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James Family Archives

 

•  Researching the Past

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Children of Joel Evan James (1826-1904) of Henry County, Indiana and Elizabeth Ann Rogers (1830-1865) of Madison County, Indiana:

 

1.    Jesse Kersey James:  born July 1, 1849 in Madison County, Indiana; married November 2, 1876 to Matilda Delila Cox (1858-1927) daughter of Issac Cox and Nancy Largent; died August 7, 1931 (aged 82) in Guthrie County, Iowa; buried at Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery in Adair, Guthrie County, Iowa; known children include:  Charles Herman James, Lee Orland James, Edith James, Charleston James, Clarence James and Bertha James.

 

2.    Joseph Reese James:  born March 12, 1852 in Madison County, Indiana; died April 29, 1854 (aged 2) in Madison County, Indiana; buried at Friends Cemetery, Fall Creek Township, Madison County, Indiana.

 

3.    Jones Kerwin James:  born March 29, 1854 in Greenfield, Hancock County, Indiana; married November 18, 1896 to Hanna Elizabeth (Harlow) James (1865-1937) daughter of Samuel Thompson Harlow and Sarah Martin; died September 3, 1936 (aged 82) in Sebeka, Wadena County, Minnesota; buried at the West Cemetery, plot B-8-2, Sebeka, Minnesota; known children include:  Vora Julia James, Charles Kerwin James and Ada Marie James.

 

4.    John Chalkley James:  born August 8, 1856 in Pendleton, Madison County, Indiana; first marriage on February 21, 1905 in Holland, Pipestone County, Minnesota to Mary Gustin (1874-1908), daughter of Pemberton Clayborn Gustin (1844-1909) and Susannah Fordyce (1849-1924); second marriage on May 6, 1911 in Pipestone County, Minnesota to Wilma Christina Gustin (1893-1970), illegitimate daughter of Henry Fordyce and Mary Gustin; died December 8, 1939 (aged 83) in Escondido, San Diego County, California; buried at Oak Hill Memorial Park, Escondido, San Diego County, California; known children through Mary Gustin include:  Ella Verniece James; known children through Wilma Christina Gustin include:  James Orland James, Sr., Doris Esther James and Elton Lyle James.

 

5.    Jehu Wilkes James:  born December 15, 1858 in Grant Township, Guthrie County, Iowa; married October 15, 1882 to Cora Thornton; died December 8, 1939 (aged 80) in San Diego, California; known children include:  Grace James, Daisy Elizabeth James, Charles Lloyd James, Wilkes Elton James and Loren James.

 

6.    Elizabeth Arissa James:  born December 28 1861 in Grant Township, Guthrie County, Iowa; married December 14, 1891/2 to Edward William Hodges (1849-1920); died March 24, 1926 (aged 64) in Pendleton, Madison County, Indiana; buried at Spring Valley (Fall Creek) Cemetery; known children include:  Mary Jane Hodges, Margaret Elizabeth Hodges and Richard Edward Hodges.

 

7.    Charles Rogers James:  born May 22, 1864 in Grant Township, Guthrie County, Iowa; married March 3, 1886 in Madison County, Indiana to Hannah Elizabeth Harlow (1865-1937), daughter of Samuel Thompson Harlow and Sarah Martin; died November 22, 1889 (aged 25) in Pendleton, Madison County, Indiana buried at Friends Cemetery, Fall Creek Township, Madison County, Indiana; also reported buried at Spring Valley Cemetery in Pendleton, Indiana; known children include:  Evan W. James.

 

Children of Joel Evan James (1826-1904) of Henry County Indiana and Mary Francis Leach (1844-1884) of Wood County, West Virginia:

 

8.    Lorinda “Lora” Elvira James:  born December 2, 1866 in Guthrie County, Iowa; married March 31, 1910 to Harvey Lincoln Ball (1862-1930), son of Josiah Ball (1833-1903) and Mary Ann McMahan (1830-1918); died February 14, 1955 (aged 89); buried at Oakwood Cemetery, Walnut Township, Adair County, Iowa; no known children.

