James Brain

20 February 1825–8 October 1910 (Age 85)
Trentham, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of James

James Brain was born on 20 February 1825, in Trentham, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom as the son of James Brain and Mary Todd or Dobbs. He married Eliza Elise Jane Sanborn on 18 November 1845, in Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He died on 8 October 1910, in Perkins, Erie, Ohio, United States, at the age of 85.

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Family Time Line

James Brain
Eliza Elise Jane Sanborn
Marriage: 18 November 1845
Byron John Bradford Brain
Ward Brain
Mary Lois Brain
Clara Ann Brain
Edson Don Carlos Smith

Spouse and Children

18 November 1845
Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States


Parents and Siblings

    James Brain


    Mary Todd or Dobbs




    Samual " Sam" Brain



World Events (8)


Age 5

Eclectic Period (Art and Antiques).
1833 · The Factory Act Restricts Child Labor

Age 8

The Factory Act restricted the hours women and children could work in textile mills. No child under the age of 9 were allowed to work, and children ages 9-13 could not work longer than 9 hours per day. Children up to the age of 13 were required to receive at least two hours of schooling, six days per week.
1854 · The Crimean War

Age 29

The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.

Name Meaning

Irish and Scottish: reduced Anglicized form of Scottish Gaelic Mac an Bhreitheamhan ‘son of the judge’, from breitheamh ‘judge’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • James Brain, "England, Staffordshire, Church Records, 1538-1944"
  • James Braim, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"
  • James Brain, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"

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