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Re: Utah Mechams-Joshua's brother
Posted by: Lisa Mecham Date: April 07, 2001 at 15:57:13
In Reply to: Re: Mecham - Mecum surname origin by Ross L. King of 105

I'm also a descendant of LDS Mechams. I'm through Joseph, Joshua's brother. Joseph was born in 1780 and died in 1845 in Nauvoo, IL. From what I understand, Joshua changed the pronunciation from "me-chum" to "me-come". Joseph kept it as "me-chum", but they both dropped the "a" from Meacham. It's my understanding, like yours, that those who joined the LDS Church dropped the "a". I've also heard the "it's me chum" story! It's always fun to find relatives!! Lisa Mecham


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