James Whiton

1811–13 August 1874 (Age 63)
Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States

The Life Summary of James

When James Whiton was born in 1811, in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Blossom Whiton, was 30 and his mother, Sarah Hodges Lincoln, was 26. He married Sally Bryant on 17 June 1847, in Charlestown, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Charlestown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States for about 20 years. He died on 13 August 1874, in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 63.

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James Whiton
Sally Bryant
Marriage: 17 June 1847
Edward Everett R. Whiton

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    17 June 1847Charlestown, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (7)

    Age 1
    War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
    1812 · War of 1812
    Age 1
    Because of the outbreak of war from Napoleonic France, Britain decided to blockade the trade between the United States and the French. The US then fought this action and said it was illegal under international law. Britain supplied Native Americans who raided settlers living on the frontier and halting expansion westward. In 1814, one of the British raids stormed into Washington D.C. burning down the capital. Neither the Americans or the British wanted to continue fighting, so negotiations of peace began. After Treaty of Ghent was signed, Unaware of the treaty, British forces invaded Louisiana but were defeated in January 1815.
    1830 · The Second Great Awakening
    Age 19
    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.

    Name Meaning

    English (Essex): variant of Whitton . This surname is now rare in Britain.History: James Whiton of Hingham, Norfolk, England, came to Plymouth, MA, in 1635.

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

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    Sources (15)

    • James Whiton in entry for Edward Everett Reynolds Whiton, "Massachusetts Births, 1841-1915"
    • James Whiton, "United States Census, 1870"
    • James in entry for Edward E. Whiton and Ernestine W. Wooffindale, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915"

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