Facts and Events
||assuming that Pleasant was a son, not a grandson of Thomas and Keziah
||2 Dec 1816
||Knox, Kentucky, United Statestitle to property from father
||Whitley, Kentucky, United StatesAppears on tax list
||14 Sep 1826
||Whitley, Kentucky, United StatesMother named Pleasant as her son in acknowledgment of deceased husband's sale of land to him
||7 Aug 1827
||Whitley, Kentucky, United Statesresident Wayne County, Kentucky, sold property in Whitley County
||Wayne, Kentucky, United States
||12 Aug 1832
||Whitley, Kentucky, United Statessold property
||Wayne, Kentucky, United States
Problems with birth date
Various undocumented sources have given Pleasant a birth date of 1780 or 1790.
The 1830 Census suggests that Pleasant was born sometime between 1800 and 1810. If so, then he would have been born after Keziah's childbearing years and is more likely a grandson than a son.
That the census record may be in error is suggested by the fact that Thomas Meador sold land to Pleasant in 1816. This would suggest a birth date of 1795 or earlier, assuming that Pleasant was 21 years of age when he purchased the property. As well, Keziah referred to Pleasant as her son when she relinquished her dower rights in the land after Thomas' death. Thus, the undocumented sources claiming a 1790 birth date are probably correct.
Pleasant also appears on the 1820 tax list, suggesting that he was born by at least 1799 or 1800.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Vol B-C, 1807-1828; FHL #0532664, in Knox County (Kentucky). Clerk of the County Court. Record of deeds, 1800-1912. (Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1968), Book B, p. 508, Primary quality.
Indenture 2 Dec 1816
Between Thomas Meadows Sr. of Knox County, Kentucky
And Pleasant Meadows of same place
Thomas Meadows bargains and sells land [no $ mentioned] unto Pleasant Meadows
Land on Cumberland River Beginning on John Pruitt’s corner a dogwood and sourwood
Thence up the river with it’s meanders East 14 poles
Thence South 55 East 26 poles
Thence South 20 east 36 poles
Thence S 8 East 22 poles
Thence S 10 W 31 poles
Thence S 16 W 18 poles
Thence S 24 W 32 poles
Thence South 22 W 60 poles
Thence South 17 W 49 poles to a black oak and maple
Thence South 49 E  poles to a black oak and John Pruitts line
Thence North 32 poles East 60 poles with said line to a black oak
Thence North 48 E 30 poles to a pine
Thence North 24 E 116 poles to the Beginning
Containing 100 acres more or less
“but it is to be understood that the said Thomas Meadows is to have possession during his and his wife’s natural life time.”
Signed Thomas T his mark Meadows, Witness James F. Ballenger DC
Recorded 28 Aug 1819
- ↑ Meadows Update, Information from M. R. “Russ” Meadors of Indianapolis, Indiana, in Kentucky kinfolk. (Lexington, Kentucky: Kentucky Tree-Search, 1985-), 10:04 (Oct 1986); FHL #976.9125 D25k, Secondary quality.
Knox County, Kentucky Kinfolk,
Thomas Meadows, and Keziah Moberly
5. Pleasant W., b. 1780 NC, married Sarah
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 Meadows and Hannah Family, in RootsWeb's WorldConnect Project, Updated: 2006-11-04, Secondary quality.
Birth: 1790 in Anson County, North Carolina, son of Thomas Meador and Keziah Moberly
Death: 1843 in Wayne County, Kentucky at age 53
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 Whitley County (Kentucky). Clerk of the County Court. Deeds, 1818-1934. (Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1967-1968), Book 1, pp. 152, 77, 345; FHL #0531629, Primary quality.
