James H. Vincent

25 September 1830–17 March 1886 (Age 55)
Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States

The Life of James H.

When James H. Vincent was born on 25 September 1830, in Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States, his father, Charles Vincent III, was 24 and his mother, Elizabeth Highley, was 19. He married Eliza Elizabeth Ann Bruce on 1 October 1856, in Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Kentucky, United States in 1870 and Summer's Magisterial District, Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States in 1880. He died on 17 March 1886, in Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 55, and was buried in Bremen, Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States.

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Family Time Line

James H. Vincent
Eliza Elizabeth Ann Bruce
Marriage: 1 October 1856
Lewis Franklin Vincent
Susan Elizabeth Vincent
Jesse Hillsman Vincent
James C. Vincent
Robert Kinchloe Vincent
Locke Vincent

Spouse and Children

1 October 1856
Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States




    Jesse Hillsman Vincent


    James C. Vincent


    Robert Kinchloe Vincent


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

    Charles Vincent III


    Elizabeth Highley




    Charles Price Vincent



    Letitia Browning


    Lydia Vincent



+11 More Children

World Events (8)

1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 2

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

Age 2

Historical Boundaries - 1832: Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States

Age 16

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

Name Meaning

1 English and French: from a medieval personal name (Latin Vincentius, a derivative of vincens, genitive vincentis, present participle of vincere ‘to conquer’). The name was borne by a 3rdcentury Spanish martyr widely venerated in the Middle Ages and by a 5th-century monk and writer of Lérins, as well as various other early saints. In eastern Europe the name became popular in honor of Wincenty Kadłubek (died 1223 ), a bishop of Kraków and an early chronicler.2 Irish: the English surname has been established in the south of Ireland since the 17th century, and has also been adopted as an English equivalent of Gaelic Mac Dhuibhinse ‘son of the dark man of the island’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • James Vincent in household of Charles Vincent, "United States Census, 1850"
  • James H Vincent, "United States Census, 1870"
  • J H Vincent, "United States Census, 1880"

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