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Freitag, 8. Juli 2011

Joseph Farris family

The Grant- McDaniel / McDonald connection out of Fairfield SC on its way to Carroll, Mississippi and the McCaw girls in Lowndes and the Davis siblings in Lowndes-
Joseph Farris died in Lowndes Co AL but came from Fairfield County, South Carolina. Before that his father William Farris was in Chester County, South Carolina.

Fairfield County, South Carolina, Will Book 5, page 36:
Will of William Fearys, dated 5 Sept. 1810;
Sons Thomas, Joseph, William;
Granddaughter Mary, daughter of Samuel Fearys, dec'd;
Daughter Genet Smith, son-in-law William Smith;
Grandson William Fearys Smith;
Granddaughter Mary Morrow Smith.

Joseph Farris of Fairfield SC (died Lowndes AL) and Sarah Delashmutt b 1744:  

Known children 
1. Catherine W. Farris b 11 Dec 1799 SC married William M. Grant- the son of John Grant and Catherine Britnell of Fairfield County South Carolina his siblings were Joseph B. Grant b c 1798, (William),  Britnell Grant died before 1860,
John Grant Jr. (born about 1805 in SC)(administrator of his father's will),  female Grant, Jane Grant married McDonald (Atchman)Atchison, Christiana Grant married John Gill, Elizabeth Grant, Henry Peter Grant b. 1818 (or Peter Henry) m. Mary E. Davis.  John Grant Sr and (wife Catherine  Britnell) appear in the 1800, 1810, and 1820 Fairfield County  S.C. Census.

