James Land Sr

7 October 1792–24 July 1866 (Age 73)
Jessamine, Kentucky, United States

The Life Summary of James

When James Land Sr was born on 7 October 1792, in Jessamine, Kentucky, United States, his father, Johnathan Land, was 34 and his mother, Elizabeth Isbell, was 29. He married Jane Willis on 12 March 1817, in Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 daughters. He lived in Wilkes, North Carolina, United States for about 20 years and Haddon Township, Sullivan, Indiana, United States for about 10 years. He registered for military service in 1813. He died on 24 July 1866, in Sullivan, Indiana, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Land Cemetery, Haddon Township, Sullivan, Indiana, United States.

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James Land Sr
Permelia Helms
Marriage: 16 September 1830
John Wesley Land Sr
Thomas J Land
Anna M. Land
Elizabeth Land
Permelia H. Land
James R Land Jr
William H. Land
Jacob Nelson Land
California B. Land
Fountain Barlowe Land
Leroy S. Land

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  • Marriage
    16 September 1830Sullivan, Indiana, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment
    Age 2
    The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.
    1796 · Wilderness Road Opens to Wagons
    Age 4
    In 1796, the Wilderness Road opened up for wagon use. The route was used by colonial and early settlers to reach Kentucky from the East. It started in Virginia, and went southward to Tennessee and then went north to Kentucky. The main danger of this route was Native American attacks.
    Age 20
    War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

    Name Meaning

    English, German, and Dutch: topographic name from Old English, Middle Dutch land, Middle High German lant ‘land, territory’. This had more specialized senses in the Middle Ages, being used to denote the countryside as opposed to a town or an estate.English: topographic name from Middle English launde ‘glade’ (Old French land), or a habitational name from a place called with this word, such as Launde in Leicestershire or Laund in Yorkshire.Norwegian: habitational name from any of the three farmsteads so named, from Old Norse land ‘land, territory’ (see 1 above).

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

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    Sources (10)

    • James Sand, "United States Census, 1850"
    • James Land in entry for John T Mcclanahan and Elizabeth Land, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"
    • James Land, "United States Census, 1860"

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