September 5, 1957
This Article Appeared In The Times
But Was Not Actually Titled Calís Column
Transcribed by Timothy R. Meador, Jr.
††††††† On Saturday, August 24th, quite a number of the members of the Meador family met at the home of Roscoe Meador, a retired rural letter carrier, of Red Boiling Springs, Tenn., to the number of about 80 persons, nearly all of whom were related to the Meador family either by marriage or by blood.† A big dinner was spread on long tables in the side yard under the shelter of trees.† The dinner was in abundance and consisted of good foods as: Beans, potatoes, salads, mutton, beef, deer steak, fried chicken, corn on the cob, tomatoes, melons, cakes and pies of nearly every sort and many other things to eat and was much enjoyed by those who met to talk over other days and to enjoy the fellowship of one another.
††††††† Roscoe Meador is the son of Ira Meador, the son of Pleasant Meador, the son of Ira Meador, the son of John Meador, the son of Jonas Meador.† The Meador family came from England to America about 1610 and settled in Lancaster County, Virginia and acquired large landed estates, which they willed to their children.
††††††† Ira Meador, the son of John Meador, was born Sept. 25, 1769, was a member of a family of ten children.† Ira married Sarah Brown and came to Smith County, Tennessee, although seven of their 11 children were born in Virginia.† They settled a mile east of the present site of Lafayette on a large tract of land.† Pleasant G. Meador, son of Ira, was born June 2, 1805, in Virginia, being the seventh child and was two years of age when the family came to Tenn.† He married Anne Colbreath, daughter of William Colbreath, from Rockingham, Scotland.† To this union were born: Hugh Meador, who died young; Sarah Jane Meador, who married Don Dixon Carlos Smith, parents of Elder William Henry Smith, noted Baptist minister; Mary Elizabeth Meador, married Dr. T. J. Howser and became the parents of a large family, among whom were Dr. Hugh and Dr. Dick Howser; Silas Brown Meador, married Mary Elizabeth East, parents of ten children, among whom is Dr. William Smith Meador; Ira Meador, who married Mary Elizabeth Tuck and became the parents of Roscoe Meador.† These families lived in the Third Civil District of Macon County, on Dry Branch of Long Fork Creek.