CHILDREN: Sometime between 1831and 1859 the family moved to Lowndes County Alabama (near Montgomery).
1850: Lowndes, Lowndes, Alabama Family Number: 356  William Grant 50 SC planter $800 Catharine W Grant 50 SC William Grant 21 SC planter Elizabeth Grant 19 SC
Lucretia Grant =    Spouses: Married : Matthew John McDonald,  aka McDaniel b 1st Nov 1824  Fairfield SC  on  16 March 1847 in Carroll County, Miss.  McDaniel is an American derivation of McDonald or MacDonald. 1850: Northern Division, Carroll, Mississippi Family Number: 214  Mathew McDonald 26 Lucretia McDonald 26 William McDonald  2 Thomas McDonald 1 Thomas R Sheppard 36 Alcy Sheppard 46 Sarah Hunter 1870: Township 20 Range 4, Carroll, Mississippi Post Office: Carrollton -Matthew Mcdonel 45 W F Mcdonel 22 Mary M Mcdonel 15
Sarah Grant    =     Spouses: James Henry Salley b: 15 MAY 1815 Goodland Swamp Twp., Orangeburg Dist., SC Married: 28 AUG 1842 in Carroll Co., MS James marriage to his first wife is shown in Marriage Book A, p. 367, Carroll Co., MS.  Children  James William SALLEY b: 6 May 1845  Joseph Grant SALLEY b: 1845  Eleanor SALLEY b: 1847  Sarah SALLEY b: 1849  Maggie SALLEY  Dollie SALLEY  Daniel Martin SALLEY b 14 Sept 1853 died 28 May 1925 in Milling Springs  Richard SALLEY    
Joseph Grant    Born: ABT 1821  South Carolina  married Clarkey Davis, brother of Dempsey Davis . Clarkey and Joseph Grant are buried at Letohatchee Cemetery in Lowndes Co., ALI will be happy to share Davis, Farris and Grant info that I have. You can e-mail me at. :lindarainey@bellsouth.net
Catherine Grant    Born: ABT 1822  =Spouses: Andrew McDonald /  McDaniel in  Oct 1841, Carroll Co., MS "There is a land deed sale in Carroll County, Miss., 1875 by the heirs of one Andrew McDonald late of Alabama. Sellers are his widow Catharine Grant McDonald and daughters Belle Dudley and her husband Green Dudley or J. G. Dudley and Sarah Mrs. W. D. Atchinson and Eliza Mrs. Richard Atchinson. My great great grandfather Mathew John McDonald b. in S.C. moved to Carroll County, Miss., early 1830s w parents Wm Middleton McDonald and Margarette Jane Richmond. His ancestor was a Donald Daniel McDonald, who also answered to McDaniel at times and was from Inverness, Scotland, 1720s [who died 1797 in Fredericksburg Township, South Carolina].and was married to a Rebecca Middleton [dau of Robert Middleton]." from Susie James
John Grant    Born: ABT 1823    South Carolina   married 6 Dec 1848 Lowndes Co AL to Rebecca C. McCaw , sister to Cecelia Jane B. McCaw    1850: Lowndes, Lowndes, Al Family Number: 843  John W Grant 26 Rebecca Grant 18 Marion Grant 1 1860: Monroe, Alabama  Post Office: Burnt Corn  John Grant 34 Rebecca Grant 28 Marion Grant 10 John Grant 4 Anna Grant 2 Deborah [Alice] Grant 3/12
Jane Grant    Born: ABT 1826   South Carolina     Spouses=  Demsey Davis  Dempsey Davis (Jr.) was the son of Dempsey & Rutha Davis who came to Lowndes County from Georgia. Maybe Rutha was a Zuber? But, there may be no connection at all, and the young Davises were just hosting John Zuber as a boarder in their home in 1850.  Dempsey Davis Sr. died in 1839 and Rutha in 1849 in Lowndes County, according to descendant Dorothy Singleton Blue (1927-1993) who researched the family years ago.1850 census - Lowndes Co., Alabama. Family #1124   Demsey Davis - male - 28 (born abt 1822) - Planter - born Alabama Jane Davis - 23 (born abt 1827) - born S. Carolina John Zuber - 63 (born about 1787) - Agent - born Pennsylvania.1860: Northern Division, Lowndes, Al Post Office: Hayneville  Demsey Davis 39 GA Jane Davis 28 SC  F A Davis 6 M E Davis 2 They had 2 children- Frances A. "Fanny" and Mary E.
William Grant    Born: ABT 1829   South Carolina who went to Carroll Co. MS in 1836 breifly, but then returned to Lowndes Co. AL by 1850   and married 17 April 1851 to Cecelia Jane B. McCaw dau of John J. and Elizabeth McCaw1870: Letohatchie, Lowndes, Al Post Office: Hayneville William Grant 42 Cecillia Grant 42 James A Grant 19 Emily A Grant 13 William H Grant 9 Catherine Grant 2 
Mary Ann Elizabethh Grant Born: ABT 1831  South Carolina  married Dempsey Davis when her sister died.1870: Hayneville, Lowndes, Al Post Office: Hayneville  Dempsy Davis 50 Mary E Davis 39 Fanny A Davis 16 Mary E Davis 13 Allen Lumly 16

2. Samuel Farris b 1805 SC married Martha D. "Patsy" Meadows     
a. Samuel Ransom Farris b: 1834     
b. Sarah Jane Farris b: 18 JAN 1835 in AL (died 19 Jun 1933 buried Fishpond Cemetery; Ecletic, AL) m. John L. Adams and Jacob Mildredge Tate 
c. Cass Farris married Susie Votaw  b: 2 MAY 1872 Father: John B. Votaw b: 4 FEB 1842 in St Louis, MO  Mother: Nancy L Gage b: 1844 in ARK  
d. Mordecai Delashmit Farris b:  9 APR 1837 Burial: JUN 1921 Robertsons Chapel Cemetery-Rainsville, Dekalb Co GA  Marriage 1 Missouri Elizabeth Jones b: 28 JUL 1845 in Georgia, married: 10 FEB 1870 in Tallapoosa County,Alabama  Children   =Samuel Farris b: JUL 1870 in Tallapoosa County,Alabama,   Martha Frances Farris b: 24 SEP 1874 married John H. Bell b 12 June 1781 ?,   James Henry Farris b: BET 1874 AND 1878 married Susan Smith,   George Miles Farris b: 17 DEC 1878 married Nicey Jane Ashberry ? Asbury 12 January 1905 in Jackson Co AL, William S. Farris b: APR 1882 married 26 DEC 1907 in Dekalb County, Al to Johnnie Dickert b: ABT 1887 

