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George H. McQueen

M, #951, b. July 1858, d. 29 October 1860

Parents

FatherDavid McQueen (b. 8 August 1826, d. 17 September 1881)
MotherChristianna Jane Hercus (b. 1823, d. 29 June 1896)

Biography

ChildParent1,1
BirthJuly 1858George H. McQueen was born in July 1858 in Washington, District of Columbia.1
Death29 October 1860He died on 29 October 1860 in Washington, District of Columbia, Evening Star Notice: McQueen. On the 29th inst., George Hercus, youngest child of C.J. and David McQueen, aged 2 years and 3 months. The friends of the family are respectfully invited to attend his funeral tomorrow at 3 o'clock from the residence of his parents, No. 290, Virginia ave."1,2
Burial1 November 1860He was buried on 1 November 1860 at Congressional Cemetery, Range 56, Site 57, in Washington, District of Columbia.3
Last Edited22 December 2016

Citations

  1. [S85] , Census Online, Viewed on ancestry.com.
  2. [S104] , Evening Star, Washington, DC, Quoted on www.historiccongressionalcemetery.org
  3. [S105] Congressional Cemetery, Washington, DC, online http://www.congressionalcemetery.org/

Hannah P.

F, #952, b. 1823

Family: George C. Hercus (b. 1837)

DaughterAlice T. or P. Hercus (b. 1863)
DaughterMary H. Hercus (b. 1866)
DaughterMargaret M. Hercus (b. 1871)

Biography

Birth1823Hannah P. was born in 1823.
Marriagebefore 1863George C. Hercus and she were married before 1863
Last Edited22 December 2016

Alice T. or P. Hercus

F, #953, b. 1863

Parents

FatherGeorge C. Hercus (b. 1837)
MotherHannah P. (b. 1823)

Biography

ChildParent1,1
Birth1863Alice T. or P. Hercus was born in 1863.1
Last Edited22 December 2016

Citations

  1. [S84] , Census Online, Viewed on ancestry.com.

Mary H. Hercus

F, #954, b. 1866

Parents

FatherGeorge C. Hercus (b. 1837)
MotherHannah P. (b. 1823)

Biography

ChildParent1,1
Birth1866Mary H. Hercus was born in 1866.1
Last Edited22 December 2016

Citations

  1. [S84] , Census Online, Viewed on ancestry.com.

William Hewitson Monroe

M, #955, b. 22 February 1848, d. 29 October 1910

Family: Helen E. McQueen (b. 8 November 1851, d. 24 April 1896)

SonEdgar Hewitson Monroe+ (b. 25 August 1876, d. 13 November 1958)
SonFrank H. Monroe (b. 1878)

Biography

Birth22 February 1848William Hewitson Monroe was born on 22 February 1848 in Virginia.1,2
Marriageabout 1875He and Helen E. McQueen were married about 1875 in Washington, District of Columbia,1
Address1890As of 1890, William lived at 931 Virginia Avenue Southwest in Washington, District of Columbia. with Jane McQueen, widow of David. Detail says "Monroe & Company."3
Occupation1890In 1890 William worked at 127 Center market, Monroe & Co, in Washington, District of Columbia, as butcher, with William H. Davidson.4
Occupation1891In 1891 William worked at 127 Center market, Monroe & Co, in Washington, District of Columbia, as butchers, with James E. Johnson.
Census1900He appeared in the census 1900 at 615 Maryland Avenue S.W. in Washington, District of Columbia. William is listed as: William H. Monroe, Boarder, b. Feb 1848, age 52, Widowed, born in Virginia and parents also, Agent for Insurance Company, renting)

He is boarding at the home of Charles Eschenbrenner (age 43, superintendent for Insurance Company) and his wife Annie E., and their step daughter Annie J. Upham, age 29.
Census15 April 1910He appeared in the census 15 April 1910 in Mt. Vernon, Fairfax, Virginia. William is listed as: Cousin, in the household of James H. Monroe and family, widowed, marriage 30 yrs, working as Painter.5
Death29 October 1910He died on 29 October 19102
Burial31 October 1910He was buried on 31 October 1910 at Rock Creek Cemetery in Washington, District of Columbia.2
Last Edited4 November 2018

Citations

  1. [S83] , 1880 Census Online, Viewed on ancestry.com.
  2. [S287] Find a Grave Website, online www.findagrave.com, Rock Creek Cemetery, District of Columbia
  3. [S109] Washington, DC City Directory, 1890 (: ancestry.com, 1890). Hereinafter cited as Washington, DC City Directory, 1890.
  4. [S109] Washington, DC City Directory, 1890, ancestry.com.
  5. [S80] , 1910 U.S. Federal Census, Ancestry.com, Image 1/30 on ancestry.com.

Edgar Hewitson Monroe

M, #956, b. 25 August 1876, d. 13 November 1958

Parents

FatherWilliam Hewitson Monroe (b. 22 February 1848, d. 29 October 1910)
MotherHelen E. McQueen (b. 8 November 1851, d. 24 April 1896)

Family: Mildred Sarah Hercus (b. July 1887, d. 11 September 1956)

DaughterHelen E. Monroe+ (b. 1911, d. 24 May 2006)

Biography

Birth25 August 1876Edgar Hewitson Monroe was born on 25 August 1876 in Washington, District of Columbia.1
Marriage17 June 1909He and Mildred Sarah Hercus were married on 17 June 1909 in Washington, District of Columbia, Their license was published in the Washington Post 18 Jun 1909, "Edgar H. Monroe, 32, Newport News, Va., and Sarah M. Hercus, 21. The rev. A. W. Spooner."2,3
Newspaper Mention18 June 1909The 18 June 1909 edition of the Washington Post, Washington, District of Columbia, reported Announcement is made of the marriage yesterday afternoon of Miss Mildred Hercus, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. James W. Hercus, and Mr. Edgar H. Monroe.

The ceremony took place at 5 o'clock, at the residence of the bride, 901 Virginia avenue southwest, the Rev. A. W. Spooner, of the Sixth Presbyterian Church, officiating.

The wedding was very quiet, and attended only by relatives and intimate friends.

Mr. and Mrs. Monroe will be at home at 901 Virginia avenue southwest upon their return from a short wedding trip.
Census1910He appeared in the census 1910 at 901 Va Ave. in Washington, District of Columbia. Edgar is listed as: as head, age 33, Draftsman, Navy Dept., with
Mildred H. wife, marriage of 1 year, no children yet,
with Tillie E. Hercus, Sister-in-law, age 27, single,
Hercus, Hannah P., Aunt, 76, widowed
Hercus Alice T, Cousin, 47, Single4
Census1920He appeared in the census 1920 at 901 Virginia Ave., ED 73, in Washington, District of Columbia. Edgar is listed as: Head, age 43, with Milred H.,wife, Helen E., daughter, Hercus, Lily E. Sister in law, and 4 lodgers.5
Census1930He appeared in the census 1930 at 901 Virginia Ave S.W. in Washington, District of Columbia. Edgar is listed as: Mechanic, Navy Yard, owner with $15,000, age 52, married at age 33, with
Mildred age 43, age at marriage 24, and
Helen E, daughter, 19,
Hercus, Tilley, sister, 46 Widowed,
Just, Catherine, Niece, 20, Single.6
Death13 November 1958He died on 13 November 1958 in Alexandria, Alexandria City, Virginia,3
Obituary14 November 195814 November 1958, Washington, District of Columbia, Evening Star Obituary:. Monroe, Edgar Hewitson. On Thursday, November 13, 1958, at the Alexandria Hospital. Husband of the late Mildred Monroe, father of Helen Monroe Crone and grandfather of Judith and Bruce Crone, all of Alexandria, Va. Friends may call at the B. Wheatley Funeral Home, --- King St., Alexandria, Va. where funeral services will be held on Saturday, November 15, at 1 p.m. Interment Rock Creek Cemetery. Masonic services at the grave by the Alexandria-Washington Lodge, No. 22 A.P. and A.M.
Burial15 November 1958He was buried on 15 November 1958 at Rock Creek Cemetery in Washington, District of Columbia. His Findagrave entry has the following notes:
Naval architect at the Bureau of Ships.

Son of William Monroe and Helen McQueen. Married Mildred Sarah Hercus.

Child:
1. Helen Elizabeth, b. 16 Nov 1910, d. 24 May 2006; m. Linden Esgar Crone, 20 Sep 1935.3
Last Edited5 November 2018

Citations

  1. [S83] , 1880 Census Online, Viewed on ancestry.com.
  2. [S80] , 1910 U.S. Federal Census, Ancestry.com.
  3. [S287] Find a Grave Website, online www.findagrave.com, Rock Creek Cemetery, District of Columbia
  4. [S80] 1910 U.S. Federal Census, Ancestry.com, ED 59, 8/36 on ancestry.com.
  5. [S76] , Census Online, Viewed on ancestry.com.
  6. [S77] , Census Online, Viewed on ancestry.com.

Frank H. Monroe

M, #957, b. 1878

Parents

FatherWilliam Hewitson Monroe (b. 22 February 1848, d. 29 October 1910)
MotherHelen E. McQueen (b. 8 November 1851, d. 24 April 1896)

Biography

ChildParent1,1
Birth1878Frank H. Monroe was born in 1878 in Washington, District of Columbia.1
Last Edited22 December 2016

Citations

  1. [S83] , 1880 Census Online, Viewed on ancestry.com.

Margaret M. Hercus

F, #958, b. 1871

Parents

FatherGeorge C. Hercus (b. 1837)
MotherHannah P. (b. 1823)

Biography

Birth1871Margaret M. Hercus was born in 1871 in Washington, District of Columbia.
Last Edited22 December 2016

Mary W. Davis

F, #959, b. 2 December 1854, d. 9 April 1918

Parents

FatherThomas Davis (b. 1808)
MotherCharlotte (b. 1813)

Family: David William McQueen (b. 21 March 1855, d. 19 March 1928)

Adopted SonGeorge M. Hulse (b. June 1881)

Biography

Birth2 December 1854Mary W. Davis was born on 2 December 1854.1,2
Marriage1880David William McQueen and she were married in 18801
Death9 April 1918She died on 9 April 1918 in Washington, District of Columbia,2
Burial11 April 1918She was buried on 11 April 1918 at Rock Creek Cemetery in Washington, District of Columbia.2
Last Edited21 September 2018

Citations

  1. [S81] , 1900 Census Online, Viewed on ancestry.com.
  2. [S287] Find a Grave Website, online www.findagrave.com, Rock Creek Cemetery, District of Columbia

George M. Hulse

M, #960, b. June 1881

Parents

Adoptive FatherDavid William McQueen (b. 21 March 1855, d. 19 March 1928)
Adoptive MotherMary W. Davis (b. 2 December 1854, d. 9 April 1918)

Biography

BirthJune 1881George M. Hulse was born in June 1881 in Washington, District of Columbia.1
Census1900He appeared in the census 1900 at 931 VA Ave. S.W. in Washington, District of Columbia. George is listed as: Driver, age 19, single, in household of adoptive parents, David McQueen and Mary W.2
Census1920He appeared in the census 1920 at 1923 First Street, ED 350, in Washington, District of Columbia. George is listed as: George M. Hulse, Head, age 34, homeowner, with mortgage, Superintendent, Franklin Building.
Wife Blanche W.,
Mathew R. Edalan, father-in-law,
Lillie mother-in-law.3
Census1930He appeared in the census 1930 at 1933 First Street in Washington, District of Columbia. George is listed as: as head, 48, Married at age 26, owner with $7,000, radio, Custodian, Public School, with Blanche W, 51, married at age 29, and Edelan, Lilie A, mother in law age 69.4
Last Edited4 November 2018

Citations

  1. [S81] , 1900 Census Online, Viewed on ancestry.com.
  2. [S80] , 1910 U.S. Federal Census, Ancestry.com.
  3. [S76] , Census Online, Viewed on ancestry.com.
  4. [S77] , Census Online, Viewed on ancestry.com.

