James Wilson

24 Oct 1784 - 30 Jul 1850

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James Wilson

24 Oct 1784 - 30 Jul 1850
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The headstone of James Wilson. Cemetery: Cupar Cemetery, Location: Cupar, Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom. Birth: 24 Oct 1784, Death: 30 Jul 1850.

Life Information

James Wilson

Married: 5 Sep 1818

Cupar Cemetery

Ceres Road
Cupar, Fife, Scotland
United Kingdom


James mother's first name is missing from her marriage record and her 14 children's birth records in the Old Parish Register, her marriage record gives her two surnames.
Their Children & birth dates were:
James 24/10/1784
Margaret 05/02/1786
William 13/05/1787
Thomas 13/07/1788
Agnes 18/10/1789
John 23/01/1791
Anne 04/12/1791
Robert 19/05/1793
Isabel 18/01/1795
Catharine 09/10/1796
Jean 16/04/1798
David 28/12/1800
Archiald 25/03/1804
George 15/09/1805
Fathers Name: Thomas Wilson
Mothers Name: Campbell/Watson
Marital Status: Married
Spouse: Jane Scott

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Life timeline of James Wilson

James Wilson was born on 24 Oct 1784
James Wilson was 16 years old when An electoral tie between Thomas Jefferson and Aaron Burr is resolved when Jefferson is elected President of the United States and Burr, Vice President by the United States House of Representatives. The United States Electoral College is a body of electors established by the United States Constitution, constituted every four years for the sole purpose of electing the president and vice president of the United States. The College consists of 538 electors, and an absolute majority of 270 electoral votes is required to win election. Pursuant to Article II, Section 1, Clause 2, the legislature of each state determines the manner by which its electors are chosen. Each state's number of electors is equal to the combined total of the state's membership in the Senate and House of Representatives; currently there are 100 senators and 435 representatives. Additionally, the Twenty-third Amendment provides that the District of Columbia is entitled to the number of electors no greater than that of the least populous state.
James Wilson was 27 years old when Charles Dickens, English novelist and critic (d. 1870) Charles John Huffam Dickens was an English writer and social critic. He created some of the world's best-known fictional characters and is regarded by many as the greatest novelist of the Victorian era. His works enjoyed unprecedented popularity during his lifetime, and by the 20th century critics and scholars had recognised him as a literary genius. His novels and short stories are still widely read today.
James Wilson was 41 years old when The Erie Canal opens: Passage from Albany, New York to Lake Erie. The Erie Canal is a canal in New York, United States that is part of the east–west, cross-state route of the New York State Canal System. Originally, it ran 363 miles (584 km) from where Albany meets the Hudson River to where Buffalo meets Lake Erie. It was built to create a navigable water route from New York City and the Atlantic Ocean to the Great Lakes. When completed in 1825, it was the second longest canal in the world and greatly affected the development and economy of New York, New York City, and the United States.
James Wilson was 47 years old when Charles Darwin embarks on his journey aboard HMS Beagle, during which he will begin to formulate his theory of evolution. Charles Robert Darwin, was an English naturalist, geologist and biologist, best known for his contributions to the science of evolution. He established that all species of life have descended over time from common ancestors and, in a joint publication with Alfred Russel Wallace, introduced his scientific theory that this branching pattern of evolution resulted from a process that he called natural selection, in which the struggle for existence has a similar effect to the artificial selection involved in selective breeding.
James Wilson was 56 years old when Samuel Morse receives the patent for the telegraph. Samuel Finley Breese Morse was an American painter and inventor. After having established his reputation as a portrait painter, in his middle age Morse contributed to the invention of a single-wire telegraph system based on European telegraphs. He was a co-developer of the Morse code and helped to develop the commercial use of telegraphy.
James Wilson died on 30 Jul 1850 at the age of 65