3. Elizabeth N. Farris b 1808 SC married Turner Jackson b 2 Nov 1807   Page 144 of "Heritage History of Chester County, South Carolina, Vol. II", 1995, says that he moved from Chester County, South Carolina, to the Swift Creek area of Hamilton County, Florida, together with his wife and his brother Benjamin1850: District 3, Hamilton, Fla  Family Number: 203  Turner Jackson 43 Elizabeth Jackson 42 James M Jackson 19 Benjamin Jackson 18 John F Jackson 14 Sarah J Jackson 13 William F Jackson 11 Mary R Jackson 9 Henry P Jackson 6
Jackson, James Madison Dr. 1831 Chester Co SC m. Mary Arabella Glenn Shands dau of Rev Augustine Shands and Sarah Clark Glenn http://files.usgwarchives.net/fl/alachua/bios/shands68gbs.txt  Rev. Augustine Shands is buried White Springs, FL Swift Creek Methodist Church 
Jackson, Benjamin  Birth : 1832 SC m. Amy Elizabeth Shands dau of Rev Augustine Shands and Sarah Clark Glenn
Jackson, John F.  12 Nov 1835 SC m. Mariah E. Martin
Jackson, Sarah Jane  April 1837 SC m. William Augustine Shands in Hamilton Co FL son of Rev Augustine Shands and Sarah Clark Glenn
Jackson, William F.  Birth : 1839  SC m. Caroline "Carrie" E. In 1860 living with William Westbrook next door to his uncle Benjamin C. Jackson 
Jackson, Mary Rosaline  1843 SC m. Francis Marion Smith
Jackson, Henry P.   24 Jan 1844 SC m. Martha Frances "Fannie and Faye" Shands dau of Rev Augustine Shands and Sarah Clark Glenn
Thomas J. Jackson 1849 FL  m. Mary J.

4. Mordecai Dalashmutt Farris Born: 22 AUG 1810 at: South Carolina  Died: 28 APR 1857 married  28 JAN 1836 at: Lowndes County, Alabama to Jane J. Tugger  who probably had married a Geiger first    
1850:Lowndes, Lowndes, Alabama  Family Number 459 
Household Members:
M D Faris 40 
Jane S Faris 45 
Tecumssa L Faris 11 
Sylvester L Faris 7 
Geo A Faris 4 
Elizabeth Giger 22 
Sarah Faris 75
a. Elizabeth 1830 was perhaps a stepchild to Mordecai or a child by a previous marriage who bevame a widow?
b. Tecumpseh Lowndes Farris  Born ca 1839 at: Lowndes County, Alabama married Catherine Augusta Reese b: 13 Jul 1838 in Ala on 14 Feb 1863 in Lowndes Co,Ala    Death: 21 Nov 1919 in San Antonio,Texas  Children=  Kate Fairris b: 30 Jan 1864,  George Sylvester Fairris b: Jan 1866 in Ala.,  Charles Edwin Fairris b: 6 Dec 1871 m. Eliza Younger,  Elizabeth Fairris b: 14 Dec 1873 in Lowndesboro,Ala m. John Reagan in Rusk, Texas
c. Mary J. 1838 Al married a Beard        
d. Sylvester L. Farris 1844 AL 
e. George Farris 1847 SC  

5. Sarah Mary Ann Farris married  William Cravy on Dec 29, 1839  by McCall, John  JP          William Cravy on Dec 29, 1839

Sarah is living near her daughter in law Jane J. Farris and her son Samuel Farris in 1860

1860 Lowndes Co AL Hayneville PO p. 47/531, #440/381 
T.B. McCall 36 M farmer $15,435 Ala $31,000 $84,000 
Laura McCall 22 F Georgia (a Farris?) 
Daniel McCall 1/12 M Georgia 
J.J. Farris 50 Female SC $21,000 31,000 (maiden name Jane J. Tugger- widow of Mordecai Delashemutt) 
Tecumseh Farris 20 F Ala 
Silvester Farris 16 F Ala 
George Farris 13 M SC 
Elizabeth Geiger 30 F SC $1000 could be a stepchild
Mary J. Beard 22 F Ala 

Sarah Farris 85 F SC $12,565

This file was contributed and copyrighted by:

Carolyn Golowka

June 2003

Some background notes by Carolyn Golowka:

William Grant, Sr., was the son of John Grant and Catherine Britnell.  His brother, 
Henry Peter Grant, was a witness to this will as was McDaniel Atchison/Atchinson 
who was married to Jane Grant, William's sister.  John J. McCaw was court clerk 
whose daughter, Celia Jane, married William Grant, Jr., Catherine and William 
Grant's son.  It is all in the family!!

