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Rev James Jefferson
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Birth: Nov. 20, 1793
Virginia, USA
Death: Dec. 22, 1874
Marshall County
West Virginia, USA

Husband of Zeriuah Freeland.

Children: Elizabeth, John F, Isabella, James, Nancy, Stephen, Mary, Jacob, Jeremiah and Josiah.


ELDER JAMES JEFFERSON died at his residence on Roberts' Ridge, Marshall County, West Virginia on Tuesday, December 22, 1874, in the 82d year of his age. He was born in Alexandria, Va., November 21, 1793, and emigrated with his father to the wilds of Western Virginia in 1809, and settled upon the farm upon which he died, it being then in Ohio County. He was among the first settlers of that rich and thickly settled portion of Marshall county know as Roberts' Ridge, lying about three miles south of Moundsville.

He was a descendant of that sturdy stock of Virginians of the same name from which Thomas Jefferson sprung. In the war of 1812, he being then a young man, enlisted in the service of his country, received an honorable discharge, and was a pensioner at the time of his death by virtue of said service.

He was a regularly ordained minister of the Baptist church, and labored in that capacity for over half a century, with a great measure of success, and almost always without pecuniary compensation. In his family relations he was kind and indulgent, and received in a remarkable degree the devoted esteem and regard of a large line of descendants, who had grownup around him. in fact, all who knew him unite in honoring his memory, and in testifying to his many virtues. his strong mental faculties remained unimpaired up to the time of the death of the beloved partner of his bosom, which occurred November 27, 1873, which sad event so shocked him that it was only at intervals since that his mind gave evidence of that vigor and clearness that characterized it through a long life. For the last year he has manifested a great indifference to remain here and expressed a desire to go to that peaceful rest which remains for the people of God. May he rest in peace. -- "G." in Signs of the Times, N.Y.

Date: Wednesday, March 24, 1875
Paper: Wheeling Register (Wheeling, WV)
Volume: 12
Issue: 300
Page: 3 
Family links: 
  Zeruiah Freeland Jefferson (1796 - 1873)
  John F Jefferson (1819 - 1903)*
  Isabel Jefferson Holmes (1821 - 1875)*
  Nancy Jefferson Lutes (1825 - 1901)*
  Jacob Jefferson (1833 - 1909)*
  Jeremiah Jefferson (1834 - 1837)*
  Josiah Jefferson (1837 - 1837)*
*Calculated relationship
Freeland Cemetery
Marshall County
West Virginia, USA
Created by: Cemetery Moon
Record added: Apr 08, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 68072272
Rev James Jefferson
Added by: Maureen Solomon
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