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6 - Hinton News Tues. March 24, 2009 Leslie Haga Sr. gets an accurate level on the Veterans Memorial Marker in honor of Francis Meadows at the Peterstown Cemetery in Monroe County. Meadows was the father of 16 children, 12 of them sons. Meadows was a "Prisoner of War" of the British during the Revolutionary War, so noted on his tombstone. By Pauline Haga in the National Archives when he A rather historical moment wasapplied for his pension is as follows: installing a Veterans Memorial"At a Court of Quarter Sessions Marker at the grave of a "Prisoner held for the County of Monroe on the of War in the Peterstown Cemetery 15th day of August 1820. However this Veteran was an "On this 15th day of August 1820 unusual =Prisoner." He was personally appeared in open Court, captured during the American being a Court of Record for said Revolution by the British County, Francis Meadows, aged commanded by the famed about 66 years, resident in the said Cornwallis. County, who first being duly sworn Francis Meadows, father of 16according to law doth on his oath children, 12 of'them being sons, all declare that he served in the reared in Monroe County, managed Revolutionary War as follows: to escape after being held for 14 or "That he enlisted about the 15 days. Other soldiers in his unit month of February in the county of were captured but many of them Augusta for three years as aprivate remained prisoners until they were soldier under Captain David Laird, exchanged at the end of the who was afterwards cashiereed [he Revolutionary War. returned to serve during the war]'* He died Nov. 20, 1836 and hisand the men who were under said gravewas only identified with arock Laird as he believes were placed and an F. M. etching. There is a row under Captain Nathanael Lamb of of fieldstones with etching the 10th Virginia Regiment identifying many of the Meadows commanded by Col. Green and family also. General Wheaton's Brigade, Francis Meadows earned a Virginia Line or Continentalline at pension for his service. . enlistment, that he served in the His story as he related in detail Light Infantry two summers in old Monroe County files and also commanded by General Wate and FREE DIRECTV 4 ROOM SYSTEM! 265+ ALL DIGITAL CHANNELS! 130 HD CHANNELS! FREE HBO, Showtime & Starz D I R E C T V, for 3 Months! Packages Start only $29.99 FREE DVR/HD No Start Up Costs! We're Local Installers! Toll Free 866-695-7935 II l I I l I l l I l l IlII III l l I I I II' I CAR ACCIDENT VICTIMS GET A I I CRASH COURSE ON YOUR RIGHTS! I . Charleston, WV A new Free Report has been released thai every_ I cm accident victim should have before talking to anyone. This Free| I Report reveals inside secrets insurance companies don't want you tol i know about your injury claim. This rcport was prcparcd as a publicI service by attorney Jeffery T. Jones. 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(Meat will be provided) A service of Tennebrae at the Ascension Episcopal Church on April 10 at 7:30 p.m. A Sunrise Service will be here on Easter Sunday beginning at 7:30 a.m., so rise and shine early!! An Easter Cantata by the Summers County Community Choir will be Easter Sunday, April 12 at 3 p.m. that he served about three years ana two bottles, one tin pan, two augers, about three months and was taken two gimblets, six tin cups, three old prisoner about 14 or 15 days, then reep hooks, one round shave, three made his escape and returned to bills, 124 acres of land which I Albermarle County, Virginia and bought of Henry Maddy, lying in reported himselfto Col. Woods, who Monroe County $105.00 cents, had command of the barracks in said which is coming to me, to be paid in county, who gave him a furlough trade in three years from this time I until his company would be owe to Henry Maddy $100.0Q cents exchanged, who were also taken for which my property is now under prisoners, which exchange did not execution. "I am not able to work, take place until the close of the war, owing to a severe rupture, I have a to the best of his knowledge, wife, who is also very frail and not "That he made a declaration able to work, I have sixteen children before the said County Court of (12 of them sons) who had all left Monroe on the 16th day of June 1818 me, but six of whom are under the and that he has received from the age of 14 years. Francis Meadows Secretary of the