Medlins of Davidson Co, NC
I have two Medlin families from Davidson Co, NC who simply vanished.
The 1844 will of Joseph Medlin (wife Eve Myers) named daughter Catherine Medley. She was Catherine Gordon wife of John Medlin - married 27 Jan 1833 Davidson Co. He was listed on the 1840 census in Davidson Co as John Medlin Jr. Their 1850 census:
1850 Davidson Co, Southern Division
John Medlin 35
Caterine Medlin 43
Abigail I Medlin 14
Leah E Medlin 14
Malinda Medlin 11
Lucinda Medlin 8
Mary Medlin 6
Phoebe Medlin 1
Edith Elberson 35
Hiram Elberson 4
Henry H Elberson 3/12
Edith Elberson later married Thomas B Cecil whose first wife was Sarah Gordon, sister of Joseph Gordon d 1844.
In 1860 Catherine Medlin was 52 living with her brother William Gordon. I have been unable to find John Medlin or any of their children even searching for the names in other states.
The second family of Medlins involves the children of James Lindsay Floyd and Elizabeth Regan who married in 1819 in Davidson Co. Elizabeth died in the early 1840's. James m2 Delia Myers. His 1850 census lists his children by Delia, but his children by Elizabeth seem to have been placed in other homes. None are listed with James.
Probably children include Mary Ann Floyd, Tabitha Floyd, and James Floyd. Elizabeth Floyd might have been one of James Lindsay Floyd's children if she married VERY young (no older than 14) or she might have been the sister of James Lindsay Floyd.
Davidson Co Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions vol III p 92 Nov term 1842
Ordered by the court that the sheriff bring to the next term of this court Mary Ann Floyd (living with Jeremiah Medlin in order to be bound out as an apprentice.
I have had no luck finding later records for Jeremiah Medlin or Mary Ann Floyd. Neither show up on censuses. Was Jeremiah the same as Rial (possibly Uriah) Medlin below?
Rile Medlin m Elizabeth Floyade 18 Apr 1833 Davidson Co
Riley Medley m Tabbith Floyd 14 Apr 1842 Davidson Co
1850 Davidson Co, Northern division
Rial Medlin 34(probably older if he married in 1833)
Tabitha Medlin 24
Louisa Medlin 14
Paulina Medlin 11
William Medlin 9
Elisabeth Medlin 7
Levi Medlin 5
Terrisse C Medlin 2 (f)
James Floyd 15b 1835 (probably Tabitha's brother)
Rial Medlin should have been on the 1840 census with wife Elizabeth Floyd. The closest match I've been able to find was Uriah Medlin: 1M 20-29, 1F 30-39, 1F 10-14, 1F 5-9, 1F 0-4 If this was Rial Medlin, his wife Elizabeth Floyd was b 1801-1810 and would have to be the sister of James Lindsay Floyd rather than his daughter. This would explain why the Medlins seem to have taken in the children of James Lindsay Floyd who would have been Elizabeth's nieces and nephews.
These Medlins vanished too. I have been unable to find any of this family later except for James Floyd who married Elizabeth Kindley and remained in Davidson Co.
I feel sure there is some connection between John Medlin b abt 1815 and Rial (Uriah? Jeremiah?) Medlin b abt 1816. These Floyd, Gordon, and Medlin families lived in the same part of the county - Thomasville area. The Gordons married heavily into the Floyds. An early John Floyd bought his land from Joseph Gordon d 1844. James Lindsay Floyd witnessed the deed when John Floyd (possibly James's father or older brother) sold the same tract in 1831.
Another clue - very unreliable. Someone has submitted a family to Ancestry.com in which they claim that Henry H Elberson on the 1850 census in John Medlin's home was the son of Edith Elberson and John Medlin. There were no records or even an explanation included as proof. The Davidson Co marriage bond for Edith Elverson and Thomas B Cecil was dated 22 Jul 1859. For bondsman it says "Hamilton made his mark". There was another marriage bond for Hamelton Elverson and Adaline Floyd dated 28 Apr 1859, Isom Floyd bondsman. Martha Adaline Floyd was the daughter of Joseph Floyd and Sarah Spurgeon and the sister of Isom Floyd. Adaline died of the flu in June 1860 (mortality schedule). Hamilton Elberson disappeared from the records but their son Henry Elberson was listed as a nephew in the home of Lindsay David Gordon and wife Bettie (Elizabeth) Floyd (Adaline's sister) in 1880.
Has anyone picked up on these Medlin/Medley families later?
This Rial Medlin is not the same person who appeared on censuses in Franklin Co, NC.