James Shreve

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

The Life 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, Burlington, New Jersey, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. He died on 1 September 1852, in his hometown, 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

29 December 1808
Mount Holly, Burlington, New Jersey, United States


    Stacy Biddle Shreve


    Stacy Biddle Shreve


    Daniel Doughty Smith Shreve


    Elizabeth Shreve


    Beulah Sansom Shreve


+2 More Children

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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 (3)

  • James Shreve, "Pennsylvania, Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Births and Baptisms, 1520-1999"
  • <Unknown> in entry for Sarah B. Shreve, "New Jersey Deaths and Burials, 1720-1988"
  • James Shreve in entry for Elizabeth Shreve, "New Jersey, Deaths, 1670-1988"

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