Person:Edda Meadows (4)

Watchers
Edda Meadows
d.Bef 1845
m. Est abt 1798
  1. Riley C. MeadowsAbt 1799 - 1854
  2. Edda MeadowsBef 1800 - Bef 1845
  3. Isom MeadowsAbt 1802 - Bef 1853
  4. Thomas MeadowsAbt 1804 - Bef 1872
  5. John MeadowsAbt 1806 -
  6. Keziah MeadowsAbt 1807 - Bef 1850
  7. Isaiah MeadowsAbt 1810 - Bef 1870
  8. Reubin MeadowsAbt 1813 - Abt 1858
  9. Polly MeadowsAbt 1816 - 1888
  10. Jackson MeadowsAbt 1818 -
  11. George Meadows1820 - 1875
  • HGeorge Marlow1797 - 1884
  • WEdda MeadowsBef 1800 - Bef 1845
m. Abt 1815
  1. Lavina MarlowAbt 1816 - Bef 1881
  2. Wesley MarlowAbt 1818 - Bef 1870
  3. Isaac MarlowAbt 1821 - Between 1849
  4. Louisa MarlowAbt 1823 - Bef 1881
  5. Solomon MarlowAbt 1826 - Bef 1881
  6. Jackson MarlowAbt 1827 - 1888
  7. Isom MarlowAbt 1829/30 - Aft 1881
  8. William Marlow1832 - Aft 1900
  9. Marcus MarlowAbt 1835 - Aft 1881
Facts and Events
Name Edda Meadows
Gender Female
Birth[1][2] Bef Aug 1800 Anson, North Carolina, United States
Census[2] 1800 Anson, North Carolina, United States
Census[3] 1810 Knox, Kentucky, United States
Other[4] Jan 1813 Knox, Kentucky, United Statestraveled with father and other family members to Tennesse to witness a marriage
Marriage Abt 1815 probably Campbell County, Tennessee
to George Marlow
Census[5] 1820 Lawrence, Indiana, United States
Property[6] 14 Nov 1825 Montgomery, Indiana, United Statessigned deed of sale with husband George Marlow
Property[6] 1 Feb 1828 Montgomery, Indiana, United Statessigned deed of sale with husband George Marlow
Other[7] 12 May 1829 Montgomery, Indiana, United Statesmentioned in father's probate as wife of George Marlow
Census[8] 1830 Montgomery, Indiana, United States
Property[9] 23 Nov 1836 Warren, Indiana, United Stateswith husband, signed deed of sale
Census[1] 1840 Warren, Indiana, United States
Death? Bef 1845 husband George Marlow remarried 22 May 1845

Many undocumented postings on the internet (and probably elsewhere) give Edda a birthdate of about 1810, and make her the second daughter of Isom Meadows. Her sister Keziah is usually cited as being the older daughter, born about 1800. However, there are at least two reasons to suggest that Edda is the oldest daughter, born about 1800 (or before August 1800 when the 1800 Census was taken), and that her sister Keziah was the second of Isom's three daughters.

The first reason is based on the 1840 Census. At that time both Edda and her sister Keziah were married and living in different states with their husbands. Edda's husband George Marlow's household includes a female between the ages of 40-49, which would support a birthdate of either 1800 or 1810 for Edda.[1] However her sister Keziah's husband Isaac Wood's household includes a female between the ages of 30-39, which makes Keziah younger than Edda by as much as 10 years. In other words, Edda is the daughter in the 1800 census, not Keziah, and the oldest of Isom's daughters, born about 1800.

The second reason is based on the Revolutionary War Widow's Pension Application of Frances Alsop Meadows Wallace, widow first of Isom Meadows' cousin and then of John Wallace.[4] In her application Frances describes her marriage to John Wallace as follows:

Conerning the marriage of me and John Wallace we lived in knox County ky know cald Whitley County tho we were married in Tennessee State County I doe not remember the reason we went to Tennessee it was a great del nearer than it was to the County Ceit in knox where we lived we was married in Jan in or about the year 1812 [sic - elsewhere she says 15 January 1813]—old John Meadows Isom Meadows and daughter Edy Meadows and Isah Meadows James Lasley all in the same neighborhood betwixt Cumberland river and Jillico Creek

The most likely place of marriage, as described by Frances, would be Campbell County, Tennesse, where the county seat could be reached by following the Cumberland River downstream. Edda seems to be the only other female in the party, and it is highly unlikely that she would have been making such a journey and acting as a witness to a marriage if she were born about 1810 and no more than two or three years of age. On the other hand, a girl of twelve or thirteen would be considered nearly grown and quite capable of making the journey, while still having fewer demands on her time and attention at home.

