James Westly Gulledge

Brief Life History of James Westly

When James Westly Gulledge was born in 1851, in Williamson, Madison, Illinois, United States, his father, Richard Elkins Gulledge, was 24 and his mother, Susan Jane Martin, was 21. He married India Hill on 22 November 1874, in Williamson, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He lived in Marion, Williamson, Illinois, United States for about 10 years and Carterville, Williamson, Illinois, United States in 1880. He died on 3 January 1882, in Williamson, Illinois, United States, at the age of 31, and was buried in Williamson, Illinois, United States.

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James Westly Gulledge
India Hill
Marriage: 22 November 1874
Albert Hunter Gulledge
William Walter Gulledge

Sources (10)

  • Wesly Rutledge, "United States Census, 1870"
  • James W. Gullidge, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"
  • Gulledge in entry for Albert H Gulledge, "Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953"

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1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World

William Rand opened a small printing shop in Chicago. Doing most of the work himself for the first two years he decided to hire some help. Rand Hired Andrew McNally, an Irish Immigrant, to work in his shop. After doing business with the Chicago Tribune, Rand and McNally were hired to run the Tribune's entire printing operation. Years later, Rand and McNally established Rand McNally & Co after purchasing the Tribune's printing business. They focused mainly on printing tickets, complete railroad guides and timetables for the booming railroad industry around the city. What made the company successful was the detailed maps of roadways, along with directions to certain places. Rand McNally was the first major map publisher to embrace a system of numbered highways and erected many of the roadside highway signs that have been adopted by state and federal highway authorities. The company is still making and updating the world maps that are looked at every day.

1858 · A House Divided

Abraham Lincoln's goal was to be different than the previous Senators of Illinois and voice his opinion in how he saw the State and the United States start to drift apart in the different ideology on what was right and what was wrong. Even though it would become an unsuccessful campaign strategy to win the senate seat, to this day it is one of the most famous speeches of US politics.


Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Name Meaning

Altered form of English Golledge, itself probably a variant of Colledge .

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

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