James Family

James Family

Although we have not been able to confirm the name of James James' father, it appears likely that he was Samuel James. Samuel was listed in the 1830 census in Dickson Co, TN; he was shown as having a son 5 to 10 years old. We had understood that James James was born in 1827, but neither of the other two Jameses in Dickson Co had a young boy. Samuel's will shows he had a son named James; I will get the excerpt from the will on a subpage as soon as practicable.

New research by Mike Bowman, son-in-law of James W. James, has revealed that there were three James James's in the CSA from Tennessee. The two others were (1)the one who enlisted in 1861 and died at Elmira, NY, in a POW camp, and (2) one from Dyer County.

Our James James was a sgt., Co. D, 49th Tennessee Infantry. He entered service at Fort Donelson: he was surrendered with the fort, sent to Camp Douglas, paroled at Vicksburg and then sent to Port Hudson, Louisiana, where he died 14 Feb 1863. The records Mike looked at include documents referring to or signed by P. N. James, his widow.

Frances Pennington, a descendant of Palitha's oldest sister, Delilah B. WALKER MOSS, has graciously provided us with a copy of the will of Elizabeth WEST WALKER, James JAMES' mother-in-law, from the Dickson County, TN, County Court Clerk's will books. You may view the will at Will of Elizabeth WEST WALKER.

The line of direct descendants from James James to Jim is:

  1. James JAMES, b abt 1827, TN, m 28 Aug 1848, Dickson Co, TN, d 14 Feb 1863, Port Hudson, LA. He died on active duty, Tennessee infantry, CSA.
    +Palitha N. "Lethie" WALKER, b 1831, Smith Co, TN

    1. Thomas Jefferson JAMES, b 15 Jul 1849, Dickson Co, TN
    2. Frank JAMES, b abt 1851
    3. Minerva JAMES, b abt 1851
    4. Catherine JAMES, b abt 1855
    5. Julia JAMES, b abt 1862

  2. Thomas Jefferson JAMES, b 15 Jul 1849, Dickson Co, TN, m 24 Nov 1870, Dickson Co, TN, d 9 Aug 1903, Fulton, KY, bur Fairview Cem, Fulton, KY. He was a lay preacher in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). Photograph
    +Nancy J. HUDSON, b 14 Jul 1851, Dickson Co, TN, d 30 Apr 1919, Fulton, KY, bur Fairview Cem, Fulton, KY Photograph with children & grandchildren

    1. Ada Luella JAMES JOHNSON, b 14 Sep 1871, Dickson Co, TN
    2. James Franklin JAMES, b 1877, Dickson Co, TN Photograph of four brothers
    3. Nora JAMES BAKER, b 28 Jan 1880, Dickson Co, TN
    4. Albert R. JAMES, Sr, b 24 Dec 1882, Texas
    5. Oscar JAMES, b 18 Feb 1887, Graves Co, KY
    6. Beulah JAMES STEVENSON, b 24 Apr 1889, Graves Co, KY
    7. George Thomas JAMES, Sr, b 21 Jan 1891, Graves Co, KY
    8. Maggie JAMES ENGLISH, b 1893, Graves Co, KY

  3. George Thomas JAMES, Sr, b 21 Jan 1891, Graves Co, KY, m 27 Nov 1919, KY, d 10 Nov 1968, Fulton, KY, bur Fairview Cem, Fulton, KY
    +Anna Verna KENDALL, b 29 Aug 1893, Hickman Co, KY, d 12 Apr 1982, San Antonio, TX, bur Fairview Cem, Fulton, KY

    1. George Thomas JAMES, Jr
    2. James Kendall JAMES
    3. Joseph Rankin JAMES

  4. James Kendall JAMES
    +Martha Lou CHAMBERS

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    Revised 29 May 2001