Cyrenius Waite James

4 January 1831–8 July 1911 (Age 80)
Shopville, Pulaski, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Cyrenius Waite

When Cyrenius Waite James was born on 4 January 1831, in Shopville, Pulaski, Kentucky, United States, his father, Rev. Joseph Martin James, was 46 and his mother, Rhoda May, was 21. He married Amanda Jane Hall on 18 March 1851, in Pulaski, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Justice Precinct 5, Stephens, Texas, United States in 1880 and Justice Precinct 5, Wise, Texas, United States for about 10 years. He died on 8 July 1911, in Rhome, Wise, Texas, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Bryan, Wise, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Cyrenius Waite James
1831–1911
Amanda Jane Hall
1832–1892
Marriage: 18 March 1851
John J. James
1852–1927
William Henry James
1854–1870
George Mac James
1856–1934
Squire Martin James
1856–1870
Mary Martin James
1860–
Andrew J. James
1863–1880
Harvey James
1866–1944
Sarah Ellen James
1869–1952
Rhoda Ann James
1872–1944
Marion Albert James
1877–1923

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
18 March 1851
Pulaski, Kentucky, United States
children

(10)

    Male1852–1927Male

    William Henry James

    Male1854–1870Male

    George Mac James

    Male1856–1934Male

    Squire Martin James

    Male1856–1870Male

    Mary Martin James

    Female1860–Female

+5 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(11)

    Male1831–1911Male

    Martin James

    Male1833–1911Male

    Clary James

    Female1835–1836Female

    Ellias James

    Male1836–1850Male

    Andrew W James

    Male1837–1905Male

+6 More Children

World Events (8)

1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 1

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.
1850 · 8th Most Populated State

Age 19

According to the 1850 census Kentucky was the 8th most populated state with 982,405 people.
1858

Age 27

Historical Boundaries: 1858: Wise, Texas, United States

Name Meaning

English: from a personal name that has the same origin as Jacob . However, among English speakers, it is now felt to be a separate name in its own right. This is largely because in the Authorized Version of the Bible ( 1611 ) the form James is used in the New Testament as the name of two of Christ's apostles ( James the brother of John and James the brother of Andrew ), whereas in the Old Testament the brother of Esau is called Jacob. The form James comes from Latin Jacobus via Late Latin Jac(o)mus, which also gave rise to Jaime, the regular form of the name in Spanish (as opposed to the learned Jacobo). See also Jack and Jackman . This is a common surname throughout the British Isles, particularly in South Wales.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Cyrenius James, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Cyrenius James in household of Rhoda James, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Cyrus James, "United States Census, 1870"

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