James C. Elwood

14 April 1817–27 November 1901 (Age 84)
Slippery Rock Township, Butler, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life 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 "Getty", 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
1817–1901
Jane Riley
1804–1894
Marriage: 1843
Thomas E. Elwood
1845–1910
John T. Elwood
1847–
Cornelius Elwood
1849–
Lewis Kinsey Elwood
1849–1858
Richard C. Elwood
1856–1948
George S. Elwood
1852–
Ruth Elwood
1855–1904
Hiram S. Elwood
1857–1883
Henry D. Elwood
1857–1914

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
1843
, Mercer, Pennsylvania, USA
children

(9)

    Thomas E. Elwood

    Male1845–1910Male

    John T. Elwood

    Male1847–Male

    Cornelius Elwood

    Male1849–Male

    Lewis Kinsey Elwood

    Male1849–1858Male

    George S. Elwood

    Male1852–Male

+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(12)

+7 More Children

World Events (7)

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.
1846

Age 29

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

Name Meaning

English:1. habitational name from a place in Gloucestershire, which is probably named from Old English ellern ‘elder tree’ + wudu ‘wood’. 2. from the Old English personal name Ælfweald, composed of the elements ælf ‘elf’ + weald ‘rule’. In the British Isles this spelling is now found predominantly in northern Ireland.

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

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Sources (3)

  • James Elwood, "United States Census, 1880"
  • James C Elwood, "United States Census, 1850"
  • James C Elwood, "United States Census, 1880"

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