William A MEDLING Theodicia Ernest MEDLING Mary W MEDLING John Runnels BRISCOE Hattie D BRISCOE Henry DAVIS Henry Ulysses DAVIS James MARVEL Mini tree diagram

Elizabeth Mildred LASITER2,1,8,2,2,3,4,5,5,5,5,6

2nd Jan 18311,2,3,4,5,6 - 2nd Jan 19152

Life History

2nd Jan 1831

Born in Tennessee.1,2,3,4,5,6

18th Oct 1852

Married William A MEDLING in Rutherford County, Tennessee.8

about 1853

Birth of daughter Theodicia Ernest MEDLING in Tennessee.3,9

after 1856

Death of William A MEDLING in Hunt County, Texas.10,3,5

5th Mar 1856

Birth of daughter Mary W MEDLING in Harrison County, Texas.9,3,5

about 1858

Married John Runnels BRISCOE.5

1861

Birth of daughter Hattie D BRISCOE in Hunt County, Texas.2,5

18th Nov 1863

Death of John Runnels BRISCOE in Austin, Conway, Arkansas.2

23rd Oct 1866

Married Henry DAVIS in Hunt County, Texas.2,5

Jul 1867

Birth of son Henry Ulysses DAVIS in Grayson County, Texas.9,4,11,5

23rd Mar 1870

Death of Henry DAVIS in Grayson County, Texas.9,9,6

1885

Married James MARVEL in Grayson County, Texas.1,5

about 1912

Divorced from James MARVEL in Grayson County, Texas.5

Jan 1915

Died in Wheeler County, Texas.2

(less likely)

2nd Jan 1915

Died in Grayson County, Texas.7,5

(most likely)

after 2nd Jan 1915

Buried in Shamrock Cemetery, Shamrock, Wheeler County, Texas.6

Notes

  • Elizabeth Mildred Lasiter was married 4 times.

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    William H Medling and Elizabeth M Lasiter

    William H MEDLING was born on _________, died around 1857. He marriedOctober 18, 1852 Elizabeth Mildred LASITER, was born Jan 2, 1828, diedMarch 24, 1915, daughter of Thomas J Lasiter(Lasater) and SarahWeaver.
    Children of William H MEDLING and Elizabeth Mildred LASITER were asfollows:
    1. Theodocia, born1853
    2. Mary W born March 5, 1856 in Harrison County TX, died February 24,1934 in Wheeler County, Shamrock TX.
    --  Mary Molly Marvel Davis, born 1866, By Jeff Davis, Genealogy.com,http://www.genealogy.com/forum/surnames/topics/marvel/371/
    ---------------------------

    The first record I ever found for Elizabeth was as the second wife ofJohn Briscoe in the 1860 census of Hunt County, Texas, with twochildren named Medling from her previous marriage.  She is reportedborn in Tennessee.

    1860 Federal Census, Hunt County, Texas, 3 October, Precinct 8, P OFarmersville Collin County, p 39 (scan 340), Hse/Fam #985
    John Briscoe 45 M Stock Raiser $1280 Real Estate $10000 Personal BornVirginia [born abt 1815]
    Elizabeth Briscoe 32 F b Tenn [born abt 1828]
    Caroline Briscoe 18 F b Mo [born abt 1842]
    Isaac N Briscoe 15 M b Mo [born abt 1845]
    John B Briscoe 14 M b Mo [born abt 1846]
    Ephraim Briscoe 11 M b Texas [born abt 1849]
    Theodocia Medling 7 F b Tenn [born abt 1853]
    Mary W Medling 5 F b Texas [born abt 1858]

    I checked on Medling names from Tennessee, and found a sparsegenealogy listing a Caswell Medling, born in Rutherford County,Tennessee, in 1830.  This reported that Caswell had died in Texas, butno county or date was mentioned and no documentation was given.  Thisgenealogy gave me the names and dates of Caswell's parents but nospouse.

    Caswell Medling
    Birth 1830 in Milton, Rutherford, Tennessee, Death in Texasx`x
    Parents:
    John Medlin 1792 - 1848
    Sarah Susannah Lasater 1796 - 1845
    --  Lyle,http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/5215144/person/1408509112?ssrc=&ftm=1

    Checking out these clues, I found a marriage record in RutherfordCounty, Tennessee for a William H Medling and Elizabeth Lasiter.  Lookat the marriage date.  This is about the time John Briscoe's wifeRebeca died.  Elizabeth Medling Briscoe's first daughter was bornabout 1853, so this would match marriage in 1852.  But how does thename William fit with Caswell?  It sounds like two differentindividuals.  But I cannot find any individuals that fit more closely.

    These details led to a marriage record in Rutherford County thatseemed to fit, and the reference to the groom's name William Medlingled to some other genealogies with confirming information.

