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MeadorII family

All this wonderful information was found by June Bork

Male Index to Marriage Registers - Rockingham County, Va - From 1778:

Issued: 1792: Jeremiah Meadows to Elizabeth Conly, p.493

1797: Francis Meadows to Frances Bush, p.728 {Marriage Bond (Bk1:728), dated 16 Sep 1797; Bondsman, John (x) Bush; Consent of John Bush of Rockingham Co for daughter Frances Bush] {Note: Francis Meadows made his mark: "<"

1804 - Mary Meadows to Archibald Bush; Bondsman, John Meadows; Consent of Frances Meadows (mother?); Wit: John Meadows and John Bush.

1806: John Meadows to Elizabeth Wyant, p.281{Bond dated 4 Feb 1806; Bondsman, Peter Wyant; Consent of Peter Wyant for daughter Elizabeth]

1809: James Meadows to Mary Wyant, p.462 {Bond dated 20 Jun 1809, Bondsman, Peter Wyant; Consent of Peter Wyant for daughter Mary Wyant]

1813 - Nelly Meadows to Benjamin Hensely; Bondsman, Hams Hensely; consent of James Meadows for daughter Nelly [Eleanor or Frances]

1815: - Jacob Meadows to Sarah Berry, p.___

1815 Dec 6 - Jacob Meadows to Nancy Roach, widow, Bond, p. 810

1816 Jan 2 - John Meadows to Mary Horner, p.871

1817 Jan 2 - Nancy Meadows to Jonathan Breeden

1821 Oct 2 - Thomas Meadows to Elizabeth Breeding, p.895; Bond, p.251

1828 Mar 7 - St. Clair Meadows to Jane Shifflett, Bond, p.681

1832 Jun 18 - James Meadows to Margaret Varner, Bond, p.892

1837 Dec 18 - Joel Meadows to Elizabeth Breeding, Bond, p.87_ (? illegible)

1843 May 28 - Sarah P. Meddows to Robert Meddows by Minister, Benjamin S. Brown.

1847 Jan 18 - John Meadows to Mary Breeden, Bond, p.___ (? illegible)

From a one sheet paper entitled: "Virginia Marriages 1753-1831," published in "Meadows Heritage Newsletter" issue number, date & page number missing: (Note: records should be vertified).

1780 Aug 14 - Bedford Co, Va - Sarah Meadow to Barnes Holloway

1785 Nov 17 - Bedford Co, Va - Job Meador to Pattey Wood

1786 Jan 3 - Albemarle Co, Va - Molly [Mary] Medor to Samuel Roach

1786 Apr 17 - Prince Edward Co, Va - Obidiah [Obadiah] Meadows to Prudence Wells

1787 Apr 3 - Bedford Co, Va - William Meador to Nancy Ellage

1789 Feb 5 - Bedford Co, Va - Fanny [Frances] Meador to Micajah Dowell

1789 Feb 7 - Prince Edward Co, Va - Benjamin Meadows to Polly [Mary] Morris

1789 Feb 23 - Franklin Co, Va - Jesse Meadow to Mary Mann

1790 Nov 2 - Pittsylvania Co, Va - Frances Meadows to Joel Willis

1791 - Monroe Co, Va - Francis Meadows Jr. to Frances Bush

1791 Feb 28 - Franklin Co, Va - Rhoda Meador to Hezekiah Blankenship

1791 May 18 - Bedford Co, Va - Mary Meador to Dennis McCormack

1791 May 18 - Bedford Co, Va - Richard Meador to Sarah Yates

1791 May 23 - Bedford Co, Va - Ira Meador to Sarah Winfrey

1791 Jun __ - Lunenburg Co, Va - Archibald Meadows to Rhoda Williamson

1791 Jul 25 - Bedford Co, Va - Sary [Sarah/Sara] Meador to Clayton Drake

1791 Jul 26 - Franklin Co, Va - Sarah Meador to Clayton Drake [Note: the above marriage of Sarah Meadow to Clayton Drake: was the marriage bond taken out in Bedford Co and married next day in Franklin Co ???].

1792 - Rockingham Co, Va - Jeremiah Meadows to Elizabeth Conley

1792 Oct 15 - Franklin Co, Va - Barsheba Meador to Barnett Blankenship

INDEX TO MARRIAGES OF OLD RAPPAHANNOCK AND ESSEX COUNTIES, VIRGINIA 1655 -1900 by Eva Eubank Wilkerson

1758 Meador, Elizabeth: Daughter of Thomas, married Benjamin Allen

1758 Meador, Frances: Married a ?Bell

1828 Jan 1 Meador, Frances , Married George Gordon

1745 Meador, John md Grigory, Sarah: daughter of Richard Grigory.

1677 Meador, John md Elizabeth, daughter of Richard White

1811, May 23 Meador, Nancy md John Greenstreet

1758 Meador, Rachel : Daughter of Thomas, md Ambrose Armstrong

1807 Meador, Richard md Mary daughter of Richard Burk

1758 Meador, William md Frances, daughter of Mary Phitzsimmons

1717 Meador, Ann Relict of Thomas, married Thomas Ayres

1825, Jan 17 Meadows, Catharine md Alexander Dunn

1825 Apr 4 Meadows, Clara md William G Haile

1723 Meadows Elizabeth md James Bradberry

1703 Meadoes Thomas md Susanna , mother of John Goss.

I found this on the net:

Marriage Bonds of Franklin County Virginia 1786-1858

page 17 Adkins, John and Susannah Meador,Oct. 6, 1830. Sur. Stephen Booth. 48.

page 19 Albright, Wm. and Jane Meador, dau. Jehu,Oct. 23, 1821. Sur. Abel Meador.

page 20 Allen, Mathew R. and Margaret E. Meador,Sept. 21, 1858.

page 22 Amos, Meredith and Mary Meador, dau. Geo.,Oct. 14, 1841. Sur. Wm. C. A. Meador. 86.

page 27 Baker, Pleasant and Phebe J. Meador,Dec. 16, 1843. Sur. Joel Meador.

page 30 Basham, Wm. and Ama Meador, dau. Jesse,Dec. 4, 1797 Sur. Jesse Meador.

page 33 Bell, James and Franky Meador, dau. John,Jan. 31, 1798. Sur. Peter Holland.

page 34 Best, John and Lydia Meador,May 19, 1801. Sur. Joel Meador. 106.

page 36 Blankenship, Barnett and Barsheba Meador, dau. Jesse,Oct. 15, 1792. Sur. Hezekiah Blankenship. 23.

page 36 Blankenship, Hezekiah and Rhoda Meador, dau. Joel,Feb. 28, 1791. Sur. Elijah Blankenship.

page 37 Board, Samuel H. and Inda M. Meador,Dec. 13, 1858.

page 48 Brown, John and Mary Jane Meador, dau. Benj.,Aug. 31, 1842. Sur. Josephus A. Meador.

page 66 Crotty, James T., s. Michael, and Eliza J. Meador, dau. Jonas, Aug. 1, 1842. Sur. Hubbard Meador. 45.

page 77 Dowdy, Henry and Harwood Meador, dau. John,Jan. 9, 1838. Sur. Samuel W. Smith. 140.

page 77 Drake, Clayton and Sarah Meador, dau. Levine,July 26, 1791. Sur. John Drake.

page 82 [p.82] Ellis, Thos. M. and Susannah Meador, dau. Joel,Jan. 13, 1820. Sur. James Meador.

page 104 Hale, (Heil) Philip and Judith Meador, dau. Jonas,Sept. 7, 1841. Sur. Francis W. Robertson.

page 119 Holland, Meador and Mary Smith,Jan. 2, 1797. Sur. Peter Holland.

page 120 Holly, Wm. M. H. and Catherine Meador, dau. Prudence,Aug. 4, 1834. Sur. Lewis Wysong.

page 133 Kemp, Wm. W. and Susannah Meador,Jan. 12, 1833. Sur. John Meador.

page 139 Lansdown, Johnson and Sally Meador, dau. Joseph,Feb. 7, 1825. Sur. Christopher Meador.

page 149 Martin, Andrew and Tempe Meador, dau. Tempey,Dec. 24, 1821. Sur. Burwell Meador. Click to view full context -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Marriage Bonds of Franklin County Virginia 1786-1858 page 156 Mcguire, Elijah and Lucinda Meador,Feb. 9, 1819. Sur. Jehu Meador. Click to view full context -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Marriage Bonds of Franklin County Virginia 1786-1858 page 156 Mcguire, Joel and Jemima Meador, dau. John,Dec. 14, 1835. Sur. Elijah McGuire. 140. Click to view full context -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Marriage Bonds of Franklin County Virginia 1786-1858 page 157 Meador, Abel and Polly Oyler,Sept. 4, 1820. Sur. Valentine Oyler, Sr. 48. Click to view full context -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Marriage Bonds of Franklin County Virginia 1786-1858 page 157 Meador, Abel B. and Elizabeth Basham,Aug. 20, 1831. Sur. Elijah McGuire. 140. Click to view full context -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Marriage Bonds of Franklin County Virginia 1786-1858 page 157 Meador, Ananais and Sally Anderson,Mar. 3, 1823. Sur. Joseph Anderson. Click to view full context -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Marriage Bonds of Franklin County Virginia 1786-1858 page 157 Meador, Burwell and Lucy Payne, dau. Benj.,Jan. 27, 1823. Sur. Mark Payne. Click to view full context -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Marriage Bonds of Franklin County Virginia 1786-1858 page 157 Meador, David and Polly Anderson, dau. James,Dec. 16, 1817. Sur. Joseph Anderson. Click to view full context -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Marriage Bonds of Franklin County Virginia 1786-1858 page 157 Meador, Geo. and Timery Payne,Oct. 20, 1823. Sur. Joseph Payne. Click to view full context -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Marriage Bonds of Franklin County Virginia 1786-1858 page 157 Meador, Hubbard and Judy Steward,Aug. 1, 1842. Sur. Josiah Ferguson. 45. Click to view full context -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Marriage Bonds of Franklin County Virginia 1786-1858 page 157 Meador, James and Mary Divers, Sept. 13, 1797. Sur. John Divers. Click to view full context -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Marriage Bonds of Franklin County Virginia 1786-1858 page 157 Meador, James and Sarah Booth, Jan. 4, 1836. Sur. John Booth. Click to view full context -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Marriage Bonds of Franklin County Virginia 1786-1858 page 157 Meador, Jehu John and Phebe J. Crews,Apr. 30, 1833. Sur. Wm. Allbright. Click to view full context -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Marriage Bonds of Franklin County Virginia 1786-1858 page 158 [p.158] Meador, Jeremiah and Elizabeth Wood, Mar. 16, 1812. Surs. Wm. Drake and Wm. Boles.

page 158 Meador, Jesse and Mary Mann, Feb. 23, 1789. Sur. Joel Meador.

page 158 Meador, Jesse and Nancy Chewing, dau. Geo.,Oct. 15, 1811. Sur. Nathaniel Chewing.

page 158 Meador, Job, Jr. and Minnie Simmons, dau. Chas.,Sept. 29, 1806. Sur. Uriah Basham.

page 158 Meador, Joel and Edith Clyborn,Dec. 25, 1798. Sur. John Clyborn. 21.

page 158 Meador, Joel and Arena Arrington,July 6, 1853. Sur. Daniel Arrington. 140.

page 158 Meador, John and Nancy Clack, dau. Susanah Clark,Dec. 2, 1805. Sur. Joel Meador.

page 158 Meador, John and Sally B. Harwood, Oct. 15, 1816. Sur. Francis G. Harwood.

page 158 Meador, John G. and Sarepta Simmons, Oct. 7, 1833. Sur. Anthony Simmons. 140.

