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. Meador Board Hall McCans Lowery Fulton Richardson Jones Jackson = Bedford-VA CA A Sesquicentennial History of the Green River Missionary Baptist Church 1836 - 1986, Written and Compiled by Wendell Holmes Rone, Sr., For the One Hundred and Fiftieth Anniversary of the Founding of the Church, 1987. By permission of author. Ohio County LYNN VICTOR MEADOR, the Twenty-Sixth man called to serve as the Pastor of Green River Church in Ohio County, Kentucky, was born on February 17, 1905, in Allen County, Kentucky. He was the son of Roy Key Meador (b. August 13, 1886 - d ?) and Margaret (Brown) Meador (b. February 22-1886 - d. April 8, 1952). He was the paternal grandson of Baptist Minister Joseph Summerfield Meador (1860-1943) and Emily Susan (Spears) Meador (1861-1942. His paternal great-grandfather was Joseph N. Meador (1832-1863). The Baptist Minister, Dr. Arcy Earl Meador (1894 - ) was his uncle. Brother Meador attended the Heath Grade School in Allen County, Kentucky. In his youth he was converted to Christ and baptized into the fellowship of the Macedonia Baptist Church near Adolphus, in Allen County, near the Tennessee State line. By that same Church he was licensed to preach the Gospel of Christ in 1925 and ordained in 1927 under the pastorate of Roscoe O. Sanders. On February 22, 1925, he was united in marriage to Miss Lassie Gregory (b. September 9, 1908), the daughter of W. M. Gregory and Esmer (Wolfe) Gregory. They were married in Allen County, Kentucky, by his grandfather, Pastor Joseph S. Meador. They became the parents of three children: Bevie Meador (b. March 5th, 1926); Ralph Meador (b. August 30, 1928); and Ann Meador (b. October 9, 1932). He departed this life on May 28, 1980, in his seventy-fifth year, and only after having spent nearly fifty-four years in the ministry. He was a farmer-preacher and landowner. From 1935 until his death he made his home at Aberdeen, Butler County, Kentucky. His remains lie buried in the Aberdeen Baptist Church Cemetery, which he served as pastor for 39 years in the period 1933-1978. His widow, one son (Ralph Meador) and one daughter (Mrs. Neel Tanner) survived him, together with 10 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren, three brothers and one sister. Baptist Ministers Raymond Ward and Billy Cook conducted his funeral service, on May 31, 1980. He served the following Churches in the Ohio County and the Gasper River (Butler County) Baptist Associations from 1933 to 1978: Green River (1939-1944), Pond Run (1944-1945), and Rosine (1945), all in Ohio County Association and all on a one-fourth time basis; Aberdeen (1933-1943, on a 1/4 time basis; 1949-1954, on a 1/2 time basis; and, 1955-1956 and 1959-1978, on a full time basis); Barnett's Lick (1933-1939; 1944-1946; and 1949, all on a 1/4 time basis); Chapel Union (1936; 1940-1946, all on a 1/4 time bais; 1949-1954, on a 1/2 time basis; 1955-1956, on a 1/4 time basis; and 1956-1958 on a 1/2 time basis); Mt. Liberty (1940-1943 and 1948-1952 on a 1/4 time basis; and 1956-1959 on a 1/2 time basis); Brooklyn (1948-1950 and 1952-1953 on a 1/4 time basis; and 1964-1969 on a 1/2 time basis); Mt. Vernon (1936 and 1943-1946 on a 1/4 time basis; Bethel (1937-1940 on a 1/4 time basis); and Big Muddy (1939-1940 on a 1/4 time basis); all of which were in Gasper River Association and in Butler County. In 1939-1941 he represented Gasper River Association on the Kentucky Baptist State Mission Board. He served as Moderator of the Association in 1942-1943 and 1945-1946; and preached the Annual Sermon in the years 1937, 1938, 1941, 1945, 1946, 1948, 1966 and 1969, more than any other in modern times. Meador Brown Spears Sanders Gregory Wolfe Tanner Ward Cook = Adolphus-Allen-KY TN Aberdeen-Butler-KY Kentucky: A History of the State, Battle, Perrin, & Kniffin, 3rd ed., 1885, Breckinridge County.