James Needham

28 December 1788–1 January 1859 (Age 70)
Leeds, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of James

When James Needham was born on 28 December 1788, in Leeds, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Joseph Needham, was 24 and his mother, Ann Braithwaite, was 27. He married Mary Armitage on 2 June 1811, in York, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 5 daughters. He died on 1 January 1859, in St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri, United States.

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James Needham
Mary Armitage
Marriage: 2 June 1811
George Needham
Arthur Armitage Needham
Joseph Needham
Louisa Needham
John Needham
Eliza Needham
Sophia Needham
James Needham Jr
Mary Ann Needham
Amelia Needham

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  • Marriage
    2 June 1811York, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom
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    World Events (8)

    Age 1
    George Washington elected first president of United States.
    1801 · The Act of Union
    Age 13
    The Act of Union was a legislative agreement which united England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland under the name of the United Kingdom on January 1, 1801.
    Age 20
    Atlantic slave trade abolished.

    Name Meaning

    English: habitational name from any of various places so named, such as High Needham in Hartington (Derbyshire), Needham in Elm (Cambridgeshire), Needham (Norfolk), Needham in Yaxley, Needham Street in Gazeley or Needham Market (all in Suffolk). These places are named with Old English nēd ‘need, hardship’ + hām ‘homestead’, denoting a place that provided a poor living.Irish (County Mayo): Anglicized form of Ó Niadh, see Nee .History: English explorer James Needham carried the name to the southern Carolina settlement, arriving from Barbados in 1670 as a young man.

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    James Needham conversion and immigration

    James Needham was born in 1788 in Yorkshire, England. He married Mary Armitage in 1811. They are listed in FT with 10 children, born in Yorkshire and Lancashire: 1812-1831. Most of the family conv …

    Sources (52)

    • James Needham, "England, Yorkshire Marriage Bonds and Allegations, 1613-1887"
    • James Needham in entry for John Needham, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"
    • James Needham in entry for James, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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