Children of William Elias James (1823-1881) and Martha (Emma) Gains (1828-1912) of
Elbert County, Georgia:
1. Laura Elizabeth James: born August 6, 1847 in Elbert County, Georgia; married
in 1867 to Reuben McCullough (1848-1916), son of Warren McCullough and Perlina Miller;
died July 17, 1917 (aged 69) in Gustine, Comanche County, Texas; buried at Shiloh
Cemetery, Row 10-S, Comanche, Comanche County, Texas; known children include: William
Warren McCullough, Luther Sanford McCullough, Dora Alice McCullough, George Livingston
McCullough, Jacob “Jake” McCullough, Jesse Franklin McCullough, Susan Alice McCullough,
Evaneal “Neely” McCullough, Henry Marion McCullough, Milton McCullough, Millie McCullough
and, Ruben Jackson McCullough.
2. Thomas Alvin "T.A." James: born May 29, 1849 in Georgia; married to Martha
Elisabeth Holifield (1867–1897); died July 11, 1923 (aged 74) in Comanche, Comanche
County, Texas; buried at Shiloh Cemetery, Comanche, Comanche County, Texas; known
children included: Delia Benie James and David A. James.
3. Luther Sanford James: born June 23, 1851 in Elbert County, Georgia; first marriage
to Martha J. Gordon (1854-1920); second marriage in 1924 to Laura Virginia Winstead
(1874-1964), daughter of Dempsey Winstead (1850-1935) and Mary Cedonia Peebles (1857-1953);
died April 17, 1939 (aged 87) in Union, Newton County, Mississippi; buried at Memorial
Park, Union, Newton County, Mississippi.
4. William Marion James: born 1853 in Elbert County, Georgia; married December
23, 1873 in Newton County, Mississippi to Lucy A. McMahen; died 1926; buried at Memorial
Park in Union, Newton County, Mississippi; known children include: William "Willie"
Thomas James, Irvy James, Mack James, Henry Grady James, Samuel Nolan James, Lucius
Lamar James, Lila James and Mabel James.
5. John Hamilton James: born January 29, 1855 in Elberton, Elbert County, Georgia;
married March 1, 1875 in Newton County, Mississippi to Mildred Louella Jane Abney
(1859–1930), daughter of John Beck Abney and Lucy M. C. Brown; died February 28,
1928 (aged 73) in Little Rock, Newton County, Mississippi; buried at Rock Branch
Baptist Church Cemetery in Union, Newton County, Mississippi; known children include:
Alonzo Lamar James, Lucy Elmira James, Benjamin Floyd James, Martha Ophelia James,
William Clyde James, Luther Sylvester James, Maud Estelle James, Jesse Howard James,
Karl Abney James and Etoile James.
6. Levingston Martin James: born February 29, 1856 in Elbert County, Georgia;
married Flora Evelyn McMahen (1858–1930), daughter of William McMahen (1811-1897)
and Eliza J. Lewis (1828-1897); died February 10, 1949 (aged 92); buried at Memorial
Park in Union, Newton County, Mississippi; known children include: Sammie A. James,
Viola Jane James, Walter Cammack James, Junnie Etta James and William Otis James.
7. Ralph Edward James: born April 13, 1859 in Neshoba County, Mississippi; married
in 1881 by James Milton Moore, Baptist Minister of the Gospel on "old Pete Hunter
place" near Union, Neshoba County, Mississippi to Paralee Payne (1864–1950), daughter
of Demos Cannon Payne and Sarah Elisabeth Kilpatrick; died 20, 1937 (aged 78) in
Union, Newton County, Mississippi; buried at Memorial Park in Union, Newton County,
Mississippi; known children include: Tommy James, Harvey Malcolm James, Edward Milton
James, Bertie James, Minnie Alice James, Velma J. James, Pearl Cordelia James, Grover
L. James, Melvin Loavelle James, Leila Grace James, Ida C. James, Ava D. James, Floyd
Ollis James and Miley L. James.
8 . Sarah "Sallie" Frances Mildred James: born July 6, 1861 in Mississippi; married
to John Robert Sansing (1857–1934), son of Francis Sansing (1816-1892) and Nancy
Combs (1818-1895); died December 3, 1926 (aged 65); buried at County Line Cemetery
in Neshoba County, Mississippi; known children include: George Lev Sansing, W. R.
Sansing, Oscar Lamar Sansing, Maude Rebecca Sansing, Emma Dale Sansing, Louella Sansing,
Hattye Sue Sansing, Ada Alice Sansing and Leon Sansing.
9. Mary Talulah “Mollie” James: born November 25, 1863 in Mississippi; married
in 1897 to William Robert Price (1842-1920), son of Elias Price (1820-1863) and Nancy
Wells (1820-1863); died October 9, 1900 (aged 36) in Neshoba County, Mississippi;
buried at Memorial Park in Union, Newton County, Mississippi; known children include:
Floyd Wells Price and Ludie Price.
