William James

20 October 1741–17 February 1812 (Age 70)
Charles Church of Charles Parish, York, Virginia, United States

The Life of William

When William James was born on 20 October 1741, in Charles Church of Charles Parish, York, Virginia, United States, his father, William Leslie James, was 37 and his mother, Martha Cary, was 34. He had at least 1 son and 1 daughter with Nancy Ann Wagner. He died on 17 February 1812, in Grainger, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 70.

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William James
1741–1812
Nancy Ann Wagner
1735–1796
Elizabeth James
1756–1847
george james
1765–

Spouse and Children

    Male1741–1812Male

    Nancy Ann Wagner

    Female1735–1796Female

children

(2)

    Elizabeth James

    Female1756–1847Female

    george james

    Male1765–Male

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(4)

World Events (7)

1758 · Mount Vernon

Age 17

Mount Vernon Plantation was the home of George Washington. It started off as 2,000 acres and was later expanded to 8,000 acres. The house itself started off as a six room building then got extended to twenty-one rooms.
1776

Age 35

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 35

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""

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.

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

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  • William James, "Virginia, Births and Christenings, 1853-1917"
  • William James, "Virginia, Births and Christenings, 1853-1917"

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