Person:Thomas Meadows (46)

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Thomas Meadows
b.Abt 1804 United States
d.Bef Aug 1872
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
m. 2 Apr 1825
m. Abt 1856
  1. Ida MeadowsAbt 1857 -
Facts and Events
Name Thomas Meadows
Gender Male
Birth[1] Abt 1804 United StatesNorth Carolina? or Kentucky?
Census[3] 1810 Knox, Kentucky, United States
Census[4] 1820 Lawrence, Indiana, United States
Marriage 2 Apr 1825 Montgomery, Indiana, United Statesto Julie Ann Slusher
Property[6] 19 Jan 1826 Montgomery, Indiana, United Statespurchased land from parents
Property[6] 25 Apr 1828 Montgomery, Indiana, United Statessold property, with wife Julie
Property[7] 10 Apr 1829 Fountain, Indiana, United Statesreceived US Land Patent, resident of Montgomery County when purchased
Other[2] May 1829 Montgomery, Indiana, United Statesmentioned in father's probate as having already received his share of the estates
Property[8] 9 Dec 1835 Fountain, Indiana, United Statessold property with wife Julie Ann
Property[9] 11 Jan 1836 Independence, Warren, Indiana, United Statesbought town lots, resident of Fountain County
Property[7] 5 Apr 1837 Warren, Indiana, United Statesreceived US Land Patent, resident of Fountain County when purchased
Census[5] 1840 Warren, Indiana, United States
Property[10] 18 Jun 1847 Warren, Indiana, United Statessold property, with wife Juli Ann
Property[11] 3 May 1849 Warren, Indiana, United Statesbought property original purchased by nephew Isaac Marlow with a mortgage from Leonard Coghill -- apparently the mortgage defaulted and Thomas covered for Isaac
Census[13] 1850 Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States
Census[14] 1852 Fremont, Iowa, United States
Property[15] 15 Jun, 15 Oct 1855 Harrison, Iowa, United Statesreceived US land patents
Census[17] 1856 Harrison, Iowa, United States
Marriage Abt 1856 based on birth of daughter Ida
to Elizabeth Stephens
Property[16] 6 Jun 1856 Harrison, Iowa, United Statessold [to father or brother-in-law????]
Property[12] 22, 27 Aug 1857 Warren, Indiana, United Stateswith wife Elizabeth, sold property, inc. land purchased for nephew Isaac and town lots in Independence
Census[18] 1860 Harrison, Iowa, United States
Property[19] 26 Nov 1864, 10 Dec 1867 Harrison, Iowa, United Statessold
Census[20] 1870 Monona, Iowa, United States
Death? Bef Aug 1872 remarriage of wife Elizabeth

The death of Thomas's wife Juli Ann (Slusher) is undocumented but supported by deed records for Warren County, Indiana. Juli Ann last appears as a co-signer for a deed of sale in 1847.[10] When Thomas sells the remainder of his property in Warren County in 1856, his wife and co-signer is Elizabeth.[12] The only Thomas Meadows of the approximate right age and birth place with a wife named Elizabeth who appears in the 1860 US Census is in Harrison County, Iowa.[18]. Living nearby (HH 482, Fam 428) is a Cornelis Meadows of the right age to be Thomas's nephew.

Thomas’s brother-in-law Eli Slusher had settled in Franklin Township, Fremont County, Iowa by 1845, and there is a listing for a T. Meadows in Franklin Township in the 1852 Iowa State Census. Although the evidence that the Thomas Meadows of Indiana and the Thomas Meadows of Iowa are the same is circumstantial, there is (so far) no evidence to contradict that conclusion or suggest an alternative explanation.

References
  1. Colleen Wilburn, in Meadows Family email, Secondary quality.
  2. Isham Meadows Probate Record, in Meadows Family Documents, Primary quality.

    Also mentioned Nov 1830, stating that he had already received his inheritance

  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. 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 [Isham]; 1 female under 10 [Polly], 1 female 10-16 [Keziah], 1 female 16-26 [problem – is this Sally entered in wrong category?]

