James Small

Brief Life History of James

When James Small was born on 24 September 1782, in Bowdoin, Sagadahoc, Maine, United States, his father, David Small, was 32 and his mother, Dorcas Parlin, was 20. He married Reliance Whitney about 1804, in Lisbon, Androscoggin, Maine, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 3 daughters. He died on 15 April 1853, in Sabattus, Androscoggin, Maine, United States, at the age of 70.

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James Small
Reliance Whitney
Marriage: about 1804
Ruth Small
Lydia J. Small
Eliza Small
William Small
Oliver T. Small
Joel W Small
Isaac M Small
Albert H. Small
George S Small

Sources (4)

  • James Small, "United States Census, 1850"
  • James Small, "Maine Births and Christenings, 1739-1900"
  • James Small in entry for Wm Small, "Maine Vital Records, 1670-1921"

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World Events (8)

1783 · A Free America

The Revolutionary War ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris which gave the new nation boundries on which they could expand and trade with other countries without any problems.

1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.


France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.

Name Meaning

English and Scottish (Angus): nickname for a person of slender build or diminutive stature, from Middle English smal(e), smel(e) ‘small, slender, thin’ (Old English smæl).

Irish (Down): adopted for Beag ‘small’; see Begg .

Americanized form (translation into English) of any of various European surnames meaning ‘small’, e.g. German Klein and Schmal , Polish Mały, Czech and Slovak Malý (see Maly 1).

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

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