|Mrs. Sarah Mead|
|MRS. SARAH MEAD, widow of George W. Mead, Cass Twp., Sec. 36; P.O. Anamosa. Mr. Mead was born in Cortland Co., N.Y., March 22, 1820. He was married to his present widow, Sarah J. Harvey, in the State of New York; they came to Jones Co. in the spring of 1847. Mr. Harvey entered the farm which Mrs. Harvey now owns in the fall of that year. He enlisted in September, 1862, in the 31st I.V.I.; he was engaged in the battle of Arkansas Post, which occurred soon after he entered the service; he died of typhoid fever at Young's Point on February 19, 1863. Mrs. Mead was born in Chenango Co., N.Y., in 1829; she has three children—Jennie, Homer H. and George W. She lost her eldest son, Henry E., who died May 29, 1866, aged 17 years. She is a member of M.E. Church.
Source: History of Jones County, Iowa, Western Historical Company, Chicago, 1879, page 696.
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