James Richard Meador

Brief Life History of James Richard

When James Richard Meador was born in 1854, in Smith, Texas, United States, his father, Thomas Meador, was 39 and his mother, Elizabeth Jane Hill, was 21. He married Cicily Cornelia Curtis on 5 October 1875, in Smith, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He died in 1885, in Smith, Texas, United States, at the age of 31.

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James Richard Meador
Cicily Cornelia Curtis
Marriage: 5 October 1875
Mary Elizabeth Meador
Ora Josephine Meador
Bolie Adams Meador

Sources (6)

  • James Meadows in household of Thos Meadows, "United States Census, 1860"
  • J R Meador, "Texas, County Marriage Records, 1837-1965"
  • James Meadors in entry for Baley Adams Meadors, "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976"

World Events (7)

1861 · Texas Secedes from the United States

On February 1, 1861, Texas seceded from the United States. On March 2, 1861, they had joined with the Confederate States of America.


Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

1865 · Juneteenth (Slaves Were Freed)

"On June 19, 1865, Gordon Granger (Union Major) read General Orders, No. 3 to the people of Galveston. The statement was written as follows: ""The people of Texas are informed that, in accordance with a proclamation from the Executive of the United States, all slaves are free. This involves an absolute equality of personal rights and rights of property between former masters and slaves, and the connection heretofore existing between them becomes that between employer and hired labor. The freedmen are advised to remain quietly at their present homes and work for wages. They are informed that they will not be allowed to collect at military posts and that they will not be supported in idleness either there or elsewhere."""

Name Meaning

English: variant of Meader .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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