Person:James Renwick (1)

m. 23 Feb 1813
  1. Janet Renwick1813 - 1905
  2. William Renwick1813 - 1893
  3. William Renwick1815 - 1815
  4. Mary Ann Herbert Renwick1818 - 1906
  5. Jean Renwick1820 - 1913
  6. Sarah Renwick1822 - 1894
  7. George R RenwickBet 1823 & 1824 - 1885
  8. Herbert R Renwick1825 - 1876
  9. John Renwick1827 - 1861
  10. Walter Renwick1828 -
  11. Betsy Renwick1830 - 1913
  12. Margaret Munpey Renwick1830 - 1919
  13. James Renwick1832 - 1914
  14. Thomas Renwick1834 - 1921
  15. Agnes Renwick1835 - 1933
  16. Robert Renwick1838 - 1928
m. 28 Feb 1861
  1. Marion C Renwick1862 -
  2. Thomas RenwickAbt 1865 - 1883
  3. Robert H Renwick1869 - 1935
  4. Rose Renwick1877 -
Facts and Events
Name[1][2][3][4][5] James Renwick
Gender Male
Alt Birth[3] Abt 1831 Scotland
Birth[1][6][4] 3 Jun 1832 Dumfriesshire, Scotland
Alt Birth[5] Abt 1833 Scotland
Census[2] 30 Aug 1860 South Grove, DeKalb, Illinois, United States
Marriage 28 Feb 1861 DeKalb, Illinois, United Statesto Rosina Becker
Census[6] 28 Jul 1870 South Grove, DeKalb, Illinois, United States
Census[5] 9 Jun 1880 South Grove, DeKalb, Illinois, United States
Census[4] 8 Jun 1900 Rockford, Winnebago, Illinois, United States
Death[1] 3 Feb 1914 1220 Charles St., Rockford, Wiinebago, Illinois, USA
Burial[1] South Grove Cemetery, South Grove, DeKalb, Illinois, United States

James Renwick, Pioneer Funeral of Former Well-Known and Highly Respected Citizen of South Grove Township Was Held In That Town on Thursday

[note that the repeated phrase "ship, DeKalb county, died last Tuesday ship, DeKalb county, died last Monday" is as printed in the original]

James Renwick, a well known and esteemed pioneer of South Grove town-ship, DeKalb county, died last Tuesday ship, DeKalb county, died last Monday in Rockford, where he had made his home for a number of years.

James Renwick was born in Dumfrieshire, Scotland, on June 2, 1832, and came to DeKalb county in 1850.

The funeral, which was private, was held at the home, 1220 Charles Street, Rockford, at 7 o'clock on Thursday morning, and the remains were taken to South Grove, and interred in the family lot in South Grove cemetery, a number of relatives and friends from Sycamore being present. The Rockford Star said:

In 1861 Mr Renwick was married to Miss Rosina Becker, who survives him, and to them were born five children, three of whom: Marion C. Odor of Hammond, Ind., R. H. Renwick of Argyle, Ill., and Mrs. Rose R. Lawbaugh of this city. Thomas H. Renwick of Kirkland, Ill., Robert Renwick of Maple Park, Ill., Mrs. Margaret Julian of Dixon, and Mrs. Agnes Bryan of Sycamore, Ill., are the surviving brothers and sisters.

Mr. Renwick attended the First Congregational church of this city, where he had been a communicant almost from the time he arrived in the city to make his home, which was in October 1884. He led a retired life in this city, having amassed a considerable fortune as a farmer.

Those who know Mr. Renwick best spoke of him as a kind and loving husband and father and a man who was steadfast to his friends. His wonderful memory of vents that happened in the long ago frequently was commented on by those who had his confidence. He remembered America when it was a new country and the states when many of them east of the Alleghany mountains were little more than wilderness with a town scattered here and there.

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Family Tree, in Renwick, Donna. Descendants of William Renwick. (Sept 7, 2005).

