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Mead Family Materials Edit


Finding Aid Author
Ashley Aberg
Finding Aid Date
March 10, 2023
Description Rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Finding Aid Note
Part of the Manuscript Collections, Greenwich Historical Society Contact: Christopher Shields, Curator of Library and Archives 47 Strickland Road Cos Cob, CT 06807 United Stated


  • 1726-1928 (Creation)


  • 25 Linear Feet (Whole)
    8 legal sized archival boxes, 2 bankers boxes, and 3 large flat storage boxes



  • Scope and Contents

    This material is comprised of several different object types spanning over 200 years. The majority of the collection is comprised of real property deeds and mortgages, mostly from the mid-1700s to the late 1800s, although there are a few that go into the early 1900s. In the 1800s materials there are also large groups of correspondence, several diaries, store ledgers, and school books. There is also an entire subseries of legal documents relating to a court case over an assault that occurred, and apparently those two families later came together through marriage according to the inquiry made by a mead family member in the 1950s that refers to both of the men involved as his grandfathers. The 1900s material is mostly related to Livingston Disbrow and his wife, Myrtilla Disbrow nee Mead, and her father, Silas D. Mead, a South Greenwich farmer and lifelong resident, a supporter of temperance and active member of the South Greenwich Sabbath School.

  • Biographical / Historical

    The Mead family have been Greenwich residents since it was first settled. There are several different branches, and the family itself has intermarried with several other prominant Greenwich families at various points. With this in mind, this collection of materials spans over 200 years and various portions of the Mead family itself, along with other related families such as the Merritts, Pecks, and Underhills to name a few.

  • Arrangement

    This collection has been broadly arranged into two series. Series 1: Pre-Revolutionary War Materials Series 2: Post-Revolutionary War Materials

  • Conditions Governing Access

    There are no conditions governing access to this material

  • Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Mead Family Materials, Greenwich Historical Society