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Sarah Branch

Female 1823 - 1914  (91 years)


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  • Name Sarah Branch  [1
    Alternate birth Abt 1813  [2
    Born 9 Apr 1823  Worthington, Hampshire, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
    Gender Female 
    Alternate death 13 Dec 1914  Lansing, Ingham, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Died 15 Dec 1914  Lansing, Ingham, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Buried Woodmere Cemetery, Detroit, Wayne, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  [11, 12
    Person ID I27685  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of AP
    Last Modified 10 Apr 2020 

    Father Elisha Branch,   b. 9 Apr 1787, Worthington, Hampshire, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Nov 1856, York, Medina, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years) 
    Mother Sarah "Sallie" Thompson,   b. 3 Jul 1788, Peru, Berkshire, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Feb 1867, York, Medina, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Married 3 Oct 1810  Hampshire County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 13
    Family ID F16525  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Albert Cyrus Mead,   b. Abt 1825, Cayuga County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 7 Jan 1847  [8
    Children 
     1. Nathan Cyrus Mead,   b. 9 Nov 1847, Medina County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Oct 1923, Detroit, Wayne, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
    +2. Edwin Albert Mead,   b. 18 Mar 1851, Williamston, Ingham, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Jun 1932, Albion, Calhoun, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
    Last Modified 12 Sep 2021 
    Family ID F16523  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • History of Medina County and Ohio (citation details below), naming her as a daughter of Elisha Branch and Sallie Thompson of Hampshire County, Massachusetts, calls her "Mrs. Albert Mead, in Michigan".

      From Edythe Alma (Pearsall) Palmer (citation details below):

      Sarah Branch Mead moved from a New York county to the Lansing area with her brood of six, lived in a log cabin and taught her children (plus the neighbors') how to read from newspapers on the walls, before she was able to add a real book to her copy of the Bible and one by Charles Dickens. I have a photo (circa 1903) of her at least 90, wearing her black bombazine highnecked shirtwaist, wearing her gold wedding ring, and reading the Bible. (I don't believe that many women could read at all at that time.) Of course, it paid off. Grandpa Mead became a proofreader for the Detroit Free Press, a Shakespeare scholar and a "reader" in the Christian Science church! He loved to laugh and tell funny stories. I remember the one about the witches in Macbeth.

  • Sources 
    1. [S3940] History of Medina County and Ohio, eds. William Henry Perrin, J. J. Battle, and Weston Arthur Godspeed. Chicago: Baskin & Battey, 1881.

    2. [S3936] Undated letter from Edythe Alma (Pearsall) Palmer, addressed "Dear Marjorie", copy in the possession of Ada Palmer., year only.

    3. [S3938] Michigan, U.S., Death Records, 1867-1952, on ancestry.com., place only.

    4. [S3941] "Mrs. Sarah Mead Dies at Old Age." Lansing State Journal, 15 Dec 1914, p. 12., date, county, and state only.

    5. [S3942] Vital Records of Worthington, Massachusetts To the Year 1850. Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1911.

    6. [S3943] Michigan, Death Records, 1897-1929, on ancestry.com., year only.

    7. [S3944] Find a Grave page for Elisha Branch.

    8. [S3929] A History of the Leading Branch Families in America, 1638-1904 by A. E. (Branch) Paulson. Ashtabula, Ohio, 1904.

    9. [S3943] Michigan, Death Records, 1897-1929, on ancestry.com.

    10. [S3941] "Mrs. Sarah Mead Dies at Old Age." Lansing State Journal, 15 Dec 1914, p. 12.

    11. [S3941] "Mrs. Sarah Mead Dies at Old Age." Lansing State Journal, 15 Dec 1914, p. 12., city and state only.

    12. [S3945] Find a Grave page for Sarah B. Mead.

    13. [S3929] A History of the Leading Branch Families in America, 1638-1904 by A. E. (Branch) Paulson. Ashtabula, Ohio, 1904., date only.