Gorham Munson

Male21 July 1811–11 May 1877

Brief Life History of Gorham

Gorham Munson was born on 21 July 1811, in New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, United States as the son of Gorham Munson and Mary. He married Julia Nettleton on 11 July 1830, in Orange, New Haven, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He died on 11 May 1877, in Orange, New Haven, Connecticut, United States, at the age of 65, and was buried in New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, United States.

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Gorham Munson
Maria Keziah Benham
Marriage: 23 October 1844
Theodore Atwood Munson
Ella Marie Munson
Wallace Gorham Munson

Sources (13)

  • Gorham Munson, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Gorham Munson in entry for Theo A Munson and Fannie E Barnhouse, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"
  • Gorham in entry for Ella Maria Munson, "Connecticut, Charles R. Hale Collection, Vital Records, 1640-1955"

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  • Marriage
    23 October 1844
  • Children (3)

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    Siblings (4)

    World Events (8)


    Age 1

    War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

    1812 · War of 1812

    Age 1

    Because of the outbreak of war from Napoleonic France, Britain decided to blockade the trade between the United States and the French. The US then fought this action and said it was illegal under international law. Britain supplied Native Americans who raided settlers living on the frontier and halting expansion westward. In 1814, one of the British raids stormed into Washington D.C. burning down the capital. Neither the Americans or the British wanted to continue fighting, so negotiations of peace began. After Treaty of Ghent was signed, Unaware of the treaty, British forces invaded Louisiana but were defeated in January 1815.

    1829 · Farmington Canal Opened

    Age 18

    Farmington Canal spans 2,476 acres, starting from New Haven, Connecticut, and on to Northampton, Massachusetts. The groundbreaking for the canal was in 1825 and opened in 1829.

    Name Meaning

    English (mainly Essex): patronymic from the personal name Mund , meaning ‘son of Mund’. See also Munn .

    Americanized form of Norwegian and Danish Monsen . Compare Munsen .

    Altered form of Monson 1, a surname of Swedish origin.

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

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