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For privacy reasons, Date of Birth and Date of Marriage for persons believed to still be living are not shown.


Brammer Jess T. [Male] b. 28 MAR 1884 Virginia - d. JUN 1971 Pipe Creek, Texas

Tombstone has birth year 1881
Social Security death record shows 1884

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Johnson Julius Tillett [Male] b. 22 OCT 1849 North Carolina - d. 12 DEC 1932 Denver, CO
Census: 1860
Event: Census (2): 1870
Event: Census (3): 1880
Event: Census (4): 1900
Event: Census (5): 1910
Event: Census (6): 1930

1860 Cherokee Co, AL census:
Asa S. Johnson....... 47....... NC....Farmer
Nancy Johnson...... 40....... NC.
Panthea Johnson......17....... NC.
Jas Johnson.......14.........NC.
Sarah Johnson.....12........NC.
Julius T. Johnson...... 10......NC.
Allison S.Johnson..... 8.......N.C.
Wm. S. Johnson...... 1........ AL
living with the family: Jas. P. Neathus (?),age 31, physician
and Geo. Haywood, age 25, blksmith

The middle name "Tillett" for Julius is listed on the birth certificate of Valter Allison Johnson.

1870 Cherokee Co, AL census:
A. S. Johnson.........57........NC.......Farmer
Nancy Johnson....... 50.........NC.
Susan S. (?) Johnson........22..........NC
Julius T. Johnson........20........ NC
Allison S. Johnson ...........18........NC
William S. Johnson ........11........AL
Raleigh S. Johnson........8........AL

Have letter from A.S.Johnson to J.T.Johnson from Goshen Ala. Aug 22, 1875. He sends news of crops and neighbors. He mentions other family members - Panthea, Allie. Also "and now you say you are going to marry, but don't even tell who she is, whether she is pretty, smart, rich or what"

Marriage record from Pope County, Arkansas: Julius T. Johnson and Mary E. Brown, October 17, 1875.

J. T. Johnson paid "poll tax" in Galla Rock Township for the years 1878 thru 1884

1880 Galla Rock, Pope Co. AR census:
Julius T. Johnson........ 30...... NC......Farmer
Emma Johnson...... 25..........TN
Vatter (s/b Valter) Johnson ....... 3........ AR
Twiggs Johnson......... 1........ AR

Deed Record, Pope County, Arkansas:
Dec 4, 1885
G. W. Johnson to J. T. Johnson
20 acres

Dec 5, 1885
Sara Withers to J. T. Johnson
So. half of NW quarter of section 19 Township 7, North range 18
83 & 99/100 acres

1900 Grayson Co. TX Census:
Julius T. Johnson ..........Oct 1849 ........ 50.........NC........Farmer
Mary E. Johnson..........May 1855 ......... 45.........TN
Valter Johnson........Can't read b.d.........22 ........AR
Twiggs Johnson.......Sept 1878 ..........21............AR
Hershel Johnson..........Apr 1882.........18........AR
Edward A. (Asa) Johnson........Mar 1884.........16........AR (correct birthday - June 3, 1883)
Julius C. (Clyde) Johnson........Feb 1885........15........AR
Otis (daughter) Johnson........ Feb 1888 ........12.......AR
Joy V. (daughter) Johnson.......Apr 1892......... 8.......AR
Herbert Johnson........Nov 1893.......... 6..........TX (b.d. given on WWI draft card - Nov 28 1894)
Idus Johnson........... Mar 1899........... 1..........TX (so the family moved to Texas around 1893)

1910 Wagoner OK, census:
J.T. Johnson.......60......NC
M.E. Johnson......55......TN.......9 children, 8 living
Twiggs Johnson.......30......AR
Joy (?) Johnson.......16......AR
Herbert Johnson......15......TX
Idus Johnson....... 11.......TX

1920 Wagoner OK census:
Julius T Johnson.........70........ NC
Emma Johnson..........64.......... TN
Herbert Johnson.........25......... TX
Idus Johnson.......... 20............TX

1930 Wagoner, OK Census:
Julius T. Johnson......... 80....NC
Mary E. Johnson.........75.......TN

Death Certificate, State of Colorado
J T Johnson
Born - October 22, 1849
Died - Dec 12, 1932
County of Arapahoe
Wife - Mary Emma Johnson
Father - Asa Simpson Johnson
Mother - Nancy Allison
Removal to Val Alstyne, Texas

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Brown Mary Emma [Female] b. 05 MAY 1855 Milan, Tennessee - d. 23 MAY 1942 Hartford, Arkansas
Census: 1860
Event: Burial Place: 25 MAY 1942

1860 Henderson, Tennessee Census:
Mary E. Brown, age 5 and Margaret E., age 3, living with David T. Spain family. (Mary's mother was Mary Spain)

Finally got her death certificate from Arkansas. Mary "Emma" died May 23, 1942 in Hartford, Arkansas.
She was brought back to Van Alstyne, Texas for burial. Probably next to her husband, but haven't located the graves.
Information was given by her sister Lillie who lived in Hartford.
Birthdate May 5th, 1855, father Ed Brown and mother Mary Spain.

Marriage record from Pope County, Arkansas: Julius T. Johnson and Mary E. Brown, October 17, 1875.

