Surname: Mead

Seabury Family of New Bedford, Massachusetts

SEABURY – variously spelled Sebury, Saberry, Saberrey and Sabury. The American ancestor of the Seaburys of New Bedford was (I) John Seabury, of Boston, who died before 1662. He married Grace, and had two sons – John (who went to Barbados) and Samuel (born Dec. 10, 1640) – and several daughters. (II) Samuel Seabury, son of John, born Dec. 10, 1640, died Aug. 5, 1681. He married at Weymouth Nov. 9, 1660, Patience Kemp, who died Oct. 29, 1676. He married (second) April 4, 1677, Martha Pabodie, daughter of William and Elizabeth (Alden) Pabodie and granddaughter of John and...

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Descendants of Alexander Bisset Munro of Bristol, Maine

Alexander Bisset Munro was born 25 Dec. 1793 at Inverness, Scotland to Donald and Janet (Bisset) Munro. Alexander left Scotland at the age of 14, and lived in Dimecrana in the West Indies for 18 years. He owned a plantation, raising cotton, coffee and other produce. He brought produce to Boston Massachusetts on the ship of Solomon Dockendorff. To be sure he got his money, Solomon asked his to come home with him, where he met Solomon’s sister, Jane Dockendorff. Alexander went back to the West Indies, sold out, and moved to Round Pond, Maine, and married Jane. They had 14 children: Janet, Alexander, Margaret, Nancy, Jane, Mary, Solomon, Donald, John, William, Bettie, Edmund, Joseph and Lydia.

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Muster Roll of Captain Nathan Barker’s Company

Muster Roll of Captain Nathan Barker’s Company of Light Infantry in the Detachment of drafted Militia of Maine, called into actual service by the State, for the protection of its Northeastern Frontier, from the sixth day of March, 1839, the time of its rendezvous at Augusta Maine, to the twenty-sixth day of March, 1839, when discharged or mustered. Captain Nathan Barker. Lieutenant Ephriam Harmon. Ensign John S. Willson. Sergeants Simon A. Dyer. Benjamin Boothby. Lothrop Worcester. William Proctor. Corporals James W. Stevens. Stephen Swett. S. V. R. G. Brown. Henry Towle. Musicians Thomas Pennell. William Pike. Privates Babb, Joseph...

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Genealogical and Family History of Vermont

Hiram Charlton took on the publication of the Genealogical and Family History of the State of Vermont for Lewis Publishing. In it, he enlisted the assistance of living residents of the state in providing biographical and genealogical details about their family, and then he published all 1104 family histories in two distinct volumes.

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1894 Michigan State Census – Eaton County

United States Soldiers of the Civil War Residing in Michigan, June 1, 1894 [ Names within brackets are reported in letters. ] Eaton County Bellevue Township. – Elias Stewart, Frank F. Hughes, Edwin J. Wood, Samuel Van Orman, John D. Conklin, Martin V. Moon. Mitchell Drollett, Levi Evans, William Fisher, William E. Pixley, William Henry Luscomb, George Carroll, Collins S. Lewis, David Crowell, Aaron Skeggs, Thomas Bailey, Andrew Day, L. G. Showerman, Hulbert Parmer, Fletcher Campbell, Lorenzo D. Fall, William Farlin, Francis Beecraft, William Caton, Servitus Tucker, William Shipp, Theodore Davis. Village of Bellevue. – William H. Latta, Thomas B. Williams, Hugh McGinn, Samuel Davis, William Reid, Charles B. Wood, Marion J. Willison, Herbert Dilno, Jerry Davidson, Edward Campbell, John Markham, Jason B. Johnson, Josiah A. Birchard, Richard S. Briggs, John Ewing, George Crowell, Henry Legge, James W. Johnston, Luther Tubbs, Oscar Munroe, John W. Manzer, Henry E. Hart, Leander B. Cook, Cyrus L. Higgins, Martin Avery, John M. Anson, Washington Wade, George P. Stevens, James Driscoll, Alexander A. Clark, Antoine Edwards, George Kocher, Charles W. Beers, Lester C. Spaulding, George Martin, Griffen Wilson, Sr., Amos W. Bowen, Josiah G. Stocking, Charles A. Turner, Levi 0. Johnson, Sullivan W. Gibson, Alonzo Chittenden. Benton Township. – Oliver P. Edman, Charles T. Ford, Emanuel Ream, Samuel Bradenberry, Isaac Mosher, Ezra W. Griffith, Joshua Wright, Michael Lynn, Mitchell Chalender, Luther Johnson, George...

