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Col John Gorham

Col John Gorham

Birth
Marshfield, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 11 Nov 1715 (aged 64)
Barnstable, Barnstable County, Massachusetts, USA
Burial Barnstable, Barnstable County, Massachusetts, USA
Plot Cobb's Hill East
Memorial ID 9423090 · View Source
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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 King Philip's War (Narragansett 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

Descendant of John Howland


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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


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  • Maintained by: Nareen, et al
  • Originally Created by: Kevin Murphy
  • Added: 5 Sep 2004
  • Find A Grave Memorial 9423090
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Col John Gorham (20 Feb 1651–11 Nov 1715), Find A Grave Memorial no. 9423090, citing Cobb's Hill Cemetery (East and West), Barnstable, Barnstable County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by Nareen, et al (contributor 46613568) .