James E Damon

March 1831–14 May 1907 (Age 76)
Vermont, United States

The Life of James E

When James E Damon was born in March 1831, in Vermont, United States, his father, Dexter Damon, was 32 and his mother, Nancy Peck, was 28. He married Amelia Spencer in 1890. He died on 14 May 1907, in San Francisco, California, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Oakland, Alameda, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

James E Damon
1831–1907
Amelia Spencer
1843–1920
Marriage: 1890

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
1890

Parents and Siblings

    Dexter Damon

    Male1799–Male

    Nancy Peck

    Female1802–Female

siblings

(4)

    Charles Damon

    Male1828–Male

    Male1831–1907Male

    Catherine Damon

    Female1838–Female

    Francis Damon

    Female1838–Female

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.
1834 · Vermont Anti-Slavery Society is Formed

Age 3

The Anti-Slavery Society of Vermont was established in 1834. 100 people from different towns were at the first meeting, with the intent to abolish slavery. 
1863

Age 32

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Name Meaning

1 English and Scottish: from the personal name Damon, from a classical Greek name, a derivative of damān ‘to kill’. Compare Damian .2 Respelling of the French surname D’Amont, a topographic name, with the preposition d(e) denoting someone who lived à mont ‘uphill’, i.e. on high ground above a village or settlement.

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

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Sources (3)

  • James E Damon, "United States Census, 1900"
  • James E Damon, "California Death Index, 1905-1939"
  • James S Or James E Damon, "California Death Index, 1905-1939"

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