Esther James

6 September 1757–17 September 1854 (Age 97)
Westtown, Chester, Pennsylvania, British Colonial America

The Life Summary of Esther

When Esther James was born on 6 September 1757, in Westtown, Chester, Pennsylvania, British Colonial America, her father, Joseph James, was 48 and her mother, Hannah Hickman, was 42. She married Abraham Williamson on 18 September 1777, in Westtown, Chester, Pennsylvania, United States. She died on 17 September 1854, in East Brandywine Township, Chester, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 97, and was buried in Birmingham-Lafayette Cemetery, West Chester, Chester, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Samuel Painter IV
Esther James
Marriage: 25 May 1809

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    25 May 1809Westtown, Chester, Pennsylvania, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 19
    Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
    Age 19
    The Declaration of Independence was signed in Philadelphia on July 4, 1776. The liberty bell was first rung here to Celebrate this important document.
    1783 · A Free America
    Age 26
    The Revolutionary War ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris which gave the new nation boundries on which they could expand and trade with other countries without any problems.

    Name Meaning

    English and Welsh: from the Middle English personal name James. Introduced to England by the Normans, this is an Old French form of Late Latin Iacomus, a variant of Latin Iacobus, Greek Iakōbos, the New Testament rendering of Hebrew Ya‘aqob (see Jacob ). The medieval Latin (Vulgate) Bible distinguished between Old Testament Iacob (which was uninflected) and New Testament Iacobus (with inflections). The latter developed into James in medieval French. The distinction was carried over into the King James Bible of 1611, and Jacob and James remain as separate names in English usage. Most European languages, however, make no such distinction, so that forms such as French Jacques , stand for both the Old and the New Testament names. This surname is also very common among African Americans. Compare Jack .

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

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    Sources (21)

    • Esther James, "Pennsylvania, Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Births and Baptisms, 1520-1999"
    • Esther James, "Pennsylvania, Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Marriage Records, 1512-1989"
    • Esther Painter, "Pennsylvania Deaths and Burials, 1720-1999"

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