James R. " Wooley Jim" Gulledge

1 May 1817–24 March 1901 (Age 83)
Anson, North Carolina, United States

The Life of James R. " Wooley Jim"

When James R. " Wooley Jim" Gulledge was born on 1 May 1817, in Anson, North Carolina, United States, his father, Jeremiah Gulledge, was 23 and his mother, Phoebe “Bashi Boskie” Sellers, was 21. He married Elizabeth "Lizzie" Griggs in 1853. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in White Store Township, Anson, North Carolina, United States for about 20 years. He died on 24 March 1901, in Anson, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Anson, North Carolina, United States.

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James R. " Wooley Jim" Gulledge
Elizabeth "Lizzie" Griggs
Marriage: 1853
Elisha Gulledge
Rachel Gulledge
Susan Caroline Gulledge
Sarah Gulledge
Mary E. Gulledge
Elizabeth "Betty" Gulledge
James Wesley Gulledge

Spouse and Children




    Rachel Gulledge



    Sarah Gulledge


    Mary E. Gulledge


+2 More Children

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+4 More Children

World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 2

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
1830 · Trail of Tears

Age 13

In the 1830's, President Jackson called for all the Native Americans to be forced off their own land. As the Cherokee were forced out of North Carolina many of them hid in the mountains of North Carolina.

Age 29

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

1 Probably an Americanized spelling of German Gullich or Guhlich ( see Gullick ).2 Possibly English, a variant of Colledge or Coolidge .

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

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Sources (3)

  • James Gulledge, "United States Census, 1860"
  • James Gulledge, "United States Census, 1900"
  • James Gulledge, "United States Census, 1880"

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