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  • ID: I2054
  • Name: Ransom Middleton MEADOWS
  • Prefix: \ /// <<<
  • Given Name: Ransom Middleton
  • Surname: Meadows
  • Suffix: [1786nc][CSA]
  • Nickname: ***** +Sarah L. Stephens/Stevens
  • Sex: M
  • _UID: AD2A251AB51C014B875AD680339C9919EB18
  • Change Date: 25 MAY 2015
  • Note: This individual was found on GenCircles at: sers/lawrencek-2/1/data/88This individual was found on GenCircles at: h ttp:// individual was f ound on GenCircles at: ta/88This individual was found on GenCircles at: http://www.gencircles. com/users/lawrencek-2/1/data/88 1 2 3 4
  • Birth: 25 DEC 1786 in Coranade, Warren County, North Carolina (near Raleigh)
  • Note:
    # ID: I46743
    # Name: Ransom Meadows
    # Surname: Meadows
    # Given Name: Ransom
    # Sex: M
    # Birth: 25 Dec 1786 in Coronade, Warren County, North Carolina
    # Death: 2 Apr 1863
    # _UID: F70942174672D71192CF00E0296EE9FAB43E
    # Note:

    Home in 1860: Western Division, Tallapoosa, Alabama

    Also Individual:Ransom Meadows [292808 Whatley-Cook.FTW]- "I have s ome handwritten records that show a Ransome Meadows m. Sarah Stephens 0 2/04/1808 and had 7 children. The following is an excerpt from personal p ages (spelling is as found on original): Ransom Meadows --- Born Decemb er 25, 1786. Died April 2, 1863. Married Sarah Stephens February 4, 180 8. Ransom Meadows was born in Coronade, Warren County, North Carolina. T his is near Raleigh, N.C. He and his wife and several other relatives a re buried in a large sepulchre or Mausoleum as we call them today. This i s located on two acres of ground in Alexander City, Alabama. This was p art of his large plantation and a provision was made in his will that i f the land was ever divided and sold this two acres could not be includ ed. This sepulchre is built of solid rock and was built by his slaves. A t one time he owned more slaves than anyone in Coosa County. His planta tion covered most of what is now known as Alexander City, Alabama.
    From these same pages a note near Martha Meadows name says that they ar e buried in the sepulchre with Ransome and Sarah. I have searched throu gh typed and handwritten notes from relatives past, and have found no r eferences to Martha's children (if any) I hope this helps.
    From: Steve Meadows" Also Individual: Ransom Meadows b. 15 Dec 1786 (Th is gentleman lists a Steven Meadows son, too) [McClellan.GED] Harold E. W eldon- "After marriage, moved through GA to Mount Meigs, AL where he l ived for one year. Mt. Meigs is 10 miles east of Montgomery on the rout e of t he historic old Federal Road, a major traffic artery of it's day . Moved to Loundes County about 1819 or 1820.
    Ransom and all living sons (except William) left Loundensboro and moved to Talapoosa County to escape malaria and yellow fever. (William outli ved all that left him behind.)
    Date of death not known, but buried three miles from Alexander City (Ta lapoosa County) 1/4 mile from Elleahatchee (?spelling) near the old Cro w place.
    Steven, Tom, and Jerry die d before the move to Talapoosa County. Moses , Gilbert and Miles burried in cemetery of Primitive Baptist church atF ishpond, Coosa County, Alabama.
    Moses gave the land for the church site, and grave was kept clean, but n o grave marker."
    Children- so much as I could find-and according to a t A. Gilbert Middleton Meadows b.9 Dec 1818 in Coosa Co., Al
    B. Elias Meadows b.23 Feb 1823 in Loundes County, Alabama d. 14 May 189 1 in Polk County, Texas -Abbott Cemetery, Asia Community
    C. Moses Meadows b.1825 also b. 1818 AL d. 1892Coosa Co AL
    D. Sarah Meadows m.Asbury Ogletree 30 JAN 1832 in Loundes County, Alaba ma died Sept 1836 (Sarah must have been born before 1818)
    E. Elizabeth Jane Meadows m. John B. Hardy
    F. Milous Meadows
    G. Steven Meadows
    H. Tom Meadows
    I. Martha D. Meadows m. Samuel Farris, one child Sarah Jane Farris
    J. Mary Meadows-is this the Mary MEADOWS who married Robert W. Hardy an d William Allen Lansing Hardy?
    K. William Meadows(looks too late to be born in this family?)b. 1846 d. 1 931 m. Angelina Virginia McLendon
    L. John Meadows

