Information and application for membership to the Upham Family Society. Photo is of the Phineas Upham House.
From the Family History of John Upham In deciding upon the antiquity of this word, we must first ascertain if it be a compound or a primitive word. It might be formed by uniting the Anglo Saxon words: “Up, an adjective, signifying exalted, high, elatus,” and ” Ham in the names of places denoting a […]
John Upham was born during the latter part of the reign of Queen Elizabeth, in the year 1597. On the second day of September, 1635, he was admitted freeman in Weymouth, Massachusetts. I conjecture that he came from England with Mr. Joseph Hull, a minister who, with twenty-one families, settled in Weymouth in 1635. As […]
This is the second part of the introduction to “The Descendants of John Upham of Massachusetts.” (Read part one). While care has been taken with a view to accuracy, the work goes to the publisher with a fore-knowledge that numerous errors must be discovered with the appearance of the book. My hope is, that among […]
This is the first part of the introduction to “The Descendants of John Upham of Massachusetts”: This genealogy has as its foundation the little book published in 1845 by Dr. Albert G. Upham, entitled “Notices of John Upham and his Descendants ; ” and an incomplete, but very important Upham genealogy, showing many of the […]
Click here for part 2 “We have then, in a more or less satisfactory manner, indicated the time and cause of the assumption of this surname. We shall now merely allude to the fact that the ‘de’ was omitted at an early period, and the name received its present form. This change took place previous […]
Click here for part 1 “Forty or fifty years subsequent to the date of this entry on the charter rolls, we find from the Hundred Rolls, Temp. Henry III. And Edward I., vol. 2, p.240 (these rolls contain inquisitions taken in pursuance to a special commission, issued under the Great Seal. This inquisition was taken […]
This house was built by Phineas Upham in the town of Melrose, Massachusetts in 1703. Phineas was the great-grandson of colonist John Upham.
Very little of value has yet been learned concerning this interesting matter, though it is believed there is considerable which might be. Dr. Upham – in the “Notices” – said: “During a brief sojourn in England, in 1844, I became satisfied that, with sufficient leisure for the purpose, much information might be obtained in relation […]