page 158 Meador, John J., s. Jehu, and Adeline S. Smith, dau. John W., Aug. 23, 1836. Sur. Thos. B. Robertson. 140.

page 158 Meador, Jonas and Frances Anderson,Mar. 18, 1820. Sur. Moses Meador.

page 158 Meador, Joseph and Sally Divers, Apr. 23, 1794. 41.

page 158 Meador, Joseph and Jane Arrington, Dec. 7, 1829. Sur. Daniel Arrington. 140.

page 158 Meador, Joseph J. and Frances Dudley, Aug. 6, 1827. Sur. Levi Dudley.

page 158 Meador, Josephus and Tabitha Ray, dau. Wm.,Dec. 11, 1843. Sur. Wm. Ray.

page 158 Meador, Madison and Elizabeth Slone, Feb. 11, 1839. Sur. Paschal Meador. 18.

page 158 Meador, Martin and Sophia Ferguson, Dec. 11, 1831. Sur. John Ferguson. 140.

page 158 Meador, Micajah and Nancy Cooper, dau. Eiles, Dec. 30, 1837. Sur. Paschal Meador.

page 158 Meador, Moses and Sophia W. Arrington, July 10, 1823. Sur. Arthur Arrington.

page 158 Meador, Nehemiah and Peggy Payne, Dec. 10, 1821. Sur. Andrew Abshire.

page 159 [p.159] Meador, Otey and Susannah Ferguson, Dec. 22, 1829. Sur. John Ferguson. 140.

page 159 Meador, Otey and Rhoda Wright, Feb. 12, 1835. Sur. Ammon Wright. 68.

page 159 Meador, Pascal and Quintina Wright, dau. Geo.,Mar. 15, 1841. Sur. John A. Wright. 18.

page 159 Meador, Richard and Lucy Anderson, dau. James,Feb. 3, 1812. Sur. Jesse Anderson.

page 159 Meador, Thaddeus and Laura A. Beach,Nov. 17, 1858.

page 159 Meador, Thos. and Elizabeth Martin, Oct. 16, 1794. 41.

page 159 Meador, Turner and Judie Richardson, Feb. 8, 1814. Sur. Benj. Richardson. 98.

page 174 Palmer, John and Ruth A. Meador, dau. Benj. and Oney,Nov. 25, 1840. Sur. Paschal Meador.

page 174 Palmer, Joseph W. and Juliana Meador, Apr. 6, 1846. Sur. Benj. Meador.

page 193 Richardson, Chas. and Margaret Meador, June 18, 1823. Sur. Chesley Cooper. 130.

page 194 Richardson, Randolph and Elizabeth Meador, dau. Hezekiah, Jan. 28, 1832. Sur. Luke Richardson. 140.

page 194 Richeson, Luke and Nancy Meador, Jan. 22, 1823. Sur. Geo. Meador.

page 195 Roberson, James and Joan B. Meador,(???), 1851. 86.

page 200 Saunders John and Patey P. Meador, dau. John,Feb. 24, 1801. 21.

page 206 Simmons, Skelton and Elizabeth Meador, Jan. 29, 1824. Sur. Moses Simmons. 130.

page 214 Spradlin, James and Lucinda Meador Jan. 24, 1837. Sur. Paschal Meador.

page 214 Spradlin, John and Louisa Meador, dau. David, Dec. 11, 1837. Sur. Clement Dickerson.

page 214 Spradling, John and Rhoda Meador, dau. Luney, May 23, 1818. Sur. Moss Meador.

page 253 Young, Thos. S. and Elizabeth A. Meador, Nov. 16, 1858.

Virginia Marriages, 1740-1850

ABNER SPRADLING NANCY MEADOR 24 October 1836 Bedford

AMBROSE C. MEADOR ELIZABETH MEADOR 18 December 1821 Amelia

ANDREW MARTIN TEMPE MEADOR 24 December 1821 Franklin

ARTHUR MOSELEY HARRIET P. MEADOR 01 October 1838 Cumberland

AUGUSTUS L. MINTER FLORENTINE J. MEADOR 28 January 1850 Bedford

BENJAMIN M. ELLIS ELIZABETH F. MEADOR 21 March 1849 Bedford

BENJAMIN MEADOR ONEY MEADOR 23 November 1817 Bedford

CHARLES CREASY SARAH MEADOR 28 November 1836 Bedford

CHARLES RICHARDSON MARGARET MEADOR 18 June 1823 Franklin

DAVID MEADOR NANCY MEADOR 27 June 1842 Bedford

ELDRIDGE P. WRIGHT MARTHA A. MEADOR 28 February 1850 Amelia

ELIJAH McGUIRE LUCINDA MEADOR 09 February 1819 Franklin

FRANCES WORLEY ELIZA MEADOR 22 October 1838 Bedford

GEORGE CLARK MELINDA MEADOR 30 July 1833 Bedford

GEORGE GORDON FRANCES MEADOR 01 January 1828 Essex

GIDEON MEADOR RHODA MEADOR 08 December 1828 Cumberland

HENRY CRAIG MILLY MEADOR 30 November 1818 Bedford

HENRY DOWDY HARWOOD MEADOR 09 January 1838 Franklin

HENRY LOYD TEMPY MEADOR 14 February 1821 Bedford

HERBERT FRITH PATTY MEADOR 16 September 1816 Bedford

ISAAC BALLINGER POLLEY MEADOR 21 July 1814 Giles

JAMES T. CROTTY ELIZA J. MEADOR 01 August 1842 Franklin

JAMES COOK DOSHA MEADOR 08 August 1809 Giles

JAMES HICKS LUCINDA MEADOR 03 February 1841 Bedford

JAMES SPRADLIN LUCINDA MEADOR 24 January 1837 Franklin

JAMES WEBBER NANCY MEADOR 25 November 1844 Bedford

JAMES WORSHAM SALLY MEADOR 18 December 1822 Amelia

JOEL McGUIRE JEMIMA MEADOR 14 December 1835 Franklin

JOHN A. AUSTIN FRANCES ANN MEADOR 27 October 1834 Cumberland

JOHN B. NOBLES MARTHA MEADOR 27 November 1822 Amelia

JOHN Jr. SPRADLEY SARAH MEADOR 26 February 1827 Bedford

JOHNSON LANSDOWN SALLY MEADOR 07 February 1825 Franklin

JOHN ADKINS SUSANNAH MEADOR 06 October 1830 Franklin

JOHN BEST LYDIA MEADOR 19 May 1801 Franklin

JOHN BROWN MARY JANE MEADOR 31 August 1842 Franklin

JOHN COOPER ELIZABETH MEADOR 26 October 1813 Giles

JOHN GREENSTREET NANCY MEADOR 23 May 1811 Essex

JOHN MEADOR ANNEY MEADOR 11 September 1822 Giles

JOHN MEADOR JANE MEADOR 14 September 1818 Bedford

JOHN PALMER RUTH A. MEADOR 25 November 1840

JOHN SAUNDERS PATEY P. MEADOR 24 February 1801 Franklin

JOHN SPRADLING RHODA MEADOR 23 May 1818 Franklin

JOHN SPRADLIN LOUISA MEADOR 11 December 1837 Franklin

JOHN WOODRAM JUDITH MEADOR 12 April 1817 Giles

JOHN WRIGHT MARY F. MEADOR 28 December 1840 Amelia

JOSEPH W. PALMER JULIANA MEADOR 06 April 1846 Franklin

JOSHUA BOOTH LUCY ANN MEADOR 07 August 1848 Bedford

JUBAL D. MEADOR ELIZABETH D. MEADOR 10 January 1848 Bedford

LUKE RICHESON NANCY MEADOR 22 January 1823 Franklin

MAHLON MORGAN FENETTE JANE MEADOR 30 March 1835 Bedford

MEREDITH AMOS MARY MEADOR 14 October 1841 Franklin

PHILIP HALE JUDITH MEADOR 07 September 1841 Franklin

PHILIP HICKS CAROLINE MEADOR 27 April 1837 Bedford

PLEASANT BAKER PHEBE J. MEADOR 16 December 1843 Franklin

RANDOLPH RICHARDSON ELIZABETH MEADOR 28 January 1832 Franklin

REUBEN FRENCH NAOMY MEADOR 29 February 1812 Giles

ROBERT J. SAUNDERS PENELOPE MEADOR 22 January 1829 Isle of Wight

ROYAL F. GODSEY DELILAH MEADOR 17 November 1828 Cumberland

SAMUEL FARRER MARTHA I. MEADOR 09 September 1847 Amelia

SAMUEL SCRUGGS SALLY MEADOR 08 September 1818 Cumberland

SHELTON DAVIS MARY H. MEADOR 04 November 1833 Cumberland

SKELTON SIMMONS ELIZABETH MEADOR 29 January 1824 Franklin

STEPHEN ROBINSON MARTHA MEADOR 23 December 1812 Cumberland

THOMAS G. OAKLEY JUDITH J. MEADOR 19 January 1836 Cumberland

THOMAS J. THOMASON SARAH ANN MEADOR 30 September 1844 Bedford

THOMAS M. ELLIS SUSANNAH MEADOR 13 January 1820 Franklin

WILLIAM F. Jr. MANN FRANCES MEADOR 24 August 1809 Cumberland

WILLIAM J. MEADOR MARY W. MEADOR 09 January 1850 Amelia

WILLIAM M. H. HOLLY CATHERINE MEADOR 04 August 1834 Franklin

WILLIAM W. KEMP SUSANNAH MEADOR 12 January 1833 Franklin

WILLIAM ALBRIGHT JANE MEADOR 23 October 1821 Franklin

WILLIAM BASHAM AMA MEADOR 04 December 1797 Franklin

WILLIAM BURTON NANCY MEADOR 20 July 1807 Amelia

WILLIAM HICKS BETSY MEADOR 12 November 1818 Bedford

WILLIAM HUDDLESTON NANCY MEADOR 19 December 1823 Cumberland

WILLIAM MEADOR MAHALA MEADOR 13 August 1831 Bedford

Sussex County, Delaware Probate Records, 1680-1800

Prim Name: John Meads; Admin Name: Polly Meads and Thomas Sorden; Will Made Date: ; Will Loc:; Heirs Name: ; Exec/Trus Name: ; Wit Name: ; Will Probate Date: [c. 14 Nov 1797]; Will Book: Arch. vol. A88; Page: 16; Comment: ;

Prim Name: William Bowness; Admin Name: ; Will Made Date: 15 Mar 1796; Will Loc:; Heirs Name: wife Sidney Bowness; sons Edward and William Bowness; daus. Elisabeth Bowness and Polly Meads; Exec/Trus Name: John Meads and bro.-in-law William Mason; Wit Name: David Owens, John B[ell] Pollock; Will Probate Date: 06 Apr 1796; Will Book: Arch. vol. A60; Reg. of Wills, Liber E; Page: 38-39; folios 80-81; Comment: [Note:--Arch. vol. A60, page 39 shows an account was exhibited on the estate by the surviving exec'r, William Mason, C. T. A., March 21, 1798].;

Maryland Calendar of Wills

Meade (Meads), John,Calvert Co.,6th May, 1711; 11th July, 1711.; To eld. son Thomas, 5 shillings. ; To 2nd son John, daus. Ann Sanders and Mary Jarman, personalty.; Ex.: Young. son William. ; Test: Charles Allen, Thos. Cades, Jr., Gilbert Lewis. 13. 256.;

MARYLAND CALENDAR OF WILLS: Volume 5 ; Meads, William, the elder, planter,Calvert Co.,21st May, 1720; 17th Dec., 1720;. To wife Jane, extx., dwelling plantation Clare's Gift, pt. His Lordship's favour during life, at her decease to pass to dau. Sarah Hardesty. Also personal estate, to pass at her decease to four child., viz. William, Sarah Hardesty, Jane Philips and Anne, equally. Shd. wife marry her thirds only, residue to child. afsd. ; To son William and hrs., lands bou, of John and Asron Cobreath, of Harrington heirs, and residue of lands bou. of Thomas Watkins (not sold to Christian Swanstead). ; Overseers: Son William, Thomas Hardesty and John Philips. ; Test: John Pierrevilte, Richd. Stallings, Richd. Poeale. 16, 236 ;

Virginia Immigrants, 1623-66

Meades, Tho., 1638, by John Gater, Lower New Norfolk Co.

