John McVaugh1

Residence*The McVaugh family were residents of the Manor of Moreland, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.1

Family

Child1.Alice McVaugh+1 b. 5 Apr 1717

Citations

  1. [S2079] Josiah Granville Leach, Chronicle of the Yerkes Family with Notes on the Leach and Rutter Families, on one microfilm reel, 368 pages, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: printed for the author by the J. B. Lippincott Company, 1904), #5. John Yerkes, pages 14-15. Hereinafter cited as Chronicle of the Yerkes Family.

Experience Meade1,2

ChartsDescendants of John Heaton of Lincolnshire, including the Immigrant Nathaniel
Father*Gabriel Meade2
Marriage*4 December 1663She married Jabez Heaton, son of Nathaniel Heaton and Elizabeth Wight, on 4 December 1663 in Boston or Dorchester, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Colony (New England).1,3,4
(Wife) Deathbetween 1676 and 1682Experience became a widow when Jabez Heaton died between 1676 and 1682.1,5,6
Children*Only four children for Experience and Jabez Heaton were counted in the English Ancestry of Nathaniel Heaton source.1
(Possible Mother) Relationship NoteWilliam may have been the son of Jabez Heaton and Experience (Meade) Heaton.7

Family

Jabez Heaton b. 20 Jul 1632, d. bt 1676 - 1682
Children1.Experience Heaton4 b. 15 Jun 1665, d. b Nov 1670
2.Joanna Heaton4 b. 18 Dec 1666, d. b 1710
3.Elizabeth Heaton4 b. 15 Apr 1668
4.Experience Heaton4 b. 27 Nov 1670
5.Nathaniel Heaton+4 b. 1676, d. 5 Jan 1732/33
6.William Heaton+4,7

Citations

  1. [S46] Dean Crawford Smith C.G. and Douglas Richardson, "English Ancestry of Nathaniel Heaton of Boston, Mass., and his Nephew, James Heaton of New Haven, Conn.", New England Historical & Genealogical Register, Volume 152, pages 430-452 (October 1998): page 451. Hereinafter cited as "Heaton, Nathaniel and James Ancestry."
  2. [S43] Dean Heaton, The Heaton Families: 350 Years in America. Contains index. Warning: In this researcher's opinion, the information in this work often proves to be inaccurate. At the same time, the information presented has provided us with valuable clues for pursuing future research strategies in our attempt to establish a factual history of our Heaton family. (111 Water Street, Baltimore, MD 21202: Gateway Press, Inc., 1982), Chapter 1, page 4, spelling their surname "Mede". Hereinafter cited as The Heaton Families: 350 Years in America.
  3. [S413] Clarence Almon Torrey, New England Marriages: Prior to 1700 (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co, 1985 and 1992), page 363. Hereinafter cited as New England Marriages: Prior to 1700.
  4. [S43] Dean Heaton, The Heaton Families: 350 Years in America, Chapter 1, page 4.
  5. [S45] Dean Heaton, Heaton Families II, in two volumes, with indexes in Volume II. Warning: In this researcher's opinion, the information in these volumes often proves to be inaccurate. At the same time, the information presented has provided us with valuable clues for pursuing future research strategies in our attempt to establish a factual history of our Heaton family. (Tempe, Arizona: published for the author by Graphics of Tempe, 1999), Volume I, Chapter 1, page 5, stating he no longer appeared in the Boston records after 1676, and that he likely died there that year. Hereinafter cited as Heaton Families II.
  6. [S43] Dean Heaton, The Heaton Families: 350 Years in America, Chapter 1, page 4, stating he disappeared from the official records in 1676, and speculating he had probably lived to 1700 and had, perhaps, moved elsewhere in Massachusetts.
  7. [S933] Thomas Bellows Wyman, The Genealogies and Estates of Charlestown, in the County of Middlesex and Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 1629-1818, downloaded from the Open Library Project at www.openlibrary.org. (Boston, Massachusetts: David Clapp and Son, 1879), Heaton, page 491, suggesting by the positioning of his entry that he was also, like Nathaniel, a son of Jabez of Boston. Hereinafter cited as Charlestown Genealogies and Estates, 1629-1818.

Gabriel Meade1

Name-SpellingsA variation of the spelling of the MEADE surname found in our research was MEDE.1

Family

Child1.Experience Meade+1

Citations

  1. [S43] Dean Heaton, The Heaton Families: 350 Years in America. Contains index. Warning: In this researcher's opinion, the information in this work often proves to be inaccurate. At the same time, the information presented has provided us with valuable clues for pursuing future research strategies in our attempt to establish a factual history of our Heaton family. (111 Water Street, Baltimore, MD 21202: Gateway Press, Inc., 1982), Chapter 1, page 4, spelling their surname "Mede". Hereinafter cited as The Heaton Families: 350 Years in America.