Catherine W. Ferris, daughter of Joseph Ferris and Sarah Delashmen/Delashment, was 
born December 11, 1799 and died September 23, 1856.  She is buried in a cemetery in 
Lowndesboro, Lowndes Co., AL whose name I do not know.  Also buried in this 
cemetery is Sarah Delashment/Delashment Ferris, born about 1774, died Sept. 27, 
1860.  I do not know the relationship to Elijah Delashment. Catherine's brother, 
Mordicai D. Ferris is buried there as well.  He was born Aug. 22, 1810 and died 
Apr. 28, 1857.  Other family members are in this cemetery as well.

Will of Catherine Grant
Lowndes County, Alabama
Will Book B, pages 344 – 345

The State of Alabama  }  Katherine Grant, wife of William Grant, 
Lowndes County        }  Senr. of Lowndes County and State of

Alabama, being of sound mind and memory and considering the uncertainty of this 
life and being instilled in my own right to a certain portion or share of the 
estate of one Elijah Delashment, and which said will bears date the twenty first 
day of June eighteen hundred and fifty one, said estate being now in the hands of 
William B. Jones and Hugh W. Keown (hard to read) of Gibson County, Tennessee, 
executors to said will of said Hugh Delashement, ___ I the aforesaid Catherine 
Grant, do therefore make, ordain, publish and declare this to be my last will and 
testament that is to say:

First:  I give and bequeath unto my beloved husband William Grant all my share of 
the estate of the aforesaid Elijah Delashment to which I am entitled by the said 
last will and testament of the said Elijah Delashment, to have and to hold and to 
be used by him as his own, for and during his natural lifetime or during the time 
he may remain a widower after my decease.  

Second:  In the event that the said William Grant shall, after my decease, 
intermarry with a second wife, or in case of the death of the said William Grant, I 
ordain that all of the said estate in the residue and remainder of said estate and 
all the proceeds of said estate should there be any, of what ever kind or nature it 
may bb, shall be equally divided, share and share alike, among my different 
children or legates, as follows:  to my son Joseph Grant, to my daughter Catherine 
McDaniel, to my son John Grant, to my son William Grant, to my daughter Elizabeth 
Grant, and to my daughter Jane Davis, and also to my daughters Sarah Salley and 
Lucretia McDaniel, and of any of the above named legates be dead at that time, 
leaving children, their own offspring behind them, then those children shall be 
entitled to and receive their father or mother's share, which he or she would have 
been entitled to had they been living – and I do hereby make, ordain, and appoint 
my husband, William Grant, the sole executor of this my last will and testament.  
In witness whereof I, Catherine Grant, the said testator, have to this my last will 
and testament set my hand and seal this twenty second day of May eighteen hundred 
and fifty four.

Signed, sealed and published in the           Catherine X Grant
Presence of the testator and of each of us             mark
Wit:  John J. McCaw
      McDaniel X Atchison
     Henry P. Grant

The State of Alabama  }  Personally appeared in open court, John
Lowndes County        }  McCaw, one of the subscribing witnesses

To the foregoing paper writing purporting to be the last will and 
testament of Catherine Grant, deceased, late of said county, and 
being sworn stated that said Catherine Grant in her lifetime 
voluntarily executed said paper writing as her last will and 
testament in presence of the said witnesses and in the presence of 
the other subscribing witnesses on the day the same bears date and 
further that he, said deponent, together with the other subscribing 
witnesses McDaniel Atchison and Henry P. Grant, subscribed their 
names as witnesses thereto in the presence of said Catherine Grant 
and in the presence of each other – and further that at the time of 
signing said paper, said Catherine Grant was of sound disposing mind 
and memory.

