Sylvester James

1 March 1835–5 March 1920 (Age 85)
Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, United States

The Life Summary of Sylvester

When Sylvester James was born on 1 March 1835, in Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, United States, his father, Isaac Louis James, was 12 and his mother, Jane Elizabeth Manning, was 13. He married Mary Ann Perkins on 11 January 1865, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States for about 10 years and Wilford, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1910. He died on 5 March 1920, in Millcreek, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Millcreek Cemetery, Millcreek, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Sylvester James
1835–1920
Mary Ann Perkins
1840–1917
Marriage: 11 January 1865
William H. James
1866–1921
Esther Jane James
1869–1945
Sylvester James
1874–1874
Albert Sherman James
1876–1876
Nettie James
1877–1910
Nellie James
1879–1887
Manassah James
1881–1881
Mary Ann James
1885–1888

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    11 January 1865Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children

    (8)

    +3 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (8)

    +3 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 1
    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.
    1848 · Slavery is Abolished
    Age 13
    In 1840, the American Anti-Slavery Society split and slavery started being outlawed in the state. In Canterbury, Connecticut, Prudence Crandall started a school for young African American girls. The people got mad and Crandall was taken to court. The case was lost and that was the beginning of many other cases that would be lost, but it was also the start of having slavery abolished.
    1863
    Age 28
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    Name Meaning

    English and Welsh: from the Middle English personal name James. Introduced to England by the Normans, this is an Old French form of Late Latin Iacomus, a variant of Latin Iacobus, Greek Iakōbos, the New Testament rendering of Hebrew Ya‘aqob (see Jacob ). The medieval Latin (Vulgate) Bible distinguished between Old Testament Iacob (which was uninflected) and New Testament Iacobus (with inflections). The latter developed into James in medieval French. The distinction was carried over into the King James Bible of 1611, and Jacob and James remain as separate names in English usage. Most European languages, however, make no such distinction, so that forms such as French Jacques , stand for both the Old and the New Testament names. This surname is also very common among African Americans. Compare Jack .

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

    Possible Related Names

    Giacomo
    Jemison
    Jaime
    Jemmott
    Como
    Jim
    Jamie
    Jemmett
    Jimmie
    Jamison
    Jacobo
    Jimmy
    Jacob

    Sources (39)

    • Sylvester James, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Sylvester in entry for Albert Sherman, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"
    • Salvester James, "United States Census, 1910"

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