Joseph Latham

Male26 December 1761–17 May 1796

Brief Life History of Joseph

When Joseph Latham was born on 26 December 1761, in Bridgewater, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Joseph Latham II, was 29 and his mother, Mary Pryor, was 32. He married Judith Burnham on 24 October 1786, in Montague, Franklin, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. He died on 17 May 1796, in Hadley, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 34.

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Joseph Latham
Judith Burnham
Marriage: 24 October 1786
Hannah Latham
Fanny Latham
Persis Latham
Judah Latham

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  • Joseph Latham in entry for Sally, "Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
  • Joseph Latham, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1695-1910"
  • Joseph Latham in entry for Sally Latham, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

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  • Marriage
    24 October 1786Montague, Franklin, Massachusetts, United States
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    Age 15

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

    1776 · The Declaration to the King

    Age 15

    """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."""""""

    1781 · The First Constitution

    Age 20

    Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.

    Name Meaning

    English: habitational name from Lathom in Lancashire, or occasionally perhaps from Laytham in Yorkshire. The placenames mean ‘at the barns’, from hlǫthum, the dative plural form of Old Norse hlatha ‘barn, store house’.

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

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