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Re: Thomas James letter of November 14, 1837, Sparta, TN
Posted by: T Smith (ID *****5930) Date: March 17, 2008 at 18:33:41
In Reply to: Thomas James letter of November 14, 1837, Sparta, TN by Alene Bradshaw of 46480

Looking for more information on Thomas James and his family:
I descend through his son Abner James. It appears that Thomas and unknown wife came from North Carolina (prossibly Burke or Stokes County) to Adair County, Ky around 1810: Thomas James I believe died in Sparta, White County, Tennessee possibly around 1842.

I have found these children for Thomas, I am sure there are probably more:

Francis James (Fannie) born abt. 1798 married Zacheus Lafaver on 4-29-1817 Adair, KY: son of Andrew:

Elizabeth Marie(POLLY) James born abt. 1790 Married Elijah Leach on 2-28-1817 Adair, Ky: son of Samuel:

Thomas James born about 1808 married Nancy Heath Daughter of John Heath of White County, Tenn:

Hampton James born about 1800 married Martha Heath about 1835 in TN: Daughter of John Heath of White County, Tenn:

Abner James born about 1802 married Catherine M. Smith on
2-8-1824 Adair, Ky. Daughter of Henry Smith and Ruth Green:

Alfred James born about 1805 married Ruth Ann Smith on 3-17-1825 Adair, Ky. Daughter of Henry Smith and Ruth Green:

George Washington Leach born about 1813 married Sarah Leach on 4-9-1845 Adair, KY:

Fannie James and Zacheus Lafaver Children:
Fannie died about 1840 in DeKalb, TN:
Zacheus remarried to Elizabeth Barrow on 4-4-1842:

Abraham Lincoln Lafaver b. 1818 Wayne Co, Ky Married Mary Ann Bunton:
Elizabeth Lafaver b. 1819:
Sarah Lafaver b. 1820:
Fannie Lafaver b. 1821:
Andrew Anderson Lafaver b. 1822:
Charlotte Lafaver b. 1823:

Elizabeth Marie James and Elijah Leach's Children:
They lived in Russell Co, MO:
Matilda Leach b. 1819:
Malinda Leach b. 1821:
Matthew Y. Leach b. 1827 married Emiline Blair:
Mary Teal Leach b. 1831 married James Oliver Richards:
Elizabeth Elmira Leach b. 1832 married James Grider:

Thomas James and Nancy Heath's Children are:
They lived in DeKalb, Tn before moving to Lawrence Co, Arkansas:
Richard, Salina, Hartwell, Susan, Luvena, John, William J, Willis F., Nancy Elender, Nicholas, Tennesee, Mary A:

Hampton James and Martha Heath's Children are:
They lived in DeKalb, TN:
George Washington James B. 1836 married Virginia Ann Lane:
William James b. 1838 Married Eliza Jane Pedigo:
Ella Ann James b.1840 Married Andrew Jackson Lafaver:
John James b. 1842 Married Winnie Buck:
Perry James b. 1847:
Mary E. James b. 1849 married J.W. Raney:
Martha James b. 1854:
Nancy James b. 1859 married Joseph G. Hayes:
Margaret James b. 1861 Married Wayne? Maynard:
Emily James b. 1864:


Abner James and Catherine M. Smith's children are:
Living in 1840- Randolph CO, MO:
1850-1870 Liberty, Macon Co, MO:

John James b. 1825 married Amy Jane Vestal: Died in Civil War before 1870:
Henry James b. 1828: died civil war:
Polly(Mary) S. James b. 1830 married Isaac Vestal:
Ophellia Jane James b. 1833 Married Joseph W. Brown:
William S. James b. 1834 married Martha Smoot, then Lucinda Lunsford:
George H. James b. 1839 married Alzada Vestal:
Silvanuas S. James b. 1843 married Ruthie Jane ?:

Alfred James and Ruth Ann Smith's children are:
Living in Howard Co, MO in 1840:
1850-1870 Hudson, Macon, MO:
Hampton James b. 1830 married Emily Moore:
Sarah E. James b. 1833 married John Miller:
Abner James b. 1834 died in Civil War in Aug 1863 buried Vicksburg Mississippi:
Alfred James b. 1836 married Mary Ann Jamison:
Henry James b. 1838 Married Belle ?:
Mary Ann James b. 1840 Married William Reynolds:
Moses James b. 1842 died in Civil War 5-1-1863 buried Port Gibson Mississippi:
Ruth Ann James b. 1848 Married Augustus Webster:
Mahala James b. 1852:

George Washington James and Sarah Leach's children are:
Lived in Russell and Adair, KY:
Johnson James b. 1845;
Samuel Thomas James b. 1847:
Barbra A. James b. 1849:
Mary A. James b. 1854:
Sarah Margaret James b. 1859:
Florinda Elizabeth James b. 1860:
Luvina Susan James b. 1867:
George Washington James b. 1868 married Izoria T. ?:

I am interested in filling in and correcting as much as possible: I am also very interested in the Grider family Line, because Ruth and Catherine Smith's brother William Green Smith married Nancy Grider: Nancy was born abt 1802 in VA; any clues to where she fits into the Grider family tree?... Also interested in the William James and Mary Stokes is this Thomas James brother? Also is John L. James who married Cynthia ? Thomas James brother ? Any clues or thoughts to who Thomas James wife was ?
Was Mary Stokes father Silvanous Stokes? If so this would correlate with the name Silvanous S. James being used as a family name:






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