James Valentine

31 January 1808–4 August 1891 (Age 83)
Mount Vernon, Westchester, New York, United States

The Life of James

James Valentine was born on 31 January 1808, in Mount Vernon, Westchester, New York, United States as the son of Isaac Valentine. He had at least 8 sons and 2 daughters with Catherine Ackerman. He lived in New Jersey, United States in 1870. He died on 4 August 1891, in Woodbridge Township, Middlesex, New Jersey, United States, at the age of 83.

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James Valentine
Catherine Ackerman
Maria Elizabeth Valentine
William Valentine
Benjamin Valentine
Robert Newton Valentine
Eliza Jane Valentine
Mulford Day Valentine
James "Ross" Rossiter Valentine
Howard Valentine
Edwin W. Valentine
Oscar C Valentine

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    Maria Elizabeth Valentine


    William Valentine


    Benjamin Valentine


    Robert Newton Valentine


    Eliza Jane Valentine


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    Isaac Valentine




    Sarah A Valentine



World Events (8)


Age 12

On January 28, 1820, the New Jersey Legislature incorporated the City of Jersey from parts of the Bergen Township. The city would be reincorporated two more times (January 23, 1829 and February 22, 1838) before receiving its official name. Jersey City became part of the new Hudson County in February of 1840.
1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

Age 19

During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.
1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 22

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

Name Meaning

A name derived from St. Valentine, from Latin "Valentinus," of or belonging to Valentia, one of the ancient names of Rome. It is also derived from towns in Spain, Italy, and Sardinia, and the name of a goddess worshipped at Ocriculum in Italy, or from "valens," meaning mighty or strong. A nickname is Val. Vallantina is a female name derived from Valentine.

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Sources (3)

  • James Valentine, "United States Census, 1860"
  • James Valentine, "United States Census, 1870"
  • James Valentine, "United States Census, 1880"

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