    Marriage 1 Sarah Stevens b: 1790 in Georgia

    * Married: 2 Apr 1808


    1. Gilbert Middleton Meadows b: 9 Dec 1818 in Coosa Co., Alabama
    2. Elias Meadows b: 23 Feb 1823 in Alabama
    3. Elizabeth Jane Meadows
    4. Mary Meadows b: 1836 in Alabama
    5. Milous Meadows b: 1835 in Alabama
    6. Sarah Meadows
    7. Steven Meadows
    8. Tom Meadows
    9. Martha D. Meadows

    source page: 46743

    database owner:
    John Luddy Burke Jr. (

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  • Will: 22 NOV 1844 Loundes County, Alabama
  • Note:
    Here is my copy of Ishamīs will.
    The will of Isham Meadows of Lowndes County, Alabama, was made 22 Novem ber 1844, proved 10 February 1845, registered 25 February 1845 in Lownd es County, Will Book B, pages 154?156.
    Will of Isham Meadows Nov. 22, 1844

    I, Isham Meadows of the County of Lowndes and State of Alabama, do make a nd publish this my last Will and Testiament, hereby revolking and makin g voil all former Wills by me at any time heretofore made.
    First: I direct that all my debts and funeral expenses be paid as soon a fter my decease as possible out of the first monies that shall come int o the hands of my Executors from any portion of my Estate.
    Secondly: I will and bequeath unto my son, Ransom, the Mill Seat which h e occupies at this time including all the land covered by the Mill Pond t aken up by the race etc., say three acres more or less.
    Thirdly: I give and bequeath all of my landed property unto my wife, Ma rtha, during her life. At her death, I direct that the whole of the afo resaid land shall be equally devided among my following named children, N amely: Priscilla, William, Nancy, Isham, Susanna, Elizabeth Jane and As a.
    Fourthly: I give and bequeath unto my wife Martha, all my negro propert y during her life, namely: Dolly, Sally, Mary, Sopha, Sam, John, Henry, H arriet, Joanna, Frank, Peter and Marcus. These negroes, I direct shall n ot be hired out but kept together on the farm.
    Fifthly: At the death of my wife, Martha, I direct the the aforemention ed negroes, Dolly, Sally, Mary, Sopha, Sam, John, Henry, Harriet, Joann a, Frank, Peter, and Marcus, with their issue of increase, be given to m y following named children in manner as follows, Namely To my son Asa, I g ive Sophia, to my son Daniel, I give John and Harriet, To my son, James , I give Sally and Marcus, and to my daughter, Martha, I give Dolly and F rank.
    Sixthly: I give and bequeath all my household and kitchen furniture, al l my Plantation utensials, wagons, carts, etc., and all my stock, horse , mules, cows, hogs etc., together with all the crops of corn, cotton a nd everything appertaining to the farm whatsoever, unto my wife, Martha f or her use and during her life. Also all the ready money which may be o n hand. At her death all the aforsaid house hold and kitchen furniture, p lantation utensials, waggons, carts, etc., stock etc., I direct to be e qually divided among my following named children, namely: Martha, James , Daniel Edward and Benjamin.
    And I do hereby make and ordan my wife, Martha, as Executrix and Peter H uffman, Executor of this my last Will and Testament.
    In witness whereof, I Isham Meadows, the Testator, Have to this my will , written on one sheet of paper, set my hand and seal theis the twenty s econd day of November in the year of Our Lord One Thousand Eight Hundre d and forty four.

    Isham Meadows (L. S.)
    A. Douglas
    Jas. D. McCall
    Jesse P. Tatum
    John A. McRea

    State of Alabama
    Lowndes County

    Personally appeared in open court, Archibald Douglass, Jesse P. Tatum a nd John A. McRea, who being sworn on the Holy Evangellist of All Mighty G od depose and say that they were present and saw Isham Meadows late of s aid County, in his life time, sign, seal, publish, and declare the forg oing instrument in writing as his last will and Testament, and that the y together with James D. McCall who was also present at the request of s aid decedant, at the day of the date of said instument, in his presence a nd in the presence of each other, subscribed their names as witnesses t hereto, and that said decedent at the time was of sound mind and memory .
    A. Douglass
    Sworn to before me this 10th day of Jesse P. Tatum
    February, 1845 John A. McRea

    Thos. M. Williams, Judge C. C. L. C.