J. T. Johnson paid "poll tax" in Galla Rock Township for the years 1878 thru 1884.

1880 Galla Rock, Pope Co. Arkansas Census:
Julius T. Johnson, Farmer, Age 30, B. NC, Father NC, Mother NC
Emma Johnson, Keeping Hse. age 25, B. TN. Father AL(s/b TN) Mother NC
Vatter (s/b Valter) age 3 born AR
Twiggs , age 1, born AR

Deed Record, Pope County, Arkansas:
Dec 4, 1885
G. W. Johnson to J. T. Johnson
20 acres

Dec 5, 1885
Sara Withers to J. T. Johnson
So. half of NW quarter of section 19 Township 7, North range 18
83 & 99/100 acres

1900 Grayson Co. Texas Census:
Julius T. Johnson.... Farmer.... Age 50......NC,NC,NC
Mary E. Johnson...... Age 45...........TN,TN,TN
Valter Johnson...... Age 22 b. AR
Twiggs, Johnson...... Age 21 b. AR
Hershel,Johnson...... Age 18 b. AR
Edward A. (Asa) Johnson..... 16..... (birth given as Mar 1884, but it was June 3, 1883) b. AR
Julius C. (Clyde) Johnson......15....AR
Otis Johnson.........12 .......AR
Joy V Johnson.........8........AR
Herbert Johnson...... 6...... TX
Idus Johnson...... 1 ......TX (so the family moved to Texas around 1893)

Have newspaper clipping Mary kept dated April 12th, 1901. Her daughter Ottis died at age 13.

1910 Wagoner Oklahoma Census:
J.T. Johnson...... 60
M.E. Johnson ....... 55
Twiggs Johnson....... 30
Joy (?) Johnson....... 16
Herbert Johnson....... 15
Idus Johnson....... ..11

1930 Wagoner, Oklahoma Census:
Julius T. Johnson, age 80
Mary E. Johnson, age 75

Have letter from Mrs J.T. Johnson, Goffard, Arizona to son Ide Johnson in Phoenix, Arizona. Postmark December 11, 1938.
Does not sound thrilled to be living with Herbert.

Have letter from Mrs J.T. Johnson, Hartford, Ark. dated November 13, 1941, to granddaughter Thelma Jeane Vawter. She is living in a boarding house. Her sister Lillie also lived in Hartford. She thanks Thelma Jeane for the pictures she sent of little Patricia.

Death Certificate - Hartford, Sebastian, Arkansas:
Mrs Emma Johnson, widowed
Born - May 5, 1855 in Milan, Tennessee
Died - May, 23, 1942
Father - Ed Brown
Mother - Mary Spain
Removal to Van Alstyne, Texas

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James Francis Marion [Male] b. 03 APR 1828 Murfreesboro, Tennessee - d. 29 APR 1882 Eureka Springs, Arkansas
Census: 1850
Event: Census (2): 1870
Event: Census (3): 1880

years ago---my own name is recorded incorrectly on it as are those of some of our children--so there is room for error, but for the most part it is accurate I believe. I hope you will find it interesting!!
Beverly Rogers (wife of Craven Clark Rogers, Jr. descendant of Nettie Clark James)

From "the History of Francis Marion James and Hepsey Ann O'Daniel"
Creator unknown -- provided to us years ago (probably around 1963) by Craven Clark Rogers and Agnes McCarthy Rogers from Oklahoma family source.

"Dr. Francis Marion James was born near Murfreesboro, in Middle Tennessee, April 3, 1828, the son of John P. James II and Edith (Eady) Powell. We do not have the early history of his parents, but his mother was born August 18, 1807 and and died January 12, 1882. John II was the son of John P. James I and Elizabeth, whose maiden name we do not know. [we know now that her maiden name was Lenoir]
John I was born February 17, 1755, of English descent, but we do not know whether he was born in England or the colonies. He first lived in Virginia and later moved to Middle Tennessee, near Murfreesboro. Elizabeth was born September 23, 1757. We do not know how many children they had, but they did have one son, John I James born February 17, 1789.

When John II was a small boy, the family moved west and settled on a farm about three miles from what is now Gibson, Tennessee, then called Picketville. John I died August 7, 1840, and his wife died October 8, 1845.

John II married Edith (Eady ) Powell, June 12, 1826. They had nine children, five boys and four girls. Of the five sons there were three doctors: Francis Marion (our grandfather), John III, and George. Francis Marion taught one term of school, then went to Nashville, where he earned his MD degree from the old Universiy of Nashville, which later grew into Vanderbilt Universiy. John (called Jack) and George received their M D degrees from Louisville and St. Louis.

Francis left Gibson and began practicing medicine at Walnut Grove, a rural community near Rutherford, Tennessee. There he boarded in the home of Stephen O'Daniel, who had a daughter named Hepsey Ann, who Francis married July 4, 1858. Hepsey Ann had attended a college located between Milan and Gibson, no longer in existence.

Stephen O'Daniel, born December 5, 1812, in Duplin Cty, NorthCarolina, was the son of Alexander O'Daniel and Annie Keathley O'Daniel. Annie was of Scotch ancestry the daughter of Jonathan Keathley and Nancy Herring Keathley, granddaughter of a Mr. Herring and Charity Grady Herring. We do not know when the early ancestors left Scotland, nor where Annie was born (North Carolina), but they came to America at an early date and settled in North Carolina .

