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Children of Elias Walter James (1836-1917) and Cynthia McGary Richardson (1847-1915) of Franklin County, Alabama:

 

1.  William Amos James:  born October 27, 1860 at Pleasant Site, Franklin County, Alabama; married September 19, 1883 to Marthey Melisey Culigan (1868-1925); died September 24, 1923 (aged 62) in Pogo, Franklin County, Alabama; buried at James Cemetery in Franklin County, Alabama; known children include:  Letha Luthia James, Cynthia James, Mollie Naomia James, Nannie James, Elmer James, William Austin James, Ada James, Ida James, Clarence Burton James, Modena James, Henry James and Artis Lee James.

 

2.  Robert David James:  born June 16, 1862 in Franklin County, Alabama.

 

3.  John Andrew James:  born July 24, 1864 in Colbert County, Alabama; married December 29, 1887 to Sarah Louvenia Grissom; died September 3, 1922 in Tuscumbia, Colbert County, Alabama; buried at Crooked Oak Cemetery in Crooked Oak, Colbert County, Alabama; known children include:  Edna Modenia James, Lilian McGary James, Katie Berta James, Alishia Maude James, Robert Enoch James, Clara Naomi James and Andrew Lawrence James.

 

4.  Thomas Enoch James:  born August 7, 1866 in Pleasant Site, Franklin County, Alabama; married February 24, 1892 in Franklin County, Alabama to Jennie B. James (1871-1953)(1st Cousin); died June 19, 1954 in Belmont, Tishomingo County, Mississippi; buried at Belmont City Cemetery, Belmont, Tishomingo County, Mississippi; known children include:  Dora Lucille James, Minni “Floy” James, Laura “Rayma” James, Daisy Alice James, Aaron John James, Lawrence H. James and Wilson Elias James.

5.  Daniel Jonson James:  born March 16, 1868 in Franklin County, Alabama; died February 18, 1898; buried at Lower Pleasant Site Cemetery, Franklin County, Alabama.

 

6.  Alfred “Ab” Clark James:  born January 8, 1870 in Franklin County, Alabama; married Cammie Racheline George (1877-1965) daughter of John George and Elizabeth Crowell; died February 4, 1936 in Golden, Tishomingo County, Mississippi; buried at Ridge Cemetery, Itawamba County, Mississippi; known children include:  Lula Modena James, Daniel Arthur James, Joe Clark James, Robert A. James, John Earl James, Lela Burton James, Claudius E. James, Edna Lucille James, Bonnie Mae James and Alice Beatrice James.

 

7.  Elias “Eli” Wilson James:  born January 1, 1872 in Alabama; married Lula B. Thomas (1874-1942); died May 8, 1920 in Alabama; buried at Florence Cemetery, Florence, Lauderdale County, Alabama; known children include:  Henry W. James, Ethel Mabel James, Charles A. James, Lloyd Wilson James, Arrie Mae James, Clyde G. James, John Thomas James, Annie L. James and Esther Levernon “Vernon” James.

 

8.  Nancy Catherine “Kate” James:  born January 9, 1875 in Pogo, Franklin County, Alabama; married August 23, 1894 to Cullin C. “Cub” Grissom (1871-); died December 28, 1938 in Tuscumbia, Colbert County, Alabama; buried at New Bethel Memorial Cemetery, Colbert County, Alabama; known children include:  Lorah Naomi James, Jimmie Maud Grissom, Daniel Oscar Grissom, Cyntha J. Grissom and Robert Etio “Bob” Grissom.

 

9.  Mary Etta James:  born February 26, 1876 in Franklin County, Alabama; married James M. George (1866-1954) son of Abram George and Nancy Camoline Crowell; died June 5, 1908; known children include:  Nannie George, William Wallace “Bill” George, Beulah George, Aubrey C. George, and Alice Burton George.

 

10. Joe Guyton James:  born May 23, 1878 in Pogo, Franklin County, Alabama; died November 6, 1902 in Pogo, Franklin County, Alabama; buried at Lower Pleasant Site Cemetery, Franklin County, Alabama..

 

11. Naomi Samantha “Dobe” James:  born March 5, 1880 in Franklin County, Alabama; married David Lee George (circa 1871-) son of Abram George and Nancy Camoline Crowell; died May 25, 1933; buried at Ridge Cemetery, Itawamba County, Mississippi; known children include:  Grady George and James Curtis George.

 

12. Modena Alice “Dena” James:  born January 25, 1883 in Pogo, Franklin County, Alabama; married circa 1907 to James T. Vaughn (1857-1940); died June 24, 1969 in Arkansas; buried at Belmont City Cemetery, Belmont, Tishomingo County, Mississippi; known children include:  James T. Vaughn, Roy L. Vaughn, Joe Kenneth Vaughn and Christine Vaughn.