    The foregoing Will is a true copy of the original and registered 25th F ebruary, 1845

    M. B. Hinkle, Clerk.

    I, Harrell Hammonds, Judsge of Probate in and for said County and said S tate, hereby certify that the foregoing is a true copy of that certain L ast Will and Testament of Isham Meadows, deceased, as found on record i n this office in Will Book B, Page 154-6.
    Given under my hand and Official Seal of Office this 28th day of April, 1 960.

    Court papers for the estate of Sarah/Ransom Meadows concerning the dowe r rights property reserved for his wife Sarah after his death were dist ributed when she died in 1873:

    A Petition was filed in Tallapoosa County, Alabama, 18 January 1873, by G ilbert Meadows. To the Hon. Allen D. Sturdevant, Judge of the Probate f or said county: Gilbert Meadows, a resident citizen of said county over a ge twenty-one years. He stated that Ransom Meadows, late of said county , decd., died owning 352 acres off the west side of Section 20, Townshi p 22, Range 21, in said county, with other lands. After the death of Ra nsom Meadows, the said lands above were set apart as the dower of the w idow of Ransom, Sarah Meadows, who has since departed this life 3 Novem ber 1872 leaving real estate unadministered. Petition further states th at the following named persons are the children and heirs at law of Ran som Meadows: (1) Mary Dick over 21 years old and resides in Pickens(?) C ounty, Alabama; (2) William Meadows over 21 years old and resides in Lo wndes County, Alabama; (3) adix Elias Meadows over 21 years old and res ides in Pike [Polk] County, Texas; (4) Moses Meadows of lawful age and r esides in Coosa County, Alabama; (5) adix Elizabeth Bankston over 21 ye ars of age and resides somewhere in the State of Georgia, but petitione r is not informed as to her county; (6) Milas Meadows over 21 years res iding in Coosa County, Alabama; (7) Stephen Meadows who is now decd., l eaving surviving him Mary Konley/Nonley(Hardy?) who is of lawful age an d resides in Coosa County, Alabama; (8) Martha Farris who is also decd. , leaving surviving her June Boss(?) and Francis Farris all of whom are o f lawful age and reside in Coosa County, Alabama; (9) Sarah Ogletree wh o died leaving surviving her John & Thomas Ogletree over the age of 21 y ears ? John resides in said county and state, Thomas having died last r esided in Coosa County, Alabama leaving surviving him Daniel, Sidney, a nd Elizabeth Ogletree all under fourteen years of age; (10) Petitioner G ilbert Meadows who is of lawful age and residing in said county and sta te. Petitioner shows that all the above mentioned heirs at law & childr en of Ransom Meadows are joint owners and tenants in common in said lan ds above described and have each a one tenth interest in said lands. La nds cannot be equitably & fairly divided without a sale of same. Henry A . Garrett is guardian ad litem for the minors in this petition.230

    source: 07.html

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  • Event: see text --> Census 1850 - f 1850
  • _SDATE: 1 JUL 1850 Tallapoosa County, Alabama
  • Note:
    1850 Tallapoosa , AL 12 Dec House 1376 Ransom Meadows NOT INDEXED
    Runtsum Maddows 63 $4000 farmer NC Township 23, Tallapoosa, AL abt 1786

    Sarah 59 GA Township 23, Tallapoosa, AL abt 1791 GA
    Miles 16 GA Township 23, Tallapoosa, AL abt 1834 Alabama
    John W. 7 GA Township 23, Tallapoosa, AL abt 1843 Alabama (grandson- Gi lbertīs son by a 1st marriage to Martha Matilda Snowden)


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  • Event: American Civil War - North Carolina, Copany C 3rd Regiment Military BET 1861 AND 1865
  • _SDATE: 1 JUL 1861 North Carolina
  • Note:
    Matches 1 - 1
    Name War Rank Unit/Reg State Notes
    MEADOWS, Ransom American Civil War 3rd NC


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  • Death: 2 APR 1863 in Tallapoosa County, Alabama 5 1 2 3 4
  • Death: 2 APR 1863 in Alexander City, Tallapoosa Co., Alabama 2 3 4
  • Burial: ABT 1863
  • _SDATE: 1 JUL 1863 Own Mausoleum built by his slaves in Alexander City on Elkahachee Rd. 1 4
  • Burial: 1863
  • _SDATE: 1 JUL 1863 Own Mausoleum built by his slaves in Alexander City on Elkahachee Rd. 2 3 4

    Father: Isham (2) MEADOWS b: 25 DEC 1765 in Warren County, North Carolina
    Mother: Martha [Stevens] [ 8 children] STEPHENS b: 1771 in Ga

    Father: Isham (2) MEADOWS b: 25 DEC 1765 in Warren County, North Carolina
    Mother: Ann - Anne SHERRILL b: ABT 1767 in NC ?

