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.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Meadowlawn in 1934
|Architectural style:||Greek Revival|
|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 Lowndsboro, Alabama, United 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.
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.
Two-story frame, with fluted Doric columns on two sides, 13 in all, and balconies over both main entrance doors with wrought iron railings. Dicksonia Plantation, located nearby, was very similar in appearance, prior to its destruction by fire in 1939.
|Historic American Buildings Survey photos taken in 1935|