Rebecca Lapham

1783–1796 (Age 13)
Adams, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Rebecca

When Rebecca Lapham was born on 2 February 1783, in Adams, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States, her father, David Lapham, was 29 and her mother, Judith Smith, was 25. She died on 29 September 1796, in her hometown, at the age of 13.

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Family Time Line

David Lapham
1753–1830
Judith Smith
1757–1846
Isaac Lapham
1777–1850
Joshua Lapham
1778–1848
Abraham Lapham
1781–1794
Rebecca Lapham
1783–1796
William Lapham
1786–1859
Elizabeth Lapham
1788–1868
John Lapham
1793–1855
David Lapham
1795–1873
Hannah Lapham
1799–1884

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World Events (3)

1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Age 3

Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.
1787 · The Making of the U.S. Constitution.

Age 4

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 · The First Presidential Election

Age 5

The First Presidential election was held in the newly created United States of America. Under the Articles of Confederation, the executive branch of the country was not set up for an individual to help lead the nation. So, under the United States Constitution they position was put in. Because of his prominent roles during the Revolutionary War, George Washington was voted in unanimously as the First President of the United States.

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.

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  • Concerning John Lapham and some of his descendants

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