Ada R. Meads1

b. May 1881
Father*Daniel Isaac Meads1 b. 17 Oct 1846, d. 2 May 1912
Mother*Mary Jane Huckabee1 b. 16 Sep 1848, d. 3 Nov 1932
Birth*May 1881Ada R. Meads was born in May 1881 in Alabama.1
(Daughter) Census US 190017 June 1900Ada R. was enumerated on the 1900 census taken on 17 June 1900 in the household of her parents in Ganado, Jackson County, Texas. She was 19 years old.1,2

Citations

  1. [S34] 1900 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Daniel I. and Mary J. Mead, Year: 1900; Census Place: Precinct 3, Ganado, (transcribed as "Ganads" by Ancestry), Jackson, Texas; Page: 8; Enumeration District: 0059; FHL microfilm: 1241648. Hereinafter cited as 1900 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S34] 1900 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Daniel J. and Leola M. Mead, Year: 1900; Census Place: Precinct 3, Ganado, (transcribed as "Ganads" by Ancestry), Jackson, Texas; Page: 8; Enumeration District: 0059; FHL microfilm: 1241648.

Charlie Meads1

b. December 1878, d. 29 January 1929
Father*Daniel Isaac Meads1 b. 17 Oct 1846, d. 2 May 1912
Mother*Mary Jane Huckabee1 b. 16 Sep 1848, d. 3 Nov 1932
Birth*December 1878Charlie Meads was born on December 1878.1
(Son) Census US 190017 June 1900Charlie was enumerated on the 1900 census taken on 17 June 1900 in the household of his parents in Ganado, Jackson County, Texas. He was 21 years of age and worked as a farm laborer.2,3
Death*29 January 1929He died on 29 January 1929 in Stamford, Jones County, Texas, at age 501
Burial* and was buried in the North, Row 03, Plot 11, of Fairview Cemetery, Tuxedo, Jones County.1

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Charlie Meads, Memorial# 21204795. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S34] 1900 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Daniel I. and Mary J. Mead, Year: 1900; Census Place: Precinct 3, Ganado, (transcribed as "Ganads" by Ancestry), Jackson, Texas; Page: 8; Enumeration District: 0059; FHL microfilm: 1241648. Hereinafter cited as 1900 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S34] 1900 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Daniel J. and Leola M. Mead, Year: 1900; Census Place: Precinct 3, Ganado, (transcribed as "Ganads" by Ancestry), Jackson, Texas; Page: 8; Enumeration District: 0059; FHL microfilm: 1241648.

Cora R. Meads1

b. November 1894
Father*Daniel Joseph Meads1 b. 9 Mar 1871, d. 20 Dec 1934
Mother*Leola M. Couch1 b. 14 Feb 1875, d. 13 Mar 1963
Birth*November 1894Cora R. Meads was born in November 1894 in Alabama.1
(Daughter) Census US 190017 June 1900Cora R. was enumerated on the 1900 census taken on 17 June 1900 in the household of her parents in Ganado, Jackson County, Texas. She was 5 years old.1

Citations

  1. [S34] 1900 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Daniel J. and Leola M. Mead, Year: 1900; Census Place: Precinct 3, Ganado, (transcribed as "Ganads" by Ancestry), Jackson, Texas; Page: 8; Enumeration District: 0059; FHL microfilm: 1241648. Hereinafter cited as 1900 United States Federal Census.

Daniel Isaac Meads1

b. 17 October 1846, d. 2 May 1912
Birth*17 October 1846Daniel Isaac Meads was born on 17 October 1846 in Charleston, Charleston County, South Carolina.1,2
Marriage*15 May 1870He married Mary Jane Huckabee on 15 May 1870 in Jefferson County, Alabama.1,2,3
Census US 1900*17 June 1900Mary J. and Daniel I. Meads were enumerated on the 1900 census taken on 17 June 1900 in Ganado, Jackson County, Texas. Daniel was 53 years of age and a farmer, and Mary Jane was 55 years of age. They had been married for 30 years, rented their farm, and Mary Jane had given birth to nine children, six of whom were living. Three of their children were enumerated in their household in 1900. Charlie was 21 years of age and worked as a farm laborer, and Ada was 19 years old. Their married daughter, Minnie Braswell, who was 24 years of age, was no longer with her husband, had been married for 6 years, and had given birth to one child. Her son, John Henry Braswell, was 5 years old and was enumerated with his cousins in the household of his aunt and uncle, Leola M. and Daniel J. Meads, in the next household on the census page.4,5
Death*2 May 1912He died on 2 May 1912 in Tuxedo, Jones County, Texas, at age 652
Burial* and was buried in Block M, Row M01, Space 41, of Fairview Cemetery, Tuxedo.2

Family

Mary Jane Huckabee b. 16 Sep 1848, d. 3 Nov 1932
Children1.Daniel Joseph Meads+6 b. 9 Mar 1871, d. 20 Dec 1934
2.Minnie Arminda Meads+1 b. 29 Jan 1876, d. 14 Oct 1946
3.Charlie Meads7 b. Dec 1878, d. 29 Jan 1929
4.Ada R. Meads4 b. May 1881

Citations

  1. [S2188] Texas, U.S., Death Certificates, 1903-1982, online at www.ancestry.com, death on 14 October 1946 in Stamford, Jones, Texas, USA, of Mrs. Alice Arminda Meads Green of Stamford, Jones, Texas, USA, married, age 70, born on 29 January 1876 in Winfield, Alabama, daughter of Daniel Isaac Meads and Mollie Huckabee, both born in Alabama, burial in Fairview Cemetery on 16 October 1946, referencing Texas Department of State Health Services, Austin Texas, USA. Hereinafter cited as Texas, U.S., Death Certificates, 1903-1982.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Daniel Isaac Meads, Memorial# 42696187. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Mary Jane “Mollie” (Huckabee) Meads, Memorial# 42696234.
  4. [S34] 1900 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Daniel I. and Mary J. Mead, Year: 1900; Census Place: Precinct 3, Ganado, (transcribed as "Ganads" by Ancestry), Jackson, Texas; Page: 8; Enumeration District: 0059; FHL microfilm: 1241648. Hereinafter cited as 1900 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S34] 1900 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Daniel J. and Leola M. Mead, Year: 1900; Census Place: Precinct 3, Ganado, (transcribed as "Ganads" by Ancestry), Jackson, Texas; Page: 8; Enumeration District: 0059; FHL microfilm: 1241648.
  6. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Daniel Joseph Meads, Memorial# 21204767.
  7. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Charlie Meads, Memorial# 21204795.

Daniel Joseph Meads1

b. 9 March 1871, d. 20 December 1934
Father*Daniel Isaac Meads1 b. 17 Oct 1846, d. 2 May 1912
Mother*Mary Jane Huckabee1 b. 16 Sep 1848, d. 3 Nov 1932
Birth*9 March 1871Daniel Joseph Meads was born on 9 March 1871 in Alabama.1
Marriage*28 September 1893He married Leola M. Couch on 28 September 1893 in Marion County, Alabama.2,3,1,4
Census US 1900*17 June 1900Leola M. and Daniel J. Meads were enumerated on the 1900 census taken on 17 June 1900 in Ganado, Jackson County, Texas. Daniel was 29 years of age and a farmer, and Leola was 23 years of age. They rented their farm, had been married for 6 years, and Leola had given birth to two children who were enumerated with their parents. Cora R. was 5 years old and Elmer O. was age 2. The couple's nephew, John H. Braswell, who was 5 years old, was also recorded in their household in 1900. His mother, Minnie Braswell, in addition to his maternal grandparents, Mary J. and Daniel I. Meads, and another aunt and uncle, were enumerated in the pervious household on the census page, so it probably felt like a large extended household of family.4
Death*20 December 1934He died on 20 December 1934 in Tuxedo, Jones County, Texas, at age 631
Burial* and was buried in North, Row 03, Space 15, of Fairview Cemetery, Tuxedo.1

Family

Leola M. Couch b. 14 Feb 1875, d. 13 Mar 1963
Children1.Cora R. Meads4 b. Nov 1894
2.Elmer O. Meads4 b. Dec 1897

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Daniel Joseph Meads, Memorial# 21204767. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S2216] Alabama, U.S., Compiled Marriages from Selected Counties, 1809-1920, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage on 28 September 1893 in Marion County of D. J. Mead and L. M. Couch. Hereinafter cited as Alabama, U.S., Compiled Marriages from Selected Counties, 1809-1920.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Leola (Couch) Meads, Memorial# 21204774.
  4. [S34] 1900 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Daniel J. and Leola M. Mead, Year: 1900; Census Place: Precinct 3, Ganado, (transcribed as "Ganads" by Ancestry), Jackson, Texas; Page: 8; Enumeration District: 0059; FHL microfilm: 1241648. Hereinafter cited as 1900 United States Federal Census.

