James Rutherford

about 1736–19 December 1797 (Age 61)
Essex, Virginia, United States

The Life of James

When James Rutherford was born about 1736, in Essex, Virginia, United States, his father, John Rutherford, was 57 and his mother, Mary Atkinson, was 55. He married Drucilla Brooks on 22 April 1752, in Newberry, South Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. He died on 19 December 1797, in Edgefield, South Carolina, United States, at the age of 61, and was buried in Newberry, South Carolina, United States.

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James Rutherford
Drucilla Brooks
Marriage: 22 April 1752
James Rutherford
Mary Perry Rutherford
Elizabeth Perry Rutherford
Dorothy “Dolly” Rutherford
Joseph Rutherford
Robert Rutherford

Spouse and Children

22 April 1752
Newberry, South Carolina, United States


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World Events (5)

1758 · Mount Vernon

Age 22

Mount Vernon Plantation was the home of George Washington. It started off as 2,000 acres and was later expanded to 8,000 acres. The house itself started off as a six room building then got extended to twenty-one rooms.

Age 40

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · Battle of Sullivan's Island

Age 40

On June 28, 1776, the Battle of Sullivan's Island takes place on Sullivan's Island, South Carolina. Since it is so close to Charelston, the battle is sometimes referred to as the First Siege of Charleston. This is the first time that the Americans had a victory against a land and sea attack by the British.

Name Meaning

Scottish and northern English: habitational name from a place in the Scottish Borders near Roxburgh, probably named with an early British river name of unknown etymology + Old English ford ‘ford’. There is another place of the same name in North Yorkshire, named with hryðer ‘cattle’ + Old English ford ‘ford’, but this does not seem to have contributed to the surname.

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

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  • James Rutherford, "Find A Grave Index"
  • James Rutherford, "Find A Grave Index"

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