Children of Manson “Cap” Leon James (1902-1974) of Merkel, Jones County, Texas and
Ella “Ellie” Wheeler Cox (1895-1969):
1. Johnnie Ruth James: born March 30, 1926 in the Old Rock House in Noodle Dome,
Jones County, Texas; married George “Sonny” Bird; currently residing in Abilene,
Taylor County, Texas; known children include: Ginder Bird and Terry Clinton Bird.
2. Bobbie Nell James: born May 4, 1929 in the Old Rock House in Noodle Dome, Jones
County, Texas; married December 15, 1945 in Sweetwater, Nolan County, Texas to Teddy
“Ted” David Compton (1922-1996), son of Tyree David Compton (1878-1942) and Mamie
Bird Daniel (1881-1966); currently residing in Odessa, Ector County, Texas; known
children include: Jackie Kay Compton and Connie Compton.
Bobbie Nell “James” Compton - Housewife, seamstress, secretary for B-Line Filter
for 18 years. Her husband Ted was a jazz pianists and did piano tune and repair.
Currently works as front desk greeter and guide at Odessa Regional Medical Center
in Odessa, Texas. Attends First Baptist Church in Odessa, Texas.
Biographic information provided by Bobbie Nell “James” Compton of Odessa, Texas.
Find A Grave Memorial for Teddy David Compton (1922-1974), Memorial ID No. 48505723,
created by James Durham, added February 22, 2010.