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GORHAM, Capt John

GORHAM, Capt John[1, 2]

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  • Name GORHAM, John 
    Prefix Capt 
    Gender Male 
    Born 28 Jan 1619  Benefield, East Northamptonshire Borough, Northamptonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Baptism 2 Jan 1621  Bennefield, East Northamptonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Buried Feb 1675  Cobb's Hill Cemetery East and West, Barnstable, Barnstable County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
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    Died 05 Feb 1675  Swansea, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Age 56 years 
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    Person ID P14834  Dutton Ancestry
    Last Modified 28 Mar 2021 

    Family Ancestors HOWLAND, Desire
              b. 1625, Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 13 Oct 1683, Barnstable, Barnstable County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years) 
    Married 1643  Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Age at Marriage He was 23 years and 11 months - She was 18 years  
    Children 
    +1. GORHAM, Desire
              b. 02 Apr 1644, Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 30 Jul 1700, Yarmouth, Barnstable County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years)  [Birth]
    +2. GORHAM, Temperance
              b. 05 May 1646, Marshfield, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 12 Mar 1715, Yarmouth, Barnstable County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)  [Birth]
     3. GORHAM, Elizabeth
              b. 2 Apr 1648, Marshfield, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 5 Mar 1684, Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 35 years)  [Birth]
    +4. GORHAM, James
              b. 28 Apr 1650, Marshfield, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 9 Dec 1707  (Age 57 years)  [Birth]
     5. GORHAM, John
              b. 20 Feb 1651, Marshfield, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 11 Nov 1716, Barnstable, Barnstable, County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)  [Birth]
     6. GORHAM, Joseph
              b. 16 Feb 1653, Yarmouth, Barnstable County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 9 Jul 1726, Yarmouth, Barnstable County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)  [Birth]
     7. GORHAM, Jabez
              b. 3 Aug 1656, Barnstable, Barnstable County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 20 Apr 1725, Bristol, Bristol County, Rhode Island, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)  [Birth]
    +8. GORHAM, Mercy Mary
              b. 20 Jan 1658/9, Barnstable, Barnstable County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 24 Sep 1725, Stonington, New London County, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)  [Birth]
     9. GORHAM, Lydia
              b. 11 Nov 1661, Barnstable, Barnstable County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 2 Aug 1744, Yarmouth, Barnstable County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)  [Birth]
     10. GORHAM, Hannah
              b. 28 Nov 1663, Barnstable, Barnstable County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 1728, Cape May, Cape May County, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)  [Birth]
     11. GORHAM, Shubael
              b. 21 Oct 1667, Yarmouth, Barnstable County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 7 Aug 1750, Barnstable, Barnstable County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)  [Birth]
    Last Modified 28 Mar 2021 
    Family ID F4687  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 28 Jan 1619 - Benefield, East Northamptonshire Borough, Northamptonshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBaptism - 2 Jan 1621 - Bennefield, East Northamptonshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1643 - Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - Feb 1675 - Cobb's Hill Cemetery East and West, Barnstable, Barnstable County, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 05 Feb 1675 - Swansea, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
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    Pin Legend Address Cemetery Farm Town Parish City County/Shire State/Province Country Region Not Set

  • Documents
    Desire Howland & John Gorham and Mercy Gorham & George Denison
    Desire Howland & John Gorham and Mercy Gorham & George Denison
    Marriages
    George Denison, Mercy Gorham, Desire Howland & Capt John Gorham
    George Denison, Mercy Gorham, Desire Howland & Capt John Gorham
    Pennsylvania U.S. Society of Mayflower Descendants Applications 1911-1929
    John Gorham
    John Gorham
    Massachusetts, U.S., Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988
    Desire Howland, Capt John Gorham & Hannah Gorham
    Desire Howland, Capt John Gorham & Hannah Gorham
    Pennsylvania, U.S., Society of Mayflower Descendants Applications, 1911-1929
    Experience & James Gorham and Desire Howland
    Experience & James Gorham and Desire Howland
    North America, Family Histories, 1500-2000

    Histories
    Capt John Gorham
    Capt John Gorham
    History - Some descendants of Captain John Gorham of Plymouth Colony in New York State and the Western Reserve

  • Notes 
    • The son of RALPH & MARGARET (STEPHENSON) GORHAM, he married DESIRE HOWLAND on November 6, 1644 in Plymouth, Mass.

      John received a land grant in Plymouth on December 18, 1635, and had a partnership with John Rogers at Duxbury in 1638/9. He was a freeman of Duxbury on June 4, 1650. The same year, he built a bridge over the South River.

      His age was stated to be 53 years when he was deposed on January 4, 1674/5. In October of 1675, he was captain of a company of militia who fought against the Indians and was wounded during the Great Swamp Fight in Rhode Island dying from fever caused by the wound. His family received a grant of land in Barnstable for his service. In 1760, the town was incorporated under the name Gorham in honor of Capt. John.

      From "The History of Gorham, Maine" first published and written by McLellan in the late 1800s.
      The town of Gorham, Maine was named in his honor and first settled by some of his ancestors as well as those descendants of several other soldiers who had fought in King Philip's War. This land area in southern Maine was originally called, "Narragansett #19" referring to those soldiers who had fought in the Narragansett area in Rhode Island and was given to these families as a bounty for the sacrifice of their soldier/ancestors.

      He died intestate. Administration granted to the widow and sons, James and John Gorham in 1675/6. The rights of the minor children were ordered to be guarded. Division of the estate was made to the widow, Desire, and children: James, John, Jabez, Mercye, Lydia, Hannah, and Shubal. Fifty pounds was set aside for the education of Shubel and the bond was signed March 9, 1676.

      NO TOMBSTONE REMAINS.

      Also had a daughter:
      Hannah Gorham Whillden or Whilldin
      Born: 11/28/1663
      Died: 1728
      Hannah and her husband, Joseph Whillden or Whilldin, settled in Cape May, New Jersey.
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      Northamptonshire, England, Church of England Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1532-1812
      Name: John Gorram
      [John Gorham]
      Event Type: Baptism
      Baptism Date: Jan 1619
      Baptism Place: Benefield, Northamptonshire, England
      Register Type: Parish Registers
      Father: Ralph Gorram [5, 6]

  • Sources 
    1. [S141] Familysearch.org.

    2. [S84] Ancestry.com.

    3. [S459] North America, Family Histories, 1500-2000.

    4. [S50] Findagrave.com.
      Created by: V. Nareen Lake
      Added: 20 Jun 2009
      Find a Grave Memorial# 38570795
      Sponsored by Jim and Mary

    5. [S453] Rosemarie Mendes Todd.

    6. [S50] Findagrave.com.


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