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The LDS Church as records from England in the files and this what I found there. Could this be our Meador family??????. Your guess is as good as my.

Meador

Ambrose MEAD Christening: 1 Sep 1583 St. Marys, Watford, Hertford, England Father: Willm. MEAD

Willm. MEAD Christening: 8 Aug 1585 St. Marys, Watford, Hertford, England Father: Wm. MEAD

Tho. MEAD Christening: 10 May 1590 St. Marys, Watford, Hertford, England Father: Willm. MEAD

The Meador family: Note this lineage lines was sent to me by Meador family member. There is wonder researcher by the name June Bork. She post on the net her findings. I am posting her finds with JB to let you know she the one who did this wonderful work.

First of all I would like to thank Mr. Victor Paul Meador for let me copy some of the things that he has found and published in his book “MEADOR FAMILES OF VIRGINIA AND POINTS WEST”. If any would like write Mr. Meador email me I will give his address. When do post Mr. Meador findings I will use VPM for his finds.

VPM. Both Thomas and a possible brother Ambrose Meador, had their passages paid by others, to whom they were surrendered their "headrights grants" pf 50 acres of land each in 1636. Ambrose settled in Isle of Wright County, Virginia There is one more link for these men as brothers. Ambrose left Isle of Wright County, Virginia and settled Northeast shore of the Rappahannock River. What is now Richmond Co. Ambrose owned 1000 acres and Thomas own 750 acres.

To find these land records go to the Library of Virginia. The link for his site is below.

The Library of Virginia

Victor Paul Meador says

"Ambrose Meador (d.ca.1661/1663) immigrated from England to Warrisquicke (later Isle of Wight) County, Virginia before 1636, and moved about 1649 to Lancaster County, Virginia. Descendants lived in Virginia and elsewhere."

and

"Thomas Meador (d.1655) immigrated from England to Jamestown, Virginia in the early 1630s, with a possible brother/son Ambrose Meador. Thomas settled in Isle of Wight County, and moved about 1650 to the north- east shore of the Rappahannock River (in present Richmond County). No supporting evidence has been found of the ancestry of Thomas in England, though many believe his ancestry lived in Suffolk County. "Within these three volumes are named more than 37,000 descendants of Thomas meador and their spouses, encompassing up to sixteen generations. Is this everyone descended from Thomas Meador? Certainly not ..."--Introduction (v.1, p. 1). Descendants and relatives lived in Virginia, West Virginia, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, Arizona, California and elsewhere."

Generation I

Father Meads b in England.

His children were.

1.Ambrose MEADS was born about 1580 and died on 24 Dec 1661.

son

Generation II

Ambrose MEADS (father) was born about 1580 in England. He died on 24 Dec 1661 in VA. He married unknown in 1599 in England. NGN was born about 1582 in England. Ambrose and Unknown wife children:

1. Thomas MEADES b: 1612 in England d: Bef. 06 June 1655 in Essex Co., VA

2. John MEADORS b: Abt. 1633 d: Bef. 1683 m'd Jane COOMBES will take John first then Thomas later

John From Ambrose Meadors ,400 acres was then inherited by his son, John Meador, and later traded by John to Robert Tomlin on 3 May 1663 for 500 acres of land on Peumansend Creek in what is now Caroline Co.

Victor Meador thinks that John Meador who married Jane Combs is Ambrose son but the dates will not work

John Meadors (Ambrose Meades, Father) was born Abt. 1633 in Virginia Colony, and died Bef. 1683. He married Jane Coombes.

Children of John Meadors and Jane Coombes are:

1.Mary Meadows.

2.Thomas Meadows, born 1673; died Abt. 1717.

Information on the Combs family and Meador family links

Deed Abstracts of Old Rappahannock County, Virginia, Part I of 1672-1676, Ruth and Sam Sparacio, Antient Press, McLean, VA, 1989)

9 Sep 1666. (Old Rappa DB 3:126-127) Katherine BLACKBOURNE appoints Jno. MEADER to be her attorney in fact, witnessed by Abraham COMBES and Ro: PAYNE CIC. (Old Rappahannock County Deed Abstracts, Ruth & Sam Sparacio, The Antient Press, McLean, VA)

(Old Rappahannock County Deed Abstracts, Ruth & Sam Sparacio, The Antient Press, McLean, VA)

12 Apr 1666 (Old Rappahannock DB 3:53) Apr. 12, 1666. Henry PEETERS in the County of Rappa. In Virga doe constitute...my Friend Abraham COMBS to be my Lawfull Attorney for me and in my name...to answer the suite of Jno. SMYTH as alsoe to Implead the SD SMYTH at my suite in the County Court abovesd... /s/ Henry (H) PETERS Wits: Christopher BLACKBOURNE, Tho: FRESHWATER

(Old Rappahannock County Deed Abstracts, Ruth & Sam Sparacio, The Antient Press, McLean, VA)

Notes: Henry PETERS & John MEADOR (brother in law of Abraham COMBS) owned a large land patent on Peumans End Run where John COMBSof Richmond Co VA (s/o Archdale) also owned 200 A. Which he bequeathed in 1716 to his son, Mason COMBS (1714-1785 Surry NC).

The last record of Abraham COMBS while still probably a resident of Old Rappa. Co VA is the following:

11 Sep 1668(Old Rappahannock VA DB4:283) Mr. PAYNE I pray be pleased to doe me that favor as to be my atturney in ye recording of one cow calfe for the use of John MEDOR Junr & the marke & soe doing you will much oblige him who is yr Esteemed Friend. (s) Abraham COOMBES The calfe is marked with a Flowre Deluce on the right ear & a swallowfork on the Left - September the 11th 1668. Teste. John MEDOR, Samuell JOHNSON (Old Rappahannock Co, VA Deed Abstracts, 1668-1672, Ruth & Sam Sparacio, Antient Press, McLean, VA, 1987, p. 149)

Notes: The above Robert PAYNE was godfather of Mary MEADOR, daughter of John and Joanne (COMBS?) Meador, Sr. The above is also the last record located in Virginia thus far for Abraham COMBS until a final record in 1683

In 1683, Abraham COMBS is found for the last time in the records of Old Rappahannock Co, VA:

16 Oct 1683(Old Rap Co., Va DB 7:155) Whereas Abraham COMBE of the Province of Maryland, Gent., did formerly put in the hands & possession of my late Brother in Law John MEADOR, dec'd., one heifer for the use and Acct. Of my Godson John MEADOR, Son of John MEADOR the Elder deceased wch the said John MEADOR, the Son deceased in his minority Now Know all men by these presents that I Abraham COOMBE do by these presents give Mary MEADOR Daughter of the said John MEADOR the Elder deced and sole Sister of the said John MEADOR the Son, two cowes and two calves...And in case of the death of SD Mary without issue of her body lawfully begotten then I do hereby give the cowes and calves with all their future increase unto Richd. MEADOR son of John MEADOR of Rappa. Co. Now living...

Wits: Henry AUBREY, John ALMOND /s/ Abra: COOMBE

(Old Rappahannock County Deed Book, 1652-1656, Ruth and Sam Sparacio, Antient Press, McLean, VA, 1990.)

How John MEADOR and Abraham COMBS were brothers-in-law remains unknown: Was John MEADOR'S wife Joan nee COMBS, as many researchers believe? Or were John and Abraham married to sisters? Or Abraham to a MEADOR? Likewise, the identities of Richard MEADOR and his father "John MEADOR now living" are not yet determined. Could "John MEADOR now living" have been the son of Thomas & Sarah (-----) Meador?

Janet: Please make note that Combs family states "They don't know which John is which. They mix the two Johns. John with son Richard is related to Thomas "Orphan" MEADOR Jr. Was born in 1638/1641 and died about 1662. And the John with wife Joan Combs is the son of Ambrose Meadors.

Is this land records this John land?

MULTIMEDIA Patent GRANTEE Meakes, John. grantee. DATE 20 August 1642. NOTE Location: County location not given. NOTE Description: 200 acres in Mobjacke bay, on the South side of the Southerne branch of Severne. NOTE Source: Land Office Patents No. 1, 1623-1643 (v.1 & 2), p. 809 (Reel 1). NOTE Part of the index to the recorded copies of patents for land issued by the Secretary of the Colony serving as the colonial Land Office. The collection is housed in the Archives at the Library of Virginia. OTHER FORMAT Available on microfilm. Virginia State Land Office. Patents 1-42, reels 1-41.

Generation IV

Thomas MEADOR (John Meadors, Ambrose Meades, Father) was born in 1673. He died before 31 Jan 1717 in Will proven on this date.Thomas married Susannah REYNOLDS in 1698. Susannah was born in 1665. She died before 31 Jan 1717 in Will proven on this date. He married (2) Ann Sallis Aft. 1710.

"MARRIAGES SO SOME VIRGINIA RESIDENTS 1607-1800" by Dorothy Wulfeck

Meador m bef 1705 Susanna Reynolds dau Cornelius, who d bef that date. Proven by deed of tht date Essex Co. He was son of John and Elizabeth White she widow of John Goss. THIS IS WRONG FOR THIS JOHN as his father. She made mistake here.

They had the following children:

1. John MEADOR was born in 1700/1706.

Note this all that I know about Ambrose Meador family.

NOW THOMAS MEADES LINEAGE LINE:

Generation II

From now on this webpage will be deal with

Generation II

THONMAS SON AMBROSE Meador

Note from Janet: I was send Ambrose land records: Stating " Know All Men by these presents that I Ambrose Meader of the county of Rappa. in Virginia consideraun to me paid by Thomas Meador my son of the county aforesaid (missing) heirs Exes Amrs and assignes five grant bargain sell and assigns ever unto the said Thomas Meader a parcell of land conteyning three hundred acres being part of one thousand acres of land sold and conveyed unto me Ambrose Meader by James Williamson as by a deed of sale under the hand and seal of the said Willimson plainly appeareth situatle lying and being on the north side of Rappa River the said three hundred acres of land edjoying unto the upon the land Thomas Robinson which land ther said Robyson purchased of me Ambrose Meador likewise being part of the one thousand acres or land unto him the said Thomas Meader his heirs Exrs Admirs and assignes for Ever with all rights and priviledges thereunto belong and appertaining I the said Ambrose Meader do for me my heirs Exrs and Admirs hereby promise to wawrrant and defend the said three hundred acres of land from all persons claiming by Witnes whre of I the said Thomas Meader his heirs Exrs. Admrs or assignes. In witness whereof I the said Ambrose have hereunto put my hand and seal this 30th day of August anno dam 1658

Ambrose (M(his mark)) Meador

in presence of Clement Herbert and John (his mark) Meader

Know All men by these presents that I Thomas Meader of the countie of Rappa.(in Virgnia for a Vallubale)(Note do not ask what this said I only copy what it look like note per Janet) consideersaon to me in hand paid by Richard Tomlynson of the same County Planter (have given granted) bargained and sold and coafirmed and do by these presents for me my heirs and assignes give grant bargined and sell unto the said Richard Tomlynson. One hundred and fifty acres of land lying and being on (missing) Rappa River aforesaid and bing part of a devident of thee hundred acres lately given granted and (missing) said Thomas Meader by Ambrose Meader (my father) TO HAVE AND TO HOLD the said one hundred and fifty acres of land with all the houses (orchards & c) thereunton belonging and appertaning (missing) priviledges thereunto belonging (missing) according to the tennour and (missing) by the rents and services (missing) unto ther said Richard Tomlynson his heirs and assignes forever against all persons claiming by from or under me the said Thomas Meader (missing) (Ambrose) Meader my father or his heirs and have hereunto put my hand and seal date this (missing) ammo 1657

Thomas Meader

in the presence of George Bryer, Christopher Brummrigge and Robert Sison

Note from Janet: The reason for (missing) the original docuement was burned in places that state as missing. Also notice that Thomas sold his land date 1657 before his father sold him his land in 1658.

Generation II

Thomas MEADES (Ambrose) 1612 in England d: Bef. 06 June 1655 in Essex Co., VA VPM found Thomas will and has let me post it. The Library of Virginia is place to look for the original. The link for the Library of Virginia is list above.

“THE WILL OF THOMAS MEADS/MEADOR”

The last will and testament of Tho. Meads made the 5th day of March (54) Impnt. I do bequeath my body to the Earth & my soul to God that gave it. I do make my wife my sole & absolute Excr. I do give to my wife & Daughter Mary this plantation that I now live upon and all the land on this side of the Creek, and the ad. plantation not to be my Daughter’s ‘till after my wife’s decease. I do give to my tow sons, Tho & John Meads all the land that is on the west side of the Creek provided that they pay unto my two daughters Margaret & Joyce out of s. land two thousand pounds of tob. Cask at their day of marriage, and in case either of the [m] die that the sd. Tob. To belong to the survivor. I do give unto my wife & sons & my Daughters above mentioned all my goods and chattels after my debts are paid and that they shall be equally divided amongst them. I do give to my Daughter Ann’ all the cattle that belonged to her which is about five head of cattle, and likewise I do unto her one shilling in money. This is my last will and testament as witness my hand the day & year above written.

Thomas Mead

12 da. Juny 1655

Witness

Rawleigh Travers

Edward (his mark) Bradshaw GRANTEE Meads, Thomas. grantee. DATE 7 September 1654. Location: County location not given. Grantee(s): Meads, Thomas, and John Phillips. Description: 1000 acres on the south side of the Freshes of Rappa: River about 16 Miles above Nanzemum Towne. Source: Land Office Patents No. 3, 1652-1655, p. 376 (Reel 2). Part of the index to the recorded copies of patents for land issued by the Secretary of the Colony serving as the colonial Land Office. The collection is housed in the Archives at the Library of Virginia. The link for Library of Virginia is listed above

They had the following children:

1. Thomas "Younger" MEADOR Jr. was born in 1620 and died Between 1655 and 1658. Old Rappahannock, Virginia

2. John MEADES b: 1638 in Lancaster Co., VA

3. Mary MEADOR was born in 1640 in VA, married Richard HOBBS. b: 1644 d: 1683

4. Margaret MEADOR was born in 1642 in VA.

5. Joyce MEADOR was born in 1644 in VA.

6. Anne MEADOR was born in 1646 in VA.

Generation III

Thomas the YOUNGER MEADES born Abt 1620 d: Between 1655 and 1658 Old Rappahannock, Virginia. Married Sarah who died Abt 13 Apr 1662 in Old Rappahannock, Virginia

13 Apr 1662 - 12 Jul 1662(Old Rappahannock Co, Va. DB Part II of 1656-1664:187-188) Apr. 13, 1662.

These presents Witnesseth that I Sarah MEADER Widdow Wife of Thomas MEADER the Younger leately deced in the County of Rappa.

