Eliza Jane James

18 September 1833–2 November 1893 (Age 60)
Lawrence, Mississippi, United States

The Life of Eliza Jane

When Eliza Jane James was born on 18 September 1833, in Lawrence, Mississippi, United States, her father, Thomas Jefferson James , Sr, was 24 and her mother, Martha ( Patsy) Pierce, was 23. She married William Benjamin Brister on 13 January 1854, in Winn, Louisiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Ward Two, Winn, Louisiana, United States in 1870 and Ward, Allen, Louisiana, United States in 1880. She died on 2 November 1893, in Sikes, Winn, Louisiana, United States, at the age of 60, and was buried in James Cemetery, Winn, Louisiana, United States.

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William Benjamin Brister
Eliza Jane James
Marriage: 13 January 1854
Martha Ann Brister
W W T Brister
A. C Brister
Mary Angeline Brister
Smiley M Brister
Elizabeth Catherine Martha
Julia Anna Brister
Jesse W Brister
W._ W R Brister

Spouse and Children

13 January 1854
Winn, Louisiana, United States


    Martha Ann Brister


    W W T Brister


    A. C Brister


    Mary Angeline Brister


    Smiley M Brister


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World Events (8)

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 3

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

Age 13

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Age 28

Mississippi became the second state to leave the Union at the start of the Civil War in 1861.

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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Sources (3)

  • Eliza Buster in household of William Buster, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Eliza James in household of Thomas James, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Eliza Brister in household of William B Brister, "United States Census, 1880"

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