I recently had the following emailed to me by someone I found on line researching this same thing.I am deceded from them through Thomas' grandaughter Louise Caroline Meador.My father always said she was Indian.My aunt (in her 70's and knew her grandmother (Louise) says she was Cherokee.This is the first I have heard of Shawnee or Canada.Can someone give me more info if you have it. Thanks
NOTES taken from REDDEN.gedcom downloaded from AOL Genealogy Forum's gedcom library, 27 March 1997: "The following information comes from a book at the archives library in the Cultural Center in Charleston, WV. The book is titled, "Descendants of Josiah Meador II and His Wife Juda Lilly." THOMAS MEADOR b. 1796, a son of Jacob Meador, m. LYDIA PAYNE b. 1796. The will of Thomas Meador was probated November 1, 1858, showing Lydia as his wife and naming Nancy Lilly as a step-daughter. According to Mr. Owen Wills of Beckley, WV, the names Joab and Jacob were used interchangeably and that Jacob and his Indian wife has as their children: Thomas, Turner, Joab and Elisha. That the last three went to Kentucky and that Thomas lived in the Bluestone area after the other three left. Also that he spelled his name Meador, just as the Josiah Meadows branch did. Delilah Payne, who married Thomas Lilly II, was a sister to Lydia Payne, who married Thomas Meador. Thomas and Lydia Meador settled and lived at Old Pack Mill which was seven miles above the mouth of the Bluestone River."