Mary Gorham

Brief Life History of Mary

When Mary Gorham was born on 16 June 1735, in Barnstable, Barnstable, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, her father, Ebenezer Gorham, was 39 and her mother, Temperance Hawes, was 29. She married Samuel Davis on 22 December 1757, in Barnstable, Barnstable, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 2 daughters. She died on 26 December 1777, in Gorham, Cumberland, Maine, United States, at the age of 42.

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Family Time Line

Samuel Davis
1734–1792
Mary Gorham
1735–1777
Marriage: 22 December 1757
Gershom Davis
1758–1842
Ebenezer Davis
1760–1765
Samuel Davis Jr
1762–1856
Mary Davis
1763–
Ebenezer Davis
1765–1818
Prince Davis
1767–1853
Jesse Davis
1769–1859
William Davis
1771–1840
William Davis
1771–1840
Elisabeth Davis
1777–1863

Sources (9)

  • Mary Gorham, "Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
  • Ancestry Family Trees View Source Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988 View Source North America, Family Histories, 1500-2000 North America, Family Histories, 1500-2000 U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 View Source U.S., Sons
  • Mary in entry for Samuel Davis, "Maine Vital Records, 1670-1921"

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World Events (4)

1736

Historical Boundaries: 1736: York, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British-Colonial America 1764: Cumberland, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America 1776: Cumberland, Massachusetts, United States 1820: Cumberland, Maine, United States

1760

Historical Boundaries: 1760: Cumberland, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America 1776: Cumberland, Massachusetts, United States 1820: Cumberland, Maine, United States

1776

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

Name Meaning

English (Kent and Suffolk): habitational name from Gorham Wood in Bicknor (Kent), so named from Old English gāra ‘triangular piece of land’ + hām ‘homestead’.

English and Irish (of Norman origin): habitational name from Gorron, in Mayenne (France).

History: Born in England, John Gorham emigrated to MA and in 1643 married Desire Howland, daughter of John Howland, who came to North America on the Mayflower. His descendant Nathaniel (1738–96) was born in Charlestown, MA. He served as chairman of the Committee of the Whole House of Representatives in 1787, when it debated the American constitution.

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

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