Mary Isabella James

17 July 1838–16 September 1873 (Age 35)
North Carolina, United States

The Life of Mary Isabella

Mary Isabella James was born on 17 July 1838, in North Carolina, United States. She married William Miniken on 17 September 1857, in Independence, Arkansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Ruddell Township, Independence, Arkansas, United States in 1870. She died on 16 September 1873, in Batesville, Independence, Arkansas, United States, at the age of 35.

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Family Time Line

William Miniken
Mary Isabella James
Marriage: 17 September 1857
Eliza Jane Miniken
George Nicholas Miniken
John Pinkney Miniken
Mary Isabella Miniken
William Lawrence Miniken

Spouse and Children

17 September 1857
Independence, Arkansas, United States


    Eliza Jane Miniken




    Mary Isabella Miniken


    William Lawrence Miniken


World Events (6)


Age 8

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1853 · First State Fair

Age 15

The first state fair in North Carolina was held in Raleigh and was put on by the North Carolina State Agricultural Society in 1853. The fair has been continuous except for during the American Civil War and Reconstruction and WWII.

Age 23

Arkansas supplied an estimated 50,000 men to the Confederate Army andabout 15,000 to the Union Army.

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)

  • Mary G Minkin Miniken in household of William Minkin Miniken, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Mary Izabella James, "Arkansas, County Marriages, 1837-1957"
  • Mary James in entry for William L. Miniken and Mamie A. Lane, "Montana, County Marriages, 1865-1950"

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