James Henry Rue

Brief Life History of James Henry

When James Henry Rue was born in 1836, in Missouri, United States, his father, Lewis Rue, was 64 and his mother, Jane Morris, was 34.

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Family Time Line

Lewis Rue
1772–1861
Jane Morris
1802–1888
Nancy Jane Rue
1834–
James Henry Rue
1836–
Rhoda Frances Rue
1843–1912
Elizabeth Adeline Rue
1845–1919

Sources (2)

  • Cooper. Will Records 1818–1847, Will Records 1847–1894
  • Legacy NFS Source: James Henry Rue -

World Events (3)

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

1846

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

1863

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

Name Meaning

French: topographic name for someone who lived beside a road, track, or pathway, Old French rue (from Latin ruga ‘crease, fold’).

Shortened form of American French Larue 2, itself an altered form of French Leroux .

English: from Middle English rew (Old English rāw) ‘row’. The surname may be topographic, signifying someone who lived by a hedgerow or in a row of houses in a street, or habitational, from a place so named, such as Rewe (Devon), Rew Farm in Rockbeare (Devon), and Rew in Malborough (Devon). See also Rawe 1 and Rowe .

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

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