Calvin Pardee Lapham

1812–1883 (Age 70)
Hancock, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Calvin Pardee

When Calvin Pardee Lapham was born on 13 October 1812, in Hancock, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States, his father, William Lapham, was 25 and his mother, Mary Polly Hull, was 20. He married Laura Ann White on 26 October 1839. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Massachusetts, United States in 1870 and Hudson, Columbia, New York, United States in 1883. He died on 28 June 1883, in Hancock, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Hancock, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States.

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Family Time Line

Calvin Pardee Lapham
1812–1883
Laura Ann White
1819–1872
Marriage: 26 October 1839
George W Lapham
1841–1846
Judith L Lapham
1853–1912

Spouse & Children

MARRIAGE
26 October 1839
children

(2)

Parents & Siblings

  • Male1786–1859Male

  • Mary Polly Hull

    Female1792–1876Female

siblings

(3)

World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 7

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

Age 15

During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.
1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 20

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

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.

Sources (3)

  • Calvin P Lapham, "Massachusetts State Census, 1865"
  • C P Lapham, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Calvin Lapham, "United States Census, 1880"

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