Children of Thomas James (circa 1804-circa 1851) and Mary Polly Bonds (circa 1807-)
1. Thomas James: born circa 1830 in Georgia.
2. Elizabeth James: born circa 1833 in Alabama; died in 1880.
3. Elias Walter James: born February 4, 1836 in Franklin County, Alabama; married
Cynthia McGary Richardson (1847-1915), daughter of John Richardson and Nancy Hester;
died January 24, 1917 (aged 80) in Pogo, Franklin County, Alabama; buried at the
James Cemetery near Pogo, Alabama at the base of Freedom Hills, overlooking the beautiful
valley; known children include: William Amos James, Robert David James, John Andrew
James, Thomas Enoch James, Daniel Jonson James, Alfred Clark James, Elias Wilson
James, Nancy Catherine James, Mary Etta James, Joe Guyton James, Naomi Samantha James,
Modena Alice James and Jim A. James.
4. William Anderson James: born 1836 in Franklin County, Alabama; married 1886
in Franklin County, Alabama to Catherine J. Willis (1838-1918), daughter of Andrew
Jackson Willis and Artimissia Sparks; died January 14, 1912 in Franklin County, Alabama;
buried at Mount Zion Cemetery, Franklin County, Alabama; known children include:
Flora Octavia James.
5. Rachel James: born circa 1840 in Franklin County, Alabama.
6. David James: born circa 1842 in Franklin County, Alabama.
7. Andrew “Jack” Jackson James: born August 28, 1844 in Vina, Franklin County,
Alabama; first marriage to Catherine Ella Sherrill (died 1884), daughter of Moses
Sherrill and Sarah Hilll; second marriage June 1885 to Martha Ann “Matt” Britnell
(1858-1925); died November 8, 1902 (aged 58) in Franklin County, Alabama; buried
at Rock Creek Cemetery in Colbert County, Alabama; known children include: Arthur
Lee Cleveland James, Nora “Myrtle” Hessentine James, George Elmer James, Eugene Birdline
James, Cynthia Eruby Fannie Bell James, Lillie Pearl James, Willie Earl James, Elias
Hugh Jackson James, Jennie Beulah James and Edward Newman James.
8. Enoch Jimmy James: born circa 1846 in Franklin County, Alabama, married April
12, 1870 in Clarendon, Arkansas to Adeline Sprewell (1853-1879); died May 28, 1885
in Clarendon, Monroe County, Arkansas; buried at Shady Grove Cemetery, Clarendon,
Monroe County, Arkansas; known children include: Virginia “Jennie” Burton James
and Malinda E. James.
Elias Walter James (1836-1917) enlisted in Co. E, 4th Alabama “Roddey’s” Cavalry,
CSA. His younger brother Enoch also served in the same unit. Elias was severely
wounded on December 24, 1864 in a skirmish north of Decatur, Alabama. A Yankee shell
exploded near his horse, a piece of shrapnel struck him in the head. A piece of
his skull was shot out and covered with a metal plate. J. A. Taylor, of the same
unit, carried Elias home from the battlefield.
Information concerning Thomas James (circa 1804-circa 1851), son of Elias James (circa
1775-circa 1840) possibly of Wilmington District, North Carolina comes from the family
records of Scott K. Williams.
Information concerning Enoch Jimmy James (circa 1846-1885), son of Thomas James (circa
1804-circa 1851) comes from the family records of Preston Malone.
Census: 7th U.S. 1850 District No. 5, Franklin County, Alabama.
Census: 9th U.S. 1870 Township 7 Range 14, Nelsonville, Franklin County, Alabama.
Pvt. Elias Walter James (1836-1917), Find A Grave Memorial, ID No. 9612815, by Bev,
added October 17, 2004.
William A. James (1836-1912), Id., Memorial ID No. 83952809, by Preston Malone, added
on January 24, 2012.
Andrew Jackson James (1844-1902), Id., Memorial ID No. 33487616, by Preston Malone,
added February 2, 2009.
Enoch Jimmy James (1846-1885), Id., Memorial ID No. 13498461, by Preston Malone,
added March 2, 2006.
Elias Walter James (1836-1917) and Cynthia McGary (Richardson) James (1847-1915)
Enoch Jimmy James (1846-1885) and Adeline (Sprewell) James (1853-1879)