James Harris Boylan

1823–1884 (Age 61)
Newark, Essex, New Jersey, United States

The Life of James Harris

When James Harris Boylan was born in 1823, in Newark, Essex, New Jersey, United States, his father, Aaron Ogden Boylan, was 49 and his mother, Phebe Breese, was 40. He married Hester Ann Baldwin on 26 October 1859, in Newark, Essex, New Jersey, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 daughters. He died on 6 June 1884, at the age of 61, and was buried in Newark, Essex, New Jersey, United States.

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James Harris Boylan
Hester Ann Baldwin
Marriage: 26 October 1859
Susan Adelaide Boylan
Mary Alice Boylan
Ann Wadlin Boylan

Spouse and Children

26 October 1859
Newark, Essex, New Jersey, United States


    Susan Adelaide Boylan


    Mary Alice Boylan


    Ann Wadlin Boylan


Parents and Siblings

    Aaron Ogden Boylan





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World Events (8)


Age 0

Corfield vs Coryell was a significant federal court case that upheld New Jersey's existing regulation, which prohibited any non-residents from gathering clams and oysters. The case was decided by Justice Bushrod Washington of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. Justice Washington primarily referenced the first section of the Fourteenth Amendment, regarding "privileges and immunities" to arrive at his decision.
1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 2

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.

Age 21

The 1844 revision of the New Jersey State Constitution made some significant changes. Suffrage rights were revoked from women and non-whites, meaning that only white men could vote. A separation of powers was established between executive, legislative, and judicial branches. A new bill of rights was provided, and the state now had the right to elect the governor.

Name Meaning

1 Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Baoighealláin. It was the name of a sept of Dartry, County Monaghan.2 English: variant of Boyland .

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

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  • James H Boylan, "New Jersey, County Marriages, 1682-1956"
  • James H Boylan, "New Jersey, County Marriages, 1682-1956"
  • James H Boylan, "New Jersey, Marriages, 1670-1980"

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