RootsWeb: MEADOWS-L Re: [MEADOWS] RANSOM MEADOWS m. sarah stevens

>From Evelyn Justice, August 1967:”My grandmother, Sarah Elizabeth Meadows Justice, told the story that she visited at Ransom Meadows’s home many times when she was a child. She said he owned about 4,000 acres of land and 200 slaves. It took fifteen years to build the house for the sepulchre, and was built on a large smooth rock. The cement was made of wood ashes, salt and water. Ransom begged his wife, Sarah, for several years to be buried there with him and she refused for a long time. Finally, shortly before he died, she promised him she would be buried there and this made him very happy. A daughter, Frances, was also buried there. For several years the family could go into the sepulchre and view the bodies. But a few years later someone broke in and broke the glass and stole the jewelry from the bodies then the tomb had to be sealed.” Ransom was not her father, but probably grandfather.This could be Sarahs family-Household: 1880Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father’s Birthplace Mother’s BirthplaceWarren JUSTICE Self M Male W 30 AL Farmer GA AL Sarah H. JUSTICE Wife M Female W 33 AL Keeping House AL AL (is this Sarah H. Meadows daughter of Gilbert Meadows- b 11 SEP 1846 in Tallapoosa?)Willie E. JUSTICE Son S Male W 10 AL Work On Farm AL AL Isac C. JUSTICE Son S Male W 6 AL AL AL Ona JUSTICE Dau S Female W 4 AL AL AL Robert A. JUSTICE Son S Male W 3 AL AL AL Lena JUSTICE Dau S Female W 5M AL AL AL

Source: RootsWeb: MEADOWS-L Re: [MEADOWS] RANSOM MEADOWS m. sarah stevens

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