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Jeremiah James

Male Aft 1802 - 1869  (66 years)


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  • Name Jeremiah James  [1, 2
    Born Aft 16 Apr 1802  Sturminster Marshall, Dorset, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Gender Male 
    Baptism 6 Feb 1803  Sturminster Marshall, Dorset, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6
    Occupation Servant, Farmer  [7, 8
    Died 15 Apr 1869  Stockport, Columbia, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 9
    Buried 18 Apr 1869  Church of St. John the Evangelist, Stockport, Columbia, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Notes 
    • Born in Blandford on Roman Rd., near Salisbury Cathedral

      Married by banns, by John Cook, Curate. Witnesses to marriage to Louisa Maria Harvey were Thomas Harvey and Caroline Harvey

      Occupation listed as "Servant to G. Smith" on baptismal records for Edward, Jane, Thomas and Caroline. Occupation listed as "Servant to Miss Matthews of Brianston" on baptismal records for George and Janett

      From Spetisbury Church Registers: Francis Smith, son of George Esq. and Frances, received into the Church 28 Nov 1812, baptized 11 Jul 1811. Knightly Smith, son of George and Frances, buried 27 Mar 1816, age 15. Charlotte Sophia Smith, daughter of George and Frances, buried 19 Nov 1824, age 19. Frances Smith, wife of George, buried 26 Sep 1829, age 55. Susannah Matthews buried 25 Sep 1875, age 70.

      Louise and Coachman Jeremiah James came to Poughkeepsie about 1835. They went on to Stockport, NY near Hudson

      Jeremiah James, age 32, occupation gardener, emigrated to US from Bristol, England on the ship Nile, and arrived in New York on 6 Jun 1836 with wife, Louisa (33), Edward (13), Jane (11), Thomas (12), Caroline (9), George (3), Janett (1). They arrived with one bed and bedding, five boxes, three baskets, one tea tray, one writing desk, one work box, one package cooking utensils.

      Also on board were George Harvey (45, born ca 1790), Rachael Harvey (45, born ca 1790), Mary Harvey (16, born ca 1819), James Harvey (14, born ca 1821), George Harvey (12, born ca 1823), Robert Harvey (10, born ca 1825), and John Harvey (8, born ca 1827), all of England. Jeremiah's wife, Louisa Maria Harvey, had an uncle George Harvey, born ca 1791 in Iwerne Minster. Also on the same ship were Louis James (33) of England and John James (18), Margery James (13), and Henry James (11), all of Wales.

      Listed in 1840 NY Census, Columbia County, Stockport, 1 male under 5 (Henry), 1 male 5-10 (Thomas), 1 male 10-15 (George), 1 male 15-20 (Edward), 2 males 30-40 (Jeremiah and ?), 1 female under 5 (Elizabeth), 1 female 5-10 (Jennett), 1 female 10-15 (Caroline), 1 female 15-20 (Jane), 1 female 30-40 (Louise), 11 people total, 2 people employed in agriculture.

      Applied for citizenship, 2 Nov 1846 in Columbia County, NY, resident of Stockport, NY

      Listed in 1850 NY Census, Columbia County, Stockport, as farmer, age 47, born in England, value of real estate owned = 150, wife Louisa M., children Thomas H., Genett, Henry, Elizabeth, Alice, Louisa

      Listed in 1855 New York State Census, Columbia County, Stockport, age 51, born in England, 17/19? years in city, value of real estate = 400, wife Louisa, children Thomas H., Jennett, Henry, Elizabeth, Louisa

      Checked all 37 pages of 1860 US Census, Columbia, Stockport and could not find Jeremiah and Louisa James family.

