Lewis Mecham Sr

4 September 1814–21 March 1895 (Age 80)
Canaan, Grafton, New Hampshire, United States

The Life Summary of Lewis

When Lewis Mecham Sr was born on 4 September 1814, in Canaan, Grafton, New Hampshire, United States, his father, Joshua Mecham, was 41 and his mother, Permelia Chapman, was 37. He married Lydia Wells on 5 April 1836, in Mercer, Mercer, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 8 daughters. He lived in Springfield Township, Sangamon, Illinois, United States in 1840. He died on 21 March 1895, in Provo, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Provo City Cemetery, Provo, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Lewis Mecham Sr
Lydia Wells
Marriage: 5 April 1836
Julia Emeline Mecham
Mosiah Mecham
Margaret Maria Mecham
Joshua Josiah Mecham
Elmira Ann Mecham
Melissa Mecham
Brigham Hyrum Mecham
Lydia Knight Mecham
Martha Jane Mecham
Lewis Mecham Jr.
Samantha Louisa Mecham
Jonathan James Mecham
Judah Mecham
Sarah Temperance Mecham

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    5 April 1836Mercer, Mercer, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1819 · Panic! of 1819
    Age 5
    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. 
    Age 7
    Historical Boundaries: 1821: Sangamon, Illinois, United States
    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 22
    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: variant of Meacham .

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

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    Sources (69)

    • Lewis Micham, "United States Census, 1840"
    • Louis Mecham in entry for Samantha Louiza Fausett, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"
    • Lewis Mecham, "United States Census, 1880"

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