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Edward Thomas James

Male 1822 - 1896  (73 years)


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  • Name Edward Thomas James  [1, 2
    Born 4 Dec 1822  Spetisbury, Dorset, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5
    Gender Male 
    Baptism 28 Dec 1822  Spetisbury, Dorset, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 7, 8, 9
    Occupation Gardener, Print Works  [10
    Died 8 Feb 1896  North Adams, Berkshire, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 11, 12
    Buried 11 Feb 1896  Hillside Cemetery, North Adams, Berkshire, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 13, 14
    Notes 
    • Born in Dorsetshire, England. At the age of 14 he came to Poughkeepsie, NY where he lived with his grandmother. Later he removed to Stockport, NY and about 30 years ago he became a resident of North Adams. Pumped the organ at Christ Church, Poughkeepsie, sexton at St. John's, Stockport, and sexton and vestryman at St. John's, No. Adams. Worked at Windsor Print Works for many years.

      The North Adams Daily Transcript, Monday, February 10, 1896- Edward James of 10 Montgomery street died suddenly at his home Saturday afternoon of heart disease. For the past two years he had done no active work and had spent his time about his home. Saturday afternoon he went out on his front porch to smoke, as was his habit, and had been there but a few moments when Mrs. James, who was in the rear part of the house, heard him fall. She hastened to the porch and found him lying prostrate on his back, unconscious and breathing but slightly. A messenger was dispatched to the Windsor print works, where his daughters and a son work, and Dr. Hobbie was quickly summoned. On the physicians arrival a few minutes later he found life extinct. Mr. James was born in England in 1822 and was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Jeremiah James. With his parents he came to this country when he was twelve years of age and settled in Stockport, NY. In 1844 he married at Stockport Miss Dorothy Hallowell, who lived but a few years afterwards. In 1866 he married his second wife, who was Miss Margaret Devlin of Stockport, and a year later he came to this city and had made his home here since. He was employed in the finishing room of the Windsor print works for twenty-seven years and was a faithful and reliable employe. Two years ago he gave up his position in the print works and devoted his time entirely to the care of the grounds about his house, in which he took great pride. He never complained of illness, although he occasionally complained of a pain near his heart, but this was not considered serious. He was a member of St. John's Episcopal church and a regular attendant. The same constancy that characterized his daily labors was manifested in his religious duties and formed a predominant element of his character. He had been a member of Greylock lodge, F. and A. M. for thirty years, and was highly esteemed as a citizen, neighbor and friend. He is survived by his widow, two sons, Albert and Theodore; two daughters, Augusta and Lizzie James, three sisters, Mrs. William Pratt, Mrs. Peter Post and Mrs. Charles Shultz, all of this city, and a brother, George James, who lives in the West. The funeral will be held at St. John's church Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock and will be in charge of the members of Greylock Lodge, F. & A. M.

      Edward James, age 13, emigrated to the US from Bristol, England on the ship Nile, arrived in New York on 6 Jun 1836

      Naturalization and citizenship records for Columbia County, NY, Edward James, Hudson, NY, admitted 29 Oct 1844, Mayor's Court

      1850 NY Census, Columbia County, Stockport, Edward James, Gardner, age 27, born in England, wife Dorothy 28, children Albert E. 6, Charles H. 4, Augusta 1

      1855 NY State Census, Columbia County, Stockport, Edward James, age 30, born in England, 21 years in city, value of real estate owned = 500, wife Dolly 31, children Albert 11, Charles 9, Augusta 7, Theodore 4, Thomas H. 1

      1860 US Census, New York, Columbia County, Stockport, Edward James, age 36, Watchman, born in England, with wife Dorothy, 36, born England, children Albert 16, App. Machinist, Charles 14, App. Machinist, Augusta, no age, Theodore, no age, Thomas, no age, William, no age, agent RR, Elizabeth, 2

      1865 NY State Census, Columbia County, Stockport, Edward James, age 41, machinist, widowed, value of real estate owned = 400, children Albert 21 (Soldier, formerly in Navy), Augusta 16? 18?, Theodore 13, Thomas H. 11, Lizzie S. 7

      1870 US Census, Massachusetts, Berkshire, Adams, Edward James, 45, works print works, value of real estate 800, born England, with wife Margrett 37,, born England, children Augusta 20, works cotton mill, born NY, Theodore 19, machinist, born NY, Lizzie, 13, no occupation, born NY, Jane, 1, born MA, living next to Saml and Jane Montgomery family

      Living at Wesleyan Hill, No. Adams in 1872/73

      1880 MA Census, Edward James, age 55, In Print Works, with wife Maggie, children Augusta, Theodore, Lizzie, Jane L.

      Listed as a brother of Henry James, residing at No. Adams, MA in Probate petition re: Henry James to Columbia County Surrogates Court by George Tator, 13 Jun 1893

      North Adams City Directories, works at Freeman's works, lives at 10 Montgomery, 1890-92, works at Windsor works, lives at 10 Montgomery, 1893

      Living in No. Adams, MA on 29 Jan 1895

      AE: 73 years

      AE 73 y, cause was faty degeneration of heart, heart failure, retired, married [10, 12, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28]
    Person ID I13260  Mindrum
    Last Modified 24 Aug 2011 

    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  [7, 8, 29, 30
    Family ID F9153  Group Sheet

    Family 1 Dorothy Hallowell,   b. Aft 4 Oct 1816, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Oct 1860  (Age 43 years) 
    Married 17 Jan 1844  Stockport, Columbia, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [31
    • Rev. Loyal B. Andrews
    Children 
     1. Albert Edward James,   b. 22 May 1844, Stockport, Columbia, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Mar 1924, North Adams, Berkshire, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
     2. Charles Harvey James,   b. 22 Apr 1846,   d. 21 May 1863  (Age 17 years)
     3. Augusta (Gussie) James,   b. 1849, Stockport, Columbia, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Jan 1933, North Adams, Berkshire, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
     4. Theodore J. (Teed) James,   b. 1854, Stockport, Columbia, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Apr 1926, North Adams, Berkshire, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
     5. Thomas Harvey James,   b. Abt 1854, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 May 1866  (Age ~ 12 years)
     6. Elizabeth Lizzie Scott James,   b. 1858, Stockport, Columbia, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Apr 1926, North Adams, Berkshire, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
     7. James,   d. Dec
    Last Modified 20 Oct 2017 
    Family ID F9219  Group Sheet

    Family 2 Margaret Devlin,   b. 1829, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Dec 1905, North Adams, Berkshire, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Married 20 Jan 1866  Stockport, Columbia, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [32
    • Rectory
    Children 
     1. Jane Louisa Jennie James,   b. 17 Jan 1869, North Adams, Berkshire, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Nov 1881, North Adams, Berkshire, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 12 years)
    Last Modified 20 Oct 2017 
    Family ID F9705  Group Sheet

  • 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, Edward family headstone
    James, Edward family headstone
    James, Edward T.
    James, Edward T.

  • Sources 
    1. [S223] Edward T., p. 129.

    2. [S233] Edward Thomas.

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    4. [S1127] date.

    5. [S2670] Hillside Cemetery Headstones, North Adams, Massachusetts.

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    18. [S188] 1855 NY State Census.

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    20. [S189] 1865 NY State Census.

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

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