James Harrison Kirkham

11 January 1800–5 May 1857 (Age 57)
Barren, Kentucky, United States

The Life of James Harrison

When James Harrison Kirkham was born on 11 January 1800, in Barren, Kentucky, United States, his father, Henry Kirkham III, was 30 and his mother, Mary Gay, was 26. He married Elizabeth Ann Whitesides on 1 November 1835, in Jefferson, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Jefferson, Kentucky, United States in 1850. He died on 5 May 1857, in Kansas, Edgar, Illinois, United States, at the age of 57.

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Family Time Line

James Harrison Kirkham
1800–1857
Elizabeth Ann Whitesides
1819–1884
Marriage: 1 November 1835
William Henry Kirkham
1836–1899
Mary Elizabeth Kirkham
1838–1888
James Harrison Kirkham Jr.
1840–1911
Eliza Ann Kirkham
1842–1924
Rebecca Kirkham
1845–1920
Sarah Alice Kirkham
1846–
Adelia Kirkham
1847–1920
Richard Nathaniel Barbour Kirkham
1849–1922
Samuel Lewis Kirkham
1851–1881
Laura A. Kirkham
1854–1943

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
1 November 1835
Jefferson, Kentucky, United States
children

(10)

    William Henry Kirkham

    Male1836–1899Male

    Mary Elizabeth Kirkham

    Female1838–1888Female

    James Harrison Kirkham Jr.

    Male1840–1911Male

    Eliza Ann Kirkham

    Female1842–1924Female

    Rebecca Kirkham

    Female1845–1920Female

+5 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(11)

+6 More Children

World Events (8)

1801 · Cane Ridge Revival

Age 1

The Cane Ridge Revival took place for six days in Cane Ridge, Kentucky. From August 6, 1801- August 12 or 13, 1801, around 20 thousand people gathered together for what was called the Second Great Awakening.
1803

Age 3

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.
1818 · Jackson Purchase

Age 18

The western part of Kentucky purchased by Andrew Jackson from the Chickasaw Indians in 1818. It became known as the Jackson Purchase. This included land that wasn't originally part of Kentucky when it became a state.

Name Meaning

1 Northern English: habitational name from places in Lancashire and North Yorkshire named Kirkham, which is a scandinavianized form of Old English ciric-hām, from cirice ‘church’ + hām ‘homestead’.2 Possibly a respelling of German Kirchham, a habitational name from either of two places named Kirchham, in Austria or Bavaria.

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

Story Highlight

Kirkham's and the Poulter's

James Harrison Kirkham Sr. died in May 1, 1857. Three years later, the 1860 Census lists his wife Elizabeth Ann (Whitesides) Kirkham (40), along with her children William (23), James Jr (20), Eliza A …

Sources (3)

  • James Kirkham, "United States Census, 1850"
  • James Kirkham to Eliza Ann Whitesides, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"
  • James Kirkham in entry for George M. Estis and *Daughter* Adelia Kirkham, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"

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