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Andrew Jackson James

Started by Carol Anne Kuse Oct 26, 2015. 0 Replies

Martha James

Started by Loretta J. Harrell Jun 21, 2012. 0 Replies

Whose line is it anyway?

Started by Jennifer Eklund, PLCGS. Last reply by James Alfred Locke Miller Jr. Oct 5, 2009. 3 Replies

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Comment by teresa haines rigney on October 2, 2014 at 7:57pm

Interested in informaion about Wiley B. James born 1824 in Davie Co. NC. He married Sarah Holder around 1842. I believe that his parents are Cornell James and Nancy Brickhouse but have no proof of that. Is anyone familiar with any of these families? Thanks in advance for any help! 

Comment by Matt James on June 12, 2012 at 11:16am

my line is out of Arkansas, then Tenn. then North Carolina, then through Wales

Comment by Fran Wilson on June 11, 2012 at 12:39pm

My g g grandmother was Sarah Elizabeth James who was b 17 Oct 1817 in Warren

Co. Georgia. She married William James Myers and moved to Walker County, Al.

She was mother of 16 - buried in Blanton Cemetery, Walker Col. Al. Would like more into on the James family.  Fran

Comment by Matt James on January 22, 2012 at 1:50am

Thank you, I have since been able to trace my line back to wales and even back to the orgin of my sur name.  Awesome Stuff, anyone in the james clan can email me personally, just put james in the subject line    my email is 

Comment by James Alfred Locke Miller Jr. on January 21, 2012 at 5:31pm

Matt: North Carolina State Archives, Raleigh, has long published a very helpful book, I believe called the legal history of N.C. counties. For example, two counties are long defunct, Dobbs County and Glasgow County; the book should tell you to which each part of these counties went to in existing counties today.

I think Pitt County was formed from older Craven County, but perhaps 50 years later, a strip perhaps five or ten miles long and two to five miles deep, was taken from Craven and added to existing Pitt. Deep in the lowest Pitt Register of Deeds vault where the real old stuff like cattle branding marks, hogs ear notches, old slave mortgage books, etc., were kept, I met a lawyer who asked what I was doing in the really old stuff? I explained genealogy, and that my 1700's Wooten, Murphy, Roach, Forbes, Johnson families (and Blount, Roundtree kin) remained in Craven County after Pitt was formed until decades later it was added to now Pitt. The lawyer said that explained why he could not settle a farms boundary line dispute via historical research and instead had to settle it by contemporary mutual agreement. The two farms were within the Pitt-Craven strip I talked off, Still in Craven County. He only looked in Pitt.

My Millers, Halls, Pinkstons,  Sloans, Smiths, Lockes, Propsts, Barringers, Elliotts, et al, were in Rowan County, N.C., and if memory serves, Rowan was once a larger County.  If adjoining Davidson County (?) was later taken out of Old Rowan, you'd need to be checking in today's Davidson if they went from Davidson to Tenn., or where ever?  At one time Tenn. was part of N.C., and after the Revolution, N.C. gave many Tenn. land-grants to N.C. Revolutionary War soldiers. At one time the N.C. Secretary of State kept the old Tenn. land-grant records, but I think N.C. State Archives now has them?  Many of the chain-bearers for the surveyor were the sons of the purchaser, to save him money. Good luck! My Tenn. ancestors were 1815  Mobile, Alabama, 3rd U.S. Infantry, Col. Gilbert Christian Russell, Sr., born Abingdon, Virginia, and 2nd U.S. Infantry Captain at Fort Pickering below Memphis where he tried to save the life of his friend, Capt. Meriwether Lewis. His father, Maj. Andrew Russell, Sr. (wed Margaret Christian) fought at the Battle of Kings Mountain, N.C., and died somewhere in Tenn. I seek he and Margret's graves. I think her dad was Col. William Christian? Jim Miller, Southport, N.C.

Comment by Elizabeth Marie Hopkins on July 10, 2011 at 5:41pm
I am interested in any information anyone might have on Thomas Augustus James (1839-1919) and his wife Melissa Ann Ross (1843-1930). Am also interested in finding more information on Lee Buchannan James (b.abt 1903 - d.abt 1959). Lee grew up in Marshall Township, Iowa and/or Cairo, Iowa and lived in Iowa his entire life. He had two sisters, Pearl & Gladys and their parents were Charles Emmett James (1875-1951, son of Thomas A. above) and Minnie Mewhirter James (1877-1915).
Comment by James Alfred Locke Miller Jr. on December 4, 2010 at 7:34pm
LtCol Robert Wm. James
Comment by James Alfred Locke Miller Jr. on December 4, 2010 at 7:32pm
Seek the grave of Mrs. Ann Maria Ambrose James who age 32, died Pass Christian, MS, from Wilmington, N.C., niece of Mrs. Ann Maria Ward of Onslow Co., N.C.; first wife LtCol (1850's Holmes Co., MS, militia) born Wilmington, died Biloxi 1882. I descend his second wife Jane Ann Nixon, married New Orleans 1852, died Biloxi 1902. Son Biloxi harbormaster Capt. Harry Copp James, 1848-1923, my great grandfather. Jim, Southport, N.C.
Comment by Donna Hedgspeth on May 22, 2010 at 5:21am
Not sure how to start this, but here goes: My ancestors include: Margaret "Maggie" James (Sept 1875, Georgia - abt 1914, Alabama), David Little James (June 1848, Georgia - 20 Apr 1911, Etowah County, AL), Andrew Jackson James (23 Jan 1816, Forsyth, GA - May 1881, Gregg County, TX), John W. James (1774, Forsyth, GA - 1846, Cumming, Forsyth, GA). Any connections?
Comment by James Alfred Locke Miller Jr. on March 18, 2010 at 11:17pm
I descend Wilmington, N.C., War of 1812, artilley 4th Sgt. Joshua James, Sr., son of Society of the Cincinnati, Capt. John James and Martha Pugh, who widowed, wed Ephrain Sholar. Joshua Sr. wed Hetty-Bella Sage and they died Holmes Co., Miss. Son Joshua James, Jr., removed to Natchez, and wed wealthy widow Johnson, and owned "Ione" Plantation, New Carthage (defunct), Louisiana. John Sage James remained in Wilmington with his newspaper. Mrs. Sarah Julia James McIntire wed Kenansville, N.C., merchant Andrew McIntire, and they removed to Holmes Co., Miss. As did my LtCol (1850's Holmes Co. militia) Robert Wm. James, born Wilmington 1811, died Biloxi, civilian master of the Army transport "Gen. Hamer" out of New Orleans in the Mexican War. In N.O. he wed 2nd Jane Ann Nixon (1st Onslow Co., N.C., Ann Maria Ambrose) and they had Biloxi ship's pilot and harbormaster, Capt. Harry Copp James, my great grandfather.

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