I Sarah MEADER do bind & oblige myself my Exrs. or Admrs. to confirme unto my Son John MEADER

Sone unto Thomas MEADER lateley deced one yoak of Oxen & one gun Seaven foot by the barrell to be delivered unto my Son John MEADER when he comes of age & furthermore

I give as my full act & deed unto my Eldest Daughter Susanna MEADER one red Cow called Cherry & her Cow Calf & increase to my aforesaid Daughter only excepting the male of the catle to fall unto me the abovesaid Sarah MEADER untill my Daughter be full Eleven years of age & after the expiracon of the aforesaid years male & female to fall unto my Eldest Daughter Susanna MEADER. Item I give unto my youngest Daughter Mary MEADER Daughter of the above said Thomas MEADOR one Black heaffer named Slippey she & her increase to my youngest only the male Excepted to fall unto I the said Sarah MEADER untill my youngest Daughter be fully nine years of age & after the Expiracon of the aforesaid nine years male & female to fall unto Mary MEADER & if it shall please God that my Eldest Daughter shall dye in her minority that all her Catle & their increase shall fall unto her Sister Mary MEADER and likewise in case it should please God that my youngest Daughter Mary MEADER should dye in her minority that her Catle unto my Eldest Daughter Susanna MEADER & furthermore in case that my youngest Daughter Mary MEADER her heiffer should miscarry before she comes to perfeccon that there shall another heiffer or Cow of the same age & her increase to be made good as aforesaid to my Daughter Mary MEADER … to be recorded in Court the first or second Courte ensuing the date hereof by any person that I the said Sarah MEADER shall appoint always provided that there be severall marks nominate & recorded for the abovesaid Childrens Catle them & their increase. In confirmacon I Sarah MEADER bind myself…my hand this 13th day of Aprill 1662. In presence of Abraham COOMBE Sarah [T] MEADER William CLAWSON

These Presents testifieth that I, Sarah MEADER, late wife of Thomas MEADER dec'd. in the County of Rappa. oblige myself to give & allow my children a sufficient & compleat maintenance in every respect as all other ought to do and further more to give them four years a piece Education in learning according as the Country doth afford. In confirmation whereof I Sarah MEADER do bind & oblige myself my heirs or assignes for the performance of this above menconed In presence of Abraham COMBE [sic] /s/ Sarah (+) MEADER

William CLAWSON. Recorded July 12, 1662 (Old Rappahannock County Deed Abstracts 1656-1664, Part II, Ruth & Sam Sparacio, The Antient Press, McLean, VA)

Notes: The above Thomas & Sarah (-----) MEADER family have not yet been identified, but were presumably closely related to John MEADOR whom Abraham COMBS termed his "brother in law" in 1683 (See Below). See also Old Rappa Co VA re William CLAWSON of Worcester (Maryland>Delaware or EN?) and Maryland

Note from Janet: again the Combs family mix the two Johns. John the son of Thomas is not the John who married Joan Combs. John that married Joan Combs is this Thomas brother.

The Children of Thomas and Sarah:

1 John MEADER

2 Thomas "Orphan" MEADER born 1640 died Bef 13 Apr 1662 (Old) Rappahannock/Essex, Virginia

3 Susanna MEADER

4 Mary MEADER

Notes: The above Thomas & Sarah (-----) MEADER family have not yet been identified, but were presumably closely related to John MEADOR whom Abraham COMBS termed his "brother in law" in 1683 (See Below). See also Old Rappa Co VA re William CLAWSON of Worcester (Maryland>Delaware or EN?) and Maryland

Note from Janet: again the Combs family mix the two Johns. John the son of Thomas is not the John who married Joan Combs. John that married Joan Combs is this Thomas brother.

Generation VI

Thomas "Orphan" MEADOR Jr. (Thomas Meades,(Thomas MEADS, Ambrose MEADS)) was born in 1638/1641 in VA. He died about 1662 in VA.Thomas married Sarah in 1658/1659 in VA. Sarah was born about 1638 in VA. She died in 1662. Thomas Meador died, Mrs. Sarah ____ Meador, the widow, married 2nd to Henry Awbrey

Henry and Sarah never had Children. Henry and Sarah married Abt 27 Feb 1664,(Old) Rappahannock/Essex, Virginia.

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They had the following children:

1. John MEADOR Sr., born 1658 in Charles Parish, Lancaster/Essex, VA; died 14 May 1721 in Essex Co., VA.

2. Thomas Meadors, born 1658-1662; died 1718 in Virginia

3. Susannah Meadows, born 1659 in Essex Co., VA; died 1717 in Essex Co., VA. She married (1) Phillip McGuire. She married (2) John Evans VA.

4. Mary MEADOR was born in 1660 in Essex Co., VA. She died in 1717 in Essex Co., VA.Mary married Francis GOULDMAN about 1685 in Essex Co., VA. Francis was born about 1660 in Essex Co., VA. He died in 1716 in Essex Co., VA.

5. Dorothy MEADOR was born in 1656. THERE WAS NEVER A DOROTHY MEADOR. DOROTHY AUBREY WAS THE DAUGHTER OF THOMAS BROTHER OF HENRY. DOROTHY BECAME A GUARDIAN OF HENRY AFTER THOMAS DIED. THIS DOROTHY MARRIED JOHN WRIGHT.

Mary Meades (Thomas, Father) was born 1640-1655 in Virginia, and died 1726. She married Richard Hobbs.

Child of Mary Meades and Richard Hobbs is: 1. Anne Hobbs.

Generation V

John MEADOR (Thomas "Orphan"3, Thomas2 Meades, Father1) was born in 1659 in Charles Parish, York Co., Crown Colony of Virginia. He died on 21 Nov 1721 in Essex Co., VA. John married (1) Elizabeth WHITE, daughter of ž Richard WHITE and ž Addra NMN, in Jul 1677/1678 in Essex Co., VA. Elizabeth was born in 1659 in Essex Co., VA. She died on 17 Aug 1694 in Essex Co., VA. John is cousin to Thomas above. John Meador is found in book"CAVALIERS AND PIONEER" by Nell Nugent "John Meador 50 acs Rappa. Co on S side of Rappa Riv., 21 Apr 1690 p 40 adj his own land of Mr Henry Awbrey; on the manine Sw of Hoskins Cr. and Im of John Chambers. Also mention here: Mr John Scott 748 acs Chas. City Co Bristoll Par date 1690 Imp of 15 pers John Meadowes. He married (2) Mary Awbrey Aft. 1694, The daughter of Richard Awbrey and Dorothy North and Mary was granddaughter Henry Awbrey and his wife

"MARRIAGES SO SOME VIRGINIA RESIDENTS 1607-1800" by Dorothy Wulfeck

John Sr of Essex Co m Elizabeth White dau of Richard. John made a deed 1694.

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GRANTEE Meador, John. grantee. DATE 21 April 1690. Location: [old] Rappahannock County. Description: 50 acres on the South side of Rappahannock River. Adjoining his own and Henry Awbrey's land. Source: Land Office Patents No. 8, 1689-1695, p. 40 (Reel 8). See also the following surname(s): Meadow. Part of the index to the recorded copies of patents for land issued by the Secretary of the Colony serving as the colonial Land Office. The collection is housed in the Archives at the Library of Virginia.

JB: 1677/8 Feb 4 (by) - Rapp , VA - Deeds & Wills, 1677-1782, pp.156-157 - Recorded: 25 Feb 1777/8 -

Deed of Gift to John Meador & his now wife Elizabeth White, daughter of Richard White:

"Know all men by these presents that I Richard White of Rappae: County in Virginia, cooper, out of ye kindness and affection I have and beareth my sonne in law John Meador who married my daughter Elizabeth White have given and forever made over and by these presents doe give unto ye said John Meador & Elizabeth his now wife and their heirs fover all my platation I now live upon together with all my real and personall estate in ye Countyaforesd To have and enjoy ye same from and after ye day of death and decease of me ye sd Richard White and Mary my now wife to him ye sd John Meador first paying all such debts as I shall justly happen to owe at ye time of my death and decently burying me and my wife and during ye naturall lives of me and my now wife. I doe give my sd Sonne John free liberty to cleare and mae use of any part of my said Divident of land to plant tobacco or Corne upon and to what houses thereon he please and it is my desire that this Deed of Gift be recorded in ye County Court records of Rappae: aforesd as Witness my and and seale this 4th day of February Ano: Dom: 1677/8 (1678) - /s/

Richard (M) White - Signed in the presence of Edmund Crask, PH: Pendleton

Richard White's land was adjoining John Gatewood (SR), Thomas Wheeler, and Richard Gregory.

Elizbeth had brother name Thomas.

1661 Sep - Old Rap. Deed Book 1:201: "The records of Old Rappahannock County told about a terrible raid that took place in September of 1661 at the plantation of Richard White which layed on the North side of Hoskins Creek in Old Rappahannock County, Virginia. Richard White's son, Thomas and two men were brutally murdered. A committee of twelve men gave an accounting of this gruesome raid"

They had the following children:

1. Richard MEADOR was born 1678-1679 in Old Rappahannock Co., VA; died 1716 in Essex Co., VA.

2. Thomas MEADOR was born Abt. 1680 in Old Rappahannock Co., VA; died Bef. 31 July 1758 in Essex Co., VA.

3. Elizabeth MEADOR was born 1682-1685 in Old Rappahannock Co., VA.

4. Rachel Meadows, born 1683 in Old Rappahannock Co., VA; died in Amelia Co., VA.

5. John Meadows , Jr., born 1684 in Old Rappahannock Co., VA; died 14 May 1720 in Essex Co., VA

3.Hope MEADOR was born in 1690 in Old Rappahannock, Essex Co., VA. He died before 1721 in Essex Co., VA. Note the land deed for John Meador list below state my son Hope.

4. Esther or Hester MEADOR was born in 1691 in Essex Co., VA. She died in 1721. Esther married William BOURNE. William was born in 1691 in Essex Co., VA.

John also married 2nd Mrs. Aubrey MEADOR about 1694. Aubrey was born about 1665. She died before 17 Oct 1721. Mary AWBREY b: 1678 m: Aft. 1694 d: Bef. 17 October 1721 in Essex Co., VA.

Mary was the daughter of Richard Aubrey and Dorothy North and granddaughter of Henry Aubrey and his 1st Unknown wife.

Children of John Meadows and Mary Awbrey are:

1/2. Dinah MEADOR was born 1696 in Essex Co., VA; died 1742 in Tennessee.

2/2. Jonas MEADOR was born 1696-1700 in Essex Co., VA; died 22 August 1768 in Cumberland Co., VA.

3/2. Mary MEADOR was born in 1700 in Essex Co., VA. She died in 1721 in Essex Co., VA.

3/2. Joshua MEADOR was born 1702 in Essex Co., VA; died 1774 in Amelia Co., VA.

4/2. Job MEADOR was born in 1704/1707 in Essex Co., VA. He died in 1774 in SC.

5/2. Jason MEADOR was born 1707 in Essex Co., VA; died Aft. 30 March 1774 in Anson Co., NC. GRANTEE Meadors, Jason. grantee. DATE 12 January 1747. Location: Amelia County. Description: 244 acres on the head of Sandy Creek on both sides of the road. Source: Land Office Patents No. 28, 1746-1749 (v.1 & 2 p.1-730), p. 287 (Reel 26). Part of the index to the recorded copies of patents for land issued by the Secretary of the Colony serving as the colonial Land Office. The collection is housed in the Archives at the Library of Virginia.

The Thomas in this land deed could this be Thomas JR. Found by JB

"JOHN MEADOR, 640 acres Rappahannock County: South side Rappahannock River on Beverday Southwest at the head of Hoskins' Creek, 20 April 1687, p.558. Beginning on South side of the old Beverday Southwest, near an Indian path; to a small island & etc., 450 acres granted Thomas Browning, 30 Nov 1657; assigned to John Cook, 4 May 1659; assigned to THOMAS MEDORS, 7 Aug 1659; & granted him 9 April 1664; 190 acres for transporting of 4 persons: John Chambers, JOSEPH CALLAWAY, Robert Duell, John Warrener."

"JOHN MEADOR was a politically powerful favorite of Royal Governor Berkeley and benefitted from a number of grants from the Royal government along the Rappahannock River in the 1660s. He was not a Puritan, but a Royalist. This is significant because it seems to indicate that JOSEPH CALLAWAY and the other 3 men was associated with the Royalist political faction and not the Puritans."

JB found this land deed for John Meador and children

1694 Dec 10 - Essex Co, VA - Deeds & Wills (1692-5), p.332

Know all men by these presents that I, John Meador Senior widower, in ye county of Essex in ye Parish of South Farnham, for ye love I bear to my children that I had by my wife Elizabeth [White] Meador deceased, I doe hereby give them such parsell of land that I shall set downe severall by themselves. All ye land that I have on ye West side of a branch that goeth by ye name of a great branch I do give to my son Richard Meador and my son John Meador it shall be divided as I shall see fit between them as near as I can divide it to they and their heirs lawfully begotten of their owne bodies for ever.

A parcell of land beginning at a Cole Spring by my orchard fence and running West and by north till it meets with ye great branch, so along ye great branch till it comes to ye maine swamp of ye creeke, then downe ye swamp till it comes to ye Cole Spring branch, then up ye branch where it begun, being a long neck of land, I do give to my son Thomas Meador and his heirs lawfully begotten of his owne body for ever.

A parcell of land beginning at my uppermost line by John Evans land by ye head of a branch at a marked White oake and running downe ye branch till it meets with ye maine swamp ye branch being crooked all ye lands that I have within my bounds of ye east side of that branch being a great deal of old fields belonging to it I doe give to my son Hope Meador and his heirs lawfully begotten of his body forever.

I doe give to my daughter Rachell Meador one hundred and five acres of land that I bought of Mr. Edwin Thacker to she and her heirs for ever. A parcell of land lying into the neck the north side of the Creek which my father in law Richard White gave to me by deed of Gift I doe by the virtue of that Deed of Gift I doe give to my daughter Elizabeth Meader ye second neck & my daughter Esther Meader the neck that has ye Housing and orchards to them and their heirs lawfully begotten of their owne bodies forever.

The land given unto my sons and daughters never to be sold nor disposed of but to ramaine from heir to heir as long as there can be one of ye Meaders found alive, if it ye Lords will to call any of my sons ordaughters before me and any of them shall dye before me, ye land of ye deed to returne to me again to my disposing.

I doe reserve & except myself Timber upon any parts of ye land for my own use as long as I live as Witness my hand and seale this tenth day of December, 1694.. /s/ John Meader (Seale)..

Wit: Mary (X) Gorbell, Joseph (F) Calloway

The Meadors family has book "The Meador family"

John Meadors will can found in the book. I copy from the book

Essex County, Va. Wills, Inv Adm fo Estates No3

"In the name of God, Amen, I John Meador of Essex County being sick and weak in body, but of sound mind and perfect memory, blessed by God, therefore do make and form following:

"First and principall, I commend my soul unto the hands that giveth, hoping by the meritorious death and passion of my Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ to receive full pardon and forgiveness of all my sins and offences and a joyful resurrection in the last da: and my body decently to be buried at the direction of my excutors hereafter name. And as for my worldly good:

Item I give to my son Thomas Meador, one shilling

Item I give to my daughter Rachell Jordan, one shilling

Item I give to my daughter Elizabeth Armstong, one shilling

Item I give to my daugher Dinah Tribble one shilling

Item My desire is that my five sons shal keep their own guns without appraising

Item I give to my son Jonas Meador, a small piece of land joining upon Thomas Evinses land and running up to the church that goes from my house , then up a long? road a small course till it comes to the forks of the branch fo where it begins and from the forks to ye first beginning. And the rest of my land I give to my other four sons, bo be equally divided with all my houses and orchards thereon belonging and I do appoint my two sons Job and Jason my lawful executors

Item I give to my son Joshua Meador on chest to be apprasied and the rest of my estate to be equally divided among my children and leave my two youngest sons to be age at 17. I do leave my son Jonas Meador to look after them 3 years. And my will not to be in force till my death Witness my hand and seal Oct 17,1721

John Meador seal Porbated 21 Nov 1721

Tests:

Samuel Waggoner

Francis F Poarris

Ann A Bradbury

Present for Probate Nov 21,1721 by Jonas Meador during the minority of the executor in the said will mentioned, with oaths by Samuel Waggoner, Francis Pierce and Ann Bradbury per VPM

Thomas Meadors (Thomas "Orphan" Meadows, Thomas Meades, Father) was born 1658-1662, and died 1718 in Virginia.

