James Rountree (1761 - 1848)

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James Rountree
1761 - 1848
updated February 06, 2019
James Rountree was born around 1761 in . He died on November 8, 1848 in Brown's Creek, South Carolina at 87 years of age.

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James Rountree was born in Virginia US

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James Rountree died on November 8, 1848 in Brown's Creek, South Carolina at 87 years old. He was born around 1761 in . There is no information about James's immediate family.
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1761 - 1848 World Events

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In 1809, by the time he was 48 years old, on December 30th, Boston Massachusetts banned the wearing of masks at balls. Boston was following many other places - including England - by banning masked balls, which were considered to contribute to loose morals. After all, with masks, you couldn't tell the class of the person or even their gender! The law was extended in 1849 and repealed in 1963.

In 1810, he was 49 years old when in October, King George III of the United Kingdom - King of England during the American Revolutionary War - was recognized as insane. Although he reigned until his death in 1820, he was mentally ill - the cause is unknown - and in 1810 regency was established to oversee his rule. His eldest son was recognized as Prince Regent.

In 1822, at the age of 61 years old, James was alive when on May 26th, 116 people died in the Grue Church fire - the biggest fire disaster in Norway's history. On Pentecost, the church was packed and a fire broke out on the outer wall of the southern transept. Within 15 minutes, the whole church was on fire and it burned to the ground. Almost half of the dead were under 16 and the cause of the fire is still unknown.

In 1839, when he was 78 years old, in The Boston Morning Post, on March 23rd, the first recorded use of the word "OK" appeared. A columnist in the paper said this: "The "Chairman of the Committee on Charity Lecture Bells, is one of the deputation, and perhaps if he should return to Boston, via Providence, he of the Journal, and his train-band, would have his 'contribution box,' et ceteras, o.k.—all correct—and cause the corks to fly, like sparks, upward." While this is the first known time that OK appeared in print, where the word came from is still disputed.

In 1848, in the year of James Rountree's passing, on January 31st, construction began on the Washington Monument in Washington D.C. - but the monument wasn't completed until 1888. A lack of money, the Civil War, and a dispute over who would manage the monument kept halting construction.

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James Rountree
around 1892 - Jul 1, 1916
James S Rountree
Born: around 1924
North Carolina, United States
James E Rountree
Born: around 1926
Georgia, United States
James W Jr Rountree
Born: around 1917
Arizona, United States
James R Jr Rountree
Born: around 1923
California, United States
James W Rountree
Born: around 1926
New Mexico, United States
James G Rountree
Born: around 1926
Texas, United States
James N Rountree
Born: around 1915
Texas, United States
James C Rountree
Born: around 1919
Michigan, United States
James E Rountree
Born: around 1914
Kentucky, United States
James E Rountree
Born: around 1909
United States
James L Rountree
Born: around 1918
Georgia, United States
James C Rountree
Born: around 1920
Georgia, United States
James C Rountree
Born: around 1919
United States
James B Rountree
Born: around 1909
Florida, United States
James L Rountree
Born: around 1926
Pennsylvania, United States
James O Rountree
Born: around 1915
Tennessee, United States
James W Rountree
Born: around 1949
Georgia, United States
James Hughes Rountree
Bendigo, Australia
James Henry Rountree
1879 - 1938
Hamilton, Australia

Other Rountrees

Rebecca Rountree
around 1770 - around 1857
Mary Rountree
1772 - Oct 6, 1851
Daniel Rountree
around 1793 - January 1871
Mildred Maria Rountree
1773 - Dec 7, 1863
Thomas Hart Rountree
Mar 27, 1778 - Jul 15, 1828
Martha Rountree
Oct 1, 1778 - Jun 7, 1871
Sarah Clara Rountree
around 1784 - 1873
Isabel Rountree
Born: around 1785
Mildred Rountree
around 1786 - around 1838
William H. Rountree
Feb 13, 1784 - 1877
Richardson Rountree
1793 - May 1856
Mary Rountree
Born: around 1794
John H. Rountree
Jan 25, 1795 - August 1874
Turner Rountree
around 1797 - around 1860
William Rountree
1699 - December 1765
William B Rountree
Born: around 1820
William R Rountree
Apr 4, 1776 - May 17, 1856

Other Bios

Rebecca Rountree
around 1770 - around 1857
Mary Rountree
1772 - Oct 6, 1851
Daniel Rountree
around 1793 - January 1871
Mildred Maria Rountree
1773 - Dec 7, 1863
Thomas Hart Rountree
Mar 27, 1778 - Jul 15, 1828
Martha Rountree
Oct 1, 1778 - Jun 7, 1871
Sarah Clara Rountree
around 1784 - 1873
Isabel Rountree
Born: around 1785
Mildred Rountree
around 1786 - around 1838
William H. Rountree
Feb 13, 1784 - 1877
Richardson Rountree
1793 - May 1856
Mary Rountree
Born: around 1794
John H. Rountree
Jan 25, 1795 - August 1874
Turner Rountree
around 1797 - around 1860
Catherine Guay
around Feb 26, 1724 - around Feb 11, 1783
Lewis Lemasters
Mar 9, 1811 - around 1947
Sarah Bailey Thaxton
1788 - Feb 2, 1843
Yancey Bailey
1755 - Sep 4, 1804
Sarah Fawlkes Bailey
Jan 1, 1755 - Mar 16, 1833
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