Brown Date Garden
Family-owned date farm in Southern California, with retail mail orders to U.S. addresses
Southern California AIHA; industrial hygiene professionals
William Beaumont Family
Genealogy includes Dr. William Beaumont, first U.S. physiologist.
Border Clan Scott
History for 29 generations (nine centuries) of Scotts. Family includes poet and novelist Sir Walter Scott.
Each week, we highlight a historic or famous person named James. This week's famous James is:
|James E. Watt
(born January 19, 1736 - died August 19, 1819) Scottish inventor and mechanical engineer, famous for his improvements of the steam engine. Among his patents: a rotary engine for driving various types of machinery; the double-action engine, in which steam is admitted alternately into both ends of the cylinder; the steam indicator, which records the steam pressure in the engine; an attachment that adapted telescopes for use in measurement of distances (invented in 1767); the centrifugal or flyball governor, which automatically regulates the speed of an engine (invented in 1788). The electrical unit, the watt, was named in his honor. Watt was also a renowned civil engineer, making several surveys of canal routes.
The name "James" is the English equivalent of Jacob; the first Jacob in the Bible was the patriarch of the 12 tribes of Israel. "James" is consistently among the most popular names for boys in the U.S.
Plural form of James: According to the Carnegie Mellon Style Guide, "Form plurals of family names that end in 's' by adding 'es.' Right: The Jameses live in Edgewood." See also StackExchange.com.
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