James Edmunds

1778–16 September 1855 (Age 77)
Schaghticoke, Schaghticoke, Rensselaer, New York, United States

The Life of James

When James Edmunds was born in 1778, in Schaghticoke, Schaghticoke, Rensselaer, New York, United States, his father, William Edmunds Jr., was 22 and his mother, Rebecca Calvin, was 22. He married Abigail Gifford on 12 October 1800, in Danby, Rutland, Vermont, United States. He died on 16 September 1855, in Montague, Lanark, Ontario, Canada, at the age of 77, and was buried in Ontario, Canada.

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James Edmunds
Henderica Henrietta Lake
Marriage: about 1805
Charlotte Edmunds

Spouse and Children

about 1805
Rensselaer, New York, United States


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World Events (7)

1781 · The First Constitution

Age 3

Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.
1791 · Founded

Age 13

Rensselaer County was organized from Albany County in 1791.
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 22

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

Name Meaning

English (also common in South Wales): patronymic from the personal name Edmund ( see Edmond ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • James Edmonds, "Vermont Vital Records, 1760-1954"
  • James Edmonds, "Vermont Vital Records, 1760-1954"
  • James Edmonds in entry for James Blair and Charlotte Edmonds, "Ontario, County Marriage Registers, 1858-1869"

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