James Shreve

1 March 1778–1 September 1852 (Age 74)
Burlington, New Jersey, United States

The Life Summary of James

When James Shreve was born on 1 March 1778, in Burlington, New Jersey, United States, his father, Joshua Shreve, was 43 and his mother, Rebecca Lamb, was 35. He married Elizabeth Smith on 29 December 1808, in Mount Holly, Lumberton Township, Burlington, New Jersey, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Springfield, Burlington, New Jersey, United States in 1850. He died on 1 September 1852, in Burlington, New Jersey, United States, at the age of 74.

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James Shreve
Elizabeth Smith
Marriage: 29 December 1808
Stacy Biddle Shreve
Stacy Biddle Shreve
Daniel Doughty Smith Shreve
Elizabeth Shreve
Beulah Sansom Shreve
Sarah Biddle Shreve
Rebecca L. Shreve

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    29 December 1808Mount Holly, Lumberton Township, Burlington, New Jersey, United States
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    +4 More Children

    World Events (8)

    Age 2
    Sometimes referred to as the "forgotten victory", the Battle of Springfield was one of the last major battles fought in the north during the Revolutionary War. The British defeat effectively ended their ambitions to reclaim New Jersey. Washington praised the New Jersey Militia for their universal effort and great spirit
    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.
    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: occupational name for a sheriff, from Middle English schiref, shreeve, shryve ‘sheriff’, from Old English scīr ‘shire’, ‘administrative district’ + (ge)rēfa ‘reeve’ ( see Reeve ). In some cases it may have arisen from a nickname.

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

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    Sources (5)

    • James Shreve, "United States Census, 1850"
    • James Shreve, "Pennsylvania, Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Births and Baptisms, 1520-1999"
    • Unknown in entry for Elizabeth S. Shreve, "New Jersey Deaths and Burials, 1720-1988"

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