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The majority of the information in this time line was supplied courtesy of Ann Broadbent.

20 Sep 1807

Petitions to the General Assembly of Tennessee
"Ansearchin" News

Affadavit of Jonas MEDFORD of Jackson County that sometime in May 1807 William THOMPSON of Jackson County requested MEDFORD to "draw some instrument of writing" to prevent his wife living in Virginia from obtaining his property.  Dated 20 September 1807.  Subscribing Justice B. HOUSTON?, Justice peace for Knox County.
(4 pages)    I assume to be the number of pages in the issue that contained the citation ?  
 
This tells us:   1.) Jonas MEDFORD was literate  2.) This is the same William THOMPSON of the Knox Co., Tn. citation that names James MEDFORD.  Thanks to Jim Willis of the Tn. Genealogical Society for supplying this transcription that was requested by Temple Simmons after a snippet was discovered on Google Books by Jonathan Medford.


1808
Haywood Co. formed from Buncombe County, NC 

30 Mar 1810
Haywood Co, NC  Land Entry  # 142
JONAS MEDFORD  enters 50 acres of land in Haywood Co, NC on the left side  of the Pigeon River  including the  ??????  Plumb??? Cove for compliment.

1810
Haywood Co, NC census: ( this census was somewhat  alphabetized)
pg. 67 Jonah Medford 1 male 16-25  1 female 16-25
1 male  0-9  1 female 0-9
no slaves
(Jonah Medford is listed one person from his father in law John Massey)
*AB Note: This information is from “ The 1810 Haywood Co, NC Census”, transcribed by Betsy Farlow, pub. by the Haywood County Genealogical Society, Inc.  pg. 12  

24 Sep 1813
Land Entry # 370: Jonas Medford entered 200 acres of land on David Shooks branch.

7 Mar 1819

Haywood Co, NC  Marriage Bond. Israel (X) Medford to Nancy Moor.   24 Sept. 1813


1820  

Haywood Co NC  census: (this census is mostly alphabetized)

            pg. 225     Henry Roberson 1 male 26-44  1 female 26-44

                                                      1 female 10-15

          no slaves

                  *AB note: This is the husband of Elizabeth Medford. 

            pg. 225     John Medlock 1 male 16-25  1 female 16-25

                         1 male 0-9  1 female 0-9

                                    no slaves

            pg. 225A Jonah Midletun 1 male 25-44  1 female 25-44

                                    1 male 10-15  1 female 0-9

                                    3 males 0-9

1830  

Haywood Co NC census

      pg. 368    Henry Robeson 1 male 40-50  1 female 60-70

            (living 1 household from him is Lebo Massey) 

       pg.370 --Jonas Medford 1 male 40-50  1 female 70-80

                              1 male 15-20  1 female 40-50

                              2 males 10-15  1 female 15-20

                              1 male 5-10  1 female 5-10

                              1 male 0-5  1 female 0-5

                              no slaves 

            (living next door is Jonas’ son Riley Medford)

      pg. 371 Riley Medford  1 male 20-30  1 female 20-30

                              1 male 5-10  1 female 5-10

                              1 male 0-5  1 female 0-5

                              no slaves

1 October 1832
Israel Medford is listed in the Western Carolinian as having mail in the post office at Morganton on 1 October 1832. It would be interesting to find out the locations of the post offices in that area at the time to get an idea about how close he lived to Morganton.


13 Aug 1835

Haywood Co, NC  Poll Book records show that JONAS MEDFORD  voted in the  1835 Congressional election on Aug. 13, 1835 at the Crabtree precinct of Haywood Co. NC 


10 Sep 1835

Haywood Co, NC Marriage Bond. Francis Byers to Sarah Medford d/o Jonas.

10 Sept. 1835. Bondsman Wrily Medford.  Wit: S. Fitzgerald, clerk.

            *AB note: Sarah was d/o Jonas and Lydia Medford. Riley was Sarah’s brother. 


14 Dec 1837

Haywood Co, NC Marriage Bond.  John Liner to Sarah Gray d/o ___Gray of TN.

      Bondsman: Wriley Medford.  Wit:  Wm. Welch.

1840 

Haywood Co, NC census

      pg.104       Medford, Jonas 1 male 60-70  1 female 60-70

                              2 males 20-30  1 female 50-60

                              2 males 15-20  1 female 10-15

                              2 males 10-15  1 female 5-10

                              1 male 5-10 

      pg. 124       Robison, Henry 1 male 60-70  1 female 70-80 

      pg. 128      Medford, Rily 1 male 30-40  1 female 30-40

                              2 males 5-10  2 females 0-5

                              1 male 0-5

      *This census was transcribed from microfilm by Ann Broadbent

11 Apr 1840

Haywood Co, NC Marriage Bond.  James Liner to Darcus Fulbright.

