Phineas Upham Genealogy

Phineas UPHAM(1) was born on 10 Jun 1682 in Malden, Middlesex, Massachusetts. He died in 1766 in Malden, Middlesex, Massachusetts. LDS AFN:8TH6-ZC. Parents: Phineas UPHAM and Mary MELLEN.

He was married to Tamzen (Thomasin) HILL on 23 Nov 1703 in Malden, Middlesex, Massachusetts. Children were: Tabitha UPHAM, Mary UPHAM, Phineas UPHAM, Timothy UPHAM, Zebediah UPHAM, Isaac UPHAM, Jabez UPHAM, Amos UPHAM, Tamzen UPHAM, Sarah UPHAM, Jacob UPHAM.

Phineas UPHAM(1) was born on 14 Jan 1707/8 in Malden, Middlesex, Massachusetts.

Parents: Phineas UPHAM and Tamzen (Thomasin) HILL. bullet Phineas UPHAM(1) was born on 23 May 1659 in Malden, Middlesex, Massachusetts. He died on 19 Oct 1720 in Malden, Middlesex, Massachusetts. AFT:8KML-T6 Parents: Phineas UPHAM and Ruth WOOD.

He was married to Mary MELLEN between 1682 and 1683 in Malden, Middlesex, Massachusetts. Children were: Phineas UPHAM, Mary UPHAM, Upham JAMES, Mary UPHAM, Ebenezer UPHAM, Jonathan UPHAM, William UPHAM, Elizabeth UPHAM, UPHAM.

Phineas UPHAM(1) was born between 1635 and 1636 in Weymouth, Norfolk Co., Massachusetts. He died on 19 Oct 1676 in Malden, Middlesex, Massachusetts. AFN:8QJ1-H5. Parents: John UPHAM and Elizabeth Webb Slade WEBB.

He was married to Ruth WOOD on 14 Apr 1658 in Malden, Middlesex, Massachusetts. Children were: Phineas UPHAM , Nathaniel UPHAM, Ruth UPHAM, John UPHAM, Thomas UPHAM, Richard UPHAM, Rebecca UPHAM, Elizabeth UPHAM.


Phineas Upham Second


Phineas’ Upham (Phineas’, John^), of Maiden, Mass., born May 22, 1659; married Mary Mellins (prob. Mellen), as early as 1663 and probably in 1682.  He has been known as Phineas Upham Second, being the eldest son of Lieutenant Phineas. His father died when he was eighteen years old, leaving him the following property, as described in the will: “To his eldest son Phineas, he did give his new dwelling house, v\^ith the land belonging to it, and the meadow, and half the stock, when he should come of the age of one and twenty years.” He was one of the selectmen of Maiden for the years from 1692 to 1696, inclusive. He was town treasurer for the years from 1697 to lyor, inclusive; and during the same time was employed in the settlement of various estates. Continue reading


Phineas Upham Third


Phineas Upham (Phineas^, Phineas’, John’), of Maiden, Mass., b. there June 10, 1682; m. by Mr. Wigglesworth, Nov.23, 1703, Tamzen (Thomasin) Hill, dau. of Isaac and Sarah (Bicknell) Hill, b. Dec. 10, 1685, who d. Apr. 24, 1768. He is early mentioned as yeoman, and soon after his marriage he moved from what was known as Maiden Center to North Maiden, of which place he was one of the first inhabitants. In the year 1707-8, he is mentioned as “Ensign Phineas Upham,” and was that year chosen a selectman, as he was also the following year, and the year 1709-10. In 1711-12, he was assessor. For the years 1725, 1726, 1728, 1729 and 1730, he was chosen moderator of the town meetings. He was again moderator for the years 1748 and 1752. His name also appears on the records as witness to various legal documents, as the will of Lazarus Grover, in May, 17 15; and in 17 16, the will of Nathaniel Upham is witnessed by both the second and third Phineas Upham.

His will was made in the year 1751, and as this document was lodged in the probate office the 29th of April, 1766, it is probable that his death occurred that year; in this case he was in his 84th year at the time of his death. His wife died two years later, at the age of 87.

In the Notices, Dr. Upham says: “Mr. John Edmonds, of Maiden, an old soldier, now ” (1845), ” 89 years of age, informs me that when a boy he often saw Phineas Upham. He states that he was of medium height; his hair abundant, but of pure white, and his costume that of his times, viz. — breeches, cocked hat, &c. He used to walk about the village with the assistance of an ivory headed cane, and he had a favorite seat beneath a wide-spreading tree, where he was often seen reposing. He ‘valued himself, says Mr. Edmonds, ‘on his French blood.'”

Phineas Upham and his wife, Tamzen, had:

I Tabitha, b. Dec. 11, 1704; m. Daniel Newhall, 1728.
II Mary, b. Mar. 5, 1706; m. Capt. Daniel Goff, of Boston, 1740.
III Phineas, b. Jan. 14, 1708.
IV Sarah, b. May 31, 1709; d. Sept. 23, 1709.
V Timothy, b. Aug. 29, 17 10.
VI Zebediah, b. Mar. 13, 17 12; d. Apr. 28, 17 12.
VII Tamzen, b. May 5, 1713; d. infant.
VIII Isaac, b. July 31, 17 14.
IX Jabez, b. Jan. 3, 1717.
X Amos, b. Sept. 29, 17 18.
XI Tamzen, b. May 21, 1720; m. Jonathan Wiley, of Lynn, 1750-
XII Sarah, b. Oct. 21, 1 721; m. Benj. Rice, of Brookfield, 1744.
XIII Jacob, b. Apr. 30, 1723.

