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Sonntag, 26. März 2017

repeat chapter 2

Chapter 2 Children, grandchildren and great grandchildren

First I would like to welcome all additions/corrections which anyone may have. Contact Second to thank my relatives in Alabama -Nellie Sellers Newton and especially Billy Parker who first helped me with rudiments they had received from family at reunions, including Fred Perkins, deceased. Fred was the son of Russell Isaiah Perkins about whom there is a great story which Billy sent me which I have uploaded at Also thanks to Cindy Stamps whose great research on the ground in Alabama has opened up the Browning family to inspection for me. There are many documents I have yet to upload- especially the ones acquired during a DAR application for my daughter on her John Hardy application at
Susan Millicent Taylor Aldridge
This may be the original home Ransom built after he settled in Loundesboro, later Lowndesboro, Hayneville PO, Lowndes Co. Alabama, and where at least half of his children first saw the light of the world. It is the house where my children´s great great great grandmother lived after her father Stephen died. After Ransom lost his three oldest boys Steve, Tom and Gerry to Malaria or Yellow fever, he chose to let his son William live in his mansion and leave Loundesboro to move to a less swampy northern county-Tallapoosa. He did this before William married Angeline McClendon. William and Angeline appear in the 1860 census in this house with his sister Martha D."Patsy" Farris and her husband Samuel. I am curious to know who the fabulously rich man is who is living in the house with them- Edmund Harrison. His wife is an Irvin born in SC- a Farris relation? She and Samuel Farris are both born in South Carolina. There is a woman of her age in Isham´s house in 1830. Ransom´s son William Meadows has no real estate 1850-1860 although he is living in his father Ransom´s house in these years. Edmund Harrison in the house has a real estate amount listed, but I wonder how that works when he himself is not the head of the house he is living in. Does he list what he owns in business at some other location? He is a commissions merchant and I guess that means Cotton Merchant.

Children or grandchildren of those who survived Ransom and Sarah to be mentioned in court papers concerning the widow´s allotment when Ranson´s wife Sarah Stephens died. Michal Farmer says that because Ransom was so rich, there must be numerous undiscovered papers in the court house which may eventually lead to new names:
i. Unknown Meadows There may be a first child born late 1808 or in early 1809 but this child left no survivors by 1873. May Meadows was supposed to have been a daughter.
ii. Mary Meadows, born b. 13 Oct 1810 (Odum family Bible) in Georgia, married 23 August 1836-at age 26. Mary must have enjoyed living at home since most girls were married with 4 children by age 26.). She must also have been a great help to her parents. Marriage license at Lowndes Co. Courthouse is to Robert L. Dick. He was born1810 GA, went to AL in the 1830's (land records). Their first two children, Martha Jane and Sarah Frances were born in AL. They moved to Union Parish, LA sometime prior to the birth of Ransom Meadows Dick who was born Sept. 24, 1840 in Union Parish. . In 1839, Union Parish was created from Ouachita. Robert acquired land in Union Parish, farmed and was somewhat influential in the affairs of Union Parish. He served on a Police Jury several times and was responsible for directing the placement of several roads and bridges in the Parish. Robert was a substantial slave owner according to slave schedules in the county. Family stories (principally from Robert L. Dick's grandson, Robert Ransom Dick who lived and died in AL) is that Robert L. left his family sometime prior to 1860, giving his wife thousands of dollars in gold and 30 slaves to sustain herself and the children. He was in Zandt CountyTx, 1860, showing R.L. Dick, age 51, born GA, listed with William Lauderdale family. Martha and Sarah stayed in Union Parish with their hisbands, but Mary took her young son, Ransom Meadows Dick back to AL to live near her Meadows family. Since Martha Jane was the last to marry 20 JAN 1857 to Lanier Boatright, in Ark but they have their first child in Union Parish in 1858, it would seem most logical that Mary Meadows left after the baby was born in 1858. by 1860 she is in Tallapoosa with her father
Please click on the pictures for a larger view-
Mary Meadows- donated by Bruce Odum
This foto must have been taken of Mary while she was living with her son Ransom Meadows Dick in AL. He wasin EtowahAL in 1880. Etowah used to be part of the old Coosa territory and Coosa Co. I am not familiar with dress styles to know when it was taken. Maybe one of you know. She looks to be 80, so it would be at least 1890?

“Ms Aldridge, thank you so much for the information you posted and emailed about the Meadows/Dick families. There is a lot of information out there that needs to be shared so our genealogies can be made more accurate but we have to wait until it falls into our lap. I don't know if you are familiar with the Union Parish genweb site but here is the link just in case:
“It is by far the best parish/county website I have ever seen! I have posted a picture of Sarah Dick and B. W. Odom that I got from one of B. W.'s descendants in Oklahoma. I am also attaching a photo of Mary Meadows Dick that I got there. I'm pretty sure they had a picture of Ransom Dick but if I copied it (and I'm almost positive I did) it was on a hard drive that I reformatted last weekend. (Now I wonder what other photos I lost.)
“My first impression of Mary Meadows from this picture was that she was part Indian although the existence of Indian blood in the family has never been mentioned by any of B. W.'s descendants that I have talked to. It appears that her mother must have been Indian so it wasn't only her brothers who married Creek Indian girls. You can vaguely see that it says she was born in Georgia in 1810.
“The Odom DNA project has revealed that Benjamin Wellington Odom was not one of the alleged four brothers who settled in Union Parish, LA and there is a question about one of the other three. Do you have any tidbit of information about BW Odom that you could share? It doesn't matter how unimportant it may seem. Bruce Odum
1850 Union Co, LA
House 671
R L Dick
 Union, LA abt 1810 Georgia $600Mary Dick Union, LA abt 1811 Georgia 
Martha Dick Union, LA abt 1835 Ala
Martha Jane m
 20 JAN 1857 in El Dorado, Union Co., AR to Lanier BOATRIGHT b: ABT 1835 in El Dorado, Union Co., AR
Sarah Dick Union, LA abt 1837 Ala Sarah Frances b. 5 MAR 1838 in Albertville, Al married Benjamin W. Odom when she was 14
Ransom Dick
 Union, LA abt 1841 Ala
House 672

Windes Robert W 20 M Farmer 500 MS
Windes Eliza 19 F AL
Windes Sarah 2 F LA
Odom B W 22 M Overseer SC -Sarah´s future huband
Mary remarried to a Sanders by the 1860 Tallapoosa Census living with her father Ransom Meadows and has $5000 which may be that thousands of dollars in gold Robert L Dick purported to have given Mary before he left for Texas. Who would want to take 5000 in gold to would country like Texas? Traveling back to Alabama, Mary would have had the her slaves to help protect her. But there must have been at least one white male to protect them all. Afterall slaves were subject to be stolen as well. Robert L. and Mary have only 3 slaves in 1850 and his worth is only 600 dollars. So he must have stayed a few years to have built enough money to give her 1000s in gold. Not to say people told the truth to all men who were enumerators. I mean you would not tell a man you have 5000 in gold under your bed, would you? Back in civilized Fish Pond, no one worried I suppose. Anyway he may have had a good crop of cotton for a few years and Robert gave Mary the proceeds-probably after the two girls married.
Mary´s 1st child Martha Jane married Lanier Boatright 20 JAN 1857 in El Dorado, Union Co., AR. Lanier died 10 SEP 1862 in Union Parish, LA 4 months after enrolling in Co H, 31st Louisiana Infantry. 
Please click on the pictures for a larger view-
1. Mary Frances BOATRIGHT b: 1858 in Union Parish, LA 
2. Sara Jane "Sally"BOATRIGHT b: 1859 
3. Jesse BOATRIGHT b: 1859
Lanier’s father Powhatan b.13 JUL 1790 in Amherst Co., VA seems to have been quite a character. He came from VA to Arkansas and stayed there awhile including enlisting 21 SEP 1824 Commissioned as 1st Lt, Arkansas State Militia. 1830 he was in the Census for ClaiborneLA, and on 14 OCT 1835 purchased land near CalhounLA and on 3 NOV 1836 Purchased land atZion HillLA. August 1845, Powhatan Boatright was on a committee of members of the Zion HillBaptist Church in Union Parish LA to select a sight for the construction of a new church building. This committee reported their choice in September 1845. The church and cemetery are located near Powhatan's farm. Powhatan Boatright had five sons to loose their lives in southern rebellion.
“ Powhatan Boatright did marry Lucy Utley in 1815, but the next year she published a newspaper ad indicating that he had abandoned her. She stated that she would not be responsible for his debts and warned other women to beware of him. We do not know whether Boatright was delayed on an extended trip away from home and eventually returned to Lucy in Kentucky and then took her with him to Arkansas, OR if he had or actually abandoned her for good and already moved west of the Mississippi River into what was then Arkansas Territory.”Odum )
Boatright contact is-
Dennis G. Boatright
5310 Kingsmill Road
FriendswoodTX 77546-3014

1850 UnionLA
House 658
Powatan Boatright abt 1790 Virginia
Nancy Boatright abt 1797 South Carolina 
Powatan Boatright abt 1829 Louisiana 
Lanier Boatright abt 1835 Louisiana 
Mary Boatright abt 1837 Louisiana
June 4, 1844 Session of Police Jury
ROBERT L. DICK appointed overseer on the Arkansas Road
from ALLEN CARR's to Horse Trough Creek and appointed
one of the commissioners to mark out the "nearest and best
route" leaving the Arkansas Road at or 
near CARR's Creek
and running to the Arkansas line near Mr. WILLIAMS's.
 1860 Farmerville PO,UnionLA 
House 528 

L Boatrite Farmer 27 abt 1833 Louisiana Male 
M J Boatrite Housekeeper
 23 abt 1837 Louisiana Female 
M F Boatrite 
abt 1858 Louisiana Female 
S J Boatrite 
abt 1859 Louisiana Female
Thos Stephens 
14 abt 1836 GA Male 
Louisa Stephens
 abt 1845 GA Female 
Amanda Stephens 
abt 1849 GA Female

Mary´s 2nd child Sarah Frances was the first to marry at age 13 1/2 on 26 Dec 1850 in Union Parish to Benjamin Wellington Odum..:Spouse 1: Dick, Sarah P. Spouse 2: Oliver,.B.W: Marriage
Date: 26 Dec 1850 Union Parish (Sarah F. and Benjamin Wellington
ODOM b: 14 MAR 1828 in South Carolina )
Bruce Odom information
Sarah was in the Chickasaw Nation, OK, census of 1900 with her son
Benjamin Franklin Odom. She is buried 13 JUL 1912 in Maysville,
Oklahoma -Maysville Cemetery, Benjamin served in the Civil War,
wounded in Battle of Vicksburg, came home and died shortly thereafter
and was buried at Zion Hill Cem . Copy of furlough Odom, Benjamin,2nd
Lt. 1st Lt. Co. H, 31st La. Inf. En. May 14, 1862, Monroe, La. Roll
for Nov. and Dec., 1862, Present. 1st Lieutenancy, vacant by death
of W. C. Fitzgerald. Roll for Jan. and Feb., 1863, Present.
Promoted from 2nd Lt. to 1st Lt., Jan. 1, 1863, to fill vacancy
caused by death of 1st Lt. W. C. Fitzgerald. Federal Rolls of
Prisoners of War, Captured and paroled at Vicksburg, Miss.,
July 4, 1863. Benjamin Wellington was allowed to go home on
furlough because of serious injury or illness on July 4th.
He died on July 30th. (This information from Marvin ODOM.) en.txt
Also Bruce Odum at Union Parish-
Sarah Frances Dick and Benjamin Wellington Odum were next door neighbors in Union Co 1850. He was the overseer next door.
1. Michael Ransom ODOM b : 14 JAN 1853 in Union Parish, La.m. Sarah J. andAlabama H.
2. Mary Jane ODOM b: 8 SEP 1854 in Union Parish, LA
3. Benjamin Franklin ODOM b: 5 JUN 1857 in Union Parish, LA m. Emma Tucker
4. Sarah Dorcus ODOM b: 3 APR 1859 in Union Parish, LA
5. James Allen ODOM b: 31 JAN 1861 in Union Parish, LA
According to a family Bible in the possession of Marvin ODOM, MaysvilleOklahoma, grandson of Benjamin Wellington Odom, Sarah Frances Dick was almost 14 years old when she married. Her parents were Robert L. Dick, b. 1810 in Georgia and Mary Meadows, b. 13 Oct 1810 inGeorgia. Sarah was born 5 March 1837. She died 13 July 1912.
Benjamin Wellington Odom (March 14, 1828, July 30, 1863)
Sarah Frances Dick Odom ( March 5, 1838, July 13, 1912)
Photo of painting from Bruce Odum
This is a painting put together from fotos, after the death of Benjamin ODUM. Sarah is looking older as if the painting was made from a young likeness of Benjamin and an older one of Sarah Frances, looking resigned, tired and worn out. Both girls´ husbands died shortly after entering the ranks in the Civil War. Both being released to come home and die after being injured.

