III. Henry James
Henry married Elizabeth Whitley on 25 December 1836 in White County (by
Jonathan Farrington, J.P.).41 She was born about 1821 (described as age 25 on 29
Nov 1848 and 38 on 8 Feb 1859), a daughter of Sharp R. Whitley.42
Elizabeth remarried to David Graham in White County on 14 February 1852 (by
William Burden, M.G.).47
David and Elizabeth Graham were also in District No. 2 (p. 40, 13 Jun 1860; P.O. River Hill; family 264), next to the household of Wesley Graham, who owned real estate worth $2000, and his family:
By 1870, Elizabeth seems to have moved to Clay precinct, Logan County, Kentucky (p. 5 ):
Her daughter Martha and son-in-law were nearby, in the same precinct (p. 2):
As were her daughter Eliza and son-in-law (p. 1; PO Russellville, 25 Aug):
Martha must have died about 1878, as Jesse Ramsey had a new wife in the 1880 census (Russellville District, Logan Co, Ky, ED 162, p. 8):
John and Eliza Ramsey were in the same district in1880 (ED 162, p. 36):
41. Henry James pension file.
42. See Helen Whitley Strader and Routh Whitley Benbow, Our Wandering Whitleys, p. 145 (1974).
43. Research by Linda Anne Watson in White County records, 1984.
44. Byron & Barbara Sistler, 1840 Census—Tennessee (Nashville, Tenn.: 1986); also checked on microfilm.
45. Henry James pension file, widow cert. #195; file #29525; minors cert. #1145; file #26641.
46. Manerva James, age 9, b. Tenn., is also listed in the household of Charles and Nancy (Whitley) Anderson, adjacent to Sharp Whitley in District 1, White County (enumerated 22 Jul 1850). Nancy was Manerva's aunt, and Sharp Whitley was her grandfather.
47. Research by Linda Anne Watson, citing White Co. m. recs., p. 40; also certified in pension file.
48. Dates of birth in pension file, stated to be taken from Henry James' Bible.
49. Research by Linda Anne Watson, citing White Co. m. recs., p. 58.
50 Research by Linda Anne Watson, citing White Co. m. recs., p. 61 (license date).
51 Note that there was a J.H. James (1844-1932) buried in Jefferson County, Kansas. In addition, a revocation of an 1866 power of attorney to Thomas N. Chaney, by Washington Chaney and John H. and Mary James of Solano County, California was recorded in Buchanan County on 2 July 1878 (Deeds 96:203). No John or Henry James appears to be in the 1880 census for Solano County.