I’m not related to any member of this family.
Facts you should know about the early census records –
All census records [1790 – 1840] prior to the 1850 census ONLY listed the head of household; whether male or female.
NO specific age was stated for any family member
NO place of birth was stated – city, state, or country
NO city, town, or village is stated – only the county; however some census takers listed the township
NO street address was stated
NO marital status was stated – single, married, widowed, or divorced
NO family relationship was stated – brother, sister, cousin, son, daughter, wife, inlaw, etc…
NO occupation was stated
NO parental birthplaces are stated
NO race was stated [but assume “white”]
1850, 1860 & 1870 census records do not show family relationships, marital status or parental birthplaces.
Step children are not enumerated as “step” children
Adopted children are not enumerated as “adopted”
Grand children are not enumerated as “grand children”
Orphaned children were not enumerated as "orphan"
Immigration date is not recorded
1850 is the 1st census that shows all family members
1880 is the 1st census that shows parental birthplaces and family relationships +++
George Henry Meador
Birth: Sep. 1, 1838
Death: Feb. 8, 1904
Son of Nathaniel & Katherine "Purdue" Meador. Husband of Lucy Ann "Boothe" Meador married Feb. 24, 1867 in Barry County, MO. He was a farmer and served on the Horner School Board, he was also a member of the Corenth Baptist Church. The father of Joanna, Dora Elizabeth, Willie, James,, Alice, Mary Belle, Emily Jane, Eli Newton, Edna Columbia, Lewis Elburn, Clarence Edwin & Fredrick Austin Meador. Obit: When the spirit of George Meador took its departure Monday morning at 8:00 o'clock, a good citizen was dead. He died of pneumonia and leaves a wife and eight children to mourn his death. The remains were laid to rest Tuesday, in the Corinth Cemetery. The family have our heartfelt sympathy in their bereavement.
Newspaper Cassville Democrat
Date February 13, 1904, Saturday
Nathaniel Meador (1818 - 1862)
Katherine Perdue Meador (1820 - 1857)
Lucy Ann Boothe Meador (1845 - 1911)
Joanna Meador Henbest (1867 - 1949)
Dora Elizabeth Meador Stubblefield (1869 - 1960)
Mary Belle Meador Skelton (1874 - 1964)
Elihu Newton Meador (1878 - 1959)
Edna Columbia Meador Wormington (1880 - 1920)
Lewis Elbern Meador (1881 - 1975)
Clarence Edwin Meador (1883 - 1922)
Fredrick Austin Meador (1886 - 1976)
Name: Lucie Meador
Age in 1910: 65
Birth Year: abt 1845
Home in 1910: Flat Creek, Barry, Missouri
Relation to Head of House: Mother
Marital Status: Widowed
Clarence Meador 27, MO
Lucie Meador 65, MO - 12 children & 9 living
Lucy doed -
d. December 28, 1911 in Barry county, MO
Her death cert may be viewed here -
Missouri Death Records
Death certificates for Missouri 1910-1962 deaths can be downloaded and printed out for FREE, at this site:
- - Birth & Death records for Missouri began in 1910 - -http://www.sos.mo.gov/archives/resources/deathcertificates
ARK Vital Records -
ARK required birth & death registrations = 1914
ARK began to issue birth & death certificates = 1914
Are there any restrictions to ordering these records??? Yes, we have eligibility requirements for each record type. Death records over 50 years old are open and do not have restrictions.
How far back do the marriage records go = 1917
Stanley Elmore Meador applied for SAR [Sons of the American Revolution] membership on Aug. 11, 1921 Illinois chapter. He claimed that he is the great g/son of Isham Meador.
Isham 1st married - Biddy Bradshaw 1-25- 1782 in Bedford county, VA and 2nd Mrs. Martha Sullivan on 5-9-1817 in TN.
Name: Isham Meador
Birth: 20 Mar 1762 - Bedford, Virginia
Death: 2 Mar 1840 - Smith, Tennessee
Search "google.com" for Sons of the American Revolution and you might find his membership application.