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Sunny Monday = Wreck?

Just  short while ago, I was at the computer, heard a engine rev from the Alex-Jax road — then a rumble, and a crashing thud — something big had wrecked at the road near the neighbor’s house.
Don’t know the full story, but there was an unmarked police car sitting in the neighbor’s driveway just after it happened. Several minutes later, an ambulance arrived from toward Alexandria, and the fire/rescue truck (with sirens on both) showed up from Weaver.
Dave says from what he could see the police officer was “just sitting” in the patrol car.
Will try to find out more, but it did NOT sound like it had a good ending…will update as more details are learned.

— Cathy

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Posted by on December 28, 2009 in Uncategorized


Adam Clinkscales – Census Data

Clinkscales Clinkscales, Adam 1860 US Census … (#11356281)

Clinkscales, Adam
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Clinkscales, Adam     Male     66     Virginia     99     View Census Image at Footnote (Membership)

State of Residence: Missouri
County of Residence: Carroll
Location: Wakonda Township
Census Roll: 0612
Family No.: 8

Surname: Clinkscales
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Adam Male 66 Virginia 99 View Census Image at Footnote (Membership)

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Posted by on December 27, 2009 in Uncategorized


Adam Clinkscales – Baltimore, Maryland – Ship’s Passenger List

Adam Clinkscales Filby’s Passenger and Immigr … (#1955126)

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Name: Clinkscales, Adam
Place: Baltimore
Year: 1770
Source Publication Code: 9761
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Posted by on December 27, 2009 in Uncategorized


Meadows – Marriage Bonds, and Census – Alabama

Re: Ranson Meadows descendants- the end product – Coosa – Family History & Genealogy Message Board –

Moses Meadows signed the marriage bond for my ancestor- I have a copy. Her name was Mary Ann Elizabeth Meadows and she was the daughter of Stephen “Steve” who died of yellow fever. She grew up with Ransom Meadows her grandfather. Ransom went to Mt. Miegs, east of Montgomery, Alabama about 1816/17. Then, he went to Autauga, thirdly to Lowndesboro about 1819, then finally in 1840s to Alexander City, Tallapoosa after 3 of his boys died of fever- Stephen, Tom, and Jerry.
1850 Tallapoosa , AL 12 Dec House 1376 Ransom Meadows NOT INDEXED
Runtsum Maddows 63 $4000 farmer NC Township 23, Tallapoosa, AL abt 1786
Sarah 59 GA Township 23, Tallapoosa, AL abt 17 91
Miles 16 GA Township 23, Tallapoosa, AL abt 1834 Alabama
John W. 7 GA Township 23, Tallapoosa, AL abt 1843 Alabama (grandson- Gilbert´s son by a 1st marriage to Martha Matilda Snowden)

1860 Tallapoosa AL
Ransom Meadows Western Division, Tallapoosa, AL 73 1786 North Carolina Male Sarah Meadows Western Division, Tallapoosa, AL 70 1789 Georgia Female Mary Sanders Western Division, Tallapoosa, AL 50 1809 Georgia Female
Noly Sanders Western Division, Tallapoosa, AL 35 1824 Georgia Female

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Posted by on December 6, 2009 in Uncategorized


Ransom M. Meadows – Children and Descendants

Re: Ranson Meadows descendants- the end product – Coosa – Family History & Genealogy Message Board –

Children of Ransom Meadows and Sarah Stephens:
i. Sarah Meadows, born circa 1810, Greene County, Georgia, died September 1836 Georgia, married 30 January 1832, Lowndes County, Alabama, to Asbury Ogletree. Ogletree was born 18 November 1811 in Wilkes Co., GA, and died 23 April 1884 in Taliaferro Co., GA son of Littleton Ogletree and Sarah Thompson. He married (2) Martha Thompson on 21 September 1837 in Georgia Children by Sarah Meadows 1. John R.M. OGLETREE MAR 1835 in Taliaferro Co. GA 2. Thomas R. OGLETREE who had children Daniel, Sidney and Elizabeth Frances Ogletree b: 7 DEC 1861. Thomas died by jan 18, 1873.

