Our two most important ancestors are our parents. We are half of each and so I've always thought of myself as half-Pinkham. It's a rare thing in genealogy to bring a line down 400 years in a single surname. This is all to say I love this line. I've written about it extensively and researched it thoroughly.
1. Richard Pinkham was born ca. 1613 and died after 1671 at Dover, New Hampshire. He may be the same man baptized at Alvington, England son to another Richard Pinkham. Richard married about 1642, Gylian (---) who died after 1663. Richard was in Dover as early as 1640 and signed the Dover Combination. He had five sons (and probably daughters too, although there is no record of them): Richard, John, Thomas, Matthew, and Nathaniel.
2. John Pinkham was born about 1644 at Dover, New Hampshire and died there about 1724. He married before June 1674, Martha Otis, born about 1654 and died after 1705, daughter of Richard and Rose (Stoughton) Otis. John was a carpenter. Martha was a Quaker. John and Martha had nine children: Richard, Thomas, Amos, Solomon, James, Rose, Elizabeth, Otis, and Sarah.
3. James Pinkham was born about 1685 at Dover, New Hampshire and died there about April 1750. He married after 10 July 1713, Elizabeth (Hopley) Drew, born about 1685 at Portsmouth, New Hampshire and died after 1756, daughter of Robert and Elizabeth (Tucker) Hopley and widow of John Drew. James was a farmer and innkeeper. James and Elizabeth had seven children: James, Urcilla, Mary, Lois, Hannah, Sarah, and Jonathan.
4. Jonathan Pinkham was born 18 January 1729/30 at Dover, New Hampshire and died before November 1787 at Rochester, New Hampshire. He married before 1754, Elizabeth (---) who died after 1775 and who I have speculated to be Elizabeth Plumer. Jonathan and Elizabeth have six children: Hannah, Thomas, Lois, Jonathan, Deborah, and Nathaniel.
5. Thomas Pinkham was born 8 October 1752 at Dover, New Hampshire and died 11 November 1820 at New Durham, New Hampshire. He married on 16 July 1782 at New Durham, Bridget Berry, born 15 September 1761 at Rochester, New Hampshire and died 8 February 1847 at Chelsea, Massachusetts, daughter of Stephen and Mary (Allen) Berry. Thomas was a farmer and tavern keeper. Thomas was also a revolutionary war soldier and fought at the Battle of Fort Ticonderoga. He had nine children: Jonathan, Stephen, Mary Allen, Ephraim, Isaac, Thomas, Vincent, Rebecca F., and Willard H.
6. Jonathan Pinkham was born 28 July 1784 at Rochester, New Hampshire and died about 1843 at New Durham, New Hampshire. He married at New Durham on 1 January 1813, Alice Runnels, born 11 March 1793 at Middleton, New Hampshire and died 3 June 1855 at New Durham, daughter of Ebenezer and Betsey (Stanton) Runnels. Jonathan and Alice had seven children: Luther Hale, Emeline, Thomas, Charles, Jonathan Roberts, Hannah Avery, and Nathan Pratt.
7. Luther Hale Pinkham was born 16 June 1815 at Alton, New Hampshire and died 27 October 1873 at Milton, New Hampshire. He married first at Farmington, New Hampshire 8 April 1836, Ann Randall who died at New Durham in April 1838. He married secondly at New Durham 27 April 1840, Mary Chamberlain Wallis/Wallace, born about 1814 at Moultonborough, New Hampshire and died 22 January 1866 at New Durham, daughter of Joseph and Rebecca (York) Wallace. Luther married thirdly on 20 August 1869 at New Durham, Hannah R. (Lucas) Tibbetts, daughter of James and Mary (---) Lucas and widow of Mr. Tibbetts. By his first wife Luther had a daughter Ann Dorcas. By his second wife, Luther had seven sons: Charles Luther, George Hale, Edwin Nathaniel, Horace Jonathan, Seth Taylor, a boy, and Isaac Deaborn. Luther was a laborer and farmer.
8. George Hale Pinkham was born 3 July 1843 at Farmington, New Hampshire and died 12 November 1888 at Concord, New Hampshire. He married at Dover 6 February 1869, Olive Ann Hurd, born June 1851 and died 13 May 1934 at Winchester, Massachusetts, daughter of Benjamin Wingate and Abiah Russell (Learned) Hurd. George was a shoemaker and teamster. George was also a soldier in the Civil War with the 8th N.H. Volunteers. He and Olive had six children: Carrie May, Eva Maud, Fred M., Martha A., Burt Hale, and Annettte J.
9. Burt Hale Pinkham was born 25 December 1851 at Dover, New Hampshire and died 15 October 1950 at Westbrook, Maine. He married at Westbrook on 10 October 1903, Kate Kinmond, born 5 January 1885 at Caresbarracks, Scotland and died 20 December 1918 at Westbrook, Maine, daughter of Ernest Fiddler and Catherine Baxter (Young) Kinmond. Burt and Kate had three sons: Roland Hale, Raymond Henry, and Clarence Melvin.
10. Clarence Melvin Pinkham was born 17 July 1912 at Westbrook, Maine and died 24 February 2007 at Skowhegan, Maine. He married first at Westbrook on 16 June 1935, Agnes Elizabeth Pratt, born 8 September 1915 at Westbrook, and died 24 July 1972 at Pompton Plains, New Jersey, daughter of Archibald Thompson and Lila Mae (Quigley) Pratt. They divorced and Clarence married secondly at Pittsfield, Maine on 12 April 1947, Madeline Zula Babin, born 13 October 1914 at Millinocket, Maine and died 22 July 1976 at Waterville, Maine, daughter of Edmund and Rose (Thibodeau) Babin. Clarence then lived with for the last 25 years of his life, Gladys B. (Chandler) Rogers, born 1 May 1919 at Norridgewock, Maine, died 1 March 2006 at Skowhegan, Maine, daughter of George J. and Elizabeth M. (Corson) Chandler and widow of Mr. Rogers. By his first wife, Clarence had two daughters. Clarence was a civil servant for the state of Maine.
Genealogical Dictionary of ME and NH by Sybil Noyes, Charles Thornton Libby, and Walter Goodwin Davis (Portland, 1939, reprinted Baltimore, 1988), p. 556-7.
The Pinkhams of Strafford County, New Hampshire, by Martin E. Hollick, New Hampshire Genealogical Record, Vol. 22 (2005):1-7, 63-67, 115-25, 164-71, 23 (2006):27-76.
New Hampshire Families in 1790 Volume 1, ed. Diane Gravel and David Watson Kruger (Concord, NH, NHSOG, 2007). [Thomas Pinkham sketch]
A Genealogy of Runnels and Reynolds Families in America; with Records and Brief Memorials of the Earliest Ancestors, so far as known by Rev. Moses Thurston Runnels (Boston, 1873).
Westbrook, Maine Cemeteries by Karen Sherman Ketover (Heritage Books, Bowie, MD, 1996).
My Umbilical Line by Martin E. Hollick, NEHGS NEXUS 15 (1998):154-5.