      Bondsman: Wriley Medford.  Wit: Wm. Welch.

            *AB note: Nicholas was the son of Jonas and Lydia Medford.

23 Mar 1841

Haywood Co, NC Marriage Bond. Lewis Chambers to Maryann Medford.  23 Mar 1841. 

      Bondsman: J(ohn) N. McGee. Wit: ________


13 May 1841

Haywood Co, NC Marriage Bond.  Johnston Anderson  to Elisure Blaylock.

      Bondsman: Isareal (x) Medford.


1850

Haywood Co NC

      #39 Medford, Israel  33 b.NC

            Mary   25 b.NC

            L.A. (f)   08 b.NC

            Elias   07 b.NC

            Elizer J.  04 b.NC

            Mary   03 b.NC

            Levina   01 b.NC 

      #54 Meace, Peter  41 b.NC

            Nancy   41 b.NC d/o Henry Robeson and Elizabeth Medford

            Cynthia E.  18 b.NC

            Robberson  17 b.NC

            Morgan   14 b.NC

            Elizabeth  12 b.NC

            Mathias   11 b.NC

            Medford  09 b.NC

            Bradford  07 b.NC

            Debby   05 b.NC

            Lorenzo  04 b.NC

            Washington  02 b.NC 

      #55 Robberson, Henry 74

            Roberson, Elizabeth 90 

      #95 Liner, R.E.  30 b.NC

            Rhebecca  25 b.NC

            Andrew   03 b.NC

            Mahala   01 b.NC

      #120  Medford, Jonas 64 b.NC Farmer  RE 450

            Lidda   63 b.SC 

            L.P. (m)  23 b.NC

            Elias   21 b.NC

            Naoma   19 b.NC

            Rachael  17 b.NC

            Massa, Clerisa  50 b.SC   (this is Lydia’s sister) 

      #657 Medford, Jonah 66 b.NC

            Lidda   62 b.SC

            Liber   24 b.NC

            Elias   22 b.NC

            Naoma   18 b.NC

            Mahala   20 b.NC

            *NOTE For some reason Jonas Medford and family got listed in the 1850     nsus twice. Note that the information  given is a little different. 

      #762 Medford, Nicholas 34 b.NC

            Sarah   28 b.NC

            James A.   06 b.NC

            Lawson   04 b.NC

            Naoma   03 b.NC

            Charlotte  02 b.NC 

      #1005 Medford, R.(m)  41 b.NC

            Nancy   44 b.NC

            William   19 b.NC

            Leander  16 b.NC

            Lidda   14 b.NC

            Mary   12 b.NC

            Eldridge  09 b.NC

            Luizer   06 b.NC

            Lebo   04 b.NC 

            *From “Haywood Co, NC 1850 census” indexed and transcribed by Census Associates. 


7 Jan 1852

Haywood Co, NC Marriage Bond. Lebo Medford to Mary Malinda Massey. 7 Jan. 1852.

      Bondsman: A(ndrew) Holder.  Wit: J. Keener, Clerk. Md. 7 Jan. 1852 by W.L. Davis, JP.

“ Early Marriage Bonds of Haywood Co, NC 1808-1870” compiled by James E. Wooley, pg. 71 

            *AB note: Lorenzo Dow Medford was the s/o Riley Medford and Nancy Colvart Marr 


18 May 1857

Haywood Co, NC Marriage Bond. W.W. Medford to Caroline Tate. 18 May 1857.


9 Jun 1859

Haywood Co, NC Marriage Bond.  D.A. Massa to Mary Medford.  9 June 1859.

      Bondsman: D.J. Dotson.  Wit: David Howell. Md. 9 June 1859 by Wm. Haynes, JP.


