Hannah Mead Estate

In the matter of the estate of HANNAH MEAD of Brownville, Jeff. Co., NY: On 16 June 1856, ALVAH MEAD of Brownville, petitioned to open probate.

Heirs/next of kin:

ALVAH MEAD, of Brownville, petitioner
TIRSA STONE, widow, of ____STONE of Sheboygan, Wisconsin (husband may have been Joseph Stone)
WOOLIOT MEAD of Green Bay, Wisconsin (may be Woolcot)
BURR MEAD of Pulaski, Oswego Co., NY
SOPHIA WOOLARD, wife of JACOB WOOLARD of Tecumseh, Michigan
PHINETT COUNTRYMAN, wife of JACOB COUNTRYMAN, residence unknown.
ALTHA BLODGET, wife of ZELOTUS BLODGET of Kansas, children of the deceased
JUDITH INGERSON, wife of EBER INGERSON, grandchildren of the deceased, of Lyme, and all of full age.


HANNAH MEAD, widow of SOLOMON MEAD, resident of Brownville, named her son, ALVA MEAD. She left him her estate and her claim to a bounty land warrant, filed in the pension office. Appointed ALVA MEAD as executor. Will dated 11 August 1855.
Hannah X Mead (her mark)
Witnesses: Pamelia Jacob Brush and Eliza Mead
Will proved: 25 August 1856.
Jeff. Co., NY Wills, Vol. 4, p. 312.

NOTE: In the 1850 census of Brownsville, Alvah Mead was age 55 and born in CT. In the 1855 census of Brownville, Hannah was living with the family of Alva MEED, at age 97, and listed as mother, born Connecticut. She had been a resident of the county for 30 years. In the War of 1812 pension documents, her son, Alvah, filed a request for bounty land based upon his service in the War. It is not clear if Hannah filed a petition for lands also. From census records we can determine that Solomon Mead was in Lewis County in 1810, but by 1820 and 1830, he was in Jefferson County and his last residence was in Brownville. Some of his property was sold at about that period and he may have deceased either just before or just after the census was taken in 1830. It is not known which Solomon Mead he was, as there were several of the same name at about the same time, but in different states.

Information contributed by volunteer Marilyn Sapienza.

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