Elmer O. Meads1

b. December 1897
Father*Daniel Joseph Meads1 b. 9 Mar 1871, d. 20 Dec 1934
Mother*Leola M. Couch1 b. 14 Feb 1875, d. 13 Mar 1963
Birth*December 1897Elmer O. Meads was born in December 1897 in Alabama.1
(Son) Census US 190017 June 1900Elmer O. was enumerated on the 1900 census taken on 17 June 1900 in the household of his parents in Ganado, Jackson County, Texas. He was 2 years old.1

Citations

  1. [S34] 1900 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Daniel J. and Leola M. Mead, Year: 1900; Census Place: Precinct 3, Ganado, (transcribed as "Ganads" by Ancestry), Jackson, Texas; Page: 8; Enumeration District: 0059; FHL microfilm: 1241648. Hereinafter cited as 1900 United States Federal Census.

Minnie Arminda Meads1

b. 29 January 1876, d. 14 October 1946
Father*Daniel Isaac Meads2 b. 17 Oct 1846, d. 2 May 1912
Mother*Mary Jane Huckabee2 b. 16 Sep 1848, d. 3 Nov 1932
Birth*29 January 1876Minnie Arminda Meads was born on 29 January 1876 in Winfield, Marion County, Alabama.1
Name VariationHer full name was Alice Arminda Meads.2
Marriage*23 November 1893She married first I. Monroe Braswell on 23 November 1893 in Fayette County, Alabama.3
Divorce*before June 1900Minnie (Meads) Braswell and I. Monroe Braswell were separated, and possibly divorced, before June 1900 when Minnie was enumerated in Texas with her parents on the 1900 census. Her entry by the census taker appears to indicate she was first recorded as married, then that crossed out, and recorded again as single.4
(Married Daughter) Census US 190017 June 1900Minnie Braswell was enumerated on the 1900 census taken on 17 June 1900 in the household of her parents in Ganado, Jackson County, Texas. She was 24 years of age, no longer with her husband, had been married for six years, and had given birth to one child. Her son, John Henry Braswell, was 5 years old and was enumerated with his cousins in the household of his aunt and uncle, Leola M. and Daniel J. Meads, in the next household on the census page.4,5
Marriage*1901She married second, as his second wife, Egbert Burgess Green, son of James M. Green and Jemima Y. Brown 1826, about 1901.1,6,7
Census US 1910*20 April 1910Minnie and E. B. Green were enumerated on the 1910 census taken on 20 April 1910 in Justice Precinct 8, Jones County, Texas. E. B. was 51 years of age and was working for wages as a general farm laborer, and Minnie was 34 years of age. They had been married for 8 years in their present marriage, the second marriage for each. E. B. reported her had had nine children, six of whom were living, and Minnie reported she had given birth to three children, all of whom were living. Two children were enumerated with their parents in 1910. Lillian was 7 years old, could read and write, and had attended school within the census year; and Gladys was 5 years old and had not yet started attending school. Minnie's son from her first marriage, John H. Braswell, was enumerated as a hired man in a neighbor's household in 1910. He was 15 years old, worked for wages as a farm laborer, could read and write and had not attended school within the census year.8,9
Census US 1920*8 January 1920Minnie and E. B. Green were enumerated on the 1920 census taken on 8 January 1920 at 716 West 2nd Avenue, Corsicana, Navarro County, Texas. E. B. was 61 years of age and worked as a maintenance watchman for a cotton compress company, and Minnie was 43 years of age. They rented their house, and the couple's three daughters were enumerated with them in 1920. Lillian and Gladys were ages 17 and 15 years, respectively, and both worked as laborers in a laundry; and Bessie Mae was 8 years old and attending school.7
Death*14 October 1946She died on 14 October 1946 in Stamford, Jones County, Texas, at age 701
Burial* and was buried in North, Row 03, Space 12, of Fairview Cemetery, Tuxedo, Jones County.1

Family 1

I. Monroe Braswell
Child1.John Henry Braswell10 b. 18 Feb 1895, d. 9 Oct 1979

Family 2

Egbert Burgess Green b. 12 Sep 1858, d. 22 Feb 1948
Children1.Lillian Green8 b. 16 Dec 1902, d. 12 Aug 1980
2.Gladys Green11,8 b. 16 Sep 1904
3.Bessie Mae Green+7 b. 10 Nov 1911, d. 3 May 1997

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Minnie Arminda “Minnie” (Meads) Green, Memorial# 21204781. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S2188] Texas, U.S., Death Certificates, 1903-1982, online at www.ancestry.com, death on 14 October 1946 in Stamford, Jones, Texas, USA, of Mrs. Alice Arminda Meads Green of Stamford, Jones, Texas, USA, married, age 70, born on 29 January 1876 in Winfield, Alabama, daughter of Daniel Isaac Meads and Mollie Huckabee, both born in Alabama, burial in Fairview Cemetery on 16 October 1946, referencing Texas Department of State Health Services, Austin Texas, USA. Hereinafter cited as Texas, U.S., Death Certificates, 1903-1982.
  3. [S2216] Alabama, U.S., Compiled Marriages from Selected Counties, 1809-1920, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage on 23 November 1893 in Fayette County of A. A. Meads and I. M. Braswell. Hereinafter cited as Alabama, U.S., Compiled Marriages from Selected Counties, 1809-1920.
  4. [S34] 1900 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Daniel I. and Mary J. Mead, Year: 1900; Census Place: Precinct 3, Ganado, (transcribed as "Ganads" by Ancestry), Jackson, Texas; Page: 8; Enumeration District: 0059; FHL microfilm: 1241648. Hereinafter cited as 1900 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S34] 1900 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Daniel J. and Leola M. Mead, Year: 1900; Census Place: Precinct 3, Ganado, (transcribed as "Ganads" by Ancestry), Jackson, Texas; Page: 8; Enumeration District: 0059; FHL microfilm: 1241648.
  6. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Elbert Burgess “E B” Green, Memorial# 21204789.
  7. [S73] 1920 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of E. B. and Minnie Green, Year: 1920; Census Place: Corsicana Ward 3, Navarro, Texas; Roll: T625_1836; Page: 6B; Enumeration District: 148. Hereinafter cited as 1920 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S40] 1910 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of E. B. and Minnie Green, Year: 1910; Census Place: Justice Precinct 8, Jones, Texas; Roll: T624_1569; Page: 2B; Enumeration District: 0145; FHL microfilm: 1375582. Hereinafter cited as 1910 United States Federal Census.
  9. [S40] 1910 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, enumeration of John H. Braswell as a hired man in the household of John G. and Lucy Ross, Year: 1910; Census Place: Justice Precinct 8, Jones, Texas; Roll: T624_1569; Page: 2B; Enumeration District: 0145; FHL microfilm: 1375582.
  10. [S2188] Texas, U.S., Death Certificates, 1903-1982, online at www.ancestry.com, death on 9 October 1979 in Overall-Morris Memorial Hospital, Coleman, Coleman, Texas, USA, of John Henry Braswell of 311 Commercial Avenue, Coleman, Coleman, Texas, USA, age 84, retired stock farmer, born on 18 February 1895 in Hill County, Texas, son of Monroe Braswell and Minnie Meads, informant Mrs. Mattie Jones Braswell, his wife, burial in Fairview Cemetery, Tuxedo, Texas, referencing Texas Department of State Health Services, Austin Texas, USA.
  11. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Mrs Gladys (Green) McCann, Memorial# 20935728.

