Here’s Your Sign #29 ~ Charles Simpson Medlin ~ Medlin Cemetery

For many years I have been collecting photos of and information about the various signs that have been placed in honor of some of my ancestors. These signs are a glimpse into some event and/or place where they lived. Some of the signs are small like a placard with a few poignant words, some are large, and they go into great detail, and then there are those that are somewhere in between. Each one gives added life to those ancestors.

Medlin Cemetery

In 1847 Charles Medlin (1807-1864) and his wife Matilda (Allen) migrated from Missouri with their household and 20 other families to take up land grants on Denton Creek. Also in the wagon train and colony were Charles Medlin’s widowed mother and his brother Lewis. Floods broke up the first Medlin settlement, at times called “Garden Valley”, moving to higher grounds in this vicinity. The settlers formed a new neighborhood that was to grow into the town of Roanoke (1.5 miles west).
Charles Medlin;s daughter Mittie Ann (born 1828) admired the beauty of this hill, saying she would like to be buried here. The cemetery was opened at her death in April 1850. Her parents, 13 brothers and sisters, and many other close relatives also rest here along with neighbors and others from the locality. This is one of the oldest cemeteries in Denton County. In 1900 James W. Medlin, son of the original land donors, Charles and Matilda Medlin, enlarged the area to more than ten acres, and began selling lots to bring in maintenance funds. Medlin Cemetery Association was formed in 1947.
A new access boulevard and other improvements were provided for this cemetery in the 1970s.

Charles Simpson Medlin is my maternal 3rd Great Uncle.

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Thursday at the Cemetery ~ Medlin Cemetery ~ Trophy Club, Denton County, Texas ~ Finale

Medlin Cemetery is located in the town of Trophy Club, Denton County, Texas. Most of the stones in this cemetery have been well cared for and so has the grounds. I have decided to feature this cemetery because I have several ancestors that are buried here.
In all, I believe there are about 15 Medlin and Allen ancestors buried here. In 1847 my 4th Great Grandmother, Permelia Loving Allen led a large group of family to the area So for the next few weeks I will be displaying the headstone (if there is one) and writing a short biography of each one.
William Owen Medlin, my 1st cousin 4 times removed, was born on August 31, 1838, in Cole Country, Missouri. He is the son of Charles Simpson Medlin (1807-1864) and Matilda M. Allen (1812-1863). In 1847, he moved with his family to current day Denton County Texas. Here he married Amanda Elizabeth White (1844-1932) on July 20, 1865. He had just returned from fighting in the Civil War where he was captured and was imprisoned twice. They had 11 children, 3 sons, and 8 daughters. William was a successful farmer. He died on February 28, 1900, at the age of 61.
Amanda Elizabeth White, the wife of my 1st cousin 4 times removed, was born on July 31, 1844, in Missouri. Her parents are unknown at this time. She married William Owen Medlin (1838-1900) on July 20, 1865. They had 11 children, 3 sons, and 8 daughters. She died on May 22, 1932, in Perrin, Jack County, Texas, at the age of 87.

James Wilson Medlin, my 1st cousin 4 times removed, was born on August 27, 1846, in Missouri. He is the son of Charles Simpson Medlin (1807-1864) and Matilda M. Allen (1812-1863) In 1847, he moved with his family to current day Denton County Texas. Here he married Henrietta Hunter (1846-1891) in 1867. They had 11 children, 5 sons, and 5 daughters, and one child who died in childbirth and the gender is not known. James owned a large farm in Peter’s Colony. He died on February 25.1915, at the age of 68.

