Stephen Markham Sr.

9 February 1800–10 March 1878 (Age 78)
Rush, Monroe, New York, United States

The Life Summary of Stephen

When Stephen Markham Sr. was born on 9 February 1800, in Rush, Monroe, New York, United States, his father, David Markham, was 28 and his mother, Dinah Merry, was 22. He married Hannah Hogaboom from 1822 to 1823, in Rush, Monroe, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Davis, Utah, United States in 1850 and Utah, United States in 1870. He registered for military service in 1853. He died on 10 March 1878, in Spanish Fork, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Spanish Fork City Cemetery, Spanish Fork, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Stephen Markham Sr.
1800–1878
Mary Lucy Curtis
1832–1900
Marriage: 5 October 1850
Mary Lucy Markham
1852–1903
Orville Sanford Markham
1852–1902
Julia Ann Markham
1852–1889
William Don Carlos Markham
1855–1908
Sarah Elizabeth Markham
1857–1913
Atta Ruth Markham
1859–1912
Hosmer Merry Markham
1861–1928
Emily Aurelia Markham
1864–1932
Margaret Eliza Markham
1866–1950
Joseph Curtis Markham
1868–1932
Charlotta Julina Markham
1870–1949
Ira Meacham Markham
1873–1935
Clarissa Maretta Markham
1876–1961
Caroline Louisa Markham
1878–1889

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    5 October 1850Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children

    (14)

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    Siblings

    (3)

    World Events (8)

    1803
    Age 3
    France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.
    1811
    Age 11
    "ASHTABULA COUNTY - This county was formed 7 June 1807, and was taken from Trumbull and Geauga [Counties], and the date of its organization was 22 January 1811. It derived its name from Ashtabula River, which signifies in Indian dialect, ""Fish River."""
    1821 · Financial Relief for Public Land
    Age 21
    A United States law to provide financial relief for the purchasers of Public Lands. It permitted the earlier buyers, that couldn't pay completely for the land, to return the land back to the government. This granted them a credit towards the debt they had on land. Congress, also, extended credit to buyer for eight more years. Still while being in economic panic and the shortage of currency made by citizens, the government hoped that with the time extension, the economy would improve.

    Name Meaning

    English: habitational name from Markham Clinton or East Markham (Nottinghamshire). The placename derives from Old English mearc ‘mark, boundary’ + hām ‘village, homestead’ or hamm ‘water meadow’.Irish: English surname used as an equivalent of Gaelic Ó Marcacháin ‘descendant of Marcachán’, a diminutive of Marcach ‘horseman, rider’ (see Markey ). This was originally a Galway surname but is now found mainly in Clare, sometimes translated into English as Ryder .

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

    Possible Related Names

    Markey
    Markum
    Marcum

    Story Highlight

    BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH OF THE LIFE OF STEPHEN MARKHAM, ORIGINAL PIONEER OF 1847

    Written by Mrs. Phebe Markham, and given at the home of Margaret Morgan at Daughter of Pioneer meeting August 1927 Stephen Markham was born Feb. 9, 1800, in Rush, now Avon, Livingston Co. New York, wh …

    Sources (97)

    • Stephen Markham, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Stephen Markham in entry for Ira Mecham Markham, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • Stephen Markham, "United States Census, 1870"

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