Esther James

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

The Life 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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Abraham Williamson
Esther James
Marriage: 18 September 1777

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18 September 1777
Westtown, Chester, Pennsylvania, United States

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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: from a personal name that has the same origin as Jacob . However, among English speakers, it is now felt to be a separate name in its own right. This is largely because in the Authorized Version of the Bible ( 1611 ) the form James is used in the New Testament as the name of two of Christ's apostles ( James the brother of John and James the brother of Andrew ), whereas in the Old Testament the brother of Esau is called Jacob. The form James comes from Latin Jacobus via Late Latin Jac(o)mus, which also gave rise to Jaime, the regular form of the name in Spanish (as opposed to the learned Jacobo). See also Jack and Jackman . This is a common surname throughout the British Isles, particularly in South Wales.

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

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  • Esther Painter, "Pennsylvania Deaths and Burials, 1720-1999"
  • Esther Painter, "Pennsylvania Deaths and Burials, 1720-1999"
  • Esther Painter, "Pennsylvania Deaths and Burials, 1720-1999"

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