What happened to father Robert L. Dick?
The family Robert L. Dick is staying with in Texas in 1860–the head of household was born in Down Co Ireland and so was James Dick of Georgia. I have to suspect this William Lauderdale was some kind of kinsman. In the 1860 census William Lauderdale b. 20 JAN 1808 children are all b. in LA. His wife is Eliza Ann FEAZLE born 09 FEB 1832 in LA OUACHITA PARISH and she was his second wife he married. 5 APR 1858 in TX HOPKINS CO. She died 17 MAR 1902 and is buried VARGA CEMETARY TX SAN SABA CO SAN SABA. She was first married to Charles R. Dennis 29 AUG 1850 in LA UNION PARISH house 538, so it looks like Robert L. Dick decided to accompany the Feazle family to Texas. Or to join them later. The earliest birth in Texas for the Feazel children is Dec 1855. The earliest marriage is Eliza Ann´s sister Arzula Mae FEAZLE on 16 DEC 1854 in TX BURNET Co.- Looks like the path is 1854 Burnet Co., 1858 Hopkins Co, 1860 Zandt Co. and finally San Saba Co. TEXAS. Robert Dick left in between fall of 1854 and spring of 1858 for Texas
1860 Prairie; Van Zandt Co, LA 27th July 1860 (the first 3 children are Dennis)
Wm Lauderdale
 Prairie, Van Zandt, TX 51 abt 1809 Dowin CO Irl Male E Lauderdale Prairie, Van ZandtTX 35 abt 1825 Louisiana Female Jane Lauderdale Prairie, Van ZandtTX 9 abt 1851 Louisiana Female Fanny Lauderdale Prairie, Van ZandtTX 8 abt 1852 Louisiana Female 
 Lauderdale Prairie, Van ZandtTX 4 abt 1856 Louisiana Female Wm Lauderdale Prairie, Van Zandt, TX 7 months old abt 1859 Texas MaleR.L.Dick Prairie, Van Zandt, 51 abt 1809 Georgia Male
1860 Fishpond PO Tallapoosa AL House 1477 10 September page 219
Ransom Meadows 73 1786 NC Real Estate $56,680 per. prop. $103,000
Sarah Meadows 70 1789 Georgia
Mary Sanders 50 1809 Georgia per. property $5000 (Mary Meadows)
Noly Sanders 35 1824 Georgia
There was a William Sanders 1840 in Coosa Co and he was the brother in law of Edmund Ogletree, a brother to Littleton Ogletree, Mary´s sister Sarah´s father in law. Edmund came 1833 to Coosa Co and stayed for the 1840 census along with William Sanders. Then Edmund Ogletree went by 1850 p 248, to Rusk Co, Texas
Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
Sarah F. ODOM Self W Female W 42 AL. Keeping House AL. GA.
Sarah D. ODOM Dau S Female W 21 LA. SC. AL.
Jas. A. ODOM Son S Male W 19 LA. Farming SC. AL.

Source Information:
Census Place 3rd Ward, UnionLouisiana
Family History Library Film 1254473
NA Film Number T9-0473
Page Number 472A

1880 UnionLA
Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
Michol R. ODOM Self M Male W 24 LA. Farming MS. AL.
Sarah J. ODOM Wife M Female W 21 AL. Keeping House AL. AL.
Benj. F. ODOM Son S Male W 2 LA. LA. AL.
Jas. H. ODOM Son S Male W 1 LA. LA. AL.
Willie ODOM Son S Male W 1M LA. LA. AL.
Benj. F. ODOM Brother S Male W 23 LA. Farming MS. AL
1900 United States Federal Census > Indian Territory > Chickasaw Nation > Township 4 > District 131
Benjiman F Odom abt 1858 Louisiana White Head (Michael´s brother) 
Enna Odom abt 1865 Louisiana White Wife 
Floyd Odom abt 1883 Louisiana White Son 
Bertha Odom abt 1887 Louisiana White Daughter 
Robert R Odom abt 1888 Louisiana White Son 
Ida E Odom abt 1892 Louisiana White Son 
Hyman R Odom abt 1894 Louisiana White Son 

Selma E Odom abt 1896 Louisiana White Daughter 
Frank R Odom abt 1899 Indian Territory, Oklahoma White Son 
Sarah F Odom abt 1838 Alabama White Mother
James A Odom abt 1864 Louisiana White Head (Sarah Frances Dick´s son from the 1880 census) 
Lizzie Odom abt 1870 Alabama White Wife 
Loyd Odom abt 1891 Indian Territory, Oklahoma White Son
Verdia Odom abt 1893 Indian Territory, Oklahoma White Daughter 
Roy Odom abt 1895 Indian Territory, Oklahoma White Son 
Gincy Odom abt 1897 Indian Territory, Oklahoma White Daughter
Ola Odom abt 1899 Indian Territory, Oklahoma White Son

Mary´s 3rd child Ransom Meadows Dick was born 24 September 1840 in Farmerville LA and served in the CSA. He enlisted Feb 1862 at Fish Pond, Alabama, Private 8th Reg Unit I Calvalry Remarks: Address 1907: Albertville, Alabama. Authority: Census Tax Assessor Marshall County 1907. He was discharged August 1865 MontgomeryAuthority: Census Tax Assessor Marshall County 1907.
He married Nancy Browning Bankston Coosa Co in 1865. She was the daughter of Nancy Browning Hardy Bankston who was the mother of John B. Hardy who married Elizabeth Jane Meadows. Nancy Browning Hardy Bankston was also the mother of Mary Ann Elizabeth Hardy who married Milous Meadows and she was the mother of Robert W. Hardy and William Allan Lansing Hardy who both married Mary Ann Elizabeth Meadows, daughter of Stephen Meadows. So 2 of Nancy Peebles Browning Hardy Bankston´s children married 2 of Ransom´s children and 3 of her children married 2 of his grandchildren .
Reminder of the complications and close neighbor and friend ties of Coosa and Tallapoosa marriages:
Ransom Middleton Meadows´s grandson and namesake, Ransom Meadows Dick, married Nancy Browning Bankston the half sister of Ransom Middleton Meadows´grandchild Mary A.E. Meadows` husbands Robert W. Hardy and William Allen Lansing Hardy. Also little Nancy was the sister in law to her half brother John B Hardy´s wife Elizabeth Meadows, d/0 of Ransom. Nancy was also the sister in law of her half sister Mary Ann Elizabeth Hardy´s husband Milous Meadows, s/o Ransom.
1870 United States Federal Census > Alabama > St Clair >
Subdivision 39 Precinct 1 9th June Ashville PO
Ransum Dick 30 abt 1840 Alabama White Male 
Nancy Dick 23 abt 1847 Alabama White Female 
William Dick 3 abt 1868 Alabama White Male
Lillidixie Dick 2 abt 1867 Alabama White Male 
Marcum A Dick 10 months abt 1869 Alabama White Male
1880 Clear Creek, Gum Springs and Attalla, EtowahAL 5th June
House 113 
Ransom M. Dick 39 abt 1841 Louisiana Self (Head) 
Nancy B. Dick 33 abt 1847 Alabama Wife 
Littie Dixie Dick 13 abt 1867 Alabama Son 
William B. Dick 12 abt 1868 Alabama Son 
Ambrose M. Dick 10 abt 1870 Alabama Son 
Alice E. Dick 9 abt 1871 Alabama Daughter 

Otto B. Dick 8 abt 1872 Alabama Son 

Robert R. Dick 5 abt 1875 Alabama Son 
Ida H. Dick 3 abt 1877 Alabama Daughter 
Ida Honorine b. 6 October 1876 in Etowah County, AL died 15 February 1961 in Albertville, Marshall County, AL married Joseph Atlas Henson
James R. Dick 1 abt 1879 Alabama Son 
Mary Dick 69 b.abt 1811 Georgia Mother
Otto (O. B.) Beatrix DICK was b. 6 March 1872 in Marshall Co. Alabama died 25 November 1942 in Lewisville- Denton Co.Texas m. 13-6-1895 in-Sand Mountain Al to Ophelia Arzula Roberts b. Marshall AL- they had a son Thomas Ransom who married Emma Lee Foster and their children are: Dick Ernest Eugene Dick-deceased, James Otto Dick-living, Viola Mary Arzula Dick Clark Cleary-living, and Emma Lee Dick Shaw George -----deceased. Viola Cleary 
1900 United States Federal Census > Alabama > Marshall > Albertville > District 83
Ramson M Dick b September 1840 Louisiana White Head 
Browning B Dick b. November 1846 11 children 8 alive Alabama White Wife 
Alva M Dick b. November 1884 Alabama White Son 
House 456 
Ambrose Dick b. July 1868 Alabama White Boarder
1910 United States Federal Census > Alabama > Marshall > Albertville > District 96 image 33 at Ancestry
House 305
Ransom M Dick abt 1841 Louisiana Head 
Nancy B Dick abt 1846 Alabama Wife 
Luther Dick abt 1892 Alabama Grandson 

Ada Dick abt 1900 Alabama Granddaughter 
Floy (Florence)Dick abt 1902 Alabama Granddaughter
iii. Sarah Meadows, born circa 1811, Greene CountyGeorgia, died September 1836 Georgia, married 30 January 1832, Lowndes CountyAlabama, to Asbury Ogletree. Ogletree was born 18 November 1811 in Wilkes Co., GA, and died 23 April 1884 in Taliaferro Co., GA son of Littleton Ogletree and Sarah Thompson. Abury came from Georgia to marry his bride and take her back to Georgia. Sarah died having her second child in 1836. His second wife was Martha Thompson married 21 September 1837 in Georgia.
Children by Sarah Meadows
A. John R.M. OGLETREE MAR 1835 in Taliaferro Co. GA m. 26 Apr 1855 to Harriet Elizabeth Morgan b. Jul 1833. John witnessed the deed of Ransom his grandfather giving the Primitive Church 5 acres in 1853.
1880 District 140, TallapoosaAlabama
John Ransom M. Ogletree 
lives next to his Uncle Gilbert.
Roxanna M. b 1856 had already left the house.

John OGLETREE Self M Male W 48 GA Farmer GA GA 
Harriet E.(Morgan)OGLETREE Wife M Female W 48 GA Keeping House GA GA 
Sallie C.OGLETREE Dau S Female W 21 AL GA GA 
James OGLETREE Son S Male W 13 AL At Home GA GA 
Ophelia OGLETREE Dau S Female W 11 AL GA GA 
Ida OGLETREE Dau S Female W 9 AL GA GA 
Edmund OGLETREE Son S Male W 7 AL GA GA 
Alphonza OGLETREE Son S Male W 5 AL GA GA 
(John) Ransom OGLETREE Son M Male W 21 AL Farm Laborer GA GA 
Belle OGLETREE Dau-Law M Female W 20 AL GA GA
Roxanna M Ogletree F 1856
Sarah C Ogletree F 1859
John Ransome Ogletree M Jan 1859 Alabama
Jefferson Davis Ogletree M 3 Mar 1860
James Newer Ogletree M 1867
Ophelia Ogletree F 1869
Delia Ida Ogletree F 1871
Edmond E Ogletree M 1872
Alphonso Ogletree M 1874

 b 1836 GA He died 13 Oct 1862 Lancaster, Kentucky He married Emaline F Wilkinson who was born 1 Aug 1840 Campbell, Georgia She died: 14 May 1903 in Coosa, Al Marriage: 5 Nov 1857 Coosa, Al
Redmon Daniel Ogletree M 1859
Sidney W Ogletree M 1860
Elizabeth Frances Ogletree F 7 Dec 1861 

1860 Mount Olive, Coosa CountyAlabama
Thos B Ogletree 24 abt 1836 
Emeline F (
Wilkinson)Ogletree 19 abt 1841 
M Redmon Daniel Ogletree 1 abt 1859 
Sydney W Ogletree 5.12 abt 1860
Their great grandfather´s will. John Ogletree, wife Piety Phillips.
from Will Johnson :
6 Dec 1819
I John Ogletree of Wilkes Co, Georgia, being of sound mind and memory ...
Item 1, I give unto by beloved wife Piety, one-third of the plantation I live on ... during widowhood
Item 2, I give unto my son Edmond Ogletree and Patsy, his wife, one-third of the plantation, and on the death of his mother, the one-half of the land she was possessed of by virtue of this will ....
Item 3 I give unto James Hackney, and Patsy Brantley, his wife, the other part of the plantation... and on the death or marriage of my wife, the one-half of the land she was possessed of by virtue of this will ....
Item 4 I give unto Chesley Ray, five dollars for legacy
Item 5 I give unto the children of Chesley Ray, the plantation whereon he now lives.
Item 6 I give unto my son Wylie Ogletree, five dollars.
Item 7 I five to Richard Ogletree, son of Wiley Ogletree, fifty dollars.
Item 8 I give to my son Wiley's daughter Susannah Rickason fifty dollars.
Item 9 I give to my son David Ogletree, two hundred dollars
Item 10 I give to my Absalom Ogletree five dollars, also to son Absalom's children, that plantation whereon Absalom now lives.
Item 11 I give to my son deceased child Nancy one hundred dollars also to Benjamin and Joseph fifty dollars each.
Item 12 It is my will that my waggon and blacksmith tools should be sold likewise the residue of my negroes that is Nan, Proc, Eleck, Rachel and her children the balance of the money arising from the sale of the negroes and other articles above mentioned is to be equally divided amonst William and Littleton Ogletree and Nancy Ogletree's children so that Nancy Ray's children draw one-fourth part, Absalom Ogletree children one-fourth part, and William and Littleton Ogletree the other two-fourths.
Executors: William Robertson, Joshua Starr and David Simpson
Signed 5 May 1820
Witnessed: Nathaniel G Rice, Samuel Gray, John Rice.

