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    195. Sarah Ann Elizabeth5Meadows (Simeon Whatley4, Daniel3, Isham2, Daniel1), called Eliza, was born 24 March 1834, Troup County, Georgia, died 13 August 1880, aged 46, Claiborne Parish, Louisiana,581 buried in Summerfield Cemetery, Summerfield, Claiborne Parish.582 She married 29 August 1853, Heard County, Georgia, John Lyon Martin,583 born 20 June 1820, Stokes County, North Carolina, died 10 November 1865, aged 45, Heard County, buried on what was known as the old Wood place in Heard County, owned at the time by Simeon Whatley Meadows, Eliza’s father, a few miles from Cooksville. John and Eliza lived in Heard County, Georgia, in 1860.584
    John Lyon Martin was the son of Joseph Martin, born 4 February 1791, Stokes County, North Carolina, and Christine Harmon Lyon, born 8 February 1798, died June 1847.585 Joseph Martin was the son of John “Jack” Martin, born before 1754, Louisa County, Virginia, died 5 April 1823, Stokes County, married June 1784, Surry County, North Carolina, Nancy Shipp, born circa 1763, died 24 January 1841, Stokes Co.586
    Eliza Meadows Martin and her five children moved from Heard County, Georgia, to Claiborne Parish, Louisiana, in 1866. She bought a farm with the $1,250 she received from her father’s estate in Heard County, and taught school in Claiborne Parish. She didn’t remarry. Eliza lived in Claiborne Parish, in 1870587 and 1880.588

    581 Wanda Volentine Head & Georgia Lambert Kerns, Claiborne Parish, Louisiana, Newspaper Clippings 1875–1882, (Shreveport, 1988), p. 82. Claiborne Guardian, 18 Aug. 1880. Mrs. S. A. E. Martin died 13 Aug. 1880 near Lisbon. She was born in 1834 in Troup Co., Ga. She was the widowed sister of T. D. Meadows.
    582 Summerfield Cemetery, Section 12, on Louisiana Hwy. 9 behind the Baptist Church. S. A. E. Martin, 24 March 1834–13 Aug. 1880.
    583 Family History of Simeon Joseph Meadows, 1912, brother of Eliza Meadows Martin.
    584 1860 U.S. Census, Heard Co., Ga., p. 776, P.O. Franklin, #778/763. John Martin, age 40, male, b. NC; Eliza, age 23, female, b. Ga.; Christiana, age 6, female, b. Ga.; Joseph, age 4, male, b. Ga.; Iola Martin, age 1, female, b. Ga.; Mary Peppers, age 15, male[sic], b. Ga.
    585 Stokes Co., N.C. Marriage Bond, Joseph Martin to Christine H. Lyon, 17 July 1819.
    586 Declaration of Nancy Martin. Rev. Pension Application W4722.
    587 1870 U.S. Census, Claiborne Parish, La., p. 9, #117/123, Ward 1, Lisbon P.O., 14 Aug. 1870. S. A. Martin, age 33, female, white, teacher, $240/$175; J. M. Martin, age 14, male, white, at school; I. L. Martin, age 11, female, white, at school; C. M. Martin, age 8, female, white, at school; M. J. L. Martin, age 5, female, white. (all b. Ga.)
    588 1880 U.S. Census, Claiborne Parish, La., ED. 9, Sheet 12, Line 45, Ward 1, S. A. E. Martin, white, female, age 46, b. Ga. Ga. Ga., teaching school; C. V. Martin, white, female, age 18, dau., b. Ga. Ga. Ga.; M. J. L. Martin, white, female, age 15, dau., b. Ga. Ga. Ga.