JAMES Family Genealogy

  

My interest in my JAMES ancestors started when I first contacted a cousin of my grandmothers — Glenn Warren. He and his wife were family researchers for many years. Through contacts that he provided, I received a hand-written descendant chart with many, many James family names listed, from Scottish and English Kings down to my James ancestors. That chart was drawn (or distributed by) Jesse Sibert James, who was the father of Thurston James, both now deceased. There is also an “upside down” family tree — a drawn outline of a tree with the earliest known ancestors of this family listed down to John James & wife Lucy Mosby (my 5th great grandparents) and lists some of their children and grandchildren. Jesse states on the pages that “the authenticated material used to put together this “upside down” family tree, was obtained through the research efforts of two of our relatives, namely his son Dwayne James, and a distant cousin Dorothy James Turner. I have acquired a lot of documents and papers on the JAMES family over the many years since I received those “charts.” Since no source documents were listed I am currently attempting to document the ancestors in my James line by doing research in Virginia, Kentucky, and Washington, D.C. I’ll be adding my source information to this website as time permits. I’ve also taken photos of James family tombstones and I’ll be adding those also.

Some information on this webpage was provided by Thurston James and also came from the research of other family researchers and gathered in a very comprehensive James Family Tree which was compiled by Mike Nelson.

Some history follows…

In 1712 John James was 24 years old. He met a 19 year old woman, Justina Thurston, and they were married. Almost immediately after the marriage, John and his bride made plans to move to the Colonies in the New World. The young couple were sailing directly to a township, then known as “Martin’s Hundred,” (now known as Carter’s Grove) in the Colony of Virginia. Justina was coming to claim her inheritance, a home that had been established by her parents, in the late 1600s. The property was comfortably situated along the James River and was known as the “Loveing Estate.”  Justina’s estate in Martin’s Hundred, which is located on the James River, the site where our American history begins. The story of how they came to acquire this land is interesting.

Justina’s great grandmother, Elizabeth Beverly Kingston, had sailed to Martin’s Hundred on the James River from England in 1618 along with two hundred and twenty settlers to populate the settlement that would include a fort and the fledgling Wolstenholme Towne, which was part of Martin’s Hundred.

The Mayflower would not sail to America for two more years. Jamestown had been established eleven years earlier. And three years after my ancestors arrived in America, in 1622, the Martin’s Hundred settlement was ravaged by an Indian massacre. The Indians, who had until then maintained cordial relations with the encroaching English, staged a surprise attack on the James River settlements and massacred nearly 350 people. Elizabeth and her first husband, Thomas Kingston, survived.

According to the 1995 book Martin’s Hundred by Ivor Noel Hume, http://www.archaeology.org/online/features/martins/index.html ” the story of the archaeological breakthrough at Martin’s Hundred is a marvelous account of sleuthing, suspense, and feats of deduction. Noel Hume was a Williamsburg archaeologist and his team pieced together the cultural and social fabric of the settlement from the shards of pottery, hardware, and other fragile artifacts painstakingly unearthed with trowel and brush. From the graves, a story emerges of disease and violence, eloquent testimony to the desperate, tragic lives of these early arrivals in the New World – a skull split by a heavy blow and showing signs of scalping; skeletons without coffins (four in a grave), and evidence of epidemic.” According to Washington Post Book World “The story of his archaeological dig is one of the most significant in American Historical archaeology.”

After the massacre, Thomas Kingston served as Burgess for Martin’s Hundred Parish in 1629. After he died in 1636, Elizabeth married Thomas Loving (Loveing), who was also a landowner in Martin’s Hundred, owning at least 2,700 acres.

Elizabeth and Thomas Loving, my 9th great grandparents, had a daughter named Anne, who married Edward Thruston on October 28, 1666 in Martin’s Hundred. Anne and Edward had a son they named John Thruston, who was born in Martin’s Hundred on December 2, 1668. It would seem that Edward and Anne traveled to England shortly after John’s birth, because Edward died in England in 1670.

John Thruston (shown as Thruston and Thurston in various records) and his wife Elizabeth Cary Thruston married in England on September 23, 1690. They had a daughter named Justina Thurston, who was born in England on Aug. 26, 1691. She married John James, who was also born in England in 1688. As stated earlier, John and Justina married before 1712 in England. John and Justina then sailed to Virginia in 1713. Christopher James was born to them in 1720, also in Martin’s Hundred. Christopher married Lucy Thompson in 1746. They then had John James in 1750. John James married twice. His first wife was Elizabeth Frances Morris and they married in 1774. Elizabeth died at the birth of their first child or very soon after. The daughter was named Elizabeth Morris James.

John married his second wife, Lucy Mosby, in about 1780. John and Lucy left James City County, Virginia soon after their marriage, and had several different homes in Virginia. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_City_County,_Virginia

John and Lucy had ten children. The first was a son, William, born in 1780 in Hanover County, VA (my 4th great grandfather.) This is about 70 miles NW of where John was born in James County. Then, they moved another 80 miles west and were living in Buckingham County, Virginia in 1783. Their 3rd child, John James, Jr. was born there.

They evidently returned to Hanover County by 1786, when Foster was born. Mosby was also born in Hanover, in 1787. As John and Lucy continued to travel west, their family continued to grow. In 1794 they had eight children and they had moved 110 miles SW to Campbell County, Virginia. A daughter, Susannah, was born here. The adventurous couple finally settled in an area we now call Ohio County, Kentucky in 1799, and only three years after it had become a state. No towns or settlements are shown on the “Kentucke” map of 1795, for none had yet been settled. The large area was known as Nelson County, Kentucky – Ohio and Butler Counties did not yet exist. Their 10th and last child, Mariah James, was born in 1802. John was then 49 years old.

John and Lucy (my fifth great grandparents) were “pioneers” in the purest sense of the word. John could easily have been acquainted with Daniel Boone; they lived in the same general area, and at the same time. There was only 16 years difference in their ages. John James lived in Kentucky for 20 years. He died in 1819. His grave marker can be found in the cemetery at Beaver Dam Baptist Church, Beaver Dam Kentucky. It reads:

JOHN JAMES

DEC. Sept. 26th 1819

Aged 69 years

“Long affliction have I born

Physicians were in vain

But Christ was pleased

To call me home

And rid me of my pain.”

 

After much searching, I could find no published webpage that contained this particular James family history. In an attempt to help other James family researchers, I have published this information on this webpage.

I list below some of the descendants of John and Justina James. I only show eight generations to protect the privacy of living persons. So far, no family researcher has found documented proof that Christopher is the son of John and Justina Thurston. It seems that those records were destroyed in Richmond during the Civil War. Many cousins have shared their James ancestry with me and I’ve included those names.

Descendants of John James & Justina Thurston

1 John James b: 1688 in Bristol, Somerset, England d: 1725 in Armsfield Plantation, James City, Virginia 

..+Justina Thurston b: 26 Aug 1691 in Long Ashton, Summerset County, England m: Bef. 1712 in Bristol, England d: 1790 in Armsfield, James City, VA

….. 2 Thurston (Major) James b: 1715 in Martins Hundred, James City County, VA d: 05 Feb 1780 in James City, VA

…………. 3 John James d: 1818

….. 2 Christopher James b: 1720 in Martin’s Hundred, James City Co., VA d: 1779 in Armsfield, James City, VA

……… +Lucy Thompson b: Abt. 1720 in Henrico Co., VA m: 1746 in Virginia d: 1767 in Armsfield, James City, VA

…………. 3 Mary James b: 1747 in Hanover County, VA d: in Ohio County, KY

…………….. +John Garland

……………….. 4 Mary Garland

…………. *2nd Husband of Mary James:

…………….. +John/James Pendleton

……………….. 4 Mary Pendleton

…………. 3 John James b: 1750 in Armsfield Plantation, Hanover Co., Virginia d: 16 Sep 1819 in Beaver Dam, Ohio Co., Kentucky

…………….. +Elizabeth Frances Morris m: 01 Dec 1774 d: 1774

……………….. 4 Elizabeth Morris James b: 1774

…………………… +Joseph Thompson

………………………. 5 Joseph Addison Thompson

………………………….. +Amanda Singleton

………………………. 5 Mary McClung Thompson

………………………….. +Burr H. McCrown

……………………………… 6 Mary M. McCrown

………………………. 5 Ann Thompson

………………………….. +Thomas Hood

……………………………… 6 Ann Hood

………………………. 5 Elizabeth Morris Thompson

………………………….. +John Atwood Toomlinson, MD

……………………………… 6 Sakke Toomlinson

……………………………… 6 Mary Atwood Toomlinson b: 1822

…………. *2nd Wife of John James:

…………….. +Lucy Mosby b: 1762 in Henrico Co., Virginia m: 1780 in Henrico, Virginia d: 26 Sep 1819 in Beaver Dam, Ohio Co., Kentucky

……………….. 4 William “Billy” Samuel James b: 1780 in Hanover Co., Virginia d: Bet. 1840 – 1848 in Butler Co., KY

…………………… +Catherine Ann Parker b: Abt. 1785 in VA m: 06 Apr 1801 in Ohio Co., Kentucky d: Bet. 1840 – 1848 in Butler Co., KY

 

………………………. 5 Samuel James b: Abt. 1801 in Ohio Co., KY d: Abt. 1870 in Ohio Co., KY

………………………….. +Elizabeth Davis m: 10 Nov 1821

………………………. *2nd Wife of Samuel James:

………………………….. +Elizabeth Reno b: Abt. 1804 in Kentucky m: 09 Feb 1826

……………………………… 6 Wing Kincheloe James b: Oct 1825 in Kentucky d: 27 Jan 1920

…………………………………. +Mary A. Roan (Reno?) b: 1838 in Kentucky d: Bef. 1900

……………………………………. 7 William L. James b: 1853

……………………………………….. +Nannie E. White m: 28 Nov 1875

……………………………………. 7 Harriet R. James b: 1861 in Ohio Co., KY

……………………………………….. +Leslie Iglehart m: 08 Jan 1881

……………………………………. 7 Mattie James b: 22 Dec 1863 in Ohio Co., KY

……………………………………….. +Lowery Tichenor

……………………………………. 7 Catherine James b: 22 Dec 1863

……………………………………….. +Alvis Berry Tichenor m: 17 Jan 1883

……………………………………. 7 Alice B. James b: Oct 1852 in Kentucky

……………………………………….. +Lycurgus W. Iglehart b: Jan 1848 in Kentucky m: 18 Jan 1872 d: Aft. 1900

……………………………………. 7 Frances E. James b: 1868

……………………………… 6 Amanda Catherine James b: 15 May 1827

……………………………… 6 Sarah Ann “Sallie” James b: 15 Nov 1831 in Ohio Co., KY d: 12 Jan 1913 in Weir, Kansas

…………………………………. +Nathaniel Francis Arbuckle b: 13 Sep 1829 in Garrard Co., KY m: 04 Sep 1858 d: 1915

……………………………………. 7 Samuel Drinkard Arbuckle b: 01 Jun 1859 in Ohio Co., KY d: Aft. 1942

……………………………………. 7 Florence Harriet Arbuckle b: 30 Dec 1861 in Ohio Co., KY d: 17 Sep 1899 in Bucklin MO

……………………………………….. +Harry S. Perkins m: 13 Dec 1880

……………………………………. 7 William Thomas Arbuckle b: 29 Jan 1866 in Ohio Co., KY d: 16 Oct 1933

……………………………………….. +Laura S. Brandow m: 05 May 1893

……………………………………. 7 Sarah Elizabeth Arbuckle b: 08 Aug 1871 in Macon Co., MO d: 20 Jul 1891 in Bucklin MO

……………………………………….. +Anthony Drain Woodward m: Oct 1889

……………………………………. 7 Edmond Reno Arbuckle b: 24 Jun 1873 in Macon Co., MO d: 21 Dec 1941 in California

