Descendants of James Meacham
1.REV. JAMES MEACHAM(LEWIS6, JOEL5, BENJAMIN4, ISAAC3, ISAAC2, JEREMIAH1) was born 10 Aug 1810 in Rutland, Rutland, VT, and died 23 Aug 1856 in Middlebury, Addison, VT.He married (1) CAROLINE BOTTUM 17 May 1842 in Middlebury, Addison, VT.She was born 1820, and died 02 Jun 1843 in New Haven, Addison, VT.He married (2) MARY GIFFORD 20 Feb 1845 in New Haven, Addison, VT, daughter of IRA GIFFORD and LUCIA FULLER.She was born 16 Dec 1821 in New Haven, Addison, VT, and died 30 Dec 1884 in Middlebury, Addison, VT.
Notes for REV. JAMES MEACHAM:
Graduate of Middlebury College - BA 1832, MA 1835 - Clergyman, Teacher, Representative in Congress.
Marriage (1st): Married by Rev. Thomas A. Merrill [Vital Records of VT].
1850 VT: Middlebury, Addison County, p.168.
James Meacham 40 VT Rep in Congress
Mary T.29 VT
Burial: West Cemetery, Middlebury, Addison County, VT (age 46y) [Vital Records of VT].
Notes for CAROLINE BOTTUM:
Burial: Evergreen Cemetery, New Haven, Addison County, VT [Vital Records of VT].
Child of JAMES MEACHAM and CAROLINE BOTTUM is:
i. ELIAS B. MEACHAM, b. 04 Mar 1840, New Haven, Addison, VT; d. 04 Sep 1844, New Haven, Addison, VT.
Burial: Evergreen Cemetery [Vital Records of VT].
Children of JAMES MEACHAM and MARY GIFFORD are:
ii. EMMA P. MEACHAM, b. Middlebury, Addison, VT; m. WILLIAM H. DAVIS, 22 Oct 1879, Burlington, Chittenden, VT.
Married by Rev. L.O. Brastour, Congregational Church [Vital Records of VT].
iii. LEWIS S. MEACHAM, b. Jun 1846, New Haven, Addison, VT; d. 02 Oct 1878, Chicago, Cook, IL.
Notes for LEWIS S. MEACHAM:
Death: Aged 32y.
Death:Who is the Lewis Meacham whose death was reported 18 June 1868 - Chicago Tribune and Chicago Times???
From misc. notes:
In memoriam: Lewis S. Meacham born at New Haven, VT about 1846 died at Chicago Oct 2, 1878. He was a founder of the Sons of Vermont, calling upon the natives of VT residing in Chicago, to assemble at the Sherman House in January 1877 to consider the formation of a society of native Vermonters residing in the West. He was the son of James Meacham of New Haven and Middlebury, VT, a Congregational minister, Professor at Middlebury College and the Representative in Congress from that district from 1849 to 1856. He went to school at Amherst, Mass and at Middlebury, VT. At the outbreak of the war he enlisted as a private in a VT regiment. A year later he re enlisted in the New York Highlanders, rising to rank of 1st Lt.After being mustered out, he acted as tutor in Christian College, Sullivan County, Indiana. He came to Chicago and was proofreader for the "Chicago Times" and then for the "Tribune". In Dec 1871 he was appointed private secretary by the Mayor of Chicago. In 1872 he went to Burlington, VT and with his uncle, Mr. Gifford, started a brush factory. That proved unsuccessful and in 1873 he went to Colorado to go into the sheep raising business. In 1874 he went back to Vermont and became local editor of the "Rutland Herald". He returned to Chicago in the Spring of 1875 and worked again on the "Tribune".