Re: Thomas Meador/Meadows family of VA
The problem with this summation is the lack of documentation which tends to refute much of this along with common logic.
The first thing that sticks out is the lack of a generation.At present I am working on the Meadors beginning with John, Sr who we know was born in 1637 as he states this in court proceedings.We know he married Elizabeth White as seen in the Deed records.We also know that he was a WIDOW at the time of this deed.He was 57 years old.
I find it hard to believe that he remarried at 57+ and had 5 or 6 more childrenIt seems even stranger when no provision is made for these children upon his death which I suspect was not too far off.It is also very strange that this supposed SECOND family has the exact same names as his son JOHN, Jr. whose generation you did NOT even mention.John, Jr. is the one who had a son JONAS.John, Sr. did NOT have a Jonas.
Based on what few abstracts of documents I have seen I would be willing to guess that MOST of the internet data has run together the children from John, Sr. and John,
JR>That means that John, SR did NOT marry a second time.It means someone did not read the documents correctly, if they even bother to read them, to see that there were TWO Johns a generation apart. Someone has mixed together two separate Johs making them one.
There are enough surviving records to prove the above to be a more accurate picture of this family.Trust no one and get the documentation yourself.