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Information had  been passed down through the family that Roland Price Meade was connected to Ontario.

 

His birth record is recorded in Rutland, Vermont, U.S.A., April 10th, 1837

 

The following Census record was found in the 1851 Census Canada West (Woodhouse, Norfolk County, Ontario) and it appears that his family  moved to Ontario when he was a young boy.  Recorded census information: 

 

Franklin Mead, Chairmaker, Birthplace: United States, Age: 46, est. Birthdate: 1806, Religion: Universalist;

 

Wife: Rachel Mead; 

 

Children:  Rawlin P. Mead

                 Naressa Mead

                 Benjamin Mead

 *Information on census records was not always 100% accurate.  The 1851 record is very close to the information contained in Spencer P. Mead's 1901 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", which records:

"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."

To view the original 1851 record, double mouse click on the document above or download as a pdf file by clicking on the following link: 

 

Census Records/Franklin Mead & family 1851 census.pdf

 

The following United States Census records also support that the above 1851 Census record is the family of Roland Price Mead.  They indicate that his brother and sister  moved back to the United States (New York), but both of their birthplaces are recorded to be  "Canada".

 

1880 United States Federal Census:

 

Benjamin Mead, Carpenter, Birth Year: 1843, Birthplace: Canada, Married, Census Place:  Buffalo, Erie, New York

 

1900 United States Federal Census:

Benjamin F. Mead, Catlin, Chemung, New York, Age 56, Estimated birth: 1844, Birthplace:  Canada, Spouse's Name:  Adra O.

 

1910 United States Federal Census:

 

Benjamin Franklin Mead, Buffalo Ward 20, Erie, New York, Age 65, estimated birth year:  1845, Birthplace: Canada English, Spouse's Name:  Adra

 

*Note:  Benjamin Franklin Mead is also recorded as a Civil War Pensioner, General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934.

 

 

 

1880 United States Federal Census

 

These are the members of Henry D. Bolt's household in the 1880 census:
Census place Elmira, Chemung Co. NY.  Phoebe N. Mead's husband was listed as Henry Bolt of Elmira, New York (Spencer P. Mead's 1901 book "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")  Phoebe was not listed in this census, she may have passed away.

Henry D. Bolt, 35, born in NY

Louise Bolt, 25, House Keeper
Maud Bolt, daughter, age 11, father born NY, mother born Canada
Lily Bolt, daughter, age 6, father born NY, mother born Canada
Harry Bolt, son, age 2, father born NY, mother born Canada
M.S. Bolt, father of Henry D., born NY
Mary Bolt, mother of Henry D., born NY