This is the tombstone for Samuel Jeptha Meader. He is one of my ggg-grandfathers. He was born in Vermont in 1818 and died in Iowa in 1900. He is buried at the Hopkins Grove Cemetery in Union Township, Polk County, Iowa. He was born in Vermont, lived for several years in Canada, married Sarah Scribner in Henry County, Ohio where he had a farm, and moved to Iowa in the mid-1850's. He had six children. One of the them John Edward would be my gg-grandfather. Sarah died in 1860 and he remarried in the early 1870's to Nancy Higby.