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Reverend Josiah Meador (Meadows), II

Also Known As: "Frank", "Meadows", "Josiah Francis", "Meador", "Josiah Francis [error] Meador", "Josiah Meadows"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Caroline County, Province of Virginia, Colonial America
Death: December 22, 1845 (87)
Mercer County, West Virginia, United States
Place of Burial: Village of Lilly, Summers County, West Virginia, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Josiah Francis Meador, Sr. and Lavina Meador
Husband of Judah Meador
Father of Nancy Elizabeth Cooper; Turner Meadows; Eudocia Cook; Naomi “Oma” French; Nancy Sweeney and 25 others
Brother of Israel Green Meadows; Arria Meadows; Sarah Drake; Jonas Meador; Edith "Edy" Lilly and 4 others
Half brother of Israel Green Meadows; Lewis Meadows; Arris Preston Meadows; Pvt. James Francis Meadows, (Continental Army); Jacob Joab Meadows and 9 others

Occupation: Minister
Managed by: Deborah
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About Reverend Josiah Meador, II

Rev Josiah Meador Jr. BIRTH 10 Feb 1758 Caroline County, Virginia, USA DEATH 22 Dec 1845 (aged 87) Mercer County, West Virginia, USA BURIAL Josiah Meador Cemetery Summers County, West Virginia,

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Rev Josiah Meador Jr.

  • BIRTH 10 Feb 1758 Caroline County, Virginia, USA
  • DEATH 22 Dec 1845 (aged 87) Mercer County, West Virginia, USA
  • BURIAL Josiah Meador Cemetery Summers County, West Virginia

All of Rev. Josiah Meadows' family took the name of "Meador" after moving to Bluestone River. Josiah and Judith (Lilly) Meadows were the parents of 12 children.


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Birth: Feb., 1758 Virginia, USA

Death: Dec. 22, 1845 Mercer County West Virginia, USA

Son of Josiah Meador and Lavina Moody. Infomation supplied by Lisa Odom and Sandy Lilly Folden. Thank you for your help. Bonnie

Family links:

Spouse:

*Judah (Judith) Lilly Meador (1760 - 1846)

Children:

*Josiah Meador (1803 - 1889)*

  • Green W Meador (1814 - 1890)*

Burial: Josiah Meador Cemetery Summers County West Virginia, USA



This entered as a suggestion from another descendant and I (Oscar) believe it to be essentially correct even though I doubt there is a 1758 Orange County marriage license for Francis Meadows and Mary Bell:

"Historians of Virginians in the Revolution " Gwathmey pg. 541 S/S Pension(s) # W 5367

Iona Zelda (Richmond) Shawver is the DAR member b. 4 May 1939 McRoss Greenbrier Co, WV m 4 sep 1960 Beckley, Raleigh Co, WV to Lacy Preston Shawver

Francis Meadows, Sr b. abt 1754 Augusta Co, Va , d. 26 Nov 1836 Monroe Co, Va m Frances Bush b. abt 1772 Rockingham Co,Va. d. 17 Feb 1853 ( DAR has corrected this date from 8 Feb to 17th Feb 1853 Monroe Co,Va. m 16 Sep 1791/97 Rockingham Co,Va. Francis Meadows, Sr enlisted in Capt. David Laird's Co., 10th Va. Reg. Lt Nathan Lamme, Col. Edward Stephens, Comm. Muster Rolls & Pay Rolls: Middlebrook, Valley Forge, Brunswick,White Plains, Camp Robinson's Farm, Smith's Cove, Ramefrau, Morristown thru Nov. 1779. Taken prisoner at Charleston, SC. Served three years and 3 months. Widow's pension.

Hand craved gravestone of Francis Meadows. It is located in the Peterstown Cemetry, Gill County, Virginia. The stone appears to be sand stone, with brass plates mounted in the concrete base. Hand Craved Gravestone 20 NOV 1836 Peterstown Cemetery, West Virginia.

