Ezra James Fountain

25 February 1828–29 March 1861 (Age 33)
Davenport, Scott, Iowa, United States

The Life of Ezra James

When Ezra James Fountain was born on 25 February 1828, in Davenport, Scott, Iowa, United States, his father, James Fountain, was 38 and his mother, Charlotte Husted, was 39. He married Julia Gamage Burrows on 2 October 1856, in Davenport, Scott, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He died on 29 March 1861, in Yorktown, Westchester, New York, United States, at the age of 33, and was buried in Oakdale Memorial Gardens, Davenport, Scott, Iowa, United States.

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Ezra James Fountain
Julia Gamage Burrows
Marriage: 2 October 1856
John Burrows Fountain

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    Julia Gamage Burrows


2 October 1856
Davenport, Scott, Iowa, United States


    John Burrows Fountain


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World Events (7)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 2

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
1830 · The Oregon Trail

Age 2

Many people started their 2,170-mile West trek to settle the land found by Louis and Clark. They used large-wheeled wagons to pack most of their belongings and were guided by trails that were made by the previous trappers and traders who walked the area. Over time the trail needed annual improvements to make the trip faster and safer. Most of Interstate 80 and 84 cover most of the ground that was the original trail.

Age 18

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

English: topographic name for someone who lived near a spring or well, from Old French fontane, Middle English fontayne ‘fountain’; in some cases the name may have arisen from French habitational names ( Fontaine , Fonteyne, Lafontaine) of the same derivation.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Ezra J Fountain in household of James Fountain, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Ezra James Fountain, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Ezra J. Fountain, "Find A Grave Index"

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