Clara Patrick

F, #961, b. 1815, d. before 1880

Family: Jesse Hunt Garnsey (b. 5 June 1809, d. 3 January 1888)

DaughterHarriet J. Garnsey (b. 23 August 1833)
SonGeorge Henry Garnsey (b. 19 April 1836)
DaughterHannah Maria Garnsey+ (b. 13 June 1840)
DaughterSarah Ann Garnsey (b. 16 October 1845)

Biography

Birth1815Clara Patrick was born in 1815 in Connecticut.1
Marriage22 July 1830Jesse Hunt Garnsey and she were married on 22 July 1830 in New Canaan, Fairfield County, Connecticut,1
Deathbefore 1880She died before 1880 in Westport, Fairfield, Connecticut,1
Last Edited22 December 2016

Citations

  1. [S112] Eva Garnsey Card and Howard Abram Guernsey, compiler, Garnsey-Guernsey Genealogy An Account of Thirteen Generations of Descendants from Henry Garnsey (-- - 1692) of Dorchester, Mass., and Joseph Guernsie-Garnsey (-- -1688) of Stamford, Conn. with revisions by Judith L. Young-Thayer (Baltimore, Maryland: Gateway Press, Inc., 1963, 1979). Hereinafter cited as Garnsey-Guernsey Genealogy.

James Bennett Garnsey

M, #962, b. 30 August 1812, d. 23 May 1889

Parents

FatherEzra Garnsey, Jr. (b. 12 April 1780, d. after 1855)
MotherLannah Bennett (b. 1787, d. 2 March 1856)

Family 1: Fidelia W. (b. 20 July 1815, d. 29 July 1858)

SonHenry Wells Garnsey (b. 1837, d. about 1907)

Family 2: Maria Lois Barnes (b. 1813, d. 3 August 1892)

Biography

Birth30 August 1812James Bennett Garnsey was born on 30 August 1812 in Stamford, Fairfield County, Connecticut.1
Marriageabout 1836He and Fidelia W. were married about 1836 in New York2
Census19 October 1850He appeared in the census 19 October 1850 in Ogden, Monroe County, New York. James is listed as: as James B. Garnsey, age 37, Farmer, b. Conn., Real Estate $4610. Phidelia, age 34, b. NY, and Henry W., age 13, born NY. There is a William Guernsey, age 6, in the 6th household above this one, which is the household of Sarah Young, several small children, and Adaline Noyes, age 45. May just be coincidental.3
Death of Spouse29 July 1858On 29 July 1858, James suffered the loss of his spouse Fidelia.
Marriageabout 1859He and Maria Lois Barnes were married about 1859 in Monroe County, New York,
Census30 August 1860He appeared in the census 30 August 1860 at North Chili in Ogden, Monroe County, New York. James is listed as: as John B. Guernsey, age 48, hardware merchant, real estate $8400, personal estate $4500, born in Conn.; with Maria L. Guernsey, age 47, b. Conn.; Harry Guernsey age 23, Gentleman; Lena Guernsey, age 18, and Parsons Guernsey, male, age 10.4
Census18 July 1870He appeared in the census 18 July 1870 at Spencerport in Ogden, Monroe County, New York. James is listed as: as Guernsey, James B., age 57, nurseryman, real estate $1600, personal estate $6000. Maria L, age 57, keeping house, personal estate $800. Lena J., age 26, personal estate $200.5
Census16 June 1880He appeared in the census 16 June 1880 at Spencerport in Ogden, Monroe County, New York. James is listed as: as James Garnsey, age, 67, married, Grocer, born in Conn., parents born NY. Wife Maria, age 66, keeping house, she and parents born Conn. Lanah, age 38, niece, single, born NY, parents born Conn. Hannah Jewett, sister, widowed, age 72 she and parents born Conn.6
Death23 May 1889He died on 23 May 1889 in Spencerport, Monroe County, New York,1
Newspaper Item24 May 1889According to the 24 May 1889 edition of the Union and Advertiser, Rochester, Monroe County, New York, , GARNSEY - At his residence in Spencerport, on Thursday, May 23, 1889, at 11 a.m., James B. GARNSEY, aged 76 years.
-Funeral at Congregational Church, on Sunday next, at 2 p.m.7
Burial25 May 1889He was buried on 25 May 1889 at Fairfield Cemetery in Spencerport, Monroe County, New York. Inscription: Age 76.

There are 22 Garnsey's buried in Monroe County, per Findagrave. There are also 25 Guernsey's, but I don't see any of their names in the Garnsey-Guernsey Genealogy as Joseph Garnsey of Stamford descendants, so they seem to be the other Henry Garnsey line.8
Probate ExtractJames was listed in a probate extract. Index Entries for James B. Garnsey, Spencerport, Box 885
1889 May 27: Petition for P. W. set June 6th
1889 June 14: Will admitted into W.B. 38 - 411, O.B. 46 - 565 [or 505], L.B 9 - 416
1892 June 1: Inventory
1892 June 1: Petition & Order to Pub for Claims, rep Dec 10th
1892 Dec 7: Petition & Order appointing appraiser Order rec Misc 22-161
1893 Mar 7: Report of Appraiser
1893 Mar 8: Order confirming report of Appraiser rec Misc 22-162
1892 Dec 7: Petition for [two unreadable initials, like J. S. or?] ret Jan 25, 1893 O.B 4-351
1893 Jan 25: Account
1893 Feb 2: Vouchers
1894 July 16: Decree on J. S. rec. O.B. 46-507
Note2008In 2008, Found on the Monroe County Library website: Garnsey, James Bennett May 23 1889 76-6-27; (m); merchant; b. Stamford, CT; here 55 y.; s/o Ezra Garnsey & Lanah Bennett b. NY; bur Fairfield9
Last Edited31 July 2018

Citations

  1. [S112] Eva Garnsey Card and Howard Abram Guernsey, compiler, Garnsey-Guernsey Genealogy An Account of Thirteen Generations of Descendants from Henry Garnsey (-- - 1692) of Dorchester, Mass., and Joseph Guernsie-Garnsey (-- -1688) of Stamford, Conn. with revisions by Judith L. Young-Thayer (Baltimore, Maryland: Gateway Press, Inc., 1963, 1979). Hereinafter cited as Garnsey-Guernsey Genealogy.
  2. [S287] Find a Grave Website, online www.findagrave.com, Fairfield Cemetery, Spencerport, NY
  3. [S86] , 1850 Census Online, As viewed on ancestry.com.
  4. [S85] , Census Online, Viewed on ancestry.com.
  5. [S84] , Census Online, Viewed on ancestry.com.
  6. [S83] , 1880 Census Online, Viewed on ancestry.com.
  7. [S304] Monroe County NY Library System Local History and Genealogy Records, 115 South Avenue, Rochester, New York 14604-1896, online http://www2.libraryweb.org/index.asp?orgid=42&storyTypeID=&sid=&, Rootsweb Monroe County Early News linked on Monroe County Library Genealogy page.
  8. [S287] Find a Grave Website, online www.findagrave.com.
  9. [S304] Monroe County NY Library System Local History and Genealogy Records, online http://www2.libraryweb.org/index.asp?orgid=42&storyTypeID=&sid=&, Addendum to Persons Buried in Ogden, INFORMATION FROM DEATH CERTIFICATE TRANSCRIPTIONS 1883 though 1891.

Samuel B. Garnsey

M, #963, b. 5 March 1820, d. after 1880

Parents

FatherEzra Garnsey, Jr. (b. 12 April 1780, d. after 1855)
MotherLannah Bennett (b. 1787, d. 2 March 1856)

Family 1: Lucy M. (b. 1820, d. 2 October 1844)

DaughterLanah J. Garnsey (b. 1842, d. 1922)

Family 2: Amelia H. Grimes (b. 22 March 1825, d. 11 November 1904)

SonEdward D. Garnsey (b. 1848, d. 1912)
SonJames Frank Guernsey+ (b. January 1849, d. 15 November 1919)
SonHugh Dwight Garnsey (b. 1856, d. 1929)
SonMark O. Garnsey+ (b. 1858, d. 1934)

Biography

GenealogyGarnsey-Guernsey Genealogy Entry for Samuel Attached is the entry from the Garnsey Guernsey Genealogy book for Samuel B.1
Birth5 March 1820Samuel B. Garnsey was born on 5 March 1820 in Stamford, Fairfield County, Connecticut.2
MarriageHe and Lucy M. were married, date unknown3
Death of Spouse2 October 1844On 2 October 1844, Samuel suffered the loss of his spouse Lucy, or Lydia, as the name is uncertain at this time. It looks like Lucy was the mother of his first child, who is listed in the Garnsey-Guernsey Genealogy as "Lena or Sarah Jane" and is buried, unmarried, in the Fairport Cemetery, as Lanah J. Garnsey (1842 - 1922). The other 5 children listed in Garnsey-Guernsey must have been the children of his second wife, Amelia.

The Garnsey-Guernsey Genealogy says that Lena/Lanah was "adopted by Uncle James Bennett."
MarriageHe and Amelia H. Grimes were married, date unknown
Travel10 May 1850On 10 May 1850 Samuel applied for a passport, and the spelling was Guernsey. It says "I, the undersigned" so it appears that he signed with that spelling. The form states that he was born in 1820, is now 30 years old, 5 ft. 7 3/4 inches tall, with high forehead, brown eyes, ordinary nose, small mouth, ordinary chin, black hair, dark complexion, and oval face.
Census2 September 1850He appeared in the census 2 September 1850 in Middleburg, Wyoming County, New York. Samuel is listed as: Samuel B, age 30, Shoemaker, born in Conn., with
Amelia, age 25, born in NY,
Sarah J., age 8, born in NY,
Edward, age 2, born in NY,
and James F., 8 months, born in NY.
Military Record9 July 1863On 9 July 1863 in Almena, Van Buren County, Michigan, Samuel is noted in military records The Civil War Draft Registration Board listed Samuel B. Guernsey, as 43, of Almena, Farmer, born in Connecticut, on the list of those persons eligible for military duty in the Second Congressional District of Michigan.4
Census30 June 1870He appeared in the census 30 June 1870 in Sweden, Monroe County, New York. Samuel is listed as: boarding with 4 other boarders in the household of Alonzo Barnis. Spelled Gurnsey, age 50, Machinist, born in New York. I think this may be Samuel P. Guernsey, not Samuel B., because it does not say born in CT.

There is a Samuel P., of similar age (born 11 Feb 1818). See attached military record. He was from Granger, Allegany Cty, NY, son of John and Nancy (Bolton) Guernsey.
Directory1874As of 1874 Samuel was listed in the Rochester, Monroe County, New York, directory. Overseer, Monroe County Penitentiary, boards there.

Same entry in 1878 Directory.
Directory1880As of 1880 Samuel was listed in the Rochester, Monroe County, New York, directory at Monroe County Poor House. as "keeper", also boarding there.
Deathafter 1880He died after 1880 in probably Monroe County, New York,2
Last Edited1 September 2017

Citations

  1. [S112] Eva Garnsey Card and Howard Abram Guernsey, compiler, Garnsey-Guernsey Genealogy An Account of Thirteen Generations of Descendants from Henry Garnsey (-- - 1692) of Dorchester, Mass., and Joseph Guernsie-Garnsey (-- -1688) of Stamford, Conn. with revisions by Judith L. Young-Thayer (Baltimore, Maryland: Gateway Press, Inc., 1963, 1979), p. 501. Hereinafter cited as Garnsey-Guernsey Genealogy.
  2. [S112] Eva Garnsey Card and Howard Abram Guernsey, Garnsey-Guernsey Genealogy.
  3. [S287] Find a Grave Website, online www.findagrave.com, Fairfield Cemetery, Spencerport, NY
  4. [S734] "Civil War Draft Registration Records, 1863-1865", online database, Ancestry.com (); Records of the Provost Marshal General’s Bureau (Civil War), Record Group 110. National Archives, Washington D.C.