Child of Thomas Meadors is: 1. Ann Meadors. She married Mister Ayres

NEXT Generation

Richard MEADOR (John, Thomas "Orphan", Thomas Meades, Father) was born in 1678/1681 in Essex Co., VA. He died on 15 May 1716 in Essex Co., VA and was buried in VA.Richard married Ann Pickett MOSS, daughter of John MOSS, in Jul 1698. Ann was born in abt 1678 in Essex Co., VA. She died 1716 in Essex Co., VA. Occupation: Cooper (Source: Some Early Southern Settlers by Billie Lewis, 134.)

They had the following children:

1. William MEADOR was born about 1720 and died in 1759 in Essex Co.,VA. He married Frances Bryom Bef. 1738 in Essex Co., VA

2. Adara MEADOR born 1712 in Virginia. She married Francis Hail. .

3. Richard MEADOR Jr., born 1711 in Virginia; died 1776. He married Milly Unknown.

4. Esther MEADOR born 1698-1716.

Thomas MEADOR (John, Thomas "Orphan", Thomas Meades, Father) was born in 1680 in Essex Co., VA. He died on 31 Jul 1758 in Essex Co., VA. Thomas married Elizabeth WOOD before 1718 in VA. Elizabeth was born in 1682 in Essex Co., VA. She died before 1758.

They had the following children:

1.Susannah Meador, born in Essex Co., VA.

2.Reuben MEADOR was born 1709 in Essex Co., VA; died Bef. 1778. Reuben married Jane NSN. Jane was born in 1734 in VA. She died in Jan 1778 in VA.

3. Thomas MEADOR born 1711-1712 in Essex Co., VA; died 1776. He married Ann Bourne.

2. Rachel MEADOR born 1713 in Essex Co., VA. She married Ambrose Armstrong 1758 in Essex Co., VA.

3. Sarah MEADOR was born 1715 in Essex Co., VA.

4. Esther MEADOR was born 1717 in Essex Co., VA.

5. John Meador , Sr., born 1718 in Virginia.

6. Ambrose Meador, born 1719-1730 in Essex Co., VA; died 28 September 1795 in Bedford Co., VA. He married Frances Hix Abt. 1755 in Virginia.

7. Francis (Mary?) MEADOR was born about 1726 in Essex Co., VA. Francis married ž William BELL about 1758 in VA. William was born about 1722 in Amelia Co., VA.

8. Elizabeth MEADOR born 1723 in Essex Co., VA; died 1770. She married (1) William Barton. She married (2) Benjamin Allen 1758 in Essex Co., VA.

Elizabeth Meadows (John, Thomas "Orphan", Thomas Meades, Father) was born 1682-1685 in Old Rappahannock Co., VA. She married John Armstrong.

Children of Elizabeth Meadows and John Armstrong are:

1. Ambrose Armstrong. He married Rachel Meador 1758 in Essex Co., VA.

2. John Armstrong, born Aft. 1737.

Rachael MEADOR (John, Thomas "Orphan", Thomas Meades, Father) was born in 1686 in Essex Co., VA. She died in Amelia Co., VA. Rachael married William JORDAN. William was born in 1686 in Essex Co., VA.

They had the following children:

1. Jonas JORDAN was born in 1725 in VA. He died in 1785 in VA and was buried in VA.

John Meadows , Jr. (John, Thomas "Orphan", Thomas Meades, Father)was born in 1693 in Essex Co., VA. He died on 14 May 1720 in Essex Co., VA and was buried in VA. John married Sarah GREGORY, daughter of Richard GREGORY and Katherine ARMSTRONG. Sarah was born in 1680 in VA. She died about 1720 in VA and was buried in VA.

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They had the following children:

1. Susannah MEADOR was born about 1719 in VA.

Esther (Hester)5 Meadows (John4, Thomas "Orphan"3, Thomas2 Meades, Father1) was born Aft. 1690 in Old Rappahannock Co., VA, and died Bef. 1721. She married William Bourne Bef. 1709, son of Thomas Bourne and Katherine Armstrong.

Child of Esther Meadows and William Bourne is: 1. John Bourne, born 1720; died 1747.

Dianah Esther Meador (John Meadows , Sr., Thomas "Orphan", Thomas Meades, Father) was born in 1694 in Essex Co., VA. She died in 1741/1743 in VA.Dinah married George TRIBBLE, son of Peter TRIBBLE and <> Elizabeth NSN, in 1740 in VA. George was born in 1692 in Caroline Co., VA. He died about 1792 in Caroline Co., VA.

They had the following children:

1. George TRIBBLE Jr., born Abt. 1719 in King & Queen, VA; died 1792 in Caroline, VA.

2. Mary Tribble, born Abt. 1721.

3.Shadrach Tribble, born Abt. 1722 in Caroline, VA.

4.Dinah Tribble, born Abt. 1734.

5.Child Tribble, born Abt. 1736 Could this be Joseph?

Andrew TRIBBLE was born on 22 Mar 1741 and died on 30 Dec 1822.

Joseph TRIBBLE was born about 1725 in VA. Joseph and Andrew were the children look belong.

JB:DINAH Meador, daughter of John Meador Sr and 2/ Mary (?) Awbrey

Dinah was probably the first child of her father's second marriage, born about 1696-7 in Old Rappahannock County, Virginia and died between 1741/3 in Caroline County, Virginia. In her father's will of 1721, she was given only one shilling. Apparently this was because of her husband. Her mother, Mary Awbrey was a daughter of Richard Awbrey,. Dinah was the sister of Jonas and Jason Meadors. Jason had land dealings with JEFFREY CROWLEY (sometimes shown as CRAWLEY).

Dinah married about 1720 to George Tribble of Essex, son of Peter Trible (Essex Will Bk 6:142 dated 6 Apr 1738; probated 16 Jul 1739). Peter Trible of Southfarnham Parish in Essex County owned land near the Road that led from Piscataway Ferry to the Ferry over Hoskins Creek. The John Burnett (I) family lived on Piscataway Creek and the John Gatewood family lived on Hoskins Creek with a ferry going between the two. John Burnett II married Amee Gatewood. The Meadors were friends and neighbors of the two families. George and Dinah was found living in Spotsylvania County, Virginia by 2 October 1722 when he witnessed a deed for Larkin Chew. One month later, George purchased 228 acres from Larkin Chew in Spotsylvania County, although George had bought property in King and Queen County, he was still in Spots. County where he witnessed several more deeds for Larkin Chew. Finally by 1725, he and Dinah were living in King and Queen County when he sold the Nov 1722 land he purchased from Chew and then followed other family members to Caroline County by November of the following year. At this time, "George Tribble was fined in court for not keeping his road in repair." Since Dinah's brother Jonas Meador was appointed to take over in George's place, Jonas and brother Jason were probably living in the same neighborhood. George and Dinah Trible appear together as witnesses to the will of Abraham Brown On 14 Sep 1735 (Caroline Court Order Bk 1732-1740, p.275).

Dinah died there between 1741 and 1744 as on the latter date, George Trible was married to Ann (last name illegible). Fearful that George would embezzle the estate of Ann's late husband, two of the administrators demanded extra security from George and Anne Trible (Caroline Court Order Bk 1740-1746, p.306 dated 11 Aug 1744).

There were several children of this marriage, including:

1) George Tribble II

2) Joseph Tribble

3) Dinah Tribble

4) Rev. Andrew Trible (Tribble) was born 1741 in Caroline Co, Va; married Sally Ann Burris. An "Old Ironsides" Baptist minister, he was a Chaplain in the Virginia Line during the Revolution. He died in 1822 in Clark County, Kentucky. His descendants are well documented by the Kentucky Historical Society (Register of the Kentucky Historical Soc, Vol 24:187).

1733 Nov 8 - Caroline Co, Va Order Bk 1732-1740, page 108 (Part One by Dorman)~ A Grand Jury being impanelled and presented their presentments: George Tribble for not keeping his road in Repair. Note I wish the same could be done today.

1734 Feb 14 - Caroline Co, VA Court Order Bk 1732-1740 - p.123 Jonas Meador appointed Surveyor of Roads in place of George Trible..

1735 Feb 14- Caroline Co, Va Order Bk 1732-1740, page 275; (Part 1 by Dorman) ~ The last will and testament of Abraham Brown was presented in Court by Mary Brown, executrix and Daniel Brown executor therein named and proved by George Trible and Dinah Trible witnesses there unto. On motion of the executor certificate is granted them for obtaining a probate. It is ordered that James Terrill, William Terrill, James Collins and William Brown appraise the estate of Abraham Brown.

1739 Mar 9 - Caroline Co, VA Court Order Bk 1732-1740 - p.524 Jonas Meador paid for clearing a road from the Mattapony River across Polecat Swamp to the Chesterfield Church (Jonas probably lived in the above vicinity, south of the Mattapony River).

1743 Nov 11 - Caroline Co, VA Court Order Bk 1740-1746 - p.237 Jonas and his brother Jason were indicted by the Caroline County Grand Jury for not attending St. Margaret's, the local Anglican parish church, for which offense fines of 5 shillings or 50 pounds of tobacco were levied

1743 Dec 10 - Caroline Co, VA Court Order Bk 1740-1746 - p.245 Jonas & Jason stated they were Quakers and the charges were dismissed.

1744 Aug 11 - Caroline Co, Va Order Bk 1742/3-1744, page306 (part 2 by Dorman)~ On the motion of Edward Herndon and James Terrill that they became security for __________ for her __________ of the last will and testament of ___________, that the said Ann is since intermarried with George Trible who Hearndon and Terrill are apprehensive is likely to embezzel the estate, and praying relief, it is ordered that George Trible and Ann his wife give Herndon and Terrill counter Security or deliver to them the estate.

1744 Nov 10 - Caroline Co, Va Order Bk 1742/3-1744, page325; (part 2 by Dorman)~ Petition: Edward Herndon and James Terrell, against George Trible and Ann his wife, Dismissed.

1747 Jun 8 - Caroline Co, VA Court Order Bk 1746-1754 - p.___ On a similar charge Joel, son of Jonas, stated he was a Quaker and was also discharged.

1752 Jul 9 - Caroline Co, Va Order Bk 1746-1754, page 321; (part 3 by Dorman)~ Suit on Attachment: Peter Copeland, Gent against the estate of George Tribble. The plaintiff proving his accounts, judgement is granted him for 5.2.1. The sheriff made return and executed the attachment in the hands of John Dyer Junr, John Sutton, and George Trible Junr. John Dyer Jr. declared he has: a spice mortar,a stone mug,bottle mouth mug, 5 glass bottles,2 drawing knives,a cooper's ax,adz,a cutting knife,a bung corer, round shave,a carpenter's adzone earthen plate,a ladle,flesh fork.

George Trible Junr, declared he has:joiner's tools,cooper's tools,a parcel of tubs,2 bed steads,2 tables,3 old rap hooks,one hide,1 basket,some lasts,8 old chairs,2 trays,a pail,3 old boxes,one bear stand,one pair old cards,2 saws, which they are ordered to deliver to sheriff to sell.

1 Joshua/Joel Meadows (John, Thomas "Orphan", Thomas Meades, Father)b 1702 in Essex Co., VA.;d 1774 in Amelia Co., VA M'd Judith GREEN b: 1713 m: 1737 in Cumberland Co., VA d: Bef. 1768 in Amelia Co., VA He married (2) Agnes Seay Bef. 1768 in Amelia Co., VA.

Joshua and Judith Children

1. Elizabeth MEADOWS

2. Benjamin MEADOWS b 1736 in Cumberland Co., VA. d Bef. 28 December 1797 in Amelia Co., VA.

3 Joel MEADOWS, Jr. b 1738 in Amelia Co., VA.,d 16 June 1806 in Pr. Edward Co., VA m'd Mary FITZGERALD d Aft. 1806

4. James MEADOR b 1738 in Amelia Co., VA.d 1804 in South Carolina m'd Abt. 1774 in Amelia Co., VA Susannah JORDAN b 1737 d 1826 in South Carolina

5. Mary Ann MEADOWS b 1740 in Amelia Co., VA

6. Henry MEADOWS b 1743 in Amelia Co., VA.d Bef. 1800 in Amelia Co., VA

7. Jeremiah MEADOWS b 1750 in Amelia Co., VA. d 28 September 1806 in Pr. Edward Co., VA

8. Isaac MEADOR b: 1755 in Amelia Co., VA d: Bef. 1818 in Amelia Co., VA

2nd Wife of Joshua/Joel Meadows: Agnes SEAY b: Abt. 1713 in Amelia Co., VA m: Bef. 1768 in Amelia Co., VA d: 1818 in Amelia Co., VA

2/1 Archibald Archer MEADOWS

2/2 Anderson MEADOWS

2/3 Martha "Patty" MEADOWS

2/4 Nancy MEADOWS

Will of Joel Meador, 1774 Amelia County, Virginia Will Book 2, Page 221 Probated May 1777

In the name of God, Amen; I, Joel Meador of the County of Amelia in the Parish of Raleigh, being very weak and ancient, doth make this my last will and testament.

First, I give my soul to Almight God who first gave it to me, and my body to be buried decently at the discretion of my executors, and my worldly estate which the Almighty bestowed on me I give and bequeath unto my beloved wife and her two sons, Archer Meador and Anderson Meador, if that my wife shall abide by this, my last will and testament. If she shall refuse to do so and object to same, the land I assigned to my wife and children, Archer and Anderson, bounded as follows:

Beginning at Joshua Rucker's line at a beach and running up to the mouth of John Harris's spring branch, then up Henry Meador ('s) branch to a black gum and along said Henry's line to Jonah (Reynold's?) line along said line to a Spanish oak; then along a new line to a poplar, then along a dividing line I have already made to Joh Gill's line to a red oak; then along the said Gill's line to Samuel Cobb's line to Joshua Rucker's line, and along said line to the beginning.

I give and bequeath unto the children I had by my first wife five shillings each. My will and desire is that my wife Agness shall enjoy the rest of my estate during her natural life or widowhood, and if that she shall marry, it is my will and desire that my said estate already lent to my beloved wife be equally divided amongst my wife and the four children I had by her, Archer, Anderson, Patty, and Nancy, and or my sons Archer and Anderson to have two years schooling each. I constitute and appoint my friend Francis Anderson and my son Joel Meador executors of this my last will and testament, revoking all former will by me already made.