10 July 1859
by D.B. Ford, JP.  Bondsman: Riley Medford. Wit: W.W. Medford, clk.


1860 

Haywood Co NC census

            #77 Meece, Peter  51 b.NC 

                  Nancy   50 b.NC

                  Robert   27 b.NC School Teacher

                  Morgan   24 b.NC

                  Medford  19 b.NC

                  Bradford  18 b.NC

                  Delora   16 b.NC

                  Lorenza D.  14 b.NC

                  George   12 b.NC

                  William M.  10 b.NC

                  Joseph N.  07 b.NC 

            #79 Robeson, Henry 76 b.VA 

            #228 Medford, R.E.  40 b.NC Farmer  RE 4000

                  Rebecca  35 b.NC

                  Andrew L.  13 b.NC

                  Adaline   12 b.NC

                  Haseltine  10 b.NC

                  Vina   07 b.NC

                  Clementine  04 b.NC

                  Avery B.  03 b.NC

                  Selena   1/12 b.NC

                  Robison, Samuel 65 b.NC

                  Holder, Andrew  42 b.NC Millwright

                  Magee, Morning 18 b.NC 

            #612 Isra M. Medford 39 b.NC

                  Mary A.   38 b.NC

                  Angeline  17 b.NC

                  Elias   16 b.NC

                  Jane   14 b.NC

                  Mary   12 b.NC

                  Vina   10 b.NC

                  Jonas   08 b.NC

                  Nancy   07 b.NC

                  Andrew   06 b.NC

                  Elizabeth A.  04 b.NC

                  Sary   02 b.NC 

            #733 Medford, Elias  31 b.NC

                  Mary   25 b.NC

                  Laura E.  04 b.NC

                  Margaret E.   6/12 b.NC

                  Clarecy Smathers 55  

            (Roberson Miller was married to Jonas and Lydia's daughter Mahala.) 

            #801 Medford, Lebo  32 b.NC

                  Mary M.  25 b.NC

                  Western A.  05 b.NC

                  Demarey E.  02 b.NC

                  Delila S.  10/12 b.NC 

            #811 Medford, Nicholas 44 b.NC

                  Sary   37 b.NC

                  James R.  17 b.NC

                  Lawson H.  15 b.NC

                  Naoma A.  13 b.NC

                  Charlottie  11 b.NC

                  Mahala E.  10 b.NC

                  William L.  07 b.NC

                  Mary A.   04 b.NC

                  Joseph A.   02 b.NC

                  Lydia O.  2/12 b.NC 

            # 954 Medford, William W. 27 b.NC   C.C. Clerk

                  Caroline  23 b.NC

                  Western H.  02 b.NC

                  Robert M.  4/12 b.NC 

This information is from “ 1860 Census - North Carolina, Transcription for Haywood County” by Brenda Bishop.
 

11 Sep 1860

Haywood Co, NC Marriage Bond. J.M. Rhea to Tynie Right. Bondsman: L.D. Medford


28 Nov 1865

Haywood Co, NC Marriage Bond.  J.K. Cunningham to Jane Medford. 28 Nov. 1865.

      Bondsman: G.L. Cunningham.  Wit:  J.W. Killian, Clerk

            *AB note: Jane was d/o Israel and Mary Ann Medford.

 

17 Mar 1866

Haywood Co, NC Marriage Bond.  P.L. Jones to Naoma Medford.  17 Mar. 1866.

      Wit: W.W. Medford, Clerk.  Md. 17 Mar. 1866 by John Turpin, JP

            *AB note: I have no idea whose daughter Naoma was. 

            *AB note: Haseltine was the d/o Reubin Eldridge Medford and Rebecca Robinson 

            Beaverdam North

            Crabtree

            #118 Lorenzo Dow Medford  36 b.NC Farmer

                  Martha M.   38 b.NC Wife

                  William Riley   12 b.NC Son

                  John Turpin   10 b.NC Son

                  Sarah Belle   08 b.NC Dau

                  Dorocus B. “Dora”  04 b.NC Dau

                  Isabelle    01 b.NC Dau

there are the following notations on this family: Lorenzo and Martha were md. 9 Apr. 1857 and Martha’s maiden name was Fulbright.
 
there are the following notations on this family: Ruben and Mary Ann were md. 7 Feb. 1867 and Mary Ann’s maiden name was Rogers.
 
there are the following notations on this family: William and Nancy were md. c 1831, and Nancy’s maiden name was Marr.
 
there are the following notations on this family: The maiden name of Quincy was Rogers.  There is no date of marriage given.
 
there are the following notations on this family: William and Caroline were md.19 May 1857 and Caroline’s maiden name was Tate.
 
there are the following notations on this family: Nicholas and Sarah were md. 13 Sept. 1840 and Sarah’s maiden name was Fulbright.
 

            Waynesville South

            #13 Andrew Lafayette Medford 22 b.NC Farmer

                  Amanda B.   18 b.NC Wife

                  Mary Alice   02 b.NC Dau

                  Laura Ann   Jul 1869 NC Dau

                  Jeremiah Eldridge  Apr.1870 NC Son

there are the following notations on this family: Ruben and Rebecca were md. 19 Feb 1846 and Rebecca’s maiden name was Robinson.  Samuel Robinson was md. 1st to Sarah Ann Holder 1797-1827 and 2nd    md. 12 Apr 1828 to Nancy Kilby 1792-1852 .  (AB NOTE:  Part of this information is incorrect…Samuel Robinson was actually md. 1st to Sarah Cathey, as proven in a deed concerning the heirs of William Cathey)
 
there are the following notations on this family: Elias and Mary were md. 16 Aug 1854. Her maiden name was Evans.
 