Sworn to and subscribed in open                 John McCaw
Court the 2nd day of December 1836
        E. H. Cook, PJLC

The foregoing is a true copy of the original will as admitted to 
probate and record this 2nd day of December AD 1856
        E. H. Cook, PJLC


About John Grant from rootsweb 
Tue, 11 Apr 2000 03:05:06 -0400
This is in reply to Mr. Mallett's Chester County Grants message... I am researching my GRANT family in Fairfield Co SC. I always wonder if the Fairfield Co. GRANTS are connected to the Chester CO. GRANTS.  Here is some information on the Fairfield Co. Grants. If you see a connection please let me know. I am still working on verifying some of this... so please forgive any errors. ------------- John Grant (born c1745) He was in Rev. War and was listed as Col. John Grant in early SC census records. We only know the names of two of his 4 sons and none of his 5 daughters. The two sons we have names for are John and Randolph (born c.1774 SC). (Also, the elder John Grant may have had at least 2 brothers, Peter and James) Col. John Grant's son... John Grant (born C1770 and died 1840 in Lowndes Co AL) He married c 1796 in Chester Co. to Catherine Britnell (born c. 1785) Catherine Britnell was the daughter of Joseph Britnell and Christina Britnell. According to census and land records John Grant and Catherine Britnell lived in Fairfield Co from 1800 to 1834. He lived near his father Col. John Grant in 1800. During the 1830's and early 1840's John Grant and his mostly grown children and their families moved to Lowndes Co. Alabama (with the exception of his son William Grant who went to Carroll Co. MS in 1836 breifly, but then returned to Lowndes Co. AL by 1850) John Grant and Catherine had 9 children in this order: Joseph B. Grant born c.1798 SC, William Grant, Britnell Grant, John Grant, unknown female, Jane Grant, Christine Grant, Elizabeth Grant, Henry Peter Grant born 1818 SC) All of these children had families in Lowndes Co. AL, except Joseph Grant who never married and left his estate to his siblings in Lowndes Co. AL. ------------- The other son whose name we know of Col. John Grant is Randolph Grant. He lived next to his father in Fairfield in 1800 with a wife and 2 females under 10 years of age. Nothing else is known about him. There are alot of Grants missing!  Some surnames associated with this family in SC: Davis, Britnell, Gandy, Gregory, Farris, DeLashment, McCaw, Atchinson, Gill, Tidwell, Harrison, maybe Hines and Arledge.  *** Also looking for information on MINOR/MINER GRANT who bought some items at Thomas Hines estate sale c.1821 in Fairfield Co. SC.  Can anyone add any info or corrections to this?  Any info about the Chester Co. SC Grants would also be helpful. This may help to either tie into the Chester Co Grants or rule it out. I'd like to know how many GRANT families were in the old Camden District of SC. Thanks! Sarah

Has Children Mordecai Delishmit Farris b: 9 APR 1837

Marriage 1 Missouri Elizabeth Jones b: 28 JUL 1845 in Georgia Married: 10 FEB 1870 in Tallapoosa County,Alabama 
Samuel Farris b: JUL 1870 in Tallapoosa County,Alabama  
Martha Frances Farris b: 24 SEP 1874 married John H. Bell b 12 June 1781  
James Henry Farris b: BET 1874 AND 1878 married Susan Smith  
George Miles Farris b: 17 DEC 1878 married Nicey Jane Ashberry ? Asbury 12 January 1905 in Jackson Co AL  
William S. Farris b: APR 1882 married 26 DEC 1907 in Dekalb County, Al to Johnnie Dickert b: ABT 1887

1831 Will of Joseph Farris (husband of Sarah Delashmutt of Fairfield District SC)
Lowndes County, Alabama
Will Book B, pages 16-17

State of Alabama
Lowndes County

In the Name of God, Amen. I Joseph Farris of the State and County aforesaid Knowing the frailty of nature and the uncertainty of Life and the certainty of Death and being now in a ______ State of Bodily health but sound of mind and memory do make this my last Will and Testament (viz.)

Item 1st I commit my Soul to God who gave it and my body to the dirt from whence it came.

