1738 – Born in Charlestown, Massachusetts on the 27th of May. 1771-1775 – He took part in public affairs at the beginning of the American Revolution, was a member of the Massachusetts General Court. – Delegate to the Provincial congress. 1778-1781 – A member of the Board of War. 1782-1783 – He was a delegate to the Continental Congress. 1787 – Gorham served as one of the Massachusetts delegates to the United States Constitutional Convention. 1779 – He served in the State constitutional convention. 1787 – Gorham served as one of the Massachusetts delegates to the United States Constitutional Convention. 1790 – After they defaulted in payment, they sold nearly all of their unsold lands east of the Genesee to Robert Morris, who eventually resold those lands to The Pulteney Association. – Phelps and Gorham were unable to fulfill their contract in full to Massachusetts, they surrendered back to Massachusetts that portion of the lands which remained under the Indian title, namely, the land west of the Genesee. It also was eventually acquired by Robert Morris, who resold most of it to The Holland Land Company. 1796 – Gorham died in Charlestown on the 11th of June.His Sister Elizabeth Gorham married John Leighton how was an ancestor of Edith Roosevelt the second wife of Theodore Roosevelt.