Charles Jefferson James

20 July 1860–14 December 1946 (Age 86)
Jasper, Mississippi, United States

The Life Summary of Charles Jefferson

When Charles Jefferson James was born on 20 July 1860, in Jasper, Mississippi, United States, his father, William Madison James, was 34 and his mother, Mary Ellen Kelly, was 25. He married Catherine Ellen McGinnis in 1886, in Jasper, Mississippi, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Franklin, Louisiana, United States in 1920 and Laurel, Jones, Mississippi, United States in 1940. He died on 14 December 1946, in Jones, Mississippi, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Hickory Grove Cemetery, Davenport, Montgomery, Alabama, United States.

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Family Time Line

Charles Jefferson James
1860–1946
Catherine Ellen McGinnis
1863–1926
Marriage: 1886
Frank A James
1888–1946
Mary E James
1890–1969
Mae Mattie James
1891–1975
Catherine Lillian James
1894–1961
James Patrick James
1896–1986
Robert William James
1899–1950
Agnes Narine James
1901–1979
Charles W James
1903–2004
John Barney James
1906–1993

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1886Jasper, Mississippi, United States
  • Children

    (9)

    +4 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (9)

    +4 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1861
    Age 1
    Mississippi became the second state to leave the Union at the start of the Civil War in 1861.
    1861 · Alabama Secedes From Union
    Age 1
    Alabama became the fourth state to secede from the Union during the Civil War on January 11, 1861. Several days later, they joined the Confederate States of America. Montgomery, Alabama, became the capital for the Confederate States of America.
    1886
    Age 26
    Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

    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.

    Possible Related Names

    Giacomo
    Jemison
    Jaime
    Jemmott
    Como
    Jim
    Jamie
    Jemmett
    Jimmie
    Jamison
    Jacobo
    Jimmy
    Jacob

    Sources (6)

    • Charles James in household of William James, "United States Census, 1880"
    • Charlie James, "United States Census, 1920"

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