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0298. Paul Nason Meader (1824 - 1899)
Born: 1824
Died: 1899

0298. Paul Nason Meader (1824 - 1899)
Paul Nason Meader, son of Elisha Meader (1788-1877) [0165] and Susan Smith (1790-1831), was born June 27, 1824 at Warren, NH and died March 2, 1899.
He began married life as a farmer on Colby Hill in Center Haverhill. Here in 1856-1858 he built the house still standing a hundred years later, Franklin Kezer [who must have been his sister Mahala's father-in-law] being the carpenter. In 1866 he moved to the Daniel Morse place on the County Road for one year; then he purchased the Solon Swift farm at North Haverhill, and the new house owned by J. G. Blood on the right side of the road next the farm.
Around 1870 the property was purchased by his son, Marlin [0427]. Paul Meader had in the meantime purchased the James Glynn farm, next above, from his brother Moses [0301]. Both he [presumably Paul] and his wife died there.
At North Haverhill he also engaged in lumbering, owning in company with J. G. Blood the Swasey sawmill at North Haverhill village. Besides this he was interested later in starch-making in company with General John Bedel at Bath, NH, and with J. W. Jackson and his brother Daniel [0299]. Paul was the managing agent for the concern, called the North Haverhill Starch Company. The mill was situated on the Swasey Brook below the present [mid-twentieth century] grist mill.
In early life Paul Meader became a member of the Free Baptist Church and never made a change. Whether in political connection or otherwise, throughout life he was a stanch advocate of the temperance cause. He was also a charter member of the Pink Granite Grange. Before the birth of the Republican Party he was an Abolitionist and Free Soiler. In 1856 he voted the Republican ticket for the first time.
He married:

1) Elizabeth Gage Carleton, daughter of Isaac Carleton and Abigail Merrill, in April, 1848. She was born at Bath, NH November 26, 1823 and died October 18, 1874. The wedding was at the Carleton homestead, County Road, Center Haverhill. Priest William R. Delano officiated. Both were faithful members of the Free Will Baptist Church. She was a pupil in the district schools of Haverhill and at Newbury Seminary. She taught in district schools before her marriage.

The children of Paul Meader and Elizabeth Carleton were:

0427 i. Marlin Silas Meader, born November 30, 1849 and died February 12, 1913.
ii. Arthur Merrill Meader, born at the old house, Colby Hill, Center Haverhill, on January 3, 1855 and died March 3, 1858.
0428 iii. Abigail Susan Meader, born July 14, 1856.
0429 iv. Moses Arthur Meader, born October 3, 1858.
2) Luthera L. Wilmot Howe on April 22, 1876, She was born in Benton, NH February 7, 1840 and died March 15, 1878. She was daughter of Samuel Howe and Mirab Rowe of Benton. She was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church of North Haverhill. They had no children.

3) Phebe Howe, sister of his second wife, on April 1, 1880. She was born at Benton February 14, 1835 and died February 11, 1903. She was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church at Benton. Their child, an infant daughter, was born and died at North Haverhill in 1881.