 

13. Jim A. James:  born May 28, 1885 in Franklin County, Alabama; died August 6, 1886 in Franklin County, Alabama; possibly buried with two brothers at Lower Pleasant Site Cemetery, Franklin County, Alabama.

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Notes:

 

Elias Walter James (1836-1917) was the son of Thomas James (circa 1804-circa 1851) of Georgia and Mary Polly Bonds (circa 1807-).

 

From “Remembering the Shouls, its people, its places and its history,”  Average and infamous…

“Ordinary and extraordinary, might describe members of the large Elias James family. Pictured below are Elias James and Cynthia McGary Richardson James and their large family. Elias James fought as part of the valiant Company “E” of the 4th Alabama “Roddey’s” Calvary, CSA in the War of Northern Aggression.

Elias James married Cynthia McGary Richardson, (b. 4 Mar 1847, d. 18 May 1915). They settled at Pogo, just West of Pleasant Site, where they resided in a log cabin that had a “beautiful cold water spring” and a “milk house where milk was kept cool in the running water”. This is at the base of the Freedom Hills, overlooking the beautiful valley.

The buildings are now gone but the James cemetery is still there, hidden in the woods above where the cabin once stood. The cabin is the backdrop for the family photograph below

Cynthia was the daughter of John Richardson (b. 14 Jan 1796 GA, d. 12 Jan 1876) and Nancy Hester, (b. Oct 11 1808, d. Jan 26 1853). At least two of Cynthia’s brothers served in the Confederate Army and fought at the Battle of Shiloh. Cynthia’s maternal grandparents were William H. “Buck” Hester and Amy Malone. Amy was the daughter of John Malone and Anne Blackwell of Granville County, North Carolina. “Buck” and Amy Hester came to Franklin County in 1818.”

 

Sources:

 

Information on the children of Elias Walter James (1836-1917) contributed from the family records of Scott K. Williams.

 

Find A Grave Memorial for William Amos James (1860-1923), Memorial ID No. 13477381, created by Preston Malone, added February 27, 2006.

 

Find A Grave Memorial for John Andrew James (1864-1922), Memorial ID No. 7946612, created by Scrappy, added October 4, 2003.

 

Find A Grave Memorial for Thomas Enoch James (1866-1954), Memorial ID No. 13474124, created by Preston Malone, added February 27, 2006.

 

Find A Grave Memorial for Daniel Jonson James (1868-1898), Memorial ID No. 13557891, created by Preston Malone, added March 7, 2006.

 

Find A Grave Memorial for Elias Wilson James (1872-1920), Memorial ID No. 42078165, created by Preston Malone, added September 17, 2009.

 

Find A Grave Memorial for Nancy Catherine James (1875-1938), Memorial ID No. 15629225, created by Carole McCaig, added September 5, 2009.

 

Find A Grave Memorial for Joe Guyton James (1878-1902), Memorial ID No. 13557835, created by Preston Malone, added March 7, 2006.

 

Find A Grave Memorial for Naomi Samantha “Dobe” James (1880-1933), Memorial ID No. 12486819, created by Preston Malone, added February 28, 2006.

 

Find A Grave Memorial for Modena Alice “Dena” James (1883-1969), Memorial ID No. 16723195, created by Preston Malone, added November 20, 2006.

 

Find A Grave Memorial for Jim A. James (1885-1886), Memorial ID No. 99847795, created by Preston Malone, added October 29, 2012.

 

Information concerning Alfred Clark James found on Ancestry.com.

 

Information on the children of Elias Walter James (1836-1917) obtained from the online genealogical website “Geni.”

 

Photos:

 

Pictured below: Back Row left to right: Daniel Johnson James (1868-1998) holding rifle, Joe Guyton James (1878-1902), Nancy Catherine “Kate” James Grissom (1875-1938), Naomi Samantha “Dobe” James George (1880-1933), Marthie Melisey “Mattie” James Culligan, “Lula” James Thomas, Jennie Burton James (Enoch James’s daughter), Lula James (nee Grissom).

Front Row left to right: Modena Alice “Dena” James (1883-1969), Elias holding unidentified grandson, Cynthia Richardson, Cynthia (behind), Nannie, Amos James holding Elmer, Letha James (back), Mollie James (front), Elias “Shug” James, Thomas Enoch “Tom” James holding Floy James, Edna James, John James holding Myrtle James, Lillie James and Bertha James. People in the photograph were identified by Joe Clark James (1896-1985), son of “Ab” Alfred Clark James; son of Elias and Cynthia but not pictured in the photo.

 

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Below - William Amos James (1860-1923).

 

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Below - Daniel Jonson James (1868-1898).

 

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Below - Thomas Enoch James (1866-1954) and Jennie B. James (1871-1953).

 

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Below - James T. Vaughn (1857–1940) and Modena Alice James (1883-1969).

 

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Updated:  March 30, 2019