Moses Mecham

Brief Life History of Moses

When Moses Mecham was born on 14 July 1824, in Mercer, Mercer, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Samuel Chapman Mecham Sr., was 26 and his mother, Elizabeth Ball, was 20. He married Sarah Ann Finley about 1851, in Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Lynden Election Precinct, Furnas, Nebraska, United States for about 5 years and Furnas, Nebraska, United States in 1900. He died on 6 September 1920, in Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 96, and was buried in Pomona, Los Angeles, California, United States.

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Moses Mecham
Sarah Ann Finley
Marriage: about 1851
Asbury B Mecham
Clinton D. Mecham
Frances Meacham
James Gary Mecham
Charles Fremont Mecham
Lewis G. Mecham
Edward Warren Mecham
Ella May Mecham

Sources (24)

  • Moses Meecham in household of Wallace Smith, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Moses Mecham, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
  • Moses Mecham, "California Death Index, 1905-1939"

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1825 · The Crimes Act

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Historical Boundaries: 1850: Los Angeles, California, United States

Name Meaning

English: variant of Meacham .

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

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