James Gabb

Brief Life History 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

Sources (9)

  • James Gabb, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975", (1819)
  • James Gabb in entry for Arthur Gabb Henry, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Record of Members (Worldwide), 1836-1970"
  • James Gapp Colby in entry for James Robert Colby, "England, Norfolk, Parish Registers (County Record Office), 1510-1997"

World Events (7)

1820 · Making States Equal

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.

1820 · Making Land more affordable

"The United States law requiring full payment at the time of purchase and registration of any land. to help encourage sales and make land more affordable, Congress reduced the minimum price of dollar per acre and the minimum size that could be purchased. Most of this land for sale was located on the frontier which was then ""The West"". This Act was good for many Americans, but it was also over used by wealthy investors."


Eclectic Period (Art and Antiques).

Name Meaning

German: from a short form of one of the old personal names formed with Old High German geba ‘gift’, for instance Gebhardt .

English: variant of Gabe 2 or 3.

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

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