Porter Upham

1 October 1820–17 April 1872 (Age 51)
Belchertown, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Porter

When Porter Upham was born on 1 October 1820, in Belchertown, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Rodger Freeman Upham, was 43 and his mother, Anne Hayward, was 40. He married ?. He died on 17 April 1872, at the age of 51.

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Porter Upham
1820–1872
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World Events (6)

1821 · Financial Relief for Public Land

Age 1

A United States law to provide financial relief for the purchasers of Public Lands. It permitted the earlier buyers, that couldn't pay completely for the land, to return the land back to the government. This granted them a credit towards the debt they had on land. Congress, also, extended credit to buyer for eight more years. Still while being in economic panic and the shortage of currency made by citizens, the government hoped that with the time extension, the economy would improve.
1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 5

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 16

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name for someone from Upham in Hampshire or from minor places so named in Devon and Wiltshire. The first is named with Old English upp ‘upper’ + hām ‘homestead’ or hamm ‘river meadow’, ‘enclosure hemmed in by water’.

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

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