……………………………………….. +Emma Jane Stephenson m: 01 Aug 1901

……………………………………. 7 George Ruth Topham Arbuckle b: 20 Feb 1877 in Macon Co., MO

……………………………………….. +William A. Evans m: 06 Nov 1895

……………………………… 6 Francis E. James b: 1834 in Ohio Co., KY

…………………………………. +Robert M. Davis m: 01 Aug 1853

……………………………… 6 William James b: Abt. 1835

……………………………… 6 Edmond Henderson James b: Sep 1837 in Ohio Co., KY d: 11 Mar 1911 in Ohio Co., KY

…………………………………. +Mary Sophia Butler b: 20 Oct 1846 in Butler Co., KY d: 18 Mar 1920 in Chanute, KS

……………………………………. 7 Finus James b: 19 Jun 1885 in Cromwell, KY d: 17 Mar 1964 in Chanute KS

……………………………………….. +Margaret Laura Sullivan b: Abt. 1876 m: 16 Oct 1910

……………………………… *2nd Wife of Edmond Henderson James:

…………………………………. +Elizabeth Hook (or Timmons) m: 07 Feb 1859 d: 1913

……………………………………. 7 Cordia James James b: 1860

……………………………………….. +William W. Shacklett

……………………………………. 7 Edmonia James b: 1862

……………………………………. 7 Mattie A. James b: 1864

……………………………………. 7 Sallie James b: 1866

……………………………………. 7 Elizabeth James b: Abt. 1868

……………………………………. 7 Mary I. James b: Abt. 1870

……………………………………. 7 Lena James b: Abt. 1874

……………………………… 6 Mary Eliza James b: 19 Aug 1839 in Ohio Co., Kentucky

…………………………………. +Thomas H. Woodward m: 16 Jun 1859

……………………………………. 7 Anthony Drain Woodward

……………………………………….. +Sarah Elizabeth Arbuckle m: 18 Oct 1889

……………………………………. 7 Ralph Woodward

……………………………………. 7 ? Woodward

……………………………… 6 Millie James b: 14 Apr 1842

……………………………… 6 Samuel Mosby James b: 16 Feb 1844

…………………………………. +Laura A. b: 1853

……………………………………. 7 Richard H. James d: Aft. 1930 in Ohio County, KY

……………………………………….. +Beeloa Benton m: 20 Feb 1902 in Ohio County, KY

……………………………………. *2nd Wife of Richard H. James:

……………………………………….. +Effie Tichenor m: 20 Feb 1914 in Ohio County, KY

……………………………… 6 [19] Nancy E. “Nannie” James b: 11 Sep 1845

…………………………………. +[18] Elijah H. James b: 1851 m: 01 Mar 1876

………………………. 5 Fleming W. James b: 1803 in Ohio Co., Kentucky d: Aft. 1880 in Ohio Co., Kentucky

………………………….. +Margaret Ann Rogers b: Abt. 1824 in Ohio Co., KY m: 24 Nov 1839 in Ohio Co., KY d: Bef. 1880 in Ohio Co., Kentucky

……………………………… 6 [2] Vibella James b: 1844 in Ohio Co., KY d: Bef. 1863

…………………………………. +[3] Agnes E. James b: 04 Sep 1842 in Ohio Co., KY

……………………………… *2nd Husband of [2] Vibella James:

…………………………………. +[1] Luther Rogers

……………………………… 6 Francis James b: 1847 in Kentucky

……………………………… 6 Samuel Wing James b: 12 Oct 1848

…………………………………. +Jenetta E. Hodges m: 08 Sep 1870

……………………………………. 7 [5] Granvel James b: Bet. 1870 – 1877

……………………………………….. +Ada Clark

……………………………………. *2nd Wife of [5] Granvel James:

……………………………………….. +[4] Ada Clark b: Bet. 1861 – 1891

……………………………………. 7 Ada James b: 10 Oct 1875 d: 15 Mar 1967 in Galveston, Texas

……………………………………….. +Mary Curt Arbuckle b: 11 Mar 1861 d: 22 Jul 1924

……………………………………. 7 Ira B. James b: 1882 d: 1963

……………………………………….. +Mary ?

……………………………………. *2nd Wife of Ira B. James:

……………………………………….. +Lottie Warren b: 1889 d: 1974

……………………………………. 7 [26] Lucy Ellen James b: 24 Apr 1884 d: 17 Mar 1966

……………………………………….. +[25] Estil Perkins James b: 24 Oct 1878 m: 24 Nov 1901 d: 20 Mar 1958

……………………………………. 7 Corda James b: 1887

……………………………………. 7 Cora Eula James b: 04 Aug 1890 d: 25 May 1971

……………………………………….. +[22] William Cicero Liles b: 07 Oct 1869 d: 08 Mar 1931 in Springfield, Illinois

……………………………………. *2nd Husband of Cora Eula James:

……………………………………….. +Earl Elder

……………………………………. 7 Louis James b: Bet. 1891 – 1893

……………………………………. 7 Jewel Leslie James b: 1894

……………………………………….. +Myrtle Cook

……………………………………. 7 Robert Oval James b: 1900

……………………………… 6 Martha Eudora James b: 1852 d: 1933

…………………………………. +Josiah Walton Wade b: 1845 m: 1869 d: 1919

……………………………………. 7 Lewis Benjamin Wade b: 1880 d: 1956

……………………………………….. +Sesney B. Ross b: 1887 m: 1906 d: 1978

……………………………… 6 Edmonia James b: 1852 d: 1950

…………………………………. +Aaron Frank Butler m: 19 Mar 1869

……………………………………. 7 [8] Robert C . Butler b: 1873 d: 13 May 1947

……………………………………….. +[7] Martha Addie James b: Abt. 1875 d: 17 Sep 1928

……………………………… 6 John Thomas James b: 1854

…………………………………. +Mary E. Robertson m: 24 Jul 1878

……………………………… 6 Laura L. James b: 1856 d: Bet. 1880 – 1889

…………………………………. +Joseph T. Butler b: 1856 m: 13 Dec 1871

……………………………………. 7 Viola Butler b: 01 Dec 1873 in Butler Co., KY d: 16 Feb 1936 in Butler Co., KY

……………………………………….. +? m: 25 Dec 1889 in Butler Co., KY

……………………………………. 7 Bina Butler b: 1876

……………………………… 6 Luther James James b: 1859

……………………………… 6 Vilura James b: 1862

……………………………… 6 Amanda James b: 1864

……………………………… 6 Florence James b: 1866 d: 07 Sep 1892

…………………………………. +Robert Fulton Arbuckle m: 20 Sep 1882

……………………………… 6 Wing James b: 1848

…………………………………. +Curt Arbuckle b: 1861 d: 1924

……………………………………. 7 Lucy James

……………………………………. 7 Ira James

……………………………………. 7 Cora James

……………………………………. 7 Jewel James

……………………………………. 7 Oval James

………………………. 5 Lucy James b: 1805

………………………….. +William Cass Rogers b: Abt. 1802 m: 22 Apr 1822 in Ohio Co., Kentucky

……………………………… 6 Emily Rogers b: 1831

……………………………… 6 Eliza Rogers b: 1833

……………………………… 6 Martha Rogers b: 1842

……………………………… 6 Mary Rogers b: 1845

………………………. 5 Frances “Fannie” James b: 1808 in Ohio Co., KY

………………………….. +Milton Rogers b: 1808 d: 1882

……………………………… 6 Thomas Rogers

……………………………… 6 Catherine Rogers b: 1831 d: Jun 1868 in Ohio Co., KY

…………………………………. +John A. Sigler b: 1822 in Indiana m: Abt. 1850

……………………………………. 7 [10] Isabell Sigler b: 1851

……………………………………….. +[9] Richard S. James b: 1848

……………………………………. 7 Alice Sigler b: 1855

……………………………………….. +W. D. Arbuckle

……………………………………. 7 Mary E. Sigler b: 1858

……………………………………….. +C. S. Taylor

……………………………………. 7 Florence Sigler b: 1860

……………………………………….. +Charles F. Miller

……………………………………. 7 Sarah Letitia Jane Sigler b: 15 Oct 1865 d: 11 May 1951 in Central City, KY

……………………………………….. +John William Keown b: 23 Dec 1860 m: 23 May 1884 d: 29 Sep 1939 in Ohio Co., KY

……………………………… 6 [1] Luther Rogers

…………………………………. +Sarah James-Valentine b: 26 Feb 1831 in Ohio Co., KY d: 29 Nov 1918

……………………………… *2nd Wife of [1] Luther Rogers:

…………………………………. +[2] Vibella James b: 1844 in Ohio Co., KY d: Bef. 1863

……………………………… *3rd Wife of [1] Luther Rogers:

…………………………………. +[3] Agnes E. James b: 04 Sep 1842 in Ohio Co., KY m: 28 Oct 1863

………………………. 5 Eliza James b: 08 Sep 1809 in KY d: 08 Jan 1866 in Butler Co., Kentucky

………………………….. +Chastain Ferguson m: 26 Dec 1832

………………………. *2nd Husband of Eliza James:

………………………….. +Isaac Clark b: in KY m: 27 Jan 1835 in Butler Co., Kentucky

……………………………… 6 Fleming James Clark b: 15 Jan 1836 in Garrard County, Kentucky d: 20 Mar 1904 in Butler County, Kentucky

…………………………………. +Elizabeth Warren b: 28 Mar 1837 in Garrard County, KY m: 11 Nov 1857 in Morgantown, Butler County, Kentucky d: Aft. 1910

……………………………………. 7 ? Clark

……………………………………. 7 Finis W. Clark b: 11 Dec 1858 in Butler County, Kentucky d: 1921 in Butler County, Kentucky

……………………………………….. +Mary ? b: 1871

……………………………………. 7 [24] Rosanah Clark b: 29 Jan 1861 d: 28 Dec 1939 in Ohio Co., KY

……………………………………….. +[6] William Mosby “Brud” James b: 17 Jul 1849 m: 05 Jul 1877 in Butler County, Kentucky d: 01 Feb 1911

……………………………………. 7 [4] Ada Clark b: Bet. 1861 – 1891

……………………………………….. +[5] Granvel James b: Bet. 1870 – 1877

……………………………………. 7 Amanda Clark b: Bet. 1861 – 1891

……………………………………….. +Penn Austin b: 18 Jul 1892 d: Oct 1967 in Marathon, FL

……………………………………. 7 Nancy E. Clark b: 1865

……………………………………….. +Genie Inglehart

……………………………………. 7 John R. Clark b: 1866 in KY d: Aft. 1910

……………………………………….. +Lizzie C. ? b: in KY m: Abt. 1894

……………………………………. 7 Bruneta Clark b: 1867

……………………………………….. +Fred Young

……………………………………. 7 Thomas P. Clark b: 25 Jul 1877 in Butler County, Kentucky d: 12 Mar 1915 in Butler County, Kentucky

……………………………………….. +Ora Belle Daugherty b: Abt. 1884 in Kentucky m: Abt. 1902

……………………………… 6 Emeline Clark b: 1837 in Butler Co., KY

…………………………………. +Elvis G. Bryzendine b: Abt. 1827 in Tennessee m: 30 Mar 1857 in Butler Co., Kentucky

……………………………… 6 Mary C. Clark b: 1838 in Butler Co., KY

………………………. *3rd Husband of Eliza James:

………………………….. +Drinkard Arbuckle b: 07 May 1803 in Kentucky m: 17 Jun 1841 in Butler Co., Kentucky d: 14 May 1863 in Butler Co., Kentucky

……………………………… 6 Eudora S. Arbuckle b: 1842 in Butler Co., KY d: 01 Apr 1858 in Butler Co., KY

……………………………… 6 Joseph Alfred Arbuckle b: Abt. 1844

……………………………… 6 William Curran Arbuckle b: 21 Jan 1844 in Butler Co., KY d: 11 Nov 1917 in Ohio Co., KY

