James Gage Sr.

Maleabout 1762–29 January 1829

Brief Life History of James

James Gage Sr. was born about 1762, in Massachusetts, United States. He married Thankful Clark on 12 July 1783, in Harwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. He died on 29 January 1829, in Wayne, Kennebec, Maine, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Old Yard Cemetery, Wayne, Kennebec, Maine, United States.

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James Gage Sr.
Thankful Clark
Marriage: 12 July 1783
Tully Gage
Thankful Gage
Lavina Gage
James Gage Jr.
Huldah Gage
Charlotte V Gage

Sources (8)

  • James Gage, "Find A Grave Index"
  • James Gage, "Maine, J. Gary Nichols Cemetery Collection, ca. 1780-1999"
  • James Gage in entry for Charlotte Gage, "Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    12 July 1783Harwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States
  • Children (6)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 11

    Historical Boundaries: 1773: Lincoln, Massachusetts Bay Colony 1776: Lincoln, Massachusetts, United States 1799: Kennebec, Massachusetts, United States 1820: Kennebec, Maine, United States


    Age 14

    Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

    1781 · The First Constitution

    Age 19

    Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.

    Name Meaning

    English: perhaps from Middle English gage, gauge ‘fixed measure’ (Old French gauge), probably applied as a metonymic occupational name for an assayer, an official who was in charge of checking weights and measures.

    English and French: from Middle English, Old French gage ‘pledge, surety’ (against which money was lent), and therefore a metonymic occupational name for a moneylender or usurer.

    English: variant of Geach, an unexplained name common in Cornwall.

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

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