Meades, Thomas, 1636, by John Gater, Elizabeth City Co.

North Carolina Will Abstracts, 1760-1800

page 8 1774 MEADORS, JASON, Elizabeth (wife); Lewis, Thomas, Jason, Job and Maria

VIRGINIA GENEALOGIES ALONG AND NEAR THE LOWER RAPPAHANNOCK RIVER 1607-1799 by John Otto Yurechko

1758 Benjamin Allen married Elizabeth Meador. The daughter of Thomas Meador. Essex Co.

Commonwealth of Virginia Department of Health - Division of Vital Records

Certificate of Death

Name of Deceased: William Meadows, Race: White Sex; Male, Age: 50 Date of Death: 23 Dec 1877,Place: Rockingham,Cause of Death: Dropsy, Name of Parents: John and Mary Meadows,Birthplace of Deceased: Rockingham Co, Occupation: farmer,Consort of: Delila Meadows,Name of Informant: Delila Meadows, Relation of Informant: wife,Commissioner of the Revenue: J.N. Ross, Date Record Filed: between 1877 and 1896.,

This is to certify that this is a true and correct reproduction or abstract of the official record filed with the Virginia Department of Health, Richmond, Virginia.. /s/ Russell E. Booker, Jr., State Registrar

State of Virginia County of Rockingham Certificate of Death

Name of Deceased: John Meadows, Race: White, Sex; Male, Age: 84 years, 6 months, 7 days, Date of Death: Sept 18, 1884, Place: Rockingham, Cause of Death: Old Age, Name of Father: James Meadows, Name of Mother: Catherine Bausewell {Boswell], Birthplace of Deceased: Albemarle Co, Va, Occupation: farmer, Name of Informant: Lucinda Hawkins, Relation of Informant: Daughter,

[Note: Marriage Records of Rockingham show James Meadows married Catherine Boswell in Rockingham County, Va in 1785].

[a DAR Lineage Paper (one sheet) entitled "References for Lineage" gives the following references for Revolutionary Soldier, James Meadows]: "Virginia Soldiers of 1776" (copyright 927) proves marriage of Catherine Boswell and James Meadows of Rockingham County, Va; Military Record of James Meadows; "The German Element of The Shenandoah Valley of Virginia," by John W. Wayland, p234; "Virginia Valley Records" by John W. Wayland, p.115; "1840 Census of Pensioners," p.136; Rockingham Co, Va - Deed Bk 12:446; Rockingham Co, Va Land Survey Bk A:254; Augusta County Court Militia Records Book 1756-1796 (James or John Meadows?). Children of James Meadows and Catherine Boswell named:

1. James Meadows Jr, b. 1786; m. 1809 to Mary Wyant

2. Nancy Meadows, b. 1788; m. 1/1/1813 to Jonathan Breeding [Breeden]

3. Nellie [Eleanor or Frances], b. 1790; m. 8/18/1813 to Benjamin Hensley

4. Jacob Meadows, b. 1792; m. 1815 to Sarah Berry

5. John Meadows, b. ca 1800; m. 2 Jan 1816 to Mary Harness [copy of original Return of Marriages: "January 2-1816- I joined together John Meadows and Mary Harness by Joseph Samuels."

6. Thomas W. Meadows, b. 19 Feb 1802; m. 10/4/1821 to Elizabeth Breeding [Breeden/Breedin]

I hesitate sending this list as I did not include my source. I have no idea where I got it, however, I am always into War Records from National Archives Micro-film, so this is a strong possiblity, SORRY. June

WAR of 1812 - INDEX FOR MEADOR/MEADOW

AMBROSE MEADOR, Pvt Capt. Anthony H. Metcalfs Co, TN Militia; WO 8992; WC 10,094; widow, MARTHA MEADOR

ASA MEADOR; widow ELIZABETH; Capt. Metcalfs Co; Wid. Orig 11049

BARNABUS MEADERS, Pvt. Capt. T.F. Anderson's Co, GA Mil.; widow, Jane Meaders; #WO 4818; WS 1.757

CREED MEADORS, Capt. Wm. Hopkins Co, KY Militia; SC 10968; S0 16440

DANIEL MEADOR, widow Nancy; Pvt Capt. Wm. Pepper's Co, VA Militia; WO 28-854; WC 20-692 Bounty Land: Int #36-295-80-50 - Int #3-791-80-55

JEHU MEADOR, Pvt Capt Allan Wilkenson's Co, TN Militia; SURV. ORIG. 6359; Surv. Cert. 3377

JOHN MEADORS, widow, Mary E., Pvt Capt. A.G. Safford's Co, GA Volun. SO 16,439; SC 13,909; WO 21,644; WC 21,885 BL wt #296-80-50; wt #13,196-80-55

DANIEL MEADOWS, Pvt. Capt. John G. Colberts, GA MIL; SO 13,923; SC 10,660

EPHRAIM MEADOWS, widow, Rebecca; Pvt Capt. Robert McGill's Co.; widow orig. 30842; widow cert 18669

GABRIEL MEADOWS, widow, Frances; Capt. Watson's Co, VA Mil; WO 18,893; W.C. 15,872

JAMES MEADOW, widow, Martha; Capt. Tub's Co, TN Mil; WO 8797

JASON MEADOWS, widow, Lydia; Capt. McIver's Co, SC MIL; Orig. 12,240

JASON MEADOWS, widow Harriet; Capt. Sam. Maxwell's Co, TN Mil; ibid Orig. 11817

JOHN MEADOW; Capt. Anthony Metcalf's Co, TN MIL; SO, 13,924; SC 8,660

OSBORNE MEADOWS; Pvt. Capt. Walter L. Fontains Co, 8th Reg. VA Mil; SO 17094; SC 20967

SAMUEL MEADOWS, widow, Martha; Capt. James Thompson's Co, NC; Wid. Orig. 10734

SAMUEL MEADOWS, widow, Nancy; Sgt. Capt. John White's Green's & Meadows Co, VA MIL; WO 5138; WC 1997

WILSON MEADOR; widow Mary; Capt. John P. Gray's Co, VA Mil; SO 20,141; SC 18,958; WO 42,564; WC 32,991 Bounty Land: Int #29,318-40-50; Int #58,387-120-50

REVOLUTIONARY WAR RECORDS - Selected Records from Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty Land Warrant Applications Files - Film No. M805-578 - Abstracted from copies of the original claims by June Bork, June 1993:

BENJAMIN MEADOR

1833 Jan 28 - Bedford Co, VA - Declaration of Benjamin Meador to obtain pension Personally appeared in open Court before the County Court of Bedford now sitting BENJAMIN MEADOR a resident of BEDFORD aged 69 YEARS who being first duly sworn according to law doth on his oath make the following declaration to obtain the benefit of the Act of Congress passed 7 June 1832

THAT he entered the service of the U.S. under the following named officers & served as herein after stated: Viz: That in the fore part of the year 1780 or 1781 he cannot distinctly recollect which - he substituted for SHADRACK HOLT who had been drafted from the County of Amelia in this State to serve a tour in the militia in the War of The Revolution of 3 months.. that he marched from AMELIA to PETERSBURG under CAPT. EDWARD BOOKER at which place they joined the other troops when the companies were reorganized & he was placed under the command of CAPT. HAYS - that from PETERSBURG he marched under CAPT. HAYS to McKEY'S MILLS where he joined more troops under the command of COL. DOWLMAN & he remained at the MILLS about 3 weeks & from thence marched to SLEEPY HOLE FERRY on the NANSAMOND RIVER where they remained sometime watching the British who was supposed to be on the River.. From Sleepy Hole Ferry he was marched to Perrots Neck at the mouth of Nansamond River where they came in sight of several British.. there they remained some time & from thence to a place called the TAR YARD from thence he marched to a old field close by & was discharged - his term of service having expired.. he does not now know that he was attached to any particular Regiment nor can he recollect any other officers than those stated..

That shortly after he returned home his father Benjamin Meadow (now dec'd) was drafted from the County of Amelia to serve in the militia in the War of the Revolution - a term of 3 months - that he substituted in his father Benjamin's Place - that they rendezvoused at Henderson's Store then in the County of Amelia under the command of Lt. _____ WILLIAMS & Ensign ___ JETER.. the other officers names he cannot recollect except one COL. WHITE who came by - stayed with them 3 or 4 days & gave orders that the horses they were engaged in pressing (obtaining from neighboring farmers) while at their place of rendezvous should be carried to STAUNTON in AUGUSTA COUNTY.. to which latter place they were marched with the horses they had pressed (into service) & delivered them to Col. WHITE.. that they were stationed at Augusta until the expiration of the term of service & was discharged..

Shortly after Returning home he was drafted in his own person from the County of Amelia to serve in the Militia in the War of the Revolution a tour of 3 months.. he marched under Capt. Rowland Ward & Col. Blounts old fields in the County of Surry where he joined other troops & they remained at this place for sometime & owing to some regulations... then to Seige of York crossing James River just above old Jamestown. He knows of but one living person by whom he can prove his service of these tours having removed from Amelia County to Bedford County - A distance of 120 miles, 40 years ago (ca 1793) - His brother Hezekiah Meador.. /s/ Benjamin (x) Meador

I was born 18 August 1763 in Amelia County & removed to bedford County at age of 20 where I have lived ever since.. I have a record of my age in a Bible kept by my parents. I am well acquainted with Rev Jubal Jordan.

1832 Aug 14 - HEZEKIAH MEADOR, AGE 62 (born 1771) personally appeared & well recollects his BROTHER

Benjamin Meadow served 3 tours in Revolutionary War of 3 months each. That they were born & Raised in Amelia County - that he resides 22 miles from the Bedford Courthouse & is not able to ride there to give testimony owing to bodily infirmity without considerable injury to his health.. /s/ H. Meador

Witness: Rev. William Leftwich says he is acquainted with Benjamin Meador who is about 69 years old & that he is believed to have served in Rev. War.. /s/ Wm. Leftwich, Jubal Jordon.

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Daniel Meadors - #S1699, North Carolina Line -

1832 August 15 - Bedford County, Tennessee: DANIEL MEADERS lived in Granville County, North Carolina at enlistment and was born there 14 November 1762; Soldier removed from Granville to South Carolina, then to Tennessee.

Personally appeared DANIEL MEADERS, aged 69 years, made oath that he entered the service of the U.S. in August 1778 under Capt. Snelds, Col. Phillip Taylor & served as a HORSEMAN for 3 months the first time that he went into the service & went from GRANVILLE COUNTY, N.C. to SALISBURY. He marched to a little town called Peartree in S.C. & to a town called Charleston then to a little stream called Rocky River in N.C.; then was discharged. He was acquainted with Gen. Butler, Capt. John Henderson. He lost his discharge & knows of no person whose testimony he can procure.

Afterwards in 1779, he again volunteered & went as a horseman in Capt. ____; he went out with his company scouting party to pursue the British & served about 17 days under Capt. John Green - went to Hillsbrough in N.C. & served 3 months under different persons to Granville.