Thursey Means1

b. 1816
Birth*1816Thursey Means was born about 1816 in Tennessee.1
Marriage*6 March 1837She married Pleasant F. Smith on 6 March 1837 in Clinton County, Missouri.1,2
Census US 1850*27 August 1850Thursey and Pleasant F. Smith were enumerated on the 1850 census taken on 27 August 1850 in Jackson, Gentry County, Missouri. Pleasant was 35 years of age, a farmer, and unable to read or write, and Thursey was 34 years of age. Five children were enumerated with the couple in 1850. Elizabeth, Ahi and Nancy were ages 9, 8 and 7 years, respectively; Hannah was age 3; and Susannah was seven months old.1
(Wife) Deathbefore 1860Thursey became a widow when Pleasant F. Smith died, possible before 1860 in his early to middle 40s. We have not found Pleasant, Thursey or any of their children on the 1860 census and, in 1870, Thursey was with their two youngest children as the head of her household, and the family of a married daughter, Hannah Rebecca (Smith) Chapman, was enumerated two households away.3
Census US 1870*27 August 1870Thursey Smith was enumerated as the head of her household on the 1870 census taken on 27 August 1870 in Wilson Township, Gentry County, Missouri. She was 55 years of age, keeping house, and unable to read or write. Her two youngest children were enumerated with her in 1870. Susanna was 21 years of age and unable to read or write, and her brother, Samuel, was 14 years old and not able to write, although he could read. Two households above them, on the same census page, was the family of Thursey's daughter, Hannah, and her husband, Thomas J. Chapman.3

Family

Pleasant F. Smith b. 1815, d. b 1860
Children1.Elizabeth Smith1 b. 1841
2.Ahi Smith1 b. 1842
3.Nancy Smith1 b. 1843
4.Hannah R. Smith+1,4 b. 31 Oct 1846, d. 19 Feb 1934
5.Susannah Smith1 b. Jan 1850
6.Samuel Smith5,6,3 b. 25 Jul 1857, d. 27 Apr 1940

Citations

  1. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Pleasant F. and Thursey Smith, Year: 1850; Census Place: Jackson, Gentry, Missouri; Roll: 399; Page: 198a. Hereinafter cited as 1850 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S2341] Missouri, U.S., Compiled Marriages, 1754-1850, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage on 6 March 1837 of Pleasant Smith and Thursa Means in Clinton County, Missouri. Hereinafter cited as Missouri, U.S., Compiled Marriages, 1754-1850.
  3. [S37] 1870 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of "Thursay" Smith, Year: 1870; Census Place: Wilson, Gentry, Missouri; Roll: M593_776; Page: 673B. Hereinafter cited as 1870 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S2178] Missouri, U.S., Death Certificates, 1910-1969, online at www.ancestry.com, death on 19 February 1934 in Alanthus, Gentry County, Missouri, USA, of Hannah R Chapman, age 87, widow of Tom Chapman, died of chronic valvular heart disease, born on 31 October 1846 in Platte County, Missouri, to Pleasant Smith and Thersia Means, informant M. M. Chapman, referencing Missouri Office of the Secretary of State, Jefferson City, Missouri, Missouri Death Certificates, 1910-1969, Certificate# 4545-B. Hereinafter cited as Missouri, U.S., Death Certificates, 1910-1969.
  5. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Samuel Smith, Memorial# 8100382. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  6. [S2342] Iowa, U.S., Death Records, 1880-1904, 1921-1952, online at www.ancestry.com, death of Samuel "Leonard" Smith on 27 April 1940 in Hamburg, Fremont County, Iowa, USA, age 82, married to Samantha Stafford, sawmill worker and house mover, born on 25 July 1857 in Missouri to Pleasant Smith and Kersey, informant Myrtle Lauritson, Hamburg, Iowa, burial on 29 April 1940 in Hamburg Cemetery, referencing State Historical Society of Iowa, Des Moines, Iowa, Iowa Death Records, 1888-1904. Hereinafter cited as Iowa, U.S., Death Records, 1880-1904, 1921-1952.

Steven Meares1

b. circa 1639
Birth*circa 1639Steven Meares was born circa 1639.1
(Witness to Will) Will19 November 1657Steven gave a deposition to the court on 19 November 1657 regarding the note Jonathan Pond of Cambridge wrote to his mother as his will before he left for sea on what would be his last voyage. Steven, aged about 18 years, who lived with the family of Edward Shepard in Cambridge, Massachusetts Bay Colony (New England),testified that Jonathan also lived in the house when he was not at sea, and that while he was in Jonathan's room, he saw Jonathan put his clothes into a chest and asked him if he would carry the chest to sea. He said that Jonathan answered no, "I will leave these with my mother, that if I com not agayne, shee may dispose of then, & do so of all that I have, onely that she out of thence first pay my debts, and I have writt my mother a note to that purpose." Steven said that Jonathan showed him the note, and he read it, and that the note presented to the court as Jonathan's will was the very same note. Sarah Pond, "neere 17 years of age", although she was probably a little older, gave her deposition on the same date. She said that she saw Jonathan Pond, her brother, write the note, deliver it to his mother and tell her that he desired her to dispose of his estate if he should not return and to tell his mother "and here is a note to that purpose."1

Citations

  1. [S1350] William B. Trask, "Abstracts from the Earliest Wills on Record in the County of Suffolk, Mass.", New England Historical & Genealogical Register (article spans several volumes and years): Jonathan Pond, October 1853, Volume 7, page 338. Hereinafter cited as "Abstracts of Early Wills, Suffolk County, Massachusetts."

______ Meares1

Marriage*He married Elizabeth Rochfort, daughter of George Rochfort.1

Citations

  1. [S1620] Betham Genealogical Abstracts, online at Find My Past, www.findmypast.com, George Rochfort of Side Brooke, County Westmeath, will dated 13 February 1786, probated 18 May 1786. Hereinafter cited as Betham Genealogical Abstracts.

Samuel Medcalf1

Marriage*17 November 1710He married Mehitable Thurston, daughter of Thomas Thurston and Mehitable Mason, on 17 November 1710 in Medfield, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).2,3

Family

Mehitable Thurston b. 1 Aug 1686

Citations

  1. [S1321] Thurston Brown, Thurston Genealogies, 1635-1892, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. Available as a download only from a computer in the Family History Library. Reprint. Originally published: 2nd ed. Portland, Me. : B. Thurston, 1892. Includes indexes. A record of the descendants of all branches of the Thurston family in the United States. (Salem, Massachusetts: Higginson Book Company, 199_?), Person No. 5554, Thomas Thurston, pages 362-363. Hereinafter cited as Thurston Genealogies, 1635-1892.
  2. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Medfield Marriages, Volume 1, page 157. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.
  3. [S1321] Thurston Brown, Thurston Genealogies, 1635-1892, Person No. 5554, Thomas Thurston, pages 362-363, although estimating the date of their marriage as "before 5 April 1738."

