Gideon Maxham

15 November 1766–30 March 1854 (Age 87)
Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States

The Life Summary of Gideon

When Gideon Maxham was born on 15 November 1766, in Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Jabez Maxham, was 23 and his mother, Anna Shurtleff, was 21. He married Sarah Besse in 1794. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Waterbury, Washington, Vermont, United States in 1850. He died on 30 March 1854, in Pomfret, Windsor, Vermont, United States, at the age of 87.

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Gideon Maxham
Sarah Besse
Marriage: 1794
Marcus Maxham
William Maxham
Gideon Maxham
Susan Maxham
Nehemiah Besse Maxham
Sarah Maxham
Maryett Maxham
Jabez Maxham
Mary Maxham
Lyman Maxham
Leonard Maxham
George Washington Maxham
Nancy A. Maxham

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World Events (8)

Age 10
Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King
Age 10
"""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."""""""
Age 23
George Washington elected first president of United States.

Name Meaning

Variant spelling of Maxim , altered by folk etymology to resemble an English habitational name.

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

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Sources (15)

  • Gideon Maxham in household of Leonard Maxham, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Gideon Maxham in entry for Nancy Maxham Vaughn, "Vermont, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1732-2005"
  • Gideon Maxham in entry for Nehemiah B Maxham and Zeviah Harvey Kempton, "Vermont, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1732-2005"

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