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William F. Medlock

Male 1828 - Yes, date unknown

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  • Name William F. Medlock 
    Born 23 Feb 1828  Coweta Co., GA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Yes, date unknown 
    Person ID I8348  MyTree
    Last Modified 15 Aug 2009 

    Father John R. (Reeder ?) Medlock,   b. 15 Dec 1796, Greenville Dist., SC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Nov 1860, Bradley Co., AK Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years) 
    Mother 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 
    Family ID F3539  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Amelia M. Tolefree,   b. 29 Apr 1822, Jasper Co., GA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 1853  prob GA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 17 Jul 2017 
    Family ID F4195  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Chose to spell his name "Matlock".

      Notes for WILLIAM F. MATLOCK:
      In 1860 this family is living in Pennington Township, Bradley County,
      Arkansas. Battle W. is living with them.
      In 1870 this family is living in Red Land Township, Bradley County,
      Goodspeed Biographies
      William F. Matlock, Sr., is a member of the well-known mercantile
      establishment of Matlock & Haskins, which has done and is doing so
      much for the advancement of New Edinburg, and vicinity. Mr. Matlock is
      a Georgian, whose birth occurred in Coweta County, February 23, 1828,
      and is a son of J. R. and Lucinda (Mayfield) Mattock,... their union
      eight sons and seven daughters, of whom William F. Mattock was the
      fifth child. His school days were spent in Bradley County, Ark., and
      when twenty-two years of age he commenced to farm for himself near
      where he now does business. In 1866 he began selling merchandise at
      his present stand, being the first man to go into business at this
      point, but at the end of two years he gave up this work, and again
      turned his attention to farming, and was a successful tiller of tire
      soil until 1877. Since that time he has devoted his time and attention
      to merchandising, and besides his mercantile establishment he is the
      owner of 360 acres of land, a large portion of which is under
      cultivation. In 1853 he was married to Mrs. Amelia M. Tolefree, a
      daughter of David Meriwether. She was born in Jasper County, Ga.,
      April 29, 1822, and was the widow of Robert Tolefree. Her union with
      Air. Matlock has resulted in the birth of the following children:
      Rebecca M. (wife of T. M. Boyd, a farmer, of Cleveland County), Anna
      D. (who also married a farmer of the county), and Elma S. Those
      deceased are: David M., and Carrie A. (who was the wife of W . H.
      Harrison, her death occurring in 1882). Mr. and Mrs. Matlock are
      members of the Methodist Episcopal Church South, and he is a Royal
      Arch Mason, and a Democrat, politically.
      Jack H. Marcus A. Matlock did much research on his branch of the
      family. In his notes he stated: "it will be noted that all the names
      in the Bible record were written Medlock and I have used the same
      spelling in the cornments before. However, all the sons of John R.
      Medlock (grandfather of Marcus A. whom. I knew spelled the narne
      Matlock, and also all their children followed the latter spelling. It
      is my information that William Medlock one of older sons, is
      responsible for the change in spelling in our family. He was the most
      prosperous of the sons of John R. Medlock in his day, owned some
      slaves, a mill, and was one of the first to establish a mercantile
      business in the village in South Arkansas known as New Edinburg. From
      some source in one of his trading trips to New Orleans to market
      cotton and merchandise, he received information that convinced him
      that the correct spelling of the name should be Matlock so he changed,
      and all his brothers followed him in the change. Thereafter all this
      branch of the family spelled its name Matlock, and most of them moved
      further west into Texas seeking greener pastures. (Note to Mrs.
      Leonard and Mrs. Jack H. Matlock - I found Miles Jefferson in 1880
      Wise Co., Tx.)