Niagara County

1897 Biography - George Meacham

Meacham, George, was born in Claremont, N. H., February 6, 1824, a son of Asa and Margaret (Farwell) Meacham. His father was a dyer and dresser of cloth and his grandfather, Asa Meacham, was a patriot in the Revolutionary war. At twelve years of age George Meacham moved with his parents to Springfield, Vt., where he resided until 1847, when he moved to Abington. Mass., and remained there eight years. He then settled in Buffalo, where he engaged in the undertaking business and so continued until 1884, when he came into the town of Lewiston and engaged in farming, which he has since pursued. Mr. Meacham married Caroline H. Farwell in 1852; she died in 1863 leaving one son, Henry, who resides on the farm and practically conducts all the business. He married Susie Hull and they have two children. Henry G. and May Hope. George Meacham has built a fine residence. one of the best in the town, upon his farm adjoining the village of Lewiston. Mr. Meacham has been amember of Hiram Lodge No. 105, F, and A. M., of Buffalo, since 1863. He has also been for the larger portion of his life a member of the Swedenborgian church.

Contributed 2017 by Lisa Slaski from Landmarks of Niagara County, New York, by William Pool, D. Mason & Co., Syracuse, NY, 1897

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