Tilley Pearsall Genealogy Database

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Eliza

F, #1001, b. 1807

Family 1: Fisher

SonPurdy Fisher (b. 1830)
DaughterMarietta Fisher (b. 1836)

Family 2:

DaughterEsther Anna Fisher+ (b. 1833)

Family 3: Charles Brundage (b. about 1817, d. between 1870 and 1880)

Biography

Birth1807Eliza was born in 1807.1
Marriagebefore 1830Fisher and she were married before 18302
Marriagebetween 1840 and 1850Charles Brundage and she were married between 1840 and 1850
Last Edited22 December 2016

Citations

  1. [S83] , 1880 Census Online, Viewed on ancestry.com.
  2. [S86] , 1850 Census Online, As viewed on ancestry.com.

Archibald McAlister

M, #1002

Biography

Witness26 March 1850Archibald McAlister witnessed the Declaration of Intention of David McQueen on 26 March 1850 in Washington, District of Columbia. "Circuit Court Washington County.
March Term 1850. On this 26th day of March 1850, personally appears in open court David McQueen, who makes oath in due form that he is now of the age of 23 years; that he arrived in the United States in the month of June 1835, being three years and more before he attained the age of twenty one years, and has continued to reside therein to this time; that he is a native of Scotland, and at the time of his arrival in the U. States, owed allegiance to the Queen of Great Britain and Ireland; and that for three years next preceeding this time it has been bone fide his intentnion to become a citizen of the United States and to renounce forever all allegiance and fidelity to every foreign prince, potentate, state and sovereignty, whatever and particularly to the Queen of Great Britain and Ireland.

And at the same time personally appears Archibald McAlister, a citizen of the U. States, who also makes oath that he is well acquainted with David McQueen who is about to apply to be admitted a citizen of the U. States, that he has resided within the limits and under the jurisdiction of the United States for five years at least last past, and one year at least last past, within the District of Columbia and that during the whole of that time he has behaved as a man of good moral character attached to the principles of the Constitution of the United States and well disposed to the good order and happiness of the same. Test. (signature of official -- John A. Smith, CIR ?) David McQueen, Admitted and Sworn, 26 March 1850.1
Last Edited22 December 2016

Citations

  1. [S119] , Declarations of Intention, Entry 105, Rough Bundle. (26 March 1850.)

Charles S. Britton

M, #1003, b. October 1873, d. 30 November 1950

Family: Jessie Merritt (b. 1876, d. 13 June 1947)

SonCharles Britton, Jr. (b. 1902)

Biography

BirthOctober 1873Charles S. Britton was born in October 1873 in New Jersey.1
Marriage1898He and Jessie Merritt were married in 18981
Census12 June 1900He appeared in the census 12 June 1900 at 72 Haseco in Port Chester, Westchester County, New York. Charles is listed as: living in the household of his father-in-law, John F. Merritt, with wife Jessie. His occupation is listed as Tea and Coffee.1
Census13 January 1920He appeared in the census 13 January 1920 at 72 Haseco in Port Chester, Westchester County, New York. Charles is listed as: Head, owner, carpenter, general, age47, with Jessie M., wife, 44, Saleslady, dry goods, and Charles S. Jr., 18, Bookkeeper, publishing house. Renters upstairs, Joseph F. Kirschbaum, 28, and wife Esther, 27
Census1930He appeared in the census 1930 at 72 Haseco in Port Chester, Westchester County, New York. Charles is listed as: head, owner, $10,000, 57, carpenter, with Jessie M., 54, dry goods buyer, and Charles Jr., 29, Accountant, bank. Renters upstairs, Charles E. Rudloff and Matilda.2
Death30 November 1950He died on 30 November 1950 in Mount Pleasant, Westchester County, New York,3
Burial1 December 1950He was buried on 1 December 1950 at Greenwood Union Cemetery in Rye, Westchester County, New York.4
Last Edited1 June 2018

Citations

  1. [S81] , 1900 Census Online, Viewed on ancestry.com.
  2. [S77] , Census Online, Viewed on ancestry.com.
  3. [S852] Cert # 77016, New York Death Index, 1880-1956; New York State Department of Health, Albany, New York
  4. [S287] Find a Grave Website, online www.findagrave.com, Greenwood Union Cemetery, Rye, NY

Maria Mead

F, #1005, b. 22 April 1808, d. 4 January 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)

Family: Isaac Van Voorhees (b. 1808, d. 16 September 1864)

SonAbram Van Voorhees (b. 24 February 1829, d. 19 March 1902)
SonIsaac Van Voorhees, Jr. (b. 28 January 1833, d. 1 February 1870)
DaughterMaria Van Voorhees (b. 17 June 1835, d. 20 March 1898)
SonFrancis Van Voorhees (b. 16 September 1837, d. 27 December 1904)
SonCharles Van Voorhees (b. 22 June 1839, d. 27 April 1917)
DaughterSarah Van Voorhees (b. 1846)

Biography

Birth22 April 1808Maria Mead was born on 22 April 1808 in Greenwich, Fairfield, Connecticut.1,2
Marriage1828Isaac Van Voorhees and she were married in 1828 in New York3,4
Witness1845She moved with Isaac Van Voorhees in 1845 in Fredonia, Calhoun County, Michigan.
Death4 January 1881She died on 4 January 1881 in Fredonia, Calhoun County, Michigan,2
Burial6 January 1881She was buried on 6 January 1881 at Lyon Lake Cemetery in Wrights Corners, Calhoun County, Michigan.2
Last Edited2 June 2018

Citations

  1. [S89] , Census Online, Viewed on ancestry.com.
  2. [S287] Find a Grave Website, online www.findagrave.com, Lyon Lake Cemetery, Wrights Corners, MI
  3. [S163] Hon. Washington Gardner, History of Calhoun County, Michigan (Chicago, New York: Lewis Publishing Company, 1913), p. 949. Hereinafter cited as History of Calhoun County, Michigan.
  4. [S86] , 1850 Census Online, As viewed on ancestry.com.

Sabrina Mead

F, #1006, b. 27 April 1823, d. 17 January 1897

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 1: Samuel P. Selleck (b. 5 February 1820, d. 8 June 1871)

DaughterAnette Selleck (b. 1843)
SonSamuel Allen Selleck+ (b. 1861, d. 14 March 1933)

Family 2: Rev. James Teed

Family 3: Lewis M. Woolley (b. 1833)

Sabrina Mead Selleck Woolley

Biography

Birth27 April 1823Sabrina Mead was born on 27 April 1823 in Greenwich, Fairfield, Connecticut.
Marriage1841Samuel P. Selleck and she were married in 18411
Witness1850She appeared on the census of 1850 in the household of Samuel P. Selleck in Shrewsbury Township, Monmouth County, New Jersey. Constable, age 29, b. Conn, with Subina, 23, Anette, 7, Jacob Van Noo (?), Tailor, age 26, Mengenez, 23.2
Witness11 July 1860She appeared on the census of 11 July 1860 in the household of Samuel P. Selleck in Ocean Townsip, Monmouth County, New Jersey. Samuel E. Selick, age 38, Hotel Keeper, B. Ct, with Subrina age 37, Annie M, 18, and three boarders, Peter Vredenburg, 23 Lawyer, Chas. Vanderveer, age 25, Physician, and Elias Hubbard, 24, Store keeper. Next door, Ezra Woolley, 42, Confectioner, with wife Ann, son Timothy 10, and boarders. Forman Woolley & family higher on page.3
Witness17 August 1870She appeared on the census of 17 August 1870 in the household of Samuel P. Selleck in Ocean Township, Monmouth County, New Jersey. Samuel P Sillick, age 50, no occupation given, real estate $5000, personal $1500, b. New York, with Subrina 47, Keeps house, b. Conn., and Samuel, age 9. (Says F for female)4
Marriage14 July 1875Rev. James Teed and she were married on 14 July 1875 at Eatontown Baptist Church in Eatontown, Monmouth, New Jersey, T. B. Arrowsmith, Esq.
Dear Sir
This is to certify that I, S. P Marsh, pastor of the Baptist Church in Eatontown County of Monmouth and state of N Jersey, have this day solemnised a marriage according to law between James Teed of Eatontown county of Monmouth and state of N Jersey & Mrs. Subrina A. Selleck of the same place.
Witness my hand this 14th of July 1875 -- S. P. Marsh
(Note: could possibly be S. V. Marsh.)5
Church Affiliation1880As of 1880, Sabrina was affiliated with Eatontown, in Ocean Township, Monmouth County, New Jersey. Old First Methodist Church, because Lewis Woolley's first wife is buried there, as are Lewis, Sabrina, and Samuel. ||Old First United Methodist Church stands as a landmark of Jersey Shore Methodism. It is the oldest church along the Jersey Shore of this denomination.
In the year 1808 the Methodists felt the need to have their own church. In 1809 the Methodist Episcopal Church of Long Branch was incorporated. Construction of a building was begun in that year on property deeded to the congregation by Alexander McGregor for the sum of 30 schillings. The men of the church labored hard during the course of the next ten years, and in 1819 the building was complete. This building is the present “Old First United Methodist Church”. Interior Renovations have been undertaken from time to time, and the exterior is little changed from the earliest days.
Methodist preaching in the area probably dates back to 1780. An active society was in existence prior to 1787. The people did not wait for the completion of the church, but held meetings while the church was under construction in a “Free Church”, later used as a barn. The barn stood until 1951 when it was destroyed by a hurricane. The first church was located on land near Whale Pond Brook, which today divides Oakhurst and West Long Branch. Bishop Francis Asbury, the first Methodist Bishop in America, preached in the vicinity of “Old First” in 1785 and at our church when only the floor beams and flooring had been laid April 30 1809. This same flooring is still in use, now covered by carpeting. The original church included what is the main body of the existing Sanctuary. Galleries were on three sides. There was a high pulpit with a sounding board, and tin sconces provided a bit of candle lighting on the side walls. Windows were small with little panes of glass.
Old First served a large parish in its beginning, extending from Sea Bright to Shark River. At least twelve churches are daughter or grand-daughter churches of Old First. The Freehold Circuit was formed in 1793, and West Long Branch was on that circuit through 1833. At least 55 different circuit riders served during those years.
The early 1840's were times of great revivals, especially the winter of 1842-43. In his diary, William R. Maps said that particular winter was the time of "the greatest religious excitement ever known in these parts". In one month, 220 new member joined the church.
Old First Sanctuary underwent extensive interior remodeling starting in 1874. Side galleries were removed, walls were plastered and new furnishings were installed. A bell tower was added and a bell weighing 1,017 pounds was purchased. Nearly $4,000 was spent - a considerable sum for that time.
The next improvements to the Sanctuary were made in 1893, followed by the installation of memorial windows in 1902. A new organ was installed in 1914, replacing one in use since 1898. Philanthropist Andrew Carnegie donated half of its $1,400 cost. The organ required pumping, usually by a boy paid fifty cents a Sunday. Sometimes the boy fell asleep, and no sound would come from the organ. The present pipe organ and chimes were installed in 1954.
Old First was again remodeled in 1935 when the Beach Memorial Chancel was installed. The finishing touch was added to the colonial interior in 1959 with the presentation of the James Atcheson memorial light fixtures, which shine as bright as the history of the church. The exterior is little changed from the earliest years.
The Fellowship Hall, located across the street from the Sanctuary, includes the original 1855 building, which consists of a main auditorium and kitchen. The two-story addition, The Education Building was constructed in 1961, includes classrooms, a chapel, a study lounge, church offices, kitchenette and rest rooms. Several of the classrooms on the lower level have been turned into a permanent museum contains documents, books and other memorabilia of the past, that provides exhibits not only pertaining to Old First, but also preserves the history of the surrounding community. During the months of October through April, from 1:00pm to 4:00pm the museum is open the 3rd Sunday of each month. It is also open by special arrangement.
Old First property also includes a parsonage on Locust Avenue. Through the years this house has been home for many ministers and their families. It was constructed in 1860 at a cost of $1,432.66, including the lot. Property surrounding the Sanctuary is a cemetery that does not belong to Old First but is maintained by an association created for that purpose.
Our Church “Old First” is conscious of its place in history. It is the oldest Methodist Church in Monmouth County to have continuous worship since its founding6
Witness1880She appeared on the census of 1880 in the household of Lewis M. Woolley in Ocean Township, Monmouth County, New Jersey. Farmer, age 42, b. New Jersey, with wife Ellen age 40, Keeping house, Epilepsy, Mary E., 17, daughter, Joseph L. 14, son, works out, and Sillick, Subrina (can't read middle initial), age 57, House Keeper. Next household, Woolley, Deborah, 73, could this be his mother? and previous household, Woolley Samuel and family.7
Marriage12 August 1888Lewis M. Woolley and she were married on 12 August 1888 at Long Branck M E Church in Long Branch, Monmouth County, New Jersey, The Marriage Return from the NJ State Archives states that Lewis M. is 55, Second marriage, Occupation Carpenter, Name of Father Stephen Woolley, Maiden Name of mother: Do not know, Full Maiden name of wife, Subrinia A. Meade, Place of Residence Long Branch, age 68, Last name, if a Widow, Subrinia Teed. Number of Bride's Marriage: Third, Name of Father Seely Meede, Maiden name of Mother, Wilson. Minister, Willis Reeves.7,6
Death17 January 1897She died on 17 January 1897 in Monmouth County, New Jersey,1,6
Burial19 January 1897She was buried on 19 January 1897 at Old First Methodist Church Cemetery in West Long Branch, Monmouth, New Jersey. Photographed stone 6/24/05, while visiting Bill Schardt.
(Cemetery Listing)
Last Edited13 May 2019

Citations

  1. [S121] Old First United Methodist Church, West Long Branch, Monmouth County, New Jersey, Burial Records Compiled by George Castor Martin in 1915, Published by Board of Trustees of the Free Public Library of Asbury Park, May 1974. Hereinafter cited as Old 1st United Methodist Church W. Long Branch NJ Burials.
  2. [S86] , 1850 Census Online, As viewed on ancestry.com.
  3. [S85] , Census Online, Viewed on ancestry.com.
  4. [S84] , Census Online, Viewed on ancestry.com.
  5. [S197] Monmouth Cty Archives, Monmouth County Archives Marriage Records (125 Symmes Drive, Manalapan, NY 07726: 1790-1887), Online at www.visitmonmouth.com/archives. Hereinafter cited as Monmouth County Archives Marriage Records.
  6. [S122] Mike Wolcott, compiler, "Cemeteries: Old First Methodist, West Long Branch, Monmouth Co, NJ Contributed for use in USGenWeb Archives by Mike Wolcott."; Ancestral File, http://www.rootsweb.com/~usgenweb/
  7. [S83] , 1880 Census Online, Viewed on ancestry.com.

