Prisca Meacham

Female6 November 1730–about 1772

Brief Life History of Prisca

When Prisca Meacham was born on 6 November 1730, in Somers, Tolland, Connecticut, United States, her father, Samuel Meacham, was 26 and her mother, Sarah Pope, was 25. She married James Thwing Sr. on 11 April 1753, in Somers, Tolland, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 5 daughters. She died about 1772, in Wilbraham, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 43.

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Family Time Line

James Thwing Sr.
Prisca Meacham
Marriage: 11 April 1753
James Thwing Jr.
Mary Thwing
Mercy Thwing
Molly Mary Thwing
Capt. John Thwing
Hannah Thwing
Samuel Thwing
Sophia Thwing

Sources (21)

  • Samuel Meachen, "Connecticut Deaths and Burials, 1772-1934"
  • Prisea in entry for John Thwing, "Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
  • Priska Meacham, "Connecticut Marriages, 1630-1997"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    11 April 1753Somers, Tolland, Connecticut, United States
  • Children (8)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (11)

    +6 More Children

    Name Meaning

    English: variant of Machen . It may occasionally also be a variant of Measham, a habitational name from Measham in Leicestershire. The place takes its name from the river Mease (from Old English mēos ‘marsh, bog’) + Old English hām ‘village, homestead’.

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

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