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0197. Burton Hathaway Meader (1805 - 1879)
Born: 1805
Died: 1879

0197. Burton Hathaway Meader (1805 - 1879)
Burton Hathaway Meader, son of James Meader (1779-1829) [0096] and Susannah Hathaway (d.1806), was born August 5, 1805 and died April 17, 1879, both in Easton, NY. He had a home and a few acres in Easton between his father's farm and Meadow View Hatchery on the Cheese Factory Road. He was a skilled stonemason and had charge of a gang in building the stonework on the Erie Canal's Champlain Bridge. A fieldstone bridge he built before the Civil War was still in use in 1966 on the State Road between Greenwich and Cambridge.
He married Mary Annie Chapin, born April 15, 1812 and died December 14, 1846, daughter of Luke Chapin and Mary Thompson and descendant of Samuel Chapin (1598-1675), a founder of Springfield, MA and a leader in the Puritan church. A statue of him by Augustus Saint-Gaudens was dedicated in Springfield in 1887.
After Mary Meader's death, Burton's sister Elizabeth, who was unmarried, took charge of the household and raised his large and active family. Two Bibles belonging to Elizabeth Meader, dated 1761 and 1830, were given by Byron Meader Herrington to the Meader Family Association.
The children of Burton Meader and Mary Chapin were:

1694 i. Mary Thompson Meader, born in 1831 and died in 1909.
1695 ii. Clinton Crary [sic] Meader, born in 1833 and died in 1853.
0330 iii. James Chapin Meader, born in 1835 and died in 1914.
0331 iv. Edward Meader, born in 1837 and died in 1917.
0332 v. William Luke Meader, born in 1838 and died in 1913.
0333 vi. Ellen Maria Meader, born in 1841 and died in 1930.
0334 vii. Cornelia Agnes Meader, born June 2, 1845 and died June 13, 1932.