David Lapham

1795–1873 (Age 78)
Adams, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of David

When David Lapham was born on 10 October 1795, in Adams, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States, his father, David Lapham, was 41 and his mother, Judith Smith, was 38. He married Sarah Lapham before 1820, in Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Lafayette, Walworth, Wisconsin, United States in 1850 and Hancock, Chaffee, Colorado, United States in 1873. He died on 5 October 1873, in Hancock, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 77.

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Family Time Line

David Lapham
Sarah Lapham
Marriage: before 1820
M. Tapling Smith Lapham
Eliza B. Lapham
Daniel Lapham

Spouse & Children

  • Male1795–1873Male

  • Sarah Lapham


before 1820
Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States


  • M. Tapling Smith Lapham


  • Female1827–1858Female

  • Daniel Lapham


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+4 More Children

World Events (8)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 5

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.

Age 8

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.
1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 24

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

Name Meaning

English: apparently a habitational name from a lost or unidentified place, possibly in Somerset or Wiltshire, where the surname is clustered, but perhaps a variant of Lopham, a habitational name from a place in Norfolk, so named from an Old English personal name Loppa + hām ‘homestead’.

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

Sources (3)

  • David Lapham in entry for Daniel S. Lapham, "Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915"
  • David Lapham in entry for Daniel S. Lapham, "Massachusetts Deaths and Burials, 1795-1910"
  • David Lapham, "Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915"

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