ii. Martha D. “Patsy” Meadows, born circa 1812, Greene County, Georgia, died before 1873, married 2 December 1832, Lowndes County, Alabama, to Samuel Farris, born circa 1805. They lived in Lowndes County, in 1850, and 1860 with her brother William Meadows. Children 1. Samuel R Farris b: 1834 2. Sarah Jane Farris b: 18 JAN 1835 in AL 3. Mordecai Farris b: 1838 4. Cass Farris

iii. Stephen Meadows, born circa 1813, died before 1850 census –from 1840 Lowndes he is born between 1811 and 1820. Family stories relate that he and his 2 brothers Tom and Gerry died with fever, causing his father to leave the lower swamp lands of Lowndes and seek land more north, moving to Tallapoosa Co across the river from the Hardy family in Nixburg, Coosa Cowhich he had known in Lowndes. His only child was Mary Ann Elizabeth Meadows who married 1st Robert W. Hardy about 1848 and had 3 sons by him. After he died she married his older brother William Allan Lansing Hardy and had 10 more children.

iv. Mary Meadows, born circa 1809-15, married 23 August 1836-marriage license at Lowndes Cty Courthouse, to Robert L. Dick born in GA, went to AL in the 1830’s (land records). Their first two children, Martha and Sarah F. were born in AL. They moved to Union Parish, LA sometime prior to the birth of Ransom Meadows Dick who was born Sept. 24, 1840 in Union Parish. Robert acquired land in Union Parish, farmed and was somewhat influential in the affairs of Union Parish – served on a Police Jury several time, responsible for directing the placement of several roads and bridges in the Parish. Robert was a substantial slave owner according to slave schedules in the county. Family stories (principally from Robert L. Dick’s grandson, Robert Ransom Dick who lived and died in AL) is that Robert L. left his family sometime prior to 1860, giving his wife thousands of dollars in gold and 30 slaves to sustain herself and the children. He was in Zandt County, Tx, 1860, showing R.L. Dick, age 51, born GA, listed with William Lauderdale family. Martha and Sarah stayed in Union Parish, but Mary took her young son, Ransom Meadows Dick back to AL to live near her Meadows family. She may have remarried to a Sanders. A woman named Mary Sanders is living with Ransom and has $5000.
House 1477 10 September page 219
Ransom Meadows 73 1786 NC Real Estate $56,680 per. prop. $103,000
Sarah Meadows 70 1789 Georgia
Mary Sanders 50 1809 Georgia per. property $5000
Noly Sanders 35 1824 Georgia
Ransom Meadows Dick served in the Confederate Calvary (military records), then married Nancy Browning Bankston Coosa Co in 1865. She was the daughter of Nancy Browning Hardy Bankston who was the the mother of John B. Hardy who married Elizabeth Jane Meadows. Nancy Browning Hardy Bankston was also the mother of Mary Ann Elizabeth Hardy who married Milous Meadows and she was the mother of Robert W. Hardy and William Allan Lansing Hardy who both married Mary Ann Elizabeth Meadows, daughter of Stephen Meadows. So 4 of nancy peebles Browning Hardy Bankston´s children married 3 of Ransom´s children and her last child married Ransom Meadows`grandson.