Witness my hand and seal this 23rd day of September, 1774. Published and declared before us: Joel Meador (SEAL) William Ford Thomas Ellis William Ford, Jr.

Jason Meador (John Meadows , Sr., Thomas "Orphan", Thomas Meades, Father)was born in 1704/1707 in Essex Co., VA. He died in Jun 1776 in Anson Co., NC. Jason married Elizabeth STONE, daughter of ž William I STONE and Ann ?, in 1730/1731 in Essex Co., VA. Elizabeth was born about 1711 in Anson Co., NC. She died on 18 Feb 1778 in Anson Co., NC.

They had the following children:

1. Mariah6 Meadows. She married Abraham Rushing.

2. Zilphia Meadows. She married Thomas Huntley.

3. Lewis MEADOR was born in 1732 and died in 1803 NC.

4. Jason MEADOR Jr. born Abt. 1734 in Essex Co., VA; died 1822 in Chesterfield Co., SC. He married Sarah Moberly Bef. 1752

5. Jobe MEADOR was born in 1736 in Anson Co., NC. He died in 1839 in NC and was buried in NC. Jobe married Elizabeth MOBERLY, daughter of Edward MOBERLY and ž Susannah DERUEL. Elizabeth was born in 1745 in VA.

6. Thomas MEADOR Sr. born 1736-1739 in Raleigh Parrish, Essex Co., VA; died 1818 in Jelico Creek, Whitely Co., KY. He married Kesiah Moberly 1760 in South Carolina.

7. Drucilla Meadows, born 20 November 1738 in Virginia; died in South Carolina. She married Edward Moberly , Jr. Bef. 1758.

8. Sarah Mariah MEADOR was born in 1743 in Essex Co., VA. Sarah married Abraham RUSHING. Abraham was born in 1739 in Anson Co., NC.

*Jonas MEADOR (John Meadows , Sr., Thomas "Orphan", Thomas Meades, Father) was born in 1698/1700 in Old Rappahannock, Essex Co., VA. He died on 5 May 1768 in Cumberland Co., VA and was buried in VA.Jonas married (1) Frances HUDGENS in 1728 in Essex City, Essex Co., VA. Frances died on 17 Oct 1774 in Cumberland Co., VA. Religion: Quaker, Baptist

They had the following children:

*1. Joel Meador, born 1725 in [Caroline] Co., VA; died 30 November 1798 in Franklin Co., VA. He married Susannah Clark Bef. 25 November 1750 in Bedford Co., VA

2. Jonas B. MEADOR was born Abt. 1728 in Virginia; died 1773 in Cumberland Co., VA. He married Mary Holloway

3. Mary Meador, born Abt. 1728 in Virginia. She married James Holland.

4. Frances MEADOR was born in 1730 in Caroline Co., VA. She died in 1800 in Washington Co., NC.Frances married 1st William HOLLOWAY, son of John HOLLOWAY and Hannah SPIERS. William was born in 1730 in VA. He died in 1800/1810 in Washington Co., NC.and married 2nd James HOLLOWAY, son of John HOLLOWAY and Hannah SPIERS. James was born about 1725 in Essex Co., VA.

5. John M Meador, born 14 July 1734 in Virginia; died 1824. He married Jane Holloway

6. Josiah MEADOR Sr., born 1736 in Botetourt Co., VA; died December 1792 in Starkey, Roanoke Co., VA. He married Lavinia Moody 1757-1758 in Virginia,Christen: 12 March 1730/31, Prince George, VA

7. Jehu MEADOR born Abt. 1738 in Caroline Co., VA; died 1808 in Cumberland Co., VA. He married Sarah Adkinson

8. Joab MEADOR was born in 1743 and died in 1818.

9. Jesse MEADOR was born Abt. 1745 in Virginia; died 1812. He married Martha Jones.

10. Israel MEADOR.

Jonas also married (2) Frances ANDERSON about 1720 in Cumberland Co., VA. Frances was born in 1702 in Franklin Co., VA. She died on 17 Oct 1774 in Cumberland Co., VA and was buried in VA.

VPM: “WILL OF JONAS MEADOR”

In the name of God, Amen, I, Jonas Meador SR. of Cumberland County, being in perfect sence and memory, blessed be God, do here make and ordain this to be my last will and testament in manner as followed, viz.:

First, I commit my soul into the hands of Almighty God, my Maker, hoping through the meritorious death and passion of Jesus Christ my only Savior and Redeemer to receive free pardon and forgiveness of my sins. And as for my body, to be decently buried at the discretion of my wife hereafter. And as for my worldly goods, I dispose of them as followed.

Item I give unto my son Jessy Meador two hundred acres of land whereon I now live and all the appurtenances there belonging, after his mother’s decease.

Item I give to my son John Meador one negro girl named Phy

Item I give to my son Jehu Meador one negro girl named Hanner

Item I give to my son Joab Meador on negro girl named Mogey, and the rest of my estate I give to my true and well beloved wife Frances Meador to do with it as she sees fit; and legacies left to my children to continue in the estate until the death of my wife

This is my last will and testament, revoking all others, whereunto I set my hand and seal this fifth day of May one thousand seven hundred and sixty-eight.

Jonas (X) Meador L’.S.

Tests in the presume of

Michael Jones

Maryan’ (X) Adams

Thomas (X) Adams.

Cumberland County, Virginia will book 1 page 361.

At a Court held for Cumberland County, the 22nd August, 1768, this last will and testament of Jonas Meador SR., dec’d., was proved by the witnesses thereto and by Court ordered to be recorded. Teste: Thompson Swann, clk

VPM: “WILL OF FRANCES MEADOR”

In the Name of God, Amen, I Frances Meador of Cumberland, being in proper health and in my natural sences, do make and constitute my last will and testament as follows, and by these presents do disannul any other will or wills whatsoever before made by me or by me ever assigned

Item I give my granddaughter Anne Meador my side saddle

Item I give my granddaughter Roseanah Meador one heifer

Item. The rest of my estate both real and personal to be equally divided between my children as follows; Joel Meador, Mary Holland, Frances Holloway, John Meador, Josiah Meador, Jehu Meador, Joab Meador, Jesse Mardor, and my desire is that Joel Meador, Jehu Meador, & Jesse Mardor do act as executors for the estate.

In witness whereunto I set my hand & seal this 17th day of August one thousand seven hundred and seventy four.

Frances (E) Meador

Tests

John Atkinson

Joisah Robetson

Meathe (*) Meador

Cumberland County, Virginia wills Book 2 page 266

At a Court held for Cumberland County 25th September, 1780, this last will and testament of Frances Meador, deceased, was exhibited in court by Jehu Meador, one of the executors named therein, and the same was proved by Josiah Robertson and Meatha Meador, two of the witnesses thereto, and made oath according to law, certificate is granted him for obtaining a probate thereof in due form, giving security whereupon he with Simon Gentry and Samuel Holloway, his securities, entered into bond according to law and liberty is reserved to the other executors to join in probate

Tests: G. Carrington JR. clk

Next Generation

William MEADOR (Richard MEADOR, John, Thomas "Orphan", Thomas Meades, Father) was born about 1720 in VA. He died in 1759 in Essex Co., VA.William married Frances PHITZSIMMONS. Frances was born about 1724 in VA. She died in 1770 in Essex Co., VA.

They had the following children:

1. Jeremiah MEADOR was born about 1746 in VA. He died on 27 Jan 1817 in Bedford Co., VA.Jeremiah married Rachel . Rachel was born about 1756 in Bedford Co., VA.

Adara MEADOR (Richard MEADOR, John, Thomas "Orphan", Thomas Meades, Father) was born about 1712. She died after 1716.Adara married Francis HALE, son of John HALE and Mary FULLERTON. Francis was born about 1704 in VA. He died before 1780 in Bedford Co., VA. They had the following children:

1.Stephen HALE was born about 1745 and died about 1815; 2.Elizabeth HALE; 3.Mourning HALE; 4.Ruth HALE; 5.Richard HALE was born in 1733 and died before 28 Jun 1784.

Richard MEADOR (Richard MEADOR,John4, Thomas "Orphan"3, Thomas2 Meades, Father1) was born in 1710/1715.Richard married Milly ? . Milly was born about 1714.They had the following children:Richard MEADOR was born about 1736.

Thomas MEADOR (Thomas Meadows, John, Thomas "Orphan", Thomas Meades, Father) was born about 1714 in Essex Co., VA.Thomas married Ann BOURNE. Ann was born about 1723 in VA.They had the following children: 1. Thomas MEADOR was born about 1745 in VA and Francis MEADOR Sr. was born in 1738 and died in 1818.

Rachel MEADOR (Thomas Meadows, John, Thomas "Orphan", Thomas Meades, Father) was born about 1720 in Essex Co., VA. Rachel married Ambrose ARMSTRONG, son of John ARMSTRONG and Elizabeth MEADOR, `. Ambrose was born in Nov 1718 in Essex Co., VA. He died in 1768 in VA and was buried in VA. They had the following children: Rachel ARMSTRONG was born about 1744 in VA. and Thomas ARMSTRONG was born about 1746 in VA.

Ambrose MEADOR (Thomas Meadows, John, Thomas "Orphan", Thomas Meades, Father) was born in 1732 in Essex Co., VA. He died about Sep 1795 in Essex Co., VA.Ambrose married Francis HIX about 1755 in VA. Francis was born in 1730 in VA. She died in Sep 1795 in Bedford Co., VA.They had the following children:1. Thomas MEADOR was born about 1756 in Bedford Co., VA. He died about 1760 in Breckinridge Co., KY.;2. Francis MEADOR was born in 1756. 3.Thomas MEADOR was born about 1758 and died about 1823; 4.William MEADOR was born about 1758 in Breckinridge Co., KY.;5. Drucilla MEADOR was born about 1760 and died about 1799;6. William MEADOR was born about 1762; and 7.Frankey MEADOR "Fanny" was born about 1768 in Breckinridge Co., KY.

Elizabeth MEADOR (Thomas Meadows, John, Thomas "Orphan", Thomas2 Meades, Father) was born about 1730/1740 in Essex Co., VA. She died about 1770 in Essex Co., VA and was buried in VA.Elizabeth married 1st William BARTON. William was born about 1726.They had the following children:1.Vincent BARTON was born about 1752;2.John BARTON was born about 1754.and 3.Thomas BARTON was born about 1756. He died in 1809.Elizabeth also married 2nd Benjamin ALLEN about 1755 in VA. Benjamin was born about 1714 in Essex Co., VA. He died in 1765 in VA.

Ambrose ARMSTRONG (Elizabeth MEADOR, John, Thomas "Orphan", Thomas Meades, Father) was born in Nov 1718 in Essex Co., VA. He died in 1768 in VA and was buried in VA.Ambrose married Rachel MEADOR, daughter of Thomas MEADOR and Elizabeth WOOD, `. Rachel was born about 1720 in Essex Co., VA.

Andrew TRIBBLE (Dinah MEADOR, John, Thomas "Orphan", Thomas Meades, Father) was born on 22 Mar 1741 in Orange Co., VA. He died on 30 Dec 1822 in Clark Co., KY and was buried in Richmond, Madison Co., KY. Andrew married Sarah BURRUS, daughter of Thomas BURRUS and Frances TANDY, on 22 Mar 1768 in Orange Co., VA. Sarah was born on 13 Sep 1753 in Orange Co., VA. She died on 15 Dec 1830 in KY.They had the following children:1.Francis T. TRIBBLE was born on 3 Nov 1769 in Orange Co., VA. She died on 13 Sep 1814.Francis married <> Michael STONER. Michael was born about 1765 in Orange Co., VA; 2.Samuel TRIBBLE was born on 31 Dec 1771 and died on 3 Sep 1814; 3.Lettie TRIBBLE was born about 1773 in Orange Co., VA.Lettie married Mr.HIGGINS. NGN was born about 1769 in Orange Co., VA.;4.Peter Burris TRIBBLE was born on 8 Mar 1774 and died on 17 Mar 1859; 5.Thomas TRIBBLE was born on 13 Jun 1776 in Orange Co., VA.Thomas married May PHELPS. May was born about 1780 in Orange Co., VA.;6.Nancy TRIBBLE was born on 6 Nov 1778 in Orange Co., VA. Nancy married David CHENAULT on 3 Oct 1794. David was born about 1774.;7.Sarah TRIBBLE was born on 9 Feb 1781 in Orange Co., VA. She died in Feb 1810. Sarah married David CREWS on 17 Mar 1799. David was born about 1777 in Orange Co., VA.;8.Silas TRIBBLE was born in Jun 1783 in Orange Co., VA. He died on 8 Nov 1842.Silas married Jerusha WHITE on 30 Oct 1809. Jerusha was born about 1787 in Orange Co., VA.;9.Andrew TRIBBLE was born on 2 Dec 1785 and died in Dec 1869.;10.Mary TRIBBLE was born on 29 Mar 1788 in Orange Co., VA. Mary married Joseph STEPHENSON on 23 Dec 1828. Joseph was born about 1784 in Orange Co., VA.;11.Betty TRIBBLE was born about 1792 in Orange Co., VA. Betty married Mr COFER. Mr Cofer was born about 1788 in Orange Co., VA.;12.Patty TRIBBLE was born on 7 Mar 1794 in Orange Co., VA. Patty married Jacob WHITE on 5 Oct 1812. Jacob was born about 1790 in Orange Co., VA.;13.Dudley TRIBBLE was born on 1 May 1797 in Orange Co., VA. He died on 1 Jun 1877.Dudley married Matilda Ann TEVIS, daughter of Robert TEVIS and <> Polly PRICE, on 31 Jan 1819. Matilda was born in 1805 in Madison Co., KY. She died in 1861.

Lewis MEADOR (Jason MEADOR, John, Thomas "Orphan", Thomas Meades, Father) was born in 1732 in Anson Co., NC. He died in 1803/1804 in NC. Lewis married Susannah MOBERLY, daughter of Edward MOBERLY and ž Susannah DERUEL. Susannah was born about 1740 in VA. She died on 14 Jun 1769 in NC and was buried in NC.They had the following children:1.Mordecai J. MEADOR was born in 1784.

Jason MEADOR Jr. (Jason MEADOR, John, Thomas "Orphan", Thomas Meades, Father) was born in 1733 in Anson Co., NC. He died in 1822 in Fairfield Co., SC.Jason married Sarah MOBERLY "Sallie", daughter of Edward MOBERLY and ž Susannah DERUEL, before 1752 in Lunenberg Co., VA. Sallie was born about 1745 in VA.They had the following children:1.William MEADOR was born about 1762.;2.Obediah MEADOR was born about 1773 in SC. He died on 16 Nov 1856 in MS.Obediah married unknown;3.Thomas MEADOR;4.Edward MEADOR;5.John MEADOR was born about 1762;6.Jason MEADOR was born about 1759.Jason married Sophia LOWRY about 1777.