Department of War Value of property $249.00 cents. At a pension certificate dated the 19th Monroe County September Court day of January 1819, numbered 1841 his wife Francis Bush 6013. Meadows appeared in Court to "And I do solemnly swear that I request a widow's pension. was a resident citizen of the United The document is as follows: States on the 18th day of March "On this tweenteeth day of 1818 and that I have not since that September one thpusand eight time by gift sale, or in any manner hundred and forty one, Francis disposed of my property or any part Meadows, a resident of said County thereof with intent thereby so to of Monroe, aged sixty nine or diminish as to bring myself within seventh years, personally appeared the provisions of an act of Congress before the Justice of the County entitled 'An act to provide for certain Court of said County in open Court, persons engaged in the Land and who being first duly sworn according Naval service of the United States to law doth on her oath make the in the Revolutionary War' passed on following declaration in order to the 18th day of March 1818 and that obtain the benefits of the provisions I have not nor has any persons in madebyActofCongresspassedJuly trust for me, any property, or the seventh one thousand eight securities, contracts or debts dire to hundred and thirty eight entitled 'an me nor have any income other that act granting half pay and pensions what is contained in the schedule to certain widows' that she is the hereunto annexed and by me widow 'of Francis Meadows, subscribed to wit: deceased, who was a soldier in the "two yearling colts, oEe colt two Revolutionary and who was a years, old four cows and two calves, pensioner before his death and who 12 sheep, 14 hogs, 12 geese, three resided in the said County of Monroe smalel pets and six pairs of hooks, at the time of obtaining said pension one bushel kettle, one half bushel, and so resided until his death. oven, one seng hoe, two old axes, one "She further declared that she hand saw and drawing knife, one was marrried to the said Francis plow, one plain J Coopers compass, Meadows in the fall of the year one one trowel, three bee stands, 7 thousand seven hundred and ninety pewter plates, one dish and bason, or one thousand seven hundred and nine iron spoons, one set of knives ninety one, which she can not and forks, one old rifle gun, one old certainly recollect, as no record of loom and two reeds, three peggons the same was kept, she was married and one pail, one old washing tub, in the County of Rockingham, state one big wheel, one pan cords, one of Virginia. That her husband, the new spinning wheel, one old wheel, aforesaid Francis Meadows died on one old looking glass, five old chairs, the ~20tt~ day Of November ~o,ap one old chest, one cut reel and churn, thousand eight hundred and thirty I 1 Now accepting applications for: Certified Nursing Assistants Shift + Weekend Differential Excellent Health Care Package Paid Professional Fees Scholarship Opportunities and more! Stop by to fill out an application at: Summers Nursing & Rehabilitation Center PO Box 1240 Rt. 1 Box 117 Hinton, WV 25951 Phone: (304) 466-0332 Fax: (304) 466-5345 EOE M/F/V/I-I Drug Free Employer "Your Service Station" II I1' Full-Service 466-0133 For Pay At the Pump Gas & Diesel Fuel ALL TIRES.." FREE MOUNT FREE BALANCE FREE IZRE VAL m Head Mechanic Tim Ward Mechanics: Jeremy Lemon BRAKE SPECIAL: FRONT PADS ONLY LIFE TIME WARRANTY WEAREVER GOLD $59.95 BENDIX $69.95 COMPUTER SCAN We're drivers too. six, that she was not married to him: previous to his leaving the service but the marriage took pl.ace pre~ous to the first day of January one thousand seven hundred and ninety four." Francis Meadows (mark) Her statement, according to the Monroe Records was also verified by the evidence of Elizabeth Fisher. and Pauline Haga discovered that the grave of Francis Meadows was" left unmarked and six weeks later there is now a large gray granite-' marker, provided by the Veterans ' Memorial Program. Of the many .thousands of ~ ~ descendants of this one Veteran, who, may wish to dedicate his grave, a challenge is made to also mark the The Veterans Memorial Marker grave of his wife, Francis Bush was installed Thanksgiving by Meadows, who is buried by his side. i~ Leslie and Pauline Haga, assisted by In the foreground are two more their sister-in-law, "Mary Davis of Revolutionary War soldiers, Henry..