    James Renwick b: 03 Jun 1832 in Dumfries, Scotland Residence: 1880South Grove, DeKalb Co., Illinois d: 03 Feb 1914 in his home at 1220 Charles St., Rockford, Winnebago Co., Illinois Burial: Feb 1914 South Grove Cemetery, South Grove, DeKalb Co., Illinois

  2. 2.0 2.1 James Renwick household, in DeKalb, Illinois, United States. 1860 U.S. Census Population Schedule
    30 Aug 1860.

    Enumerated as a farmer. His brother Thomas was enumerated as head of the next household.

    Name:James Renwick
    Age in 1860:28
    Birth Year:abt 1832
    Home in 1860:South Grove, DeKalb, Illinois
    Post Office:South Grove
    Household Members:
    James Renwick 28

  3. 3.0 3.1 Walter Renwick and family, in National Archives and Records Administration. New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957. (Washington, D. C.: National Archives and Records Administration)

    Passenger List July 30th 1835
    Ship Ann from Liverpool
    Walter Renwick fifty one years Male
    Mrs Renwick forty three years Female
    Janet Renwick Twenty one years Female
    William Renwick Twenty one years Male
    Mary Renwick Eighteen years Female
    Jane Renwick Seventeen years Female
    Sarah Renwick Fifteen years Male
    George Renwick Thirteen years Male
    Herbert Renwick Eleven years Male
    John Renwick Ten years Male
    Walter Renwick Eight years Male
    Elizabeth Renwick Six years Female
    Margaret Renwick Five years Female
    James Renwick Four years Male
    Thomas Renwick one year Male

  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 James Renwick household, in Winnebago, Illinois, United States. 1900 U.S. Census Population Schedule. (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration Publication T623)
    8 Jun 1900.

    Enumerated as retired, and married 31 years. Indicated he immigrated in 1845, not 1835. Parents birthplaces were given as Sweden. Household also included his daughter Rose and her husband Ora Sawbaugh. Transcription indicates their surname may have been Lawbaugh. He was either a Sawyer or a Lawyer. I read as Sawyer. They had been married 1 year.

    Name:James Renwick
    Home in 1900:Rockford Ward 6, Winnebago, Illinois
    [Rockford, Winnebago, Illinois]
    Birth Date:Jun 1832
    Immigration Year:1845
    Relationship to Head of House:Head
    Father's Birthplace:Sweden
    Mother's Birthplace:Sweden
    Spouse's Name:Rosina Renwick
    Marriage Year:1869
    Marital Status:Married
    Years Married:31
    Household Members:
    James Renwick 67
    Rosina Renwick 58
    Rose Sawbaugh 23
    Ora G Sawbaugh 28

  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 James Renwick household, in DeKalb, Illinois, United States. 1880 U.S. Census Population Schedule
    9 Jun 1880.

    Enumerated as a farmer. His nephew Walter was listed as a laborer.

    Name:James Renwick
    Home in 1880:South Grove, DeKalb, Illinois
    Estimated Birth Year:abt 1833
    Relation to Head of Household:Self (Head)
    Spouse's Name:Rose Renwick
    Father's birthplace:Scotland
    Mother's birthplace:Scotland
    Marital Status:Married
    Household Members:
    Name Age
    James Renwick 47
    Rose Renwick 38
    Marion Renwick 18
    Thomas Renwick 15
    Robert Renwick 10
    Rose Renwick 3
    Walter Renwick 23

  6. 6.0 6.1 James Renwick household , in DeKalb, Illinois, United States. 1870 U.S. Census Population Schedule
    28 Jul 1870.

    Enumerated as a farmer

    Name: James Renwick
    Estimated Birth Year: abt 1833
    Age in 1870: 37
    Birthplace: Scotland
    Home in 1870: South Grove, Dekalb, Illinois
    Race: White
    Gender: Male
    Post Office: South Grove
    James Renwick 37
    Rosina Renwick 28
    Marion Renwick 8
    Thomas Renwick 5
    Robert Renwick 10/12
    Perry Drake 19
    Isabelle McKinsey 16

  7.   James Renwick, Pioneer, in Sycamore, DeKalb, Illinois, United States. True Republican
    4 Feb 1914.