  5. Indiana, Warren County, in United States. 1840 U.S. Census Population Schedule, Primary quality.

    Thomas Meadows, 1 male 30-40, 1 female 30-40 [Julie Ann]

  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. 207 - Indenture 19 January 1826
    Between Isom Meadows and Sally his wife of Montgomery County, Indiana
    And Thomas Meadows of the same place
    Who paid $50
    For the N1/2 of the E1/2 of the NW1/4, S11, T19N, R5N (Terre Haute Land District), containing 40 acres
    Signed Isom x his mark Meadows, Sally x her mark Meadows
    Witnesses Robert Johnston JP, Margaret Johnston

    p. 228 - Indenture 25 April 1828
    Between Thomas Meadows and Julia his wife of Montgomery County, Indiana
    And Peter Groenendyke [sic] of same place
    Who paid $100
    For the N1/2 of the E1/2 of the NW1/4, S11, T19N R5 (Terre Haute Land District), containing 40 acres
    Signed Thomas x his mark Meadows, Julia x her mark Meadows
    Witnesses John Wilson, Jacob Angle; Recorded 25 April 1828

  7. 7.0 7.1 United States. Bureau of Land Management, General Land Office Records, Primary quality.

    Patentee: Thomas Meadors of Montgomery County Acres: 80
    Issue Date: 4/10/1829 Land Office: Crawfordsville
    Document Nr.: 6450 Accession/Serial Nr.: IN0990__.455
    W1/2 NW1/4 Section 25 Township 22-N Range 7-W Fountain County, IN

    Accession/Serial #: IN3170__.073 BLM Serial #: IN NO S/N
    Patentee: Thomas Meadors of Fountain County
    SW1/4 SW1/4 Sec 15 Town 22-N Range 7-W Warren County, IN Acres: 40
    Issue Date: 4/5/1837 Land Office: Crawfordsville Document Nr.: 27410

  8. Deed Records; FHL #1321728, in Fountain County (Indiana). Recorder. Deed records, 1827-1887. (Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1983), Vol.5, p. 297, Primary quality.

    No. 227 - Indenture made 9 Dec 1835
    Between Thomas Meadows and Julia An [sic] Meadows of Fountain County, Indiana
    and Nathaniel Hamilton of same place
    who paid $500
    for land in Fountain County, W1/2 of the NW1/4, S25, T22N, R7W, containing 80 acres
    signed Thomas x his mark Meadows, Julia Ann x her mark Meadows
    Witness: Camfeet Lane; Recorded 26 Jan 1836

  9. Deed Records; FHL #1976844, in Warren County (Indiana). Recorder. Deed records, 1827-1901. (Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1994), Vol 4, p. 162, 1836-1837, Primary quality.

    11 Jan 1836
    Zachanan Ciscott of Warren County, Indiana
    and Thomas Meadows of Fountain County, Indiana
    for $100
    Lots in the Town of Independence No. 90 and 89
    Signed Zachanah x his mark Ciscott
    Witnesses Jacob Harris[?] and William Pickover; Recorded 12 June 1836

  10. 10.0 10.1 Deed Record, volumes 8-9; FHL #1977053, in Warren County (Indiana). Recorder. Deed records, 1827-1901. (Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1994), Vol. 9, p. 335, Primary quality.

    Indenture 18 June 1847
    Between Thomas Meadows and Julian Meadows his wife of Warren County, Indiana
    and William Deegan of the same place
    who paid $300
    for the SE1/4 of the SW1/4 of S15, T22N, R7W, containing 40 acres
    Signed Thomas Meadows, Julian x her mark Meadows
    Witness Johnathan [sic] Cox, John W. Bunnell, JP; Recorded 14 Jan 1848

  11. Vols 10-11, 1841-1850; FHL #19772054, in Warren County (Indiana). Recorder. Deed records, 1827-1901. (Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1994), Vol 11, p. 66, Primary quality.

    Indenture 3 May 1849
    Between Eli Mendenhall of Fountain County, Indiana
    and Thomas Meadows of the County of Warren, Indiana
    who paid $300
    for the W1/2 of the W1/2 of the SE 1/4, Sect 15
    also the W1/2 of 30 acres of land off of the N end of the W1/2 of the NE1/4 of Sec 22,
    all in T22N, R7W
    Signed Eli Mendenhall
    Witness Moses x his mark Doty, John W. Bunnell, JP; Recorded 2 Jan 1850

  12. 12.0 12.1 Volumes 16-18, 1855-1859; FHL #1977057, in Warren County (Indiana). Recorder. Deed records, 1827-1901. (Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1994), Primary quality.

