|Birth: ||Sep. 22, 1822|
|Death: ||Nov. 10, 1889|
John is the son of Celia (Kline) & James Henderson James. John went by both John Francis and James Francis during his lifetime.
John married Mary A. Hunt, Feb. 23, 1845 in Switzerland Co., IN. They had 3 children: Samuel, Joseph, and Elisha.
John and Mary came to Tipton Co. from Switzerland Co. between 1852-1858. When they arrived in Prairie Township it was a wilderness. Family legend states that they had to make two fires in front of their log cabin in order to ward off the bears and wolves! In 1874, John was owner of a 120 acre farm in Prairie Township (close to Groomsville).
Elisha E James (1852 - 1911)*
Created by: Kit and Morgan Benson
Record added: Dec 30, 2001
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