James Meacham

31 August 1763–April 1843 (Age 79)
Enfield, Hartford, Connecticut, United States

The Life of James

When James Meacham was born on 31 August 1763, in Enfield, Hartford, Connecticut, United States, his father, John Meacham, was 29 and his mother, Lucy Parsons, was 29. He married Lavina Kent about 1785, in Middlefield, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Hants, Nova Scotia, Canada in 1763. He died in April 1843, at the age of 79.

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James Meacham
Lavina Kent
Marriage: about 1785
James Meacham
Lucy Meacham
Parsons Philip Meacham
Nancy Meacham
Julia Meacham
Horatio Nelson Meacham

Spouse and Children

about 1785
Middlefield, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 13

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1781 · British Forces Capture Fort Griswold

Age 18

The capture of Fort Griswold was the final act of treason that Benedict Arnold committed. This would be a British victory. On the American side 85 were killed, 35 wounded and paroled, 28 taken prisoner, 13 escaped, and 1 twelve year old was captured and released.
1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Age 23

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.

Name Meaning

English: variant of Machen . This is a late (17th-century) form.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Qumis in entry for Horatio N. Meacham and Lydia Smith Jones, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915"
  • James in entry for Horatio N. Meacham, "Massachusetts Town Deaths Index, ca. 1640-1961"
  • James Meachan in entry for Haratio N Meachan and Susan C Hovey, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915"

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