James Tait Nesbitt

Male1868–5 October 1904

Brief Life History of James Tait

When James Tait Nesbitt was born in 1868, in Torbolton, Carleton, Ontario, Canada, his father, William D Nesbitt, was 31 and his mother, Mary Jane Watt, was 30. He lived in Maidstone Township, Essex, Ontario, Canada in 1891. He died on 5 October 1904, in Ann Arbor, Washtenaw, Michigan, United States, at the age of 36.

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Family Time Line

William D Nesbitt
1837–1922
Mary Jane Watt
1838–1913
Sarah Isabella Nesbitt
1862–1917
Margaret E Nesbitt
1864–1943
William John Nesbitt
1868–1949
James Tait Nesbitt
1868–1904
Nellie Nesbitt
1871–1950
Rachel Nesbitt
1873–1958
Ida Florence Nesbitt
1876–1950
Robert Wellington Davison Nesbitt
1884–1970

Sources (5)

  • James T Nesbitt in household of William Nesbitt, "Canada Census, 1901"
  • James Tait Nesbitt, "Find A Grave Index"
  • James T Nesbitt, "Michigan Deaths and Burials, 1800-1995"

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World Events (8)

1868 · Impeach the President!

Age 0

Caused by many crimes and breaking the Tenure of Office Act, Many Senators and House Representatives became angry with President Johnson and began discussions of his Impeachment. After a special session of Congress, the Articles of Impeachment were approved by the House and then the Senate. Making Andrew Johnson the first President to be Impeached.

1868 · The Fourteenth Amendment

Age 0

As one of the Reconstruction Amendments, the Fourteenth Amendment addresses the rights and protections that all citizens of the United States have. The amendment also limits actions of state and local officials in all states.

1879 · New State Capitol Building Dedicated

Age 11

After the second state capitol had been destroyed, Michigan Governor Henry P. Baldwin initiated the passing of a bill that would cover the costs for a new building. The bill was adopted and raised over $1 million by a six year state income tax. Architect Elijah E. Myers' design named Tuebor, or I will defend, was selected and he was commissioned to design the new capitol building. The renaissance revival brick and sandstone building soared 267 feet from the ground and was dedicated on January 1, 1879.

Name Meaning

Scottish (Borders), northern English, and northern Irish: habitational name from Nesbit (part of Nesbit and Thorpe Bulmer, in Durham), Nesbit in Doddington or Nesbitt in Stamfordham (both in Northumberland), or Nesbit in Edrom (Berwickshire). All of these placenames appear to derive from Old English nēs or nesu ‘nose’, in the sense ‘promontory’ or ‘projecting piece of land in the bend of a river’, + Old English byht ‘bend, curve (in a river)’. This surname has been established in Ireland since the early 17th century.

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

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