Amelia Sophia Mayhew

Brief Life History of Amelia Sophia

When Amelia Sophia Mayhew was born before 1836, in Charlemont, Franklin, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Melven Mayhew, was 45 and her mother, Lucy Webster, was 38.

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Melven Mayhew
Lucy Webster
Thomas Mayhew
Fidelia Mayhew
Francis Wilmott Mayhew
Amelia Sophia Mayhew
Aurelia Mayhew
Dwight Mayhew
Caroline Mayhew
Truman Foster Mayhew
Harriet Newell Mayhew

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    1836 · Remember the Alamo

    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.


    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.


    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    Name Meaning

    English (East Anglia): from the French and Middle English personal name Maheu (Old French Mahieu), a common Norman form of Matthew . Its common Middle English pet form was Maw, by syncope of the medial -he-; see under Maw 1. See also May and Mahy .

    Americanized form of French Mailloux .

    History: Thomas Mayhew (1593–1682) came to Medford, MA, from Tisbury, Wiltshire, England, c. 1632, and subsequently moved to Watertown, MA. In 1642 he established a settlement on Martha's Vineyard, with his son Thomas, who was the first English missionary to the Indians of New England.

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

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