Phebe James

Brief Life History of Phebe

When Phebe James was born on 3 February 1733, in Goshen MM, Chester, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Thomas Watson James, was 32 and her mother, Hannah Smith Pyle, was 23. She married Daniel Kenny in 1765, in Chester, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons. She died on 17 April 1813, in Chester, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Downingtown, Chester, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Daniel Kenny
Phebe James
Marriage: 1765
Richard Kenny
Daniel Kenny
George Kenney
Thomas Kenney
James Kenny

Sources (10)

  • Phoebe James, "Pennsylvania, Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Births and Baptisms, 1520-1999"
  • Phebe James Kenney, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Phebe Kenny in entry for Daniel Kenny, "Pennsylvania, Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Marriage Records, 1512-1989"

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Name Meaning

English and Welsh: from the Middle English personal name James. Introduced to England by the Normans, this is an Old French form of Late Latin Iacomus, a variant of Latin Iacobus, Greek Iakōbos, the New Testament rendering of Hebrew Ya‘aqob (see Jacob ). The medieval Latin (Vulgate) Bible distinguished between Old Testament Iacob (which was uninflected) and New Testament Iacobus (with inflections). The latter developed into James in medieval French. The distinction was carried over into the King James Bible of 1611, and Jacob and James remain as separate names in English usage. Most European languages, however, make no such distinction, so that forms such as French Jacques , stand for both the Old and the New Testament names. This surname is also very common among African Americans. Compare Jack .

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

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