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Jabez Lapham (abt. 1805 - 1843)

Capt [uncertain] Jabez "Jabes" Lapham
Born about in Marshfield, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United Statesmap
Ancestors ancestors
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married 4 Dec 1842 (to Dec 1843) in Marshfield, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United Statesmap
Died in Marshfield, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United Statesmap
Profile last modified | Created 17 Sep 2019
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JABEZ LAPHAM was born in June 1805 in Marshfield Massachusetts, (17 Jun 1805) to Jabez Shurtleff Lapham, and Pamelia (Joyce) Lapham. [1]


Married Hannah Mitchell 4 Dec 1842 in Marshfield, Massachusetts. [2]

  1. Elisha Winslow Lapham, b. 28 Jan 1844 [3]; m. Ella Franklin Damon, 12 Feb 1867 at Providence, Rhode Island [4] ; d. 17 Oct 1918 [5][6]


1843 - Wheelwright, at time of death [7]


He passed away in December, 1843 at Marshfield, Massachusetts, age 38 yrs, 6 mos, of Typhus Fever [7][A], and is buried at the Plainville Cemetery, Marshfield [8].

Research Notes

A. Jabez is refered to as "Capt" on the record. Also listed as "family" on his death record [7] is Mrs Pamela Lapham, widow of Jonathan Joyce, age 69, and Miss Lucy Lapham, unmarried, age 31, both died of Typhus Fever, December 25th.


  1. "Descendants of William Shurtleff of Plymouth...", Benjamin Shurtleff, Revere Massachusetts, 1912; v1, pg 123
  2. Hannah Mitchell (Lapham) Stetson's Find A Grave: Memorial #72017611
  3. "Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915," database, FamilySearch (10 February 2018), Jabez Lapham in entry for Elisha Lapham, 28 Jan 1844; citing MARSHFIELD, PLYMOUTH, MASSACHUSETTS, ; FHL microfilm 0496621 IT 2
  4. "Rhode Island Town Marriages Index, 1639-1916," database, FamilySearch (accessed 17 September 2019), Jabez Lapham in entry for Elisha Winslow Lapham and Ella Franklin Damon, 12 Feb 1867; citing Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, United States, town halls, Rhode Island, and Rhode Island Historical Society, Providence; FHL microfilm 914,407
  5. "Massachusetts State Vital Records, 1841-1920," database with images, FamilySearch (13 March 2018), Hannah Mitchell in entry for Elish Winslow Lapham, 17 Oct 1918; citing Death, Needham, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States, certificate number 102, page 296, State Archives, Boston
  6. Elisha's Find A Grave: Memorial #140850858
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 "Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915", database with images, FamilySearch (25 February 2019), Jabez Lapham, 1843
  8. Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed 17 September 2019), memorial page for Jabez Lapham (17 Jun 1805–30 Dec 1843), Find A Grave: Memorial #142616460, citing Plainville Cemetery, Marshfield, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by James Bianco (contributor 47745493)

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He does show up in Family Search with copies of the records. I used FAG to fill on some holes, but your information about him makes more research necessary.Thanks for pointing it out.


posted by Roy Lamberton
This Jabez doesn't show up in "Laphams in America" compiled and written by Bertha Bortle Beal Aldridge Victor NY 1932-1953. However, according to FAG his father was Jabez Shurtleff Lapham b 5 Sep 1770, who does (pg 414). The list of children there does not include Jabez so another source should be found because neither LiA nor FAG is 100% reliable although both are pretty good and very useful.
posted by Jennifer Lapham

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