James Rhea

25 April 1799–May 1853 (Age 54)
Bath, Virginia, United States

The Life Summary of James

When James Rhea was born on 25 April 1799, in Bath, Virginia, United States, his father, Robert Rhea, was 40 and his mother, Catharine Beiler, was 24. He married Elizabeth Callison on 8 May 1822, in Pocahontas, West Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 5 daughters. He died in May 1853, in Daviess, Missouri, United States, at the age of 54.

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James Rhea
Elizabeth Callison
Marriage: 8 May 1822
Mary Francis Rhea
Margaret Rhea
Robert Rhea
Susan E. Rhea
James Franklin Rhea
Davis H. Rhea
Elizabeth Ann Rhea
Catherine Rhea

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World Events (8)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.
Age 1
While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.
1812 · Monumental Church Built
Age 13
The Monumental Church was built between 1812-1814 on the sight where the Richmond Theatre fire had taken place. It is a monument to those that died in the fire.
1819 · Panic! of 1819
Age 20
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. 

Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Rea .

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

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Sources (20)

  • James Rhea, "United States Census, 1850"
  • James Rhea, "Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991"
  • James Rhea, "Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991"

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