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Rev Robert Sallee James
Birth: Sep. 17, 1818
Lickskillet
Logan County
Kentucky, USA
Death: Aug. 19, 1850
Placerville
El Dorado County
California, USA

Robert Sallie James, son of John and Mary Poore James, husband of Zerelda Cole James, was father of Frank and Jesse James, the famous bank robbers. Robert James graduated from Georgetown College, with a degree in Bachelor of Arts. He later returned, where he received his Masters Degree. He was an educator, gifted orator, and a successful farmer. After leaving KY, he settled in Clay Co., MO, where he became a pastor of a Baptist Church, acquired a farm and two slaves, and helped found William Jewell College. Robert joined the rush to CA, some say for the quest of gold and others say to preach God's Word and save the souls of the gold miners. Instead, he found illness and death. He is buried in an unmarked grave, at Hangtown Gold Camp. A letter written by friends to his wife Zerelda said he died of Cholera.
 
 
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 Parents:
  John James (1775 - 1827)
  Mary Poor James (1790 - 1827)
 
 Spouse:
  Zerelda Elizabeth Cole Samuel (1825 - 1911)
 
 Children:
  Frank James (1843 - 1915)*
  Jesse Woodson James (1847 - 1882)*
  Susan Lavenia James Parmer (1849 - 1889)*
 
 Siblings:
  Elizabeth James West (1816 - 1904)*
  Robert Sallee James (1818 - 1850)
  Nancy Gardner James (1821 - 1875)*
  Thomas Martin James (1823 - 1901)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Old Placerville City Cemetery
Placerville
El Dorado County
California, USA
Plot: Unmarked
 
Created by: Mike Graves
Record added: Apr 09, 2014
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Rev Robert Sallee James
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Rev Robert Sallee James
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