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Subject: Re: [JESSE-JAMES] Trying to Connect my G-G- Grandfather to JamesClan
Date: Fri, 13 May 2011 18:15:32 -0500
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Hi Ronnie:
Thanks very much for the reply and the info. I will indeed check out the
book.
Again, thanks a lot! :)
----- Original Message -----
From: "Ronnie McGinnis" <>
To: <>
Sent: Friday, May 13, 2011 5:42 PM
Subject: Re: [JESSE-JAMES] Trying to Connect my G-G- Grandfather to
JamesClan


My great-grandmother, Emma Olivia James of Copiah County, MS, always said we
were related to the James brothers. Finally, when I was writing my
genealogical book on all my Mississippi family lines, I researched our
connection, if any, with the infamous James brothers. My primary source of
information was "Jesse and Frank James: The Family History," by Phillip W.
Steele, Pelican Publishing Company, 2003. Jesse and Frank's entire family
tree was printed in this book. My line wasn't. You might want to purchase
the book; it costs about $12.

--- On Fri, 5/13/11, <> wrote:

> From: <>
> Subject: [JESSE-JAMES] Trying to Connect my G-G- Grandfather to James Clan
> To:
> Date: Friday, May 13, 2011, 2:20 PM
> Hello:
>
> When I was growing up, my grandmother and her brother (my
> great-uncle) lived with us,
> as they were elderly and we were the only relatives
> nearby. Both of them passed away
> in the '70s
>
> Several of we family members recall that, over the years
> they were with us, 'Granny'
> and 'Uncle Ed' occasionally stated that we all were kin to
> Jesse and Frank James.
> I even recall Granny relating an event involving Frank
> James she'd been told (by her
> mother?) I don't recall the details.
>
> None of us recalled or thought to press them for details
> about the alleged relation-
> ship.
>
> Recently my brother found 'Uncle Ed's' Birth Certificate,
> which gave his and Granny's
> mother's name - a James! We were intrigued and so I
> began trying to research the
> possible relationship. Unfortunately, I have 'struck
> a snag' in my research and I am
> hoping someone here can perhaps shed some light on this for
> me!
>
> Granny / Uncle Ed's mother (our g-grandmother) was a
> Talitha Annie James b.1868.
> Her Parents (my g-g- grandparents) were a William James
> b.1848 and a Rosa Ella /
> Roselia / Roselle Moody (spelling varies w/ different
> records). Unfortunately, there
> is little info on my g-g grandfather William James.
> No parent's names, only dates of
> birth/death and the name of State (b. Alabama 1848 / d.
> Arkansas 1915 according to
> Ancestry.com).
>
> Searching thru the James family clan, I really see only one
> possible person who was
> born at the right time to possibly be g-g grandfather
> William. That person is Jesse's
> Uncle William's (who married Jesse to his wife Zerelda) son
> William Jr. b. 1848. But
> again, no info to speak of. I'm not at all sure if
> William Jr. is the right person., I can't
> place William Jr. being born in Alabama. Jesse's
> Uncle William *might* possibly
> have been traveling during that period and passed thru
> Alabama perhaps? Or could
> my g-g- grandfathers records be inaccurate?? Just a
> theory.
>
> If the names I mentioned above are familiar to anyone, or
> if you have any info on
> Rev. William H. James' (Jesse's Uncle) son, William Jr., I
> would appreciate it very
> much...and of course, I'll be delighted to share any info I
> have acquired. Thank you!
>
>
>
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> List Mom
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