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Martha Fiske

Female 1750 - 1813  (~ 68 years)


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  • Name Martha Fiske 
    Born Between 1745 and 1750  Greenwich, Fairfield, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Female 
    Alternate birth Abt 1750  Greenwich, Fairfield, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Died 13 Oct 1813  Chester, Warren, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I2960  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others
    Last Modified 21 Feb 2016 

    Father Jonathan Fiske,   b. 10 Jan 1706, Wenham, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1756, Greenwich, Fairfield, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 49 years) 
    Mother Abigail Charity Mead,   b. 17 Jul 1710, Greenwich, Fairfield, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 23 Apr 1738  Greenwich, Fairfield, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Family ID F1703  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Gideon Mead,   b. Abt 1743, Nine Partners, Dutchess, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 18 Oct 1813 and 29 Sep 1814  (Age ~ 70 years) 
    Married Abt 1768  [3
    Children 
    +1. Abigail Mead,   b. 29 Jan 1770, Nine Partners, Dutchess, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Mar 1854, Ogden, Weber, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
     2. Millicent Mead,   b. 4 May 1772
     3. Nancy Mead,   b. 2 Nov 1775
     4. Fanny Mead,   b. 29 Jun 1777
     5. Lydia Mead,   b. Abt 1778
     6. Hannah Mead,   b. 21 Dec 1780
     7. Betsey Mead,   b. 1782
     8. Gideon Mead,   b. 7 May 1786,   d. 18 Sep 1870  (Age 84 years)
    Last Modified 16 Jun 2018 23:35:13 
    Family ID F1310  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • "Clues to the identity of Martha, the wife of Gideon Mead (Enos, Jonathan, John, John), may be found in the journal of her grandson, Reuben McBride, now available in the L.D.S. Library in Salt Lake City; leading to the conclusion that Martha was a daughter of Jonathan and Abigail (Mead) Fiske of Greenwich, Connecticut. Among the relatives listed in Reuben McBride's journal are his great-uncles and great-aunts, i.e. brothers and sisters, with their spouses, of his four grandparents: Samuel and Margaret McBride, who emigrated from Ireland before 1766 to Saratoga County, New York, and Gideon and Martha Mead. By tradition, Margaret's maiden name was Brown, leaving only Martha's surname in question. Two of the great-uncles were Jonathan and David Fisk, which suggests that they were related by blood rather than by marriage, and just might be brothers of Martha. Gideon Mead, born about 1744, belonged to the Greenwich, Connecticut, family, and finding a Fisk family of the same period and area, with children named Jonathan, David and Martha, was not difficult. They were among the six minor children named in the will of Jonathan Fiske who died in Greenwich in 1756, their mother being Abigail Mead, a daughter of David and Abigail (Leosee) Mead. Although there is no birth record or marriage record for Martha, she was a minor in 1756 and apparently of legal age when she sold her inheritance in 1767, signing the documents with her mark. With the sale of her property, Martha Fiske disappears from the genealogical scene, but three years later, Martha, wife of Gideon Mead, gave birth to her second child Abigail in Nine Partners, Dutchess County, New York. Logically, the sale of Martha's property might well have coincided with her marriage to Gideon Mead and their removal to a new home in Nine Partners." [Virginia McBride, "Martha Fiske, the Wife of Gideon Mead." The American Genealogist, July 1969.]

  • Sources 
    1. [S399] The Settlers of the Beekman Patent by Frank J. Doherty. Ongoing multivolume series, 1990-2003.

    2. [S396] Belnap Family Organization.

    3. [S403] Virginia McBride, "Martha Fiske, the Wife of Gideon Mead." The American Genealogist 45:142, July 1969l.