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James Thomas Ramsey, Jr
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Birth: Dec. 26, 1833
Posey County
Indiana, USA
Death: 1897
Gallatin County
Illinois, USA

Son of James Ramsey and Eady Fletcher and was born in Posey Co, IND on 26 Dec 1833. He was married to Margaret M. Edwards.

***Information is from The Ramsey Family Descendants by Lola Ramsey Moore book.***

James T and Margaret lived on a farm which had been deeded by Margaret from her father (Isom). They evidently lived in White County, ILL in 1859 according to the War Department. Also "Grandma Margaret" often said that that the first place she lived in Illinois was in the Plains in White County. Their daughter Edy Ann is buried at Hamack Cemetery in White County. James Thomas Ramsey enlisted in the Indiana Volunteers, 91st regiment, Co. D in 1863 and served three years during the Civil War. According to letters of correspondence with the War Department by him, Jay Smith, his brother in law, and Henry Rister, James Thomas was injured during the battle of Kenesaw Mountain by a shell exploding near him and he suffered from a head injury the rest of his life. Both of these men listed above served with him in Co. D. These letters were in reference to his request for a pension , which he did not ever recieve. He was discharged from the service at the McDougall General Hospital at Fort Schulyer, New York in May 1865. He returned to his family in Posey County and according to family traditions that have been passed down, he had become a very heavy drinker and this is what probably led to the break up of his and Margaret's marriage in about 1871. In 1873 James Ramsey is listed as one of the first members of the Old Cottonwood Primitive Baptist Church, which was founded by Job Reeder and Frances Ramsey, who was the aunt of James.

In 1874 Margaret sold the family farm. She bought a farm somewhere near in or around White County.
It is not known when James died or where he was after 1889. Margaret is said to have gone and taken care of him at the time he was terminally ill, but there are no records of where that was or where he is buried at. 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  James Thomas Ramsey (1802 - 1873)
  Edith 'Eady' Fletcher Ramsey (1804 - 1863)
 
 Spouse:
  Margaret M. Edwards Ramsey (1838 - 1915)
 
 Children:
  Edy Ann Ramsey (1857 - 1858)*
  Malinda Jane Ramsey (1859 - 1860)*
  Thomas Ramsey (1862 - 1863)*
  Albert Birke Ramsey (1866 - 1892)*
  George Washington Ramsey (1870 - 1944)*
 
 Siblings:
  Frances R. Ramsey Passmore (1828 - 1864)*
  Edith Angeline Ramsey Stallings (1832 - 1906)*
  James Thomas Ramsey (1833 - 1897)
  Cynthia Jane Ramsey Cox (1836 - 1898)*
  Ananias Ramsey (1842 - 1914)*
  Kisiah Ramsey Smith (1843 - 1900)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Unknown
 
Created by: Amy Fuller
Record added: Jan 14, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 64205357
 

James is my 2nd cousin
- Michael L. Ramsey
 Added: Feb. 8, 2011
Rest in peace, great grandpa.
- Amy Fuller
 Added: Jan. 14, 2011
 
 
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