Francis Meadows came to the Blue Ridge Mountains in March,1770 and settled at the head of Hawksbill Creek in Augusta County, Virginia from Orange County. Marriage record in Orange County for Francis Meadows and Mary Bell dated 1758. Francis lived on top of the mountain where Big Meadows is located. The county line dividing Rockingham and Orange ran thru his property, the house in Orange and the barn in Rockingham, he paid taxes and is listed in the census for Orange. There is an old graveyard on the mountain near Big Meadows, the Thomas Meadows grave yard is located about 1 mile down the west side of the Blue Ridge fromLewis Mountain. This grave yard is near the old Meadows School house tht the National Park Service took down in the 1930's. It is marked on the park map no. 10. From page 20-Road No. 759 about 1/4 mile from the end of the road, Northeast of the old Meadows school. Francis bought his land from Peter Nichols patent of 1,708 acres, this patent is now located in Page County, Virginia. Francis is listed in the soldiers of the Revolution of West Virginia in 1818 as being 80 years old and getting a pension of $80 per year. He was living with his son Francis in Monroe County, West Virginia. Mary must have died.*

BIOGRAPHY: Francis Jr. may have been married before, because the Orange County census of 1790 lists two Francis Meadows one with 6 white people and one with 4 white people.

BIOGRAPHY: Reference: Proof that the Francis Meadows who fought in Lord Dunmore's War was Francis Meadows Sr.: As we know now, a Francis Meadows of Augusta County, Virginia, served under Captain Alexander McClannehan in Lord Dunmore's War.

BIOGRAPHY: 1774 Dunmore's War Record: Francis Meadows served as a private under Captain Alexander McClannehan during Lord Dunmore's War, which was fought on the Virginia frontier in 1774. He served for a total of 122 days, and he received 9 pounds and 3 shillings in pay. Source: Library of Virginia Digital Library Program, Payrolls and Muster Rols from Dunmore's War, part of the Records of the Executive Branch, Auditor of Public Accounts (Record Group 48) The index card at the above site indicates that Captain McClannehan's Company was from Augusta County, Virginia.

BIOGRAPHY: The term of 122 days was the entire duration of the war and Capt. McClannehan was wounded during the famous Battle of Point Pleasant. This means that Francis Meadows who served in Lord Dunmore's War was one of approximately one thousand men who fought in that famous hand-to-hand combat that is frequently regarded as the first major battle of the Revolutionary War.

BIOGRAPHY: On November 15, 1790, Francis Meadows petitioned the House of Delegates of Virginia for a certificate "for pay and land" for his services in the Revolutionary War. The full text of the documents relating to this petition are set forth in John W. Wayland, Virginia Valley Records: Genealogical and Historical Materials of Rockingham County, Virginia (originally published in Strasburg, Virginia in 1930 and reprinted by Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, Md. 1985) at pages 88-89. On June 16, 1818 he petitioned for a Revolutionary War pension, emphasizing the full details of his service and the fact that he was "in reduced circumstances in life." On August 15, 1820 he again petitioned** for relief, emphasizing his military service for "three years and three months" during the Revolutionary War, starting with his enlistment in February of 1777. He listed his limited property, he emphasized that he was "not able to work owing to a severe rupture, and he stated that his wife was "also very frail and not able to work." He also called attention to his "sixteen children (12 of them sons) who have all left me but six all of whom are under the age of 14 years." These documents are part of Revolutionary Pension File Number 5367 in the National Archives.

BIOGRAPHY: The Battle of Point Pleasant was famous, and the 1,000 men who fought in that battle were greatly honored, especially in Virginia

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Per Find A Grave Index, but the middle name is not correct.

