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From: "9kats" <>
Subject: Meader family in Durham, NH
Date: Mon, 20 Jun 2005 14:43:07 -0400
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Hi Dottie,
You may already have this info but it was an easy grab for me since it was on the CD with the other Durham info. Hope it helps:

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MARGARET JOY b. 21 Nov. 1890. Student in College.

MEADER

John Meader, born 1630, married Abigail Tuttle before 1660.

He with William Sheffield had a grant of one hundred acres in

1656. He bought land of Valentine Hill in 1660, near the mouth

of Oyster River, on the north side. His garrison was abandoned

and burned in 1694, but another seems to have been built at

once. He was taxed in 1657. He was living in 1715.

2. JOHN m. Sarah Follktt, (2) Agnes Clark.

JOSEPH b. 1664; m. abt. 1690 Elizabeth , who was

admitted to church 30 June 1723. He d. s. p. intestate

abt. 1739. Gave his fqrm to nephew, Daniel Meader, in

173o*

ELIZABETH b. 28 March 1665 ; aged 38 in 1704. Unm.

SARAH b. II Jan. 1668; m. 16 March I6gI/2, Edward Wakeham.

3. NATHANIEL b. 14 June 1671; m. Elinor Hall.

2. John Meader (John), weaver, married as early as 1680,

Sarah Follett, daughter of Nicholas and Abigail, born 1654.

She died between 1714 and 1727. He is said to have had a

second wife, Elizabeth born 1667, and to have married l

Agnes, widow of Samuel ClaLk of Portsmouth, 5 April 1735.

He died in 1738. Her estate was administered in 1745.

4. JOSEPH b. IO April 1681; m. Charity Nason.

5. NICHOLAS m. (I) Lydia , (2) Sarah

.

.

276 HISTORY OF DURHAM

ELIZABETH m. 23 July 1703, John Hanson; captured by

Indians, with four children, and taken to Canada, in

1724.

ABIGAIL b. 1681; m. John Davis, 1700.

SARAH m. John Tibbetts, 29.8 mo 1685.

3. Nathaniel Meader (John), born I4 June 1671, married Elinor

Hall, as Dr. Ham says, about 1695. He was killed by Indians,

25 April 1704, "not far from the place where Nicholas Follett

formerly lived." Did his widow marry John Leighton?

LYDIA b. 25 Aug. 1696; m. 22 Dec. 1717, Elbert Elborton,

at Portsmouth.

6. DANIEL b. 3 Nov. 1698; m. 23: 6: 1727, Elizabeth Allen.

NATHANIEL b. 8 March 1700; m. 17 Dec. 1724; Rachel Sias

and 1. in Lee. His dau., Love, m. Zaccheus Clough.

ELIZABETH b. 3 April 1702; m. 23 Jan. 1728/9, Henry

Tibbetts.

ELINOR b. 3 June 1704; m. 13 Jan. 1724, Daniel Libby.

THIRD GENERATION

4. Joseph Meader (John2, Johnl), born IO April 1681, married,

29th of 12th month, 1703, Charity Nason, daughter of Joseph

and Mary of Nantucket. She was born 17 Sept. 1682. He lived

on Nantucket most of his life, but some of his family returned

to Durham and vicinity. Children were:

PATIENCE b. 8: 30: 1705, m. John Chadwick.

MARY b. I : 16: 1708; m. Elnathap Rowley.

HANNAH b. 2:18: 1710; m. Daniel Chadwick.

JOHN b. II: 18: 1713; m. 10:30: 1736, Hannah, dau. of Charles

.,Stewart. d. 4:s: 1797. She d. 10:22: 1798.

NI?FEQ~AS b. 3:8: 1716; m. Ruth Wyse; lost at sea, 1755.

MOSES WYSE b. 6:26:1717; m. Martha, dau. of Thomas

and Rose (Pinkham) Canney, b. 6: 17:1718.