…………………………………. +Eliza J. Hodges b: 13 Dec 1848 m: 07 Sep 1866 d: 04 Apr 1885 in Green River, KY

……………………………………. 7 Maary Arbuckle b: 1867

……………………………………. 7 William W. Arbuckle b: 1872

……………………………………. 7 Nola Arbuckle b: 1874

……………………………………. 7 Berchel Arbuckle b: 1876 d: in Ohio Co., KY

……………………………………. 7 Nathaniel C. Arbuckle b: 1881 d: in Ohio Co., KY

……………………………… *2nd Wife of William Curran Arbuckle:

…………………………………. +Narcissa L. Hodges b: Abt. 1841 m: 31 Dec 1885

……………………………… 6 James Drinkard Arbuckle b: May 1848 in Butler Co., KY

…………………………………. +Sarah M. Ranney b: 1854 m: 25 Dec 1871

……………………………… *2nd Wife of James Drinkard Arbuckle:

…………………………………. +Virginia Miller b: Abt. 1859 m: 25 Sep 1884

……………………………… 6 Volney James Arbuckle b: 04 Feb 1851 in Butler Co., KY d: 26 Dec 1897 in Ohio Co., KY

…………………………………. +Idella Atchison b: 1852 d: 1931

………………………. 5 Mosby “Mode” James b: 15 Jan 1812 in Ohio Co., Kentucky d: 11 Jan 1873 in Ohio Co., Kentucky

………………………….. +Elizabeth “Betsy” Coffee Hobdy b: 01 Mar 1815 in Tennessee m: 25 Dec 1832 d: 02 Dec 1879 in Ohio Co., KY

……………………………… 6 Minerva James b: 1834

……………………………… 6 Melvina “Elvina” James b: 03 Aug 1835 in Ohio Co., KY

…………………………………. +George W. Taylor m: 04 Jul 1856

……………………………………. 7 Florence Taylor

……………………………………. 7 Mary D. Taylor

……………………………………. 7 Cornett R. Taylor

……………………………… 6 Robert Clinton James b: 01 Mar 1837 in Ohio Co., KY

…………………………………. +Elnora Gardner

……………………………………. 7 Samuel M. James b: 1879

……………………………………. 7 Adron V. James b: 1883

……………………………………. 7 Gilbert C. James b: 1897

……………………………… 6 [3] Agnes E. James b: 04 Sep 1842 in Ohio Co., KY

…………………………………. +[2] Vibella James b: 1844 in Ohio Co., KY d: Bef. 1863

……………………………… *2nd Husband of [3] Agnes E. James:

…………………………………. +Walter S. Dunn m: 29 Mar 1860

……………………………… *3rd Husband of [3] Agnes E. James:

…………………………………. +[1] Luther Rogers m: 28 Oct 1863

……………………………… 6 Lycurgus James b: 04 Sep 1842 in Ohio Co., KY

…………………………………. +Elizabeth Rogers m: 20 Oct 1863

……………………………… 6 Samuel L. James b: 11 Aug 1844 in Ohio Co., KY d: 02 Feb 1855

……………………………… 6 John H. James b: 25 Oct 1846 in Ohio Co., KY d: 16 Dec 1884

…………………………………. +Sally Sharer m: 12 Oct 1875

……………………………… 6 Margaret M. James b: 1849 in Ohio Co., KY

…………………………………. +James A. Fleener m: 24 Oct 1866

……………………………… 6 [23] Eudora Frances “Martha” James b: 27 Oct 1851 in Ohio Co., KY d: 23 Oct 1876 in Butler Co., KY

…………………………………. +[6] William Mosby “Brud” James b: 17 Jul 1849 d: 01 Feb 1911

……………………………………. 7 [7] Martha Addie James b: Abt. 1875 d: 17 Sep 1928

……………………………………….. +[8] Robert C . Butler b: 1873 d: 13 May 1947

………………………. 5 [49] Caroline M. James b: 16 Jun 1814 in Ohio Co., KY d: 1907 in Butler Co., KY

………………………….. +[48] Morrison James b: 01 Sep 1814 in Ohio Co., KY d: in Butler Co., KY

……………………………… 6 [50] Richard S. James b: 22 Sep 1838 in Ohio County, Kentucky d: 25 May 1916 in Butler County, Kentucky

…………………………………. +[51] Phrenetter House

……………………………………. 7 [21] Henry Euphratus James b: 16 Feb 1866 in Ohio County, KY d: 30 May 1945 in McHenry, Ohio County, KY

……………………………………….. +[20] Mary Frances Warren b: 15 Feb 1870 in Butler County, KY m: 07 Oct 1894 in Butler County, KY d: 28 Jun 1931 in McHenry, Ohio County, KY

……………………………… *2nd Wife of [50] Richard S. James:

…………………………………. +[52] Martha Green Warren b: 02 Aug 1850 in Ohio Co., KY m: 05 Nov 1868 in Butler County, Kentucky d: 14 Dec 1953 in Butler Co., KY

……………………………………. 7 [53] Iduma James b: 28 Jan 1869 in Butler Co., KY d: 28 Nov 1953 in Aberdeen, KY

……………………………………….. +[54] John William DeWeese m: 22 Oct 1896

……………………………………. 7 [55] Uncillis James b: 14 Nov 1870

……………………………………. 7 [56] Maesan James b: 17 Oct 1872

……………………………………. 7 [57] Morgan B. James b: 16 Jul 1874

………………………. 5 Emaline James b: 1818

………………………….. +Cotten Hobdy b: 1812 in Tennessee m: 13 May 1833 in Butler Co., Kentucky d: Aft. 1870 in Butler County, Kentucky

……………………………… 6 Frances Hobdy b: Abt. 1847

……………………………… 6 Septimus Hobdy b: 1850 in Kentucky

……………………………… 6 Amos Hobdy b: 1852 in Kentucky

………………………. 5 William L. James b: 20 Jun 1819 d: 25 Jul 1899 in Warren’s Mill, Kentucky

……………………………… 6 [9] Richard S. James b: 1848

…………………………………. +[10] Isabell Sigler b: 1851

……………………………………. 7 [11] Albina James b: 1873

……………………………………. 7 [12] Mary M. C. James b: 1875 d: 1899

……………………………………. 7 [13] Annie M. James b: 1878

……………………………………. 7 [14] Fanny James b: 1882

……………………………………. 7 [15] William E. James b: 1885

……………………………………. 7 [16] Claudia James b: 1888

……………………………………. 7 [17] Lena M. James b: 1892

………………………….. +Lucinda Arbuckle b: Aug 1832 in Garrard Co., KY m: 20 Jun 1846 in Butler Co., Kentucky d: Aug 1901 in Butler Co., KY

……………………………… 6 Catherine “Kitty” Ann James b: 1847 d: 27 Aug 1944 in Ohio Co., Kentucky

…………………………………. +James M. Butler b: 18 Aug 1845 m: 21 Mar 1867 d: 04 Nov 1915

……………………………………. 7 James W. Butler b: 22 Aug 1869 d: 01 Jan 1918 in Ohio Co., Kentucky

……………………………………….. +Leona G. Stewart b: 11 Mar 1873 m: 11 Jan 1900 d: 30 Aug 1964 in Bloomington, Illinois

……………………………………. 7 John T. Butler b: Bet. 1873 – 1875

……………………………………….. +Nancy “Nannie” Austin

……………………………………. 7 Claudy Butler b: 03 Aug 1878

……………………………………. 7 [28] Leona Butler b: 16 Oct 1890 d: 09 May 1961 in McHenry, KY

……………………………………….. +[27] Clyde Vernon James b: 01 Aug 1881 d: 22 Jul 1964 in McHenry, KY

……………………………………. 7 Lacky Butler b: Dec 1892

……………………………… 6 [9] Richard S. James b: 1848

…………………………………. +[10] Isabell Sigler b: 1851

……………………………………. 7 [11] Albina James b: 1873

……………………………………. 7 [12] Mary M. C. James b: 1875 d: 1899

……………………………………. 7 [13] Annie M. James b: 1878

……………………………………. 7 [14] Fanny James b: 1882

……………………………………. 7 [15] William E. James b: 1885

……………………………………. 7 [16] Claudia James b: 1888

……………………………………. 7 [17] Lena M. James b: 1892

……………………………… 6 [18] Elijah H. James b: 1851

…………………………………. +Josephine Timmons m: 1869

……………………………… *2nd Wife of [18] Elijah H. James:

…………………………………. +[19] Nancy E. “Nannie” James b: 11 Sep 1845 m: 01 Mar 1876

………………………. 5 Sarah Ann “Sally” James b: 1825 in Butler County, Kentucky d: Aft. 1880

………………………….. +Alexander Hobdy b: 1818 in Kentucky m: 26 Jun 1843 in Butler County, KY d: Bef. 1880 in Butler Co., KY

Marriage Bond for Alex. Hobdy & Sarah James 1843

(Photo of Alexander & Sarah (James) Hobdy’s marriage bond is below…)

 

 

 

 

 

 

……………………………… 6 Acrater Hobdy b: 13 Apr 1844 in Butler County, Kentucky d: 08 Mar 1872 in Ohio Co., KY

…………………………………. +[62] William Earlis Hudson b: 21 Feb 1838 in Sumner Co., TN m: 15 Mar 1859 in Ohio County, Kentucky d: 29 Aug 1887

……………………………………. 7 Sarah Elizabeth Hudson b: 1860

……………………………………….. +Bud Sharp m: 31 Oct 1878

……………………………………. 7 James A. Hudson b: 1864

……………………………………….. +Mary E. James m: 13 Mar 1898

……………………………………. 7 Olive C. Hudson b: 1868

……………………………… 6 Evelyn Hobdy b: 28 Jan 1846 in Ohio Co., KY d: 16 Apr 1938 in McHenry, Ohio Co. KY

…………………………………. +Samuel Francis Warren b: 07 Aug 1834 in Garrard or Butler Co., KY m: 04 Feb 1863 in Corning, Clay Co., AR d: 09 Dec 1911 in Warren’s Mill, Butler Co., KY

……………………………………. 7 Sarah M. “Sally” Warren b: 23 Aug 1866 in Butler Co., KY d: Aft. 1938

……………………………………….. +Jesse Bennett

……………………………………. 7 Robert Elvis Warren b: 05 Feb 1867 in Butler Co., KY

……………………………………. 7 Alexander Arthur Warren b: 16 Apr 1868 in Butler Co., KY d: 15 Nov 1947 in Jacksonville, Morgan Co., IL

……………………………………….. +Martha A. Short b: 20 Feb 1874 in Missouri m: 02 Jan 1894 in Greene Co., IL d: 04 Feb 1899 in Warren’s Mill, Butler Co., Kentucky

……………………………………. 7 [20] Mary Frances Warren b: 15 Feb 1870 in Butler County, KY d: 28 Jun 1931 in McHenry, Ohio County, KY

……………………………………….. +[21] Henry Euphratus James b: 16 Feb 1866 in Ohio County, KY m: 07 Oct 1894 in Butler County, KY d: 30 May 1945 in McHenry, Ohio County, KY

……………………………………. 7 Ida Jane Warren b: 15 Feb 1872 in Butler County, KY d: Bef. 1900

……………………………………….. +Robert Butler

……………………………………. *2nd Husband of Ida Jane Warren:

……………………………………….. +Robert Butler

……………………………………. *3rd Husband of Ida Jane Warren:

……………………………………….. +Robert E. Butler m: 1896

……………………………………. *4th Husband of Ida Jane Warren:

……………………………………….. +Robert E. Butler m: 1896

……………………………………. 7 Willie A. Warren b: 17 Aug 1874

……………………………… 6 Sally A. Hobdy b: 1849 in Butler Co., Kentucky

……………………………… 6 [59] Mary Idel Hobdy b: 15 May 1855 in Kentucky

…………………………………. +[58] Lewis P. James d: 1932

……………………………………. 7 [60] O. F. James b: 1873 d: 1879

……………………………………. 7 [61] J. P. James b: 1875 d: 1875

……………………………… 6 Frances Hobdy b: 1841 d: 1882

…………………………………. +Robert Fulton Arbuckle b: 1856 m: 21 Nov 1877 in Butler County, Kentucky d: 1902

