James R. “Wooly Jim” Gulledge

Male1 May 1817–24 March 1901

Brief Life History of James R. “Wooly Jim”

When James R. “Wooly Jim” Gulledge was born on 1 May 1817, in Anson, North Carolina, United States, his father, Jeremiah Gulledge, was 22 and his mother, Phoebe “Bashi Boskie” Sellers, was 22. 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 Deep Creek Baptist Church Cemetery, Deep Creek, Anson, North Carolina, United States.

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James R. “Wooly Jim” Gulledge
Elizabeth "Lizzie" Griggs
Marriage: 1853
Elisha Gulledge
Rachel Gulledge
Susan Caroline Gulledge
Sarah F Sallie Gulledge
Mary E. Gulledge
Elizabeth "Betty" Gulledge
James Wesley Gulledge

Sources (14)

  • James Gulledge, "United States Census, 1860"
  • James R. Gulledge, "Find A Grave Index"
  • J. Gulladge in entry for E. Gulladge, "North Carolina Deaths, 1906-1930"

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  • Children (7)

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    Siblings (9)

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    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

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

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

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