Mary Meade1

b. 1714, d. 9 December 1738
Birth*1714Mary Meade was born in 1714 in that part of Ireland that would become Northern Ireland in 1921.1
Marriage*She married, as his first wife, Thomas Gillham in Ireland.1,2
Immigration*1730Mary, with her husband Thomas and son Charles, immigrated to America about the year 1730 and settled first in Virginia.3
Death*9 December 1738She died on 9 December 1738 in Brunswick County, Virginia, at about age 24.1,3
Burial*She was not buried according to custom because her body was lost or destroyed.1

Family

Thomas Gillham b. 1710, d. 1790
Children1.Charles Gillham3,4 b. 1729, d. Dec 1800
2.Ezekiel Gillham5,3 b. 1732, d. 10 Jul 1800
3.Mary Gillham6 b. 1735
4.Nancy Gillham7 b. 1737

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Mary (Meade) Gillham, Memorial# 156738941. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, CPT Thomas Gillham Sr., Memorial# 73292365.
  3. [S1762] Katherine Moorhead, History of Madison County, Illinois : with biographical sketches of many prominent men and pioneers, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. (Evansville, Indiana, 1973 reprint: originally published in 1882 by W.R. Brink, Edwardsville, Illinois, Gillham family, pages 71-75. Hereinafter cited as History of Madison County, Illinois : with biographical sketches of many prominent men and pioneers.
  4. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Charles Gillham, Memorial# 194734717.
  5. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Ezekiel Gilham, Memorial# 101252369, although reporting that he was the son of Thomas's second wife, Margaret Campbell.
  6. [S1762] Katherine Moorhead, History of Madison County, Illinois : with biographical sketches of many prominent men and pioneers, Gilliam Family, pages 71-76.
  7. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Nancy (Gillham) Dunnagan, Memorial# 194767301.

Steven Meares1

b. circa 1639
Birth*circa 1639Steven Meares was born circa 1639.1
(Witness to Will) Will19 November 1657Steven gave a deposition to the court on 19 November 1657 regarding the note Jonathan Pond of Cambridge wrote to his mother as his will before he left for sea on what would be his last voyage. Steven, aged about 18 years, who lived with the family of Edward Shepard in Cambridge, Massachusetts Bay Colony (New England),testified that Jonathan also lived in the house when he was not at sea, and that while he was in Jonathan's room, he saw Jonathan put his clothes into a chest and asked him if he would carry the chest to sea. He said that Jonathan answered no, "I will leave these with my mother, that if I com not agayne, shee may dispose of then, & do so of all that I have, onely that she out of thence first pay my debts, and I have writt my mother a note to that purpose." Steven said that Jonathan showed him the note, and he read it, and that the note presented to the court as Jonathan's will was the very same note. Sarah Pond, "neere 17 years of age", although she was probably a little older, gave her deposition on the same date. She said that she saw Jonathan Pond, her brother, write the note, deliver it to his mother and tell her that he desired her to dispose of his estate if he should not return and to tell his mother "and here is a note to that purpose."1

Citations

  1. [S1350] William B. Trask, "Abstracts from the Earliest Wills on Record in the County of Suffolk, Mass.", New England Historical & Genealogical Register (article spans several volumes and years): Jonathan Pond, October 1853, Volume 7, page 338. Hereinafter cited as "Abstracts of Early Wills, Suffolk County, Massachusetts."

______ Meares1

Marriage*He married Elizabeth Rochfort, daughter of George Rochfort.1

Citations

  1. [S1620] Betham Genealogical Abstracts, online at Find My Past, www.findmypast.com, George Rochfort of Side Brooke, County Westmeath, will dated 13 February 1786, probated 18 May 1786. Hereinafter cited as Betham Genealogical Abstracts.

Samuel Medcalf1

Marriage*17 November 1710He married Mehitable Thurston, daughter of Thomas Thurston and Mehitable Mason, on 17 November 1710 in Medfield, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).2,3

Family

Mehitable Thurston b. 1 Aug 1686

Citations

  1. [S1321] Thurston Brown, Thurston Genealogies, 1635-1892, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. Available as a download only from a computer in the Family History Library. Reprint. Originally published: 2nd ed. Portland, Me. : B. Thurston, 1892. Includes indexes. A record of the descendants of all branches of the Thurston family in the United States. (Salem, Massachusetts: Higginson Book Company, 199_?), Person No. 5554, Thomas Thurston, pages 362-363. Hereinafter cited as Thurston Genealogies, 1635-1892.
  2. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Medfield Marriages, Volume 1, page 157. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.
  3. [S1321] Thurston Brown, Thurston Genealogies, 1635-1892, Person No. 5554, Thomas Thurston, pages 362-363, although estimating the date of their marriage as "before 5 April 1738."

