Martha Rogers James

10 July 1843–3 January 1916 (Age 72)
Medford, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Martha Rogers

When Martha Rogers James was born on 10 July 1843, in Medford, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Thomas James, was 31 and her mother, Mary Thomas Rogers, was 28. She married Albert Henry Cole on 2 February 1865, in Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Charlestown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States in 1860. She died on 3 January 1916, in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 72.

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Family Time Line

Albert Henry Cole
Martha Rogers James
Marriage: 2 February 1865
Henry T. Cole

Spouse and Children

2 February 1865
Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States


    Henry T. Cole


Parents and Siblings

    Thomas James


    Mary Thomas Rogers




    Adelaide "Addie" P James


    Theresa Otis James



    Mary F. James




+7 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 3

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1860 · Abraham Lincoln Elected President

Age 17

Abraham Lincoln was Elected President of the United States in November of 1860

Age 20

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

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.

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Sources (3)

  • Martha James in household of Thos James, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Martha James in household of Thos James, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Martha James in entry for Henry T. Cole, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

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