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On March 11/07 we received an email from Vance Mead, a native of Greenwich, Connecticut who is presently living in Helsinki, Finland. Vance is one of the most active Mead(e) family researchers. He advised that the following excerpt on Roland Price Meade & his family from Vermont was published over 100 years ago in 1901 by Spencer P. Mead in his 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", New York Knickerbocker Press 1901

"Franklin Mead, born Nov 1804 married Rachel Price and they had:
Roland P. Mead, b. 1837, d. 1879, "removed to Red River Settlement, B.N.A. and had a large family, but no information could be obtained."
Phebe N. Mead, b. Feb 1842, m. Henry Bolt of Elmira NY
Benjamin F. Mead, b. Nov 1843, m. Ada Savory, "removed to Canada."

He said there is not much more in the book about Roland's immediate family, but it goes back to William Mead of Stamford, Connecticut, Roland's great, great, great, great, great grandfather.

He also advised that to obtain more information on this publication: Google "history and genealogy of the mead family" spencer and you'll get 50 or so hits, including places where you can buy reprints and CD copies, also available online at, and a library service saying where it's available. Nothing in Canada, but it is in Minnesota, Michigan and North Dakota, among others.

Vance Mead will be writing a comprehensive story on William Mead, Rolandís great, great, great, great, great grandfather, William Mead, the English adventurer who became a founder of Stamford, Conn., and the progenitor of the Mead family in America.
It is scheduled for publication on April 1, 2007, on the internet at

Thank you Vance!

*TITLE: History and genealogy of the Mead family: of Fairfield County, Connecticut, eastern New York, western Vermont and western Pennsylvania, from A.D. 1180 to 1900 / by Spencer P. Mead AUTHORS: Mead, Spencer Percival, 1863- PUBLISHED: New York : Knickerbocker Press, 1901. SUBJECT:
Mead, William, fl. 1640 -- Family
Mead family PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: vii, [1], 471 p., 1 leaf, 73 p., [15] leaves of plates : col. coat of arms, plates, ports. ; 25 cm. NOTES: "Genealogical index to the genealogy of the Mead family published in 1901, by Spencer P. Mead, New York, 1907."--73 p. at end of text.

Below are the first 8 generations of the Mead(e) family in North America, directly descending  from William Mead of Stamford, Connecticut (Generation 1) to Roland Price Meade (Generation 8).  The five children of Roland Price Meade (Generation 9) are listed on the left.   Click to find their family genealogy records (Generation 9 to the present). 

The site is constantly being updated.  Information will be posted as received.

Please click on Person Sheet tab above to submit information on your family.  Any stories and pictures you would like to share are welcome!


William Mead

Birth: abt 1602, England

Death: 1663, Stamford, Fairfield, Conneticut, USA

Father: Richard Mead

Mother: Francis Mead

William is believed to have sailed to America in April of 1635 on the ship "Elizabeth".

Spouse(s): Phillippa, Martha Davis Barker.  *There is some confusion as to the clarity of Williamís wife(s).


Mary (1621-1626)
JOHN (1634-1699)
Martha (born 1632-)

Note:  Martha was the subject of a well documented, controversial legal case in 17th Century New England, which eventually involved her brothers and initiated their decision to leave Stamford. (Person Sheets will be posted on this site for Johnís sister and brother, Martha and Joseph)


John Mead

Birth: 1634, Lydd, Kent, England

Death: 5 Feb 1699, Greenwich, Connecticut, USA


Spouse: Hannah Potter

Birth: 8 Sep 1636, New Haven, Connecticut

Death: 13 Nov 1700, Greenwich, Connecticut

Father: William Potter (1608-1684)

Mother: Francis Child

Marriage: 10 Jul 1657, Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut



JONATHON (1664-1727)

John (1658-)

Joseph (1660-)

Ebenezer (1663-)

David (1665-)

Benjamin (1666-)

Nathaniel (1669-)

Samuel (1673-)

Hannah (1661-)

Abigail (1675-)

Mary (1678-)



Birth: 5 Jan 1664, Greenwich, Conneticut

Death: 1727


Spouse: Martha Finch

Birth: 19 Jun 1672, Stamford, Conneticut, U.S.A.

