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Children of William Scott James (1804-1850) of Loudoun County, Virginia and Sarah Bagley (1810-1879):


1.    Norval Wilson James:  born March 16, 1833 in Coshocton County, Ohio; served in U.S. Army, Company 1, 36th Regiment of Ohio Volunteers Infantry (1862-1863); married February 24, 1865 in Millfield, Athens County, Ohio to Ruth A. Gardner (1844-1932) daughter of Smith Townsend Gardner & Orrilla Stephenson; died January 12, 1908 (aged 74); buried at Nye Cemetery, Chauncey, Athens County, Ohio; known children include:  Jessie James, Minnie James, William Smith James, Norval W. James, Robert Carl James, Ruth Ann James, Eva James, Cyrus Matson James and Maude James.


2.    Catherine “Kate” James:  born October 29, 1834 in Dresden, Muskingum County, Ohio; married November 28, 1858 to George Lewis Fuller (1836-1901), son of Austin Fuller (1814-1876) and Mary Pratt (1817-1889); died November 6, 1927 in Vincent, Washington County, Ohio; buried at Nye Cemetery, Chauncey, Ohio; known children include:  Austin Cromwell Fuller.


3.    Cyrus Matson James:  born July 10, 1838 in Coshocton, Ohio; married Mary Elizabeth King (1841-1912) daughter of Job King & Elizabeth McCance; died July 23, 1910 (aged 72) in Athens County, Ohio; buried at Greenlawn Cemetery, Section 9, in Nelsonville, Athens County, Ohio; known children include: Eugene Edgar James, Charles James and Albert James.


4.    Elias Harrison James:  born September 29, 1840 in West Carlisle, Coshocton County, Ohio; served in Civil War as 2nd Lieutenant (1862-1865); married August 24, 1864 to Emma Fuller (1846-1923), daughter of Russell Nash Fuller (1817-1899) and Eliza Buckingham Cooley (1820-1903); died October 11, 1929 in Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio; buried at Union Cemetery in Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio; no known children.


5.    Alexander Newton James:  born June 18, 1843 in Coshocton, Ohio; served in Civil War (1862-1863); first marriage August 20, 1865 to Mary L. Chadwell (-1896); second marriage to Mary Eliston; died July 16, 1901 in Eaton, Preble County, Ohio; known children include Lucy James and Newt James.


6.    Sarah A. James:  born September 21, 1846 in Coshocton, Ohio; never married; died February 23 1933 in Vincent, Barlow Township, Washington County, Ohio; buried at Barlow Cemetery, Washington County, Ohio; no children.


7.    Matilda E. James:  born May 10, 1849 in Coshocton, Ohio; married Edmund Sweet; died October 1, 1865 (aged 16).




William Scott James (1804-1850) was the son of James James (1777-1866) and Sarah Hanks (1781-1854) of Loudoun County, Virginia.


Norval Wilson James (1833-1908) served in the 36th Ohio Infantry, Company I, as a private from August 14, 1862 to January 23, 1863. On September 14, 1862, Private Norval was struck above the right hip by a cannonball during the Battle of South Mountain, Maryland. He was treated in New York City and given a disability discharge on January 23, 1863. Norval married Ruth Gardner on February 24, 1865, and was by profession a shoemaker. He was also Postmaster of Millfield, Ohio, from 1873 to 1878. His cause of death was a cerebral hemorrhage induced by vomiting after eating a spoiled mincemeat pie.


Elias Harrison James (1840-1929) enlisted in Company “I” of the 36th Ohio Volunteer Infantry (O.V.I.) at Millfield, Ohio on August 14, 1862, and going directly to the front, their regiment was placed on provost duty at the second Battle of Bull Run in Virginia (August 28-30, 1862), Elias was actively engaged in the Battles of South Mountain (September 14, 1862); Antietam, Maryland (September 17, 1862); Chickamauga, Georgia (September 19-20, 1863); and, Mission Ridge, Tennessee (November 25, 1863). Elias was also a shoe merchant in Findlay, Ohio, but owing to ill health, sold his business prior to 1892. At that time, Elias and Emma resided at 619 North Main Street in Findlay, Ohio. They had no children. See, "The Ancestors of Ebenezer Buckingham, Who Was Born In 1748, And of His Descendants," compiled by James Buckingham of Zanesville, Ohio, one of his grandsons, assisted by Mary J. Tilton; published in Chicago, Illinois by R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company, Printers, 1892, at page 190.




See, James James & Sarah Hanks, First Generation – Third Generation; posted by Michael S. Caldwell at freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com.


See, Certificate of Death of Sarah A. James (1846-1933) issued by State of Ohio, Department of Health, Division of Vital Statistics.


See, Information on Cyrus Matson James (1838-1910) and Alexander Newton James (1843-1901) from 1870 Millfield, Dover Township, Athens County, Ohio Federal Census; 1880 New Straitsville, Perry County, Ohio Federal Census; 1900 Nelsonville, Athens County, Ohio Federal Census; 1910 Nelsonville, and, Athens County, Ohio Federal Census – courtesy of Elizabeth LaBozetta of Columbus, Ohio (2013).


Virtual Memorials on “Find A Grave” Website:


Norval Wilson James (1833-1908), Memorial ID No. 97883033, by Cleome, added September 27, 2012.


Ruth A. Gardner James (1845-1932), Memorial ID No. 107138109, by Dan Layton, added March 23, 2013.


Catherine “Kate” James Fuller (1834-1927), Memorial ID No. 230465794, by Barbara Wamsley, added August 7, 2021.


George Lewis Fuller (1836-1901), Memorial ID No. 117387095, by Ron Cruikshank, added September 20, 2013.


Cyrus Matson James (1838-1910), Memorial ID No. 82878118, by Drew Smith, added January 2, 2012.


Mary Elisabeth King James (1841-1912), Memorial ID No. 82878059, by Drew Smith, added January 2, 2012.


Elias Harrison James (1840-1929), Memorial ID No. 9784849, by Travis Stephenson, added November 8, 2004.


Emma Fuller James (1846-1923), Memorial ID No. 9784850, by Travis Stephenson, added November 8, 2004.


Updated: November 16, 2023