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Genealogy: Family Histories

William Medhurst Family

  Compiled and Edited by Michael R. Reilly

Last Revised 01/21/2014

 

Descendants of William Medhurst

Generation No. 1

1. WILLIAM2 MEDHURST (?1) was born 1812 in Kent Co., England, and died 14 Oct 1882. He married LOUISA ? Abt. 1836 in England. She was born Bet. 1814 - 1816 in Kent Co., England.

Notes for WILLIAM MEDHURST:

Death

William Medhurst 14 Oct 1882 Waukesha 01 134

More About WILLIAM MEDHURST:

Census: 1841, 1841 England Census - Kent Co., Parish of Little Chart, District 6

Emigration: 26 Apr 1842, New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957 onboard the "Mediater".departed London, England.

More About WILLIAM MEDHURST and LOUISA ?:

Marriage: Abt. 1836, England

Children of WILLIAM MEDHURST and LOUISA ? are:

2. i. WILLIAM B.3 MEDHURST, b. Abt. 1837, England; d. Bef. 1898.

ii. JANE MEDHURST, b. Abt. 1840, England.

3. iii. MARY ANN MEDHURST, b. Aft. 26 Apr 1842, New York.

iv. LOUISA MEDHURST, b. Abt. 1845, Lisbon, Waukesha, Wisconsin.

Generation No. 2

2. WILLIAM B.3 MEDHURST (WILLIAM2, ?1) was born Abt. 1837 in England, and died Bef. 1898. He married MARY A. BROWN Abt. 1862, daughter of GEORGE BROWN and CATHERINE HOPKINS. She was born 16 Nov 1846 in Wisconsin, and died 24 Apr 1898.

More About WILLIAM B. MEDHURST:

Occupation: 1870, Agriculture Agency Inspector

More About WILLIAM MEDHURST and MARY BROWN:

Marriage: Abt. 1862

Children of WILLIAM MEDHURST and MARY BROWN are:

i. FREDERICK (FRANK) "FREDDIE"4 MEDHURST, b. Oct 1864.

More About FREDERICK (FRANK) "FREDDIE" MEDHURST:

Census 1: 1880, Age 17 and working on his Grandfather Brown's farm

Census 2: 1900, Montana > Carbon > Clarks Fork > District 3 as a farmer

ii. MYRON MEDHURST, b. Abt. 1865; d. Aft. 1883.

4. iii. GEORGE MEDHURST, b. Oct 1872, Lisbon, Waukesha, Wisconsin; d. Aft. 1920.

iv. PEARL MEDHURST, b. Nov 1886.

Notes for PEARL MEDHURST:

In 1900 Pearl and her brother Charles are living with their step father Charles Buck, Sr.

More About PEARL MEDHURST:

Occupation: 1905, Teacher - Wisconsin 1905 State Census living with Uncle Charles Buck, Jr.

v. CHARLES F. MEDHURST, b. 24 Apr 1889, Waukesha County; m. ESTELLA M. ?; b. Abt. 1884, Wisconsin.

More About CHARLES F. MEDHURST:

Census: 1930, Wisconsin > Milwaukee > Milwaukee (Districts 1-250) > District 200 as a truck driver

Occupation: 1905, Servant for George and Alma Jane Elliott

3. MARY ANN3 MEDHURST (WILLIAM2, ?1) was born Aft. 26 Apr 1842 in New York. She married (1) JAMES MARVIN CADY Abt. 1861, son of RUFUS CADY and SARAH TAMPLIN. He was born 05 Nov 1829 in New York, and died 31 Aug 1864 in St. Louis, Missouri. She married (2) JOHN ROLFE WEAVER Abt. 1869 in Sussex, Lisbon, Waukesha, Wisconsin, son of WILLIAM WEAVER and MARY SMITH. He was born 01 Nov 1832 in Augusta, Oneida, New York, and died 1905.

Notes for MARY ANN MEDHURST:

In 1860, Mary Ann Medhurst, age 18 (birth place - New York, isn't a typo, she wasn't onboard the Ship Mediater when it landed April 26, 1842 in New York), is living with Rufus McCady, age 80 of Mass., and his wife Sarah, age 71 of England. Next door is a James McCady, age 30, b. New York, listed as a farmer - is this the same James Cady her husband ?

In 1880 Mary Ann is not listed with John Rolfe Weaver, only with daughters Alice, Carrie, and Louella.

John is living with his parents.

