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Meador, McHenry

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Meador, McHenry
March 07, 2007 08:46PM
Kentucky: A History of the State, Battle, Perrin, & Kniffin, 3rd ed.,
1885, Breckinridge County.

McHENRY MEADOR was born December 7, 1827, in Bedford County, Va. When
about two years of age he was brought to Kentucky by his parents, who
located in Breckinridge County. His father, John C. Meador, was also a
native of Bedford County, and was born June 10, 1804. He was a farmer and
merchant, and for several yers kept hotel at Big Spring. In 1854 he moved
to California and lived for ten years at Marysville, engaged in the livery
and teaming business; returning to Big Spring he retired from active life,
and there died September 17, 1875. He was a son of Lee Meador, who was
also a native of Virginia and of Irish descent. John C. Meador was twice
married; first December 7, 1825, to Miss Sarah Board, also of Virginia.
To them two sons were born: McHenry and James B. His second marriage
occurred December 12, 1836, to Mrs. Nancy Hall. McHenry Meador has also
been twice married; first, April 5, 1849, to Sarah McCans, daughter of
Alexander and Lucinda (Lowery) McCans. His second marriage was on December
23, 1858, with Mrs. Mary McCans, daughter of O. C. and Hannah (Fulton)
Richardson. Their children are Sally M. (Jones), M. Ida (Jackson) and
Nettie. McHenry Meador began life in the grocery business, and after a
short time engaging in merchandising and farming on a large scale, besides
dealing extensively in stock and tobacco, in which he has been for over
forty years engaged. By close attention to business and the exercise of
sound discretion in trading, he has now become the owner of over 1,200
acres of fine land, besides a good store well stocked with marketable
goods, aggregating in value to about $4,000 or $6,000, and a number of
tenement houses; in politics he is a Democrat.
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