Alexander O'Daniel I was the son of William O'Daniel and his wife whose maiden name was Goodwin, about whom we have no information. William O'Daniel was the son of Frederick O'Daniel and Charity Whitfield O'Daniel. Frederick came from Donegal, Ireland, to Lancaster County, England, where he married Charity Whitfield. He brought his young bride to Virginia in 1723. They settled in Nansemond County, Virginia, near Suffolk, then moved to Bertie County, North Carolina, near Windsor, then to Duplin County, North Carolina, about 1738.

Stephen married Clarkie Branch in 1838. Clarkie was born in North Carolina in 1819, daughter of Archelus and Esther Branch. We do not know Esther's maiden name, nor any dates or information concerning these ancestors, except that they were English. We do not know when the O'Daniel's , Branches, and Keathleys migrated to West Tennessee; but as our other ancestors they probably moved from Virginia to North Carolina, to Middle Tennessee, and then to West Tennessee. We do know that Hepsey Ann O' Daniel, our grandmother, was born in Middle Tennessee, near Murfreesboro, and that our Grandfather James was also born near Murfreesboro. He moved with his family to West Tennessee at the age of fourteen. (We do now know that Esther's maiden name was Grimes)

Dr. Francis Marion James and his wife Hepsey Ann, with their large family of nine children, lived on a farm near Rutherford in the Walnut Grove Community. All the children were born there. Of the nine, two died at about the age of two years, but the other seven grew to adulthood and had families. Their stories make separate narratives, and should be written and attached to their individual family trees.

Dr. James practiced medicine at Walnut Grove for some twenty five years, travelling in buggy and on horseback. Much of his practice was done on a charity basis, and he never became a wealthy man. He was a Mason. It is our understanding that the family owned two or three slaves for domestic services and perhaps farm work.

In 1881, having been forced to give up his practice because of illness--a stroke had left him lame--he sold his farm and moved to Gibson, near his brother Jack's farm. The two older sons, John Henry and Thomas, made a crop there in 1881. As Dr. James was showing no improvement in health, he moved with his family to Eureka Springs, Arkansas, a famous health resort. Five months later he suffered another stroke and died April 29, 1882. He was buried at Eureka Springs. Three weeks later, his little son, Stephen, was drowned in a tub of water at a neighbor's home, and was buried beside his father.

The family continued to live at Eureka Springs for three and a half years. John Henry and Thomas went to Kansas to work in the lead mines for a while. Afterwards they went to Webbers Falls, Indian Territory, and moved the family there in a covered wagon. they lived on Blackstone Ranch. Addie, who had been teaching school, went back to Greenfield, Tennessee, to live with her Uncle Dr. George James, and taught school two years. Later (we do not know the year) Dr. James' widow Hepsey Ann, our grandmother took her two youngest children, Frank and Edith, back to West Tennessee, and lived with her husband's brother Henry James. She developed cancer and went to live with Dr. George for treatment, but died after three or four months, on August 25, 1886. She is buried in an old cemetery between Gibson and Milan and a tombstone stands there with her name on it.

Bibliography
The information contained in this narrative and in the Family Tree came from various sources, not documented, including:
G. Frank James, from his records and memory.
Nettie James Vermillion's Bible record and from Sally Vee Vermillion (Rogers) Shockley).
Addie James Hamilton's Bible record, brief note to Mabel dated September 10, 1948, and notes made by Mabel from conversation with ther mother.
Letter from Fred P. Elrod of Rutherford , TN to G. Frank James, written October 10, 1961 (This was the information received regarding Frederick O'Daniel and his wife Charity Whitfield, Mr. Elrod's great, great , great Grandparents as well as ours.)
Letters and other information obtained from various members or the entire family.
A paper prepared by Lynette Hamilton Condron (undated) while a student at Tulsa, Oklahoma entitled "The story of the Bledsoe Family with subtitle "The Story of the James Family" and the "Story of the Hamilton Family". Her information, however was obtained in most part from the sources named above."

The above info copied and entered here by Beverly A. Rogers

1850 Gibson County, Civil Dist. 18, TN Census:
John P. James....... 50.....b. VA .......Farmer.......(age probably s/b 60 - per tombstone)
Edith James..........44.......... NC
FRANCIS JAMES..........22......TN.....Farmer
Robert James........ 21.......TN.......Farmer
John James........... 19...........TN
Elizabeth James.....17........TN
Mary James......... 14........TN
George James......... 8......TN
Henry James.......... 3........TN

Tennessee Marriage Records - Gibson County
JAMES, F M, married Daniel, H A O Miss on 02-JUL-1858
(this would be Francis Marion "Frank" James and Hepsy Ann O'Daniel)

1870 Gibson County, Civil Dist. 18, TN Census:
Frank James......... 42............TN.........Physician
Hepsey James....... 28............ TN
John James.........11........... TN
Adda James......... 9 .......... TN
MATTIE JAMES......... 7.........TN
Tom James......... 5 ....... TN
Nettie James......... 3.......... TN

