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Joshua Mecham
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Birth: Feb. 23, 1802
Grafton County
New Hampshire, USA
Death: Mar. 29, 1840
Sangamon County
Illinois, USA

Son of Joshua Mecham and Permelia Chapman Mecham. Husband of Elizabeth Harmon Mecham. Father of Elizabeth Mecham Bectell.
The following is from Mormons in Erie county PA, 1832-1833.

Joshua Mecham
Born 23 Feb 1802 in Canaan, Crafton, NH to Joshua Mecham and Permelia Chapman. Siblings were: Samuel, Permelia, Edward, Moses Worthen, Elizabeth, Ephraim, Caleb, Lewis. The family moved from New Hampshire to New York, and then
on south to Mercer and Erie counties in PA. They arrived about 1827. Joshua married Lucina Harmon daughter of Martin Harmon and Tryphena Poole in 1835. She is sister of many on this baptismal list. Joshua and Lucina are parents of Daniel, Lorenzo Dow, and Elizabeth Lucina. Joshua took sick and died when a probable member of Zion's Camp (See
Alpheus Harmon) near Sangamon county, Illinois. His widow, Lucina is on the 1840 Census in Sangamon county with two children. Lucina lived next to her brother Jesse and near Stephen, Lewis, and Joseph Mecham--relatives of her husband. Joseph Mecham was baptized in Nauvoo for John
Lord -relationship Grandson. Lucina died 5 Oct 1845 leaving her children orphans. Joshua's siblings married Erie county people including Ball, Derby, and Wells families. 
Family links: 
  Joshua Mecham (1773 - 1846)
  Permelia Chapman Mecham (1777 - 1866)
  Elizabeth Lucina Harmon Mecham (1800 - 1845)
  Elizabeth Lucina Mecham Bectell (1836 - 1903)*
  Samuel Chapman Mecham (1798 - 1882)*
  Permelia Mecham Eldridge (1800 - 1868)*
  Joshua Mecham (1802 - 1840)
  Edward Mecham (1802 - 1895)*
  Leonidas Moses Worthen Mecham (1804 - 1878)*
  Ephraim Mecham (1808 - 1891)*
  Caleb Meacham (1810 - 1852)**
  Lewis Mecham (1814 - 1895)*
*Calculated relationship
Non-Cemetery Burial
Specifically: Disposition of remains unknown
Created by: Ross Adam Wood Sr.
Record added: Aug 09, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 74681001
Joshua Mecham
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- Trudy
 Added: Mar. 29, 2016
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