Posted By:Ted Pack
Subject:Re: RE: Meadows and Ayers
Post Date:July 06, 2007 at 13:42:52
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Forum:Monroe County, WV Genealogy Forum
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Year: 1870; Census Place: Forest Hill, Monroe, West Virginia; Roll: M593_1695; Page: 430; Image: 21.

PO Rollinsberg (?)

Meadows, Alexander, 28, farmer, West V [sic]
----, Mary, 38, keeping house, West V (as are the rest)
----, Melinda J, 10
----, Cyntha A., 8
----, Sarah F, 5
----, Mary C., 5/12ths
----, Rachel E., 3

in 1880 Mary is still 10 years older than Alexander


Name Marital Status Gender Age Birthplace Occupation
Alexander MEADOWS M Male 38 WV Farmer
Mary MEADOWS M Female 47 WV
Cinthey Ann MEADOWS Female 16 WV
Sarah F. MEADOWS Female 14 WV
Rachael Eliz. MEADOWS S Female 13 WV
Mary Clementine MEADOWS S Female 11 WV
Eliza Elen MEADOWS S Female 7 WV
Delila Hanah MEADOWS S Female 4 WV

Source Information:
Census Place Talcott, Summers, West Virginia

The LDS Server is acting up - FBP & MBP don't show in "Household" view.

there are half a dozen people who have Alexander marrying Mary Elizabeth Grimmett.

1900; Census Place: Talcott, Summers, West Virginia; Roll: T623 1773; Page: 3B; Enumeration District: 132.

(Alexander is at the bottom of the page, smudged beyond legibility. He is indexed as "Elizabeth".)
Elizabeth Meadows, 58, West Virginia, White, Head
(The rest of the family is on the next page)
Mary Meadows, 67, West Virginia, White, Wife
Liza E Meadows, 27, Daughter
Deliah Meadows, 23, Daughter
Columbus Meadows, 4, West Virginia White Son

(Columbus is not a son, unless Alexander was trifling with a maiden under the age of 50. I'd bet he was a grand-son, but you never know. Alexander may still have had lead in his pencil and found someone to write to.)

Mary's "years of present marriage" is 38, which makes her wedding year 1862.


I can't find William and MAry in 1900 or 1910. There are several possibilities, but I'd need some childrens' name to eliminate the false hits.
has an Alexander Meadows marrying a Mary Richmond in 1862 in Greenbrier Co.

Three or four people on RWWC have a Mary E. Grimmett marrying a Jacob Richmond in Greenbrier. Many of them show her dying in 1859. If
1) Someone put Jacob's death year in Mary's record
2) Everyone else copied without checking
3) The WV Marriage record above is your Alexander,
then Mary Grimmett had two husbands and the age discrepancy is explained. Alexander married a widow 10 years his senior. The 1862 from the marriage license fits the 1862 from the "years present marriage" in the 1900 census. Other than that I have no proof. I can't find Mary as a Richmond or a Grimmett in the 1860 census.

The WV archives (above) have a death record for Jacob:

Name: Jacob Richman
Sex: Male
Death Date: 19 Aug 1861
Death Place: Greenbrier County, West Virginia
Age at Death: 23y 8m
Birth Place: Greenbrier County, West Virginia
Marital Status: M
Spouse: Mary Richman
Mother: Mary
Father: Thos.


Name: Jacob Richmond
Sex: Male
Death Date: 10 Aug 1862
Death Place: Greenbrier County, West Virginia
Age at Death: 22y
Birth Place: Greenbrier County, West Virginia
Marital Status: U
Mother: Nancy
Father: Thos.

Make of it what you will.