James Nichols Pendleton

Brief Life History of James Nichols

When James Nichols Pendleton was born on 6 May 1824, in Prospect, Waldo, Maine, United States, his father, Martin Luther Pendleton, was 29 and his mother, Nancy Nichols, was 23. He married Mary Jane Ward on 12 February 1846, in Waldo, Waldo, Maine, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. He died on 24 July 1861, in Prospect, Waldo, Maine, United States, at the age of 37, and was buried in Maple Grove Cemetery, Prospect, Waldo, Maine, United States.

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James Nichols Pendleton
Mary Jane Ward
Marriage: 12 February 1846
Ruby Jane Pendleton
Martha Hawes Pendleton
Martin Luther Pendleton
Elvina Pendleton
Ira Fremont Pendleton
Hannah Celestia Pendleton

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  • James N. Pendleton, "Maine Births and Christenings, 1739-1900"
  • James N. Pendleton, "Find A Grave Index"
  • James N. Pendleton, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

World Events (6)

1825 · The Crimes Act

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.


Historical Boundaries: 1827: Waldo, Maine, United States

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.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from either of two places in Lancashire (in Eccles and Whalley, respectively) called Pendleton, from the hill name Pendle + Old English tūn ‘enclosure, estate, settlement’.

History: The Pendleton family were established in Caroline County, VA, by Philip Pendleton, a schoolmaster from Norwich, England, who immigrated to North America in 1682.

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

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