Proved 2 Sep 1822 Wilkes Co; Court of Ordinary.

Piety was his second wife (or more)
Marriage 1 Piety Phillips b: 1748/1783
  • Married: 1795 in Of Wilkes Co, Georgia
  1. Has Children David Ogletree b: 1762/1775 in Of Wilkes Co, Georgia
  2. Has Children Edmond Ogletree b: 11 Sep 1796 in Of Wilkes Co, Georgia
  3. Has No Children Martha Brantley "Patsy" Ogletree b: ABT 1798 in Of Wilkes Co, Georgia
  4. Has No Children Nancy Ogletree b: BEF 1806
  5. Has Children Wiley Ogletree b: BEF 1789
  6. Has No Children Absalom Ogletree b: BEF 1800
  7. Has Children Claiborn Ogletree b: BEF 1800
  8. Has No Children William Ogletree b: BEF 1819
  9. Has No Children Littleton Ogletree b: (1767 married both Sarah and Susan Thompson)
  10. Has No Children John Ogletree Jr b: BEF 1819

iv. Martha D. "Patsy" Meadows, born circa 1812, Greene CountyGeorgia, died before 1873, married 2 December 1832, Lowndes CountyAlabama, to Samuel Farris, born circa 1805. They lived in Lowndes County in 1850 on their own and in 1860 with her brother William Meadows. Later Patsey was buried in the Sepulchre at Tallapoosa with her parents. She was named after her grandmother Martha Stephens/Stevens
1859 Wife Martha Farris, cited at conference of Bethany Baptist Church for non-attendance – July 1859; Martha Farris rendered her explanation and was excused by the church in August 1859[1]
Excluded from fellowship of Bethany Baptist Church, Collirene, Lowndes CountyAL – September 3, 1859; excluded for contempt of the church[2]

1850 Contributed $5 for the building of Bethany Baptist Church, Collirene, Lowndes CountyAL – 1850/1851[1]

[1] Bethany Church Book. Michael Vaugh Sims 1721 Mealing Rd, Tyler. AL
[2] Bethany Church Book. Michael Vaugh Sims 1721 Mealing Rd, Tyler. AL
ChildrenA. Samuel Ransom FARRIS b: 1834B. Sarah Jane FARRIS b: 18 JAN 1835 in AL (died 19 Jun 1933 buried Fishpond Cemetery;EcleticALm. (1) John L. Adams – Feb. 19, 1852, Lowndes Co., AL; m. (2) Jacob Mildredge Tate (b. 1803, Elbert Co., GA ) March 19, 1868, Coosa Co.., AL
C. Mordecai D. FARRIS b: 1837
D. Cass Farris.

Samuel Farris´ parents´were 
Father: Joseph Farris Mother: Sarah Delashmit
1850 Lowndes Co AL Lowndes Dist
House 17/17 ancestry image 145. although listed 143
Tops of pages are missing and dates. In the slave schedule, James Meadows is only 2 pages away from B. S. Meadows, but the regular census indexing for Benjamin S. Meadows is missing although Ray Norsworthy saw it once and noted it:

17 September 1850 
James Meadows 32 Planter GA had 20 slaves Isham´s son
Ellen S. 32 SC
Francis D. 8 AL male
Mary J. 6 AL
Martha A. 5 AL
Rebecca E. 3 AL
James Meadows 6 months Al

William Pool 16 AL attended school
Ray Norsworthy notes-
Benjamin S. Meadows 24 AL (not available on Ancestry images) 
Isham´s son
Hannah Meadows 20 AL
Zachary Meadows 3 AL
Day and Hardy family members from Edgefield SC are living here too
no date, no top of page
Samuel Farris 45 Planter SC
Martha 38 GA Ransom´s daughter
Samuel R(ansom) 16 AL
Sarah J(ane) 15 AL
Mordcai D.? 12 AL
House 951/951
7 December 1850
William Meadows 30 AL $1600 personal property 
(no realestate-Ransom still owns the house) 
Angeline 29 GA
Alonza 7 AL
Ransom 4 AL
Eugenia 2 AL

It looks like Edmund Harrison is visiting the house and everyone lives there who is listed, yet William is head of household. Edmund was from (O believe) Tazewell VA, the son of Thomas Harrison and Rebecca Perry both born ca 1780. Thomas was the son of Thomas HARRISON Sr 1750 Augusta VA–1815 Tazewell Co VA
Hannah DENNIS1760–1830
Joseph HARRISON1780–
Thomas HARRISON1780–
James HARRISON1784–
Samuel HARRISON1786–
Eleanor HARRISON1789–
Audley HARRISON1791–1852
Nancy HARRISON1795–1822
Alexander HARRISON1798–
The children of Thomas Jr were:
William HARRISON 1801–1871
Edmund HARRISON 1805–
Guy T. HARRISON 1806–
Nancy HARRISON 1808–
James Randall HARRISON 1809–1880
Hannah HARRISON 1811–
George HARRISON 1817–
Sarah Ann HARRISON 1823–
Claresa HARRISON 1828–
1840 Lowndes Co AL
Edmund Harrison, wife, 2 girls between 5-9 (Martha), one 10- 14 and one 15 and 19
1850 U. S. Census, Lowndes County, AL
Harrison Edmund 45 M Merchant 20,000 VA
Harrison Jane 45 F SC
Harrison Martha 18 F AL X
Harrison Harriet 6 F AL X was an Irvin
Wiggins William 30 M Overseer N
1860: District 1, Montgomery, Alabama
16 June
house 373 Post Office: Montgomery
E Harrison 55 VA planter 44,700 19,000
Jane Harrison 55 SC
Harriet Irvin 17 TX
1860 Lowndes Co AL Hayneville PO
3 August Hayneville 

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 farmer SC $4,120
 (1,300 4,120) 
Martha Farris 47 F GA

M(ordecai) D Farris 24 farmer M Ala
Edmund Harrison 55 M Commission Merchant personal and real
 122,980 393,470 VA
Jane Harrison 55 F SCHarriette Irwin 16 F Texas
1870: Montgomery Ward 1, Montgomery, Alabama
Post Office: Montgomery
Edmond Harrison 65 planter 65,000 18,000 VA
Elizabeth Harrison 60 keeping house GA
Rheuben Saffold 14 going to school AL (son of Milton Saffold?)
John Garrett 26 clothing merchant 8,500
Elizabeth Garrett 24 at home AL
Elizabeth Garrett 3/12 AL
Milly Wooten 43 domestic sevant GA
Milly Wooten 9 AL
1880: Walkers, Montgomery, Alabama
Cpt. E. Harrison 75 farming VA VA VA
Elizabeth Harrison 70 house keeping GA GA GA

1828 Wife Jane Irvin joined the Methodist Protestant Church at Lowndesboro, Lowndes CountyAL - 1828[1]
1846 Member of the Board of Visitors of Judson Female Institute, Marion, Perry County, AL – academic year ending 1846; listed as resident of Mobile, AL

[1] Obituary of Jane Harrison.
Obituary of Jane Irvin Harrison, 1864
Departed this life on the 26th day of March, 1864, in the 64th year of her age, Mrs. JANE HARRISON; wife of Col. Edmund Harrison, of Lowndes county, Alabama.
The simple announcement that another human being has left this scene of earthly activity and enjoyment for the Eternal World, may excite but little interest beyond the immediate circle in which she was especially known and loved. Particularly at such a time as this, when "The air is full of farewells to the dying, And mournings for the dead:"
When so many are winning for themselves an illustrious record on the pages of history, and signalizing their departure by deeds of heroic daring,-the fall of one here and there in the quiet walks of private life, may scarcely attract a passing notice. And yet, the narrow sphere of home may witness as pure and lofty a devotion as ever distinguished the field of battle, or the proudest and most conspicuous scenes of human achievement. True greatness, after all, consists in acting well our part, in performing our whole duty in the station allotted us by Providence. Measured by this standard, our departed friend deserves a higher meed of praise than can be awarded her in this brief tribute.
Mrs. Jane Harrison was born in Fairfield District, S.C. She removed to the State of Alabama in 1826 and on the 27th of May, 1827, was married to Col. Edmund Harrison with whom she lived most harmoniously and happy to the (can't make out) of her death (can't read) thirty seven years. In 1828 she connected herself with the Methodist Protestant Church in Lowndesboro, Ala. I find upon examining the Church record that her name, and that of her husband, were the first in the list of original Reformers in this place. No one understood more clearly than she the principles involved in bigotry, she yet maintained with characteristic firmness and fidelity her own conscientious convictions, and devoted herself zealously to the church of her choice.
We shall not attempt a minute analysis of her character, though it would readily admit it. Unlike that of most of her sex, it had more of the positive than passive and negative elements. There were certain salient, outstanding features which gave to it a somewhat masculine aspect, and yet not at the sacrifice of womanly decorum and modesty. She was distinguished by perfect transparency and candor of spirit - a frankness that spoke out its thoughts and feelings fully and freely. She scorned concealment and reserve, even so much of them as conventional intercourse and the rules of polite intercourse might seem to justify. If she had aught to say against any one, the offender was the first to hear it, no in the language of passion, but of bold and honest rebuke. Never was there a truer and more faithful friend, nor one who gathered around her warmer and more devoted attachments. This was evidenced by the many expressions of sorrow called forth by her death, and the unusually large concourse of persons that attended her obsequies.
By her strong mind and sound judgment she was not only able to manage her domestic affairs with discretion, but to render important service to her companion amid the multifarious cares of an exhaustive business. Such was her clear insight, into human nature, and her great practical forecast, that her counsel was of no small value to her husband in all his more important mercantile enterprises. In this respect she was a helpmeet indeed; not only manifesting in all times the tender, loving sympathy of a devoted wife, but, when the occasion called for it, acting the part of a judicious adviser and friend.
A life as protracted as hers, was of course not unattended with those vicissitudes which are the common allotment of humanity; and yet, few enjoyed more uninterruptedly the blessings of prosperity than the subject of this notice. Blessed with affluence - with a companion anxious in every way to gratify her wishes and minister to her comfort - surrounded with a group of devotedly affectionate children, and scarcely ever suffering herself from bodily disease or disability, - it is strange that life should have presented to her attractions that rendered the dissolution of its ties a severe trial, and cost her in the end a deep heart struggle?
But how wisely God disciplines his people for their great change. She who had so singularly escaped the hand of disease during a long lifetime was destined to close her pilgrimage by a lingering and painful illness. For many weary months she was confined to her bed or her chamber, suffering at times the most acute pain. To one of her active habits the continued confinement was irksome, and she would at times grow restless under it; but most earnestly did she desire to be fully resigned to the will of God - recognizing as she did the chastening of a Father's hand. I frequently conversed with her during her illness as to the purposes of the afflictive appointment, and her own experience under it. She frankly acknowledged that her greatest difficulty was in being reconciled to a separation from her family - always the devoted wife and mother. It was very evident, however, that she was learning obedience "by the things she endured." Her heart was gradually becoming more and more detached from earthly objects and she at last learned that (can't read line) infinitely wise and merciful God. It was to this consummation her Heavenly Father had been conducting her by a benevolent though painful process, and when it was reached the had that had pressed so log and so heavily upon her was lifted. Her constitution, always remarkable for its vital elasticity and force, rallied and regained somewhat its wonted activity. The interval of recovery was, however, a brief one. It but afforded her an opportunity to mingle awhile with her old friends, and exchange with them her last earthy greetings. A slight exposure brought on an attack of Pneumonia, which in a few days hurried her to the grave. Her sufferings were for the most part intense; but as opportunity afforded , she spoke calmly of her approaching departure, and of the future beyond the grave - expressing her humble but hopeful trust in the Savior of men - her resignation to the Divine Will, and her peaceful assurance of eternal life. Her last utterances indicated a spirit of deep concern for the spiritual welfare of her household. Calling them around her, she exhorted her companion, her children and her domestics, to meet her in Heaven; and the, without a struggle or a groan, fell sweetly asleep in the arms of Jesus.
"Blessed sleep!
From which none ever wake to weep."
The fragrance of a grateful honored memory lingers around her tomb. Her children arise up and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praiseth her."
LowndesboroAla., June 1864 S.K.C.

