Person:Keziah Meadows (7)

Watchers
Keziah Meadows
d.Bef 1850
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
  • HIsaac Wood1798 - 1857
  • WKeziah MeadowsAbt 1807 - Bef 1850
m. 29 Jan 1822
  1. Unknown WoodAbt 1823 -
  2. Anderson Wood1826 - 1900
  3. Jane Elizabeth WoodAbt 1831 -
  4. George W. WoodAbt 1833 -
  5. Amanda P. E. WoodAbt 1834 - Aft 1880
  6. Levi WoodAbt 1837 -
  7. Warren WoodAft 1840 -
  8. Emily WoodAbt 1843 -
Facts and Events
Name[1] Keziah Meadows
Gender Female
Birth[2][4] Abt 1807 Kentucky, United States(see discussion)
Census[3] 1810 Knox, Kentucky, United States
Census[4] 1820 Lawrence, Indiana, United States
Marriage 29 Jan 1822 Lawrence, Indiana, United Statesto Isaac Wood
Probate[5] 19 Jan 1826 Montgomery, Indiana, United Statespurchased land from parents
Other[6] May 1829 Montgomery, Indiana, United Statesmentioned in father's probate, non-resident in Indiana
Census[2] 1840 Grant, Wisconsin, United States
Death? Bef 1850 absent from 1850 census, although children remain in Grant County, Wisconsin

Birth

Many undocumented sources give Keziah an estimated birth date of 1800 and make her the oldest of Isham Meadow's three daughters, with her sister Edda the second daughter, born about 1810. It is more likely, however, that Edda is the oldest daughter, with Keziah being the second daughter.

First, in 1840 both Keziah and Edda were married and living in different states with their respective 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. However Keziah's husband Isaac Wood's household includes a female between the ages of 30-39,[2] which makes Keziah younger than Edda by as much as 10 years.

With Keziah as the second daughter of Isham and Sally Meadows, then she has a birth date between 1801-1809, based on the 1840 census. Based on the 1820 Census,[4] that range can be narrowed slightly, to between 1804-1809. Given the estimated birth dates of her siblings, Keziah was probably born about 1807, which would have made her approximately fifteen years of age at the time of her marriage, the same approximate age at which her two sisters also married. Since her parents were in Kentucky by 1805, Keziah was most likely born in Kentucky.

1830s

Keziah and her husband likely spent much of the 1830s in what is now Grant and Iowa counties in Wisconsin, along with Keziah's sister Polly and her brother Jackson, and where Isaac Wood was a lead miner, like Keziah's brother-in-law James Jones.

References
  1. Colleen Wilburn, in Meadows Family email, Secondary quality.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Wisconsin Territory, Grant County, Western Division, in United States. 1840 U.S. Census Population Schedule, Primary quality.

    Isaac Wood, 1 male under 5 [Levi], 1 male 5-10 [George], 1 male 10-15 [Anderson], 1 male 15-20 [unknown], 1 male 30-40 [Isaac], 1 female 5-10 [Amanda], 1 female 10-15 [Jane], 1 female 30-40 [Keziah]

  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 4.2 Lawrence County, Indiana, in United States. 1820 U.S. Census Population Schedule, Primary quality.

    Isham Medows, 3 males under 10 [Reuben, Jackson, George], 2 males 10-16 [John, Isaiah], 1 male 16-18 [Thomas], 2 males 16-26 [Riley, Thomas], 1 male 45 and up; 1 female under 10 [Polly], 1 female 10-16 [Keziah], 1 female 16-26 [problem – is this Sally entered in wrong category?]

  5. Montgomery County (Indiana) Deed Records; Montgomery County Recorder’s Office, Crawfordsville, Indiana, Volume 1, Nov 1823-Oct 1830.

    p. 174
    Indenture 19 January 1826
    Between Isom Meadows and Sally his wife of Montgomery County, Indiana
    And Keziah Wood of same place
    Who paid $50
    For a part of the E1/2 of the NW1/4, S11, T19N, R5W (Terre Haute Land District)
    Beginning at the SW corner thence with the Variation North 70 poles to a stake thence East 80 poles to a stake thence South 70 poles to a stake thence W to the place of beginning containing 35 acres.
    Signed Isom x his mark Meadows, Sally x her mark Meadows
    Witnesses Robert Johnson JP, Margaret Johnson
    Recorded 10 October 1827
    [Note: No other Wood or Woods indexed as either grantor or grantee Montgomery County Deed Indexes, Vol 1 and 2, through December 1841.]

  6. Isham Meadows Probate Record , in Meadows Family Documents, Primary quality.