Samuel P. Selleck

M, #1007, b. 5 February 1820, d. 8 June 1871

Parents

Family: Sabrina Mead (b. 27 April 1823, d. 17 January 1897)

DaughterAnette Selleck (b. 1843)
SonSamuel Allen Selleck+ (b. 1861, d. 14 March 1933)

Biography

Birth5 February 1820Samuel P. Selleck was born on 5 February 1820 in Fairfield, Fairfield County, Connecticut.1
Marriage1841He and Sabrina Mead were married in 18411
Census1850He appeared in the census 1850 in Shrewsbury Township, Monmouth County, New Jersey. Samuel is listed as: Constable, age 29, b. Conn, with Subina, 23, Anette, 7, Jacob Van Noo (?), Tailor, age 26, Mengenez, 23.2
Census11 July 1860He appeared in the census 11 July 1860 at Long Branch in Ocean Townsip, Monmouth County, New Jersey. Samuel is listed as: Samuel E. Selick, age 38, Hotel Keeper, B. Ct, with Subrina age 37, Annie M, 18, and three boarders, Peter Vredenburg, 23 Lawyer, Chas. Vanderveer, age 25, Physician, and Elias Hubbard, 24, Store keeper. Next door, Ezra Woolley, 42, Confectioner, with wife Ann, son Timothy 10, and boarders. Forman Woolley & family higher on page.3
Census17 August 1870He appeared in the census 17 August 1870 at Eatontown in Ocean Township, Monmouth County, New Jersey. Samuel is listed as: Samuel P Sillick, age 50, no occupation given, real estate $5000, personal $1500, b. New York, with Subrina 47, Keeps house, b. Conn., and Samuel, age 9. (Says F for female)4
Death8 June 1871He died on 8 June 1871 in Monmouth County, New Jersey,1
BurialHe was buried at Old First Methodist Church Cemetery, Locust Street, in West Long Branch, Monmouth, New Jersey. The listing of burials in the source reads: "Selleck, Samuel P., son of Sylvanus & Damaris, of Greenwich, Conn., d 8 June 1871 age 51 y 4m 3c Subrinia, nee Selleck, wf of Lewis M. Woolley, b 27 April 1823; d 17 Jan 1897". Photographed stone 6/24/05 while visiting Bill Schardt.5
Newspaper Mention8 March 1877The 8 March 1877 edition of the Monmouth Democrat, Freehold, Monmouth County, New Jersey, USA, reported Estate of Samuel P. Silleck, deceased.
Separate Account.
Notice is hereby given, that the accounts of the subscriber, executrix of said deceased, will be audited and atated by the Surrogate, and reported to the Orphans Court of the county of Monmouth, on Thursday, May 3d, 1877

Subrina A. Sillick
Last Edited17 March 2021

Citations

  1. [S121] Old First United Methodist Church, West Long Branch, Monmouth County, New Jersey, Burial Records Compiled by George Castor Martin in 1915, Published by Board of Trustees of the Free Public Library of Asbury Park, May 1974. Hereinafter cited as Old 1st United Methodist Church W. Long Branch NJ Burials.
  2. [S86] , 1850 Census Online, As viewed on ancestry.com.
  3. [S85] , Census Online, Viewed on ancestry.com.
  4. [S84] , Census Online, Viewed on ancestry.com.
  5. [S122] Mike Wolcott, compiler, "Cemeteries: Old First Methodist, West Long Branch, Monmouth Co, NJ Contributed for use in USGenWeb Archives by Mike Wolcott."; Ancestral File, http://www.rootsweb.com/~usgenweb/

Sylvanus Selleck

M, #1008

Family: Damaris Palmer

SonSamuel P. Selleck+ (b. 5 February 1820, d. 8 June 1871)

Biography

MarriageSylvanus Selleck and Damaris Palmer were married, date unknown
Last Edited22 December 2016

Damaris Palmer

F, #1009

Family: Sylvanus Selleck

SonSamuel P. Selleck+ (b. 5 February 1820, d. 8 June 1871)

Biography

MarriageSylvanus Selleck and Damaris Palmer were married, date unknown
Last Edited22 December 2016

Anette Selleck

F, #1010, b. 1843

Parents

FatherSamuel P. Selleck (b. 5 February 1820, d. 8 June 1871)
MotherSabrina Mead (b. 27 April 1823, d. 17 January 1897)

Biography

Birth1843Anette Selleck was born in 1843.1
Last Edited17 March 2021

Citations

  1. [S86] , 1850 Census Online, As viewed on ancestry.com.

Samuel Allen Selleck

M, #1011, b. 1861, d. 14 March 1933

Parents

FatherSamuel P. Selleck (b. 5 February 1820, d. 8 June 1871)
MotherSabrina Mead (b. 27 April 1823, d. 17 January 1897)

Family 2: Emily Dangler (b. 1861)

SonEdward Selleck
DaughterAda Selleck (b. 25 April 1883)
SonWalter Selleck (b. May 1885, d. 1928)
DaughterAnna Dangler Selleck (b. 29 January 1887, d. 29 June 1971)

Biography

MarriageSamuel Allen Selleck and Louise Woolley were married, date unknown
Birth1861He was born in 1861 in Monmouth County, New Jersey.1
Marriage6 February 1881He and Emily Dangler were married on 6 February 1881 at First Methodist Episcopal Church in Long Branch, Monmouth County, New Jersey,2
Newspaper Mention31 March 1896The 31 March 1896 edition of the Asbury Park Press, Asbury Park, Monmouth County, New Jersey, reported Three Dollars for Six Persons

Justice Borden issued an order yesterday requiring Samuel Selleck to pay $3 per week for one year toward the support of his wife and five children. Selleck deserted his family here two years ago, and while working at Belmar was arrested. At that time he promised to pay his wife $4 per week, but he failed to keep his word. Then he went to Newark, where he remained some time. Sunday night he dropped in at Asbury Park for a visit, when he was arrested at the instance of John G. White, Overseer of poor. He spent the night in Park Hall, and at the hearing yesterday was required to furnish a bond of $250 to fulfill the above order. Mrs. Sisco became his surety.
Death14 March 1933He died on 14 March 1933 in Asbury Park, Monmouth County, New Jersey,
Obituary15 March 193315 March 1933, Long Branch, Monmouth County, New Jersey, Daily Record Obituary:. Samuel Allen

Samuel Allen, 71, for many years a barber in this city conducting a business on Broadway near Pearl Street, died yesterday afternoon at 4 o'clock at his home at 655 Morford Avenue, following an illness of about two years, the past four weeks of which confined him to his bed.

He was born at Eatontown, the son of the late Samuel and Gerinah Selleck. About 30 years ago he obtained permission to change his name to Allen. He had been in business here for more than 45 years.

Surviving are his wife, Louise Woolley Applegate Allen, three sons, Walter and Edward Allen, of Asbury Park, and Herbert Allen, of Brooklyn, N.Y., and two daughters, Mrs. Harry Tilton and Mrs. Ada Srawford, of Asbury Park.

Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the Willis A. Woolley Funeral Home, 10 Morrell Street, with Rev. Alfred Duncombe pastor of the First Reformed Church, officiating. Interment will be at Greenlawn Cemetery, West Long Branch.
Obituary16 March 193316 March 1933, Asbury Park, Monmouth County, New Jersey, Asbury Park Press Obituary:. Funeral of S. A. Selleck, Long Branch

Funeral services for Samuel Allen Selleck, 71, who died at his home, 655 Morfort street, this city, will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2:30 at the Willis A. Woolley funeral home, 10 Morrell street. Rev. Alfred Duncombe, pastor of the First Reformed church, will officiate. Interment will be made in Greenlawn cemetery, West Long Branch.

Mr. Selleck formerly conducted a barber shop at Broadway and Pearl street. He is survived by his widow and five children. They are Mrs. Charles E. Taylor and Edward Selleck of Asbury Park, Walter Selleck of Newark, Mrs. Harry Tilton of Neptune and Herbert Selleck of Brooklyn.
Last Edited18 March 2021

Citations

  1. [S84] , Census Online, Viewed on ancestry.com.
  2. [S137] New Jersey State Archives, 225 W. State Street, Trenton, NJ 08625, NJ State Archives Vital Records Collection, Births, Marriages and Deaths on Microfilm, http://www.njarchives.org/links/archives.html, Marriage Return. Hereinafter cited as NJ State Archives Vital Records Collection.

Lewis M. Woolley

M, #1012, b. 1833

Family 1: Ellen J. (b. 1840, d. 10 September 1884)

DaughterMary E. Woolley (b. 1863)
SonJoseph L. Woolley (b. 1866)

Family 2: Sabrina Mead (b. 27 April 1823, d. 17 January 1897)

Biography

MarriageLewis M. Woolley and Ellen J. were married, date unknown1
Birth1833He was born in 1833.1,2
Census1880He appeared in the census 1880 at Eatontown in Ocean Township, Monmouth County, New Jersey. Lewis is listed as: Farmer, age 42, b. New Jersey, with wife Ellen age 40, Keeping house, Epilepsy, Mary E., 17, daughter, Joseph L. 14, son, works out, and Sillick, Subrina (can't read middle initial), age 57, House Keeper. Next household, Woolley, Deborah, 73, could this be his mother? and previous household, Woolley Samuel and family.1
Census1885He appeared in the census 1885 at Eatontown in Ocean Township, Monmouth County, New Jersey. Lewis is listed as: Lewis 20-50, Lizzie 20-50, Sebrina Selick over 50, Caroline Woolley, 20-50, John 20-50, Cornelius 5-20.3
Marriage12 August 1888He and Sabrina Mead were married on 12 August 1888 at Long Branck M E Church in Long Branch, Monmouth County, New Jersey, The Marriage Return from the NJ State Archives states that Lewis M. is 55, Second marriage, Occupation Carpenter, Name of Father Stephen Woolley, Maiden Name of mother: Do not know, Full Maiden name of wife, Subrinia A. Meade, Place of Residence Long Branch, age 68, Last name, if a Widow, Subrinia Teed. Number of Bride's Marriage: Third, Name of Father Seely Meede, Maiden name of Mother, Wilson. Minister, Willis Reeves.1,4
Last Edited22 December 2016

Citations

  1. [S83] , 1880 Census Online, Viewed on ancestry.com.
  2. [S137] New Jersey State Archives, 225 W. State Street, Trenton, NJ 08625, NJ State Archives Vital Records Collection, Births, Marriages and Deaths on Microfilm, http://www.njarchives.org/links/archives.html. Hereinafter cited as NJ State Archives Vital Records Collection.
  3. [S138] , Census--Microfilmed, New Jersey State Archives, Trenton, NJ.
  4. [S122] Mike Wolcott, compiler, "Cemeteries: Old First Methodist, West Long Branch, Monmouth Co, NJ Contributed for use in USGenWeb Archives by Mike Wolcott."; Ancestral File, http://www.rootsweb.com/~usgenweb/

Ellen J.

