Elizabeth Meader

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ChartsAncestors of Harriet Hanson Robinson
Elizabeth Meader, daughter of John Meader and Sarah Follett, was born 1683.1 She died at Dover, Strafford Co., New Hampshire, after 1741. Administration of her husband's estate passed to her son John in 1737, but the account of her captivity shows she was alive in September, 1741.2,3

Elizabeth married John Hanson, son of Thomas Hanson and Mary Kitchin, at Dover 23 July 1703.4


John Hanson b. abt. 1680, d. 16 Jun 1727
  • Hannah Hanson5 b. 11 Jun 1705
  • Sarah Hanson5 b. 13 Nov 1707
  • Elizabeth Hanson5 b. 13 Nov 1709
  • John Hanson+5 b. 17 Mar 1712/13, d. 9 Jan 1784
  • Isaac Hanson5 b. 25 Feb 1714
  • Daniel Hanson5 b. 16 Mar 1718
  • Ebenezer Hanson5 b. 27 Feb 1720, d. 27 Aug 1724
  • Caleb Hanson5 b. 8 Feb 1721, d. 27 Aug 1724
  • Mercy Hanson2,6 b. 13 Aug 1724
  • Abigail Hanson2 b. say 1726
This person was last edited on28 Oct 2014


  1. [S692] Ann Theopold Chaplin, "Some Descendants of Thomas Hanson of Dover, New Hampshire," New Hampshire Genealogical Record 17 (July-Oct 2000): 97-119, 151-167, at 97-119, further cited as Chaplin, "Descendants of Thomas Hanson of Dover."
  2. [S922] Sybil Noyes, Charles T. Libby and Walter G. Davis, Genealogical Dictionary of Maine and New Hampshire. Portland, Maine: The Southworth Press, 1928-1939, 307. CD-ROM reprint, Compendium of New England Pioneers: A Collection of 14 Classic Genealogical Dictionaries of Early New England Settlers (Columbia, Maryland: Archive CD Books USA, 2006), further cited as Noyes, Libby, and Davis, Gen. Dict. of Maine & N. H.
  3. [S450] Samuel Bownas, An Account of the Captivity of Elizabeth Hanson, Late of Kachecky in New-England: Who, with Four of her Children and Servant-Maid, was taken captive by the Indians, and carried into Canada. Setting Forth The various remarkable Occurrences, fore Trials, and wonderful Deliverances which befel them after their Departure, to the Time of their Redemption: A New Edition (1787; reprint, London: James Phillips, 1760), 28, further cited as Bownas, The Captivity of Elizabeth Hanson. Also reprinted in: Kathryn Zabelle Derounian-Stodola, Editor. Women's Indian Captivity Narratives. New York: Penguin Group, 1998.
  4. [S445] Robert S. Canney, compiler, Early Marriages of Strafford County, New Hampshire 1630-1850 (Bowie, Maryland: Heritage Books, 1991), 231, further cited as Strafford Co. Marriages.
  5. [S444] Dover Historical Society, Vital Records of Dover, New Hampshire: 1686-1850 (1894; reprint, Bowie, Maryland: Heritage Books, 1977), 13, further cited as Dover Historical Society, Dover Vital Records.
  6. [S450] Bownas, The Captivity of Elizabeth Hanson, 2.