JOSEPH b. 10:24: 1719; m. Martha Appleby; d. 1796.

SARAH b. 10:24: 1719; m. Chapman Swain.

ELiZABETH WYSE b. 6: IO: 1724.

5. Nicholas Meader (John", Johnl) married (I) Lydia

(2) Sarah Hoag probably. The will of Sarah Hoag, 1763, name:

daughter, Sarah Meader. Nicholas Meader lived on Dover

Neck. His will, 9 June 1759-22 July 1767. Children by first

marriage recorded in Dover:

KEZIAH b. 23 June 1709. Not named in will.

8. SAMUEL b. 15 Jan. 1711; m. Elizabeth

NICHOLAS b. 9 Oct. 1712; m. 22 Feb. 1749, Sarah Worth.

A son, David, b. 1751, m. 25 Feb. 1771 Sarah Bean of

HISTORY OF DURHAM 277

Brentwood and rem. to Vermont. Nicholas had also

daughter, Sarah.

9. JOHN b. 8 Oct. 1715; m. a Widow Morse.

IO. DANIEL b. 6 Nov. 1718; m. Mary Meserve.

DAVID named in will; m. Sarah .

6. Daniel Meader (Nathaniel? Johnl), born 3 Nov. 1698,

married perhaps (I) Elizabeth (Kirke) Libby, widow of Daniel,

(2) 23:6: 1727, Elizabeth, daughter of Francis and Hannah

(Jenkins) Allen of Kittery, Me., born 8 Feb. 1708/9. His will,

3 Aug.-25 Sept. 1751, names wife, Elizabeth, and children as

follows :

II. JOSEPH m. three times.

12. LEMUEL m. Sarah Worth of Nantucket.

13. BENJAMIN b. 23:4:1736; m. Patience Hanson.

14. NATHANIEL b. 23: 2: 1741; m. Mary Hanson.

ABIGAIL m. Timothy Peaslee.

15. ELIJAH b. 14:6: 1744; m. Elizabeth Hoag.

16. JONATHAN b. 5: 9: 1747; m. Lydia Allen.

JEDLDIAH, d. young.

FOURTH GENERATIOX

7. Joseph Meader (Joseph3, John2, Johnl), born IO: 24: r;;rg

on Nantucket, was a.-farmer and carpenter in Durham. He

married widow Martha Appleby and had the following children:

GEORGE b. 26 Sept. 1746; m. Peggy .

RUTH b. 24 Nov. 1748; m. 21 March 1776, Humphrey Downs;

1. in Alfred, Me.

ELIZABETH b. 12 Oct. 1750; m. William Robinson; I. in

Burton, Me.

17. JOSEPH b. 14 Nov. 1753; m. Abigail Field.

PATIENCE according to tradition.

8. Samuel Meader (Nicholas3, John?, Johnl), born 15 Jan.

J 71 I, married (I) Elizabeth 9 (4 Mary . He was

born, lived and died in Durham. His will, 18 May 1773-11 May

1774, names the following children:

TIMOTHY b. 12 May x741; m. 17 Oct. 1773, Joanna Springer;

d. I Jan. 1819.

ELIZABETH b. 4 March 1744; m. (I) Benjamin Woodman,

(2) Samuel Morrison, (3) 1791, Josiah Emery. She d.

21 March x817.

HANNAH b. 22 June 1746; m. Samuel Joy.

EBENEZER b. 22 Oct. 1748; m. (I) 26 Dec. 1773, Susanna

Joy, who was b. 16 Nov. 1750 and d. 5 Feb 1803, (2) 20 -

278 HISTORY OF DURHAM

Jan. 1806, Sarah Young, who was b. March 1769 and

d. 25 April 1855. He d. 28 July 1826. He lived in Wolfeboro

and had a large family. From one of his descendants,

J. T. Meader, merchant, of Boston, I have had

much assistance in the preparation of this account of the

Meader family.