F, #1013, b. 1840, d. 10 September 1884

Family: Lewis M. Woolley (b. 1833)

DaughterMary E. Woolley (b. 1863)
SonJoseph L. Woolley (b. 1866)

Biography

MarriageLewis M. Woolley and Ellen J. were married, date unknown1
Birth1840She was born in 1840 in New Jersey.1
Death10 September 1884She died on 10 September 1884 at Eatontown in Ocean Township, Monmouth County, New Jersey,1,2
Last Edited22 December 2016

Citations

  1. [S83] , 1880 Census Online, Viewed on ancestry.com.
  2. [S122] Mike Wolcott, compiler, "Cemeteries: Old First Methodist, West Long Branch, Monmouth Co, NJ Contributed for use in USGenWeb Archives by Mike Wolcott."; Ancestral File, http://www.rootsweb.com/~usgenweb/

Smith Mead

M, #1014, b. 15 December 1756, d. after 5 March 1842

Parents

FatherNathaniel Mead, Jr./III (d. before September 1818)
MotherElizabeth Smith (b. 24 September 1739, d. after 1785)

Family: Martha Mead

SonDemas Mead (b. 1782, d. 20 September 1855)
SonSelah Mead+ (b. about 1783, d. between 10 March 1842 and 13 June 1842)
SonLewis C. Mead+ (b. 1793, d. 24 January 1867)
DaughterEliza Mead+ (b. about 1797, d. 21 May 1833)
SonDavid Mead (b. about 1799)
SonHenry Mead (b. 1801)
DaughterMaria Mead (b. about 1808, d. 12 January 1877)

Biography

Research NoteFrom the time when we first discovered Smith living with Selah in the 1840 census, we considered it highly possible that Smith was Selah's father for the following reasons:
1. In 1840, Smith, over 80 years of age, was living in Selah's household in Greenwich. Smith had many boys, and several daughters. Therefore, it is logical that in his old age, he would live with one of his children, as opposed to a man with few or no children, who might live with a niece or nephew.
2. Selah was born between 1780 and 1790. In 1790, Smith had 4 males under 16.
3. In 1790, Smith lived in Greenwich, next to Nathaniel Mead Jr, and nearby lived Benjamin Wilson, Nehemiah Mead, Jr., and Nehemiah Wilson, Jr, among others. (In 1800, neither Smith nor Seeley are listed there -- Smith is enumerated in NYC.) In 1810, Seeley is listed between Nehemiah Willson, Benjamin Willson, Nath'l Mead, Thomas Mead and Nehemiah Mead, i.e., in the same location as Smith was in 1790. By this time, Seeley has married one of the Wilson girls.
4. In Spencer Mead's Genealogy of the Mead Family, on page 385, he lists a Daniel S. Mead married to Henry Mead's daughter Martha, with children including a Seeley b. 1797. It appeared possible, based on our research, that this Daniel S. Mead was Smith Mead, and that the children listed in Spencer Mead's book were the correct children, even though the birth dates were off.
5. The many deeds between Lewis, Demas, Selah, and Allen Mead involving Greenwich properties.

It took almost two years to find documentation that Smith was Selah's father, in the Final Pension Payment records at the National Archives in Washington, DC., listed below (5 Mar 1842).
Birth15 December 1756Smith Mead was born on 15 December 1756 in Greenwich, Fairfield, Connecticut.1
Anecdote17761776: An anecdote about Smith Mead during the Revolution, from Ye Historie of Ye Town of Greenwich, by Spencer Mead:
"Soon after this, the same body of men, under Elnathan Close, went down into Cow Bay and there seized upon a vessel, and had brought their prize off Hempstead, when the wind died away and the tide drifted her fast toward the Long Island shore, which was in the full possession of the British. Boats were sent from the shore for the rescue. No alternative remained but to relinquish the prize and seek personal safety. This was accomplished by all the Americans, except one, Smith Mead, who, either from chance or choice, remained on board and was taken prisoner. Many supposed this to have been willingly done on the part of the prisoner, as he was soon after found fighting upon the other side. He fought on either side, whenever and wherever it appeared to have been to his interest to so do. He was one of those who drove off the cattle of Captain Abraham Mead from Field Point, and after the war was over had the boldness to solicit aid of the same family in procuring a pension. Although this was refused, he did, finally obtain one through the influence of others.”2
MarriageHe and Martha Mead were married, date unknown3
Census1790He appeared in the census 1790 in Greenwich, Fairfield, Connecticut. Smith is listed as: Smith Mead:
1 male 16 and up, 4 males under 16, one female . The order of listing is Benjamin Wilson (1/1/3), Nehemiah Mead Jr (2/2/3), Joseph Mead (1/1/3), Nathaniel Mead, Jr., (2/2/3), Smith Mead, Rev'd. Isaac Lewis (4/1/4 and 1 slave), Henry Mead (3/1/3), Matthew Mead (2/2/6), Nehemiah Wilson, Jr. (1/0/3).4
Directory1794As of 1794 Smith was listed in the New York City, New York County, New York, directory at Harman St. a house-carpenter. [Note: this is the first mention of a Smith Mead in the NYC directory, and it is spelled as Meade. I can't tell if this is our Smith. Later a shoemaker named Smith lived on Harman Street, but not until 1808.]5
Directory1796As of 1796 Smith was listed in the New York City, New York County, New York, directory at Pump St., Bowery. a cartman.6
Directory1797As of 1797 Smith was listed in the New York City, New York County, New York, directory at Pump St., Bowery. a cartman.6
Directory1799As of 1799 Smith was listed in the New York City, New York County, New York, directory. cartman. Smith is listed in the beginning of the directory in the compilation of Cartmen of the city, in the Seventeenth Class, with license # 820.7
Census1800He appeared in the census 1800 at Ward 7 in New York City, New York County, New York. Smith is listed as: 4 males under 10, 1 male 26-44, 1 female under 10, 1 female 26-44. This may or may not be the same Smith Mead, but there is no other Smith Mead indexed on ancestry.com in 1800, and Smith is not in the Greenwich census in 1800. Several Hunt's listed nearby. This household does not seem to match very well, but some boys could have died.

Selah would have been 17, so is not accounted for here.8
Directory1801As of 1801 Smith was listed in the New York City, New York County, New York, directory at Pump St. a scavenger.6
Directory1802As of 1802 Smith was listed in the New York City, New York County, New York, directory at Pump St. a scavenger and cartman.6
Occupation23 May 1803On 23 May 1803 Smith worked in New York City, New York County, New York, as Watchman mentioned in the minutes of the Common Council, p. 288, as follows, "Ordered that Joseph Ayers, Gold Canfield, William Morgan and James P. Allen be dismissed as Watchman of Captain Rockwells Company, and Hadock Hunt, Smith Mead, Francis Marschalk and Robert Watts be appointed in their Stead."
Directory1804As of in 1804 Smith was listed in the, Langdon directory. a cartman.
Occupation1805In 1805 Smith worked in New York City, New York County, New York, as a cartman, 17th class, license # 820 as listed in the listing of Cartmen by class in the beginning of the Longworth's Directory.6
Bequest16 December 1805He was mentioned in the will of Nathaniel Mead, Jr./III, on 16 December 1805 in Greenwich, Fairfield, Connecticut. In the name of God Amen. I Nathaniel Mead Jr. of Greenwich in the County of Fairfield living in good health and of sound disposing mind and memory Do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament in Manner and form following, that is to say,
Imprimis I will that all my legal just debts and Funeral Charles be paid and discharged by my Executor hereafter named. I give and bequeath to my wife Elizabeth the Use and Improvement of the one third part of my real Estate during her life, also my linnen in the House, Beding, Bedsted, Cords (?), Household furniture, one Cow and One Horse & Side-saddle to be to her, her heirs and assigns forever.
Item. Whereas I have advanced and given to my Son Smith Mead about five Hundred Dollars which I Consider to be his full proportion of my Estate.
Item. Whereas I have advanced and given to my Son Josiah Mead One Hundred Dollars and have otherwise helped him which is all I mean he shall have of my Estate.
Item. I give and bequeath to my daughter Hannah Mead her heirs and assigns forever Twenty five Dollars which with what I have heretofore advanced to her I consider to be her full proportion of my Estate.
Item. I give and bequeath to my Daughter Abigail Denton Fifty Dollars to be to her and heirs and assigns forever, which with what I have heretofore advanced to her I consider to be her full proportion of my Estate.
Item. I give and bequeath to my son Nathaniel Mead and to his heirs and assigns forever, Fifty Dollars which with what I have heretofore advanced to him I consider to be his full proportion of my Estate.
Item. I give and bequeath to my son John Mead Twenty five Dollars to be to him his heirs and assigns forever, which with what I have heretofore advanced to him I consider to be his proportion of my Estate.
Item. I give and bequeath to my Daughter Betsey Palmer the use and Improvement of my Shop and Garden spot adjoining the same, the keeping of a Cow Winter and Summer to be kept by sd. Executor, also firewood for one fire during the time she continues a widow, said firewood to got and brought to her for her use by my sd Executor, also Fifty Dollars to be to her and her heirs and assigns forever, said fifty Dollars is not to be paid her until she quits the shop and relinquishes her claim to keeping sd. Cow & firewood.
Item. I give and bequeath to my son Thomas Mead, and to his heirs and assigns forever, all the rest and residue of my Estate both real and personal in Consideration and Condition that he pays all my legal just debts, funeral Charges, and all the legacies above mentioned. I will that said legacies be paid at the Expiration of Eighteen months after my decease, except the legacy to Betsey which shall be paid to her in the term of Eighteen Months after she quits the shop and relinquishes the keeping the Cow and being supplied with firewood.
Lastly. I do make and Constitute my son Thomas Mead to be Executor of this my last Well and Testament.
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 16th day of December, Anno Domini 1805.
Signed Sealed Published Nathaniel Mead Jnor (?)
And pronounced by the said Nathaniel Mead Jn'r as his last will and Testament who at his Request in his presence and the presence of each other have hereunto Subscribed our names as Witnesses:
Joseph Morrel
Elizabeth Fitch
Jabez Fitch.9
Directory1806As of 1806 Smith was listed in the New York City, New York County, New York, directory at Pump, near Third. a cartman.6
Directory1808As of 1808 Smith was listed in the New York City, New York County, New York, directory at 52 Pump. a cartman. (There is also a Smith listed as a shoemaker at 95 Harman, who is also listed at that address in 1809, 1810, 1811, and at 76 Harman in 1814, and108 Division in 1815.)6
Census1810He appeared in the census 1810 at Ward 10 in New York City, New York County, New York. Smith is listed as: 1 male under 10, 1 male 16-25, 1 male 45 and over. 1 female under 10, 1 female 10-15, 1 female 26-44. There is only one other Smith Mead indexed in 1810 on ancestry.com, in Plattsburgh, NY, and that man is 16-25 with wife and small son. He is also in Plattsburgh in 1820, 1830,184010
Directory1811As of 1811 Smith was listed in the New York City, New York County, New York, directory at Sixth, corner of Stanton. a cartman.
Directory1813As of 1813 Smith was listed in the New York City, New York County, New York, directory at 85 Henry. a cartman.6
Directory1815As of 1815 Smith was listed in the New York City, New York County, New York, directory. Shoemaker11
Directory1816As of 1816 Smith was listed in the New York City, New York County, New York, directory at 71 Third. a cartman.6
Directory1817As of 1817 Smith was listed in the New York City, New York County, New York, directory at Eldridge near Grand. a cartman.6
Directory1820As of 1820 Smith was listed in the New York City, New York County, New York, directory at 71 Eldridge. with no occupation listed.6
Directory1821As of 1821 Smith was listed in the New York City, New York County, New York, directory at 71 Eldridge. with no occupation listed.6
Directory1822As of 1822 Smith was listed in the New York City, New York County, New York, directory at 71 Eldridge. with no occupation listed.6
Directory1823As of 1823 Smith was listed in the New York City, New York County, New York, directory at 71 Eldridge. with no occupation listed. This is the last listing I saw for Smith in the NYC directories, which I checked through 1830.6
Pensn App Revolution21 June 1830Smith filed a Revolutionary War Pension Application on 21 June 1830 in Greenwich, Fairfield County, Connecticut, as follows. State of Connecticut, Fairfield County
John Addington being first duly sworn according to law doth depose and say. I John Addington of Greenwich, Fairfield County of lawful age, do depose and say that I am in my Eightyseventh year, and am well acquainted with Smith Mead of said Greenwich, and have been acquainted with said Mead since, and during the American revolutionary war. I am [?]ing to the enlistment of said Smith Mead under captain Abraham Mead, belonging to colonel Gold Selleck Silliman's regiment, the said Mead enlisted as aforesaid, in the year 1776. I was enlisted in the same company with said Mead and served with him, and we were with the whole regiment discharged at the same time in North Castle in the State of New York, the said Mead as well as myself enlisted as aforesaid for Nine months. When the english landed on Long Island we were both there, and retreated off of the Island under General Washington under the aforesaid enlistment. We belonged in General Wordswoth's Brigade. John Addington

State of Connecticut, Fairfield County ss. Greenwich, June 21st, 1830, Personally appeared John Addington, maker of the foregoing deposition who signed the same in my presence and made solemn oath to the truth of the same before me. John Jay Tracy, Justice of Peace.

To all whom it may concern:
I Charles Hawley of Stamford in Fairfield County in the State of Connecticut, a Notary public in and for said County, duly commissioned under the great Seal of said State, do certify that John J. Tracy, Esquire, before whom the foregoing deposition was taken, is & was at the date of said deposition, was a Justice of the Peace in and for said County, duly appointed and lawfully empowered to administer oaths that the name of John Jay Tracy subjoined to the said deposition is in my belief in his proper hand writing. Chas. Hawley, Notary Public, Stamford, July 3rd 1830.12
Pensn App Revolution29 June 1830Smith filed a Revolutionary War Pension Application on 29 June 1830 in New York City, New York County, New York, as follows. At a court of common pleas for the City and County of New York, held at the City Hall of said City, in and for the said City and County of June term in the year one thousand eight hundred and thirty

Present John T. Irving, Esquire first Judge of this said Court.

In the matter of Smith Mead a revolutionary soldier on his applying for a pension.

State of New York, City and County of New York SS.