1880 Gibson County, District 19, TN Census:
Francis James.......51.........Head........TN.......Physician
Hepsie James........37..........Wife........TN......keeping house
Addie James.........19............Dtr........TN.......teacher
Mattie James............16........... Dtr........TN
Thomas James.........14......Son.......TN
Nettie James.........12........ Dtr........TN
Geo. F. James.........6..........Son.......TN
Edith James............ 4.......Dtr........TN
Infant..........3m..............Son...........TN
Charles Thacker........22........ Boarder............TN......farm laborer
George Emery.........21......... Boarder..........England......shoemaker
Jas. W. Hicks..............22......... Boarder...........Ireland......painter
Finis Fisher..........19....... Boarder.........TN......machinist
Thomas Webb...........17..... Boarder .........TN..........trunk maker
Jas. A. Woodard........19......... Boarder.........MS.......teacher
Kinel Bray............ 30....... Boarder ............GA........farm laborer
Harriet Keathly........25....... Servant...............TN

Bluff Springs Cemetery transcriptions:
Cemetery is between Gibson and Milan, Tennessee
Edith James, wife of J.P. James, born Aug 18, 1807, died Jan 12, 1882
Our Mother "She did what she could"

John P. James, Died October 20, 1865, aged 76 yrs. 8 mo's d da's
Erected by his grateful children

Hepsey Ann O'Daniel James,, wife of Dr. F. M. James
June 22, 1842 - Feb 25, 1886 - Have pictures of headstone. old and new

from findagrave
Francis Marion James
Arkansas Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers
Name Francis M James
Event Type Military Service
Event Year 1863
Age (Original) 28
Military Unit Note First Cavalry, Ho-Joh

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O'Daniel Hepsey Ann [Female] b. 22 JUN 1842 Gibson Co. Tennessee - d. 25 FEB 1886 Walnut Grove, Tennessee

Tennessee Marriage Records - Gibson County
JAMES, F M marr Daniel, H A O Miss on 02-JUL-1858
(this would be Francis Marion "Frank" James and Hepsy Ann O'Daniel)

1870 Gibson County, Civil Dist. 18, Tennessee Census:
Frank James 42 Physician b. TN
Hepsey James 28 b. TN
John James 11 b. TN
Adda 9 b. TN
MATTIE 7 b. TN
Tom 5 b. TN
Nettie 3 b. TN

1880 Gibson County, District 19, Tennessee Census:
Francis James W 51 Head M Physician TN VA SC (?)
Hepsie James W 37 Wife M keeping house TN NC NC
Addie James W 19 Dtr S teacher TN TN TN
Mattie James W 16 Dtr S TN TN TN
Thomas James W 14 Son S at school TN TN TN
Nettie James W 12 Dtr S TN TN TN
Geo. F. James W 6 Son S TN TN TN
Edith James W 4 Dtr S TN TN TN
Infant W 3m Son S TN TN TN
Charles Thacker W 22 Boarder S farm laborer TN TN TN
George Emery W 21 Boarder S shoemaker Eng Eng Eng
Jas. W. Hicks W 22 Boarder S painter Ire Ire Ire
Finis Fisher W 19 Boarder S machinist TN Can Can
Thomas Webb W 17 Boarder S trunk maker TN TN TN
Jas. A. Woodard B 19 Boarder S teacher MS SC SC
Kinel Bray B 30 Boarder W farm laborer GA GA GA
Harriet Keathly B 25 Servant W TN NC NC

Bluff Springs Cemetery transcriptions:
Cemetery is between Gibson and Milan, Tennessee
Edith James, wife of J.P. James, born Aug 18, 1807, died Jan 12, 1882
Our Mother "She did what she could"

John P. James, Died October 20, 1865, aged 76 yrs. 8 mo's d da's
Erected by his grateful children

Hepsey Ann O'Daniel James, wife of Dr. F. M. James
June 22, 1842 - Feb 25, 1886 - Have pictures of headstone. old and new

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James John Henry [Male] b. 03 JUN 1859 Tennessee - d. 10 JAN 1916 Oklahoma

1900 Baylor TX census:
John H James........... June 1859........40........TX. (?)
Willie James............. Dec 1869........30.........TX
William R James............ May 1892.......8......OK
Minnie L James............ Nov 1894........ 5........TX
Nettie R (?) James........... Feb 1897.... 3........TX
Thomas L James............ Dec 1899....... 5mo........TX

1910 Wagoner OK Census:
John Henry James .......49.......TN
Willie J James.........40 ........TX
Lucy James (?).......18....... TX...... can't read her name. could be Lory or Ivy. she was not
listed in the 1900 census in this family.
Minnie M James........16.........TX
Nettie R James........13........TX
Susie J James..........11........TX
Hepsy T James......... 9........OK

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James Addie [Female] b. 03 MAR 1861 Bloomington Springs, TN - d. 22 NOV 1955 Humboldt, TN

1900 Gibson Co. Tennessee census:
Millard Hamilton b Dec 1857 43 TN TN TN
Addie Hamilton b Mar 1861 39 TN TN TN
Stanley Hamilton b Dec 1890 9 TN TN TN
Velma Hamilton b Apr 1892 8 TN TN TN
Glen Hamilton b Mar 1895 5 TN TN TN
Dwite Hamilton b Nov 1896 3 TN TN TN
Edith Hamilton b Dec 1898 1 TN TN TN