Ada Belle Medley1

b. August 1884
Father*John W. Medley1 b. 19 May 1860, d. 11 Jun 1905
Mother*Nancy E. Heathman1 b. Apr 1865, d. 1941
Birth*August 1884Ada Belle Medley was born in August 1884 in Missouri.1
(Daughter) Census US 19003 August 1900Ada Belle was enumerated on the 1900 census taken on 3 August 1900 in the household of her parents in Township 5, Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory. She was 15 years old, had attended school for three months of the census year, and also worked as a laborer on the family farm.1
Marriage*2 October 1904She married John J. Aday on 2 October 1904 in Carter County, Oklahoma.2
(Daughter) Death11 June 1905Eight months after her marriage, Ada's father died on 11 June 1905 at age 45.3
Census US 1910*18 April 1919Ada B. and John J. Aday were enumerated on the 1910 census taken on 18 April 1919 in Avoca, Pottawatomie County, Oklahoma. John was 26 years of age and a general farmer on his own account, and Ada was also 26 years of age. They rented their farm, had been married for 5 years, the first marriage for each, and Ada had given birth to four children, all of whom were living and enumerated with their parents in 1910. Roy was 4 years old; Troy was age 2; Harold was 16 months old; and little John was 3 months old. Also enumerated with the family in 1910 was John's older brother, Elder R. Aday, who was single, 33 years of age and worked as a general farmer for wages.4
Census US 1920*15 January 1920Ada Aday was enumerated on the 1920 census taken on 15 January 1920 in the Eastern Oklahoma Hospital for the Insane, Venita, Craig County, Oklahoma. She was a patient, 35 years of age and married. She was able to read, write and speak English, and worked as a laundress within the hospital. Her husband, John, had been enumerated with the couple's five sons three days earlier in Stonewall, Pontotoc County, Oklahoma, estimated to have been about 200 miles away from the hospital. John was recorded as married, was 35 years of age and worked as a farmer for wages. He rented a house on a farm in Stonewall and all of his sons had attended school within the census year. Roy C. was 14 years old; Troy T. was age 13; Harold H. was 12; John A. was age 11; and Alfred F. was 7 years old.5,6
Illness*Ada likely spent the rest of her life in the Eastern Oklahoma Hospital for the Insane. Her husband, John J. Aday, married a second time to a widow with seven children in 1925 and they successfully merged her seven with the five Aday boys into a large family. On the 1930 census taken at the hospital, Ada was recorded as a patient, 40 years of age, married and not doing any work within the institution; and on the 1940 census taken there, she was recorded as an inmate, was 55 years of age, married, and had completed the 8th grade of elementary school, and was not doing any work within the hospital.7,8

Family

John J. Aday b. 24 Jan 1884, d. 24 Feb 1951
Children1.Roy Carlton Aday4 b. 15 Oct 1905
2.Troy Theodore Aday4 b. 15 Sep 1907
3.Harold Haskel Aday4 b. 4 Dec 1908
4.John A. Aday9 b. 6 Jan 1910
5.Alfred F. Aday6 b. 1913

Citations

  1. [S34] 1900 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of John W. and Nancy A. Medley, Year: 1900; Census Place: Township 5, Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory; Page: 60; Enumeration District: 0120; FHL microfilm: 1241846. Hereinafter cited as 1900 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S2175] Oklahoma, U.S., County Marriage Records, 1890-1995, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage on 2 October 1904 in Carter County in the Indian Territory Southern District, Oklahoma, USA, of Ada Medley of Tyrola in the Indian Territory, age 21, born about 1883, and John Aday of Tyrola in the Indian Territory, age 22, born about 1882, referencing Film# 001313672. Hereinafter cited as Oklahoma, U.S., County Marriage Records, 1890-1995.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, John W. Meddley, Memorial# 51894045. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  4. [S40] 1910 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of John J. and Ada B. Aday, Year: 1910; Census Place: Avoca, Pottawatomie, Oklahoma; Roll: T624_1271; Page: 2A; Enumeration District: 0193; FHL microfilm: 1375284. Hereinafter cited as 1910 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S73] 1920 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, enumeration of Ada Aday as a patient at Eastern Oklahoma Hospital for the Insane, Year: 1920; Census Place: Venita Ward 4, Craig, Oklahoma; Roll: T625_1458; Page: 6B; Enumeration District: 20. Hereinafter cited as 1920 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S73] 1920 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of John Aday, Year: 1920; Census Place: Stonewall, Pontotoc, Oklahoma; Roll: T625_1480; Page: 1A; Enumeration District: 189.
  7. [S91] 1930 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, enumeration of Ada Aday as a patient at Eastern Oklahoma Hospital for the Insane, Year: 1930; Census Place: Township 7, Craig, Oklahoma; Page: 11A; Enumeration District: 0014; FHL microfilm: 2341633. Hereinafter cited as 1930 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S1441] 1940 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, enumeration of Ada Aday as an inmate at Eastern Oklahoma Hospital for the Insane, Year: 1940; Census Place: Craig, Oklahoma; Roll: m-t0627-03287; Page: 1A; Enumeration District: 18-14. Hereinafter cited as 1940 United States Federal Census.
  9. [S1456] Social Security (U.S.) Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007, online at www.ancestry.com, Social Security information for John A. Aday, born on 6 January 1910 at Asher, Pottawatomie, Oklahoma, son of John J. Aday and Ada Medley, died on 20 January 1994, agency notes: 30 Dec 1983: Name listed as JOHN A. ADAY. Hereinafter cited as Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007.

Alice Medley1

b. 10 January 1893, d. 15 October 1987
Father*John W. Medley1 b. 19 May 1860, d. 11 Jun 1905
Mother*Nancy E. Heathman1 b. Apr 1865, d. 1941
Birth*10 January 1893Alice Medley was born in 10 January 1893 in Ardmore, Carter County, Indian Territory, in what would become the state of Oklahoma in 1907.1,2
Name VariationHer full name was Mary Alice Medley.2
(Daughter) Census US 19003 August 1900Alice was enumerated on the 1900 census taken on 3 August 1900 in the household of her parents in Township 5, Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory. She was 8 years old.1
(Daughter) Death11 June 1905Ada, Alice and Myrtle was 12 years old when her father died on 11 June 1905 at age 45.3
Marriage*6 September 1908She married Tom J. Davis, son of Andrew Jackson Davis and Sarah Catherine Holland, on 6 September 1908 in Avoca Township, Pottawatomie County, Oklahoma. Tom was 21 years of age and Alice was age 15. They were married in the house of Alice's widowed mother, Mrs. Nancy E. (Heathman) Medley, by a Justice of the Peace.4,5,2
(Wife) Death7 February 1972Alice became a widow when Thomas Jefferson Davis died on 7 February 1972 at age 85.5
Death*15 October 1987She died on 15 October 1987 in Guadalupe Medical Center, Carlsbad, Eddy County, New Mexico, at age 942
Burial* and was buried in Plot Southwest of Sunset Gardens Cemetery, Carlsbad.2

Family

Thomas Jefferson Davis b. 28 Oct 1886, d. 7 Feb 1972

Citations

  1. [S34] 1900 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of John W. and Nancy A. Medley, Year: 1900; Census Place: Township 5, Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory; Page: 60; Enumeration District: 0120; FHL microfilm: 1241846. Hereinafter cited as 1900 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Mary Alice (Medley) Davis, Memorial# 69664417. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, John W. Meddley, Memorial# 51894045.
  4. [S2175] Oklahoma, U.S., County Marriage Records, 1890-1995, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage on 6 September 1908 at Mrs. N. E. Medley's house in Avoca Township, Pottawatomie County, Oklahoma, USA, of Alice Medley of Pottawatomie County, age 15, born about 1893 in Oklahoma, daughter of J W Medley and N E Heathman, and Tom J Davis of Pottawatomie County, age 21, born about 1887 in Missouri, son of A J Davis and Sallie Holland, referencing Film# 002420031. Hereinafter cited as Oklahoma, U.S., County Marriage Records, 1890-1995.
  5. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Thomas Jefferson “Tom” Davis Sr., Memorial# 67792010.

Essey Medley1

b. 13 September 1903, d. 20 August 1904
Father*John W. Medley1 b. 19 May 1860, d. 11 Jun 1905
Mother*Nancy E. Heathman1 b. Apr 1865, d. 1941
Birth*13 September 1903Essey Medley was born on 13 September 1903 in Indian Territory in what would become the state of Oklahoma in 19071
Death*20 August 1904 and died there on 20 August 1904 at the age of eleven months.1
Burial*She was buried in New Bethel Cemetery, Byng, Pontotoc County, Oklahoma.1

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Essey Meddley, Memorial# 51894007. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.