Tie Old Upham Hoinestcad at Meh-ose. The following interesting account of the old house still standing at Melrose, formerly North Maiden, Mass., was prepared by Mary Elizabeth, the daughter of Orne Upham (No. 320), who was born in the house, and whose Upham ancestors have continued to live and die there since the days of the third Phineas. It is, therefore, the ancestral home of all who descend from Phineas Upham, Third, and for that reason should be of especial interest to such. This account was written in April, 1890, at which time the homestead was the property of Orne Upham.


Richard Upham of Onslow, 1716

Richard Upham (Richard^ Phineas^ John’), of Onslow, Nova Scotia, b. in Maiden, Mass.; bapt. Dec. 9, 17 16; m. Eliza-

beth Hovey, who d. June 7, 1756, in her 35th year, and who was, accordingly, the mother of all but the two youngest of his chil-

dren. He m. (2) Elizabeth Putnam, widow, of Conn. (Her first husband was a relative of Gen. Putnam, ” ’76.”) She was heir

to Putnam estate in 1773, as per Essex Co. deed, with William and Caleb Putnam. Richard Upham was engaged in trading

from Salem, along the coasts of Maine, Nova Scotia, and Cape Breton; was at the capture of Louisburg, where he lost his ves-

sels and other property. He built a house at Halifax, N. S., then secured a grant of the township of Onslow, now in the county of Colchester, N. S., on condition of settling it; which was done with families from New England. The grant of the town  NoTE. — It is said that the sons of Richard, above, were ” young men of the province, not very industrious, probably on account of their early associations,” but, also, that ” the Nova Scotia branch of the Uphams were gentle in their manners, intelligent, and given to the acquisition of knowledge.” See further information of this general character in the record of the following generations of the descendants of Richard, of Onslow. ship of Onslow was made to Richard Upham, and sixteen others, for a certain number of shares, or rights; and to Francis Blair and thirty others, for certain other rights or shares, in all forty eight persons. This grant was for fifty thousand acres, being the whole of the township of Onslow. It is dated Feb. 21, 1769, and is signed by Lord William Campbell, who was then Governor of Nova Scotia. Richard Upham died at Onslow, about 1780, having deeded his property — said to be then and still, the most valuable in the county — to his stepson, William Putnam, whose descendants have inherited it, as per information from one of Richard Upham’s posterity. Richard Upham and his two wives had:

I Child; d. aged i yr., Oct., 1740.
II Richard, bapt. June 29, 1741; d. Dec, 1743.
III Elizabeth, b. Oct. 9, 1742.
IV Richard, bapt. Dec. 25, 1743; d. early.
V Luke, b. Oct. 25, 1746.
VI Abigail, bapt. April 9, 1749.
VII Arthur, b. March 25, 1750; d. May, 1750.
VIII Nathan, b. July 25, 1752.
IX Richard, bapt. May 28, 1758.
X Mary, bapt. April 5, 1761.


Joseph Upham of Dudley, Mass. 1712

Joseph^ Upham (Thomas^ Phineas*, John’), of Dudley, Mass., b. in Reading, Mass., in 1712; m. Nov. 20, 1732, Martha Green, of Maiden, b. 1716; d. Sept. 11, 1738; m. (2) Feb. 28, 1739, Elizabeth Richardson, of Woburn, b. Dec 4, 17 15. She was the granddaughter of Samuel Richardson, of Woburn, and died after the birth of all her husband’s children. He married at the age of 64, Abigail Arasden, of Southboro, widow of Jonathan.

She died in 79th year, Dec. 14, 1806. Joseph Upham with his wife, Elizabeth, and five children, moved from Reading to Dudley about the year 1748, where he was one of the early settlers. He purchased a large tract of land at Dudley, and in 1878, four pieces of this land were still in the possession of his descendants, the Uphams, of Dudley, who had the original deed for the same. He gave to each of his sons a farm of about one hundred acres, requiring them to clear it by the time they became of age, at which time it was deeded to them. He d. in his Sistyear, Oct. 12, 1792.

He had by wife Martha:

I Martha, b. May 6, 1738; m. Thomas Wilson, of Killingly. Conn., Oct. 18, 1759.

By wife Elizabeth :
II Joseph, b. Dec. 10, 1740; m. Eunice Kidder, and lived in Dudley.
III Thomas, b. Dec. 10, 1742; m. Elizabath Pratt, of Oxford, and lived in Dudley.
IV Elizabeth, b. Feb. 14, 1745; d. in Dudley, Oct. 28, 183 1.
V Susanna, b. April 15, 1747; m. David Kidder (son of Richard), Feb. 23, 1758.

The above all b. in Reading, the others in Dudley.

VI Benjamin, b. Sept. 14, 1749; m. Hepzibah Earned, and lived in Dudley. He was a Revolutionary soldier called out at the Lexington alarm.
VII Ruth, b. Dec. 30, 1751; d. at Dudley, unm., age 65.
VIII Lois, b. May 18, 1754; m. Philip Brown, Sept. 28, 1775.
IX Simeon, b. May 11, 1757; m. Miriam Earned, and lived in Dudley. He was a Revolutionary soldier.
X Nathan, b. June 8, 1763; m. Mary Robbins, and lived in Dudley.