John Wickham

about 1720–about 1803 (Age 83)
Glastonbury, Hartford, Connecticut, United States

The Life of John

When John Wickham was born about 1720, in Glastonbury, Hartford, Connecticut, United States, his father, Deacon Jonathan Wickham, was 32 and his mother, Elizabeth Morley, was 29. He died about 1803, in Connecticut, United States, at the age of 83.

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Family Time Line

Deacon Jonathan Wickham
1688–1743
Elizabeth Morley
1691–1771
David Wickham
1714–1793
Mary Wickham
1715–1785
John Wickham
1720–1803
Hezekiah Wickham
1725–1792
Thomas Wickham
1727–1771
Dorcas Wickham
1718–1798

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World Events (4)

1776

Age 56

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1781 · British Forces Capture Fort Griswold

Age 61

The capture of Fort Griswold was the final act of treason that Benedict Arnold committed. This would be a British victory. On the American side 85 were killed, 35 wounded and paroled, 28 taken prisoner, 13 escaped, and 1 twelve year old was captured and released.
1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Age 66

Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various places so called, for example in Cambridgeshire, Suffolk, Essex, Hertfordshire, Kent, Hampshire, Berkshire, and Oxfordshire. It has been established that wīchām was an Old English term for a settlement (Old English hām) associated with a Romano-British town, wīc in this case being an adaptation of Latin vicus. Childswickham in Gloucestershire bears a British name with a different etymology. The surname is now also common in Ireland, where it was taken in the 17th century.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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