References
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Indiana, Warren County, in United States. 1840 U.S. Census Population Schedule, Primary quality.

    George Marlow, 1 m>5 [Marcus], 2 m 5-9 [William, Isom], 1 m 10-14 [Jackson], 2 m 15-19 [Solomon, Isaac], 1 m 40-49 [George]; 1 f 40-50 [Edda]

  2. 2.0 2.1 Fayetteville, Anson County, North Carolina , in United States. 1800 U.S. Census Population Schedule, Primary quality.

    Isham Medders Sr, 1 m<10 [Riley], 1 m 26-44, 1 f<10 [Edda], 1 f 16-25

  3. Kentucky, Knox County, in United States. 1810 U.S. Census Population Schedule, Primary quality.

    Isom Meadows, 4 males under 10 [William, Thomas, John, Isaiah], 1 male 26-44, 1 female under 10 [Keziah], 1 female 10-15 [Edda], 1 female 26-44

  4. 4.0 4.1 Frances Wallace Pension Application, in Meadows Family Documents, Primary quality.
  5. Indiana, Lawrence County, in United States. 1820 U.S. Census Population Schedule, Primary quality.

    E. George Marlow, 1 m under 10 [Wesley], 1 male 16-24 [George], 1 female under 10 [Lavina], 1 female 16-24 [Edda]

  6. 6.0 6.1 Montgomery County (Indiana) Deed Records; Montgomery County Recorder’s Office, Crawfordsville, Indiana, Volume 1 Nov 1823-Oct 1830, Primary quality.

    p. 67 - Indenture 14 Nov 1825
    Between George Marlow and Eddy his wife of Montgomery County, Indiana
    And William DeWitt (son of John DeWitt and Mary his wife) of same place
    Who aid $200 for
    Land on the Waters of Sugar Creek (Land District of Terre Haute)
    W1/2 of the SE1/4, S32, T9N, R5W
    Signed George x his mark Marlow, Eady x her mark Marlow
    Witnesses Wm Bratton JP, Mary H. Bratton; Recorded 6 Dec 1825

    p. 284 - Indenture 1 Feb 1828
    Between George Marlow and Edea his wife of Montgomery County, Indiana
    And Daniel Mosberger of same place
    Who paid $200 for
    The W1/2 of the SW1/4, S2, T19N, R5W, containing 80 acres
    Signed George x his mark Marlow, Edea x her mark Marlow
    Witnesses P. M. Curry JP, B. Taylor

  7. Isham Meadows Probate Record, in Meadows Family Documents, Primary quality.
  8. Indiana, Montgomery County, in United States. 1830 U.S. Census Population Schedule, Primary quality.

    Marlow, George, 2 males under 5 [Isom, Jackson], 2 males 5-10 [Solomon, Isaac], 1 male 10-15 [Wesley], 1 male 30-40 [George], 1 female 5-10 [Louisa], 1 female 10-15 [Lavina], 1 female 30-40 [Edda]

  9. Montgomery County (Indiana) Deed Records; Montgomery County Recorder’s Office, Crawfordsville, Indiana, Volume 6, Part 2, Aug 1836-Mar 1854, Primary quality.

    p. 426
    Indenture 23 November 1836
    Between George Marlow and Ede his wife of Montgomery County, Indian
    And John Mc[J]imsey of the same place
    Who paid $500 for
    The East 1/2 of the SW 1/4, S14, T20N, R6W (Crawfordsville Land Office), containing 80 acres more or less
    Signed George x his mark Marlow, Ede x her mark Marlow
    Witnesses Elisha McMillan, Samuel Kirkpatrick
    Recorded 3 May 1837