0022. Benjamin Meader (1736 1827)

Benjamin Meader, son of Daniel Meader (1698-1751) [0010] and Elizabeth Allen (b.1709), was born April 23, 1736, probably on Nantucket, and died April 6, 1827, probably in Rochester, NH, just before his 90th birthday. [His gravestone at Meader Heritage Farm indicates he died at age 91.] On June 23, 1762 he married Patience Varney Hanson at Dover, NH. She was born April 12, 1741 the daughter of Tobias Hanson and Judith Varney, and she died March. 22, 1825. The couple settled at Rochester. The 1790 Census shows Benjamin Meader living in Rochester with a family of three adult males, two males under 16 and three females.

The children of Benjamin Meader and Patience Hanson were:
0057 i. Hannah Meader, born April 27, 1763 and died January 15, 1851.
0058 ii. Mary Meader, born January 2, 1765 and died in March, 1840.
0059 iii. Tobias Meader, born May 1, 1767 and died January 18, 1794.
0060 iv. Micajah Meader, born August 24, 1769 and died June 16, 1850.
1336 v. Hanson Meader, born September 26, 1772.
0061 vi. Judith Meader, born August 12, 1776 and died March 30. 1855.
0062 vii. Stephen Meader, born December 19, 1782 and died February 20, 1856.
0063 viii. Ephraim Meader, born December 11, 1785 and died April 26, 1871.