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John R. (Reeder ?) Medlock

Male 1796 - 1860  (63 years)


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  • Name John R. (Reeder ?) Medlock 
    Born 15 Dec 1796  Greenville Dist., SC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Census 1840  Greenville Dist., SC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 13 Nov 1860  Bradley Co., AK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I6287  MyTree
    Last Modified 10 Feb 2012 

    Father Thomas Medlock,   b. Between 1770 and 1780, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Name Unknown MNU (Medlock),   b. Between 1770 and 1780, Holland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married prob SC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F4197  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Lucinda Mayfield,   b. Gwinnett Co. Ga Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1860 and 1862, Goodspeed or Cleveland, AR Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Bef 1820  Prob. GA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. 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)
     2. Sarah (Sally) Medlock,   b. 1820, SC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Mary Ann Catherine Medlock,   b. 1822, SC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. James M. Medlock,   b. 20 Nov 1823, SC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Lorena Medlock,   b. 1 Sep 1825, SC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Jul 1911  (Age 85 years)
     6. William F. Medlock,   b. 23 Feb 1828, Coweta Co., GA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. John Washington Medlock,   b. 12 Jan 1829, Coweta Co., GA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     8. Elizabeth Caroline Medlock,   b. 9 Mar 1831, prob. Coweta Co., GA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Dec 1899, AR Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
     9. Miles Jefferson Medlock,   b. 1833, prob. Coweta Co., GA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1910  (Age > 78 years)
     10. Lucinda Jane Medlock,   b. 1835, Bradley Co., AK Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     11. Battle W. Medlock,   b. 1837, Bradley Co., AK Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     12. Samantha Medlock,   b. 1839, Bradley Co., AK Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     13. Damantha Medlock,   b. 1839, Bradley Co., AK Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     14. Giles Matison Medlock,   b. 1842, Bradley Co., AK Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     15. Alexander Pinto Medlock,   b. 1845, Bradley Co., AK Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     16. Nancy Ann Medlock,   b. 1847, Bradley Co., AK Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 17 Jul 2017 
    Family ID F3539  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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  • Notes 

    • 1840 Census Greenville Dist., SC:
      Medlock (Meadlock), Garrison with 1 m. 5-10, 1 m. 15-20, 1 m. 30-40, 1
      f. 40-50.
      (note: the male 5-10 was probably Garrison Gibson).
      Garrison was probably the 2nd son because he had a child age 15-20.

      Listed on the 1840 Census for Greenville Dist., SC living next to
      Thomas, Reuben, Garrison and Rebecca. Thomas was probably the father
      to Reuben, John, Garrison and Rebecca who were all with the same age
      range. Thomas listed a m. age bet 60-70, and f. bet 50-60.
      I believe that Garrison Gibson Medlock was the son of Garrison
      Medlock. When Garrison died, John and Lucinda took the orphaned son
      in to raise. Also listed living close to the Medlock's were Thomas
      and John J. Mayfield.

      1840 Census Greenville Dist., SC:
      Medlock, John with 1 m 30-40, 1 f. 5-10, 1 f. 20-30. (child was
      probably daughter, Sally).
      John was probably the youngest because he had only one child age 5-10.

      January 2, 2001
      (Source: Macie Lewis, maciebl@bellsouth.net):
      "I retired in 1993 and decided I would investigate and find out who I
      am. An aunt of mine had joined several organizations where she had to
      have proof of ancestors being in armed services. When she died I came
      into possession of a box of disorganized notes, etc that she had
      collected and that is where I got lots of my information.
      I am still working on this project and had a lot of unanswered
      questions that I probably will never find the answer. According to my
      records John R (I believe Reeder) was born in Laurens County, S. C. on
      Dec. 15, 1796, died Nov 13, l862, on Oct 27, l819 he married Lucinda
      Mayfield who was born August 6, l802. Some records show her birthdate
      to be 1798. Lucinda was born in Gwinnett Co. Ga and died 1860 or 1862
      in either Goodspeed or Cleveland, Ark. My records show their children
      to be:Sally-born 1820, Mary Ann-1822, James M.-1823,
      Laurency-1825(this may be your Lorena)William F.-1827(changed spelling
      to Matlock),John Washington-1829, Elizabeth Caroline-1831,Miles
      Jefferson-1833, Lucindy Jane-1835,Battle W.-1837, Samantha and
      Damantha(twins)-1839, Giles Matison-1842, Alexander Pinto-1845,Nancy
      Ann-`1847
      (notes indicate of the 15 children 7 spelled the name Matlock, 8
      retained Medlock. John Reeder and Lucinda Medlock are supposed to have
      raised Garrison Gibson Medlock (their grandson) who was born in 1820,
      out of wedlock. I believe they had a daughter named Mary who was
      probably Garrison's mother, but nothing can be found on her. Back
      during that day & time the worst shame one could bring on their family
      was to have a child out of wedlock.
      (my, how times have changed).
      Garrison Gibson Medlock was my great grandfather, his son George
      Benjamin Davis Medlock, born in Lovejoy, Clayton County, Ga -died Aug
      14, l947, was my grandfather. He married my grandmother, Ophelia
      Caroline Hamilton, born Aug 17, l870 in Lovejoy, GA, died Aug. 1961,
      they are both buried in Jonesboro Cemetery, Jonesboro,Clayton Co. GA.
      My mother was their daughter, Winnie Davis Medlock Brown, born Mar 11,
      1907, died Aug 1, l988. I believe this is probable a shared family. I
      have lots more notes and documents to sort to find out who some names
      that appear in them are. Let me know if you have any more information
      I can use and I will do the same."

      John R. Medlock/Matlock was most probably the uncle of Garrison Gibson
      Medlock,
      rather than his grandfather. John R. was not old enough to
      have been Garrison's grandfather. John R. and Lucinda's first child
      was born in the same year as Garrison. (Source: MCMordecai 2006)

      J. R. Matlock removed from his native State (SC) to Georgia, when a
      young man, and there made his home until 1834, when he moved with his
      family to Alabama, and ten years later came to Bradley County, Ark.,
      where they spent the rest of their days. Mr. Mattock was an
      agriculturist throughout life, and while a resident of Georgia,
      carried the mail from Rome, Ga., to what is now known as Gadsden,
      Ala., and in 1836-37 helped remove the Indians from Alabama and
      Georgia to the Indian Territory. He and wife were members of the
      Primitive Baptist Church for many years, and he was a Democrat
      politically. The Matlocks are of Scotch descent, but his mother was a
      native of Holland, and lived to be one hundred and eight years of age.
      There were born to their union eight sons and seven daughters.
      (Source: Brenda Avila, Ba044@bak.rr.com)