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Children of Isaac James (1797-1880) and Elizabeth C. (E.) (1803-circa 1860) of Georgia:

 

1.  William Elias James: born January 3, 1823 in Elbert County, Georgia; married September 18, 1844 in Elbert County, Georgia to Martha (Emma) Gains (1829-1912), daughter of Robert Taliaferro Gaines and Sarah Alexander; died August 28, 1881 (aged 58) in Mississippi; buried at Memorial Park in Union, Newton County, Mississippi; known children include:  Laura Elizabeth James, Thomas Alvin James, Luther Sanford James, William Marion James, John Hamilton James, Martin James, Rufus James, Levingston Martin James, Ralph Edward James, Sarah Frances Mildred James, Mary Talulah James, Martha Emma James, Donia Alice James and Delia Abby James.

 

2.  Thomas Edmund James: born August 23, 1824 in Elbert County, Georgia; married November 13, 1844 in Elbert County, Georgia to Katherine Mansfield Adams (1825-), daughter of William Henry Adams and Sarah Head

 

3.  Miriam Elizabeth James: born February 4, 1826 in Elbert County, Georgia; married September 14, 1843 in Elbert County Georgia to Elbert B. Adams, son of William Henry Adams and Sarah Head; known children include: Dun L. Adams, William A. Adams, M.P. Adams, S.C. Adams, S.D. Adams and J. J. Adams.

 

4.  Martha Emily James: born April 5, 1828 in Elbert County, Georgia; married March 7, 1844 in Elbert County, Georgia to John Thomas Sayer (1813-1889), son of Robert S. Sayer and Martha Nelms; died 1920 in Madison County, Georgia; buried at Carlton City Cemetery in Carlton, Madison County, Georgia; known children include: William Oscar Sayer, Sarah Elizabeth Sayer, S.T. Sayer, Florence Lumpkin Sayer, Martha Jane Anne Sayer, John Sanford Sayer, Robert Knight Sayer, Mary Phillura Sayer, James Ewell Sayer, Susan Ida Sayer, Lora E. Sayer and Joseph Archibald Sayer.

 

5.  Isaac Richard James: born February 23, 1830 in Elbert County, Georgia; married December 12, 1850 in Elbert County, Georgia to Lucinda Elizabeth Adams (1831-1900), daughter of William Henry Adams and Sarah Head; died October 15, 1863 in Mississippi Springs, Mississippi; known children include: Martha A. James, William Isaac James, Sarah Elizabeth James, Mary Frances James and Ausbon Augustus James.

 

6.  Maryan Amanda James: born July 7, 1832 in Elbert County, Georgia; married October 6, 1859 in Elbert County, Georgia to James C. Ruff (1836-).

 

7.  Marion Lumpkin James: born July 21, 1834 in Elbert County, Georgia; married January 3, 1858 in Elbert County, Georgia to Tabitha E. Thornton (1838-); died April 26, 1865 (aged 30) in Camp Chase Confederate Cemetery, Row 38, Grave 1920 in Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio as a prisoner of the Civil War; known children include: Francis James and Martha Emily James.

 

8.  Alven Alexander James: born February 25, 1837 in Elbert County, Georgia; married December 24, 1857 in Elbert County, Georgia to Martha Catherine Wansley (1838-1911), daughter of Fleming Wansley and Rebecca Patterson; died May 18, 1910 (aged 73) in Elbert County, Georgia; buried at Vans Creek Baptist Church Cemetery in Elberton, Elbert County, Georgia; known children include: Cassie James, Isaac James, Georgia Francis James, Mary Catherine James, Lizzie Rebecca James, Denae F. James, Mittie Sue James and Carrie Jeffie James.

 

9.  Susannah Frances James: born August 29, 1840 in Elbert County, Georgia; first marriage in 1870 to Augustus B. Johnson (1842-); second married on December 22, 1860 in Elbert County, Georgia to William C. Prather; died circa 1874; known children include: Missoury Elizabeth Johnson and Sanford Augusta Johnson.

 

10. Sanford Augustus James: born August 12, 1842 in Elbert County, Georgia; died September 2, 1862 (aged 20) following the Battle of Vicksburg in Camp Pleasant, Vicksburg, Warren County, Mississippi; buried at Cedar Hill Cemetery, Vicksburg, Warren County, Mississippi.

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Notes:

 

Isaac James (1797-1880) was the son of Elias James (c1775-c1840) of Wilmington District, North Carolina.

 

Isaac James had four sons who served the Confederacy during the Civil War including: Isaac Richard James, Marion Lumpkin James, Alven Alexander James and Sanford Augustus James. Three of his sons including Isaac Richard James, Marion Lumpkin James and Sanford Augustus James died during the War.  Isaac Richard, Marion Lumpkin and Sanford Augustus all served at the Battle of Vicksburg during the Union offensive against that city by U.S. Generals Grant and Sherman.  

 

Isaac Richard James was sent to a hospital at Mississippi Springs on September 20, 1862 and died there on October 15, 1862.  Marion Lumpkin James was captured at the end of the siege of Vicksburg and later captured again at the battle of Nashville. He was imprisoned at Camp Chase in Columbus, Ohio and died of dysentery on April 26, 1865. He is buried in grave # 1920 at Camp Chase in Columbus, Ohio.  Sanford Augustus James became sick and died at Camp Pleasant at Vicksburg, Mississippi on September 2, 1862.  Alven Alexander James survived the war and returned home to his wife and children in Elbert County, Georgia.

 

By the end of the Civil War Isaac James and his eldest son William Elias James had resettled the family on a section of land that straddled present day North Street, Union that was then known as the Dixon community, Neshoba County, Mississippi.

 

Sources:

 

Information concerning Isaac James children comes from the family records of William Ralph James, Jr. of Marietta, Georgia.

 

DNA evidence is provided by Lee Allyn James of Olympia, Washington courtesy of the James Y-DNA Surname Project.

 

Find A Grave Memorial for Isaac James (1797-1880), Memorial ID No. 196805780, created by William James, added February 12, 2019.

 

Find A Grave Memorial for William Elias James (1823-1881), Memorial ID No. 16839108, created by Natalie Maynor, added November 29, 2006.

 

Find A Grave Memorial for Martha Emily James Sayer (1828-1920), Memorial ID No. 24822472, created by Jack Johnson, added February 22, 2008.

 

Find A Grave Memorial for Alexander Alvin James (1837-1911), Memorial ID No. 38457472, created by Kim Vickery, added June 17, 2009.

 

Find A Grave Memorial for Sanford Augustus James (1842-1862), Memorial ID No. 129904662, created by Chanavee, added May 16, 2014.

 

Photos:

 

Below - William Elias James (1823-1881)

 

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Below - Alven Alexander James (1837-1910)

 

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Updated:  March 29, 2019