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Col John Gorham
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Birth: Feb. 20, 1651
Death: Nov. 11, 1715

History of New England during the Stuart Dynasty, by John Gorham Palfrey, Vol. 4, Boston: Little, Brown & Co, 1888, p. 269:
"Ineffective expedition of Major Church 1704, May.
Major Church was placed in command of an expedition expected to operate vigously in the eastern country. Three ships of war conveyed thirty-six whale-boats, besides fourteen transports, which conveyed five hundred and fifty men. John Gorham, son of the officer of the same name owned one of the two Plymouth companies in Philip's war, was second in command and had charge of the whale-boats."

Served in the French & Indian War.
Deputy for Barnstable in 1702
Commissioned to Colonel on Mrch 18, 1703/4.
From 1711 to 1714, appointed Justice of the Court of Common Pleas.
He married Mary Otis on Feb. 24, 1673/4 in Hingham, Plymouth Co., MA.
Their children:

John Gorham (1675-1679)
Temperance (Gorham) Clapp (1678-1768), m. Stephen Clapp
Mary (Gorham) Hinckley (1680-1748), m. Joseph Hinckley
Stephen Gorham (1683-1743), m. Elizabeth Gardner
Shubael Gorham (1686-1745, m. Mary Thatcher
John Gorham (1688-1769), m. Prudence Crocker
Thankful (Gorham) Fuller (1689-1732), m. John Fuller
Job Gorham (1692-1762), m. Desire Dimmock
Mercy (Gorham) Bourne (1695-1782), Sylvanus Bourne 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  John Gorham (1620 - 1676)
  Desire Howland Gorham (1623 - 1683)
 
 Spouse:
  Mary Otis Gorham (1653 - 1732)*
 
 Children:
  Temperance Gorham Clapp (1678 - 1756)*
  Mary Gorham Hinckley (1680 - 1748)*
  Stephen Gorham (1683 - 1743)*
  Shubael Gorham (1686 - 1745)*
  Job Gorham (1692 - 1762)*
  Mercy Gorham Bourne (1695 - 1782)*
 
 Siblings:
  Desire Gorham Hawes (1644 - 1700)*
  Temperance Howland 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
 
Inscription:
HERE LYES THE BODY OF THE
HONOURED JOHN GORHAM, ESQ.
COLL. OF THE REGIMENT AND ONE
OF HIS MAJESTIES JUSTICES OF THE PIEASE
IN THE COUNTY OF BARNSTABLE, WHO
DEPARTED THIS LIFE, NOV. THE 11TH 1715,
IN THE 65TH YEAR OF HIS AGE.

Here Lyes a Valient Soldier and A Saint
A Judge, A Justice, Whom no Vice could taint
A Perfect Lover of His Countrys cause,
Their Lives, Religion, Properties and Laws,
Who in His Young, yea, very Youthful Years,
Took up His Sword, with Philip and His Peers,
And when that Prince and His black Regiment
Were all Subdued, He could not be content
to take ... West
But in a ... the rest

Here lyes likewise Interred
Beneath this Stone
MARY, Consort of the late
Colo JOHN GORHAM,
who died April 1st 1732.

The Sweet Remembrance of the Just
Shall flourish when they Sleep in Dust.

The original inscription is beneath.
Erected by his descendants; - P. C. BROOKS
SHEPHERD BROOKS, & FRANCIS BROOKS
1888
 
Burial:
Cobb's Hill Cemetery (East and West)
Barnstable
Barnstable County
Massachusetts, USA
Plot: Cobb's Hill East
 
Maintained by: Nareen, et al
Originally Created by: Kevin Murphy
Record added: Sep 05, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 9423090
Col John Gorham
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Col John Gorham
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