James Family Archives

 

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Children of Jesse Kersey James (1849-1931) of Madison County, Indiana and Matilda Delila Cox (1858-1927):

 

1.   Charles Herman James:  born September 18, 1878 in Grant Township, Guthrie County, Iowa; married December 4, 1902 to Sadie Belle Gustin (1885–1954), daughter of Pemberton Clayborn Gustin and Susannah Fordyce; died January 15, 1918 (aged 39) in Adair County, Iowa; buried January 21, 1918 at Sunnyhill Cemetery, Adair, Adair County, Iowa.

 

2.   Lee Orland James:  born February 7, 1881; married July 14, 1932 to widow Sadie Belle Gustin James (1885–1954), daughter of Pemberton Clayborn Gustin and Susannah Fordyce; died November 22, 1953 (aged 72); buried at Sunnyhill Cemetery, Adair, Adair County, Iowa.

 

3.   Edith James:  born December 28, 1882 in Adair County, Iowa; died December 28, 1882 in Adair County, Iowa; buried at Sunnyhill Cemetery, Adair County, Iowa.

 

4.   Charleston James:  Born November 18, 1884 in Adair County, Iowa; died December 11, 1884 in Adair County, Iowa; buried at Sunnyhill Cemetery, Adair County, Iowa.

 

5.   Clarence James:  born August 22, 1886 in Adair County, Iowa; married February 24, 1915 to Edith May Gustin (1897-1976) daughter of Henry Milton Gustin and Josephine Burr; died January 17, 1953 (aged 66) in Guthrie Center, Guthrie County, Iowa; buried January 25, 1953 in Union Cemetery, Guthrie County, Iowa; known children include:  Pauline May James, Eveline Ramona James, Leona Beatrice James, Dale Clarence James and Ila Jean James.

 

6.   Bertha Pearl James:  born November 18, 1896 in Adair County, Iowa; fist married September 22, 1916 to Carl Envor Jensen (1891–1955); second marriage on August 20, 19?? to Lester Summy; died September 8, 1978 (aged 81) in Winterset, Iowa; buried at Sunnyhill Cemetery, Adair, Adair County, Iowa; known children include:  Willis C. Jensen, Marie D. Jensen and Lora P. Jensen.

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Notes:

 

Jesse Kersey James (1849-1931) was the son of Joel Evan James (1826-1904) of Henry County, Indiana and Elizabeth Ann Rogers (1830-1865).

 

Sources:

Jesse Kersey James & Matilda Delila Cox 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.

 

Charles Herman James (1878-1918), Find A Grave Memorial ID No. 20871683, by 46620252, added August 10, 2007.

 

Lee O. James (1881-1953), Id., Memorial ID No. 20871686, by 46620252, added August 10, 2007.

 

Clarence James (1886-1953), Id., Memorial ID No. 22279595, by Ancestry Seeker, added October 17, 2007.

 

Bertha Pearl (James) Jensen (1896-1978), Id., Memorial ID No. 20871689, by 46620252, added August 10, 2007.

 

Photos:

 

Sadie Belle (Gustin) James (1885–1954), wife of Charles Herman James (1878-1918) and Lee Orland James (1881-1953).

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Updated:  January 2, 2021