0035. Nicholas Meader (1754 1856)

Nicholas Meader, son of John Meader (1713-1797) [0012] and Hannah Stewart (1736-1798), was born in Nantucket on August 17, 1754 and died December 22, 1836, in his 83rd year. On March 14, 1776 he married Rachel Allen, daughter of John and Rachel Allen, who was born October 31, 1756 and died November 22, 1842, in her 87th year.

Nicholas Meader was captain of a vessel that he owned. He traded between New York and the West Indies until he became quite wealthy. Previous to 1779 his father moved from Newtown to his farm in Polpis [not in atlas], a few miles from Nantucket. Nicholas moved into his father's house on Orange St., Newtown, Nantucket on May 18, 1779 when he was 24 and his father was 65. The land around the house was fenced in 1782 at a cost of $14. The 1790 Census records Nicholas Meader living in Nantucket with a family of one adult male, four males under 16, and 3 females.

After the death of Nathan [0091], Nicholas' son, the house was sold. By 1900 the house had been sold twice since the death of John Meader [0095], and in that year it was owned by a Folger.

The children of Nicholas Meader and Rachel Allen, all probably born in Nantucket, were:
1356 i. Reuben Meader, born February 16, 1777 and died February 8, 1794.
1357 ii. Rachel Meader, born June 18, 1779 and died two days later.
0089 iii. George B. Meader, born November 2, 1780 and died June 4, 1836.
0090 iv. Thomas Meader, born September 7, 1782 and died December 17, 1829.
0091 v. Nathan Meader, born July 18, 1784 and died August 12, 1867.
0092 vi. Mary Meader, born July 19, 1786 and died July 1, 1867.
1358 vii. Anna Meader, born September 22, 1788 and died August 17, 1872.
1359 viii. Jonathan Meader, born September 1, 1790 and died March 28, 1871, in his 81st year.
0093 ix. Samuel Meader, born January 12, 1793.
0094 x. Reuben Meader, born November 22, 1794 and died November 4, 1881.
0095 xi. John Meader, born October 22, 1797 and died July 29, 1874.