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Descendants of Ambrose Meadows

Ninth Generation


19. Israel MEADOWS (Frances MEADOWS , Thomas Jr. MEADOWS , Thomas Sr. MEADOWS , John Sr. MEADOWS , Thomas ( Orphan) MEADOWS , Thomas MEADES , Ambrose MEADOWS , Unknown ) was born 23 Sep 1755. He died 30 Sep 1827 in Estill Co. Kentucky.

military: REVOLUTIONARY WAR RECORDS OF VIRGINIA , SECTION III
6552 MEADOWS, ISRAEL  PRIVATE 3 YEARS

military:  HE IS ALSO IN THE HISTORICAL REG. OF VIRGINIANS IN THE REV., SOLDIERS 1755-1783 ED. BY JOHN H. GWATHMEY. RICHMOND, VA.

military:  HEADS OF FARMS. AT THE FIRST U.S. CENSUS. VA. BY U.S. BUREAU OF SENSUS. WASHINGTON, 1908 (189P.) 109

BIOGRAPHY: Notes for ISRAEL MEADOWS:
Israel Meadows, the father of the Meadows families that settled in Eastern Kentucky, was born circa 1775. Enlisting in July of 1776, Israel spent two years as a private in Col. Nevil's Regiment of the Virginia Line during the American Revolution. On July 8, 1778, he married Barbara Green at Botetourt County, Virginia. Israel and wife settled in Greenbrier County, Virginia where they had eight children. In 1799, the area where Israel lived became Monroe County. Sometime before 1807, Isreal and family moved to Clark County, Kentucky. In 1808, his area of residence became Estill County. This is where Israel and Barbara would remain for the rest of their lives. Israel passed away on September 30, 1827 and Barbara in 1845.

BIOGRAPHY: In July of 1776, Israel enlisted at Sweet Springs, Virginia as a private in Capt. Mathew Arbuckle's Company of Col. Nevil's Regiment of the Virginia Line. His term of enlistment to fight the British tyranny was two years. He was discharged at Point Pleasant, Virginia in August of 1778. The month before he had married Barbara Green in Botetourt County, Virginia by publishing their banns three times in church. He service is evidenced by his pension application which was applied for on September 22, 1818. His application was excepted, and he received a whopping $96.00 per year.

BIOGRAPHY: The trail left by Israel Meadows and his family can be traced through tax lists, court records and census records. The area where they lived in Greenbrier County, Virginia became Monroe County in 1799. IN 1801, Israel and wife sell 100 acres of land in Monroe County to Thomas Terry. By 1807, Israel had moved his family from the Old Dominiion and settled in Clark County, Kentucky. The area of their residence became Estill County when it was formed in 1808. Israel and Barbara would remain in this county for the remainder of their lives.

BIOGRAPHY: Just a few days before his death, Israel made his last will and testament:

BIOGRAPHY: In the name of God Amen. I, Israel Meadows, being weak in body but of sound mind and memory, do make and ordain and publish this instrument to be my last will and testament. It is my will and desire that Sidney S. Medows, son of Jacob B. Meadows have a cow now at the house of the said Jacob B. Meadows, and that Perry A. Meadows, son of the said Jacob B. Meadows have the calf of the said cow. It is my will that the tract of land down in Estill County on Millers Creek adjoining the land of said Jacob B. Meadows and the land of John Horn be devised to the said Sidney S. Meadows and Perry A. Meadows, their heirs and asigns forever. It is my will that the tract of land on which I live in Estill County be devised to John Horn his heirs and asigns forever upon his paying $20.00 to my estate and his giving up to my estate a bay mare that said Horn has. It is my will that my wife Barbara Meadows have the whole tract of land for a home during her natural life, that is herein devised to John Horn and her life estate have preference over the inheritance to said Horn that is to say that said Horn have the same after her death and my request is that my said wife do not keep too much stock on the place. My will is that the tract of land that William Edens lives on in Estill County on Millers Creek or a said branch of said creek be devised to my grandson James W. Cole, to him and his heirs forever and I also leave to him my rifle gun. All the balance of my estate I give to my wife during her natural life and my wish is that she dispose of the same as she pleases except in the colt of my baldfaced mare with which she is now in foal, which colt I give to Sally Horn, and excepting also the first colt of the bay mare that John Horn is to give my estate, which first colt when it is foaled I give to Elizabeth Horn, and excepting my roan which I give to my son Jacob B. Meadows. In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this 20th day of September, 1827.

