does anyone know anything at all about james franklin meadows, born 1842, son of william harrison meadows and catherine "kitty" townsend? He was the father of my great grandmother, Lou (Ratliff) Meadows and of her sister, Nancy Jane (Ratclift) Meadows married John Mullens. I have never been able to find where the name Ratliff came from. Both of their b.c.'s were changed to add the father and Nancy's was changed to race as Indian/White. I have not been able to figure out where the Native American came from...Meadows or Townsend..as far as I have been able to find out both were illegitimate children of James Franklin raised by Catherine, their grandmother.