1850 U. S. Census, Lowndes County, AL
Harrison Edmund 45 M Merchant 20,000 VA Tazewell Co., Va, son of Thomas Harriosn and Rebecca Perry
Harrison Jane 45 F SC
Harrison Martha 18 F AL X
Harrison Harriet 6 F AL X
Wiggins William 30 M Overseer NC
Martha was born ca. 1832, AL;[1] m. Milton Jefferson Saffold (b. March 18, 1828, Belvoir, Dallas Co., AL; d. July 4, 1879, San Francisco, CA; son of Reuben Saffold and Mary Evelyn “Polly” Phillips) - April 16, 1851, by Rev. William Rice [2]

[1] 1850 U. S. Census, Lowndes CountyAL.
[2] Mildred Brewer Russell; Lowndes Court House. Paragon Press; Montgomery, AL; 1951; p. 273.
Following family information from Kim Lawrence
Sarah Jane Farris married twice-
Marriage 1 -19 Feb 1852 in Lowndes Co., John L. Adams 
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.
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 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 CountyGeorgia
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 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
Here are other people of the same names as are living in the 1860 William Meadows household in the neighborhood:
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 
J.J. Farris 50 F SC $21,000 31,000
Tecumseh Farris 20 F Ala
Silvester Farris 16 F Ala
George Farris 13 M SC 
Elizabeth Geiger 30 F SC $1000

Mary J. Beard 22 F Ala
46/530, #441/382
Sarah Farris 85 F SC $12,56547/531, #442/383
Mary D. Lewis 75 F VA $12,000 62,000
Sidney Lampkin 35 F VA
Jacob Jennings 
minister and family
46/531A, #446/367
Josiah Harrison 28 F Ala $4850
Julia A. Harrison 24 F VA
Mary E. Palmer 38 F VA
p. 45/531, #421/362
Jackson Harrison 24 M farmer $33,000$53,000 Ala 
Susan Harrison 20 F Ala
Emma Harrison 4 M Ala
Samuel Harrison 2Ala 
Rebecca Harrison 11/12Alap. 45/531, #422/363
King W. Harrison 22 Ala $4600
p. 42, #396/338 Benjamin Harrison 49 M farmer $79,000$89,000 GA
Susan L. Harrison 37 F SC
Susan E. Harrison 15 M Ala
Elizabeth Harrison 68 GA 
Phoebe Pearce 74 SC $3700
p. 42, #397/339
E.M. Pearce 33 M Ala $545
M. A. Pearce 33 F Ala
A.J. 12 Ala
M.J. 8 Ala
A.S. 6 Ala
P.F. 3 Ala
p. 42, #460/398
in house of B. W. Young and family
S.A. Harrison 32 F AL
S. Harrison 30 doctor $800 AL

v. Stephens Meadows, born circa 1813, died before 1850 census --using 1840 Lowndes County AL census, he is born between 1811 and 1820.
Spouse 1: Stephens Meadows
Spouse 2: Levina Sharp
Marriage Date: 29 Aug 1829
Marriage Place: Montgomery
Performed By: J. P.
Surety/Perf. Name: Jno. J. Simons
His daughter Mary Ann Elizabeth was born ca 1832 AL or GA. Family stories relate that he and his 2 brothers Tom and Gerry died with fever near Lowndesboro, causing his father to leave the lower swamp lands of Lowndes Co and seek north, moving to Tallapoosa Co across the river from the Hardy family in Nixburg, Coosa Co which he had known in Lowndes. Stephen´s only child was Mary Ann Elizabeth Meadows who married 1st Robert W. Hardy 28th Sept. 1848 and had 3 sons by him. After he died she married his older brother William Allan Lansing Hardy and had 10 more children. William A. L. Hardy farmed, owned a grist mill and was 1890 Post Master of Dollar Post office till 1894 when he probably died. His brother Richard took over in 1894. There is a Stephen Meadows who married 1830 Lavina Sharpe in Henry Co but I think that is another Meadows branch from SC.
A. Mary Ann Elizabeth Meadows
-Ransom Meadows´son Stephen Meadows´s only child to survive to 1873 was Mary Ann Elizabeth Meadows who married 1st Robert W. Hardy 28th Sept. 1848 and had 3 sons by him. After he died she married his older brother William Allan Lansing Hardy and had 10 more children.
Marriage Certificate on left-click to enlarge
1st m. Robert W. Hardy on 28th Sep 1848 in Tallapoosa. Billy Parker wrote, " A grandaughter of Robert ( Alma Adamsom Neighbors) said Robert W. died at age 48 from complications following surgery which was performed on a table in the yard."
Children of Mary Meadows, daughter of Stephen Meadows. They lived near Dollar, after leaving Nixburgh-where his father lived.;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;datum=nad27&u=4&layer=DRG&size=l&s=50

Photo of William L. HARDY courtesy Billy Parker of Alabama - the painting looks like maybe 1865? can anyone say?
Please click on the pictures for a larger view.
Children by Robert W. with Mary:
1. William L. HARDY b. 26 Nov 1849, d. 11 Dec 1898 age 49 buried at Unity, Unity Cem., Coosa Co m. Mary Margaret Townsend b 1 August 1845 died Dec 18, 1927Fayetteville Memorial Cemetary.-info-harold fowler talladega al
1. Norah HARDY b 1870 AL,
2. Mary Sisley HARDYb: 10 DEC 1872 
Spouse 1: Benjamin Meherg Spouse 2: M. S. Hardy Marriage Date: 10 Mar 1891 Marriage PlaceCoosa Surety/Perf. Name: C. C. Duke
3. John "Jehu" HARDY b ca 1875, 
4. William HARDY 1876, 
5. Hixie Jane HARDY 1878, 
6. Sarah "Sallie" HARDY b ca 1880 m. Benjamen Dorsey Stewart - grandmother of Cynthia Wadsworth Hardy who says: Mary Townsend's father was Pascal Hunter Townsend. (b. 1811 d. 1895) He and many of the Townsends are buried in Pine Grove cemetery. Mr. Thomson's listing is just a partial listing. I have pictures of every grave. Her Mother was Sicily (b. 1819 d. 1904) and that is how the Sicily name started in the Hardy family. Again, the Townsend's lived next door to the Sellers who are also buried in the Pine Grove Cemetery. It is said that one of their homes is still standing.

2. Daniel Jackson HARDY b: NOV 1851 in Alabama married 1st Frances E. Johnstonnd 2. Spouse Judith Ann Varner 1: D. J. Hardy Spouse 2: Judith Varner Marriage Date: 29 Nov 1890 Marriage Place: Coosa Surety/Perf. Name: D. J. Boles

1.Robert Francis Frank HARDY never married
2.William Lafayette HARDY m. and had one child
3.Daniel Houston HARDY Oct 17, 1882 m. Dacy M. Dennis and had
three children; Erline, Cora, and Bessie
4.Samuel Fletcher HARDY m. Mattie Burson Spouse 1: Sam Hardy Spouse 2: Ida Smith Marriage Date: 22 Nov 1890 Marriage Place: Coosa Surety/Perf. Name: A. L. Bulger
5.Hulen HARDY never married
6.Mary Elizabeth “Betty” HARDY
7.Emma HARDY m. Joe Plyer

8.Roxie HARDY m. Jim Dooley
9.Bixie HARDY m. Ewing Fowler
2nd wife Judith Varner
1.Wheeler HARDY unmarried
2.Reesie HARDY m. Jim Allen
3.Miles HARDY m. Susan Frances Varner
4.Elzie HARDY m. Nancy Creel
3. Robert W. HARDY Jr b: AUG 1853 m Queen Victoria Ingram b JAN 1855 in Randolph Co., AL Daughter of John and Martha Ingram who had moved to Travelers Rest, Coosa by 1870 census.
1. Mary F. Hardy b: SEP 1874 in Coosa Co.,AL
John R. Hardy b: Abt 1877 in Coosa Co.,AL
Martha L. Hardy b: Abt 1879 in Coosa Co.,Nixburg,AL4. Bozeman Hardy b: MAR 1881 in AL5. Ida V. Hardy b: DEC 1882 in AL6. Maggie E. Hardy b: JUN 1886 in AL
Rody E. (Rhoda?) Hardy b: SEP 1888 in AL
William Hardy b: NOV 1890 in AL9. Valley M. Hardy b: FEB 1892 in AL
Ransom A. Hardy b: MAY 1895 in AL
2nd m. William Allen Lansing Hardy
b. 1827 in Lowndesboro, Lowndes Co. Alabama m. Mary AnnElizabeth MEADOWS Hardy after his brother Robert W. (Jr.) died. William A L Hardy farmed, owned a grist mill and was postmaster of Dollar post office Coosa Co. in 1890. 
History of Coosa Co.: Moses Hamilton once owned a large farm between Hatchett creek & Coosa river which was afterwards owned by William Hardy & his descendants. Nancy browning Hardy´s grave is located on this land a short distance from where the Wm. A. L. Hardy home once stood. Richard Covington Hardy´s land was further north on Hatchett Creek.

Hardy, William A. L.
Comments: The gender of William A. L. Hardy is male.
Spouse: Mary Hardy
Marriage Date: Nov 10, 1853
County: Coosa
Notes: This record can be found in the County Court Records, Film # 1290263 - 1290267
leaving her a widow with three boys:

They married on 10 NOV 1853 in Coosa  b: 1827 in Dollar, Coosa  County, Alabama 10 Nov 1853 in Coosa County, Alabama William
A. L. farmed, owned a grist mill and was postmaster of Dollar post
office Coosa Co. in 1890. In 1894 his brother Richard took over. That
may mark the year of his death.They lived originally near Dollar, after leaving Nixburg-
where is father lived- and had a mill.
Children by William A. L.
4. Mary Susan HARDY b: ABT 1857/1858

5. Sarah A. HARDY b: 1859 in Cossa Territory, Dollar, Alabama m 3 JAN 1878 George Edward Latiker b: 1851 in RockfordCoosa
6. Nathan HARDY b: 1864 Lewis, Coosa, Al do not know what happened to him, unless he is the black boy Stephen raised as his own. Then he is later in Lowndes or Dallas Co.
7. John Richard HARDY (with first 2 children in picture) b: 1862 m. 1st Martha “Mattie” E.Sellers Martha Esther SELLERS b: 29 Apr 1870 2nd Elmira Lambert
e. continued down below
Photo of John Richard HARDY from Billy Parker. John´s wife Elmira C. Lambert dressed Indian style, as seems the custom of quite a few women in the area.Spouse 1: J. R. Hardy Spouse 2: M. E. Sellers Marriage Date: 08 Jan 1891 Marriage Place: Coosa Surety/Perf. Name: Wm. Meadows She died when she was 24 years old after giving birth to Elbert L. HARDY July 1893 (went later to Fla). Her first child was Luzinka E. HARDY Nov 1891 (lived later in hayleville, walker co. al. Elmira Catherine Lambert b 2 JUN 1877 died 21 JUN 1953 they had 7 children;1-Stanley Clifton Hardy 2-Clinton Swinton Hardy 3-Ethel Olivia Hardy(deans mother) 4-Audice Mayo Hardy 5-Maxwell "Maxel" Alton Hardy b: 25 NOV 1914 in Haleyville, Franklin Co 6-Margie Velma Hardy 7-Clovis Abcie Hardy. pronounced Clovis ABC Hardy. Billy Parker says,"there is a story in the name Abcie Hardy, Her sis. had abc doll ,she called it. Abcie doll (pronounced A B Cie) when her sis was born she talk her mother in naming her after the doll. Clovis Abcie Hardy."

PINE GROVE CEMETARY EQUALITY (south of Nixburg area) AL. list of Hardy and Sellers:

John R. Hardy 1865 -- 1930 Elmira C. Hardy 1878 -- 1953
Mattie Sellers Hardy April 29, 1870 -- Dec 2, 1894(Wife of John R.)
Mattie Hardy, B. F. Sellers and Jane Sellers all buried in same plot
Jane Elsie Sellers Daughter of S. E. and M. J. Sellers June 20, 1884 -- July 28, 1886

B. F. Sellers Jan 28, 1872 -- Aug 17, 1891
Sampson Sellers Feb 6, 1825 -- Dec 5, 1908
Martha J. Sellers April 28, 1849 -- Sept 29, 1927 (
Martha Jane JOHNSON )
Francis A. Sellers June 1, 1874 -- Aug 6, 1958
Cora Della Sellers May 2, 1882 -- Jan 29, 1965 (wife of Francis A.)
"26. March 2007,
John Richard Hardys grand. daughter, Dean "Miller" Jones comes to the Hardy reunion each year. Johnny married Mattie E Sellers. They had 2 children, Luzinka & Elbert. Several years ago, elbert came to the hardy reunion--he was living in Fla., I think, but he has died. We went to see Luzinka´s daughters 2 years ago. They live in Winston Co. AL. My mother often spoke of Luzinka. After Matties death Johnny R. married her cousin, Elmira Catherine Lambert. Elmira & Johnny had 7 children--one was Dean Jones´ mother. Dean said she lived most of her teen year with her g parents. Johnny & Elmira are buried in the Pine Grove Ceme. in Coosa Co. Johnnys head stone- b-1865 d-1930, Elmira- b-1878 d-1953. Dora Hardy married J.A Jones 25 Nov.1888 in Coosa Co. Billy Parker“
continued list of Mary A. E. Meadows´s children from above-
8. Stephen Ransom HARDY b: 30 Oct 1862 in Coosa County, Al died September 28, 1931 Jefferson Co. Al, named after his grandfather who died of fever in Lowndes Co AL after 1840
1st m. Ada MeHerg b. 6 APR 1867 in Coosa Co.Spouse 1: Stephen Hardy Spouse 2: Ada Meherg Marriage Date: 06 Mar 1884 Marriage Place: Coosa Surety/Perf. Name: D. J. Boles,
Child: Willis Archibald 
HARDY married Lila Alley 
2nd m. Etta Caladonia Meherg 9 Feb 1893 
Spouse 1: S. R. Hardy Spouse 2: Callie Meherg Marriage Date: 09 Feb 1893 Marriage Place: Coosa Surety/Perf. Name: J. D. Hughes 
child Etta Caladonia Hardy married 30 March 1917 in Jefferson Co James Thomas Jefferson Sellers, s/o Amanda Grace Sims and William Simpson Sellers.
3rd m. 
Emma B. Lowery was the d/o George Marvin Lowery b: 8 AUG 1851 in GA.(ProbablyCampbell CO.) and Sarah Jane Blocker b: 1 JAN 1852 Married: 19 AUG 1870 in Coosa Co
1880: Syllacogga, Talladega, Alabama
George M. Lowry 28 AL GA GA
Sarah Lowry 25 AL GA AL
Louisa Lowry 5
Walter Lowry 4
Emma B. Lowry 6M

