Transcribed from History of Labette County, Kansas and its Representative Citizens, ed. & comp. by Hon. Nelson Case. Pub. by Biographical Publishing Co., Chicago, Ill. 1901

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Andrew W. Meador

ANDREW W. MEADOR, a highly respected citizen and farmer of Labette county, Kansas, has been living far the past few months in section 20, North township. He was born in Sumner county, Tennessee, in 1841, and is a son of Christopher and Vermilia (Snider) Meador.

Christopher Meador was born in Virginia, in 1800, and was a farmer all his life. His wife was born in Virginia, in 1810. They reared the following children, namely: William; Elmore; Sarah; Rose; James; Elizabeth; Henry; and Andrew W.

Andrew W. Meador lived in Tennessee until the beginning of the Civil War, when he enlisted in Company D, 52d Reg., Ky. Mounted Infantry. He served eighteen months, during which time he saw hard, active service. After the close of the war, Mr. Meador located at Franklin, Kentucky, where he lived until he moved to Kansas, in 1872. He spent the winter of 1872 and the spring of 1873 in Parsons. His next move was to Neosho township, where he lived until 1877. He then sold his farm, and went to Montana, where he operated a brick yard for one year, and then returned to Labette county. He rented the old Taylor farm in North township, and lived there for fifteen years. In 1895 Mr. Meador moved to Parsons. In 1890 he bought his present home in section 20, North township, where he has since resided, and has successfully carried on general farming.

Mr. Meador married Eliza Payne, who was born in Sumner county, Tennessee, in 1839. She is a daughter of J. C. and Jane (West) Payne. J. C. Payne was born in 1812, and he and his wife were natives of Tennessee. They reared the following children, namely: Eliza, the wife of Mr. Meador; Mary; William; Franklin; Sarah; Emma; and Robert. Mr. and Mrs. Meador have been blessed with eight children, namely: Minnie L., wife of William Wood, now living in Parsons; Mattie, who married William Morning, a carpenter of Parsons; Robert, who married Rosa Williams, of Parsons; Lizzie, the wife of Lee Jackson, living in Kentucky; Charles, a carpenter; Millie; and Joseph and Walter, deceased.

Mr. Meador makes a specialty of raising poultry and small fruits, in which he is very successful. He is a Republican, in politics, and has served on the school board in North township for four years. He is a member of the G. A. R., Parsons Post, No. 81. Religiously, he is a member of the Methodist church. Mr. Meador is well known in Labette county, where he has many warm friends.