DAVID MEDLOCK/MATLOCK


David Medlock according to his tombstone record was born May 10 1814, more than likely

David was born in North Carolina. All the census that David appears on stated he was

born in North Carolina, it was from his obit that stated he was born in Tennessee. The

first record David appears on was his marriage to his first wife, Nancy Brown, they

married Dec 20, 1838 in Lawrence Co Indiana. David then appears next on the 1840 Lawrence

Co Indiana Census. For the most of David's life he was known by Medlock. It wasn't until

1885 that the spelling was Matlock.

 

1840 MEDLOCK DAVID Lawrence County IN 191  00101-10011

 

In David's home in 1840 it shows that he was 20-29, Nancy was 20-29 also in the home was

a female 15-19, a male 10-14 and David and Nancy's daughter Polly who was born 1839.

 

Sometime between 1841-1847 David and Nancy had moved to Van Buren Co Iowa. On the 1847

State Census, there were 7 in David's household, in 1849 David was listed as living in

Farmington and there were 11 in the household. In 1850 the number was down to 5.

 

1850 MEDLOCK DAVID Van Buren County IA 311 Farmington Township
David Medlock 38 M Farmer NC
Nancy         33 F        NC
Polly         11 F        IN
Jane           8 F        IA
Lucy           5 F        IA

Adam Evans    14 M        IN

 

Nancy Brown Matlock who was born Oct 18 1815 NC. Nancy died May 13/18 1855 and was buried

in the Thompson Cemetery, Bonaparte, Van Buren Co IA. David and Nancy were the parents of 8

known children; by 1860 possibly 3 had survived. Polly, Louisa Jane and Lucy.

 

1850 Mortality Schedule

George Medlock Van Buren Co.      9 M Oct IA (Wounded)

Leonard Medlock Van Buren Co.  9/12 M Dec IA (Unknown)

Sarah A Medlock Van Buren Co.     3 F May IA (Whooping Cough)

1860 MEDLOCK DAVID Van Buren County IA 162 Vernon Township
David Medlock   46 MW NC
Louisa J.       16 FW TN
Lucy            15 FW TN
Fieldon          5 MW TN
Thomas Oligndin 20 MW England

1870 MEDLOCK DAVID Van Buren County IA 366 Vernon
David Medlock  57 MW  NC  Farmer, v.R/E $2,020, v.pers $165
Lucy           22 FW  IA   Keeping house
Fielding       15 MW  IA
John Read      32 MW  IN   Farm laorer
Jane           26 FW  IA
F E             3 MW  IA
W W         11/12 MW  IA  (b Jul)

 

David married 2nd Mrs. Mary E Ward April 2 1876 Van Buren Co IA. Mary according to

her grave, was born Nov 12 1850 Van Buren Co IA and died Oct 15 1920 and is buried in

the Thompson Cemetery, Bonaparte, Van Buren Co IA Iowa,

 

1878 Vernon Twp., Van Buren County, IA - Biographical Directory of Citizens

Matlock, David, far., Sec. 23; P.O. Bonaparte.

 

1880 MEDLOCK DAVID Van Buren County IA 35-21 Vernon Twp
David Medlock Head WM 68 M    NC NC NC Farmer
Mary          Wife WF 29 M    IA OH TN
Noah          Son  WM  7 S    IA NC IA  (Ward)
David         Son  WM  4 S    IA NC IA
Anna          Dau  WF  2 S    IA NC IA
Tina          Dau  WF 4/12 S  IA NC IA March

 

1885 MATLOCK DAVID Van Buren County IA State Census 520 Vernon

David Matlock WM 73 M NC Entitled to Vote Can Read and Write

Mary          WF 34 M Van Buren Co IA

 

1895 MATLACK DAVID Van Buren Co IA State Census Vernon

David Matlack 83 W NC

Mary E        43 W Van Buren Co IA

Noah          21 W Van Buren Co IA (Ward)