1. Ada D HARDY b: 1902 in AL
2. Talmadge S HARDY b: 1904 in AL

 Ruby A HARDY b: 1907 in AL
 Chester B HARDY b: 1909 in AL5. Roy H HARDY b: 1913 in AL
9. Didema HARDY b: 8 Sep 1865 died 14 MAR 1927 in White City, Autauga m 5 NOV 1885 in Coosa Joshua MeHerg b: 4 JAN 1862 in Horsestomp, Coosa
Spouse 1: Joshua Meherg Spouse 2: Dedemy Hardy Marriage Date: 05 Nov 1885 Marriage Place:Coosa Surety/Perf. Name: T. J. Boles
10. Isadora “Doran” HARDY b: 1871 Spouse 1: J. P.(sic-JA) Jones Spouse 2: Dorah Hardy Marriage Date: 25 Nov 1888 Marriage Place: Coosa Surety/Perf. Name: I. Bice
11. Louisa Frances HARDY b: 20 Nov 1872 in Coosa County, Al died July 28,1910 Parkdale Cem m. Thomas Albert MeHerg 
Spouse 1: Albert Meherg Spouse 2: Lou F. Hardy Marriage Date: 21 Oct 1888 Marriage Place:Coosa
a. Benjamin Oliver MEHERG b: Apr 1890 in Weogufka, Coosa County, Al
b. William A MEHERG b: ABT Sep 1892 in Weogufka, Coosa County, Al
c. Mary E MEHERG b: Feb 1895 in Coosa Co
 Surety/Perf. Name: C. C. Duke
12. Allen A HARDY (second from right in picture) b: 1875 m. 31 Dec 1903 in , Coosa, AL to Mary E. Hay b. 21 Jul 1886 AL d Jan 1968 in Pell City, Saint Clair, Al
Home in 1880: Lewis, CoosaAlabama
Home in 1900: Spearman, ShelbyAlabama
Home in 1910: TalladegaAlabama 
Home in 1920: Cook Springs, St. ClairAlabama
Home in 1930: Easonville, St Clair, Alabama

a. Henry A. Hardy b: 20 Oct 1904 AL
b. William Hardy
c. Charles C.
d. John R Hardy b: 13 Feb 1914 AL
e. Louis J. Hardy b: 18 Nov 1917 AL
f. Frances Hardy
1910 22nd April United States Federal Census > Alabama > Talladega > Precinct 12 > District 138
Allen A Hardy abt 1876 Alabama Head 
Mary Hardy abt 1886 Alabama Wife 
Henry E Hardy 1904 Alabama Son 
William Hardy 1906 Alabama Son 
Charley C Hardy abt 1909 Alabama Son
1920 Cook Springs, St Clair, AL 3rd Jan
Allen A Hardy 44 abt 1876 Al Head 
Mary E Hardy 33 abt 1887 AL Wife 
Henry A. Hardy 15abt 1905 AL Son 
John R. Hardy 13 abt 1914 AL Son 
William A: 10
Charlie C. 6
Louis J. Hardy 2 years and 2 months? abt 1918 AL Son
1930 Easonville, St Clair, AL 
Allen A Hardy 54 abt 1876 Alabama Head 
Mary E Hardy 43 abt 1887 AL Wife 
Henry Hardy 25 abt 1905 AL Son 
John Hardy 16 abt 1914 AL Son 
Louis Hardy 12 abt 1918 AL Son 
Frances Hardy 1 abt 1929 AL Daughter

continued list of Mary A. E. Meadows´s children from above-
13. Charles HARDY b: 1879 no information-still looking

14. *Houston Hardy 1881 (*NOT a child-Daniel Houston Hardy is listed as a brother to Stephen R. Hardy in 1900
 but he was really a nephew and the son of Stephen R.´s older brother Daniel Jackson. HARDY b: NOV 1851 and Frances Elizabeth Johnston. Daniel Jackson Hardy was not in good health and had moved out of Coosa to cooler Wilsonville in Shelby Co, and his half brothers Stephen R., John R. and Allen A. followed him to Shelby.)
Photo Billy Parker "Hi Susan
This is a picture that I have on my wall.It is my mother,aunts, uncles, g.parents & g.g.parents. I look at it often & wandered if Etta was visiting the day the picture was taken now I know she was living with the Meharg. They are in front of Jousha & Didema´s home. I don't know the date but Etta Caladonia Hardy looks to be about 16 or 17 y/o. My mother Ella Belle Monarie MeGerg married at 16 y/o so she was maybe 14or 15 y/o.; Etta was 2 years older then mother PS; the Horse Stomp Park was part of his farm.. 

Far left is the great granddaughter of Stephen Meadows, Etta Caladonia Hardy born at Talledega Springs north of where her grandfather lived. She was the daughter of Stephen Ransom Hardy born 30 October 1862 in picture below. His sister FlorenceDidemia Hardy b. 8 Sep 1865, granddaughter of Stephen Meadows, is the woman holding the baby in back. Archibald´s grandfather was also named Archibald who lived in Raburn´s Creek, Laurens District, SC while he was fighting in the Rev. War:
MAHARG, ARCHIBALD, aged 71, and a resident of St. Clair County; private, S. C. Militia; enrolled on July 24, 1833, under act of Congress of June 7, 1832, payment to date from March 4, 1831; annual allowance, $35; sums received to date of publication of list $105. —Revolutionary Pension Roll, in Vol. xiv, Sen. Doc. 514, 23rd Cong., 1st sess., 1833-34.
Archibald ´s wife Sarah Elizabeth Perkins was also a descendant of a Rev. soldier. Her grandfather is:
FAVER, JOHN (1758-1846) served as a private 1779 at the battle of Kettle Creek and his name is on the roster of soldiers who participated in that battle. He is buried on his farm Limestone CountyAlabama. Daughter: Mary Melissa Fever Christopher, born 1842, in Limestone County,Ala. She was the daughter by his third wife, Mahala Lee, born 1808.—D.A.R. Lineage Book, Vol. 45, p. 60, vol. 47, p. 450-51.
Foto below courtesy Cheryl Kelly 
“My grandfather was Daniel Houston Hardy s/o Daniel Jackson Hardy.b 17 Oct. 1882 .and Frances Elizabeth Johnston.”
In foto descendants of Mary Ann Elizabeth Meadows
Mary´s grandchildren in red. 
Mary ´s children in black bold. 
First row: Stephen Ransom Hardy b.30 Oct 1862 died 29 Sept. 1931, Elbert L. Hardyb. July 1893 s/o next person-John Richard Hardy called “Johnny” b. 1865, Luzinka E.Hardy b.Dec. 1891 d/o John R. and Mattie E. Sellers who died when Elbert was born. .Luzinka E. married Azeberry Hilliard Southern. Willis married Lila Alley, daughter of Talula Sellers and Alley..
Second Row: William Lafayette Hardy b. 1879 s/o Daniel J.. Hardy, Robert Francis “Frank” Hardy 1874 s/o Daniel J. Hardy, Allen A. Hardy b.1875, Daniel Houston Hardy b. 1882 s/o Daniel J. Hardy Willis W. Archibald Hardy b Feb 1886, s/o Stephen Ransom Hardy and Ada MeHerg, and Samuel Fletcher. Hardy 1875s/o Daniel J. Hardy
About the foto-Mary´s son William L. Hardy died. 11 Dec 1898 but is not in the foto. He was buried in Unity Cemetery not far from the old home place at Nixburg in Coosa Co. If you drive north a couple miles from Nixburg (Equality is south of Nixburg), you come to a cross road - take a left. After about 4 miles you get to Rockford you take a right and go north thru Hanover to Stewartsville and take a left when you get there. This is a small road which takes you thru Weogufka (where the Hardys found brides and grooms in the Horse Stomp community) to Unity.. If you keep on going thru Unity, you come to Marble Valley and the only road there takes a sharp right to the north which leads to Talledega Springs over the County line. The Taledeg Springs area was a place the Hardys gravated to after their parents died. Stephen Ransom Hardý daughter was born near there in 1895. In 1900 census Spearman, Shelby Co Talledega Co is only across the river. Daniel Jackson Hardy live in Wilsonville northwest of Talledega Springs which seems to be in the middle of woods and must be not far from where Allen A,, John R. and Stephen R..lived—maybe there was a bridge across the river which devieds Talledega from Shelby Co. But it just looks like woods and river and streams. It must have been really private. Maybe Sam NEEDED that gun he has in the photo. Daniel Jackson Hardy is not in the foto. It is maybe summer 1898 or 1897. Stephen R., John R. and Allen A. were neighbors in the 1900 census for Spearman, Shelby Co., AL. Daniel Houston lived with Stephen R. and his 2 children son Willis and daughter Callie (Etta Caladonia), as well as with his new wife Emma Lowery. I have their marriage certificates which I had to get for DAR. Also a William Smith 18 lived with Allen. He was black, born Oct 1881 and was probably the black boy Stephen brought up as his own son, according to Nellie Sellers Newton. The boy may have been the grandson of a former slave of the Hardys. After William A.L. Hardy died, as well as Mary Ann Elizabeth Meadows, the homeplace in Coosa where maybe four or five of them had lived together must have been sold. Then three of the boys bought a place together in Shelby. The boys may have come up to Shelby to join Daniel Jackson Hardy who was living in Wilsonville, Shelby.
1900 Wilsonville, ShelbyAlabama 
Daniel J Hardy
 abt 1851 Alabama White Head 
Judie A Hardy abt 1874 Alabama White Wife 

Robert F Hardy
 abt 1874 Alabama White Son 
Emma Hardy
 abt 1886 Alabama White Daughte

Hulen Hardy
 Daniel J,abt 1889 Alabama White Son 
Wheeler J Hardy
 abt 1895 Alabama White SonMilas J Hardy abt 1897 Alabama White Son
Laurene E Hardy abt 1899 Alabama White Son
1900 United States Federal Census > Alabama > Shelby > Spearman > District 131 precinct 11 13 June 1900
House 142
John R. Hardy head W Male Dec 1865 age 34 widower AL AL AL Farmer rents
Lezinka E. dau W Female Dec 1891 age 8 AL
Elbert L. son W M July 1893 6 AL
house 143 
Stephen R. Hardy Head W M Oct 1862 37 Married 0 years together
Emma wife W F May 1879 21 Married 0 years together
Willis (William Archibald) son W M February 1886 age 14
Callie dau. W F Feb 1895 age 5 (Etta Caladonia Hardy)

Houston brother W M Oct 1881 age 18 single
Emma B. Lowery was the d/o George Marvin Lowery b: 8 AUG 1851 in GA.(Probably CampbellCO.) and Sarah Jane Blocker b: 1 JAN 1852 Married: 19 AUG 1870 in Coosa Co
1880: Syllacogga, Talladega, Alabama
George M. Lowry 28 AL GA GA
Sarah Lowry 25 AL GA AL
Louisa Lowry 5
Walter Lowry 4
Emma B. Lowry 6M
Copy of photo sent to me in Germany by Billy Parker-
From Left to right
Etta "Callie" Hardy, George Albert Meherg and Elle Belle Monarie MeHerg. They wore Indian jewelry, so I suppose they participated in the Creek culture of Coosa Co and felt themselves to be at least part Indian. Please click on the pictures for a larger view.
Area where Etta Caladonia´s grandfather meHerg lived near Weogufka creek and Hatchett Creek is called Horse Stomp and I think it was near Lewis, AL in Coosa Co.

