Children of Joel Evan James (1826-1904) of Henry County, Indiana and Elizabeth Ann Rogers (1830-1865) of Madison County, Indiana:

 

1.   Jesse Kersey James:  born July 1, 1849 in Madison County, Indiana; married November 2, 1876 to Matilda Delila Cox (1858-1927) daughter of Issac Cox and Nancy Largent; died August 7, 1931 in Guthrie County, Iowa; buried at Sunnyhill Cemetery in Adair, Guthrie County, Iowa; known children include:  Charles Herman James, Lee Orland James, Edith James, Charleston James, Clarence James and Bertha James.

 

2.   Joseph Reese James:  born March 12, 1852 in Madison County, Indiana; died April 29, 1854 in Madison County, Indiana.

 

3.   Jones Kerwin James:  born March 29, 1854 near Pendleton, Madison County, Indiana; married November 18, 1896 to Hanna Elizabeth (Harlan) James (1865-1937) daughter of Samuel Thompson Harlan and Sarah Martin; died September 3, 1936 in Wadena County, Minnesota; buried at the West Cemetery at Sebeka, Minnesota; known children include:  Vora Julia James, Charles Kerwin James and Ada Marie James.

 

4.   John Chalkley James:  born August 8, 1856 in Pendleton, Madison County, Indiana; first marriage on February 21, 1905 in Holland, Pipestone County, Minnesota to Mary Gustin (1874-1908); second marriage on May 6, 1911 in Pipestone County, Minnesota to Wilma Christina Gustin (1893-1970), illegitimate daughter of Henry Fordyce and Mary Gustin; died December 8, 1939 in Escondido, San Diego County, California; buried at Oak Hill Memorial Park, Escondido, San Diego County, California; known children through Mary Gustin include:  Ella Verniece James; known children through Wilma Christina Gustin include:  James Orland James, Sr., Doris Esther James and Elton Lyle James.

 

5.   Jehu Wilkes James:  born December 15, 1858 in Grant Township, Guthrie County, Iowa; married October 15, 1882 to Cora Thornton; died December 8, 1939 in San Diego, California; known children include:  Grace James, Daisy Elizabeth James, Charles Lloyd James, Wilkes Elton James and Loren James.

 

6.   Elizabeth Arissa James:  born December 28 1861 in Grant Township, Guthrie County, Iowa; married December 14, 1891/2 to Edward William Hodges (1849-1920); died March 24, 1926 in Pendleton, Madison County, Indiana; buried at Spring Valley (Fall Creek) Cemetery; known children include:  Mary Jane Hodges, Margaret Elizabeth Hodges and Richard Edward Hodges.

 

7.   Charles Rogers James:  born May 22, 1864 in Grant Township, Guthrie County, Iowa; married March 3, 1886 in Madison County, Indiana to Hannah Elizabeth Harlan (1865-), daughter of Samuel Thompson Harlan and Sarah Martin; died November 22, 1889 in Pendleton, Madison County, Indiana buried at Fall Creek burial grounds; also reported buried at Spring Valley Cemetery in Pendleton, Indiana; known children include:  Evan W. James.

 

 

Children of Joel Evan James (1826-1904) of Henry County Indiana and Mary Francis Leach (1844-1884):

 

 

8.   Lorinda Elvira James:  born December 2, 1866 in Guthrie County, Iowa; married March 31, 1910 to Harvey Lincoln Ball (-1930); died February 14, 1955; buried in Casey, Guthrie County, Iowa; no known children.

 

9.   Ina Ora James:  born July 31, 1869 near Adair, Guthrie County, Iowa; married November 3, 1886 near Adair, Guthrie County, Iowa to William Hayden Woodson (1865-); died May 1, 1943 in San Diego, California.

 

 

10. Ida May James:  born August 13, 1871 in Guthrie County, Iowa; married February 1, 1893 to Thomas Edward Seeley (1870-1954); died December 14, 1939 in Wellsville, Montgomery County, Missouri; buried at Grant, Guthrie County, Iowa; known children include:  Oma May Seeley, Ima Stella Seeley, Alta Ellen Seeley, Hugh Elmer Seeley, Harrison Lynne Seeley, Minnie Marie Seeley, William Glenn Seeley and Hazel Valentine Seeley.