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Mentioned in the record of John Meadows and Matilda Clarke in West Virginia Marriages, 1780-1970

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Josiah served in 1778 conflicts. Enlisted in Bedford, Virginia, largely in frontier service against the Indians. He served in Wolf Creek in Monroe and Fort Donnally near Lewisburg. He marched through Tennessee to Chickamaunga, Georgia fighting back Indians from the frontier which was then along the Blue Ridge and Cumberland mountains. After his service, in 1781, he returned to the Bluestone Valley where he married a daughter of Robert Lilly who had settled there 10 years earlier. He received pension in Summers, Mercer Virginia in 1832. supporting data filed by John Neely and Bannister Meados

1810 Census in Giles Virginia. Family has 4 boys and one girl under age 10. 2 girls are 10-15 and 1 boy and 1 girl who are 16-25. Josiah is over 45 and Judith is under 44. (8 children) 1820 Census inGiles Virginia. Family has one additional boy under age 10

total of 9 children in census records

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Josiah Meador Son of Josiah Meador and Lavina Moody. ++++++++++++++++++++ Josiah Meador was a soldier of the Revolutionary War, enlisting under Captain Joseph Renfroe, engaging the Indians of lthe frontier who wer

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!Josiah Meador Mar.1880/90 Little Bluest

!Josiah Meador Mar.1880/90 Little Bluestone, VA now Summers Co., west VA. she was born abt 1760 Little Bluestone ,VAband died Giles Co.,VA. her Father was Robert Lilly . 1. Thomas Meador mar. Haley Lilly. 2. Turner Meador mar. Judith Richardson. 3. John J. Meador mar.Juda Mann. 4. Josiah Meador Jr. mar.Juda Lilly. 5. William Meador mar. Cecelia Ellison. 6. Green W. mar. Marinda Walker. 7. Docia Meador mar. --?-- Cook 8. Elizabeth Meador mar. --?-- Cooper 9. Juda Meador mar. John Woodrum. 10. Nancy Meador mar. --?-- Sweeney. 11. Oma Meador mar. Reuben French.

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!Birth: from his Rev War pension file

!Birth: from his Rev War pension file

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1845 DEATH:

1836 VIRGINIA SOLDIERS OF 1 === 1845 DEATH:

1836 VIRGINIA SOLDIERS OF 1776, p. 907, Monroe Co., Va. Josiah Meadows of Giles Co., Va., aged 77 years, deposed that he was in the Rev. War; that he was in the Illinois Regt. under command of Col. John Montgomery; ...Doc. 245.

1832, Pension Declaration of service,Giles County Court. from History of Middle New River Settlemants. by Johnson, D. I. p. 63. Doc 248

1757 BIRTH: 1756 THE DECENDANTS OF JONAS & FRANCES MEADOR by P. Nunnally. (Witness to deed in land purchased by his brother John.) ???

IGI. Shows incorrect parents. Also shows him as being born in England.

CORRESPONDENCE, Debra Hernandez, P.O. box 832, Crab Orchard, W. Va, 25827,

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Josiah, the son of Josiah Meadows-Meado

