David James

Brief Life History of David

When David James was born in February 1809, in Lincoln, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, John James, was 53 and his mother, Hannah Porter, was 38. He married Susanna Harrison on 2 December 1834, in South Willingham, Lincolnshire, England. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Brooklyn, Kings, New York, United States in 1855 and Oakland, Michigan, United States in 1860. He died on 14 March 1875, in Landis Township, Cumberland, New Jersey, United States, at the age of 66, and was buried in Siloam Cemetery, Vineland, Cumberland, New Jersey, United States.

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David James
Susanna Harrison
Marriage: 2 December 1834
William Harrison James
Ann James
Mary James
Susanna James
John James
George James
David J James
Jesse James
Martha James
Martha Jane James
Elizabeth James

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  • David James, "United States Census, 1870"
  • David James, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • David James, "England Marriages, 1538–1973 "

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A village map dated April 8, 1819 shows sixty seven streets. The widest streets measured 60 feet wide while the narrowest street, Doughty Street, measured 20 feet wide.


Eclectic Period (Art and Antiques).

Name Meaning

English and Welsh: from the Middle English personal name James. Introduced to England by the Normans, this is an Old French form of Late Latin Iacomus, a variant of Latin Iacobus, Greek Iakōbos, the New Testament rendering of Hebrew Ya‘aqob (see Jacob ). The medieval Latin (Vulgate) Bible distinguished between Old Testament Iacob (which was uninflected) and New Testament Iacobus (with inflections). The latter developed into James in medieval French. The distinction was carried over into the King James Bible of 1611, and Jacob and James remain as separate names in English usage. Most European languages, however, make no such distinction, so that forms such as French Jacques , stand for both the Old and the New Testament names. This surname is also very common among African Americans. Compare Jack .

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

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