MRS. NANCY MEADOWS.
Nancy Gwinn is a native of Monroe county, Virginia, born October 17, 1809. Her parents, Joseph and Mary Gwinn,
were both natives of Virginia. Her father died April 3, 1862, and her mother, June 23, 1872. November 27, 1832,
she was married to John Meadows, a native of Monroe county, Virginia, born May 24, 1809. Soon after marriage, this
couple started out empty handed, but determined to win for themselves a home, and after working nine years in Virginia,
they secured a team and started for Missouri, and on November 12th, 1841, after a long and tedious travel, they
landed and located on the present homestead in Daviess county. Mr. Meadows died March 10, 1880; he was a strict
member of the Presbyterian Church; was president of the Farmer's Bank, of Gallatin, for many years; and was a man
widely and favorably known, and one in whom the people had great confidence; his loss was deeply mourned by his
family and a large circle of friends. He left a fine estate worth about $30,000 and some 650 acres of choice land.
Eight children were born to them; viz., Mary E., Sylvester S., Joseph T., Martha B., Hudson C., James A., Susan
P., and Miriam J. Mrs. Meadows resides upon the old homestead, which is one of the finest in Benton township. She
is a member of the Presbyterian Church and a lady universally beloved and respected by all who know her.
The History of Daviess County, Missouri
Birdsall & Dean, Publishers
Kansas City, MO. 1882
Daveiss County, MO
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