Person:Polly Meadows (2)

Find records: birth
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
  • HJames Jones1797 - 1855/56
  • WPolly MeadowsAbt 1816 - 1888
m. 29 Jan 1832
  1. Clarinda JonesAbt 1836 - 1878
  2. George Washington Jones1840 - 1917
  3. Ellenor R. JonesAbt 1844 - Bef 1916
  4. Thomas J. JonesAbt 1846 - Bef 1860
  5. James Knox Jones1849 - 1927
  6. Mary Elizabeth JonesAbt 1852 - 1887
m. 28 Apr 1857
  1. Henry PalmerAbt 1857/58 - Aft 1870
Facts and Events
Name[19] Polly Meadows
Alt Name Mary Meadows
Gender Female
Birth[18] Abt 1816 Indiana, United States
Census[1] 1820 Lawrence, Indiana, United States
Other[2][3] May 1829 Montgomery, Indiana, United Statesmentioned in father's probate; George Marlow named as guardian
Census[4] 1830 Montgomery, Indiana, United Statesin home of mother & father-in-law
Marriage 29 Jan 1832 Blue River, Wisconsin, United Statesto James Jones
Census[5] 1836 Grant, Wisconsin, United States
Census[6] 1840 Grant, Wisconsin, United States
Census[7] 1842 Grant, Wisconsin, United States
Census[8] 1846 Grant, Wisconsin, United States
Census[9] 1850 Grant, Wisconsin, United States
Marriage 28 Apr 1857 Platteville, Grant, Wisconsin, United Statesto Richard H. Palmer
Census[10] 1860 Iowa, Wisconsin, United States
Property[11] 11 Jan 1862 Grant, Wisconsin, United Statessold land to son George
Residence[12] 1863 Indiana, United States
Census[13] 1870 Kentland, Newton, Indiana, United States
Census[14] 1880 Kentland, Newton, Indiana, United States
Residence[12] 1886 McPherson City, McPherson, Kansas, United Statesapplied for widow's pension
Death[12][15][16] 1 Mar 1888 McPherson, McPherson, Kansas, United States
Burial[15][16][17] 7 Mar 1888 McPherson Cemetery, McPherson, McPherson, Kansas, United States
References
  1. 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?]

  2. Isham Meadows Probate Record , in Meadows Family Documents, Primary quality.
  3. Crawfordsville District Public Library, Montgomery County, Indiana Guardian’s Docket.

    p. 2 -
    12 May 1829 - George Marlow, guardian for Isaiah Meadows, Reuben Meadows, Jackson Meadows, Polly Meadows, & George Meadows, heirs of Isom Meadows deceased; Jackmeyer [?] Baldwin surety for $500 bond

  4. Montgomery, Indiana, in United States. 1830 U.S. Census Population Schedule, Primary quality.

    Grooms, George, 1 m 5-9 [George], 1 m 10-14 [Jackson], 1 m 15-19 [Reuben,] , 2 m 20-29 Isaiah, John], 1 m 40-49 [George]; 1 f 10-14 [Polly], 1 f 50-59 [Sally]

  5. Grant Township, Iowa County; FHL #1293919, in Wisconsin territorial census for 1836. (Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1980), p. 1, Primary quality.

    James Jones, 3 males over 21, 0 males under 21; 1 female over 21, 1 female under 21 [Clarinda], total of 5 persons in household

  6. Eastern Division, Grant County, Wisconsin; FHL ##0034498, in United States. 1840 U.S. Census Population Schedule, p. 21/41, p. 21/41, Primary quality.

    James Jones: 1 white male between 30 and 39 years of age
    1 white female under 5 years [Clarinda]
    1 female between 20 and 29
    3 persons total, 1 employed in mining

  7. Grant County, Eastern Division; FHL #1293919, in Wisconsin territory census for 1842. (Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1980), p. 25, Primary quality.

    James Jones, 3 heads of families, 7 white males, 2 white females [Polly, Clarinda], 9 persons total

  8. Grant County (Southern District); FHL #1293920, in Wisconsin Territory. Secretary. Wisconsin territory census for 1846. (Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1980), p. 34 .

    James Jones, 2 males [James, George], 3 females [Polly, Clarinda, Elnora]

  9. Eastern Division, Grant County, Wisconsin, in United States. 1850 U.S. Census Population Schedule, HH 369, Family 373.

    Jas. Jones, age 53, male, miner, RE=$200, born Penn
    Polly Jones, age 25 [sic], female, born Ind., unable to read and write
    Clarinda Jones, age 14, female, born Wis
    Geo. Jones, age 10, male, born Wis
    Elnora Jones, age 6, female, born Wis
    Thomas J. Jones, age 4, male, born Wis
    Jas. Jones, age 1, male, born Wis.