William H. Garnsey

M, #964, b. 1 February 1822

Parents

FatherEzra Garnsey, Jr. (b. 12 April 1780, d. after 1855)
MotherLannah Bennett (b. 1787, d. 2 March 1856)

Biography

ChildParent1,1
Birth1 February 1822William H. Garnsey was born on 1 February 1822 in Stamford, Fairfield County, Connecticut.1
Last Edited22 December 2016

Citations

  1. [S112] Eva Garnsey Card and Howard Abram Guernsey, compiler, Garnsey-Guernsey Genealogy An Account of Thirteen Generations of Descendants from Henry Garnsey (-- - 1692) of Dorchester, Mass., and Joseph Guernsie-Garnsey (-- -1688) of Stamford, Conn. with revisions by Judith L. Young-Thayer (Baltimore, Maryland: Gateway Press, Inc., 1963, 1979). Hereinafter cited as Garnsey-Guernsey Genealogy.

Ezra Nicholas Garnsey

M, #965, b. 12 October 1824

Parents

FatherEzra Garnsey, Jr. (b. 12 April 1780, d. after 1855)
MotherLannah Bennett (b. 1787, d. 2 March 1856)

Family: Lena Weatherwax (b. 28 January 1834, d. 29 April 1911)

DaughterHenrietta "Nettie" Garnsey+ (b. 1864)
SonJames B. Garnsey (b. 1868)

Biography

Birth12 October 1824Ezra Nicholas Garnsey was born on 12 October 1824 in Greenwich, Fairfield County, Connecticut.
Marriageabout 1864He and Lena Weatherwax were married about 18641
Census2 June 1870He appeared in the census 2 June 1870 at Ward 3 in Lockport, Niagara County, New York. Ezra is listed as: Garnsey, Ezra (age 46, Glass Inspector, $1800 real estate, b. Conn.)
Lena (age 36, keeps house, b. New York)
Nettie (age 6, b. New York)
James (age 2, b. New York)
Lena Weatherwax (age 69, b. New York)
Note1985In 1985, The following query was found on http://www.newenglandancestors.org/research/services/articles_Queries_NEXUSNo2_April1985.asp :
GARNSEY/WEATHERWAX/DEWEY - Seek date, place of d. of Ezra Nicholas GARNSEY, b. at Stamford, Conn., 1824, 11th ch. of Ezra & Lanah (BENNETT) GARNSEY; m. at Lockport, N.Y., 1851 Jane WEATHERWAX; a tailor, with w, and surviving ch. Nettie & James Burt DEWEY went to Waterloo, Iowa, 1872. Janet Pamp, 107 Granite St., Rockport, MA 01966 "
Last Edited27 April 2019

Citations

  1. [S84] , Census Online, Viewed on ancestry.com.

Ebenzer N. Garnsey

M, #966, b. 12 October 1826

Parents

FatherEzra Garnsey, Jr. (b. 12 April 1780, d. after 1855)
MotherLannah Bennett (b. 1787, d. 2 March 1856)

Biography

ChildParent1,1
Birth12 October 1826Ebenzer N. Garnsey was born on 12 October 1826.1
Last Edited22 December 2016

Citations

  1. [S112] Eva Garnsey Card and Howard Abram Guernsey, compiler, Garnsey-Guernsey Genealogy An Account of Thirteen Generations of Descendants from Henry Garnsey (-- - 1692) of Dorchester, Mass., and Joseph Guernsie-Garnsey (-- -1688) of Stamford, Conn. with revisions by Judith L. Young-Thayer (Baltimore, Maryland: Gateway Press, Inc., 1963, 1979), GG say "nfi". Hereinafter cited as Garnsey-Guernsey Genealogy.

Leonard Garnsey

M, #967, b. 12 October 1826, d. 5 March 1827

Parents

FatherEzra Garnsey, Jr. (b. 12 April 1780, d. after 1855)
MotherLannah Bennett (b. 1787, d. 2 March 1856)

Biography

ChildParent1,1
Birth12 October 1826Leonard Garnsey was born on 12 October 1826.1
Death5 March 1827He died on 5 March 18271
Last Edited22 December 2016

Citations

  1. [S112] Eva Garnsey Card and Howard Abram Guernsey, compiler, Garnsey-Guernsey Genealogy An Account of Thirteen Generations of Descendants from Henry Garnsey (-- - 1692) of Dorchester, Mass., and Joseph Guernsie-Garnsey (-- -1688) of Stamford, Conn. with revisions by Judith L. Young-Thayer (Baltimore, Maryland: Gateway Press, Inc., 1963, 1979), GG say "nfi". Hereinafter cited as Garnsey-Guernsey Genealogy.

Selah Mead

M, #968, b. about 1783, d. between 10 March 1842 and 13 June 1842

Parents

FatherSmith Mead (b. 15 December 1756, d. after 5 March 1842)
MotherMartha Mead

Family: Sarah Wilson (b. about 1790, d. between 1860 and 1870)

SonAllen Mead (b. between 1804 and 1810, d. 18 October 1881)
DaughterCaroline Mead+ (b. between 1805 and 1808, d. 21 March 1882)
DaughterMaria Mead+ (b. 22 April 1808, d. 4 January 1881)
DaughterLavinia Mead+ (b. 20 July 1809, d. 24 March 1882)
DaughterElizabeth Jane Mead+ (b. 4 March 1817, d. 18 August 1900)
DaughterSabrina Mead+ (b. 27 April 1823, d. 17 January 1897)

Biography

ChildParent
Birthabout 1783Selah Mead was born about 1783 in Greenwich, Fairfield County, Connecticut.
Newspaper Mention14 December 1799The 14 December 1799 edition of the New York Gazette & General Advertiser, New York City, New York County, New York, reported "SIX CENTS REWARD.
RUN AWAY from the subscriber, on the 3rd inst, an Apprentice Boy to the Shoe-Making business, named SELAH MEAD, nearly 16 years old. All persons are forbid harboring or employing said Boy at their peril.
N.B. Any person who will take up said Boy, is requested to bring him to the Subscriber.
OLIVER JESSUP.
dec. 11 1w no. 37 Moore-street."

In the 1799 Longworth's Directory of New York City, Oliver Jessup is listed as a grocer, at 37 Moore. The other two Jessups listed are Edward, grocer, at 3 Chatham, and Benjamin, shoemaker, 81 Catharine.

In the 1800 Directory, Oliver is listed at 37 Moore, corner South.

By the 1802 Directory, Oliver is no longer listed. Edward and Benjamin are still listed.

In the 24 Oct 1801 edition of the New York Weekly Museum it is reported that Oliver Jessup and his brother Lewis, died in the past two weeks of the malignant fever. His executrix, Mary Jessup, advertised for claims and requested debtors to settle accounts with David Denniston, Pearl street.

NOTE: Ezra Garnsey and Sarah Seekins' daughter Sally married Jorum Jessup in NYC. Check if related.
Marriage18 August 1803He and Sarah Wilson were married on 18 August 1803 at 2nd Congregational Church in Greenwich, Fairfield, Connecticut,1,2
Property Record19 September 1808Selah was involved in a property transaction on 19 September 1808 in Greenwich, Fairfield County, Connecticut. KNOW ALL MEN by these presents that I, Ebenezer Mead of Greenwich in Fairfield County and State of Connecticut for divers good causes and considerations, thereunto moving, especially for the consideration of fifty dollars rec'd to my full satisfaction of Selah Mead of said Greenwich have remised (?), released, and forever quitclaimed, and do by these presents for my self my heirs, executors and administrators, justly and absolutely remise, release and forever quitclaim unto the said Selah Mead and to his heirs and assigns forever all such right and title as I the said Ebenezer Mead have or ought to have , in or to a certain piece of land lying and being in said Greenwich which was mortgaged by sd. Selah to the said Ebenezer Mead and bounded West by land of said Ebenezer Mead and North and East by the road and South by land now or late Capt. Matthew mead running by said Matthew Mead's land to a notch in the fence where there is a gate or place where Nehemiah Willson Jun'r. goes over in said Matthew Mead's land to get water, said land being East of said notch in said fence. TO HAVE & TO HOLD the premises unto him the said Selah Mead his heirs and assigns to the only use and behoof of the said Selah Mead his heirs and assigns forever, so that neither I the said Ebenezer mead nor any person in my name and behalf shall or will hereafter claim or demand any right or title to the premises or any part thereof; but they and every of them, shall by these presents be ended and forever barred. IN WITNESS whereof I have hereunto set my hand & seal the 19th day of September Anno Domini 1808, Ebenezer Mead.

Signed, Sealed & Delivered in presence of Silas Mead Jun'r, Jabez Mead

Fairfield County Ss Greenwich, Septr 19th 1808 personally appeared Ebenezer Mead signer and sealor of the foregoing instrument and acknowledged the same to be his free act and deed before me, Jabez Mead, Justice of Peace.

Rcd (?) to record September 19th AD 1808 and recorded by me, Jabez Fitch, Register.

KNOW ALL MEN by these presents that I Selah Mead of Greenwich in Fairfield County and State of Connecticut7ut for divers good causes and considerations thereunto moving, especially for the consideration of fifty dollars rc'd to my full satisfaction of Ebenezer Mead of said Greenwich have remised, released and forever quitclaimed and do by these presents for myself, my heirs, executors and administrators, justly and absolutely remise, release and forever quitclaim unto the said Ebenezer Mead and to his heirs and assigned forever, such right and title as I the said Selah Mead have or ought to have in or to a ...

[On another sheet, marked page 12] To all men [men is crossed out] People to whom these presents shall come GREETING. KNOW YE, that I Selah Mead of Greenwich3
Census1810He appeared in the census 1810 in Greenwich, Fairfield, Connecticut. Selah is listed as: Seeley,
age 16-25,
with one male under 10,
2 females under 10,
one female 16-25.
Allen is the boy, and Caroline and Lavinia are the girls.

Neighbors Nehemiah Willson, Jef. Negro (probably Jeffrey Felmette), Ben. Willson, Nath'l Mead, Thos. Mead, Nehe Mead 3rd, Nehe Mead, Dr. Lewis.

