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
1814–1895
Lydia Wells
1817–1890
Marriage: 5 April 1836
Julia Emeline Mecham
1837–1898
Mosiah Mecham
1838–1839
Margaret Maria Mecham
1840–1909
Joshua Josiah Mecham
1842–1923
Elmira Ann Mecham
1844–1919
Melissa Mecham
1845–1846
Brigham Hyrum Mecham
1847–1920
Lydia Knight Mecham
1849–1928
Martha Jane Mecham
1852–1927
Lewis Mecham Jr.
1854–1910
Samantha Louisa Mecham
1856–1930
Jonathan James Mecham
1858–1905
Judah Mecham
1860–1867
Sarah Temperance Mecham
1863–1914

Spouse and Children

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

    (14)

    +9 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (11)

    +6 More Children

    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. 
    1821
    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.

    Possible Related Names

    Meacham

    Story Highlight

    DUP History of Thomas Ross

    Thomas Ross was born September 15, 1814 in Guilford County, North Carolina. His parents were Andrew Ross, born August 12, 1784 and Anna or Mary Anna Kimmins(Cummins), born August 21, 1777. Both pa …

    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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