  10. Mifflin, Iowa, Wisconsin; FHL #0805412, in United States. 1860 U.S. Census Population Schedule, HH 340, Family 338.

    Jones, Ann, age 43, wf, Farmer's widow, RE=$2500, PE=$300, b. IN
    , Clorinda, 23, wf, b. WI
    , George, 18, wm, b. WI, attending school
    , Eleonore, 16, wf, b. WI, attending school
    , James, 12, wm, b. WI, attending school
    , Lizzy, 9, wf, b. WI, attending school
    , Henry, 5, wm, b. WI, attending school
    Carpenter, Elizabeth, 19, wf, b. WI, married within the year

    This census record raises a number of questions: why is Polly shown as Ann Jones, when she should be Polly Palmer and where did she get real estate -- is it being claimed by Polly, or by Elizabeth? If it is claimed by Polly, does it refer to Warranty Land Polly claimed in her Widow's Pension Application was given for her husband's service in the War of 1812 and sold by her after his death? The ages of the older children are off, suggesting "guessed" reporting. The children, however, are all Polly's, including the youngest, who is the son of her second husband, Richard Palmer. Finally, who is Elizabeth Carpenter and what, if any, is her relationship to Polly? She does not seem to be related to the Sarah Carpenter who later married Polly's son James.

  11. Grant County (Wisconsin). Register of Deeds. Grant County (Wis.) land records, 1837-1940. (Madison, Wisconsin: Wisconsin State Historical Society, 1976, 1986), Vol. N2 , p. 574.

    George W. Jones of Grant County, Wisconsin, for $100, paid by Polly Palmer of the same place, sells
    N 30 acres of the SW1/4 of the NE1/4 of Sec 10, Town 3, Range 1, Grant Co., WI
    G. W. Jones owns this property in fee simple, free of all encumbrances
    signed George W. Jones, 11 January 1861, Recorded 8 March 1861

    This is land which James Jones claimed to own in the 1850 Census. The sale was later revoked.

  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 Widow's Service Pension Application, War of 1812, #44135 , in Jones Family Documents, Primary quality.
  13. Kentland, Newton, Indiana, in United States. 1870 U.S. Census Population Schedule, HH 132, Family 132, Primary quality.

    Pammer, Mary, 52, white female, keeping house, b. IN
    , Henry, 13, at home, b. WI, attended school

    This Census record reflects an accent or speech impediment that Polly apparently had and that shows up in various records that were created based on her oral accounts, and that she could not correct because she was illiterate and could not read what was written down. It is, however, consistent with the 1880 Census, and does include Polly's son Henry who was shown in the 1860 Census. It is also consistent with later testimony from her Widow's Pension Application] regarding her place or residence.

  14. Kentland, Newton, Indiana; FHL #1254301, in United States. 1880 U.S. Census Population Schedule, HH 129, Family 135, Primary quality.

    Palmer, Mary, white female, age 63, widow, cannot write, b. IN, father born VA, mother born NC

  15. 15.0 15.1 McPherson City Cemetery Burials , in Meadows Family websites, Secondary quality.

    McGowan Mrs., 5 Nov 1887
    McGowan Anna 16 Apr 1888
    Palmer Mrs. 7 Mar 1888

  16. 16.0 16.1 McPherson County Old Mill Museum, in Meadows Family Letters, Secondary quality.

    McPherson City Cemetery;
    McGowan, Anna, Block 2, Lot 7, Space 9, Book I-15, 4/16/1888
    McGowan, Mrs., Block 2, Lot 7, Space 8, Book I-15, 11/05/1887
    Palmer, Mrs., Block 2, Lot 7, Space 12, Book I-15, 3/07/1888

  17. Mary Meadoes Palme, in Find A Grave, accessed 26 Jun 2014, Secondary quality.

    Mary Meadoes Palmer
    Birth: 1814
    Death: 1888
    Burial: McPherson Cemetery, McPherson, McPherson County, Kansas, USA

    Married first to James Jones and second to Richard H. Palmer

    Photo shows inscription:
    Mary Palmer
    Died Mar 1 1888
    Aged 74 Yrs

  18. Polly's age and birth place are based on various census records, all of which other than the 1850 census are remarkably consistent. Polly also claimed to be 70 years of age in 14 April 1886, when she applied for a Widow's Pension for her husband's service in the War of 1812.
    Polly is listed as a minor heir in her father's probate records.
  19. Although Polly was apparently named Mary, she almost never used that name, and nearly all of her records give her name as Polly.