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Children of Thomas M. James (1861-1936) of Roanoke County, Virginia and Melissa Pearson (1869-1964) of Ottumwa, Wapello County, Iowa:

 

1.  Myrtle James:  born August 6, 1889 in Hodge, Lafayette County, Missouri; married March 18, 1914 to Relvia Clarence Keller (1881-1964), son of Walter Celling Keller (1856-1936) and Sarah Viola Wilcox (1862-1946); died September 26, 1966 (aged 77) in Sibley, Jackson County, Missouri; buried at Buckner Hill Cemetery, Buckner, Jackson County, Missouri; known children include: Charles Vernon Keller, Walter Rollin Keller and Thomas Marvin Keller.

 

2.  Frank James:  born October 1890 in Hodge, Lafayette County, Missouri; died 1926; buried at Cravens Cemetery, Camden, Ray County, Missouri.

 

3.  Jesse James, Sr.:  born October 19, 1892 in Dover, Lafayette, Missouri, married Mary Eliza Godley (1890-1976), daughter of Silas Nay Godley (1857-1934) and Rosetta Casteel (1868-1904); died March 8, 1978 in Richmond, Ray County, Missouri; buried at Cravens Cemetery, Camden, Ray County, Missouri; known children include: Elton W. James, Thomas Neigh James, Norman Curtis James, Mary Margaret James, Jesse James, Jr., Paul James, Leanna James,  Faye James and Gloria James.

 

4.  Charles James:  born October 1895 in Hodge, Lafayette County, Missouri, died February 10, 1928 (aged 32) in Lafayette County, Missouri; buried at Cravens Cemetery, Camden, Ray County, Missouri.

 

5.  Ida Ellen James:  born December 30, 1898 in Missouri; married November 8, 1922 in Lexington, Lafayette County, Missouri to Ralph Benjamin Coen (1897-1965), son of Benjamin Coen (1865-1946) and Martha Bardet (1877-1913); died February 11, 1989 (aged 90) in Sibley, Jackson County, Missouri; known children include: Norma Coen, Juanita Coen, Dorothy Lee Coen and Martha Patricia Coen.

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Notes:

 

Thomas M. James (1861-1936) was the son of Elias James (1797-1870) and Agnes Susan Preston (1830-1871) of Bedford County, Virginia.

 

Sources:

 

Family history information provided by Brian Ray James of Camden, Missouri, grandson of Jesse James, Sr. (1892-1978), and participant in the James Y-DNA Surname Project hosted by FamilyTree DNA at Kit No. 919098.

 

Biographic information about Myrtle James (1889-1966) also found in:

 

1.  Terry Mason’s Family History Site at: http://www.tmason1.com/pafc2280.htm#63250C1.

 

2.  Find A Grave Memorial for Myrtle James Keller (1889-1966), Memorial ID No. 54256733, created by Rebekah Billings, added June 28, 2010.

 

3.  Find A Grave Memorial for Relvia Clarence Keller (1881-1964), Memorial ID No. 54256706, created by Rebekah Billings, added June 28, 2010.

 

Biographic information about Frank James (1890-1989) also found in:

 

1.  Find A Grave Memorial for Frank James (1890-1989), Memorial ID No. 71614584, created by Kerri, added June 19, 2011.

 

Biographic information about Jesse James (1892-1926) also found in:

 

1.  Find A Grave Memorial for Jesse James, Sr. (1892-1926), Memorial ID No. 20228107, created by Charles W. Brown, added July 2, 2007.

 

2.  Find A Grave Memorial for Mary Eliza James (?-1976), Memorial ID No. 20228130, created by Charles W. Brown, added July 2, 2007.

 

Biographic information about Charles James (1895-1928) also found in:

 

1.  Find A Grave Memorial for Charles “Charlie” James (1895-1928), Memorial ID No. 71614380, created by Kerri, added June 19, 2011.

 

Biographic information about Ida Ellen James (1898-1989) also found in:

 

1.  Find A Grave Memorial for Malissa Pearson James (1869-1964), Memorial ID No. 157134961, created by Member # 47526185 †, added January 16, 2016.

 

2.  Find A Grave Memorial for Ralph Benjamin Coen (1897-1965), Memorial ID No. 158597966, created by Pat Oder, added February 25, 2016.

 

3.  People Search at http://www.locateancestors.com/coen-missouri/ under “Ida E. Coen”.

 

4.  Obituary of Dorothy Lee “Coen” Shropshire (1925-2015), daughter of Ida Ellen James (1898-1989) at: https://memorials.speakschapel.com/book-of-memories/2251981/shropshire-dorothy/obituary.php.

 

5.  Family Search at https://ancestors.familysearch.org/en/LR5L-BZV/ida-ellen-james-1899-1989 under Ida Ellen James (1899-1989).

 

Photos:

 

Photo of Thomas M. James (1861-1936) of Roanoke County, Virginia and Melissa Pearson (1869-1964) and their five children - date unknown.

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Updated:  December 22, 2019