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Biography of James R. Mead

James R. Mead, one of the founders of Wichita and one of the noted pioneers of Kansas, was a Vermonter, born May 3, 1836, and at an early age showed his love for out-of-doors life. During his school days he read and dreamed of the Great American Desert, and in the fall of 1859 started for the plains. For four years he traded with the various Indian tribes in the present State of Kansas, hunted buffaloes and finally established a post on the Salina River, about twenty miles from its mouth. In 1861 he contracted his first marriage, and two years afterward the couple moved from the trading post to the settlement at Salina, then growing into a village. Later, he established a trading post at Towanda, farther west on the Whitewater River, and while residing there organized a great buffalo hunt which first made him acquainted with the charming country at the mouth of the Little Arkansas. There he established a branch trading post. During the Civil war the Confederates drove away the Wichita Indians who had occupied that locality, but Mr. Mead, as a Union agent, kept them in hand and loyal to the Federal cause. In 1864 he was elected to represent Butler County and the lower house, and in 1868 was sent to the State Senate by the district comprising the four counties of Morris,...

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Biographical Sketch of Isaac Mead

Isaac Mead was an early settler on the farm now occupied by B. B. Rice. General Somers Gale afterwards lived on the farm. He was an influential citizen, and commanded a detachment at Plattsburgh in 1814. He was born in Panton in 1775; the family were driven to Fort Ticonderoga during the Revolution and obliged to stay there a while after its capture. His son, Dr. Nathan Gale, now resides in Orwell. Mrs. S. A. Sanford is his granddaughter, and Mrs. Charles H. Lane, a descendant one degree further...

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Biographical Sketch of Solomon Mead

Solomon Mead bought of Abel Wright in 1795 the farm now occupied by Azial Hamilton. From him the farm passed to Timothy Turner, Zenas Skinner, and Reuben P. Bingham. Silas Mead was located farther north on the present farm of S. S....

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Biographical Sketch of Rufus Mead

Rufus Mead, brother of Ezra and Isaac, in 1786 bought of Abel Wright the farm now occupied by Mrs. W. W. Wright, and built, first at the base of the hill and afterward on the present highway. Of his sons, three, Hiram, Martin L. and Charles M., were graduated from Middlebury College, and another, Rufus, was for a number of years editor of the Middlebury...

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Biographical Sketch of Albert W. Mead

Mead, Albert W., Ferrisburgh, North Ferrisburgh p. o., was born in Ferrisburgh, Vt. He is one of the prominent farmers of his town, and owns in addition to the old homestead farm of 150 acres, 200 more acres of very fine land. He was a son of Albert W. and Phebe (Eaton) Mead. She was born in Monkton, Vt., and died, leaving two daughters and one son — Olive E., Albert W., and Urania. Albert Mead, sr., was married three times. His first wife was Naomi Bartlett, by whom he had seven children — Sarah (now Mrs. Sarah B. Cronk) and Abram. His second wife was Phebe Eaton, by whom he had three children, and his third wife was Betsey Putnam. He was in early life a blacksmith and manufacturer of farm tools, having a trip-hammer, and employing several hands. He also carried on a farm on which he settled in 1792, where he died in 1859, aged eighty-seven...

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Biographical Sketch of Levi Mead

Levi Mead, son of Matthew, and a soldier in the Revolutionary war, came to this town from Lexington, Mass., about, 801, and occupied the next house south of the Tyler place, which he kept as a tavern. In 1816 he built the present tavern at the Center Village, long known as the “Mead tavern.”In 1802 he was appointed deputy-sheriff for Cheshire county, and held this. office many years. He died April 29, 1828. He nad born to him eight children, as follows: Levi, Joseph, James, Bradley, Larkin Goldsmith, Elias Marshall S., and Betsey R. Larkin G., born October 2, 1795, married Mary: J., daughter of Hon. John and Pclly (Haves) Noyes. He was educated the Chesterfield academy and at Dartmouth college, and then read law wi Hon. Phineas Handerson. For many years he was a prominent member the Cheshire bar. He removed to Brattleboro in 1839, when his son Larkin G- was but four years of age. The latter, born in Chesterfield, January 3 1835, is widely known as the “Vermont...

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Biographical Sketch of D. E. Mead

D. E. Mead, merchant of Hillsboro, was born September 7, 1839, at Greenville, N. Y. His father, W. R. Mead, was born about 1798 and died in 1879, in Vermont. His grandfather, Adolphus, was in the Revolution. Liddie (Colwell) Mead, his mother, was born about 1800 in Virginia, and died in 1882 in New York. Living on his father’s farm until twenty-two years of age, he began business at Logansport, Inc., but was soon commissioned sutler under General Rosecrans. After the war he engaged in merchandising at Tullahoma until 1866, when he began his present occupation. He has served almost three terms as magistrate at Tullahoma and Hillsboro. Justice of the peace, secretary and president of the county fair, are offices with which he has been honored, and also served as postmaster from 1870 to 1886. October 27, 1864, he married Mary A. C., daughter of Rev. R. P. Gannaway, of Montgomery County. They have six children: Carlton E., Cora L., Ethea L., Lydia, David E. and James W. He is a democrat...

