James H. Girdler

Brief Life History of James H.

When James H. Girdler was born in 1787, in Nelson, Kentucky, United States, his father, James Girdler Jr, was 36 and his mother, Malinda Miles, was 17. He married Sarah Waggoner on 29 November 1815, in Pulaski, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He lived in Somerset, Pulaski, Kentucky, United States in 1820. He died in 1819, in Lawrence, Indiana, United States, at the age of 32.

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James H. Girdler
1787–1819
Sarah Waggoner
1799–1829
Marriage: 29 November 1815
William Alfred Girdley
1817–1889
James Girdley
1818–1877

Sources (4)

  • James Girdler, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"
  • James Girdler, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"
  • James Girdler, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"

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World Events (8)

1787 · The Making of the U.S. Constitution.

The Philadelphia Convention was intended to be the first meeting to establish the first system of government under the Articles of Confederation. From this Convention, the Constitution of the United States was made and then put into place making it one of the major events in all American History.

1792 · Becomes the 15th State

On June 1, 1792, Kentucky became the 15th state. It was the first state west of the Appalachian Mountains

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

Name Meaning

English (southern): occupational name for a girdle maker, from an agent derivative of Middle English gurdel ‘girdle’ (Old English gyrdel).

Probably also an Americanized form of North German Gördeler, a variant of Gürtler (see Gurtler ).

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

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