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Sgt Jeremiah Mead, Sr
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Birth: Feb. 13, 1727
Fairfield County
Connecticut, USA
Death: Feb. 5, 1815
Fairfield County
Connecticut, USA

Jeremiah Mead Biography

Jeremiah Mead was born on February 13, 1726/27 in Greenwich, Fairfield County, Connecticut. He was the son of Caleb Mead (1694-1733) and Mary Holmes Mead, both of Fairfield County.

He married Amy Lockwood in 1749 in Greenwich, Fairfield, Connecticut. She was born on March 11, 1733/34 in Greenwich, the daughter of Caleb Lockwood and Mercy Webster. The name of Caleb's wife was found in the following reference: Wicks, Edith M., Genealogical References in Stamford, Connecticut Land Records, published in 1998.

The children of Jeremiah Mead and Amy Lockwood Mead were:

Private Jeremiah Mead, Jr., b. 1755, Greenwich; d. October 20, 1831, Butler County, Ohio; m. Esther Peck, ca. 1775, Greenwich; b. July 12, 1756, Greenwich; d. 1819, Butler County, Ohio.
Lockwood Mead, b. 1760, Greenwich, Fairfield County, Connecticut; d. April 1833, Hinesburg, Chittenden County, Vermont; m. Mercy Weed; b. ca. 1760; d. April 1833, Hinesburg, Chittenden County, Vermont.
Levi Mead, b. 1761, Greenwich; d. May 26, 1849, Greenwich; m. Abigail Rundle; b. 1767, Connecticut; d. July 25, 1852, Greenwich.
Alpheus Mead, b. March 26, 1762, Greenwich; d. June 29, 1837, Chittenden County, Vermont; m. Bersheba Lockwood, ca. 1786, Greenwich; b. July 11, 1767, Greenwich; d. November 17, 1844, Chittenden County, Vermont.
Rhoda Mead, b. ca. 1764, Greenwich; d. Greenwich; m. Ezra Potts, ca. 1786, Greenwich; b. ca. 1761, Greenwich.
Simeon Mead (Samuel Miller), b. June 10, 1765, Greenwich; d. July 14, 1848, Chenango, Broome County, New York; m. Priscilla Jenkins; b. ca. 1765.
Edmund Mead, b. Aug 22, 1766, Greenwich; d. June 04, 1855, Greenwich; m. Rebecca Knapp; b. Jan 16, 1775, probably Connecticut; d. Aug 11, 1839, Greenwich.
James Mead, b. January 1, 1769, Greenwich; d. September 16, 1837, Warren County, New York; m. Anna Potter; b. June 26, 1777, Greenwich; d. 1870, Warren County, New York.
Mary Mead, b. January 09, 1775, Greenwich; d. April 03, 1805, Greenwich; m. Jonathan Odel Close, ca. 1794, Greenwich; b. Dec 06, 1768, Greenwich; d. Apr 30, 1812, Greenwich.

Military Service of Jeremiah Mead:

Jeremiah served in the French and Indian war in 1762. In March 1762, the General Assembly resolved to raise 2,800 men, officers included, for the coming campaign "to march to such place or places in North America as his Majesty's said Commander-in-Chief shall appoint." This force was to be divided into two regiments of 12 companies each The 2nd regiment served in the northern campaign [Source: Jacobus: Families of Ancient New Haven, War Service Records, v.1., Campaign of 1762]. He was a sergeant in the campaign of 1762. He was in the 2nd Regiment, Col. Nathan Whiting, 5th Company under Captain Thomas Hobby. He suffered losses in British raids and had his taxes abated.

In 1776, Jeremiah, then 49 years old, also saw service in the Revolutionary War. The rolls of Colonel Philip Burr Bradley's battalion, Wadsworth's Brigade, 1776, show under Captain Samuel Keeler's Company, Jeremiah Mead enlisted June 13, discharged October 1. Captain Keeler and his first lieutenant, Sylvanus Mead, were both Norwalk men, and Mead's History of Greenwich also includes Jeremiah Mead in this company. He was a private in Colonel Philip Burr Bradley's Battalion, Wadsworth's Brigade, in 1776. He enlisted 13 June and was discharged 1 October in Captain Samuel Keeler's Company.

Colonel Bradley's battalion was stationed during the greater part of the summer and fall of 1776 at Bergen Heights and Paulus Hook (now Jersey City); in October it moved up the river to the vicinity of Ft. Lee [Sources: Record of Connecticut Men in the War, p.416; also Mead's History of Greenwich, p. 126].

Jeremiah Mead, Sr. was 88 when he died on February 5, 1815 in Greenwich; his wife Amy Lockwood Mead had died the year before, at age 80.

Jeremiah's estate inventory was completed on February 23, 1815:


Estate of Jeremiah Mead, Sr.

An inventory of the Estate of Jeremiah Mead late of Greenwich decd. taken by us the Subscribers this 23d day of February AD 1815. Personal Estate as by Inventory on file $183.09.
Nathaniel Ferris 2 )
Charles Smith ) Sworn appraisers.


[Source: Sawers, Mary Beeler, Lineage of Jeremiah Mead of Greenwich, Connecticut, Soldier of the American Revolution (1958) p. 7]

His estate was probated in the Stamford district court on March 17, 1815. (Stamford Probate Records, v. 11, 1803-1819, p. 454)

Submitted on August 10, 2011 by Sandra Johnson Witt, his fourth great granddaughter
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  Amy Lockwood Mead (1734 - 1814)*
  Jeremiah Mead (1755 - 1831)*
  Lockwood Mead (1760 - 1833)*
*Calculated relationship
Created by: Sandra Johnson Witt
Record added: Aug 10, 2011
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Sgt Jeremiah Mead, Sr
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