In 1779 he volunteered again under Capt. John Henderson as a horseman.. /s/ DANIEL (x) MEADER.

I was born in Granville County North Carolina on November 14 1762. It was written down in my fathers Bible & I do not know where it is. Since the revolutionary war I have lived in Granville until about 15 years ago then to South Caroline & then to Tennessee. I volunteered all 3 times.

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JOEL MEADOR & wife SALLY _____ - No. W.7445 - Revolutionary War Pension Application

JOEL MEADOR died 8 April 1834 in Smith Co, TN; was a Private in the Company commanded by Capt Astil of the Regt. commanded by Col. Lynch for 9 months; Inscribed on the Roll of W. Tennessee at rate of $30 per annum commenced 8 Apr 1834; Certificate of Pension issued the 10th of August 1838 & sent A. Ferguson of Carthage, TN.. JOEL MEADOR made statement before a Court, age 73; was a Volunteer in 1779 for 3 months in Capt. Aiten; Col Lynch; drafted 1781 for 6 months & a few days in Capt. Rice's Co.. Revolutionary Claim recorded in Book E, Vol 7, page 88.

1832 Nov 21 - Smith Co, TN: On this day personally appeared JOEL MEADOR a resident of Smith County, aged 73 years the 8th day of March 1833 who being first duly sworn in order to obtain the benefit of the provision made by the Act of Congress passed 7 Jun 1832..

That he entered in Bedford County, Virginia where he was born & raised.. In the year 1779 in the fall season, he entered the service as a volunteer under CAPT. THOMAS ARTER, John Muth was Lt & George Turnbull was ensign.. Applicant marched with his company to MORRISTOWN to PRINCE EDWARD COUNTY & joined a regiment commanded by Col. Charles Lynch; applicant marched thence to PETERSBURG & continued at PETERSBURG until discharged.. Applicant served 3 months in this tour & received a written discharge.

The 2nd tour was served as follows.. Joel Meador was drafted in Bedford County for 6 months tour in the year of 1781, fall season & was attached to the company of Capt. Rice the company was assembled at PRINCE EDWARD COURT HOUSE - this company was then marched to Richmond & then stationed as a guard then sent down JAMES RIVER 60 or 70 MILES to UNLOAD A SHIP WITH AMMUNITION.. the company to which applicant was attached carried down boats & lighten the ship - he returned with the boats & the ship to RICHMOND & was there discharged & received the written discharge of Capt. Nathan Rice..

In that tour he served 6 months & a few days which is all the service he performed.. His written discharge he gave to MOSES GREER a member of the Virginia Legislature for the purpose of trying to procure some pay for his service but received none & has never been able to get back his discharge.

He was born in BEDFORD COUNTY, VIRGINIA & lived there until about 1805 when he moved to SMITH COUNTY, TENNESSEE where he has lived ever since.. He can prove his service as above stated by ISHAM MEADOR & JONAS MEADOR respectable citizens of this county.. He was born in BEDFORD COUNTY on 8 March 1760 - The only record he has of it is recorded in his father's family Bible in VIRGINIA & he has seen it often..

He recollects Sgt. Casa & Capt. Jones who sometimes commanded.. He hereby relinquishes every claim whatever to a pardon or amenity except the present & declares that his name is not on the Pension Roll of the agency of any State.. /s/ JOEL MEADOR

1832 Nov 30 - Macon Co, TN: WE, ISHAM MEADORS & JONAS MEADOR, citizens of Smith County, hereby certify that we are well acquainted with JOEL MEADOR who makes the above application - that we believe him to be 73 years of age.. We have known him from his infancy & were with him in the Revolutionary War & know that he performed the service stated in the above Declaration as therein stated.. /s/ ISHAM MEADOR, JONAS MEADOR; ISHAM MEADOR is 71 years of age & JONAS MEADOR 75 years old.

1837 Mar 9 - Smith Co, TN: Personally appeared before Patrick Ferguson a JP for said County, SALLY MEADOR, a resident of SMITH CO, TN, aged 75 years some time in this month (March) as well as she recollects having lost the record of her age. Who being first duly sworn.. in order to obtain the benefit of the provision made by the Act of Congress on 4 July 1836.. that she is the WIDOW OF JOEL MEADOR who was a private in the army of the Revolution & drew his pension.. She would refer to the proof in the War Office & the last of his being a Pensioner under the laws of the US up to the time of his death & also the fact of her drawing a ballance of his Pension after his death as his widow.. She further declares that she was married to the said JOEL MEADOR on 13 June 1780 - That her husband the aforesaid JOEL MEADOR died on 7 Apr 1839? & that she has remained a widow ever since.. /s/ SALLY (+) MEADOR.. Wit: Patrick Ferguson, JP.

1837 Mar 9 - Smith Co, TN: This day personally appeared JOHN SAUNDERS, a resident of Smith Co before me Patrick Ferguson, JP, aged 55 years or 60 years.. as he thinks - he recollects the time of the close of the Revolutionary War (the record of his birth being destroyed) who being sworn makes oath that he has been acquainted with JOEL MEDOR & his wife SALLY MEADOR where they lived in BEDFORD CO, NOW FRANKLIN CO, VA.. that he has known them for the span of 40 years.. that she is the wife of said JOEL MEADOR & was legally married to him in 17__.. he died a pensioner of the US in 1834 & that she has remained a widow.. /s/ JOHN SAUNDERS

1837 Mar 9 - Smith Co, TN: SALLY MEADOR is unable to appear in open Court to make a declaration, she's living at the distance of 30 miles from the Court House. I am well acquainted with JOHN SAUNDERS & BENNET MEADOR who made the above affidavits.. /s/ PATRICK FERGUSON, JP.

1837 Sep 15 - Smith Co, TN: On this day appeared ISHAM MEADOR & made oath that he is about 75 years old & also at this time a Pensioner of the US.. That he was present at the marriage of HIS BROTHER JOEL MEADOR, DECEASED & SALLY MEADOR his wife now an applicant for a Pension. They were married in FRANKLIN COUNTY, Virginia formerly BEDFORD CO.. They were married by WILLIAM JOHNSON a Baptist preacher.. they were married in the beginning of the year 1781 but cannot say what month or day.. knows very well they were married legally by 3 Publications of Banns.. Knows that she is the identical widow of JOEL MEADOR DEC'D.. Knows that they were out a tour of service after that time when Cornwallis was taken but they were not at LITTLE YORK.. Knows that after they returned home some time he was called out in the service again & further this deponent saith not.. /s/ ISHAM (x) MEADOR.. Wit: Edward Bradley JP.

1837 Sep 16 - Smith Co, Tn: On this day appeared JOB MEADOR & made oath that he was present & saw HIS BROTHER JOEL MEADOR & SALLY MEADOR MARRIED.. They were married by 3 Publication of Banns.. The preachers name was WILLIAM JOHNSON, A BAPTIST .. He does not know the day or month but believes it was in the commencement of the year 1781.. That he is now about 73 years of age (1764) knows they were legally married.. /s/ JOB (+) MEADOR..

1837 Nov 11 - Carthage, Tenn: To Mr. George Wm. Crump, Acting Commr. of Pensions, Washington City.. Dear Sir, Your letter of the 20th instrument is now before me in which you require of SALLY MEADOR an addition to what has been already furnishes that she produce the record proof of her marriage & in case there is no record proof then the family record. I was instructed by her at taking the last proof of her marriage.. that in case it did not take it was not worth - while to trouble any more about it as it seemed to her it had been more than sufficiently established. I endeavored to explain why it was necessary to be so particular. With regard to obtaining a copy of the record of the marriage from the clerks office in Virginia. I have to inform you that attempt have been made in several cases to obtain the record of the marriage from the clerk's office where they were supposed to exist but I have not as yet been able to procure the first one I am induced to believe that but free of the marriage records are to be found in a state of preservation that took place previous & during the War. If this is not the case the clerks are careless to attend to any such business unless the applicant or Agent should attend in person. It also subjects the applicant to unreasonable expenses which they are (many of them) unable to bear especially those living in the Western State & in a case like the one of Mrs. Meador where the sum is small amount to a prohibition or a rejection. I would greatly prefer myself that the record could be procured in every case since it seems to be more relied upon than LIVING WITNESSES HAVING KNOWLEDGE OF THE LAST. My wish would be for all that are entitled to have the benefits of the law provided for them but living as most of them do in the WESTERN STATES FAR FROM FRIENDS & ACQUAINTANCES that are living & particularly the records of that period, it seems to be impossible. In all these cases that I have sent you I am acting as Agent for them having no interest whatever directly nor indirectly in their Pension should they obtain one nor has any other person & should they be placed on the List of Pensioners I am certain the benefits thereof shall go to their use & no other after paying the expenses incurred. With regard to the curtailing the amount received by her husband as a Pensioner I have nothing to say.. HIS TWO BROTHERS ARE YET LIVING & ONE OTHER HAS DIED A DAY OR TWO AFTER TAKING HIS TESTIMONY IN HER LAST PAPERS SENT YOU but I could get any explanation from them you might require about the 6 months service you speak of although it is 30 miles from here to where she lives. I have been acquainted myself with JOEL MEADOR IN HIS LIFETIME - her husband & also herself for the last 25 years & have heard him & his neighbor talk about his services in the War of the Revolution but I know nothing further. I will as soon as I can make it convenient see her again & if there is a family record belonging to her or any of his/her husbands brothers I will forward a copy of it duly established by proof should it be impossible to send you the original.. /s/ W. FERGUSON

1838 Mar 26 - Carthage Tenn: The County Court of Franklin County & Bedford County, Virginia show that in the case of SALLY MEADOR OF SMITH COUNTY, TN AS THE CASE OF NANCY BANDY of Sumner Co, TN no record of their marriage exists.

I must conclude therefore that they have been lost or destroyed or was never returned... In the case of SALLY MEADOR, her marriage is proved by her husband's two BROTHERS, one of whom was personally present & saw them legally married... /s/ W. FERGUSON JP

1838 May 15 - Smith Co, Tn.: On this day, personally appeared SALLY MEADOR & made oath that the record hereto annexed is the only part left of her & her husbands family record where her marriage with JOEL MEADOR was recorded together with all her CHILDREN IN ALL NINE.. She further makes oath that the BIBLE has been torn & mutilated in the manner aforesaid during the life time of her husband the said JOEL MEADOR moved to ILLINOIS and then returning & she thinks it possible that SOME OF HER GRANDCHILDREN HAD FREE ACCESS TO THE BIBLE & that the record was torn out some years before the death of her husband.. She discovers the date of 1794 was the date of her 7th child & from that circumstance & her recollection about the ages of her children as well as the time they were born she is certain her first was born in the month of AUGUST 1781.. she had been married about 15 months to the best of her recollection before the first child was born..

Her children were: ANN, LYDIA, JEPTHA, MILLY, SALLY, BENNET, BANISTER, RUTH & JOSEPH.. The 7th child BANISTER whose birth she thinks was in 1794 fixes the period above stated as there was 2 years between some & more than 2 years between others previous to the birth of her 7th.. She never had but the one family record & the remains of that has been hereto annexed.. she having no other in existence.. /s/ SALLY (x) MEADOR..

