James Grams Harlow

Male17 November 1831–15 March 1906

Brief Life History of James Grams

When James Grams Harlow was born on 17 November 1831, in New York, United States, his father, Samuel Harlow, was 32 and his mother, Jane Grams, was 36. He married Almira A. White about 1855. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He lived in Missouri, United States in 1870 and Scotia, Greeley, Nebraska, United States in 1880. He died on 15 March 1906, in North Loup, Valley, Nebraska, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Scotia Election Precinct, Greeley, Nebraska, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Grams Harlow
Almira A. White
Marriage: about 1855
Clara Jane Harlow
Myria A. Harlow

Sources (12)

  • James Harloss, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Legacy NFS Source: James Harlim - Published information: birth-name: James Harlow
  • Marriage Affidavit for Aaron V. Bradt and Clara Jane Harlow (1874)

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1855
  • Children (2)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (4)

    World Events (8)

    1832 · The Black Hawk War

    Age 1

    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 5

    The Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin - Sept 3, 1836 Treaty Treaty of the Cedars was concluded on the Fox River on September 3, 1836. The Menominee Nation ceded nearly 4 million acres of land for the following items every year for twenty years: $3,000 worth of food provisions, 2,000 lbs. of tobacco, 30 barrels of salt, agricultural supplies, and $500 per year. (Wisconsin Historical Society)

    1854 · The Creation of the Republican Party

    Age 23

    A debate continues over the location of the creation of the Republican Party. Some sources claim that the party was formed in Ripon, Wisconsin, on February 28, 1854. Others claim the first meeting of the Republican Party took place in Jackson, Michigan, on July 6, 1854, where the Republican Party was officially organized. Over 1,000 people were present and candidates were selected for the party, thus making it the first Republican convention.

    Name Meaning

    English: habitational name from Harlow (Essex), Harlow in Mayfield (Staffordshire), Great Harlow in Clapham (Yorkshire), Harlow Hill in Pannal (Yorkshire), or Harlow Hill in Ovingham (Northumberland). The Essex and Northumberland placenames probably derive from Old English here ‘army’ + hlāw ‘mound, hill’. The other placenames probably derive from Old English hār ‘gray, hoar’ + hlāw.

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

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