James Deweese

9 August 1778–3 June 1852 (Age 73)
Kent, Delaware, United States

The Life of James

When James Deweese was born on 9 August 1778, in Kent, Delaware, United States, his father, Rev. Joshua DeWeese, was 36 and his mother, Elizabeth New, was 23. He married Elizabeth Whitlock on 31 January 1794, in Monongalia, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 8 daughters. He died on 3 June 1852, in Franklin Township, Shelby, Ohio, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Lenox Cemetery, Franklin Township, Shelby, Ohio, United States.

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James Deweese
Elizabeth Whitlock
Marriage: 31 January 1794
James M. Deweese
Michael Deweese
Diadame Deweese
Eliza Dewees
Jesse DeWeese
Elizabeth M DeWeese
Lewis Deweese
Lydia DeWeese
Elisa DeWeese
Nancy N. Deweese
Christiana Mary Deweese
Diadema DeWeese

Spouse and Children

31 January 1794
Monongalia, Virginia, United States


+7 More Children

Parents and Siblings





    Joshua DeWeese


    Mary DeWeese


    Elizabeth DeWeese


+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1781 · The First Constitution

Age 3

Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.

Age 9

Delaware was the first state to ratify the federal Constitution -- December 7, 1787, becoming the first state in the Union
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 22

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.

Name Meaning

Dutch: from Middle Dutch weese ‘orphan’ + the definite article de.

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

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Sources (1)

  • James Deweese, "West Virginia Marriages, 1780-1970"

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