……………………………… *2nd Husband of Frances Hobdy:

…………………………………. +Robert Fulton Arbuckle b: 1856 m: 21 Nov 1877 in Butler County, Kentucky d: 1902

………………………. 5 [64] Martha James b: 1830 in Butler Co., KY d: Bet. 1880 – 1900 in Butler Co., KY

………………………….. +Volney James b: 1844 in Kentucky m: 1845

……………………………… 6 [29] Burilla Carolyn James b: 31 Aug 1846 in Ohio County, KY d: 01 Jan 1920

…………………………………. +[30] John Logan Warren b: 11 May 1844 in Mattoon, Coles County, Illinois m: 01 Nov 1866 in Butler County d: 05 Oct 1905 in Warren’s Mill, Butler County, KY

……………………………………. 7 [31] William Volney Warren b: 15 Jul 1867 in KY d: 01 Mar 1938

……………………………………….. +[32] Yettie Goodall b: 13 Jan 1877 in KY m: 1893 d: 28 Oct 1957

……………………………………. 7 [33] Martha Evaline Warren b: 29 Apr 1869 d: 31 Dec 1912

……………………………………….. +[34] William Cicero Liles b: 1868 d: 1931

……………………………………. *2nd Husband of [33] Martha Evaline Warren:

……………………………………….. +[22] William Cicero Liles b: 07 Oct 1869 d: 08 Mar 1931 in Springfield, Illinois

……………………………………. 7 [35] Eugene Warren b: 23 Aug 1875 in Warren’s Mill, Butler County, KY d: 19 May 1889

……………………………………. 7 [36] Minnie J. Warren b: 23 Aug 1875 in Warren’s Mill, Butler County, KY d: 01 Feb 1879 in Ohio County, KY

……………………………………. 7 [37] Everett Eustis Warren b: 14 Apr 1888 in Warren’s Mill, Butler County, KY d: 01 Apr 1944 in Ohio County, KY

……………………………………….. +[38] Donna Morris b: 02 Jul 1888 in Butler Co., KY m: 17 Jan 1914 d: 03 Nov in Hartford, Ohio County, KY

……………………………… 6 [6] William Mosby “Brud” James b: 17 Jul 1849 d: 01 Feb 1911

…………………………………. +[23] Eudora Frances “Martha” James b: 27 Oct 1851 in Ohio Co., KY d: 23 Oct 1876 in Butler Co., KY

……………………………………. 7 [7] Martha Addie James b: Abt. 1875 d: 17 Sep 1928

……………………………………….. +[8] Robert C . Butler b: 1873 d: 13 May 1947

……………………………… *2nd Wife of [6] William Mosby “Brud” James:

…………………………………. +[24] Rosanah Clark b: 29 Jan 1861 m: 05 Jul 1877 in Butler County, Kentucky d: 28 Dec 1939 in Ohio Co., KY

……………………………………. 7 [39] Lena James d: in Died in Infancy

……………………………………. 7 [25] Estil Perkins James b: 24 Oct 1878 d: 20 Mar 1958

……………………………………….. +[26] Lucy Ellen James b: 24 Apr 1884 m: 24 Nov 1901 d: 17 Mar 1966

……………………………………. 7 [27] Clyde Vernon James b: 01 Aug 1881 d: 22 Jul 1964 in McHenry, KY

……………………………………….. +[28] Leona Butler b: 16 Oct 1890 d: 09 May 1961 in McHenry, KY

……………………………………. 7 [40] Minnie E. James b: 02 Apr 1884 d: 11 Jan 1971 in Jeffersonville, IN

……………………………………….. +[41] John Calvin Brisendine b: 1873 m: 14 Jan 1906 in Butler County, Kentucky

……………………………………. 7 [42] Levis Fleming James b: 03 Nov 1887 d: 19 Dec 1967

……………………………………. 7 [43] Lafe James b: 26 Dec 1891

……………………………………….. +[44] Jesse “Pearl” Benton m: 18 Jun 1911

……………………………………. 7 [45] Buna James b: 08 Aug 1894 d: Jan 1997 in Booker, TX

……………………………………. 7 [46] Dessie Dorene James b: 03 Nov 1900 d: 02 Feb 1978 in Skiatook, OK

……………………………………. 7 [47] Glenn James

………………………. *2nd Husband of [64] Martha James:

………………………….. +[63] Volney M. James b: 1821 m: 16 Jul 1845 d: Bet. 1860 – 1863

……………………………… 6 [29] Burilla Carolyn James b: 31 Aug 1846 in Ohio County, KY d: 01 Jan 1920

…………………………………. +[30] John Logan Warren b: 11 May 1844 in Mattoon, Coles County, Illinois m: 01 Nov 1866 in Butler County d: 05 Oct 1905 in Warren’s Mill, Butler County, KY

……………………………………. 7 [31] William Volney Warren b: 15 Jul 1867 in KY d: 01 Mar 1938

……………………………………….. +[32] Yettie Goodall b: 13 Jan 1877 in KY m: 1893 d: 28 Oct 1957

……………………………………. 7 [33] Martha Evaline Warren b: 29 Apr 1869 d: 31 Dec 1912

……………………………………….. +[34] William Cicero Liles b: 1868 d: 1931

……………………………………. *2nd Husband of [33] Martha Evaline Warren:

……………………………………….. +[22] William Cicero Liles b: 07 Oct 1869 d: 08 Mar 1931 in Springfield, Illinois

……………………………………. 7 [35] Eugene Warren b: 23 Aug 1875 in Warren’s Mill, Butler County, KY d: 19 May 1889

……………………………………. 7 [36] Minnie J. Warren b: 23 Aug 1875 in Warren’s Mill, Butler County, KY d: 01 Feb 1879 in Ohio County, KY

……………………………………. 7 [37] Everett Eustis Warren b: 14 Apr 1888 in Warren’s Mill, Butler County, KY d: 01 Apr 1944 in Ohio County, KY

……………………………………….. +[38] Donna Morris b: 02 Jul 1888 in Butler Co., KY m: 17 Jan 1914 d: 03 Nov in Hartford, Ohio County, KY

……………………………… 6 [6] William Mosby “Brud” James b: 17 Jul 1849 d: 01 Feb 1911

…………………………………. +[23] Eudora Frances “Martha” James b: 27 Oct 1851 in Ohio Co., KY d: 23 Oct 1876 in Butler Co., KY

……………………………………. 7 [7] Martha Addie James b: Abt. 1875 d: 17 Sep 1928

……………………………………….. +[8] Robert C . Butler b: 1873 d: 13 May 1947

……………………………… *2nd Wife of [6] William Mosby “Brud” James:

…………………………………. +[24] Rosanah Clark b: 29 Jan 1861 m: 05 Jul 1877 in Butler County, Kentucky d: 28 Dec 1939 in Ohio Co., KY

……………………………………. 7 [39] Lena James d: in Died in Infancy

……………………………………. 7 [25] Estil Perkins James b: 24 Oct 1878 d: 20 Mar 1958

……………………………………….. +[26] Lucy Ellen James b: 24 Apr 1884 m: 24 Nov 1901 d: 17 Mar 1966

……………………………………. 7 [27] Clyde Vernon James b: 01 Aug 1881 d: 22 Jul 1964 in McHenry, KY

……………………………………….. +[28] Leona Butler b: 16 Oct 1890 d: 09 May 1961 in McHenry, KY

……………………………………. 7 [40] Minnie E. James b: 02 Apr 1884 d: 11 Jan 1971 in Jeffersonville, IN

……………………………………….. +[41] John Calvin Brisendine b: 1873 m: 14 Jan 1906 in Butler County, Kentucky

……………………………………. 7 [42] Levis Fleming James b: 03 Nov 1887 d: 19 Dec 1967

……………………………………. 7 [43] Lafe James b: 26 Dec 1891

……………………………………….. +[44] Jesse “Pearl” Benton m: 18 Jun 1911

……………………………………. 7 [45] Buna James b: 08 Aug 1894 d: Jan 1997 in Booker, TX

……………………………………. 7 [46] Dessie Dorene James b: 03 Nov 1900 d: 02 Feb 1978 in Skiatook, OK

……………………………………. 7 [47] Glenn James

……………….. *2nd Wife of William “Billy” Samuel James:

…………………… +Jane Cravens m: 28 Jul 1825 in Ohio County, KY

……………….. 4 Mary (Polly) James b: 1782 in Virginia

…………………… +Joel Jones Sugg b: Abt. 1781 in NC m: 28 Feb 1800 d: Bef. 1850

……………….. 4 John Jr. James b: 1783 in Buckingham Co., VA d: 14 Jan 1860 in Millersburg. KY

…………………… +Margaret Taylor b: 1785 m: 29 May 1803 d: 06 Jun 1871

……………….. 4 Mosby James b: 1784 in Henrico Co., Virginia d: 15 Nov 1855 in Ohio Co., KY

…………………… +Elizabeth “Betsey” Martha Rogers b: 1791 in Nelson Co., KY m: 08 Nov 1813 in Ohio Co., Kentucky

………………………. 5 [48] Morrison James b: 01 Sep 1814 in Ohio Co., KY d: in Butler Co., KY

………………………….. +[49] Caroline M. James b: 16 Jun 1814 in Ohio Co., KY d: 1907 in Butler Co., KY

……………………………… 6 [50] Richard S. James b: 22 Sep 1838 in Ohio County, Kentucky d: 25 May 1916 in Butler County, Kentucky

…………………………………. +[51] Phrenetter House

……………………………………. 7 [21] Henry Euphratus James b: 16 Feb 1866 in Ohio County, KY d: 30 May 1945 in McHenry, Ohio County, KY

……………………………………….. +[20] Mary Frances Warren b: 15 Feb 1870 in Butler County, KY m: 07 Oct 1894 in Butler County, KY d: 28 Jun 1931 in McHenry, Ohio County, KY

……………………………… *2nd Wife of [50] Richard S. James:

…………………………………. +[52] Martha Green Warren b: 02 Aug 1850 in Ohio Co., KY m: 05 Nov 1868 in Butler County, Kentucky d: 14 Dec 1953 in Butler Co., KY

……………………………………. 7 [53] Iduma James b: 28 Jan 1869 in Butler Co., KY d: 28 Nov 1953 in Aberdeen, KY

……………………………………….. +[54] John William DeWeese m: 22 Oct 1896

……………………………………. 7 [55] Uncillis James b: 14 Nov 1870

……………………………………. 7 [56] Maesan James b: 17 Oct 1872

……………………………………. 7 [57] Morgan B. James b: 16 Jul 1874

………………………. *2nd Wife of [48] Morrison James:

………………………….. +Caroline M. ?

