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Jabez Gorham
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Birth: Aug. 3, 1656
Barnstable
Barnstable County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: 1726
Yarmouth
Barnstable County
Massachusetts, USA

~MY ANCESTOR~
The son of CAPT. JOHN & DESIRE (HOWLAND) GORHAM, Jabez Gorham married HANNAH (STURGIS) GRAY, widow of John Gray, on December 23, 1667 in Barnstable, Mass.

The family removed from Barnstable to Bristol, Rhode Island. He was present at the first town meeting in Bristol where he was voted as an inhabitant, can be found in the 1689 Bristol Census, and on July 6, 1696, he became a member of the Congregational Church of Bristol.

Jabez was a yeoman. His will was dated March 16, 1724/5 of Bristol. His wife, Hannah, is named as well as "eldest son Jabez Gorham"; also sons Isaac, Joseph & Benjamin; daughter, Elizabeth wife of Shobael Baxter; and grandsons, Edward, William & Samuel Downs. Hannah & son, Benjamin, were named executors. He died between the date of his will and May 18, 1725, when his son, ISAAC GORHAM, of the New Haven Colony of Conn. gave a receipt of his portion of the estate of his father.
 
 
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 Parents:
  John Gorham (1620 - 1676)
  Desire Howland Gorham (1627 - 1683)
 
 Spouse:
  Hannah Sturgis Gorham (1654 - 1736)
 
 Children:
  Hannah Gorham (1677 - 1695)*
  Jabez Gorham (1683 - 1745)*
  Isaac Gorham (1689 - 1739)*
  John Gorham (1690 - 1717)*
  Joseph Gorham (1692 - 1773)*
 
 Siblings:
  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)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
East Burial Ground
Bristol
Bristol County
Rhode Island, USA
 
Created by: Nareen, et al
Record added: Mar 17, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 34924788
 

Respect to my 2x 8th great grandfather and 2x 8th great uncle.
- sweetpea
 Added: Jul. 28, 2014

- Gloria
 Added: Mar. 13, 2014
In memory of my ancestor.
- Dragonfly
 Added: May. 27, 2013
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