James Lightfoot

Male22 February 1802–

Brief Life History of James

When James Lightfoot was born on 22 February 1802, in Montgomery, North Carolina, United States, his father, John Lightfoot, was 50 and his mother, Elizabeth Randle, was 44.

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John Lightfoot
Elizabeth Randle
Wilson C. Lightfoot
Sally Lightfoot
Temperance Lightfoot
Henry Lightfoot
Thomas Lightfoot
John Lightfoot
Wilson C. Lightfoot
Mary "Polly" Lightfoot
James Lightfoot

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    World Events (3)


    Age 1

    France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.

    1803 · The U.S doubles in size

    Age 1

    The United States purchased all the Louisiana territory (828,000 sq. mi) from France, only paying 15 million dollars (A quarter trillion today) for the land. In the purchase, the US obtained the land that makes up 15 US states and 2 Canadian Provinces. The United States originally wanted to purchase of New Orleans and the lands located on the coast around it, but quickly accepted the bargain that Napoleon Bonaparte offered.

    1804 · Walton War

    Age 2

    The Walton War was a border dispute between Georgia and North Carolina, when Georgia established Walton County. The main piece of land being fought over was called the Orphan Strip and was located between North Carolina and Georgia. It started in 1804 and became part of the War of 1812 and lasted until 1818.

    Name Meaning

    English (mainly northern England, especially Cheshire): nickname for a messenger or for a fast runner, from Middle English lyght ‘light, nimble, quick’ (Old English līoht) + fote ‘foot’.

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

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