Father: Samuel Finch

Mother: Mary (Sarah)? Hoyt

Marriage: 1688



TIMOTHY (1701-1790)






Birth: 22 Apr 1701, Greenwich, Conneticut

Death: 1790, Greenwich, Conneticut


Spouse: Martha Weeks

Birth: 14 Dec 1703, Greenwich, Conneticut

Death: 1769, Greenwich, Conneticut

Father: Phillip Weeks (1677-)

Mother: Martha Hoyt (1661-)

Marriage: 28 Feb 1722



COL. JAMES (1730-1804)





Col. James Mead


Birth: 25 Aug 1730, Horseneck, N.Y.

Death: 19 Jan 1804


Spouse: Mercy Holms

Birth: 7 Apr 1731, Nine Partners, N.Y., U.S.A.

Death: 10 May 1823, Nine Partners, N.Y., U.S.A.


JAMES (1773-1813)

Sarah (1753-)

James the 2nd (1754-1773)

Abner (1756-1813)

Samantha (1757-1814)

Stephen (1759-)

Mercy (1761-)

Dorcas (1763-)

Hannah (1764-1821)

Dimeas (1766-)

Tameson (1768-)

William (1770-)



James Mead


Birth: 1773

Death: 1813


Spouse: Phebe Smith

Birth: 1773

Death: 1850


FRANKLIN (1804-1859)




Franklin Mead


Birth: 30 Nov 1804

Death: July 18 or 19, 1859


Spouse: Rachel Price

Birth: abt. 1808-1815, Rutland, Rutland, Vermont

Death: 16 Jul 1877, Weston, Windsor, Vermont

Marriage: about 1836, Rutland, Rutland, Vermont



ROLAND PRICE (1837-1879)

George Hackstaff, b.April 2, 1838

James, b. September 25, 1839, Greenfield IN

George Smith, b.October 20, 1840

Phebe N. Mead, b. Feb 1842, m. Henry Bolt of Elmira NY

Benjamin Franklin Mead, b. November 11, 1843, m. Ada Savory in 1970, "removed to Canada."




8.1  Roland Price Meade


Birth: 10 Apr 1837, Vermont, United States (not clear if he was born in Rutland, Vermont or in Weston, Windsor, Vermont)

Death: 1879, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada


Burial: Brookside Cemetary, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada


Spouse: Mary Rachel Ashford, baptized March 30, 1850 (source: HBC Archives), daughter of James Ashford, British Army pensioner


Marriage: July 31st, 1866, St. John's Anglican Church, Winnipeg; Priest: W.H. Taylor; Witnesses: Anne White, Jane Bruce, George Groat



Roland Franklin (Franklin)

Mary Rachel

William Richard

Allan Douglas



8.2  George Hackstaff Mead


Birth:  April 2, 1838


8.3  James Mead


Birth:  September 25, 1839, Greenfield, IN


8.4  George Smith


Birth:  October 20, 1840


8.5  Phebe Narcissa


Birth:  February 19, 1842


Spouse:  Henry Bolt of Elmira NY


Children:  Taken from  the 1880 census,  Elmira, Chemung Co. NY


Maud Bolt, age 11

Lily Bolt, daughter, age 6

Harry Bolt, son, age 2


8.6  Benjamin F. Mead


Birth:  November 11, 1843, Port Dover, Canada, West


Spouse:  Ada Savory (sometimes documented as Adra)


Occupation:  Carpenter




Myrtie Bell, b. July 15, 1871, d. October 11, 1871

William Abner, b. February 8, 1873, d. 1958

Mary May Evelyn, b. July 5, 1875, d. 1956

Frank Mead, b. April 19, 1878, d. 1894

Alpha David , b. November 11, 1880, Elmira NY, d. August 22, 1955, Buffalo NY, m. Elizabeth Brandt Rogers, b. July 25, 1889, d. July 6, 1931, Buffalo NY

Ernest Perry, b. 1883

Blanche Emily, b. 1885, d. 1921

Albinos P., b.1893, d.1932

Genevieve Harriet Hazel, b.1898


    *For more information on Benjamin F. Mead's descendants, see Donald Ray Johnson's documentation in the         Meade Family Submissions section.