Item 2nd I will to be sold the following property for to satisfy my Just Debts (viz.) my Negro Boy Levi one wagon and gear and one horse named Tom.

Item 3rd I will and bequeath to my beloved wife Sarah Farris during her natural life or widowhood my three Negro boys Laban Jack & Dick and their mother my Negro woman Milley. Also of my perishable property all my house and kitchen furniture except these beds and their _______ also one sow named Nance and one horse named Doctor my cattle and Hogs, two plows and gear, two Arcs (?) and & one grubbing (?) hoe also of my land I will and bequeath her my dwelling where I now reside and lands belonging thereto containing eighty five acres.

Item 4th I will and bequeath to my beloved daughter Catherine W. and her husband William Grant ten dollars.

Item 5th I will and bequeath to my beloved son Samuel Farris one horse named Rolly and new saddle worth Eighteen dollars and plow and gear one Arc(?) and one winding hoe also of my lands one equal half of two hundred and forty acres lying on the Tallawassee Creek and in Township Sixteen Range Fifteen and section thirty three, he paying to my executor one hundred dollars in two payments say fifty dollars per year until paid also an equal half of the lands in which I now reside after the death of my beloved wife containing eighty five acres.

Item 6th I will and bequeath to my beloved daughter Elizabeth N. and her husband Turner Jackson ten dollars.

Item 7th I will and bequeath to my beloved son Mordecai D. Farris one horse named Hadley also of my lands one equal half of two hundred and forty acres lying on Tallawassee Creek and in Township sixteen Range fifteen and section thirty three. Also one equal half of my lands on which I now reside containing eighty five acres including my dwelling. Also my three Negro boys Laban Jack and Dick and their mother Milley with all the perishable property bequeathed to my beloved wife to be his after her death, also the balance of my farming tools.

I will and bequeath to my beloved daughter Sarah Mary Ann Farris one horse saddle and bridle with eighty dollars two cows and calves with eighteen dollars all to be purchased by my executor; also one Negro boy named Toncy.

I will that my cotton crop be sold by my executrix and executor as they may think best and the proceeds to be applied to the payment of my debts also I will and bequeath my corn and _____ to the use and support of my family.

I constitute and appoint my beloved wife, Sarah Farris and my son Mordecai D. Farris my true and lawfull Executrix and Executor to take charge of and settle my estate according to this my last will and testament all other wills and testaments other than this being null and of no effect. Given under my hand and seal this 24th day of December and in the year of our Lord one thousand Eight hundred and thirty one.

Joseph Farris (SEAL)

Signed and sealed in the presence of
Britnell Grant
Needham Smith

State of Alabama
Lowndes County

Needham Smith Esq. Being duly sworn upon the holy Gospels of God deposeth and saith that he saw Joseph Farris, dec’d, in his lifetime sign, seal and publish the within Instrument in Writing as his last Will & Testament and that the said Joseph Farris at the time of his signing the said writing was of sound disposing mind and memory and that this deponent together with Britnell Grant did sign and subscribe the same as witnesses in the presence of each other and also in presence of the Testator.

Sworn to in Open Court Needham Smith
This 7th day May 1832
John Varner, Clk.

The above and foregoing Instrument in Writing is the [exact] words of the original registered this 14th May 1832. 
John Varner, Clk. 
1860 Lowndes Co AL Hayneville PO p. 531C/48, #446/387
Wm Meadows 39 M farmer $15,435 personal property, no real estate Ala
Angeline Meadows 38 F Georgia
Alfonzo Meadows 16 M Ala
Ransom Meadows 12 M Ala (18 June 1846)
Ugenia Meadows 11 F Ala
Sarah Meadows 9 F Ala
Samuel Farris 55 M SC $4,120
Martha Farris 47 F GA
M(ordecai) D Farris 24 farmer M Ala
Edmund Harrison 55 M Commission Merchant total personal and real $500,000 VA
Jane Harrison 55 F SC
Harriette Irwin 16 F Texas
Following family information from Kim Lawrence klawrence2011@austin.rr.com

