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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Family Time Line

Willard LAPHAM
1812–1868
Amanda Wells
1818–1901
Marion WRONG GENDER LAPHAM
1842–1858
Marian Lapham
1843–1858
Jefferson LAPHAM
1845–1864
George L. Lapham
1850–1932
Frank A Lapham
1853–

Parents and Siblings

    Willard LAPHAM

    Male1812–1868Male

    Amanda Wells

    Female1818–1901Female

siblings

(5)

    Male1842–1858Male

    Marian Lapham

    Female1843–1858Female

    Male1845–1864Male

    George L. Lapham

    Male1850–1932Male

    Frank A Lapham

    Male1853–Male

World Events (5)

1846

Age 1

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1846

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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