Our Family Genealogy Pages

Home Page  |  What's New  |  Photos  |  Histories  |  Headstones  |  Reports  |  Surnames


First/Given Name(s):


Last/Surname:



Caroline Elizabeth Maria James

Caroline Elizabeth Maria James

Female Abt 1829 - 1907  (~ 78 years)

Personal Information    |    Media    |    Sources    |    All    |    PDF

  • Name Caroline Elizabeth Maria James  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    Born Abt 1829  Spetisbury, Dorset, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 7
    Gender Female 
    Baptism 15 Feb 1829  Spetisbury, Dorset, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [8, 9, 10
    HEAL Cause of death: pneumonia  [11
    Died 25 Jan 1907  North Adams, Berkshire, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [12, 13, 14
    Buried 27 Jan 1907  Southview Cemetery, North Adams, Berkshire, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [11, 12, 14
    • Southeast Quarter, Section A, Lot 4, Grave 2
    Notes 
    • Perhaps named after aunts Caroline and Elizabeth, who died in January and March of 1828,
      Alternate date of birth: Jan 1829

      Caroline James, age 9, emigrated to the US from Bristol, England on the ship Nile, arrived in New York on 6 Jun 1836

      Listed in 1880 MA Census, age 50, with husband, W. W., children Edward, Louisa, William, boarder David Russell, at 33 Union St.

      Listed in 1900 MA Census, born Jan 1829, age 71, with husband William, children Louise J., Edward H., William W. Jr., married 50 years, mother of 4 children all living, born in England, emigrated to the US in 1835, 65 years in the US, living at 82 Union St.

      Died at age 77. Lived at 28 Union St., No. Adams, MA. Born Dorchester, England. Parents cames to US when she was a young girl. Married at Stockport, NY to William Pratt. Moved to No. Adams more than fifty years ago. (died 25 Jan 1907). Celebrated Golden Wedding anniversary in 1897. Member of St. John's Episcopal Church. Husband died three years ago in September. Survivors include sons John, Edward H., Wilbur, daughter Miss Louis Pratt, sister Mrs. Peter Post, all of No. Adams, brother George James of Rushford, MN, five grandchildren. Funeral at St. John's Church, Rev. J.C. Tebbetts officiating. Burial in Southview Cemetery.

      Buried at Southview Cemetery, SE Quarter, Section A, Lot 4, Grave 2.

      Obituary places age at 77. Cemetery Dept. places date of death as 25 Jan 1907, which leads to calculated birth year of 1829/30.

      Alternate marriage year: 1847. Obituary says Golden Wedding Anniversary in 1897.

      Caroline and William listed as communicants at St. John's Episcopal Church, No. Adams, 13 Sep 1871, Book 1, p. 152

      Listed as Caroline E. Pratt, a sister of Henry James in Probate petition re: Henry James to Columbia County Surrogates Court by George Tator, 13 Jun 1893

      Living in No. Adams, MA on 29 Jan 1895


      AE: 77 years

      Quote from Grace Montgomery Davis (10-27-70) "Caroline James was my grandmother's (Jane) sister and she married a Pratt. I remember seeing him when he was very old. They lived in a very nice house (opposite Windsor Print Works on Union St.) It was a big house with a nice yard." [11, 12, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22]
    Person ID I13170  Mindrum
    Last Modified 9 Sep 2015 

    Father Jeremiah James,   b. Aft 16 Apr 1802, Sturminster Marshall, Dorset, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Apr 1869, Stockport, Columbia, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Mother 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  [9, 23, 24, 25
    Family ID F9153  Group Sheet

    Family William Wyman Pratt,   b. Oct 1819, Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Sep 1903, North Adams, Berkshire, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 83 years) 
    Married 26 May 1848  Church of St. John the Evangelist, Stockport, Columbia, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [26, 27
    • Rev. M. Tuttle, Hudson
    Children 
     1. John Thomas Pratt,   b. 1850, Providence, Providence, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Feb 1922, North Adams, Berkshire, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
     2. Louise James Pratt,   b. 12 Jul 1852, Stockport, Columbia, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jan 1946, North Adams, Berkshire, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 93 years)
     3. Edward Harvey Pratt,   b. 16 Oct 1857, North Adams, Berkshire, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Oct 1931, North Adams, Berkshire, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
     4. William Wilbur Wyman Pratt, Jr.,   b. 13 Aug 1860, North Adams, Berkshire, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Aug 1927, North Adams, Berkshire, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
    Last Modified 22 Feb 2018 
    Family ID F9154  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    Pratt, Caroline James
    Pratt, Caroline James

