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James Ruffus Sockwell
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Birth: Aug. 22, 1875
Death: Jun. 7, 1931
Franklin County
Alabama, USA

James Ruffus Sockwell was born on August 22, 1875 in Colbert county, Alabama to Edwin William Sockwell and Sarah C. Phillips. He married Mary Frances Thompson on May 5, 1895 in Franklin county, Alabama. They were married by Isaac Bradford.

James and Mary had seven children. In 1920 they were living in Moulton AL, but by 1923, they had moved to Muscle Shoals, AL on property that is now located along the Wilson Dam Road and near Okolona Baptist Church where they are listed as some of it's early members. Both James' and Mary's signatures are found on the document for Muscle Shoals to become incorporated.
 
 
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 Parents:
  Edwin William Sockwell (1844 - 1925)
  Sarah Phillips Sockwell (1849 - 1886)
 
 Spouse:
  Mary Frances Thompson Sockwell (1879 - 1964)*
 
 Children:
  Ethel Sue Sockwell McWhorter (1896 - 1963)*
  Lona Bell Sockwell Holland (1899 - 1945)*
  Avis Gertrude Sockwell McBride (1903 - 1990)*
  John Howard Sockwell (1907 - 1987)*
  Jimmy Gladys Sockwell Myhan (1910 - 1988)*
  William Thompson Sockwell (1912 - 1988)*
  Margaret Frances Sockwell Callough (1919 - 2003)*
 
 Siblings:
  Elzada B. Sockwell Ellison (1866 - 1938)*
  Mary Caroline Luvenia Sockwell Bradford (1868 - 1934)*
  Amazonia A. Sockwell Hallmark (1871 - 1906)*
  Joseph Huston Sockwell (1872 - 1927)*
  Edward Buchanan Sockwell (1874 - 1933)*
  James Ruffus Sockwell (1875 - 1931)
  Lucinda Jane Sockwell Stout (1877 - 1917)**
  Ada Sockwell Sherrill (1879 - 1935)*
  Ida Sockwell Burns (1879 - 1945)*
  J. W. Arthur Sockwell (1885 - 1970)*
  Annie Jessie Sockwell Moody (1893 - 1915)**
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Old Bethel Cemetery
Leighton
Colbert County
Alabama, USA
 
Maintained by: Steve Curlee
Originally Created by: Wanda Quinn Bradford
Record added: Mar 06, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 34526256
James Ruffus Sockwell
Added by: Wanda Quinn Bradford
 
James Ruffus Sockwell
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My great grandfather. Requiescat in pace.
- Steve Curlee
 Added: Sep. 8, 2013
 
 
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