Nathaniel Gorham
(May 27, 1738 – June 11, 1796)


A delegate from Massachusetts to the Continental Congress. He served for six months as the presiding officer of that body. He attended the Constitutional Convention and was one of the signers of the United States Constitution on September 17, 1787, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was a descendant of John Howland of the Mayflower in 1620. He was the only President of the First American Republic who could trace his ancestry to the Mayflower.
 

REFERENCES

(1) Gorham, William F. A History of the Gorham Family. Rockport, ME: Penobscot Press, 2002.

(2) Gorham, Henry S. The Gorham Family. MS 28 vols. 19032-43. New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, Mass., 1:2-9.

(3) Chorlton, Thomas Patrick. The First American Republic, 1774-1789 : The First Fourteen American Presidents before Washington. Bloomington, IN: AuthorHouse, 2012.

Excerpt From: Curtis Older.
“My Relatives, My Heroes.” Curtis Lynn Older, 2014. iBooks. https://itun.es/us/ute13.l



Curtis Lynn Older is a 3rd cousin, five generations removed,
of Nathaniel Gorham
(1738 to 1796)

 
 

Relationship of Nathaniel Gorham to Captain John Gorham:

1) John Gorham (before 1600/1 to 1676/7) married Desire Howland (1625/6 to 1683)​

2) John Gorham (son) (1651/2 to before 1716) married Mary Otis (1652/3 to 1732)​

3) Stephen Gorham (grandson) (1683 to 1743) married Elizabeth Gardner (? to 1763)

4) Nathaniel Gorham (great grandson) ( 1709 to 1761) married Mary Soley (1717 to 1800)

5) Nathaniel Gorham (2nd-great grandson) (1738 to 1796) married Rebecca Call
 

Relationship of Curtis Lynn Older to Captain John Gorham:
​ 1) John Gorham (before 160/1 to 1676/7) married Desire Howland (1625/6 to 1683)​

2) Shubael Gorham (son) (1667 to before 1751) married Pricilla Puella Hussey (1677 to 1748)​

3) Lydia Gorham (granddaughter) (1701 to 1763) married Joseph Worth Senior (1696 to 1790)​

4) Joseph Worth Junior (great grandson) (1729 to 1816) married Judith Starbuck (1734 to 1830)​

5) Charles Worth (2nd-great grandson) (1761 to after 1850) married Elizabeth Frey (before 1799 to before 1850)​

6) John Worth (3rd-great grandson) (1817 to after 1885) married Julia Ann Drysdale (1814 to 1856)​

7) Chesterfield Worth (4th-great grandson) (1850 to 1892) married Lucy Jane Harmison (1851 to 1908)​

8) Ethel Leona Worth (5th-great granddaughter) (1893 to 1976) married Roy Burton Older (1886 to 1964)​

9) Truxton James Older (6th-great grandson) (1911 to 2009) married Mavis Lorene Gouty (1918 to 1986)​

10) Curtis Lynn Older (7th-great grandson) (1947 to ____) married Linda Sue Osborn (1954 to ____)​

Excerpt From: Curtis Older. “My Relatives, My Heroes.” Curtis Lynn Older, 2014. iBooks. https://itun.es/us/ute13.l