Elizabeth Meldrum1

b. 1816, d. 20 September 1895
Father*Reverend John William Meldrum1 b. 1765, d. 24 Sep 1854
Mother*Mary McDonald1 b. 1773, d. 1838
Birth*1816Elizabeth Meldrum was born about 1816, probably in Shelby County, Kentucky.2
Marriage License*25 June 1832A marriage license was issued to Elizabeth Meldrum and James McDonald in Greene County, Illinois, on 25 June 18323
Marriage26 June 1832 and she married first James McDonald on 26 June 1832 in Greene County.3
(Wife) Death30 April 1838Elizabeth became a widow when James McDonald died on 30 April 1838. the date his estate was opened for probate. One of the account papers with that date in his Probate Packet is the earliest date we found and, although his widow was not named, one of the inventory papers stated he left a widow.4
Probate*Her husband's estate was probated in St. Louis, Missouri.4
Marriage*27 September 1839She married second Lawrence A. J. Wylder on 27 September 1839 in Greene County, Illinois.5,6,7,8
Census US 1850*20 September 1850Elizabeth and Lawrence A. J. Wylder appeared on the 1850 census taken on 20 September 1850 in the area described as between Macoupin and Apple Creeks, Greene County, Illinois. Lawrence was 31 years of age and a farmer with real estate valued at $300. Elizabeth was 34 years of age. Living with their parents in 1850 were Lucy F. who was 10 years old, Frances Jane who was 8, George W. who was 6, Emily Ann who was 4, Charles H. who was 2 and the baby Mahlon who was 6 months old. The three oldest children had all attended school within the year.2
(Wife) Death10 October 1855Elizabeth became a widow for the second time when Lawrence A. J. Wylder died on 10 October 1855 at age 36.5,6
Death*20 September 1895She died on 20 September 1895 in Jacksonville, Morgan County, Illinois,7,5
Burial* and was buried in Rose Hill Cemetery, Greenfield, Greene County.7

Family 1

James McDonald d. 30 Apr 1838

Family 2

Lawrence A. J. Wylder b. 10 Jun 1819, d. 10 Oct 1855
Child1.Emma Wylder+5,7 b. 1847, d. 24 Apr 1899

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Rev William Meldrum, Memorial# 44907230. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Lawrence A. J. Wylder, Between Macoupin and Apple Creeks, Greene, Illinois; Roll: M432_108; Page: 29A; Image: 64. Hereinafter cited as 1850 US Federal Census.
  3. [S1820] Greene County (Illinois County) County Clerk, Vital Records, 1821-1981 (Greene County, Illinois). Microfilm of original records in the Greene County Courthouse, Carrollton, Illinois: marriage and license of James McDonald and Elizabeth Meldrum, film# 1310037, item 3, Book 1, page 17, online image# 164, remarks identify# 548; on 6 microfilm reels, LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah. Hereinafter cited as Vital Records, 1821-1981 (Greene County, Illinois).
  4. [S1769] Missouri, U.S., Wills and Probate Records, 1766-1988, online at www.ancestry.com, probate papers for James McDonald, St Louis, Probate Case Files No 1359-1375, 1837-1847, Probate Case File# 1375, images 1672-1710, image# 1700, Inventory Papers, mentions he left a widow and image# 1706, Account Papers dated 2 May 1838 is earliest date found. Hereinafter cited as Missouri, U.S., Wills and Probate Records, 1766-1988.
  5. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Emma (Wylder) McPherron, Memorial# 95373322.
  6. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Lawrence A. J. Wylder, Memorial# 114166931.
  7. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Elizabeth (McDaniel) Wylder, Memorial# 114166947; Elizabeth's maiden name was "Meldrum" and her first husband's surname was "McDonald". We haven't found a "McDaniel" for her yet.
  8. [S1701] Illinois, U.S., County Marriage Records, 1800-1940, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage of Lawrence A. J. Wylder and Elizabeth McDaniel on 27 September 1839 in Greene County. Hereinafter cited as Illinois, U.S., County Marriage Records, 1800-1940.

George Meldrum1

b. 1802, d. 31 December 1842
Father*Reverend John William Meldrum1 b. 1765, d. 24 Sep 1854
Mother*Mary McDonald1 b. 1773, d. 1838
Birth*1802George Meldrum was born in 1802 in Ireland.1,2
Marriage*24 April 1827He married, as her first husband, Elizabeth Stout on 24 April 1827 in Greene County, Illinois.3,4
Death*31 December 1842He died on 31 December 1842 in Greene County, Illinois, at about age 401,2
Burial* and was buried in Providence Cemetery, Carrollton, Greene County.2

Family

Elizabeth Stout b. 1806, d. 6 Jul 1888

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Rev William Meldrum, Memorial# 44907230. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, George Meldrum, Memorial# 38933117.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Elizabeth (Stout) McPheron, Memorial# 38932604.
  4. [S1701] Illinois, U.S., County Marriage Records, 1800-1940, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage of George Meldrum and Elizabeth Stout on 24 April 1827 in Greene County, citing FHL film# 001310037. Hereinafter cited as Illinois, U.S., County Marriage Records, 1800-1940.

James Meldrum1

b. 11 December 1797, d. 22 November 1846
Father*Reverend John William Meldrum1 b. 1765, d. 24 Sep 1854
Mother*Mary McDonald1 b. 1773, d. 1838
Birth*11 December 1797James Meldrum was born on 11 December 1797 in Ireland.1,2
Marriage*20 September 1820He married Sarah James Jouett on 20 September 1820 in Shelby County, Kentucky.2,3
Relocation*1822 James and Sarah moved in 1822 to Sharritt's Prairie, which would later become Godfrey Township, Madison County, Illinois.2,3
Religion*1836James became a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, Godfrey Township, Madison County, Illinois, in 1836 and soon became licensed as an Exhorter, or lay preacher, and served his community faithfully until his death.2
Death*22 November 1846He died of consumption on 22 November 1846 in Alton, Madison County, Illinois, at age 481,2
Burial* and was buried in Bunker Hill Cemetery, Bunker Hill, Macoupin County, Illinois.2

Family

Sarah James Jouett b. 15 Jan 1793, d. 5 Sep 1878

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Rev William Meldrum, Memorial# 44907230. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Rev James "The Exhorter" Meldrum., Memorial# 155616751.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Sarah James (Jouett) Meldrum, Memorial# 155617507.

