James Sylvester

4 December 1815–19 May 1888 (Age 72)
Pitsmoor, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of James

When James Sylvester was born on 4 December 1815, in Pitsmoor, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Joshua Sylvester, was 33 and his mother, Hannah Webb, was 29. He married Rebecca Nicholson on 27 February 1838, in Sheffield, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 8 daughters. He immigrated to Utah, United States in 1852 and lived in Springville, Utah, Utah, United States in 1860 and Kane, Utah, United States for about 10 years. He died on 19 May 1888, in Pintura, Washington, Utah, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Pintura, Washington, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Sylvester
1815–1888
Rebecca Nicholson
1819–1904
Marriage: 27 February 1838
Ann Maria Sylvester
1839–1846
Rebecca Sylvester
1841–1850
Joshua William Sylvester
1843–1925
Mary Elizabeth Sylvester
1845–1925
Emma Sylvester
1847–1864
James Sylvester Jr
1850–1851
Eliza Sylvester
1852–1866
Lovinia Nicholson Sylvester
1854–1955
Roseinia Rose Sylvester
1857–1913
Altheria Sylvester
1859–1933
Joseph Sylvester
1861–1945

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    27 February 1838Sheffield, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom
  • Children

    (11)

    +6 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (6)

    +1 More Child

    World Events (8)

    1821 · New Ouse Bridge Completed
    Age 6
    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.
    1823
    Age 8
    Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.
    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 21
    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.

    Name Meaning

    English and German: from the Middle English and Latin personal name Silvester ‘dweller in the forest’ (a derivative of silva ‘wood’). The name was borne by three popes, including a contemporary of Constantine the Great, and seems to have been first used in England by clerics.

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

    Possible Related Names

    Silvestre
    Selwyn
    West
    Sylvestre
    Sule
    Silvester
    Silvestro
    Sylvest

    Story Highlight

    Under Dixie Sun

    http://dupstgeorge.info/Under-Dixie-Sun-Under-Dixie-Sun.htm

    Sources (27)

    • James Silvester, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
    • James Sylvester in entry for Rosena Sylvester Jarvis, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1965"
    • James Sylvester, "United States Census, 1880"

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