Jean Thomson, volunteer historian at 2nd Congregational Church, told us that Rev. Isaac Lewis lived at the corner of Lafayette and the Post Road, at the top of Greenwich Avenue. The Wilson's, Nathaniel and then Seely Mead, and Jeffrey Felmette lived near Dr. Lewis in every census while he was living.4
Property Record24 January 1811Selah was involved in a property transaction on 24 January 1811 in Greenwich, Fairfield, Connecticut. (missing beginning on page 301)
dollars rc'd to my full satisfaction of Selah Mead of said Greenwich do by these presents, remise, release and forever quitclaim unto the said Selah Mead and to his heirs and assigns forever, all right, and title I the said Ebenezer Mead have, in or to a certain piece of land lying and being in said Greenwich in the West Society thereof with the buildings standing thereon containing one quarter of an acre be the same more or less and bounded West by land of Isaac Mead North and East by a road and South by land of Capt Matthew Mead or his heirs. TO HAVE & TO HOLD the said premises unto him the said Selah Mead and to his heirs and assigns, to the only use and behoof of the said Selah Mead his heirs and assigns, without the least claim or demand of any right or title to the said premises or any part thereof forever, from me or my heirs or any person holding or claiming under me. IN WITNESS whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 24th day of January AD 1811 Ebenezer Mead

Signed sealed and delivered In presence of Hannah Newman, Nancy Mead Jun'r

Fairfield County SS in Greenwich, January 24th AD 1811 personally appeared Ebenezer Mead signer and sealer of the foregoing instrument and acknowledged the same to be his free act and deed. William Knapp, Justice of Peace.
Rec'd to record January ye 24th AD 1811 and recorded by me, Jabez Fitch, Register.
Census1820He appeared in the census 1820 in Greenwich, Fairfield, Connecticut. Selah is listed as: Seely, with
one male 16-18,
1 male 16-26 (same male),
1 male 26-45 (Selah),
2 females under 10,
2 females 10-16,
1 female 26-45.
Allen and Selah are the males.
Maria, Elizabeth Jane, Caroline and Lavinia, with their mother, are the females.

Neighbors Nath'l , Daniel and Joseph Taylor, Nehem. Wilson, Matthew Mead, Hicson Merrit, Nehemiah Wilson (next listed), Henry Santes, Alta Africa, Jesse Felmittee, Jacob Fletcher.
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Property Record29 February 1820Selah was involved in a property transaction on 29 February 1820 in Greenwich, Fairfield County, Connecticut. as follows: Selah mortgaged property to Lewis Mead, which property Lewis sold to Allen Mead 21 March 1826.6,7
Property Record21 January 1824Selah was involved in a property transaction on 21 January 1824 in Greenwich, Fairfield County, Connecticut. as follows: Selah gave Lewis Mead a mortgage on his property, as mentioned in the deed below dated 5 Jun 1824.8
Witness5 June 1824He was mentioned in a property transaction of Lewis C. Mead on 5 June 1824 in Greenwich, Fairfield County, Connecticut. Know all men by these Presents that I, Lewis Mead of New York, in the State of New York, for the consideration of $800, Eight Hundred Dollars, received to my full satisfaction of Allen Mead of Greenwich in the State of Connecticut, Do by these presents remise, release, and forever Quit Claim unto the said Allen Mead all right, title, interest, claim and demand whatever which I, the said Releasor, have or ought to have by virtue of a mortgage Deed, given to me by Selah Mead of said Greenwich to secure the payment of $800 dated the 21st day of Jan'y 1824, in or to a certain tract of land situate in said Greenwich containing about one acre and three roods Bounded North and East by Highway, south by the heirs of Mary Mead dec'd, & West by Isaac Weed, with the Buildings thereon. The Have and To Hold the premises with all their appurtenances unto the said releasee his heirs and assigns forever so that neither I the said releasor nor my heirs nor any other person under me or them shall have hereafter any claim right or title in or to the premises or any part thereof; but therefrom I and they are by these presents forever barred and secluded. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 5th day of June AD 1824 signed sealed and delivered in presence of Wm H. Smith. Lewis Mead . (on the Tenth line the words (in or to) erased, between the Thirteenth and Fourteenth line the words (and three roods) interlined.

New York City and County, S.S. June 5th day AD 1824 Personally appeared Lewis Mead known to me to be the signer and sealer of the foregoing Instrument and acknowledged the same to be his free act and deed, before me Wm. H. Smith, Commissioner to take the acknowledgement of deeds H. H. Rec'd for Record June 15th, 1824 and Recorded by me, Hezekiah Tray, Town Clerk.9
Property Record8 March 1826Selah was the subject of the following writ of execution on 8 March 1826 in Greenwich, Fairfield County, Connecticut. entitled Henry R. Morgan Execution v.s. Selah Mead. To the Sheriff of the County of Fairfield or his Deputy or either of the Constables of the Town of Greenwich within said County, Greeting: Whereas Henry R. Morgan of the City, County and State of New York recovered judgment against Selah Mead of said Greenwich before the County Court holden at Danbury within and for the County of Fairfield, on the 3rd Tuesday of November 1825 for the sum of 257 Dollars and 87 cents Debt and for the sum of 22 Dollars and 71 cents costs of suit, as appears of Record; whereof Execution remains to be done. These are therefore by Authority of the State of Connecticut, to Command you, that of the Goods, Chattles, or lands of the said Debtor within your precints, you cause to be levied (and the same being disposed of or appraised as the law directs) paid and satisfied unto the said Creditor the aforesaid sums, being 280 dollars and 58 cents in the whole; with 17 cents more for this Writ, and thereof also to satisfy yourself for your own fees. And for want of such Goods, Chattles, or Lands of the said Debtor to be by him shewn unto you, or found within your precints to the acceptance of the said Creditor for the satisfying of the aforesaid sums, you are commanded to take the body of the said Debtor and him commit unto the keeper of the goal in Fairfield in the County of Fairfield aforesaid, within the said Prison, who is hereby commanded to receive the said Debtor and him safely keep until he pay unto the said Creditor the full sums above mentioned, and be by him released and also to satisfy your fee. Hereof fail not, and make due return of this writ with your doings thereon, according to law, viz. within sixty days next coming. Dated at Fairfield, this 8th day of March Anno Domini, 1826.
--Thomas B. Osborne, Clerk.10
Property Record10 March 1826Selah was the subject of this writ of execution on 10 March 1826 in Greenwich, Fairfield County, Connecticut, as follows:. Fairfield County, ss. Greenwich: I then with this Execution repaired to the usual place of abode of Selah Mead the Debtor within named in sd. Greenwich and of him made demand of the debt or sums of money due on this Execution with all necessary charges of executing the same and the said Debtor having neglected to make payment thereof & for want of Personal or moveable estate of the said Debtor shewn unto me or found within my precints to satisfy this Execution & necessary charges of executing the same by direction of Thaddeus Betts, Esqr, Attorney for the Creditor with named, I Levied this Execution on all the right, title and Interest of the said Debtor to one certain piece of Land lying and being situate in said Greenwich containing about two acres with Buildings thereon standing bounded North & East by highway, West by land of Isaac Weed & South by Land belonging to the wife of Edmond Brown, John Griff & Umphrey Denton, said Debtors right to said Land and buildings being the Equity of Redemption after paying & satisfying the demands on part of said land & Buildings by virtue of a mortgage Deed given to Jeffery Felmette by said Debtor viz. one Rood with buildings thereon and bounded in said Mortgage Deed South by the Land lately set out to Parmelia Marshall wife of Stephen Marshall, East & North by highway & West by said Selah's Land for the consideration of $58.55 bearing date of March 18, 1818 & recorded in the Town records of said Greenwich there appearing to be now due to said Jeffery by said mortgage deed the sum of $68.99. Also another mortgage deed covering the whole of said tract & buildings agreeable to the bounds first described given by said Debtor to Lewis Mead for the consideration of $160 dated February 29th 1820 & recorded in the records of said Town of Greenwich, there appearing to be now due to said Lewis by said mortgage the sum of $217.86 & the said Creditor by his Attorney Thaddeus Betts Esqr chose Stephen Waring an indifferent freeholder of said Town of Greenwich to appraise said Land & Buildings & the said Debtor having neglected to appoint an appraiser I applied to Joshua Ferris Esqr., Justice of the Peace in & for said County in sd. Greenwich for two appraisers & said Justice appointed Benjamin Page & Frederick Lockwood, both indifferent Freeholders of said Town of Greenwich to be appraisers of the estate levied upon by virtue of this execution & said Justice did then and there administer to the said Stephen Waring, Benjamin Page & Frederick Lockwood the oath by law prescribed for appraisers of land taken on Execution and the said appraisers did then & there upon there oaths in writing under their hands appraise the whole of said Land and buildings thereon at the sum of $486.85 and said appraisers did appraise all the right, title & interest of said debtor to the same viz. the equity of redemption after deducting the amount due on said Land by virtue of the two mortgages above described at the sum of $200 and the sums contained in this Execution being $280.75, and the costs of Levying appraising recording etc being $10.16 which being deducted from the amount of the appraisal leaves the sum of $189.84 to be endorsed on this Execution. I therefore by virtue of this Execution on the 10th day of March AD 1826 set off to Henry R. Morgan, the Creditor named in this Execution, all the said debtors right, title and Interest in and to said equity of redemption in the whole of said Land & buildings agreeable to the bounds first described to satisfy $184.84 of the within Execution & cost of Levying the same.
--Attest, David Lockwood, Sherriff's Deputy

These certify that on application of Davis Lockwood, Sherriff's Deputy for two appraisers to appraise the above-described tract of Land and buildings thereon, I appointed Benjamin Page & Frederick Lockwood to be appraisers of the same and administered the oath by Law provided for appraisers of Land taken on Execution to Benjamin Page, Frederick Lockwood & Stephen Waring they all being indifferent Freeholders of said Town of Greenwich Sworn before me Joshua Ferris, Justice of Peace.

