James Capers Ansley

1821–1856 (Age 35)
Warren, Georgia, United States

The Life of James Capers

When James Capers Ansley was born in 1821, in Warren, Georgia, United States, his father, James Ansley, was 44 and his mother, Elizabeth Jones, was 34. He married Elizabeth Smith about 1843, in Alabama, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He died in 1856, in Alabama, United States, at the age of 35.

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Family Time Line

James Capers Ansley
1821–1856
Elizabeth Smith
1823–1896
Marriage: about 1843
James Nicholas Ansley
1845–1918
William Asbury Ansley
1853–1912
Sarah Frances Ansley
1849–1944
Charles Wesley Ansley
1854–1936

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
about 1843
Alabama, United States
children

(4)

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(6)

    Miranda "Rendy" Ansley

    Female1813–1857Female

    Martha Ansley

    Female1813–1860Female

    Asbury Ansley

    Male1818–1875Male

    Amelia Ansley

    Female1820–1880Female

    Male1821–1856Male

+1 More Child

World Events (7)

1821 · Financial Relief for Public Land

Age 0

A United States law to provide financial relief for the purchasers of Public Lands. It permitted the earlier buyers, that couldn't pay completely for the land, to return the land back to the government. This granted them a credit towards the debt they had on land. Congress, also, extended credit to buyer for eight more years. Still while being in economic panic and the shortage of currency made by citizens, the government hoped that with the time extension, the economy would improve.
1826 · Tuscaloosa Becomes Capital

Age 5

In 1826, the capital of Alabama moved from Cahaba to Tuscaloosa. 
1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 11

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from such places as Ansley in Warwick-shire or Annesley in Nottinghamshire. The former is named with Old English ānsetl ‘hermitage’+ lēah ‘woodland clearing’; the latter with an Old English personal name An (‘the solitary one’) + lēah. In some cases the American surname may be a respelling of Scottish Ainslie .

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

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Sources (1)

  • James Capers Ansley, "Find A Grave Index"

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