Sarah Jane Farris married twice-
Marriage 1 -19 Feb 1852 in Lowndes Co.,  AL to John L. Adams
1. Asa "Bud" Adams b: Dec 1852 in AL buried at Fishpond Cemetery, Tallapoosa AL. married Sarah A.. "Bud" was a farmer in Nixburg, Coosa Co., Alabama in the 1900 and 1910 Census.
2. Emma Elvira Adams b: 22 Sep 1857 died 18 Sep 1932 married John Robert Hogan on 21 Apr 1872 in Tallapoosa Co. John and Emma are in the 1910 Tallapoosa Co., AL census with one daughter still at home. John's mother and cousin Little B. Meadows age 23. William A. Hogan lives nearby. [John Robert Hogan was the son of William Alonzo Hogan and Susan A. Singleton, and the grandchild of Daniel (A.?)Hogan and Martha O.N. Browning, sister to Nancy Peebles Browning whose 5 children married into the Meadows family. William Alonzo Hogan´s sister Didema married Moses Meadows (son of Ransom) when she was but 14 years. William and Didema were named in the will of Nancy Peebles Browning -also the mother of Nancy Peebles Browning Hardy-in Arkansas.-Susan]
3. Martha Levina (Mattie) Adams b: Feb 1860 died 13 Mar 1949 in Quitman, Texas married Perry Newton Reed. 1920 Coosa Co. Census shows Martha L. in her own household next door toher son Wilmer Reed. Sarrah A. Mallory, sister-in-law, living with her.
Marriage 2 -19 Mar 1868 in Coosa Co Jacob Mildredge Tate b: 1803 in Elbert County, Georgia
1. Samuel Louellen Tate b: 25 Nov 1870 died 23 Dec 1964 in Jackson Gap, Tallapoosa Co., Al married Frances Isabell Lamberth 1910 Coosa Co. Census, all these children are in the household except Nellie and Bessie. 1920 Census shows Sam to be widowed. Four of children still at home, Wille, age 12; Tempie, age 11, and ages 9 and 5. Bessie? and Nellie?
2. Horatio G. (Race) Tate b: Jan 1875 in Al (spelled Horacho in census) married "Rosey" Race Tate in living next door to Samuel L. Tate in the 1910 Census. I assume this is a nickname for Horacho. He has a wife, Rosie, age 31 or 37, a son Murphy, age 8, daughter, Bertha, age 7, and three sons, Odis R. (5), Boonie (2), and Jowell (<1). style="" lang="EN-GB">
3. Benjamin Hill Tate b: 18 Oct 1876 died 13 Oct 1951 buried City Cemetery in Alexander City, AL married Mattie Pearl Anderson. 1910 Coosa Co. (Nixburg) Census shows Benjamin living near his brothers. Mother, Jane, living with them, age 74. That would Sarah Jane. According to family, she lived with him until she died in 1933, but she does not appear with them in 1920
4. Hixie Tate married J.G. Barnett 18 Jan 1887 in Tallapoosa CountyEdgefield SC Hardy and..


Re: Faris/Grants of Lowndes County Alabama  New

Vance Harris  (View posts)Posted: 10 Sep 2003 12:38PM
Classification: Query
I am decended from William Grant Sr. and Catherine Farris's son Joseph Grant. He served in the Confederate Army as a private in Company C, 1st Alabama Infantry. From him I am decended from Joseph's oldest child Uriah Edward Grant. I forgot to mention that after the Civil War, Joseph moved from Lowndes County to Butler County near the small town of Daisy. Uriah appears to have only had one child who was Joe Frank Grant. Joe Frank had several daughters, the third of which is my great grandmother who maiden name was Leila Estelle Grant. She married my Great Grandfather Joe Vance Stokes and moved with him to Pulaski County Georgia (Which later became Bleckly) Joe Frank married Leila Estelle Heartsill the daughter of Abner Thomas Heartsill also a civil war veteran.
Uriah Edward Grant married Laura Palmer in Butler County. Joseph Grant married Clarkey Davis in Lowndes County Al, Feb. 22, 1849.

I do not have alot of dates because I live in Georgia and this information is hard to get over here.

I can not help you with Catherine Farris Grant's burial location. I too am looking for the burial places of all of my Grants especially Joseph Grant. I am a member of the Sons of Confederate Veterians and I really injoy visiting all of my civil war ancestors graves. So, let me now if you do find were she is buried at.