Notes for JAMES MARVIN CADY:

James' lineage is traceable back to

James Cady

Born: 1655-08-28

Watertown,Middlesex,Massachusetts,USA

Died: 1690-12-02

Groton,Middlesex,Massachusetts,USA

Cincinnati man finds family roots in Sussex

Retrospect by Fred H. Keller, Sussex Sun, Wednesday September 12, 2007, page 15

Dana C. Ewell of Cincinnati recently called the Sussex Lisbon Area Historical Society to find out more about his great-great grandfather James Marvin Cady, a school-teacher who taught at the Sussex No. 10 School (Sussex Main Street School) during the early years of the Civil War.

Cady volunteered for the Union Army but didn't make it back, leaving behind a young wife, Mary Ann Medhurst, and their daughter Margaret. Ewell, it turns out, is the Sussex teacher's great-great grandson.

A special meeting was held November 27, 1849 to get the ball rolling on the new school. By June 1, 1850, the first Sussex school was built on a 50 by 100 foot lot donated by William Weaver, Jr. (1802-96). The original wooden school was built for $80, and in 1851 and additional $71 helped finish it. (The outdoor privie was a steal at $8.50).

The first school teacher, Janette Moyes, started at $1.25 per week in 1850, but her salary rose to $66 a year the next year. Cady took over as the Civil War began.

A huge pine pole was erected at Maple and Main to raise the flag and post war announcements. It flew at half-mast when Lisbon soldiers were reported killed or dead from disease. The pole remained viable until one dark and stormy night in the 1880s when it crashed to the ground. No one noticed the pole's demise until the following morning.

Cady married Mary Ann Medhurst, from a prominent local family. She was soon pregnant and Cady paid a substitute to go into the Union Army for him.

After the child, Margaret Cady, was born May 20, 1862, he became more willing to serve. His chance came May 30, 1864, when he joined the 39th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry Regiment as a Private in Company I. He was sent to the Trans-Mississippi Army, which recognized his education and made him company clerk.

He caught one of the fevers of the day and was allowed to return to Sussex to recuperate for a month. Reporting back to St. Louis on his way home, he died August 31, 1864, and according to Ewell's best guess, was buried there.

Now with a 2-year old daughter, Mary Ann Medhurst Cady, had some decisions to make. She turned the young girl over to her parents and went to work supporting herself.

William Weaver, who donated the lot for the original school, and his wife Mary Smith, built a home that still stands on what is now Cedar Circle.

The third of their children, John Rolfe, married Mary Boots, who left him with six children when she died. He married the somewhat younger widow Mary Ann Medhurst Cady soon afterward. The couple had four more girls: Alice, Carrie, Louella and Lettie (who died quickly). John Rolfe died at 72 in 1905 and is buried next to his first wife and little Lettie at St. Alban's God's Little Acre Cemetery.

More About JAMES MARVIN CADY:

Census 1: 1850, A farmer living with his parents and sister in Town of Menomonee, Waukesha, Wisconsin

Census 2: 1860, Ancestry.com interprets his name as James Mc Cady age 30

More About JAMES CADY and MARY MEDHURST:

Marriage: Abt. 1861

More About JOHN ROLFE WEAVER:

Burial: 1905, St. Alban's God's Little Acre Cemetery, Sussex, Waukesha, Wisconsin

Census: 1900, Has his birth as Nov 1831

More About JOHN WEAVER and MARY MEDHURST:

Marriage: Abt. 1869, Sussex, Lisbon, Waukesha, Wisconsin

Child of MARY MEDHURST and JAMES CADY is:

i. MARGARET LOUISA4 CADY, b. 20 May 1862, Lisbon, Waukesha, Wisconsin.

Children of MARY MEDHURST and JOHN WEAVER are:

ii. ALICE MAY4 WEAVER, b. Abt. 1869, Lisbon, Waukesha, Wisconsin.

More About ALICE MAY WEAVER:

Census: 1870, One year old

iii. CARRIE B. WEAVER, b. Abt. 1871, Lisbon, Waukesha, Wisconsin.

More About CARRIE B. WEAVER:

Census: 1880, Age 9

iv. LOUELLA B. WEAVER, b. Abt. 1877, Lisbon, Waukesha, Wisconsin.

More About LOUELLA B. WEAVER:

Census: 1880, age 3

v. LETTIE WEAVER, b. Lisbon, Waukesha, Wisconsin; d. Bef. 1880.