1910 Gibson Co. Tennessee census:
Millard F Hamilton Sr 53
Addie Hamilton 49
Stanley Hamilton 19
Velma G Hamilton 17
Henry G Hamilton 15
Francis D Hamilton 13
Edith L Hamilton 11
Mabel R Hamilton 9
Millard F Hamilton Jr 6 all born in Tennessee

1920 Gibson Co. Tennessee census:
M F Hamilton 63
Addie Hamilton 59
Genn Hamilton 24 (Glenn ?)
Edith Hamilton 21
Mable Hamilton 18
M F Hamilton Jr 16 all born in Tennessee

1930 Gibson Co. Tennessee census:
M F Hamilton Sr 74
Ade Hamilton 69
Mamie Hamilton 14 (granddaughter)
Mabel Hamilton 13 (granddaughter)

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James Thomas David [Male] b. 08 AUG 1865 Tennessee - d. 07 MAR 1954 Tennessee

Tennessee State Marriage record: 1892
Susie Edith DeBerry
Thomas David James

1900 Gibson Co. TN census:
Tom James........... 34...... Aug 1865...........TN
Susie James............25......July 1874..........TN
Frank James.......... 6...... Nov 1893..........TN
Florence James........4......Sept 1895 ............TN
Flora James......... 4...... Sept 1895........... TN
Tommie James....... 2...... June 1897....... TN
George James.........9 mo....... Aug 1899.......TN
Mike Gurley (boarder)......... 29

1910 Gibson Co. TN census:
Thomas James............44........ TN
Susan E James........33............TN....... had 9 children, 8 living
Frank R James..........16.......... TN
Flora James............ 14............ TN (on the twins, the writing is almost illegible)
Florence James........14.......... TN
Richard T James...........12........TN must be "Tommie"
George W James...........11.......TN
Grace E James......... 6.......... TN
Mattie L James......... 4........... TN
Mary E James........... 3 mo.......TN

1920 Gibson Co. TN census:
T.D. James............ 55........TN
Susie James.......... 45........TN
Frank James.......... 26........TN
Tommy James.........22..........TN
George James....... 20..........TN
Grace James........16..........TN
Mattie James........14..........TN
Ellen James.......... 9...........TN (Mary E ?)
Irene James......... 7........TN
Edna James........ 4........TN
Ruth James.......... 2.........TN

1930 Gibson Co. TN census:
Tom James............. 64......TN
Susin E James...........56.....TN
Irine James............. 18......TN
Ruth James............ 12......TN

1940 Gibson Co. TN census:
Thomas D James......74.....TN
Susen James......65.....TN
N Y James.....43.....TN.....son ??

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James Nettie Clark [Female] b. 09 NOV 1867 Tennessee - d. 13 JAN 1939 Wagoner, Ok

1900 Census, Oklahoma Territory
Lincoln, Seminole Township
Jess Vermillion............. Sep 1862......... 37...........MO
Nettie C Vermillion........... Nov 1868........ 31........TN
Dee W Vermillion............ Oct 1886.......13........ I.T.
Sallie Vermillion.......... Aug 1890....... 9......... I.T.
Jesse E Vermillion........ Dec 1898........1........ I.T.
Frank James....... July 1874........age 26. .....TN..... (boarder)....... (Frank is Nettie's brother)

1910 Wagoner OK Census:
J C Vermillion............47..........MO
N C Vermillion.........41..........TN
William D Vermillion........23.........OK
Sally Vermillion...........19.........OK
J E Vermillion............11........OK

1920 Wagoner OK Census:
Jesse Vermillion........57.......MO
Nettie Vermillion............53.......TN

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James George Francis [Male] b. 24 JUL 1873 Tennessee - d. 26 FEB 1965 Muskogee, OK

George Francis James usually used the name Frank.

1900 Indian Territory Census.
Lincoln, Seminole Township
Jess Vermillion........... Sep 1862........ 37........ MO
Nettie C Vermillion.......... Nov 1868........ 31.......TN
Del W Vermillion.... ....... Oct 1886........13........ I.T.
Sallie Vermillion........... Aug 1890......... 9......... I.T.
Jesse E Vermillion .......... Dec 1898......1........ I.T.
FRANK JAMES ....... b. July 1874......... 26........TN......(boarder)

1910 Wagoner OK Census:
G. Frank James........36.......... TN
May James.......31...........TN
Ruby James.......... 3.......OK

1920 Wagoner OK Census:
Frank James........46.........TN...... Widower
Ruby James........13..........OK

1930 Muskogee OK Census:
G Frank James.............55..........TN
Molly James.......... 40.......AR

Also in the 1930 Muskogee OK, census, there is a Ruby M James, Lodger, 23 divorced, b. OK. and parents b. TN - no proof.

WWI Draft Registration Card - September 12, 1918
George Francis James, Wagoner Okla., born July 24, 1873
Lists nearest relative - Miss Ruby James

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James Edith Delia [Female] b. 31 AUG 1876 Rutherford Co. TN - d. 11 AUG 1968 Dallas, Tx

1900 Gibson Co. Tennessee Census:
T. H. Bradford b. Jan 1873 27 b. Tennessee Tennessee Tennessee
Edith Bradford b. Aug 1875 24 b. Tennessee Tennessee Tennessee
Ollie Bradford (boarder) b. Dec 1885 16 b. Tennessee Tennessee Tennessee

1910 Runnels Co. Texas Census:
T H Bradford 36 Tennessee Tennessee Tennessee
Edith Bradford 34 Tennessee North Carolina (?) Tennessee
Fain ( ?) Bradford 7 Oklahoma Tennessee Tennessee - daughter
Frances (?) Bradford 9 months Oklahoma Tennessee Tennessee - daughter
Not sure about names of children..
They are living next door to his brother, J Z Bradford and family.