Be it remembered that on this 29th day of June one thousand eight hundred and thirty, personally appeared in the Court of common pleas for the City and County of New York, in open Court, being a court of record by the common law and the statutes of said State, Smith Mead residing in this City and County, in the seventy first year of his age, who being first duly sworn according to law doth on his oath make the following declaration, in order to obtain the provision made by the acts of Congress of 18th of March, 1818 and the 1st of May, 1820. That he the said Smith Mead enlisted on or about the first day of April in the year one thousand seven hundred and seventy six for the term of nine months, in the State of (New York) [crossed out and "Conn" written above it] in the company commanded by Captain Abraham Mead, in the regiment commanded by Colonel Gould Silleck Silliman in the line of the State of (New York) [put in parentheses and "Conn" written above it] in the continental establishment. That he continued to serve in said corps until the expiration of the term of his enlistment, and was discharged at North Castle in the State of New York; that in the spring following he again enlisted in the company commanded by Captain Benjamin Stevens, in the regiment commanded by Colonel Thomas, and continued in the service until some time in October in the same year, when he was taken a prisoner in Long Island and carried to the City of New York, and after several months confinement he was exchanged and again joined his regiment and was afterwards discharged by colonel Thomas at a place called the Purchase in Westchester County State of New York; that he afterwards enlisted in a company of rangers commanded by captain Elnathan Close and was a second time made a prisoner at Horseneck and carried to the City of New York, and confined about six months when he was liberated on parole and not regularly exchanged. That he hereby relinquishes every claim whatever to a pension except the present. That his name is not on the roll of any State except the State of New York, and that the following are the reasons for not making earlier application for a pension

That he was ignorant of the law respecting pensions. that he was destitute of both friends and means to assist him in making such Claim. that while his health continued he was able and did work, so as to procure a living, and that for several years past, the same spirit that bore him through two wars in which he bore arms against the enemies of this country, aided by physical strength saved him the necessity of asking assistance from his country, but by the loss of health and strength, being unable to work, he at length reluctantly yields to the force of necessity and declares his poverty.

Smith Mead

And in pursuance of the act of the first of May, 1820, I do solemnly swear that I was a resident Citizen of the United States on the 18th day of March, 1818, and that I have not since that time by gift, sale or in any other manner, disposed of my property, or any part thereof, with intent thereby so to diminish it as to bring my self within the provision of an act of Congress entitled an act to provide for certain persons engaged in the land and naval service of the United States in the revolutionary war passed the 18th day of March 1818 and that I have not, nor has any person in trust for me, any property, or securities, contracts or debts due to me nor have I any income other than that is contained in the schedule hereto annexed and by me subscribed

Real Estate: None
Personal Estate: two suits of clothing, barely (?) necessary for present use
He has had no other property since the year 1818 except his little clothing, pretty much since that period he has worked for his living at four dollars p'r month.

Smith Mead

Sworn in open court this 29 of June 1830.
N. Dean, Clerk

State of New York
City and County of New York
Personally appeared Obadiah Banks who being duly sworn doth depose and say that he is now seventy three years of age; that he knew Smith Mead in and during the revolutionary war, and that he the said Mead enlisted, on or about the first day of April in the year 1776 in the company commanded by captain Abraham Mead, in the regiment commanded by colonel Gould Sillick Silliman in the line of new York on the continental establishment, for the term of nine months; that he continued to serve in said corps until he was discharged at North Castle in the County of Westchester in the State of New York, that in the beginning of the year 1777 that he enlisted with the said Mead in the company commanded by captain Benjamin Stevens and were called rangers and not attached to any particular regiment, and continued to serve together in the same company until they were discharged at a place called the purchase in Westchester County in the State of New York when both entered in a company of volunteers under captain Elnathan Close, and continued to serve in said company until sometime in October 1779 when they were made prisoners by the british and carried to New York where we continued several months in confinement, until the spring 1780 when we were exchanged, that during this campaign we were under the command of Maj. Gen'l How of the continental army; but we received no regular discharge. And I having heard the declaration of the said Smith Mead read and that it is substantially true according to the best of my knowledge and belief, and further deponent saith not. Obadiah Banks.
Sworn in open Court this 29th day of June 1830, N. Dean, Clerk, Com'n Pleas New York.
I Nicholas Dean Clerk of the Court of common Pleas for the City and County of New York do hereby certify, that it appears to the satisfaction of the Court, that the said Smith Mead did serve in the Revolutionary War, as stated in the preceding declaration, against the common enemy, for the term of nine months under one engagement, on the continental establishment. I do also certify, that the foregoing oaths of Smith Mead and Obadiah Banks, and the Schedule hereto annexed, are truly copied from the records of the said Court and I do further certify, that it is the opinion of the said Court, that the total amount in value of the property exhibited in the aforesaid schedule is ____ dollars and ____ cents. In testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my hand, and affixed the Seal of the said Court this _______ day of 1830.12
Pensn App Revolution24 August 1830Smith filed a Revolutionary War Pension Application on 24 August 1830 in Westchester County, New York, as follows. State of New York, Westchester County ss.
Solomon Close being duly sworn saith that he is on or about seventy years of age. That he was acquainted with Smith Mead in the revolutionary war. In the year seventeen hundred and seventy seven that Smith Mead enlisted under Capt. Benjamin Stevens, the said Stevens' company was called rangers and was not attached to any particular regiment. and the said Mead continued to serve in the said company of Capt. Benjamin Stevens for the term of nine mnths or more and it not being customary at that time to give written discharges, and this deponent further saith having heard the declaration of Smith Mead read, know it to be substantially true. Solomon Close. Sworn and subscribed this 24th day of August 1830 before me Gilbert Oakley, Justice of Peace.12
Pensn App Revolution8 October 1830Smith filed a Revolutionary War Pension Application on 8 October 1830 in New York City, New York County, New York, as follows. I Nicholas Dean, Clerk of the City and County of New York and of the Court of Common Pleas in and for the City and County do hereby certify that it appears to the satisfaction of the Court that the said Smith Mead did serve in the Revolutionary war as stated in the preceding declaration against the common enemy for the term of nine months under our engagement on the continental establishment. I also certify that the foregoing papers, oaths and the schedule thereto annexed are truly copied from the records of the said Court and I do further certify that it is the opinion of the said Court that the total amount in value of the property exhibited in the aforesaid schedule is nothing over and above the value of his clothing.
In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed the seal of the said Court, on this eighth day of October 1830. N. Dean.12
Pensn App Revolution24 September 1832Smith filed a Revolutionary War Pension Application on 24 September 1832 in New York City, New York County, New York, as follows. At a Court of commission -?- for this City and County of New York, of September term in the year of our Lord one thousand
eight hundred and thirty-?-.
Present John T. Irving, Esquire,-?- -?- said Court

In the matter of Smith Mead a Revolutionary Soldier on his applying for a pension.---

Declaration in order to obtain the benefit of the Act of Congress of June 7th, 1832.

State of New York
City & County of New York S.S.

On this twenty (fourth?) day of September in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty two.
Personally appeared before the Court of Common Pleas for the City and County aforesaid, Smith Mead a resident of the City
of New York, in the County of New York, aged about seventy-three years, who being first duly sworn according to law, doth
on his oath make the following declaration in order to obtain the benefit of the provision made by the Act of Congress
passed the 7th day of June, 1832.
That he enlisted in the army of the United States on or about the first of April in the year one thousand seven hundred
and seventy-six for the term of nine months, in the company commanded by Capt. Abraham Mead in the regiment commanded by
Cdr (?) Col?) Gold Selleck Silliman, in the lines of the State of New York, he continued to serve in said corps until the
expiration of the term aforesaid and was discharged at North Castle in the State of New York. That in the spring
following he again enlisted in the company commanded by Sylvanus Mead and Sylvanus Marshall (?) was Lieutenant, the term of this enlistment he cannot particularly remember but continued to serve until discharge, thinks about nine months during this
term. He was at Danbury when Gen'l Wooster (?) was killed in the Battle of Ridgefield and in the subsequent engagement at Compo when the British embarked. He served the whole term of his enlistment and was discharged. In the spring following he again enlisted in the Company commanded by Capt. Benjamin Stevens in the Regiment commanded by Lt. Thomas and continued to serve untill some time in October in the same year when he was with them mad prisoner on Long Island and carried to the Sugar House in the City of New York, and after several months imprisonment, was exchanged, and again joined the regiment and afterwards was discharged at a place called the purchase in Westchester County, State of New York. That he afterwards enlisted in a company of rangers commanded by Capt. Elnathan Close and was a second time made a prisoner at Horseneck, and carried to the City of New York, and confined about six months when he was liberated on parol and not regularly discharged. That from his first enlistment he was almost continually under arms and on the alert, either as an enlisted Soldier, by draft, or in the militia, until paroled in the latter part of the year 1779 -- To give a history of my marches and counter marches would be tedious. I was principally employed on the lines of the enemy and by water on the East river. Constantly skirmishing with (?) parties of the enemy in the latter part of my service.

In June 1830 I made application for a pension, as by documents on file in the pension Office will appear, it was rejected on the ground that the Regiments to which I had been attached were not on the Continental establishment, (as I have been informed) That John Addington whose affidavit was also attached to the documents referred to is dead, one Close whose affidavit makes a part of said documents is at a distance (if living. The expense of procuring a renewal of his affidavit is beyond the ability of this applicant.

Sworn and subscribed in open Court this 20th day of September 1832, Allen Aster (?), Clerk.

He hereby relinquishes any [[illegible word] whatever [several illegible words] except the present, and he declares that his name is not on the pension roll of any agency in any State, except in that of the State of New York.

Smith Mead Smith Mead

And the said Court do hereby [illegible] their opinion that the above named applicant was a revolutionary soldier and served as he states.

Jno T. Irvine
Judge of the Court of Cn Pleas for the City and County of New York.12

Pensn App Revolution11 September 1833Smith filed a Revolutionary War Pension Application on 11 September 1833 in New York City, New York County, New York, as follows. State of New York
City and County of New York. SS.

Be it remembered that on this Eleventh day of September one thousand eight hundred and thirty three. Before the Marine Court for the City & County of New York now sitting in open Court Smith Mead personally appeared who being first duly sworn according to law, did on his oath say, in further proof of his claim to a pension hereto annexed, that he performed the service of a private soldier under the several officers and for the terms herein after mentioned, first he enlisted under Ab'm Mead for nine months and served as a private during the full term of Enlistment. That he enlisted as a private soldier under Sylvanus Mead for a term which he cannot precisely remember. he then enlisted under Capt. Benjamin Stevens for nine months and served the whole term and was discharged. he then volunteered under Capt Elnathan Close and served from early in the month of April 1779 until the ninth of October following when he was taken prisoner, and carried to the sugar house in New York, together with Obadiah Banks whose aff't is hereto annexed and there detained, until sometime in march 1780 when they were exchanged and again joined their Company and were discharged as before stated in his original application hereto annexed. This term of service as a private soldier was ten months including his captivity. Which several terms together (exclusive of his service under Sylvanus Mead not [forementioned?] make twenty eight months which he positively served as a soldier in the revolutionary war.

Sm Mead
Sworn in open Court this 11 day of September 1833, John Barberie Clerk.

Interrogatories by the Court
In answer to this first interrogatory he says he was born in Greenwich Fairfield County state of Connecticut in the year 1760 as he believes.
2'd I have no record of my age, there was a town record of my age but was destroyed by the R---gers in a depredatory excursion into the town of Greenwich.
5th. Abraham Mead before named. Col. Siliman. Col. Thomas Gen'l How etc.
7th. In New York Charles Dobbs [this name lined out and a caret inserted and "Gideon Ostrander Esqr" inserted above the line], Ebenezer Whiting. etc/
In Greenwich Rev'd Isaac Lewis, Silas Davis (Dawes?) etc. and fifty others, useless to name.

Smith Mead
Sworn and subscribed in open Court this 11th day of Sept, 1833
John Barberie, Clerk

On the same day and year aforesaid and before the same Court at the same Session in open court personally appeared Obadiah Banks whose affidavit heretofore made and herto annexed. Being first duly sworn according to law doth on his oath, depose and say that he heard the foregoing supplementary testimony of Smith Mead, read and knows the contents thereof. That he served as a fellow soldier with him under Capt's. Abraham mead, Benjamin Stevens and Elnathan Close, that he was wounded by his side in an action for which would he now receives a pension and personally knows that the statements the said Mead has made are true and further deponent saith not. Obadiah Banks.
Sworn and subscribed this 11 day of Sept. 1833 in open court. John Barberie, Clerk.

On the same day and year before the same Court aforesaid in open Court Ebenezer Whiting, Commissioner of deed for the County of New York, duly affirmed according to law did on his affirmation declare and say that he had for some years past been acquainted with both Smith Mead and Obadiah Banks and knows their [?] that he has never heard their or either of their characters for veracity imp[?] or scrupled but are generally esteemed for their faithful and intrepid services in the revolutionary War. Ebenezer Whiting
Affirmed and subscribed in open court this 11th day of Sept. 1833. John Barberie, Clerk.

City & County of New York. ss.
On this Eleventh day of September one thousand eight hundred and thirty three, in open Court, personally appeared before the Marine Court for the City and County aforesaid, Gideon Ostrander, Esq., Almshouse Commissioner [?] and Charles Dobbs who [Icoerally?] being duly sworn in open court, doth depose and say that they have been acquainted with Smith Mead for twenty years and upwaards, knows that his [?] is good, that it is generally believed by all who know him that he was a soldier in the revolutionary war, and that they concur in that belief. Gideon Ostrander, Chas Dobbs. Sworn and subscribed this 11th day of Sept. 1833, John Barberie, Clerk.

We, Isaac Lewis, a clergyman, residing in the town of Greenwich in Connecticut, and Silas Davis, residing in the same hereby certify [handwritten superscript follows] the said Isaac Lewis that he is acquainted of the said Davis that he is [superscript ends, typed form continues] well acquainted with Smith Mead who has subscribed and sworn to the above declaration; that we believe him to be seventy-three years of age; that he is reputed and believed, in the neighborhood where he resides, to have been a Soldier of the Revolution; and that we concur in that opinion: Isaac Lewis, Silas Davis. Sworn and subscribed, the day and year aforesaid, Chas. Hawley, Judge Probate. [Note: The preceding paragraph is a printed form, with the names and age filled in in handwriting.]

