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Correction for Benjamin -Martha "Stevens" Norsworthy b. 1771-1780
Posted by: susan aldridge (ID *****2868) Date: October 30, 2008 at 07:36:24
In Reply to: Martha "Stevens" Norsworthy b. 1771-1780 by susan aldridge of 590

The middle name of Benjamin above - I am wrong about the middle name and at that time there was great confusion on internet about benjamin from Chambers being the son of Isham Jr 1765 which I subsequently disproved. COnfusion was also with that middle name with Isham Jr's son Benjamin born 1824 in Lowndes Co AL who was Benjamin Samuel Meadows. It seems clear that the Benjamin who was born 1784 or 5 was Benjamin Franklin Meadows. Since I wrote that above, I discovered that Benjamin Samuel was being confused with Benjamin Franklin by everyone and that the real Benjamin Samuel Meadows born 1824 AL had been neglected and was the real Benjamin born to Isham 1765, son of Isham 1740. That Benjamin Franklin was Isham's brother and not a son. This I straightened out all over the internet including my blog .

Martha and Isham Meadows jr. had 3 boys and 2 girls according to family oral history and according to census data from 1830 and 1840 in Lowndes Co. AL: Martha b 1815 James b. ca 1818 GA, Daniel Edward b. ca 1820 AL, Love b. ca 1822, and Benjamin S. b. ca 1824 AL. This is 9 years of child bearing after her marriage to Isham Meadows which coincides with Marthaīs age if she were born 1779. Most women stop having babies between 42 and 48. She would have been 45 at Benjamin S. Meadows birth.

1850 Lowndes Co AL Lowndes Dist
House 47/47 -ancestry does not have this page image
line 18-20
Meadows Benj S 26 M Planter 600 Alabama
Meadows Hannah M 20 F Alabama Hannah is a nickname for Ann (ben m.Annie Brassell Jan 25 1847 in Montg Co)
Meadows Zachary T W(esley) 3 M Alabama

1850 Slave census
William Meadows 22 slaves Lowndes Ransomīs son
James Meadows 20 slaves Lowndes -Ishamīs son
B.S. Meadows 8 slaves Lowndes -Ishamīs son Benjamin, near James Gordon, father of Ben's second wife
Daniel Meadows - Montogomery -8 slaves Ishamīs son Daniel Edward
Ransom Meadows 37 slaves Tallapaoosa
Moses Meadows 7 slaves Tallapaoosa -Ransomīs son
J D Meadows 4 slaves Tallapaoosa -Ransomīs son?
Elias Meadows 4 in Coosa -Ransomīs son

1870 Hayneville, Lowndes, Alabama
30 July 1870 wealth reduced by lack of slave property and labor
Benjamin Meadows 45 GA Planter $200 $100
Eliza A. Meadows 35 SC (2nd wife-Elizabeth Ann /duaghter of James H. Gordon 1800 Kentucky)
Benjamin J. Meadows 16 AL, son by a first wife Annie
Nully A. Meadows 14 female AL by a first wife Annie
Asa E. 10 AL, son by a first wife Annie
Gordon K. 10 months AL, first child by Eliza Ann
Sally Smith 49 Black domestic servant SC
Jacob 55 Black farm labor SC

1860 Slave census
James Meadows had 44 slaves Ishamīs son
Ransom Meadows had 21 slaves down in Lowndes and registered none in Tallapoosa this year
Benjamin S. Meadows 17 slaves Ishamīs son
William Meadows had 9 slaves Montgomery Ransomīs son
David Meadows 14 slaves (this should say Daniel)


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