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Ichabod Meacham

Birth
Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 26 Feb 1766 (aged 86)
Enfield, Hartford County, Connecticut, USA
Burial Body lost or destroyed, Specifically: Unknown
Memorial ID 153637585 View Source
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Ichabod Meacham was born 11 Jun 1679 (changed to 11 Aug 1679 per NOTE below) to Isaac & Deborah (Browning) Meacham in Salem, Essex, MA.

He married Elizabeth Williams and they had the following 11 known children:

--Isaac (twin #1) b abt 3-13-1710 d 3-13-1710--died at birth

--Twin #2 b abt 3-13-1710 d 3-13-1710--died at birth

--Keziah Meacham b abt 2-7-1712 d 1812 Married Jacob Phelps

--Elizabeth Meacham b 24 Aug 1713 d Unknown

--Deborah (twin) Meacham b 21 Aug 1716 d 13 Oct 1716

--Isaac (#2-twin) Meacham b 21 Aug 1716 d abt 1816
Married 1) Abigail Seeley; 2nd) Lydia Blanchard

--Sarah Meacham b 1 Feb 1719 d 23 Jul 1800 Married Moses Phelps

--Mary Meacham b 20 Apr 1723 d 1767 Married John Tiffany

--Ichabod (II) Meacham b 20 Feb 1725/26 d 1826 Married Hannah Rebecca (maiden name unknown)

--John Meacham b 18 Dec 1728 d 28 Feb 1812 Married Lucia Parsons

--Tammason (Tasmin) Meacham b 21 Feb 1731/32 d 16 Feb 1811 Married Reuben (Major) Read
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Ichabod Meacham died 26 Feb 1766 in Enfield, Hartford, CT and is believed to be buried there with his wife, Elizabeth.
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NOTE: Some information here is from the extensive genealogical manuscripts of one of Ichabod's descendants, Laura Idah (Meacham) Strobridge #129910701 (1855-1932)

Laura was the only daughter of Phebe Amelia (Craiger) and George Washington Meacham. At an early age, Laura became interested in genealogy; particularly the Meacham genealogy. At her death, her heirs, not being particularly interested in her work, sold or gave her manuscripts containing over 46,000 names to "THE CONNECTICUT HISTORICAL SOCIETY", Hartford, CT. The Society occupies rooms in the Wadsworth Antheneum at 624 Main St, Hartford, CT. This location is adjacent to the State Library.

NOTE:
from FAG Contributor #47509227: "The person who sent you the note giving the birthday as 11 June has no understanding of Old Style dating. The year began on March 25, hence the 6th month was indeed August. Not until 1752 did the Brits accept the Gregorian calendar. The Puritans didn’t like pagan names for the months, thus the use of numbers."

Hence, the Birth date has been adjusted from 11 Jun 1679 to
11 Aug 1679,


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