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  Gorham, New York - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Town of Gorham is at the south border of the county.
The town was created at the same time as the county (1789) as the "Town of Easton." The town changed its name to "Lincoln" in 1806, and adopted the current name, the name of an early proprietor, in 1807.
Gorham -- The hamlet of Gorham is near the east town line on Route 245.
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 Nathan Gorham   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Gorham, an eldest child, was born in 1738 at Charlestown, MA, into an old Bay Colony family of modest means.
Gorham and Phelps quickly succeeded in clearing Indian title to 2,600,000 acres in the eastern section of the grant and sold much of it to settlers.
Gorham died in 1796 at the age of 58 and is buried at the Phipps Street Cemetery in Charlestown, MA.
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 Nathaniel Gorham - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Nathaniel Gorham (May 27, 1738 – June 11, 1796) was the eighth President of the United States in Congress assembled, under the Articles of Confederation.
Phelps and Gorham were unable to fulfill their contract in full to Massachusetts, so in 1790, they surrendered back to Massachusetts that portion of the lands which remained under the Indian title, namely, the land west of the Genesee.
Gorham died in Charlestown in 1796, having made a fortune in real estate in the northwestern parts of Massachusetts.
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 History of Gorham, New York
However, without here making more detailed statements concerning the pioneer families of Gorham, the attention of the reader is directed to another department of this volume, wherein will be found further allusion to the early settlers of Gorham, and as well to their descendants and some of the later generations of inhabitants of the town.
On the Gorham side of the village the generally called public institutions are the cemetery and the M. Church property, while the Congregational church is south of but very close to the line.
However, on the separation of Hopewell from the mother town, and the annexation of a large territory from Canandaigua, the Gorham thus constituted was redistricted according to the convenience of the inhabitants.
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 Nathaniel Gorham
Nathaniel Gorham was a self-made businessman who contributed significantly to the success of the Revolution by assuming an important role as a civilian in the management of his state's military affairs.
Gorham also was a delegate to Massachusetts' first constitutional convention (1779-80) and represented his community in the upper (1780) and lower (1781-87) houses of the new state legislature, serving several terms as speaker of the lower house.
Gorham was a key participant in Massachusetts' struggle for ratification, won only when Gorham and other Federalists proposed possible amendments to the Constitution to attract the moderates who held the deciding votes.
www.army.mil /cmh-pg/books/revwar/ss/gorham.htm   (658 words)

  
 Gorham China   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Gorham is located at 37°43'1" North, 89°29'9" West (37.716897, -89.485804).
Nathaniel Gorham (May 27, 1738 – June 11, 1796) was the eighth President of the United States in Congress assembled, under the Articles of Confederation.
Scott Gorham was the lead guitarist in the rock band Thin Lizzy from Eric Bell's Departure in 1974 until its breakup in 1983.
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 Family Trees of Thomas Jefferson and Other Famous Americans - pafg43 - Generated by Personal Ancestral File
Nathaniel GORHAM was born on 27 May 1738 in Charlestown, Suffolk, Ma.
Nathaniel GORHAM was born on 25 Oct 1763 in Charlestown, Suffolk, Ma.
Rebecca GORHAM was born on 20 Mar 1765 in Charlestown, Suffolk, Ma.
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 Nathaniel, son of Stephen   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
It is assumed by most Wing family historians that Nathaniel was the only surviving child when Oseah died...therefore, he was probably not only an orphan, but there is a good chance that his siblings had already preceded his mother in death.
For his service, Nathaniel is listed as a resident of Sandwich that was granted lands in the Narragansett Grants, the town of Gorham, Maine.
Nathaniel is 40 or 41 years old when he takes his first wife, Sarah, who is 23 years old.
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 Gorham, Nathaniel
Gorham, Nathaniel (1738-1796) Signer of the Constitution: Nathaniel Gorham was born on May 27, 1738, in Charlestown, Massachusetts.
He was a delegate to the Provincial Congress from 1774 to 1775, and a member of the Board of War from 1781 to its dissolution in 1781.
Gorham died in his native town of Charlestown, Massachusetts, on May 27, 1738.
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 Nathaniel Gorham
Gorham never recovered from the insolvency and like Robert Morris in Philadelphia he fell from pinnacle of society and lost his political esteem.
His eldest son, Nathaniel Gorham, died in Canandaigua, New York, 22 October, 1826, was a pioneer settler of this tract, having been placed there in charge of his father's interests.
Another son, Benjamin Gorham, lawyer, born in Charles-town, Massachusetts, 13 February, 1775 ; died in Boston, Massachusetts, 27 September, 1855, was graduated at Harvard in 1795.
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 Nathaniel Gorham   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
When western Massachusetts debtors took up arms, refused to pay their debts, and closed the courts, Gorham predicted worse would follow – his feelings were focused by the fact that was acting in 1786 as president of the Confederation government (a relatively weak and powerless position).
Elected as a Massachusetts delegate to the Constitutional Convention, Gorham, not surprisingly, supported a strong national executive, and as a merchant, was willing to accept southern demands about slavery in order to gain support for the government from the Carolinas and Georgia.
This undated document, in King's handwriting, was probably prepared by Constitutional Convention delegates King and Gorham in response to fellow delegate Elbridge Gerry's letter of 18 October to the Massachusetts General Court giving his objections to the Constitution and explaining why he had not signed it.
fas-history.rutgers.edu /~clemens/NathanielGorhamBiography.html   (1209 words)