We the subscribers, indifferent Freeholders of the Town of Greenwich, having been duly appointed & sworn to appraise the above-described tract of Land & buildings thereon whereon this Execution hath been Levied after having viewed the same we have appraised the whole of said Land & buildings at the sum of $486.85 and we have appraised the said Debtors right title & interest, it being the equity of redemption in and to the same after taking into consideration the two Mortgages above mentioned at the sume of $300, to satisfy $189.84 of the within Execution & cost of Levying the same.
--Benjamin Page, Frederick Lockwood, Stephen Waring, Appraisers under Oath.
Fees:
Travel to serve Levy 6 miles, $0.30
Levying & Collecting Fees $3.97
Travel to procure Justice & apprs's 4 miles $0.20
Appraisers Fees $3.00
Endors't on Execution $1.00
for Causing Execution to be recorded .34
Return to Court 27 Miles $1.35
Total $10.16
Rec'd to Record March 11th 1826 and Recorded by me, John Jay Tracy, Town Clerk.
Census1830He appeared in the census 1830 in Greenwich, Fairfield, Connecticut. Selah is listed as: Seely, with 1 male under 5, 1 male 40-50, 1 female 5-10, 1 female 10-15, 1 female 40-50. Note that Caroline is not at home for this census, although her son Theodore is here. The two females are Sabrina and Elizabeth Jane.11
Occupation1833In 1833 Selah worked as a cobbler, per my Uncle David's notes. He wrote "Mother said he made shoes for Elizabeth's wedding."12
Census1840He appeared in the census 1840 in Greenwich, Fairfield, Connecticut. Selah is listed as: Seely Mead, with 1 male 10-15, 1 male 50-60, 1 male 80-90, a female 15-20. The male 80-90 is identified on the 2nd page as Smith Mead, 80, in the column for Pensioners for Revolutionary or military services. The boy is Theodore, the girl Sabrina. Elizabeth and Solomon are listed in the preceding household. Sarah is not listed in this household in 1840.13
Note10 March 1842On 10 March 1842, in New York City, New York County, New York, Based on the power of attorney granted to him by his father, Selah picked up Smith's pension check, and received the following receipt: "Pension Office, Bank of Commerce in New-York, 10 Mar 1842, Received of John A. Stevens, Agent for paying Pensioners, Twelve Dollars, 66 Cents, being for Six Months' Pension, due to Smith Mead from the fourth day of September, 1841, to the fourth day of March, 1842, for which I have signed duplicate receipts. Signed Selah Mead."14
Deathbetween 10 March 1842 and 13 June 1842He died between 10 March 1842 and 13 June 1842 in Greenwich, Fairfield County, Connecticut,
BurialHe was buried at Christ Church Cemetery, Plot 10 1/2, 254 East Putnam, in Greenwich, Fairfield, Connecticut. Copy of Plot Map entitled "Cemetery belonging to Christ Church Greenwich, Conn., 1869." This plot is the furthest southwest plot in the corner of the cemetery. There is no stone. Jean Tredennich of the church looked in some of the old ledgers for the burial of Elizabeth Jane and Solomon, but did not find them listed.15
Probate Record13 June 1842Selah was listed in probate records on 13 June 1842 in Greenwich, Fairfield, Connecticut. The entry in Spencer Mead's Abstracts is "Mead, Selah, late of Greenwich, June 13, 1842, his widow, refused to qualify, and letters of administration on his estate granted to Solomon Garnsey of Greenwich, who was ordered to advertise for claims, page 106. Inventory taken by Zaccheus Mead and Nelson Bush, and filed June 15, 1842, page 107. June 13, 1842, account filed, and commissioners appointed to adjust claims of creditors, page 122. June 27, 1842, report of commissioners filed, page 167. Dec. 19, 1842, dower of his widow, Sarah Mead, ordered set out, pages 181 and 182. Dec. 19, 1842, dower set out, page 182. Dec. 19, 1842, account filed, and real estate ordered sold to pay debts, pages 181 and 205. Real estate sold to Isaac Van Voorhis of New York City, and report of sale filed Dec. 31, 1842, page 205."16
Probate Record19 December 1842Selah was listed in probate records on 19 December 1842 in Stamford, Fairfield County, Connecticut. To the Probate Court for the District of Stamford S.S. Greenwich, Dist 19: Estate of Selah Mead, late of Greenwich in said District deceased. The subscribing commissioners on the Estate respectfully report that having been duly sworn we gave public notice of the times and places of our meetings for (attending?) the creditors to receive and examine their claims against the same by posting a notice thereof on the sign post nearest where the deceased last dwelt in the town of Greenwich and by publishing the same in the Stamford Sentinel a newspaper printed in Fairfield County: and having met pursuant to said notice and having heard the parties and examined the claims exhibited to us we do allow the following persons the sums respectively set against their names: viz. Isaac Van vorhees three notes of hand Mortgaged Prinl (?) & Interest $1198.39. Isaac Vanvorhees Book a/c paid for taxes $8.50. John M. Denton Note principal & interest $5.62. Dr. Darius Mead Book a/c last sickness $3.00. Solomon S. Gansey Book a/c at last sickness $6.85. Gilbert Lent Coffin & funeral expenses $13.00, Walter Howel Execution $61.79, William Elliott Book a/c $4.31. Fulir (?) L. Daggett Book a/c $2.83. Nathaniel Ferris Book a/c $3.50 Frederick Lockwood Book a/c $2.45. William L. Huisdale Book a/c $7.66 Ephraim Golden Book a/c $1.50 Jabez Finch $5.50 Hanford Mead Balance on Note $12.82. Samuel Close and Thomas A. Mead, Commissioners under oath.

At a court of Probate holden at Stamford within and for the District of Stamford on the 19th day of December A.D. 1842, the foregoing report of commissioners on the estate of Selah Mead is accepted, approved and ordered to be recorded. Henry A. Mitchell, Judge.

At a court of Probate holden at Stamford within and for the District of Stamford on the 19th day of December A.D. 1842:
The commissioners on the estate of Selah Mead late of Greenwich in said District deceased having made their report to this court which has been approved accepted and ordered to be recorded by which report it is made to appear that said estate is insolvent. This court doth therefore appoint Samuel Close, Thomas A. Mead and Seth Lyon all of said Greenwich, disinterested freeholders, distributors to set out to the widow of said deceased her dower in said estate and they are to make return of their doings in the --?-- to this court. Henry A. Mitchell, Judge.

At a court of Probate holden at Stamford within and for the District of Stamford on the 19th day of December A.D. 1842:
The commissioners on the estate of Selah Mead late of Greenwich in said District deceased, having made their report to this court, which is approved, accepted and ordered to be recorded; by which report it being made to appear that said estate is insolvent; this court doth thereupon order to be set out to Sarah Mead widow of said Selah Mead the following articles of personal property the same being by law exempted from liability to be taken on execution: viz. One Table $1.75, one Looking glass 1.00, 8 chairs 3.00, 16 yds. Carpet 2.00, 1 Table, 3.71 (?), 1 Stove & pipes 3.00, two Bedsteads 1.00, one old closet and 2 Boxes .50 (?), nine barrels 1.12 ½. 1 Bed & Bedding 10.00, One Cow 17.00. Attest, R. Hoyt Clock, Henry A. Mitchell, Judge.

District of Stamford S.S. Probate Count, December 19th, 1842, Estate of Selah Mead late of Greenwich in said District deceased.
Whereas, The commissioners on said estate have made their report to this court which is accepted approved and ordered to be recorded by which it is made to appear that said Estate is insolvent. Therefore, ordered by the Court, That the Administrator sell all the Real and personal Estate of said deceased, subject to the widows rightly dower in said real estate at public auction and return make of this order his doings thereon. And he will give notice of such sale by advertising in a newspaper printed in Stamford and by posting a notice on the sign post nearest to the real estate to be sold and in the same town and return make of notice given pursuant to this order. Henry A. Mitchell, Judge.4
Probate Record31 December 1842Selah was listed in probate records on 31 December 1842 in Stamford, Fairfield County, Connecticut. To the Probate Court for the District of Stamford. The subscriber pursuant to the order of said Court made on the 19th day of December 1842 directing me to sell all of the real and personal Estate of the deceased Selah Mead and to give notice thereof as by said order on --?-- more fully appear hereby return: That, he gave public notice of the time and place of such sale by advertising in the Stamford Sentinel a newspaper printed in the County of Fairfield and posted a notice thereof on the signpost nearest to the said land in said town of Greenwich in which town said land lies and pursuant to said order and said notice sold at public auction the following Real Estate of said deceased, viz: he sold & legally conveyed to Isaac Van Voorhis of the City of New York the equity of (redemption?) two pieces of land one containing about five acres and bounded north on land of Darius Mead, East by land of Dinah Bush, South by land of Dinah Bush and West by highway: the other containing about two acres with buildings thereon bounded North and East by highway, South by land owned by Augustus Lyon and west by land of Jacob T. Weed for the sum of one dollar subject to the widows right of dower in both of said pieces of land - Solomon S. Gansey---
At a court of Probate holden at Stamford within and for the District of Stamford on the 31st day of December A.D. 1842-
The forgoing Esturie(?) of Sale is accepted approved and ordered to be recorded. Henry A. Mitchell, Judge.
Last Edited17 October 2020

Citations

  1. [S112] Eva Garnsey Card and Howard Abram Guernsey, compiler, Garnsey-Guernsey Genealogy An Account of Thirteen Generations of Descendants from Henry Garnsey (-- - 1692) of Dorchester, Mass., and Joseph Guernsie-Garnsey (-- -1688) of Stamford, Conn. with revisions by Judith L. Young-Thayer (Baltimore, Maryland: Gateway Press, Inc., 1963, 1979). Hereinafter cited as Garnsey-Guernsey Genealogy.
  2. [S113] Abstracted by Spencer P. Mead, Viewed on website of New England Historical and Genealogical Society database., Church Records of Greenwich, CT, 1728-1909, abstracted from the records of 1st and 2nd Congregational, Stanwich Congregational, N. Greenwich Congregational, Christ Episcopal, King Street Baptist, Round Hill Methodist Episcopal, Stanwich Methodist Episcopal.. Hereinafter cited as Greenwich Churches abstracted by Spencer Mead.
  3. [S240] Greenwich, CT Land Records: Vol 16, p. 457.. Hereinafter cited as Greenwich, CT Land Records.
  4. [S90] , Census Online, Viewed on ancestry.com.
  5. [S89] , Census Online, Viewed on ancestry.com.
  6. [S240] Greenwich, CT Land Records: Vol 20, Part 4, p. 895.
  7. [S240] Greenwich, CT Land Records: Book V, Page 123.
  8. [S240] Greenwich, CT Land Records.
  9. [S240] Greenwich, CT Land Records: Vol. 20, p. 183.
  10. [S240] Greenwich, CT Land Records: Vol. 20, part IV, p. 863.
  11. [S88] , Census Online, Viewed on ancestry.com.
  12. [S158] "David B. Tilley Research Notes 1950 - 1965", 1950-1965, David Brown Tilley (1928 - 1989) (Easton, PA, Danby, NY, and Litchfield, CT), to Holly Kilpatrick (East Bangor, PA). Hereinafter cited as "DBT Notes."
  13. [S87] , Census Online, Viewed on ancestry.com.
  14. [S283] Entry 722, Selected Final Payment Vouchers, 1818-1864, Stack 7E3, Row 11, Compartment 28, Shelf 2; 217, Records of the Accounting Offices of the Department of the Treasury, File of Smith Mead, obtained from NARA by researcher Lisa Petersenm www.kinquest.com, for Holly Kilpatrick and Gail Blankenau.
  15. [S183] Christ Church Cemetery, 254 E. Putnam, Greenwich, Fairfield Cty., Connecticut, Office Records, Visited Oct 2005 HFPK and WNTP, Spoke with Jean Treddenich. Hereinafter cited as Christ Church Cemetery Office.
  16. [S123] Spencer P. Mead, ABSTRACT of PROBATE RECORDS FOR THE DISTRICT OF STAMFORD, COUNTY OF FAIRFIELD, AND STATE OF CONNECTICUT, 1803-1848., www.ctgenweb.org, http://www.ctgenweb.org/county/cofairfield/pages/greenwich/greenwich_index.htm. Hereinafter cited as Mead's Abstract of Stamford Probate.

Sarah Wilson

F, #969, b. about 1790, d. between 1860 and 1870

Parents

FatherNehemiah Wilson, Jr. (b. about 1757, d. 3 August 1837)
MotherRachel Avery (b. about 1770, d. 2 December 1846)

Family: Selah Mead (b. about 1783, d. between 10 March 1842 and 13 June 1842)

SonAllen Mead (b. between 1804 and 1810, d. 18 October 1881)
DaughterCaroline Mead+ (b. between 1805 and 1808, d. 21 March 1882)
DaughterMaria Mead+ (b. 22 April 1808, d. 4 January 1881)
DaughterLavinia Mead+ (b. 20 July 1809, d. 24 March 1882)
DaughterElizabeth Jane Mead+ (b. 4 March 1817, d. 18 August 1900)
DaughterSabrina Mead+ (b. 27 April 1823, d. 17 January 1897)

Biography

Research NoteBased on the names consistently near Nathaniel Mead, Smith Mead, and Seeley Mead in the census, it is clear that they always lived near Benjamin Wilson and his son Nehemiah Wilson, Jr.