Thomas MEADOR Sr. (Jason MEADOR, John, Thomas "Orphan", Thomas Meades, Father) was born in 1736 in Anson Co., NC. He died in 1818 in Whitley Co., KY.Thomas married Keziah (Hezakiah) MOBERLY, daughter of Edward MOBERLY and ž Susannah DERUEL, about 1760. Keziah was born in 1747 in NC. She died about 1826 in Whitley Co., KY and was buried in Probably Whitley Co., KY. They had the following children:1.Isham MEADOR was born in 1775 and died in 1828; 2.William MEADOR was born about 1760 in Anson Co., NC.;3.Thomas MEADOR Jr. was born in 1771 and died on 28 Nov 1818;4.Pleasant MEADOR was born in 1777 in Anson Co., NC. He died in 1843/1850;5.Edward MEADOR was born in 1784/1785 in Anson Co., NC. He died in 1839 in Wayne Co., KY.Edward married Abigail THOMAS. Abigail was born in 1788 in Anson Co., NC.;6.Dorcas MEADOR was born in 1786 in Anson Co., NC. She died in 1858 in Wayne Co., KY.Dorcas married Wiley W. WORLEY. Wiley was born in 1777 in Probably Cheraws Co., SC.;7.Sarah MEADOR was born in 1788 in Anson Co., NC.;8.John MEADOR was born about 1762 and died after 1840; 9.Jason MEADOR was born about 1764 in Carolinas. He died after 1833; 10.Isaiah MEADOR was born about 1779 in Probably Cheraws Co., SC. He died in Feb 1826 in Whitley Co., KY.Isaiah married Obedience ? . Obedience was born in 1783 in Probably, Cheraws Co., SC.; 11.Middleton MEADOR was born on 24 Sep 1790 in Probably Cheraws Co., SC. He died after 1843.

Drucilla MEADOR (Jason MEADOR, John, Thomas "Orphan", Thomas Meades, Father) was born on 20 Nov 1738 in Fairfield Co., SC. She died on 7 Oct 1781 in Fairfield Co., SC and was buried in NC.Drucilla married Edward MOBERLY, son of Edward MOBERLY and ž Susannah DERUEL, before 1756. Edward was born on 25 Dec 1735 in Lunburg Co., VA. He died on 17 Oct 1781 in Fairfield Co., SC and was buried in NC.

They had the following children:1.Elizabeth MOBERLY was born on 29 Oct 1756 in Fairfield Co., SC.Elizabeth married Henry ROGERS. Henry was born in 1752 in Fairfield Co., SC.; 2.William MOBERLY was born on 3 Sep 1758 in Fairfield Co., SC.; 3.Edward MOBERLY was born on 15 Mar 1762 in Fairfield Co., SC. He died on 17 Oct 1781.Edward married Amey HILL. Amey was born in 1766 in Fairfield Co., SC.; 4. Susannah MOBERLY was born on 11 Apr 1764 in Fairfield Co., SC. She died on 14 Jun 1768.Susannah married Alexander ROBINSON. Alexander was born in 1760 in Fairfield Co., SC.; 5.Levi MOBERLY was born on 25 Nov 1766 in Fairfield Co., SC.Levi married Rachel RABB. Rachel was born in 1770 in Fairfield Co., SC.; 6.Ruthea MOBERLY was born on 25 Feb 1769 in Fairfield Co., SC. She died on 9 Oct 1781; 7.Reuben MOBERLY was born on 17 Apr 1772.Reuben married Sarah COLEMAN. Sarah was born in 1776 in Fairfield Co., SC.; 8.Lavinia MOBERLY was born on 16 Jan 1775 and died on 1 Nov 1839.9.Sarah MOBERLY was born on 13 May 1777 in Fairfield Co., SC. She died on 10 Oct 1781.

Zilpha MEADOR (Jason MEADOR, John, Thomas "Orphan", Thomas Meades, Father) was born in 1744 in Anson Co., NC. She died in 1812 in NC and was buried in NC.Zilpha married <> Thomas HUNTLEY about 1755 in Bedford Co., VA. Thomas was born about 1730 in Bedford Co., VA. He died in 1802 in Anson Co., NC and was buried in NC. They had the following children:1.Susanna HUNTLEY was born about 1753 in Anson Co., NC.; 2.Thomas HUNTLEY Jr. was born about 1756 in Anson Co., NC.; 3.Robert HUNTLEY Sr. was born in 1761 in Anson Co., NC. He died on 11 Jan 1854.;4.Zilpha HUNTLEY was born about 1767 and died in 1856.;5.Lavina HUNTLEY "Vinney" was born in 1770 in Anson Co., NC.;6.Isaac Stephen HUNTLEY was born in 1771 in Anson Co., NC.;7.Sabra Sarah HUNTLEY was born in 1773 in Anson Co., NC.;8.Nancy HUNTLEY was born in 1780 in Anson Co., NC.;9.Chloe HUNTLEY was born in 1782 in Bedford Co., VA.

Jonas MEADOR (Jonas MEADOR, John, Thomas "Orphan", Thomas Meades, Father) was born in 1728 in Essex Co., VA. He died on 1 Oct 1773 in Cumberland Co., VA and was buried in VA.Jonas married Mary HOLLOWAY, daughter of John HOLLOWAY and Hannah SPIERS, about 1750 in VA. Mary was born about 1728 in VA. She died in Oct 1767 in Cumberland Co., VA.

They had the following children: 1.Sarah MEADOR was born about 1752.; 2.Anne MEADOR was born about 1752 in Cumberland Co., VA.; 3.John MEADOR was born about 1754 in Cumberland Co., VA.;4.Phoebe MEADOR was born in 1754 and died on 14 May 1840.;5.NGN MEADOR was born about 1758 in VA.;6.Jane MEADOR was born about 1758 in Cumberland Co., VA.;7.Nancy MEADOR was born about 1760 in Cumberland Co., VA.; 8.Mary MEADOR was born about 1760 in Cumberland Co., VA.; 9.John MEADOR was born about 1762.;10.Phebe MEADOR was born about 1762 in Cumberland Co., VA.;11.Nancy MEADOR was born about 1764 in VA.

John B. MEADOR (Jonas MEADOR, John, Thomas "Orphan", Thomas Meades, Father) was born on 14 Jul 1734 in Caroline Co., VA. He died Dec/Jan 1825/6 in Bedford Co., VA.John married Jane HOLLOWAY, daughter of John HOLLOWAY and Hannah SPIERS, about 1755 in VA. Jane was born on 4 Feb 1732/1733. She died before 1824. They had the following children:1.Joel MEADOR was born on 15 Jun 1756 in Caroline Co., VA. He died after 1824.;2.Mary MEADOR was born on 5 Jul 1757 and died after 1824.;3.Sarah MEADOR was born on 6 Feb 1759 in Caroline Co., VA. She died after 1824 in VA and was buried after 1824 in VA.;4.John MEADOR was born on 17 Oct 1760 in Caroline Co., VA.;5.Jonas MEADOR was born on 6 Dec 1762 in Bedford Co., VA. He died before 1824 in VA.;***6.Jehu MEADOR was born on 18 Nov 1764 in Bedford Co., VA. He died in 1805 in Breckenridge Co., KY.;7.Ira MEADOR was born on 25 Sep 1769 and died after 1824.;8.Rosanna MEADOR was born on 23 Nov 1771 and died on 26 Jan 1852.;9.Martha MEADOR "Pattie" was born on 25 May 1777 in Bedford Co., VA. She died after 1824 in VA.;10.Frances MEADOR was born on 19 Jan 1768 in Cumberland Co., VA. She died after 1824.Frances married James BELL on 31 Jan 1798 in Franklin Co., VA.

VPM: “WILL OF JOHN MEADOR”

I, John Meador of Bedford County and State of Virginia, do hereby make this my last will and testament in manner and form following, that is to say;

Item: I give and bequeath to my son Joel Negro woman Hannah, not be taken out of reasonable bounds of her companion against her will. I also give him one hundred dollars & one feather bed and furniture. Item: I give to my daughter Sarah Holloway a Negro man Archa, not to be taken out of reasonable bounds of his companion against his will. Item: I give to my son John Meador Negro man Beary, not to be taken out of reasonable bounds of his companion against his will. Item: I give to the heirs of my son Jonas Meador Negro man Wittaba, not to be taken out of reasonable bounds of his companion against his will. Item: I give to the heirs of Jehu Meador five hundred dollars to be equally divided amongst them. Item I give my daughter Rosannah Meador Negro man James, one bed and furniture. Tiller and her children, to be sold by my executor privately [Fy-?] to go to which of my children she pleases. All my land , stock of every kind, all my household and kitchen furniture not before given away, with all my plantation tools, to be sold at public sale; after the special legatees that is to draw money is paid of; an equal distribution as follows, that is to say; to my son Joel Meador, one ninth part; to my daughter Mary Holland, one ninth part; to daughter Sarah Holloway, one ninth part; to my son John Meador, one ninth part; to the heirs of my son Jonas, one ninth part; to my daughter Frances Bell one ninth part; to my son Ira Meador, one ninth part, to my daughter Rosannah Meador, one ninth part, and to my daughter Patty Frith, one ninth part and lastly I hereby constitute & appoint John Turner & Joel Meador, executors of this my last will and testament, hereby revoking all other or former wills or testaments by me heretofore made. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand & affixed my seal; This day sixth of July in the year of our Lord 1824

his John X Meador Seal Mark

Signed , sealed, published and delivered as and for the last will & testament of the above name John Meador in the presence of us . John Turner, Joseph D Meador and James Meador

At a court held for Bedford County at the courthouse Jan 23,1826, the preceding will of John Meador, dec’d.,

Josiah MEADOR (Jonas MEADOR, John, Thomas "Orphan", Thomas Meades, Father) was born about 1736 in Botetourt Co., VA. He died on 4 Mar 1833 in Giles Co., VA.Josiah married Lavina MOODY in 1755 in VA. Lavina was born on 29 Jan 1730/1731 in Caroline Co., VA. She died after Aug 1798 in VA and was buried in VA.They had the following children:1.Josiah MEADOR II was born on 8 Feb 1758 and died on 4 Mar 1833 m'd Judith Lilly.;2.Sarah MEADOR was born 1760s in VA. Sarah married Clayton DRAKE on 25 Jul 1791 in Bedford Co., VA.;3.Arria MEADOR was born about 1760 and died in 1826.;4.Jacob MEADOR was born about 1763 in VA. He died about 1840.Jacob married Mary OVINGTON "Polly" on 5 Jun 1795 in Botetourt Co., VA.;5.Obadiah MEADOR was born about 1767 and died on 13 Jan 1826.;6.John MEADOR was born about 1773.John married Elizabeth ?.;7.Edith MEADOR was born on 12 May 1775 and died on 26 Dec 1860 m'd Edmund Lilly.;8.Rosannah MEADOR was born about 1775/1778 and died on 25 Jan 1851 m'd Thomas Lilly.

Jehu MEADOR (Jonas MEADOR, John, Thomas "Orphan", Thomas Meades, Father) was born in 1738 in Caroline Co., VA. He died in 1808 in Cumberland Co., VA and was buried in VA.Jehu married Sarah ATKINSON, daughter of Samuel ATKINSON and Mary Ann. Sarah was born about 1736 in Cumberland Co., VA. She died before 1808 in Cumberland Co., VA.

They had the following children: 1.Frances MEADOR was born in 1762 in Cumberland Co., VA. She died before 1816 in Cumberland Co., VA.Frances married William Ford MANN Jr. on 24 Aug 1809. William was born about 1758 in Cumberland Co., VA.; 2.Martha MEADOR "Patty" was born in 1764 in Cumberland Co., VA.Patty married Richard ANDERSON, son of James ANDERSON and Margaret TROYS, on 2 Dec 1784 in Cumberland Co., VA. Richard was born in 1764 in Cumberland Co., VA. He died in Aug 1813.; 3.Anne MEADOR was born about 1765 in Cumberland Co., VA.Anne married Edward ROBINSON JR. about 1784/1796 in VA.; 4.Sarah MEADOR was born in 1772 in Cumberland Co., VA. She died in 1829 in Cumberland Co., VA.Sarah married Valentine BOATWRIGHT on 27 Dec 1792. Valentine was born about 1768 in Cumberland Co., VA. He died about 1849.;5.Jehu MEADOR was born on 23 May 1772 in Cumberland Co., VA. He died on 19 Feb 1820 in Cumberland Co., VA.Jehu married Drucilla BOATWRIGHT. Drucilla was born about 1776 in Cumberland Co., VA. She died on 8 Dec 1843.; 6.Joseph MEADOR was born on 23 Feb 1775 in Cumberland Co., VA. He died on 8 Mar 1832 in TN.Joseph married Charlotte on 10 Dec 1795 in Cumberland Co., VA. Charlotte was born on 30 Oct 1767 in Cumberland Co., VA. She died on 30 Aug 1845.; 7.Jonas MEADOR was born before 1780 and died before 1808.

Will of Jehue Meadors, Sr., 1808 - Cumberland Co. VA

Cumberland Co. Will Book 3, pg 409

I, Jehue Meadors Sen: of the County of Cumberland do make & publish this my last will and testament. I give to my daughter, Frances Meadors, one negroe man by the name of Harry to her and her heirs forever. I give to my granddaughter Mary Boatright my negroe girl by the name of Corsey and should my granddaughter die ? leaving issue of her body it is my will that the said negroe Corsey and her issue shall return to my estate & be equally divided among my six children or their heirs (to wit) Anne Robinson, Patty Anderson, Sally Boatright, Joseph Meadors, Jehue Meadors and Frances Meadors. I give to my grandson Jehue Meadors, the son of Jonas Meador the sum of sixty pounds to be raised from my estate for the purpose of educating him. It is my will that the rest of my estate consisting of Dicke, Suke, Hannah, Old Delphia, my stock of cattle, horses, hogs, sheep, plantation utencils, & the interest I have in the negroes I bought of my son Jonas which he held in the right of his wife Polly who was Polly Robinson, be equally divided among my six children (to wit) Anne Robinson, Polly Anderson, Sally Boatright, Jehue Meadors, Joseph Meadors, & Franky Meadors, subjecting the said estate first ot the payment of such debts as may be proper to be paid & the legacy of sixty pounds which is left to my grandson Juhue Meadors the son of Jonas. Lastly, I appoint my friends, Richard Anderson, Willis Wilson & John Hatcher my executors. As Witness my hand and seal this 10th of February 1808.

W. Wilson John M. Hudgins Pleasant Carter

by Jehue X Meadors mark

At a court held for Cumberland County the 26th day of Sept 1808, This last will and testament of Jehue Meadors decd was exhibited in court and proved by Willis Wilson and Jn M. Hudgins two of the witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded. And on the motion of Richard Anderson one of the executors therein named in the said will a probate thereof is granted him in due form he having entered into bond and security according to law.

Miller Woodson Jr. DC

*Joel MEADOR (Jonas Meador,John, Thomas "Orphan", Thomas Meades, Father) was born about 1729 in Cumberland Co., VA. He died in 1798 in Franklin Co., VA.Joel married (1) Susannah CLARK, daughter of George CLARK and Elizabeth , on 25 Nov 1750 in Franklin Co., VA. Susannah was born in 1730 in Essex Co., VA. She died on 11 Feb 1818 in Franklin Co., VA. Joel also married (2)Mrs. Agnes MEADOR Ų. Agnes was born about 1742 in VA.