Henrietta Hunter, wife of my 1st cousin 4 times removed, was born on July 10, 1846, in Henderson County, Texas. She is the daughter of Henry Hunter (1809-1847) and Martha Murray (1811-1890). She married James Wilson Medlin (1846-1915) in 1867. They had 11 children, 5 sons, and 5 daughters, and one child who died in childbirth and the gender is not known. She died on April 20,1891, at the age of 44.
Christopher Columbus Medlin, my 1st cousin 4 times removed, was born on September 23, 1855, in Peters Colony, Denton County, Texas. He is the son of Charles Simpson Medlin (1807-1864) and Matilda M. Allen (1812-1863). He married Nancy Catherine White (1858-1944) on August 22, 1873. Nancy was the younger sister of William Owen Medlin’s wife Amanda. They had 5 children, 3 sons, and 2 daughters. He died on March 10, 1885, at the age of 29. His wife is not buried in the Medlin Cemetery.

I am a professional genealogist, writer, photographer, wife, mother, and grandma. I have two books available on Amazon.com: Your Family History: Doing It Right the First Time and Planning Your Genealogy Research Trip. You can also connect with me via Facebook or Twitter.

Thursday at the Cemetery ~ Medlin Cemetery ~ Trophy Club, Denton County, Texas ~ Part 2

pic TATCMedlin Cemetery is located in the town of Trophy Club, Denton County, Texas. Most of the stones in this cemetery have been well cared for and so has the grounds. I have decided to feature this cemetery because I have several ancestors that are buried here.

In all, I believe there are about 15 Medlin and Allen ancestors buried here. In 1847 my 4th Great Grandmother, Permelia Loving Allen led a large group of family to the area So for the next few weeks I will be displaying the headstone (if there is one) and writing a short biography of each one.

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Charles Simpson Medlin, the husband of my 4th Great Aunt, was born on June 29, 1807, in Pendleton District, South Carolina. I do not know who his parents were. In 1826 he moved to Tennessee. In 1827 he married Matilda M. Allen (1812-1863) in Bedford County, Tennessee. They had 14 children, 9 daughters and 3 sons, and 2 children who died at birth, and their gender is not known. They moved to Missouri in 1828 along with Matilda’s family. In 1847, he moved his family, along with his wife’s family to current day Denton County Texas. He was granted 620 acres of land in the Peters Colony. He named his portion of land “Medlin’s Settlement”. Charles donated the land for this cemetery to the community. He died on May 4, 1864, at the age of 56.

Matilda Allen Medlin 1812-1863Matilda Allen, my 4th Great Aunt, was born on November 12, 1812, in Bedford, Tennessee. She was the 8th of 10 children born to Thomas J. Allen (1768-1843) and Permelia Loving (1774-1866). In 1827 she married Charles Simpson Medlin (1807-1864) in Bedford County, Tennessee. They had 14 children, 9 daughters and 3 sons, and 2 children who died at birth, and their gender is not known. They moved to Missouri in 1828 along with her family. In 1847, they moved, along with Matilda’s mother, to current day Denton County Texas. She died on October 28, 1863, at the age of 50.

Ruthis A Medlin 1832-1851Ruthie A. Medlin, my 1st cousin 4 times removed, was born on June 30, 1832, in Moniteau County, Missouri. She was the 3rd of 14 children born to Charles Simpson Medlin (1807-1864) and Matilda A. Allen (1812-1863). In 1847, she moved along with her parents to current day Denton County Texas. She died on December 22, 1851, at the age of 19.

Sarah Mirah Medlin 1836-1867Sarah Mirah Medlin, my 1st cousin 4 times removed, was born on September 1, 1836, in Cole County, Missouri. She was the 5th of 14 children born to Charles Simpson Medlin (1807-1864) and Matilda A. Allen (1812-1863). In 1847, she moved along with her parents to current day Denton County Texas. She never got married. She died on July 9, 1867, at the age of 30.

Susan Medlin 1843-1866Susan Medlin, my 1st cousin 4 times removed, was born on June 30, 1832, in Cole County, Missouri. She was the 8th of 14 children born to Charles Simpson Medlin (1807-1864) and Matilda A. Allen (1812-1863). In 1847, she moved along with her parents to current day Denton County Texas. She never got married. She died on September 8, 1866, at the age of 23.