    Marriage 1 Sarah Leona [Stevens] STEPHENS b: 1791 in Wilkes County, Georgia
    • Married: 4 FEB 1808 in Coosa Co., AL
    • Note:
      susan aldridge- the morgans
      Entries: 2088 Updated: Tue Jul 8 09:50:30 2003 Contact: susan sch ellmann
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      # ID: I537704790
      # Name: Ransom MEADOWS
      # Given Name: Ransom
      # Surname: Meadows
      # Sex: M
      # Birth: 25 Dec 1786 in Warren,Co.,NC 1
      # Death: 2 Apr 1863
      # Burial: Mausoleum On Old Plantation on Elkahachee Rd. 2
      # Change Date: 15 May 2003 3

      Father: Isham MEADOWS
      Mother: Martha STEPHENS

      Marriage 1 Sarah STEPHENS

      * Note: _STATMARRIED


      1. Has Children Mary Ann Elizabeth MEADOWS b: 1833 in Georgia

      Marriage 2 Spouse Unknown

      * Note: _STATMARRIED


      1. Has Children Elizabeth Jane MEADOWS


      1. Author: Ranson Meadows
      Title: Mausoleum
      Text: "In memory of Ranson Meadows born in Warren Co. NC Dec 25 1 786 married Sarah Stephens Feb. 4 1808 died April 2 1863 age 76 years 4 m o. and 7 days"
      Ranson moved with his father Isham to Lowndes Co. AL. After 3 of h is children died with yellow fever and malaria, he moved to the hill co untry of Tallapoosa Co. AL
      2. Author: Billy Parker, Deatsville, AL
      Title: Remarks

      Date: 14 May 2003

      sourceURL: I537704790

    1. Has No Children John Milous "Miles" MEADOWS
    2. Has No Children Thomas "Tom" MEADOWS b: 1809 in Warren County, NC
    3. Has Children Mary MEADOWS b: 1810 in Greene County, Georgia
    4. Has Children Sarah MEADOWS b: ABT 1810 in Green, Georgia
    5. Has Children Stephen - Steven MEADOWS b: 1811 in Green County, Georgia
    6. Has No Children Tom MEADOWS b: ABT 1811
    7. Has Children Martha D. "Patsy" MEADOWS b: 1812/3 in Georgia
    8. Has No Children Gerald "Jerry" MEADOWS b: 1813 in Greene County, Georgia
    9. Has No Children Jerry MEADOWS b: ABT 1813
    10. Has Children Gilbert Middleton (senior) MEADOWS b: 9 DEC 1818 in Coosa County
    11. Has Children William MEADOWS b: 30 JAN 1821
    12. Has Children Elias MEADOWS b: 23 FEB 1823 in Loundes County, Alabama
    13. Has Children Early Richard Moses "Moses" MEADOWS b: 1825 in Lowndesboro, Lowndes Co. AL
    14. Has Children Elizabeth Jane MEADOWS b: APR 1827 in Alabama
    15. Has Children Mary Ann Elizabeth MEADOWS b: 1828 in Coosa County, Alabama
    16. Has Children Miles (Milous) CSA, Sgt.] MEADOWS b: 23 AUG 1834 in Lowndes Co, Alabama
    17. Has Children Sarah Harriet Amy (Cathy's Ancestor) MEADOWS b: 11 SEP 1847 in Tallapoosa County, AL

    1. Abbrev: GEDCOM file imported on 23 Sep 2009 - CAA's GEDCOM Backup file - hard drive
      Title: GEDCOM file submitted by Cathy Ann Created on 17 AU G 2009. Imported on 23 Sep 2009.
    2. Abbrev: GEDCOM file imported on 16 Jun 2006
      Title: GEDCOM file. Created on Jun 16, 2006. Imported on 16 Jun 2006.
    3. Abbrev: GEDCOM file imported on 30 Apr 2005
      Title: GEDCOM file. Created on 30 APR 2005. Imported on 30 Apr 2005.
    4. Abbrev: GEDCOM file imported on 14 Mar 2014 - CAA's GEDCOM backup - hard drive
      Title: GEDCOM file submitted by Cathy Abernathy - GEDCOM archive from harddriv e - recovered file, Created on 12 MAR 2014. Import ed on 14 Mar 2014.
    5. Abbrev: John Lindsay Descendents.FTW
      Title: John Lindsay Descendents.FTW
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