Re: Neldon - Nulton in PA 1770-90
By Pat Wynn October 29, 2003 at 11:10:12
Judy, I think you've found something significant here!!
I would like to get in contact with other descendants of the Merediths and Neldons and swap information.I am in possession of pictures of Franklin & Julia Neldon Meredith’s family, and some are labeled simply “Grandma Baker’s brothers and sisters – the Merediths.Perhaps you or someone you know can help identify some of them.Unfortunately, I do not have any pictures of the Neldon family.Franklin Meredith & Julia Ann Neldon are my great-great grandparents.I descend from:
1.John & Eva Neldon from Bedford County, PA,
2.Their son: Frederick (b. 1781) married Eva Catherine Ween about 1814 in PA. Btw, my grandmother pronounced this like “Wenn”, a soft "e" sound.
3.Frederick & Eva's daughter:Julia Ann Neldon(b. 1830 in Coshocton County, Ohio) married Franklin Meredith (b. 1828 in Coshocton County, Ohio ) on January 4, 1852.
Franklin Meredith’s parents were:DAVE MEREDITH (b. 10/11/1780) and EVE NELDON, (b. 08/28/1790)the daughter ofJohn & Eva Neldon from Bedford County, PA. and Sister of Frederick.
Frank & Julia ended up in Harrison County, Missouri where their daughter and my great grandmother, Luvina Elizabeth Meredith (b. 06-22-1862 in Indiana...they must have been on the move to Missouri??) married my great grandfather, William Henry Harrison BAKER (b.10/18/1855)on 09-07-1879.Their daughter, Alta May Baker (b. 12/23/1894) married James Benjamin Emory Snead (b. 10-01-1893) on October 13, 1922 in Denver, Harrison County, Missouri.One of their three children was my father, James William Snead, b. 10-26-1915 – d. 09-07-2001.
My grandmother, Alta May Baker Snead, told me that Dave Meredith originally came from Delaware.She had occasion to see the Family Bible belonging to Eva Catherine Ween when it was in the possession of her grandmother, Julia Ann Meredith, and she said the Bible was printed in German.She said that she realized the importance of the family history written on its pages and copied down as much as she could.This information though scant, she passed on to me.When Julia Neldon Meredith died, grandmother told me she no longer knew who had the Bible, but it was probably a Meredith descendant.