.

ISAAC b. 18 May 1750; m. Tamson Mathes; d. 21 June

1837* 12 ch.

9. John Meader (Nicholas3, John?, JohnI), born 8 Oct. 1715,

married Widow Morse (?). He lived in Durham

ham. Two sons are known. A John Meader

Jackson in Durham 30 July 1752.

THOMAS who d. in 1778.

18. STEPHEN b. 1758; m. Rose Quimby.

and New Durmarried

Elinor

IO. Daniel Meader (Nicholas3, John?, Johnr), born 6 Nov.

1718, married Mary, daughter of Daniel Meserve, 22 Feb. 1743.

Children were :

19.

,

NEHOLAS m. Sarah Lamos.

SAMUEL m. Ruth Hill.

DEBORAH m. Nathaniel Brock.

BETSEY m. 29 Jan. 1778, Thomas Leathers, Jr. '

MARY m. William Bly, Fayette, Me.

MARTHA twin to Mary; m. Follett .

DANIEL b. IO May 1749;d. 17 Oct. 1819; m. I Ott 1772, Jerusha

Wormwood, who was b. 9 Dec. 1751, dau. of Benjamin

and Adah (Nason) of Kennebunk, Me. She d. 21 May

1843*

MARK m. Hannah Bodge.

JOHN m. Mehitable Ewers.

KEZIAH.

II. Joseph Meader (Danie13, Nathaniel,2 Johnl) married (I)

8 Dec. 1756, Abigail Varney, daughter of Joseph and Abigail,

(2) 24 June 1767, Abigail, daughter of William and Abigail

(Varney) Frye of Kittery, who was born 26 March 1741 and died

15 Dec. 1784, (3) 24 Aug. 1791, Deliverance, daughter of Nathaniel

Lamos. He lived in Lee, where he was a selectman. His will

4 Oct. 1799-13 Jan. 1800, names wife, Deliverance, and the

following children :

PAUL b. 1765; m. Deborah, dau. of George Knight and

rem.to Warren; d. 1842. 9 ch.

LYDIA d. at age of 18 yrs.

JOSEPH m. Leighton and 1. at Alton, N. H., and

Bangor, Me.

4

HISTORY OF DURHAM 279

JOHN FRYE m. (I) Abigail Hanson (?), (2) I Nov. 1804,

Deliverance, dau. of Stephen Varney and Deliverance

(Lamos). [F or f amily see N. H. Gen. Record, VI, 22.1

ABIGAIL m. Jonathan Spalding.

EUNICE m. Benjamin Cilley.

.

I 2. Lemuel Meader (Daniel", Nathaniel," Johr?) married,

about 1756, Sarah Worth of Nantucket, who died I Oct. 1823.

He was a soldier in the French and Indian War and removed

to Rochester. Children born in Durham:

FRANCIS b. 14: I: 1757; m. 22 Jan. 1795, Elizabeth Whitehouse;

d. April 1825.

ANNE b. 9: 7: 1759; m. I Feb. 1780, Thomas Dame of Durham

probably. Some say she m. William Ham.

MIRIAM b. 8: 3: 1762 ; m. Enos Hoag, (2) Peter Morrill

Hoag.

ABlGAiL b. 22: I: 1764; m.

Robinson.

JUDITH b. 13: 12: 1765.

Eaton, (2) Timothy

LOIS b. 21: 7: 1768; m. William Trickey.

LEMUEL b. 12: 5: 1771; m. Polly, dau. of Ephraim Kimball,

22 May 1798; d. 19 May 1839. She was b. 17 Sept. 1779

and d. 24 July 1845.

ELV~RA twin to Lemuel.

JAMES d. 12: 5: 1771, about one year old.

~3. Benjamin Meader (Daniel", ,Nathanie12, Johnl), born 23

April 1736, married, 23 June 1762, Patience, daughter of Tobias

and Judith (Varney) Hanson. He lived in Rochester and died

6 April 1827. She was born 12 April 1743 and died 19 March

1825.

