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Phineas Upham, I

Also Known As: "Phineas /Upham/", "Lt."
Birthplace: Weymouth, Norfolk, MA, USA
Death: Died in Malden, Middlesex, MA, USA
Cause of death: Wounds received in war
Place of Burial: Malden, , Ma
Immediate Family:

Son of Dea. John Upham; John Upham; Elizabeth Upham and Elizabeth Slade
Husband of Ruth Upham
Father of Elizabeth Greene; Deacon Phineas Upham II; Sgt. Nathaniel Upham; Ruth Upham; John Upham and 3 others
Brother of John Upham, Jr.; Elizabeth Welch; Hannah Upham; Mary Whittemore; Priscilla Crosswell and 1 other
Half brother of Nathaniel Upham

Occupation: Lieutenant, soldier
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About Lt. Phineas Upham


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

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