Generation No. 3

4. GEORGE4 MEDHURST (WILLIAM B.3, WILLIAM2, ?1) was born Oct 1872 in Lisbon, Waukesha, Wisconsin, and died Aft. 1920. He married EUGENIA BOOTS Abt. 1895, daughter of HENRY BOOTS and ESTHER MUNN. She was born Mar 1876, and died Aft. 1920.

Notes for GEORGE MEDHURST:

A common occurrence at the North Western Sussex water stop, the swing arm would freeze in an ajar position. The next passing train, if it swayed too much, would hit the arm, sheering off the whole water faucet outlet and ground pipe. With no check valve on the water tower, the entire contents of the tank would spew out onto the tracks. Many times the water froze into solid masses that required the section crew (Frank Clarey and George Medhurst) to wield axes chopping up the ice.

November 1902

George Medhurst of Sussex was tried in court as a series of charges performed by a niece, Miss Maude Boots. He paid the $300 bail. Sussex Sun Nov 2002

More About GEORGE MEDHURST:

Census 1: 1900, Grocery Salesman, son-in-law to Esther Boots

Census 2: 1930, Living with daughter Betty in Wisconsin > Waukesha > Waukesha > District 40

More About EUGENIA BOOTS:

Census: 1920, Ancestry.com interprets her first name as Emma

More About GEORGE MEDHURST and EUGENIA BOOTS:

Marriage: Abt. 1895

Children of GEORGE MEDHURST and EUGENIA BOOTS are:

5. i. EARL H.5 MEDHURST, b. 02 May 1896; d. 23 Feb 1990.

ii. GEORGE F. MEDHURST, b. 06 Mar 1898; d. Bef. 1900.

6. iii. CLARENCE MYRON MEDHURST, b. 29 Apr 1899; d. Apr 1968, Waukesha, Waukesha, Wisconsin.

7. iv. LORETTA "BETTY" P. MEDHURST, b. 17 Nov 1901.

v. GEORGE F. MEDHURST, b. 14 Feb 1903; d. Bef. 1910.

vi. ALLAN MEDHURST, b. 19 Jul 1904; d. 02 Feb 1995, Sussex.

More About ALLAN MEDHURST:

Census: 1930, He lodges with his brotherEarl's family and the Schroeders in Wisconsin > Milwaukee > West Allis > District 393

vii. JESSIE (JESSE) MEDHURST, b. 07 Jul 1906; d. Dec 1981, Hartland.

More About JESSIE (JESSE) MEDHURST:

Census: 1930, Living in Wisconsin > Waukesha > Waukesha > District 40 with his sister Cora and her family, He is a machinist at Lux Fiber factory

8. viii. CORA MEDHURST, b. Abt. 1909.

ix. GRACE MEDHURST, b. Abt. 1912.

Notes for GRACE MEDHURST:

1921-1922 "Sussex State school revisited", photo: 1921 grades first thru third, Sussex State Graded School, Ruby Stone Kazmerchak, Clyde Wiledon, Morris Hartkopf, Ray Schroeder, Elmer Brooks, Sven Magnusson, Hutchinson, Warner Kerr, Ella Dittman, Grace Medhurst, Eva Stier, Charles Rademann, Helen Dewey Lees, Amelia C. Winger, Warren Stone, Marie Lempke, Stanley Stone, Stier, Severa Mueller, Florence Schaefer, Lois Hepler, Art Manke, Cornelia Gruelich, Edna Zillmer, Elizabeth Mudlitz, Mary Ries, Esther Kayser, Otto Paul Abel, Arthur Kirschloff, William Cole; Milo Cooling, Art Manke; Sussex Sun, Tuesday, April 9, 1996, page 8.

Generation No. 4

5. EARL H.5 MEDHURST (GEORGE4, WILLIAM B.3, WILLIAM2, ?1) was born 02 May 1896, and died 23 Feb 1990. He married ELEANOR SCHROEDER, daughter of LOUIS SCHROEDER and ELIZABETH MINDEMANN. She was born Abt. 1896.

Children of EARL MEDHURST and ELEANOR SCHROEDER are:

i. BETTY6 MEDHURST, b. Abt. 1923.

ii. ETTA MEDHURST, b. Abt. 1924.

6. CLARENCE MYRON5 MEDHURST (GEORGE4, WILLIAM B.3, WILLIAM2, ?1) was born 29 Apr 1899, and died Apr 1968 in Waukesha, Waukesha, Wisconsin. He married LAURA ?. She was born 16 Jan 1903, and died May 1978 in Waukesha, Waukesha, Wisconsin.