  
 Raymond Paddock Gorham Collection #3   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Nathaniel Gorham who drew lot No. 25, was the second son of Shubael and Mary (Sellick) Gorham of Stamford, Conn. and was born about the year 1752.
Sarah (Bostwick) Gorham was buried at Kingston Oct 8, 1837 and Nathaniel Gorham on Feb 9, 1846.
Nathaniel attained the great age of 94 years and there are yet two people living who remember seeing and speaking with him, one of the last of the Loyalist settlers.
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 Phelps_and_Gorham_Purchase
The Phelps and Gorham Purchase was the purchase in 1788 of the pre-emptive right to some 6,000,000 acres (24,000 km²) of land in western New York State for $1,000,000.
This was all land in western New York west of Seneca Lake between Lake Ontario and the Pennsylvania border.
The purchasers were Oliver Phelps and Nathaniel Gorham, both of Massachusetts, and the seller was the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
www.tuxedo-shop.com /search.php?title=Phelps_and_Gorham_Purchase   (733 words)

  
 National Park Service - Signers of the Constitution (Nathaniel Gorham)
Gorham, an eldest child, was born in 1738 at Charlestown, Mass., into an old Bay Colony family of modest means.
The result was a financial crisis that led to Gorham's insolvency—and a fall from the heights of Boston society and political esteem.
Gorham died in 1796 at the age of 58 and is buried at the Phipps Street Cemetery in Charlestown, Mass.
www.cr.nps.gov /history/online_books/constitution/bio17.htm   (512 words)

  
 American Memory from the Library of Congress - Browse by
Nathaniel Gorham to James Madison, April 16, 1789.
Nathaniel Gorham to James Madison, April 20, 1789.
Nathaniel Gorham to James Madison, January 27, 1788.
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 AML-List Review: The Freedom Factor
Following the press conference, one of the major movers behind the bill invites Sherwood to his office, and offers him a major role in its passage, to be followed by a Senate run and, possibly, a run for the White House.
Gorham was one of the original signers of the U.S. Constitution.
Gorham appears to Sherwood in hope that his influence, along with that of his new love interest, would convince him to join the opposition.
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 Nathaniel Gorham
Gorham was the son of a packet-boat operator and member of an Old Bay Colony family of modest means.
During the Gorham's tenure, Congress adopted a monetary system based on the Spanish dollar and established the U.S. Mint.
The major issue of Gorham's administration was the Shays's Rebellion (Aug 1786 - Feb 1787), an uprising in western Massachusetts in opposition to high taxes and stringent economic conditions.
www.gamepuppet.com /presidents/nathaniel-gorham.htm   (211 words)

  
 Ontario History and Genealogy, History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Nathaniel GORHAM of all that part of the State of New York lying west of the preemption line.
It is said of this woman, that when twenty years of age, succeeding an attack of fever which prostrated the rest of the family, she herself was taken down and friends assembled to witness her death.
In the compromise with PHELPS and GORHAM, the lessees were seen to have obtained four townships, the sixth, seventh, and eighth townships of the first range, and the ninth of the second.
www.usgennet.org /usa/ny/county/ontario/history.html   (11194 words)

  
 History of Hopewell, New York
On April 19, 1806, the name was changed to "Lincoln," and still later, April 6, 1807, to Gorharn, being given the latter name in allusion to and in honor of Nathaniel Gorham, one of the proprietors under the Massachusetts pre-emption purchase.
Phelps and Gorham's Purchase." This map is dated 1792 and on it is located a mill on the Canandaigua outlet, at the junction of the Indian path or trail from Geneva through Oaks' Corners with the trail from Canandaigua Lake to the region of Palmyra.
In 1822 the town was set off from Gorham and made a separate civil division of the county, and the first Federal census was made eight years later.
history.rays-place.com /ny/hopewell-ny.htm   (2633 words)

  
 STARFLEET RECORDS - USS MIRANDA PERSONELL FILES   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Nathaniel Gorham was born to parents Jed and Lisa Gorham in Durham, New Hampshire on Earth in 2345.
Gorham lived in remote parts of Canada for a few years before moving to Italy where he took up study in mechanical engineering as a teenager.
Gorham speaks fluent Italian and knows an unusual amount about flora, especially those indigenous to the northeast portion of North America.
www.ussmiranda.com /bios/gorham.htm   (536 words)

