James Anderson Broadwell

Springfield,, Nj

The Life of James Anderson

When James Anderson Broadwell was born in 1850, his father, Jacob Green Broadwell, was 25 and his mother, Elisa Anderson, was 26. He lived in New York City, New York County, New York, United States in 1850.

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Jacob Green Broadwell
Elisa Anderson
William Broadwell
Louisa Broadwell
Emma Broadwell
James Anderson Broadwell
Edward H. Broadwell

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World Events (8)


Age 13

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

Age 13

The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 31

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from places in Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire, and Warwickshire named Broadwell, from Old English brād ‘broad’ + wella ‘spring’, ‘stream’, or a topographic name with the same meaning.

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

Sources (2)

  • James A Broadwell, "United States Census, 1880"
  • James A Broadwell in household of Jacob Broadwell, "United States Census, 1850"

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