|Birth: ||Apr. 20, 1820|
|Death: ||Oct. 31, 1911|
Some records indicate her name was Martha Jane Meaders, however, her gravestone agrees with other records that indicate her name was Jane Williams Meaders Quillian. She was born in White County, Georgia and married Osborne Phillips Quillian.
Some say she was referred to as the "mother of Methodism" because she had so many sons that became part of the North Georgia Methodist Episcopal Church Conference. The book "A Standard History of Georgia and Georgians" reports on Osborne P. and Jane W. Quillian's children stating that "all the sons chose professional careers, four becoming preachers and two other dying before like intentions were carried out ..." A report of her memoirs states that from their union also sprung prominent lawyers, doctors, teachers, and jurists to make an impact on the medical, cultural, legal, and religious life of our nation.
Jane's own memoirs describe the religious conviction of her mother, a devout Methodist of the Mt. Pleasant society, who trained and disciplined her children in the church and led to "seven or eight itinerant preachers" from among her numerous offspring.
Jane's memoirs also describe in detail the involvement of her brother-in-law, Rev. David Garrison, in deeding the land on which the Mt. Pleasant Church and graveyard was built, after inadvertently selling the property with the assigned lot on it to Eli Wilmont and then asking for it to be deeded back to the church.
Barnabus Meaders (1783 - 1861)
Jane Williams Garrison Meaders (1785 - 1879)
Osborne Philip Quillian (1816 - 1879)*
Barney Milligan Quillian (1858 - 1878)*
Jedediah Asbury Meaders (1806 - 1882)*
Jane Williams Meaders Quillian (1820 - 1911)
Mossy Creek United Methodist Cemetery
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For my dear fiend, Stanton Ragsdale who should have been a Garrison.|
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