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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 (1912-1986), Dorothy Jo Rutledge (1923-1995), James Donald Rutledge (1923-), and Alvis Weldon Rutledge (1926-2007).

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 (1924-1995) and  Robert Ray James (1927-).

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 (1917-1996), Charlene James (1924-2001), Virgil Darwin James (1929-1931), Carlton Dwayne James (1936-2011), and Larry Eldon James (1940-2014).

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 (1923-2017), Flora Jean Rutledge (1929-2016), and Janice Lynette Rutledge (1939-).

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 at Sweetwater, Jones County, Texas; buried at Rose Hill Cemetery, Merkel, Taylor County, Texas; known children include:  Johnnie Ruth James (1926-) and Bobbie Nell James (1929-).

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 (1924-1980).

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 (1941-) and Donna Sue Jeanes (1946-).

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:

Family records of Larry James of Sacramento, California, grandson of Marvin Leftrich James (1895-1969).

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

Find A Grave Memorial for William Jackson James (1894-1976, Memorial ID No. 49848836, created by James Durham, added March 17, 2010.

Find A Grave Memorial for Marvin Leftrich James (1895-1969), Memorial ID No. 77679919, created by Marty Rutledge, added October 5, 2011.

Find A Grave Memorial for Flora Agnes James Rutledge (1900-1982), Memorial ID No. 50415092, created by James Durham, added March 29, 2010.

Find A Grave Memorial for Manson Leon “Cap” James (1902-1974), Memorial ID No. 49848766, created by James Durham, added March 17, 2010.

Find A Grave Memorial for Elizabeth Alice James Beal (1904-1972), Memorial ID No. 77686108, created by Marty Rutledge, added October 5, 2011.

Find A Grave Memorial for Bessie “Bess” Lorena James Mosley (1907-1993), Memorial ID No. 77685507, created by Marty Rutledge, added October 5, 2011.

Find A Grave Memorial for Lillie Florence James Jeanes (1912-2005), Memorial ID No. 15556511, created by Jean, added August 30, 2006.

Find A Grave Memorial for Robert Lee James (1914-1994), Memorial ID No. 51531759, created by Sherry Hoffman, added April 23, 2010.

Photos:

Pictured below is Braxton Leftrich James (1864-1923) taken at home near Trent, Texas circa 1907.

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Pictured below is Marvin “Bert” Leftrich James (1895-1969.

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Pictured below is Florence “Lillie” Rachel James (1912-2005).

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Updated:  March 3, 2019