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Hezekiah Mead 1748 - bef 1810

Hezekiah Mead 1748 - bef 1810

Posted: 13 Feb 2005 1:37PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: MEAD
Looking for informaton on Hezekiah Mead and his wife's maiden name.

Hezekiah MEAD, born abt 1748; died bef 1810 in Newtown, Tioga Co, NY. He married abt 1775 in Warwick, Orange Co, NY Ann or Mary (---) ?, born abt 1752 in Dutchess Co, NY; died bef 1810 in Tioga Co, NY.

Children:
1 Isaac MEAD b. ? 1760/1770 Orange Co, NY
d. 31 Oct 1840 ? Warwick, Orange Co, NY
bu. ? Old School Baptist Church Cemetery, Warwick, NY
2 Hannah Mead b. 1771 Poughkeepsie, NY
d. 11 Sep 1842
3 Rebecca MEAD b. 9 Apr 1774 ? CT
d. 12 Apr 1843
bu. Old School Baptist Cemetery, Warwick, NY
4 Judah MEAD b. abt 1777 Orange Co, NY
d. 1839 Madison Twp., Scioto Co, OH
5 Peter Mead b. abt 1778 Orange Co, NY
d. bef 28 Aug 1824 Tioga Co, NY
6 Hezekiah MEAD b. abt 1780 Orange Co, NY
d. 25 Dec 1834 Big Flats, Chemung Co, NY
7 James MEAD b. 13 Jul 1790 Orange Co, NY
d. 19 Jan 1859 Scioto Co, OH
8 Nathaniel MEAD b. abt 1793 Orange Co, NY
9 William MEAD b. 14 Jan 1796 Orange Co, NY
d. 25 Nov 1864 Scioto Co, OH

Re: Hezekiah Mead 1748 - bef 1810

Posted: 14 Feb 2005 1:07PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Mead
Ralph - Do you know the name of either of Hezekiah's parents?

Re: Hezekiah Mead 1748 - bef 1810

Posted: 15 Feb 2005 4:15AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: MEAD, GUERNSEY
I haven't seen proof yet, but there are indications on web sites that Jonathan S. Mead and Sarah Guernsey are the parents of Hezekiah Mead.

Do you have any information on this family?

Re: Hezekiah Mead 1748 - bef 1810

Posted: 16 Feb 2005 3:11PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Mead
I have Jonathan Mead b abt 1727 in Greenwich, Fairfield Co., CN, d 10 feb. 1804 Chenango Co. NY. He m 1758, Sarah Guernesey b 1736, d 11 may 1800.

Jonathan went with his father to Nine Partners, Dutchess County, New York and afterwards moved to Chenango County, New York.

Jonathan and Sarah had the following children that I know of:

Ruth, Sarah, Samuel, Amos, Jonathan, Thompson and Rachel....sorry no Hezekiah

Re: Hezekiah Mead 1748 - bef 1810

Posted: 5 Aug 2009 1:37AM GMT
Classification: Query
I'm looking for evidence that Hezekiah's son, Peter Mead, was the father of John Mead (1791-1870) who married Anna Tenbrook/Ten Broeck. John and Anna lived in Fairfield, Lenawee Co, Michigan by 1850, and John was still listed there on the 1860 census.

Re: Hezekiah Mead 1748 - bef 1810

Posted: 5 Aug 2009 5:19AM GMT
Classification: Query
These are will abstracts for Tioga/Chemung counties NY. It doesn't look like Peter Mead had a son named John. However, Hezekiah did. I suppose this Hezekiah must be son of the one born in 1748.


Peter Mead of Big Flats, 4 Aug 1823. Wife, Eliza, then estate to Joseph Hastings, he to support his son Robert. Brothers and sisters, not named. Executors, my wife, John Ten Brock, John McConnell. Witnesses, Roswell Goff, Tabitha Howard. Probated 9 Nov 1823

Hezekiah Mead of Big Flats, 15 Dec 1834. Wife, Hannah and children, Judah, Ira, and John. Executors, John Brown and sons John and Judah. Witnesses, J. Brown, Nathan and Joseph Lowe. Probated 2 Mar 1835.

