Joel Meader and Rebecca Austin Meader (gggg-grandparents on my mother's side)
- Joel Meader was born 1781 in Durham, Strafford County, New Hampshire
to David Meader and Sarah Bean. Rebecca Austin was born 1778 in Berwick, York County, Maine to Andrew Austin and Mary Hoag. They were married in New Hampshire in 1801, went to Vermont, and then to Canada and finally coming to Elkhart County, Indiana
in 1838. They had eight children. Joel probably died in Elkhart County before 1850 and Rebecca moved back to live with a daughter in St. Lawrence County, New York where she probably died. Their son Samuel was my great-great-great grandfather. The picture shows an 1825 Canadian census of Joel Meader.