John W. Medley1

b. 19 May 1860, d. 11 June 1905
Birth*19 May 1860John W. Medley was born on 19 May 1860.2
Marriage*23 November 1882He married, as her first husband, Nannie E. Heathman, daughter of Joseph Heathman and Celia Ann Hendren, on 23 November 1882 in Marion, Monroe County, Missouri. John was over the age of 21 years, and Nannie reported she was over the age of 18 years. They were married in the home of Nannie's parents, Celia and Joseph Heathman, by a Minister of the Gospel.1
(Brother-in-Law) Marriage28 December 1882At the marriage of his sister-in-law, Mollie Heathman, who was age 15, and Moses L. Roberson, who was age 19, John W. Medley and John Roberson, father of the groom, served as witnesses to the fact that the parents of both parties consented to the marriage. Moses and Mollie were married by a Minister of the Gospel on 28 December 1882 at the home of Mollie's parents, Celia and Joseph Heathman.3
Census US 1900*3 August 1900Nancy and John W. Medley were enumerated on the 1900 census taken on 3 August 1900 in Township 5, Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory, in what would become the state of Oklahoma in 1907. John was 40 years of age and a farmer, and Nancy was 36 years of age. The owned their farm, had been married for 18 years and Nancy had given birth to four children, all of whom were living and were enumerated with their parents in 1900. The three oldest children, Ada Belle, Joseph and Willie, ages 15, 14, and 12 years, respectively, had all attended school for three months of the census year and also worked as laborers on the family's farm; the youngest child, Alice, was 7 years old. Washington Medley, who was identified as an uncle, was also enumerated with the family in 1900. He was a widow, 60 years of age, and worked as a clerk in a store.4
Death*11 June 1905He died on 11 June 1905 at age 452
Burial* and was buried in New Bethel Cemetery, Byng, Pontotoc County, Oklahoma.2

Family

Nancy E. Heathman b. Apr 1865, d. 1941
Children1.Ada Belle Medley+4 b. Aug 1884
2.Joseph Medley4 b. Jan 1886
3.Willie A. Medley4 b. Sep 1887
4.Alice Medley4 b. 10 Jan 1893, d. 15 Oct 1987
5.Myrtle Medley5 b. 1902
6.Essey Medley6 b. 13 Sep 1903, d. 20 Aug 1904

Citations

  1. [S1732] Missouri, U.S., Marriage Records, 1805-2002, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage on 23 November 1882 at the home of Joseph Heathman in Monroe County, Missouri, USA, of Nannie E Heathman of Monroe County, over the age of 18 years, and John W Medley of Monroe County, over the age of 21 years, referencing Missouri State Archives, Jefferson City, MO, USA, Missouri Marriage Records [Microfilm]. Hereinafter cited as Missouri, U.S., Marriage Records, 1805-2002.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, John W. Meddley, Memorial# 51894045. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  3. [S1732] Missouri, U.S., Marriage Records, 1805-2002, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage on 28 December 1882 at the residence of J. Heathman in Monroe County, Missouri, USA, of Moses L Roberson, under the age of 21, and Mollie Heathman, under the age of 18, J. Roberson and John W. Medley were witnesses to the fact that the parents of both parties consented to the marriage, referencing Missouri State Archives, Jefferson City, MO, USA, Missouri Marriage Records [Microfilm].
  4. [S34] 1900 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of John W. and Nancy A. Medley, Year: 1900; Census Place: Township 5, Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory; Page: 60; Enumeration District: 0120; FHL microfilm: 1241846. Hereinafter cited as 1900 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S73] 1920 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of John H. and Nancy E. Sing, Year: 1920; Census Place: Wilson, Torrance, New Mexico; Roll: T625_1080; Page: 5B; Enumeration District: 210. Hereinafter cited as 1920 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Essey Meddley, Memorial# 51894007.

Joseph Medley1

b. January 1886
Father*John W. Medley1 b. 19 May 1860, d. 11 Jun 1905
Mother*Nancy E. Heathman1 b. Apr 1865, d. 1941
Birth*January 1886Joseph Medley was born in January 1886 in Missouri.1
(Son) Census US 19003 August 1900Joseph was enumerated on the 1900 census taken on 3 August 1900 in the household of his parents in Township 5, Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory. He was 14 years old, had attended school for three months of the census year, and also worked as a laborer on the family farm.1
(Son) Death11 June 1905Joseph was 19 years old when his father died on 11 June 1905 at age 45.2

Citations

  1. [S34] 1900 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of John W. and Nancy A. Medley, Year: 1900; Census Place: Township 5, Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory; Page: 60; Enumeration District: 0120; FHL microfilm: 1241846. Hereinafter cited as 1900 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, John W. Meddley, Memorial# 51894045. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.

Myrtle Medley1

b. 1902
Father*John W. Medley2 b. 19 May 1860, d. 11 Jun 1905
Mother*Nancy E. Heathman2 b. Apr 1865, d. 1941
Birth*1902Myrtle Medley was born about 1902 in Indian Territory in what would become the state of Oklahoma in 1907.2
Name VariationShe was called Mertie.3
(Daughter) Death11 June 1905Ada, Alice and Myrtle was 3 years old when her father died on 11 June 1905 at age 45.4
(Daughter) Census US 191028 April 1910Mertie was enumerated on the 1910 census taken on 28 April 1910 in the household of her widowed mother in Avoca Township, Pottawatomie County, Oklahoma. She was 8 years old and had attended school within the census year.5
(Stepdaughter) Census US 192024 February 1920Myrtle was enumerated on the 1920 census taken on 24 February 1920 in the household of her mother and stepfather, Nancy E. and John H. Sing, in Wilson, Torrance, New Mexico. She was 18 years old.2
(Stepdaughter) Census US 193029 April 1930Myrtle was enumerated on the 1930 census in the household of her mother and stepfather, Nancy E. and John H. Sing, taken on 29 April 1930 in Precinct 15, Torrance County, New Mexico. Mertie was single and 28 years of age.1

Citations

  1. [S91] 1930 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of John H. and Nancy E. Sing, Year: 1930; Census Place: Precinct 15, Torrance, New Mexico; Page: 1A; Enumeration District: 0018; FHL microfilm: 2341135. Hereinafter cited as 1930 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S73] 1920 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of John H. and Nancy E. Sing, Year: 1920; Census Place: Wilson, Torrance, New Mexico; Roll: T625_1080; Page: 5B; Enumeration District: 210. Hereinafter cited as 1920 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S40] 1910 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of John H. and Mary P. Sing, Year: 1910; Census Place: Cheyenne, Roger Mills, Oklahoma; Roll: T624_1272; Page: 10A; Enumeration District: 0237; FHL microfilm: 1375285. Hereinafter cited as 1910 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, John W. Meddley, Memorial# 51894045. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  5. [S40] 1910 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Nancy E. Medley, Year: 1910; Census Place: Avoca, Pottawatomie, Oklahoma; Roll: T624_1271; Page: 7B; Enumeration District: 0193; FHL microfilm: 1375284.

Willie A. Medley1

b. September 1887
Father*John W. Medley1 b. 19 May 1860, d. 11 Jun 1905
Mother*Nancy E. Heathman1 b. Apr 1865, d. 1941
Birth*September 1887Willie A. Medley was born in September 1887 in Missouri.1
(Son) Census US 19003 August 1900Willie was enumerated on the 1900 census taken on 3 August 1900 in the household of his parents in Township 5, Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory. He was 12 years old, had attended school for three months of the census year, and also worked as a laborer on the family farm.1
(Son) Death11 June 1905Willie was 17 years old when his father died on 11 June 1905 at age 45.2
(Son) Census US 191028 April 1910Willie was enumerated on the 1910 census taken on 28 April 1910 in the household of his widowed mother in Avoca Township, Pottawatomie County, Oklahoma. He was 21 years of age and worked as a farmer on the family's general farm.3

Citations

  1. [S34] 1900 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of John W. and Nancy A. Medley, Year: 1900; Census Place: Township 5, Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory; Page: 60; Enumeration District: 0120; FHL microfilm: 1241846. Hereinafter cited as 1900 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, John W. Meddley, Memorial# 51894045. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  3. [S40] 1910 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Nancy E. Medley, Year: 1910; Census Place: Avoca, Pottawatomie, Oklahoma; Roll: T624_1271; Page: 7B; Enumeration District: 0193; FHL microfilm: 1375284. Hereinafter cited as 1910 United States Federal Census.

