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 William James

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William James

Birth
Ireland
Death 19 Dec 1832 (aged 60)
Burial Menands, Albany County, New York, USA
Plot Sec. 16 Lot 1
Memorial ID 192516574 View Source
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Albany Evening Journal, Dec. 17, 1932 “We regret to learn that our esteemed fellow citizen, Mr. William James, is not expected to survive an apoplectic shock with which he was visited on Saturday.”

William James’ will indicates his wife is Catherine. His will instructs to allow money for the education and advancement of the children of her deceased sister, Jannette B. Gourley. Children listed in the will are: William and Henry. Others provided for in William’s will are: Catherine Tillman, sister of his former wife, Elizabeth, deceased; Charlotte James, daughter of his deceased brother John James; Susan Duffy widow of John Duffy late of the city of New York; nephew John James, son of his deceased brother John James. Another son, Augustus James, is an executor. The wife of Augustus is Elizabeth. Anna McBridge James is the daughter of his son, William, and Lydia James is the daughter of his deceased son, Robert. Additional sons are John, Edward and Howard. Grandson Robert is the son of his deceased son, Robert. Daughters, Jannette, Catherine and Ellen. Granddaughter, Mary Ann King, whose father is James King (one of the executors).

According to the cemetery card, Mr. William James became a resident of Albany in 1793. He died at the age of 60 yrs., 11 mos. and 20 days. Albany Chronicles called him a "public spirited merchant".


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  • Created by: Patty Krueger
  • Added: 24 Aug 2018
  • Find a Grave Memorial 192516574
  • Find a Grave, database and images (www.findagrave.com/memorial/192516574/william-james : accessed ), memorial page for William James (29 Dec 1771–19 Dec 1832), Find a Grave Memorial ID 192516574, citing Albany Rural Cemetery, Menands, Albany County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Patty Krueger (contributor 48925687) .