An American Family History

Lot Kilham

Wenham, Essex County, Massachusetts was settled in 1636. The first settlers called it Enon or Salem Village. It was officially set off from the Town of Salem on May 10, 1643.

Lot Kilham was born at Wenham, Essex County, Massachusetts on September 11, 1640. His parents were Austin and Alice Kilham.

He married his cousin, Hannah Goodale, on May 21, 1666. Hannah was born on August 6, 1645 in Salem. Her parents were Robert Goodale and Catherine Kilham. Hannah's sister, Sarah Goodale married John Batcheller.

Robert [Goodale] seems to have devoted his life to the development of his large grant for the benefit of his sons and daughters to whom, as they married, he gave generous acreages as wedding gifts, thus creating a family settlement about his own homestead.

Hannah and Lot's children included:
Hannah Kilham who was born at Wenham on March 16, 1667 and
James Kilham who was born at Enfield in 1677.

He settled at Enfield, Connecticut. He died there in 1683.

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Various spellings of Kilham: Callum, Killam, Killiam, Killom, Killum
Children of Austin Kilham
and Alice Gorball
  • Daniel Kilham
  • John Kilham
  • Lot Kilham
  • Sarah Kilham Fiske
  • Elizabeth Kilham Hutton
  • Mary Kilham
  • Estate inventories give us a glance into the home life of Colonial Americans.

    Connecticut's first European settlers were Dutch.




    The Fiske Family by Albert Augustus Fiske

    Austin, by wife Alice, had Lot, born in 1640, who settled and died in Enfield..


    History of Captain Roswell Preston of Hampton, Connecticut by Edward M. Preston published by Edward M. Preston, 1899

    Lot, son of Austin Killam, born at Wenham, 11 Sept., 1640, m. Hannah Goodale 21 May, 1666, settled at Enfield, Conn., where some of his descendants are still living.


    The New England Historical and Genealogical Register by Henry Fitz-Gilbert Waters, New England Historic Genealogical Society

    Lot Kilham (Austin? Henry1) married Hannah Goodale, May 21,1666. He went to Enfield, Conn., where it is recorded that he died 1683, aged between 40 and 50.

    I. Hannah, b. at Wenham, March 16, 1667.
    II. James, b. at Enfield, 1677.
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