Thomas Jefferson James Jr

Male14 January 1844–13 July 1940

Brief Life History of Thomas Jefferson

When Thomas Jefferson James Jr was born on 14 January 1844, in Lawrence, Mississippi, United States, his father, Thomas Jefferson James, was 35 and his mother, Martha Patsy Pierce, was 33. He married Minerva Adeline Caves about 1864, in Mississippi, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Caldwell, Louisiana, United States in 1900 and Police Jury Ward 2, Caldwell, Louisiana, United States for about 10 years. He died on 13 July 1940, in Columbia, Caldwell, Louisiana, United States, at the age of 96, and was buried in Union Cemetery, Joyce, Winn, Louisiana, United States.

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Thomas Jefferson James Jr
Minerva Adeline Caves
Marriage: about 1864
Billie James
Manerva Jane James
Martha Lou James
Christopher Columbus James
Mary Magdalene James
John Wesley James Sr
Thomas Franklin James
Rhoda Belle James
Della Rose James

Sources (11)

  • Thomas James, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Thomas J James, "Louisiana Deaths, 1850-1875, 1894-1960"
  • T J James in entry for Jesse Brown James, "Louisiana Deaths, 1850-1875, 1894-1960"

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  • Marriage
    about 1864Mississippi, United States
  • Children (9)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 2

    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.


    Age 17

    Mississippi became the second state to leave the Union at the start of the Civil War in 1861.

    1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

    Age 26

    Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

    Name Meaning

    English and Welsh: from the Middle English personal name James. Introduced to England by the Normans, this is an Old French form of Late Latin Iacomus, a variant of Latin Iacobus, Greek Iakōbos, the New Testament rendering of Hebrew Ya‘aqob (see Jacob ). The medieval Latin (Vulgate) Bible distinguished between Old Testament Iacob (which was uninflected) and New Testament Iacobus (with inflections). The latter developed into James in medieval French. The distinction was carried over into the King James Bible of 1611, and Jacob and James remain as separate names in English usage. Most European languages, however, make no such distinction, so that forms such as French Jacques , stand for both the Old and the New Testament names. This surname is also very common among African Americans. Compare Jack .

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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