William A. Meddings is my great-great grandfather and he was married to Almedia Wallace. One of their many children which is my great grandfather is Leroy Meddings. Leroy's son Prentis L. Meddings is my grandfather. Prentis's son is Terry L. Meddings and is my father.
I know that William's fathers name was a George Meddings though I dont know much about him. At least from what I know on his tombstone it is ethier G.H. Meddings or G.A. Meddings, kinda hard to tell but I am thinking from all the info that I have found George's father was a George T. Meddings and his father was a George F. Meddings. George F. would be my x7 great grandfather. All of these men seemed to have at least 10-15 children a piece it seems and I do have some lists of them that I have made up.
From everything I have found though I really wonder what theoriginal surname spelling of Meddings really was as George F. Meddings came from Galway, Ireland in 1808 and he could not read or write.
Here is some stuff that I found from the State of Virginia census records on George T. Meddings. I have found other family connections and I'll try to post them here later:
In the census of 1850, the census taker wrote that his last name was "Meadings". George was 41 born in Virginia. His wife was Mary age 33 also born in VA as were all of their children listed that year. These children and their ages are as follows: Mary 14, Elizabeth 12, ?eanville (male) 10, Charlella 8, Rachel 6, William 4 and Martha 2. (1850 VA census, Putnam Co, 46th District, page 320)
In June 1860, this family lived near the Hurricane Bridge Post Office in Putnam County, Virginia (now West Virginia). See 1860 Virginia census, Putnam County, page 826, National Archives. The census taker used only initials for names and the print is very faint.
In the 1870 census of Putnam County, WV, Scotts Township. Head of the family was 63 year old G. T. 'Meadens' born in Virginia. G. T.'s occupation was shoemaker. He could not read or write. His wife was Mary age 52 born in Virginia. At that time they had eight children including Betty 32, Martha M 21, Jane F. 19, George (G or A) 17, Patrick H. 15, James R. 13, Robert W. 11, and Grace 9. All of these people had been born in Virginia. Also living with them was 83 year-old Samuel "Lansford" who had been born in Virginia. It appears he was father-in-law to G. T. (1870 census, Putnam Co, Scott Township, page 333, National Archives, Washington DC).
In 1880, a census taker visited the home of a 'Maidens' family in the Scott District of Putnam County, West Virginia. Head of the family was George T. Maidens, 65 born in Virginia. His father had been born in Ireland and his mother in Virginia. George's occupation was farmer. He could not read or write but his wife could. She was Mary C., age 64 born Virginia. Her father had been born in Virginia and her mother in PA. They had three children living at home including Elizabeth 43, Robert 21, and Grace 18. They also had two grandchildren living with them. The grandchildren were Lewis Maidens 7 and Theodore 2 - both born in WV. Also living there was 23-year old Frank Dixon, a border. (Putnam Co enumeration district 112, sheet 3, line 36, National Archives, Washington DC)
CHAPMAN CEMETERY: Located in the north end of Sunnybrook Estates, Teays Valley. Turn north off Rt. 34 on Sunnybrook Drive Sec. Rt. 34/29, then right on 34/17 at the home of Anthony Perraut. Located on a knoll on left of narrow blacktop street. It is directly behind and adjacent to the B. Weiskircher property. Cataloged by Paul Ruth Ellis Sept 28, 1986.
MEDDINGS George T. b June 23, 1808 d June 21, 1891 ? MEDDINGS Mary K. (W/o George T. Meddings) b Dec 20, 1816 d Jan 10, 1897 ?
I really am interested in this branch of my family history and I am trying to make as many connections as I can (though some of them I am reasoning that I am correct from records). If you can fill in any information on this subject please post it here or email me. Thanks guys =)