______ Meed1

Marriage*An unidentified man with the surname "Meed", "Meek" or "Meade" married, as her second husband, Mary Elizabeth (Frankeburger) Boring Meed, daughter of William T. Frankeburger and Elizabeth A. Jewel.1,2,3

Family

Mary E. Frankeburger b. 1 Nov 1856

Citations

  1. [S2297] Wisconsin, U.S., Marriage Records, 1820-2004, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage on 27 February 1893 in Prentice, Price County, Wisconsin, USA, of Cornelius K Knight of Brantwood, Wisconsin, blacksmith, born in West Virginia, son of Martin L. Knight and Alvira Sawyer, and Mrs. Mary E Meed, daughter of William Frankenberger and Jule Elizabeth, religious ceremony by Reverend Julius Parsons of Prentice, Wisconsin, with Orin Owen and Mary Owen as subscribing witnesses, referencing Wisconsin Historical Society; Madison, Wisconsin; Wi Marriage Records Pre-1907. Hereinafter cited as Wisconsin, U.S., Marriage Records, 1820-2004.
  2. [S2157] Wisconsin, U.S., Marriage Index, 1808-1907, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage of Mary E Meek on 27 February 1893 in Price County, Wisconsin, USA, citing Volume 1, Page 77. Hereinafter cited as Wisconsin, U.S., Marriage Index, 1808-1907.
  3. [S2157] Wisconsin, U.S., Marriage Index, 1808-1907, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage of Cornelius K Knight on 27 February 1893 in Price County, Wisconsin, USA, citing Volume 1, Page 77.

Augustine George Meehan1

b. April 1846, d. 17 December 1899
Birth*April 1846Augustine George Meehan was born in April 1846 in Rochester, Monroe County, New York.1
Name VariationHe was called Gus.1
Marriage*11 April 1864He married Barbara Lock on 11 April 1864 in Hamilton County, Ohio.2,3,1
Occupation*Gus was a Private Detective in Cincinnati, Hamilton County, and had also served as both a policeman and a fireman for the city.1
Death*17 December 1899He was shot and killed by the mentally unstable son of one of his clients, a prominent attorney and wealthy railroad trustee, and died on 17 December 1899 in Cincinnati at age 53.1,4
Burial*He was buried in Section 13, Lot 11, Part S, Range 6, of Saint Joseph New Cemetery, Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio.1

Family

Barbara Lock b. Feb 1846, d. 20 Jul 1905
Child1.Dodie J. Meehan2,1 b. 20 May 1868

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Augustine George “Gus” Meehan, Memorial# 129417058. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S1576] Ohio, County Marriage Records, 1774-1993, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage of Eli Hitchens of St. Marys, Ohio, laborer, twice previously married and twice widowed, age 52 years on 21 February 1911, born in Mercer County, Ohio, son of James Hitchens and Margaret Rutledge, and Dodie Morehead of St. Marys, Ohio, housekeeper, twice previously married and twice widowed, age 43 years on 20 May 1911, born in Cincinnati, Ohio, daughter of August Meehan and Barbara Lock, her married name being Dodie Morehead, married on 18 September 1911 in Auglaize, Ohio, USA, referencing FHL Film# 000963060. Hereinafter cited as Ohio, County Marriage Records, 1774-1993.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Barbara (Lock) Meehan, Memorial# 129417038.
  4. [S2514] Detective Gus Meehan 1899 Cincinnati Murder, online at Historical Newspapers from 1700s-2000s, at www.newspapers.com, The Cincinnati Post, (Cincinnati, Ohio), Monday, December 18, 1899, page 1, story follows under the headlines, "Murder; Young Dudley Ferguson Shoots Detective Meehan; Is a Son of the Southern Railroad Trustee; Subject to Melancholia". Hereinafter cited as Detective Gus Meehan 1899 Cincinnati Murder.

Dodie J. Meehan1

b. 20 May 1868
Father*Augustine George Meehan1,2 b. Apr 1846, d. 17 Dec 1899
Mother*Barbara Lock1,3 b. Feb 1846, d. 20 Jul 1905
(Wife) Name SpellingsThe Hitchens/Hitchen family's surname found in our research, during the earlier years, was usually spelled Hitchens, then in the later years was more often spelled Hitchen.4,5,6,7
Birth*20 May 1868Dodie J. Meehan was born on 20 May 1868 in Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio.1,8
Name VariationHer full name was Dodie Josephine Meehan.9
Marriage*18 September 1894She married first John W. Madden, son of Barnard Madden and Mary Ann Burroughs, on 18 September 1894 in Van Wert County, Ohio.10
(Wife) Death29 December 1900Dodie became a widow when John W. Madden died on 29 December 1900 at age 30.11
Marriage*21 August 1902She married second, as possibly his second, third or fourth wife, Milo Morehead, son of Joseph Morehead and Lucinda Lyons, on 21 August 1902 in Auglaize County, Ohio. Dodie was a widow, and had been married only once before. On the application for their marriage, Milo was reported to have been married "thrice" times before. His only previous wife we have been able to identify with certainty is Lydia Emma Coon, who had died before his marriage to Dodie. He may have been married, before Lydia, to Lavina Campbell, although as expressed earlier, we're not sure that marriage actually took place. At this point in our research, we have not been able to identify a potential third wife for Milo before Dodie, so we really don't know if Dodie was his second wife, (if Lydia Emma Coon was his only previous marriage) his third wife, (if he had actually married Lavina Campbell), or fourth wife, (if we just haven't found number three yet.) We're hoping the person recording the information on his marriage application meant to write "twice" and ended up writing "thrice" because it was about to be Milo's third marriage.9
(Wife) Death22 May 1909Dodie became a widow for the second time when Milo Morehead died on 22 May 1909 at age 60.12
Marriage*18 September 1911She married third, as his third wife, Eli E. Hitchens, son of James Hitchens and Margaret Rutledge, on 18 September 1911 in Auglaize County, Ohio.1,13
Census US 1920*7 January 1920Dodie J. and Eli E. Hitchens were enumerated on the 1920 census taken on 7 January 1920 at 224 South Pear, St. Marys, Auglaize County, Ohio. Eli was 61 years of age and worked for wages as a laborer in a boxboard company, and Dodie was 51 years of age and did not work outside their home. They rented their house, and were both able to read and write.14
(Wife) Death5 January 1926Dodie became a widow for the third time when Eli E. Hitchens died on 5 January 1926 at age 66.13

