William Ellsworth James

August 1829–27 August 1890 (Age 61)
Ohio, United States

The Life of William Ellsworth

When William Ellsworth James was born in August 1829, in Ohio, United States, his father, James Ross James Jr, was 34 and his mother, Levina Ward, was 33. He married Mary Jane Firestone on 14 November 1850, in Kosciusko, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He died on 27 August 1890, in Kosciusko, Indiana, United States, at the age of 61.

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William Ellsworth James
Mary Jane Firestone
Marriage: 14 November 1850
Jerusha James
Francis James
Elizabeth James
Elmer E. James
Milo H. James

Spouse and Children

14 November 1850
Kosciusko, Indiana, United States



    Francis James



    Elizabeth James



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World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 1

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.
1836 · Kirtland Temple Dedicated

Age 7

On March 27, 1836, the Kirtland Temple was dedicated.

Age 17

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

Name Meaning

English: from a personal name that has the same origin as Jacob . However, among English speakers, it is now felt to be a separate name in its own right. This is largely because in the Authorized Version of the Bible ( 1611 ) the form James is used in the New Testament as the name of two of Christ's apostles ( James the brother of John and James the brother of Andrew ), whereas in the Old Testament the brother of Esau is called Jacob. The form James comes from Latin Jacobus via Late Latin Jac(o)mus, which also gave rise to Jaime, the regular form of the name in Spanish (as opposed to the learned Jacobo). See also Jack and Jackman . This is a common surname throughout the British Isles, particularly in South Wales.

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

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Sources (3)

  • William E James, "United States Census, 1880"
  • William E James in household of James R James, "United States Census, 1850"
  • William E James, "United States Census, 1860"

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