Josiah, the son of Josiah Meadows-Meador-Meades, is listed here as Josiah Meadow, which was apparently his preferred name since it is written on his head stone at his grave site. He was not named an executor of Jonas Meadors's estate. Instead, the executors were Joel, Jesse, and Jehu in a will dated 5 May 1768 and probated 22 August 1768. Josiah, however, was named in his mother Frances's will probated 25 September 1780. In Jonas Meador's will he gave his son Jesse Meador 200 acres of land and "all appurtenances there belonging after his mothers decease." Josiah Meador, born 1758, entered service in the Revolutionary Army in Bedford County and received a pension. He was a Christian gospel minister. Josiah Meador's headstone in WV gives his name as "Josiah Meadow." In a letter dated December 29, 1838 to a Mrs. J. T. Wood of Bluefield, WV, P. D. Fallow, Chief, Record Division, General Accounting Office in Washington, DC, wrote that Josiah MEADOW was a pensioner of the Revolutionary War, certificate number 2123, Virginia Agency. He served as a volunteer from 1778 until the closing days of the Revolutionary War. He served under Capt. Joseph Renfro, Capt. Isaac Taylor, and Col. James Montgomery. He also served in the Illinois Company under Lt. Col. George Rogers Clark. The full name of the veteran was listed as Meador (Meadows) Josiah. Chief Fallow referred to Josiah as "Josiah Meadow." Josiah certified that ". . . he had resided in Mercer County (formerly Giles and before that Montgomery) Virginia, for a space of forty-six years; and that previous thereto he resided in Botetourt County, Virginia." Josiah's last pension payment, which covered the period from 4 March 1845 to 4 September 1845, was paid to Richard M. Crump, his attorney, at the Bank of Virginia. Chief Fallow's letter indicated that in reply to his letter one should quote as reference R-107020-hll. Pension Claims Paid File 7225 Vol. 7, p. 106 On page 256 of the 1840 Mercer County, VA Census he is listed as "Meadows, Josiah." The National Genealogical Society Quarterly, Volumes 1-85, 1600s - 1900s Supplement I, Supplement: Index to Revolutionary War Pension Applications, Page 727 Meadow, Josiah, VA, S7225. There is no doubt that Josiah Meadow married Judith Lilly. Confusion arises, however, concerning the Rev. Josiah Meadow's name change from "Meador" to "Meadow," which Josiah clearly preferred. Does this mean that the Rev. Josiah Meadow's ancestors were named "Meadow" instead of "Meador"? Following is another account of Josiah Meador's history. "Josiah Meador was born on the ocean while the family was coming to this country. He was a pioneer Baptist in the frontier country of what is now West Virginia. He was instrumental in erecting the First Baptist Church west of the New River, known as the Blue Stone Baptist Church. He preached in this church until he was past one hundred years of age. He was carried into the church and would then sit down and preach. Reverend Josiah Meador II enlisted in 1778 under Lt. Isaac Hyler and Hiddens and Cpt. Joseph Renfroe and participated largely in frontier service against the Indians. He saw service on Wolf creek in Monroe County, at Fort Donnally near Lewisburg, West Virginia. He marched through Tennessee to Chickamauga in Georgia, fighting back the Indians. He took part in the George Rogers Clark expedition into the Illinois country in 1781 and marched by the way of the Falls of the Ohio to his home in Bedford County, Virginia. He served again as a substitute for John Mitchell and helped convey British prisioners to Fredericksburg. (From A History of the Middle New River Settlements and Contiguous Territory by David E. Johnson) Josiah moved from Bedford County to the New River Valley approximately in 1783. The 1840 Census shows Josiah Meadows (83 years old) drawing a pension, living in Mercer County, West Virginia with his son Green W. Meador. Josiah was known as a fighting Missionary Baptist Preacher who s ettled on the Bluestone River at the mouth of Little Bluestone in now Summers County, West Virginia. Virginia Pension Roll of 1835: Josiah Meadows Giles County Pvt., Va. State Troops $76.66 Annual Allowance $191.65 Amount Received 11/19/1832 Pension Started Age 76" Notes: In the preceding biography Josiah lived " . . . past one hundred years of age. " However, as noted by official documents and the engraving on Josiah's head stone, Josiah died in 1845. In one genealogy Josiah was born 10 February 1759 and died 22 December 1845. [540860.ftw] In another genealogical account Josiah Meador was born on the ocean while the famiy was coming to this country. He was a pioneer Baptist in the frontier country of what is now West Virginia. He was instrumental in erecting the First Baptist Church west of the New River, known as the Blue Stone Baptist Church. He preached in this church until he was past one hundred years of age. He was carried into the church and would then sit down and preach. Reverend Josiah Meador II enlisted in 1778 under Lt. Isaac Hyler and Hiddens and Cpt. Joseph Renfroe and participated largely in frontier service against the Indians. He saw sevice on Wolf Creek in Monroe County, at Fort Donnally near Lewisburg, West Virginia. He marched through Tennessee to Chickamauga in Georgia, fighting back the Indians. He took part in the George Rogers Clark expedition into the Illinois country in 1781 and marched by the way of the Falls of the Ohio to his home in Bedford County, Virginia. He served again as a substitute for John Mitchell and helped convey British prisoners to Fredericksburg. (From A History of the Middle New River Settlements and Contiguous Territory by David E. Johnson) Josiah moved from Bedford County to the New River Valley approximately in 1783. The 1840 census shows Josiah Meadows (83 years old) drawing a pension, living in Mercer County, West Virginia with his son Green W. Meador. Josiah was known as a fighting Missionary Baptist Preacher who settled on the Bluestone River at the mouth of Little Bluestone in now Summers County, West Virginia. Virginia Pension Roll of 1835: Josiah Meadows Giles County Pvt., Va. State Troops $76.66 Annual Allowance $191.65 Amount Received 11/19/1832 Pension Started Age 76

