James B. Huckins

about 1843–
Milbridge, Washington, Maine, United States

The Life of James B.

When James B. Huckins was born about 1843, in Milbridge, Washington, Maine, United States, his father, Nathaniel Huckins, was 37 and his mother, Nancy Brown, was 33.

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James B. Huckins
1843–
Iona Rosie Wilson
1867–1952

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1846

Age 3

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1851 · First State to Attempt Prohibition

Age 8

"In 1851, Maine outlawed the sale of alcohol, allowing exceptions only for ""medicinal, mechanical, and manufacturing purposes"". This made Maine the first state to experiment with prohibition. Neal Dow, mayor of Portland, believed that alcohol was linked to slavery and was also convinced by the Christian temperance movement. Dow ran into problems later for his anti-immigration rhetoric against the Irish, and also for breaking his own prohibition laws; although not a designated ""purchaser"", Dow personally purchased alcohol to distribute to local doctors, violating a technicality. As the citizens turned against him, Dow eventually ordered soldiers to fire on protesters. This marked a sharp decline in Dow's political career, and the Maine Law was repealed by 1856. Aspects of the law would remain in tact, however, and ultimately paved the way for the 18th Amendment, which prohibited alcohol on the national level."
1863

Age 20

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Name Meaning

English: patronymic from a pet form of Hugh .

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

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  • James Huckins in entry for Huckins, "Maine Vital Records, 1670-1921"
  • James Huckins in entry for Huckins, "Maine Vital Records, 1670-1921"
  • James B Huckins in entry for Jacob R Huckins, "Maine Vital Records, 1670-1921"

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