James Backhouse

27 November 1819–16 May 1909 (Age 89)
Samlesbury, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of James

When James Backhouse was born on 27 November 1819, in Samlesbury, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, his father, William Backhouse, was 27 and his mother, Hannah Parkinson, was 25. He married Mary Aspinall on 20 May 1844, in St Peter's Church, Blackburn, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Blackburn, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom for about 10 years and Utah, United States in 1870. In 1861, at the age of 42, his occupation is listed as spinner cotton in Blackburn, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom. He died on 16 May 1909, in Pleasant Grove, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 89, and was buried in Pleasant Grove, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Backhouse
Jane Williams
Marriage: 26 July 1846
Mary Alice Backhouse
William Orson Backhouse
Jenny Backhouse
James Williams Backus
John Thomas Backhouse
Sarah Jane Backhouse
Eleanor Backhouse

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    26 July 1846Blackburn, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom
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    World Events (8)

    1820 · Making States Equal
    Age 1
    The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.
    1825 · Museum of Lancashire
    Age 6
    The Museum of Lancashire is located in the former courthouse of Preston in Lancashire, England. The building was designed by Thomas Rickman. Some the exhibits include Lancashire through the years, at work, at play, goes to war, and law and order. All depict different times and events in Lancashire county. The museum closed in 2015 and is now only opened for scheduled appointments.
    Age 24
    Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.

    Name Meaning

    English: locative name, occupational name for someone who worked at a bakery, from Middle English bak(e)hous ‘bake-house, bakery’.

    Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland © University of the West of England 2016

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    Story Highlight

    History of Eleanor Backhouse Slaugh written by herself and added upon by children.

    History of ELEANOR BACKHOUSE SLAUGH Daughter of James and Jane Backhouse of Lancashire, England, Who arrived in America in May 1861~ Written by Leah B8cker And read in the Aberdeen Camp of the Dau …

    Sources (37)

    • James Backhouse in entry for Elizabeth Ann Backhouse, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
    • Benjamin Backhouse, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
    • Thomas Backhouse, "England Marriages, 1538–1973 "

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