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Benedict Francis Medley

Male 1912 - 1990  (77 years)


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Benedict Francis Medley was born on 2 Sep 1912 in Owensboro, Daviess, Kentucky (son of Thomas Aquinas Medley and Florence Ellen Wathen); died on 21 Mar 1990.

    Notes:

    He was vice president of the Medley Distilling Company. He is one of the five Medley brothers depicted on the Medley Brothers bourbon label.

    Benedict married Thelma Grace Horn on 28 Aug 1954 in Immaculate Church, Nashville, Davidson, Tennessee. Thelma (daughter of Douglas Horn and Maud Prindle) was born on 2 May 1928 in Owensboro, Daviess, Kentucky. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Thomas Aquinas Medley was born on 27 Aug 1876 in Springfield, Marion, Kentucky (son of George Edward Medley and Anna Isabella Simms); died on 20 Aug 1940 in Owensboro, Daviess, Kentucky.

    Notes:

    "He attended the University of Notre Dame where he received his A.B. Degree in 1898 and his LLB. in 1900, graduating Magna Cum Laude, and was valedictorian of his class. On his return to Springfield, Kentucky he practiced law in the office of his uncle Thomas Simms. […] Thomas Aquinas Medley was always interested in family history and was one of the first to start a compilation of the Medley family. In 1904 he moved to Owensboro to become secretary and treasurer of the Daviess County Distilling Company and then from 1910 until 1938 he was the President." [John Medley (1615-1660), citation details below]

    Thomas married Florence Ellen Wathen on 26 Nov 1902 in Lebanon, Marion, Kentucky. Florence (daughter of Richard Nicolas Wathen and Florence Ellen Abell) was born on 1 Apr 1881 in Lebanon, Marion, Kentucky; died on 30 Sep 1943 in Owensboro, Daviess, Kentucky. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 3.  Florence Ellen Wathen was born on 1 Apr 1881 in Lebanon, Marion, Kentucky (daughter of Richard Nicolas Wathen and Florence Ellen Abell); died on 30 Sep 1943 in Owensboro, Daviess, Kentucky.
    Children:
    1. Richard Nicholas Wathen Medley was born on 10 Aug 1906 in Owensboro, Daviess, Kentucky; died on 6 Mar 1980 in Owensboro, Daviess, Kentucky.
    2. Thomas Aquinas Medley was born on 13 Sep 1907 in Owensboro, Daviess, Kentucky.
    3. John Abell Medley was born on 2 Sep 1910 in Owensboro, Daviess, Kentucky.
    4. 1. Benedict Francis Medley was born on 2 Sep 1912 in Owensboro, Daviess, Kentucky; died on 21 Mar 1990.
    5. Edwin Wathen Medley was born on 21 Oct 1915 in Owensboro, Daviess, Kentucky; died on 20 Jan 1953 in Owensboro, Daviess, Kentucky.


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  George Edward Medley was born on 10 May 1850 in Washington County, Kentucky (son of Wiliam Medley and Teresa Jane Osborne); died on 24 Dec 1910 in Daviess County, Kentucky.

    George married Anna Isabella Simms on 9 Nov 1875 in St. Dominic's, Springfield, Marion, Kentucky. Anna (daughter of Thomas W. Simms and Margaret Ellen Montgomery) was born on 28 Jun 1854 in Washington County, Kentucky; died on 30 Jul 1938 in Daviess County, Kentucky. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 5.  Anna Isabella Simms was born on 28 Jun 1854 in Washington County, Kentucky (daughter of Thomas W. Simms and Margaret Ellen Montgomery); died on 30 Jul 1938 in Daviess County, Kentucky.
    Children:
    1. 2. Thomas Aquinas Medley was born on 27 Aug 1876 in Springfield, Marion, Kentucky; died on 20 Aug 1940 in Owensboro, Daviess, Kentucky.

  3. 6.  Richard Nicolas Wathen

    Notes:

    Called by his grandson Richard Nicholas Wathen Medley "a distiller and son of one of the oldest (1788) and best known distilling families in Kentucky and the nation."

    Richard married Florence Ellen Abell. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  4. 7.  Florence Ellen Abell
    Children:
    1. 3. Florence Ellen Wathen was born on 1 Apr 1881 in Lebanon, Marion, Kentucky; died on 30 Sep 1943 in Owensboro, Daviess, Kentucky.


Generation: 4

  1. 8.  Wiliam Medley was born on 1 Mar 1816 in Washington County, Kentucky (son of Thomas Medley and Alice Edelen); died on 6 Mar 1853 in Washington County, Kentucky; was buried in St. Rose's Cemetery, Springfield, Washington, Kentucky.

    Notes:

    "WILLIAM MEDLEY started making whiskey on his farm on Cartright's Creek near St. Rose's in Springfield, Kentucky. He made his living as a distiller. From a ledger which he kept from 3/1841 until 12/1850 he sold fine prime bourbon in quantity lots at 24 cents per gallon. Besides his distillery he also had a blacksmith shop and general food store. There were numerous entries for repairing stills so he was familiar with the coopersmith trade as well. WILLIAM died of 'typhus fever' on 3/6/1853 in Washington County, Kentucky at the young age of 37." [John Medley (1615-1660), citation details below]

    Wiliam married Teresa Jane Osborne on 18 Nov 1844 in Washington County, Kentucky. Teresa (daughter of Walter Osborne and Clotilda McAtee) was born on 15 Oct 1823 in Washington County, Kentucky; died on 19 Aug 1851 in Washington County, Kentucky; was buried in St. Rose's Cemetery, Springfield, Washington, Kentucky. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 9.  Teresa Jane Osborne was born on 15 Oct 1823 in Washington County, Kentucky (daughter of Walter Osborne and Clotilda McAtee); died on 19 Aug 1851 in Washington County, Kentucky; was buried in St. Rose's Cemetery, Springfield, Washington, Kentucky.
    Children:
    1. Louise Catherine Medley was born on 4 Nov 1846 in Washington County, Kentucky; died on 10 Dec 1923; was buried in St. Alphonsus Cemetery, West Louisville, Daviess, Kentucky.
    2. Sarah Medley was born on 8 Apr 1848 in Washington County, Kentucky; died on 18 Jun 1912 in West Louisville, Daviess, Kentucky; was buried in St. Alphonsus Cemetery, West Louisville, Daviess, Kentucky.
    3. 4. George Edward Medley was born on 10 May 1850 in Washington County, Kentucky; died on 24 Dec 1910 in Daviess County, Kentucky.

  3. 10.  Thomas W. Simms

    Thomas married Margaret Ellen Montgomery. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  4. 11.  Margaret Ellen Montgomery
    Children:
    1. 5. Anna Isabella Simms was born on 28 Jun 1854 in Washington County, Kentucky; died on 30 Jul 1938 in Daviess County, Kentucky.