|Birth: ||Apr. 22, 1840|
|Death: ||Mar. 18, 1924|
♥ ~ My Second Great Grand Uncle ~ ♥
☆☆☆～ Civil War Veteran ～☆☆☆
Served in the Union Army, 74th Regiment, Pennsylvania Infantry, Company A, from March 4, 1865 to August 29, 1865
John was a son of Ana Eberhart and William James. On February 28, 1862, he married Caroline Rustay in Newport Township, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania. They had five children: Arthur, Ana Elizabeth, Emma, Franklin, and Eva.
From April 8 to May 12, 1865, John's unit served at Beverly, Randolph County, West Virginia, and at Clarksburg, Harrison County, West Virginia, guarding the Parkersburg branch of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad. In June 1865 during the march from Beverly to Clarksburg, John fell behind and arrived a day after others in the regiment. He complained to his sergeant about being in a great deal of pain, and was detailed as a cook for the rest of his tour.
He worked at the Salem Coal Company breaker in Salem Township, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, as a carpenter before the War, and tried to resume that occupation when the War ended. In 1879 he applied for an invalid pension because the chronic rheumatism he developed during his War service then caused him to walk with a cane, and the resulting heart disease also prevented him from doing manual labor.
In 1877, he moved his family to Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa, and this is where his youngest daughter was born. From 1882-1894 he lived in Muscatine, Iowa. He moved back East to Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, in 1894, and lived in Shickshinny, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, from 1902-1911. In 1911, he returned to Muscatine, Iowa, where he spent the rest of his days.
William M. James (1816 - 1883)
Caroline Rustay James (1842 - 1924)*
Arthur James (1863 - 1946)*
Anna Elizabeth James Aikens (1866 - 1888)*
Emma James Nelson (1869 - 1959)*
Eva J James Copeland (1878 - 1935)*
Plot: Fletcher 4th Addition, Block 27, Lot 29
Created by: Star Kline
Record added: Feb 13, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 24615226