Children of Jonathan James (circa 1785-1843) and Polly Bandy of Bedford County, Virginia:
1. Joel L. James: born February 28, 1811 in Bedford County, Virginia; issued marriage
bond in Bedford County, Virginia August 22, 1831 for marriage to Angelina Ryan (1812-1906),
daughter of William Ryan (born 1774) of Buckingham County, Virginia and Elizabeth
Damron (1776-1839) also of Virginia; departed Bedford County circa 1849 and migrated
to Taylor County, Kentucky; departed Taylor County circa 1852 and migrated to Grayson
County, Texas; departed Grayson County 1856 and migrated to Fannin County, Texas;
departed Fannin County circa 1870 and migrated to Hunt County, Texas; died September
11, 1875 in Hunt County, Texas; buried in Lebanon Cemetery near the Town of Commerce,
Hunt County, Texas; known children include: William George James, Mary Elizabeth
James, John R. James, Nancy Ann James and Malinda James.
2. George Washington James: born September 17, 1812 in Bedford County, Virginia;
issued marriage bond December 20, 1833 in Bedford County, Virginia for marriage to
Elizabeth West (?-1850), daughter of George & Sarah West; married 1834 in Botetourt
County, Virginia to Elizabeth West (?-1850); second marriage circa 1855 to Martha
Patsy Whoberry (1829-1879); departed Bedford County, Virginia circa 1849 and migrated
to LaFayette County, Missouri and then to Kansas; died September 1864 in Arcadia,
Crawford County, Kansas; buried at Old Arcadia Cemetery, Arcadia, Crawford County,
Kansas; known children include: Sarah Jane James, Mary Susan James, James W. James,
Rhoda A. James, John N. James, George Washington James, Jr., Jonathan James, Noah
James, Rachael James, Virginia James, Calvin Joel James, Martha Emaline James and
La Fayette James.
3. John James: born December 12, 1814 in Bedford County, Virginia; issued marriage
bond in Bedford County, Virginia January 18, 1841 for marriage to Agnes Chambers
(05/15/1819-05/31/1891) with the consent of John Oyler; departed Bedford County circa
1849 and migrated to Taylor County, Kentucky; departed Taylor County and migrated
to Grayson County, Texas; moved to Fannin County, Texas circa 1860; died October
24, 1863 of a heart attack while on duty on the Red River as a member of the Home
Guard in Fannin County, Texas; buried in either New Harmony Cemetery or Pleasant
Grove Cemetery located two miles east of the Town of Ladonia, Fannin County, Texas
off of highway FM 64; known children include: Rhoda Wadkins James, Mary Ann “Polly
Ann” James, Amanda “Mary J.” James, Joel Middleton “Mid” James, John Henry James,
Elizabeth “Betty” James, Geneva “Sarah” O’Cane James, Martha E. “Mattie” James, John
Vada James and Jonathan David James.
4. Polly James: married October 24, 1827 to John Frazier.
5. Susannah James: born circa 1821, issued marriage bond in Bedford County, Virginia
July 31, 1847 for marriage to Daniel Jordan.
6. Patsy Jane James:
7. Jonathan James: Issued marriage bond in Bedford County, Virginia September
24, 1849 for marriage to Mary Ann Whoard with John D. Pate as surety.