Information had been passed down through the family that Roland Price Meade was connected to Ontario.
His birth record is recorded in Rutland, Vermont, U.S.A., April 10th, 1837
The following Census record was found in the 1851 Census Canada West (Woodhouse, Norfolk County, Ontario) and it appears that his family moved to Ontario when he was a young boy. Recorded census information:
Franklin Mead, Chairmaker, Birthplace: United States, Age: 46, est. Birthdate: 1806, Religion: Universalist;
Wife: Rachel Mead;
Children: Rawlin P. Mead
*Information on census records was not always 100% accurate. The 1851 record is very close to the information contained in Spencer P. Mead's 1901 book "History and Geneaology of the Mead Family: of Fairfield County, Connecticut, Eastern New York, Western Vermont and Western Pennsylvania, from A.D. 1180 to 1900", which records:
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The following United States Census records also support that the above 1851 Census record is the family of Roland Price Mead. They indicate that his brother and sister moved back to the United States (New York), but both of their birthplaces are recorded to be "Canada".
1880 United States Federal Census:
Benjamin Mead, Carpenter, Birth Year: 1843, Birthplace: Canada, Married, Census Place: Buffalo, Erie, New York
1900 United States Federal Census:
Benjamin F. Mead, Catlin, Chemung, New York, Age 56, Estimated birth: 1844, Birthplace: Canada, Spouse's Name: Adra O.
1910 United States Federal Census:
Benjamin Franklin Mead, Buffalo Ward 20, Erie, New York, Age 65, estimated birth year: 1845, Birthplace: Canada English, Spouse's Name: Adra
*Note: Benjamin Franklin Mead is also recorded as a Civil War Pensioner, General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934.
1880 United States Federal Census
are the members of Henry D. Bolt's household in the 1880 census:
Bolt, 25, House Keeper