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Children of Asa James (1821-1909) of Loudoun County, Virginia and  Susan Virginia Clayton (1828-1908) of Marion County, Missouri:

 

1.   Mary Josephine James:   born March 8, 1852 in Ralls County, Missouri; married 1875 to William Ellis (1834-1901), son of John Ellis (1806-1880) and Mary Caroline Rogers (1807-1864); died December 20, 1932 (aged 80); buried at Greenwood Cemetery, Section 11, Lot 1, Palmyra, Marion County, Missouri; known children include: James Rogers Ellis, Roy Clayton and Susan Virginia Ellis.

 

2.   Emma E. James:  born 1854; died 1938.

 

3.   Katherine Clayton James:  born March 23, 1856 in Spencerburg, Pike County, Missouri; married to Charles Rodes Gentry (1852-1895), son of Joshua Gentry (1797-1864) and Eula Adaline Henry (1811-1893); died April 3, 1930 (aged 74) in Marion County, Missouri; buried at Barkley Cemetery, New London, Ralls County, Missourii; known children include: Malcolm Stephen Gentry and Katherine Clayton Gentry.

 

4.   Hannah Cochran James:  born December 15, 1857 in Pike County, Missouri; married Harvey Edgar Williams (1860-1941), son of William Francis Williams (1832-1909) and Lucy Webb (1834-1923); died June 15, 1942 (aged 84) in Hannibal, Marion County, Missouri; buried at Providence Cemetery, Marion County, Missouri; known children include: Lucy Williams and Edgar Arthur Williams.

 

5.   Charles Russell James:  born April 16, 1860/1861 in Marion County, Missouri; married Mildred Elizabeth O'Connor (1879-1961), daughter of William F. O'Connor and Adeline Grimshaw; died March 18, 1928 (aged 67) in Saint Louis, Saint Louis County, Missouri; buried at Providence Cemetery, Marion County, Missouri; known children include: Helen Sara James, Robert C. James and Ben James.

 

6.   Sarah Helen James:  born March 27, 1863 in Hannibal, Marion County, Missouri; married 1885 to George Thomas Hawkins (1863-1938), son of Jameson Fielding Hawkins (1819-1885) and Sarah Ann Smith (1824-1894); died March 8, 1928 (aged 64) in Washington, District of Columbia; buried at Arlington National Cemetery with husband, Section 4, Grave 2854, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia; known children include:  Rodes Hatch Hawkins and George Charles Hawkins.

 

7.   Lena Thompson James:  born October 12, 1871 in Marion County, Missouri; married Claude Dudley (1870-1933); died July 7, 1952 (aged 80) in Hannibal, Marion County, Missouri; buried at Providence Cemetery, Marion County, Missouri; known children include: Dorothy Dudley, James Rogers Dudley and Clayton R. Dudley.

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Notes:

 

Asa James (1821-1909) was the son of Thomas James (1768-1839) of Upper Merion Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania and Mary Russell (1786-1861) of Loudoun County, Virginia.

 

Sources:

 

Find A Grave Memorial for Mary Josephine James Ellis (1852-1932), Memorial ID No. 91925214, created by KQB, added June 14, 2012.

 

Find A Grave Memorial for Katherine Clayton James Gentry (1856-1930), Memorial ID No. 59292864, created by Anne Wagner, added September 27, 2010.

 

Find A Grave Memorial for Hannah Cochran “Hattie” James Williams (1857-1942), Memorial ID No. 9344970, created by Tom C., added August 21, 2004.

 

Find A Grave Memorial for Charles Russell James (1860-1928), Memorial ID No. 9345089, created by Tom C., added August 21, 2004.

 

Find A Grave Memorial for Sarah Helen “Sallie” James Hawkins (1863-1928), Memorial ID No. 49200257, created by John C. Anderson, added March 5, 2010.

 

Find A Grave Memorial for Lena Thompson James Dudley (1871-1952), Memorial ID No. 9344550, created by Tom C., added August 20, 2004.

 

Family Records of Rear Admiral James Rogers "Jim" Dudley, born December 25, 1898 in Palmyra, Marion County, Missouri to Lena Thompson James (1871-1952) and Claude Dudley (1870-1933). Admiral Dudley attended William Jewell College in Liberty, Missouri and was a 1921 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy. He was an aviator and served in World Wars I and II, and during the Korean War. Jim died July 29, 1993 and is buried in Arlington National Cemetery, Section 5, Site 20 in Arlington County, Virginia. During World War II Admiral Dudley was commander of the USS Lexington, which was sunk in the battle of the Coral Sea in 1942. He then commanded the USS Core from September 10, 1943 to October 12, 1944 during anti-submarine operations and was responsible for transporting aircraft to Great Britain. He was commander of the Pearl Harbor Naval Air Station after the war and a chief staff officer in the Pacific Fleet Reserve. He served at the Pentagon during the Korean War. Jim retired from the Navy in 1953 and after his retirement he taught math at Loudoun County High School in Virginia. Admiral Dudley was a junior warden of St. James Episcopal Church in Leesburg, Virginia, a volunteer with Meals on Wheels in Loudoun County and a member of the Leesburg Lions Club. He was also an avid James family historian, a member of the Sons of Confederate Veterans, the American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

 

Photos:

 

Mary Josephine James Ellis (1852-1932).

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Updated:  July 14, 2019