Samuel Alonzo James

Galien, Berrien, Michigan, United States

The Life of Samuel Alonzo

When Samuel Alonzo James was born in 1851, in Galien, Berrien, Michigan, United States, his father, Gardner K James, was 53 and his mother, Rebecca Loop, was 46. He married Mary Susan Chapman on 25 September 1878, in Three Oaks, Berrien, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Bridgman, Berrien, Michigan, United States in 1880.

Photos & Memories (0)

Photos & Memories

Do you know this person? Do you have a story about him you would like to share? Sign in or Create a FREE Account

Family Time Line

Samuel Alonzo James
Mary Susan Chapman
Marriage: 25 September 1878
Linnie James

Spouse and Children

25 September 1878
Three Oaks, Berrien, Michigan, United States


    Linnie James


Parents and Siblings


    Rebecca Loop




    Hannah Maria James


    Elizabeth L. James


    Emily Christiana James


    Sarah Jane James


    Joseph Gardner James


+6 More Children

World Events (8)

1854 · Creation of the Republican Party

Age 3

A debate continues over the location of the creation of the Republican Party. Some sources claim the party was formed in Ripon, Wisconsin, on February 28, 1854. Others claim the first meeting of the Republican Party took place in Jackson, Michigan, on July 6, 1854, where the Republican Party was officially organized. Over 1,000 people were present and candidates were selected for the party, thus making it the first Republican convention.

Age 12

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 31

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.

Name Meaning

English: from a personal name that has the same origin as Jacob . However, among English speakers, it is now felt to be a separate name in its own right. This is largely because in the Authorized Version of the Bible ( 1611 ) the form James is used in the New Testament as the name of two of Christ's apostles ( James the brother of John and James the brother of Andrew ), whereas in the Old Testament the brother of Esau is called Jacob. The form James comes from Latin Jacobus via Late Latin Jac(o)mus, which also gave rise to Jaime, the regular form of the name in Spanish (as opposed to the learned Jacobo). See also Jack and Jackman . This is a common surname throughout the British Isles, particularly in South Wales.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Alonzo Gardner in household of James Gardner, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Alonzo James in household of Gardiner James, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Samuel James, "United States Census, 1880"

Find more of your family story

As a non-profit, we offer free help to anyone looking to learn the details of their family story.

Create a free account to view more about your family.
Create a free account
Share this with your family and friends.