John Gorham

28 February 1683–4 October 1769 (Age 86)
Yarmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of John

When John Gorham was born on 28 February 1683, in Yarmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Joseph Gorham, was 30 and his mother, Sarah Sturgis, was 29. He married Mary Kirkham in 1739, in Fairfax Parish, Fairfax, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. He died on 4 October 1769, in his hometown, at the age of 86.

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Family Time Line

John Gorham
1683–1769
Mary Kirkham
1710–1814
Marriage: 1739
Thomas Jefferson Gorham
1739–1814
Mcfeat
1745–
Elizabeth Gorham
1746–
John Gorham lll
1742–1797
John Gorham
1742–1797
Sanford Gorham
1745–1773

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
1739
Fairfax Parish, Fairfax, Virginia, United States
children

(6)

    Thomas Jefferson Gorham

    Male1739–1814Male

    Male1742–1797Male

    John Gorham

    Male1742–1797Male

    Male1745–1773Male

    Mcfeat

    Female1745–Female

+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(8)

+3 More Children

Name Meaning

English (Kent): apparently a habitational name from a lost or unidentified place, possibly so named from Old English gāra ‘triangular piece of land’ + hām ‘homestead’.

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

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  • John Gorham, "Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"

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