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Josiah Meador Son of Josiah Meador and Lavina Moody. ++++++++++++++++++++ Josiah Meador was a soldier of the Revolutionary War, enlisting under Captain Joseph Renfroe, engaging the Indians of lthe frontier who were incited by the British to commit butchery against the Colonists who were at war with the mother country. He saw service on Wolf Creek in Monroe County and at Fort Donally near Lewisburg. He also marched through Tennessee to Chicamauga in Georgia, fighting the Indians back from the frontier which was then along the Blue Ridge and Cumberland mountains.

After this expedition he marched with George Rogers Clark to the Illinois country where they beat back the Indians and British at Kaskaskia and Vincennes. After this service was completed he came back to the Bluestone Valley where he married a daughter of Robert Lilly who had settled there ten years before. +++++++++++++++++++++++ Josiah Meadows came from Bedford County, VA and was a soldier in the continental armies for two or more periods. The facts stated are taken from his declaration of or pension in 1832, when he was seventy-four years of age. He enlisted in the early spring of 1778, under Captain Joseph Renfroe; marched with his company to Jarrett's Fort, on Wolf Creek, now in Summers County (WV), where the company was divided, and the part Josiah was with was sent to Keeney's Fort on the Greenbrier, where he was stationed at the time of the Indian attack on Donnally's Fort. Upon the expiration of his enlistment, he again enlisted in the company of Captain Isaac Taylor, and with his company and regiment, the latter commanded by Colonel John Montgomery, marched through the Holstein country to the Indian town of Chicamauga, which they destroyed. Josiah then marched with the expedition of Colonel George Rogers Clark through the Illinois Country. Returning from this service, he was with a part of the American Army, which guarded British prisoners captured at Yorktown. Rev. Josiah Meadows married Judith (Juda) Lilly, a daughter of Robert Lilly, founder of the great Lilly family of this section. Since the marriage of Josiah and Juda, the two families have married and inter-married until their histories in many cases blend very closely together. The Meadows and Lilly families were two of the largest in Summers County (WV), and they were among the first settlers of the Bluestone and Jumping Branch regions. If a candidate for public office in this county had the support of the Meadows and Lilly families, he was sure of election. Rev. Josiah Meadows was the first Baptist minster in this part of the county, and he had the honor of organizing the first church in this section. The Bluestone Baptist Church was organized in1798, in the house of Rev. Josiah Meadows on Little Bluestone River. The house was a double log cabin with a dirt floor, where the people met to worship for several years. Eventually a rude log church was built, it had but one door and no windows. In this building they worshipped for many years. The membership was small and scattered from the mouth of East River in Giles County, VA to the marshes of Coal River in Raleigh County. The Bluestone Baptist Church is now located at Jumping Branch. The Revolution pension records show that in 1840, when Josiah Meadows was eighty-three years of age, he was living with his son, Green Meadows, in Mercer County, VA now Summers County, WV. All of Rev. Josiah Meadows' family took the name of "Meador" after moving to Bluestone River. Josiah and Judith (Lilly)Meadows were the parents of 12 children. SOURCE: Author: Charles Silas Hatcher; Title: Historical Genealogy of the Basham, Ellison, Hatcher, Lilly, Meadows, Pack, Walker & Other Families; Publication: Name: PO Box 32 Lynchburg, VA 24505; Book 6/1/1968; LOCA: Dee Crawford, Ghent, WV ++++++++++++++++++++++++++ State of Virginia Giles County On this 27st day of August 1832 personally appeared in Open Court before the Justices of the County Court of Giles now setting Josiah Meadows a resident of said county and State of Virginia aged seventy four years of age last February who being first duly sworn according to lawdoth on his oath make the following declaration in order to obtain the benefit of the act of Congress passed June 7th 1832. That he entered the service of the United States under the following named officers;and served as herein stated, that he first enlisted in the County of Bedford in the spring of the year before the attack was made on Donnally's fort in the County of Greenbriar by the Indians. he enlisted under Capt. Joseph Renfro, that he was under no field officer this tour as he served against the indians for the term of six months which was the term for which he enlisted that the lieutenant in the Company was David Kiddins that he marched from the County of Bedford soon after he enlisted with the Company and marched to the County of Botetourt where they were joined by other men who had been enlisted