
      with the family. The Medlock descendants still living in Albertville
      did confirm that Rebecca did not receive a farm from her father but
      they believed it was because she was deceased at the time the land was
      transferred to the Medlock children" (From notes by Elizabeth
      Dellinger)

      According to information from Jo Medlock (cm1jm1@mindspring.com), John
      and his brother, James, came to Albertville, AL from Lovejoy, GA. John
      had married Mary Harlan in GA, and she died in AL. She is buried in
      Mt. Vernon Baptist Church Cemetery Marshall Co., AL.

      1880 United States Federal Census
      Name: John R. Medlock
      Home in 1880: District 538, Clayton, Georgia
      Age: 26
      Estimated birth year: abt 1854
      Birthplace: Georgia
      Relation to head-of-household: Self (Head)
      Spouse's name: Mary Ann Medlock
      Father's birthplace: South Carolina
      Mother's birthplace: South Carolina
      Occupation: Farmer
      Marital Status: Married
      Race: White
      Gender: Male
      Household Members:
      Name Age
      John R. Medlock 26
      Mary Ann Medlock 31
      David W. Medlock 6
      Noly B. Medlock 4
      Rebeca A. Medlock 1

      1900 Alabama Census (Vol 42 ED 83 Sheet 9 Line 46:
      Medlock, John R. b. 8/1853 GA Farmer,
      Medlock, Dollie M. wife b. 12/1870 AL,
      (married 10 years, mother of 6 children, 5 liviing,
      Medlock, John G. son b. 9/1881 GA Farm laborer,
      Medlock, Willie G. son b. 4/1884 AL at school,
      Medlock, Audie E. son b. 7/1890 AL,
      Medlock, Bertha C. daughter b. 1/1896 AL,
      Medlock, Elva F. daughter b. 11/1895 AL,
      Medlock, Elbert R. son b. 4/1897 AL,
      Medlock, Olen son b. 4/1899 AL.
      (According to the above 1900 Census, John Reeder and Dollie were married in 1890. - MCM 2004)

      In the 1900 Census report, living next door are:
      Medlock, Walter b. 11/1874 GA,
      Medlock, Lula J. wife b. 5/1881 GA
      Medlock, Eunice A. daughter b. 12/1898 AL.

      Email from Vicky Bryant, 12/28/2010:
      "Some of the blanks that I can try to fill in about John Reeder. As told to me from my dad who passed away about 3 years ago: Uncle Walt and Uncle Will ran the syrup mill. My Dad would work for them at the mill. I think I might have the picture you were talking about with Uncle Walt at the Mill. My grandfather John Garnet was a farmer and grew a mixture of vegetables and cotton. I know this because Dad would say that during the depression people would be hungry and had no money for food so Papa would go out and pick baskets full and give to them so they could eat. As far as the cotton, Dad would always say when we passed a field of cotton that it made his back hurt just looking at it. Aunt Mary Evelyn would say that she picked so much her fingers would bleed. She is Mrs. Paul Thompson that was mentioned in one of the articles. Her son Ronald Thompson was the District Attorney for Marshall Co. for many years until he retired. Another one of Dads uncles, Uncle Olin was a professor at Auburn and taught Horticulture for many years. My grandmother Etta died a few months before I was born. My Mom told me that when she became ill she went into a coma and came out long enough to realize that my Mom was pregnant with me. She reached over and squeezed her hand to let her know that she knew, went back in to the coma and later died. My Mom said that I kicked her the first time at that moment. I also have letters in a chest that was my parents that my grandmother wrote to my Dad while he was in WWII. Their house looked a lot like the drawing of the house you sent so it must be John Reeder's. I figure they all built a similar floor plan. The road that goes through the old property is still named Medlock Rd. It is right off the Hwy. Kodac bought some of the land and built a building on it. There is also a junk yard or big car repair that sits on the land. Mt Vernon Baptist has been the family church forever. I think Papa was a deacon in the church. The cemetary is filled with Medlock's. Uncle Jim moved his family to Arab Alabama. John Reeder and my granddad stayed on Sand mountain in Albertville."