David Meade was born in 1810 in Nansemond County, Virginia, an area once named for the Native Americans who lived there, now part of the city of Suffolk.  David Meade's father Andrew was a trader from Ireland, trading with the Indians along the Roanoke River, through Virginia and North Carolina. Using slave labour, he developed the local lumber trade, becoming wealthy and building a fine family mansion for his family, and storehouses for his business. "The mansion stood on an eminence just back of the town of Suffolk and had an avenue of trees, which led from his home to the church in Suffolk, of which he was a vestryman."  The Meade's Mount Pleasant, Nansemond property was where the Nansemond River leaves Lake Meade in what is now downtown Suffolk.  an area sometimes referred to as Pitchkettle Creek  for the name of the creek which came almost up to the door of the Meade property and gave them access to the Nansemond River. The family home has not survived and the substantial Meade family graveyard at Nansemond suffered the indignity of being ploughed over by subsequent owners.
David Meade prospered on the old property, and sent his sons to England for their education. His son, also David Meade, wrote an autobiography named "The Chaumiere Papers"  in which he states that his father inherited the paternal estate and married Susannah Everard, an heiress, the daughter of Sir Richard Everard. He described his father as a handsome person of fine stature who lived a monotonous and tranquil life whose "purity of his heart corresponded with the symmetry of his person". He was the most affectionate of husbands, the tenderest of fathers and the best of masters, the most ingenuous and sincere friend.
"David Meade, some time before his marriage made an acquaintance with the family of Sir Richard Everard, who resided at Edenton, the then seat of government of North Carolina, where an attachment, perfectly romantic, was mutually formed between my father and the eldest daughter of Sir Richard; who, having relinquished his government [in 1731] Sir Richard Everard and his lady and two daughters became the guests [by invitation] of my grandfather Meade, he living convenient to Hampton Roads, where the ship lay, in which they had taken their passage to England. From some cause or other the ship was delayed longer than was expected [partly it is said on account of unfavorable winds] which delay proved favorable to my father's views, who had but little expectation of obtaining the parents' consent to his marriage with their daughter in Virginia, [he being only nineteen years old] and he was preparing to accompany the family to England, when the earnest entreaties of his father, who was distressed at the thought of being so long and so widely separated from his only son, prevailed upon the parents to consent to an immediate marriage. They, with the most entire confidence in his honor and affection, put their daughter under the protection of her enraptured lover. No pair ever enjoyed more happiness in the hymeneal state than they did. They were both of them very young when they came together, and with very little experience in mankind, brought up (as they were) under the eyes of fond and virtuous parents."
Note: From: History of the 2d Virginia Regiment
Captain Everard Meade, commissioned March 8, 1776
from "Old Churches, Ministers and Families of Virginia by Bishop Meade vol:1 article xxiv page 293 
" David Meade had two daughters and five sons. His daughters were Anne, who married Richard Randolph, of Curles, and Mary, who married Colonel Walker, each of them leaving many children, who are scattered over the land. The sons were David Meade, who inherited the estate in Nansemond, married a Miss Waters, of Williamsburg, then settled in Macox, in Prince George, then removed to Kentucky, devoting his time and fortune to the improvement of the seats on which he lived, and which were celebrated all over Virginia and Kentucky. The others were R.K. Meade, aid to General Washington, and Everard Meade, aid to General Lincoln and afterward raised to the rank of General. Andrew Meade, who settled in Brunswick, and John, who died in his youth. The three elder children were sent to England for their education, and placed under the care of Dr. Thackery, the principal of Harrow School, and Archdeacon of Surrey."
David and Susannah (Everard) Meade had five sons and two daughters - 1. David b.1744 d.1838 m.Sarah Waters in 1768; 2. Richard Kidder, aide de camp to Genl. Washington m.1st Jane Randolph of Curies & 2nd Mrs. Randolph widow of Wm. Randolph of Chatsworth, formerly Mary Grymes; 3. Everard aide de camp to Genl. Lincoln m.1st Mary Thornton & 2nd Mrs.Mary Ward, widow nee Eggleston; 4. Andrew m.Susanna Stith of Brunswick Co.; 5. John who died in his youth; 6. Anne m. Richard Randolph of Curies; 7. Mary m. Con. Walker and went to Kentucky. The three oldest sons were educated in England, at Harrow school, of which the head master at that time was Dr. Thackeray,
David Meade died January 1st, 1757 at Winchester, Frederick County, Virginia.
