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1016. Valentine Meader (1810 - 1893)
Born: 1810
Died: 1893

1016. Valentine Meader (1810 - 1893)
Valentine Meader, son of Joel Meader (1781-a.1870) [0123] and Rebecca Austin (  -  ), was born April 12, 1810 in Ferrisburg, VT and died in Madrid, Boone, IA December 6, 1893. He probably traveled from Ferrisburg to Farnham, Quebec with his parents in the late 1820s, from there to Pennsylvania where his first son was born, and then west. He is listed in the 1840 Census as then in Elkhart County, IN. The family, including the first five children, is listed there in the 1850 Census. In the 1860 Census he was in Madison Township, Polk County, IA. He seems to have been nicknamed "Hal" in Iowa.
He married a Sarah, born about 1818 in Ireland and died December 24, 1886. The couple are buried in the Hopkins Grove Cemetery of Madrid.
The children of Valentine and Sarah Meader were:

2461 i. David Meader, born in PA in 1837 and died in IA April 28, 1860.
1042 ii. Elizabeth Meader, born May 5, 1839.
2462 iii. Rebecca Meader, born in 1841 in Indiana.
2463 iv. Margaret J. Meader, born in 1846 in Indiana.
1037 v. James A. Meader, born in 1848 in Indiana.
1201 vi. Alexander Meader, born in 1851 in Indiana.
1171 vii. Sarah Meader, born August 23, 1852 in Indiana.
1038 viii. Charles Meader, born March 4, 1855 in Iowa.
2466 ix. Martha Meader, born about 1860 in Iowa.
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