Facts and Events
||Kentucky, United States(see discussion)
||Knox, Kentucky, United States
||Lawrence, Indiana, United States
||29 Jan 1822
||Lawrence, Indiana, United Statesto Isaac Wood
||19 Jan 1826
||Montgomery, Indiana, United Statespurchased land from parents
||Montgomery, Indiana, United Statesmentioned in father's probate, non-resident in Indiana
||Grant, Wisconsin, United States
||absent from 1850 census, although children remain in Grant County, Wisconsin
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, 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, 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.
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.
- ↑ Colleen Wilburn, in Meadows Family email, Secondary quality.
- ↑ 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]
- ↑ 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
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 4.2 Lawrence County, Indiana, in United States. 1820 U.S. Census Population Schedule. (National Archives Microfilm Publication M33), 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?]
- ↑ Montgomery County (Indiana) Deed Records; Montgomery County Recorder’s Office, Crawfordsville, Indiana, Volume 1, Nov 1823-Oct 1830.
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.]
- ↑ Isham Meadows Probate Record , in Meadows Family Documents, Primary quality.