JB: 1818 Jan 20 - Franklin Co, VA - Will BK 2:210

Will of SUSANNA MEADOR - written: 20 Jan 1818 - Franklin Co, VAproved: 2 Feb 1818

I, SUSANNA MEADOR of Franklin County do hereby make my last Will and Testament in manner and form following that is to say:

I give to MY SONS JAMES MEADOR and JOSEPH MEADOR that is to say (Negroes): TOBY, STEPHEN, FAN & her 2 children (FAG) and JOHN to be divided between them as they think proper and in consideration of this legacy they are to give to each of THEIR SISTERS, that is to say $50 each: FRANCIS SIMMONS, ANNEY SIMMONS, SUSANNA MARTIN, RHODA BLANKENSHIP, MILLY CLIBORN to be paid each of them as soon as their circumstances will admit and $1 to the HEIRS of JESSE MEADOR - $1 to the HEIRS of JOHN MEADOR, JONAS MEADOR, JOEL MEADOR, ISHAM MEADOR and JOB MEADOR $1; $1 to the heirs of MARY HURD, to each of them, their heirs or assigns and the balance of my property to be equally divided between JAMES MEADOR, JOSEPH MEADOR and FRANCES SIMMONS to each of them their heirs Executors or assigns forever.

I do hereby constitute and appoint my 2 sons JAMES & JOSEPH MEADOR executors of this my last will and Testament hereby revoking all other wills or Testaments by me heretofore made.

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 20th day of Jan 1818..

/s/ SUSANNA (x) MEADOR.. Wit: JOHN FARMER, FRANCIS G. HARWOOD

1818 Feb 2 - At a Court held for Franklin County the last will and Testament of SUSANNA MEADOR, deceased was produced in Court by JAMES MEADOR, one of the Executors herein named and proved by the oath of FRANCIS G. HARWOOD & JOHN FARMER and ordered to be recorded. JAMES MEADOR took the oath together with JAMES FARMER & MOSES GREER JR, his securities and entered into Bond in penalty of $3,000.. Certificate is granted him for obtaining a probate.. Liberty is reserved to JOSEPH MEADOR the other Executor in said Will named to join in the Probate when he shall think fit.

GRANTEE Meador, Joel. grantee. DATE 30 August 1763.Location: Bedford County. Description: 403 acres on the south side of Stanton River. Source: Land Office Patents No. 35, 1762-1764 (v.1 & 2 p.1-556), p. 378 (Reel 35). See also the following surname(s): Meadow. Part of the index to the recorded copies of patents for land issued by the Secretary of the Colony serving as the colonial Land Office. The collection is housed in the Archives at the Library of Virginia.

They had the following children:

1. Jesse MEADOR was born in 1750 and died on 5 Nov 1821.

2. John Watts MEADOR was born in 1751/1758 and died before Mar 1809.

3. *Mary MEADOR was born in 1751/1758 and died before 1818.m John Heard. The Heard family has here as Susannah. The Meador family has her as Mary. What do know she is one of Joel children.

4. Jonas MEADOR was born on 3 Feb 1758 and died in 1839.

5. Joel MEADOR was born on 8 Mar 1760 and died on 18 Apr 1834.

6. Frances MEADOR was born in 1760/1765 and died in 1820/1827.

7. Isham MEADOR was born on 20 Mar 1762 and died on 25 Nov 1840.

8. Jobe MEADOR was born in 1764 and died in 1832/1840.

9. Susanna(Mary) MEADOR was born about 1764 in Bedford Co., VA. Susanna married William MARTIN on 8 Dec 1782 in Franklin Co., VA. William was born in 1755/1760 in Franklin Co., VA. He died in 1832 in Floyd Co., KY.

10. Anna MEADOR was born on 2 Mar 1768 and died on 16 Oct 1823.

11. Joseph MEADOR was born in 1772 and died in Oct 1832.

12. James MEADOR was born in 1774 and died on 11 Sep 1854.

13. Rhoda MEADOR was born on 10 Mar 1775 and died on 4 May 1862.

14. Emily MEADOR was born in 1776 and died in 1850/1860.

Joel JR, Isham, Jobe and Jonas all move to Smith County, Tennessee

VPM: “WILL OF JOEL MEADOR”

I Joel Meador Sen’r of Franklin County, in the name of God, Amen, being in perfect memory, knowing it is appointed for all men once to die, do make this my last will and testament in manner and form following:

Item I give to my son Jesse Meador two hundred acres of land, the place where he now living. Be the same more or less, to him and his heirs

Item I give to my son Jonas Meador, one hundred acres of land, the place where he now lives, be the same more or less, to him and his heirs

Item I give to my son Joel Meador, two hundred acres of land with the Plantation he now holds, be the same more to less, to him and his heirs

Item I give to my son Isham Meador two hundred acres of land with the Plantation he now holds, by the same more or less to him and his heirs

Item I give to my son Job Meador two hundred and twenty eight acres of land, the place where he now lives, be the same more or less to him and heirs

Item I give to my son James Meador one hundred and eighty acres of land with my Plantation lying on the River, be the same more or less, to him and heirs

Item I give to my son Joseph Meador three hundred and forty acres of land, the place where I now live, his mother to have her part with him (during) her life, to him and his heirs

Item I give to my daughter Mary Herd one Negro boy named Luke

Item I give to my daughter Frances Simmons one Negro boy named Dick

Item I give to my daughter Susanna Martin one Negro girl named Esther

Item I give to my daughter Anne Simmons one Negro girl named Tiller

Item I give my daughter Rhoda Meador on Negro boy named Jim

Item I give to my daughter Milla Meador one Negro woman named Tabb, and also one feather bed and furniture, value ten pounds

Land that I have given to my sons are all divided by lines already made, so that there is to be more alteration.

Item I give to my beloved wife Susanna all the rest of my estate to act and do with as she thinks fit, provided she pays my debts. I leave my wife Susanna Meador, my son Jesse Meador, & my son John Meador my Executors

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and Seal this 3rd day of November, ano Dom 1788

Signed, sealed, and acknowledged in presence of…… Joel Meador SR. SEAL

John Hook, William Smith, Thos Hunt

[Coricil, Franklin County, October 14,1793]

In addition to my will, I appoint Jesse Meador, John Meador & Job Meador my trustees and agents for the following purpose, being apprehensive that my son in law William Martin will make bad use of the estate given by this will to my daughter Susannah Martin. I now recall and revoke the gift of the Negro girl name Esther to Susannah Martin, and do give and invest the said Negro named Esther in and to my trustees above named for the special and express purpose that they shall give the benefit of said Negro Girl Esther to my Daughter Susannah Martin as long as she lives, and after her death it is my will that my Trustees above name do give the said Negro girl Esther to the children of William Martin by my daughter Susannah

Joel Meador SR

Tests: William Smith; Benjamin Hunt; John Hook and Philip Pankey

At a Court held for Franklin County on the first Monday in October, 1798.

This last will and testament of Joel Meador SR, deceased was proved by the oath of John Hook and the Codicil hereunto annexed was also proved by the oath of the said John Hook and Philip Pankey, witnesses thereto and at a court held for the said County February 6th 1804 the said last will and testament was further proved by the oath of William Smith, another witness thereto, and ordered to be recorded.

Tests James Callaway; Franklin County, Virginia, Will Book 1 page 236

Mary MEADOR (Jonas MEADOR, John, Thomas "Orphan", Thomas Meades, Father) was born in 1740/1745 in Caroline Co., VA. She died in 1783 in Cumberland Co., VA. Mary married (1) James HOLLAND, son of James HOLLAND and Jane BOND, about 1760 in VA. James was born about 1740 in Cumberland Co., VA. He died in 1783 in Cumberland Co., VA.They had the following children: 1.Jonas Meador HOLLAND was born about 1756 in Cumberland Co., VA.; 2.Mary HOLLAND was born about 1758 in Cumberland Co., VA.Mary married ž Jesse ANDERSON.;3.Ann HOLLAND was born in 1760/1766 and died after 1820.

Mary also married 2nd Peter HOLLAND. Peter was born in 1740 in Caroline Co., VA.

Joab MEADOR (Jonas MEADOR, John, Thomas "Orphan", Thomas Meades, Father) was born in 1743 in Caroline Co., VA. He died in 1818 in Pittsylvania Co., VA.Joab married Sarah ?. Sarah was born about 1745 in Cumberland Co., VA. She died after 1818 in Pitsylvania Co., VA.

They had the following children: 1.Jonas M. MEADOR was born in 1767 in Cumberland Co., VA. He died before 1836 in Henderson Co., TN. Jonas married 1st Lucy ECHOLS. Lucy was born about 1771. She died about 1830. Jonas also married 2nd Nancy COLLINS about 1830 in TN.;2.Lidia MEADOR was born in 1769 in Cumberland Co., VA. She died after 1840. Lidia married Benjamin DAVIS on 31 Jan 1800 in Pittsylvania Co., VA. Benjamin died before Jul 1832.; 3.Samuel B. MEADOR was born in 1771 in Pittsylvania Co., VA. He died on 15 May 1854 in Pittsylvania Co., VA. Samuel married Nancy MART on 29 Sep 1810 in Pittsylvania Co., VA. Nancy was born about 1790.; 4.Frances MEADOR was born in 1773.;5.Sarah MEADOR was born in 1775 in Pittsylvania Co., VA. She died in 1849 in Pittsylvania Co., VA. Sarah married Thomas DAVIS on 8 Jul 1797 in Pittsylvania Co., VA. Thomas was born 1770s. He died in Feb 1845.;6.Nancy MEADOR was born in 1780 in Pittsylvania Co., VA. She died in 1813/1815 in Pittsylvania Co., VA. Nancy married <> Samuel FLIPPEN on 21 Jan 1813.

VPM: WILL OF JOAB MEADOR

In the name of God, Amen. I Joab Meador of the county of Pittsylvania being weak in body but of perfect mind and memory, thinks be given unto (-------). Therefore calling unto mind the mortality of my body and knowing it is appointed for all men once to die. I do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament, that is to say.

Prayerfully first and all I commit my Soul into the hands of the Almighty Good, that gave it and my body to the Earth in be buried in a decent Christian manner at the descreation of my Executors; and touching such worldly Estate it hath pleased God to bless me with in this life, I give, devise and dispose of in the following manner and form.

First, I give unto my Grand Child, a son Nancy Flippen, Twenty Five pounds current money at my wife’s decease. Item. I lend unto my beloved wife Sarah Meador during her life or widowhood the tract of land whereon I now live, except that part that lies on the South side of Swealdon’s Fork that I give unto my son Samuel Meador after the decease of my wife, the [w}hole containing 300 acres. I also lend unto my Beloved wife all my slaves, to wit: Lucy, Angess, Isaac, Jenny, Johnson, Sindy, Charles, Clary, Joe, David, Sirus, Rawley, James and Bobb and the increase; and after her death my will is that all my estate shall be sold and equally to be divided among my children (to wit) Jonas, Lidia, Frances, Samuel and Sarah

I. Make appoint, and ordain my beloved wife Sarah Meador my Executrix, and my true and trusty friends Joel Willis and Benjamin Davis and Thomas Davis my Executors of this my Will and Testament. In witness in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and fifteen --- Signed and Sealed in the parents of -- Wilson Vaden; Ham’l White and Samuel Meador

Joab Meador (Seal)

Jesse MEADOR (Jonas MEADOR, John, Thomas "Orphan", Thomas Meades, Father) was born about 1745 in Essex Co., VA. He died on 28 Sep 1812 in Cumberland Co., VA.Jesse married ž Martha JOHNS in 1768 in VA. Martha was born in 1753 in VA. She died in 1832 in Cumberland Co., VA and was buried in VA.

They had the following children: 1.Thomas S. MEADOR was born in 1765/1770 and died about 1843.; 2.Rosannah MEADOR was born in 1767/1769 and died in 1812/1820.;3.John MEADOR was born on 22 Mar 1768 in Cumberland Co., VA. He died in 1844 in NC.John married Nancy FLIPPEN.;4.William MEADOR was born in 1770/1775 in Cumberland Co., VA. He died in 1854 in VA.William married Phebe FLIPPEN about 1800 in VA.;5.Jesse MEADOR Jr. was born in 1780/1785 in Cumberland Co., VA.Jesse married Elizabeth WINFREY on 13 Jul 1824 in Cumberland Co., VA.;6.Jonas MEADOR was born in 1780/1790 in Cumberland Co., VA. He died in 1840/1841 in Cumberland Co., VA.;7.Martha MEADOR was born in 1780/1790 and died in 1814/1820.;8.Daniel MEADOR was born about 1780 in Cumberland Co., VA. He died in 1861 in Franklin Co., VA.;9.James MEADOR was born in 1786.

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All this wonderful information is found by June Bork In this Generation there are Meadors who were in the REVOLUTIONARY WAR some them I will link to the page for Meadors who were in the REVOLUTIONARY WAR but some I can find: To find all Meadors who were in the REVOLUTIONARY WAR and in WAR of 1812

Also found well be Commonwealth of Virginia Department of Health - Division of Vital Records; Male Index to Marriage Registers - Rockingham County, Va - From 1778; 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).

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William MEADOR (Ambrose MEADOR, Thomas MEADOR, John, Thomas "Orphan", Thomas Meades, Father1) was born about 1762 in Breckinridge Co., KY.

William married They had the following children:

1.Jubal MEADOR b 26 Dec 1798 in Bedford Co Va. d 14 April 1865 Edgar Co ILL.m'd 26 Feb 1817 Breckenridge Co. Ky. Nancy Macy.

2 Ann Meador b 1795 Loudoun Co. Va d 12 Feb 1865 m'd 12 Dec 1817 Gamaliel Macy

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Jesse MEADOR (Joel MEADOR, Jonas MEADOR, John4 Meadows , Sr.,Thomas "Orphan", Thomas Meades, Father) was born in 1750 in Caroline Co., VA. He died on 5 Nov 1821 in Franklin Co., VA.Jesse married 1st Nancy ANDERSON on 4 Dec 1797 in Franklin Co., VA. Nancy was born about 1758 in Franklin Co., VA. She died in 1788 in Franklin Co., VA.

They had the following children:

1. Amelia MEADOR was born in 1775/1780.

Jesse also married 2nd Mary MANN on 23 Feb 1789 in Franklin Co., VA. Mary was born in 1750 in Franklin Co., VA. She died before 1817.

They had the following children:

2. Moses G. MEADOR was born in 1796 and died on 23 Feb 1860/1870 Jesse also married 3rd Lucy HIX about 1817. Lucy was born on 7 Mar 1756 in Franklin Co., VA. She died on 28 Sep 1823 in Franklin Co., VA.

John Watts MEADOR (Joel MEADOR, Jonas MEADOR, John4 Meadows , Sr., Thomas "Orphan"3, Thomas2 Meades, Father1) was born in 1751/1758 in Bedford Co., VA. He died before Mar 1809 in Franklin Co., VA. John married 1st Anna WATTS on 2 Dec 1805 in VA. Anna was born about 1751 in VA. She died in 1820/1830 in Smith Co., TN.

