James Wesley Stewart Sr.

19 May 1825–22 March 1913 (Age 87)
Tuscaloosa, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, United States

The Life Summary of James Wesley

When James Wesley Stewart Sr. was born on 19 May 1825, in Tuscaloosa, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, United States, his father, George W Stewart Jr., was 29 and his mother, Ruthinda Baker, was 18. He married Mary Jane Grover on 29 July 1850, in San Bernardino, San Bernardino, California, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 7 daughters. He lived in Morgan, Morgan, Utah, United States in 1880 and Election District 6 Carter, Uinta, Wyoming, United States in 1900. He died on 22 March 1913, in Cokeville, Lincoln, Wyoming, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Farmington City Cemetery, Farmington, Davis, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Wesley Stewart Sr.
1825–1913
Elzira Corbitt
1855–1903
Marriage: 9 March 1874
James Wiley Stewart
1875–1949
Elzira Clarinda Stewart
1876–1876
Melissa Jane Stewart
1878–1925
Grace Albertha Stewart
1879–1936
Jesse Emma Stewart
1881–1959
William Ruffus Stewart
1883–1930
Julia Mae Stewart
1884–1886
Ruthinda Stewart
1885–1919
Horace L. Stewart
1887–1923
Wesley Corbitt Stewart
1889–1907
Parley Stewart
1890–1947
Minerva Stewart
1892–1930
Franklin Stewart
1895–1960
Virgil Stewart
1898–1955

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    9 March 1874Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children

    (14)

    +9 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (11)

    +6 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1826 · Tuscaloosa Becomes Capital
    Age 1
    In 1826, the capital of Alabama moved from Cahaba to Tuscaloosa. 
    1830 · The Second Great Awakening
    Age 5
    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.
    1855 · First schoolhouse built
    Age 30
    A schoolhouse was built on 4th North and Main Street.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish (Lanarkshire) and English: originally an occupational name for an administrative official of an estate, from Middle English stiward, Old English stigweard, stīweard, a compound of stig ‘house(hold)’ + weard ‘guardian’. In the Anglo-Saxon period this title was used of an officer controlling the domestic affairs of a household, especially of the royal household; after the Norman Conquest it was also used more widely as the native equivalent of Seneschal, for the steward of a manor or manager of an estate. In Scotland the term was also used of a magistrate originally appointed by the king to administer crown lands, forming a stewartry.History: Stuart or Stewart is the surname of one of the great families of Scotland, the royal family of Scotland from the 14th century, and of England from 1603, when James VI of Scotland acceded to the English throne as James I. There were many minor branches of the family left in Britain after the flight of James II in 1688, but not every bearer of the surname can claim relationship with the royal house, even in Scotland. Every great house in medieval England and Scotland had its steward, and in many cases the office gave rise to a hereditary surname. The fall of the house of Stuart in Britain, conversely, led to the establishment of several highly placed branches bearing this surname in continental Europe, which are in most cases related to the old Scottish royal family.

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

    Possible Related Names

    Stuart
    Stewardson
    Steward
    Steuart

    Story Highlight

    THE LIFE STORY OF RUTHINDA BAKER STEWART

    THE LIFE STORY OF RUTHINDA BAKER STEWART by Laura Moench Jenkins (granddaughter of Cynthia Stewart Hill) Etched against a backdrop of the Wasatch Mountains, in the Pioneer section of the Ogden City …

    Sources (78)

    • James W Stewart in household of Cynthia Emmeline Stewart Barron, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
    • J W Stewart in entry for I J Stewart and Anna Verme, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
    • James Wesley Stewart in entry for Isaiah Joshua Stewart, "Idaho Death Certificates, 1911-1937"

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