I speculate that Nehemiah Wilson, Jr. was Sarah's father. I am connecting them in this database to keep them conveniently together. This is a speculative link.
Birthabout 1790Sarah Wilson was born about 1790 in Fairfield, Fairfield County, Connecticut.1,2
Marriage18 August 1803Selah Mead and she were married on 18 August 1803 at 2nd Congregational Church in Greenwich, Fairfield, Connecticut,3,4
Witness13 June 1842She was listed in the probate record of Selah Mead on 13 June 1842 in Greenwich, Fairfield, Connecticut. See Selah Mead for details. The entry in Spencer Mead's Abstracts is "Mead, Selah, late of Greenwich, June 13, 1842, his widow, refused to qualify, and letters of administration on his estate granted to Solomon Garnsey of Greenwich, who was ordered to advertise for claims, page 106. Inventory taken by Zaccheus Mead and Nelson Bush, and filed June 15, 1842, page 107. June 13, 1842, account filed, and commissioners appointed to adjust claims of creditors, page 122. June 27, 1842, report of commissioners filed, page 167. Dec. 19, 1842, dower of his widow, Sarah Mead, ordered set out, pages 181 and 182. Dec. 19, 1842, dower set out, page 182. Dec. 19, 1842, account filed, and real estate ordered sold to pay debts, pages 181 and 205. Real estate sold to Isaac Van Voorhis of New York City, and report of sale filed Dec. 31, 1842, page 205."5
Witness19 December 1842She was listed in the probate record of Selah Mead on 19 December 1842 in Stamford, Fairfield County, Connecticut. See Selah Mead for details. To the Probate Court for the District of Stamford S.S. Greenwich, Dist 19: Estate of Selah Mead, late of Greenwich in said District deceased. The subscribing commissioners on the Estate respectfully report that having been duly sworn we gave public notice of the times and places of our meetings for (attending?) the creditors to receive and examine their claims against the same by posting a notice thereof on the sign post nearest where the deceased last dwelt in the town of Greenwich and by publishing the same in the Stamford Sentinel a newspaper printed in Fairfield County: and having met pursuant to said notice and having heard the parties and examined the claims exhibited to us we do allow the following persons the sums respectively set against their names: viz. Isaac Van vorhees three notes of hand Mortgaged Prinl (?) & Interest $1198.39. Isaac Vanvorhees Book a/c paid for taxes $8.50. John M. Denton Note principal & interest $5.62. Dr. Darius Mead Book a/c last sickness $3.00. Solomon S. Gansey Book a/c at last sickness $6.85. Gilbert Lent Coffin & funeral expenses $13.00, Walter Howel Execution $61.79, William Elliott Book a/c $4.31. Fulir (?) L. Daggett Book a/c $2.83. Nathaniel Ferris Book a/c $3.50 Frederick Lockwood Book a/c $2.45. William L. Huisdale Book a/c $7.66 Ephraim Golden Book a/c $1.50 Jabez Finch $5.50 Hanford Mead Balance on Note $12.82. Samuel Close and Thomas A. Mead, Commissioners under oath.

At a court of Probate holden at Stamford within and for the District of Stamford on the 19th day of December A.D. 1842, the foregoing report of commissioners on the estate of Selah Mead is accepted, approved and ordered to be recorded. Henry A. Mitchell, Judge.

At a court of Probate holden at Stamford within and for the District of Stamford on the 19th day of December A.D. 1842:
The commissioners on the estate of Selah Mead late of Greenwich in said District deceased having made their report to this court which has been approved accepted and ordered to be recorded by which report it is made to appear that said estate is insolvent. This court doth therefore appoint Samuel Close, Thomas A. Mead and Seth Lyon all of said Greenwich, disinterested freeholders, distributors to set out to the widow of said deceased her dower in said estate and they are to make return of their doings in the --?-- to this court. Henry A. Mitchell, Judge.

At a court of Probate holden at Stamford within and for the District of Stamford on the 19th day of December A.D. 1842:
The commissioners on the estate of Selah Mead late of Greenwich in said District deceased, having made their report to this court, which is approved, accepted and ordered to be recorded; by which report it being made to appear that said estate is insolvent; this court doth thereupon order to be set out to Sarah Mead widow of said Selah Mead the following articles of personal property the same being by law exempted from liability to be taken on execution: viz. One Table $1.75, one Looking glass 1.00, 8 chairs 3.00, 16 yds. Carpet 2.00, 1 Table, 3.71 (?), 1 Stove & pipes 3.00, two Bedsteads 1.00, one old closet and 2 Boxes .50 (?), nine barrels 1.12 ½. 1 Bed & Bedding 10.00, One Cow 17.00. Attest, R. Hoyt Clock, Henry A. Mitchell, Judge.

District of Stamford S.S. Probate Count, December 19th, 1842, Estate of Selah Mead late of Greenwich in said District deceased.
Whereas, The commissioners on said estate have made their report to this court which is accepted approved and ordered to be recorded by which it is made to appear that said Estate is insolvent. Therefore, ordered by the Court, That the Administrator sell all the Real and personal Estate of said deceased, subject to the widows rightly dower in said real estate at public auction and return make of this order his doings thereon. And he will give notice of such sale by advertising in a newspaper printed in Stamford and by posting a notice on the sign post nearest to the real estate to be sold and in the same town and return make of notice given pursuant to this order. Henry A. Mitchell, Judge.4
Witness1843D. Hamilton Hurd states in his history, p. 386, "Among other early Methodists in the vicinity are mentioned the names of John Avery and wife, Benjamin Wilson and wife, Mrs. Matilda Mead, Mrs. Platt Newman, Miss Mahala Hitchcock, Mrs. Maria Marshall, Mrs. Elizabeth Palmer, Mrs. Isaac Weed, Mrs. Selah Mead, Miss Marilda Fletcher, Mrs. William Mead, Mrs. Huldah Tracey, Mrs. Nehemiah Mead, Mrs. Charity Tudor (colored), Mrs. Ellen Treadwell (colored), Gilbert Lent, Samuel Slagle, Samuel Minor, William Funston, William McF. (MeF.?) Howard, John Marshall, William Barmore, Charles Gorse.6
In household20 July 1850She appeared in the household of Caroline Mead in the census 20 July 1850 in Greenwich, Fairfield, Connecticut. Caroline is listed as Caroline, first person listed in household, age 40, value of real estate owned $1600, b. CT, with
Sarah, 60, b. CT,
Theodore, 21, b. CT, Laborer,
Andrew McClener (?), 31, Laborer, b. Ireland,
Ellen 31, b. Ireland,
Mary J. 7,
Sarah O., 4, and
Catherine R., 2,
all children also of surname McClener, all b. CT.

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Census19 September 1860Sarah Wilson appeared in the census 19 September 1860 in Greenwich, Fairfield, Connecticut. Sarah is listed as: Sarah Wilson, first person listed, age 70, Value of real estate $1000, value of personal estate $200, b. CT, with Caroline, 45, Theodore, 32, Carman, value of personal estate 100, b. CT, Margret, 29, b. Ireland, Thomas 4, b. CT, Mary A., 2, b. CT, Theodore 1, b. CT.
Deathbetween 1860 and 1870She died between 1860 and 1870 in Greenwich, Fairfield, Connecticut,7
Last Edited28 July 2022

Citations

  1. [S86] , 1850 Census Online, As viewed on ancestry.com.
  2. [S85] , Census Online, Viewed on ancestry.com.
  3. [S112] Eva Garnsey Card and Howard Abram Guernsey, compiler, Garnsey-Guernsey Genealogy An Account of Thirteen Generations of Descendants from Henry Garnsey (-- - 1692) of Dorchester, Mass., and Joseph Guernsie-Garnsey (-- -1688) of Stamford, Conn. with revisions by Judith L. Young-Thayer (Baltimore, Maryland: Gateway Press, Inc., 1963, 1979). Hereinafter cited as Garnsey-Guernsey Genealogy.
  4. [S113] Abstracted by Spencer P. Mead, Viewed on website of New England Historical and Genealogical Society database., Church Records of Greenwich, CT, 1728-1909, abstracted from the records of 1st and 2nd Congregational, Stanwich Congregational, N. Greenwich Congregational, Christ Episcopal, King Street Baptist, Round Hill Methodist Episcopal, Stanwich Methodist Episcopal.. Hereinafter cited as Greenwich Churches abstracted by Spencer Mead.
  5. [S123] Spencer P. Mead, ABSTRACT of PROBATE RECORDS FOR THE DISTRICT OF STAMFORD, COUNTY OF FAIRFIELD, AND STATE OF CONNECTICUT, 1803-1848., www.ctgenweb.org, http://www.ctgenweb.org/county/cofairfield/pages/greenwich/greenwich_index.htm. Hereinafter cited as Mead's Abstract of Stamford Probate.
  6. [S140] Duane Hamilton Hurd, History of Fairfield County, Connecticut: with illustrations and biographical sketches of its prominent men and pioneers. (Philadelphia, PA: J.W. Lewis & Co., 1881). Hereinafter cited as History of Fairfield County, Connecticut.
  7. [S84] , Census Online, Viewed on ancestry.com.

Allen Mead

M, #970, b. between 1804 and 1810, d. 18 October 1881

Parents

FatherSelah Mead (b. about 1783, d. between 10 March 1842 and 13 June 1842)
MotherSarah Wilson (b. about 1790, d. between 1860 and 1870)

Biography

Research NoteWe haven't located Allen, but there is an Allen Mead that we are looking into as a possibility.
1850 census, Oswego, NY, age 47, lumber dealer, with Emeline 45, Sarah,8, Emma, 5, Elizabeth King 22, Elisha Gaylord 28.
1860 Census, Oswego, NY, age 55, Lumberman, with Emelia, 52, Matilda, 15 and Emily 13.
1870 census, Detroit, MI, age 65, Laborer, with Emeline, 63
1880 census, 49 Orchard St., Detroit, MI, age 76, Lake Captain, with Emaline, 72.
MI Dept of Community Health GenDIS death index, Date of death 18 Oct 1881, Detroit, Married, age 77, occupation sailor, father's name unknown, mother's name Emma Mead.
Unidentified Newsclipping, 1891: "Emmeline MEAD, who died in Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, September 9,
1891, was eighty-four years of age. For sixty-four years she had been a
member of the Methodist Episcopal Church. She was born in Greenwich, Fairfield
County, Connecticut, in 1807, and became a member of the church in 1827.
At twenty-five she was married to Captain Allen MEAD, and in 1842 they
removed to Oswego, Oswego County, New York, and after several years to
Michigan. She was from the first an earnest and active Christian worker,
holding from time to time important offices in Christian societies. Among
her personal acquaintances were some of the most distinguished people in
our Church. She was noted for her hospitality, and many engaged in the
interests and work of the church enjoyed the freedom and bounty of her
home. Into her old age she was bright, cheerful, and active, and as she
drew near the close rejoiced in the Lord, and left a radiant testimony
of her saving faith in the Lord Jesus Christ." William DAWE

(William Dawe was a Methodist Episcopal clergyman: Dawe, William, Deacon’s Orders, 1874, September 6, Methodist Episcopal Church, Detroit Annual Conference, signed by Bishop Matthew Simpson, at Romeo, Michigan. ADS
Dawe, William, Elder’s Orders, 1876, September 3, Methodist Episcopal Church, Detroit Annual Conference, signed by Bishop E. R. Ames, Detroit, Michigan. [An authorized substitute for the original parchment, now lost, signed by Arthur Edwards, Secretary of Detroit Conference.] ADS
In 1900 he was 52, residing at 382 Putnam Ave. in Detroit, clergyman, came 1871 from England.)
Birthbetween 1804 and 1810Allen Mead was born between 1804 and 1810 in Greenwich, Fairfield, Connecticut. Probably 1804-5.1,2
Witness5 June 1824He was mentioned in a property transaction of Lewis C. Mead on 5 June 1824 in Greenwich, Fairfield County, Connecticut. Know all men by these Presents that I, Lewis Mead of New York, in the State of New York, for the consideration of $800, Eight Hundred Dollars, received to my full satisfaction of Allen Mead of Greenwich in the State of Connecticut, Do by these presents remise, release, and forever Quit Claim unto the said Allen Mead all right, title, interest, claim and demand whatever which I, the said Releasor, have or ought to have by virtue of a mortgage Deed, given to me by Selah Mead of said Greenwich to secure the payment of $800 dated the 21st day of Jan'y 1824, in or to a certain tract of land situate in said Greenwich containing about one acre and three roods Bounded North and East by Highway, south by the heirs of Mary Mead dec'd, & West by Isaac Weed, with the Buildings thereon. The Have and To Hold the premises with all their appurtenances unto the said releasee his heirs and assigns forever so that neither I the said releasor nor my heirs nor any other person under me or them shall have hereafter any claim right or title in or to the premises or any part thereof; but therefrom I and they are by these presents forever barred and secluded. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 5th day of June AD 1824 signed sealed and delivered in presence of Wm H. Smith. Lewis Mead . (on the Tenth line the words (in or to) erased, between the Thirteenth and Fourteenth line the words (and three roods) interlined.

