James Family Archives

 

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Children of Evan James (1715-1794) & Margaret Jones (-1790) of Radnor Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania:

1.  Rebecca James:  born in Radnor Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania; married at Swedes Church, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania June 22, 1763 to John Smith, mason, of Lower Merion Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania; received two houses and 51 acres from the estate of Evan James; known children include:  James Smith, Caleb Smith, Aaron Smith, Mary Gravel, John Smith, Amy Smith and Evan Smith.

2.  Griffith James:  born in Radnor Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania; married Mary Gyger (-1825); resided in the Old James Mansion in Radnor Township; died in 1812; buried in the Methodist Episcopal Burial Ground in Radnor Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania along south side of Conestoga Road, one mile east of Ithan Avenue; known children include:  Mary James, Rachel James, Isaac James, David James and Moses James.

3.  Samuel James:  born circa 1754 in Radnor Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania; married circa 1780 in Loudoun County, Virginia to Hannah Smith (July 28, 1758-circa 1844), daughter of Samuel Smith and Naomi Whitacre; moved to Harrison County, Virginia; moved again to Jefferson County, Ohio; died October 26, 1812 in Jefferson County, Ohio; buried at the Short Creek burial grounds, Short Creek Cemetery, Mount Pleasant, Jefferson County, Ohio; known children include:  Joshua James, Evan James, George James, Samuel James, Nancy James and Margaret James.

4.  Hannah James: born in Radnor Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania; married Robert Johnson.

5.  Rachel James:  born in Radnor Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania; married at St. Paul’s Church, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania November 30, 1774 to Robert Martin, storekeeper.

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Notes:

Evan James (1715-1794) was the son of David James (c.1660-1739) and Margaret James Mortimer of Llandegley and Glascwm Parishes, Radnorshire, Wales.

Sources:

Records of the Radnor United Methodist Church, Radnor Township, Pennsylvania.

Records of the James Family Archives.

Find A Grave Memorial for Samuel James (1750-1812), Memorial ID No. 22571514, created by Lenore, added October 30, 2007.

Updated:  March 8, 2019