Theodicia Ernest MEDLING Mary W MEDLING Elizabeth Mildred LASITER Mini tree diagram

William A MEDLING1,2

about 18301,2 - after 18562,3,4

Life History

about 1830

Born in Milton, Rutherford, Tennessee.1,2

18th Oct 1852

Married Elizabeth Mildred LASITER in Rutherford County, Tennessee.5

about 1853

Birth of daughter Theodicia Ernest MEDLING in Tennessee.3,1

after 1856

Died in Hunt County, Texas.2,3,4

5th Mar 1856

Birth of daughter Mary W MEDLING in Harrison County, Texas.1,3,4


  • William H MEDLING was born on _________, died around 1857. He married October 18, 1852 Elizabeth Mildred LASITER, was born Jan 2, 1828, died March 24, 1915, daughter of Thomas J Lasiter(Lasater) and Sarah Weaver.
    Children of William H MEDLING and Elizabeth Mildred LASITER were as follows:
    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,, trying to find the first husband of Elizabeth Medling, I first found a reference to a Caswell Medling, born in Tennessee and died in Texas.  This  genealogy had no documentation and no wife for Caswell.

    Caswell Medling
    Birth 1830 in Milton, Rutherford, Tennessee
    Death in Texas
    Parents John Medlin 1792 - 1848, Sarah Susannah Lasater 1796 - 1845
    --  Lyle,

    With these clues I searched on Tennessee marriage records, finding only one match in Rutherford, Tennessee.  But the groom's name was William A Medling.  Searching on this name, another set of genealogies turned up with family info on William H Medling, whose wife was Elizabeth Lasiter, and their children matched the two girls in the Briscoe household in the 1860 census.  I have not resolved William's middle initial.

    1860 Federal Census, Hunt County, Texas, 3 October, Precinct 8, P O Farmersville Collin County, p 39 (scan 340), Hse/Fam #985
    John Briscoe 45 M Stock Raiser $1280 Real Estate $10000 Personal Born Virginia [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]


  • 1. Ancestry Trees
    • Spencer Davis,
  • 2. Ancestry Trees
    • Lyle,
  • 3. 1860 Federal Census, Hunt County, Texas
    • 3 October, Precinct 8, P O Farmersville Collin County, p 39 (scan 340), Hse/Fam #985
  • 4. Discussion Forum
  • 5. Tennessee State Marriages, 1780-2002

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