New York City and County, S.S. June 5th day AD 1824 Personally appeared Lewis Mead known to me to be the signer and sealer of the foregoing Instrument and acknowledged the same to be his free act and deed, before me Wm. H. Smith, Commissioner to take the acknowledgement of deeds H. H. Rec'd for Record June 15th, 1824 and Recorded by me, Hezekiah Tray, Town Clerk.3
Property Extract21 March 1826Allen was involved in a property transaction on 21 March 1826 in Greenwich, Fairfield County, Connecticut. $227.78 Lewis Mead of the City, County & State of New York "lying in said Greenwich containing two & half acres be the same more or less with the buildings thereon standing bounded North by the highway & East by the highway, South by land of Humphrey Denton and Ann Brown, West by Land of Isaac Weed, it being the same Land that was mortgaged to [Lewis] by Selah Mead the 29th February 1820, said deed is recorded in Greenwich Records Book V, Page 123. " John W. Timson, William Linthurn, New York City, signed before Wm H. Smith, Commissioner, Delivered to Greenwich & Rec'd to Record 23 March 1826, and recorded by John Jay Tracy, Town Clerk.4
Property Extract11 October 1833Allen was involved in a property transaction on 11 October 1833 in Greenwich, Fairfield County, Connecticut. $500||Lewis Mead of New York City||containing 2 acres with buildings, bounded Southerly by land of Augustus Lyon, Westerly by land of Isaac Weed, Easterly and Northerly by the highway||Wm. H. Smith, in New York city. Lewis appeared in New York City and notice of his appearance was sent to the Greenwich Town Clerk and recorded in Greenwich 4 Nov 18335
Property Extract31 May 1834Allen was involved in a property transaction on 31 May 1834 in Greenwich, Fairfield County, Connecticut. $150||Lewis Mead of New York City||containing 5 acres bounded North by land of Darius Mead Jun, East and South by land of widow Jeffrey Felmette, West by the highway||Eliza Close, Samuel Close6
Property Record27 February 1851Allen was involved in a property transaction on 27 February 1851 in Oswego, Oswego County, New York. All that certain piece or parcel of land situate in the Fourth Ward of the city of Oswego, and known as subdivision 5 of block No. 158, said subdivision being 44 feet front and rear by ninety-four feet deep, being the same premises deeded February 26th, 1851, by Ziba D. Baker and wife and George A. Baker to Allen Mead, which said deed was duly recorded in Oswego County Clerk's office, in Book 55, pages 270 and 271, on the 27th February 1851.
Directory1859As of 1859 Allen was listed in the Oswego, Oswego County, New York, directory. lumber dealer.

From Hancock's Directory:
Mead, Darwin M. druggist, 144 W. First, b 16 W. Fourth.
Mead, Calvert M. merchant miller, W. First, h 16 West Fourth.
Mead, Allen, lumber dealer, 154 E. Third.
Mend, E. M. miller, 120 E. Third.
Mead, Stratton, grocer, E. Mohawk, n Thirteenth.

(From the Oswego Palladium, I learned that Calvert M. Mead died 20 May 1871, age 54, and was the brother of Darwin M. the druggist. )
viewed on http://www.rootsweb.com/~nyoswego/towns/cityoswego/index.html
Death18 October 1881He died on 18 October 1881 in Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, Michigan Death Register for Wayne County listed Allen Mead as Male, White, Married, 77, Place of death: Detroit, cause of death: old age. Occupation: Sailor, Place of birth unknown, parents unknown, Wife: Emma Mead, wife's birthplace unknown.
Burial20 October 1881He was buried on 20 October 1881 at Woodmere Cemetery in Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan. No photo on Findagrave, Birth date unknown. Section D.7
Obituary20 October 188120 October 1881, Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, Detroit Free Press Obituary:. Died: MEAD -- Capt. Allen Mead, in his 78thy year. Funeral Friday at 2 p.m. from his late residence, 507 Fort Street West. Friends of the family invited to attend.
Last Edited2 June 2018

Citations

  1. [S90] , Census Online, Viewed on ancestry.com.
  2. [S89] , Census Online, Viewed on ancestry.com.
  3. [S240] Greenwich, CT Land Records: Vol. 20, p. 183.. Hereinafter cited as Greenwich, CT Land Records.
  4. [S240] Greenwich, CT Land Records: Vol. 20, Part 4, page 895.
  5. [S240] Greenwich, CT Land Records: Vol 22, p. 150.
  6. [S240] Greenwich, CT Land Records: Vol 22, p. 213.
  7. [S287] Find a Grave Website, online www.findagrave.com, Woodmere Cemetery, Detroit, MI

Caroline Mead

F, #971, b. between 1805 and 1808, d. 21 March 1882

Parents

FatherSelah Mead (b. about 1783, d. between 10 March 1842 and 13 June 1842)
MotherSarah Wilson (b. about 1790, d. between 1860 and 1870)

Family:

SonTheodore Mead+ (b. about 1829, d. 8 August 1886)

Biography

Birthbetween 1805 and 1808Caroline Mead was born between 1805 and 1808 in Greenwich, Fairfield, Connecticut.1,2
AnecdoteAccording to DBT notes, Caroline never married, and had Theodore out of wedlock. David's first note says that she never revealed the father's name, but a later note says "S.S. Guernsey father says Auntie."3
Census20 July 1850She appeared in the census 20 July 1850 in Greenwich, Fairfield, Connecticut. Caroline is listed as: Caroline, first person listed in household, age 40, value of real estate owned $1600, b. CT, with
Sarah, 60, b. CT,
Theodore, 21, b. CT, Laborer,
Andrew McClener (?), 31, Laborer, b. Ireland,
Ellen 31, b. Ireland,
Mary J. 7,
Sarah O., 4, and
Catherine R., 2,
all children also of surname McClener, all b. CT.

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In household19 September 1860She appeared in the household of Sarah Wilson in the census 19 September 1860 in Greenwich, Fairfield, Connecticut. Sarah is listed as Sarah Wilson, first person listed, age 70, Value of real estate $1000, value of personal estate $200, b. CT, with Caroline, 45, Theodore, 32, Carman, value of personal estate 100, b. CT, Margret, 29, b. Ireland, Thomas 4, b. CT, Mary A., 2, b. CT, Theodore 1, b. CT.
In household1870Caroline Mead appeared in the household of Theodore Mead in the census 1870 in Greenwich, Fairfield, Connecticut. Theodore is listed as Stage Driver, age 45, value of real estate $2000, with Margarett, age 40, keeping house, Caroline, age 65, Mary A. 12, Theo'e 10, Peter, 8, William 6, Thomas 14, Frank 4, John 9 months, all born CT.5
In household1880She appeared in the household of Theodore Mead in the census 1880 in Greenwich, Fairfield, Connecticut. Theodore is listed as Hostler, age 50, with wife Margaret, 42, keeping house, Thomas 23, works in Screw factory, William, 15, works in screw factory, Francis, 13, at school, John 11, at school, Hannah, 8, Keeler, Charlotte Elizabeth, niece,age 7, at school, Mead, Caroline, mother, age 72, at home.6
Death21 March 1882She died on 21 March 1882 in Greenwich, Fairfield, Connecticut,3
Last Edited1 June 2018

Citations

  1. [S90] , Census Online, Viewed on ancestry.com.
  2. [S89] , Census Online, Viewed on ancestry.com.
  3. [S158] "David B. Tilley Research Notes 1950 - 1965", 1950-1965, David Brown Tilley (1928 - 1989) (Easton, PA, Danby, NY, and Litchfield, CT), to Holly Kilpatrick (East Bangor, PA). Hereinafter cited as "DBT Notes."
  4. [S86] , 1850 Census Online, As viewed on ancestry.com.
  5. [S84] , Census Online, Viewed on ancestry.com.
  6. [S83] , 1880 Census Online, Viewed on ancestry.com.

Lavinia Mead

F, #972, b. 20 July 1809, d. 24 March 1882

Parents

FatherSelah Mead (b. about 1783, d. between 10 March 1842 and 13 June 1842)
MotherSarah Wilson (b. about 1790, d. between 1860 and 1870)

Family: John A. Merritt (b. 1810, d. 21 April 1861)

SonAlpheus Merritt+ (b. 1832)
SonJohn A. Merritt, Jr. (b. 1836)
DaughterSarah E. Merritt (b. 1839)
SonGeorge Merritt (b. 1841)
DaughterMary J. Merritt (b. 1844)

Biography

Birth20 July 1809Lavinia Mead was born on 20 July 1809 in Greenwich, Fairfield, Connecticut. (DBT has 1810.)1,2
Marriageabout 1830John A. Merritt and she were married about 18302
In household1840She appeared in the household of John A. Merritt in the census 1840 in Greenwich, Fairfield, Connecticut. John is listed as Head, with one male under 5, 2 males 5-10, 1 male 15-20, one female 20-30. In agriculture. Living a few houses from John Merritt, Seely Mead, and Solomon Guernsey.3
Census1850She appeared in the census 1850 in Greenwich, Fairfield, Connecticut. Lavinia is listed as: Head of household, age 38, no occupation listed, with Alpheus, 18, Laborer, John A., 14, in school, Sarah E., in school, George, 9, and Mary J, 6.4
In household1860She appeared in the household of John A. Merritt in the census 1860 at Ward 4, District 2, in Brooklyn, Kings County, New York. John is listed as age 50, spelled of John A. Merrett, occupation column blank,
Lauria, age 50.,
Geo. age 18,
Mary J, 17, Seamstress,
Sarah J. Peck, age 24, Seamstress.
All listed as born CT except Sarah, NY.
Sarah is Lavinia's niece, and is married to Joseph A. Peck at the time, who is living in Greenwich in the household of Humphrey Denton, with his mother.

Where are the two little girls of Sarah and Joseph Peck, at the time 6 (Emma) and 4 (Ella)? There are two girls of the approximate age living in Greenwich with a David B. Peck and family, but they look to fit well in that family.
Census1880She appeared in the census 1880 in North Castle, Westchester County, New York. Lavinia is listed as: in household 58, which is two pages earlier and is the household of Alpheus Mead. She is listed as 63, Mother, at home, with a check under "Single" and a check under "Widowed/Divorced". Says born in New York and parents born in New York (last entry on page, under a long line of New Yorks.) Amos Mead and a Wishart on the same page.5
Death24 March 1882She died on 24 March 1882 in Greenwich, Fairfield, Connecticut, age 72 yrs. 7 mos. 4ds.2
Burial26 March 1882She was buried on 26 March 1882 at Union Cemetery in Greenwich, Fairfield, Connecticut. (burial dt. est.)2
Last Edited7 October 2020

Citations

  1. [S90] , Census Online, Viewed on ancestry.com.
  2. [S110] Francis F. Spies, Greenwich Connecticut Epitaphs (Salem, Massachusetts: Reprinted by Higginson Book Company, 1930,1931, 1997). Hereinafter cited as Greenwich Connecticut Epitaphs.
  3. [S87] , Census Online, Viewed on ancestry.com.
  4. [S86] , 1850 Census Online, As viewed on ancestry.com.
  5. [S83] , 1880 Census Online, Viewed on ancestry.com.