v. Gilbert Meadows, born 9 December 1818, Alabama, died 26 July 1902, testate, Tallapoosa County, Alabama, married 6 June 1844, Coosa County, Alabama, Rebecca Eden, born circa 1827. They lived in Tallapoosa County, in 1850 and 1860. Gilbert’s will was made 23 June 1902, Tallapoosa County. He left his property to his daughters, Martha A. and Rebecca J. Meadows. Executor was son–in–law, B. W. Richardson. Witnesses: H. H. Milner, D. R. Meadows. 1st married Martha Matilda Snowden Abt. 1842, 2nd married Rebecca Eden daughter of Rev. James G. Eden and wife Harriett on 6 June 1844 in Coosa County, AL; born 1827 in Coosa, AL34; died in Alexandria City, AL -member of the 47th Alabama Company C, buried at Fishpond Cemetery
1850 Tallapoosa, AL census 12th day of Dec ( days after Ransom´s birthday) House 1375
Gilbert Middows Township 23, Tallapoosa, AL abt 1818 Alabama
Rebecca Middows Township 23, Tallapoosa, AL abt 1827
Sarah H Middows Township 23, Tallapoosa, AL abt 1846 Alabama
James R Middows Township 23, Tallapoosa, AL abt 1848 Alabama
Martha A Middows Township 23, Tallapoosa, AL abt 1839 Alabama
NEXT DOOR-House 1376 Ransom Meadows NOT INDEXED
Runtsum Maddows 63 $4000 farmer NC Township 23, Tallapoosa, AL abt 1766
Sarah 59 GA Township 23, Tallapoosa, AL abt 1791
Miles 16 GATownship 23, Tallapoosa, AL abt 1834 Alabama
John W. 7 GA Township 23, Tallapoosa, AL abt 1843 Alabama (grandson? Gilbert´s son by a 1st marriage to Martha Matilda Snowden?)
1900 Goldbranch, Tallapoosa Co. AL census lists in household:
meadows Gilbert, age 81, widowed
Martha A., daughter, age 55, single
Rebecker J., daughter, age 43, single
Elias C., son, age 31, single
R. Meadows, grandson, age 9
Jenie Gibson, hirhand, age 29, single
children –some are buried at Primitive pond Babtist Church in Coosa Co AL
by Martha Snowden
1 John W. Milas Meadows b: 17 OCT 1843 in Coosa Co. AL Marriage 1 Martha Henrietta CARTER b: 1 NOV 1846 in GA married: 15 AUG 1865 in AL
By Rebbeca Eden
2 Martha A. 2 APR 1845 – Marriage 1 Justice BROTHER b: 1840 in AL
3 James Ransom Sr, 21 SEP 1848 most all born after Feb.1845 Married the niece of his father’s first wife, Mary Harriet SNOWDEN b: 23 FEB 1858 in Meridian, Lauderdale Co. MS.residence Texas 1890
4 Susan Ann, b.14 Feb.,1851, m. james william pemberton 22 JAN 1869 in Tallapoosa Co. AL
5 Sarah Harriet Amy 11 SEP 1846 never married or did she marry Warren Justice?
6 Mary Frances 20 OCT 1852 Marriage 1 Tom CARTER b: 1850 in AL
7 Margaret Ann 26 JUL 1854 m. Richard Thomas MOORE b: 23 DEC 1855 in Talladega Co. AL : 8 DEC 1878 in Tallapoosa Co. AL
8 Rebecca Jane b 1856- never married
9 Jonah Monroe 27 MAY 1858 d. 28 JAN 1935 in Baird, Callahan Co. TX, m. Eliza Jane Tucker b: 19 OCT 1870 in Dadeville, Tallapoosa Co. AL Married: 21 DEC 1884 in Andrews Chapel, Dadeville, Tallapoosa Co. AL
10 Texana “Texas” 14 NOV 1860 m.. 1 Macajah Y. MEADOWS b: 26 JUL 1859 in Coosa Co. AL in: 1884 in AL
11 Hixie Adella 22 NOV 1861 d. Jun 1942 in Bay City, Matagorda Co., TX , m Benjamin Washington Richardson 18 Dec 1881 in AL 1900 Goldbranch, Tallapoosa Co. AL census
Hixie states she had 10 children with nine living
12 Gilbert Middleton Jr, 3 FEB 1864
13 Moses Sherill 14 FEB 1866
14 Charles Elias 16 MAY 1869 in Coosa Co. AL

vi. William Meadows, born 30 January 1821, Alabama, died 7 September 1882, Lowndes County, Alabama, married 16 August 1842, Angeline Virginia McClendon, born 30 August 1821, died 22 November 1863.Children 1. Alfonzo Meadows b: 1843 in Alabama 2.Ransom Meadows 18 JUN 1846 in Lowndes AL 3. Eugenia Meadows b: 1848 in Alabama 4. Sarah A Meadows b: 1851 in Alabama
1850 Lowndes County, AL Census
33 951 951 Meadows William 30 M Planter 1,600 Ala
Meadows Angeline 29 F Georgia
Meadows Alfonzo 7 M Ala
Meadows Ransom 4 M Ala (18 June 1846)
Meadows Eugenia 2 F
1860 Tallapoosa AL Haywood PO
Wm Meadows 39 M farmer $15,435 Ala
Angeline Meadows 38 F Georgia
Alfonzo Meadows 16 M Ala
Ransom Meadows 12 M Ala (18 June 1846)
Ugenia Meadows 11 F Ala
Sarah Meadows 9 F Ala
Samuel Farris 55 M SC $4,120
Martha Farris 47 F GA
M D Farris 24 farmer M Ala (18 June 1846)
Edmund Harrison 55 M Commission Merchant total $500,000 VA
Jane Harrison 55 F SC
Harriette Irwin 16 F Texas