And the Court moreover declare that in their opinion the witness, to the annexed affidavits are entitled to full credit. By the Court, John Barberie, Clerk.

I, John Barberie, Clerk of the Marine Court of the City of New York, do hereby certify that the foregoing contains the original proceeding of the said Court in the matter of the application of Smith Mead for a pension. In witness whereof, I have hereunto affixed the seal of the said Marine Court of the City of New York this thirteenth day of September one thousand eight hundred and thirty three. John Barberie.12

Pensn App Revolution1835Smith filed a Revolutionary War Pension Application in 1835 as follows. Summary Card in Pension File:
Smith Mead
N. York Co. in the State of N. York
Who was a Private in the company commanded
By Captain Mead of the Regt. Commanded
by Tilliman in the Cont (Connecticut)
line for 7. Month, 18 day,
Inscribe on the Roll of N. York
at the rate of 25 Dollars 33 Cents per annum
to commence on the -?- day of March, 1831.
Certificate of Pension issued the 14 day of June,
1838 and sent to New. T. T. Whittlesey, H.R.

Arrears to the -?th of March '38 177.33 1/4
-?- allowance -?- Sep. '38 12.66 2/3
_________
$190.00
Revolutionary Claim, Act June 7, 1832.
Recorded by D. Brown, Book E. 2, Vol. 4, page 46.

Letter to Pau Agt. 28 June 1838
ditto to Samuel Close 20 July 1838
Same person 25 July 1838.

Separate Card in Pension File:
In the Matter of Smith Mead, a Revolutionary Soldier on his application for a pension.
Ad[?]cted Private 7 mo and 18 days.
Rejected Oct. 13, 1830. See letter to E. Whiting.
on roll of Capt. Benjamin Stephens 2 mo. 18 days
5 mo -- 1776
7.18
Hon. T. T. Whittlesey House Reper[?] NY





Pensn App Revolution6 July 1837Smith filed a Revolutionary War Pension Application on 6 July 1837 in Greenwich, Fairfield County, Connecticut, as follows. I Jotham Mead of the Town of Wethersfield and County of Genesee and State of New York, but now on a visit at Greenwich in the State of Connecticut depose and say that I am in my eightieth year of age, and that I was well acquainted with Smith Mead who formerly petitioned for a pention and is now about to petition again as I am informed. I was well acquainted with him in the revolutionary war. I recollect when he served as a soldier in a company under the command of Capt. Abraham Mead. He was in the battle at Flat Bush on Long Island. He was under an enlistment of eight months at that time. The Lieut's name was Henry Warring. I think the battle at Flat Bush was in the year 1776. I also know that he served in Capt. Sylvanus Mead's Company of Rangers and Capt. Mead was killed and then the Company was commanded by Capt. Sylvanus Marshall. He also done duty under Capt. Isaac Howe. Said Mead must have done duty more than two years I should think. After his services with the persions that I have mention, he enlisted under a Capt. Stephens. The company [?] called Stephen's Rangers and he was taken prisoner in that company and carried to the Sugar house as it was then called. He enlisted under Stephens for three months to the best of my recollection. The company's of Capt's Mead and Howe belonged to Col. John Mead's regiment.
--Jotham Mead.
Sworn to and subscribed by the above named deponent before me this 6th day of July 1837, Samuel Close, Justice of Peace. I hereby certify that I am well acquainted with the above named deponent and say that I think he is a creditable witness. Samuel Close, Justice of Peace.13
Pensn App Revolution13 October 1837Smith filed a Revolutionary War Pension Application on 13 October 1837 in Greenwich, Fairfield County, Connecticut, as follows. Personally appeared before me Smith Mead of said Greenwich in said County, who being duly sworn did depose and say that he is in his seventy-eight year of age. And this deponent saith that in the year 1776, he enlisted into a Company commanded by Capt. Abraham Mead for eight or nine months. Said Company belonged to Col. Silimans Regt. That he went to New York with said Company and that he was in the battle at Flat Bush on Long Island and came very near being taken in the retreat. After his time was out with Capt Abraham Mead, he then enlisted into a company of Rangers commanded by Capt. Benjamin Stephenson, and served under Capt. Stephenson for eight or nine months. During the time he was in that Company, he was in the battle at Ridgefield, Connecticut. He was also at the skirmish with Tryon when he came to Greenwich, Connecticut. After his time was out with Capt. Syvanus Marshall (who was Lieut under Syvanus Mead at the time he enlisted, said Capt. Mead having been killed) he then joined the Whail boats as they was then called and went over to Long Island with several others in two boats and they took a sloop loaded with clothing and stores for the British Army, and in giting her out she [mystayed? misstaged?] and went on shore and he was taken prisoner and carried to the Sugar House in New York. [Note: compare this accounting with the anecdote related by Spencer Mead about this incident, above.]

During the revolution war he was on duty for four years or more. This deponent further says that he was taken prisoner at another time. He was then taken at said Greenwich and was then taken to the shugar house and soon afterwards was exchanged. He said he forgot to mention the second time he was taken when he mention the first. He says the last time he was taken by Col Delancy's troops.
--Smith Mead. [signed in a very uncertain hand]
Sworn and subscribed before me this 13th day of October, 1837, Samuel Close Justice of Peace.

Before me Personally appeared Zaccheus Mead of Greenwich in said County who being by me duly sworn did depose and say that he is in his seventy eights year of age, that he well know Smith Mead who is now about to make application for a pention as a revolutionary soldier, and that he always knew him since he was a boy. That this deponent and said Smith Mead were bread up in the same neighborhood. And this deponent further saith that said Smith Mead in the year 1776 enlisted in the servis of the revolutionary war under Capt. Abraham Mead and Lieut Henry Waring and said Company belonged to Col. Siliman's Regt. Said Capt. Abraham Mead's Company during the year 1776 was called to do duty at the City of New York and said Smith Mead went to New York with said Company and served at the City of New York and other places eight months. Said deponent knows that he served in said Company for he saw him on duty at New York and other places. This deponent further saith that about the year 1778 as near as he can recollect, the said Smith Mead attached himself to a company of Rangers commanded by Capt. Stephenson and done duty principally in Westchester County in the State of New York, and in the year 1779 or 80 said Smith Mead enlisted into a company commanded by Capt. Syvanus Mead & Lieut. Syvanus Marshall and that enlistment was for eight or nine months. And after said last term of service I saw him under arms at various times. Said Mead & Marshall's Company was stationed in Connecticut at Sherwood's Bridge in Greenwich in said State and further this deponent saith not.
--Saccheus Mead
Sworm and subscribed before me at said Greenwich the 13th day of October 1839, Samuel Close Justice of Peace.

I Thomas B. Osborne, Clerk of the County Court within and for the County of Fairfield in the State of Connecticut do hereby certify that Samuel Close, Esquire is now, and for more than one year last past has been, a Justice of the Peace for said County, duly commissioned and duly authorised to administer oaths and take depositions etc. and that I am well acquainted with the handwriting of the said Samuel Close Esquire and verily believe that all the signatures to the certificates annexed to the foregoing depositions of Jotham Mead, Smith Mead and Zaccheus Mead, purporting to be the signatures of the said Samuel Close Esquire, are genuine. Given under my hand the Seal of County Court in Fairfield this 13th day of October 1837. Thomas B. Osborne, Clerk.13
Pensn App Revolution28 May 1838The following letter is contained in Smith's Revolutionary War Pension Application on 28 May 1838 in Greenwich, Fairfield County, Connecticut. Hon. T.T. Whittlesey,
Dear Sir, yours of the 8th Inst. containing Mr. Edwards letter and yours of the 26th Inst. has also been received. The reason why I delayed answering your first, until now, was in consequence of applicants son, (a one he looks up to for avice (sic)) being absent and did not return home until last Saturday. If no more can be obtained for him than is stated in mr. Edwards letter it is best to take that. but if I recollect correctly I think that there was some evidence of his services under Capt. Sylvanus Mead who commanded a Company of Rangers. I should like to know your inquiries into that -- and if any more can be got for the old man it would be very acceptable. Please send the pension warrant as soon as you can conveniently.
I am yours Respectfully
Samuel Close12
Pensn App Revolution3 June 1838Smith filed a Revolutionary War Pension Application on 3 June 1838 as follows. Smith's pension file includes the following letter:
J.L. Edwards, Esq
Jim --
I enclose you the letter of Mr. Close in the Case of Smith Mead CT. Please give it your personal attention and if there is any ground for an additional rate of pension, to what you have already propsed, you will of course allow it --
I am very respectfully yours
T.T. Whittlesey13
Census1840He appeared in the census 1840 in Greenwich, Fairfield, New York. Smith is listed as: residing in the household of Seely Mead, next to Solomon Guernsey, and named under the column "Pensioners for Revolutionary or Military Service", age shown as 80.14
Power of Attorney5 March 1842Smith filed a Power of Attorney on 5 March 1842 in Greenwich, Fairfield County, Connecticut, as follows. Smith designated his son Selah to pick up his pension check with the following document: "Under Act 7th June, 1832, State of [New York, crossed out] Connecticut, Fairfield County, ss. Be it known that before me, Samuel Close, Notary Public in and for the County aforesaid, personally appeared Smith Mead and made oath, in due form of law, that he is the identical person named in an original certificate, in his possession, of which, I certify, the following is a true copy:
WAR DEPARTMENT REVOLUTIONARY CLAIM:
I certify, that in conformity with the law of the United States of the 7th of June, 1832, Smith Mead of the State of New York who was a Private in the War of the Revolution, is entitled to receive Twenty five dollars and 33 cents per annum, during his natural life, commencing on the 4th of March, 1831, and payable semi-annually, on the 4th of March and 4th of September in every year. Given at the War Office of the United States, this fourteenth day of June one thousand eight hundred and thirty eight. Signed J.R. Poinsett, Secretary of War; J.L. Edwards, Commissioner of Pensions.

That he now resides in New York City, and has resided there for the space of about thirty one years last past, and that previous thereto he resided in Greenwich, but is at present with his children in Greenwich, Conn. Signed Smith Mead [very shaky handwriting], Witnessed by Theodore Mead, Samuel Close. Sworn and subscribed before me, this 5th day of March 1842, Samuel Close, Notary Public.

Know all men by these presents, that I, Smith Mead, of New York City, a Revolutionary Pensioner of the United States, do hereby constitute and appoint Selah Mead, my son, my true and lawful attorney, for me, and in my name, to receive from the Agent of the United States for paying Pensions in the City of New-York, my Pension from the fourth day of September 1841 to the fourth day of March, 1842. Signed Smith [either a blot or a middle initial] Mead [very shaky handwriting]. Witnessed by Theodore Mead, Samuel Close.

State of [New York, crossed out] Connecticut [written in], Fairfield [written in] County ss: Be it known, that onthe fifth day of March, 1842, before the subscriber, a Notary Public in and for the said County, personally appeared Smith Mead above named, and acknowledged the foregoing Power of Attorney to be his act and deed. In Testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my hand, the day and year last above mentioned. Note, the word "Fairfield" written on erasure before execution. The words New York erased in two places, for the State of Connecticut, was done before execution. Signed Samuel Close, Notary Public.

[Note: the only Theodore Mead of whom I am aware is Selah's grandson, son of Caroline, who lived with them at this time. However Theodore would have only been about 14 years old, so I don't know if his signature would be considered legally valid.]15
Deathafter 5 March 1842He died after 5 March 1842 in Greenwich, Fairfield, Connecticut,14
Research NoteSuggested possible source of death date: Ledgers of Payments, 1818-1872, microfilm T718. They are arranged by Act of Congress, so you have to know under which Act of Congress they were paid. I see on 24 Sep 1832 in his application it says benefits under the act of 7 June 1832, but that is not a date listed on the description of the record group.
Last Edited12 March 2021

Citations

  1. [S126] Lucius Barnes Barbour, GREENWICH, FAIRFIELD CO., CT VITAL RECORDS FROM BARBOUR COLLECTION 1640-1848. (Baltimore, Maryland: republished by Genealogical Publishing Co., 1911-1934). Hereinafter cited as Greenwich, CT Vital Records, Barbour Coll.
  2. [S111] Spencer P. Mead, Ye Historie of Ye Town of Greenwich County of Fairfield and State of Connecticut (Camden, Maine: Picton Press, 1911, 1997). Hereinafter cited as Ye Historie of Ye Town of Greenwich.
  3. [S242] Spencer P. Mead, History & Genealogy of the Mead Family (New York: Knickerbocker Press, 1901), p. 385. Hereinafter cited as History & Genealogy of the Mead Family.
  4. [S91] , Census Online, Viewed on ancestry.com.
  5. [S284] New York City Directory and Register (New York City, New York: Hodge, Alleen & Campbell, 1789 - 1795). Hereinafter cited as New York City Directory and Register.
  6. [S273] New York City Longworth's American Almanac, New-York Register and City Directory (: D. Longworth, late 1700's - early 1800's). Hereinafter cited as New York City Longworth's Directory.
  7. [S273] New York City Longworth's Directory, 1799, p. 90.
  8. [S92] , Census Online, Viewed on ancestry.com.
  9. [S226] Church of the LDS, Salt Lake City, Utah, Probate Court Records, Stamford District, v 10-11 1804-1819, FHL US/CAN Film # 5566, p. 536. Hereinafter cited as Probate Court Records, Stamford District, v 10-11 1804-1819.
  10. [S90] , Census Online, Viewed on ancestry.com.
  11. [S273] New York City Longworth's Directory, p. 308.
  12. [S231] , Record Group 15; FHL Film 0971703; Microcopy 804 (700 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC.: National Archives and Records Administration.)
  13. [S231] ; FHL Film 0971703, Conn. Pension App. W19862 John Mead, Elizabeth his widow.
  14. [S87] , Census Online, Viewed on ancestry.com.
  15. [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.