1838 May 15 - Smith Co, TN: Personally appeared ASA HOLLAND & JOEL HIRE, 2 respectable citizens of Smith & made oath that the annexed part of the family record was taken from the BIBLE belonging to SALLY MEADOR & in her possession & at her house.. The BIBLE IS A LARGE ONE & MUCH TORN.. they have no hesitation in saying that it is the BIBLE formerly belonging to JOEL MEADOR since the part of the record hereto annexed was taken from JOEL'S Bible in their presence & believe the same is genuine said record has the date of 1794 & 1799 & the record of her DAUGHTER RUTH.. /s/ ASA HOLLAND, JOEL HIRE

COPY OF REMNANT OF BIBLE:

1838 May 17 - Smith Co, TN: JOHN J. BURNETT, Clerk of County Court

1838 Aug 10 - Sally Meador's Certificate #2252 issued 10 Aug 1838 rate $30 per annum; commenced 8 Aug 1834........ File #7445 ........... Letter in file: 1959 Dec 29 - Mr. Monroe Meadows, Green Bottom, Cabell Co, W. VA.. Regarding Rev. war record of JOEL MEADOWS of VA - Pension Claim W.7445 Joel Meadows was my great uncle

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JONAS MEADOR - No.21052 - Smith Co, TN - Rejected (not served 6 mon her letter 4 Apr 1833...

Drafted on 3 Oct 1781 in BEDFORD CO, VA under Capt. Rice; was discharged 5 Apr 1782; hired a substitute 6 weeks before his time expired.. In no battle;

1832 Nov 30 - Smith Co, TN: Personally appeared JONAS MEADOR a resident of Smith County, TN, aged 74 years the 3rd Feb 1832 who being duly sworn to obtain a Revolutionary War Pension, saith that he was BORN IN BEDFORD COUNTY, VIRGINIA & LIVED THERE UNTIL called into service.. He was drafted in Bedford for 6 months tour & entered the service on 3 Oct 1781.. he was mustered into service under Capt. Nathan Rice - the company assembled at PRINCE EDWARD COURT HOUSE & then marched to RICHMOND it was then stationed as a guard & sent out on many parties of fatigue.. The company to which he was attached was sent down the JAMES RIVER 60 or 70 miles to unload a ship with ammunition & carried down boats & lightened the ship. He returned with the boats & ship to RICHMOND & was there discharged & received the written discharge of Capt. Rice which discharge was given on 5 April 1782.. He has lost his discharge. He was born in BEDFORD COUNTY, VA where he lived until 1809 when he moved to SMITH COUNTY, TN where he has lived ever since. He was born on 3 day of FEBRUARY 1758 - He has no record of his age but has often seen it on his fathers Bible he can prove his service by ISHAM MEADOR & JOEL MEADOR respectable citizens of SMITH CO who SERVED WITH HIM.. The company to which he was attached was under march to join the main army when CORNWALLIS was taken - they were near enough to hear the cannon but did not reach until the battle was over.. He was never in a battle & after Cornwallis' defeat, was kept as a guard until his term expired.

He omitted to mention that about 6 weeks before his service expired, he hired a substitute by the name of ANDREW ELDERS to finish his time after the 6 months expired the discharge was given the substitute on this applicants name & the substitute brought it to him. He gave the substitute $40 & a soldier's blanket & gave the discharge to a Capt. to try to draw something & never saw it again.

He hereby relinquishes every claim whatever to a Pension or immunity except the present & declares that his name is not on the pension Roll of any State.. /s/ JONAS MEADOR

1832 Nov 30 - Smith Co, TN: We, JOEL MEADOR & ISHAM MEADOR citizens of Smith County Tenn hereby certify that we are well acquainted with JONAS MEADOR who makes the above application. We have known him from his infancy & was with him in the Revolutionary War. We know he performed the services as therein stated & procured a substitute to finish his time as therein described. We believe him to be 74 years of age - all the circumstances set forth in his declaration are known personally to us & are true - JOEL MEADER IS 73 YEARS OF AGE & ISHAM MEADER IS 71 YEARS OF AGE.. /s/ ISHAM MEADOR, JOEL MEADOR

1919 Aug 27 - E.F. WALDEN, DEALER IN GENERAL MERCHANDISE - Letter from Mrs. E.F. Walden

To Bureau of Pensions - Washington DC

Dear Sirs - I am tracing the MEADOR FAMILY.. I am MRS. SUSIE WALDEN, nee MEADOR, born in Cumberland Co, VA dau of MERRITT SINGLETON MEADOR, son of JONAS MEADOR, son of WILLIAM MEADOR, son of JEHU MEADOR, son of JONAS MEADOR son of JEHU MEADOR SR,

All these Meadors seem to be of Cumberland Co, VA. The will of this JEHU MEADOR JR was made in 1820. The records at Cumberland Court House, Virginia show it., /s/ MRS. E.F. WALDEN

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JOSIAH MEADOW, S.7225 of Giles Co, VA who was a private in the company commanded by Capt. Renfro in VA STATE Line for 1 yr, 11 months from 1778; on Roll of Virginia at rate of $76.66 per annum to commence on 4 Mar 1831; Certificate issued 19 Nov 1832 & sent to DAVID FRENCH, GILES CO, COURT HOUSE, VA.. JOSIAH MEADOW, born February 1758; enlisted in Bedford Co, VA & served 6 months; while a resident of BOTETOURT Co, VA he enlisted for 12 months..

1832 Aug 27 - Giles Co, VA: Personally appeared in open Court now setting JOSIAH MEADOW, a resident of said County & State of Virginia AGED 74 YEARS last FEBRUARY (1758) who being first duly sworn in order to obtain the benefit of the Act of Congress passed 7 June 1832

That he entered the service of the US under the following named officers & served as herein stated that he first enlisted in BEDFORD CO, VA in the spring of the year before the attack was made on DONNELLY'S FORT in the County of GREENBRIAR by the INDIANS.. He enlisted under CAPT. JOSEPH RENFRO; that he was under no field officer this tour as he served against the Indians for the term of 6 months what was the term for what he enlisted; that the Lt in the Company was DAVID HIDDENS

That he marched from COUNTY OF BEDFORD soon after he enlisted with the Co. & marched to the County of BOTETOURT where they were joined by Ocha Mon who had been enlisted in that County & they marched on to the County of GREENBRIER & were first stationed at JARROTS FORT where they remained some time & then the Company was divided & part of them were sent to KENNEYS FORT; That he was stationed at KEENEY'S FORT at the time the attack was made on Donnellys Fort; that he remained at Keeney's Fort for sometime after the attack was made on Donnellys fort & then they marched back to the County of Botetourt & were stationed on JOHN'S CREEK in that County until the term for which he enlisted expired & was then discharged having fully served the term of 6 months for which he was enlisted; that he received a discharge but took no care of it & it was lost; Soon after that the term of service expired in the fall of the year after he enlisted he then removed to BOTETOURT & remained there until the next February when he again enlisted under CAPT. JAMES TYLER from County of Botetourt; they marched to the where they joined the regiment commanded by Col. JOHN MONTGOMERY & ___ regiment also went with them & they went by water from that place to the CHICKAMOUGA TOWN.. that they destroyed the Chickamouga Town which was at the mouth of the HEWASSE (as is was then called), a branch of the TENNESSEE RIVER.. this after the destruction of the CHICKAMANGA TOWN.. Col. James Shelby with his men returned & that Col. John Montgomery with his men went by water to the ILLINOIS TOWN on the MISSISSIPPI RIVER at that place they joined Col. Clark.. that they remained there some time when the men were divided some of the men were sent up the MISSISSIPPI to ST. LOUIS but that he returned by water down the Mississippi to the mouth of the OHIO & up the OHIO to the mouth of the WABASH & up the WAUBASH to the post on the Wabash River..

That Col. Montgomery stayed at the Illinois town when he left that & that he was then commanded by Col. Clark that from the waubash River he marched to the falls of the Ohio River & remained sometime there & then marched to HARRODSBURG in KENTUCKY & there he left Col. Clark & marched with his Capt. back to the BIG CREEK IN COUNTY OF BOTETOURT where he was discharged..

That sometime after he received his discharge.. he was crossing the ROANOKE RIVER & went to take a CHEW OF TOBACCO & pulled his discharge out of his pocket & let it fall in the river.. that he served a term of 12 months being the term for which he was enlisted.. that he is unable to say the year which he performed the aforesaid service.. further than he has described by the attack upon DONNELLYS.. That he performed no other services then until after the taking of from WALLIS when he substituted in the place of JOHN MITCHELL of BEDFORD CO who was engaged for 6 months but does not know whether he drafted or whether he enlisted & marched form PRINCE EDWARD COURT HOUSE by CUMBERLAND OLD COURT HOUSE TO RICHMOND & was sent as a guard to convey some prisoners to FREDERICKSBURG that after returning the prisoners to Fredericksburg, he marched back to RICHMOND & was then stationed at West... near Richmond & guarded the magazine at Westham during the winter until the March afterwards he struck on the 28 March he received his discharge that he cannot say how long he served this term but that he started in the fall of the year he thinks about the time Cornwallis was taken & served until the 28th of March following.. that he received a discharge but took no care of it & cannot now tell what became of it.. He hereby relinquishes every claim whatever to a pension or annuity except the present & declares that his name is not on the Pension Roll of any agency in any State.. /s/ JOSIAH MEADORS

1832 Aug 27 - Giles Co, VA: We, JOHN NEELY & BANISTER MEADOR residing in the County of Giles & in the neighborhood of JOSIAH MEADORS.. no preacher except the said JOSIAH MEADOWS residing in that neighborhood hereby certify that we are well acquainted with JOSIAH MEADOWS who is a preacher of the gospel & who has subscribed & sworn to the above declaration that we believe him to be 74 years of age.. that he is reputed & believed in the neighborhood where he resides to have been a soldier of the Revolution against the INDIANS & we concur in that opinion.. /s/ JOHN NEELY, BANISTER MEADOR

He was allowed Pension on his application executed August 27, 1832 while residing in Giles Co, VA. His name was borne on the Pension Rolls as JOSIAH MEADOW & was a Minister of the Gospel.. (S.7225).

1844 Jan 11 - JOSIAH MEADERS of Giles or Mercer Co, VA, a Pensioner desires to make an application to the execution of Virginia for land a Rev. Soldier in for the purpose he will need a copy of his declaration, proof, etc now on file.. will you be good enough to furnish me as soon as practicable.. GEORGE W. SIMMONS

1924 Mar 21 - History to MRS. ANDERSON MEADOWS, of Clarence, MO - Her letter in cl. of JACOB MEADOWS S.9412

1938 Jun 17 - To Pension Office: Will you please give me data on JOSIAH MEADOWS of Virginia, Mercer Co who made application for a Rev. Pension in 1832. Also for JACOB MEADOWS who also lived in Mercer Co & applied for a Pension in 1832> From: LUCILLE CASTLEBERRY, 414 N. Green, Gainesville, GA.

1938 May 19 - Pension Office--- Same as above from MRS. VIRGINIA MEADOR WARD, 630 Rockbridge, Bluefield, W.Va

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FRANCIS MEADOWS/MEDOWS - W.5367

Court of Monroe Co, VA - Certificate for FRANCIS MEADOWS dated 16 Jun 1818, Admitted

1818 Jul 1 - Monroe Co, VA--- FRANCIS MEADOWS appeared in open Court & made oath that about the month of February 1777 in County of Augusta, he enlisted for 3 years as a private soldier in Revolutionary War under Capt. David Laird who was afterwards _______ & the men who were under said LAIRD (I returned to serve during the war) as he believes were placed under Capt. Nathaniel Lamb of the 10th Virginia Regiment commanded by Col. Green of General Wheaton's brigade of Virginia line on continental establishment & that he served two summers in the light infantry commanded by Gen. Wain.. That he served 3 years & about ___ months & was taken prisoner by Lord Cornwallis at Charlestown & remained a prisoner about 14 or 15 days I made escape & returned to ALBEMARLE COUNTY, VIRGINIA & reported himself to Col. Wood who then commanded the barracks of said County.. who gave him ____ until his company was exchanged who was also taken prisoners __ ____; he states that the exchange did not take place (to his knowledge) before the close of the war.. He afterwards came to the County of MONROE where he has been a resident for at least 9 YEARS.. he further states that he is in reduced circumstance in life & needs the assistance of his County for support. It was also proven by JONATHAN ROUCH who is a resident in the County of Monroe & knows of his own knowledge that the said FRANCIS MEADOWS did enlist in the army of the Revolution in the County of AUGUSTA under Capt. Laird. The Court do certify that it appears to the satisfaction of said Court that the said FRANCIS MEADOWS who is a mon of good character, did serve in the Revolutionary War against the Common Enemy for about 3 years & 3 months as stated in the above declaration a continental establishment & that the said Court is well satisfied from the oaths of several respectable persons in the County of MONROE that the said FRANCIS MEADOWS is in reduced circumstances in life & needs the assistance of his country for support.

