Lois Upham

18 May 1754–
Dudley, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Lois

When Lois Upham was born on 18 May 1754, in Dudley, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Joseph Upham, was 42 and her mother, Elizabeth Richardson, was 38. She married Philip Brown on 28 September 1775, in Dudley, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 2 daughters.

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Philip Brown
Lois Upham
Marriage: 28 September 1775
William C. Brown
Sylvanus Brown
Alvan Brown
Aaron Brown
Louis Brown
Chloe Brown
Marvin Brown Sr

Spouse and Children

28 September 1775
Dudley, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 22

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 22

"""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."""""""
1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Age 32

Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name for someone from Upham in Hampshire or from minor places so named in Devon and Wiltshire. The first is named with Old English upp ‘upper’ + hām ‘homestead’ or hamm ‘river meadow’, ‘enclosure hemmed in by water’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Louis Brown in entry for William C. Brown, "Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915"
  • Louise in entry for Marvin Brown, "Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915"
  • Lois Upham in entry for Sylvanus Brown, "Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915"

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