My MEADORS/MEADOWS Research (So Far) -- The Virginia Years
It has been a year since I posted, but believe me, I have not been idle. I was able to learn a lot about by MEADORS/MEADOWS line, a little about the other lines. It is a work in progress, but I love it!
In 1636, Thomas MEADOR, Sr. immigrated to Virgina from England. He brought with him is wife Sara. One the same journey, was an Ambrose MEADOR, but it is not yet known the actual relationship between the two. But there WAS a relationship.
Thomas was born in 1612 in England, and as stated above, immigrated to Va. in 1636. He became a tobacco farmer in his new surroundings and at one time was given 300 acres by the above mentioned Ambrose at what is now called Islington Landing in VA. He was my 10th g-grandfather.
Thomas and Sara had a son named Thomas Jr., born in 1638 in Northumberland Co., VA. He married Sarah HOSKINS, the daughter of Bartholomew HOSKINS and Dorcas Anne ISHAM, though Isham may have been the name of her first husband. Thomas, Jr. was also a tobacco farmer. He had 320 acres and was given 300 more by this father, Thomas. He was my 9th g-grandfather.
Thomas Jr, and Sarah's first son was John MEADOR. He was born in 1658 in Lancaster Co., VA. He was first married to Elizabeth STONE and had seven children with her before her death in 1694. He then married Ms. AWBREY or AUBREY. Her given name may have been Mary or Mary Ann. and had several more children. He was also a tobacco planter, and by 1690 had 1095 acres of land in the area now known as Cheatwood Millpond in VA. He died in 1721 in VA. He was my 8th g-grandfather.
John's fourth son, and first with Mary Ann?, was Jonas MEADOR, Sr. He was born about 1698 in Essex Co., VA. He married Frances HUDGENS in about 1720. He died in 1768 in VA. He was my 7th g-grandfather.
Two of his brother's, Jason and Job(e) moved to Anson Co., NC., but that is a whole other research project. More on that later!
Jonas and Frances had several children, one of which was Joel MEADOR. He was born about 1725 in Cumberland Co., VA. He married Susanna Clark, and died in 1798. He was my 6th g-grandfather.
Joel and Susanna had several children, one of which was Isham MEADOR. He was born about 1760 in Bedford Co., va. He was the fourth son of Joel and Susanna. His first marriage was to Obedience "Biddy" BRADSHAW. Records show that he and two of his brothers served in the Revolutionary War. He had a "plantation" and was left 200 additional acres by his father Joel. Sometime after the war, he and Biddy moved the family to Smith Co., TN. His second marriage was to the widow Margaret CRAIGHEAD SULLIVAN. Isham died in 1840 in Smith Co., TN. He was my 5th g-grandfather.
Isham and Biddy had several children, one of which was Pleasant MEADOR. He was born about 1796 in Franklin Co., VA. He married Linnea SHAW, and died after 1860 in Allen Co., KY. He was my 4th g-grandfather.
That takes my line of the family out of Virginia. This is all I have of the Virginia years as yet. It isn't much, but it is a lot more than I had a year ago.
I hope this helps any other "family" members, and as always, "Happy Hunting!"