Information on George Ham's, 1748-1828 [Ham-975], first wife.

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George Ham's first wife reportedly was ‘Forty Wife’, mother of Joshua Ham. She was born in 1753. They married in 1769. Not much is known about Forty Wife. She was supposedly an American Indian (Cherokee Tribe) that George met and married. Later she reportedly moved to Illinois before George’s marriage to his second wife. Unfortunately I have no documentation supporting these rumors, just vague history passed down through family member to family member. If this story is true it would explain the age differences between Joshua Ham and his other siblings, about 9 years, born to George's second wife Rachel Garvin. It’s obvious that Joshua was born before his father’s marriage to Rachel Garvin. Does anyone have additional information or documentation to support this theory? Any information would be appreciated. Thank you.

George Ham [Ham-975]     Spouse:   Rachel Garvin [Garvin-406]

Joshua Ham [Ham-1151]    Spouse:  Mary E. Williams [Williams-47252]
in Genealogy Help by Tom Wehrman G2G Rookie (190 points)
Babb, Josephimageimage 130043741
b. 1853 d. 1904
Ham Homestead Burial Grou... 
Strafford
Strafford County
New Hampshire, USA
 
Babb, Melvinaimageimage 130043747
b. 1855 d. 1929
Ham Homestead Burial Grou... 
Strafford
Strafford County
New Hampshire, USA
 
Gile, Leoimageimage 130043794
b. 1893 d. 1893
Ham Homestead Burial Grou... 
Strafford
Strafford County
New Hampshire, USA
 
Gile, Leonimageimage 130043804
b. 1893 d. 1893
Ham Homestead Burial Grou... 
Strafford
Strafford County
New Hampshire, USA
 
Gile, Mattie M. L.imageimage 130043775
b. 1875 d. 1897
Ham Homestead Burial Grou... 
Strafford
Strafford County
New Hampshire, USA
 
Ham, George, Jrimageimageimageimage 130043627
b. Jan. 20, 1788 d. May 9, 1879
Ham Homestead Burial Grou... 
Strafford
Strafford County
New Hampshire, USA
 
Ham, Georgeimageimageimageimage 130043481
b. Oct. 30, 1748 d. Mar. 15, 1828
Ham Homestead Burial Grou... 
Strafford
Strafford County
New Hampshire, USA
 
Ham, John Pimageimage 130044113
b. unknown d. Apr. 6, 1852
Ham Homestead Burial Grou... 
Strafford
Strafford County
New Hampshire, USA
 
Ham, Julia Aimageimage 130043908
b. unknown d. unknown
Ham Homestead Burial Grou... 
Strafford
Strafford County
New Hampshire, USA
 
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Ham, Julla Annimageimage 130043993
b. unknown d. Jun. 22, 1845Ham Homestead Burial Grou... 
Strafford
Strafford County
New Hampshire, USA
Ham, Markimageimageimageimage 130043703
b. Jun. 22, 1816 d. Apr. 7, 1913Ham Homestead Burial Grou... 
Strafford
Strafford County
New Hampshire, USA
Ham, Martha Leightonimageimage 130043669
b. 1787 d. Nov. 1, 1866Ham Homestead Burial Grou... 
Strafford
Strafford County
New Hampshire, USA
Ham, Mary A Welchimageimage 130043719
b. Sep. 15, 1821 d. Aug. 6, 1894Ham Homestead Burial Grou... 
Strafford
Strafford County
New Hampshire, USA
Ham, Nancyimageimage 130043861
b. Feb., 1791 d. Mar. 6, 1819Ham Homestead Burial Grou... 
Strafford
Strafford County
New Hampshire, USA
Ham, Rachel Garvinimageimage 130043562
b. 1747 d. Jul. 1, 1834Ham Homestead Burial Grou... 
Strafford
Strafford County
New Hampshire, USA
Ham, Tristramimageimage 130043955
b. unknown d. Jun. 19, 1849Ham Homestead Burial Grou... 
Strafford
Strafford County
New Hampshire, USA
Ham, William M.imageimage 130044027
b. 1852 d. Aug. 5, 1854Ham Homestead Burial Grou... 
Strafford
Strafford County
New Hampshire, USA
Unknown, Abbie M.imageimageimageimage 130043889
b. unknown d. unknownHam Homestead Burial Grou... 
Strafford
Strafford County
New Hampshire, USA

2 Answers

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George Ham

Birth:  Oct. 30, 1748
Portsmouth
Rockingham County
New Hampshire, USA
Death:  Mar. 15, 1828
Strafford
Strafford County
New Hampshire, USA
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George is a Patriot of the American Revolution 
 
Family links: 
 Spouse:
  Rachel Garvin Ham (1747 - 1834)*
 
 Children:
  George Ham (1788 - 1879)*
  Nancy Ham (1791 - 1819)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Ham Homestead Burial Ground 
Strafford
Strafford County
New Hampshire, USA
 
Created by: Karen (Howard) Blood
Record added: May 19, 2014 
Find A Grave Memorial# 130043481

George Ham
by Frank Gill G2G Astronaut (1.9m points)
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Tom,

I know a little bit about your Ham family's origins before they were in Pendleton District, SC. They actually came from Randolph County, NC, which is why Joshua Ham was able to "witness" the Battle of Guilford Courthouse. It is likely that Joshua's father was named Nehemiah Ham. Nehemiah accompanied him to Pendleton District and was quite a bit older. Also coming with them were some Williams family members on Mary's side. I connect through the Williams. There was Isaac Williams and Edward Williams, in particular. I actually have Joshua's name on one document here in Randolph County, NC -- a road assignment. But he left when he was quite young. This came to mind today because I actually found an atDNA match for my father descended from Joshua's son James. The link, however, is probably through Mary Williams. I descend from a Williams family in the very same area of the county and all of them are proven connected by yDNA. Write to me if you want to know more. Civilisation75@yahoo.com.
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