Jane Meldrum1

b. 26 October 1799, d. 9 September 1858
Father*Reverend John William Meldrum1 b. 1765, d. 24 Sep 1854
Mother*Mary McDonald1 b. 1773, d. 1838
Birth*26 October 1799Jane Meldrum was born on 26 October 1799 in Ireland.1,2,3
Marriage*17 January 1817She married Samuel Boyd on 17 January 1817 in Shelby County, Kentucky.1,4
Census US 1850*21 September 1850Jane and Samuel Boyd appeared on the 1850 census taken on 21 September 1850 in the area described as between Macoupin and Apple Creeks, Greene County, Illinois. Samuel was 52 years of age and a farmer with real estate valued at $1,200. Jane was 51 years of age. Their daughter, Mary Ann, was 17 years old and was enumerated in the household. Also residing with the family was William Crozier who was 18 years old and a farm worker.2
Death*9 September 1858She died on 9 September 1858 at age 583
Burial* and was buried in Keller Cemetery, Jerseyville, Jersey County, Illinois. Her gravestone is inscribed "wife of Samuel Boyd."3

Family

Samuel Boyd b. 19 Jul 1797, d. 11 Sep 1858
Child1.Mary Ann Boyd2 b. 1833

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Rev William Meldrum, Memorial# 44907230. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Samuel and Jane Boyd, between Macoupin and Apple Creeks, Greene, Illinois; Roll: M432_108; Page: 30B; Image: 67. Hereinafter cited as 1850 US Federal Census.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Jane Boyd, Memorial# 22903224.
  4. [S1698] Kentucky, Compiled Marriages, 1802-1850, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage of Samuel Boyd and Jane "Mildrum" on 17 January 1817 in Shelby County. Hereinafter cited as Kentucky, Compiled Marriages, 1802-1850.

Reverend John William Meldrum1,2

b. 1765, d. 24 September 1854
Birth*1765Reverend John William Meldrum was born in 1765.1
Name VariationHe was called William.1
Marriage*He married Mary McDonald in Ireland.1
(Husband) Death1838John became a widower when Mary (McDonald) Meldrum died in 1838.1
Death*24 September 1854He died on 24 September 18541
Burial* and was buried in Meldrum Cemetery, Wrights, Greene County.1

Family

Mary McDonald b. 1773, d. 1838
Children1.James Meldrum1 b. 11 Dec 1797, d. 22 Nov 1846
2.Jane Meldrum+1 b. 26 Oct 1799, d. 9 Sep 1858
3.George Meldrum1 b. 1802, d. 31 Dec 1842
4.John William Meldrum Jr.2 b. 27 Mar 1808, d. 3 Aug 1889
5.Wesley Meldrum+1 b. 27 Apr 1811, d. 6 May 1841
6.Mary Ann Meldrum1 b. 13 Mar 1812, d. 1 Apr 1889
7.Elizabeth Meldrum+1 b. 1816, d. 20 Sep 1895

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Rev William Meldrum, Memorial# 44907230. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, John Meldrum Jr., Memorial# 29302079.

John William Meldrum Jr.1

b. 27 March 1808, d. 3 August 1889
Father*Reverend John William Meldrum1 b. 1765, d. 24 Sep 1854
Mother*Mary McDonald1 b. 1773, d. 1838
Birth*27 March 1808John William Meldrum Jr. was born on 27 March 1808 in Shelby County, Kentucky.1
Marriage*11 December 1834He married Susan Depue Cox on 11 December 1834 in Illinois.1,2,3
Death*3 August 1889He died on 3 August 1889 in Oregon City, Clackamas County, Oregon, at age 811
Burial* and was buried in Mountain View Cemetery, Oregon City.1

Family

Susan Depue Cox b. 25 Jul 1817, d. 3 Jun 1906

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, John Meldrum Jr., Memorial# 29302079. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Mrs. Susan Depue (Cox) Meldrum, Memorial# 29302248.
  3. [S1681] Illinois, U.S., Marriage Index, 1860-1920, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage of John Meldrum and Susan D. Cox on 11 December 1834 in Greene County. Hereinafter cited as Illinois, U.S., Marriage Index, 1860-1920.

