John Gorham

about 1794–
Bourbon, Kentucky, United States

The Life of John

When John Gorham was born about 1794, in Bourbon, Kentucky, United States, his father, Sanford Gorham, was 30 and his mother, Hannah Cavendish, was 19.

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Family Time Line

Sanford Gorham
1764–1816
Hannah Cavendish
1775–1875
John Gorham
1794–
Sanford Buford Gorham
1794–1882
George Gorham
1795–
Aaron Gorham
1801–
Thomas Richard Gorham
1803–
Elizabeth or Betsy Gorham
1805–
Harvey Taylor Gorham
1797–
William Aaron Gorham
1798–1856
William Gorham
1805–1861
Susan Gorham
1811–1880
Aaron Sanford Gorham
1812–1875
Thornton C Gorham
1815–1883

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World Events (3)

1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment

Age 0

The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.
1796 · Wilderness Road Opens to Wagons

Age 2

In 1796, the Wilderness Road opened up for wagon use. The route was used by colonial and early settlers to reach Kentucky from the East. It started in Virginia, and went southward to Tennessee and then went north to Kentucky. The main danger of this route was Native American attacks.
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 6

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

Name Meaning

English (Kent): apparently a habitational name from a lost or unidentified place, possibly so named from Old English gāra ‘triangular piece of land’ + hām ‘homestead’.

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