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Otheniah NORTHAM

Otheniah NORTHAM

Posted: 954486441000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1101841239000
Surnames: Northam, McClure
Am trying to locate any information regarding OTHENIAH NORTHAM and his family. He was born abt. 1830 (location unknown), and married Delany McClure 1853 in Kent Co., Michigan.
Served in the Civil War and died at the Andersonville, GA prison camp.
Any help would be appreciated. E-mail address:

Otheniah Northam

Posted: 954677196000
Classification: Military
Edited: 1101236281000
Surnames: Northam
Enlist Date
Sept 3, 1862
Enlist Place
Enlisted Rank
Enlist age
Claimed Residence in Paris
You probably have this information

The only thing I know about Otheniah is he served
in Michigan Buried in National Cemetery at Andersonville
Ga. Grave N0. 9812 Enlisted M CO. 6th Cav Reg
Mi died Prisoner at Andersonville,Ga on 26 Sept
Sourse: Record of Service Of Michigan Volunteers
Abbreviation: MIRoster
Published by on 1903

Re: Otheniah NORTHAM

Posted: 1095131870000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1103674335000
His correct name was Otherish Northam. he died in September 1864 at Andersonville prison. he served in the 6th Michigan Calvary Reg. which was commanded by
George Armstrong Custer.

My great,great grandfather Eli A Northam was his brother.
Eli died in June 1862 as a result of wounds suffered in the battle of Shiloh.

Eli had four sons. Simon died at Andersonville in Aug of 1864 one month prior to his uncle Otherish's death.

Eli and Otherish came from the upper New York area around the 1850's. Eli settled in Wisconsin while Otherish
settled in Michigan.

Look forward to your response.

Dan Northam

Re: Otheniah Northam

Posted: 1095349238000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1103674335000

Otherish Northam is the individual who died at Andersonville Prison in Sept.1864. He was the brother of my great,great grandfather Eli Northam-who died after the Shiloh battle.

Otherish's nephew - Simon also died at Andersonville am onth before Otherish. I believe both were captured at the battle of Chickamunga.

Do you have any data on this line of Northams - which came from both Wisconsin( Eli, etc) and Michigan(Otherish)? Both originally came from upper NewYork around 1850s.

Best Regards,

Dan Northam

Re: Otheniah NORTHAM

Kim DePuit (View posts)
Posted: 1095425485000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1101841317000
Surnames: Northam, McClure, Gorham
I wasn't aware of Otheniah's brother Eli, or the Wisconsin connection. I do know that he had a brother Ebenezer W. who was 2 yrs. his senior and resided in Kent Co., MI at the time of the 1850 census w/Otheniah (aka "Tomkins") and Elias Northam (59 yrs.). I had assumed that this Elias was Otheniah & Ebenezer's father. Is this a correct assumption???
Otheniah married DELANY McCLURE, on 29 May 1853 in Wyoming, Kent Co., Michigan. They had one child, MARY ELLEN NORTHAM, b. 1 Oct. 1858 in Grand Rapids, Kent Co., Michigan. On 13 Dec. 1869 full guardianship of this child was given to Roxanna W. Gorham as both parents deceased. DELANY remarried in Mar. 1869 to William Amsbary in Kent Co., Mich.
I have a photo of Otheniah's headstone, and will gladly share that and any other info you may be interested in. please contact me directly for this.

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