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Captain Stewart, G. M. D. No. 655, Lagrange District

Captain Stewart, G. M. D. No. 655, Lagrange District Adams, Absalom Adams, James M. Allums, Britton Amoss, James Barnes, William Bays, John R. Bays, Moses Bays, Nathaniel Boman, Isham Boman, Larkin Boman, Levi Boman, Robert Boman, William Brooks, Isaac R. Brooks, John Brooks, William Burson, Isaac C. Butler, Whitaker Cardwell, William Collum, James Crawley, Bird Crawley, Turner Culberson, David H. Culberson, James H. Culberson, Jeremiah C. Curry, James Daniel, James L. Daniel, William B. Day, Stephen Dennis, Peter Dickson, Thomas Dunn, Barney Ethredge, Bryant Ethridge, Zachariah Funderburk, Washington Furgison, Burrell Gibson, Churchill Gibson, William Glenn, James Gresham, Davis E. Grizzle, Kinchen Guyse, Joel Harbuck, Henry, Sr. Harbuck, Henry, Jr. Harbuck, William Hendon, Henry T. Hicks, Jacob Hicks, Littleberry Hicks, Nathaniel Holmes, Benjamin Holt, William Hopson, William Horton, Jeremiah Jackson, Thomas Jenkins, John Jenkins, Robert Jennings, Robert M. Johnson, Lewis Johnson, Mordecai Jones, Willie Keeth, James M. Kilgore, Robert Kilgore, William Kirkland, John Kolb, Jonathan Latimer, Samuel M. Layton, Thomas S. Lewis, Henry. Lipham, John McCullars, Andrew McPost, Lindsey Mays, James Mays, Robert Meadows, Simeon Meadows, Vincent Miller, John C. Mobley, William Moran, Jesse Moran, William J. Morgan, Wilson Norman, Jeremiah Pace, Noel Patterson, James Patterson, John, Jr. Patterson, Thomas Patterson, William Peppin, Noah Phipps, Thomas Poe, Gilbert Poe, Jonathan Poe, Solomon Post, John B. Post, Samuel B. Powers, James G. Redding, John Reeves, James Rigsby, Allen Rigsby, Eli Rigsby, Noah Rigsby, William, Sr. Rigsby, William, Jr. Rockmore, James M. Roe, David Salmons, John B. Sanders, Jordan Scogins, Gillam Scogins, Gresham Scogins, John W. Shipp, Richard Shipp, Ransom Shoemaker, Jeremiah Shorter, James Stamps, Eason Stanford, Joshua T. Stewart, James E....

Slave Narrative of Doc Daniel Dowdy

Person Interviewed: Doc Daniel Dowdy Location: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Place of Birth: Madison County, Georgia Date of Birth: June 6, 1856 Age: 81 I was born June 6, 1856 in Madison County, Georgia. Father was named Joe Dowdy and mother was named Mary Dowdy. There was 9 of us boys, George, Smith, Lewis, Henry, William, myself, Newt, James and Jeff. There was one girl and she was my twin, and her name was Sarah. My mother and father come from Richmond, Va., to Georgia. Father lived on one side of the river and my mother on the other wide. My father would come over ever week to visit us. Noah Meadows bought my father and Elizabeth Davis, daughter of the old master took my mother. They married in Noah Meadows’ house. My mother was the cook in the Big House. They’d give us pot likker with bread crumbs in it. Sometimes meat, jest sometimes, very seldom. I liked black-eyed peas and still do till now. We lived in weatherboard house. Our parents had corded-up beds with ropes and us chillun slept on the floor for most part or in a hole bored in a log. Our house had one window jest big enough to stick your heat out of, and one door, and this one door faced the Big House which was your master’s house. This was so that you couldn’t git out ‘less somebody seen you. My job was picking up chips and keeping the calves and cows separate so that the calves wouldn’t suck the cows dry. Mostly, we had Saturday afternoons off to wash. I was...

Biography of William Meadows

William Meadows is a brick and tile manufacturer of Burlington but leaves the active management of the business to his sons, for he is now well advanced in years and deserves to enjoy the rest which he has truly earned. He was born in Lancashire, England, July 6, 1833, a son of George and Elizabeth (Greenwood) Meadows. The father, who come of an old English family, was foreman of a cotton manufacturing company of England, where he remained until 1842, when he came to the United States and settled at Burlington Flats, Otsego County, New York, bringing the family to the new world the following year. His brother William, who was in the same line of business, accompanied him and later they formed a company and engaged in the manufacture of bed ticking, etc. They leased a factory which had been idle and, equipping it, they continued in the business for two years, after which they removed to Rome, Oneida County, New York, where they carried on business for four and a half years, but at the end of that time they suffered heavy losses from fire. With their respective families they then removed to Utica and in the fall of 1849 William Meadows became a resident of East Troy, Walworth County, Wisconsin. Returning the same fall, he brought his family to this state and his brother accompanied them. The following spring George Meadows returned and brought his family to this state. William Meadows had located on a farm and George. Meadows purchased a farm situated a mile and a half east of Burlington, there residing for four and...

