Michael Toppan

1811–1876 (Age 65)
Newburyport, Essex, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Michael

When Michael Toppan was born on 4 October 1811, in Newburyport, Essex, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Capt. Michael Toppan, was 25 and his mother, Sally Swain, was 23. He died on 26 October 1876, at the age of 65, and was buried in Saco, York, Maine, United States.

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Capt. Michael Toppan
Sally Swain
Michael Toppan

Parents & Siblings

  • Capt. Michael Toppan


  • Female1788–1820Female



World Events (8)


Age 1

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

Age 9

Maine is the 23rd state.
1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 19

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

Name Meaning

Possibly an altered spelling of Tappen .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (2)

  • Michael Toppan, "Maine, Nathan Hale Cemetery Collection, ca. 1780-1980"
  • Michael Toppan, "Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"

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