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Children of Braxton Leftrich James (1864-1923) of Fannin County, Texas and Flora Alice Johnson (1874-1960):

1.   Vera Blanche James:  born October 4, 1892 in Commerce, Hunt County, Texas; married August 13, 1911 at Shiloh, near Trent, Jones County, Texas to Felix Hardie Rutledge (1891-1941), son of Felix C. Rutledge and Mattie C. Preston; died February 10, 1989 (aged 96) at Baytown, Harris County, Texas; buried at Trent Garden of Memories Cemetery, Trent, Taylor County, Texas; known children include:  Velma Cleone Rutledge, Dorothy Jo Rutledge, James Donald Rutledge, and Alvis Weldon Rutledge.

2.   William “Bill” Jackson James:  born March 15, 1894 in Commerce, Hunt County, Texas; married December 20, 1914 to Mary Annie Burleson (1892-1965); died September 26, 1976 (aged 82); buried at Rose Hill Cemetery, Merkel, Taylor County, Texas; known children include:  Willie Joe James and Robert Ray James.

3.   Marvin “Bert” Leftrich James:  born October 29, 1895 in Commerce, Hunt County, Texas; married December 8, 1916 at Abilene, Taylor County, Texas to Eula Georgia Maynard (1898-1959) daughter of Nicolas Joel Maynard and Fannie Shehane Green; died June 30, 1969 (aged 73) at Corpus Christi, Nueces County, Texas; buried at Garden of Memories Cemetery, IH20, Sweetwater, Nolan County, Texas; known children include:  Tura Clyde James, Charlene James, Virgil Darwin James, Carlton Dwayne James and Eldon Larry James.

4.   Ernest Orian James:  born September 20, 1898, died August 22, 1899 (aged 11 months) of whooping cough.

5.   Flora Agnes James:  born June 26, 1900; married October 19, 1919 to Mathew Lovel Rutledge (1893-1986); died November 21, 1982 (aged 82) at Merkel, Jones County, Texas; buried at Rose Hill Cemetery, Merkel, Jones County, Texas; known children include:  Nellie Joy Rutledge, Flora Jean Rutledge, and Janice Lynette Rutledge.

6.   Manson “Cap” Leon James:  born July 22, 1902 in Merkel, Jones County, Texas; married October 25, 1923 to  Ella “Ellie” Wheeler Cox (1895-1969); died September 26, 1974 in Sweetwater, Jones County, Texas; buried at Rose Hill Cemetery, Merkel, Taylor County, Texas; known children include:  Johnnie Ruth James and Bobbie Nell James.

7.   Elizabeth “Lizzie” Alice James:  born June 26, 1904 in Merkel, Jones County, Texas; married September 16, 1922 to Fred W. Beal (1902-1937); died October 8, 1972 (aged 68) in Whitney, Hill County, Texas buried at Whitney Memorial Park, Whitney, Hill County, Texas; known children include:  Braxton Warren Beal.

8.   Bessie “Bess” Lorena James:  born September 17, 1907 in Merkel, Jones County, Texas; first married to Ernest Bonner, divorced June 3, 1928; second marriage to Lloyd Mosley (1898-1981); died April 14, 1993 (aged 85) in Weatherford, Parker County, Texas; buried at Memory Park Cemetery, Longview, Harrison County, Texas;  no known children.

9.   Florence “Lillie” Rachel James:  born July 25, 1912 in Merkel, Jones County, Texas; married December 21, 1937 to Elmer Jeanes (1914-2010), the son of George Campbell Jeanes and Lida Elma Sellers; died September 14, 2005 (aged 93) in Weatherford, Parker County, Texas; buried at Fairview Cemetery, Bosque County, Texas; known children include:  Nelda Gay Jeanes and Donna Sue Jeanes.

10. Robert Lee James:  born November 6, 1914 in Merkel, Jones County, Texas; married June 29, 1936 at Abilene, Taylor County, Texas to Kate Oleta Reddin (1915-2006) daughter of Samuel and Leona Reddin; died February 10, 1994 at Abilene, Taylor County, Texas; buried at Stith Cemetery, Stith, Jones County, Texas; known children include:  Robert Kay James (1938-).
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Notes:

Braxton Leftrich James (1864-1923) was the son of  William George James (1832-1853) of Bedford County, Virginia and Lucinda E. Whaley (1935-)

Sources:

Historical Records of Marvin Leftrich James (1895-1969) including: Marriage License to Eula Georgia Maynard (1898-1959) from the State of Texas dated December 10, 1916; World War I Draft Registration Card issued by the Local Board, Precinct No. 26 of Anson, Jones County, Texas dated June 5, 1917; World War II Draft Registration Card (D.S.S. Form 1) issued by the Local Board of Jones County, Texas dated April 1, 1942; Texas Operator License of issued by the Texas Department of Public Safety in Austin, Texas with an expiration date of August 27, 1969; and, Certificate of Death issued by the State of Texas dated June 30, 1969.

Vera Blanche (James) Rutledge (1892-1989), Find A Grave Memorial, ID No. 24248156, by Janie Healer Davis, added January 29, 2008.

Felix Hardie Rutledge (1891-1941), Id., Memorial ID No. 24248155, by Janie Healer Davis, added January 29, 2008.

William Jackson James (1894-1976), Id., Memorial ID No. 49848836, by James Durham, added March 17, 2010.

Marvin Leftrich James (1895-1969), Id., Memorial ID No. 77679919, by Marty Rutledge, added October 5, 2011.

Eula Georgia (Maynard) James (1898-1959), Id., Memorial ID No. 16490436, by Janie Davis, added November 6, 2006.

Flora Agnes (James) Rutledge (1900-1982), Id., Memorial ID No. 50415092, by James Durham, added March 29, 2010.

Matthew Lovel Rutledge (1893-1986), Id., Memorial ID No. 50415104, by James Durham, added March 29, 2010.

Manson Leon “Cap” James (1902-1974), Id., Memorial ID No. 49848766, by James Durham, added March 17, 2010.

Ella Wheeler (Cox) James (1895-1969), Id., Memorial ID No. 49848752, by James Durham, added March 17, 2010.

Elizabeth Alice (James) Beal (1904-1972), Id., Memorial ID No. 77686108, by Marty Rutledge, added October 5, 2011.

Fred W. Beal (1902-1937), Id., Memorial ID No. 77686108, by Cathy Creger Shelley, added January 17, 2003.

Bessie Lorena (James) Mosley (1907-1993), Id., Memorial ID No. 77685507, by Marty Rutledge, added Oct. 5, 2011.

Lloyd Mosley (1898-1981), Id., Memorial ID No. 12689270, by Tricia the Spirit Chaser, added December 15, 2005.

Lillie Florence (James) Jeanes (1912-2005), Id., Memorial ID No. 15556511, by Jean, added August 30, 2006.

Lloyd Mosley (1898-1981), Id., Memorial ID No. 77685507, by Marty Rutledge, added October 5, 2011.

Robert Lee James (1914-1994), Id., Memorial ID No. 51531759, by Sherry Hoffman, added April 23, 2010.

Kate Oleta (Reddin) James (1915-2006), Id., Memorial ID No. 16389770, by amtsunshine, added October 30, 2006.

Photos:

Marvin “Bert” Leftrich James (1895-1969).
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Florence “Lillie” Rachel James (1912-2005).
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Updated: January 17, 2021