Joseph C. Ketcham

26 September 1801–
Sudbury, Rutland, Vermont, United States

The Life of Joseph C.

When Joseph C. Ketcham was born on 26 September 1801, in Sudbury, Rutland, Vermont, United States, his father, Thomas Ketcham IV, was 25 and his mother, Sylvia Churchill, was 20. He married Harriet E. Foote on 22 April 1835, in Middlebury, Addison, Vermont, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons.

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Joseph C. Ketcham
Harriet E. Foote
Marriage: 22 April 1835
Justin Ketcham
Charles Ketcham

Spouse and Children

22 April 1835
Middlebury, Addison, Vermont, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Thomas Ketcham IV







    Sarah "Sally" Ann Ketcham


    Allan Ketcham


    Roxana C Ketcham


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World Events (8)


Age 2

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.
1803 · The U.S doubles in size

Age 2

The United States purchased all the Louisiana territory (828,000 sq. mi) from France, only paying 15 million dollars (A quarter trillion today) for the land. In the purchase, the US obtained the land that makes up 15 US states and 2 Canadian Provinces. The United States originally wanted to purchase of New Orleans and the lands located on the coast around it, but quickly accepted the bargain that Napoleon Bonaparte offered.
1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 31

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

Name Meaning

English: perhaps a habitational name from Kitcham in Devon, but more likely a reduced form of Kitchenham, a habitational name from a place so named in East Sussex.

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