Joseph Wickham

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

The Life of Joseph

When Joseph Wickham was born on 12 December 1756, in London, England, United Kingdom, his father, Thomas Matthews Wickham, was 26 and his mother, Mercy Huntting, was 21. 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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Joseph Wickham
Martha D. Brock
Marriage: January 1784
Hannah Wickham
Sarah " Sally" Wickham
Fanny Wickham
Joseph D. Wickham
John D. Wickham
Mary Polly Wickham

Spouse and Children


    Martha D. Brock


January 1784
Vermont, United States


    Hannah Wickham


    Sarah " Sally" Wickham


    Fanny Wickham


    Joseph D. Wickham



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World Events (8)


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

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.

Sources (3)

  • Joseph Wickham, "United States Census, 1820"
  • Joseph Wickham, "United States Census, 1830"
  • Joseph Wickham, "Ohio Tax Records, 1800-1850"

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