Jefferson LAPHAM

2 December 1845–23 August 1864 (Age 18)
Wisconsin, United States

The Life of Jefferson

When Jefferson LAPHAM was born on 2 December 1845, in Wisconsin, United States, his father, Willard LAPHAM, was 33 and his mother, Amanda Wells, was 27. He lived in Rochester, Racine, Wisconsin, United States in 1850 and Waterford, Racine, Wisconsin, United States in 1860. He died on 23 August 1864, in Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 18, and was buried in Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee, United States.

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Willard LAPHAM
Amanda Wells
Marian Lapham
Jefferson LAPHAM
George L. Lapham
Frank A Lapham

Parents and Siblings

    Willard LAPHAM


    Amanda Wells





    Marian Lapham



    George L. Lapham


    Frank A Lapham


World Events (5)


Age 1

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Age 1

Tennessee was known as the Volunteer State because during the Mexican War the government asked Tennessee for 3,000 volunteer soldiers and 30,000 joined.
1854 · The Creation of the Republican Party

Age 9

A debate continues over the location of the creation of the Republican Party. Some sources claim that the party was formed in Ripon, Wisconsin, on February 28, 1854. Others claim the first meeting of the Republican Party took place in Jackson, Michigan, on July 6, 1854, where the Republican Party was officially organized. Over 1,000 people were present and candidates were selected for the party, thus making it the first Republican convention.

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)

  • Jefferson Lapham in household of Willard Lapham, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Jefferson Lapham in household of Willard Lapham, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Jefferson Lapham, "Find A Grave Index"

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