Greenwich,CT Biography: Lyman Mead

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"Lyman Mead is the son of Zenas Mead and Mary Lashley, and was born in Greenwich, Conn., March 26, 1824. His father was a son of the second Ebenezer Mead (see biography of Col. Thomas A. Mead*), and was born in 1782 (another record says 1779) and died June 1858. He married Mary Lashley, and had the following children,--viz., Abigail, who married Jonas Mead; Lucretia, died young; Deborah, (deceased), Henry (deceased), Julia, married Isaac Peck; Eliza (deceased), married Lockwood P. Clark, and Lyman.
      Zenas Mead was a farmer, in politics a Whig and as such was a representative man. He was town treasurer for many years, and member of the Assembly, two terms. He and wife were members of the Second Congregational church at Greenwich, Conn. She died in November, 1860.
      Lyman Mead was reared on the farm, receiving the advantages of a common-school education. He is one of the substantial farmers and business men of the town and whatever he has undertaken he has been sucessful in. He has been twice married, first to Sarah F., daughter of Peter Acker, March 1, 1830, by whom he had three children,--viz., Sarah M., Julia A. (deceased), and Emma F. Mrs. Mead was a member of the Second Congregational Church. She died July 26, 1857, having been born March 1, 1830. Mr. Mead married for his second wife, Harriet R., daughter of Jabez Mead, Dec. 21, 1858. She was born Dec. 19, 1837. Their children are Ida F., Hattie J., Isadora M. (deceased), Frederick G.C., Nellie R., Martha H. (deceased), Annabelle L., Laura D., Rolland E., and Lucretia G., all of whom were born on the farm where Mr. Mead now resides.
     Mr. Mead has been a staunch Whig and Republican. He has represented his town three times (1855, 1879, and 1880) in the State Legislature. He has been a delegate to county and state conventions. He is a director in the Greenwich Savings Bank, besides being a director in other important business enterprises. He is and has been the treasurer of his school district for many years.
     Mr. and Mrs. Lyman Mead are members of the Congregational Church at Greenwich, Conn., and he is one of its best supporters."

SOURCE: Hurd, D. Hamilton. History of Fairfield County, Connecticut. Philadelphia: J.W. Lewis & Co. (1881), p. 398-399.

[NOTE: This biography was originally published in 1881 (see above) and does not constitute "proof" of authentic historical fact, early Greenwich, CT or Mead family history. I simply offer it as clues to further research.--mmead]


Remington, Gordon L., FUGA. "The English Origin of William [1] Mead of Stamford, Connecticut." The American Genealogist (TAG). Whole Number 289, Vol. 73, No. 1. January 1998.

MEAD, Spencer Percival. History and genealogy of the Mead Family of Fairfield Co. CT, Eastern.NY. New York: Knickerbocker Press, 1901.
Draper, Cecil Mead. Jonathan Mead of Rensselaerwyk and some of his descendants. With a shorter sketch of a single line of Williams, Mass., Conn. New York. Denver: 1972.
Feltus, Louise Celestia (Mead).Our Two Centuries in Greenwich Conn., 1728-1924. Troy, NY.: R.H. Prout and Co., 1948.
Parker, C.E. The Mead family of Connecticut. Santa Ana, CA: 1968.

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