Julia Meldrum1

b. 12 October 1833, d. 20 October 1886
ChartsDescendants of Robert Heaton of Yorkshire, The Immigrant
Father*Wesley Meldrum3 b. 27 Apr 1811, d. 6 May 1841
Mother*Nancy Valentine2,3 b. 21 Jul 1812, d. 6 Oct 1855
Birth*12 October 1833Julia Meldrum was born on 12 October 1833 in Illinois.1,2
(Stepdaughter) Census US 18501 November 1850Julia appeared on the 1850 census taken on 1 November 1850 in the household of her mother and stepfather, Nancy and Thomas G. Lofton, in Macoupin County, Illinois. Julia was 17 years old and had attended school within the year. We learned later that Julia would marry her stepbrother Thomas G. Lofton Jr. two years later and, after his death, Charles K. Harrington, who was also residing with the Lofton family in 1850.2
Marriage*27 May 1852She married first Thomas G. Lofton Jr., son of Thomas G. Lofton and Betsey Heaton, on 27 May 1852 in Macoupin County, Illinois.4,1,5
(Wife) Death26 July 1869Julia became a widow when Thomas G. Lofton Jr. died on 26 July 1869 at age 37.4
Census US 1870*21 July 1870Julia Lofton appeared on the 1870 census taken on 21 July 1870 in Township 10, Range 6, Macoupin County, Illinois. She was 36 years of age, keeping house and enumerated with her children. Nannie was 17 years old, Thomas was 11, James 8, Sherman 6 and Frank L. only 4. All of the children had attended school within the year. The next household on the census form was bachelor farmer Charles K. Harrington who would become Julia's second husband.6
Marriage*She married second Charles K. Harrington.7
Census US 1880*2 June 1880Julia and Charley Harrington were enumerated on the 1880 census taken on 2 June 1880 in Shaw's Point, Macoupin County, Illinois. Charley was 38 years of age and a farmer, and Julia was 46 years of age. Julia's three Lofton sons resided in the household with their mother and stepfather in 1880. James was 18, Sherman 16, and Frank L. was 13. All the boys had attended school within the year and worked with their stepfather on the farm. Also residing in the home in 1880 was Melinda Casady, who was 21 years of age and a servant, and her infant daughter Pearl.7
Death*20 October 1886She died on 20 October 1886 at age 531
Burial* and was buried in Rural Methodist Cemetery, Womac, Macoupin County.1

Family 1

Thomas G. Lofton Jr. b. 9 Sep 1831, d. 26 Jul 1869
Children1.Nannie Lofton6 b. 1853
2.Thomas Lofton6 b. 1859
3.James Lofton7 b. 1862
4.Sherman Lofton7 b. 1864
5.Frank L. Lofton7 b. 1867

Family 2

Charles K. Harrington b. 1842

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Julia Ann Meldrum Harrington, Memorial# 11665487. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Thomas G. Lofton, Macoupin, Illinois; Roll: M432_118; Page: 273A; Image: 303. Hereinafter cited as 1850 US Federal Census.
  3. [S260] Illinois, Compiled Marriages, 1790-1860, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage of Westley Meldrum and Nancy Valentine on 25 November 1831 in Greene County, citing FHL Film# 1310037. Hereinafter cited as Illinois, Compiled Marriages, 1790-1860.
  4. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Thomas G. Lofton, Jr., Memorial# 11665486.
  5. [S1681] Illinois, U.S., Marriage Index, 1860-1920, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage of Thomas G. Lofton Jr. and Julia Meldrum on 27 May 1852 in Macoupin County. Hereinafter cited as Illinois, U.S., Marriage Index, 1860-1920.
  6. [S37] 1870 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Julia Lofton, Township 10 Range 6, Macoupin, Illinois; Roll: M593_250; Page: 42A; Family History Library Film: 545749. Hereinafter cited as 1870 US Federal Census.
  7. [S23] 1880 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Charley and Julia Harrington, (their surname transcribed as "Warrington"), Shaws Point, Macoupin, Illinois; Roll: 232; Page: 293C; Enumeration District: 124. Hereinafter cited as 1880 US Federal Census.

Mary Meldrum1

d. 1 June 1841
Father*Wesley Meldrum1 b. 27 Apr 1811, d. 6 May 1841
Mother*Nancy Valentine1 b. 21 Jul 1812, d. 6 Oct 1855
Birth*Mary Meldrum was born probably in Greene County, Illinois,1
Death*1 June 1841 and died on 1 June 1841.1
Burial*She was buried in Meldrum Cemetery, Wrights, Greene County. The inscription on her memorial recorded her age as either 1 year, 8 months and 15 days or 4 years, 8 months and 15 days.1

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Mary Meldrum, Memorial# 44907218. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.

Mary Ann Meldrum1

b. 13 March 1812, d. 1 April 1889
Father*Reverend John William Meldrum1 b. 1765, d. 24 Sep 1854
Mother*Mary McDonald1 b. 1773, d. 1838
Birth*13 March 1812Mary Ann Meldrum was born on 13 March 1812, probably in Shelby County, Kentucky.1,2
Marriage*9 February 1837She married William E. Smith on 9 February 1837 in Greene County, Illinois.1,3,2,4
(Wife) Death26 March 1886Mary became a widow when William E. Smith died on 26 March 1886 at age 77.2,4
Death*1 April 1889She died on 1 April 1889 at age 772
Burial* and was buried in Plot 1-3-19 of Buckeye Cemetery, Morton, Tazewell County, Illinois.2

Family

William E. Smith b. 7 Nov 1808, d. 26 Mar 1886

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Rev William Meldrum, Memorial# 44907230. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Mary Ann Smith, Memorial# 66644971.
  3. [S1701] Illinois, U.S., County Marriage Records, 1800-1940, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage of William E. Smith and Mary Ann Meldrum on 9 February 1837 in Greene County, citing FHL film# 001310037. Hereinafter cited as Illinois, U.S., County Marriage Records, 1800-1940.
  4. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, William Smith, Memorial# 66644919.