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Abraham Todd of Greenwich CT

Abraham Todd, (Jonah, Samuel, Christopher) born Feb. 18, 1709-10, died Dec. 17, 1772, married Nov. 30, 1727, Hannah, daughter of Abraham and Elizabeth (Glover) Dickerman, who was born May 19, 1709, died July 21, 1777. She was a sister of Mary Dickerman, wife of his cousin Michael Todd. He was a graduate of Yale College of the class of 1727. He was ordained in 1733, pastor of the second or West society at Greenwich, Conn. at Horseneck, the church having been located on the hill down which Gen. Putnam later made his famous escape. Here Mr. Todd remained forty years or till his death. “In 1732, the Church extended a call to Rev. Abraham Todd, who accepted the call, and during the next year was duly installed. Mr. Todd was then a young man, having just finished his theological studies. Of his character, the duration of his ministerial office over a single church is, perhaps, a sufficient indication. He is said to have been of a mild, easy disposition, and many anecdotes are handed down to us by tradition concerning him. Although a general favorite throughout the whole period of his ministry, he may, like others, have had some though few, enemies. It is related that during his ministry, many of his hearers were outspoken men, even expressing themselves publicly during worship, as to the merits or demerits of...

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Chloe Todd Holden of Mt. Holly VT

HOLDEN, Chloe Todd6, (Ruel5, Job4, Ithamar3, Michael2, Christopher1) born Nov. 25, 1808, at Mt. Holly, Vt., died 1896, at the same town; married Jan. 1830, Fitch Holden who was born July 1807, at Mt. Holly, Vt., died Sept. 1864, at the same town. Children: I. Highland, b. Jan. 1831, at Mt. Holly, Vt., he was living in 1912, m. Laura Dickinson who was b. Jan. 1833, at Mt. Holly, Vt., d. July 1909 at the same town. II. Oteline, b. Nov., 1833, at Mt. Holly, Vt., d. May, 1879, at the same town, m. Jan., 1849, Merritt Hammond, who was also b. at Mt. Holly, Vt. III. Mary Jane, b. July, 1836, was living at Chicago, Ill., in 1912, m. March 1868, Abram Browkaw, who was b. Jan. 1818, d. Sept. 1990 at Chicago, Ill. IV. Lovina, b. Nov. 1838, at Mt. Holly, Vt., d. Sept. 1900, at Ludlow, Vt., m. Lowell Adams, who was b. 1838, at Ludlow, Vt., d. 1911, at the same town. V. Reed, b. June 1840, at Mt. Holly, Vt., m. Jan. 1859, in Illinois, Ellen Bixby, who was b. 1842; both were living in 1912. VI. Wilbur, b. Dec. 1841, at Mt. Holly, Vt., where he d. Sept. 1899, m. Jan. 1861, Ellen Covey, who was b. 1842; was living in 1912. VII. Lizzie, b. 1846, at Mt. Holly, Vt.; was living in...

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Miles Goodyear Todd of Geneva IL

Miles Goodyear Todd6, (Dan5, Charles4, Gideon3, Michael2, Christopher1) born Aug. 14, 1821, at Homer, N. Y., died March 19, 1888, married first, in 1847, Margaret Williams; second, Sept. 12, 1862, Helen Mae Parker, who was born July 9, 1836, died June 28, 1906. He attended an Eastern College, and about 1840, he moved with his family to Geneva, Ill. He was ordained a universal clergyman and became one of Wisconsin’s pioneer ministers, filling different pastorates until the time of his death. He was a private in the 28th regiment Wisconsin Volunteer Militia during the civil war. Children by Margaret Williams: 1047. George Lewellyn, b. Oct. 2, 1848, unmarried; in 1911 he lived at Merrimack, Wis. 1048. Amos Willard, b. Dec. 20, 1850, unmarried; he too lived at Merrimack, Wis. Children by Helen M. Parker: *1049. William Elmer, b. Aug. 14, 1853. 1050. Dan Charles, b. June 27, 1856, m. July 1880, Emma Crosby who was b. in 1854. He is a prosperous farmer and lived in 1911, at Merrimack, Wis. 1051. Sarah Evelyn, b. April 28, 1858, m. Sept. 14, 1887, Judge L. H. Mead, who was b. Sept. 26, 1853. No children. She attended the public schools of Wisconsin; later she graduated from a course of instrumental and vocal music at Chicago, Ill. *1052. Miles Edwin, b. April 6, 1862. *1053. Myrtie Annetta, b. Sept. 3,...

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