William Grant, Sr. the husband of Catherine Farris is the son of John Grant and Catherine Britnell of Fairfield County South Carolina. You can see in census for Joseph that it says he was born in South Carolina. Once agian no dates yet. John Grant appears in the 1800-1810 Fairfield census I beleave. No one know were he came from before then but he could be the son of John Grant and Elizabeth Fibling who living in Charleston District, St. Phillips Parish, South Carolina. They were married Feb 26, 1775. They did have a son named John but it is not proven that it is the same Johh Grant who is living in Fairfield County.

Donnerstag, 7. Juli 2011

Ransom Meadows, son of William Meadows and Angeline-new information on Meadowlawn

MeadowlawnBobby Meadows has supplied up to date information on the Hagood- meadows mansion- I dare not go back and change anything on previous blogs because sometimes the old data in the way of fotos and documents disapears. So this will be the ultimate update on "Meadowlawn." The land was an Andrew Jackson land grant from 1815, but the house was not built till years later. It was bought in 1905 by the grandson of Ransom Meadows (the original Ransom) and not by his grandfather.

Ransom Meadows, son of William Meadows and Angeline McClendon
Meadows, Ransom     Jun 18, 1846  -  Feb   2, 1940   Co. H, 3rd AL, CSA 
married 1st Clara Matilda Howard, daughter of Joseph Henry Howard and Rebecca Elizabeth Powell, married 2nd Ann M. Powell, daughter of William F. Powell and Mary E. Miller (Powell), buried Lowndesboro, Alabama Oakview Cemetery. Lowndesboro, Ala - Confederate Memorial Arch. Ransom Meadows bottom left and J. W. Rasp 4th from bottom right.   J. W. Rast was husband of Eugenia Meadows. Foto from Bobby Meadows would not come thru on blog.

Siblings of William and Angeline Meadows
i. Alfonzo Meadows, born circa 1843
ii. Ransom Meadows,  Jun 18, 1846  -  Feb   2, 1940, married Clara Howard, born circa 1853 
iii. Eugenia Meadows, born circa 1848 
iv. Sarah A. Meadows, born circa 1851


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Susan hope you are doing well.
Back a few years ago I said there were records for the property that Meadowlawn is located on.  This is true, a descendant of William (Ransom’s son) has the land grant from Andrew Jackson on their wall.  This was misunderstood as saying Meadowlawn existed in 1815 which it did not it was built in 1853 , it was named Meadowlawn after 1900x, I have had to correct lots of people via email over the years because of this. Your blog is in need of updating.

Here are two important articles about the history of Meadowlawn.

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Meadowlawn in 1934

Meadowlawn Plantation is located in Alabama
Location:Lowndesboro, Alabama
Architectural style:Greek Revival
Governing body:Private[1]
Part of:Lowndesboro Historic District (#73000356)
"Meadowlawn", also known as the '"Hagood House", is an antebellum plantation mansion, built in the Greek revival style, in LowndsboroAlabamaUnited States. It is a contributing property to the Lowndesboro Historic District, which was added to the National Register of Historic Places on December 12, 1973.[1]


The plantation of Meadowlawn was built in 1853 for Squire George Thomas (1797-1867). The house was later sold to Fort Williamson. In 1905 the home was sold to Ransom Meadows, born June 18, 1846, died February 2, 1940. He was the last surviving Confederate veteran in Lowndes County. His daughter, Aline Meadows, born February 16, 1880, died February 16, 1979, married Robert Bragg Hagood on April 3, 1907 in Lowndes County, Alabama. It is to this couple that Ransom Meadows deeded the house. To honor her father, Mrs. Hagood renamed the house "Meadowlawn." She lived in the house until her death at age 99. The house still remains in the Hagood family today.[2]


Two-story frame, with fluted Doric columns on two sides, 13 in all, and balconies over both main entrance doors with wrought iron railings.[3] Dicksonia Plantation, located nearby, was very similar in appearance, prior to its destruction by fire in 1939.[4]
Historic American Buildings Survey photos taken in 1935