David         18 W Van Buren Co IA

Anna          16 W Van Buren Co IA

John          13 W Van Buren Co IA

Dolly         12 W Van Buren Co IA

Nettie        10 W Van Buren Co IA

Charley        8 W Van Buren Co IA

Steven         3 W Van Buren Co IA

 

David Matlock, aged 87 years, died Sunday evening at his home near Bonaparte. He was born

in Tennessee in 1811; was married in 1832 to Nancy Brown. They had eight children, six of

which with the mother have died. He was again married, in 1876, to Mary Ward. Nine children

one of which is dead, was the result of the last union. The funeral services took place from

Ward school-house, Tuesday, Oct. 11, 1898, conducted by Rev. J. B. Eyestone, and burial

occurred at the Thompson cemetery.

 

1900 MATLOCK MARY Van Buren Co IA Vernon Twp 151
Mary Matlock Head WF Mar 1851 48 Wd 10/9 IA OH OH Farmer
David        Son  WM Feb 1877 23 S       IA IA NC
John         Son  WM Feb 1881 19 S       IA IA NC
Nettie       Dau  WF Feb 1884 16 S       IA IA NC
Charlie      Son  WM Jul 1882 13 S       IA IA NC
Stephen      Son  WM Dec 1891  9 S       IA IA NC

 

1910 MATLOCK MARY E Van Buren Co IA Bonaparte 8A
Mary E Matlock Head  WF 57 Wd 10/9  IA IA IA
Tina E         Dau   WF 27 S        IA IA IA Salesman Dry Good Store
James M Holmes S/Law WM 30 M1 2 yrs IA IA IA Laborer Orchard
Mattie B       Dau   WF 26 M1 0/0   IA IA IA 

 

1920 MATLOCK MARY Van Buren County IA Bonaparte 107-2
C Hornbaker   Head   WM 35 M  IA OH ENG Merchant Hardware
Tina E        Wife   WF 38 M  IA PA IA
Helen         Dau    WF 10 S  AZ IA IA
Mary Matlock  M/Law  WF 69 Wd IA US US
Charles       Nephew WM 14 S  CA IA IA

   Children of David and Nancy:

1 MARY E MEDLOCK born 1839 Lawrence Co IN.

 

1860 MEDLOCK MARY E. Van Buren County IA 414 Farmington Township
John Evans       39 MW OH Farmer
Catharine        26 FW PA
Mary E.           2 FW TN
Marion B.         1 MW TN
Albert           15 MW TN
Mary E. Medlock  21 FW IN

 

2 GEORGE MEDLOCK born 1840 George died Oct 10 1849 age 9 and is buried in the Thompson

Cemetery, Bonaparte Van Buren Co IA. Cause of death was from being wounded.

 

3 LOUISA JANE MEDLOCK born 1842 Van Buren Co IA  Jane married John Read/Reed. Louisa J

died in 1876 and is buried in the Thompson Cemetery, Bonaparte Van Buren Co IA

 

1870 MEDLOCK DAVID Van Buren County IA 366 Vernon
David Medlock  57 MW  NC  Farmer, v.R/E $2,020, v.pers $165
Lucy           22 FW  IA  Keeping house
Fielding       15 MW  IA
John Read      32 MW  IN  Farm laborer
Jane           26 FW  IA
F E             3 MW  IA
W W         11/12 MW  IA  (b Jul)

 

4 LEONARD MEDLOCK born 1844 Leonard died Jan 10 1850 age 6 and is buried in the Thompson

Cemetery, Bonaparte Van Buren Co IA. Cause of death was unknown.

 

5 LUCY MEDLOCK born 1845 Van Buren Co IA. Lucy married Stephen Blair Nov 17 1873 Van Buren

County IA.

