John Edward Meader married Emma Young in Polk County, Iowa in 1869. I come to find out later that his was not the first marriage involving these two families. John Edward had a sister by the name of Martha who was a few years older than him. Emma's mother and father (John S. and Mary B.C. Young) had an aunt, Sarah Young, who married a Richard McClay and one of their sons was named James. In 1854 the Meader family and the McClay family traveled together with other families from Wayne County, Indiana to Polk County, Iowa. In 1862 in Polk County Martha married James. He was about 15 years older than she was. I believe the main reason Emma Young and her family moved to Polk County is because the McClays were living there. The map shows the locations of John S. Young's farm and the farm of James (J.Y.) McClay in Franklin Township, Polk County.