James Brain

Male30 January 1825–8 October 1910

Brief Life History of James

James Brain was born on 30 January 1825, in Trentham, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom as the son of James Brain and Mary Shaw. 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 immigrated to United States in 1839 and lived in Kirtland, Lake, Ohio, United States in 1880 and Kirtland Township, Lake, Ohio, United States in 1900. He died on 8 October 1910, in Perkins, Erie, Ohio, United States, at the age of 85.

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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

Sources (18)

  • James Brain, "United States Census, 1880"
  • James Brain, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • James Braim, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2016"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    18 November 1845Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States
  • Children (5)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (6)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 5

    Eclectic Period (Art and Antiques).

    1830 · The Second Great Awakening

    Age 5

    Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

    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

    English: apparently a nickname from Middle English brain ‘brain, mind’, probably short for brainwod ‘mad in the mind, furious’. Compare Brainard .

    Irish (Down) and Scottish: shortened Anglicized form of Irish Mac an Bhreitheamhan, Scottish Gaelic Mac a' Bhreitheamhan ‘son of the judge’, from breitheamh ‘judge’. Compare Braham 2.

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

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