the only census i have seen in 1850 under Ira shelton livingston co ky show Meredith with all males except for a Catherine born 1829 in Va. The two males born in TN are William Shelton died in Mo. and Cristaman? clearly marked as a male. I found some interesting info about possible father and mother of Meredith. Meredith's death record stated his mother's name was Elizabeth. i am hoping to gather more info to come closer to proving who his mother and father are. did your researcher check for family connection to the william goodman found in Pittsylvania co in the 1880s? did they check North Carolina or farther east in VA. there is a interesting possible grandfather of Meredith a Joel goodman married to Anna Pipkin of gates co whose children's names are close to those meredith named his children. Joel had a son John that was wed to a Mary Elizabeth. i also am interested in any useful info that may have been gathered on the families that left from va in 1830 that ended up in the todd logan ky area in 1840 with the goodman, shelton, rust, gill, or other families.