Family 1

John W. Madden b. Mar 1870, d. 29 Dec 1900

Family 2

Milo Morehead b. 13 Apr 1849, d. 22 May 1909

Family 3

Eli E. Hitchens b. 21 Feb 1859, d. 5 Jan 1926

Citations

  1. [S1576] Ohio, County Marriage Records, 1774-1993, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage of Eli Hitchens of St. Marys, Ohio, laborer, twice previously married and twice widowed, age 52 years on 21 February 1911, born in Mercer County, Ohio, son of James Hitchens and Margaret Rutledge, and Dodie Morehead of St. Marys, Ohio, housekeeper, twice previously married and twice widowed, age 43 years on 20 May 1911, born in Cincinnati, Ohio, daughter of August Meehan and Barbara Lock, her married name being Dodie Morehead, married on 18 September 1911 in Auglaize, Ohio, USA, referencing FHL Film# 000963060. Hereinafter cited as Ohio, County Marriage Records, 1774-1993.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Augustine George “Gus” Meehan, Memorial# 129417058. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Barbara (Lock) Meehan, Memorial# 129417038.
  4. [S223] U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, online at www.ancestry.com, draft registration card for Charles Robert Hitchen, age 19, born on 22 February 1899, residence in 1917-1918 in St. Marys, Auglaize County, Ohio, USA, nearest relative his father, William Hutchin, of Greenville, Darke County, Ohio, registered on 12 September 1918 in Auglaize County, Ohio; his physical build was Medium, height was Short, hair was Dark Brown, eyes were Dark Brown, referencing U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, Auglaize County, Ohio. Hereinafter cited as U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918.
  5. [S23] 1880 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of James and Margaret Hitchens, Year: 1880; Census Place: Saint Marys, Auglaize, Ohio; Roll: 994; Page: 521D; Enumeration District: 013. Hereinafter cited as 1880 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S1576] Ohio, County Marriage Records, 1774-1993, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage of James Hitchens and Margaret Rutledge on 24 March 1849 in Muskingum County, Ohio, USA, referencing FHL Film# 000865138.
  7. [S2041] Ohio, Births and Christenings Index, 1774-1973, online at www.ancestry.com, christening of Charley Hitchens on 28 September 1899 in St. Marys, Ohio, parents, William Hitchens and Zella Goodwin, referencing FHL Film# 0963053. Hereinafter cited as Ohio, Births and Christenings Index, 1774-1973.
  8. [S34] 1900 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of John and Dodie Madden, Year: 1900; Census Place: Van Wert Ward 3, Van Wert, Ohio; Roll: 1329; Page: 1; Enumeration District: 0088; FHL microfilm: 1241329. Hereinafter cited as 1900 United States Federal Census.
  9. [S1576] Ohio, County Marriage Records, 1774-1993, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage of Dodie Josephine Madden of St. Marys, Ohio, previously married once before, widowed, her married name was Dodie J. Madden, age 32 years, and Milo Morehead of St. Marys, Ohio, teamster, previously married three times, age 54 years on 13 April 1903, born in Piqua, Miami County, Ohio, son of Joseph Morehead and Lucinda Hockenberry, married on 21 August 1902 in Auglaize, Ohio, USA, referencing FHL Film# 000963059.
  10. [S1576] Ohio, County Marriage Records, 1774-1993, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage of Miss Dodie Mehan, who was past the age of 18 years, and John Madden, who was past the age of 21 years, on 18 September 1894 in Van Wert County, Ohio, USA, by the Reverend Amos Lee, a Gospel Minister, referencing FHL Film# 001015862.
  11. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, John W. Madden, Memorial# 76398690.
  12. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Milo Morehead, Memorial# 218060799.
  13. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Eli Hitchens, Memorial# 218007858.
  14. [S73] 1920 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Eli E. and Dodie J. Hitchens, Year: 1920; Census Place: St Marys Ward 4, Auglaize, Ohio; Roll: T625_1348; Page: 5B; Enumeration District: 83. Hereinafter cited as 1920 United States Federal Census.

Melissa Meek1

b. 1867, d. 1888
Father*William Meek2,1 b. 20 Jun 1842, d. 8 Nov 1915
Mother*Elizabeth Sample3,1 b. 2 Apr 1844, d. 26 Mar 1925
Birth*1867Melissa Meek was born in 1867 in Illinois.1
Marriage*1882She married, as his first wife, Richard Langford, son of Richard Lankford and Elizabeth Brewer, in 1882.1,4
Death*1888She died in 1888 in Bureau County, Illinois, at about age 211
Burial* and was buried in Lot 49, Grave #796, of Walnut Cemetery, Walnut, Bureau County.1

Family

Richard Langford b. 6 Jan 1861, d. 7 Nov 1918

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Melissa (Meek) Langford, Memorial# 129351178. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, William Meek, Memorial# 74787058.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Elizabeth (Sample) Meek, Memorial# 111239393.
  4. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Richard Langford, Memorial# 185238377.

Olive B. Meek1

b. 24 January 1873, d. 8 June 1903
Father*William Meek1,2 b. 20 Jun 1842, d. 8 Nov 1915
Mother*Elizabeth Sample1,3 b. 2 Apr 1844, d. 26 Mar 1925
Birth*24 January 1873Olive B. Meek was born on 24 January 1873 in Illinois.1
Marriage*She married William Langford, son of Richard Lankford and Elizabeth Brewer.1,4
Death*8 June 1903She died on 8 June 1903 in Walnut, Bureau County, Illinois, at age 30, leaving her husband and two young children.1
Burial*She was buried in Lot: 277, Grave #2253 of Walnut Cemetery, Walnut, Bureau County.1

Family

William Langford b. 21 Mar 1865, d. 1965

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Olive B. (Meek) Langford, Memorial# 99350519. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, William Meek, Memorial# 74787058.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Elizabeth (Sample) Meek, Memorial# 111239393.
  4. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, William “Willie” Langford, Memorial# 129335379.

William Meek1

b. 20 June 1842, d. 8 November 1915
Birth*20 June 1842William Meek was born on 20 June 1842 in Bureau County, Illinois.1
Marriage*7 January 1864He married Elizabeth Sample on 7 January 1864.2,1
Death*8 November 1915He died on 8 November 1915 in Bureau County, Illinois, at age 731
Burial* and was buried in Walnut Cemetery, Walnut, Bureau County.1

Family

Elizabeth Sample b. 2 Apr 1844, d. 26 Mar 1925
Children1.Melissa Meek1,3 b. 1867, d. 1888
2.Olive B. Meek4,1 b. 24 Jan 1873, d. 8 Jun 1903

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, William Meek, Memorial# 74787058. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Elizabeth (Sample) Meek, Memorial# 111239393.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Melissa (Meek) Langford, Memorial# 129351178.
  4. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Olive B. (Meek) Langford, Memorial# 99350519.

Elizabeth Meldrum1

b. 1816, d. 20 September 1895
Father*Reverend John William Meldrum1 b. 1765, d. 24 Sep 1854
Mother*Mary McDonald1 b. 1773, d. 1838
Birth*1816Elizabeth Meldrum was born about 1816, probably in Shelby County, Kentucky.2
Marriage License*25 June 1832A marriage license was issued to Elizabeth Meldrum and James McDonald in Greene County, Illinois, on 25 June 18323
Marriage26 June 1832 and she married first James McDonald on 26 June 1832 in Greene County.3
(Wife) Death30 April 1838Elizabeth became a widow when James McDonald died on 30 April 1838. the date his estate was opened for probate. One of the account papers with that date in his Probate Packet is the earliest date we found and, although his widow was not named, one of the inventory papers stated he left a widow.4
Probate*Her husband's estate was probated in St. Louis, Missouri.4
Marriage*27 September 1839She married second Lawrence A. J. Wylder on 27 September 1839 in Greene County, Illinois.5,6,7,8
Census US 1850*20 September 1850Elizabeth and Lawrence A. J. Wylder appeared on the 1850 census taken on 20 September 1850 in the area described as between Macoupin and Apple Creeks, Greene County, Illinois. Lawrence was 31 years of age and a farmer with real estate valued at $300. Elizabeth was 34 years of age. Living with their parents in 1850 were Lucy F. who was 10 years old, Frances Jane who was 8, George W. who was 6, Emily Ann who was 4, Charles H. who was 2 and the baby Mahlon who was 6 months old. The three oldest children had all attended school within the year.2
(Wife) Death10 October 1855Elizabeth became a widow for the second time when Lawrence A. J. Wylder died on 10 October 1855 at age 36.5,6
Death*20 September 1895She died on 20 September 1895 in Jacksonville, Morgan County, Illinois,7,5
Burial* and was buried in Rose Hill Cemetery, Greenfield, Greene County.7

Family 1

James McDonald d. 30 Apr 1838

Family 2

Lawrence A. J. Wylder b. 10 Jun 1819, d. 10 Oct 1855
Child1.Emma Wylder+5,7 b. 1847, d. 24 Apr 1899