            #124 Waynesville Township

                  Andrew Lafayette Medford 32 b.NC Farmer  NC NC

                  Amanda B.   27 b.NC Wife  NC NC

                  Mary Alice   12 b.NC Dau  NC NC

                  Laura Ann   11 b.NC Dau  NC NC

                  Jeremiah Eldridge  09 b.NC Son  NC NC

                  Samuel Wesley   07 b.NC  Son  NC NC

                  Cephas Erwin   05 b.NC Son  NC NC

                  Elizabeth   03 b.NC Dau  NC NC

                  Lydia L.    Sept 79 b.NC Dau  NC NC

there are the following notations on this family. Amanda’s maiden name was Allen
 

            #245 Erastus Wesley Brown  31 b.NC Farmer  NC NC

                  Sarah M. “ Sallie”  27 b.NC Wife  NC NC

                  Alney E.   04 b.NC Son  NC NC

                  Arthur B.   01 b.NC Son  NC NC

                  Dora Medford (mulatto) 14 b.NC  Domestic NC NC

there are the following notations on this family: Erastus Brown was 1st md.  to Mary Matilda Jenkins. The maiden name of Sarah M. was Bryson.
 
 

4 Sep 1886

WILL—Haywood Co, Wills

      State of North Carolina     Sept. 4, 1886

      Haywood County 

                                          E.B. (X) Medford (seal)

(x) Medford


20 Jul 1895

1895 WILL--Haywood Co  Wills Vol.2 p.317  

      State of North Carolina     February 26th 1890

      Haywood County

      Witness      R.E.Medford    (seal)

      J.A. Benners

      M.R. Buchanan 

            Codicil and explanation to the above.

      Witness my hand and seal April 21st 1891

                                                R E Medford (seal)

      Witness

      J.A. Benners

      M.R. Buchanan 
 

      20 July 1895

      J K Boone Clerk Superior Court 

      Sworn to and subscribed before me, this 20th day of July 1895

                                                C.V. Medford 
 

1902 Haywood Co, NC Permanent Roll of Registered Voters

      Mac Mcnab age 32 registered to vote23 Oct 1902 Waynesville NC

            ancestor who voted 1 Jan 1867 was Israel Medford

      J.M. Meadford age 53 registered to vote 4 Oct 1902 Waynesville NC

            ancestor who voted 1 Jan 1867 was Isrel Medford

      A.B. Medford age 44 registered to vote 25 Oct 1902  Waynesville NC

      A.L. Medford age 55 registered to vote 25 Oct 1902  Waynesville, NC

            ancestor who voted 1 Jan 1867 was R.E. Medford

      Ansil Medford age 32 registered to vote 14 Oct 1902 Waynesville NC

       ancestor who voted 1 Jan 1867 was R.E. Medford

      C.B. Medford age 26 registered to vote 24 Oct 1902 Waynesville NC

            ancestor who voted 1 Jan 1867 was Nichols Medford

      C.V. Medford age 42 registered to vote 14 Oct 1902 Waynesville NC

            ancestor who voted 1 Jan 1867 was R.E. Medford

      Cephas Medford age 27 registered to vote 25 Oct 1902 Waynesville NC

            ancestor who voted 1 Jan 1867 was R. E. Medford

      Chas. W. Medford age 30 registered to vote 17 Oct 1902 Iron Duff NC

            ancestor who voted 1 Jan 1867 was Robert A. Medford

      Drinus (?) L. Medford age 51 registered to vote 24 Oct 1902 Iron Duff NC

            ancestor who voted 1 Jan 1867 was Riley Medford

or A. Medford age 31 registered to vote 25 oct 1902 Waynesville NC

            ancestor who voted 1 Jan 1867 was R.E. Medford

      Erastus Medford age 26 registered to vote 25 Oct 1902 Iron Duff NC

            ancestor who voted 1 Jan 1867 was Riley Medford

Conner Medford age 27 registered to vote 11 Oct 1902 Pigeon NC
Ratcliff Medford age 23 registered to vote 7 Oct 1902 Waynesville, NC
Riley Medford age 44 registered to vote 17 Oct 1902 Crabtree NC

            ancestor who voted 1 Jan 1867 was L.D. Medford

      Willis Medford age 56 registered 25 Oct 1902 Waynesville NC

            ancestor who voted 1 Jan 1867 was Israel Medford

      Wm. A. Medford age 22 registered to vote 24 Oct 1902 Iron Duff NC

            ancestor who voted 1 Jan 1867 was Robert E. Medford 

      George F. Wyatt age 25 registered to vote 25 Oct 1902 Waynesville NC

            ancestor who voted 1 Jan 1867 was Isreal Medford

      J.C. Wyatt age 29 registered to vote 25 Oct 1902 Waynesville NC

            ancestor who voted 1 Jan 1867 was Isreal Medford

M. Wyatt age 25 registered to vote 25 Oct 1902 Waynesville NC

            ancestor who voted 1 Jan 1867 was Isreal Medford

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