James Pease

10 April 1788–1812 (Age 23)
Philadelphia Monthly Meeting, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of James

When James Pease was born on 10 April 1788, in Philadelphia Monthly Meeting, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Seth Pease, was 24 and his mother, Bathsheba Kent, was 20. He died in 1812, at the age of 24.

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Family Time Line

Seth Pease
1764–1819
Bathsheba Kent
1768–1818
Betsey Pease
1786–1871
James Pease
1788–1812
Gamaliel Pease
1790–1823
Alfred Pease
1793–

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World Events (3)

1789

Age 1

George Washington elected first president of United States.
1789 · The United States Constitution

Age 1

Originally comprising seven articles, the United States Constitution is the backbone of the law in the Nation. The first three articles talk about the separation of powers, dividing the government into three branches: the legislative, the executive, and the judicial. Articles Four, Five and Six describe the what each state governments have rights to do, how the states and the federal government should act in their relationship, and how the constitutional amendments are shared between all states. The Seventh Article explains and establishes the procedure used by the thirteen States to ratify it. It is regarded as the oldest written and codified national constitution in force. Since the Constitution came into force in 1789, it has been amended 27 times, including an amendment to repeal a previous one.
1791 · Whiskey Rebellion Occurs

Age 3

The Whiskey Rebellion was a protest against taxes on whiskey by farmers and distillers. People were tarred and feathered. They attacked Bower Hill and headed towards Pittsburgh. The militia was sent in to try and stop it. It finally ended with a repeal of the tax.

Name Meaning

English: from Middle English pese ‘pea’, hence a metonymic occupational name for a grower or seller of peas, or a nickname for a small and insignificant person. The word was originally a collective singular (Old English peose, pise, from Latin pisa) from which the modern English vocabulary word pea is derived by folk etymology, the singular having been taken as a plural.

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

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  • James Pease, "Connecticut, Births and Christenings, 1649-1906"

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