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Rev William Meldrum, Memorial# 44907230. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Lawrence A. J. Wylder, Between Macoupin and Apple Creeks, Greene, Illinois; Roll: M432_108; Page: 29A; Image: 64. Hereinafter cited as 1850 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S1820] Greene County (Illinois County) County Clerk, Vital Records, 1821-1981 (Greene County, Illinois). Microfilm of original records in the Greene County Courthouse, Carrollton, Illinois: marriage and license of James McDonald and Elizabeth Meldrum, film# 1310037, item 3, Book 1, page 17, online image# 164, remarks identify# 548; on 6 microfilm reels, LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah. Hereinafter cited as Vital Records, 1821-1981 (Greene County, Illinois).
  4. [S1769] Missouri, U.S., Wills and Probate Records, 1766-1988, online at www.ancestry.com, probate papers for James McDonald, St Louis, Probate Case Files No 1359-1375, 1837-1847, Probate Case File# 1375, images 1672-1710, image# 1700, Inventory Papers, mentions he left a widow and image# 1706, Account Papers dated 2 May 1838 is earliest date found. Hereinafter cited as Missouri, U.S., Wills and Probate Records, 1766-1988.
  5. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Emma (Wylder) McPherron, Memorial# 95373322.
  6. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Lawrence A. J. Wylder, Memorial# 114166931.
  7. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Elizabeth (McDaniel) Wylder, Memorial# 114166947; Elizabeth's maiden name was "Meldrum" and her first husband's surname was "McDonald". We haven't found a "McDaniel" for her yet.
  8. [S1701] Illinois, U.S., County Marriage Records, 1800-1940, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage of Lawrence A. J. Wylder and Elizabeth McDaniel on 27 September 1839 in Greene County. Hereinafter cited as Illinois, U.S., County Marriage Records, 1800-1940.

George Meldrum1

b. 1802, d. 31 December 1842
Father*Reverend John William Meldrum1 b. 1765, d. 24 Sep 1854
Mother*Mary McDonald1 b. 1773, d. 1838
Birth*1802George Meldrum was born in 1802 in Ireland.1,2
Marriage*24 April 1827He married, as her first husband, Elizabeth Stout on 24 April 1827 in Greene County, Illinois.3,4
Death*31 December 1842He died on 31 December 1842 in Greene County, Illinois, at about age 401,2
Burial* and was buried in Providence Cemetery, Carrollton, Greene County.2

Family

Elizabeth Stout b. 1806, d. 6 Jul 1888

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Rev William Meldrum, Memorial# 44907230. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, George Meldrum, Memorial# 38933117.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Elizabeth (Stout) McPheron, Memorial# 38932604.
  4. [S1701] Illinois, U.S., County Marriage Records, 1800-1940, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage of George Meldrum and Elizabeth Stout on 24 April 1827 in Greene County, citing FHL film# 001310037. Hereinafter cited as Illinois, U.S., County Marriage Records, 1800-1940.

James Meldrum1

b. 11 December 1797, d. 22 November 1846
Father*Reverend John William Meldrum1 b. 1765, d. 24 Sep 1854
Mother*Mary McDonald1 b. 1773, d. 1838
Birth*11 December 1797James Meldrum was born on 11 December 1797 in Ireland.1,2
Marriage*20 September 1820He married Sarah James Jouett on 20 September 1820 in Shelby County, Kentucky.2,3
Relocation*1822 James and Sarah moved in 1822 to Sharritt's Prairie, which would later become Godfrey Township, Madison County, Illinois.2,3
Religion*1836James became a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, Godfrey Township, Madison County, Illinois, in 1836 and soon became licensed as an Exhorter, or lay preacher, and served his community faithfully until his death.2
Death*22 November 1846He died of consumption on 22 November 1846 in Alton, Madison County, Illinois, at age 481,2
Burial* and was buried in Bunker Hill Cemetery, Bunker Hill, Macoupin County, Illinois.2

Family

Sarah James Jouett b. 15 Jan 1793, d. 5 Sep 1878

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Rev William Meldrum, Memorial# 44907230. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Rev James "The Exhorter" Meldrum., Memorial# 155616751.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Sarah James (Jouett) Meldrum, Memorial# 155617507.

Jane Meldrum1

b. 26 October 1799, d. 9 September 1858
Father*Reverend John William Meldrum1 b. 1765, d. 24 Sep 1854
Mother*Mary McDonald1 b. 1773, d. 1838
Birth*26 October 1799Jane Meldrum was born on 26 October 1799 in Ireland.1,2,3
Marriage*17 January 1817She married Samuel Boyd on 17 January 1817 in Shelby County, Kentucky.1,4
Census US 1850*21 September 1850Jane and Samuel Boyd appeared on the 1850 census taken on 21 September 1850 in the area described as between Macoupin and Apple Creeks, Greene County, Illinois. Samuel was 52 years of age and a farmer with real estate valued at $1,200. Jane was 51 years of age. Their daughter, Mary Ann, was 17 years old and was enumerated in the household. Also residing with the family was William Crozier who was 18 years old and a farm worker.2
Death*9 September 1858She died on 9 September 1858 at age 583
Burial* and was buried in Keller Cemetery, Jerseyville, Jersey County, Illinois. Her gravestone is inscribed "wife of Samuel Boyd."3

Family

Samuel Boyd b. 19 Jul 1797, d. 11 Sep 1858
Child1.Mary Ann Boyd2 b. 1833

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Rev William Meldrum, Memorial# 44907230. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Samuel and Jane Boyd, between Macoupin and Apple Creeks, Greene, Illinois; Roll: M432_108; Page: 30B; Image: 67. Hereinafter cited as 1850 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Jane Boyd, Memorial# 22903224.
  4. [S1698] Kentucky, Compiled Marriages, 1802-1850, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage of Samuel Boyd and Jane "Mildrum" on 17 January 1817 in Shelby County. Hereinafter cited as Kentucky, Compiled Marriages, 1802-1850.

Reverend John William Meldrum1,2

b. 1765, d. 24 September 1854
Birth*1765Reverend John William Meldrum was born in 1765.1
Name VariationHe was called William.1
Marriage*He married Mary McDonald in Ireland.1
(Husband) Death1838John became a widower when Mary (McDonald) Meldrum died in 1838.1
Death*24 September 1854He died on 24 September 18541
Burial* and was buried in Meldrum Cemetery, Wrights, Greene County.1

Family

Mary McDonald b. 1773, d. 1838
Children1.James Meldrum1 b. 11 Dec 1797, d. 22 Nov 1846
2.Jane Meldrum+1 b. 26 Oct 1799, d. 9 Sep 1858
3.George Meldrum1 b. 1802, d. 31 Dec 1842
4.John William Meldrum Jr.2 b. 27 Mar 1808, d. 3 Aug 1889
5.Wesley Meldrum+1 b. 27 Apr 1811, d. 6 May 1841
6.Mary Ann Meldrum1 b. 13 Mar 1812, d. 1 Apr 1889
7.Elizabeth Meldrum+1 b. 1816, d. 20 Sep 1895

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Rev William Meldrum, Memorial# 44907230. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, John Meldrum Jr., Memorial# 29302079.

John William Meldrum Jr.1

b. 27 March 1808, d. 3 August 1889
Father*Reverend John William Meldrum1 b. 1765, d. 24 Sep 1854
Mother*Mary McDonald1 b. 1773, d. 1838
Birth*27 March 1808John William Meldrum Jr. was born on 27 March 1808 in Shelby County, Kentucky.1
Marriage*11 December 1834He married Susan Depue Cox on 11 December 1834 in Illinois.1,2,3
Death*3 August 1889He died on 3 August 1889 in Oregon City, Clackamas County, Oregon, at age 811
Burial* and was buried in Mountain View Cemetery, Oregon City.1

Family

Susan Depue Cox b. 25 Jul 1817, d. 3 Jun 1906

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, John Meldrum Jr., Memorial# 29302079. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Mrs. Susan Depue (Cox) Meldrum, Memorial# 29302248.
  3. [S1681] Illinois, U.S., Marriage Index, 1860-1920, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage of John Meldrum and Susan D. Cox on 11 December 1834 in Greene County. Hereinafter cited as Illinois, U.S., Marriage Index, 1860-1920.