John and Anna had the following children:

1. Anna MEADOR was born about 1783 in Franklin Co., VA.

2. John MEADOR was born in 1785 in Franklin Co., VA.

3. Jesse MEADOR was born on 9 Nov 1792 and died on 18 Dec 1865.

4. Joel MEADOR was born about 1794 in Franklin Co., VA.

5. Patsy MEADOR was born about 1796 in Franklin Co., VA.

6. Richard M. MEADOR was born about 1798 in Franklin Co., VA. He died in Breckenridge Co., KY.

James MEADOR was born about 1800 in Franklin Co., VA. He died in 1834 in Breckenridge Co., KY.John also married (2) Patty WOOD in 1785. Patty was born about 1764 in Bedford Co., VA.

*Mary MEADOR (Joel MEADOR, Jonas MEADOR, John4 Meadows , Sr., Thomas "Orphan"3, Thomas2 Meades, Father1) was born in 1751/1758 in Bedford Co., VA. She died before 1818 in VA Susanah(Mary) married John HEARD, son of Stephen HEARD Sr. and Mary FAULKNER Lady, in 1768 in Virginia. John was born in 1744/1746 in Albemarle Co., VA. He died in 1797 in Greensboro, Greene Co., GA.

They had the following children:

1. Susannah HEARD was born on 15 Mar 1770 in Amelia Co., VA. Susannah married 1st Mr. HARRIS. NGN was born about 1766 in Amelia Co., VA.and married 2nd William BABB. William was born about 1766.

2. Elizabeth HEARD was born on 10 Mar 1772 in Amelia Co., VA. Elizabeth married Reuben EDWARDS. Reuben was born about 1768.

3. *Jesse F. HEARD was born on 15 Mar 1774 and died in 1830/1840.

4. James HEARD was born on 19 May 1776 and died on 26 Sep 1857.

5. Sarah HEARD "Sary" was born on 15 Jun 1778 in Amelia Co., VA. Sary married Joseph JONES. Joseph was born about 1774.

6. Mary HEARD was born on 2 Oct 1780 in Amelia Co., VA.Mary married Mr HIBBARD/Hubbard

7. Anne HEARD was born on 19 Mar 1783 in Greene Co., GA. Anne married Mr BOYD.

8. John HEARD Jr. was born on 2 Dec 1785 in Greene Co., GA. He died in 1850/1860.John married Sarah COMBES. Sarah was born about 1789.

9. Joel HEARD was born on 19 Dec 1788 and died on 23 Jul 1869.

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Susanah(Joel MEADOR, Jonas MEADOR, John4 Meadows , Sr., Thomas "Orphan"3, Thomas2 Meades, Father1)married William MARTIN on 8 Dec 1782 in Franklin Co., VA. William was born in 1755 in Franklin Co., VA. He died in 1832 in Floyd Co., KY.

They had the following children:

1. David MARTIN was born in 1784 and died in Apr 1844.

2. Millie MARTIN was born in 1790 in VA.

3. Mildred MARTIN was born in 1790 in Franklin Co., VA.

4. Joel MARTIN was born in 1792 in Franklin Co., VA. Joel married 1st Rebecca FLETCHER on 15 Mar 1812 in Floyd Co., KY. Rebecca was born about 1791 in Floyd Co., KY.Joel also married 2nd Polly MORGAN. Polly was born about 1796 in VA.

5. Anna Annie MARTIN was born in 1794.

6. Susannah MARTIN was born on 22 May 1794 and died on 9 Oct 1859.

7. Rhoda MARTIN was born on 13 Jul 1798 in Franklin Co., VA. She died in 1893 in Searcy Co., AR.Rhoda married Elder James ADAMS on 4 Jun 1816 in Floyd Co., KY. James was born about 1797 in VA.

8. Sallie MARTIN was born in 1802 in VA. Sallie married99 Joe GEARHARE on 1 Jul 1821 in Floyd Co., KY. Joe was born about 1800 in VA.

9. Sarah MARTIN was born in 1802 in VA.

10 William MARTIN was born in 1803 in Franklin Co., VA. He died in Sep 1853 in Greene Co., MO.William married 1st Rita GEARHART. Rita was born about 1807 in VA. and married 2nd Rita ADAMS. Rita was born about 1805 in VA.

11 John MARTIN was born in 1807 in Floyd Co., KY. He died in Floyd Co., KY. John married Anna GEARHART on 1 Nov 1831 in Wayland, Floyd Co., KY. Anna was born about 1809 in Floyd Co., KY.

Jonas MEADOR (Joel MEADOR, Jonas MEADOR, John4 Meadows , Sr., Thomas "Orphan"3, Thomas2 Meades, Father1)was born on 3 Feb 1758 in Bedford Co., VA. He died in 1839 in Macon Co., TN and was buried in Jonas Meador Cem., Macon Co., TN.Jonas married 1st Clarissa WATTS "Clara" on 22 Nov 1778 in Floyd Co., KY. Clara was born in 1765 in Floyd Co., KY. She died in 1830/1839 in Macon Co., TN and was buried in Jonas Meador Cem., Macon Co., TN.

They had the following children:

1 Fleming MEADOR was born on 5 Jan 1782 and died on 12 Jul 1864.

2 Susannah MEADOR was born in 1784 in Franklin Co., VA. She died in 1879 in Macon Co., TN and was buried in Jonas Meador Cem., Macon Co., TN.

3. Frances MEADOR was born on 7 Mar 1786 in Franklin Co., VA. She died on 11 Feb 1856 in Macon Co., TN and was buried in Jonas Meador Cem., Macon Co., TN. Frances married James CLAIBORNE, son of George W. CLAIBORNE and Emily MEADOR. James was born on 16 Jul 1796 in Franklin Co., VA. He died on 29 Oct 1858 in Macon Co., TN and was buried in Jonas Meador Cem., Macon Co., TN.

4. Ira M. MEADOR was born in 1789 and died on 1 Oct 1849.

5. Asa MEADOR was born on 12 Aug 1790 in Franklin Co., VA. He died on 27 Sep 1870 in Simpson Co., KY. Asa married Elizabeth CLAIBORNE, daughter of George W. CLAIBORNE and Emily MEADOR, on 29 Dec 1816 in Sumner Co., TN. Elizabeth was born on 1 Jan 1798 in Franklin Co., VA. She died on 22 Nov 1877 in Simpson, , KY.

6. Jonas MEADOR was born in 1793 in Franklin Co., VA. He died on 8 Jan 1815 in LA.

7. Joseph MEADOR was born in 1795 in Franklin Co., VA. He died on 4 Feb 1815 in LA.

8. Jobe MEADOR was born on 15 Jul 1797 in Franklin Co., VA. He died in 1882 in Independence, , MO. Jobe married Nancy DONOHO on 19 May 1818 in Sumner Co., TN. Nancy was born about 1792 in Sumner Co., TN. She died about 1827.

9. Jesse MEADOR was born on 27 Sep 1798 in Franklin Co., VA. He died on 10 May 1840 in KY.Jesse married Polly AUSTIN on 20 Mar 1825 in Sumner Co., TN. Polly was born about 1804 in Sumner Co., TN. 11. Joel MEADOR was born in 1803 in Franklin Co., VA. He died in 1860/1870 in Macon Co., TN and was buried in Jonas Meador Cem., Macon Co., TN.

Jonas also married 2nd Lucy ECHOLS on 6 Jun 1792 in Halifax Co., VA. Lucy was born about 1762 in Halifax Co., VA.

Joel MEADOR (Joel MEADOR, Jonas MEADOR, John Meadows , Sr., Thomas "Orphan", ThomasMeades, Father) was born on 8 Mar 1760 in Bedford Co., VA. He died on 18 Apr 1834 in Sumner Co., TN. Joel married Sarah [Sally] MOORE "Sallie" on 13 Jun 1780 in Franklin Co., VA. Sallie was born in Mar 1762 in Franklin Co., VA. She died after 1840 in Smith Co., TN.

They had the following children:

1. Ann MEADOR was born about 1781 in Bedford Co., TN.

2. Sally MEADOR was born about 1783 in Bedford Co., TN.

3. Lydia MEADOR was born about 1783 in Franklin Co., VA.

4. Lydia MEADOR was born about 1785 in Bedford Co., TN. Lydia married John BEST on 9 May 1801 in Franklin Co., VA.

5. Jeptha Moore MEADOR was born on 8 May 1787 and died on 13 Dec 1848.

6. Emily MEADOR was born about 1791 and died after 1860.

7. Bannister MEADOR was born in 1794.

8. Bennett MEADOR was born in 1795 in Franklin Co., VA.

9. Joel Joseph MEADOR was born in 1795 and died in 1862.

10. Ruth MEADOR was born on 23 Jun 1799 in Franklin Co., VA.

11. Joseph MEADOR was born in 1805 in Franklin Co., VA. He died on 27 Nov 1853 in Marion Co., IL.Joseph married ucinda LATIMER in 1823.

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:

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

Frances MEADOR (Joel MEADOR, Jonas MEADOR,John Meadows , Sr., Thomas "Orphan", Thomas Meades, Father) was born in 1760/1765 in Franklin Co., VA. She died in 1820/1827 in Franklin Co., VA.Frances married Charles SIMMONS, son of Charles SIMMONS and Mary WAINWRIGHT. Charles was born in 1750/1760 in Linville Creek, Franklin Co., VA. He died in 1827 in Franklin Co., VA.

They had the following children:

1 Thomas SIMMONS born 1744 Franklin Va died 1864 Russellville, Logan, Kentucky married Lucy Basham. Known sons: Hiram Simmons married Martha Meador daughter of Jobe Meador and Sarah Sally Wood, Joel Simmons married Clarissa "Clara" Meador daughter of Jobe Meador and Sarah Sally Wood

2. Moses SIMMONS was born in 1775/1780 and died in 1849.

3. Elijah SIMMONS was born about 1780 in Bedford Co., VA. Elijah married ž Rhoda ANDERSON on 14 Jan 1805 in Franklin Co., VA. Rhoda was born about 1780 in VA.

4.Joel SIMMONS was born in 1780 in Franklin Co., VA. Joel married 1st Barsheba WRIGHT, daughter of Joseph WRIGHT and ž Elizabeth KEMP, on 13 Sep 1806 in Franklin Co., VA. Barsheba was born about 1782 in Bedford Co., VA. Joel also married 2nd Mrs. Elizabeth SIMMONS on 13 Sep 1806 in Franklin Co., VA. Elizabeth was born about 1785 in Franklin Co., VA. 6. Charles SIMMONS was born in 1785 in Franklin Co., VA. He died in Nov 1844 in Macon Co., TN. Charles married žMrs. Rhoda SIMMONS Ų about 1810 in Franklin Co., VA. Rhoda was born about 1790 in VA.

7.Mildred SIMMONS was born in 1788 and died after 1860. married Jobe Meadod son of Isham Meador and first wife

8. Rhoda SIMMONS was born in 1789 in Franklin Co., VA. Rhoda married ž Uriah BASHAM on 27 May 1804 in Franklin Co., VA.

9. Mary SIMMONS was born in 1790.

Isham MEADOR (Joel MEADOR, Jonas MEADOR, John4 Meadows , Sr., Thomas "Orphan"3, Thomas2 Meades, Father1) was born on 20 Mar 1762 in Bedford Co., VA. He died on 25 Nov 1840 in Sumner Co., TN. Isham married 1st Obedience BRADSHAW "Biddy" on 25 Nov 1782 in Bedford Co., VA. Biddy was born about 1762 in Franklin Co., VA. She died before 1817 in Smith Co., TN. and married 2nd to Martha Craighead SULLIVAN on 9 May 1817. Martha was born about 1799 in Franklin Co., VA. She died TN.

They had the following children:

1. Jobe MEADOR was born about 1785 and died after 1860. married Mildred Mille Simmons daughter of Charles Simmons and Francis Meador. Their daughter Nancy married Ellis Chaffin. Now their daughter Ruth married Green Lee Chitwood and they are gggreatparents of the Beach Boys

2. William MEADOR was born on 26 Apr 1786 and died on 16 Sep 1856.

3. Eli MEADOR was born in 1787 and died on 10 Jan 1847. father of Nathaniel B Meador married Katherine Perdue. They move Tennessee to Barry county, Missouri

4. Ephraim MEADOR was born about 1788 in Bedford Co., VA.

5. Ambrose MEADOR was born about 1791 in Bedford Co., VA.

7. Deaton MEADOR was born about 1793 in Bedford Co., VA. 8. Peter MEADOR was born about 1795 in Bedford Co., VA. 9. Elizabeth Hannah MEADOR was born about 1799 in Franklin Co., VA. She died after 1880 in Lafayette Co., MO. 10. Jesse MEADOR was born in 1799. 11. Allen MEADOR was born on 23 Jun 1790 and died on 19 Sep 1869. 12. #Matilda Jane MEADOR was born about 1791/1792. 13. #Jason MEADOR was born about 1792/1793 and died on 2 Aug 1855. 14.# Pleasant M. MEADOR was born on 12 Jan 1796. 15.# Margaret MEADOR was born on 21 Dec 1802 and died on 20 Oct 1865. 16. # Christiana MEADOR was born about 1803 in Franklin Co., VA. Christiana married William JUSTICE on 14 Feb 1820 in TN. 17. John Moses MEADOR was born about 1804/1806 in Franklin Co., VA. He died in 1848/1850 in Sumner Co., TN. John married Malinda BELL on 2 Aug 1830 in Sumner Co., TN. 18.# Mary MEADOR was born in 1816 in Smith Co., TN.

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

Jobe MEADOR (Joel MEADOR, Jonas MEADOR, John Meadows , Sr., Thomas "Orphan", Thomas Meades, Father) was born in 1764 in Indian Run, Franklin Co., VA. He died in 1832/1840 in Smith Co, ., TN. Jobe married Martha (Patty) WOOD, daughter of Peter WOOD, on 17 Nov 1785 in Franklin Co., VA. Martha was born in 1769 in Franklin Co., VA. She died in 1840/1850 in Smith Co., TN. Peter Wood could be the son of Ambrose and Elizabeth Wood. This Ambrose Wood died 1807 and his widow Elizabeth married Jeremiah Meador of Bedford Co.VA.

Jobe and Martha had the following children:

1. Ephraim MEADOR was born on 23 May 1787 and died on 15 Feb 1852.

2. Ambrose MEADOR was born on 23 Mar 1791 and died on 2 May 1861.

3. Deaton MEADOR was born on 16 Jun 1793 and died on 30 Jun 1850.

4. Millie MEADOR was born in 1795 and died on 3 Aug 1834.

5. Joel MEADOR was born in 1795 and died in 1860.

6. Mary MEADOR was born in 1799 in Franklin Co., VA. She died on 24 Oct 1854 in Allen Co., KY.Mary married MR. CINDER. Mr Cinder was born about 1799 in Franklin Co., VA.

7. Clarissa MEADOR was born on 3 Dec 1801 and died on 16 Mar 1877.

8. Martha MEADOR was born on 21 Jul 1801 and died on 25 Aug 1865.

9. Anderson MEADOR was born in 1811 and died after 1880.

10. Elizabeth MEADOR was born on 18 Aug 1813 in Smith Co., TN. She died on 24 Feb 1894 in Marion Co., IL and was buried in Hickory Hill Cem., Marion Co., IL.

