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0154. Tobias Meader (1805 - 1889)
Born: 1805
Died: 1889

0154. Tobias Meader (1805 - 1889)
Tobias Meader, son of Stephen Meader (1782-1856) [0062] and Sarah Whitehouse (1780-1858), was born in Rochester, NH October 18, 1805 and died there November 12, 1889, in his 85th year. December 3, 1835 he married Phebe Hoag Meader [1531], daughter of Valentine Meader [0106] and Phebe Hoag, his fifth cousin. She was born May 4, 1816 and died December 20, 1864. The couple lived in Meaderboro. The Rochester Courier of November 15, 1889 carried an obituary:
“He died at the residence of Job Varney at Chestnut Hill, aged 84 years. He was born at the homestead in Meaderboro, where his father and grandfather [Benjamin [22] ] lived before him. When a young man he went to Dover and established himself in the grocery business. He remained in the business until 1853 when he sold out and went on a farm in Meaderboro, remaining there until 1870, For a year after that he was associated with his son in the tailoring business, but finally he sold out and for twelve years made his home with Job Varney. In January, 1888 he was paralyzed in his right side and ever after was an invalid. Every care was bestowed on him by Mr. Varney's family, and his last days were made as pleasant as possible. He was a member of the Friends Society, and he was held in high esteem by all.”
The children of Tobias Meader and Phebe Hoag Meader were:

0281 i. James John Meader, born March 29, 1840.
ii. Henrietta Hinsdale Meader, born in March, 1851 and died in November of that year.