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0156. Levi Meader (1813 - 1885)
Born: 1813
Died: 1885

0156. Levi Meader (1813 - 1885)
Levi Meader, son of Stephen Meader (1782-1856) [0062] and Sarah Whitehouse (1780-1858), was born in Rochester, NH February 4, 1813 and died there September 25, 1885. He married Amanda Eastman of Peacham, VT, then 20 years old, on December 24, 1837, and they lived in Meaderboro, NH. She died on March 24, 1888. In 1851 they moved to Gonic Village, where they and their descendants continued homes. [Further anecdotal material in Genealogy of NH., II, 582-3.]
He was a farmer, according to Sinnett, and he had a manufactory at Rochester. He was a genial hearted man full of sly humor which bubbled over in spite of himself. He enjoyed a joke or witticism keenly and was quick with a rejoinder. He liked nothing better than to lat aside for the time his Quaker coat and have a friendly wrestling bout with whoever had the temerity to tackle him, and he seldom came off second. He took great interest in town affairs, and was an energetic and influential worker in politics. He was twice elected to represent the town in the state legislature.
The children of Levi Meader and Amanda Eastman were:

1620 i. Stephen Chase Meader, born December 14, 1840 and died June 3, 1915.
0283 ii. Valentine E. Meader, born July 8, 1842.
0284 iii. Charles H. Meader, born March 10, 1844.
1622 iv. Sarah F. Meader, born in Rochester June 23, 1845.
0285 v. George E. Meader, born in Rochester February 4, 1847.
1623 vi. Julia E. Meader, born in Rochester August 22, 1848.
0286 vii. John Eastman Meader, born in Rochester August 29, 1850.
viii. Benjamin H. Meader, born in Gonic October 22, 1853 and died December 7, 1855.
1024 ix. Walter Sidney Meader, born March 11, 1857 and died in February, 1938.
- AAMeader, #124
- Genealogy of NH, II:582-3

Levi Meader and wife, Amanda Eastman

Sons of Levi Meader, L to R: Valentine, Walter, Stephen, John