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.
Elzira Corbitt
Marriage: 9 March 1874
James Wiley Stewart
Elzira Clarinda Stewart
Melissa Jane Stewart
Grace Albertha Stewart
Jesse Emma Stewart
William Ruffus Stewart
Julia Mae Stewart
Ruthinda Stewart
Horace L. Stewart
Wesley Corbitt Stewart
Parley Stewart
Minerva Stewart
Franklin Stewart
Virgil Stewart

Spouse and Children

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


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    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.

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    Story Highlight


    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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