Nathaniel Mead, Jr./III

M, #1015, d. before September 1818

Parents

FatherJosiah Mead (d. 1762)
MotherAbigail Marshall (b. about 1725, d. 1787)

Family: Elizabeth Smith (b. 24 September 1739, d. after 1785)

SonJohn Mead
DaughterBetsey Mead
SonThomas Mead
SonSmith Mead+ (b. 15 December 1756, d. after 5 March 1842)
SonJosiah Mead+ (b. 9 October 1761, d. 5 July 1829)
DaughterHannah Mead+ (b. 28 March 1764)
DaughterAbigail Mead+ (b. 26 May 1766)
SonNathaniel Mead (b. 4 November 1768)

Biography

Marriageabout 1755Nathaniel Mead, Jr./III, and Elizabeth Smith were married about 1755 in Greenwich, Fairfield, Connecticut,1
Witness15 March 1785He was mentioned in the probate record of John Smith on 15 March 1785 in Greenwich, Fairfield, Connecticut. See John Smith for details. . Thorn, alias Smith, John, late of Greenwich, Mar. 15, 1785, letters of administration on his estate granted to Nathaniel Mead, Jr., page 660. Inventory taken by Bezaleel Brown and Denham Palmer, and filed Apr. 7, 1785, commissioners appointed to adjust claims of creditors, page 669. Oct. 11, 1785, report of commissioners filed, page 918. Oct. 11, 1785, account filed, and real estate ordered sold to pay debts, page 760. Oct. 27, 1785, account filed, and distribution ordered to widow and children, Elizabeth, wife of the administrator, Hannah, wife of John Rouse, and Mary or Molly, wife of Amos Knapp, page 763.1,2
Census1790Nathaniel Mead, Jr./III, appeared in the census 1790 in Greenwich, Fairfield County, Connecticut. Nathaniel is listed as: Nathaniel Mead Jr.
2 males 16 and up
2 males under 16
3 females
Property Extract13 October 1792Nathaniel was involved in a property transaction on 13 October 1792 in Greenwich, Fairfield County, Connecticut. £70 New York money||Jared Mead||in Greenwich in the West Society containing about sixteen acres of land and bounded northerly by land of Peter Mead, easterly by a highway, southerly by land in possession of John Mead and westerly by Zaccheus Mead's land||of £70 seven shillings and nine pence and payable "on the first day of October next with lawful interest"||Tho's Hobby, Jabez Fitch
Property Extract13 October 1792Nathaniel was involved in a property transaction on 13 October 1792 in Greenwich, Fairfield County, Connecticut. £100 New York money||Jeffry Felmette of Greenwich||in Greenwich in the West Society containing ten acres more or less and bounded northerly by land of Justus Sackett, easterly by land of Justus Sackett and John Hobby, southerly by lands of John Hobby, Thomas Hobby & Nehemiah Mead, and westerly by the road in part and partly by land of Justus Sackett, with the buildings thereon||of £100 pounds New York money payable on the first day of October next with interest and "if said note is paid according to the true meaning and tenor thereof, then this deed is to be void but in default thereof it is to be & remain in full force and virtue"||Jared Mead, Jabez Fitch. There are two dates at the bottom of this deed. Above the signature the date is October 13, 1793, and below that "Rec'd to record October the 13th 1792." The 1793 must be a mistake because all the other deeds around this in this part of Volume 13 are 1792, and in fact the deed above it on this page, p. 94, is also a mortgage by Nathaniel Jr. to Jared Mead.3
Census1800He appeared in the census 1800 in Greenwich, Fairfield County, Connecticut. Nathaniel is listed as: Nathaniel Mead Jr.
One male 10-15
One male 45 and over

One female 16-25
One female 45 and over.

The next household is Nathaniel Mead 5th. He had a son Nathaniel, and if there was another Nathaniel somewhere else in town, his son could possibly have been styled 5th. Or it could be a grandson.
Will16 December 1805He signed a will on 16 December 1805 in Greenwich, Fairfield, Connecticut. In the name of God Amen. I Nathaniel Mead Jr. of Greenwich in the County of Fairfield living in good health and of sound disposing mind and memory Do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament in Manner and form following, that is to say,
Imprimis I will that all my legal just debts and Funeral Charles be paid and discharged by my Executor hereafter named. I give and bequeath to my wife Elizabeth the Use and Improvement of the one third part of my real Estate during her life, also my linnen in the House, Beding, Bedsted, Cords (?), Household furniture, one Cow and One Horse & Side-saddle to be to her, her heirs and assigns forever.
Item. Whereas I have advanced and given to my Son Smith Mead about five Hundred Dollars which I Consider to be his full proportion of my Estate.
Item. Whereas I have advanced and given to my Son Josiah Mead One Hundred Dollars and have otherwise helped him which is all I mean he shall have of my Estate.
Item. I give and bequeath to my daughter Hannah Mead her heirs and assigns forever Twenty five Dollars which with what I have heretofore advanced to her I consider to be her full proportion of my Estate.
Item. I give and bequeath to my Daughter Abigail Denton Fifty Dollars to be to her and heirs and assigns forever, which with what I have heretofore advanced to her I consider to be her full proportion of my Estate.
Item. I give and bequeath to my son Nathaniel Mead and to his heirs and assigns forever, Fifty Dollars which with what I have heretofore advanced to him I consider to be his full proportion of my Estate.
Item. I give and bequeath to my son John Mead Twenty five Dollars to be to him his heirs and assigns forever, which with what I have heretofore advanced to him I consider to be his proportion of my Estate.
Item. I give and bequeath to my Daughter Betsey Palmer the use and Improvement of my Shop and Garden spot adjoining the same, the keeping of a Cow Winter and Summer to be kept by sd. Executor, also firewood for one fire during the time she continues a widow, said firewood to got and brought to her for her use by my sd Executor, also Fifty Dollars to be to her and her heirs and assigns forever, said fifty Dollars is not to be paid her until she quits the shop and relinquishes her claim to keeping sd. Cow & firewood.
Item. I give and bequeath to my son Thomas Mead, and to his heirs and assigns forever, all the rest and residue of my Estate both real and personal in Consideration and Condition that he pays all my legal just debts, funeral Charges, and all the legacies above mentioned. I will that said legacies be paid at the Expiration of Eighteen months after my decease, except the legacy to Betsey which shall be paid to her in the term of Eighteen Months after she quits the shop and relinquishes the keeping the Cow and being supplied with firewood.
Lastly. I do make and Constitute my son Thomas Mead to be Executor of this my last Well and Testament.
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 16th day of December, Anno Domini 1805.
Signed Sealed Published Nathaniel Mead Jnor (?)
And pronounced by the said Nathaniel Mead Jn'r as his last will and Testament who at his Request in his presence and the presence of each other have hereunto Subscribed our names as Witnesses:
Joseph Morrel
Elizabeth Fitch
Jabez Fitch.4
Property Record29 March 1808Nathaniel was involved in a property transaction on 29 March 1808 in Greenwich, Fairfield County, Connecticut. Mortgage: To all people to whom these presents shall come, greeting. Know ye that I, Nathaniel Mead, Junr of Greenwich in the County of Fairfield and State of Connecticut for the consideration of five hundred sixty-two dollars received to my full satisfaction of Jeffry Felmettee of said Greenwich, do give, grant, bargain, sell and confirm unto the said Jeffrey Felmettee one certain tract or parcel of land lying and being in said Greenwich in the West Society thereof containing ten and be the same more or less and thus bounded Northerly on land of Justus Sackett, Easterly on land of Justus Sackett and Hannah Courtney, Southerly on land of Hannah Courtney, Clemence Hobby and Nehemiah Mead, and westerly on highway and land of Justus Sackett with the buildings thereon.

To have and to hold the above Granted and Bargained Premises with the Appurtenances thereof, unto him the said Jeffry Felmettee, his heirs and assigns for ever, to his and their own proper use and behoof. And also I the said Nathaniel Mead, Jun'r do for myself and my heirs, executors and administrators, covenant with the said Jeffry Felmettee, his heirs and assigns, that at and until the Ensealing these Presents, I am well seised of the Premises as a good indefeasible Estate in Fee Simple; and have good Right to Bargain and Sell the same in Manner and Form as is above written, and that the same is free of all Incumbrances whatsoever. And furthermore, I the said Nathaniel Mead, Jun'r do by these presents bind myself and my heirs forever to warrant and defend the above granted and bargained premises to him the said Jeffry Felmettee his heirs and assigns, against all Claims and demands whatsoever. In Witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and seal the 29th Day of March Anno Domini, 1808. Signed sealed and delivered in Presence of Sarah Fitch, Jabez Fitch.

The condition of the above deed is such that the above deed is given to secure the payment of three notes of hand given by the grantor to the grantee, two of which for two hundred and fifty dollars each and one of sixty two dollars and fifty three cents. Now if said notes are paid according to the true meaning and tenor thereof then the above deed is to be void but in default thereof it is to be remain and continue in full force and virtue. Nathaniel Mead. Fairfield County, SS in Greenwich, March ye 9th AD 1808 personally appeared Nath'l Mead Jun'r Signer and Sealer of the foregoing instrument, and acknowledged the same to be his free act and deed before me, Jabez Fitch, Justice of Peace. Rec'd to record March ye 29th, AD 1808, and recorded by me Jabez Fitch, Register.
Property Record1 April 1809Nathaniel was involved in a property transaction on 1 April 1809 in Greenwich, Fairfield County, Connecticut. Know all men by these presents that we Nath'l Mead Jun'r and Thomas Mead both of Greenwich in Fairfield County for divers good causes and considerations thereunto moving, especially for the sum of one dollar rec'd to our full satisfaction of John R. Cozine of said Greenwich have remised, released and forever quitclaimed an do by these presents for ourselves and our heirs, executors and administrators, jointly and absolutely, remise, release, and forever quitclaim unto the said John R. Cozine and to his heirs and assigns forever all such right and title as we the said Nath'l Mead Jun'r and Thomas Mead have or ought to have in or to a certain tract or parcel of land lying in said Greenwich in the West Society thereof at a place called Pembewig brook above the mile and helf line and butted and bounded as follows to wit, beginning at the southeast corner at the end of a stone wall as the wall now stands and from thence running N 78 degrees 3/4 three chains ninety two links to a dogwood [-?-] with stones about it North 3 1/4 West to a heap of stones twenty chains fifty links. Thence North 46 1/4 East 2 chains 18 links to a heap of rocks with stones upon them near the brook. Thence southerly to the end of said stone wall the first mentioned bounds. To have and to hold the premises unto him the said John R. Cozine and to his heirs and assigns, to the only use and behoof of the said John R. Cozine and his heirs and assigns forever so that neither we the said Nath'l Mead Jun'r and Thos Mead nor any other person or persons in their 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 excluded and forever barred. In witness whereof we have hereunto set our hands and seals this first day of April in the Year of our Lord, 1809, Nathaniel Mead, Junr., Thomas Mead. Signed, sealed and delivered in presence of Henry Grigg, Wm. Knapp. Fairfield County SS Greenwich, April 1st, 1809 personally appeared Nath'l Mead, Junr, & Thos. Mead signers and sealers of the forefoing instrument and acknowledged the same to be his free act and deed before me William Knapp, Justice of Peace. Rec'd to record, April ye, A.D. 1809, and recorded by me, Jabez Fitch, Register. [Note: John R. Cozine or Cosine was the wife of Rebecca Bush Cozine, daughter of William Bush. Dr. William Bush was the son of Justus Bush and he m. 2. Deborah Disbrow Mead, widow of Seth Mead the son of Captain John Mead.] [Note: Pemberwick Brook enters the Byram River at Pemberwick Rd. near Comly Ave. at the north side of Pemberwick Park.]5
Deathbefore September 1818He died before September 1818 in Greenwich, Fairfield, Connecticut,6
Probate Extract29 September 1818Nathaniel was listed in a probate extract on 29 September 1818 in Greenwich, Fairfield, Connecticut. Mead, Nathaniel, Jr., late of Greenwich, will dated Dec. 16, 1805, probated Sept. 29, 1818, mentioned his wife Elizabeth, and children Smith, Josiah, Hannah Abigail Denton, Nathaniel, John, Betsey Palmer, and Thomas. Executor son Thomas. Witnesses Joseph Morrell, Elizabeth Fitch and Jabez Fitch, page 536. Sept. 29, 1818, order to advertise for claims, page 538. Inventory taken Oct. 19, 1818, by Peter Mead and William Husted, and filed Nov. 3, 1818, page 555.7
Probate Record29 September 1818Nathaniel was listed in probate records on 29 September 1818 in Stamford, Fairfield County, Connecticut. Fairfield County Ss. Stamford, September 29th, 1818. Personally appeared Joseph Morrell of Greenwich in sd County and made oath that he saw Nath'l Mead Jun'r late of said Greenwich Dec'd sign and seal the within Instrument at the same time declaring the same to be his last Will and Testament & that he together with Jabez Fitch and Elizabeth Fitch subscribed the same in the presence of and at the request of the Testator and in the presence of each other and that at the same time he too the Testator to be of sound disposing mind and memory before me.

Simeon H. Minor, Justice of Peace.

