|Posted By:||Gerald W. Mead|
|Subject:||Eliphalet - Jesse Mead 1790 Census Boundaries|
|Post Date:||August 12, 2003 at 21:59:36|
|Forum:||Fairfield County, CT Genealogy Forum|
Does anyone know what the boundaries of Fairfield Co. were in 1790. I am researching Jesse Mead, son on Eliphalet and found a listing in the Westchester Co., NY 1790 Census that looks a lot like my Jesse and his brothers & sisters. Could the border between Fairfield Co & Westchester Co. been closer to North Greenwich in 1790? Or maybe the Census takers didn't have a good demarcation? Or Possibly these children moved south to take advantage of new opportunities after the revolution? We know that Eliphalet, Jehiel, and other members of the family are buried in the Old Cemetery at North Greenwich.
Jerry Mead, 6th GGrandson of Eliphalet Sr.
1790 census New York
Westchester County Salem Town
This census is from Microcopy No. T-498 Roll 2
1st # free white males 16 year upwards and head of families
2nd # free white males under 16 years
3rd # free white females and head of families
4th # all other free persons
5th # slaves
Mead, Libeus, 2,3,2,0,0 (Possible Jesse Brother)
Mead, Eli, 1,3,3,0,0 (Possible Jesse Brother)
Mead, Aaron, 1,1,5,0,0 (Possible Husband of Sarah Mead, Jesse's Sister)
Mead, Ebenezer, 1,2,4,0,0 (Possible Husband of Nancy Mead, Jesse's Sister)
Mead, Sarah, 0,0,2,0,0 (or this could have been her)
Mead, Jesse, 1,1,4,0,0
Could have been Jesse Sr. as Jesse Jr. would have been 14 and could have had 3 sisters at home with his mother. Jesse Sr. & Jr. later moved to NYC.