We the undersigned certify that this day Kesiah Meaders Relict of Thomas Meaders deceased appeared before us acting justice of the peace for Whitley County and being privately examined apart from all her friends by us she freely and voluntarily acknowledged that she was perfectly satisfied and consentive and perfectly satisfied with the deed of conveyance made by her deceased husband to their son Pleasant Meadors and that she freely and voluntarily relinquishes her rights of dower to the said one hundred acres of land and acknowledge the deed of conveyance to be her act and Deed
Signed 14 Sept 1826 Wm B. Creekmore JP, J White JP
Indenture 7 Aug 1827
Between Pleasant Meadows of Wayne County, Kentucky
And James Tackett of Whitley, Kentucky
Meadows sells land “on Cumberland River by patton [sic] dated 12 April 1817 and Beginning on John Pruitts corner a dogwood and sourwood thence up the River its Meanders East 41 poles then S55E 26 poles thence S20E 36 poles thence 80E 22 pole thence S10W 31 poles S16W 18 thence 24W32 poles thence S32W 60 poles thence S17W49 poles to a black oak thence [S}48E 30 poles with said line to a black oak pine thence 48E 30 poles then 25 E 116 to the Beginning
Containing 100 acres more or less
Signed Pleasant x his mark Meadows, Sarah Meadows
Indenture 12 Aug 1832
Between Pleasant Meadows and Sally his wife of Whitley County, Kentucky
And Allen Marlow of same place
A parcel of land containing 100 acres
On the waters of Marsh Creek by patent dated 5 Aug 1822 granted by Kentucky Land office Warrant #8191 and a part of #7227 for the consideration of $80
For land Beginning on two chesnuts one marked WI William Hays corner now Lenard Swink Thence running 47W 46 poles to two chestnuts then N50W 80 poles to a sum and poplar thence N52E 146 poles two post oaks thence from the beginning with Hays line N52E 100 poles to two black oaks on Swinks line thence N4E 460 poles to a white oak and red oak in a bottom near a branch thence N48E 8 poles to a white oak on a hillside thence N70W 20 poles to a walnut thence N35W 26 poles to a maple and white oak thence S85W 60 poles to a gum and white oak thence S5W 60 poles to a white oak at the head of hollow thence S55E 40 poles to a black oak and white oak on the side of a hill thence N82E 46 poles to a black oak Thence S7W 320 poles to the post oaks as appraised and platted Registered 26 Dec 1828
Signed Pleasant meadows, Sary Meadows
Witnesses Wm B Creekmore JP, Samuel Ross
- ↑ Whitley County (Kentucky). Tax Assessor. Tax books, 1819-1875. (Frankfort, Kentucky: Kentucky State Historical Society, 1952-1953).
1820, Pleasant Meadors, 100 acres, C River, $400
1821, Pleasant Meadors, 100 acres, C River, 2 horses, $335, (land of T. Meadors)
1823, Pleasant Meadows, 100 acres, C River, 1 horse, $450, (land of T. Meadows)
1824, Pleasant Meadows, 50 acres, B Creek, 2 horses, $117,
1827, Pleasant Meadows, 2 horse, $30,
------- [Note: the Pleasant Meadows below may have been his nephew Pleasant W. Meadows ]
1829, Pleasant Meadows, 50 acres, CR, $50,
1830, Pleasant Meadors, 50 acres, Cumb. Cr, $100,
1831, Pleasant Meadows, 50 acres, Sanders Cr, $100
1833, Pleasant Meadors, 3 horses, $100,
1835, Pleasant Meadors, 100 acres, Cumb R, 1 horse, $300, 1 voter
1836, Pleasant Meadors, 100 acres, C River, 1 horse, $300,
1839, Pleasant Meadors, 50 acres +100 acres+2 Town lots, C River, 1 horse, $700, 1 voter
1842, Pleasant Meadors Sr, 50 acres, Marsh Creek, 1 horse, $40,
1843, Pleasant Meadors Sr, 1 horse, 2 children between 5 and 16
1844, Pleasant Meadors, 25 acres, Marsh Creek, 1 horses $23, 1 child between 7 and 17
- ↑ 6.0 6.1 Wayne, Kentucky, in United States. 1830 U.S. Census Population Schedule, Primary quality.
Meadows, Pleasant, 1 male under 5, 1 male 5-10, 1 male 20-30, 1 female under 5, 1 female 15-20
Note: Age of Pleasant is not consistent with any of reported (but not documented) birth dates.