1920 Shelby Co. Tennessee
J Z Bradford Head 54 b TN TN TN
Isce (?) Bradford wife 43 b TN TN TN
Annie Bradford daughter 26 b TN TN TN
Joseph Bradford son 9 b TX TN TN
Thos H Bradford BROTHER 47 b TN TN TN
Edith Bradford sister-in-law 42 b TN TN TN
Frances Bradford niece 11 b OK TN TN

1930 Shelby Co. Tennessee
Thomas Bradford 51 (57?) b OK OK OK (probably incorrect)
Edith Bradford 51 b TN TN TN

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James John P [Male] b. 17 FEB 1789 Virginia - d. 20 OCT 1865 Tennessee
Census: 1850
Event: Census (2): 1860

Rutherford County, Tennessee Marriages:
James, John P. to Eddy Powell, June 9, 1827
Surety, Moses G. Reaves

1850 Gibson County TN Census:
John P. James.........50........VA....Farmer.. (the age 50 is clearly written but s/b 60. See tombstone inscription below.]
Edith James.............44.......... NC
Francis James.........22..........TN.....Farmer
Robert James......... 21..........TN......Farmer
John James........... 19...........TN
Elizabeth James.....17........TN
Mary James......... 14........TN
George James......... 8......TN
Henry James.......... 3........TN

1860 Gibson Co. TN, Census:
J. P. James..............71.......VA..........Farmer
Eady James.............55......NC
John James............ 28.......TN
Elizabeth James.........24.......TN
Mary James.........23.......TN
Gorg James........18.......TN (George)
Henry James.......... 12.......TN
Emma James......... 5.......TN

1870 Gibson Co., TN, Census:
Eda James.............. 60 ? .......widow......the whole census page is "born in Tenn' ditto.
Henry James......... 21.......TN
Emma James.......... 15.......TN

1880 Gibson Co. TN, Census:
Henry James......... 31......... TN ..........Farmer
Lizzie James....... 24.........TN
Edith James.......... 72....... TN ...........mother
Robbie Hawkins..... 5.......adopted
Joseph Fulghum..........servant

Bluff Springs Cemetery transcriptions:
Cemetery is between Gibson and Milan, Tennessee
Edith James, wife of J.P. James, born Aug 18, 1807, died Jan 12, 1882
Our Mother "She did what she could".....(a quote from the Bible - Mark: 14)

John P. James, Died October 20, 1865, AGED 76 yrs. 8 mo's 3 da's
Erected by his grateful children

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Powell Edith [Female] b. 18 AUG 1807 North Carolina - d. 12 JAN 1882 Tennessee

1870 Gibson Co., TN, Census:
Eda James....... 60 ....... widow B. TN ?
Henry James......... 21
Emma James.......... 15

1880 Gibson Co. TN, Census:
Henry James...........31........... TN......Farmer
Lizzie James...........24.......... TN
Edith James.......... 72..........TN ......mother
Robbie Hawkins.......... 5...... adopted
Joseph Fulghum...........servant

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O'Daniel Stephen C [Male] b. 05 DEC 1812 North Carolina - d. 1881 Gibson Co. Tennessee
Census: 1850
Event: Burial Place: 15 JUN 1862
Event: Census (2): 1870
Event: Census (3): 1880

1850 Gibson Co TN Census: next to Jonathan O'Daniel
Stephen O'Daniel.......35..........NC........Farmer
Clarkey O'Daniel.........31..........NC
Frances O'Daniel.......10.........TN.....male
Hepsey O'Daniel...... 8......TN
Martha O'Daniel...... 6.......TN
West O'Daniel...... 2.........TN
Arch B. Branch....... 34........NC......Farmer.... (brother to Clarkey - see letters to Jesse Grimes)

"Civil War in Rutherford"
Once the decision had been made for the citizens of Gibson County to support the South in the war, a company of minutemen was appointed by the Gibson County Court. These men appointed in District 19 (Rutherford area) were as follows:
R. W. Barton, W. B. Barrett, W. Edmundson, S. Wilson, J. R. Jordan, J. R. Penn, N. Holland, A. Brickhouse and S. O'DANIEL.