BIOGRAPHY: Witness: George Herndon
James R. Tumbull

BIOGRAPHY: Israel Meadows
I make the following to the above last will and testament and as part thereof to wit, it is my will that my granddaughter Telitha Meadows have a heifer that is at my house providing my wife should be willing to it. September 20, 1827.

BIOGRAPHY: Israel Meadows died just ten days later on September 30. Son, William Meadows, was appointed Administrator of Israel's estate by the Estill County court, but there seemed to be a disagreement among the family. On motion of the widow, Barbara Meadows, the appointment was deemed null and void by the court in February of the next year. Barbara Meadows and John Horn wer then appointed as Administrators.

BIOGRAPHY: 1783 Petition. "1783, June 13. Petition for repeal of the law requiring that no grant on settlement or preemption right be isued until 3 pounds per 100 acres be paid to the grantees. Some of the petitioners when first settled in the county signed a petition by the late Gen. Lewis, agent to the Greenbrier Company, in 1773 to preserve their land from the claims of officers and soldiers which then threatened them, but it was their only recourse since no land office was open. Source: Greenbrier County Ligislative Petitions, The Virginia Genealogist, Volume 2, Number 4 (Oct.-Dec., 1958) at pages 168-171. (1) Greenbrier County covered a mammoth territory in 1783, and the list contains more than 250 signatures. Fortunately, the signatures appear in the order in which they were collected and thus provide some clue as to which men were neighbors. (2) The names of Henry Green and Israel Meadows are only 12 names removed from Arris Meadows and Gerrat Gruen. This permits the conclusion that Arris and Israel were neighbors and thus reinforces the likelihood that they were brothers. (3) It is believed that Israel Meadows married a daughter of Garrett Green and that Henry was Israel's brother-in-law. Since Arris is living next to Gerrat Gruen in 1783, the likelihood of a family connection is further reinforced. (4) The signature on this petition verifies that Garret Green was a German and thus explains why Israel Meadows had a German family Bible.
ESTILL COUNTY HISTORICAL AND GENEALOGY SOCIETY LISTING OF ISRAEL MEADOWS. LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT;

Children of ISRAEL MEADOWS and BARBARA GREEN are:
158. i.   Nancy9 Meadows, b. 1779, Greenbrier County, West Virginia; d. May 17, 1830, Estill County, Kentucky.
159. ii.   William Alexander Meadows, b. 1781, Greenbrier County, West Virginia; d. December 16, 1855, Taney County, Missouri.
160. iii.   Elizabeth Meadows, b. December 1786, Greenbrier County, West Virginia; d. September 20, 1856, Monroe County, Indiana.
  iv.   Mary "Polly" Meadows, b. 1794, Greenbrier County, West Virginia; d. February 16, 1849, Monroe County, Indiana; m. William Chambers, December 28, 1806; b. 1787; d. 1855.
161. v.   John Meadows, b. August 14, 1791, Greenbrier County, West Virginia; d. Abt. 1846, Brown County, Indiana.
162. vi.   Jacob Burns Meadows, b. November 08, 1792, Greenbrier County, West Virginia; d. Aft. 1850, Randolph County, Missouri.
163. vii.   Sarah "Sally" Meadows, b. August 20, 1796, Greenbrier County, West Virginia; d. August 05, 1877, Monroe County, Indiana.
  viii.   Rebecca Meadows, b. July 18, 1799, Greenbrier County, West Virginia; m. John Horn, December 29, 1814; b. Abt. 1795.