Wesley Meldrum1

b. 27 April 1811, d. 6 May 1841
Father*Reverend John William Meldrum2 b. 1765, d. 24 Sep 1854
Mother*Mary McDonald2 b. 1773, d. 1838
Birth*27 April 1811Wesley Meldrum was born on 27 April 1811, probably in Shelby County, Kentucky.1
Marriage*25 November 1831He married Nancy Valentine on 25 November 1831 in Greene County, Illinois.1,3
Death*6 May 1841He died on 6 May 1841 in Greene County, Illinois, at age 301
Burial* and was buried in Meldrum Cemetery, Wrights, Greene County.1

Family

Nancy Valentine b. 21 Jul 1812, d. 6 Oct 1855
Children1.Julia Meldrum+3 b. 12 Oct 1833, d. 20 Oct 1886
2.Mary Meldrum4 d. 1 Jun 1841

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Rev Wesley Meldrum, Memorial# 44907222. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Rev William Meldrum, Memorial# 44907230.
  3. [S260] Illinois, Compiled Marriages, 1790-1860, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage of Westley Meldrum and Nancy Valentine on 25 November 1831 in Greene County, citing FHL Film# 1310037. Hereinafter cited as Illinois, Compiled Marriages, 1790-1860.
  4. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Mary Meldrum, Memorial# 44907218.

Benjamin Melvin1

ChartsDescendants of William Bolton of Reading, The Immigrant
Marriage*25 November 1845Benjamin Melvin of Bolton, Worcester County, Massachusetts married Mary Ann Sanderson, daughter of Isaac Sanderson and Eunice Bolton, in 25 November 1845.1
Residence*1882Benjamin and Mary Ann Melvin lived in Lyndeborough, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, in 1882.1

Family

Mary Ann Sanderson b. 4 Apr 1823

Citations

  1. [S484] Seth Chandler, History of the Town of Shirley, Massachusetts from its Early Settlement to A.D. 1882. The copy obtained from Google Books contains additional, handwritten notations and corrections dated 25 Sep 1883 on the William Bolton family on page 357. (Shirley, Massachusetts: Seth Chandler, 1883), pages 357-359. Hereinafter cited as Shirley Massachusetts History to 1882.

Anna Mendenhall1

b. 6 May 1806
Birth*6 May 1806Anna Mendenhall was born on 6 May 1806 in North Carolina.2,3
Marriage*20 January 1828She married, as his first wife, William Garrett on 20 January 1828 in Guilford County, North Carolina. Her name was spelled "Anne Mendinghall."1
Children*Quaker records from the Monthly Meeting in White Lick, Morgan County, Indiana, list the following children for the couple: Many Ann was born on 16 October 1828, Madison was born on 8 February 1830, Daniel B. was born on 4 October 1832, John M. was born on 18 November 1833, Samuel was born on 13 June 1836 and Isaac was born on 22 November 1837.3
Census US 1850*27 August 1850Anna and William Garrett were enumerated on the 1850 census taken on 27 August 1850 in Westfield, Hamilton County, Indiana. William was 50 years of age and a farmer with real estate valued at $300, and Anna was 45. Five of the couple's children, all sons, lived with their parents: Madison was 20, born in North Carolina and worked as a chain maker, Daniel was 19, born in Indiana and worked as a carpenter, John M. was 17, born in Indiana and worked as a farmer, Samuel was 14 and William 6, and both were born in Indiana. Also living in the household was Elisa Jane Mendenhall, age 21 and born in Indiana.4
Census US 1860*22 July 1860Anna and William Garrett were enumerated on the 1860 census taken on 22 July 1860 in Randolph, Tippecanoe County, Indiana. William was 59 years of age and a farmer, and Anna was 54. Also in their household were James Garrett, age 29, born in North Carolina and a farmer, and William Garrett, age 14, born in Indiana. Young William had attended school within the year.2

Family

William Garrett b. 28 Feb 1801

Citations

  1. [S1589] North Carolina, Marriage Index, 1741-2004, online at www.ancestry.com, citing Guilford County Court records, FHL Film# 0536823-0536828. Hereinafter cited as North Carolina, Marriage Index, 1741-2004.
  2. [S18] 1860 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of William and Anna Garrett, Randolph, Tippecanoe, Indiana; Roll: M653_300; Page: 350; Family History Library Film: 803300. Hereinafter cited as 1860 US Federal Census.
  3. [S1502] Hinshaw Index to Selected (U.S.) Quaker Records, 1680-1940, online at www.ancestry.com, citing Indiana, White Lick Monthly Meeting. Hereinafter cited as Hinshaw Index to Selected Quaker Records, 1680-1940.
  4. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of William and Anna Garrett, Westfield, Hamilton, Indiana; Roll: M432_148; Page: 25A; Image: 375. Hereinafter cited as 1850 US Federal Census.

Elizabeth Mendenhall1

Father*Stephen Mendenhall1
Marriage*5 April 1768She married Edward Thornburgh, son of Walter Thornburgh and Margaret (___?___) Thornburgh, on 5 April 1768 at a Meeting of Friends, Rowan County, North Carolina. The couple had been given their parents consent to marry, so were likely under age. Among those in attendance at their marriage were the groom's parents, Margaret and Walter Thornburgh, and his brother and sister-in-law, Henry and Rachel (Moon) Thornburgh.1

Citations

  1. [S1424] U.S. Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935, online at www.ancestry.com, New Garden Monthly Meeting, Guilford County, North Carolina, Minutes, 1700-1900, page 57. Hereinafter cited as U.S. Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935.

