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James William Borland
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Birth: Nov. 24, 1834
Monroe County
Indiana, USA
Death: Sep. 27, 1898
Oak Grove
Jackson County
Missouri, USA

From the Oak Grove Banner 1896

"James Borland was born in Monroe County , Indiana, Nov 24, 1834 . When he was 2 years old his parents moved to Barry County, now Jasper County, Missouri. They settled near the present town of Carthage, Missouri , but the nearest post office then was Springfield , Missouri, a distance of 65 miles. In 1838 his father died, leaving his wife in very good circumstances, but with a family of small children . Two years later the government land was opened and she entered 480 acres for her 3 boys. James remained with his mother until 1856 and his main work was hauling lead to Boonville, Missouri from Granby, Missouri, and goods back with an ox team, and also breaking up the raw prairie. On the 25th day of Sept., 1856, he was married to Mary E Darrow, and eight children were born to this union, seven of whom are still living. Viz: Jesse M, Mrs Nannie Crews, Mrs Emma Beard, Mrs Mattie Maxwell, Mrs Minerva Gibson, James William, and Mrs Minnie Woodworth. After he married, he settled and improved his part of the land his mother entered for him and remained there until the Civil War broke out. On the 25th day of June , he enlisted in Col. Jesse Craven's regiment and Rain's division of cavalry, state troops, and Gov. Claiborne Jackson's call and served nine months in the states service. He was then released and joined the regular Confederate Infantry, Co. A, 11th regiment, 2nd brigade, commanded by General Parsons and served until the 5th day of June, 1865, when he, with the rest of the company, surrendered at Shrevesport, La., and after a service of 4 years lacking 20 days. He was in the battles of Carthage, Mo., Springfield, Drywood, Lexington, King Hill, Ark., Elkhorn, Helena, Mansfield,La., Jenkins Ferry, Washita River, La., and several other small engagements. After he surrendered he secured free transportation from the government from Shrevesport, La., to Baton Rouge, and from Baton Rouge to St. Louis , up the Mississippi river on a flat boat named " Tom Stickney ", and from St. Louis to Sedalia Mo. On the Missouri Pacific railroad, landing at Sedalia Mo. About the first of July, 1865, and wrote to his family to come to him from Jasper County. They came as soon as possible and remained there until Feb. 1866, then came to Lafayette County and settled on Texas Prairie, north of Bates City Mo. In 1869 he removed his family to Jackson County , and in 1872 he moved to the place he now lives on and bought 40 acres of unimproved land and improved it and bought more to it. Mr Borland is now 62 years old and is still able to do light work. He joined the Christian Church, February , 1860, and was baptized in the Spring river, seven miles east of Carthage Mo., by Elder Jesse Scott. He has remained a faithful member of his church until the present time. Mr Borland resides on his well cultivated farm, one and one -half miles North and East of Oak Grove Mo."

Married Mary E. "Maggie" Darrow 25 Sept 1856 in Jasper Co MO
Amanda E. Borland b. 9 Nov 1857 d. 10 Mar 1874
Jessie M. Borland b. 8 Mar 1861 d. 6 Dec 1935
Nancy Jane "Nannie" Borland Crews b. 18 Feb 1862 d. 17 Feb 1936
Mary "Emma" Borland b. 1866 d. 1900
Martha A. "Mattie" Borland Maxwell b 7 Mar 1869 d 25 Feb 1930
Margaret M. "Nerva" Borland b 1871 d 1947
James William "Jim" Borland b. 13 Jun 1874 d 19 Apr 1932
Minnie M. Borland Woodworth b. 20 Jun 1878 d 19 Mar 1947 
Family links: 
  Mary Elizabeth Darrow Borland (1838 - 1912)*
  Mary Emma Borland Beard (1866 - 1900)*
  Mattie Borland Maxwell (1869 - 1930)*
  Margaret Minerva Borland Gibson (1871 - 1947)*
  James William Borland (1874 - 1932)*
  Minnie M. Borland Woodworth (1878 - 1947)*
*Calculated relationship
Oak Grove Cemetery
Oak Grove
Jackson County
Missouri, USA
Created by: JM Herman
Record added: Aug 24, 2013
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James William Borland
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James William Borland
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James William Borland
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