Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Marvin E Lapham in Champaign Illinois

from my email:-

Hi Hugh,

I found the attached Lapham when I downloaded an 1885 Directory for Champaign Illinois from the Internet Archive site and thought you would like the details for your one-name study.

Peter Armstrong

Godsland One Name Study
Researching GODSLAND, GOSLAND, GOSSLAND & similar variants World Wide


dealer in lumber, lath, lime, stone, coal, oak lumber, and southern yellow pine.
on the corner of
Market and University Avenue
in Champaign County, Illinois, in the United States

in 1885


and in 188o on - Family History and Genealogy Records

1880 United States Census Household Record:

Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's BirthplaceMother's Birthplace
Marvin E. LAPHAM Self M Male W 37 MI Lumber Merchant VT VT
Ica H. LAPHAM Wife M Female W 33 MI Keeping House NY NY
Willie H. LAPHAM Son S Male W 10 IL At Home MI MI
Minnie BACCUS Cousin S Female W 22 MI At Home NY VT
Sadie ROBERTS Other S Female W 28 IL Servant VA NC
James W. SMITH Other S Male W 22 DC Servant --- ---

Source Information:
Census Place Champaign, Champaign, Illinois
Family History Library Film 1254179
NA Film Number T9-0179
Page Number 62D

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Lapham-Chase corrections?

some Lapham-Chase corrections - Lapham - Family History & Genealogy Message Board - "Laphams lived in Biddenden and Bethersden, Kent, near Tenterden, where the Tildens lived. The first Lapham who came to MA was Thomas. He came on the ship Hercules in 1634/35 as a employee of Nathaniel Tilden of Tenterden Parish, Kent. Thomas was admitted to Scituate church 24 Apr.1636, where he supported William Witherell as pastor. Thomas signed deeds & his will with a mark, but his Jan.1648/49 estate inventory included 10 books valued at 13s. 4p. The value of his estate, without real estate was L38 4d.

Thomas’ will was dated Jan.1644/45. Did he die 15 Jun.1644 in Kent? On 22 June 1650 His widow, Mary, confirmed his sale to Thomas Hiland of a house and half acre called “Bures Isle” in Tenterden, Kent, near Sir Edward Hale’s house. In June 1651 Mr Hatherley was permitted to prove the will on behalf of Mary, suggesting that Mary Tilden Lapham Bassett had married Timothy Hatherley by that date. The will was finally proved in Oct.1651.

Lapham is spelled Lappam, Lampham, Lepham & Lopham in various records. Have other researchers found different spellings?
Does anyone have additions, corrections or records of this descent?"