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  • ID: I8161
  • Name: Hiram MEDBERY
  • Given Name: Hiram
  • Surname: Medbery
  • Sex: M
  • _AMTID: 370128786292:1030:114368717
  • Change Date: 12 JUN 2003
  • Note:
    Was a lawyer in East Troy, WI. In 1839 was elected District Attorney for Green co.; in 1862 was Asst. Assessor of U. S. Revenue Dept.; went to Albany, WI where he was attorney for Sugar River Valley Railroad. Went to Chicago 1873 and returned to Monroe 1874. Was a member of the Masonic Lodge. [Medbery Genealogy]
    " The Bar of To-Day.
    " P. J. Clawson, A. S. Douglas, Brooks Dunwiddie, Hiram Medbery, A. N. Randall, C. N. Carpenter, Colin W. Wright, B. S. kerr, S. W. Abbott, JHohn B. Perry, Burr Sprague, O. S. Putnam, John Luchsinger, C. A. Tofflemire and P. C. Lampert.
    " Biographical.
    " Hiram Medbery, a prominent lawyer of Green county, was born in Saratoga Co., N. Y., Jan. 30, 1832. When he was quite young his parents moved to Fulton county in the same State, where they remained until he was sixteen years old. They then removed to Wisconsin and settled in Walworth county. He had received a common school education in his native State, and after coming to Wisconsin, attended the Waukegan Acadamy two terms. He then returned to Walworth county and taught school one turn, and with the proceeds, went to Saratoga Springs, where he engaged in the study of law in the office of Judge Bockes. He was admitted to the bar at Fonda, Montgomery Co., N. Y., Jan. 2, 1854, in the class with Mansfield Walworth and Joseph Shoudy. He immediately returned to Wisconsin and commenced practice at Troy. He was admitted to the circuit court of Walworth county, May 23, 1854. In 1855 he went to Prairie du Sac, Sauk county, where he remained a few months, then went to California, and was employed as civil engineer, eighteen months. He then returned to Troy. In 1857 he came to Albany, Green county, and began practicing law. He was admitted to the bar of the Supreme Court of the State June 11, 1859, and to the United States district and circuit courts, for the western district of Wisconsin, Sept. 15, 1871, to the United States district court for Wisconsin, Jan. 3, 1860, to the Supreme Court of Illinois, Oct. 19, 1873, and to the Supreme Court of the United States, Jan. 13, 1880. He was elected district attorney in 1859. In 1861 he entered the United States civil service, receiving the appointment of revenue assessor, which office he held ten years. In 1864 he removed to Monroe and practiced law, also attended to the duties pertaining to his office. In 1877 he was appointed revenue agent and traveled extensively until 1881, when he resigned and became postmaster at Monroe, which position he held two years. He then went to Chicago and resided until October, 1883 when he returned to Albany, and remained a short time, then removed to Monroe, where he now resides. Mr. Medbery has twice married first, in January, 1860 to Lucy Royce, a native of Ohio, who died April 15, 1818, leaving two children--Jessie and Paul; and again Jan. 28, 1882, to Myra Hollinshead, a native of Elkhorn, Walworth Co., Wis." [Excerpt from "History of Green County, Wisconsin", Union Publishing Company, 1884, p. 376; sent by Wisconsin Historical Society, April 2003]
  • Birth: 30 JAN 1832 in , Saratoga, NY
  • Death: BEF 1896

    Father: Hiram MEDBERY b: 6 SEP 1799 in Greenfield, Saratoga, NY
    Mother: Nancy Sanders CHAMBERS b: ABT 1800 in , , NY

    Marriage 1 Lucy A. ROYCE b: in , , OH
    • Married: 4 JAN 1860
    1. Has No Children Jesse MEDBERY b: ABT 1864
    2. Has No Children Paul B. MEDBERY b: in , , WI

    Marriage 2 Myra HOLLINSHEAD b: in Elkhorn, Walworth, WI
    • Married: 28 JAN 1882
    1. Has No Children Hiram MEDBERY

    1. Abbrev: Medbury Genealogy
      Title: Medbery, Mrs. James F. (Elizabeth W.), compiler, History and Genealogy of the Family Medbury-Medbery-Medberry
      Descendants of John Medbury, Swansea, Mass. 1680
      (Mrs. James F. Medbery
      508 Greenbrier Drive
      Silver Spring, MD 20910
      September 1965)
      Information on the earlier generations has proven to be fairly well researched and mostly accurate, but that regarding later generations, especially those who left New England, seems to have been based on correspondence with family members and is much less reliable.
        Name: Personal Collection of James B. Bullock
        Littleton, CO 80120

      Page: p. 68
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