Joseph Wickham

12 December 1756–3 May 1833 (Age 76)
London, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Joseph

Joseph Wickham was born on 12 December 1756, in London, England, United Kingdom. He married Martha D. Brock in January 1784, in Vermont, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. He died on 3 May 1833, in Rome Township, Athens, Ohio, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Pioneer Cemetery, Stewart, Athens, Ohio, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Wickham
1756–1833
Martha D. Brock
1761–1814
Marriage: January 1784
Hannah Wickham
1777–1863
Sarah " Sally" Wickham
1784–1860
Fanny Wickham
1785–
Joseph D. Wickham
1785–
John D. Wickham
1787–1863
Mary Polly Wickham
1791–1881

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World Events (8)

1776
Age 20
Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King
Age 20
"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""
1781 · The First Constitution
Age 25
Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.

Name Meaning

(1997: 2750;2007: 5473; 2010: 7335)English (southeastern): habitational name from any of various places called with Old English wīc ‘specialized farm, dairy farm’ + hām ‘homestead’, such as Wicham (Kent), Wickham (Berkshire, Essex, Hampshire), Wickhambreux (Kent), Wickhambrook (Suffolk), Wyckham (Sussex), Wycomb (Leicestershire), or Wykeham (Lincolnshire, North Yorkshire). Perhaps also from High Wycombe and West Wycombe (both Buckinghamshire), which had forms in -ham from the 16th century. In some instances, however, wīc-hām is associated with a Romano-British town, and wīc is an adaptation of Latin vicus. This is the case for Wickhambrook in Suffolk, the Roman association probably being the Roman villa at nearby Lidgate. Similarly, Wickham Market, also in Suffolk, is associated with a large Roman settlement in nearby Hacheston. The surname is now also common in Ireland (Wexford), where it was taken in the 17th century.History: Thomas Wickham is recorded as a freeman of Weathersfield, CT, in 1658.

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

Possible Related Names

Wickum
Whigham

Sources (8)

  • Joseph Witchingham, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Joseph Wickham, "United States Census, 1820"
  • Joseph Wickingham, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"

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