Person:James Wardwell (6)

James Madison Wardwell
d.BEF 12 JUN 1891
m. 29 NOV 1821
  1. David Kilburn Wardwell1823 - 1908
  2. Elisha Streeter Wardwell1825 - 1900
  3. Samuel Cummings Wardwell1827 - 1920
  4. William Farrington Wardwell1829 - 1905
  5. Martha Shaw Wardwell1831 -
  6. James Madison Wardwell1833 - BEF 1891
  7. Dominicas Jordan Wardwell1837 - 1916
  8. Cyrus Trafton Wardwell1840 - 1938
  9. Child Wardwell1846 - 1846
  • HJames Madison Wardwell1833 - BEF 1891
  • WNancy ReedABT 1846 -
m. 14 JAN 1864
  1. Park Wardwell1865 -
  2. Cora WardwellABT 1867 -
  3. Elsie Wardwell1870 -
  4. Thomas Paine WardwellABT 1871 -
  5. William F. WardwellABT 1871 - AFT 1930
  6. A. Grace Wardwell1872 -
Facts and Events
Name James Madison Wardwell
Gender Male
Birth[1] 16 JUN 1833 Oxford, Oxford, Maine, United States
Marriage 14 JAN 1864 Umatilla County, ORto Nancy Reed
Death[2] BEF 12 JUN 1891
Occupation? Farmer in 1860, Farm Worker in 1870, Lumberman in 1880

Living in Lower Umatillia, OR at 1860 census with real estate valued at $200 and personal estate valued at $500. Living in Payette Valley, Idaho at 1880 Census. Living in Boise at 1870, personal estate valued at $100.

Perhaps two other children: sond. "young", leaving 3 children: Frederick (dsp); Ernest; and Edna (b. 1894) daughter "of Lilydale, NY, in 1941"

"In 1883, James Wardwell caused to be platted a townsite of forty acres lying adjacent to the village store (in Emmetsville, Idaho), public inn and post office. The lots in this townsite were sold for residence and business purposes and became the nucleus of the incorporated village that soon grew upon and around it. This same pioneer, with true prevision, made a donation of lands for public school purposes." -History of Idaho, Vol I, Hiran T. French, 1914

"In the early '70s James Wardwell built a sawmill on the Payette River, at the head of the lower valley, where the old Boise-Umatilla stage lined crossed the river." -History of Idaho: Gem of the Mountains, Volume 1, Hawley, James H. S.J. Clark Publishing, Chicago, 1920.

"Boise District Court March 29 1888- Territory of Idaho vs. James Wardwell. This indictment was for an assault alleged to have been committed by the defendant upon the person of William Stuart at Emmett, in this county. A jury was drawn to try and determine the same, and after hearing the evidence of William Stewart, Dr. A. Girard, Dr. E. Smith, Judson Allerton, John Dempsey and Frank Nesbit for the territory and James Wardwell and J.D. Drake for the defence, the case was opened to the jury by District Attorney Gray, who was followed by Fremont Wood and the case was closed by Major Huston. The jury being instructed by the court retired, and after being out about ten minutes returned with a verdict of guilty as charged in the indictment." -Idaho Statesman 30 March 1888

"Mr. James Wardwell, of Emmettsville, is in the city (Boise). Mr. Wardwell reports the lumbering interests of the Payette as prosperous, the log drives having been in the main successful." -Idaho Statesman 12 June 1889

"W.F. Wardwell, Park Wardwell and Miss Elsie Wardwell, respectively brother, son and daughter of the late James Wardwell, registered at the Overland on Wednesday last and have remained there since." -Idaho Statesman 12 June 1891

  1. Annals of Oxford, Maine, King, Marquis F.
  2. Idaho Statesman 12 June 1891.