……………………………… 6 Elizabeth James b: 09 Jan 1847 in Ohio County, Kentucky d: 22 Dec 1908 in Butler County, Kentucky

…………………………………. +John Layton Warren b: 02 Feb 1845 in Garrard, Kentucky m: 29 Apr 1867 in Butler County, Kentucky d: 06 Feb 1915 in Butler Co., KY

……………………………… 6 [58] Lewis P. James d: 1932

…………………………………. +[59] Mary Idel Hobdy b: 15 May 1855 in Kentucky

……………………………………. 7 [60] O. F. James b: 1873 d: 1879

……………………………………. 7 [61] J. P. James b: 1875 d: 1875

……………………………… 6 Leura C. James

…………………………………. +[62] William Earlis Hudson b: 21 Feb 1838 in Sumner Co., TN m: 24 Apr 1873 d: 29 Aug 1887

……………………………………. 7 Earlis Jerome Hudson b: 1876 d: 1923

………………………. 5 Samuel Louis James b: 1816 d: 1907

………………………. 5 Margaret Ann James b: 1818 d: 1856

………………………. 5 William Henry James b: 1819 d: 1848

………………………. 5 [63] Volney M. James b: 1821 d: Bet. 1860 – 1863

………………………….. +[64] Martha James b: 1830 in Butler Co., KY m: 16 Jul 1845 d: Bet. 1880 – 1900 in Butler Co., KY

……………………………… 6 [29] Burilla Carolyn James b: 31 Aug 1846 in Ohio County, KY d: 01 Jan 1920

…………………………………. +[30] John Logan Warren b: 11 May 1844 in Mattoon, Coles County, Illinois m: 01 Nov 1866 in Butler County d: 05 Oct 1905 in Warren’s Mill, Butler County, KY

……………………………………. 7 [31] William Volney Warren b: 15 Jul 1867 in KY d: 01 Mar 1938

……………………………………….. +[32] Yettie Goodall b: 13 Jan 1877 in KY m: 1893 d: 28 Oct 1957

……………………………………. 7 [33] Martha Evaline Warren b: 29 Apr 1869 d: 31 Dec 1912

……………………………………….. +[34] William Cicero Liles b: 1868 d: 1931

……………………………………. *2nd Husband of [33] Martha Evaline Warren:

……………………………………….. +[22] William Cicero Liles b: 07 Oct 1869 d: 08 Mar 1931 in Springfield, Illinois

……………………………………. 7 [35] Eugene Warren b: 23 Aug 1875 in Warren’s Mill, Butler County, KY d: 19 May 1889

……………………………………. 7 [36] Minnie J. Warren b: 23 Aug 1875 in Warren’s Mill, Butler County, KY d: 01 Feb 1879 in Ohio County, KY

……………………………………. 7 [37] Everett Eustis Warren b: 14 Apr 1888 in Warren’s Mill, Butler County, KY d: 01 Apr 1944 in Ohio County, KY

……………………………………….. +[38] Donna Morris b: 02 Jul 1888 in Butler Co., KY m: 17 Jan 1914 d: 03 Nov in Hartford, Ohio County, KY

……………………………… 6 [6] William Mosby “Brud” James b: 17 Jul 1849 d: 01 Feb 1911

…………………………………. +[23] Eudora Frances “Martha” James b: 27 Oct 1851 in Ohio Co., KY d: 23 Oct 1876 in Butler Co., KY

……………………………………. 7 [7] Martha Addie James b: Abt. 1875 d: 17 Sep 1928

……………………………………….. +[8] Robert C . Butler b: 1873 d: 13 May 1947

……………………………… *2nd Wife of [6] William Mosby “Brud” James:

…………………………………. +[24] Rosanah Clark b: 29 Jan 1861 m: 05 Jul 1877 in Butler County, Kentucky d: 28 Dec 1939 in Ohio Co., KY

……………………………………. 7 [39] Lena James d: in Died in Infancy

……………………………………. 7 [25] Estil Perkins James b: 24 Oct 1878 d: 20 Mar 1958

……………………………………….. +[26] Lucy Ellen James b: 24 Apr 1884 m: 24 Nov 1901 d: 17 Mar 1966

……………………………………. 7 [27] Clyde Vernon James b: 01 Aug 1881 d: 22 Jul 1964 in McHenry, KY

……………………………………….. +[28] Leona Butler b: 16 Oct 1890 d: 09 May 1961 in McHenry, KY

……………………………………. 7 [40] Minnie E. James b: 02 Apr 1884 d: 11 Jan 1971 in Jeffersonville, IN

……………………………………….. +[41] John Calvin Brisendine b: 1873 m: 14 Jan 1906 in Butler County, Kentucky

……………………………………. 7 [42] Levis Fleming James b: 03 Nov 1887 d: 19 Dec 1967

……………………………………. 7 [43] Lafe James b: 26 Dec 1891

……………………………………….. +[44] Jesse “Pearl” Benton m: 18 Jun 1911

……………………………………. 7 [45] Buna James b: 08 Aug 1894 d: Jan 1997 in Booker, TX

……………………………………. 7 [46] Dessie Dorene James b: 03 Nov 1900 d: 02 Feb 1978 in Skiatook, OK

……………………………………. 7 [47] Glenn James

………………………. 5 Joseph (Frank) Franklin James b: 1822 in Ohio Co., KY d: in Ohio Co., KY

………………………….. +Malissa Catherine Valentine b: 1826 m: 22 Sep 1846 d: 1899

………………………. 5 Pleasant Foster James b: Abt. 1828 in Ohio County, Kentucky

………………………….. +Mary Louise Parker b: in Tennessee m: 23 Dec 1847 d: Abt. 1865 in Butler County, Kentucky

……………………………… 6 Eliza D. James b: 25 Dec 1855 in Butler County, Kentucky d: 07 Jun 1943 in Ohio County, Kentucky

………………………. 5 Berilla James b: 1828 in Ohio Co., KY

………………………….. +John L. Rankin

………………………. 5 Hezekiah James b: 29 May 1832 in Ohio Co., KY d: 18 Feb 1880 in Butler Co., KY

………………………….. +Mary D. Butler b: 02 Jan 1842 in Sumner Co., TN d: 09 Jan 1906

………………………. 5 John (Jack) James b: 1833

……………….. 4 Foster James b: 14 Nov 1786 in Hanover Co., Virginia d: 02 Feb 1860 in Butler Co., KY

…………………… +Margaret Elizabeth “Betsy” Wand b: 1796 in Frederick Co., Virginia m: 17 Jan 1811 in Butler Co., KY

………………………. 5 Nancy Wand James b: 11 Oct 1811 in Morgantown, Butler Co., KY d: 23 Dec 1874 in Morgantown, Butler Co., KY

………………………….. +Samuel Z. Austin b: 11 Nov 1801 in Montgomery County, Maryland m: 09 Aug 1831 in Morgantown, Butler Co., KY

……………………………… 6 Henrietta Austin

……………………………… 6 Richard Austin

……………………………… 6 Samuel H. Austin

………………………. 5 Zerelda James b: 13 Dec 1813 in Morgantown, Butler Co., KY d: 22 Jul 1839 in Morgantown, Butler Co., KY

………………………….. +John Magruder Austin b: 11 Dec 1803 in Montgomery County, Maryland m: 13 Dec 1827 in Morgantown, Butler Co., KY

……………………………… 6 Maitland Austin b: Abt. 1828

……………………………… 6 Addison Austin b: 08 Feb 1830 in Morgantown, Butler Co., KY

……………………………… 6 Amanda Austin b: 1832 in Morgantown, Butler Co., KY

……………………………… 6 Christopher Columbus Austin b: 22 Apr 1834 in Morgantown, Butler Co., KY

……………………………… 6 Mary Rosaline Austin b: 1836 in Morgantown, Butler Co., KY

……………………………… 6 Foster James Austin b: 1839

………………………. 5 Amanda Howarth James b: 14 Dec 1814

………………………. 5 Thomas Melvin James b: 07 Feb 1816

………………………. 5 Mary Elizabeth James b: 03 Jan 1818

………………………. 5 Armilda Powell James b: 26 Jun 1821

………………………. 5 Julia Ann James b: 1825

………………………. 5 Margaret James b: 14 Feb 1827

………………………. 5 Lucy James b: Abt. 1828

……………….. 4 Samuel Mosby James b: 08 Apr 1790 d: 16 Dec 1862

…………………… +Patsy Rogers m: 19 Oct 1818 in Ohio Co., Kentucky d: 19 Dec 1820

………………………. 5 Thurston James b: 11 Jun 1819

……………….. *2nd Wife of Samuel Mosby James:

…………………… +Sarah “Sallie” Mae Borah b: 28 Sep 1796 m: 25 Nov 1822

………………………. 5 Jefferson James b: 1823 d: 1840

………………………. 5 Magdalene James b: 1825 d: 1901

………………………….. +William Lloyd Rogers

……………………………… 6 Sarah Elizabeth Rogers

…………………………………. +John Porter Jarnagin

……………………………………. 7 Sarah Alverda Jarnagin

……………………………………….. +James Henry ? Jackson

………………………. 5 Joseph Lee James b: 1827 d: 1915

………………………….. +Martha Shelton m: 1850

……………………………… 6 Sylvanus A. James b: 1853

……………………………… 6 Mary M. James b: 1855

……………………………… 6 Diogenes S. James b: 1855

……………………………… 6 Harvey N. James b: 1858

………………………. 5 Sarah James b: 1831

………………………. 5 Samuel Mosby James b: 1833 d: 1917

………………………. 5 Hezekiah James b: 1835 d: 1855

………………………. 5 Lucy Jane James b: 1839

………………………. 5 John Alfred James b: 1839 d: 1857

……………….. 4 Joseph James b: 05 Feb 1791 in VA d: 17 May 1866 in Ohio Co., KY

…………………… +Elizabeth Rogers b: 17 May 1809 in Washington, KY m: 03 Oct 1822 d: 07 Sep 1882 in Ohio Co., KY

……………….. 4 Hezekiah James b: 20 Sep 1792 in near Lynchburg, Va d: 24 Aug 1835 in Butler Co., KY

…………………… +Elizabeth Carson b: 20 Jul 1798 in Ohio or Butler Co., KY m: 17 Oct 1816 d: 09 Jun 1849 in Butler Co., KY

………………………. 5 James Foster James b: 1815 d: Bef. 1885

………………………….. +Nancy ? b: 1823

………………………. 5 Maria J. James b: Bet. 1816 – 1840 d: Bef. 1885

………………………….. +? McCarty

………………………. 5 Mary L. James b: Bet. 1816 – 1840

………………………. 5 John Mosby James b: 1819 d: 1838

………………………. 5 William Sevier James b: 06 Dec 1821 d: 1907

………………………. 5 Hezekiah Allen James b: 26 Jan 1824

………………………. 5 Mary D. James b: 1847

……………….. 4 Susannah James b: 13 Dec 1794 in Campbell Co., VA d: 25 Aug 1859 in Clackamas Co., OR

…………………… +Thomas Taylor b: 15 Oct 1791 in Frederick Co., VA m: 17 Jan 1814 in Ohio Co., Kentucky d: 14 May 1866 in Gray’s Harbor Co., WA

………………………. 5 Martha Amanda Taylor b: 1820

……………….. 4 Mariah James b: 1802 in Ohio Co., KY d: 1854 in Ohio Co., KY

…………………… +Jacob M. Ambrose b: 12 Jun 1798 in Ohio Co., KY m: 18 Jun 1823 in Virginia d: 1879 in Muhlenberg, KY

………………………. 5 Helen F. Ambrose b: 16 Aug 1829

………………………. 5 Henry Ambrose b: 1833 d: 1910

………………………. 5 John Ambrose b: 1835 d: 1862

………………………. 5 Mary Ambrose b: 1840

………………………. 5 Hannibal Luther Ambrose b: 1843 d: 1902

…………. 3 Foster James b: 1752

…………….. +Rebecca Clough

…………. 3 Elizabeth James b: 1754

…………….. +John Thompson

……………….. 4 Elizabeth Thompson

…………. 3 Lucy James b: 1757

…………….. +Nathaniel Thompson

……………….. 4 Lucy Thompson

…………. 3 Thruston James b: 1759

…………….. +Sarah Pendelton

…………. 3 Edmund James b: 15 Jan 1763

…………….. +Susannah Sheppard m: 20 Dec 1788

……………….. 4 Garland James

……………….. 4 Fleming James

…………………… +May Armstrong

………………………. 5 Fleming James Jr.

………………………….. +Mary Ella Duvall

……………………………… 6 Henry Duvall James

…………………………………. +Elizabeth Blakeslee m: 1908

……………………………………. 7 Dudley James

……………………………………. 7 Mary Latimer James b: 1883 d: 1963

……………………………… 6 Fleming James b: 1877

…………………………………. +Rebecca Godwin

……………………………………. 7 Margaret James

……………………………………. 7 Francis James

……………………………………. 7 Fleming James b: 1904 in Shanghai

……………………………………….. +?

