Thomas Meador [15047]
Sarah Unknown [15048]
(Abt 1600-Abt 1655)
Bartholomew Hoskins [35984]
Mira Dorcas Isham [35985]
Thomas Meador Jr. [15045]
Sarah Hoskins [15046]
John Meador [15042]


Family Links

1. Elizabeth White [15043]

2. Mary "Ann" Awbrey [15044]

John Meador [15042]

  • Born: 1658, Lancaster County, Virginia
  • Marriage (1): Elizabeth White [15043] about 1677
  • Marriage (2): Mary "Ann" Awbrey [15044] after 1694
  • Died: May 14, 1721, Essex County, Virginia at age 63

bullet  General Notes:

It was the custom to name male children using biblical names starting with "J", at least in the Meador family. This practice continued for several generations and although it has been confusing, it does serve to identify this family.

SRC: Southern Familes Genealogies #1, 1600-1800 - Historical Southern Families Vol IV, Meador-Meadows of Essex County, Virginia.

"John Meador married Elizabeth White, daughter of Richard White. On Dec 10, 1695 he divided his land among his children. He described himself as "John Meadors, widow, in the county of Essex, for the love I have for my children by my wife to be divided equally between them, as near as I can divide it. To my son Richard Meador and my son John Meador, land by John Evans; land on the east side of great branch to my son Hope Meador; to my daughter Rachael Meador 105 acres bought of Edward Thacker also land given me by my father-in-law, Richard White, land also to daughters Elizabeth and Esther Meador. . ."

John was born about 1658 married Elizabeth White. Elizabeth died on August 17, 1694. John married second unknown Awbrey. On December 10, 1695, in anticipation of a second marriage, John made a deed of gift to his seven children He is listed in court records in Essex County, Virginia as John Meador Senior. John and his family lived in Farnham Parish of Essex County, Virginia on the south side of the Rappahannock River. His will was probated November 23, 1721 in Essex County. Will: "I give to my son Thomas Meador one shilling; I give my daughter, Rachale Jodan, one shilling; to my daughter Elize Armstrong, one shilling; to my daughter Dinah Tribbile, one shilling; my desire is that my five sons shall keep their own guns without appraisal. I give to my daughter Mary Meador one gold ring. I give to my son Jones Meador a small piece of land joining upon Thomas Evan's and running up to church road that goes by my house then up a long road a small course until it comes to the fork of the branch where it began and from the fork to the first beginning and the rest of my land I give to the other four sons to be equally divided with all my houses and orchards thereon belonging and I do appoint my two sons Jobe and Jason Meador my executor. I give my son Joshua Meador one chest not to be appraised and the rest of my estate to be equally divided among my children and I do leave my two youngest sons to be of age at seventeen and I do leave my son Jonas Meador to look after them for three years and that my will not be in force 'til my decease as witness by my hand and seal this 17th day of October, 1721. Estate 3, 1717-22 C. 7283, pp. 284-5.


John married Elizabeth White [15043], daughter of Richard White [15058] and Addra Unknown [20693], about 1677. (Elizabeth White [15043] was born in 1660 in Essex County, Virginia and died on Aug 17, 1694.)


John next married Mary "Ann" Awbrey [15044] after 1694. (Mary "Ann" Awbrey [15044] was born in 1678 and died in Oct 1721 in Essex, Caroline County, Virginia.)

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