She is at her maternal granfather´s place in Horse Stomp Community near Weogodka

Map for Tallapoosa sites is here.
Please click on the pictures for a larger view-
Etta Caladonia Hardy in Homewood, AL 1980 with middle her grandson Thomas Eugene Aldridge b. April 29, 1950, far right her son in law Roscoe Claude Aldridge, and her great grandson little Thomas Taylor Aldridge. Susan Millicent Taylor Juska Slider Aldridge took the photo. She was widowed 3 times. Edward Charles Juska died 1971 after an accidental fire early one morning working at his goldsmith shop near Pine Street in Philadelphia. Ronald Slider died in a car accident while driving home from an oyster roast on John Island, SC in 1977. Thomas Eugene Aldridge died after Hurricane Hugo from depression 1989.
Photo fromDr. Harry Kinane of Stephen Ransom Hardy´s daughter in law-Lila ALLEY when she was young. She was born in Jefferson Co and lived in Elyton near the Shelby Co. line. She was the daughter of Tallulah Parthena C. (Lula) Sellers and probably Sims Alley. The Alleys and Sellers are neighbors in 1860 Elyton. Jefferson Co.AL. The Sellers were related to the Actons and Watkins families of Shelby. Lila lived in the house of Amanda Grace Sims Sellers and Lila´s grandmother Martha Morris Sellers.The family had come in a covered wagon thru Tennessee to madison Co AL and then to Shades Valley, Jefferson Co by about 1857. Tallulah´s father Henderson Sellers was drafted into the Rebellion, as his family called it, soon after moving to Alabama.He fought at Chickamauga and died in hospital. Henderson´s father was a Unionist and hid run away draftees in the woods. Willis HARDY married Lila Alley in 1909. See

vi. Thomas Meadows ca 1814
vii. Gerry Meadows ca 1816
viii. Gilbert Meadows, born 9 December 1818, Alabama, died 26 July 1902, testate, Tallapoosa County, Alabama, married 6 June 1844, Coosa County, Alabama, Rebecca Eden, born circa 1827. They lived in Tallapoosa County, in 1850 and 1860. Gilbert’s will was made 23 June 1902, Tallapoosa County. He left his property to his daughters, Martha A. and Rebecca J. Meadows. Executor was son–in–law, B. W. Richardson. Witnesses: H. H. Milner, D. R. Meadows. 1st married Martha Matilda Snowden Abt. 1842, 2nd married Rebecca Eden daughter of Rev. James G. Eden and wife Harriett on 6 June 1844 in Coosa County, AL; born 1827 in Coosa, AL34; died in Alexander City, AL
Member of the 47th Alabama Company C, buried at Fish Pond Cemetery Authority: Muster Roll of Captain James D. Meadows' Company "F", the Tallapoosa Rifles of the First Regiment Alabama Volunteers, in the service of the Confederate States for 12 months unless sooner discharged. Age 33 at Tallapoosa First enlisted June 20 1861 and then again from 1861/10/30 to 1862/03/20, as well as Pay Roll dated 1862/05/23 at Loachapoka, Alabama in the 47th infantry Company C.
Comment: James D. Meadows was wounded while a prisoner at Johnson Island, On sick leave of absence beginning September 21, 1862, ending November 20, 1862. Also Station: Ft Barrancas,Florida. Signed: Lt Alfred Johnson, Commanding the Company. Capt. James D. Meadows was the son of Jesse Meadows b about 1801 Wilkes Co GA died 6 August 1875, Tallapoosa County, Alabama, married 29 March 1821, Wilkes County, Georgia to Susan Pollard born about 1798 in Wilkes Co GA daughter of William Pollard and Jane Thompson. Susan was a sister of Elizabeth Pollard who married Jesse’s brother, Riley Meadows.. Jesse was born circa1801, Wilkes County, Georgia, died 6 August 1875, aged about 74, Tallapoosa County, Alabama. Jesse and Susan Meadows are buried in Robinson Cemetery about six miles south of Camp Hill, Tallapoosa County, Alabama, on County Road 89, in unmarked graves. They moved from Harris County, Georgia, to Rock Springs, Alabama, in 1856.
Ransom Meadows NOT INDEXED
Township 23, Tallapoosa, AL census 12th day of Dec House 1375
Gilbert Middows abt 1818 Alabama
Rebecca Middows abt 1827
Sarah H Middows abt 1846 Alabama
James R Middows abt 1848 Alabama
Martha A Middows abt 1839 Alabama
NEXT DOOR-House 1376
Runtsum Maddows 63 $4000 farmer NC Township 23, Tallapoosa, AL abt 1786
Sarah 59 GA abt 1791
Miles 16 GA abt 1834 Alabama
John W. 7 GA abt 1843 Alabama 
(grandson? Gilbert´s son by a 1st marriage to Martha Matilda Snowden)
1860 Fishpond, Tallapoosa AL 
Gilbert Meadows 43 abt 1817
Rebecca W Meadows 34 abt 1826
Martha A Meadows 14 abt 1846
Sarah H Meadows 13 abt 1847
James R Meadows 11 abt 1849
Susan A Meadows 8 abt 1852
Mary F Meadows 7 abt 1853
Margaret Meadows 6 abt 1854
Rebecca J Meadows 4 abt 1856
Sarah M Meadows 3 abt 1857
Texanna Meadows 1 abt 1859
Ransom Meadows 73 abt 1787
 (late 1786)
Sarah Meadows 70 abt 1790
1880 District 140, TallapoosaAlabama The family is misindexed-I had to look for a Gilbert without a last name in search.
Gilbert HEADOR Self M Male W 61 AL Farmer GA GA 
Rebecca HEADOR Wife M Female W 53 AL Keeping House GA GA
Martha HEADOR Dau S Female W 33 AL AL AL 
Jane HEADOR Dau S Female W 23 AL AL AL 
Texas HEADOR Dau S Female W 20 AL AL AL 
Ardella HEADOR Dau Female W 17 AL AL AL Gilbert A. HEADOR Son S Male W 15 AL At Home AL AL 
Moses S. HEADOR Son S Male W 13 AL At Home AL AL 
Charley HEADOR Son S Male W 10 AL At Home AL AL
Royl M. GIBSON Uncle S Male W 58 SC SC SC
who is Royle/Royal Gibson?
1900 Goldbranch, Tallapoosa Co. AL census lists in household:
Meadows Gilbert, age 81, widowed
Martha A., daughter, age 55, single
Rebecker J., daughter, age 43, single
Elias C., son, age 31, single
R. Meadows, grandson, age 9
Jenie Gibson, hirhand, age 29, single
children –some are buried at Primitive pond Babtist Church in Coosa Co AL
by Martha Snowden
A. John W. Milas Meadows b: 17 OCT 1843 in Coosa Co. AL Marriage 1 Martha Henrietta CARTER b: 1 NOV 1846 in GA married: 15 AUG 1865 in AL
By Rebbeca Eden 

B. Martha A. MEADOWS b 2 APR 1845 - Marriage 1 Justice BROTHER b: 1840 in AL- he was probably a descendant of the Justice family
C. James Ransom Meadows Sr b 21 SEP 1848 most all born after Feb.1845 Married the niece of his father's first wife, Mary Harriet SNOWDEN b: 23 FEB 1858 in Meridian, Lauderdale Co. MS.residence Texas 1890
D Susan Ann Meadows b.14 Feb.,1851, m. James William Pemberton 22 JAN 1869 in Tallapoosa Co. AL
E. Sarah Harriet Amy Meadows 11 SEP 1846 married Warren Justice *see note from Bobbie Spiegel 
Isaac Clay Justice, wife Lillie, parents Warren Justice and Sarah Harriet Amy Meadows and his children- photo Linda Simpson, no email available
This picture was made a few weeks after Isaac and Lillie were married. The children were staying with the Justice grandparents and Isaac and Lillie rode the train to Childersburg and were met by his parents Warren and Sarah Justice and his children. Each child gave "Momma Lillie" a flower or candy or a small gift.
Front row: Grace, Johnny, Aubrey Middle row: Herbert and Purnia
Back row: Isaac Clay and Lillie Justice and his parents Warren A. and Sarah H. A. Meadows Justice.
It is believed this picture was taken when the family was together after the funeral of Warren justice. If you will look closely you can see a black veil hanging from Sarah's hat. The lady in the middle on the back row is Sarah Harriet Meadows Justice and these are her children; it is believed the lady on the front row on the right is her sister Mary Frances Meadows Carter. Sarah was the daughter of Gilbert Meadows and wife of Warren Alonzo Justice. Her sons, Isaac Clay and Gaddis Justice are on the front row, left to right and son Willie is on the right on the back row and Sarah's daugthers are on the back row. Gaddis is holding Clifford. photo from Allison
F. Mary Frances Meadows b 20 OCT 1852 Marriage 1 Tom CARTER b: 1850 in AL
G. Margaret Ann Meadows b 26 JUL 1854 m. Richard Thomas MOORE b: 23 DEC 1855 in Talladega Co. AL : 8 DEC 1878 in Tallapoosa Co. AL
H. Rebecca Jane Meadows b 1856- never married
I. Jonah Monroe Meadows 27 MAY 1858 d. 28 JAN 1935 in Baird, Callahan Co. TX, m. Eliza Jane Tucker b: 19 OCT 1870 in Dadeville, Tallapoosa Co. AL Married: 21 DEC 1884 in Andrews Chapel, Dadeville, Tallapoosa Co. AL
J. Texana “Texas” Meadows 14 NOV 1860 m.. 1 Macajah Y. MEADOWS b: 26 JUL 1859 in Coosa Co. AL in: 1884 in AL
K Hixie Adella Meadows 22 NOV 1861 d. Jun 1942 in Bay City, Matagorda Co., TX , m Benjamin Washington Richardson 18 Dec 1881 in AL 1900 Goldbranch, Tallapoosa Co. AL census
Hixie states she had 10 children with nine living . They moved to TX in 1907/8 from ruralAlexander CityTallapoosa CountyAL. Both are buried in old cemetery in Sweeny, BrazoriaCounty, TX.(Bobbie Spiegel, on the Coastal Bend of TX)
L. Gilbert A. Middleton Meadows Jr b 3 FEB 1864
M. Moses Sherill Meadows b 14 FEB 1866
N. Charles Elias Meadows b 16 MAY 1869 in Coosa Co. AL
*29 may 2007 Austwell, Texas
Dear Susan,

As I've been re-reading your info from BLOG, that I printed out, YOU ask 
the question: Is this Sarah H(arriet) "Tobe" Meadows daughter of Gilbert Middleton 
Meadows, b. 11 SEP 1846 in Tallapoosa Co., AL? I looked in my album pages and found her.
She is daughter of above Gilbert M. Meadows. So I updated her page, from YOUR shared
information on husband Warren Justice and the couples children. Thank you!

Hoping your chickens and ducks are doing great, and YOU and your family 
ALSO! Very quiet Memorial Day Holiday here yesterday. Our company, 
(cousin of Hubby) did not come to visit overnight due to the rainy 
weather, but only few rain showers here abouts. Earth is soggy. 
Farmers are likely "happy"! LOL Exiting for breakfast, but just wanted 
to let you know YOU are correct about Mrs. Warren Justice being daughter 
of Gilbert......and actually she is sister of my Grandmother, Hixie Adella (Meadows) Richardson!
Cousin Bobbie in TX
P.S. Giving you "her" full name and nickname to boot!!
Photos- Bobbie Spiegel of Texas

Hixie Adella Meadows and Benjamin Washington Richardson after they moved to Texas and built there an old style Southern house with a big porch --near the river next to rich bottom land in Sweeny, Brazoria, Texas on Hesema Road. They built an old style Alabama house with large center hallway and front veranda. There were 3 doors to the veranda. The left door went to a bedroom, as well as the right door. In the middle was the entrance door. In the hall way, the first doors right and left were naturally those bedrooms which went out to the porch. There were stairs going up to 2 bedrooms. The next doors right and left were left door the big eat-in kitchen and right door another bedroom.

Photo courtesy Bobbie Spiegel
Son of Gilbert and Hixie Adella´s brother Moses Sherill MEADOWS in Texas b. 14 FEB 1866 AL. I think he is visiting Hixie here. I wonder how he got there? It looks like the front door opens outwards instead of inwards which provides more security against breakins.
Please click on the pictures for a larger view-

Photo courtesy Bobbie Spiegel -Headstone for Moses Meadows Jr in TexasPlease click on the pictures for a larger view-

ix. William Meadows, born 30 January 1821, Alabama, died 7 September 1882, Lowndesboro, Lowndes County, Alabama, married 16 August 1842, Angeline Virginia McClendon, born 30 August 1821, died 22 November 1863.
Photo of tombstone contributed by Mr. Bobby Meaodws.

A. Alfonzo MEADOWS b: 1843 in Al B. Ransom MEADOWS 18 JUN 1846 in Lowndesboro, Lowndes Co AL enlisted at Haynesville, Lowndes Co AL february 27, 1864 and served in company H of the 3rd AL till the end in the Confederate Calvary (military records) in AL Address 1907: Lowndesboro, Alabama, according to Census, Tax Assessor, Lowndes County, 1907 Remarks: The records show that Ransom Meadows, Private, Company H, (Captain Corn. Robinson), 3rd Regiment Alabama Infantry, C.S.A. (Colonel Chas. Forsyth) enlisted February 27, 1864, at Lowndesboro, and on muster roll for September & October, 1864 (last on file) is shown present. He is also shown paroled April 9, 1865 at Appomattox C. H., Virginia. -Signed: Robert C. Davis, Major General, The Adjutant General. Authority: USAGO letter dated 1925/02/27 to Alabama Pension Commission and Confederate Veteran Roster (not official). See File 3, Drawer K.
C. Eugenia MEADOWS 
born 23 June 1848 in Lowndes Co AL, died 29 July 1938
Wife of J. W. Rast born 25 Dec 1836 died 30 June 1918 Confederate soldier
D. Sarah A. MEADOWS 
b: 1851 in Al
Tombstone of Eugenia Meadows Rast and husband --to the right. Contributed by Mr. Bobby (Robert) Meadows.

