Moses Mecham

Male14 July 1824–6 September 1920

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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Family Time Line

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 Meacham in entry for Francis E Canfield, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
  • Moses Meecham in household of Wallace Smith, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Moses Mecham in entry for James Gary Mecham, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1851Illinois, United States
  • Children (8)

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    World Events (8)

    1825 · The Crimes Act

    Age 1

    The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.


    Age 13

    Michigan is the 26th state.


    Age 30

    On May 30, 1854, the Kansas-Nebraska Act was passed. It allowed people in the territories of Kansas and Nebraska to decide whether or not they wanted to allow slavery within their borders. This Act repealed the Missouri Compromise of 1820.

    Name Meaning

    English: variant of Meacham .

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

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