.

HANNAH b. 27:4:1763; m. 27 Oct. 1796, David Roberts.

Mary b. 2: I: 1765; m. 23 Feb. 1804, Paul Bunker.

TOBIAS b. I : 5: 1767; m. Mary Field and rem. to Falmouth,

Me.

MKAJAH b. 248: 1769; m. Sarah Robinson and rem. to

Maine.

HANSON b. 26: 9: 1772; d. 16: 12: 1794.

JUDITH b. 12: 8: 1776; m. 30 Aug. 1804, David Green; d.

30 March 1855.

STEPHEN b. 19: 12: 1782; m. 30 Aug. 1804, Sarah Whitehouse,

dau. of Jonathan and Methitable; d. 20 Feb. 1856.

EPHRAIM b. I I : 12: 1785; m. Sarah Scribner, (2) Hannah

Cook; d. 26 April 1871. He 1. in Sandwich.

14~ Nathaniel Meader (Danie13, Nathaniel*, Johnl), born

23: 2: 1741, married, 6 Nov. 1771, Mary Hanson, dau. of Solomon -

280 HISTORY OF DURHAM

and Ann. He died II May 1821. She died 5 Jan. 1822. ChiIdren

born in Rochester:

ANNE b. 15: 3: 1772, m. 4: IO: 1798 John Canney, Jr.; d.

12: 12: 1852.

JEDIDIAH b. 26: 12: 1775; m. Hannah Estes.

ELIZABETH b. 6: 7: 1781; m. Edward Locke. .

0~1s b. 21: 4: 1794; m. Lydia Varney; d. 25: 7: 1833 in

Vermont.

15. Elijah Meader (Danie13, Nathaniel", Johnl), born 14: 6:

1744, married, 31 Jan, 1770, Elizabeth Hoag and lived in Rochester.

He died 12: 7: 1825. She died 30: 6: 1811.

NATHAN b. 18: 2: 1771; m. Sarah Varney of Berwick, rem.

to Lincoln, Vt.

LEVI b. 29: I I : 1772 ; m. Eunice, dau. of Davis and Sarah

Meader of Starksboro, Vt.

' ASA b. I: I: 1775; m. Mary Chace; rem. to Lincoln, Vt.

NATHANIEL b. 23: 4: 1790; m. Peace Morrill; rem. to Waterville,

Me.

ELIJAH m. Hannah Dame, (2) Abigail, widow of Moses

Cate of Wolfeboro.

16. Jonathan Meader (Danie13, Nathanie12, Johnl), born

5 : g : 1747, married Lydia, daughter of Jedidiah and Sarah

(Peasley) Allen of Kittery, Me., born 15 Sept. 1757. He died

5: IO: 1825. She died 15: I: 1839. Children born in Rochester

:

JAMES b. 30: I I : 1777; m. Content Winslow; rem. to Vassalboro,

Me.

TIMOTHY b. 25: 7: 1780; d. young.

DANIEL b. g: 5: 1781; d. 23: g: 1823.

RUTH b. 31: I: 1785; d. 12: 7: 1815.

LYDIA b. Ig: 3: 1800; m. Olney Thompson, Jr., of Pittsfield;

d. 16 March 1826.

FIFTH GENERATION

17. Joseph Meader (Joseph4, Joseph3, John2, Johnl), born 14

Nov. 1753, married (I) in Newington, 8 Aug. 1773, Abigail Field,

daughter of John and Mary, who was born 19 Jan. 1756 and died

15 Dec. 1784, (2) 18 March 1786, Elizabeth Gould, daughter of

Samuel and Mary of Berwick, Me., who was born 15 Sept. 1756.

He died in 1820. He seems to be the Joseph Meader of Rochester,

who was accepted as a Quaker. All rem. to Sandwich in 1807.

