Children of Elias James (circa 1775-circa 1840) of Wilmington District, North Carolina:
1. Isaac James: born December 24, 1797 in Georgia; married Elizabeth C. (E.) (1803-circa
1860) prior to 1823; died March 1880 in Neshoba County, Mississippi; known children
include: William Elias James, Thomas Edmund James, Miriam Elizabeth James, Martha
Emily James, Isaac Richard James, Maryan Amanda James, Marion Lumpkin James, Alven
Alexander James, Susannah Frances James and Sanford Augustus James.
2. Thomas James: born circa 1803 in Georgia; married Mary Polly Bonds (circa 1807-);
died circa 1850 in Franklin County, Alabama; known children include: Thomas James,
Elizabeth James, Elias W. James, William James, Rachel James, David James, Andrew
Jackson James, Enoch James, Mary James, Jefferson James, and John James.
Elias James reportedly has 7 to 8 daughters and three sons. The only verified son
of Elias James is Thomas James born circa 1803. DNA evidence indicates that Isaac
James was also one of the three sons of Elias James.
Elias James migrated from the Wilmington District of North Carolina to Wilkes County,
Georgia with his father Enoch as early as 1797. In 1803 Elias is reported to have
participated in the Georgia Land Lottery. Between 1823 and 1850 both of Elias’ known
sons can be found within 30 miles of Wilkes County with Isaac James residing in neighboring
Elbert County, 23 miles to the north, and Thomas James residing in neighboring Warren
County, 30 miles to the south. Following 1850 Isaac would migrate further to Mississippi
whereas Thomas and their father Elias would migrate to Franklin County, Alabama.
DNA evidence provided by Lee Allyn James of Olympia, Washington courtesy of the James
Y-DNA Surname Project document Elias James descent from his great grandfather David
James (circa1660-1739) of Radnorshire, Wales.
In Search of the Lost Line of Enoch, by Larry James, published November 3, 2016 and
appearing on the James Family Archives website at www.jamesfamilyarchives.net document
Elias James decent from Enoch James (circa 1739-).
The Early Records of Georgia, Volume I, Wilkes County abstracted and compiled by
Grace Gillam Davidson, published in 1933 at Macon, Georgia. Appearing on page 233
Enoch James is in Wilkes County, Georgia in 1811 and financially supporting two orphans:
Nancy Ferrington and Mandy Ferrington, the daughters of the late Aaron Ferrington.
Appearing on page 318, Elias James is residing in Wilkes County, Georgia and participating
in the Land Lottery of 1803.
1830 Federal Census for the State of Georgia document Thomas James residing in Warren
The family records of William Ralph James, Jr. of Marietta, Georgia document Isaac
James residing in Elbert County, Georgia as early as 1832.
The family records of Scott K. Williams document Thomas James as the son of Elias