vii. Elias Meadows, born 18 February 1823, Alabama, died 14 May 1891, Polk County, Texas, married 7 June 1846, Coosa County, Alabama, to Susan Antoinette Towns, born 29 August 1829, died 6 July 1906, Polk County, Texas. Elias and Susan came to Texas after 1850. As Susan’s father died in 1855 and her mother followed in 1862, it is probable they came during that time- ! My gggrandfather Elias Meadows came to Moscow Polk County, Texas abt. 1853. Elias came with his father-In-law Bartlett Towns. They came from Tallapoosa county, Alabama. I don’t have any information on a Richard Gipson who married Mahala Meadows. ” “ELIAS AND SUSAN TOWNS Meadows WERE BURRIED IN THE ABBOT CEMENTARY WHICH IS NORTH OF CORRIGAN, Texas ON HWY 287. TURN RIGHT AT OLD ASIA ON A DIRT ROAD GO ABOUT ONE MILE TURN RIGHT AGAIN FOR ABOUT 2OO YARDS.”
Children 1. Bartlett Ransom Meadows b: 28 APR 1847 in Coosa County, AL 2. Sarah Elizabeth Meadows b: 3 NOV 1848 in Coosa County, AL 3. twins Sarah Meadows, born 1850, 10 March 1850 Coosa County, Alabama d. March 15, 1850 and unknown Meadows, born 11 March 1851. Coosa County, Alabama; d. March 12, 1851 4. Lucy Jane Meadows b: 26 MAR 1852 in Livingston, Polk County, Texas 5. William Jefferson Meadows b: 19 AUG 1854 in Sumpter, Polk County, Texas 6. Georgiann Virginia Meadows b: 7 DEC 1856 in Sumpter, Polk County, Texa 7. Henrietta Amison Meadows b: 14 JAN 1860 in Sumpter, Polk County, Texas 8. Priscilla Antonet Meadows b: 29 DEC 1862 in Sumpter, Polk County, Texas 9. Mary Eliza Meadows b: 7 OCT 1865 in Sumpter, Polk County, Texas

viii. Early (Richard) Moses Meadows, born 1825, Alabama, died 7 September 1892, Coosa County, Alabama, married Didema Peebles Hogan, born 5 December 1833, on 15 DEC 1847 at age 14 years and 10 days in Coosa Co. AL, , died 10 November 1912, daughter of Alonzo Hogan. Moses Meadows lived in Tallapoosa County, Alabama, in 1850. He lived in Coosa County, Alabama, in 1860, 1870, and 1880. Successful farmer in Fishpond area. Married Dec 16, 1847 Diadema Peeples Hogan b. 5 DEC 1833 in Montgomery Co., Al when she was only just a few days 14 years old- Had slaves, many crops, cattle and operated a grist and syrup mill. Large land holdings. Most noted that his dwellings were well constructed. He loved children and was even tempered, kind and generous. (Jim Meadows) Children 1. Emanuel Martin Meadows 2. Moses Meadows , Jr. 3. Daniel Ransom Meadows b: 26 MAY 1849 in Coosa Co. AL 4. William Malcome Meadows b: 1 MAR 1851 in Coosa Co. AL 5. John Thomas Meadows b: 1855 in Coosa Co. AL 6.Martha Frances Meadows b: 6 AUG 1858 in Fishpond, Coosa Co. AL 7. Macajah Y. MEADOWS b: 26 JUL 1859 in Coosa Co. AL 8. Sarah Ann Meadows b: 1861 in Coosa Co. AL 9. Benjamin Meadows b: 1863 in Coosa Co. AL 10. Charles Frank Meadows b: 15 SEP 1866 in Coosa Co. AL 11. Didema Hogan Meadows b: 15 SEP 1870 in Coosa Co. AL 12. Mary Browning Meadows b: 1874 in Coosa Co
1850 Tallapoosa, AL Moses Meadows house 1383, not far from parents
Moses Maddoux Township 23, Tallapoosa, AL abt 1825 Alabama
Dedeamy P Maddoux Township 23, Tallapoosa, AL abt 1832 AL
Daniel R Maddoux Township 23, Tallapoosa, AL abt abt 1849 AL

ix. Elizabeth Meadows, born April 1827, married 1st 24 June 1844 in Tallapoosa AL by Simson Goolsby clerk to John B. Hardy b 1825 Edgefield SC, son of Robert Hardy and Nancy Peebles Browning of Nixburg, Coosa AL, They had Robert R. Hardy born 1845 who died by 1900 census. John B. Hardy died 1865-1868 according to family notes. 2nd Elizabeth married James Madison Bankston b. 1815 Spartanburg SC. He had been married to Elizabeth´s 1st husband´s mother -Nancy Peebles Browning Hardy and had had one child by her- Nancy Browning Bankston who married Ransom Meadows Dick who was a grandchild of Ransom Meadows. James M. Bankston may have divourced Nancy in order to marry Elizabeth, or he may have waited till Nancy P. Browning Hardy Bankston died on March 30, 1870. In 1900 Elizabeth Jane Meadows Hardy Bankston claims to have been married 35 years, but maybe she was counting both marriages.

