James Henry Sargent

4 April 1848–1915 (Age 66)
Bangor, Bangor, Franklin, New York, United States

The Life of James Henry

When James Henry Sargent was born on 4 April 1848, in Bangor, Bangor, Franklin, New York, United States, his father, Edmund Frost Sargent, was 32 and his mother, Mary L Adams, was 25. He died in 1915, in Franklin, New York, United States, at the age of 67, and was buried in Malone, Malone, Franklin, New York, United States.

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World Events (8)


Age 15

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

Age 15

The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.
1866 · The First Civil Rights Act

Age 18

The first federal law that defined what was citizenship and affirm that all citizens are equally protected by the law. Its main objective was to protect the civil rights of persons of African descent.

Name Meaning

English and French: in medieval times this did not denote a rank in the army, but was an occupational name for a servant, Middle English, Old French sergent (Latin serviens, genitive servientis, present participle of servire ‘to serve’). The surname probably originated for the most part in this sense, but the word also developed various more specialized meanings, being used for example as a technical term for a tenant by military service below the rank of a knight, and as the name for any of certain administrative and legal officials in different localities, which may also have contributed to the development of the surname. The sense ‘non-commissioned officer’ did not arise until the 16th century.

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

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Sources (3)

  • James H Sargent in household of Edmon F Sargent, "United States Census, 1880"
  • James Henry Sargent, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Legacy NFS Source: James Henry Sargent - Published information: Family genealogies: birth-name: James Henry Sargent

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