BIRTH - birth, marriage and death as noted in "The Family Forest Descendants of Lady Joan Beaufort" 
note - D.C. O'Driscoll says born 1710 in Nansemond, Virginia  However his parents Andrew Meade and Mary Latham were supposed to have been married in New York. . before settling on the Nansemond River.
The Chaumiere Papers - "containing matters of interest to the descendants of David Meade" a biography by David Meade 
ANDREW MEADE OF IRELAND AND VIRGINIA - HIS ANCESTORS, AND SOME OF HIS DESCENDANTS AND THEIR CONNECTIONS by P. HAMILTON BASKERVILL 
OF WHOM I CAME; FROM WHENCE I CAME WELLS-WISE, RISH-WISE AND OTHERWISE BY ZELMA WELLS PRICE PUBLISHED 1959. NOTES TAKEN FROM VOL. 6 Pt. 3 P.324
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Stith Slave Transactions
from Linda Stith
I received some very valuable information from Wayne Stith concerning the transfer of slaves from members of the Stith families to individuals.
inquiry re the given name Annaka. "I saw it listed as the name of one of the Stith slaves. Annaka Sanco and Ferdinando stood out enough for me to wonder if they were of some race other than African. According to the responses that I received the name could be anything from Ann aka (also known as) to Norweigan. So now I am wondering about Sanco. All of this wondering is in keeping with the Melungeon theory of "Portuguese "settles predating the settlers of Jamestown and other colonies. Are Sanco, Ferdinando and Annaka Portuguese?"
A list of individuals who were involved in slave transactions with the Stith families. Keep in mind that many of the slaves were given as gifts to other Stith familiy members. (Stith names not listed)
Robert BOLLING, Prince George Co; Thomas COCKE, Surry Co.
Wm.PETWAY, Brunswick Co; Andrew MEADE, Brunswick Co.
Edward MARKS, Brunswick Co; John HARDIWAY, Dinwiddie Co.
Matthew HARRIS, Brunswick Co; Peter JONES, Brunswick Co.
Charles EDMUNDS, Brunswick Co; Charles INGRAM, Brunswick Co.
Edmund FIELD, Brunswick Co; James VAUGHAN, Brunswick Co.
Thomas WASHINGTON, Robert HARRISON, Willie HARRISON, Edward BRANCH, Burwell WILKES, Gray WASHINGTON, Brunswick Co.
James MONROE, Gov. Of the Commonwealth; Richard FLETCHER, Sheriff of Brunswick Co; Susanna MEADE, Brunswick Co.
Benj. MILLER, David MEADE, Smith HAMPTON, Andrew RHEA, Orange Co. N.C.
John WILKINS, Lewis PARHAM, Benj. LEWIS, George LANIER, Eliz. ROBERSON, Lucy KELLY, George CASH jr., Robert TURNBULL, Benj. RAINEY, Petersburg;
Joshua LUCY, Jesse REID, William BATTE, Helen GOODWYN, Theophelus A. FIELD, Bevil G. WYCHE, Charles TUCKER, John SHELL, Benj.EDMUNDS, Edward JOHNSON, Green Co.,AL.
Susan G. MASON, Alex MALLORY, Richard W. FIELD, James C. SMITH, G.G. GOODRICH, John HASKINS, David(Daniel)? R. KIRKHAM, S.K.LUCY, Thomas EATON, Warren Co., N.C.
Henry MORRIS, Thomas HAYNES and Daniel FISHER.
These transactions took place from the 1700s to the middle 1800s. I have the names of the slaves involved, if anyone is interested. (Linda's address has not been found but this very well resourced Stith family web site would be helpful - Stith Valley.com owned by Jess B. Scott
It may be possible to confirm family relationships with David by comparing test results with other
carriers of his Y-chromosome or his mother's mitochondrial DNA.
However, there are no known yDNA or mtDNA test-takers in his direct paternal or maternal line.
It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share DNA with David:
please note : this profile was first listed as "David Colombus Meade" however the Colombus name has not been found in any relationship to the individual profiled here, though it may have relevance in another, undiscovered context.