1870 Gibson Co, Civil Dist. 19, TN Census:
Steve O'Daniel..........55........... NC.......Farmer
Elizabeth O'Daniel ..........35...........TN
Arch O'Daniel............ 6............ TN
Laura O'Daniel............ 4........ TN
James O'Daniel............. 1..........TN
Ruth Clouse (?)............11...........TN

1880 Gibson Co, Civil Dist. 19, TN Census:
Stephen O'Daniel............66.......NC
Charity O'Daniel........46........NC
Cricy Flowers............22 .......TN........Step-daughter
Arch Flowers.........19 ..........TN........ Step-son
Jno O'Daniel........... 15.........TN
Ellen O'Daniel........ 14........TN
James O'Daniel..........11........TN

Walnut Grove Baptist Church Cemetery, Gibson County Tennessee:
Partial listing:
Clarky O'Daniel...... Nov 1, 1819 - Jun 15, 1862
S. O'Daniel............1812 - 1881 (Stephen)
Elizabeth E. O'Daniel.......1840 - 1872 (2nd wife of Stephen)
Annie O'Daniel........Jul 12, 1782 - Nov 21, 1853 (mother of Stephen - maiden name Keathley)
Charity O'Daniel......Feb 12, 1832 - Jul 13, 1887 (3rd wife of Stephen)
many more O'Daniels and Keathleys are listed.

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Branch Clarkie (Clarky) [Female] b. 01 NOV 1819 North Carolina - d. 15 JUN 1862 Gibson Co. Tennessee

"Whitfield Record" from North Carolina
William Whitfield came from England the early part of the 18th century, married Elizabeth Goodman in 1713, eventually moved to Rockford, Lenoir Co., N.C.
They had four sons and six daughters. Two of the daughters are in our line.
Mary Whitfield married John Grady, had a large family, among them, Charity Grady who married Michael Herring. Their daughter Nancy married Jonathan Keathley, and their daughter Annie Keathley(married Alexander O'Daniel. She is our line and buried in the Walnut Grove Baptist Cemetery in Gibson County, Tennessee.
Charity Whitfield married Frederick O'Daniel and their son William is the father of Alexander (above) who married Annie Keathley.
This is the same info was also in our family records.

Annie and Alexander O'Daniel are the parents of Stephen O'Daniel

1850 Gibson County, Civil Dist. 19, Tennessee Census:
Stephen O'Daniel 35 Farmer NC
Clarkey O'Daniel 31 NC
Frances O'Daniel 10 male TN
Hespy O'Daniel 8 TN
Martha O'Daniel 6 TN
West O'Daniel 2 male TN
Arch B. Branch 34 Farmer NC (brother to Clarkey ?)

Walnut Grove Baptist Church Cemetery, Gibson County Tennessee:
Partial listing:
Clarky O'Daniel Nov 1, 1819 - Jun 15, 1862
S. O'Daniel 1812 - 1881 (Stephen)
Elizabeth E. O'Daniel 1840 - 1872 (2nd wife of Stephen)
Annie O'Daniel Jul 12, 1782 - Nov 21, 1853 (mother of Stephen - maiden name Keathley)
Charity O'Daniel Feb 12, 1832 - Jul 13, 1887 (3rd wife of Stephen)
many more O'Daniels and Keathleys are listed.

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Branch Archelaus B [Male] b. 20 FEB 1792 North Carolina - d. 18 APR 1865 North Carolina
Census: 1860

1850 Duplin, NC census
Arch ? Branch.........78.........NC.......farmer

Wills of Duplin County, NC by Murphy
pg 63 #205 Sampson GRIMES (CR 035.801.5/A-169) 27 Mar 1828, May 1828.
Son Jesse part of land; son James upper part; son William land, dau EASTER BRANCH part of land, dau Nancy Stroud & (same children named) remainder of property -- EX: son James and son-in-law Archelaus Branch.
Wit: Jno Watkins, Th. J. Kinnear & Samuel Sullivens

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Grimes Esther (Ester) [Female] b. ABT 1785 North Carolina - d. 18 MAY 1841 North Carolina

Wills of Duplin County, NC by Murphy
pg 63 #205 Sampson GRIMES (CR 035.801.5/A-169) 27 Mar 1828, May 1828.
Son Jesse part of land; son James upper part; son William land, dau EASTER BRANCH part of land, dau Nancy Stroud & (same children named) remainder of property -- EX: son James and son-in-law Archelaeus Branch.
Wit: Jno Watkins, Th. J. Kinnear & Samuel Sullivens

Esther Grimes Branch - tombstone reads:
Esther, Daughter of Sampson Grimes & wife of Archelaus Branch
Died May 18, 1841
Aged 56 yrs.
This would make her birthdate about 1785.

