Reuben Meadors

Male 1776 - 1829  (53 years)


Personal Information    |    Notes    |    All    |    PDF

  • Name Reuben Meadors 
    Born 6 May 1776  , Amelia, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died From 9 Jul 1829 to 15 Aug 1829  , Laurens, South Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I3760  Petersen-de Lanskoy
    Last Modified 4 Jul 2015 

    Family Hannah Adair,   b. Sep 1784, of, Laurens, South Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Oct 1866, Laurens, South Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 82 years) 
    Married Bef 1804  of, Laurens, South Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 22 Oct 2015 
    Family ID F1593  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • RESEARCH-NOTES:
      1. Censuses:
      1820 US: Laurens Co., South Carolina, pg. 48 of 67, next door neighbor is Robert Long:
      Reuben Meadors, 0-1-0-0-0-1; 2-0-1-1-0; 0; 1; 0; 0; 1-0-0-0; 1-1-0-0. [Since Reuben is shown over age 45, he would have to have been born before 1775. Oldest son appears to be between ages 16 and 18 making a marriage likely before 1804.]

      2. Rootsweb.com Worldconnect database "prather2222" of Randy Jones 2 Oct 2005 notes much on the Prather family with some info on the Meadors. On this individual, he notes Reuben born 6 May 1776 in Amelia Co., Virginia, and death 6 Aug 1829 in South Carolina.

      3. The publication "Laurens County Kinfolks Volume 1 Book 2," by Richard W. Fowler, gives the following family: "Hannah Adair (d. of James, gdau. of Joseph) was b. Sep 1784 and d. 31 Oct 1866 in Laurens Co., SC. She m. Reuben Meadors (6 May 1776-25 Apr 1829), son of James Meadors (abt 1750-abot 1804) and Susannah Jordan (abt 1755-abt 1826). Note: Meadors Family Cemetery. Children (unsure of order):
      A. Paschal Motley Meadors, b. 18 Jan 1808; d. 22 Sep 1873; m. Sara Miller 12 Feb 1834.
      B. Susannah Meadors. She m. [Archibald] Prather.
      C. Oney Polly Meadors; She m. ___ Pearson.
      D. Martha Meadors.
      E. Reuben Meadors, Jr.
      F. James A. Meadors, b. abt 1818. He m. (1) Mary Susan McKittrick. He m. (2) Margaret Adeline Hudgens.

      BIOGRAPHY:
      1. "South Carolina Magazine of Ancestral Research," "Laurens District Coroner's Inquisitions 1802-1865," show Reuben Meador as a juror and also as the owner of a dead slave:
      Vol. 25p. 22-23: "Inquest on the Body of John Rea. Filed 2nd Jany 1809. Laurens District - An Inquisition Indented taken at John Luks in the district aforesaid the twenty first day of november in the year 1808, before me Robert Long Esquire one of the Justices assigned to keep the peace in and for the said district (the Coroner being absent) upon the view of the body of John Rea of the district of Laurens aforesaid taylor, then and there Lying dead upon the oaths of William Craigg, James Howeton,Samuel Mcconokey, Patrick Scott, James Willson, David Graham, John Dilard, francis Bradock, James Adair senior, Thomas Mccrery, William Mcclure senior, Reuben Meddows, James Craig, David Templeton senior good and Lawful men of the said district who being charged and Sworn to enquire for the Said State, when, where, how, and after what manner the Said John Rea came to his death do Say upon their oathes that he aforesaid John Rea did come to his death By Intoxication... In witness whereof... the Jurors... put our hand and seal the day and year first above written. Robert Long J.P., Willam Craig, James (X) Howerton, Samuel Mconaky, Patrick Scott, James Willson, David Graham, John Dillard, Francis (X) Braddock, James Adair, Thomas Mccrary, William (X) McCluer, Reuben Meador, James Craig, David (X) Templeton."
      Vol. 26, pp. 17-18 [I suggest that Thomas McCrary, Jr., is the husband of Cassandra Adair, Reuben Meadors is husband to Hannah Adair, James Adair Sr is probably the son of James and Eleanor Adair, and James Adair Jr is probably his son.]:"An Inquest on the Dead Body of a Negro man named Daniel the property of Reuben Meddows. Filed November 5th 1816. Laurens District - An Inquest taken at Reuben Meddows in the district of Laurens aforesaid the seventeenth day of September in the year 1816 before me Robert Long Esquire one of the Justices assigned to keep the peace in the district aforesaid... Daniel... Lying dead upon of the oaths of Jason Meddows, James Bonds, James Adair, senior, Thomas McCrery senior, Francis Braddock, Stephen Bradock, Joseph McConohey, James Adair junior, Joseph McCrery, Thomas McCrery junior, William Scott and John finney... Daniel, came to his death, do say upon their Oaths, that he came to his death by the visitation of God then and there to wit Reuben Meddows field aforesaid he died... In witness... Robt Long J.P., Jason Meador for., James (X) Bonds, James Adair, Thomas McCrary, Francis (X) Braddock, Stephen Bradock, Joseph Mcconathy, James adair junr., Joseph Mccrary, Thos McCrary Junr., William Scott, John finney."