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John Gorham

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Birthplace: Barnstable, Cape Cod, Plymouth Colony
Death: Died in Yarmouth, Barnstable County, Province of Massachusetts
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Son of James Gorham, Sr. and Hanna Gorham (Huckins)
Husband of Anne Gorham
Father of Matthias Gorham; Mercy Crowell; Desire Gorham; Rose Crowell; Elizabeth Eldridge and 1 other
Brother of Desire Hamilton; James Gorham, Jr.; Experience Lathrop; Mehitable Gorham; Thomas Gorham and 11 others

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About John Gorham

Their Son John Gorham born ye 2nd Day of August 1680."

In his will dated 4 November 1707, proved 7 January 1707/8, James Gorham named his loving wife, Hannah, his seven sons, John, Thomas, James, Joseph, Jabez, Silvanus and Ebenezer, who were all living, and his three daughters, Desire Springer, who received £20, Expeience Lothrop, who was given £5, in addition to what she had already received, and Mehitable Gorham, who was also given £5.

"John Gorham and Ann Brown Was Married 14 Feb: 1705/6."

"John died in West Yarmouth, Mass., at 49 years of age, between 20 July 1729, the date he made his will, and 5 November 1729, the date his will was probated. John Gorham married in Barnstable 14 February 1705/6 Ann Brown, who was born in Ireland and is said to have come to Massachusetts with her brother. Ann died after 26 February 1729/30, the date she and her son, Matthis, were directed to take an inventory of her husband's estate. John Gorham's father, James Gorham, in his will dated 4 November 1707, gave John his land and meadow at South Sea in Yarmouth."

"John Gorham of Yarmouth, yeoman, in his will dated 20 July 1729, proved 5 November 1729, gave his loving wife,Ann, one-third of all of his real and personal estate and said that it was to be at her disposal during her natural life or until her remarriage. He gave his son, Matthias Gorham, all of his real estate in the township of Yarmouth, with the provision that he pay several legacies to his sisters. He gave his daughter, Mercy Crowell, wife of Ebenezer Crowel, six shillings besides what she had already been given, as her full portion. He gave his four other daughters, Desire Gorham, Rose Gorham, Elizabeth Gorham and Ann Gorham, £20 each, to be paid to them as they reached the age of eighteen years of were married, whichever should happen first. He gave his two grandchildren, James Crowell and Temperance Crowell, children of his daughter Mercy Crowell, ten shillings each, all legacies to be paid by his son, Matthias Gorham. His wife, Ann Gorham, and his son, Matthias Gorham, were named executors. Witnesses were Shubael Baxter, Ebenezer Parker and Elizabeth Baxter. The will was presented for probate 5 November 1729, and sworn to by Shubael Baxter and Ebenezer Parker. On 5 February 1729 [1729/30], the will was sworn to by the third witness, Mrs. Elizabeth Baxter. On 25 February 1729 [1729/30], Ann Gorham and Matthias Gorham were accepted as executors and directed to take an inventory, which amounted to £350-0-0. The witnesses to the inventory were Shubael Baxter, Ebenezer Parker and Samuel Marchant. John Gorham's children were listed among the heirs of his unmarried brother, Silvanus Gorham of Stamford, Conn., whose estate was distributed 18 January 1750/1. They were allotted £132-19-9."

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John Gorham's Timeline

1680
August 2, 1680
Barnstable, Cape Cod, Plymouth Colony
1706
February 14, 1706
Age 25
Barnstable, MA, United States
December 18, 1706
Age 26
1708
September 26, 1708
Age 28
Yarmouth, Barnstable County, Province of Massachusetts
1710
August 26, 1710
Age 30
1711
March 19, 1711
Age 30
Yarmouth, Massachusetts, United States
1714
June 27, 1714
Age 33
Yarmouth, Barnstable, MA
1716
January 12, 1716
Age 35
1729
July 20, 1729
Age 48
Yarmouth, Barnstable County, Province of Massachusetts