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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Family Time Line

James Rutherford
1736–1797
Drucilla Brooks
1734–1808
Marriage: 22 April 1752
James Rutherford
1759–
Mary Perry Rutherford
1763–
Elizabeth Perry Rutherford
1766–
Dorothy “Dolly” Rutherford
1769–1835
Joseph Rutherford
1770–1835
Robert Rutherford
1775–1833

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
22 April 1752
Newberry, South Carolina, United States
children

(6)

+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(6)

+1 More Child

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.
1776

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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