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Jonathan Mead

Birthplace: Greenwich, Fairfield County, Connecticut Colony
Death: Died in Chenango County, New York, United States
Place of Burial: Norwich, Chenango County, New York, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Jonathan Mead, Jr. and Sarah Mead
Husband of Sarah Mead
Father of Ruth Ferris; Amos Mead, Sr.; Sarah Grow; John Mead; Rebecca Mead and 3 others
Brother of Darius Mead; Eli Mead and Eldad Mead

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About Lt. Jonathan Mead

A Patriot of the American Revolution for NEW YORK with the rank of LIEUTENANT. DAR Ancestor #: A076731


From Descendants of William Mead: Working file of Mary Lou Cook, updated 4 June 2011

Jonathan Mead (c1735 - May 11, 1800), son of Jonathan, grandson of Jonathan, great grandson of John, second great grandson of William, said to be born in Greenwich, Fairfield County, Connecticut Colony, and died at age 65 in Plasterville, Chenango County, New York.

Asserted to have married Sarah Thompson (c1738 - Feb. 10, 1804) on Feb. 2, 1758, in the South Amenia Presbyterian Church in Dutchess County, Province of New York. She was the daughter of Amos Thompson and Sarah Alling, who died in North Norwich near Plasterville, Chenango County, New York, at age 66.

Identified as a Revolutionary War soldier, and one of the first nine persons to settle the town of North Norwich in 1794, moving there from the Nine Partners Patent in Dutchess County, New York, from land on what is today BOCES land.

Buried in the Riverside Rural Cemetery in North Norwich (source: Early History of North Norwich, (

Children asserted to be:

  • 1. Ruth Mead (Mar. 28, 1757 - Oct. 29, 1827) born in Dutchess County, Province of New York, and died in Milo, Yates County, New York, married Israel Ferris (1751 - 1844) born in Dutchess County and died in Wisconsin.
  • 2. Amos Mead (Aug. 4, 1760 - Mar. 24, 1827) born in Dutchess County, died in Marcellus, Onondaga County, New York.
  • 3. Sarah Mead (c1764 - Mar. 30, 1813) married Jacob Grow (b. c1765 - Aug. 20, 1818) in April 1788, he died near Polkville, Onondaga County, New York at age 53
  • 4. John Mead (c1765 - May 18, 1843) married Rhoda Titus (c1768 - May 30, 1846), both died at Plymouth, Chenango County, New York, both at age 78. May be the John Mead who moved from Chenango County to Tompkins County in 1794. Bought the north half of Lot 93 from William Hardenburg for $150. Served as a soldier in the Revolutionary War. His sons occupied his land in 1814.
  • 5. Jonathan Mead (c1765 - 1843) married Rebecca or Rhoda Titus
  • 6. Rebecca Mead (c1767 - 1867) born in New York and died in Whitewater, Jefferson County, Wisconsin, married Jarvis K. Pike (c1765 - Jan. 16, 1863) who died in Wisconsin.
  • 7. Samuel Mead (May 24, 1769 - May 30, 1845) married Mary or Polly Haight (b. c1770) in 1789.
  • 8. Thompson Mead (Feb. 26, 1774 - Mar. 3, 1851) born in Dutchess County, died at age 77 in Batavia, Kane County, Illinois, served as a military general, married Miriam Haight (b. c1775) on Feb. 26, 1795. Led the 17th Regiment of the New York Militia in the War of 1812. After retiring as county sheriff and state politician, he moved in with his son's family in Batavia, Illinois, and established a 29-acre homestead in 1845 (source: Scifers, 1998). Augie Mier discovered his grave in 1907 in the abandoned Pioneer Cemetery in Batavia, and it was Mier who ensured that this cemetery still exists today.
  • 9. Rachel Mead (c1776 - May 12, 1845) born in Dutchess County, married Ebenezer Hartwell (c1748 - Dec. 16, 1857) in 1795. He died in North Norwich, after being the first to marry in that town, at age 89. He moved there with Judge Joel Thompson's party from Dutchess County.
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Lt. Jonathan Mead's Timeline

Greenwich, Fairfield County, Connecticut Colony
March 27, 1757
Age 22
Greenwich, Fairfield County, Connecticut Colony
August 4, 1760
Age 25
Dutchess County, Province of New York
Age 29
Age 30
Dutchess County, Province of New York
Age 32
Province of New York
May 24, 1769
Age 34
February 26, 1774
Age 39
Dutchess County, Province of New York
January 12, 1780
Age 45
Dutchess County, New York, United States
May 11, 1800
Age 65
Chenango County, New York, United States