Henry Gorham

Male24 September 1786–30 September 1811

Brief Life History of Henry

When Henry Gorham was born on 24 September 1786, in New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, United States, his father, Stephen Gorham, was 39 and his mother, Phebe Atwater, was 38. He died on 30 September 1811, in At Sea, at the age of 25, and was buried in At Sea.

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Stephen Gorham
Phebe Atwater
Cap't. William Gorham
Mary Gorham
Lydia Gorham
Stephen Gorham
Leverett Gorham
Henry Gorham
Marvin Gorham
Maria Gorham
Phebe Gorham

Sources (2)

  • Henry Gorham, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Henry Gorham, "Connecticut, Charles R. Hale Collection, Vital Records, 1640-1955"

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Siblings (9)

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World Events (7)

1787 · The Making of the U.S. Constitution.

Age 1

The Philadelphia Convention was intended to be the first meeting to establish the first system of government under the Articles of Confederation. From this Convention, the Constitution of the United States was made and then put into place making it one of the major events in all American History.

1788 · Connecticut Becomes the 5th State

Age 2

Connecticut became a state on January 9, 1788. In 1650, before it was a state, the boundary of Connecticut ran north from the westside of Greenwich Bay and the coast of the Pacific Ocean. During the 1600s, Westmoreland County was in Connecticut when the boundaries were changed Westmoreland County went to Pennsylvania.

1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment

Age 8

The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.

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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