0088. Susan Meader (1808 1843)

Susan Meader, daughter of William Meader (1750-1829) [0031] and Widow Phebe Tripp (1763-1848), was born in New Bedford, MA August 18, 1808 and died August 16, 1843. On June 16, 1827 she married Edward Colesworthy Barnard, son of James and Hepsabeth (Colesworthy) (Bunker) Barnard. He was lost off Point Albino on Lake Erie in a heavy gale, while sailing on the schooner Pennsylvania.

Susan Meader and both her daughters were schoolteachers. The family apparently lived in Buffalo, NY, and it is assumed that Susan Meader died there.

The children of Susan Meader and Edward Barnard were:
i. Susan Rosamond Barnard, born February 13, 1829. In September, 1847 she married Milton Gray of Buffalo. She taught the English Branches [sic] and music for years in the Buffalo public schools. The couple had two children.
ii. Alice Freeborn Barnard, born May 12, 1830 and died of heart disease June 14, 1881. On October 13, 1851 she married Benjamin P. Hollister, son of John and Mary A. Hollister. She taught in Buffalo several years before her marriage. She was a lady of refined and delicate tastes, gentle and loving in her disposition. The couple had two children.