    16-328 - By this Deed made this 27th day of August 1856
    Thomas Meddows and Elizabeth Meddows his wife convey and Warrant to Isaac S[lev]in the following premises situate in Warren County, Indiana
    W1/2 of the W1/2 of the SE1/4 of Sec 15
    also the W1/2 of 30 acres of land off of the North end of the North end of the W1/2 of the NE1/4 of Sec 22, T22N, R7W
    for the sum of $500
    Thomas x his mark Meddows, Elizabeth x her mark Meddows
    Witness Clark Benson JP; Recorded 16 Sept 1856

    17-125 - On 22 Aug 1856
    Thomas Meadows and Elizabeth Meadows his wife
    convey and Warrant to James Bunnell
    land in Warren County, Indiana, to wit
    Lots No. 89 & 90 in the town of Independence except for a piece in the SW corner deeded by me to Edward S. Coates
    for $125
    Thomas x his mark Meadows, Elizabeth x her mark Meadows
    Witness Clark Benson JP; Recorded 16 May 1857

  13. Iowa, Pottawattamie County, District 21, in United States. 1850 U.S. Census Population Schedule, HH 553, Fam 553, Primary quality.

    Meadows, Thomas, 35, laborer, b. Carolina; in household of James Blair, 40, Laborer, b. VA and family (Martha, 36 b. PA, Sarah 18 b. PA, Virginia 17, b. PA, Mary 14 b. PA, John 11 b. MO, Margaret 6 b. MO, Emily 2 b. MO)
    Note: in 1850, Pottawattami included part of present county of Harrison, was north of Fremont County where Thomas’s bro-in-law Eli Slusher and family were living.

  14. Iowa Genweb, Fremont County, in Meadows Family websites, Secondary quality.

    Thomas's brother-in-law Eli Slusher moved to Fremont County, Iowa about 1845

  15. United States. Bureau of Land Management, General Land Office Records, Primary quality.

    Thomas Meadows of Harrison County, Iowa
    40 acres, NWNE, Sec 24, T80-N, R43-W, Harrison County, IA
    Patent # 4604, Issued 6/15/1855, Kanesville Land Office
    Authority April 24, 1820: Sale-Cash Entry (3 Stat. 566)

    Thomas Meadows of Harrison County, Iowa
    40 acres, SENE, Sec 24, T80-N, R43-W , Harrison County, IA
    Patent # 7780, Issued 10/15/1855, Kanesville Land Office
    Authority April 24, 1820: Sale-Cash Entry (3 Stat. 566)

  16. Volume B, 1855-1857; FHL #1503003, in Harrison County (Iowa). Recorder. Deed records, 1854-1936. (Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1987), B-378, Primary quality.

    Indenture 6 June 1856
    Between Thomas Meadows of Harrison County, Iowa
    And W. G. Stevens of same place
    Who paid $25
    For the E1/2 of the SE [blank] of the NE1/4, S24, T80N, R3W,
    Containing 20 acres
    Signed Thomas Meadows
    Witnesses Henry McHenry JP, Francis McHenry; Recorded 5 Dec 1856

  17. Iowa, Harrison, Magnolia, in Iowa, United States. Iowa 1856 state census, HH 36, Fam 36, Primary quality.

    Meadows, Thomas, 50, married, resident Iowa 7 years, b. TN, Farmer, eligible to vote
    , Elizabeth, 22, married, resident Iowa 5 years, b. TN

  18. 18.0 18.1 Iowa, Harrison, Magnolia, in United States. 1860 U.S. Census Population Schedule, HH 415, Fam 431, Primary quality.

    Meadows, Thomas, 56, male, farmer, RE=$1600, PE=$1000, b. KY
    , Elizabeth, 26, female, b. TN
    , Ida, 3, female, b. Iowa
    , Elisa Pollards, 23, male, farmer, RE=$100, b. TN

  19. General Index to Deeds; FHLS #1502998, in Harrison County (Iowa). Recorder. Deed records, 1854-1936. (Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1987), Secondary quality.

    Grantor, vol 2 – May 8, 1865-Dec 22-1869
    Meadows, Thomas & wife to W. G. Steven, filed Mar 1866, dated 26 Nov 1864, Book M-238
    Meadows, Thomas & wife, filed 11 Dec 1867, dated 10? Dec 1867, Book P-292

  20. Iowa, Monona, Franklin, in United States. 1870 U.S. Census Population Schedule, HH 4, Fam 4, Primary quality.

    Meadows, Thomas, 65, white male, farm labourer, RE=$50, PE=$400, b. SC, [able to read and write]
    , Elizabeth, 36, white female, keeping house, b. TN [able to read and write]
    , Ida, 13, white female, b. IA, at school