Re: North Carolina Medlin's
Thanks for the information.
I have a copy of the original Land Grant to Richard Medlin, 200 acres at the mouth of the Ashley River, Charleston, SC. It was from the SC Department of History & Archives.
The reason so many people moved in the early to mid 1800's was land grants. They were given land in other areas. All they had to do was improve it. Robert Medlin and his 2 brothers got adjoining parcels of land in Richland County, SC. Robert's was 404 acres I believe.
Back to Richard & Rachel.. They didn't last long on Charleston. It was a very difficult place to live at that time. There were constant raid by indians from north Florida. Rich and Rachel caught a boat to New Kent County, Va. Just north of Williamsburg. They had at least one child christened there. I think it was Joel. The church records were destroyed in a fire.
That that beginning the Medlin's filtered down into NC and later to other states.
I believe Richard was an endentured stone mason. I have not been able to find his name on the passenger list of the Caroline. Have you?