Ebenezer Mead of Elmira, 9 June 1835. Wife, Eliza and grandchildren, Abraham, Elijah, James, and Joshua Case. Daughter, Margaret wife of Isaac Elston, $100 and living from my estate. John Case and family have had their portion. Executors, John Case, Abraham Elston, David Wallis. Witnesses, Christian and William Greatsinger, Fred Beckhorn. Petition states Ebenezer died 25 Aug leaving heirs, daughter Margaret wife of Isaac Elston of Elmira, daughter Mary wife of John Case of Mininsink, grandson Eben M. Case son of Ruth Case afterwards Ruth Crine, now deceased, Joseph Case son of Ruth, Tempe Maria, Sanford, Theo., Decatur, and Denton Crine, minors, sons of Ruth, deceased, and Peter S. Crine. Probated 5 Sept 1835.

Re: Hezekiah Mead 1748 - bef 1810

Posted: 5 Aug 2009 10:41PM GMT
Classification: Query
Vance,
Do you know the names of Peter Mead's children? The census records for 1800 - 1820 shows he had children in his household even though he didn't name them in his will. Peter lived next door to John Ten Broeck/Tenbrook in Elmira, NY for several decades so I wonder if their children married.
Mary Lou

Re: Hezekiah Mead 1748 - bef 1810

Posted: 6 Aug 2009 6:44AM GMT
Classification: Query
Mary Lou
Sorry I only know about Robert who is mentioned above.

However, in the 1820 census, there is just one John Mead, along with Peter Mead, Hezekiah Mead, and others, in Tioga Co.

In the 1830 census there's also just one John Mead, together with Hezekiah Mead and presumably his son Judah Mead. There is no Ira Mead, unless Ira is Uriah or Israel.

In the 1840 census, Judah Mead is in Chemung Co.

In the 1850 census, Judah Mead is possibly the one born in NY in 1804, now living in Kendall Co, Illinois.

So I'm thinking that since there's just one John Mead in 1830, he must be the same person as the John Mead in Hezekiah's will in 1834.

Have you been in touch with Joyce Reger at Mead Researchers? She's descended from John Mead born 1791. She says that in the 1830 census info in Elmira NY, it shows John Mead (30-40 yrs), which would put him in the right age group. Since there's only one John Mead there in 1830, I'd say it must be the son of Hezekiah.

Vance

Re: Hezekiah Mead 1748 - bef 1810

Posted: 6 Aug 2009 9:33PM GMT
Classification: Query
Vance,
I've also looked at all the census records you mentioned, and I do think the John Mead in the Tioga census records is Joyce's ancestor. Her message about the Ten Broeck connection got me interested because I'm a Ten Broeck descendant too - but not in my connection to the Meads.

I don't think John Mead, b. 1791 is the son of Hezekiah Sr. because he was born in 1748 and I've never found a John as his son. His son Hezekiah was born 1780 so he's too young to be John's father. Could you tell me what evidence makes you eliminate Peter Mead, born before 1765,as the father of John Mead?
Mary Lou

Re: Hezekiah Mead 1748 - bef 1810

Posted: 7 Aug 2009 8:43AM GMT
Classification: Query
Mary Lou
I would start with the more reliable sources, the wills and census data, and I’m always skeptical about things on Family Search, especially when they say “No source information is available”.

Hezekiah Jr. had a son named John, as is shown in his will in 1834. This was in Big Flats, about 5 miles from Elmira. John and Judah must have lived nearby, since they had responsibilities as executors, such as paying debts and legacies, and going to the courthouse to have the will proved. They also had to be at least 21 years old. There weren’t very many Judah Meads. He must be the one living in Tioga Co. in 1830 and in Chemung Co. in 1840 (Chemung and Tioga were split into two counties in 1836), and living in Illinois in 1850. He was born in 1804.

There is only one John Mead in Tioga Co. in the 1820 and 1830 census, and this must be the son of Hezekiah. In the 1850 census, when John Mead was living in Lenawee, Michigan, at least two of his children, Garrett Mead, born 1830, and Lewis Mead, born 1834, were born in New York.

If you assume that Peter Mead had a son named John, where is he? Peter and Hezekiah are in Tioga Co. in the 1820 census, but there’s only one John Mead there. There’s direct evidence that Hezekiah Jr. had a son named John, but no evidence that Peter did. Peter might have had a son named John who no longer lived in Tioga Co. in the 1820s and for some reason was not mentioned in his father’s will, but that is to assume facts not in evidence.

About the date of Hezekiah Jr.’s birth. On Family Search it says “about 1780”. Some people say exactly 1780 or some other date. These aren’t exact or perfectly reliable. No source is given. “About 1780” could mean any time from 1770 to 1790.
Vance
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