    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
    Pratt family headstone, Southview Cemetery
    Pratt family headstone, Southview Cemetery
    Pratt, William W., Caroline E. James, William W. Jr., Louise
    Pratt, William W., Caroline E. James, William W. Jr., Louise
    Pratt, Caroline E. James
    Pratt, Caroline E. James

  • Sources 
    1. [S183] Probate petition re: Henry James to Columbia County Surrogates Court by George Tator, 13 Jun 1893, Caroline E..

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

    3. [S990] Deaths, Marriages and Miscellaneous from Hudson, New York Newspapers, Kinship, Rhinebeck, NY 1980, from Hendrick Hudson Chapter, DAR, Hudson, NY, Caroline E. M..

    4. [S233] Spetisbury baptismal records from Gill, Graham, Ann at Dorset Family History Society, 10 Aug 2002, Caroline Eliz Maria.

    5. [S242] Copy of the Church Registers of Spetisbury, made with the kind permission of the Rector Mr. H. B. Brayford by Mr. Kenneth V. Elphinstone, 1944, Caroline Elizabeth Maria.

    6. [S991] Caroline James Pratt obituary, undated, no newspaper name, birthplace.

    7. [S2671] Southview Cemetery Headstones, North Adams, Masssachusetts, 1830.

    8. [S233] Spetisbury baptismal records from Gill, Graham, Ann at Dorset Family History Society, 10 Aug 2002.

    9. [S242] Copy of the Church Registers of Spetisbury, made with the kind permission of the Rector Mr. H. B. Brayford by Mr. Kenneth V. Elphinstone, 1944.

    10. [S995] Spetisbury, Dorset Baptisms in the Year 1828(-1829), Page 35, No. 279, Dorset Archives Service, MIC/R/682 PE/SPY: RE 2/1.

    11. [S994] St. John’s Church Parish Register, Vol. 4.

    12. [S993] Cemetery Dept., No. Adams, MA City Hall.

    13. [S994] St. John’s Church Parish Register, Vol. 4, p. 117.

    14. [S2671] Southview Cemetery Headstones, North Adams, Masssachusetts.

    15. [S992] 1900 Federal Census, No. Adams, Berkshire County, MA, Ward 4, Enum. Dist. 52, sheet 10.

    16. [S988] New York, 1820-1850 Passenger and Immigration Lists, Microfilm Serial Number M237, Microfilm Roll Number 30, List Number 440.

    17. [S996] 1880 Federal Census, No. Adams, Berkshire County, MA, Enum. Dist. 55, page 53.

    18. [S991] Caroline James Pratt obituary, undated, no newspaper name.

    19. [S997] St. John’s Church Parish Register.

    20. [S183] Probate petition re: Henry James to Columbia County Surrogates Court by George Tator, 13 Jun 1893.

    21. [S998] Letter from Columbia County, NY probate regarding estate of Henry James, deceased. 29 Jan 1895.

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

    23. [S232] Marriage record of Jeremiah James and Louisa Maria Harvey from Gill, Graham, Ann at Dorset Family History Society, 10 Aug 2002.

    24. [S237] Spetisbury, Dorset, England, Bishop’s Transcripts, 1731-1880, FHL BRITISH Film [1239228].

    25. [S244] Spetisbury, Dorset Marriages, Dorset Archives Service, MIC/R/688 PE/SPK: RE 3/3.

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

    27. [S990] Deaths, Marriages and Miscellaneous from Hudson, New York Newspapers, Kinship, Rhinebeck, NY 1980, from Hendrick Hudson Chapter, DAR, Hudson, NY.