in that County and then marched on to the county of Greenbrier and was first stationed at Jarret's fort where they remained some time and then the Company was divided and part of them were sent to Keeny's fort, that he was amongst the number that went to Keeny's fort, that he was stationed at Kenny's fort at the time the attack was made on Donnelly's fort that he remained at Keeny's fort for some time after the attack was made on Donnelly's fort and then they marched back to the County of Botetourt and were stationed on John's Creek in that County until the term for which he enlisted expired and was then discharged having fully served the term of six months for which he was enlisted that he recieved (?) in writting and took no care of it and it was lost soon after, that this term of service expired in the fall of the year after he enlisted that he then removed to the County of Botetourt and remained there until the next February when he again enlisted under Capt Isaac Taylor from the County of Botetourt, they marched to the island of Halston where they joined the regiment commanded by Col John Montgomery and Col James Shelby's regiment also went with them and they went by water from that place to the Chickamongo town, that they destroyed the Chickamongo town which was at the mouth of the Hiwass as it was then called a branch of the Tennassee River, that after the destruction of the Chickamingo town Col James Shelby with his men returned and that Col John Montgomery with his men went by water to the Illinois town on the Mississippi river, at that place they joined Col. Clark that they remained there some time when the men were divided, Some of the men were sent up the Mississippi to St. Louis but that he returned by water down he Mississippi to the mouth of the Ohio and up the Ohio to the mouth of the Waubash and up the Waubash to the (?) on the Waubash river, that Col Montgomery stayed at the Illinois town when he left that and that he was then Commanded by Col Clark that from the Waubash river he marched to the falls of the Ohio river and remained sometime there and then marched to Harrodsburg in Kentucky and then he left Col Clark and marched with his Capt back to the Big slick in the County of Botetourt where he was discharged, that sometime after he was discharge, he was crossing the R(?) river and went to take a Chaw of tobacco and pulled his discharge out of his pocket and let it fall the river - that he served in the above the full term of twelve month being the term for which he enlisted that he is unable to say the year which he performed the aforementioned service further then he has described by the attack upon Donnelly's fort that he performed no other service then until after the taking of Cornwallis when he substituted in the place of John M(?) of Bedford County who was engaged for six months but do not know whether he drafted or whether he was enlisted and marched from Prince Edward Courthouse by Cumberland Old Courthouse to Richmand and was then sent as a guard to convey some prisoners to Fredericksburg that after delivering the prisoners to Fredericksburg he marched back to Richmond and was then stationed at Westham near Richmond and guarded the magazine there during the winter until the March afterwards he thinks on the 28th day of March he received he discharge, that he cannot say how long he served this time but that he started in the fall of the year he thinks about the time Cornwallis was taken and served until the 28th of March following, that he received a discharge but he took no care of it and cannot now tell what became of it - He hereby relinquishes any claim whatever to a pension or annuity except the present and declares that his name is not on the pension roll of the agency of any state. Given to and subscribed the day and year aforesaid. Josiah Meadows We John Neely and Banister Meadows residing the County of Giles and in the Neighbourhood of Josiah Meadows. No Preacher except the said Josiah Meadows residing in that neighbourhood herby certify that we are well aquainted with Josiah Meadows who is a preacher of the gospel and who has subscribed and sworn to the above declaration that we believe him to be seventy four years of age, that he is reputed and believed in the neighbourhood where he resides to have been a soldier of the revolution against the indians and we concur in that opinion. Sworn to and subscribed the 27th day of aug 1832. John Neely Banister Meadows And the said court do hereby state their opinion after the investigation of the matter and after putting the interrogation proscribed by the war department that the above named applicant was a revolutionary soldier and served as he states as a soldier against the indians, and the Court further certifies that John Neely and Banister Meadows who hath signed the preceding certificate are credible persons and that their statement is entitled to credit. J David French Clerk of the county court of Giles County ++++++++++++++++++

