Phineas Upham, I (c.1635 - c.1676) MP

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Nicknames: "Phineas /Upham/", "Lt."
Birthplace: Weymouth, Norfolk, MA, USA
Death: Died in Malden, Middlesex, MA, USA
Cause of death: Wounds received in war
Occupation: Lieutenant
Managed by: Thomas Edward Shirley
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About Phineas Upham, I

LIEUT. PHINEAS UPHAM AND HIS COMMAND

Lieut. Phineas Upham was the son of John Upham, who, about the year 1635, settled in Weymouth, having wife Elizabeth and several children. Phineas was born in 1635 or 1636. About 1648 his father removed to Malden, and there the son grew up; and there he married, April 14, 1658, Ruth Wood; and they had children: Phineas, Nathaniel, Ruth, John, Elizabeth and probably Richard and Thomas. Lieut. Upham was a man of more than ordinary ability and influence, as the records, and references to his public services in places of trust, prove. At the breaking out of the war he held the rank of Lieutenant in the local company.

He was in command of men, and in service during the latter part of the summer; and in September, 1675, led a company of thirty-eight men out to Mendon to meet Capt. John Gorham of Plymouth Colony, and the account of their service on that occasion is explained in the following letters:

"Letter of Lt. Phineas Upham to the Governer and Council.

From Mendum, ye 1st: Octobr: 1675.

Honerd Gourner & Counsill.

These are to certify your worships that Capt. Gorum with myselfe & our Souldiers of both Companys are in good health at prestt through mercy; " etc. --------------------

Lieut. Phineas Upham (ca 1635 - 1676)

Son of Deacon John Upham. He was born about the year 1635. Though Malden was always his residence, he was very active in the settlement of the flourishing city of Worcester. He was a very active officer in King Philip's War, conducting scouting parties. He was severely wounded at the storming of the Narragansett fort. After lingering some ten months from the effect of his wound, he died in 1676, at the age of 41 years.

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Lt. Phineas Upham's Timeline

1635
March 21, 1635
Weymouth, Norfolk, MA, USA
1658
February 14, 1658
Age 22
Massachusetts
1658
Age 22
Malden, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA
1659
May 22, 1659
Age 24
Malden, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States
1661
1661
Age 25
Malden, Middlesex, MA
1664
January 1664
Age 28
Malden, Middlesex, MA
1666
December 9, 1666
Age 31
Malden, Middlesex, MA
1668
November 1668
Age 33
Malden, Middlesex, MA
1675
1675
Age 39
Malden, Middlesex, MA
1676
October 11, 1676
Age 41
Malden, Middlesex, MA, USA