Ester's brother, Jesse Grimes:
Duplin County, NC - Jesse Grimes Letters

Duplin County, NC - Jesse Grimes Letters ST # 21

Sunday morning, September the 5th l84l

Jesse
It has fell to my lot to transmit to you the melencholy information of the death of Esther Branch. She was afcacked with pain in the right side & fever on the 9th of March and died the l8th of May & was "buried at the Manor old field between the road & deep bottom on the left hand going down. This information I have received by letter from Branch after he had passed through the days of mourning.
The old stock of our relations in Carolina is nearly extinguished. Joe Grimes & wife is now perhaps the oldest remaining. The places of those we once knew are now supplied by others that we know not.
You say, who lives near James of his old acquaintance? I will name some of them, Peter & Levia Watkins, Alex'r Keaton & family. Fed & Charles Hines, David Hooks widow, her three sons & three sons in law, Ned Williams, David Wright & John Stalllngs, John Phillips & John McCan (from the Grove), John Powell, David Bryant & Amos Waller. These three last married James wife sisters, John Winders also did, & William Sloan a brother of James wife. From Phillips down are all connected. James is living a widower with four children. Has a good place and conveniently situated & is doing as well as he wishes.
We have had a dry summer. Corn crops generally have suffered excessively and in many places I hear there is not enough raised to supply the necessities of the inhabitants, consequently they will look for another country. My own crop is not good but equal to any of my neighbors.
The health of the country I believe is very good. My family are well & Frisbee is the only sick
person I know of. He has been sick for several days. He is in declining health & without an unexpected change will not survive long.
Albert talks of visiting Texas this winter. I am incouraging him to do so but don't look for him till you hear he is in the neighborhood.
I rec'd your letter by James Johnson but have had no talk with him since his return. He has been sick & I supposed was taken about the time he left Texas. We hear that you threaten to visit Ala.
before next spring. You have friends here that would be glad to see you. If you were here no doubt you would have company back home.
In my answer to Branch's letter containing the account of his wife's death, I mentioned the probable call that would be made on him the insuing winter for your money. As I am sure he does not keep it by him, I thought it best to give him a hint. He has not wrote me but this one time for more than three years & now pondered for while the letters was wrote by his youngest son & signed by himself, the style & language is that of a Branch.
I addressed my letter to the son with but few compliments to either. Esther had two daughters. They married John & Stephen Daniel & are living In Gibson County, Western Tennessee & are increasing the Daniel family rapidly. The two sons are living with Archy. The oldest a fool & the youngest too smart.
I have infcentially omitted everything of a public or political cast supposing that all matters of interest in this way are copied in your newspapers.
I don't think of anything else at present. If there be any thing omitted that you want to hear - ask & ye shall receive.

Wm. Grimes.

Address shows:-

Washington C. H., Ala
Sept. 6, l84l
rec'd 10th Nov paid 18 1/2
150

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O'Daniel Alexander [Male] b. ABT 1783 North Carolina - d. 1816 Duplin Co., North Carolina

"Whitfield Record" from North Carolina
William Whitfield came from England the early part of the 18th century, married Elizabeth Goodman in 1713, eventually moved to Rockford, Lenoir Co., N.C.
They had four sons and six daughters. Two of the daughters are in our line.
Mary Whitfield married John Grady, had a large family, among them, Charity Grady who married Michael Herring. Their daughter Nancy married Jonathan Keathley, and their daughter Annie Keathley (married Alexander O'Daniel. Annie is our line and is buried in the Walnut Grove Baptist Cemetery in Gibson County, Tennessee.
Charity Whitfield married Frederick O'Daniel and their son William is the father of Alexander (above) who married Annie Keathley.
This same info was also in our family records.

Alexander supposedly died in Duplin County, N.C. and was buried in Walnut Grove Cemetery, Gibson Co. TN. His wife is listed there, but he is not.

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Keathley Annie [Female] b. 12 JUL 1782 North Carolina - d. 12 NOV 1853 Gibson Co. Tennessee

"Whitfield Record" from North Carolina
William Whitfield came from England the early part of the 18th century, married Elizabeth Goodman in 1713, eventually moved to Rockford, Lenoir Co., N.C.
They had four sons and six daughters. Two of the daughters are in our line.
Mary Whitfield married John Grady, had a large family, among them, Charity Grady who married Michael Herring. Their daughter Nancy married Jonathan Keathley, and their daughter Annie Keathley married Alexander O'Daniel. Annie is our line and is buried in the Walnut Grove Baptist Cemetery in Gibson County, Tennessee.
Charity Whitfield married Frederick O'Daniel and their son William is the father of Alexander (above) who married Annie Keathley.
This same info was also in our family records.

1850 Gibson Tennessee census:
Anna , age 64, b. NC, is shown living with son Alexander O'Daniel. Next to Jonathan and Stephen.

Walnut Grove Baptist Church Cemetery, Gibson County Tennessee:
Partial listing:
Clarky O'Daniel Nov 1, 1819 - Jun 15, 1862
S. O'Daniel 1812 - 1881 (Stephen)
Elizabeth E. O'Daniel 1840 - 1872 (2nd wife of Stephen)
Annie O'Daniel Jul 12, 1782 - Nov 21, 1853 (mother of Stephen - maiden name Keathley)
Charity O'Daniel Feb 12, 1832 - Jul 13, 1887 (3rd wife of Stephen)
many more O'Daniels and Keathleys are listed.

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Keathley Jonathan [Male] b. 1750 North Carolina - d. 1821 North Carolina

Jonathon was born, perhaps not far from the town of Albertson, near the Northeast Cape Fear River in North Carolina. His father, John Sr. was a farmer.
Jonathon grew up on his parents farm and became a very sucessful farmer, eventually owning 2300 acres under cultivation.

1784-1786 Duplin County NC Census - Jonathon's name was spelled "Kitley" in this census.

John Keathley Sr, wrote his will on the 20th of Mar 1793 and it was recorded January 1794 in Wayne County, North Carolina. He gave most of his estate to his wife, Elizabeth. His wife was bequeathed the choice of the feather beds and family belongings. She was to receive half of the kitchen furniture during her remaining life. He gave one feather bed and furniture to his son, Jonathon Jr., after his wife, Elizabeth, passed away. He gave the same to his son, John Jr.
Richard, the first born, was given all the land and property after Elizabeth passed away.

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