James Wadsworth

29 March 1810–5 February 1868 (Age 57)
Tankersley, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of James

When James Wadsworth was born on 29 March 1810, in Tankersley, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, James Wadsworth, was 42 and his mother, Frances Thornhill, was 40. He married Elizabeth Hutchinson on 22 May 1831, in Darfield, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He died on 5 February 1868, in Jasper, Iowa, United States, at the age of 57, and was buried in Newton, Jasper, Iowa, United States.

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James Wadsworth
Elizabeth Hutchinson
Marriage: 22 May 1831
James Thp Frost
Mary Jackson

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    22 May 1831Darfield, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 2
    War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
    1821 · New Ouse Bridge Completed
    Age 11
    The original Ouse Bridge collapsed in 1154 under the weight of a crowd that was on it. In 1367, after the bridge had been replaced with stone and became the site of the first public toilets. In 1564-1565 the bridge was finally done being repaired. In 1810 and 1818 the bridge was dismantled to make way for a new Ouse Bridge design and completed in 1821.
    Age 20
    Eclectic Period (Art and Antiques).

    Name Meaning

    English (Yorkshire and Lancashire): habitational name from Wadsworth near Halifax, Yorkshire. The placename derives from an Old English personal name Wæddi (genitive Wæddes) + Old English worth ‘enclosure’.History: William Wadsworth came from England to Cambridge, MA, in 1632, and in 1636 accompanied Thomas Hooker as one of the founders of Hartford, CT. — John Wadsworth (died 1787) was a fellow of Harvard College and is buried in the old burial ground in Cambridge, MA. Peleg Wadsworth, born in Duxbury, MA, 1748, was a revolutionary war general and grandfather of the poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.

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

    Sources (14)

    • James Wadsworth in entry for James Wadsworth, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
    • James Wadsworth, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
    • James Wadsworth, "England Marriages, 1538–1973 "

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