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Edmund Duling James
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Birth: May 31, 1803
Death: Apr. 12, 1864

Edmund James, one of the oldest & honored pioneers of Vermillion Co., who is now deceased, was born in the state of Virginia 5-30-1803, a son of Rev. Dr. Wm James. He became a resident of this county as early as 1822, when the principal inhabitants were Indians & wild animals. He settled in Helt Township when the surroundings country was nothing but a wilderness, & here he made his home until his death engaged in agricultural pursuits. He married 6-9-1822 to Miss Elizabeth Swank, a daughter of Jacob Swank, and to them were born 12 children, of whom 8 are still living at the present timeŚWilliam, Edmund, Joseph, Collon, Crews, Permelia, Mary & Lydia. Mr. James held the office of Justice of the Peace for a period of 18 years and made a wise & just judge. His death occurred 4-12-1864, causing universal regret throughout the township where he made his home for so many years. He's widow still survives, living at Summit Grove in her 83rd year. She has 69 grandchildren and 65 great-grandchildren. 
 
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 Spouse:
  Elizabeth Swank James (1805 - 1889)*
 
 Children:
  William James (1824 - 1902)*
  Parmelia James Mack (1825 - 1908)*
  Elijah James (1826 - 1859)*
  Joseph James (1829 - 1909)*
  Sarah James Anderson (1831 - 1882)*
  Collon James (1834 - 1905)*
  Mary Elizabeth James Jenks (1837 - 1890)*
  Lydia James (1839 - 1922)*
  Hooper Crews James (1846 - 1894)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Helts Prairie Cemetery
Hillsdale (Vermillion County)
Vermillion County
Indiana, USA
Plot:
 
Created by: Darla Crain
Record added: May 07, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 14205276
Edmund Duling James
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Edmund Duling James
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