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Children of Thomas James (circa 1804-circa 1851) and Mary Polly Bonds (circa 1807-) of Georgia:


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 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); died January 14, 1912 in Franklin County, Alabama; buried at Mount Zion Cemetery, Franklin County, Alabama.


5.   Rachel James:  born circa 1840 in Franklin County, Alabama.


6.   David James:  born circa 1842 in Franklin County, Alabama.


7.   Andrew Jackson James:  born August 28, 1844 in Vina, Franklin County, Alabama; first marriage to Catherine Ella Sherrill (died 1884); second marriage June 1885 to Martha Ann “Matt” Britnell (1858-1925); died November 8, 1902 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 about 1870 to Adeline Spruiell (1853-1879); died May 28, 1885 in Monroe County, Alabama; buried at Shady Grove Cemetery, Clarendon, Arkansas; known children include:  Virginia (Jennie) Burton James and Malinda James.


9.   Mary James:  born circa 1849 in Alabama.


10.  Jefferson James:  born 1851.


11.  John James: born 1852.





Thomas Andrew James (c1803-c1850) was the son of Elias James (circa 1775-circa 1840) of Wilmington District, North Carolina.


Elias W. James (1836-) 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 A. James (c1803-c1850), son of Elias James (c1775-c1840) possibly of Wilmington District, North Carolina comes from the family records of Scott K. Williams.


Information concerning Enoch Jimmy James (c1846-1885), son of Thomas Andrew James (c1803-c1850) comes from the family records of Preston Malone.


Information concerning William Anderson James (1836-1912) provided by Preston Malone and posted at Findagrave Memorial No. 83952809 on January 24, 2012.


Census: 7th U.S. 1850 District No. 5, Franklin County, Alabama.


Census: 9th U.S. 1870 Township 7 Range 14, Nelsonville, Franklin County, Alabama