John A. Merritt

M, #973, b. 1810, d. 21 April 1861

Family: Lavinia Mead (b. 20 July 1809, d. 24 March 1882)

SonAlpheus Merritt+ (b. 1832)
SonJohn A. Merritt, Jr. (b. 1836)
DaughterSarah E. Merritt (b. 1839)
SonGeorge Merritt (b. 1841)
DaughterMary J. Merritt (b. 1844)

Biography

Birth1810John A. Merritt was born in 1810.1
Marriageabout 1830He and Lavinia Mead were married about 18301
Census1840He appeared in the census 1840 in Greenwich, Fairfield, Connecticut. John is listed as: Head, with one male under 5, 2 males 5-10, 1 male 15-20, one female 20-30. In agriculture. Living a few houses from John Merritt, Seely Mead, and Solomon Guernsey.2
Probate1846His was listed in the probate records in 1846 in Greenwich, Fairfield, Connecticut. Merritt, John A., of Greenwich, Mar. 31, 1846, the application of his relative Solomon Guernsey of Greenwich for the appointment of a conservator, page 87. Apr. 1846, Thomas A. Mead appointed conservator for said incompetent, page 86. Petition for leave to sell the real estate of said incompetent, and sale ordered, page 301.
Prior entries possibly related.
Merritt, John, late of Greenwich, June 6, 1843, Maria Merritt of Greenwich, guardian of Theodore Merritt, Elizabeth Merritt, James H. Merritt, and Phineas Merritt, all of Greenwich, asked leave to sell the interest of said minors in the real estate of decedent in Greenwich, and sale ordered, page 256. Real estate sold to John A. Merritt, and report of sale filed Mar. 26, 1844, page 257.
Merritt, John, late of Greenwich, Oct. 2, 1841, letters of administration on his estate granted to Curtiss Merritt of Rye and John A. Merritt of Greenwich, who were ordered to advertise for claims, page 104. Inventory taken by Thomas A. Mead and David Brown, and filed Nov. 26, 1841, page 104.3
Probate Record31 March 1846John was listed in probate records on 31 March 1846 in Stamford, Fairfield County, Connecticut. Petition for Conservator: To the Court of Probate for the District of Stamford to be holden at the Probate office in Stamford in said District on the 13th day of April 1846. The petition of Solomon Gurnsey of Greenwich in said District respectfully sheweth that he is a relative of John A. Meritt of said Greenwich. That the said Meritt is at times deranged and in consequence thereof incapable of managing his affairs. That he owns real and personal estate in said Greenwich and his own interest and that of his family require that some person should be appointed by said Court as the Conservator of said Meritt for the purpose of taking care of and managing the person and property of said Meritt. Whereupon your petitioner prays that some mete person may be appointed as the Conservator of said Meritt pursuant to the Statue (?) in such case provided and he as in duty bound will ever pray (?). Dated at Stamford the 31st day of March A.D. 1846. Solomon Gurnsey.

By authority of the State of Connecticut, you are hereby commanded to summons John A. Meritt named in the foregoing petition, and the Selectmen of said town of Greenwich to appear before the Court of Probate for the District of Stamford at the Probate office in said Stamford on the 13th day of April 1846, at 10 o'clock in the forenoon then and there to answer with the foregoing petition and showing cause if any they have why the prayer thereof should not be granted and you are to summon them by leaving a copy of this petition and citation with said Meritt and with said Selectmen at least twelve days before said 13th of April. Hereof Paid (?) (?) legal services and return make. Dated at Stamford March 31, 1846. William J. Minor, Justice of Peace.4
Probate Record4 April 1846John was listed in probate records on 4 April 1846 in Greenwich, Fairfield, Connecticut. Fairfield County Ss. Greenwich. I hereby certify that by virtue of the within petition to me directed, I have left true and attested copies, one with the within named John A. Meritt & also one with the Selectmen of the town of Greenwich. Attest Benjamin J. Husted, Constable of Greenwich.
Fees: Travel to serve 11 miles, .55.
2 copies " ---------------------------1.00
3 Endorsement---------------------.36
Return 5 miles----------------------.25
$2.16
Probate Record20 February 1847John was listed in probate records on 20 February 1847 in Greenwich, Fairfield, Connecticut. Petition by Thomas A. Mead: To the Court of Probate for the District of Stamford. The Petition of Thomas A. Mead of Greenwich, in said District, respectfully showeth that he is Conservator of John A. Merritt of said Greenwich, who is a lunatic and distracted person. That said John A. is the owner in fee of a certain tract of land lying in said Greenwich in quantity forty acres (more or less) with buildings thereon. Bounded Northerly by land of David Brown, Easterly by highway in part and partly by land of Amos & William L. M. Mead, Thomas A. Mead and the land of Benajah Bouton, Southerly by land belonging to the heirs of Bradley Redfield deceased and land of Amos & William L.M. Mead. Westerly by land of the heirs of Bradley Redfield, and the said Amos & William L.M. Mead. That there are sundry debts charges and claims against the said John A the ward of the petitioner that has become absolutely necessary to be liquidated & satisfied out of said lands. That the annual income of his estate is inadequate for his support and the payment of the interest on said claims. That his interest would be greatly promoted by a sale of the premises above described, or so much as would liquidate the claims against the same. That said land is valued at about two thousand six hundred dollars. He therefore prays for leave to sell the same pursuant to the Statute in such cases made & provided. Greenwich February 20th 1847, Thom A. Mead, Conservator

At a Court of Probate holden at Greenwich, within and for the District of Stamford, the 20th day of February, A.D. 1847.
Ordered - That the foregoing petition be heard upon its merits and determined at the Probate Office in Greenwich, on the 13th day of March 1847. at nine o'clock A. M. and that notice of the pendency thereof be given to the Selectmen of said Greenwich and to all persons intereted therein, by the publication of this order in the Stamford Advocate, at least three weeks successively before the said 13th day of March. Ephraim Golden, Judge.4
Probate Record27 February 1847John was listed in probate records on 27 February 1847 in Greenwich, Fairfield, Connecticut. Conservator's Petition: We hereby acknowledge that reasonable notice of the pendency of the petition of Thomas A. Mead, Conservator of John A. Meritt for the sale of the real estate of the said John A. Meritt to the Court of Probate for the District of Stamford, dated February 20th 1847 has been given to the Selectmen of the Town of Greenwich. Greenwich, February 27th 1847. Titus Mead, Selectmen, Gideon Close of Greenwich.
Probate Record23 March 1847John was listed in probate records on 23 March 1847 in Greenwich, Fairfield, Connecticut. Thomas A. Mead's petition: At a Court of Probate holden at Greenwich, within and for the District of Stamford, March 23rd 1847.
Notice of the pendency of the application of Thomas A. Mead, having pursuant to the order of this Court been given, for the sale of real estate of John A. Meritt. And this Court upon the representation of the Conservator named in said application, no other person appearing to contest said application, or evidence to rebut the same, finds at an adjournment from the 13th of March of said Court, the facts therein stated to be true, and doth thereupon order and decree, that the whole of the said real estate described in the petitioner's application or so much thereof as in the opinion or judgement of the Conservator Thomas A. Mead of said John A. Meritt, as shall be deemed reasonable and proper by him, the said Conservator, be sold; and that the said Conservator sell the same either at public or private sale, on his, the said Conservator first giving bond to said Court according to law. Ephraim Golden, Judge.
Census1860He appeared in the census 1860 at Ward 4, District 2, in Brooklyn, Kings County, New York. John is listed as: age 50, spelled of John A. Merrett, occupation column blank,
Lauria, age 50.,
Geo. age 18,
Mary J, 17, Seamstress,
Sarah J. Peck, age 24, Seamstress.
All listed as born CT except Sarah, NY.
Sarah is Lavinia's niece, and is married to Joseph A. Peck at the time, who is living in Greenwich in the household of Humphrey Denton, with his mother.

Where are the two little girls of Sarah and Joseph Peck, at the time 6 (Emma) and 4 (Ella)? There are two girls of the approximate age living in Greenwich with a David B. Peck and family, but they look to fit well in that family.
Death21 April 1861He died on 21 April 1861 at age 51.1
Burial23 April 1861He was buried on 23 April 1861 at Union Cemetery in Greenwich, Fairfield, Connecticut. (burial dt. est.)1
Last Edited24 February 2022

Citations

  1. [S110] Francis F. Spies, Greenwich Connecticut Epitaphs (Salem, Massachusetts: Reprinted by Higginson Book Company, 1930,1931, 1997). Hereinafter cited as Greenwich Connecticut Epitaphs.
  2. [S87] , Census Online, Viewed on ancestry.com.
  3. [S114] SPENCER P. MEAD, L.L.B., of the New York Bar, compiler, VOL. II ABSTRACT of PROBATE RECORDS FOR THE DISTRICT OF STAMFORD, COUNTY OF FAIRFIELD, AND STATE OF CONNECTICUT, 1803-1848 (: 1919). Hereinafter cited as Stamford Probate Record Abstracts.
  4. [S115] , Probate Court Records, Stamford District v. 17-18 , 1844-1851 LDS FHL Film 5569. Hereinafter cited as Probate Court Records, Stamford District 1844-1851.

Alpheus Merritt

M, #974, b. 1832

Parents

FatherJohn A. Merritt (b. 1810, d. 21 April 1861)
MotherLavinia Mead (b. 20 July 1809, d. 24 March 1882)

Family: Georgianna (?) (b. between 1843 and 1845)

SonLlewellyn Merritt (b. 1862)
DaughterAdelaide\Eveline Merritt (b. 1864)
DaughterLena Merritt (b. 1867)
SonNorman Merritt (b. 1871)

Biography

ChildParent1,1
Birth1832Alpheus Merritt was born in 1832 in Connecticut.1
Marriageabout 1861He and Georgianna (?) were married about 18612
Census1870He appeared in the census 1870 in Greenwich, Fairfield, Connecticut. Alpheus is listed as: Head, age 38, Painter, with $1000 in real estate, b. Conn., wife Georginiana, age 27, Keeping house, b. New York, Lewellyn, age 8, in school, Adelaide, 6, in school, and Lena, 3, all 3 born in Conn.3
Census5 June 1880He appeared in the census 5 June 1880 in North Castle, Westchester County, New York. Alpheus is listed as: head, age 45, Painter, wife Georgianna, 35, keeping house, Llewelling, 17, Works at Painting, Eveline, 15, at home, Lennie (?) 12, at school, Norman (?), 9 at school. Lavinia Mead, his mother, is also in the household, but was omitted in error, and is listed two pages later. Amos Mead is on this page also.4
Last Edited24 December 2016

Citations

  1. [S86] , 1850 Census Online, As viewed on ancestry.com.
  2. [S84] , Census Online, Viewed on ancestry.com.
  3. [S84] Census Online, Viewed on ancestry.com, Image 131/192, ancestry.com.
  4. [S83] , 1880 Census Online, Viewed on ancestry.com, Image 7/44, ancestry.com.

Georgianna (?)

F, #975, b. between 1843 and 1845

Family: Alpheus Merritt (b. 1832)

SonLlewellyn Merritt (b. 1862)
DaughterAdelaide\Eveline Merritt (b. 1864)
DaughterLena Merritt (b. 1867)
SonNorman Merritt (b. 1871)

Biography

Birthbetween 1843 and 1845Georgianna (?) was born between 1843 and 1845.1
Marriageabout 1861Alpheus Merritt and she were married about 18611
Last Edited22 December 2016

Citations

  1. [S84] , Census Online, Viewed on ancestry.com.