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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Cyrenius Waite James
Amanda Jane Hall
Marriage: 18 March 1851
John J. James
William Henry James
George Mac James
Squire Martin James
Mary Martin James
Andrew J. James
Harvey James
Sarah Ellen James
Rhoda Ann James
Marion Albert James

Spouse and Children

18 March 1851
Pulaski, Kentucky, United States



    William Henry James


    George Mac James


    Squire Martin James


    Mary Martin James


+5 More Children

Parents and Siblings




    Martin James


    Clary James


    Ellias James


    Andrew W James


+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.

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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