It is ordered that the clerk of the Court forthwith transmit to the secretary of the War Dept the proceeding testimony taken... /s/ JOHN HUTCHINSON, Deputy for ISAAC HUTCHISON Clerk of Monroe County

1820 Aug 15 - Monroe Co, VA---- (Outside of folded paper): "FRANCIS MEADOWS, #6073 from 1777 War, March - 6 YOUNG CHILDREN, AGE 66 YEARS OLD - infirm."

On this day personally appeared FRANCIS MEADOWS, aged 66 years, & resident of Monroe County declares that he served in the Rev. War as follows:

That he enlisted about the month of February 1777 in the County of AUGUSTA for 3 years as a private soldier under CAPT. DAVID LAIRD... I do solemnly swear that I have not disposed of my property or any part thereof with intent to diminish so as to bring myself within the provisions of an Act of Congress..

My whole property is the following:

2 yearling colts 1 Colt 2 years old;4 Cows & 2 Calves 12 sheep;14 hogs 12 geese; 3 Small pots 6 pair of hooks,;1 Bushel kettle 1/2 Bushel oven,;1 Skillet 1 Single hoe,;2 old axes 1 hand saw;1 drawing knife 1 plow;1 plain coopers compass;trowel 3 bee stands;1 shovel 7 pewter plates;1 dish & bason 9 iron spoons;1 set of knives & forks 1 old rifle gun;1 old loom 2 reeds;3 piggons 1 pail;1 old washing tub 1 big wheel;1 pair cards 1 new spinning wheel;1 old wheel 1 old looking glass;5 old chairs 1 old chest;1 cut reel & churn 2 bottles;1 tin pan 2 augers;2 gimble 6 tin cups;3 old reep hooks 1 round shave; 3 bills

*124 acres of land which I bought of Henry Moddy lying in Monroe County = $105.00 which is coming to me to be paid in trade in 3 years from this time. I owe to Henry moddy $100.00 for which my property is now under execution. I have no particular trade. I am not able to work owing to a severe rupture. I have a wife who is also very frail & not able to work. I have 16 children (12 of them sons) who have all left me but 6 - all of whom are under the age of 14 years.. /s/ Francis (x) Meadows.. Value of Property, $269.00.

1841 Sep 20 - Monroe Co, VA - On this day, FRANCES MEADOWS a resident of said County of Monroe, aged 69 or 70 years personally appeared before the Justices of the County Court - who made oath in order to obtain the benefit of the provisions made by Act of Congress passed July the 7th, 1838 entitled "An Act Granting half pay and Pensions to certain widows" That she is the widow of FRANCIS MEADOWS DECEASED who was a soldier in the Revolution and who was a pensioner before his death and who resided in the county of Monroe at the time of obtaining said Pension and so resided until his death.. she further declares that she was MARRIED TO SAID FRANCIS MEADOWS in the fall of the year 1791 which she can not certainly recollect as no record of the same was kept.. she was married in the COUNTY OF ROCKINGHAM, VIRGINIA.. that her husband the aforesaid FRANCIS MEADOWS DIED ON 20 DAY of NOVEMBER 1836.. that she was not married to him previous to his leaving the service but the marriage took place previous to the first day of JANUARY 1794, Viz, at the time above stated.. /s/ FRANCES (x) MEADOWS..

This day FRANCES MEADOWS, WIDOW OF FRANCIS MEADOWS, DEC'D who was a Pensioner of the U.S. personally appeared in open Court & proved by satisfactory evidence that she was married to said FRANCIS MEADOWS in the County of Rockingham, Virginia about the year 1790.. that she kept no family record of the marriage - it also appears by the EVIDENCE OF ELIZABETH FISHER (end of page).

1938 March 15 - Letter to UMBURTO MEADOWS, 417 Ninth Street, Huntington, West Virginia from the War Department regarding the Revolutionary War records of FRANCIS, JOHN and WILLIAM MEADOWS of Rockingham and Monroe County, Virginia:

"FRANCIS MEADOWS enlisted in Augusta County, Virginia sometime in February 1777; served as a private in Captains David Laird's and Lamme's companies, in Colonel Green's 10th Virginia Regiment; he was taken prisoner at Charleston and held 14 or 15 days, when he made his escape and was exchanged at the close of the war; length of service, 3 years and 3 months. He was allowed pension on his application executed 16 June 1818 at when time he was aged about 64 years and living in Monroe County, Virginia where he had lived about 9 years. The soldier Francis Meadows married in the fall of year 1790 or 1791 in Rockingham County, Virginia to FRANCES BUSH. He died 20 November 1836 in Monroe County, VA.

The widow FRANCES MEADOWS was allowed pension on her application executed 20 Sept 1841 at which time she was aged about 70 years and a resident of Monroe County. In 1820, 16 children were referred to, 12 of whom were sons and 6 children were under the age of 14 years. Names of children were not designated.. FRANCES MEADOWS, Certificate No.5624."

REVOLUTIONARY WAR RECORDS - Selected Records from Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty Land Warrant Applications Files - Film No. M805-578 - Abstracted from copies of the original claims by June Bork, June 1993:

ISRAEL MEADOWS - wife BARBARA (Greene): No. W.8451

(Barbara Meadows, a resident of Estill Co, KY in 1840, age 91 (born 1749?) and drawing a Pension as WIDOW of a Rev. Soldier whose given name is not stated on Census).

1818 Sep 22 - Estill County, Kentucky - Personally appeared ISRAEL MEADOWS, aged 62 years; who made oath that he is a citizen of Estill County and that he was enlisted for 2 years at the Smith Spring in the state of Virginia on or about July 1776 by James McNett and served under Capt. Moses Arbucle in the 12th or 13th Regiment of Virginia Line until about August 1778 when he was honorably discharged from service at POINT PLEASANT (Lord Dunsmore's War) in Virginia (now West Virginia); that he was in service 2 years and 3 months having served 3 months longer and was not in any battles of importance. That he is in reduced circumstances and stands in need of the assistance of his country for support; and that he has lost his discharge and has no evidence in his power of his services and discharge other than that which is here transmitted.

ALEXANDER REED states that he was a soldier in the war of the revolution and served in the same company with the within named Meadows for about 18 months and knows that Meadows served for the period in the company and regt. mentioned... and understood that Meadows marched to the frontier near POINT PLEASANT..

1820 Oct 23 - Clarke Co, KY--- On this day personally appeared ISRAEL MEADOWS, aged 65 years, residence in Estill County and declares that he served in the war as a private.. and that he is entitled to a Pension.. Cert. No.10,533 dated 12 May 1819.. "that I have not sence that time by gift, sale or in any manner disposed of my property for any part thereof with intent thereby to demonish it as to bring myself within the provisions of an Act of Congress.. my property consists of 1 mare valued at $20; 1 cow at $10; household furniture and farming utensils at $20 = Total $50.. that the debts due me are not more than equal to what he owes other people.. that he has no trade and is by a common labour.. that his wife is aged 63 years.. that he and she are infirm and unable to support themselves by their own labour and without the aid of public or private bounty that they cannot exist.. /s/ ISRAEL MEADOWS

1838 Oct 5 - Estill Co, KY-- Personally appeared BARBARA MEADOWS, widow of ISREAL MEADOWS, DEC'D who was reputed to be a soldier of the revolution and a pensioner.. that she is the widow and her husband was in the war before her marriage and again after their marriage for several months.. she thinks at least 12 months at POINT PLEASANT.. she knows of no record of her age, but she has always understood that she was born on Easter Day in the year of General Braddocks defeat which she thinks was in 1757 and according to her best recollection she was married at the age of 23 going on 24 years old on the 1st day of July but the year she can not recollect. At the time of her marriage she and her husband resided in Greenbrier County, Virginia but there being no parson near, they went over Peters mountain and married on the east side thereof at the house of one Henry Smith but whether this was in Greenbrier County or not (in Botetourt Co) she does not know nor does she recollect the name of the parson who married them. Her first child was born the next spring after her marriage and if living would be 60 years old next spring. She had ten children by her husband but has no record of their ages except a mutilated one from which she can tell that her 7th child was born November 8 1792 and her 10th and last on the 18 July 1799. She knows of no person living who witnessed her marriage.. she states that after her marriage she and her husband continued to reside in Greenbrier Co Virginia until a year or two after the birth of her youngest child that they then moved to Madison County Kentucky (early in 1800) where they resided a few years before they moved to Estill county, Kentucky when her husband died.. she 'thinks 11 years since in the month of September past and where she has ever since continued to reside.. She states positively that her husband was a pensioner of the govt. of the U.S. for several years previous to his death and drew as such $96 per year at Lexington, KY.

1838 Oct 5 - ZACHARIAH PHILLIPS of Estill Co, KY says on oath that he was born in the year 1763 and first became acquainted with ISRAIL MEADOWS DEC'D ABOUT 50 years ago in the County of Greenbrier, Virginia.. that he and BARBARA MEADOWS his widow who has signed the foregoing declaration were then living together as man and wife and continued to do so till the death of the said Izrail which took place as he believes on 30 September 1827 in Estill County and that he never heard any one to question the loyality of their marriage. At the time they had several children one named NANCY who he afterwards married. His wife was at that time a girl 18 or 20 and from what he has always understood as to the age of his deceased wife she would if living be 60 years old the next spring.

He thinks that the said BARBARA MEADOWS at the time of their marriage was at that time in BOTETOURT COUNTY... /s/ ZACHARIAH PHILLIPS

1839 - the widow stated that she was married in 1778 or in 1779.

1842 - she made another statement in which she said that her previous statement that she was married 1778 or 1779 was an error, as she had become convinced that her marriage took place in 1776 - she having been a married woman at the time her husband was in the army. BARBARA MEADOWS was allowed pension on her application executed 5 Oct 1838. She stated that she had ten children by her marriage, the names of some of the children were:

Oldest, a daughter, NANCY MEADOWS born 1779 and married ZACHARIAH PHILLIPS and was dead in 1839

Oldest son, WILLIAM MEADOWS, aged 58 years in 1839 (born 1781)

Daughter, ELIZABETH MEADOWS, born Dec 1786; married Mr. COLE and in 1839 made affidavit in Fayette Co, KY.

Seventh child, son JACOB MEADOWS, born 8 Nov 1792; in 1839 living in Indiana

Tenth child, daughter REBECKAH MEADOWS, born 18 July 1799. (other children not shown).

That her name before marriage was BARBARA GREENE.

REVOLUTIONARY WAR RECORDS - Selected Records from Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty Land Warrant Applications Files - Film No. M805-578 - Abstracted from copies of the original claims by June Bork, June 1993:

JACOB MEADOWS - No. 12482 -

Of Rockingham Co, VA; was a private in the Company of Capt. Cooker in the Regt. commanded by Col. Nall (Noel) on the Virginia Line for 6 months; Certificate of Pension issued 2 May 1833 and sent to David French in Giles Co, VA.

