James Family Archives

 

•  Researching the Past

•  Education for the Present

•  Preservation for the Future

 

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Library & Research Material

 

Allied Family History Websites:

 

Carson Archives Website, Managed by Steve Brannon

 

The Converged History of Families Kruger and Jamison, Managed by Alta Jamison of South Africa

 

Biographies

 

“Building America” The Colonial History of David James (c.1660-1739) of Radnorshire, Wales

 

Biography of Thomas James (1690-1753)

 

Autobiography of Reverend Isaac James, M.D. (1777-1874)

 

Biography of Thomas Potts James (1803-1882)

 

Biography of David James, M.D. (1805-1873)

 

Necrological Report of David James, M.D. (1805-1873) by Henry D. Paine, M.D. (1875)

Biography of Joel L. James (1811-1875) of Bedford County, Virginia

 

Biography and Civil War Military History of 2nd Lt. William George James (CSA) (1832-1908)

 

Biography of Bushrod Washington James, M.D. (1836-1903)

 

Dr. William H. James (1852-1876): Medical Doctor and Naturalist

 

Books and Online Records

 

"A Collection of the Sufferings of the People Called Quakers, for the Testimony of a Good Conscience From the Time of Their Being First Distinguished by That Name in the Year 1650 to the Time of the Act Commonly Called the Act of Toleration Granted to Protestant Dissenters in the First Year of the Reign of King William the Third and Queen Mary in the Year 1689."  Publication date 1753.  Published in London by L. Hinde. Page 750.

 

“History of Delaware County, Pennsylvania, From the Discovery of the Territory Included Within It’s Limits to the Present Time, With a Notice of the Geology of the County, and Catalogues of It’s Minerals, Plants, Quadrupeds and Birds” by George Smith, M.D.  Publication date 1862. Published by Henry B. Ashmead, Philadelphia. Pages 474-475 and 535.

 

"Memorial of Thomas Potts, Junior, Who Settled in Pennsylvania: With an Historic-Genealogical Account of His Descendants to the Eighth Generation" by Isabella Batchelder James, Publication date 1874. Published by Cambridge Press.  Pages 251-252, 285-288, and, 392-393.

 

"Archaeologia Cambrensis, The Journal of the Cambrian Archaeological Association, Vol. VIII. 4th Series."  Publication date 1877. Published by J. Parker of London. Pages 32-33.

 

"Merion in the Welsh Tract With Sketches of The Townships of Haverford and Radnor," by Thomas Allen Glenn, Publication date 1896. Published by Norristown. Pages 37 and 55.

 

"Welsh Founders of Pennsylvania" by Thomas Allen Glenn, Publication date 1911, Published in Oxford, England, Pages 42 and 78.

 

"Welsh Settlement of Pennsylvania" by Charles Henry Browning, Publication date 1912. Published by W.J. Campbell, Philadelphia.  Pages 217, 222, 227-228, 231, 256, 424, 438, and 498.

 

“Radnorshire Wills" Abstracted by E.J.L. Cole, Publication date 1983. Published in Transactions of the Radnorshire Society, Volume 53 at Pages 70-71.

 

Census Records

 

1870 Federal Census for Fannin County, Texas - Household of William George James

 

Documents

 

The Last Will and Testament of David ap Rees ap Jevan Athro (February 14, 1583)

 

Excerpts from the Deeds of Messrs. Green & Nixson (Presteigne & Knighton) (1606-1713)

 

Indenture to 100 Acres of Land in Pennsylvania to David Meredith from Richard Davies

(June 20, 1682)

 

Certificate of Removal of David James from Radnorshire Men’s Meeting (July 20, 1683)

 

Patent to 33 Acres  & Confirmation of 253 Acres of Land in Radnor Township, Pennsylvania to David Meredith from Land Commissioners of William Penn (May 1, 1704)

 

Indenture to 253 Acres of Land in Radnor Township, Pennsylvania from David Meredith & Rees Prees to David James of Radnor Township (April 14, 1718)

 

Last Will and Testament of David James (March 10, 1738)

 

Marriage Certificate of Evan James  and Margaret Jones (June 8, 1739)

 

Last Will and Testament of Jane James (January 19, 1750/1)

 

Inventory of the Estate of Thomas James (January 29, 1753)

 

Guardianship Petition of Sarah (Henderson) James (1753)

 