At a Court of Probate held at Stamford district on the 29th day of Sept. 1818 James Stevens, Esq'r, Judge present on appellation of Thomas Mead of Greenwich named as Executor in the within Will, and on the testimony of Joseph Morrill entered hereon this Will of Nath'l Mead Jn'r late of Greenwich dec'd is by this Court adjudged to be proved is approved and ordered to be recorded, the said Thomas having accepted the trust of Executor of said Will, and given bond as the Law directs, which bond is on file, and on Motion of sd. Executor this Court limits Seven Months for the Creditors of said dec'd to exhibit their Claims.
Attest S. H. Minor, [---]8
Probate Record19 October 1818Nathaniel was listed in probate records on 19 October 1818 in Stamford, Fairfield County, Connecticut. An Inventory of the estate of Nathaniel Mead late of Greenwich Dec'd Oct'r 19th 1818.
Personal estate as pr. Inventory on file$309.95
The Homested with ten acres and building at $150 pr. Acre$1500.00
16 acres of land at Poleridge at $105 pr. Acre$1680.00
30 acres at $57 pr. Acre$1710.00
TOTAL$5199.95

Taken by us: Peter Mead, Wm. Husted, appraisers under oath.9
Probate Record3 November 1818Nathaniel was listed in probate records on 3 November 1818 in Stamford, Fairfield County, Connecticut. At a Court of Probate held at Stamford in Stamford District on the 3rd day of Nov'r. 1818 James Stevens Esq'r. Judge present the foregoing inventory is accepted on the oath of the Executor and ordered to be recorded.

Attest S. H. Minor, Clk.9
Last Edited1 February 2021

Citations

  1. [S127] USGenWeb Fairfield County Early Settlers of Stamford, CT Families 1641-1935, online http://www.ctgenweb.org/county/cofairfield/pages/stamford/settlers_page.htm
  2. [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), Volume 1. Hereinafter cited as Stamford Probate Record Abstracts.
  3. [S240] Greenwich, CT Land Records: Vol 13, p. 94.. Hereinafter cited as Greenwich, CT Land Records.
  4. [S226] Church of the LDS, Salt Lake City, Utah, Probate Court Records, Stamford District, v 10-11 1804-1819, FHL US/CAN Film # 5566, p. 536. Hereinafter cited as Probate Court Records, Stamford District, v 10-11 1804-1819.
  5. [S240] Greenwich, CT Land Records: Vol 16, page 480.
  6. [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.
  7. [S114] SPENCER P. MEAD, L.L.B., of the New York Bar, Stamford Probate Record Abstracts.
  8. [S226] Church of the LDS, Salt Lake City, Utah, Probate Court Records, Stamford District, v 10-11 1804-1819, FHL US/CAN Film # 5566: p. 538.
  9. [S226] Church of the LDS, Salt Lake City, Utah, Probate Court Records, Stamford District, v 10-11 1804-1819, FHL US/CAN Film # 5566: p. 555.

Elizabeth Smith

F, #1016, b. 24 September 1739, d. after 1785

Parents

FatherJohn Smith (b. 10 August 1717, d. 1785)

Family: Nathaniel Mead, Jr./III, (d. before September 1818)

SonJohn Mead
DaughterBetsey Mead
SonThomas Mead
SonSmith Mead+ (b. 15 December 1756, d. after 5 March 1842)
SonJosiah Mead+ (b. 9 October 1761, d. 5 July 1829)
DaughterHannah Mead+ (b. 28 March 1764)
DaughterAbigail Mead+ (b. 26 May 1766)
SonNathaniel Mead (b. 4 November 1768)

Biography

Birth24 September 1739Elizabeth Smith was born on 24 September 1739 in Greenwich, Fairfield County, Connecticut. In the Barbour Collection it says that Elizabeth is "d. John, school-master".

John, the school-master, had a daughter Hannah, b. Mar. 24, 1741, again no wife listed.

John is listed as marrying 2nd. Abigail ______, on 28 Mar 1745.

John and Abigail had Mary, b. 9 Aug, 1746, who married Amos Knapp, son of Caleb Knapp, on 22 Jun 1763. This aligns with the probate records of John Thorn alias Smith.

There is a John, son of Daniel Smith and Rebeckah Butler, born 10 Apr 1723. However, if this is the same John, it does not account for why he is termed John Thorn. Daniel and Rebeckah Smith had a number of other children in addition to John, from their marriage in 1706, to perhaps the last child Joshua in 1728.1,2,3
Marriageabout 1755Nathaniel Mead, Jr./III, and she were married about 1755 in Greenwich, Fairfield, Connecticut,1
Deathafter 1785She died after 1785 in Greenwich, Fairfield, Connecticut,1
Bequest16 December 1805She was mentioned in the will of Nathaniel Mead, Jr./III, on 16 December 1805 in Greenwich, Fairfield, Connecticut. In the name of God Amen. I Nathaniel Mead Jr. of Greenwich in the County of Fairfield living in good health and of sound disposing mind and memory Do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament in Manner and form following, that is to say,
Imprimis I will that all my legal just debts and Funeral Charles be paid and discharged by my Executor hereafter named. I give and bequeath to my wife Elizabeth the Use and Improvement of the one third part of my real Estate during her life, also my linnen in the House, Beding, Bedsted, Cords (?), Household furniture, one Cow and One Horse & Side-saddle to be to her, her heirs and assigns forever.
Item. Whereas I have advanced and given to my Son Smith Mead about five Hundred Dollars which I Consider to be his full proportion of my Estate.
Item. Whereas I have advanced and given to my Son Josiah Mead One Hundred Dollars and have otherwise helped him which is all I mean he shall have of my Estate.
Item. I give and bequeath to my daughter Hannah Mead her heirs and assigns forever Twenty five Dollars which with what I have heretofore advanced to her I consider to be her full proportion of my Estate.
Item. I give and bequeath to my Daughter Abigail Denton Fifty Dollars to be to her and heirs and assigns forever, which with what I have heretofore advanced to her I consider to be her full proportion of my Estate.
Item. I give and bequeath to my son Nathaniel Mead and to his heirs and assigns forever, Fifty Dollars which with what I have heretofore advanced to him I consider to be his full proportion of my Estate.
Item. I give and bequeath to my son John Mead Twenty five Dollars to be to him his heirs and assigns forever, which with what I have heretofore advanced to him I consider to be his proportion of my Estate.
Item. I give and bequeath to my Daughter Betsey Palmer the use and Improvement of my Shop and Garden spot adjoining the same, the keeping of a Cow Winter and Summer to be kept by sd. Executor, also firewood for one fire during the time she continues a widow, said firewood to got and brought to her for her use by my sd Executor, also Fifty Dollars to be to her and her heirs and assigns forever, said fifty Dollars is not to be paid her until she quits the shop and relinquishes her claim to keeping sd. Cow & firewood.
Item. I give and bequeath to my son Thomas Mead, and to his heirs and assigns forever, all the rest and residue of my Estate both real and personal in Consideration and Condition that he pays all my legal just debts, funeral Charges, and all the legacies above mentioned. I will that said legacies be paid at the Expiration of Eighteen months after my decease, except the legacy to Betsey which shall be paid to her in the term of Eighteen Months after she quits the shop and relinquishes the keeping the Cow and being supplied with firewood.
Lastly. I do make and Constitute my son Thomas Mead to be Executor of this my last Well and Testament.
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 16th day of December, Anno Domini 1805.
Signed Sealed Published Nathaniel Mead Jnor (?)
And pronounced by the said Nathaniel Mead Jn'r as his last will and Testament who at his Request in his presence and the presence of each other have hereunto Subscribed our names as Witnesses:
Joseph Morrel
Elizabeth Fitch
Jabez Fitch.4
Probate21 March 1823She had her estate probated on 21 March 1823 in Stamford, Fairfield County, Connecticut. At a Court of Probate held at Stamford the 21st day of March, 1823, S.A. Minor, Judge present on application of Elizabeth Mead Widow of Nath'l Mead late of Greenwich dec'd. This Court appoints Messrs Sam'l Bush, Peter Mead and Richard Mead, disinterested freeholders of said Greenwich to set out and distribute to the said Elizabeth the one third part of the real estate of which said dec'd died siezed as her right of dower therein and make return of their doings to this Court. S.A. Minor, Judge of Probate.

We the subscribers being appointed by the Honorable Court of Probate for Stamford District to distribute and set out to Elizabeth Mead widow of Nathaniel Mead late of Greenwich dec'd, her right of Dower in said dec'd's estate and we have proceeded as follows and set off to the sd widow Elizabeth Mead the two north rooms in the house of sd dec'd with the priviledge of washing and baking in the kitchen and passing and repassing through the same to the well and the one third part of the cellar and the one third part of the barn on the southwest part of the same with a priviledge in the barn yard for the keeping of a Cow yarded and all of that certain piece of land called the homested excepting the land covered by two thirds of the house and barn and yard and lane leading thereto and a garden beginning with the line of Elizabeth Palmer's garden and running two rods east then parallel with said Elizabeth's garden to the lane leading to the barn and then with said lane to said garden of sd Elizabeth Palmer which we consider to be the one third part of the real estate which the said Nathaniel Mead died siezed.

Greenwich, April 21, 1823. Richard Mead, Paul Bush, Peter Mead, Distributors under oath.

At a court of Probate held at Stamford the 2nd day of June 1823 S.A. Minor Judge present -- the foregoing distribution is approved and ordered to be recorded.5
Last Edited28 May 2019

Citations

  1. [S127] USGenWeb Fairfield County Early Settlers of Stamford, CT Families 1641-1935, online http://www.ctgenweb.org/county/cofairfield/pages/stamford/settlers_page.htm
  2. [S747] Connecticut Town Records; familysearch.org database
  3. [S736] Lorraine Cook White, Editor, Barbour Collection of Connecticut Town Vital Records: In Ancestry.com's Connecticut, Town Marriage Records, pre-1879 database, Vol 1-55 (Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Co., Between 1994 and 2002), Greenwich VR, p. 258, citing Vol 1, p. 100 and also ER, p. 219.
  4. [S226] Church of the LDS, Salt Lake City, Utah, Probate Court Records, Stamford District, v 10-11 1804-1819, FHL US/CAN Film # 5566, p. 536. Hereinafter cited as Probate Court Records, Stamford District, v 10-11 1804-1819.
  5. [S225] Church of the LDS, Salt Lake City, Utah, Probate Court Records, Stamford District, v 12-14 1819-1833, FHL US/CAN Film # 5567. Hereinafter cited as Probate Court Records, Stamford District, v 12-14 1819-1833.

John Smith

M, #1017, b. 10 August 1717, d. 1785

Parents

Family 1:

DaughterElizabeth Smith+ (b. 24 September 1739, d. after 1785)
DaughterHannah Smith (b. 24 March 1741)

Family 2:

DaughterMary Smith (b. 9 August 1746)

Biography

Birth10 August 1717John Smith was born on 10 August 1717 in Greenwich, Fairfield, Connecticut. (Stamford Families gives the data as about 1696). Email from Susan Davis says unproven date of 10 Aug 1717.1
Marriage28 March 1745He was married on 28 March 1745 in Greenwich, Fairfield County, Connecticut, This is John's second marriage.2
Death1785He died in 1785 in Greenwich, Fairfield, Connecticut,1
Probate Extract15 March 1785John was listed in a probate extract on 15 March 1785 in Greenwich, Fairfield, Connecticut. Thorn, alias Smith, John, late of Greenwich, Mar. 15, 1785, letters of administration on his estate granted to Nathaniel Mead, Jr., page 660. Inventory taken by Bezaleel Brown and Denham Palmer, and filed Apr. 7, 1785, commissioners appointed to adjust claims of creditors, page 669. Oct. 11, 1785, report of commissioners filed, page 918. Oct. 11, 1785, account filed, and real estate ordered sold to pay debts, page 760. Oct. 27, 1785, account filed, and distribution ordered to widow and children, Elizabeth, wife of the administrator, Hannah, wife of John Rouse, and Mary or Molly, wife of Amos Knapp, page 763.1,3
Probate Record7 April 1785John was listed in probate records on 7 April 1785 in Stamford, Fairfield County, Connecticut. Inventory of the Estate of John Thorn Alias Smith late of Greenwich Dec'd, as appraised by the Subscribed and -------- Viz.
Cha------ Drawer 4/, Iron Trammel 2/ 0..6.0
Old pewter platter, pewter plates 1/ Lanthern 1/6 @ 0..2..6
Gridiron 3/6, Old Iron Kettle 2/ 0..5..6
Wooden Bucket & Ladle /10 Old Large Chest 3/ 0..3..10
Bed Bedstead & Head(?) & Furniture 40/ 2 Chairs 1/ 2..1..0
Cow(?) 90/ China Bowl & Tin Canister 2/6 4..12..6
Dutch wheel 9/ Book Milton's Paradise 2/6 0..11..6
Old Tub & Barrel 2/6 Old Bedstead & Head(Hood?) 3/ 0..5..6
2 Swine 37/6 Old frying pan 1/6 1..19..0
50 Acres 3 Roods & 23 Rods of Land on the
East side of the Road that leads from
Castle to Stanwich at 60/ per Acre 70..10..0
About 24 Acres 3 Roods 21 Rods the west side
of said Road with the Dwelling House & Cyder Mill House at 74..10..0

Bezaleel Brown
Denham Palmer
P--sers Under Oath
The foregoing Inventory of the Estate of John Thorn alias Smith was Accepted on the Oath of Nathaniel Mead Jun'r Adm'r & ordered to be recorded at a Courth of Probate holden on and for Stamford District on April 7, AD 1785. A. Davenport Esq'r Judge present holding said Court. Test.

