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Desire Howland Gorham
Birth: May 22, 1627
Plymouth
Plymouth County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Oct. 13, 1683
Barnstable
Barnstable County
Massachusetts, USA

Daughter of Mayflower passengers John Howland and Elizabeth Tilly, and grand daughter of Mayflower passengers John Tilly and Joan Rogers, she married John Gorham, son of Ralph Gorham and Margaret Stephenson, about 1643. Between them they had 11 children;
Desire Gorham 16441700
Temperance Gorham 16461715
Elizabeth Gorham 16481684
James Gorham 16501707
Lieut. Col. John Gorham 1651-1716
Joseph Gorham 16531726
Jabez Gorham 16561725
Mercy Gorham 1658
Lydia Gorham 16611744
Hannah Gorham 1663
Shubael Gorham

Also had a daughter:
Hannah Gorham Whillden or Whilldin
Born: 11/28/1663
Died: 1728
Hannah and her husband, Joseph Whillden or Whilldin, settled in Cape May, New Jersey.

Source:
http://archive.org/details/mayflowerpilgrim02howe 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  John Howland (1591 - 1672)
  Elizabeth Tilley Howland (1607 - 1687)
 
 Spouse:
  John Gorham (1620 - 1676)*
 
 Children:
  Desire Gorham Hawes (1644 - 1700)*
  Temperance Gorham Baxter (1646 - 1715)*
  Elizabeth Gorham Hallett (1648 - 1683)*
  James Gorham (1650 - 1707)*
  John Gorham (1651 - 1715)*
  Joseph Gorham (1654 - 1726)*
  Jabez Gorham (1656 - 1726)*
  Mercy Gorham Denison (1658 - 1725)*
  Lydia Gorham Thacher (1661 - 1744)*
  Shubael Gorham (1667 - 1750)*
 
 Siblings:
  John Howland (1627 - 1704)*
  Desire Howland Gorham (1627 - 1683)
  Hope Howland Chipman (1629 - 1683)*
  Elizabeth Howland Dickinson (1631 - 1692)*
  Lydia Howland Brown (1633 - 1711)*
  Hannah Howland Bosworth (1637 - 1705)*
  Joseph Howland (1640 - 1704)*
  Jabez Howland (1644 - 1712)*
  Ruth Howland Cushman (1646 - 1679)*
  Isaac Howland (1649 - 1723)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Cobb's Hill Cemetery (East and West)
Barnstable
Barnstable County
Massachusetts, USA
 
Created by: Ryan D. Curtis
Record added: Mar 29, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 18676934
Desire <i>Howland</i> Gorham
Added by: Roy Short
 
Desire <i>Howland</i> Gorham
Added by: Roy Short
 
Desire <i>Howland</i> Gorham
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So honored to a 9th great-grandson of yours! My you rest in peace forever.Dean Holt
- Mayflower#132020
 Added: May. 22, 2016

- Cj Hayden Swank
 Added: Apr. 14, 2016
My 9th Great Grandmother
- Stephen Crawford
 Added: Mar. 20, 2016
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