James D Atwood

24 October 1841–15 April 1900 (Age 58)
Litchfield, Connecticut, United States

The Life of James D

When James D Atwood was born on 24 October 1841, in Litchfield, Connecticut, United States, his father, David B Atwood, was 41 and his mother, Huldah Manville, was 36. He married Olive A Rust on 26 May 1861, in New Hartford, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He lived in Bristol, Hartford, Connecticut, United States in 1850. He died on 15 April 1900, in New Britain, Hartford, Connecticut, United States, at the age of 58, and was buried in New Britain, Hartford, Connecticut, United States.

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James D Atwood
Olive A Rust
Marriage: 26 May 1861
Marion Sarah Atwood
Addie R Atwood

Spouse and Children


    Olive A Rust


26 May 1861
New Hartford, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States


    Marion Sarah Atwood


    Addie R Atwood


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World Events (8)


Age 5

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1848 · Slavery is Abolished

Age 7

In 1840, the American Anti-Slavery Society split and slavery started being outlawed in the state. In Canterbury, Connecticut, Prudence Crandall started a school for young African American girls. The people got mad and Crandall was taken to court. The case was lost and that was the beginning of many other cases that would be lost, but it was also the start of having slavery abolished.

Age 22

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

Name Meaning

English: topographic name from Middle English atte wode ‘by the wood’.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • James Atwood in household of David B Atwood, "United States Census, 1850"
  • James D Atwood, "United States Census, 1880"
  • J D Atwood in entry for Addie R Atwood, "Connecticut Marriages, 1640-1939"

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