House to the left is the one William was living in when the 1850/1860 census was taken. His father Ransom left him this house to live in when William married and Ransom went north. In the 1850 census William shows no real estate ownership. Ransom moved to Tallapoosa County about 1842 and kept title to the house, so far as I understand.
1850 Lowndes CountyAL Census
33 House 951/951
7 December 1850

Meadows William 30 M Planter $1,600 personal prperty Ala
Meadows Angeline 29 F Georgia
Meadows Alfonzo 7 M Ala
Meadows Ransom 4 M Ala (b. 18 June 1846)
Meadows Eugenia 2 F
Day and Hardy family members from Edgefield SC are living here too
no date, no top of page
Samuel Farris 45 Planter SC
Martha 38 GA William´s sister
Samuel R(ansom) 16 AL
Sarah J(ane) 15 AL
Mordcai D.? 12 AL
1860 Lowndes Co AL Hayneville PO p. 532, #446/387
Wm Meadows 39 M farmer $15,435 personal property 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 (William´s sister living at Meadowlawn)
M D Farris 24 farmer M Ala (18 June 1846)
Edmund Harrison 55 M Commission Merchant total $500,000 VA
Jane Harrison 55 F SC (Jane Irvin married the son of Thomas Harrison Jr. and Rebecca Perry of Tazewell Co VA whose parents were Thomas HARRISON (Sr) 1750–1815 and Hannah DENNIS 1760–1830 )

Harriette/Harnette Irwin 16 F Texas
x. Elias Meadows, born 18 February 1823, Alabama, died 14 May 1891, Polk County, Texas, married 7 June 1846, Coosa County, Alabama, to Susan Antoinette Towns, born 29 August 1829, died 6 July 1906, Polk County, Texas. Elias and Susan came to Texas after about 1853. As Susan's father died in 1855 and her mother followed in 1862, it is probable they came during that time- ! My gggrandfather Elias Meadows came to MoscowPolk CountyTexas abt. 1853. Elias came with his father-In-law Bartlett Towns. They came from Tallapoosa county,Alabama. I don't have any information on a Richard Gipson who married Mahala ” “ELIAS AND SUSAN TOWNS MEADOWS WERE BURRIED IN THE ABBOT CEMENTARY WHICH IS NORTH OF CORRIGAN, TEXAS ON HWY 287. TURN RIGHT AT OLD ASIA ON A DIRT ROAD GO ABOUT ONE MILE TURN RIGHT AGAIN FOR ABOUT 2OO YARDS.”
A. Bartlett Ransom Meadows b: 28 APR 1847 in Coosa County, Al 
B. Sarah Elizabeth Meadows b: 3 NOV 1848 in Coosa County, Al 
C. twins Sarah Meadows, b. 1850, 10 March 1850 Coosa CountyAlabama
d. March 15, 1850 and unknown Meadows, born 11 March 1851. Coosa County,
; d. March 12, 1851 
D. Lucy Jane Meadows b: 26 MAR 1852 in Livingston, Polk CountyTexas 
E. William Jefferson Meadows b: 19 AUG 1854 in Sumpter, Polk CountyTexas 
F. Georgiann Virginia Meadows b: 7 DEC 1856 in Sumpter, Polk County, Texa 
G. Henrietta Amison Meadows b: 14 JAN 1860 in Sumpter, Polk CountyTexasAmison name after her cousin, d/o Gilbert 
H. Priscilla Antonet Meadows b: 29 DEC 1862 in Sumpter, Polk CountyTexas 
I. Mary Eliza Meadows b: 7 OCT 1865 in Sumpter, Polk CountyTexas
xi. Early (Richard) Moses Meadows, born 1825, Alabama, died 7 September 1892,Coosa County, Alabama, married Didema Peebles Hogan, born 5 December 1833, on15 DEC 1847 at age 14 years and 10 days in Coosa Co. AL. This record can be found in the County Court Records, Film # 1290263 – 1290267 died 10 November 1912, daughter of Daniel Hogan. Moses Meadows lived in Tallapoosa CountyAlabama, in 1850. He lived in Coosa CountyAlabama, in 1860, 1870, and 1880.
Successful farmer in Fishpond area. Married Dec 16, 1847 Diadema Peeples Hogan b. 5
DEC 1833 in Montgomery Co., Al when she was only just a few days 14 years old- Had
slaves, many crops, cattle and operated a grist and syrup mill. Large land holdings. Most
noted that his dwellings were well constructed. He loved children and was even tempered,
kind and generous. (Jim Meadows)  
1850 part of Autauga was cut off from Coosa Co. Part of Wetumka District
is in Coosa still . There is a Daniel Hogan is in Wetumpka, Autauga, AL  born
1805 SC with woman Sarah b 1805. He was NOT Didemie´s father. Her father
Daniel  Hogan was born 1791 to 1800 and is in Nixburg, Coosa in the 1840 census
with their 2 children Didema and Alonzo and Martha his wife-- "Patsy"
Martha O.N. Browning born 1 June 1806 who died 3 Feb 1843, d/o John Browning
and Nancy Peebles.  Daniel died 2 years before Martha and neither were alive for the 1850 census.
Didema Peebles Hogan was born 5 Dec 1833. On I see that the name of Martha has been combined with her sister in the Browning family called Didema who married David Peebles on the 10th of Feb. 1833 in Lowndes Co.. Her death as Didema Peebles is recorded 10 Feb 1833 in Lowndes Co., AL in the Browning Bible as 18 September 1835. According to Bible records, Patsy O.N. Browning was Martha´s Bible entry name (Patsy was a nickname for Martha). Martha´s daughter Didemawas named after Martha´s sister Didema Browning. descendants started to call Martha with a middle name of "Didemia."I have no idea how later I have the Bible transcripts from Cindy Stamps. Martha was not a Creek Indian even though her descendants claim that her daughter Didema was REALLY full Creek. Her husband Daniel Hogan´s death is not recorded.
COMMENT: Family history which has come down over the ages from my side of the
family is that Daniel Hogan married Martha "Patsy" O. N. Browning born 1 June
1806 died 3 February 1843 recorded in the John Browning Bible. (See images
under new blogger  Martha named
her daughter Didema Peebles Hogan born 5 Dec 1833 after her younger sister
Didema born 28 December 1815.Didema Browning married a cousin David Peebles
in February 1833.  Didema´s death 18 September 1835 is recorded with her
married Didema Peebles name. In the 1803 Browning Bible, Martha´s death is
recorded as Martha O. Hogan.Daniel Hogan´s death is not recorded, yet deaths
of husbands of other children are are recorded. Daniel Hogan died on 10 Sept 184o
a few years before Patsy did on 3 February 1843 during a cold winter. See email below:
Please click on the pictures for a larger view-Headstone for uncle Moses Meadows and
Didema Hogan at Primitive Fish Pond cemetery.  
A. Emanuel Martin MEADOWS 
B. Early Moses MEADOWS , Jr
C. Daniel Ransom MEADOWS b: 26 MAY 1849 in Coosa Co. AL 
D. William Malcome MEADOWS b: 1 MAR 1851 in Coosa Co. AL 
E. John Thomas MEADOWS b: 1855 in Coosa Co. AL 
F.Martha Frances MEADOWS b: 6 AUG 1858 in Fishpond, Coosa Co. 
G. Macajah Y. MEADOWS b: 26 JUL 1859 in Coosa Co. 
H. Sarah Ann MEADOWS b: 1861 in Coosa Co. AL 
I. Benjamin MEADOWS b: 1863 in Coosa Co. AL (see census below)
J. Charles Frank MEADOWS b: 15 SEP 1866 in Coosa Co. 
K. Didema Hogan MEADOWS b: 15 SEP 1870 in Coosa Co. 
L. Mary Browning MEADOWS b: 1874 in Coosa Co

1850 Tallapoosa, AL Moses Meadows house 1383,
not far from parents
Moses Maddoux Township 23, Tallapoosa, AL abt 1825 Alabama
Dedeamy P Maddoux Township 23, Tallapoosa, AL abt 1832 Al
Daniel R Maddoux Township 23, Tallapoosa, AL abt abt 1849 Al
1900 Nixburg, Coosa-son of Moses
Benjamin L Meadows abt 1864
 Alabama White Head 
Martha Meadows 
abt 1865 Alabama White Wife 
Early M Meadows 
abt 1884 Alabama White Son 
Benjamin L Meadows abt 1887 
Alabama White Son 
William A Meadows abt 1890 
Alabama White Son 
Thomas A Meadows 
abt 1892 Alabama White Son 
Gracy Meadows 
abt 1894 Alabama White Daughter 
Preston Meadows 
abt 1899 Alabama White Son 
Austin Meadows 
abt 1900 Alabama White Son
Didema right -in Indian style clothing of checks and square collar, with braids

Thanks for sending the material. I am trying to digest it all but ampuzzled by what I just scanned over--the references to Didema Hogan Meadows being a Creek Indian. First of all, her parents did not die within the same week. Martha Browning Hogan died several years after 
Daniel . There are court papers when she went to court after hisdeath. Daniel died 10 Sept 1840; Martha died 5 Feb 1843. On 7 Dec 1840, the court ordered his estate to be inventoried. George Johnson was appointed administrator; I have no clue as to his identity. Their death dates are hand written in the copy of the Bible pages, which I have--no title page to Bible, and I have no idea who had the original. They were sent to me years ago by my mother's cousin, who has been dead a number 
of years. Daniel's estate listed a number of items, as well as 9 slaves, one of whom was the boy, Eldridge, willed to Daniel Hogan by hisfather, John R. On 8 March 1841, Isaac W. Suttle, who was a local judge I think, was given guardianship of two minors, Wm. Alonzo and Didemia 
Hogan. It stated that Martha Hogan had not appeared. George Johnson was given permission to sell Daniel's land, and Isaac Suttle, Stephen Ray, and Robert Hardy were to conduct the sale. Lands were bought by 
Martha O. Hogin for $1210.00 on 23 Sept 1841. This was all copied by hand at the Coosa Co. courthouse by our cousin. I was at the courthouse several years ago and found it difficult to find anything--things were sort of unorganized. Anyway, Martha lived for several years after Daniel died. I read somewhere, and I've forgotten where, that the winter when she died was a record cold year and that there were many deaths.
Second, where did the information come from that Daniel was halfCreek Indian. I have found nothing in my research to indicate this and would like to pursue it. Daniel was the son of John R. Hogan, who left a slave to his son Daniel in his will. That same slave was named in 
Daniel's court papers when Martha Browning Hogan went to court to settle his estate, so I am certain he is the correct one. John R. Hogan was married to Susannah Bradshaw, his first cousin. The Bradshaws, Hogan, 
and Robinsons all came together from VA; I don't think there were any Creek Indians in VA in their lines, and I have found no Indian ancestry in the Browning or Peebles lines. I am working with another Hogan researcher,a man named Hogan whose ancestors are there in NC also. He did DNA, as did one of my mother's Hogan cousins, who lives in AR still. We had a very close match, so are 
working the VA area. I'm not certain that this Creek ancestry is valid.
There is no evidence that I have ever found that Daniel Hogan's middle name was Alonza. His son was William Alonza, but Daniel is never referred to as anything but Daniel. I have his estate settlement, his father's will, his Bible records, and his son's obit from the Alexander 
City newspaper. In everything he is referred to as only Daniel, as was his grandfather who married Elizabeth Robinson. When Martha Browning Hogan died, Charles R. Buckner was appointed guardian of the children for a while, but Wm. Alonza was soon old enough to not need a guardian. Then David Woods Bozeman, brother of Michael Bozeman who married Lucy Browning, Martha's sister, was appointed guardian until she married. I have been to FishPond Cemetery twice and found no evidence of any separation in the cemetery between whites and 
native Americans. True, families are buried in clusters, and the Hogans are not buried right up with the Meadows but nearby. Nixburg today is one of those places that if you blink your eyes when passing through, 
you will miss it completely. 
Cindy (Stamps)

Hogan children´s names are recorded in court papers in Arkansas.
Cindy Stamps found papers in Arkansas but could not find the will.
According to the estate papers there was a will annexed and here is
what Cindy Stamps writes: 

"The papers are somewhat hard to read but here is a
partial transcription:
"August 28th AD 1844
This day personally came Nancy Browning before me, James S. Ward, Clerk of
the Circuit Court and En officis Clerk of the Court of Probate in an for the