At a court of Probate holden at Stamford in and for Stamford District on April 7th, AD 1785 Abr'm Davenport Esqr Judge present holding sd court.

Personally appeared Mr. Nathaniel Mead Jun'r, Adm'r on the Estate of John Thorn alias Smith late of sd Greenwich dec'd and represented sd Estate to be insolvent & requested that commissioners might be appointed to examine the Claims of the Creditors on sd Estate whereupon this Court doth appoint Amos Mead Esqr of sd Greenwich and James Davenport of said Stamford Commissioners for that purpose & they are directed to make a report in six months. Test James Davenport Clerk.4
Probate Record11 October 1785John was listed in probate records on 11 October 1785 in Stamford, Fairfield County, Connecticut. At a Court of Probate holden at Stamford in & for Stamford District on Oct 11th AD 1785 Abraham Davenport Esqr Judge present holding said court.

Personally appeared Nathaniel Mead, Jun'r, Administrator on the estate of John Thorn alias Smith late of Greenwich in said District dec'd & exhibited an amount of Debts against said estate amounting with the allowance to the widow of said dec'd & charges of settling said estate to £26:19:9 lawfull money & as the personal inventoried Estate amounts to but £10:7:4 he requested an order to sell of the real estate of said dec'd to raise the sum of £16:12:5 lawfull money whereupon this Court directs said administrator to sell of the real estate of said dec'd where it will least incommode said estate to raise said Sum of £16:12:5 together with the charges of Sale.
James Davenport, Clerk5
Probate Record27 October 1785John was listed in probate records on 27 October 1785 in Stamford, Fairfield County, Connecticut. At a court of Probate holden at Stamford on and for the District of Stamford on Oct'r. 27 AD 1785 Abraham Davenport Esq'r Judge present holding sd Court, Personally appeared Nathaniel Mead, Jun'r, Administrator on the Estate of John Thorn, Alias Smith, late of Greenwich in sd district Dec'd. and made report that he pursuant to an Order from this Court to sell Real Estate of sd Dec'd, to raise the sum of £16.15.5 L.M. together with the charges of Sale to Enable him to pay debts due from sd Estate, sd charges being twenty-nine shilling L.M. had sold sixteen Acres, three roods & ten rods of land at the Southeast corner of Land, on the East side of the highway which belonged to the Estate of sd Dec'd & Requested an Order for the Distribution of the Residue of sd Estate, thereupon this Court doth appoint desire & fully Impower Messrs. Besaliel Brown, Jeremiah Mead Jun'r & Denham Palmer all of sd Greenwich, to distribute & divide sd Residue or Remainder of sd Estate (it being all Real Estate) to and among the widow and children of sd Dec'd according to Law. P ---------- three Viz. Elizabeth, wife of sd Administrator, Hannah, the wife of John Rous, & Mary or Molly, the wife of Amos Knapp.
Abraham Davenport, Judge ------------(looks like "the Clerk being at)5
Last Edited28 May 2019

Citations

  1. [S127] USGenWeb Fairfield County Early Settlers of Stamford, CT Families 1641-1935, online http://www.ctgenweb.org/county/cofairfield/pages/stamford/settlers_page.htm
  2. [S736] Lorraine Cook White, Editor, Barbour Collection of Connecticut Town Vital Records: In Ancestry.com's Connecticut, Town Marriage Records, pre-1879 database, Vol 1-55 (Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Co., Between 1994 and 2002), Greenwich VR, p. 259, citing Vol 1, p. 100 and ER, p. 219
  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), Volume 1. Hereinafter cited as Stamford Probate Record Abstracts.
  4. [S237] Church of the LDS, Salt Lake City, Utah, Probate Court Records, Stamford District, v 6-7, 1775-1790, FHL US/CAN Film 5564, Vol. 6, p. 69. Hereinafter cited as Probate Court Records, Stamford District, v 6-7, 1775-1790.
  5. [S237] Church of the LDS, Salt Lake City, Utah, Probate Court Records, Stamford District, v 6-7, 1775-1790, FHL US/CAN Film 5564.

Nathaniel Mead

M, #1018, b. about 1711

Family: Mary Webb (b. 28 July 1715, d. after 1743)

Biography

MarriageNathaniel Mead and Mary Webb were married, date unknown1
Birthabout 1711He was born about 1711.1
Last Edited22 December 2016

Citations

  1. [S127] USGenWeb Fairfield County Early Settlers of Stamford, CT Families 1641-1935, online http://www.ctgenweb.org/county/cofairfield/pages/stamford/settlers_page.htm

Mary Webb

F, #1019, b. 28 July 1715, d. after 1743

Parents

FatherJoseph Webb, Jr. (b. 5 January 1674/75, d. 15 November 1743)
MotherMary Hoyt (b. 20 September 1673, d. 24 February 1749/50)

Family: Nathaniel Mead (b. about 1711)

Biography

MarriageNathaniel Mead and Mary Webb were married, date unknown1
ChildParent1
Birth28 July 1715She was born on 28 July 1715.1
Deathafter 1743She died after 17431
Last Edited22 December 2016

Citations

  1. [S127] USGenWeb Fairfield County Early Settlers of Stamford, CT Families 1641-1935, online http://www.ctgenweb.org/county/cofairfield/pages/stamford/settlers_page.htm

Joseph Webb, Jr.

M, #1020, b. 5 January 1674/75, d. 15 November 1743

Parents

FatherJoseph Webb (b. about 1648, d. 8 March 1684/85)
MotherHannah Scofield (b. about 1652, d. after 1684)

Family: Mary Hoyt (b. 20 September 1673, d. 24 February 1749/50)

DaughterMary Webb (b. 28 July 1715, d. after 1743)

Biography

MarriageJoseph Webb, Jr., and Mary Hoyt were married, date unknown1
ChildParent1,1
Birth5 January 1674/75He was born on 5 January 1674/75.1
Death15 November 1743He died on 15 November 17431
Last Edited22 December 2016

Citations

  1. [S127] USGenWeb Fairfield County Early Settlers of Stamford, CT Families 1641-1935, online http://www.ctgenweb.org/county/cofairfield/pages/stamford/settlers_page.htm

Mary Hoyt

F, #1021, b. 20 September 1673, d. 24 February 1749/50

Parents

FatherBenjamin Hoyt (b. 2 February 1644/45, d. 26 January 1736/37)
MotherHannah Weed (b. about 1650, d. 9 November 1711)

Family: Joseph Webb, Jr., (b. 5 January 1674/75, d. 15 November 1743)

DaughterMary Webb (b. 28 July 1715, d. after 1743)

Biography

MarriageJoseph Webb, Jr., and Mary Hoyt were married, date unknown1
ChildParent1
Birth20 September 1673She was born on 20 September 1673.1
Death24 February 1749/50She died on 24 February 1749/501
Last Edited22 December 2016

Citations

  1. [S127] USGenWeb Fairfield County Early Settlers of Stamford, CT Families 1641-1935, online http://www.ctgenweb.org/county/cofairfield/pages/stamford/settlers_page.htm

Benjamin Hoyt

M, #1023, b. 2 February 1644/45, d. 26 January 1736/37

Parents

FatherSimon Hoyt (b. about 1593, d. 1 September 1657)
MotherSusannah Smith (b. about 1597, d. before 1674)

Family: Hannah Weed (b. about 1650, d. 9 November 1711)

DaughterMary Hoyt+ (b. 20 September 1673, d. 24 February 1749/50)

Biography

Birth2 February 1644/45Benjamin Hoyt was born on 2 February 1644/45 in Windsor, Hartford County, Connecticut.1,2
Marriage5 January 1670He and Hannah Weed were married on 5 January 1670 in Stamford, Fairfield County, Connecticut, Benjamin was the son of Simon and Susanna (Smith) Hoyt.1,2
Death26 January 1736/37He died on 26 January 1736/37 in Stamford, Fairfield County, Connecticut,1,2
Last Edited8 February 2018

Citations

  1. [S127] USGenWeb Fairfield County Early Settlers of Stamford, CT Families 1641-1935, online http://www.ctgenweb.org/county/cofairfield/pages/stamford/settlers_page.htm
  2. [S233] Paul W. Prindle, Ancestry of Elizabeth Barrett Gillespie (New Orleans: Polyanthos, Inc., 1976), p. 537. Hereinafter cited as Ancestry of Elizabeth Barrett Gillespie.

Hannah Weed

F, #1024, b. about 1650, d. 9 November 1711

Parents

FatherJonas Weed (b. between 1598 and 1610, d. before 5 June 1676)
MotherMary (b. 1604, d. before 10 March 1689/90)

Family: Benjamin Hoyt (b. 2 February 1644/45, d. 26 January 1736/37)

DaughterMary Hoyt+ (b. 20 September 1673, d. 24 February 1749/50)

Biography

Birthabout 1650Hannah Weed was born about 1650 in Stamford, Fairfield County, Connecticut.1,2
Marriage5 January 1670Benjamin Hoyt and she were married on 5 January 1670 in Stamford, Fairfield County, Connecticut, Benjamin was the son of Simon and Susanna (Smith) Hoyt.1,2
Death9 November 1711She died on 9 November 1711 in Stamford, Fairfield County, Connecticut,1,3
Last Edited8 February 2018

Citations

  1. [S127] USGenWeb Fairfield County Early Settlers of Stamford, CT Families 1641-1935, online http://www.ctgenweb.org/county/cofairfield/pages/stamford/settlers_page.htm
  2. [S233] Paul W. Prindle, Ancestry of Elizabeth Barrett Gillespie (New Orleans: Polyanthos, Inc., 1976), p. 537. Hereinafter cited as Ancestry of Elizabeth Barrett Gillespie.
  3. [S233] Paul W. Prindle, Ancestry of Elizabeth Barrett Gillespie, p. 543.

Jonas Weed

M, #1025, b. between 1598 and 1610, d. before 5 June 1676

Family: Mary (b. 1604, d. before 10 March 1689/90)

DaughterMary Weed (b. about 1635)
DaughterElizabeth Weed (b. about 1637)
DaughterDorcas Weed (b. about 1639, d. 24 December 1692)
SonJohn Weed+ (b. about 1641, d. 1689/90)
SonDaniel Weed (b. about 1643, d. 29 November 1697)
SonSamuel Weed (b. about 1646, d. 1708)
SonJonas Weed, Jr.+ (b. about 1649, d. 19 November 1704)
DaughterHannah Weed+ (b. about 1650, d. 9 November 1711)
DaughterSarah Weed (b. about 1653)

Biography

Birthbetween 1598 and 1610Jonas Weed was born between 1598 and 1610. Great Migration suggests 1610 based on date of freemanship 18 May 1631. The 1598 date is based on his entry in John Winthrop's Medical Journal, which states he was 70 years old when treated in 1668.1,2
Immigration12 June 1630He immigrated on 12 June 1630 to Watertown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, at on the ship Arabella. The ship left Yarmouth, County Norfolk, England, and stopped briefly at the Isle of Wight, leaving there on 8 Apr 1630 with 3 other ships, the Jewell, Ambrose, and Talbot. Some passengers disembarked at Salem, but Jonas Weed continued on to Watertown, where he was one of the 40 founders of that settlement.2,3
Relocation6 May 1635On 6 May 1635, Jonas Weed moved to Wethersfield, Hartford County, Connecticut. Again, he was one of the founders of this settlement, with Andrew Ward, John Sherman, John Stickland, Robert Coe, and Robert Reynold.
Marriageabout 1637He and Mary were married about 1637 in Wethersfield, Hartford County, Connecticut, The Great Migration lists 9 children, possibly of Jonas and Mary, or possibly some of Jonas and a first wife and the rest of Jonas and Mary.

Paul Prindle lists 10 children and does not mention the possibility of a second wife. The 10th child was an unnamed child who died 15 Jul 1656, listed in the Stamford Town Records, 1:19.2,4
RelocationNovember 1642In November 1642, Jonas Weed moved to Stamford, Fairfield County, Connecticut. which had been settled by the Rev. Richard Denton the prior year. So Jonas Weed was one of the earliest settlers in Stamford.5
Deathbefore 5 June 1676He died before 5 June 1676 in Stamford, Fairfield County, Connecticut,1,6
Probate Record5 June 1676Jonas was listed in probate records on 5 June 1676 in Stamford, Fairfield County, Connecticut, as follows: Inventory Taken.6
Last Edited8 February 2018

Citations

  1. [S127] USGenWeb Fairfield County Early Settlers of Stamford, CT Families 1641-1935, online http://www.ctgenweb.org/county/cofairfield/pages/stamford/settlers_page.htm
  2. [S640] Robert Charles Anderson, The Great Migration and The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-1633, Vols 1-3, 1634-1635, Vols 1-6, ancestry.com (Boston: New England Historical and Genealogical Society, Between 1996 and 2011), Vol 3, p. 1957
  3. [S813] Julia Locke Frame Bunce, Some of the ancestors of the Reverend John Selby Frame and his wife Clara Winchester Dana (Privately printed, 1948), p. 204ff.; digital images, HathiTrust, hathitrust.org (https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=wu.89066143041;view=1up;seq=5 : accessed
  4. [S233] Paul W. Prindle, Ancestry of Elizabeth Barrett Gillespie (New Orleans: Polyanthos, Inc., 1976), p. 537. Hereinafter cited as Ancestry of Elizabeth Barrett Gillespie.
  5. [S233] Paul W. Prindle, Ancestry of Elizabeth Barrett Gillespie, p. 535.
  6. [S640] Anderson, The Great Migration and The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-1633, Vols 1-3, 1634-1635, Vols 1-6, Vol 3, p. 1957, citing Fairfield Probate Records 3:16