Stephen Mendenhall1

Family

Child1.Elizabeth Mendenhall1

Citations

  1. [S1424] U.S. Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935, online at www.ancestry.com, New Garden Monthly Meeting, Guilford County, North Carolina, Minutes, 1700-1900, page 57. Hereinafter cited as U.S. Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935.

Mary Mercer1

Father*Thomas Mercer2 d. c 1716
Mother*Mary ______2 d. 1723
Birth*Mary Mercer was born probably at Aynho-on-the-Hill, Northamptonshire, England.2
Marriage*26 October 1710She married William Pennell, son of Robert Pennell and Hannah ______, on 26 October 1710 at a Concord Meeting of Friends, Chester County, Pennsylvania.3,4
Residence*They settled on land William's father had purchased in 1685 in Middletown, Chester County.5

Family

William Pennell b. 11 Oct 1681, d. 1757
Child1.William Pennell Jr.1,5 b. 27 Jan 1725/26, d. 5 Sep 1783

Citations

  1. [S1409] J. Smith Futhey and Gilbert Cope, History of Chester County, Pennsylvania, with Genealogical and Biographical Sketches, downloaded from the Boston Public Library eBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Louis H. Everts, 1881), Pennell, page 679. Hereinafter cited as History of Chester County, Pennsylvania.
  2. [S1409] J. Smith Futhey and Gilbert Cope, History of Chester County, Pennsylvania, Mercer, page 655.
  3. [S1409] J. Smith Futhey and Gilbert Cope, History of Chester County, Pennsylvania, Pennell, page 679, the date written as "8, 26, 1710" which, under the Gregorian calendar of that period, was October, not August.
  4. [S1416] Gilbert Cope, Henry Fishwick and Joseph Lemuel Chester, Genealogy of the Sharpless Family, descended from John and Jane Sharples, settlers near Chester, Pennsylvania, 1682 : together with some account of the English ancestry of the family, including the results of researches by Henry Fishwick, and the late Joseph Lemuel Chester, and a full report of the bi-centennial reunion of 1882, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. John Sharples (d.1685) married Jane Moor and, as Quakers, the family emigrated in 1682 from England to Chester County, Pennsylvania. Descendants (spelling the surname Sharpless) and relatives lived in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, Delaware, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Indiana, Michigan and elsewhere. Includes ancestry in England to the 1200s A.D. Includes index. (Washington DC: Photoduplication Service, 1968 ( a microreproduction of the original published in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for the family, under the auspices of the Bi-centennial committee, in 1887), , pages 231-232, the date written as "8 mo. 26, 1710" which, under the Gregorian calendar of that period, was October, not August. Hereinafter cited as Genealogy of the Sharpless Family.
  5. [S1416] Gilbert Cope, Henry Fishwick and Joseph Lemuel Chester, Genealogy of the Sharpless Family, pages 231-232.

Thomas Mercer1

d. circa 1716
Marriage*He married Mary ______.1
Residence*They lived in Aynho-on-the-Hill, Northamptonshire, England.1
Immigration*After immigrating to America with their family, Mary and Thomas Mercer settled in Westtown, Chester County, Pennsylvania.1
Death*circa 1716He died circa 1716 in Westtown.1

Family

Mary ______ d. 1723
Child1.Mary Mercer+1

Citations

  1. [S1409] J. Smith Futhey and Gilbert Cope, History of Chester County, Pennsylvania, with Genealogical and Biographical Sketches, downloaded from the Boston Public Library eBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Louis H. Everts, 1881), Mercer, page 655. Hereinafter cited as History of Chester County, Pennsylvania.

William Merchant1

Residence*He lived in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1
Marriage*24 December 1747He married Sarah Dennie, daughter of John Dennie and Sarah Webb, on 24 December 1747.1,2

Family

Sarah Dennie b. 2 May 1725, d. b 1783

Citations

  1. [S928] Robert W. Hull, "John Dennie of Fairfield, later of Boston, and his family: Mary (Edwards) Dennie and her children, Sarah (Webb) Dennie and her children, and John Dennie's other son, one Joseph Dennie", viewed and downloaded from www.americanancestors.org. The Connecticut Nutmegger, Volume 35, pages 434-440 (December 2002). Hereinafter cited as "John Dennie of Fairfield, later of Boston, and his family."
  2. [S932] Harold Milton Ellis Ph. D., "Joseph Dennie and His Circle: a Study in American Literature from 1792 to 1812", Bulletin of the University of Texas 40 (15 Jul 1915): Chapter I, pages 9-16. Hereinafter cited as "Joseph Dennie and His Circle."

Charles Matthews Meredith1

b. 12 May 1843
Father*James Meredith1 b. 29 Oct 1803, d. 18 Aug 1876
Mother*Sarah Price1 b. 7 Oct 1809, d. 30 Oct 1851
Birth*12 May 1843Charles Matthews Meredith was born on 12 May 1843 in New Britain, Bucks County, Pennsylvania.1

Citations

  1. [S1910] North America, Family Histories, 1500-2000, online at www.ancestry.com, family of Thomas Wesley Meredith in Genealogy of the Fell Family in America, Descended from Joseph Fell, Who Settled in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, 1705 : with some account of the Family Remaining in England, & C., page 128, image 142 of 536. Hereinafter cited as North America, Family Histories, 1500-2000.

