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The Daniel and Isham Meadows Family
Prince George County, Virginia, to Granville,
Bute, and Warren Counties, North Carolina, and to
Wilkes, Greene, and Taliaferro Counties, Georgia, and beyond
by Michal Martin Farmer
This genealogy is a revised edition of my 1976 book,
Daniel Meadows and His Descendants
    1. Daniel1Meadows was born, say, 1685, and died 7 April 1755 in Granville County, North Carolina. He married Jane1 ——.2 A Coroner’s Inquest of the death of Daniel Meadows was done 16 April 1755 in Granville County, North Carolina, before James Paine, coroner. Daniel Medows was found dead about sixty or seventy yards from his house lying on his back and died by the act of God a natural death.3 The verso of the Inquest includes the names Silvanus Stanton,4 Mary Medows, and Thos. Morris. Their connection to Daniel isn’t known.
    Daniel Meadows was a tailor when he bought 50 acres in Prince George County, Virginia, in 1712. He bought 100 acres, adjoining the 50 acres in 1717. This land was near Blackwater Swamp, probably about seven miles southeast of Petersburg, Virginia. Prince George County was formed in 1703 from the part of Charles City County lying south of James River.

    1 Churchill Gibson Chamberlayne, Births from the Bristol Parish Register of Henrico, Prince George, and Dinwiddie Counties, Virginia 1720–1798 (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1980), p. 67. Isham, son of Daniel and Jane Meadows, was born Feb. 16th 1740/1, baptized Jan. 3d 1741/2.
    2 She was not Jane Woodliffe as several people have stated. There is no evidence of a Jane Woodliffe. See Virginia M. Meyer & John Frederick Dorman, Adventurers of Purse and Person, Virginia (Richmond, Virginia: The Dietz Press, Inc., 1987), p. 705–707. Also see published abstracts of records of Charles City and Prince George Counties by Fleet and Weisiger.
    3 Granville Co., N.C., Coroner’s Inquest of Daniel Medows, 16 April 1755, N.C. State Archives in Box C.R. 044.928.6.
    4 Silvanus Stanton lived in Prince George Co., Va., in 1750. See Southampton Co., Va., Deed Book 1, p. 179–181. Stanton later lived in Northampton Co., N.C.