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Eliza Em Townsend James
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Birth: Jul. 15, 1839
Athens County
Ohio, USA
Death: Aug. 11, 1919
Knox County
Missouri, USA

Eliza Em (Townsend) James was the daughter of Uriah P. "U.P." Townsend (born 1811 in New York & died between 1870 & 1880) and Almira (Beal) Townsend (died 1843).

Eliza had the following known full-siblings:

Lydia Townsend 1834-
John Miller Townsend 1835-1913
Adaline T. Townsend 1838-

Eliza also had two known half-siblings from her father's second marriage to Margaret Seamen:

Rueben Townsend 1844-
Helen Townsend 1858-1940

Eliza and her family lived in Athens County, Ohio, where her father was a farmer. In the 1850 census of this location, U.P. Townsend was 39, his second wife Margaret was 27, and the children were Lydia 16, John 13, Adaline 12, Eliza 11, and Ruben 6.

On November 27, 1856 in Athens County, Ohio, Eliza married Absalom B. James when she was 17 and he was 22. They lived in Ohio and their first child, Mary, was born there in 1857. Then, Eliza and Absalom moved to Knox County, Missouri, where they lived and farmed for the remainder of their lives. They had the following known children:

Mary James 1857-
William Emerson James 1862-
Daniel E. James 1865-
Annie E. James 1867-
Viola James 1871-1910
Uriah James 1872-
John M. James 1875-
Absalom James, Jr. 1877-
Linnie May Janes 1878-1934

Absalom died in 1891 and Eliza in 1919. Both are buried at Mt. Tabor Cemetery in Knox County, Missouri.

- Written by Blytha (Dennis) Ellis
Family links: 
  Absolum B James (1834 - 1891)
  Mary Almira James Wiley (1857 - 1932)*
  William Emerson James (1862 - 1887)*
  Viola James Gentry (1871 - 1905)*
  Uriah James (1872 - 1953)*
  Linnie Mae James Gentry (1878 - 1934)*
  Absalom B. James (1878 - 1952)*
*Calculated relationship
Mount Tabor Cemetery
Knox County
Missouri, USA
Maintained by: Blytha & Donald Ellis
Originally Created by: Pam Witherow
Record added: May 06, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 69446200
Eliza Em <i>Townsend</i> James
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- Blytha & Donald Ellis
 Added: Jul. 30, 2011

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