~ Mabscott. Hull and Christian Peters. Several weeks ago the Hagas The Peterstown Cemetery is well:'~ were enroute from Giles County cared for, immaculate, hats offto the Courthouse researching for old Caretakers. Veterans and stopped at the Peterstown Cemetery to eat lunch The old and the new marker for Francis Meadows, who has. descendants numbering in the thousands. Buried near Francis Meadows are two other Revolutionary War soldiers of notoriety, Henry Hull, large marker, and Christian Peters. From the staff at SC. Headstart ESTATES AUCTIONS 4:31 p.m. Saturday Evening March 28th, Lewisburg, W1/ Inside at the State Fair Event Center, the Gus R. Douglass annex building inspection One hour prior to the auction some items will be available for live internet and also pre auction bidding Some neat items included this auction, and in the next several auctions will include items from the estate of the late Mr. Delmar Compton of Union, WV Nice assortment of antiques and collectibles from the Fazio estate in Oak Hill. Tools are from the Compton estate Other upcomine auctions 12 noon March 28th Moyer Farm Summers County. April 11th & May 2nd State Fair. APril 27th home in Charleston WV. If you are thinking of having an auction contact our auction tearfi. Guns: Nice early 1900's pearl handle S&W 38 revolver- HC Higgins mod 88 revolver, - RG .model 31,32 cal revolver Gun buyers must be WV residents 21+, Lawn & Garden Tools: like new JD snow blower for riding lawn tractor - Task Force 12 hp, 5 speed, dding.lawn tractor with vacuum included, 38 "deck - Big Troy Bait rototiller with attachments - MTD 5 hp chipper/shredder -Cub Cadet3.5 hp lawn edger -Craftsman 5 hp trimmer/cutter on big wheels - Barely used big Snapper snow blower - ID(Mantis type) mini rototiller - push lawn mower - asst. lawn and garden hand tools - asst. weed eaters - mowing Sc~he - TOOLS: Big Homelite port. generator B & S engine-Craftsman 12" table saw - Craftsman 12" radial arm saw - Craftsman table top band saw - Craftsman 3 hp, 10 "compound miter saw - B&D table model drill press - table model scroll saw - new Delta model 222 inch portable planer - sev. circular saws - sev. ele. drills - ere. belt sanders - ele. vibrating sanders - drill bits - screwdrivers = - lots of hammers - several hand saws - asst. clamps - electric bench grinder - portable light - Makita electric drill - Bosch electric drill- new angle grinder - big older model drill/rotary wire brush - Wagner power painter - work mate table - Craftsman comm. 4.5 inch 1.5 hp belt sander - Makita finishing sander - OHM meter - router w/router table - Craftsman hand miter box saw - McCullough ele. chain saw - ele. hedge trimmers - lots of rasps and files - assorted levels - wire animal trap cage - assorted wrenches -tin snips - planes - auto adjusting pliers set - tape measures, folding rule,etc. - picture frame clamps - ele.buffer- plus more. Collectibles & Smalls: Several pcs of vintage & contemporary carnival glass - American Fost. mug - Watt pottery creamer- Simmons Dairy, Alderson milk bottle - asst. pieces of vintage carnival glass - Singer portable featherlite sewing machine - collection of glass china slipper shoe vase planters - Vintage depression era Shirley Temple doll- asst. old 50's era Knickerbockers stuffed toys, Mattel Bugs Bunny, Mr. Ed horse toys - collection of small doll babies and dolls - sev. nice old vintage quilts - old Wolf safety lamp - Autolite carbide lamp - assorted Fenton - set of silver plate flatware - old doilies and linens - some candlewick-lots of nice Christmas decorations - PLUS MORE COMING! Misc. Like new Sonic brand rechargeable scooter chair - nice 4 piece 1950's era cherry living room suite -beautiful Acrosonic built by Baldwin console piano with bench (online bidding only for piano, can be picked up by the buyer at home in Oak Hill, WV). www.weseUtheearth .corn UNITED COUNTRY our FOR SALE properties on RIVERBEND USA, ,., ,,.re 304-445-2897 or 1-800-726-2897 Randy S. Burdette, CAI 927 Auctioneer/Broker -Jeff Mullins, 1574 Personal Property Terms: 10% buyer's premium will added to the auction block price. Cash, approved checks accepted Visa, Master Card and American Express. No out of state checks unless accompanied with a bank letter of guarantee. NI item sold are sold AS IS, WEIERE IS without guarantee or warranty. Additional terms on internet for online bidding.