Family Bible of Thomas James (1768-1839) of Upper Merion Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania and Mary Russell (1786-1861) of Loudoun County, Virginia

 

Last Will and Testament of Alexander Henderson (June 3, 1769)

 

Last Will and Testament of Jacob Bealert (March 3, 1770)

 

Last Will and Testament of Jane Henderson (May 15, 1773)

 

Last Will and Testament of Rudolph Latch (September 20, 1785)

 

Indenture to Land Acquired by Elias James (December 12, 1785)

 

Last Will and Testament of Andrew Crawford (December 22, 1788)

 

Last Will and Testament of Elias James (May 29, 1789)

 

Indenture to Land Acquired by Daniel James (September 20, 1794)

 

Indenture to Land Sold by Daniel & Susanna James to Jacob Latch (May 22, 1809)

 

Marriage Bond for Jonathan James and Polly Bandy (April 23, 1810)

 

Settlement of the Estate of Daniel James (October 22, 1819)

 

Last Will and Testament of Anna “Matson” James (July 22, 1822)

 

Marriage Bond for Joel L James and Angelina Ryan (August 22, 1831)

 

Last Will and Testament of Isaac James (November 1840)

 

Last Will and Testament of Jonathan James (August 28, 1843)

 

Indenture to Land Purchased by Joel L. James (October 4, 1850)

 

Marriage Certificate of William George James  & Lucinda E. Whaley (July 6, 1853)

 

Indenture to Land Sold by Joel L. & Angelina James (September 22, 1853)

 

Indenture to Land Purchased by Joel L. & Angelina James (October 4, 1856)

 

Last Will and Testament of Mary Elizabeth “Polly” James (February 20, 1857)

 

Historical Records of Braxton Leftrich James (1864-1923)

 

Historical Records of Clark Hester James (1890-1972)

 

Historical Records of Marvin Leftrich James (1895-1969)

 

Obituary of Isabella Batchelder James (August 7, 1901)

 

Historical Records of Simon Cleo James (1905-1954)

 

Petition for the Dissolution of Marriage in the Matter of Emma James vs. George W. James in the District Court of Craig County, Oklahoma, dated April 1918; including Sworn Affidavit of Emma James in Support; Summons issued to George James; and, Judgement of Divorce entered by the District Judge on February 4, 1919.

 

Historical Records of Eldon Larry James (1940-2014)

 

George Washington James Family Reunion & Picnic, City Park, Pleasant Hill, California (June 29, 1996)

 

James Family Proposal for Radnor United Methodist Church Property In conjunction with the GAR Museum and Library of Philadelphia dated October 28, 2020

 

Essays, Correspondence, Reports

 

History of the James Family by Isabella Batchelder James (1874)

 

Radnorshire Settlers in the Foundation of Pennsylvania by Frank Noble, B.A.

The Radnorshire Society Transactions, Volume 29 (1959), Pages 3-19

 

The Welsh Tract In Pennsylvania Especially in Regard to the Causal Inclusion Therein of Easttown and Tredyffrin by Franklin Burns (1982)

 

Volume 1, Issue No. 1, The Radnor Quarterly, Published by the J.F.A. (May 1995)

 

Volume 1, Issue No. 2, The Radnor Quarterly, Published by the J.F.A. (August 1995)

 

Volume 1, Issue No. 3, The Radnor Quarterly, Published by the J.F.A. (December 1995)

 

A Measure of Grace - Quakers in Radnorshire by Trevor Macpherson, Published by Radnorshire Society Transactions (1999)

 

Letter from Larry P. James of Sacramento, California to Juanita Mahoney of Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania regarding visit to Radnor United Methodist Church (May 27, 2005)

 

David James (circa 1660-1739) of Radnor Township, Pennsylvania, An Analysis of Past and Current Research by Larry P. James (2006)

 

The Impact of “A Rare and Pleasing Thing...” On the History of David James by
Larry P. James (2006)

 

Letter from Larry P. James of Sacramento, California to Lee A. James of Olympia Washington regarding the results of the “James Y-DNA Project” (February 24, 2008)

 

What We Have Learned From A James Y-DNA Surname Project by Lee A. James (2010)

 

The James Family of Llandegley and Glascwm Parishes of Radnorshire, Wales (1582-1713) by Larry P. James (2011)

 

In Search Of The Lost Line of Enoch by Larry P. James (2016)