Biographical Sketch of Mrs. Nancy Meadows

Nancy Gwinn is a native of Monroe county, Virginia, born October 17, 1809. Her parents, Joseph and Mary Gwinn, were both natives of Virginia. Her father died April 3, 1862, and her mother, June 23, 1872. November 27, 1832, she was married to John Meadows, a native of Monroe county, Virginia, born May 24, 1809. Soon after marriage, this couple started out empty handed, but determined to win for themselves a home, and after working nine years in Virginia, they secured a team and started for Missouri, and on November 12th, 1841, after a long and tedious travel, they landed and located on the present homestead in Daviess county. Mr. Meadows died March 10, 1880; he was a strict member of the Presbyterian Church; was president of the Farmer’s Bank, of Gallatin, for many years; and was a man widely and favorably known, and one in whom the people had great confidence; his loss was deeply mourned by his family and a large circle of friends. He left a fine estate worth about 830,000 and some 650 acres of choice land. Eight children were born to them; viz., Mary E., Sylvester S., Joseph T., Martha B., Hudson C., James A., Susan P., and Miriam J. Mrs. Meadows resides upon the old homestead, which is one of the finest in Benton town-ship. She is a member of the Presbyterian Church and a lady universally beloved and respected by all who know...

Biographical Sketch of Rev. Plant Senior Meadows

Plant Senior Meadows, (Born Feb. 15, 1841) Shawneetown, is a native of Lewis County, Missouri. At 17 in 1859, he was sold by the administrator of the Cecil Home, and a sugar planter at St. Mary’s Parish, Louisiana, became his master. Here he was employed at various kinds of mechanical work, until he was accorded his freedom, at 26 in 1865. Mrs. Cecil taught him to read, and during this early period, he made the best possible use of his spare moments, by reading all the good books that were available. As soon as he was free, he became a teacher and in connection with ministerial duties taught twenty-two years in Texas, and since 1908, in Shawneetown, Oklahoma. On Nov. 10, 1867, he was licensed and in 1869, ordained to the full work of the gospel ministry, by the A. M. E. Church of Texas. After 41 years of faithful service in that Church, which included a term as presiding elder, in 1908 he located within the Presbytery of Kiamichi, Oklahoma, and, becoming a member of it, was placed in charge of the Presbyterian Church at Shawneetown. Bethany and Pleasant Hill have since been added to his field. He has made a good record and is still doing splendid work at...

G. P. Meadows

Sergt., Med. Corps, Base Hospital No. 65; of Forsyth County; son of C. H. and Mrs. Hessie Meadows. Entered service April 1, 1918, at Winston-Salem, N.C. Sent to Ft. McPherson, Ga., April 1, 1918. Transferred to Camp Upton, N. Y., Aug. 10, 1918. Sailed for France. Landed in USA July 11, 1919, at Hoboken, N. J. Mustered out at Camp Mills, N. Y., July 18,...

Biographical Sketch of James A. Meadows

James A. Meadows, the subject of this sketch, is a descendant of one of the pioneer families of Daviess county. Over forty years ago his parents, John and Nancy Meadows, settled in the neighborhood known as the “Virginia Settlement.”‘ They reared a family of eight children: Mary E., Sylvester S., Joseph T., Martha B., Hudson C., James A., Susan P. and. William J. His father died in 1880; his mother is now living on the old homestead. James A. Meadows was born in Benton township, Daviess county, Missouri, February 26, 1843. He lived with his parents until May 24, 1863, and then married Miss Ruth A. Jarrett, daughter of Andrew and Susan Jarrett. She was born October 3, 1846. They have six children living: Ollie L., Colmore R., Charles M., Claude C., Ella E. and John V. Orpah S. died when an infant. Mr. Meadows was engaged in farming until the spring of 1881. He then purchased a grocery store in Pattonsburg, and engaged in that business until the 24th day of the following August, then sold the store and formed a co-partnership with Mr. Grantham and others. The firm, Grantham, Meadows & Co., purchased the dry goods and grocery store of W. G. Weldon, in Pattonsburg. They carry a large assortment of goods in their line of business; also keep sewing machines and...

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