Shubael Gorham

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Shubael Gorham

Barnstable, Barnstable County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 7 Aug 1750 (aged 82)
Barnstable, Barnstable County, Massachusetts, USA
Burial Unknown
Memorial ID 103847963 · View Source
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Wife's Name: Puella (sometimes called "Priscilla") Hussey
Puella in Latin, means "girl".

Puella Hussey,daughter of Stephen Hussey and Martha Bunker Hussey, was born 10th Day,10th Month,1677,probably at Sherburne.

Shubael and Puella are My 8th Great GrandFather and GrandMother on my Maternal side.

(below christening info added here: 23 April 2013)
Christening: After 21 October 1667

Source:(AFN: 8M55-OR)

Shubael, Born 21 October 1667 to John Gorham and Desire Howland in Barnstable,Barnstable,Massachusetts.

When his Father died,Shubael was given an extra share of money from his father's estate to receive an education in a "Learned Profession", but chose instead to become a house carpenter,and later on built a tavern in Barnstable,Massachusetts.

Shubael was a minor when his father,John Gorham died,and John's brother, James was chosen as his guardian.

Shubael Gorham and Puella Hussey were married in May 1695.

But, as Shubael,his family,and his friends were sailing on their way to the wedding in Nantucket,Massachusetts they were taken prisoner and robbed by a French shallop.

The "will" that Shubael had was dated 23 September 1748. And on 7 August 1750 the "will" was proved.

Towards the end of Shubael's life he was judged to, not be of sound mind and his son-in-law James Lovell,Jr. was appointed as his legal guardian on 8 July 1749.

1) The International Genealogical Index (the records were extracted from the original source by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints).
2)The database of the Eliza Starbuck Barney Genealogical Record, The Nantucket Historical Association and(created from the records collected by Eliza Starbuck Barney (1802-1889).

If anyone has information as to his correct burial site,please contact me through the Edit button at top right of this page. After your provided info is verified,your Name and Member Number will be added as person providing the information. Thank you, "J.R."

I consider my entries to be "works in progress" and welcome any information that you might have that will enhance an entry. Especially,this entry,since Shubael is one of my Ancestors.I will be adding info as I verify it.


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  • Created by: J.R. Richardson
  • Added: 20 Jan 2013
  • Find a Grave Memorial 103847963
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Shubael Gorham (21 Oct 1667–7 Aug 1750), Find a Grave Memorial no. 103847963, ; Maintained by J.R. Richardson (contributor 47748796) Unknown.