Thomas Jefferson James Jr

14 January 1844–13 July 1940 (Age 96)
Lawrence, Mississippi, United States

The Life Summary of Thomas Jefferson

When Thomas Jefferson James Jr was born on 14 January 1844, in Lawrence, Mississippi, United States, his father, Thomas Jefferson James , Sr, was 35 and his mother, Martha ( Patsy) Pierce, was 33. He married Minerva Adeline Caves about 1864, in Mississippi, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Caldwell, Louisiana, United States in 1900 and Police Jury Ward 2, Caldwell, Louisiana, United States for about 10 years. He died on 13 July 1940, in Columbia, Caldwell, Louisiana, United States, at the age of 96, and was buried in Union Cemetery, Joyce, Winn, Louisiana, United States.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Jefferson James Jr
1844–1940
Minerva Adeline Caves
1844–1900
Marriage: about 1864
Billie James
1865–1867
Manerva Jane James
1869–1898
Martha Lou James
1871–1881
Christopher Columbus James
1873–1966
Mary Magdalene James
1875–1941
John Wesley James Sr
1878–1972
Thomas Franklin James
1880–1916
Rhoda Belle James
1883–1981
Della Rose James
1885–1953

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1864Mississippi, United States
  • Children

    (9)

    +4 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (12)

    +7 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1846
    Age 2
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    1861
    Age 17
    Mississippi became the second state to leave the Union at the start of the Civil War in 1861.
    1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment
    Age 26
    Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

    Name Meaning

    (1997: 70272;2007: 176660; 2010: 249379)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.

    Possible Related Names

    Giacomo
    Jemison
    Jaime
    Jemmott
    Como
    Jim
    Jamie
    Jemmett
    Jimmie
    Jamison
    Jacobo
    Jimmy
    Jacob

    Sources (11)

    • Thomas James, "United States Census, 1870"
    • T J James in entry for Jesse Brown James, "Louisiana Deaths, 1850-1875, 1894-1960"
    • Thomas J James in household of Thomas James, "United States Census, 1860"

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