James Gabb

5 August 1819–1849 (Age 29)
Exeter, Devon, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of James

When James Gabb was born on 5 August 1819, in Exeter, Devon, England, United Kingdom, his father, John Gabb, was 26 and his mother, Jane Hill, was 24. He married Jemima Isaacs on 2 April 1842, in Swindon, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. His occupation is listed as tailor in England, United Kingdom. He died in 1849, in St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri, United States, at the age of 30, and was buried in St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri, United States.

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James Gabb
Jemima Isaacs
Marriage: 2 April 1842
James Robert Colby Gabb
Arthur John Gabb Henry
Bertha Gabb
Laura Amanda Gabb
Madora Adelia Gabb

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World Events (7)

1820 · Making States Equal
Age 1
The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.
Age 2
Missouri is the 24th state
1829 · Missouri State Library
Age 10
The first Missouri State Library was established by law on January 22, 1829. This law was created due to the large amount of public documents which had been collected in the office of Missouri's secretary of state. The library included documentation of the actions of the Missouri senate and house. The documents were cataloged and made available to the public. The public had access to any of the books in the library from sunup to sundown on any day except Sunday.

Name Meaning

Anglo-Norman: Gabbe, to jest, to talk idly, to lie

Sources (7)

  • James Gapp Colby in entry for James Robert Colby, "England, Norfolk, Parish Registers (County Record Office), 1510-1997"
  • James Gabb, "Louisiana, New Orleans Passenger Lists, 1820-1945", (1849)
  • James Gabb in entry for James Robert Colby Gabb, "England, Norfolk Bishop's Transcripts, 1685-1941", (1837)

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