    Tennessee State Marriages, 1780-2002
    Wm H Medling
    Spouse Elizabeth M Lasiter
    Marriage 18 Oct 1852 Rutherford County

    Elizabeth Mildred Lasiter
    Birth Jan 1828 in Rutherford Tennessee
    Death Jan 1915 in Shamrock, Wheeler, Texas
    Spouse William H Medling, Birth in Rutherford Tennessee, Death Unknown
    Children:
    Theodicia Ernest Medling b 1853
    Mary W Medling 1856 - 1934
    Spouse John Runnels Briscoe 1815 - 1863
    Daughter Hattie Briscoe b 1861
    Spouse Henry Davis 1797 - 1870
    Son Henry Ulysses Davis b 1867
    Spouse James Marvel, Birth 1831, Death 1916 in Grayson County, Texas
    No Children Reported
    --  Spencer Davis,http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/24649105/person/1548136384

    Jeff Davis reports from his famliy information and research thatElizabeth Mildred married John Runnells Briscoe about 1858

    Second Marriage-Elizabeth M. MEDLING married John BRISCOE around 1858
    Daughter Hattie, born 1861
    --  Mary Molly Marvel Davis, born 1866, By Jeff Davis, Genealogy.com,http://www.genealogy.com/forum/surnames/topics/marvel/371/

    One genealogy with very little information does provide the date ofmarriage with Henry Davis.

    Elizabeth Lassiter (no details)
    Marriage to John Runnells Briscoe Bef 1859 TX
    Daughter Hattie D Briscoe b 1861
    Marriage to Henry Davis 23 Oct 1866 Hunt County, TX
    Son Henry Davis
    --  Leta,http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/5741300/person/-1404094627?ftm=1

    Jeff Davis reports a different marriage date for Elizabeth and Henry.

    Third Marriage-Elizabeth M. BRISCOE married Henry DAVIS, October 9,1866.
    Son Henry Ulysses, born July 1867
    --  Mary Molly Marvel Davis, born 1866, By Jeff Davis, Genealogy.com,http://www.genealogy.com/forum/surnames/topics/marvel/371/

    1880 Federal Census, Grayson County, Texas, 14 June, Precinct 4,District 11, page 41 (scan 276A), Hse #342, Fam #364
    Davis, E M  W F 52   Keeping House TN TN TN
    Davis, H U  W M 12  Son TX IL TN
    Ryan, W J  W M 26 Servant MO MO MO
    Schmidt, G H  W M 26 Servant Germany Germany Germany
    Scott, J H  W M 30 Servant TX MO MO
    Lankford, J  W M 29 Servant MO MO MO

    Fourth Marriage-Elizabeth M. DAVIS married James MARVEL 1885, divorcedaround 1912.
    --  Mary Molly Marvel Davis, born 1866, By Jeff Davis, Genealogy.com,http://www.genealogy.com/forum/surnames/topics/marvel/371/

    1900 Federal Census, Grayson County, Texas, 9 June, Justice Precinct4, District 148, page 5A, Hse #83, Fam #85
    Marvel, James Head W M  Nov 1831  68 Married 16 year IN GA TN Farmer
    Marvel, Elizabeth M Wife W F Jan 1828  72 Married 16 years 0 child/0living TN SC VA

    Some genealogies report that Elizabeth died in January 1915.  But acensus entry for James Marvel, with matching age and birth state, andin the same precinct of Grayson County, is reported as a widow, livingwith his daughter Belle DeSpain.  The death date is not documented inthe genealogies that have it.

    1910 Federal Census, Grayson County, Texas, 26 April, JudicialPrecinct 4, District 95, page 11B, Hse #218, Fam #219
    DeSpain, Frank Head M W 47 Married 29 years TX MS AR Farmer Rents
    DeSpain, Belle Wife F W 49 Married 29 years 7 child/3 living IL IN IN
    Aldridge, Iram (Hiram?) Son M W 22 Single VA VA VA Barber, Own shop
    Marvel, James father-in-law M W 79 Widowed IN IN IN Own income

    But even though James reported he was widowed, he was still married toMildred at that time.  They divorced in 1912.  Perhaps they werealready separated, and he was too ashamed to report that in thecensus.  Mildred died  in 1915.

    Mildred Elizabeth Lasiter Marvel
    Birth Jan 2, 1831
    Death Jan 2, 1915
    Spouses:
    James Marvel (1831 - 1915)
    Henry Davis (1797 - 1870)
    Children:
    Mary W Meddling (1856 - 1934)
    Hattie D. Simpson (1861 - 1883)
    Burial Shamrock Cemetery, Shamrock, Wheeler County , Texas, Blk-C, Lot50 Sp 8
    Created by DonZas Mar 07, 2005
    --  Find A Grave Memorial #10574993,http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=10574993

Sources

  • 1. 1900 Federal Census, Grayson County, Texas
    • 9 June, Justice Precinct 4, District 148, page 5A, Hse #83, Fam #85
  • 2. Ancestry Trees
  • 3. 1860 Federal Census, Hunt County, Texas
    • 3 October, Precinct 8, P O Farmersville Collin County, p 39 (scan
  • 4. 1880 Federal Census, Grayson County, Texas
    • 14 June, Precinct 4, District 11, page 41 (scan 276A), Hse #342, Fam
  • 5. Genealogy.com Discussion Forum
  • 6. Find a Grave Memorial Registry
  • 7. 1910 Federal Census, Grayson County, Texas
    • 26 April, Judicial Precinct 4, District 95, page 11B, Hse #218, Fam
  • 8. Tennessee State Marriages, 1780-2002
  • 9. Ancestry Trees
    • Spencer Davis,
  • 10. Ancestry Trees
    • Lyle,
  • 11. 1920 Federal Census, Twin Falls County, Idaho
    • 2 January, Twin Falls, District 256, page 3B, 918 Blue Lake Blvd,

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