1832 Dec 31 - Giles Co, VA---- Personally appeared JACOB MEADOWS in open Court of Giles County, Virginia, aged 69 years (1763) who made oath that he entered the service of the U.S. as a private and substitute for CONRAD FUDGE under Capt. Coker and Col. Wm. Noel in the year 1781 for 3 months.. the first tour that he was engaged in took place in Norfolk and Portsmouth.. he resided in the County of Rockingham, Virginia.. The 2nd tour was for 3 months and he again returned as a substitute for ADAM HANDBARGAR.. in a few days and he was at the Siege of Yorktown under command of Capt. Richard Ragon of Rockingham County and under Gen. Lafayette and did duty in erecting his barracks at Yorktown and under command of GENERAL WASHINGTON & that he was discharged at Yorktown, but has no documentary evidence of the same and never had.. stated that he served a second term of duty which began on 19 July 1781 for term of 3 months; he continued in the service after the surrender of Lord Cornwallis at Yorktown which was on 19 October 1781.. /s/ JACOB MEADOWS

1939 May 24 - Letter to ESTHEL MEADOWS, 417 Ninth Street, Huntington, West VA from War Dept:

Reference to your letter requesting Rev. War record of JACOB MEADOWS of Giles Co, VA.. "While a resident of Rockingham Co, VA, Jacob Meadows enlisted in 1781 and served 3 months... he was allowed pension on his application executed 31 Jul 1832 while living in Giles Co, VA, aged 69...

REVOLUTIONARY WAR RECORDS - Selected Records from Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty Land Warrant Applications Files - Film No. M805-578 - Abstracted from copies of the original claims by June Bork, June 1993:

JOHN MEADOWS - S.7221 - of Spartanburg, South Carolina who was a private in Col. Moore's in the North Carolina Line for 13 months - 2 years; inscribed on Roll of N.C. at $80 per annum

1832 Sep 28 - Spartanburg District, South Carolina--- Personally appeared in open Court now setting JOHN MEADOWS, aged 70 years old the 11th day of March last, a resident of District of Spartanburg, and made oath in order to obtain the benefits of an Act of Congress passed 7th of June 1832.

That he entered the service of U.S. as a volunteer in CASWELL COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA in March 1779 under Capt. Berryman Turner, Major Armstrong's Battalion in the Regt. commanded by Col. Hugh Inman, Brigadier General John Butler; he was marched from Caswell County under Capt. Turner to Salisbury when he met the reg. under the command of the above named officers. From there into South Carolina, Edgefield District where his regt. joined with General Lincoln's army; marched to PARKER'S FERRY on Edesto? River where the army was halted for a few days; then to Stona? & was in the battle at that place on the 20th of June 1779, sometime after which he was discharged and his discharge is lost.

He then returned to Caswell County, NC where he remained until some time in Jan 1781 and then volunteered again under Capt. Elijah Moore and marched into Guilford County to a place called the Troublesome Iron Works where he joined Gen. Green's army; from there he marched to GUILFORD COURT HOUSE and was in the battle there on 15 March 1781; then back to Caswell County and was dismissed having served as a private 4 months. He remained at home but a very short time when he again volunteered in a troop of horse under Capt. Harrington Harrilson & marched to Camden, South Carolina...

I was born in Granville County North Carolina on 18 March 1762. I have a record of my age at home. I was living in Caswell County, N.C. after the war until the year 1784; I then left North Carolina & moved to Wilkes County, George where I remained until 1790, then moved to Spartanburt District S.C. where I have lived ever since. JOHN MEADOR was allowed a pension on his application.

1940 Mar 20 - Letter written to MRS. E. P. MALONE, 225 N. Hickory St., Joliet, IL from War Dept.

REVOLUTIONARY WAR RECORDS - Selected Records from Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty Land Warrant Applications Files - Film No. M805-578 - Abstracted from copies of the original claims by June Bork, June 1993:

WILLIAM MEADOWS - No. R.16416

WILLIAM MEADOWS died 18 October 1831 in Stratton Township, Edgar County, Illinois. He left no widow but a son, JUBAL MEADOWS survived him.

1860 Jun 12 - JUBAL MEADOWS, aged 60 years (born 1800) and a resident of Edgar Co, IL applied in behalf of himself and the other heirs for the Pension that might have been due on account of the service of his father, WILLIAM MEADOWS in the Revolutionary War and alleged that his father, the said William enlisted in BEDFORD COUNTY, VIRGINIA and served 9 months in the Virginia Troops, names of Officers and dates of service not given. His claim was not allowed as there was no law under which the children of a soldier of the Rev. War were entitled to his Pension. The name of William's wife is not given nor the date of their marriage and no names of other heirs were given.

1938 May 31 - Letter written to ESTHEL MEADOWS, Box 96, Huntington, W. VA from War Dept.

REVOLUTIONARY WAR RECORDS - Selected Records from Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty Land Warrant Applications Files - Film No. M805-578 - Abstracted from copies of the original claims by June Bork, June 1993:

JAMES MEADOWS of N.C; Wife JANE - No. R.7082

James Meadows of Knox Co, Illinois was a private in Company of Capt. Caldwell of Regt. of Col. Moore in N. Carolina for 9 months. Certificate of Pension issued 16 June 1835 and sent to O.N. Brownwell, Quincy, ILL; Paid until his death on 9 May 1838.

1832 Jun 7 - Knox Co, Illinois--- Personally appeared JAMES MEADOWS of Warren Co, Illinois, aged 80 years.. that he entered the service of the U.S. under Capt. (afterward General) John Rutherford of the N.C. Militia in 1778 and marched to the Town of Salisbury there was stationed 3 months in Rutherford's company guarding the British and Tory prisoners then kept in that town but the company was separated from any battalion or regt. that he cannot give the names of any of the field officers.. he served this 3 months under an engagement made by HIS FATHER with Capt. Rutherford as a guard and at the expiration of this period he was discharged and returned to the hands of HIS FATHER who lived in ROWAN COUNTY, N.C. and remained with his father about 6 days and then in the month of July of same year, volunteered for 18 months under Capt. Joseph Sharpe who commanded a company of minute men and was attached to the Regt. of Col. David Caldwell and was engaged in guarding and patrolling the county of Rowan watching the movements of the Tories... and at the close of his term was discharged by Capt. Sharpe without any writing.. he then returned to his father and there remained until the month of July 1780 when he enlisted for 3 months under Capt. William ____ who commanded a company on an expedition against the Cherokee Indians on the frontiers South of the Catawba River.. they destroyed the Cherokee Town and took a number of prisoners & then destroyed the Indian crops.. and after his term returned to his father in Rowan Co.. /s/ JAMES (+) MEADOWS.

I was born in Halifax County Virginia, I think it was in 1755. I have no record of my age. It was recorded in my Fathers Bible but after the war his house was burned and the bible containing this record was at the same time destroyed. I was living with my father in Rowan County North Carolina during the war and afterward moved with him to Burke County, NC and afterward in 1795 moved and settled in Clark County Kentucky.. then to Wayne County Kentucky then in 1819 to Warren County Kentucky & in 1833 TO Warren County Illinois where I now live. The names of the person who live in my neighborhood who can testify of their belief of my services are Josiah Wilcher, Charles S. Greer, Maj. Peter Butler, Isaac Murphy, Joseph Murphy, William Murphy and Thomas Wallace

1843 Nov 11 - Warren Co, KY--- Personally appeared JANE MEADOWS, a resident of said county aged 77 years states on oath that she is the widow of James Meadows, late of Warren Co.. who was a private in Rev. War.. She was MARRIED TO JAMES MEADOWS on 19 Dec 1787.. THAT HER HUSBAND DIED 9 MAY 1838.. /s/ JANE (x) MEADOWS

1844, Jane Meadows received mail at Monmouth, Illinois in care of HENRY MEADOWS.

REVOLUTIONARY WAR RECORDS - Selected Records from Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty Land Warrant Applications Files - Film No. M805-578 - Abstracted from copies of the original claims by June Bork, June 1993:

JAMES MEADOWS - No.6783

Of Rockingham Co, VA, who was a Private in the Company of Capt. Birley of the Regt. by Col. Taylor in Virginia Line for 2 years. Inscribed on Roll of Virginia at rate of $80 commencing 4 Mar 1832; Certificate of Pension issued 2 Mar 1833.

1832 Sep 17 - Rockingham Co, VA--- Personally appeared JAMES MEADOWS a resident of Rockingham County, VA, aged 72 who made oath in order to obtain a Pension. He states that he was born in ORANGE COUNTY, VIRGINIA and HIS PARENTS REMOVED TO ROCKINGHAM WHEN HE WAS A SMALL BOY AND HE HAS RESIDED IN THE LATTER COUNTY EVER SINCE. HE IS 72 YEARS OF AGE AS HE BELIEVES BUT HAS NO RECORD OF HIS AGE IN THIS COUNTY AND CANNOT READ WRITING. That he entered the service of the U.S. about the 2nd or 3rd year after the commencement of the Revolutionary War as well as he recollects; he enlisted in ORANGE COUNTY under Capt. Garland Burley & served 2 & 1/2 years in Virginia principally in Albemarle County at the barracks about 6 miles from Charlottesville. For a very short period, he was stationed at Gilberts in Rockingham County but was marched back again to Albemarle. In April the same year in which Cornwallis was taken, he was discharged at Winchester, VA. He got a written discharge from Col. Taylor which he placed in the hands of ADAM HERNSBERGER for safe keeping who informed him he had lost it. Mr. Hernsberger is since dead. The officers under whom he served were Col. Francis Taylor, Major James Burton, Capt. Garland Burley, Lt. Thomas Porter (afterwards promoted to Capt.), Ensign John Taylor. He further states that in the year 1781 in May as he believes, he substituted for BENJAMIN HARVEY of Rockingham County who was drafted as a Militia man and served a 3 month tour. Was in two engagements during this tour: one at that place called BURNT CHIMNEY as well as he now recollects and the other at HOT WATERS and several slight skirmishes. The Officers under whom he served were: Col. John Rush, Capt. George Huston, Lt. Thomas Lewis, and Ensign John Harvey. He was discharged before the surrender of Cornwallis, but got no written discharge. He has no evidence of his service. For proof of his services he relies on the testimony of JAMES HANEY who served in the same regiment for 2 years of the listed term of service and was in the same regt. and who will be introduced in Court. He also relies on the affidavit of JOHN SNOW herein submitted who served in the same regt. 12 months but who is unable to come to Court from age and infirmity... /s/ JAMES (x) MEADOWS

1938 Mar 17 - Letter to Mr. F. MONROE MEADOWS, P.O. Box 94, Huntington, Virginia from the War Dept.

Reference is made to letters under date of Feb. 28 & Mar 1, 1938 from your address in which are requests for the Rev. War records of: JACOB MEADOWS of Giles Co, VA; BENJAMIN MEADOWS of Bedford Co, VA; JAMES MEADOWS of Rockingham Co, VA; JOSIAH MEADOWS of Giles Co, VA; THOMAS MEADOWS and; WILLIAM C. MEADOWS.;

Because of the great demand for data, it is not possible to comply in full for each request: The record of James Meadows is furnished as above.

