James Gittins

27 May 1820–11 October 1873 (Age 53)
Cradley, Herefordshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of James

When James Gittins was born on 27 May 1820, in Cradley, Herefordshire, England, his father, Timothy Gittins, was 33 and his mother, Hannah Cresswell, was 33. He married Mary Powell Hadley on 27 June 1840, in Cradley, Herefordshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Cradley, Herefordshire, England, United Kingdom in 1851. He died on 11 October 1873, in Wellsville, Cache, Utah, United States, at the age of 53, and was buried in Wellsville Cemetery, Wellsville, Cache, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Gittins
Mary Powell Hadley
Marriage: 27 June 1840
William Powell Gittins
Jane Powell Gittins
Mary Ann Gittins
James Gittins
Ruben Gittins
Emma Louisa Gittins
Hannah Gittins
Sarah Sophia Gittins
Mary Maria Gittins

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    27 June 1840Cradley, Herefordshire, England, United Kingdom
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    World Events (7)

    1821 · Financial Relief for Public Land
    Age 1
    A United States law to provide financial relief for the purchasers of Public Lands. It permitted the earlier buyers, that couldn't pay completely for the land, to return the land back to the government. This granted them a credit towards the debt they had on land. Congress, also, extended credit to buyer for eight more years. Still while being in economic panic and the shortage of currency made by citizens, the government hoped that with the time extension, the economy would improve.
    1833 · The Factory Act Restricts Child Labor
    Age 13
    The Factory Act restricted the hours women and children could work in textile mills. No child under the age of 9 were allowed to work, and children ages 9-13 could not work longer than 9 hours per day. Children up to the age of 13 were required to receive at least two hours of schooling, six days per week.
    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 16
    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

    Welsh (Montgomeryshire) and English (West Midlands), a variant of Gittens 1, 2, and 3.Irish (Cork): variant of Gittens 4.

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

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    Sources (43)

    • James Gittins, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
    • James Gitting in entry for John J. Gittings, "Pennsylvania, Philadelphia City Death Certificates, 1803-1915"
    • James Gittins, "England and Wales Census, 1841"

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