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Josiah (2) Meador (Meadows) evidently raised his brother Jacob's son: Thomas Meador. (Thomas had 5 children). Josiah (2) was a soldier in the Continental Armies in the Spring of 1778 & the American Army. He recieved his pension in 1832. Josiah (2) signed the letter of consent for his sister Edith's marriage to Edmond (1) Lilly, dated 20 Mar 1795, & recorded in Botetourt County, VA. Josiah (2) came from Bedford County, VA, & was a soldier in the Continental armies for two or more periods. the facts here stated are taken from his declaration of pension in 1832, when he was seventy-four years of age. He enlisted in the early spring of 1778, Under Captain Joseph Renfroe; marched with his company to Jarrett's Fort, on Wolf Creek, now in Summers county, where the company was divided, & the part Josiah was with was sent to Keeney's Fort on the Greenbrier, where he was stationed at the time of the Indian attack on Donnally's Fort. Upon the expiration of his enlistment, he again enlisted in the company of Captain Isaac Taylor, & with his company & regiment, the latter commanded by Colonel John Montgomery, marched through the Holstein country to the Indian town of Chicamauga, which they destroyed. Jossiah then marched with the expedition of Colonel George Rogers Clark through the Illinois Country. Returning from this service, he was with a part of the American Army, which guarded British prisoners captured at Yorktown. The Meadows & Lilly families were two of the largest in Summers County, & they were among the first settlers of the Bluestone & Jumping Branch regions. Rev. Josiah Meadows was the first Baptist minister in this part of the county, & he had the honor of organizing the first church of this section. The Bluestone Baptist Church was organized in 1798, in the house of Rev. Josiah Meadows on Little Bluestone River. The house was a double log cabin with a dirt floor, where the people met to worship for several years. Eventually a rude log church was built, it had but one door & no windows. In this building they worshipped for many years. The membership was small 7 scattered from the mouth of East River in Giles County, VA, to the marshes of Coal River in Raleigh County. The Bluestone Baptist Church is now located at Jumping Branch. The Revolution pension records show that in 1840, when Josiah Meadows was 83 yrs of age, he was living with his son, Green Meadows, in Mercer County, VA. All of Rev. Josiah Meadows' family took the name "Meador" after moving to Bluestone River. There is a deed recorded in Botetourt County, VA from Arthur Cooper to Robert Lilly, dated 7 Jan 1793, Deed Book No.4,Pg 445; conveying one hundred acres of land on the south side of Back Creek, it is "the place whereon Josiah Meadows lived". The witnesses to this deed were Josiah (2) Meadows, Jacob Meadows & Robert Richardson. Summers Co, WV Death Records, 975.476 V. 1 & 2 Bluestone Valley Cemeteries 975.476 Meadows Cemetery on Cave Ridge

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Frances is the twin of Francis Meadows both born in Essex County, Virginia 1717 to Francis Meadows and Mary Bell Meadows

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Josiah Meador, Jr. served three enlistme

Josiah Meador, Jr. served three enlistments in the Revolutionary War for a total of 1 year and 11 months.



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Reverend Josiah Meador, II's Timeline

1758
February 8, 1758
Caroline County, Province of Virginia, Colonial America
1788
September 15, 1788
Franklin County, Virginia, United States
1788
Greenbrier County, West Virginia, United States
1790
1790
Cumberland, Giles Co., VA
1792
June 9, 1792
Giles County, Virginia, United States
1794
1794
Giles Co., VA
1795
September 16, 1795
Rockingham Co., VA
1796
1796
Montgomery County, Virginia, United States of America
1798
1798
Rockingham County, Virginia, United States