 

1880 BLAIR STEPHEN Greenwood Co KS Quincy

Stephen Blair  Head    WM 30 M  IN IN NC Carpenter

Lucy           Wife    WF 31 M  IA NC NC

Kate Highland          WF  9 S  KS Ire KY

Nixon Milton   Boarder WM 24 S  IA NC NC Blacksmith

 

6 SARAH A MEDLOCK born May 5 1847 Sarah died May 15 1851 and is buried in the Thompson

Cemetery, Bonaparte Van Buren Co IA. Cause of Death was Whooping Cough

 

7 ELIZA MEDLOCK born 1852 Van Buren Co IA Eliza died July 10 1858 age 6 and is buried in

the Thompson Cemetery, Bonaparte Van Buren Co IA.

 

8 FIELDING MEDLOCK born April 29 1855 Van Buren Co IA. Fielding died March 17 1873 and is

buried the Thompson Cemetery, Bonaparte Van Buren Co IA.

 

  Children of David and Mary:

 

 NOAH WARD born Dec 21 1873 Van Buren Co IA Noah married Amy Finette McCracken. Noah

died Jan 30 1946 Van Buren Co IA and is buried in the Thompson Cemetery, Bonaparte

Van Buren Co Iowa. 


Noah E. Ward was born Dec. 21, 1873, and departed this life Jan. 30, 1946, at the age

of 72 years, 1 month and 9 days. On Jan. 26, 1901, he was united in marriage with Amy

Finette McCracken. To this union were born three daughters and three sons, one of whom

died in infancy. During his long and full life, which terminated after an illness of

many months, Noah was always happiest when surrounded by his family, friends and neighbors,

and especially happy when spared to celebrate his 45th wedding anniversary with his

beloved wife just four days before being called to his reward. With the exception of six

years in Oklahoma, he spent his entire life as a farmer in Van Buren county. He incurred

the friendship of all with whom he met and always stood ready and willing to aid friends

or neighbors. As a young man he confessed his faith in Christ, and united with the Harrisburg

Baptist church, later transferred to the Bonaparte Baptist church, where he maintained a

membership until death. He leaves to mourn their loss, his wife, sons, James R., and Alvin G.;

daughters, Mrs. Mary Willits, Mrs. Tina Ewing, and Mrs. Hazel McIntosh. Also 13 grandchildren,

three half brothers, John Matlock of Moline, Ill., Charles Matlock of Keokuk, and Steve Matlock

of Bonaparte, and four half sisters, Mrs. Anna Burnett and Mrs. Tina Hornbaker, of Burlington,

and Mrs. Dorothy Richards of Tacoma, Wash., and Mrs. Nettie Holmes of Moline, Ill.

 

(Photocopy of this obit is located on page 49 of Obit Book A found in the Van Buren County, Iowa

Genealogical Society's collection at the Keosauqua Public Library in November 1999. Name and

date of newspaper not given.)

 

9 DAVID E MEDLOCK born Feb 1877 Van Buren Co IA. David married Minnie Cora Fine Jan 25

1903 Van Buren Co IA. David, nor Cora were found in 1920, Their son Charles was living

with hisgrandmother, and Aunt and Uncle

 

1910 MATLOCK DAVID E Los Angeles Co CA Pasadena Dist 313
David E Matlock Head WM 34 M1 7yrs IA TN IA Barber Shop

 

1910 MATLOCK CORA Van Buren Co IA Harrisburg 67B

William C Fine Head  WM 59 Wd 34 yrs 6/4 IA IN OH Farmer

Harry F        Son   WM 18 S             MO IA MO

Cora Matlock   Dau   WF 27 M 7 yrs 3/1   CA IA MO

Charles        G/Son WM  5 S             CA IA CA

 

1920 MATLOCK MARY Van Buren County IA Bonaparte 107-2
C Hornbaker   Head   WM 35 M  IA OH ENG Merchant Hardware
Tina E        Wife   WF 38 M  IA PA IA
Helen         Dau    WF 10 S  AZ IA IA
Mary Matlock  M/Law  WF 69 Wd IA US US
Charles       Nephew WM 14 S  CA IA IA

 

10 ANNA MEDLOCK born Aug 1878 Van Buren Co IA. Anna married Robert Burnett Nov 16

1904 Van Buren Co IA.

 

1900 MATLOCK ANNA Van Buren Co IA Vernon Twp 147
Anna Matlock Servant WF Aug 1878 21 S IA TN IA Cook

 

21 Jul 1903 - Bonaparte - Misses Nettie and Anna Matlock and Georgina Humphrey went

to Colorado Springs Thursday where they will spend the summer. (Ottumwa Daily Courier,

Ottumwa, Iowa)

 

11 JOHN B MEDLOCK born Feb 1881 Van Buren Co IA John married Myrtle May Barber abt

1907.