More About CLARENCE MYRON MEDHURST:

Census: 1930, Painter with Steel Sash Company in Wisconsin > Waukesha > Waukesha > District 40

Child of CLARENCE MEDHURST and LAURA ? is:

i. ROBERT6 MEDHURST, b. Abt. 1926.

7. LORETTA "BETTY" P.5 MEDHURST (GEORGE4, WILLIAM B.3, WILLIAM2, ?1) was born 17 Nov 1901. She married GEORGE MAHER. He was born Abt. 1880.

Child of LORETTA MEDHURST and GEORGE MAHER is:

i. GEORGE R.6 MAHER, b. Abt. 1907.

8. CORA5 MEDHURST (GEORGE4, WILLIAM B.3, WILLIAM2, ?1) was born Abt. 1909. She married GEORGE FLEISCHMANN. He was born Abt. 1906 in Wisconsin.

Child of CORA MEDHURST and GEORGE FLEISCHMANN is:

i. DORIS6 FLEISCHMANN, b. Abt. Oct 1929 (Source: 1930 Federal Census, Age 7 mos and census taken in April 1930.).

 

Waukesha Plaindealer, Waukesha, Wisconsin, August 6, 1867 (above)

Waukesha Plaindealer, November 26, 1867: Estate of J. M. Cady to Thos. Welch, 30 acres, sec 19, Menomonee - $1,275.

Descendants of Rufus Marvin Cady

Generation No. 1

1. RUFUS MARVIN2 CADY (RUFUS1) was born 25 Mar 1780 in Dalton, Berkshire, Massachusetts, and died 01 Jan 1866 in Madison, Michigan. He married SARAH TAMPLIN 08 Mar 1805. She was born 16 May 1789 in Crowley, Sussex, England, and died 13 Aug 1875 in Madison, Michigan.

Notes for RUFUS MARVIN CADY:

Possible place of birth - Dalton, Berkshire, Massachusetts

From the 1840 Census when living in New York State, it appears he had at least two other daughters.

Name: Rufus M. Cady

State: WI

County: Waukesha County

Township: Menomine

Year: 1846

Page: 043

Database: WI 1846 State Census Index

The Lemon Family Tree on Ancestry.com gives Rufus the title "Colonel". Rufus was a War of 1812 Captain in the New York Militia regiments of Adams', then Davis'. Later he was a Major in McMahan's Regiment.

From "Memoirs of Lenawee County, Michigan, Vol. 2. Biographical":

Rufus M. Cady was a soldier in the War of 1812, having first been a captain in his regiment and later was promoted to colonel. In 1846 he and his family removed from New York to Menomonee Falls, Wis., where he bought a farm and resided until 1864, when the death of their son - a sacrifice to the preservation of our Union - broke up the home, after which the parents resided with our subject (Guy P. Fuller) and his wife (Sophia Cady) until their deaths, the father's occurring about 1867 and the mother's about 1876.

They were both valued members of the Methodist Episcopal church. Mr. Cady gave his allegiance to the Whig party, but changed to the Republican party upon its organization. He and his wife were the parents of six children.

More About RUFUS MARVIN CADY:

Census: 1840, New York > Orleans > Murray

More About RUFUS CADY and SARAH TAMPLIN:

Marriage: 08 Mar 1805

Children of RUFUS CADY and SARAH TAMPLIN are:

i. MARY CORDELIA3 CADY, b. 13 Oct 1811; d. Apr 1881.

ii. LUCINDA CADY, b. 17 Oct 1814; d. 24 Feb 1861.

iii. EMILY CADY, b. 1815; d. 1816.

iv. CHARLOTTE (SARAH) CADY, b. 08 Dec 1819; d. 23 Jun 1843.

v. SOPHIA HENRIETTA CADY, b. 14 Feb 1825, Wheatland Township, Monroe County, New York; d. 28 Jan 1915, Adrian, Lenawee, Michigan; m. GUY PAINE FULLER, 15 Apr 1847, Town of Menmonee, Waukesha, Wisconsin.

Notes for SOPHIA HENRIETTA CADY:

Note: Much of the biographical material, especially the birth dates of she and her siblings come from her husband's biographical memoirs published in the "Memoirs of Lenawee County, Michigan, Vol. 2, Biographical" found in Ancestry.com

More About GUY FULLER and SOPHIA CADY:

Marriage: 15 Apr 1847, Town of Menmonee, Waukesha, Wisconsin

2. vi. JAMES MARVIN CADY, b. 05 Nov 1829, New York; d. 31 Aug 1864, St. Louis, Missouri.

vii. HELEN L. CADY, b. 14 May 1834, New York; m. DANIEL W. COLE.

