Biography of Richard K. Meade
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Meade, Richard Kidder, was born in Nansemond county, July 14, 1746, son of David and Susannah (Everard) Meade. He attended school at Harrow, England, and scon after his return to Virginia entered the patriot army. On June 24, 1775, with several others, he removed the arms from Lord Dunmores house to the magazine at Williamsburg. He was in command of a company at the battle of Great Ridge, near Norfolk, in December. 1775, and served throughout the remainder of the war as aide-dc-camp to Gen. Washington, participating in all of his important battles. He superintended the execution of Maj. Andre, and at the close of the war he returned to Virginia and engaged in farming. He married (first) Elizabeth Randolph. and (second) Jane, widow of William Randolph, of Chatsworth. He died in Frederick county, in February, 1803.

Encyclopedia of Virginia Biography
Volume II
By: Lyon Gardiner Tyler, LL. D.
Lewis Historical Publishing Company
New York 1915

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