      Listed in 1865 NY State Census, Columbia County, Stockport, age 62, farmer, born in England, naturalized citizen, owner of land, value of real estate owned = 400, wife Louisa (mothered 10 children), children Louisa, Henry (merchant), Elizabeth, Alice

      Age at death, 66 years [10, 11, 12]
    Person ID I13168  Mindrum
    Last Modified 27 Mar 2013 

    Father Luke James,   b. Abt 1774, Shapwick, Dorset, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Jane Sibley,   b. Abt Nov 1772, Tarrant Rushton, Dorset, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 25 Apr 1802  Tarrant Rushton, Dorset, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    Family ID F10537  Group Sheet

    Family Louisa Maria Harvey,   b. Abt 21 Aug 1802, Iwerne Minster, Dorset, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Aug 1873, North Adams, Berkshire, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 71 years) 
    Married 23 Sep 1822  Spetisbury, Dorset, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 11, 14, 15
    Children 
     1. Edward Thomas James,   b. 4 Dec 1822, Spetisbury, Dorset, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Feb 1896, North Adams, Berkshire, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
     2. Jane Sibley James,   b. 1824, Spetisbury, Dorset, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jan 1890, North Adams, Berkshire, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
     3. Thomas Harvey James,   b. Bef 7 Nov 1826, Spetisbury, Dorset, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Mar 1887, Stockport, Columbia, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years)
     4. Caroline Elizabeth Maria James,   b. Abt 1829, Spetisbury, Dorset, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jan 1907, North Adams, Berkshire, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 78 years)
     5. George James,   b. 6 Apr 1832, Spetisbury, Dorset, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Mar 1907, Rushford, Fillmore, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
     6. Janett James,   b. Bef 25 Jan 1835, Spetisbury, Dorset, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Apr 1883, North Adams, Berkshire, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 48 years)
     7. Henry James,   b. 7 Apr 1837, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 May 1893, Hudson, Columbia, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years)
     8. Elizabeth James,   b. 4 Dec 1840, Stockport, Columbia, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Sep 1915, North Adams, Berkshire, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
     9. Alice James,   b. 4 Mar 1842, Stockport, Columbia, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Sep 1899, North Adams, Berkshire, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years)
     10. Louisa Louise M. James,   b. 1843, Stockport, Columbia, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Oct 1899, North Adams, Berkshire, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years)
     11. Julia Harvey James,   b. Abt 1848
    Last Modified 7 Aug 2017 
    Family ID F9153  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    St. Mary the Virgin Church, Sturminster Marshall, Dorset, England
    St. Mary the Virgin Church, Sturminster Marshall, Dorset, England
    Jeremiah James was baptized in this church on 6 Feb 1803.
    St. John the Baptist's Church, Spetisbury, Dorset
    St. John the Baptist's Church, Spetisbury, Dorset
    Jeremiah James and Louisa Maria Harvey were married in this church on 23 Sep 1822. Edward, Jane, Thomas, Caroline, George and Janett James were baptized in this church between 1822 and 1835.

    Documents
    James, Jeremiah immigration record
    James, Jeremiah immigration record
    Jeremiah James, age 32, occupation gardener, emigrated to US from Bristol, England on the ship Nile, and arrived in New York on 6 Jun 1836 with wife, Louisa (33), Edward (13), Jane (11), Thomas (12), Caroline (9), George (3), Janett (1). They arrived with one bed and bedding, five boxes, three baskets, one tea tray, one writing desk, one work box, one package cooking utensils

    Headstones
    James, Jeremiah and Louisa and Henry
    James, Jeremiah and Louisa and Henry
    James, Jeremiah
    James, Jeremiah

  • Sources 
    1. [S160]

    2. [S232]

    3. [S987] 1850 New York Census.

    4. [S185] Grave Marker, Old Cemetery, Church of St. John the Evangelist, Stockport, NY.

    5. [S239]

    6. [S240]

    7. [S987] 1850 New York Census, Farmer.

    8. [S233] Servant.

    9. [S184] Church records from Church of St. John the Evangelist, Stockport, NY, compiled 1991 by Linda L. Fenoff, City of Hudson Deputy Historian.

    10. [S251] Letter from Alice Bradford Bolt to George K. Pratt, 12 Feb 1992.

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