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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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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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

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