Children by first marriage.

HISTORY OF DURHAhi 28r

MARY b. 19:4: 1775; 111. James Varney.

VALENTINE b. 6: 8: 1777; m. Joanna

burg, Vt.

9 rem. to Ferris-

HANNAH b. 18: 3: 1760; m. Tobias Hanson, 2 May 1799.

JOSHUA b. 2: 8: 1782; m. Phebe Rogers; d. 27: 6: 1847.

Children by second marriage :

EZRA b. I Feb. 1787.

JOSEPH b. 22 Sept. 1788.

ENOS b. 3 April 1790.

ABIGAIL b. 17 Feb. 1792.

LYDIA b. 28 Dec. 1793.

H~TTY b. 14 Feb. 1796.

JOHN b. 3 Nov. 1797.

ELIZABETH b. 3 NOV. 1797.

EZEKIEL b. 15 March 1800; d. 1822.

18. Stephen Meader (John 4, Nicholas3, John2, Johnl), born

1758, married Rose Quimby of Newington. He was blind

several years. Was accidentally killed, 14 May 1819, by an

ox team passing over him. Lived in Durham.

JAMES d. young.

AARON m. I July 1830, Sarah Berry of Salem'; d. 1842.

20. JOHN m. Betsey Edgerly.

WILLIAM d. young.

JONATHAN m. Mary Foss; 1. in Newmarket.

REBECCA m. French; 1. in New Durham.

MARY m. Jacob Dam; 1. in Cambridgeport, Mass.

BETSEY and DEB&AH who both d. young.

19. Mark Meader (Danie14, Nicholas3, Johna, John') married

Hannah, daughter of Benjamin Bodge of Lee. He was taxed in

Durham from 1783 on. Children, so far as known, were:

EDWARD SARGENT b.7 May 1791; m. 12 July 1812, Clarissa

F. Morse; d. 24 Dec. 1866.

AARON twinto Edward. Killed in War of 1812.

HANNAH and three others.

SIXTH GENERATION

20. John Meader (Stephens, John4, Nicholas3, John2, Johnl),

born 1792, married, 15 Aug. 1813, Elizabeth Edgerly of Durham,

who was born in 1790 and died in 1854. He died 16 May 1833.

JAMES b. 1814; d. 1868, m. Mary Todd of Rowley, Mass.; 1.

in Newburyport. 3 ch.

WILLIAM b. 1815; m. Hannah E. Leighton of Strafford. He

was a farmer in Newmarket. I ch.

282 HISTORY OF DURHAM

21. STEPHEN b. I Jan. 1820; m. Mary J. Pinkham.

JOHN D. b. abt. 1822; m. Comfort Hill. I ch.

DUDLEY PRESCOTT b. 1824; m, Julia E. Hill.

SEVENTH GENERATION

21. Stephen Meader (Johns, Stephen", John4, Nicholas3,

Johns, Johnl), born I Jan. 1820, married Mary J. Pinkham of

Newmarket, who was born 31 Dec. 1823 and died 2 March 1907.

He built the present house on the farm where his father and

grandfather had lived and where his son, James D, Meader, now

lives. The farm includes a part of the old Edgerly estate. He

died 2g Oct. 1890.

MARY AUGUSTA b. 25 March 1845; m. Cyrus Rand of Newmarket.

JACOB G. b. 1847; d. 1869. Unm.

22. JAMES D. b. 31 Dec. 1851; m. Emma A. Perkins.

IDA J. b. 25 Dec. 1856; m. J. William Martin'of Newmarket.

EIGHTH GENERATION

22. James D. Meader (Stephen,' John6, Stephen,s John4,

Nicholas3, John2, Johnl) , born 31 Dec. 185 I, married, 7 Sept.

1869, Emma A, daughter of Daniel D. and Julia E. H. (Corson)

Perkins of Newmarket. Children are as follows:

FRED P. b. 25 Sept. 1872; m. 1893, Emma Reynolds.