County of Clark, aforesaid, and, presented letters of Administration with
the will annexed on the estate of John Browning deceased, and David M.
Browning, Francis J. Browning, and William F. Browning, appointed executors
in and by the last will and testament of the said John Browning deceased, to
execute the same, refusing to enter upon the execution of the said last will
and testament. It is therefore on the motion of the said Nancy Browning and
by consent of the said David M. Browning, Francis J. Browning, and William
F. Browning, ordered by me James S. Ward...that letters of hereby granted to the said Nancy Browning."
"Now the above does not name the men as sons but later in the papers John
Browning's heirs
 are listed :
1. Elizabeth Grady (don't know who Elizabeth's third husband was)
2. Nathan P. Browning
3. David M. Browning
4. Francis J. Browning
5. William F. Browning
6. Nancy Bankston (Nancy Browning Hardy Bankston, widow of Robert Hardy, wife of James Madison Bankston as of 
11 Jan 1846, Coosa Co., AL)
7. Alonza Hogan and Diadema Hogan (children of Martha "Patsy" O. N. Browning and Daniel Hogan, both deceased and buried in Coosa Co., AL)
8. Mary Graham (“Polly”wife of Samuel NeSmith Graham, Montgomery Co. and Butler Co.,AL-is this Polly M. Browning or Mary Didema Peebles? a grand daughter)
9. Lucy Ann Bozeman and Michael Bozeman (of Clark CountyAR) "
John V. Browning died at age 10 months 6 October 1812.
Browning died 18 September 1835 at age 19 and 8 months 20 days. She and David Peebles had Mary Didema Peebles born 14 February 1834. 
Joseph Alanson 
Browning died 15 September 1839 age 21 and 25 days with no child
Here are the years before the families all came to Coosa and
Tallapoosa.1830 Lowndes Co AL
Ransom Meadows          Lowndes, Alabama
D M Browning           Lowndes, Alabama
Daniel Browning  Lowndes, Alabama (married Nancy Sorrell in Greene Co GA 1806)
Francis J Browning  Lowndes, Alabama
John Browning (father of Nancy Peebles Browning,William Frederick Browning, and
Martha O.N.Browning who married Daniel Hogan) Lowndes, Alabama
William Browning  Lowndes, Alabama
William F Browning  Lowndes, Alabama
1840 Lowndes Co ALIsham Meadows   Lowndes, Alabama
Ransom Meadows  Lowndes, Alabama before he moved up to Fishpond, Tallapoosa Co,
across from Nixburg, Coosa Co
Stephen Meadows Lowndes, Alabama This is "Steve" who died of fever, son of Ransom .
(Stephen was the father of Mary Ann Elizabeth Meadows. Mary´s uncle Moses Meadows
posted bond for her marriage to Robert W. Hardy 25 September 1848 and they
married 28 September.)
J R Browning Lowndes, Alabama (Joseph R. Browning-John Browning had moved to ARkansas)
Danl Hogan  Nixburg, Coosa, Alabama married Martha Browning
Robt Hardy  Nixburg, Coosa, Alabama married Nancy Browning
Research of Judge Thurman M. Gupton on descendants of Ransom thru son Moses, with handwritten note to Bobbie Spiegel in 1989. I believe he may have used the library and he recorded oral history from relatives.
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xii. Elizabeth Meadows, born April 1827 AL, married 1st 24 June 1844 in Tallapoosa AL by Simson Goolsby clerk to John B. Hardy b 1825 Edgefield SC, son of Robert Hardy and Nancy Peebles Browning of Nixburg, Coosa AL, They had Robert R. Hardy born 1845 who died by 1900 census but in 1910 Elizabeth says he is still living-was she demented? or did he disappear for years and suddenly turn up? John B. Hardy died 1865-1868 according to family notes. 2nd marriage Elizabeth married James Madison Bankston b. 1815 Spartanburg SC. He was the son of Joseph and Agnes Bankston of Spartanburg SC who lived at Fishpond, Tallapoosa near Ransom Meadows. James Madison Bankston had been married to Elizabeth´s 1st husband´s mother -Nancy Peebles Browning Hardy who had had one child by him: Nancy Browning Bankston who married Ransom Meadows Dick who was a grandchild of Ransom Meadows. James M. Bankston may have divorced Nancy in order to marry Elizabeth, or he may have waited till Nancy P. Browning Hardy Bankston died on March 30, 1870. They appear together as man and wife in June of 1870 Shelby census. In 1900 Elizabeth Jane Meadows Hardy Bankston claims to have been married 35 years which means they married 1865--maybe right after John B. Hardy died. That means he and Nancy had divourced and that would be the reason the children did not put "Nancy Bankston" on her grave, but "Nancy B. Hardy." I wish somebody would look for papers concerning her property in Coosa.
1850 Census 8 October 1850 Coosa District, CoosaAlabama 
House 608
John B. HARDY 25 SC Farmer 1500

Elizabeth 23 AL 
Robert 5 AL
Bankston Joseph 58 SC Bapt. clergh 360
Agnes 53 GA
Amanda 17 GA
Louisa 14
Lanier 11
Joseph 9 GA
House 1121. 
Bankston Madison 35 GA 500

Nancy 45 GA
Nancy 3 AL 
Nancy age 3 later married Ransom Meadows Dick (grandson of of Ransom Meadows) died 1915 in Marshall Co, She probably inherited land from her father James Madison Bankston and his second wife Elizabeth Meadows Hardy Bankston who was also her sister in law and step mother. Nancy Browning Bankston´s half brother was John B. Hardy to whom Elizabeth Meadows had been married. (Nancy Peebles Browning Hardy married James Madison Bankston 11 January 1846. She is the widow of Robert Hardy of Edgefield SC who d.1843 Coosa Co. and is buried atFishpond Primitive Church)
1860 United States Federal Census 16 June 1860> Alabama >Coosa >Southern Division 
house 187 page 26 Post Office: Rockford 
J B Hardy Planter 36 SC Male Real Estate $13,500 Per.$15,000 
E Hardy Housewife 31 Alabama Female 
R R Hardy 14 Alabama Male 
(I bet he joined the Confederates about 1863)
1870 June -United States Federal Census >Alabama >Jefferson >Township 18 Range 1
House 16 page 3 Cedar Grove 
J. M. Bankston 55 Farmer 
(divourced husband of Nancy Browning Hardy)
Elizabeth Bankston age 45 AL
 (widow of John B. Hardy)
Agnes Bankston 75 SC 
(widow of Joseph Bankston)
1880 United States Federal Census >Georgia >Polk >Cedartown >District 169 
J.M. BANKSTON Self M Male W 65 SC Farming SC SC 
Elizabeth BANKSTON Wife M Female W 54 AL Keeping House AL AL 
Source Information: Census Place Cedartown, PolkGeorgia
1900 United States Federal Census >Alabama >Marshall >Albertville >District 83 
House 255 sheet 15 and page 40 A 16th June 
James. M. Bankston head white male June 1815 75 married 35 years 
(since 1865) SCSC SC Farmer can read and write
Elizabeth Bankston wife white female April 1827 75 married 35 years gave birth to 1 child 0 children alive AL GA GA can read but cannot write
1910 United States Federal Census > Alabama > Marshall > Albertville > District 96 May 1910 image 37 at Ancestry
House 345
Milous Meadows head 75 married 1 time for 59 years b AL Father GA Mother GA
(father was born in NC-I bet Mary Ann was giving th information)
Mary A. wife 75 married 1 time for 59 years 6 children and 3 living b AL Father SC Mother GA 
(her father was born in VA but came from SC to AL)
Elizabeth Bankston sister 80 widow 1 child born and 1 child alive b AL Father GA Mother GA 
(her father was born in NC)
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xiii. Milous Meadows, [also spelled Milas/Miles] born 23 August 1834 GA, died 28 March 1926, married: 1 OCT 1853 in Coosa Co to Mary Ann Elizabeth Hardy, born 8 February 1836, died 10 May 1921. Daughter of Robert Hardy and Nancy Browning of Nixburg, Coosa, AL. Milous served in Company 1, 61st Alabama Infantry, C.S.A. Milous is buried 1926 Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery, Fishpond, Coosa Co. AL 1850 Township 23, Tallapoosa, Al , : 1860 Southern Division, Coosa, Al , 1880, 1900, 1920 Nixburg,Coosa, AlabamaPhotos courtesy Billy Parker in Alabama
They had 6 children One daughter died before 1880. and 2 more died by 1900.
1. Mary Ann Elizabeth Meadows 1859 
2. Sarah "Sallie" Meadows b: 1866 in Coosa Co., Al 
3. Ransom Meadows b: 1867 in Coosa Co., Al (Ransom was 1880, 1910, 1920: NIXBURG, COOSA,AL)
1860 Equality ,Southern Division, Coosa AL
Milous Meadows age 26 worth $17,000
Mary. 23
Mary E. 1
John M. 17 
Wiley Howard 23
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- Gilbert´s son by a 1st marriage to Martha Matilda Snowden)
1870 1 Sept 1870 Nixburg, Coosa Co AL
House 248
Milus Meadows 36
Mary 34
M.E.11 f
Sally 6 f
Ransom 3 m
R.S. 1 f
1880 Nixburg, Coosa ,AL
Milous Meadows Nixburg, CoosaAL abt 1835 Alabama Self(Head) 
Mary A. Meadows Nixburg, 
CoosaAL abt 1837 Alabama Wife 
Sallie Meadows Nixburg, 
CoosaAL abt 1866 Alabama Daughter 
Ranson Meadows Nixburg, CoosaAL abt 1867 Alabama Son
1910 United States Federal Census > Alabama > Marshall > Albertville > District 96 May 1910 image 37 at Ancestry
House 345
Milous Meadows head 75 married 1 time for 59 years b AL Father GA Mother GA
Mary A. wife 75 married 1 time for 59 years 6 children and 3 living b AL Father SC Mother GA
Elizabeth Bankston sister 80 widow b AL Father GA Mother GA
I am pasting in this picture of Oak Grove School students at this spot because Gracie Meadows is in the group and she belongs to Ransom Meadows´grandson Ransom Meadows. So she is Ransom´s great grand daughter. Gracie was born 1898 and I am not sure how old she looks. I would say the foto might have been taken before 1910. Notice the children with no shoes. Nobody had problems with NIKE shoe getting stolen back then.
1910 Nixburg, CoosaAlabama
Ransom Meadows Nixburg, Coosa, AL abt 1867Alabama Head 
Mollie R Meadows Nixburg, CoosaAL abt 1867Alabama Wife 
Daley Meadows Nixburg, Coosa, AL abt 1890Alabama Daughter 
Milas H Meadows Nixburg, Coosa, AL abt 1892Alabama Son 
Bessie M Meadows Nixburg, Coosa, AL abt 1896 Alabama Daughter 
Gracie Meadows Nixburg, Coosa, AL abt 1898 Alabama Daughter 
Walter R Meadows Nixburg, Coosa, AL abt 1906 Alabama Son
1920 United States Federal Census > Alabama > Coosa > Nixburg > District 57
House 141
Rance Meadows 38 abt 1882 Louisiana White Head 
Edna Meadows 39 abt 1881 Georgia White Wife 
Herman Meadows 18 abt 1902 Alabama White Son 
Therman Meadows 15 abt 1905 Alabama White Son 
Felmer Meadows 14 abt 1906 Alabama White Daughter 
Lavell Meadows 10 abt 1910 Alabama White Daughter 
R E Meadows 6 abt 1914 Alabama White Son 
Milly May Meadows 4 abt 1915 Alabama White Daughter 
Ruby Meadows 1 abt 1918 Alabama White Daughter 
House 143
Rance Meadows 52 abt 1868 owns Alabama White Head 
Mollie Meadows 52 abt 1868 Alabama White Wife 
Irby Meadows 29 abt 1891 Alabama White Son 
Walter Meadows 14 abt 1906 Alabama White Son
House 145
Miles Meadows 85 abt 1835 owns Alabama White Head 
Maryan Meadows 84 abt 1836 Alabama White Wife 
House 158
Mrs. Vasti Meadows 40 abt 1860 Alabama White Head 
Hattie Meadows 22 abt 1898 Alabama White Daughter 
Richard Meadows 19 abt 1901 Alabama White Son 
William Meadows 29 abt 1891 Alabama White Nephew
Photos from Bobbie Spiegel in Texas
Making syrup in Texas. 3 of Hixie´s sons in 1917

email from Texas about some other Meadows from GA who went to Texas: 
Susan, The last Mary I find is Mary Nancy Elizabeth (Dolly) Meadows : born 8-14-1872 in Stewart Ga. Married to Ferdinand Lafayette Birdsong :8:2;1893:died 8:13,1963 Buried in Danville cemetery,Gregg County tx, ( she was born, married and died in August). There were 12 children born to James Kitchen Meadows 9-18-39 (Civil War Guy) her mother was Eliza Ann Dunaway. Both are buried in Gregg County, Tx, My grandfather Oel's Aunt was Mary Meadows, Born 1830 in Stewart Ga.she was the daughter of Jessie Green Meadows ,1800 in North Carolina and he was married to Renvie Baldwin the had 13 children., I also found Mary Belle Crews, 1902 her mother Jeana Augusta Meadows, she was my grandfathers cousin, she too is buried in Hickory Grove Cemetery, in Rusk Tx., Mary Ellen Meadows born 1880, in Kilgore Tex, married to L.C. Dudley Buried in Kilgore, Gregg County Tx. she was the daughter of George Augustus Meadows 2-10-1848 and Nancy Ann King they are buried in Rusk. Above mention "Dollie" Mary Elizabeth Meadows also had a doughter Mary , married to Ferdinand Birdsong and they had 15 children., I think that make 38 children. in three families. That is why they were jovial by nature.
 I will need an address for photo's, if you do not want to send I do understand......oel

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