Mirrage:  He married BARBARA GREEN July 08, 1778 in Botetourt County, Virginia. She was born March 30, 1755, and died August 1845 in Estill County, Kentucky.

All: 98. ISRAEL8 MEADOWS (FRANCIS SR.7, THOMAS JR.6, THOMAS SR.5, JOHN SR.4, THOMAS "ORPHAN"3, THOMAS2 MEADES, PATRIARCH1) was born September 17, 1755 in Virginia, and died September 30, 1827 in Estill County, Kentucky. He married BARBARA GREEN July 08, 1778 in Botetourt County, Virginia. She was born March 30, 1755, and died August 1845 in Estill County, Kentucky.

All: Notes for ISRAEL MEADOWS:
Israel Meadows, the father of the Meadows families that settled in Eastern Kentucky, was born circa 1775. Enlisting in July of 1776, Israel spent two years as a private in Col. Nevil's Regiment of the Virginia Line during the American Revolution. On July 8, 1778, he married Barbara Green at Botetourt County, Virginia. Israel and wife settled in Greenbrier County, Virginia where they had eight children. In 1799, the area where Israel lived became Monroe County. Sometime before 1807, Isreal and family moved to Clark County, Kentucky. In 1808, his area of residence became Estill County. This is where Israel and Barbara would remain for the rest of their lives. Israel passed away on September 30, 1827 and Barbara in 1845.

All: In July of 1776, Israel enlisted at Sweet Springs, Virginia as a private in Capt. Mathew Arbuckle's Company of Col. Nevil's Regiment of the Virginia Line. His term of enlistment to fight the British tyranny was two years. He was discharged at Point Pleasant, Virginia in August of 1778. The month before he had married Barbara Green in Botetourt County, Virginia by publishing their banns three times in church. He service is evidenced by his pension application which was applied for on September 22, 1818. His application was excepted, and he received a whopping $96.00 per year.

All: The trail left by Israel Meadows and his family can be traced through tax lists, court records and census records. The area where they lived in Greenbrier County, Virginia became Monroe County in 1799. IN 1801, Israel and wife sell 100 acres of land in Monroe County to Thomas Terry. By 1807, Israel had moved his family from the Old Dominiion and settled in Clark County, Kentucky. The area of their residence became Estill County when it was formed in 1808. Israel and Barbara would remain in this county for the remainder of their lives.

All: Just a few days before his death, Israel made his last will and testament:

All: In the name of God Amen. I, Israel Meadows, being weak in body but of sound mind and memory, do make and ordain and publish this instrument to be my last will and testament. It is my will and desire that Sidney S. Medows, son of Jacob B. Meadows have a cow now at the house of the said Jacob B. Meadows, and that Perry A. Meadows, son of the said Jacob B. Meadows have the calf of the said cow. It is my will that the tract of land down in Estill County on Millers Creek adjoining the land of said Jacob B. Meadows and the land of John Horn be devised to the said Sidney S. Meadows and Perry A. Meadows, their heirs and asigns forever. It is my will that the tract of land on which I live in Estill County be devised to John Horn his heirs and asigns forever upon his paying $20.00 to my estate and his giving up to my estate a bay mare that said Horn has. It is my will that my wife Barbara Meadows have the whole tract of land for a home during her natural life, that is herein devised to John Horn and her life estate have preference over the inheritance to said Horn that is to say that said Horn have the same after her death and my request is that my said wife do not keep too much stock on the place. My will is that the tract of land that William Edens lives on in Estill County on Millers Creek or a said branch of said creek be devised to my grandson James W. Cole, to him and his heirs forever and I also leave to him my rifle gun. All the balance of my estate I give to my wife during her natural life and my wish is that she dispose of the same as she pleases except in the colt of my baldfaced mare with which she is now in foal, which colt I give to Sally Horn, and excepting also the first colt of the bay mare that John Horn is to give my estate, which first colt when it is foaled I give to Elizabeth Horn, and excepting my roan which I give to my son Jacob B. Meadows. In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this 20th day of September, 1827.

