Historic Markers Across Tennessee

John Medearis

Marker ID: THC 3G 12
Location: U.S. 431, Marshall County, near Belfast
County: Marshall
Waymark: None


Born in Essex County, Va., Feb. 22, 1744, he served as an officer in the Revolution, besides making substantial financial contributions to the cause. At the war's end, instead of reimbursement, he accepted a large grant in this area, naming his holdings "Liberty," saying this alone was worth his contribution.