 

I am a professional genealogist, writer, photographer, wife, mother, and grandma. I have two books available on Amazon.com: Your Family History: Doing It Right the First Time and Planning Your Genealogy Research Trip. You can also connect with me via Facebook or Twitter.

Thursday at the Cemetery ~ Medlin Cemetery ~ Trophy Club, Denton County, Texas

pic TATCMedlin Cemetery is located in the town of Trophy Club, Denton County, Texas. Most of the stones in this cemetery have been well cared for and so has the grounds. I have decided to feature this cemetery because I have several ancestors that are buried here.

In all, I believe there are about 15 Medlin and Allen ancestors buried here. In 1847 my 4th Great Grandmother, Permelia Loving Allen led a large group of family to the area So for the next few weeks I will be displaying the headstone (if there is one) and writing a short biography of each one.

Medlin Cemetery

 

 

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Permelia Ann “Mitty” Medlin, my 1st cousin 4 times removed, was born in Boonesboro, Cole County, Missouri on October 27, 1828. She was first of fourteen children born to Charles Simpson Medlin (1807-1864) and Matilda Allen (1812-1863).Permalia Ann Mitty Medlin 1828-1850 She moved with her family in 1847, to Denton County, Texas. She never got married and she never had any children. She was in fact the first person to be buried in the Medlin Cemetery. The land was donated to the county by her parents. This is why there is not only a headstone but there is a statue of her declaring the name of the cemetery.

Thomas J Allen 1801-1852Thomas J. Allen Jr, my 4th Great Uncle, was born on March 22, 1801, in North Carolina. He is the third of ten children born to Thomas J. Allen Sr (1768-1843) and Permelia Loving (1774-1866). In 1806 his family moved to Tennessee. In 1825 she married Ruth Medlin (1805-1865) in Bedford County, Tennessee. They had 8 children, 4 daughters, and 4 sons. They moved to Missouri in 1832. Thomas was a farmer and owned 400 acres of land in Monteau County, near his parents. In 1847, he once again moved along with his widowed mother to current day Denton County Texas. He was granted 620 acres of land in the Peters Colony. He died on March 22, 1852, at the age of 51.

Ruth Medlin Allen 1805-1865 m Thomas Allen JrRuth Medlin, the wife of my 4th Great Uncle, was born on November 10, 1805, in South Carolina. Her parents are unknown at this time. In 1825, she married Thomas J. Allen Jr (1801-1852) in Bedford County, Tennessee. They had 8 children, 4 daughters, and 4 sons. They moved to Missouri in 1832. In 1847, they once again moved along with her widowed mother-in-law to current day Denton County Texas. The family settled in the Peters Colony. She died on August 20, 1865, at the age of 59.

find a graveRichard Franklin Allen, my 4th Great Uncle, was born in 1810 in North Carolina. He is the seventh of ten children born to Thomas J. Allen Sr (1768-1843) and Permelia Loving (1774-1866). In 1806, his family moved to Tennessee. In 1829, he married Rosalinda Brown (1812-1880) in Bedford County, Tennessee. They had 5 children, 2 daughters, and 3 sons. They moved to Missouri in 1832. In 1847, they once again moved along with his widowed mother to current day Denton County Texas. The family settled in the Peters Colony where he was granted a 640-acre tract of land. Richard once helped his nephew Hall Medlin after he was gored by a buffalo and carried into town. Richard cleansed his bowels and closed the wound. Hall recovered in plenty of time to join the Forty-Niners. Richard died in 1851, in Tarrant County, Texas at the age of 41. He is buried in the Medlin Cemetery, but he has no headstone.

 

 

I am a professional genealogist, writer, photographer, wife, mother, and grandma. I have two books available on Amazon.com: Your Family History: Doing It Right the First Time and Planning Your Genealogy Research Trip. You can also connect with me via Facebook or Twitter.