ALICE M. b. 7 June 1876; m. 15 June 1895, Bela Kingman.

BLANCHE E. b. 27 Nov. 1878; m. 3 July 1902, Ernest R. Foss.

JULIA E. b. g Dec. 1883.

UNCLASSIFIED

m. 4 June 1755, Samuel Roberts and Lydia Meader.

m. 2 July 1767, John Williams and Sarah Meader, both of

Durham.

m. 2 July 1767, Daniel Randall and Charity Meader, both of

Durham.

m. g July 1777, Moses Meader, Jr., of Dyrham and Jane

Otis of Barrington.

m. I Aug. 1798, Nicholas Meader and Susanna York.

m. 8 Dec. 1803, Thomas Willey of Madbury and Mary

Meader.

----- Original Message -----
From: Dottie Hinrichs
To: 9kats
Sent: Tuesday, August 31, 2004 6:50 PM
Subject: Re: [NHROCKIN] VR's ofExeter,NH


I would be very happy if you would continue posting this very helpful
information. I have many records of the Meader and related families n Dover
and Durham but kaqy have missed some

Thanks,
Dottie
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Sent: Sunday, June 19, 2005 2:13 PM
Subject: [NHROCKIN] VR's ofExeter,NH


> Before I go ahead and post more VR's I'd like to ask if anyone finds this
> info useful? I also have VR's of Dover, NH; Durham, NH, New Castle, NH;
> Londonderry, NH, Strafford Co.NH, North Hampton, NH; and a few others.
> Thanks,
>
> Cheryl (Follansbee) Hoxie of Exeter, NH
> http://groups.yahoo.com/group/MAtoME-SeacoastGenealogy/
>
> ----- Original Message -----
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> HISTORY OF EXETER. 63
> BIRTHS, DEATHS AND MARRIAGES.
> FROM THE EARLIEST TOWN RECORDS.
> The following is a transcript from the earliest book of records
> of the town, and is not embodied in the preceding tables.
> A record of the births, marriages and deaths of children and
> others in Exeter as they are brought to the clerk of the writs from
> the 6'h of the first mo. (`48) or (`49.)
> 1. Joseph Cram the son of John Cram and Lide, aged about 15 years,
> departed this life, being drounded the 24th of June.
> 2. At the same time Joseph Duncom servant to Capt. Wiggen was
> drouned, being in the same canoe with the other.
> 3. Lidde Cram daughter of John Cram w&s born the 27th day of July
> Anno Dom. 1648.
> Mary Boulter daughter of Nathaniel and Grace Boulter was born about
> the middle of May Ano. Dom. 1648.
> Hanna Pettet daughter of Thomas and Christian Pettet was born the
> beginning of February Anno Dom. 1647.
> Thomas Roby son of Henry and Ruth Roby was born the f- day of
> March Anno Dom. 1645 or `46.
> John Roby son of Henry Roby and Ruth was born the 2 day of
> February An. Dom. 1648.
> Mercy Hall daughter of Ralph Hall aged about - year and a half
> departed this life in July, 1648.
> Hildea Hall daughter of Ralph and Mary Hail was born the 16th of
> April 1649.
> EXETER MARRIAGES, BIRTHS AND DEATHS.
> Taken from the records of old Norfolk County by William Smith,
> Esq., not on the town records.
> MARRIAGES.
> Nicholas Norris and Sarah Coxe ; 21 Jan,1664-5.
> Edward Smith and Mary Hall ; 1668.
> Anthony Stanyan and Ann Partridge ; 1 Jan. 1655-6.
> George Veasey and Mary Wiggin; 23 Jan. 1664.
> John Warren and Deborah Wilson; 21 Oct. 1650.
> Humphrey Wilson and Judith Hersey; 21 Dec. 1665.
>
> Cheryl (Follansbee) Hoxie of Exeter, NH
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