All: Witness: George Herndon
James R. Tumbull

All: Israel Meadows
I make the following to the above last will and testament and as part thereof to wit, it is my will that my granddaughter Telitha Meadows have a heifer that is at my house providing my wife should be willing to it. September 20, 1827.

All: Israel Meadows died just ten days later on September 30. Son, William Meadows, was appointed Administrator of Israel's estate by the Estill County court, but there seemed to be a disagreement among the family. On motion of the widow, Barbara Meadows, the appointment was deemed null and void by the court in February of the next year. Barbara Meadows and John Horn wer then appointed as Administrators.

All: 1783 Petition. "1783, June 13. Petition for repeal of the law requiring that no grant on settlement or preemption right be isued until 3 pounds per 100 acres be paid to the grantees. Some of the petitioners when first settled in the county signed a petition by the late Gen. Lewis, agent to the Greenbrier Company, in 1773 to preserve their land from the claims of officers and soldiers which then threatened them, but it was their only recourse since no land office was open. Source: Greenbrier County Ligislative Petitions, The Virginia Genealogist, Volume 2, Number 4 (Oct.-Dec., 1958) at pages 168-171. (1) Greenbrier County covered a mammoth territory in 1783, and the list contains more than 250 signatures. Fortunately, the signatures appear in the order in which they were collected and thus provide some clue as to which men were neighbors. (2) The names of Henry Green and Israel Meadows are only 12 names removed from Arris Meadows and Gerrat Gruen. This permits the conclusion that Arris and Israel were neighbors and thus reinforces the likelihood that they were brothers. (3) It is believed that Israel Meadows married a daughter of Garrett Green and that Henry was Israel's brother-in-law. Since Arris is living next to Gerrat Gruen in 1783, the likelihood of a family connection is further reinforced. (4) The signature on this petition verifies that Garret Green was a German and thus explains why Israel Meadows had a German family Bible.
      
Children of ISRAEL MEADOWS and BARBARA GREEN are:
   i.   Nancy9 Meadows, b. 1779, Greenbrier County, West Virginia; d. May 17, 1830, Estill County, Kentucky.
   ii.   William Alexander Meadows, b. 1781, Greenbrier County, West Virginia; d. December 16, 1855, Taney County, Missouri.
   iii.   Elizabeth Meadows, b. December 1786, Greenbrier County, West Virginia; d. September 20, 1856, Monroe County, Indiana.
  iv.   Mary "Polly" Meadows, b. 1794, Greenbrier County, West Virginia; d. February 16, 1849, Monroe County, Indiana; m. William Chambers, December 28, 1806; b. 1787; d. 1855.
   v.   John Meadows, b. August 14, 1791, Greenbrier County, West Virginia; d. Abt. 1846, Brown County, Indiana.
   vi.   Jacob Burns Meadows, b. November 08, 1792, Greenbrier County, West Virginia; d. Aft. 1850, Randolph County, Missouri.
   vii.   Sarah "Sally" Meadows, b. August 20, 1796, Greenbrier County, West Virginia; d. August 05, 1877, Monroe County, Indiana.
  viii.   Rebecca Meadows, b. July 18, 1799, Greenbrier County, West Virginia; m. John Horn, December 29, 1814; b. Abt. 1795.

Israel married Barbara GREEN "Barbary". Barbary was born 30 Mar 1755. She died Aug 1835 in Estill Co. Kentucky.

They had the following children:

+ 32 M i William MEADOWS was born 17 Mar 1781 and died 16 Dec 1855.
+ 33 F ii Nancy MEADOWS was born 1779 and died 17 May 1830.
  34 F iii
Elizabeth MEADOWS.
  35 F iv
Mary MEADOWS "Polly".
  36 M v
John MEADOWS.
  37 F vi
Sarah MEADOWS "Sally".
  38 F vii
Rebekah MEADOWS.
  39 M viii
Jacob Burns MEADOWS.

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