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0062. Stephen Meader (1782 - 1856) Gender: M
Born: 1782
Died: 1856

0062. Stephen Meader (1782 - 1856)
Stephen Meader, son of Benjamin Meader (1736-1827) [0022] and Patience Varney Hanson (1741-1825), was born in Rochester, NH December 19, 1782. He moved to Vermont and died February 20, 1856, in his 74th year. On August 30, 1804 he married Sarah Whitehouse, daughter of Jonathan and Mehitable Whitehouse, who was born April 17, 1780 and died June 29, 1858, in her 79th year and three months after her husband. He was a farmer. Both were members of the Society of Friends. According to A. A. Meader, he was:
“a man much respected in the community, careful to discharge his social and religious duties. His house was a resting place for the weary, especially for those engaged in promoting the Redeemer's Kingdom, many of whom often partook of his kind hospitality. During his last illness, which was attended with much bodily suffering, he was never heard to complain but often expressed his hope in the Blessed Savior. As he drew near to the close of life his hope and trust evidently increased, for on one occasion he said to a friend, ‘I have none to trust in but my Dear Savior.'"
His wife was of a meek and quiet spirit, manifesting a true Christian interest not only for the members of her own family but for all with whom she mingled. Her health for many years had been much impaired, depriving her of the privilege of meeting her friends in their religious meetings, yet not abating her interest in spiritual things. She often attended to her final close, summing up all in the expression, "The will of the Lord be done, whether in life or death."
The children of Stephen Meader and Sarah Whitehouse were:

0154 i. Tobias Meader, born October 18, 1805 and died November 12, 1889.
0155 ii. Hanson Meader, born March 28, 1808 and died September 13, 1869.
1425 iii. Jonathan Meader, born June 26, 1810 and died April 20, 1833.
0156 iv. Levi Meader, born February 4, 1813 and died September 25, 1885.
v. James Meader, born January 18, 18116 and died in July, 1816.
1426 vi. Asa Meader, born March 17, 1817 and died March 13, 1890. He was unmarried.
0157 vii. Mehitable Meader, born August 17, 1820 and died December 15, 1862.
0158 viii. Benjamin Meader, born December 17, 1822 and died February 20, 1892.

Stephen Meader