x. Milous Meadows, born 23 August 1834, died 28 March 1926, married Mary Ann Elizabeth Hardy, born 8 February 1836, died 10 May 1921. Daughter of Robert Hardy and Nancy Browning of Nixburg, Coosa, AL. Milous served in Company 1, 61st Alabama Infantry, C.S.A. Children 1. Sarah “Sallie” Meadows b: 1866 in Coosa Co., Alabama 2. Ransom Meadows b: 1867 in Coosa Co., Alabama 3. Mary Ann Elizabeth Meadows

Susan Aldridge

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Posted by on December 6, 2009 in Uncategorized


Ransom M. Meadows – will and heirs

Re: Ranson Meadows descendants- the end product – Coosa – Family History & Genealogy Message Board –

Here is what I have. A newspaper announcement referring to the below transcribed court paper from 1873 is attached. Billy Parker found that in Alabama just this month. After Ransom Meadow´s widow´s death, the remaining property was sold.

A Petition was filed in Tallapoosa County, Alabama, 18 January 1873, by Gilbert Meadows. To the Hon. Allen D. Sturdevant, Judge of the Probate for said county: Gilbert Meadows, a resident citizen of said county over age twenty-one years. He stated that Ransom Meadows, late of said county, decd., died owning 352 acres off the west side of Section 20, Township 22, Range 21, in said county, with other lands. After the death of Ransom Meadows, the said lands above were set apart as the dower of the widow of Ransom, Sarah Meadows, who has since departed this life 3 November 1872 leaving real estate unadministered. Petition further states that the following named persons are the children and heirs at law of Ransom Meadows: (1) Mary Dick over 21 years old and resides in Pickens(?) County, Alabama; (2) William Meadows over 21 years old and resides in Lowndes County, Alabama; (3) adix Elias Meadows over 21 years old and resides in Pike [Polk Countyy, Texas; (4) Moses Meadows of lawful age and resides in Coosa County, Alabama; (5) adix Elizabeth Bankston over 21 years of age and resides somewhere in the State of Georgia, but petitioner is not informed as to her county; (6) Milas Meadows over 21 years residing in Coosa County, Alabama; (7) Stephen Meadows who is now decd., leaving surviving him Mary Hardey who is of lawful age and resides in Coosa County, Alabama; (8) Martha Farris who is also decd., leaving surviving her June Boss(?) and Francis Farris all of whom are of lawful age and reside in Coosa County, Alabama; (9) Sarah Ogletree who died leaving surviving her John & Thomas Ogletree over the age of 21 years – John resides in said county and state, Thomas having died last resided in Coosa County, Alabama leaving surviving him Daniel, Sidney, and Elizabeth Ogletree all under fourteen years of age; (10) Petitioner Gilbert Meadows who is of lawful age and residing in said county and state. Petitioner shows that all the above mentioned heirs at law & children of Ransom Meadows are joint owners and tenants in common in said lands above described and have each a one tenth interest in said lands. Lands cannot be equitably & fairly divided without a sale of same. Henry A. Garrett is guardian ad litem for the minors in this petition.
Transcribed by Russell Henderson from the original.

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Posted by on December 6, 2009 in Uncategorized


Happy Holidays!

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Happy Holidays!
Hope everyone has Happy Holidays – despite the moody/cold/wet weather that may come our way before Christmas.

I know many have been dealing with issues that life seems to ‘surprise us’ with; but you have to remember, there are people who care about you, and will listen if you want/need to talk.
Yesterday I spent trying to get my hobby room in order – but I never realized exactly how much yarn, string, floss that I have collected — it would fill a small room! (so it nearly does.)

Now, that I have that ‘stash’ somewhat sorted – what do I do with the rest of my treasures? Old school yearbooks, newspaper clippings, ticket stubs, old grocery list — outdated addresses/phone numbers on scraps of paper — You get the general idea…
Yes, CHRISTMAS is quickly approaching.
No, we have not completed our shopping list , yet.
Dave and I may end up creating gifts — at least a few. Others will be added as we can purchase them.
With the economy on the skids — I am sure everyone is trying to find ways to save money while not losing the true spirit of Christmas giving.
One long-tried tip? Trade days, flea markets and yard sales…
Not your style of gift source…well, give a try — you will never know what unique gift items can be found, and most very reasonable in cost.
The best quote I have heard lately — “Rare books, make for rare gifts”. So, most rare books won’t be found in a new bookstore.
Just a bit of a ramble for this first Friday of 2009.
Anyway, here’s hoping you have the best holidays possible. Drop a note my way if you get a chance during this hectic season.
— Cathy Ann Abernathy – weavercat@gmail.comhttp://weavercat.wordpress.com

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Posted by on December 5, 2009 in Uncategorized