0015. Joseph Meader (1719 1796)

Joseph Meader, son of Joseph Meader (1681-1759) [0005] and Charity Nason (b.1682), was born on Nantucket October 24, 1719, and he died at Rochester, NH in 1796 at 77 years of age. He moved to Durham, NH with his family in 1724 and was living there in 1763. He was a farmer and carpenter. His wife, Widow Martha (Marshall) Appleby, had a son Thomas by her first marriage, who lived in England in 1763.

He was considered wealthy, and after the English custom he left all his property to his eldest son, George, who squandered it and was reduced to beggary. Joseph Meader spent his last days with his son, Joseph.

The children of Joseph Meader and Martha Appleby were:
0041 i. George Meader, born September 26, 1746.
1321 ii. Ruth Meader, born November 24, 1748.
1322 iii. Elizabeth Meader, born October 12, 1750.
0042 iv. Joseph Meader, born November 14, 1753 and died June 16, 1820.
1323 v. Patience Meader [according to tradition].