 

9.    Ina Ora James:  born July 31, 1869 near Adair, Guthrie County, Iowa; married November 3, 1886 near Adair, Guthrie County, Iowa to William Hayden Woodson (1865-1940); died May 1, 1943 (aged 73) in San Diego, California; buried at Mount Hope Cemetery, San Diego, San Diego County, California; known children include:  Neva Elaine Woodson and Frances Oklahoma Woodson.

 

10.  Ida May James:  born August 13, 1871 in Guthrie County, Iowa; married February 1, 1893 to Thomas Edward Seeley (1870-1954), son of William Augustus Seeley (1835-1920); died December 13, 1939 (aged 68) in Culiver, Audrain County, Missourii; buried at Payne-Seeley-Saxe Cemetery, Audrain County, Missouri; known children include:  Oma May Seeley, Ima Stella Seeley, Alta Ellen Seeley, Hugh Elmer Seeley, Harrison Lynne Seeley, Minnie Marie Seeley, William Glenn Seeley and Hazel Valentine Seeley.

 

11.  James Albert James:  born November 12, 1873 in Guthrie County, Iowa; died February 29, 1880 (aged 6) in Guthrie County, Iowa of Diphtheria.

 

12.  Minnie Alice James:  born May 31, 1876 in Grant Township, Guthrie County, Iowa; married December 29, 1897 in Guthrie County, Iowa to James Robert Huston (1875-1919), son of John C. Huston (1844-1893) and Bertie Mae Sheldon (1856-1951); died July 21, 1964 in Chapel, Talbot County, Maryland; buried at Grant City, Guthrie County, Iowa; known children include: Bertie May Huston, James Boyd Huston, Bethene Grace Huston, Eileen Beulah Huston and Margaret Lora Huston.

 

13:  Sarah Edith James:  born October 14, 1878 in Guthrie County, Iowa; died March 10, 1880 (aged 1) in Guthrie County, Iowa of Diphtheria.

 

14.  Mary Grace James:  born September 1, 1881 near Adair, Guthrie County, Iowa; married February 1, 1899 to David Roger Williams (1874-1941), son of Nathaniel J. Williams (1837-1916) and Mary Frances Jones (1848-1938); died May 30, 1965 in Casey, Guthrie County, Iowa; buried at Daumutha Cemetery, Casey, Guthrie County, Iowa; known children include:  Leah Mary Williams, Gladys Leola Williams, Roger Alfred Williams, Francis Elizabeth Williams, Oral Owen Williams, Delbert Dwight Williams, Veryl Kerwin Williams, Roy Elton Williams and Ralph Nathaniel Williams.

 

15.  Joel Elmer James:  born February 18, 1884 in Guthrie County, Iowa; married September 7, 1918 to Mary Esther McConnell; died November 6, 1960 (aged 76) in Modesto, Stanislaus County, California; buried in Modesto, California; known children include:  Earl Elmer James and Eula Ruth James.

 

16.  Francis Elton James:  born February 18, 1884 in Guthrie County, Iowa; died May (or July) 20, 1884 (aged 1) in Guthrie County, Iowa.

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Biographic Notes:

 

Joel Evan James (1826-1904) was the son of Evan James (1784-1844) of Washington County, Pennsylvania and Rebecca Pickering (1789-1848).

 

James Orland James, Sr., the son of John Chalkley James (1856-1839), mentioned above, was born May 11, 1911 in Rock Township, Pipestone County, Minnesota and would marry three times.  Through his second marriage to Esther Violet Elnora Warren (1912-1997) on August 12, 1941 in San Diego, California he would have two children including: Violet Christine James born in 1942 who is the mother of Heidi Hafner. James Orland James Sr. is also the father of James Orland James, Jr. who is a participant in the James Y-DNA Surname Project supported by Family Tree DNA, Inc. at www.jamesdna.net as member No. 80901.