10. Martha Emma James: born April 29, 1866 in Mississippi; married in 1883 to William
Robert Moore (1863-1956), son of J. M. Moore (1833-1902) and Susan Columbia Rebecca
Cheek (1841-1896); died April 16, 1951 (aged 84) in Union, Newton County, Mississippi;
buried at Memorial Park in Union, Newton County, Mississippi; known children include:
Venie Alice Moore, Robert Lee Moore, Nettie Moore, Susie Rebecca Moore, Theodore
B. Moore, Mary Cecile Moore, James Milton Moore, Dana Clifton Moore, William Talmadge
Moore, Jesse H. Moore and Thomas Luther Moore.
11. Donie Alice James: born 1870 in Mississippi; married to Charlie Thomas Fulton
(1872-1955); died 1941 (aged 70–71); buried at North Bend Methodist Church Cemetery,
Neshoba County, Mississippi.
12. Delia Abby James: born January 1, 1873 in Mississippi; never married; died December
31, 1907 (aged 34); buried at Memorial Park in Union, Newton County, Mississippi.
“Rube [Reuben] McCullough, born in Mississippi in 1848, at the age of 17 moved with
his family by ox wagon to Bosque county, Texas and settled on a farm near the town
of Meridian. But, about a year later, being very much in love with a little red
headed girl in Mississippi, saddled up his horse in Meridian and rode to Jackson,
Mississippi, making the long journey alone, his saddle blanket for his bed and his
saddle for his pillow. No doubt, it was a hard journey for a boy of 18, swimming
the rivers where there were no rafts. He rode for days without seeing anyone, but
just before he got to the Arkansas River, he was overtaken by two men on horseback
and rode along with them. No doubt, he was thrilled to have their company, but when
they came to the Toll Bridge there was officers there waiting to arrest the two men
with him. They arrested him also and took them to jail for the night. But, on the
request of the two men they let him go and he went on his way. About one year later
he was married to Laura Elizabeth James, they set up housekeeping on a farm near
Jackson, Mississippi. About two years later he moved with his wife and one child
back to Bosque county, Texas. They settled on a farm near the town of Kimbleville
on the Brazos River and farmed there about 7 years. Rube and his father, being old
Primative Baptists, became acquainted with a Primative Baptist preacher, Tommy Harris,
Pastor of the old Shilo Church in Comanche county, Texas. They set out by wagon
to visit him and after several days visit, his father (Warren) returned to Bosque
county. But Rube remained and placed his membership in the Shilo Church and remained
a member until his death. Later he settled a place on Salt Branch, about 8 miles
east of the town of Comanche. He remained there the rest of his days, raising a
family of twelve children, Dora Alice who died as a small child, the rest make up
the record and so to this day has been set aside by his children in honor of his
father and mother.” From the Family Record Book compiled by Frank Sanford McCullough,
Reuben McCullough’s grandson, in the possession of Gayle McCullough of Rt. 4, Comanche,
Texas (Aug. 1996).
Family Records of Jeffrey Nathan James of Akron, Ohio, the great, great grandson
of William Elias James (1823-1881).
Family Records of Patrice McCullough Thomas of Benbrook, Texas, the great, great
granddaughter of Laura Elizabeth James (1847-1917).
Reuben McCullough (1848-1916) and Laura Elizabeth (James) McCullough (1847-1917).
Homestead of Laura Elizabeth James (1847-1917) Ruben McCullough (1848-1916), dated
March 1898, Comanche County, Texas. The sign leaning against fence reads, “R. McCullough
Family, All at Home, March 1898.” From left to right: Luther Sanford McCullough
(1870-1957), William Warren McCullough (1868-1938), Evaneal “Neely” McCullough (1884-1969),
Jesse “Jess” Franklin McCullough (1879-1968), Milton McCullough (Twin) (1888-1965),
Millie McCullough (Twin) (1888-1977), Reuben McCullough (1848-1916), Laura Elizabeth
(James) McCullough (1847-1917), Henry Marion McCullough (leaning over fence) (1886-1969),
George Livingston McCullough (1874-1955), Alice “Susan” McCullough (1882-1969), Jacob
“Jake” McCullough (1876-1961), Reuben Jackson McCullough (sitting in front of tree)
John Hamilton James (1855-1928) and Mildred Louella Jane (Abney) James (1859-1930)
Ralph Edward James (1859-1937) and Paralee (Payne) James (1864–1950)
William Robert Price (1842-1920), husband of Mary Talulah (James) Price (1863-1900)
Standing behind: Ralph Edward James (1859-1937), Levingston Martin James (1856-1949)
and John Hamilton James (1855-1928); seated below: Thomas Alvin James (1849-1923),
Luther Sanford James (1851-1939) and William Marion James (1853-1926).