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 Desire <I>Howland</I> Gorham

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Desire Howland Gorham

  • Birth 22 May 1627 Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, USA
  • Death 13 Oct 1683 Barnstable, Barnstable County, Massachusetts, USA
  • Burial Barnstable, Barnstable County, Massachusetts, USA
  • Memorial ID 18676934

Daughter of Mayflower passengers John Howland and Elizabeth Tilly, and grand daughter of Mayflower passengers John Tilly and Joan Rogers, she married John Gorham, son of Ralph Gorham and Margaret Stephenson, about 1643. Between them they had 11 children;
Desire Gorham 1644–1700
Temperance Gorham 1646–1715
Elizabeth Gorham 1648–1684
James Gorham 1650–1707
Lieut. Col. John Gorham 1651-1716
Joseph Gorham 1653–1726
Jabez Gorham 1656–1725
Mercy Gorham 1658–
Lydia Gorham 1661–1744
Hannah Gorham 1663–
Shubael Gorham

Also had a daughter:
Hannah Gorham Whillden or Whilldin
Born: 11/28/1663
Died: 1728
Hannah and her husband, Joseph Whillden or Whilldin, settled in Cape May, New Jersey.


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  • Created by: Ryan D. Curtis
  • Added: 29 Mar 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 18676934
  • Mayflower Pilgrim 332
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Desire Howland Gorham (22 May 1627–13 Oct 1683), Find A Grave Memorial no. 18676934, citing Cobb's Hill Cemetery (East and West), Barnstable, Barnstable County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by Ryan D. Curtis (contributor 46858513) .