Elias James, the son of Enoch James and Rachel Richards was reportedly born about
1775 and subsequently relocated to either Tennessee or Georgia. Although documentary
evidence proving his descent from Enoch James and Rachel Richards has not been located,
DNA evidence obtained through the James Y-DNA Project strongly suggests that Elias
was the son of Enoch and Rachel Richards. Elias James reportedly has 7 to 8 daughters
and three sons. The only verified son of Elias James is Thomas A. James born circa
1803, however, DNA evidence suggests that Isaac James was also one of the three sons
of Elias James.
Information concerning Elias James, son of Enoch James and Rachel Richards comes
from the family records of Scott K. Williams.
DNA evidence is provided by Lee Allyn James of Olympia, Washington courtesy of the
James Y-DNA Surname Project.