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Thursday, November 8, 2012

Historian Spencer P. Mead Expects to Publish Book Next Year (1910)

Historian Spencer P. Mead Expects to Publish Book Next Year
Greenwich News: September 2, 1910. 

A history of the town of Greenwich is now being compiled by Spencer P. Mead, L.L.B., author of the History and Genealogy of the Mead Family, who expects to have the book ready for publication next year. Among some of the interesting features of the work is a graphic account of the Battle of Strickland Plains, which took place during the winter of February, 1664, in which a party of English and Dutch soldiers surrounded an Indian village at Cos cob, burned the village and killed to cover reports, over seven hundred Indians.

The account of the Revolutionary war includes many interesting incidents regarding the inhabitants of the Town of Greenwich, which heretofore have never been published, as also a list of the soldiers who serviced during that war. Genealogical notes of the early families are to be included, and among the names will be found Adams, Avery, Banks, Betts, Brown, Brundage, Brush, Bush, Close, Davis, Dayton, Denton, Ferris, Finch, Greene, Hendrie, Hobby, Holly, Holmes, Howe, Hubbard, Husted, Ingersoll, Knapp, Lockwood, Lyon, Marshall, Mead, Merritt, Mills, Palmer, Peck, Purdy, Reynolds, Ritch, Rundell, Sackett, Seymour, Sherwood, Smith, Studwell, Sutherland, Sutton, Waring, White, Wilson, and Worden.

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