Elizabeth Price Meredith1

b. 15 February 1839
Father*James Meredith1 b. 29 Oct 1803, d. 18 Aug 1876
Mother*Sarah Price1 b. 7 Oct 1809, d. 30 Oct 1851
Birth*15 February 1839Elizabeth Price Meredith was born on 15 February 1839 in New Britain, Bucks County, Pennsylvania.1

Citations

  1. [S1910] North America, Family Histories, 1500-2000, online at www.ancestry.com, family of Thomas Wesley Meredith in Genealogy of the Fell Family in America, Descended from Joseph Fell, Who Settled in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, 1705 : with some account of the Family Remaining in England, & C., page 128, image 142 of 536. Hereinafter cited as North America, Family Histories, 1500-2000.

Howard Malcom Meredith1

b. 28 August 1845
Father*James Meredith1 b. 29 Oct 1803, d. 18 Aug 1876
Mother*Sarah Price1 b. 7 Oct 1809, d. 30 Oct 1851
Birth*28 August 1845Howard Malcom Meredith was born on 28 August 1845 in New Britain, Bucks County, Pennsylvania.1

Citations

  1. [S1910] North America, Family Histories, 1500-2000, online at www.ancestry.com, family of Thomas Wesley Meredith in Genealogy of the Fell Family in America, Descended from Joseph Fell, Who Settled in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, 1705 : with some account of the Family Remaining in England, & C., page 128, image 142 of 536. Hereinafter cited as North America, Family Histories, 1500-2000.

James Meredith1

b. 29 October 1803, d. 18 August 1876
Birth*29 October 1803James Meredith was born on 29 October 1803.1
Marriage*11 April 1838He married Sarah Price on 11 April 1838.1
Death*18 August 1876He died on 18 August 1876 in New Britain, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, at age 72.1

Family

Sarah Price b. 7 Oct 1809, d. 30 Oct 1851
Children1.Elizabeth Price Meredith1 b. 15 Feb 1839
2.Thomas Wesley Meredith1 b. 17 Jan 1841, d. 1900
3.Charles Matthews Meredith1 b. 12 May 1843
4.Howard Malcom Meredith1 b. 28 Aug 1845

Citations

  1. [S1910] North America, Family Histories, 1500-2000, online at www.ancestry.com, family of Thomas Wesley Meredith in Genealogy of the Fell Family in America, Descended from Joseph Fell, Who Settled in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, 1705 : with some account of the Family Remaining in England, & C., page 128, image 142 of 536. Hereinafter cited as North America, Family Histories, 1500-2000.

Letitia Meredith1

Marriage*She married Benjamin Mathews.1

Family

Benjamin Mathews
Child1.Joseph Mathews+1 b. 4 Mar 1823, d. 17 Oct 1906

Citations

  1. [S1814] Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906-1967, online at www.ancestry.com, death of Joseph Mathews, certificate# 96578, age 83, married, farmer, born on 4 March 1823 in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, died of heart disease on 17 October 1906 in New Britain, Bucks, Pennsylvania, USA, parents Benjamin Mathews and Letitia Meredith, informant Emma C. Mathews, burial on 20 October 1906 in New Britain. Hereinafter cited as Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906-1967.

Thomas Wesley Meredith1,2

b. 17 January 1841, d. 1900
ChartsDescendants of Robert Heaton of Yorkshire, The Immigrant
Father*James Meredith2 b. 29 Oct 1803, d. 18 Aug 1876
Mother*Sarah Price2 b. 7 Oct 1809, d. 30 Oct 1851
Birth*17 January 1841Thomas Wesley Meredith was born on 17 January 1841 in New Britain, Bucks County, Pennsylvania.2
Name VariationHe was called Wesley.1,3
Marriage*1872He married Rebecca Heaton, daughter of William Heaton and Elizabeth Stockdale, in 1872.1,3,4,2
Death*1900He died in 1900 at about age 593
Burial* and was buried in Beulah Cemetery, New Britain.3

Family

Rebecca Heaton b. 24 Feb 1842, d. 29 Apr 1876

Citations

  1. [S45] Dean Heaton, Heaton Families II, in two volumes, with indexes in Volume II. Warning: In this researcher's opinion, the information in these volumes often proves to be inaccurate. At the same time, the information presented has provided us with valuable clues for pursuing future research strategies in our attempt to establish a factual history of our Heaton family. (Tempe, Arizona: published for the author by Graphics of Tempe, 1999), Volume I, Chapter 18, page 653. Hereinafter cited as Heaton Families II.
  2. [S1910] North America, Family Histories, 1500-2000, online at www.ancestry.com, family of Thomas Wesley Meredith in Genealogy of the Fell Family in America, Descended from Joseph Fell, Who Settled in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, 1705 : with some account of the Family Remaining in England, & C., page 128, image 142 of 536. Hereinafter cited as North America, Family Histories, 1500-2000.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, T Wesley Meredith, Memorial# 61639548. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  4. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Rebecca Meredith, Memorial# 28851679.