…………. 3 George James b: 15 Jan 1763

…………. 3 Frances James b: 09 Jul 1766

…………….. +? Childs

….. 2 John James b: 1720 in Martin’s Hundred, James City Co., VA d: 02 Jan 1778 in Facquier Co., VA

……… +Dinah Allen b: Oct 1716 in Stafford Co., VA d: 16 May 1800 in Facquier Co., VA

…………. 3 Thomas James

…………. 3 Benjamin James

…………. 3 John James

…………. 3 Sarah James

…………….. +Peter Hitt

…………. 3 Ann James

…………….. +John Finnie

…………. *2nd Husband of Ann James:

…………….. +Rodham Tullos

…………. 3 Hannah James

…………….. +Charles Hume

…………. 3 Elizabeth James

…………….. +John Bradford

SEE INFO BELOW ON ELIZABETH JAMES AND JOHN BRADFORD **

…………. 3 Mary James

…………….. +Peter Conway

…………. 3 Dinah James

…………….. +James Thompson

…………. 3 Susannah James

…………….. +Isaac Eustace

….. 2 Thomas James b: 1722

……… +Alice Garland

….. 2 May James b: Aft. 1723 in Armsfield Plantation, James City, Hanover County, Virginia

** From the book

Historical Sketches Of Kentucky: Embracing Its History, Antiquities, And Natural Curiosities, Geographical, Statistical, And Geological Descriptions (1848)

by Lewis COLINS, on page 276 about Fayette Co.,

Sketch of a John BRADFORD, born in Fauquier county, VA in the year 1749.  "He 
was married to Eliza JAMES, daughter of Capt. Benjamin JAMES, of said county, in 
the year of 1761, and had five sons and four daughters.  He served for a short 
time in the revolutionary army, and came to Kentucky for the first itme in the 
fall of the year 1779.  He was in the battle with the Indians at Chillicothe.  
In the yer 1785, he removed his family to Kentucky, and settled about four miles 
north of Lexington, on Cane run.  In the year 1787, he, in conjunction with his 
brother, Fielding BRADFORD, (a venerable man, who now lives about two miles 
nearly north from Georgetown........."  These two men are stated to have 
established the "Kentucke Gazette" Newspaper in Lexington.  John BRADFORD, after 
the withdwaw of his brother from the adventure, carried on the paper and on 1st 
of April, 1802, conveyed the business to his son, Daniel BRADFORD. 
Notes for Capt. John JAMES:
1. John P. Alcock, FAUQUIER FAMILIES, 1759-1799, 1994, Iberian Publishing 
Company, Athens, Georgia, Page 186. taxes, mist., will. John James was listed in 
the Fairfax grant lands of tithes and Rent Rolls for the years of 1759, 1761, 
and 1763.  Rent Roll was 1770 on 376 acres.  He was fined for Drunk and swearing 
according to Minute books of 1772.  He replaced Rodham TULLOS as a road surveyor 
in 1777 and his will was probated/proved in Book of  Minutes, 5-317, of 1778.
Wtnesses were William Grant, Marmaduke Brown, John Kerr.
  Wife, Dinah, sons Thomas, Benjamimn, John;  Daughters Sarah HITT, Ann 
TULLOS (married twice), Hannah HUMES, Elizabeth BRADFORD, Mary CONWAY, Dinah 
THOMPSON and Susannah JAMES.
 Made Captain, recorded  in Minute Book 2- 221, 1763.
  Grandson Benjamin James; Granddaughter Hannah FINNIE, dau of John and Ann 
FINNIE.
 Will Book 1, p. 401 lists Inventory. 
2. Abstracts of Wills, Administration, and Marriages of Fauquier County , 
Virginia 1759-1800 [WITH CEMETERY and other data, J. Estelle Steward King, 
Improved Editon. Baltimore, 1980, Gen. Pub. Co., Page 13.  will of Capt. John 
JAMES. 
1777, Nov.6. Will written and filed.  Proved 25 May 1778. 
Hamilton Parish, Fauquier County, VA.
"Being sick and weak in body."  To son, Thomas JAMES, all that tract of land 
lying on the east most side of Spring Branch which land came by his mother, as 
this is a small quantity of acres of land which came by her on the other side of 
Spring branch, I give to son Thomas in lieu of other land.   His mother's land 
was 500 acres as a whole.  son Thomas not to possess the land until decease of 
mother;  to son, Benjamin, plantation where I now live; to son Benjamin, a tract 
of land and slaves;  to daughter Susannah JAMES, a horse and bridle, furniture, 
etc.  To wife, Dinah JAMES, residue of estate during widowhood, all land not 
bequeathed to children.  Daughters Sarah HITT, Ann TULLIS, Hannah HUMES, 
Elizabeth BRADFORD, Mary CONWAY, Dinah THOMPSON, Susannah JAMES.  Exrs:  wife 
and sons, Thomas, Benjamimn, John JAMES.  Wit:  William GRANT, John KERR, 
Jonathan (?) MARKHAM, Marmaduke BROWN. (p.332, Will Book 1).
Notes of Elizabeth JAMES b abt 1749 in Fauquier, VA and died aft 1778
1. John P. Alcock, FAUQUIER FAMILIES, 1759-1799, 1994, Iberian Publishing 
Company, Athens, Georgia, Page 186. 
 Mentioned in her father's will;  her spouse given as John BRADFORD in 1778.
Notes for John BRADFORD, res of Fauquier, VA
1. John P. Alcock, FAUQUIER FAMILIES, 1759-1799, 1994, Iberian Publishing 
Company, Athens, Georgia, page 39. 
 John BRADFORD was issued marriage bond to marry Elizabeth JAMES on Feb. 26, 
1770 with John JAMES as bondsman.  First in tax lists in 1782.  He was elected a 
Deputy sheriff, recorded in Minute Books 5-484.  He was nominated Ensign in 
Minute Book 10-246, 1792.  He and John Bradford Jr. were defendants in separate 
court suits.
 2. Lewis Collins, Maysille, Ky.; and J. A. & U.P. JAMES, HISTORICAL shetches of 
Page 276. 
Bio Sketch of John BRADFORD.  With his brother, Fielding, established the 
Kentucky Gazette newspaper in 1787.  This paper was conveyed to John's son, 
Daniel, in 1802.

I have documented my own James line back to John James, b. 1750, died 1819 inBeaver Dam, Ohio Co., Kentucky.

I will add images of some of those source documents soon.

My documented line is below…

1 John James b: 1688 in Bristol, Somerset, England d: 1725 in Armsfield Plantation, James City, Virginia

….+Justina Thurston b: 26 Aug 1691 in Long Ashton, Summerset County, England m: Bef. 1712 in Bristol, England d: 1790 in Armsfield, James City, VA

….2 Christopher James b: 1720 in Martin’s Hundred, James City Co., VA d: 1779 in Armsfield, James City, VA

…….+Lucy Thompson b: Abt. 1720 in Henrico Co., VA m: 1746 in Virginia d: 1767 in Armsfield, James City, VA

……….3 John James b: 1750 in Armsfield Plantation, Hanover Co., Virginia d: 16 Sep 1819 in Beaver Dam, Ohio Co., Kentucky

………….+Lucy Mosby b: 1762 in Henrico Co., Virginia m: 1780 in Henrico, Virginia d: 26 Sep 1819 in Beaver Dam, Ohio Co., Kentucky

……………4 William “Billy” Samuel James b: 1780 in Hanover Co., Virginia d: Bet. 1840 – 1848 in Butler Co., KY

…………….+Catherine Ann Parker b: Abt. 1785 in VA m: 06 Apr 1801 in Ohio Co., Kentucky d: Bet. 1840 – 1848 in Butler Co., KY

…………….5  Sarah Ann “Sally” James b: 1825 in Butler County, Kentucky d: Aft. 1880

……………….+Alexander Hobdy b: 1818 in Kentucky m: 26 Jun 1843 in Butler County, KY d: Bef. 1880 in Butler Co., KY

………………..6 Evelyn Hobdy b: 28 Jan 1846 in Ohio Co., KY d: 16 Apr 1938 in McHenry, Ohio Co. KY

……………….. +Samuel Francis Warren b: 07 Aug 1834 in Garrard or Butler Co., KY m: 04 Feb 1863 in Corning, Clay Co., AR d: 09 Dec 1911 in Warren’s Mill, Butler Co., KY

……………………7 Alexander Arthur Warren b: 16 Apr 1868 in Butler Co., KY d: 15 Nov 1947 in Jacksonville, Morgan Co., IL

……………………+Martha A. Short b: 20 Feb 1874 in Missouri m: 02 Jan 1894 in Greene Co., IL d: 04 Feb 1899 in Warren’s Mill, Butler Co., Kentucky

……………………..8 Catherine Evelyn Warren b: 12 Jan 1895 in Warren’s Mill, Butler Co., Kentucky d: 07 Oct 1983 in St. Louis City, MO

……………………….+Ora Ezrah Hatfield b: 08 Dec 1897 in Elsberry/Annada, Lincoln Co., Missouri m: 10 Apr 1917 in Alton, Madison County, IL d: 14 Mar 1944 in San Francisco, CA

………………………..9 Edsel Arthur Hatfield b: 02 Jan 1919 in East Alton, Madison Co., IL d: 05 Jul 2007 in St. Louis City, Missouri

……………………….+Jessie Louise Whitelaw b: 19 Apr 1921 in St. Louis, MO m: 10 Oct 1942 in Camp Robinson, Pulaski County, Arkansas d: 26 Feb 1991 in St. Louis County, MO

…………………………10 Elaine Marie Hatfield ME

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37 Responses to “JAMES Family Genealogy”

  1. Karen says:

    Elaine,

    Thank you for posting the James lineage. Have you come across any documentation that Christopher James (1720-1779) or John James (1750-1819) served in the Revolutionary War?

    Thanks

  2. Hi Karen,

    Little is known about these James men because so many records were burned either during the Rev. War, mostly during the Civil War, or from courthouses that burned. James City County is considered a “burned” county.

    In my research I have never seen any evidence or proof of any military service for John or Christopher.

    Christopher was born in 1720 and died in 1779. Very little is known about him. Courthouse records of the period that might have provided clues to his life and precise lineage were destroyed during the Civil War, when Richmond was burned. Christopher married Lucy Thompson. Since he would have been age 55 at the start of the Rev. War, I doubt he was in the war. However, I did see a website some years ago that suggested that he was in the war as a Major. I’m sorry to say that website is now defunct and I did not copy the content of that website.

    John James was born in 1750, the son of Lucy Thompson and Christopher James, and it says he was named after his grandfather, John James, who immigrated from England to the new world in 1713.

    If you have any evidence of their service, I would love to know of it.

    Thanks for contacting me.
    Elaine Powell

  3. David James says:

    Question. This is a longshot. My James family originated from Buckingham County VA. Question…. Is there anyone in your tree from this area?

  4. Hi David,
    Family Tree Maker program 2011 has a great feature where you can search by PLACES so I did a search. And yes, my ancestor John James and his wife Lucy Mosby did live in Buckingham County, VA for a short time betweem 1783-1786. They had their 3rd child John Jr. while living there. You can read more about the John James that lived in Buckingham on my website at http://www.theheritagelady.com/james-family-genealogy/
    Is there any more information I can give you on this James family?
    Regards,
    Elaine

  5. Hi Karen,
    The website is my own personal website and the James family listed are my ancestors.

    That’s great that you’ve tracked your family back to our shared ancestors John and Justina James. I only have one son for Samuel Mosby James and his wife Patsy Rogers, and that is Thurston James. I’m glad to hear there was another son that I’m finding out about. So yes, I’d like to have as much information as you are willing to share about your James family. I will never put any info on the web about living persons.

    My line of descent from John James is below my signature.