REVOLUTIONARY WAR RECORDS - Selected Records from Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty Land Warrant Applications Files - Film No. M805-578 - Abstracted from copies of the original claims by June Bork, June 1993:

ISHAM MEADOR & (2nd) wife MARTHA (Nee Craighead, Mrs, Martha Sullivan) - No.21048 - Revolutionary War Pension

ISHAM MEADOR - Recorded Bk E, Vol 7:88 - Served in Rev. War as Private - Pension issued 2 Aug- Isham of Smith County, West Tenn who was a Private in the company commanded by Capt. Rice in the Virginia line at the rate of $20 to commence on the 4 March 1831.. Certificate of Pension issued the 6 day of April 1833 & sent to JONATHAN PICKETT at CATHAGE, TN.

1832 Nov 30 - Personally appeared in open court before the worshipful Justice holding the County Court for Smith County.. ISHAM MEADOR a resident of Smith County.. aged 70 years who being first duly sworn according to law, doth on his oath make the following declaration in order to obtain the benefit of the provisions made by the Act of Congress passed 7 June 1832. That he entered the service of the U.S. under the following named officers & served as herein stated. He was born in BEDFORD COUNTY, VIRGINIA & lived there until called into service.. Applicant was drafted in BEDFORD for a 6 month tour & mustered into service under Capt. Rice.. The company assembled at PRINCE EDWARD COURT HOUSE.. The company was then marched to RICHMOND & then stationed as a guard & sent out on many parties of fatigue. The company to which he was attached was sent down JAMES RIVER 60 or 70 miles to unload a ship with munitions & carried down boats & lightened the ship. He returned with the boats & ship to RICHMOND & was then discharged & received the written discharge of CAPT. RICE.. He was called out for 6 months & served out his full term - He was called out on 3rd or 4th of October 1781 & was discharged the 5th of April 1782. He has lost his discharge & thinks he gave it to a member of the VIRGINIA LEGISLATURE for the purpose of trying to procure him some enumeration for his services..

He was born in Bedford County Virginia where he lived until 1803 (5?) when he moved to Smith County Tennessee where he has resided ever since. He was born in Bedford on 20th day of March 1762.. He has no record of his age but has after seen it on the record of his fathers family Bible.

He can prove his services by Joel Meador & Jonas Meador respectable citizens of SMITH COUNTY who SERVED WITH HIM.. The company to which applicant was attached was under march to join the main army when Cornwallis was taken - they were near enough to hear the cannon but he did not march until the battle was over - He was never in a battle & after Cornwallis defeat was kept as guard until his term of service expired. He hereby relinquishes every claim whatever to a pension or immunity except the present & declares that his name is not on the Pension Roll of the Agency of any state.. /s/ ISHAM MEADOR

1832 Nov 30 - SMITH COUNTY, TENN---- WE, JOEL MEADOR & JONAS MEADOR citizens of SMITH COUNTY, TENNESSEE hereby certify that we are well acquainted with ISHAM MEADOR who makes the above application - We have known him from his infancy & were with him in the Revolution War.. We believe him to be 70 years of age & know that he performed the service above described because WE SERVED WITH HIM THE WHOLE OF THE 6 MONTHS TOUR - THAT HE HAS SPOKEN OF IN HIS DECLARATION - JOEL MEADOR IS 73 YEARS OF AGE & JONAS MEADOR IS 75 YEARS OF AGE.. /s/ JOEL MEADOR, JONAS MEADOR..

1832 Dec 12 - SMITH CO, TN--- & the said Court do hereby declare their opinion after the investigation of the matter & after putting the interrogations prescribed by the War Dept that the above named applicant was a Revolutionary Soldier & served as he states. & the Court further certifies that it appears to them that JOEL MEADOR & JONAS MEADOR who has signed the prescribing certificate are residents in Smith County, Tennessee & are credible persons & that their statement is entitled to credit. We are also of opinion that they are of the ages they represent themselves to be.. /s/ JOHN CHUMLEY, SAMUEL D. McM..., J.W. COFFEE

1853 Apr 20 - MACON CO, TENN - Pension Claim W.25697--- On this day personally appeared before me MARTHA MEADOR a resident of Macon County aged 74 years of who being first duly sworn according to law doth on her oath make the following declaration in order to obtain the benefits of the provisions made by the Acts of Congress passed on the 3rd Feb 1853 Granting pensions to the widows of persons who served during the War of the Revolution.

That she is the WIDOW OF ISHAM MEADOR who was a Pensioner of the U.S. at the rate of $20 per annum & drew his pension in Nashville, Tennessee.. That her said husband always told this declarant that his services ought to have got a larger pension, but I do not know anything about the service but here claims any increase of Pension that may be found due her upon further proof.

She further declares that she was MARRIED TO THE SAID ISHAM MEADOR ON THE 9TH MAY 1817.. THAT HER HUSBAND DIED ON THE 2ND DAY OF MARCH 1840.. THAT SHE WAS NOT MARRIED TO HIM PRIOR TO THE 2nd DAY OF JANUARY 1800 but at the time above stated.. She further declares that she is still a widow.. /s/ MARTHA (x) MEADOR.. Wit: JOHN BLANKENSHIP, JP.

1853 Apr 20 - MACON CO, TENN---- MARTHA MEADOR power of attorney to ADAM FERGUSON of Carthage, Tenn.. & in my name to prosecute my claim to a pension & to procure all proof & papers to establish the same & also to receive for my benefit my pension certificate ... /s/ MARTHA (x) MEADOR.. Wit: PETER MEADOR, KING SULLIVAN

1853 Apr 20 - MACON CO, TENN--- JOHN BLANKENSHIP states that he is well acquainted with Martha Meador & from OLD AGE & BODILY INFIRMITY SHE CANNOT APPEAR IN COURT TO MAKE THIS DECLARATION..

1854 Apr 4 - MACON CO, TN--- Personally appeared JESSE MEADOR, a resident of the county, aged 55 years & BANISTER MEADOR a resident of said county, aged 54 years.. before me WASHINGTON M. WHITE one of the JP's: Said JESSE MEADOR states that he is the SON OF ISHAM MEADOR by his first marriage & was at and present at the MARRIAGE OF HIS FATHER.. the said ISHAM MEADOR with the present applicant for a pension MARTHA MEADOR her named previous to her marriage was MARTHA SULLIVAN.. They were married by one SAMUEL KING a JP & also he was a regular Minister of the Gospel & continued in both applicant for some 20 years before & after the marriage.. That they were married in SMITH CO, now MACON CO, TN having been formed from a part of Smith County. They were married by license from the clerk of the County Court & PARSON KING was in the habit of marrying almost all the young & old people that got married in his acquaintance in that time & during the time he lived but applicant is informed & believes he never returned any of the marriage license to the clerk of Smith County as was his duty to do so.. He further states that he saw the ceremony of matrimony purposes agreeable to law & HIS FATHER the said ISHAM MEADOR was afterward a PENSIONER of the United States at the rate of $20 per annum until his death which took place on the 2nd day of March 1840.. That his said FATHER was married to the said MARTHA SULLIVAN on 9th of May 1817 & that she is now the widow of his father the said ISHAM MEADOR..

BANISTER MEADOR states that he was well acquainted with his UNCLE ISHAM MEADOR & MARTHA SULLIVAN before & after their marriage with each other that he was not present at the marriage but as it was well known to the marriage taking place... he lived about 2 miles from PARSON KING at the time & about 3 miles from his UNCLE ISHAM MEADOR & about 3 miles from the said MARTHA SULLIVAN & that the family & relations informed him all about the marriage.. He knows they were legally married & knows they were recognized as such by an extensive & highly reputable community & lived together as man & wife until the day of his death.. They were married on or about the 9th day of May 1817 & the old man his uncle died about the 2nd March 1840 & that she has remained his widow. Sworn to & subscribed before me on the day & above written /s/ JESSE MEADOR.. BANISTER MEADOR

1854 Apr 5 - Macon Co, TN---- I, WASHINGTON M. WHITE, a JP of Macon certify that I am WELL acquainted with BANISTER MEADOR & PARTICULARLY ACQUAINTED with JESSE MEADOR.. that they are both residents of Macon & MEN OF TRUTH & full faith & credit are due their statements.. THEY ARE MY NEIGHBORS & I KNOW THEM TO MEN OF GOOD CHARACTER..

1854 Jun 23 - JACKSON CO, TN---- JOBE MEADOR, a resident of said County, aged 69 YEARS states: I AM THE OLDEST SON OF MY FATHER ISHAM MEADOR BY HIS FIRST MARRIAGE.. I KNOW WHEN MOTHER DIED & THE LENGTH OF TIME HE LIVED A WIDOWER. I KNOW THE DATE OF HIS SECOND MARRIAGE. I LIVED ABOUT A 1/2 MILE FROM HIM & ABOUT A MILE FROM MARTHA SULLIVAN. SHE WAS A WIDOW LADY HER FIRST HUSBANDS NAME WAS SULLIVAN.. JOBE states that he has a full & personal knowledge of the marriage of his father with said MARTHA they were married by PARSON SAMUEL KING a METHODIST PREACHER.. They were married about the 9th day of May 1817. There was five at the wedding, MYSELF & A FEW OTHERS. He was placed on the Pension Roll at the rate of $20 per annum & drew the sum until his death. I can therefore safely state they were legally married & lived together as man & wife until his death & that she is now his lawful widow. MY FATHER DIED ON OR ABOUT 2ND DAY OF MARCH 1840 & SHE THE SAID MARTHA HAS REMAINED A WIDOW EVER SINCE.. /s/ JOBE MEADOR

1855 Sep 8 - Macon Co, TN - Bounty Land Claim---- On this day personally appeared MARTHA MEADOR, a resident of Macon Co who being duly sworn makes the following declaration in order to obtain the benefit of the provision made the Act of Congress passed on the 3rd day of March 1855, Section 8. That she is about 75 years of age & the widow of ISHAM MEADOR who was a Revolutionary Pensioner of the US at the rate of $20 per annum & drew his Pension at Nashville, TN.. That since the death of her husband she has been placed on the Pension Roll at same $20 per annum under Act of 3 Feb 1853 as will more fully appear by reference to the proof & papers on file in the Pension Office at Washington City to which she refers for full proof the date of her marriage & death of her husband.. She makes this declaration for the purpose of obtaining the Bounty Land to which she may be entitled to under Act approved 3 March 1855. She also declares that she has never applied for or received under this or any other Act of Congress or any BOUNTY LAND WARRANT.. Sworn to & subscribed before me on the day & year first mentioned.. /s/ MARTHA (x) MEADOR

1855 Sep 8 - Macon Co, TN---- To the Commissioner of Pensions, Washington City.. "Sir, I request that my claim to bound land under act of Congress passed 3 March 1855 be examined & if I am entitled to land that the warrant a certificate therefore be sent to Adam Guysidson at Cathage, Tennessee who I hereby constitute my atty in fact for that purpose & for my benefit.. /s/ Martha (X) Meador.. Wit: John Blankenship

MARTHA MEADOR, Widow No.25.697, Act 3 Feb 1853; Vol M:44; Widow of No.4,925, Isham Meador Macon Co, Tn is a new county & was made off of Sumner & Smith County & not 60 miles from Nashville, Tennessee where her husband drew his pension in his life time.

1856 May 7 - Macon Co, TN--- Personally appeared PETER MEADOR of lawful age & SHELTON HARPER, aged 40 years, 2 respectable citizens of Macon Co & entitled to full credit.. they made oath that MARTHA MEADER now an applicant for LAND BOUNTY under Act of 3 Mar 1855.. That she is the widow of Isham Meador who was a pensioner of the US at the rate of $20 per annum & that since his death she has been placed on the Pension List Roll of the US at Nashville Agency at rate of $20 & that she is now alive & still continues the widow of said Isham Meador dec'd.. /s/ PETER MEADOR, SHELTON HARPER

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