James Galpin Land

Brief Life History of James Galpin

When James Galpin Land was born on 26 July 1860, in Cleburne, Alabama, United States, his father, John William Land, was 27 and his mother, Elizabeth Jane Rutledge, was 23. He married Elizabeth Chandler on 1 January 1880, in Haralson, Georgia, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 daughters. He lived in Justice Precinct 2, San Saba, Texas, United States in 1900 and Ward Eight, Claiborne, Louisiana, United States in 1910. He died on 14 September 1929, in Fort Worth, Tarrant, Texas, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Washington, District of Columbia, United States.

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James Galpin Land
Lillie Jane Wynn
Marriage: 8 August 1889
Marion Franklin Land
James Walter Land
Hattie Leoma Land
William Clifton Land
Sarah Ann Land
Jesse Lee Land
Dessie Mae Land
Gertrude Virgina Land
Annie Lou Land
Beulah Viola Land

Sources (24)

  • James G Land, "United States Census, 1920"
  • J G Land, "Alabama County Marriages, 1809-1950"
  • James G Land, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (8)


Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.


Historical Boundaries: 1870: Cleburne, Alabama, United States

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

Name Meaning

English, German, and Dutch: topographic name from Old English, Middle Dutch land, Middle High German lant ‘land, territory’. This had more specialized senses in the Middle Ages, being used to denote the countryside as opposed to a town or an estate.

English: topographic name from Middle English launde ‘glade’ (Old French land), or a habitational name from a place called with this word, such as Launde in Leicestershire or Laund in Yorkshire.

Norwegian: habitational name from any of the three farmsteads so named, from Old Norse land ‘land, territory’ (see 1 above).

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

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