Mead Family Cemetery
Waccabuc was first settled c. 1776 when Enoch Mead (b. 9 April 1756, d. 10 Sept 1807), newly married in Greenwich, CT to Jemima Mead (a cousin; b. 12 Aug 1756, d. 4 Apr 1837), were returning from their honeymoon tour to Massachusetts. Their horse went lame (some stories say died) near Long Pond (now Lake Waccabuc). They decided to settle nearby on the New York and Albany Post Road and built their first home, a log cabin. Enoch already had family ties in the area: one uncle - the Rev. Solomon Mead, pastor of the South Salem Presbyterian Church since 1752, as well as two other uncles, Jared and Deliverance Mead, who lived on a farm near Lake Waccabuc since 1771. Enoch’s tombstone can be found in the Mead family cemetery. The earliest gravestone is that of Sally Mead, daughter of Enoch and Jemima Mead.
In the publication A History of the Town of Lewisboro (2nd Edition published 1994 by the South Salem Library Association, 1st Edition 1981), the following is recorded:
“On the west side of the road as one comes up the hill is a cemetery where the oldest stone is dated 1794. It is that of the second child of Enoch and Jemima Mead, Sally, who died at the age of fourteen. Many since then, neighbors, relatives, have been buried there. They were chiefly Meads or those related to them, but other names are Lawrence, Hunt, Rockwell, Todd, Holmes, Braden, Adams and McCaull. The cemetery has never been incorporated, but the maintenance of the grounds has been the responsibility and interest of the Mead Memorial Chapel.”
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1. Mead Cemetery, 2. The Gaard House, 33 Mead Street, 3. The Hunt Homes, 20 & 24 Mead Street, 4. The Homestead, 36 Mead Street, 5. The Cider Mill, 8 Schoolhouse Road, 6. Schoolhouses on Schoolhouse Road, 7. Old Field Preserve, 8. Elmdon, 49 Mead Street, 9. The Gilbert House, 68 Mead Street, 10. Waccabuc Country Club, 90 Mead Street , 11. The Waccabuc Post Office, 2 Post Office Road, 12. The Orchard House, 12 Post Office Road, 13. The Studwell House, 107 Mead Street, 14. Pinecroft Preserve, 15. Pine Croft Farm, 102 Mead Street, 16. Croft Farm, 106 Mead Street, 17. Tarry-A-Bit, 8 Tarry-a-Bit Road, 18. The Bungalow Club, 19. Long Pond Preserve, 20. The Waccabuc Hotel, 21. Fair Acre, 4 Chapel Road, 22. Lakeview, 14 Chapel Road, 23. Jared Mead House, 55 Chapel Road, 24. Mead Memorial Chapel, 2 Chapel Road, 25. Hendy Hap, 152 Mead Street, 26. Tredinock, 163 Mead Street, 27. Meeko, 166 Mead Street, 28. The Cahoone House, 181 Mead Street, 29. Lake Waccabuc, 30. Franklin markers