William I James

1684–20 October 1770 (Age 86)
Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of William I

When William I James was born in 1684, in Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, William James, was 22 and his mother, Sarah McLellan, was 18. He married Catherine Cunningham in 1720, in Lincoln, Maine, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. He died on 20 October 1770, at the age of 86.

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William I James
Catherine Cunningham
Marriage: 1720
Phebe James
William James
Patrick James
Frances James
Anna James
Catherine James
Joseph James

Spouse and Children

Lincoln, Maine, United States


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Parents and Siblings

    William James


    Sarah McLellan




Name Meaning

English: from a personal name that has the same origin as Jacob . However, among English speakers, it is now felt to be a separate name in its own right. This is largely because in the Authorized Version of the Bible ( 1611 ) the form James is used in the New Testament as the name of two of Christ's apostles ( James the brother of John and James the brother of Andrew ), whereas in the Old Testament the brother of Esau is called Jacob. The form James comes from Latin Jacobus via Late Latin Jac(o)mus, which also gave rise to Jaime, the regular form of the name in Spanish (as opposed to the learned Jacobo). See also Jack and Jackman . This is a common surname throughout the British Isles, particularly in South Wales.

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

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  • Personal Ancestral File
  • Personal Ancestral File record

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