James Knight McCollum


Brief Life History of James Knight

When James Knight McCollum was born in 1800, in Chester, South Carolina, United States, his father, Newman McCollum, was 26 and his mother, Elizabeth Guis, was 32. He married Sarah Carter in 1819, in Chester, South Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Fayette, Alabama, United States in 1860. His occupation is listed as fayette county state representative in Fayette, Alabama, United States. He died in 1872, in Fayette, Fayette, Alabama, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Hubbertville Church Of Christ Cemetery, Fayette, Fayette, Alabama, United States.

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James Knight McCollum
Sarah Carter
Marriage: 1819
Nancy Caroline McCollum
Allen McCollum
Leah Catherine McCollum
Newman Theodore McCollum
Henry Carter McCollum
Joseph E McCollum
James Madison McCollum
Regina A. McCollum
Charner James McCollum
Ann Elizabeth McCollum
Sarah Frances McCollum

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  • James K Mc Collum, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Legacy NFS Source: James Knight McCollum - Published information: birth-name: James Knight McCollum
  • James Knight McCollum, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1819Chester, South Carolina, United States
  • Children (11)

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    World Events (7)

    1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

    Age 0

    While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.


    Age 14

    Historical Boundaries: 1814: Mississippi Territory, United States 1817: Alabama Territory, United States 1818: Tuscaloosa, Alabama Territory, United States 1819: Tuscaloosa, Alabama, United States 1824: Fayette, Alabama, United States

    1819 · Panic! of 1819

    Age 19

    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. 

    Name Meaning

    Irish (northern): Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Coluim ‘son of Colum’. See McCallum , which is the usual spelling of this name in Scotland.

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

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