James Wortham

6 August 1771–19 October 1823 (Age 52)
Bute, North Carolina, United States

The Life of James

When James Wortham was born on 6 August 1771, in Bute, North Carolina, United States, his father, William Daniel Wortham, was 26 and his mother, Tamar Duke, was 29. He married Mary Sarah Lewis on 20 September 1789, in Granville, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He died on 19 October 1823, in Granville, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 52, and was buried in Townsville, Vance, North Carolina, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Wortham
Mary Sarah Lewis
Marriage: 20 September 1789
Susanne W Wortham
James Lewis Wortham

Spouse and Children

20 September 1789
Granville, North Carolina, United States



    James Lewis Wortham


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World Events (8)


Age 5

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

Age 5

North Carolina is the 12th state.
1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Age 15

Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Wortham in Suffolk, named with Old English worð ‘enclosure’ + hām ‘homestead’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Samuel Wortham, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "
  • Samuel Wortham, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "
  • James Wortham, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "

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