Lt. Phineas Upham

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Lt. Phineas Upham

Also Known As: "Phineas /Upham/", "Lt."
Birthplace: Weymouth, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, Colonial America
Death: circa October 08, 1676 (33-49)
Malden, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, Colonial America (Wounds received in war)
Place of Burial: Malden, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Dea. John Upham and Elizabeth Upham
Husband of Ruth Upham
Father of Phineus Upham, II; Elizabeth Greene; Deacon Phineas Upham, II; Sgt. Nathaniel Upham; Ruth Upham and 4 others
Brother of John Upham, Jr.; Nathaniel Upham; Elizabeth Welch; Hannah Upham; Mary Whittemore and 2 others

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 20, 1635
Weymouth, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, Colonial America
Malden, Middlesex County, Massachusetts
May 22, 1659
May 22, 1659
Malden, Middlesex County, Massachusetts
Malden, Middlesex County, Massachusetts
January 1664
Malden, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States
December 9, 1666
Malden, Middlesex, MA
November 1668
Malden, Middlesex, MA
Malden, Middlesex, MA