When I started posting I began with bio's of my ancestors. Two ancestor I forgot to include were my ggg-grandparents Samuel Jephtha Meader and Sarah Ann Scribner. He was born July 9, 1818 in Ferrisburg, Vermont and died March 25, 1900 in Madrid, Boone County, Iowa. His parents were Joel and Rebecca Meader. He spent part of his childhood in or near Farnham, Canada. Sometime around 1841 he married Sarah Scribner somewhere in Ohio. They had six children. Her year of birth would be around 1824. One or two sources of indicated that she was born in Moses Pike, Ohio. Also at least one source gives the birthplace of one of Samuel's brother's wife as Moses Pike. I have yet to find any indication of that town existing. Samuel and his family lived for about ten years in Henry County, Iowa. In 1854 they traveled to Polk County, Iowa. Sarah died, as I mentioned, in 1860 in Mitchellville, Polk County, Iowa. In 1872 he married Nancy Higbee. He died in 1900 in Madrid, Iowa. His son John Edwards is my gg-grandfather. The picture shows taxes Samuel paid while living in Henry County, Ohio in 1851 and 1853.