Benjamin Franklin Mead was born on December 12, 1834 in Sheridan, Chautanqua County, New York to Edmund Mead and Susan Doty. Susan is the 4th Great Granddaughter of Edward Doty who as a young man came to this country aboard the Mayflower, arriving on December 21, 1620
Blanche Amelia Mead is the 8th Great Granddaughter of Edward Doty and Faith Clark, Edward Doty's wife. Blanche is also the Great Granddaughter of Benjamin Franklin Mead and Emma Louise Pierson who were married on February 5, 1857.
They had one child, Pierson Daniel born November 2, 1858 in Newark, New Jersey. Pierson married Alice Buckley of Jersey City, New Jersey on September 8, 1878 and had 3 children.
1. Emma L. born May 1882
Alice died prior to the 1900 census as her name does not appear.
Franklin Eugene was born on February 6, 1885 in
Jersey City, New Jersey and died January 20, 1938 in Hackensak, New Jersey.
1. Norma Alyce born May 13, 1908, died Dec 22,
Alma Denney married second Abram Cornelius
Holdrum born September 13, 1911 in Hillsdale, Bergen County, New Jersey and died
December 10, 1993 in Rio Ranches, Sandoval County, New Mexico.
Franklin married second Lilia E. Bomm born April 13, 1890 in Westwood, New Jersey. Lilia died on January 28, 1974 in Point Pleasant, New Jersey. There were two children born of this marriage:
1. Blanche Amelia born May 15, 1927
These pictures were taken with an old box camera
which was popular in those days. We used the same camera on our honeymoon to Pennsylvania in 1947 and
also to Canada in the summer of 1948.