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Martha "Stevens" Norsworthy b. 1771-1780
Posted by: susan aldridge (ID *****2868) Date: January 09, 2006 at 06:19:18
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Martha married Isham Meadows when he came to Alabama. He bought property in Lowndes and died there 16 december 1844.
Isham Meadows paid taxes in 1815 in Greene County, Georgia, in Willis’s District. On 6 December 1815, in Greene County, William Stevens of Greene County, sold to Starling Acree, for $1000, 192 acres in Greene County, on Stephens Creek, adjoining Isham Meadows. Witnesses were Nathaniel Acree, Edward Meadows, Ransom Meadows (his son), and Thomas Lyne, J.P.76
Isham Meadows left Greene County, Georgia, between 1815 and 1820, and moved to Alabama. His wife Ann Frances Sherrill is supposed to have died about 1815 but it is not clear where she died- in Ga or ALabama- however he came to Alabama with his large family in tow. Isham Meadows, age 60 to 70, and his son, Ransom Meadows, age 40 to 50 lived in Lowndes County, Alabama, when the 1830 census was taken. Family descendants report that he remarried when he came to Alabama.

1830 establishes the age of his Martha. Martha was born circa 1775. Isham also has a female in the house 5 and under 10 and a female 20 and under 30, 2 males 5 and under 10, 2 males 10 and under 20, 1 male 20 and under 30.
Isom Meadows 1830 Lowndes, AL Martha is 50 and under 60 (1770-1780)
. Isham is 60 and under 70 (1760-1770)
02 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 / 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0

Isham Meadows III (son of Benjamin Meadows)b. born 1804 in Georgia; married 1. Nancy Pollard July 05, 1821 in Wilkes Co., Georgia. Manchester, Ga. 2. Martha Stephens Oct 08, 1837 Chambers Co AL This record can be found in the County Court Records, Film # 1290836 - 1290839 & 1290841 - 1290842
. Benjamin Samuel Meadows born Abt. 1784-1797 in p. Warren County, North Carolina, died 1864, Chambers County, Alabama, married first, 17 December 1805, Greene County, Georgia, to Nancy Parker who was born in 1788 in Chatham, NC. She died on 6 May 1852 in Chambers, AL. She was buried in Hepzibah Cemetery, Lee, AL.. He married second, circa 1853, Chambers County, Alabama, to Sarah R. -------- Children
1.        Lucy Meadows b: 15 Dec 1806 in , Greene, Georgia, USA
2.        Isham Meadows b: 4 Apr 1810 in , Greene, Georgia, USA married Martha Stevens, daughter of Theophilus Stephens who moved to Chambers Co AL abt.1835 and where he died 8 AUG 1857. His daughter Martha b. 15 JAN 1820 in Putnam GA was married 8 OCT 1837 by Justice of the Peace, Stewart DeVane. She had kin named Stewart DeVane b 1793 in NC who sometimes came south- for instance one son was born in Covington GA probably on a visit. He was descended from Thomas DeVane Jr and she was descended from Thomas brother John DeVane both sons of the French nobleman Thomas deVane immigrant to New Hanover County, North Carolina about 1721. martha´s children were unknown son b before 1840., William Meadows 1840, Franklin 1842, Calvin 1843. Isham´s father Benjamin is in Chambers Coin 1840 census.
3.        Alleatha Ann "Alletha" Meadows b: 27 Oct 1812 in , Greene, Georgia, USA
4.        Mary Alice "Polly" Meadows b: 20 Sep 1814 in , , Georgia, USA
5.        Daniel Porter Meadows b: 30 Oct 1818 in , Greene, Georgia, USA
6.        Susanna "Susan" Meadows b: 5 Jan 1821 in , Jones, Georgia, USA
7.        Nancy Green Meadows b: 23 May 1824 in , Greene, Georgia, USA
8.        America Ann Meadows b: 19 Oct 1825 in , , Georgia, USA
9.        Miles A. Meadows b: 9 May 1827

1840 Chambers
1840 United States Federal Census > Alabama > Chambers > Not Stated
Isham Meadows is 20 to 30 and living with a wife and one child 5 and under 10 in the same neighborhood as Theophilus Stephens-so this sutains that his daughter Martha married this younger Isham Meadows in 1837 and not the older Isham (70 and under80) who is living happily with his Martha (60 and under 70) over in Lowndes Co. AL, as well as 2 males 15 and under 20, 1 male 20 and under 30.

Lowndes Meadows 1840
Isham Meadows Not Stated, Lowndes, Alabama
Ransom Meadows Not Stated, Lowndes, Alabama before he moved
Stephen Meadows Not Stated, Lowndes, Alabama

Lowndes Co AL
There is a WIlliam Norsworthy also in Lowndes and I just would assume that he is one of her children.
• William NORSWORTHY – is this Martha´s son?
• Sex: M
• Birth: C 1797 in GA 1
• Note:
1860 Lowndes Co. AL Census: states age as 60, birth would be 1800
1870 Crenshaw Co. AL Census: Twnship 11; age stated as 70, born GA
1850 Lowndes Co. AL Census: Rocky Mt District; age 53, born GA       
Parents: Father: Henry NORSWORTHY Disc #48 Pin #248821 Mother: Mary SPRINGER Disc #48 Pin #248822

Marriage 1 Sarah UNKNOWN b: C 1803 in GA
•       Married:
Children
1.        Nancy NORSWORTHY b: C 1821 in GA
2.        Sarah A NORSWORTHY b: C 1824 in AL
3.        William J NORSWORTHY b: 18 NOV 1828 in AL
4.        Martha NORSWORTHY b: C 1829 in AL
5.        Elizabeth NORSWORTHY b: C 1833 in AL
6.        Andrew T? NORSWORTHY b: C 1832 in AL
7.        Irvin H NORSWORTHY b: C 1836 in AL
8.        James NORSWORTHY b: C 1837 in AL
9.        Narcissa (twin?) NORSWORTHY b: C 1838 in AL
10.        Melissa (twin?) NORSWORTHY b: C 1838 in AL
11.        Thomas L? NORSWORTHY b: C 1840 in AL
12.        Frances E NORSWORTHY b: C 1845 in AL
13.        Benjamin J NORSWORTHY b: C 1847 in AL
14.        Daniel NORSWORTHY b: C 1848 in AL

Sources:
1.       1850 Lowndes Co. AL Census


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