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Sources:

 

See, Family Records of Dorcas M. Hobbs of Shelbyville, Kentucky.

 

See also, Family Records of Edith “Randi” Caroline Randolph of Denver, Colorado.

 

See also, Family Records of Linda Blanchard of Spokan Valley, Washington.

 

See also, Samuel and Hannah James: A Quaker Family by Susan Allyn Clark, self-published, 1996, pages 78-84.

 

See also, Monthly Meeting Records of Fall Creek Society of Friends, Madison County, Indiana including minutes, records of birth and records of death.

 

See also, Information on Mary Grace James found on Rootsweb at Ancestry.com at Gen-Newbie-L Archives in letter from Randy & Pat of North Carolina in letter dated and posted January 4, 1999.  E-mail address for Randy and Pat given as: prfalls@brinet.com.

 

See also, Information on Ina Ora James found on Ebooksread.com, Electronic Library in Historical Genealogy of the Woodsons and Their Connections, Volume 2, by Henry Morton Woodson at page 670.

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Virtual Memorials on “Find A Grave” Website:

 

Jesse Kersey James (1849-1931), Memorial ID No. 20903423, by No. 46620252, added August 11, 2007.

 

Matilda Delia Cox James (1858-1927), Memorial ID No. 20903425, by No. 46620252, added August 11, 2007.

 

Joseph Reese James (1852-1854), Memorial ID No. 8310213, by Judy Stevens, added January 23, 2004.

 

Jones Kerwin James (1854-1936), Memorial ID No. 72966260, by Jim Childers, added July 7, 2011.

 

Hannah Elizabeth Harlow James (1865-1937), Memorial ID No. 72966244, by Jim Childers, added July 7, 2011.

 

John Chalkley James (1856-1939), Memorial ID No. 19393655, by O'side Native, added May 15, 2007.

 

Mary Gustin James (1874-1908), Memorial ID No. 47384547, by Tom Hoot, added January 31, 2010.

 

Wilma Christina Gustin James (1893-1970), Memorial ID No. 19393697, by O'side Native, added May 15, 2007.

 

Elizabeth Arissa James Hodges (1861-1926), Memorial ID No. 82687723, by Colleen Broyles, added Dec. 29, 2011.

 

Edward William Hodges (1849-1920), Memorial ID No. 82687698, by Colleen Broyles, added Dec. 29, 2011.

 

Charles Rogers James (1864-1889), Memorial ID No. 8308703, by Judy Stevens, added January 23, 2004.

 

Hannah Elizabeth Harlow James (1865-1937), Memorial ID No. 72966244, by Jim Childers, added July 7, 2011.

 

Lorinda Elvira James Ball (1866-1955), Memorial ID No. 52851948, by Cindy Baldogo, added May 25, 2010.

 

Harvey Lincoln Ball (1862-1930), Memorial ID No. 52851923, by Cindy Baldogo, added May 25, 2010.

 

Ina Ora James Higbie (1869-1943), Memorial ID No. 113221513, by PIN, added July 2, 2013.

 

William Hayden Woodson (1865-1940), Memorial ID No. 29004726, by Ancestry Seeker, August 13, 2008.

 

Ida May James Seeley (1871-1939), Memorial ID No. 30531400, by Juanita Lowrance, added October 12, 2008.

 

Thomas Edward Seeley (1870-1954), Memorial ID No. 30531381, by Juanita Lowrance, added October 12, 2008.

 

Minnie Alice James Huston (1876-1964), Memorial ID No. 13994493, by No 46620252, Added April 18, 2006.

 

James Robert Huston (1875-1919), Memorial ID No. 13994495, by No. 46620252, added April 18, 2006.

 

Mary Grace James Williams (1881-1965), Memorial ID No. 11561644, by No. 46620252, added August 18, 2005.

 

David Roger Williams (1874-1941), Memorial ID No. 11561643, by 46620252, added August 18, 2005.

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Photographs:

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John Chalkey James (1856-1939)

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Updated: February 10, 2024