    Please email me directly at Elaine64@aol.com

    Thanks,

    Elaine Powell

    1 John James b: 1688 in Bristol, Somerset, England d: 1725 in Armsfield Plantation, James City, Virginia
    ….+Justina Thurston b: 26 Aug 1691 in Long Ashton, Summerset County, England m: Bef. 1712 in Bristol, England d: 1790 in Armsfield, James City, VA
    ….2 Christopher James b: 1720 in Martin’s Hundred, James City Co., VA d: 1779 in Armsfield, James City, VA
    …….+Lucy Thompson b: Abt. 1720 in Henrico Co., VA m: 1746 in Virginia d: 1767 in Armsfield, James City, VA
    ……….3 John James b: 1750 in Armsfield Plantation, Hanover Co., Virginia d: 16 Sep 1819 in Beaver Dam, Ohio Co., Kentucky
    ………….+Lucy Mosby b: 1762 in Henrico Co., Virginia m: 1780 in Henrico, Virginia d: 26 Sep 1819 in Beaver Dam, Ohio Co., Kentucky
    ……………4 William “Billy” Samuel James b: 1780 in Hanover Co., Virginia d: Bet. 1840 – 1848 in Butler Co., KY
    …………….+Catherine Ann Parker b: Abt. 1785 in VA m: 06 Apr 1801 in Ohio Co., Kentucky d: Bet. 1840 – 1848 in Butler Co., KY
    …………….5 Sarah Ann “Sally” James b: 1825 in Butler County, Kentucky d: Aft. 1880
    ……………….+Alexander Hobdy b: 1818 in Kentucky m: 26 Jun 1843 in Butler County, KY d: Bef. 1880 in Butler Co., KY
    ………………..6 Evelyn Hobdy b: 28 Jan 1846 in Ohio Co., KY d: 16 Apr 1938 in McHenry, Ohio Co. KY
    ……………….. +Samuel Francis Warren b: 07 Aug 1834 Garrard Co.,KY m: 04 Feb 1863 Clay Co., AR d: 09 Dec 1911, Butler Co., KY
    ……………………7 Alexander Arthur Warren b: 16 Apr 1868 in Butler Co., KY d: 15 Nov 1947 in Jacksonville, Morgan Co., IL
    ……………………+Martha A. Short b: 20 Feb 1874 MO m: 02 Jan 1894 Greene Co., IL d: 04 Feb 1899 Butler Co., KY
    ……………………..8 Catherine Evelyn Warren b: 12 Jan 1895 in Warren’s Mill, Butler Co., KY d: 07 Oct 1983 in St. Louis City, MO
    ……………………….+Ora Ezrah Hatfield b: 08 Dec 1897 Lincoln Co., MO m: 10 Apr 1917 Madison County, IL d: 14 Mar 1944 San Francisco, CA
    ………………………..9 Edsel Arthur Hatfield b: 02 Jan 1919 in East Alton, Madison Co., IL d: 05 Jul 2007 in St. Louis City, Missouri
    ……………………….+Jessie Louise Whitelaw b: 19 Apr 1921 in St. Louis, MO m: 10 Oct 1942 in Camp Robinson, Pulaski County, Arkansas d: 26 Feb 1991 in St. Louis County, MO
    …………………………10 Elaine Marie Hatfield ME

  6. Karen says:

    Elaine,

    Do you have documentation of death dates or headstone pictures for Samuel James (8 Apr 1790-16 Dec 1862) and his wife Sarah Sallie Mae Borah James (28 Sep 1796) buried Green River Cemetery, Ohio Cnty, KY? I have a copy of Samuel’s will but nothing for Sarah. I’ve put a memorial to them on Find A Grave but no one has picked up to take headstone photos.

    Thanks!

    Karen

  7. Hi Karen,

    I took some photos at the Green River Cemetery, but not many. I took more at Warren’s Mill Cemetery. There is an “old” section and a new section at Green River. I took photos in the old section, since most of my ancestors that lived there were there long ago. I have a photo of a tombstone for Sallie James. It is attached to this email. I’m not sure if it’s your Sallie or not. I took notes to write down dates and names in case the photos didn’t come out well, but can’t seem to find them right now. However, this stone is badly worn. Some of the older stones in that cemetery are in bad shape — broken and lying on the ground. I don’t have one for Samuel’s tombstone.

    Have you contacted the church office to see if the cemetery has been recorded?

    You can also try calling the Ohio County Genelogical Society P.O. Box 293 Hartford, KY 42347, Ruth Goodman 270-256-0267. They also sell some funeral home record books. I doubt that there would be any funeral home records going back as far as your Samuel James though.

    Most of the info for names and dates on my JAMES website came from my cousin Glendon Warren. He lived in Ohio County, KY but died last year. He researched the Warren and James and related families for many years. I’m sure he had collected all the documents on your Samuel James. I have copies of his book but don’t have documents myself. I don’t know what happened to his documentation when he died. I do know another cousin that went to the area and took photos of every grave and got a lot of Glen’s documents. I will contact her and ask about your Samuel.

    How are you related to Samuel? He was a brother of my ancestor William Samuel James.

    I would like to have a copy of Samuel’s will if you would like to share it. You could send via email attachment.

    They may not have had death certificates back as far as 1862, but not sure.

    Statewide vital records registration was first enacted in 1852 for the state of Kentucky. Compliance was minimal and the legislation was only in place for ten years. Sporadic maintenance was also performed between 1872-1910. Mandatory registration was again enacted as of January 1, 1911 for births and deaths. Marriage records have been kept on a county basis since the formation of each county, with some pre-dating official formation. State registration was required beginning in 1958. An every name index to births and deaths after 1911 exists at the Office of Vital Statistics.

    For birth and death records prior to 1911, write:

    Public Records Division
    Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives
    300 Coffee Tree Road
    P.O. Box 537
    Frankfort, KY 40602-0537

    To verify current fees, the telephone number is (502) 564-4212.

    There is another cousin that stayed at Glen’s house for a couple weeks several years ago and took photos of a lot of the tombstones for related families. I will contact her and ask if she has anything on Samuel Mosby James.

    You may reply to me at Elaine64@aol.com

    Regards,

    Elaine Powell

  8. Marina James says:

    Hi There Could you please tell me and details on who Sandford Craig James father or line was?

    Thanks
    Marina

  9. Marina,

    I would need MUCH more information for me to give you details. When and where was Sandford James born? Do you know his wife’s name? If you don’t know his wife’s name, brothers and sisters names would help.

    Thanks,

    Elaine Powell

  10. Freya Koger says:

    Hi Elaine,

    Thank you for this ..it’s wonderful. I’m still trying to figure it all out. I have both the James and Warren Histories. I’m not sure how we’re related but I know that my great great (?) grandparents are William Warren and Yettie Goodall.

    My grandmother is Ollie Dee Warren.

    Freya

  11. Hi Freya,

    I am glad to hear from you! It’s always good to hear from a newfound cousin.

    If Ollie Dee Warren is your grandmother then William Volney Warren and his wife Yettie Goodall are your great grandparents, because they are the parents of Ollie. Ollie is one of 15 children! So you and I are 4th cousins.

    William Volney’s grandparents Arthur Warren and wife Martha “Patsy” Arbuckle are my 3rd great grandparents.

    What are your parent’s names? I would like to add their names to my family tree. You may email me in private at Elaine64@aol.com.

    Looking forward to hearing from you.

    Elaine

  12. Lorin Manderly says:

    Hi there. I’m trying to follow a new found Great Great Grandparent connection and am having trouble. I did follow a lead to you but am not sure that this is the same relative. I’m hoping you have any information that can either confirm or deny our connection. It’s regarding this person:

    Sarah Ann “Sally” James b: 1825 in Butler County, Kentucky d: Aft. 1880

    My Great Grandfather is John Randolph Davis, Sr., who I never knew, as he didn’t marry my Great Grandmother Esther Laverne Bartmess (with whom he had a daughter – Eros Lucile Davis, my Grandmother). My cousins and I have various letters and such and have found references to John Sr.’s parents as being Yanni Davis and Salley Kingston James.

    As I’ve said, I cannot find any info on these two and was wondering if its the same Salley that you have listed above and if so, what other info you have on her.
    Thank you so much!

    Lorin

  13. Hi Lorin,

    Sarah Ann “Sally” James is my 3rd great grandmother. She was married to Alexander Hobdy on 27 June 1843 in Butler Co., Kentucky. I have a copy of their marriage bond that I got in Butler County in 2006. I do not recognize the other James you have listed — Salley Kingston James. How is she related to Sarah? You can email me directly at Elaine64@aol.com if you’d like more info. I have a LOT of info on both the James and Hobdy families.

    Regards,
    Elaine Powell

  14. Barry James says:

    I have been trying to connect my James clan to that of the infamous James’ of Missouri (jesse and family). Although I’ve come within 20 miles of separation on a map from Stafford, Va. to Dorchester County, Maryland, I’ve yet to connect the actual link.
    In short, after reading your information I do see that you are related to that branch of the James Family. I’ve plotted it out so if you’d care to see it, simply drop me a note.
    NIce work.
    Barry James

  15. Barry,

    I’m not sure if I know what you mean by “connect.” Do you mean geographically, or genealogically? Please email me direct at Elaine64@aol.com and I will try to help.

    Regards,
    Elaine

  16. Hi Barry,

    I would like to see what you have created. You may email me direct at Elaine64@aol.com

    I have an old family tree that was hand drawn that shows my JAMES family and how they connect to the outlaw Jesse James. Jesse is my 6th cousin, 4xremoved. I will send you the tree via email.

    Thanks,
    Elaine

  17. juliee says:

    Hi,
    my entire life I was told that Jesse and Frank James were my “great great grandmother’s cousin”, and I have a ggg named james, Catherine Mary “Kitty” Ann James (1816-1895), married Jeremiah Crabb and son was Jeremiah Sutton Crabb.
    You also have a Mary “Kitty” James, different dates.
    Have you run across this before and found for certain that they are different people? Thanks for any insight. I am trying to 1. confirm parents of my “Kitty”, and verify my family’s story of relation to Jesse James.

    Regards,
    Juliee

  18. Hi Juliee,
    No, your Catherine “Kitty” James is not the same as the one I have in my file. I think it’s just a coincidence that they have the same nickname. Below is the outline descendant chart for my Kitty. down from John James.

    1 John James b: 1688 in Bristol, Somerset, England d: 1725 in Armsfield Plantation, James City, Virginia

    . +Justina Thurston b: 26 Aug 1691 in Long Ashton, Summerset County, England m: Bef. 1712 in Bristol, Gloucester, England d: 1790 in Armsfield, James City, VA

    …….. 2 Christopher James b: 1720 in Martin’s Hundred, James City Co., VA d: 1779 in Armsfield, James City, VA

    ……….. +Lucy Thompson b: Abt. 1720 in Henrico Co., VA m: 1746 in Virginia d: 1767 in Armsfield, James City, VA

    ……………… 3 John James b: 1750 in Armsfield Plantation, Hanover Co., Virginia d: 16 Sep 1819 in Beaver Dam, Ohio Co., Kentucky

    ………………… +Lucy Mosby b: 1762 in Henrico Co., Virginia m: 1780 in Henrico, Virginia d: 26 Sep 1819 in Beaver Dam, Ohio Co., Kentucky

    ………………………. 4 William “Billy” Samuel James b: 1780 in Hanover Co., Virginia d: Bet. 1840 – 1848 in Butler Co., KY

    …………………………. +Catherine Ann Parker b: Abt. 1785 in VA m: 06 Apr 1801 in Ohio Co., Kentucky d: Bet. 1840 – 1848 in Butler Co., KY

    ……………………………….. 5 William L. James b: 20 Jun 1819 in Ohio Co., KY d: 25 Jul 1899 in Warren’s Mill, Butler Co., Kentucky

    ………………………………….. +Lucinda Arbuckle b: Aug 1832 in Garrard Co., KY m: 20 Jun 1846 in Butler Co., Kentucky d: Aug 1901 in Butler Co., KY

    ………………………………………… 6 Catherine Ann “Kitty” James b: 1847 d: 27 Aug 1944 in Ohio Co., Kentucky

    I found your Kitty on Ancestry.com and there is a PHOTO of her! If you don’t have a subscription, let me know and I can send you the photo. It says she was born in Kentucky on 1 Oct 1816 and died in Corsicana, Navarro Co., Texas on 29 July 1895. She married Jeremiah Crabb (1813-1870) and they also have photos of Kitty & Jeremiah’s tombstones.
    Unfortunately, it does not list the parents for Kitty. Do you have any idea the names of her parents?
    Elaine

  19. David,
    A number of my early JAMES ancestors were in several areas of Virginia. Can you be more specific as to what inforamtion you are searching for?
    Elaine

  20. Mary W. Williams says:

    I am searching for the parents of Malissa James, she married
    Robert H. Forest 01 Jan. 1871 in Carter Co. Ky. Her name is also
    spelled Malissy James, Malisa James. I am searching because my
    husbands grandmother was Ethel Forrest who married Claiborne
    Huff in Grayson, Ky. 15 Sept. 1901. His name is spelled different ways.
    Robert Forestwas born in Va/WVA Oct. 1847 and Malissa was born in
    Ky. Feb. 1850 Ethel is the daughter of Robert and Malissa.
    Any help would be appreciated. Thank You
    maryww99@suddenlink.net

  21. Robert Nixon says:

    I have an unusual request. I am new to geneaology and after a few hours of research my head is swimming — and I can’t find what I am looking for.

