Family:Richard Meador and Ann Moss (4)

Facts and Events
Marriage[1][2] Bef Jul 1698 Virginia, United States
Other? Abt 1699  Speculative child?: Esther Meadows (2)  
Other? Bet 1710 and 1715 Essex, Virginia, United States  Speculative child?: Joel Meador (7)  
Children
BirthDeath
1.
Abt 1759
2.
Bet 1710 and 1715 Essex County, Virginia
Bet 21 Jul 1775 and 18 Dec 1775 (bet 21 Jul and 18 Dec 1775) Essex County, Virginia
3.
1712
4.

Children of Richard and Ann (Moss) Meador

In his will, Richard Meador named three children: "eldest son William", "youngest son Richard", and "youngest daughter" Addra. Implicit in the naming is that he had at least one more daughter.[2] The other daughter may or may not have been named Esther, as the Esther named in Richard's will is his sister, not a daughter.

Richard's second daughter not only is not named in his will, but apparently did not inherit from her father, and Addra inherited only if her brother Richard died. One cannot assume, then, that all of Richard's children were named in his will.

That Richard did have other children is suggested by at least one record indicating that Francis Meadows was also his son, born after Richard's will was made and perhaps after Richard's death.

 Speculative child?: Joel Meador (7)   is another possible son. Victor Meador argued that Joel's father could only be Richard, oldest son of John Meador, or John Meador himself. Victor Meador discounted Richard, because Joel was not mentioned in Richard's will,[3] but the alternative has at least as many problems. Until better documentation is available, Joel should be considered at least a possible son of Richard and Ann.

References
  1. Meador, Victor P. (Victor Paul), and Bernal M. Meador. Our Meador families in colonial America: as found in the records of Isle of Wight, Lancaster, (old) Rappahannock, Richmond, Essex and Caroline Counties, Virginia. (Independence, Missouri: V.P. Meador, 1983)
    Vol. 10; FHL #1445505.

    Richard Meador m. Ann Moss (dau. of John Moss) [no date given]

  2. 2.0 2.1 Meador, Victor P. (Victor Paul), and Bernal M. Meador. Our Meador families in colonial America: as found in the records of Isle of Wight, Lancaster, (old) Rappahannock, Richmond, Essex and Caroline Counties, Virginia. (Independence, Missouri: V.P. Meador, 1983)
    p. 69-72.

    Richard and his wife Ann signed a bond for the faithful administration of her father's estate in July 1698
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    Terms of Richard Meador's Will [Essex Co. Deeds & Wills Book 14, p. 526]: Plantation where he lived to his wife Ann; eldest son William to inherit the plantation after the death of his mother; youngest son Richard to have the remaining 100 acres of his great-grandfather White's lands on the North side of Hoskins Creek, after the deaths of Esther (Meador) and her husband, William Bourne. If Richard should die, then the 100 acres should go to his youngest sister Addra. (Dated 12 Dec 1715)

  3. Meador, Victor P. (Victor Paul). Meador families of Virginia : and points west. (Independence, Missouri: V.P. Meador, c1989).