 

1910 MATLOCK JOHN B Van Buren Co IA Bonaparte 8A
Oliver Barber   Head  WM 53 M1 28 yrs IA US US Night Watchman Factory
Mary A          Wife  WF 53 M1 2/2    IA NJ PA
John B Matlock  S/Law WM 29 M1 3 yrs  IA IA IA Salesman Grocery Store
Myrtle May      Dau   WF 28 M1  0/0   IA IA IA

 

1920 MATLOCK JOHN B Rock Island Co IL Moline 234

Oliver Barber  Head  WM 63 M IA TN PA Watchman

Annie M        Wife  WF 63 M IA NJ PA

John B Matlock S/Law WM 38 M IA IN IA Assembler ??

Myrtle M       Dau   WF 37 M IA IA IA

 

1930 MATLOCK JOHN B Rock Island Co IL Moline 2

Oliver Barber    Head  WM 73 M (25) IA US US Gatekeeper

Annie            Wife  WF 73 M (25) IA NJ PA

Myrtle M Matlock Dau   WF 47 M (23) IA IA IA Saleswoman Dept Store

Lizzie Thompson  Dau   WF 45 Wd     IA IA IA Waitress

John B Matlock   S/Law WM 49 M (26) IA PA IA Asst Manager Grocery Store

 

12 DOROTHY "DOLLY" MEDLOCK born 1882 Van Buren Co IA. Dolly married David J Richards.

 

1930 RICHARDS DAVID J Pierce Co WA Tacoma 219

David J Richards Head WM 48 M (44) MN US US Driver

Dorothy          Wife WF 46 M (42) IA TN IA

 

13 TINA E MEDLOCK born 1883 Van Buren Co IA. Tina married Charles Hornbaker. Charles

married 1st Lena G Spring, Lena died Jan 31 1911 Phoenix AZ. Lena was buried in Bonaparte

IA on Feb 3 1911. Lena died from Pneumonia.

 

1910 HORNBAKER CHARLES Maricopa Co AZ Phoenix 44A

Charles Hornbaker Head WM 25 M1 3yrs IA IA IA Bookkeeper

Lena G            Wife WF 24 M1 1/1  IA OH OH

Gertrude H        Dau  WF 8/12 S     AZ IA IA

 

1920 MATLOCK MARY Van Buren County IA Bonaparte 107-2
C Hornbaker   Head   WM 35 M  IA OH ENG Merchant Hardware
Tina E        Wife   WF 38 M  IA PA IA
Helen         Dau    WF 10 S  AZ IA IA
Mary Matlock  M/Law  WF 69 Wd IA US US
Charles       Nephew WM 14 S  CA IA IA

 

1930 HORNBAKER CHARLES W Des Moines Co IA Burlington 239

Charles W Hornbaker Head WM 45 M (28) IA PA Scot Carpenter

Tina E              Wife WF 49 M (32) IA PA IA

Gertrude H          Dau  WF 20 S      AZ IA IA Saleslady Hat Shop

 

14 BERNADETTE "NETTIE" MEDLOCK born Feb 1884 Van Buren Co IA. Nettie married James Holmes.

 

21 Jul 1903 - Bonaparte - Misses Nettie and Anna Matlock and Georgina Humphrey went

to Colorado Springs Thursday where they will spend the summer. (Ottumwa Daily Courier,

Ottumwa, Iowa)

 