    Further, I’m afraid I have only sketchy information but that’s all I was able to get.

    I recently bought a mantle clock reputed to have been in the home of Jesse James. Of course, the seller, a James, said there is no way to prove this unless one happened upon an old photo taken of some family member standing in front of the clock. The best I can do — which is ok by me — is put the clock and the people together around the same time and make it PROBABLE the clock was either Jesse’s or a cousin or family member as many lived in the same area. One could then say Jesse James actually looked at this same clock I now have (or wound it, etc.)

    I got the clock from a Mr.Bertrand James Clifford. Mr. Clifford, aged 75, got it from his mother Addie Pauline James a supposed 2nd cousin to Jesse. She got it from HER mom whose name I don’t know but she was a James.

    Addie was born in 1903 and married Mr. Clifford in Sikeston, MO, Feb. 18, 1929.

    I am guessing her mother was born around 1877 – 1880.

    Supposedly, grandma got the clock from the Jesse James home and eventually gave it to her daughter, Addie.

    Mr. Clifford, Addie’s son who sold me the clock also has a letter sent to his mother from Frank James. The clock is not mentioned — just a chit-chat letter which Clifford has misplaced — it’s folded in one of his books.

    My reasoning is this: The clock, grandma and Jesse are all in the same time period. Thus, it is possible grandma did acquire the clock — it may not have belonged to Jesse, it may have been hers, but it seems evident following the time line AND the fact Frank knew his cousin well enough to write her — this also establishes there is a family connection between grandma and the James’.

    In short, is my reasoning credible? If it weren’t for the letter from Frank, one would indeed wonder if grandma even knew the James boys let alone be their cousin.

    The letter does not prove the clock belonged to Jesse but it does establish a family tie and makes the possibility the clock was a family (James) item probable.

    Btw, I could not find Addie in the lists of names I found — I know she is for real because I have a copy of her marriage certificate. Mr. Clifford also threw out a few more names tho he was unsure of their connection Cooper, Kaiser, Ludrick Churchill James. Clifford told me his mom often referred to the clock as the LUD clock referring to Ludrick so somewhere Lud had something to do with the clock.

    Any suggestions or comments you have are welcome — I may never learn anything more than the clock belonged to a cousin of Jesse James — but even that’s kind of cool.

    Dr. Robert Nixon
    Peotone, IL

    Btw — where do you teach genealogy?

  22. Darlene Lyle says:

    Hello. I am doing research for my husband’s side of the family. He was told by his father that they are related to Jesse james. I have a Henry James no dates that Married Eliza (Elizabeth) Cole. They had a son William Bayliss James. Unfortunately Eliza or elizabeth died after giving birth to William. She died in Missouri. in about 1869. William was raised by his grandparents William K Cole and his wife Sarah Leah Richards Cole. Any help would be very much appreciated.

  23. Elaine Powell says:

    Hi Darlene,
    I’m sorry. I do not have anyone in my family file with the names you mention. That does not mean they are not connected to my James family. I have a number of men named Henry James, but I do not have spouses for them. If you have any more info or dates, I can still attempt to find a link. Do you have any siblings’ names for those family members?
    You may reply directly to my email address at Elaine64@aol.com
    Thanks,
    Elaine Powell

  24. Elaine Powell says:

    Mary,
    I’m sorry, I do not have any of the people you mention in my family file.
    Good luck in your research.
    Elaine Powell

  25. Elaine Powell says:

    Robert,
    You certainly have an interesting story. I do not have any of the James people you mention in my family file. I also checked Eric James website at http://www.ericjames.org/html/names69.htm#JAMES* and I cannot find an Addie James in his database either. I suggest you send your story to Eric James at . He might be able to help or at least be willing to put your story on his James family website.
    I teach genealogy classes in Orlando Florida where I live. I also teach in other cities on occasion.

    Regards,
    Elaine Hatfield Powell

  26. Jon Eliason says:

    Hello Elaine,

    Back in 2000 I was working in the Construction field in Southwest Colorado. We had an old guy that was working with us at the time and he claimed to be a great grandson of Jesse James. I believe, if memory serves, his name was Ted. One of the guys in our crew said he thought his name was Jack. During the time we worked with him he said he lived in Arboles, Colorado. Were there any great grandkids that lived in the area? This man was probably in his mid to late 60′s back then. I have not seen any Ted’s or Theodore’s in any of the information I have come across. I have seen a few “Jack’s” but nothing that could correlate his age with the ancestry. If you have any information that might be helpful, I would truly appreciate it.

  27. Barbara J Rasmussen (Murphy) says:

    I am inquiring if the name William “Bud” Chaney has ever come up in your research on the James family? He would be my Great Great Grand Father and we have always been told that he was a cousin to Jesse James. I have also been told that perhaps he used an alias. Also another name of Jim Melton. Our family is from NC, MS and AL. I have been told that perhaps they were in the 2nd James Gang? Any info that you can shed on this would be wonderful. Thank you so much for your time and help.

  28. Elaine Powell says:

    Barbara,
    I’m sorry, I do not have a William “Bud” Chaney nor a Jim Melton in my family file. My James family were first in Virginia, then Kentucky. Jesse James the outlaw was from Missouri and his father was born in Kentucky. Sorry I can’t be of more help. If you can search ancestry.com for your family and provide more info, that would help.

  29. Elaine Powell says:

    Jon,
    I’m sorry, I do not have any information on the man you spoke of.

  30. LAVON SMITH says:

    HI
    MY great Grandfather is Lewis H JAMES 1887 married to della von dora brown the lived in cullman alabama i was told he was a desendent of jesse james do you have any infomation on him,someone doing a book on the jesse james family intervewied my greant uncel cecil james and i cant find info on the book they lived in cullman ala,

  31. Elaine Powell says:

    Lavon,
    I would need more info. I do not have any of those names in my family file. Is 1887 the year Lewis H. James was born or married? Was he born in Cullman, Alabama? Did he live there his whole life? Do you know what year he died? Is Della’s last name Brown or Von Brown?
    Is Cecil James the brother of Lewis H. James? There have been several books written on Jesse James. Do you know what year was he interviewed? That might help narrow down which book it was.
    Regards,
    Elaine Powell

  32. William K, Carter says:

    My Grandmother Goldie Mae Beach, Has always told the family, her Grandmothers name was Senora Elizabeth James b. 1849 and married John Maxey. In addition a genealogist who I hired reported the same findings. I have not seen her name mentioned in any other published documents. Can you assist me in any way, one way or the other?? Thank you in advance.

  33. Elaine Powell says:

    Bill,
    What other info do you want to find out? What published documents did you expect to find? I would need a lot more info in order to help you. I would need to know where she was born and when and where she died. Was JAMES her maiden name? What was her husband’s name and when and where was he born and died? I would also need to know the full names and dates and locations of your grandparents. I do not have those names in my database but I’ll see if I can help. You can email me directly at Elaine64@aol.com with the info.

    Thanks,
    Elaine Hatfield Powell

  34. Barbara Cosgrove says:

    Elaine;
    I am writing to see if my gg grandparents have come up in your James research? My gg grandfather was John Thomas James, born 22 Jan 1854 in Botetourt County, VA to Robert & Mildred James. John Thomas James married Lucy Frances James, born Nov 1859 to Joseph & Mary James, on
    2 Feb 1882 in Botetourt County, VA.

    Thanks so much,
    Barbara Garst Cosgrove

  35. William K, Carter says:

    Senora (Cenora) Elizabeth James, b. abt 1849 to Pleasant Foster James and Mary Louise Parker, in Russelville KY. d. 25 Mar. 1926 in Owensboro Ky. at the Philpot poor farm, as I have been told by family members and other researchers I have hired. However I have not been able to nail this down by any definitive means. The James family is a very interesting and well established family in America and England, that I would be proud to be part of, however, I do not feel, that with the limited hearsay and less than well documented proof I have been given, allows me that privilege. Is it possible that you can make that connection for me.

  36. Elaine Powell says:

    Barbara,

    I have a John Thomas James, b. 1854 in my file. However, he ws married to Mary E. Robertson. I do not have the other James’ names in my file, so it must be a coincidence. Sorry.

  37. Elaine Powell says:

    William,
    Sorry for the delay in responding. Cenora Elizabeth James is indeed a daughter of Pleasant Foster James and the long line of James family in America. She also descends from the distinquished Thruston & Mosty families of Virginia. Cenora’s James line is below.

    1 John James b: 1688 in Bristol, Somerset, England d: 1725 in Armsfield Plantation, James City, Virginia

    .. +Justina Thurston b: 26 Aug 1691 in Long Ashton, Summerset County, England m: Bef. 1712 in Bristol, Gloucester, England d: 1790 in Armsfield, James City, Hanover Co., VA

    2 Christopher James b: 1720 in Martin’s Hundred, James City Co., VA d: 1779 in Armsfield, James City, VA

    … +Lucy Thompson b: Abt. 1720 in Henrico Co., VA m: 1746 in Virginia d: 1767 in Armsfield, James City, VA

    3 John James b: 1750 in Armsfield Plantation, Hanover Co., Virginia d: 16 Sep 1819 in Beaver Dam, Ohio Co., Kentucky

    …. +Lucy Mosby b: 1762 in Henrico Co., Virginia m: 1780 in Henrico, Virginia d: 26 Sep 1819 in Beaver Dam, Ohio Co., Kentucky

    . 4 Mosby James b: 1784 in Henrico Co., Virginia d: 15 Nov 1855 in Ohio Co., KY

    ….. +Elizabeth “Betsey” Martha Rogers b: 1791 in Nelson Co., KY m: 08 Nov 1813 in Ohio Co., Kentucky

    .. 5 Pleasant Foster James b: Abt. 1828 in Ohio County, Kentucky

    …… +Mary Louise Parker b: in Tennessee m: 23 Dec 1847 in Butler Co., Ky d: Abt. 1865 in Butler County, Kentucky

    …. 6 Cenora Elizabeth James b: 1852 in Russellville, Kentucky d: 25 Mar 1926 in Owensboro, Davies Co., Ky

    There are many records that have various spellings for Cenora including Senora, Sanora, Elizabeth, and Sanra. Those misspellings might make it hard to find her in records.

    I have a lot of information on the ancestors of Cenora. If you’d like more information, let me know. I will eventually be putting info on the Mosby & Thruston families on my website.

    Elaine Powell