James C. Elwood

Male14 April 1817–27 November 1901

Brief Life History of James C.

When James C. Elwood was born on 14 April 1817, in Slippery Rock Township, Butler, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Thomas E. Elwood, was 37 and his mother, Gertrude Marie Daniels, was 28. He married Jane Riley in 1843. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Lincoln Township, Washington, Kansas, United States in 1880 and Greenleaf Township, Washington, Kansas, United States in 1900. He died on 27 November 1901, in Greenleaf, Washington, Kansas, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Greenleaf, Washington, Kansas, United States.

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Family Time Line

James C. Elwood
Jane Riley
Marriage: 1843
Thomas E. Elwood
John T. Elwood
Richard C. Elwood
Cornelius Elwood
Lewis Kinsey Elwood
George S. Elwood
Ruth Elwood
Hiram S. Elwood
Henry D Elwood

Sources (8)

  • James Elwood, "United States Census, 1880"
  • James C Elwood, "Find A Grave Index"
  • James C Elwood in entry for Thomas Ethan Elwood, "Iowa, Death Records, 1904-1951"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1843Mercer, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Children (9)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (12)

    +7 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1819 · Panic! of 1819

    Age 2

    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

    1820 · Making States Equal

    Age 3

    The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.


    Age 29

    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    Name Meaning

    English: from the Middle English personal name Elwald, Elwold, Alwold (Old English Ælfweald, ælf ‘elf’ + weald ‘rule’). The surname is now rare in Scotland, but was once quite common in the Scottish borders where it was altered to Elliott and Ellett . The different surnames may have co-existed and become confused with one other.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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