Generation No. 2

2. JAMES MARVIN3 CADY (RUFUS MARVIN2, RUFUS1) was born 05 Nov 1829 in New York, and died 31 Aug 1864 in St. Louis, Missouri. He married MARY ANN MEDHURST Abt. 1861, daughter of WILLIAM MEDHURST and LOUISA ?. She was born Aft. 26 Apr 1842 in New York.

Notes for JAMES MARVIN CADY:

James' lineage is traceable back to

James Cady

Born: 1655-08-28

Watertown,Middlesex,Massachusetts,USA

Died: 1690-12-02

Groton,Middlesex,Massachusetts,USA

Cincinnati man finds family roots in Sussex

Retrospect by Fred H. Keller, Sussex Sun, Wednesday September 12, 2007, page 15

Dana C. Ewell of Cincinnati recently called the Sussex Lisbon Area Historical Society to find out more about his great-great grandfather James Marvin Cady, a school-teacher who taught at the Sussex No. 10 School (Sussex Main Street School) during the early years of the Civil War.

Cady volunteered for the Union Army but didn't make it back, leaving behind a young wife, Mary Ann Medhurst, and their daughter Margaret. Ewell, it turns out, is the Sussex teacher's great-great grandson.

A special meeting was held November 27, 1849 to get the ball rolling on the new school. By June 1, 1850, the first Sussex school was built on a 50 by 100 foot lot donated by William Weaver, Jr. (1802-96). The original wooden school was built for $80, and in 1851 and additional $71 helped finish it. (The outdoor privie was a steal at $8.50).

The first school teacher, Janette Moyes, started at $1.25 per week in 1850, but her salary rose to $66 a year the next year. Cady took over as the Civil War began.

A huge pine pole was erected at Maple and Main to raise the flag and post war announcements. It flew at half-mast when Lisbon soldiers were reported killed or dead from disease. The pole remained viable until one dark and stormy night in the 1880s when it crashed to the ground. No one noticed the pole's demise until the following morning.

Cady married Mary Ann Medhurst, from a prominent local family. She was soon pregnant and Cady paid a substitute to go into the Union Army for him.

After the child, Margaret Cady, was born May 20, 1862, he became more willing to serve. His chance came May 30, 1864, when he joined the 39th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry Regiment as a Private in Company I. He was sent to the Trans-Mississippi Army, which recognized his education and made him company clerk.

He caught one of the fevers of the day and was allowed to return to Sussex to recuperate for a month. Reporting back to St. Louis on his way home, he died August 31, 1864, and according to Ewell's best guess, was buried there.

Now with a 2-year old daughter, Mary Ann Medhurst Cady, had some decisions to make. She turned the young girl over to her parents and went to work supporting herself.

William Weaver, who donated the lot for the original school, and his wife Mary Smith, built a home that still stands on what is now Cedar Circle.

The third of their children, John Rolfe, married Mary Boots, who left him with six children when she died. He married the somewhat younger widow Mary Ann Medhurst Cady soon afterward. The couple had four more girls: Alice, Carrie, Louella and Lettie (who died quickly). John Rolfe died at 72 in 1905 and is buried next to his first wife and little Lettie at St. Alban's God's Little Acre Cemetery.

More About JAMES MARVIN CADY:

Census 1: 1850, A farmer living with his parents and sister in Town of Menomonee, Waukesha, Wisconsin

Census 2: 1860, Ancestry.com interprets his name as James Mc Cady age 30

Notes for MARY ANN MEDHURST:

In 1860, Mary Ann Medhurst, age 18 (birth place - New York, isn't a typo, she wasn't onboard the Ship Mediater when it landed April 26, 1842 in New York), is living with Rufus McCady, age 80 of Mass., and his wife Sarah, age 71 of England. Next door is a James McCady, age 30, b. New York, listed as a farmer - is this the same James Cady her husband ?

In 1880 Mary Ann is not listed with John Rolfe Weaver, only with daughters Alice, Carrie, and Louella.

John is living with his parents.

More About JAMES CADY and MARY MEDHURST:

Marriage: Abt. 1861

Child of JAMES CADY and MARY MEDHURST is:

i. MARGARET LOUISA4 CADY, b. 20 May 1862, Lisbon, Waukesha, Wisconsin.

 

 

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