Our Mead family has been documented as living in the greater Virginia since 1780. (Ragland files) (DAR) (Census) The key to our entry lies in the documents of the independent city of Frederick where our first proven ancestor was presumably born. I believe that his mother was a Quaker and his father had ties to Congregationalism. The name of his sister, Emily Mead Cooper, is listed in his pension file. His middle name Bingham is thought to be the surname of a beloved family member a Congregationalist minister. However at Fort Frederick in 1754 there was one Samuel Bingaman. I have been told that William Bingham Mead used the Indian trail to remove to Ohio from Frederick and shortly thereafter William removed to North Carolina where he enlisted. As an injured soldier in a hospital he met his future wife Mildred Esther Davis. The couple setttled back to the Guyandot Ohio area at Big Sandy-eventually moving to the old Vancouver station in Kentucky. That is where their first son was born in 1798. Note: Read about the existence of Vancouver Settlement Station in what is now Louisa,Kentucky https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Vancouverhttps://www.jstor.org/stable/23382769?seq=1#page_scan_tab_contents
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