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0021. Lemuel Meader (1733 - a.1775) Gender: M
Born: January 31, 1733 in Nantucket, MA
Died: a.1775

0021. Lemuel Meader (1733 - a.1775)

Lemuel Meader, son of Daniel Meader (1698-1751) [0010] and Elizabeth Allen (b.1709), was born January 31, 1733 on Nantucket. He served in the French an Indian Wars and was with Colonel Timothy Bedell's Rangers when they surrendered at "The Cedars" above Montreal. He was taken prisoner with quite a large number of others. They were recovered by the American Army and taken in two boat loads. He served during the Revolution as a private in the New Hampshire Troops and is said to have died in the Army during the early Revolution.

The records [History of Durham, I, 279] showing that he married Sarah Worth in about 1757 may be incorrect. Nicholas Meader [0018], who also served in the Revolutionary War, married a Sarah Worth and named a child Sarah, which Lemuel Meader did not do.

The children of Lemuel Meader and perhaps Sarah Worth were:

0052 i. Francis Meader, born January 14, 1758 and died April 12, 1825.

0053 ii. Anne Meader, born April 9, 1759 and died June 12, 1840.

1334 iii. Miriam Meader, born March 8, 1762.

1335 iv. Abigail Meader, born January 22, 1762.

0054 v. Judith Meader, born December 13, 1765.

0055 vi. Lois Meader, born July 21, 1768.

vii. James Meader, who died May 12, 1771, aged about one year

0056 viii. Lemuel Meader, born April 12, 1771 and died May 19, 1839. He was twin to Elvira.

ix. Elvira Meader, born April 12, 1771 and died in her youth.

Lemuel Meader (AFN:WZ2W-KR) Sarah Worth (AFN:WZ2W-LX) ID: I25501 Born: 23 Sep 1732 Newbury, MA Death: 1 Oct 1823 in Durham, NH Married to Lemuel Meader in 1756 (LDS database: First 6 children are listed as born in Durham, NH Her Father: Richard WORTH (AFN:8XP2-7T) B: 27 May 1692 Nantucket, Nantucket, Massachusetts D: 15 Jun 1742 Nantucket, Mass. M: 20 Jul 1729 Nantucket, Nantucket, Massachusetts Her mother: Sarah HOAG (AFN:4F73-X0) B: 3 Aug 1708 Amesbury, Essex, Ma
- Alice Gedge as of 2004-11-24 The New Hampshire Genealogical Record (reprint: Heritage Books, Bowie MD 1988) Vol 4, p,66, Friends Records Dover, NH Monthly Meeting
(2009-06-09 13:10:56 Glenn Meader)
Both Lemuel and Nicholas [0018](4/22/1749) married women named "Sarah Worth" and the two Sarahs were cousins. The Sarah Worth (b. 5/23/1721) who married Nicholas Meader (on 4/22/1749 in Dover, NH) was the daughter of William Worth and Mary Butler. (William and Mary were married in Nantucket.) The Sarah Worth (b. 9/23/1732) who married Lemuel Meader (in 1757) was the daughter of Richard Worth and Sarah Hoag. (Richard and Sarah married in Nantucket). Richard Worth and William Worth were brothers (sons of John Worth and Miriam Gardner), making the two Sarahs cousins.
- Melissa Block
(2011-02-22 12:57:01 Glenn Meader)