 

11. James Albert James:  born November 12, 1873 in Guthrie County, Iowa; died February 29, 1880 in Guthrie County, Iowa of Diphtheria.

 

12. Minnie Alice James:  born May 31, 1876 in Grant Township, Guthrie County, Iowa; married December 29, 1897 in Guthrie County, Iowa to James Robert Huston (-1919); died July 21, 1964 in Chapel, Talbot County, Maryland; buried at Grant City, Guthrie County, Iowa.

 

13: Sarah Edith James:  born October 14, 1878 in Guthrie County, Iowa; died March 10, 1880 in Guthrie County, Iowa of Diphtheria.

 

14. Mary Grace James:  born September 1, 1881 near Adair, Guthrie County, Iowa; married February 1, 1899 to David Roger Williams (1874-1941), son of Nathaniel J. Williams and Mary Elizabeth Jones; died May 30, 1964 in Casey, Guthrie County, Iowa; buried at Daumutha Cemetery, Casey, Iowa; known children include:  Leah Mary Williams, Gladys Leola Williams, Roger Alfred Williams, Francis Elizabeth Williams, Oral Owen Williams, Delbert Dwight Williams, Veryl Kerwin Williams, Roy Elton Williams and Ralph Nathaniel Williams.

 

15. Joel Elmer James:  born February 18, 1884 in Guthrie County, Iowa; married September 7, 1918 to Mary Esther McConnell; died November 6, 1960; buried in Modesto, California; known children include:  Eula James.

 

16. Francis Elton James:  born February 18, 1884 in Guthrie County, Iowa; died May (or July) 20, 1884 in Guthrie County, Iowa.

 

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Notes:

 

Joel Evan James (1826-1904) was the son of Evan James (1784-1844) of Washington County, Pennsylvania and Rebecca Pickering (1789-1848).

 

James Orland James, Sr., the son of John Chalkley James (1856-1839), mentioned above, was born May 11, 1911 in Rock Township, Pipestone County, Minnesota and would marry three times.  Through his second marriage to Esther Violet Elnora Warren (1912-1997) on August 12, 1941 in San Diego, California he would have two children including: Violet Christine James born in 1942 who is the mother of Heidi Hafner.  James Orland James Sr. is also the father of James Orland James, Jr. who is a participant in the James Y-DNA Surname Project supported by Family Tree DNA, Inc. at www.jamesdna.net as member No. 80901.

 

Sources:

 

Samuel and Hannah James: A Quaker Family by Susan Allyn Clark, self-published, 1996, pages 78-84.

 

Monthly Meeting (Quaker) records of Fall Creek, Madison County, Indiana including minutes, records of birth and records of death.

 

Date of death of Jesse Kersey James obtained from Dorcas M. Hobbs of Shelbyville, Kentucky.

 

Memorial to Joel Evan James (1826-1904) on Findagrave.com, Memorial No. 11561810.

 

Memorial to Jesse Kersey James (1849-1931) on Findagrave.com, Memorial No. 48421415.

 

Memorial to Jones Kerwin James (1854-1936) on Finagrave.com, Memorial No. 72966260.

 

Memorial to John Chalkley James (1856-1939) on Findagrave.com, Memorial No. 19393655.

 

Information on Mary Grace James found on Rootsweb at Ancestry.com at Gen-Newbie-L Archives in letter from Randy & Pat of North Carolina in letter dated and posted January 4, 1999.  E-mail address for Randy and Pat given as: prfalls@brinet.com.

 

Information on Ina Ora James found on Ebooksread.com, Electronic Library in Historical Genealogy of the Woodsons and Their Connections, Volume 2, by Henry Morton Woodson at page 670.

 

Joel E. James & Elizabeth Anna Rogers Family Group Sheet provided by Linda Blanchard of Spokan Valley, Washington – Source cited as family records & cemetery records.

 

Joel E. James & Mary Frances Leach Family Group Sheet provided by Linda Blanchard of Spokan Valley, Washington – Source cited as family records & cemetery records.

 

Family Records of Edith “Randi” Caroline Randolph of Denver, Colorado.

 

Updated:  April 28, 2015