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0095. John Meader (1797 - 1874) Gender: M
Born: 1797
Died: 1874

0095. John Meader (1797 - 1874)
John Meader, son of Nicholas Meader (1754-1836) [0035] and Rachel Allen (1756-1842), was born on Nantucket October 22, 1797 and died July 29, 1874. He married Maria Washburn, daughter of Amaziah and Mary Washburn. A blacksmith, born in 1789 and died January 11, 1879. He lived on Nantucket, but he was persuaded by his brother Reuben [0094] to move to North Easton, MA. He soon left there, however, since his yearnings for his sea-girt home were too strong to resist.
He and his wife were sincere Christians [Society of Friends], manifesting great kindness to all.
On July 29, 1874 he finished shoeing a horse at five in the evening and complained of not feeling well. At six he was found dead in his blacksmith's shop by his son-in-law, Reuben B. Joy. He was 76 years of age and had excellent qualities of character. He was much esteemed by the townspeople.
The children of John Meader and Maria Washburn were:

1162 i. Daniel A. Webster Meader, born in 1831. He went to California in 1848-9 and in 1889 returned with Thomas Meader [0090] of Copperopolis [not in atlas, near Stockton, CA], his first visit home.
0196 ii. Maria Meader, born April 28, 1832.
- Barney Records, 183