1910 MATLOCK MARY E Van Buren Co IA Bonaparte 8A
Mary E Matlock  Head  WF 57 Wd 10/9  IA IA IA
Tina E          Dau   WF 27 S        IA IA IA Salesman Dry Good Store
James M Holmes  S/Law WM 30 M1 2 yrs IA IA IA Laborer Orchard
Nettie B        Dau   WF 26 M1 0/0   IA IA IA 

 

1930 HOLMES JAMES Rock Island Co IL Moline 6

James Holmes Head WM 50 M (28) IA IA IA Machinist Railroad Shop

Bernadette   Wife WF 44 M (23) IA TN IA Waitress

 

15 CHARLES MEDLOCK born July 1882/7 Van Buren Co IA. Charles married Elida Hamlin.

1910 MATLOCK CHARLES M Lee Co IA Keokuk 6-WD 209A
Charles M Matlock Head  WM 21 M1 1 yr IA IA IA Laborer
Lida              Wife  WF 32 M2 1/1  IA OH PA
Frank H Havens    S/Son WM 11 S       IA IA IA
Frank Hamlin      B/Law WF 41 Wd      IA OH PA Laborer

1920 MATTOCK CHARLES M Lee County IA Keokuk 72-3
Charles M Mattock Head  WM 34 M IA US US Labor
Elida O           Wife  WF 43 M IA PA OH Laundress
Frank M Haven     S/Son WM 20 S IA MO IA Fireman Electric Material

1930 MATLOCK C M Lee County IA Keokuk 209

C M Matlock Head WM 49 M (29) IA PA PA Contractor

Elida       Wife WF 52 M (17) IA PA OH

 

Mrs. Rose Green.

It was with sadness that the friends of Mrs. Rose Hamlin Green, wife of James Green,

learned of her death which occurred here last Friday. Mrs. Green had been afflicted

for more than a year with tuberculosis. On consulting a specialist last October, she

was advised to take to her bed, which she did and continued for about a month, after

which time she was up and down, according to the way she felt until about three weeks

ago when she took to her bed and remained there until her death. It is sad that so

young a woman should be called from this world. Rose Leoti Hamlin was born in Harrisburg

Township, Van Buren County, Iowa, Nov. 28, 1888. In 1907 she moved with her parents to

Bonaparte, where she lived until August 5, 1908. She then was married to James Green,

since which time she has lived in Farmington where she died Feb.17, 1911, aged 22 years,

2 months and 19 days. She was the mother of one daughter, born in 1909, who died at the

age of seven months. She made many friends during her short residence here who regret

very much to see their friend taken away in her young womanhood. She was preceded [sic]

to the better world by father, mother, one brother and one sister. She leaves to mourn

their loss, her husband, three brothers Frank, Fred and John, and two sisters, Mrs. Chas.

Matlock and Miss Laura Hamlin, besides other relatives and a host of friends. News-

Republican. Source: Entler Scrapbooks, vol. 5, Iowa Historical Library, Iowa City, IA

 

16 STEVEN EARL MEDLOCK born  Dec 26 1891 Van Buren Co IA. Steven married Mabel C. Stephen

registered for the World War I Draft on June 5 1917 from Fayette Co IA. Stephen of a medium

height and build with blue eyes and light brown hair. 1920-1930 Stephen was in Fayette Co IA.

Steven died Oct 18 1957 and is buried in the Salt Lake City UT Cemetery

1910 MATLOCK STEPHEN E Chickasaw Co IA Fredericksburg 79A
Stephen E Matlock Lodger WM 20 S IA US IA Farm Laborer

1920 MATLOCK STEPHEN Fayette County IA  89-3
Stephen Matlock Head WM 30 M IA US US Common Labor
Mabel           Wife WF 27 M IA US US
Edna            Dau  WF  6 S IA IA IA

1930 MATLOCK STEVEN E Fayette Co IA Eden 130

Steven E Matlock Head WM 40 M (22) IS US US Labor Odd Jobs

Mabel C          Wife WF 37 M (20) IA Eng Can

Edna L           Dau  WF 17 S      IA IA IA

Tina Belle       Dau  WF  9 S      IA IA IA  
 


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