  
 Bios P Waukesha County, Wisconsin Genealogy (GenWeb)
Nathaniel Gorham, of Massachusetts Warham Parks, (1752-1801), served as captain, 1775, and as major, 1777.
Nathaniel Gorham, (1738-1796), was a member of the General Court, 1775-6, and of the Board of War, 1778.
Nathaniel Gorham m: Rebecca Call Child of Nathaniel and Rebecca (Call) Gorman Rebecca Gorman to: Warham Parks Child of Warham and Rebecca (Gorman) Parks Rufus Parks to: Harriet Fairservice Child of Rufus and Harriet (Fairservice) Parks Helen to: Erwin Graves
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 Maine Families in 1790, Volume 3   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Children: births VR Hampden 1:374 i Rebeccah, b 17 Apr 1786: m int Hampden 27 Jan 1810 Edmond Wingate of Dixmont who d by Jun 1834 when two minor children were placed under the guardianship of Daniel Emery (Pen Co Probate 7:444, 8:118).
Moses served in the Frctich and Indian Wars and in the Revolution (McLellan's Gorham, Rev War pension #W26005).
Nathaniel moved to Biddeford, to Falmouth, and thence to Gorham where he settled on lot #51, the Whitney Hill area.
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 GORHAM, Nathaniel (1738-1796) Guide to Research Papers   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
A deed of land from Nathaniel Gorham to Oliver Phelps dated June 16, 1795.
The deed was for land in Ontario County situated in the west end of Township 9, Range 5, and along the Genesee River, in Township 9, Range 7.
An appointment from Nathaniel Gorham for John Lowell as Justice of the Peace for fourteen Massachusetts counties.
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 CW Grader
Gorham received minimal education and started his career out as a public notary before winning an election to the colonial legislature.
Nathaniel Gorham, Rufus King, and Caleb Strong were all mostly characterized of being considerate and respectful of the American peop!
Gorham started out representing the American people more than Gerry, often serving roles that he was not adequately trained for, such as a judge for the Middlesex County.
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 Gorham, New York NY, town profile (Ontario County) - hotels, festivals, genealogy, newspapers - ePodunk
Gorham is a town in Ontario County, in the Rochester metro area.
At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Gorham was $20,736, compared with $21,587 nationally.
Median rent in Gorham, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $493.
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 Rochester, Monroe County, New York   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
At the north end of the Morris Reserve, a 87,000 acre (350 km²) triangular shaped tract (the "The Triangle Tract") was sold by Morris to Herman Leroy, William Bayard and John McEvers, while a 100,000 tract due west of the Triangle Tract was sold to the state of Connecticut.
Shortly after concluding the Treaty of Buffalo Creek, Phelps and Gorham gave a 100 acre (0.4 km²) lot within the Mill Yard Tract at the Upper Falls of the Genesee to Ebenezer "Indian" Allen, on condition he build a grist mill and sawmill there by summer 1789 (the "100 Acre Tract").
On November 8, 1803, The Pulteney Association sold the 100 Acre Tract for $1,750, on a five-year land contract, to Col. Nathaniel Rochester(1752-1831), Maj. Charles Carroll, and Col. William Fitzhugh, all of Hagerstown, Maryland.
www.worldhistory.com /wiki/R/Rochester,-Monroe-County,-New-York.htm   (4497 words)

  
 Franklin Pierce
Discerning signs of future distinction in his son Franklin, he gave him an academical education in well-known institutions at Hancock, Francestown, and Exeter, and in 1820 sent him to Bowdoin college, Brunswick, Maine Among the son's class-mates were John P. Hale, his future political rival, Professor Calvin E. Stowe, Sargent S. Prentiss.
His ambition was then of a martial cast, and as an officer in a company of college students he enthusiastically devoted himself to the study of military tactics.
He gave his support to the repeal of the Missouri compromise with great reluctance, and in the belief that the measure would satisfy the south and thus avert from the country the doom of civil war and disunion.
www.franklinpierce.org   (6356 words)

  
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Nathaniel Gorham, John Carnes, Esq., Dr. Charles Jarvis, Hon.
Gorham, who, the day before, had said that that alteration was made to gratify South Carolina.
GORHAM thought the proposed section much in favor of Massachusetts; and if it operated against any state, it was Pennsylvania, because they have more white persons bound than any other.
www.constitution.org /rc/rat_ma.txt   (18526 words)

  
 National Constitution Center: Delegates to the Constitutional Convention   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
As affable as Gerry was cantankerous, Gorham was the son of an old Charlestown family of modest means.
He was a man of good sense though no particular genius, but he spoke often at the Constitutional Convention and served as chairman of the committee of the whole and on the influential Committee of Detail.
A disastrous venture into land speculation kept Gorham out of political life for several years after the Constitution was adopted.
www.constitutioncenter.org /explore/FoundingFathers/Massachusetts.shtml   (957 words)

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