11.Joseph MEADOR was born in 1816 in Smith Co., TN. Joseph married Louisa RHODES. Louisa was born in 1818 in Smith Co., TN.

Anna MEADOR (Joel MEADOR, Jonas MEADOR, John4 Meadows , Sr., Thomas "Orphan", Thomas Meades, Father) was born on 2 Mar 1768 in Franklin Co., VA. She died on 16 Oct 1823 in Smith Co, ., TN and was buried in Simmons Cem., Macon Co., TN. Anna, was nearly 17 when she married Thomas SIMMONS, son of George SIMMONS and Elizabeth , on 3 Feb 1785 in Bedford Co., VA. Thomas was born on 2 Apr 1767 in Linville Creek, Franklin Co., VA. He died on 10 Oct 1843 in Macon Co., TN and was buried in Simmons Cem., Macon Co., TN. When Anna died, Thomas deeded all his land to children on Oct 5,1829 in exchance for their promises to support him in his old age but sometime later Thomas sued his children to recover his land. The settlement was for each child to adjudged to pay him $20 annually for his life. The farm could not be recovered for it had been deeded to his son Christopher. Before the suit Thomas married for the second time to widow Sarah E Lucas. There must have been hard feelings between Thomas and his children for when he died he deed his land and animals to his step son George Lucas or was this man thing. You know new wife and old children.

They had the following children:

1. Susannah SIMMONS was born in 1786 in Franklin Co., VA. She died after 1860.

2. Nathan SIMMONS was born on 23 Mar 1791 in Franklin Co., VA. He died on 6 Oct 1822 in Macon Co., TN.

3. Smith SIMMONS was born in 1786/1794 in Franklin Co., VA. He died in 1824 in Macon Co., TN.

4. Christopher SIMMONS was born on 9 Jul 1794 and died on 20 Sep 1860.

5. Lucy SIMMONS was born on 3 Mar 1797 in Franklin Co., VA.

6. Frances SIMMONS was born on 20 Apr 1800 and died on 20 May 1851.

7. Mary SIMMONS was born in 1804 in Franklin Co., VA.

8. Levina SIMMONS was born about 1806 in Franklin Co., VA. She died in 1824/1829 in TN.

Joseph MEADOR (Joel MEADOR, Jonas MEADOR, John Meadows , Sr., Thomas "Orphan", Thomas Meades, Father) was born in 1772 in Franklin Co., VA. He died in Oct 1832 in Franklin Co., VA. Joseph married Sarah DIVERS, daughter of John H. DIVERS and Mary Rebecca GREER, on 23 Apr 1794 in Franklin Co., VA. Sarah was born in 1760 in Franklin Co., VA. She died in 1834 in TN.

They had the following children:

1. John MEADOR was born in 1795/1796 in Franklin Co., VA. He died in TN.

2. Fleming MEADOR was born in 1796 in Franklin Co., VA.

3. Susannah MEADOR was born in 1797 in Franklin Co., VA. She died in 1850 in Bedford Co., VA. Susannah married Thomas ELLIS on 13 Jan 1820 in Franklin Co., VA.

4. Christopher MEADOR was born on 8 Apr 1800 and died on 26 Jul 1843.

5. Joel MEADOR was born on 13 Dec 1801 and died on 5 Dec 1844.

6. Joseph Divers MEADOR was born in 1803 in Franklin Co., VA. He died on 17 Oct 1860 in Morgan Co., MO.

7. Jonas MEADOR was born in 1804/1805 in Franklin Co., VA. He died in 1855/1860 in Morgan Co., MO. Jonas married Polly LANSDOWN?, daughter of William LANSDOWN?, on 27 Feb 1826 in Bedford Co., VA.

8. Ananias MEADOR was born about 1806 and died in 1835.

9. Mary Polly MEADOR was born about 1808 in Franklin Co., VA. She died in 1834/1835 in Smith Co., TN.

10. Sarah MEADOR was born in 1812 in Franklin Co., VA. Sarah married Johnson LANSDOWN? on 7 Feb 1825.

11. Moses Greer MEADOR was born in 1814 and died in 1862.

The Meador families who came to Morgan County, Missouri. Five of Jospeh and Sally Divers Meadors move to Missouri. Starting with Joel a recorded flat map ahs Joel living in Missoiri on 3 Dec, 1836. He was followed by Joseph and Fleming. By 1840 Moses G Meador was here also. They settled generally about 4 miles from Versilles, MO.

James MEADOR (Joel MEADOR, Jonas MEADOR, John Meadows , Sr., Thomas "Orphan", Thomas Meades, Father)was born in 1774 in Franklin Co., VA. He died on 11 Sep 1854 in Franklin Co., VA and was buried in Sep 1854 in Franklin Co., VA. James married 1st Mary DIVERS, daughter of John H. DIVERS and Mary Rebecca GREER, on 13 Sep 1797 in Franklin Co., VA. Mary was born in 1765/1775 in Franklin Co., VA. She died after 1850 in Franklin Co., VA. James also married 2nd Sarah DIVERS, daughter of John H. DIVERS and Mary Rebecca GREER, on 13 Sep 1797 in Franklin Co., VA. Sarah was born in 1760 in Franklin Co., VA. She died in 1834 in TN.

They had the following children:

1. Margaret MEADOR was born in 1798 and died after 1872.

2. Elizabeth MEADOR was born on 18 Jun 1802 and died on 11 Jun 1865.

3. Joseph D. MEADOR was born in 1803 in Franklin Co., VA. Joseph married Jane ARRINGTON on 17 Jan 1830.

4. John G. MEADOR was born in 1805 in Franklin Co., VA. John married Serepta SIMMONS on 29 Jan 1824.

5. Susan MEADOR was born in 1806 in Franklin Co., VA. Susan married ž John ADKINS on 6 Oct 1830. John was born about 1802 in Franklin Co., VA.

6. Joel MEADOR was born in 1810 in Franklin Co., VA. He died after 1880 in Franklin Co., VA. Joel married Irena ARRINGTON on 6 Jul 1833 in Franklin Co., VA. Irena was born about 1813 in VA. She died on 11 Apr 1859.

7. Jesse MEADOR was born in 1815 in Franklin Co., VA.

8.James P. MEADOR was born in 1814 in Franklin Co., VA. James married Sarah BOOTH on 14 Jan 1836.

Rhoda MEADOR (Joel MEADOR, Jonas MEADOR, John Meadows , Sr., Thomas "Orphan", Thomas Meades, Father) was born on 10 Mar 1775 in Franklin Co., VA. She died on 4 May 1862 in Macon Co., TN and was buried in Haysville Cem., Macon Co., TN. Rhoda married Hezekiah BLANKENSHIP on 28 Feb 1791 in Franklin Co., VA. Hezekiah was born on 13 Sep 1767 in VA. He died on 28 Feb 1816 in Smith Co., TN and was buried in Haysville Cem., Macon Co.,TN.

They had the following children:

1. Lydia BLANKENSHIP was born in 1796.

2. Elijah BLANKENSHIP was born on 17 Jun 1797 in Franklin Co., VA. He died on 14 Oct 1840 in Franklin Co., VA.

3. Sarah BLANKENSHIP was born in 1798 in Franklin Co., VA.

4. Joel BLANKENSHIP was born on 21 May 1799 and died on 9 Oct 1882.

5. Isham BLANKENSHIP was born in 1805 in Franklin Co., VA. He died after 1880 in TN.

6. Hezekiah BLANKENSHIP was born in 1807 in Franklin Co., VA. He died on 3 Sep 1843 in Marion Co., IL.

7. Milly BLANKENSHIP was born about 1809 in Franklin Co., VA.

8. John BLANKENSHIP was born in 1816 in Franklin Co., VA.

Emily MEADOR (Joel MEADOR, Jonas MEADOR, John Meadows , Sr., Thomas "Orphan", Thomas Meades, Father1) was born in 1776 in Franklin Co., VA. She died in 1850/1860 in Macon Co., TN. Emily married 1st George W. CLAIBORNE, son of Jonas CLAIBORNE and Elizabeth ROBERTSON, in 1793 in Franklin Co., VA. George was born in 1770 in Franklin Co., VA. He died in 1840/1850 in Macon Co., TN.

They had the following children:

1. Joel CLAIBORNE was born in 1794/1795 and died in 1830.

2. Susannah CLAIBORNE was born on 4 Mar 1795 and died after 1870.

3. James CLAIBORNE was born on 16 Jul 1796 in Franklin Co., VA. He died on 29 Oct 1858 in Macon Co., TN and was buried in Jonas Meador Cem., Macon Co., TN. James married Frances MEADOR104, daughter of Jonas MEADOR and Clarissa WATTS. Frances was born on 7 Mar 1786 in Franklin Co., VA. She died on 11 Feb 1856 in Macon Co., TN and was buried in Jonas Meador Cem., Macon Co., TN.

4. Elizabeth CLAIBORNE was born on 1 Jan 1798 in Franklin Co., VA. She died on 22 Nov 1877 in Simpson, , KY.Elizabeth married106 Asa MEADOR, son of Jonas MEADOR and Clarissa WATTS, on 29 Dec 1816 in Sumner Co., TN. Asa was born on 12 Aug 1790 in Franklin Co., VA. He died on 27 Sep 1870 in Simpson Co., KY.

5. Mary CLAIBORNE was born in 1804 in Franklin Co., VA. Mary married ž Thomas WOODCOCK on 17 Aug 1826. Thomas was born about 1800. He died in 1834.

6. John M. CLAIBORNE was born on 9 Sep 1809 and died after 1880.

7. Daniel CLAIBORNE was born in 1812 and died before 1860.

8. Emily CLAIBORNE was born in 1813 and died after 1880.

9. George CLAIBORNE was born about 1816 in Smith Co., TN.

Emily also married 2nd John CLIBURN about 1793. John was born about 1770 in Allen Co., KY. He died about 1830.Emily also married 3rd George W. CLAIBORNE, son of Jonas CLAIBORNE and Elizabeth ROBERTSON. George was born in 1770 in Franklin Co., VA. He died in 1840/1850 in Macon Co., TN.

Ninth Generation Jubal MEADOR (William MEADOR, Ambrose MEADOR, Thomas MEADOR, John4 Meadows , Sr., Thomas "Orphan"3, Thomas2 Meades, Father1)) was born 26 Dec 1798 in Breckinridge Co., KY.d 14 April 1865 in Edgar Co.ILL. M 26 Feb 1817 to Nancy MASSEY. Nancy was born about 1802 in Breckenridge Co., KY.d 16 Mar 1864 Edgar Co ILL. buried 18 Mar 1864 in Pryor Cem. Edgar Co. ILL Nancy is the daugther of Robert and Mary Maysey(Macy/Massey)

They had the following children:

1. Mary Annelian b 1823 Lawrence, Ind

2. Calvin b 1825 in Putnam, Ind

3. Lucinda b 1826 in Putnam, Ind

4. William M b 1828 in Putnam, Ind

5. Elizabeth

6 James b 1830 in Putnam, Ind

7.John P. MEADOR was born on 1835 Edgar. ILL. He died on 25 Jun 1890 in Breckenridge Co., KY.

8.Saridlda b 1839 in Edgar, ILL

ANN MEADOR (William MEADOR, Ambrose MEADOR, Thomas MEADOR, John4 Meadows , Sr., Thomas "Orphan"3, Thomas2 Meades, Father1)) b 1796 Loudon Co.Va d 12 Feb 1865 Lyon Co Ks. Buried 14 Feb 1865 Hartford. KS. m'd Gamaliel Macy/Maysey. Gambliel parents were Robert Maysey/Macy and Mary. Robert is a brother to my Mary Maysey Tunnell. To find out more the Maysey look for them on this webpage.

Ann Meador and Gamaliel Macy/Maysey Children:

1 William M b 1827 Putnam, IND m'd Danis Hoogland on 12 July 1856

2 Lucinda b 3 oct 1818 Breckenridge Ky d 11 July 1883 m John Norgan Yarger on 2 Mar 1841

3 Nancy b 1829 Putma, Ind d 1902 m'd Henry J Stration on 22 Sep 1849

4 Gamaliel JR p> Thomas MEADOR (Thomas MEADOR, Ambrose MEADOR, Thomas MEADOR, John4 Meadows , Sr., Thomas "Orphan"3, Thomas2 Meades, Father1)was born on 11 Jan 1805 in VA. He died on 3 Feb 1880 in Breckinridge Co., KY and was buried in Meador Cem., Hardinsburg, , KY. Thomas married (1)Sarah(Sally) SNYDER on 30 Dec 1823 in Breckenridge Co., KY. S. SNYDER was born in 1807. She died about 1852.(2) Judith SCOTT, daughter of Nicholas SCOTT and Mary PATE. Judith was born on 16 Aug 1814 in Breckenridge Co., KY. She died on 8 Jul 1900 and was buried in Scott Payne Cem., Harned, KY.

They had the following children:

1. Elihu MEADOR was born on 15 Oct 1824 and died on 6 May 1892.

2. Sarah MEADOR was born about 1827. She died in 1892.

3. Taylor MEADOR was born in 1831.

4. Mary Jane MEADOR was born in 1834. She died in 1897.m'd Charles Macy

5. Theodicia MEADOR "Docie" was born in 1836. She died in 1861.

6. William MEADOR was born in 1842. He died in 1860.

7. Thomas MEADOR was born in 1842.

Thomas also married (2) Judith SCOTT, daughter of Nicholas SCOTT and Mary PATE. Judith was born on 16 Aug 1814 in Breckenridge Co., KY. She died on 8 Jul 1900 and was buried in Scott Payne Cem., Harned, KY.

They had the following children:

8. James MEADOR was born in 1853. He died in 1931.

9. Lucy MEADOR was born in 1857.

Mary Jane Meadors b 11 May 1834 in Breckinridge Co. Kentucky d 27 July 1896 buried in New Salem Cemetery near Neosho in Newton Co. Missouri, m'd 19 Feb 1852 to Charles Macy b 4 Feb 1831 d 28 Feb 1876 in Breckrinridge Co. Charles is the son of William Macy and Mary Huff.

Their children were:

1. Robert b 24 Dec 1852 Breckinridge Co. Ky d 7 Nov 1866

2. Mary Eliza b 15 Dep 1854 Breckinridge Co Ky d 11 Dec 1854

3. Sarah Lydia b 16 Oct 1855 Breckinridge Co. Ky m'd Nathan Spears

4. Nancy Elizabeth b 8 Nov 1858 Kansas d 1922 m'd John McNeal White on 25 Mar 1883

5. William stephen b 117 Jan 1862 Emporia Kansas m'd Lou Ella Pritchard 3 Apr 188?

6. Martha Jane b 23 Jan 1864 Kansas m'd William Crisswell 18 July 1884

7. Rachael Frances b 26 Feb 1866 Kansas m'd Mr. Edson

8. Charles Thomas b 2 Oct 1868 Missouri M'd Minnie A Hargraves 12 July 188?

9 Laura Isabel b 16 Nov 1874 Newton Co. Missouri d 1 Feb 1947 m'd William E Caruthers 18 Dec 1892

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