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Curtis James (#47558708)
 member for 5 years, 10 months, 11 days
F. Griffith
Ople Griffith
Thank you for your reply, it is much appreciated.
This is my connection: My gg-grandfather was Marion P. Griffith one of his sons William Douglas Griffith was my g-grandfather, his son Arthur Ethel Griffith was my paternal grandfather.
Odis/Otis Aquilla Griffith and my William Douglas Griffith were brothers and as you know Ople was the son of Odis/Otis.
I would be interested to more input from you and your wife and thanks again.
F. Griffith

Added by F. Griffith on May 31, 2015 9:51 AM

El Memorializer
Durwood Thomas Lomax
You said, "Brother Oren Lomax 33499817."

My apologies for not getting back to you sooner. Durwood and his brother, Oren, along with another brother, Mill, are all linked.


Added by El Memorializer on Apr 01, 2015 8:16 PM

Betty Berentson
Worrell / Walker
My great-grandfather's sister, Nancy Walker, married William Worrell in Boone, Iowa (where I was born and raised). He was born circa 1836, she in 1844. They had 8 kids - Nellie (Hitsman), Charles Edward, William H., Elizabeth, Hattie, Bert, Arthur and Harry (all born in Boone)

My files indicate William was the son of Shad Worrell of Virginia and Nancy Holtzclaw of Kentucky.

I don't know where or when William died but Nancy was a widow living in Red Bluff, California when she passed away in 1929.

Hope this is helpful.
Betty Larsen Berentson

Added by Betty Berentson on Feb 13, 2015 4:04 PM

Charles Martin Worrell, 35171483
Do you know who his parents were? His birth place and year match those of a second cousin of one of my great-grandmothers, but the middle name is different...

Added by RobMinteer57 on Feb 11, 2015 8:15 AM

Robert Kuhmann
Just added the memorial cited above, for: Dorcas (Perry) James - your 5x-Great-Grandmother (the wife of Thomas James 1782-1858). It includes references for almost all of her children and their spouses...


Robert Kuhmann (#46567652)
Find A Grave member for 11 years, 5 months, 3 days.

Added by Robert Kuhmann on Jul 22, 2014 3:42 PM

Robert Kuhmann
Memorial# 97945903
You said, "Hi Robert, thanks for the Biographical Sketch, that was really nice, are you related to Thomas or just something you were working on? If you are related to him, I'd like to hear more. Let me know and I will give you my e-mail address. Thanks again, Curtis. Added by Curtis James on Jul 22, 2014 7:46 AM"

No, not related. Spring Grove cemetery shares a corner with my lot-line, here in Delavan, WI. Whereas: my son, his mom, and grandma are collaterally related to the HOLLISTER, THORNE lineages. Marie Louise Thorne, m1.FORD, m2.CHURCH. Am working on THORNE (and their ties to the "Delavan Circus & Art Colonies" of the 19th century (as a historian and genealogist). c.f. genealogy website using "Firefox" at [links]:



Robert Kuhmann (#46567652)
Find A Grave member for 11 years, 5 months, 3 days.

Added by Robert Kuhmann on Jul 22, 2014 8:09 AM

Robert Kuhmann
Memorial# 97945903
BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH - THOMAS JAMES deceased, was a native of Richmond, {Washington Co.} RI. where he was born June 9, 1782. His ancestors on his father's side, were of Welsh descent, having settled in Rhode Island at an early date of its history. It is not positively known what year the family emigrated from Wales, but probably as early as 1700. The family were farmers and the grandfather, father, and the subject of this sketch, lived on the same farm in the town of Richmond, for nearly, or quite, a century. The early years of Mr. James were spent in his native town. He was endowed with good native faculties, but his educational advantages, were confined to those afforded by the common school of his day and neighborhood. When he reached manhood, he devoted himself to agricultural pursuits, and subsequently, he devoted some time to merchandise. He was was married, May 30, 1805, to Miss Dorcas Perry, daughter of Mr. George and Anna Perry, of the town of Richmond. She was a woman of great excellence of character devoted piety, and her influence in her family was of the most salutary kind. Her sons and daughters still bear the marks of her molding and guiding power. She was an esteemed member of the Baptist Church. The fruit of this marriage was a family of eleven children: Fanny. the eldest was the wife of Gardner Kenyon. both are deceased; Nancy is the widow of Joseph Barber, of California; Hannah is the widow of Robert Sherman, of Delavan; Susan is the widow of Asa Congden, of Delavan; Thomas Perry married Elizabeth McClary, and resides in Richmond; George E. married for his first wife, Miss Elizabeth Odell, and upon her death, for his second wife, Miss Ellen Delaney, and resides in Beloit, Kan.; Dorcas, is the widow of Jonathan Church of Delavan; Mary is the wife of Elijah Balding, of Delavan, they were the first couple married in the town of Richmond; Robert H., married Mary R. Paul, and is a merchant of Delavan; Sarah T., is the wife of David Irish, and resides in Beloit, Kan.; Elizabeth, the youngest member of the family, is the wife of E.M. Irish, and resides in the town of Darien. Mr. James lived long enough, to see this large family of sons and daughters grow-up, into manhood, married and comfortably established in life, and useful and esteemed members of society. Though somewhat scattered now, for many years, they nearly all resided in the town of Richmond, and no family circle was more widely known or more highly esteemed. Having broken up his home in Richmond, RI., and after a residence for a short time in the city of Providence., Mr. James immigrated with his family to the town of Richmond, Walworth Co., Wis., February 1838, having made his claim the year previous. He entered the town with the earliest pioneers, and took a prominent part in laying the foundations for society in this, then, far West. He gave the town the name of Richmond, after his native town in Rhode Island, and took an active part in the formation of its early government. He was honored by his neighbors with various local oflices, and was a recognized leader in local politics. In his native State, Mr. James had held numerous positions of trust and honor, among them: that of Sheriff of his county, and member of the State Legislature of his district, serving in these positions, several terms, and all these trusts, he discharged with ability and fidelity. Mr. James, having decided to retire from business, sold his farm in Richmond in 1854, and having purchased a home in Delavan, moved there to spend the evening of life in quietude and retirement. In April 1842, beloved wife, the mother of his children died. He was married again June 22, 1847, to Mrs. Stowell, widow of Mr. Bulver Stowell. In this marriage, Mr. James was most fortunate. She was devoted wife, faithful and kind in all her relations, and won the sincere rspect and love of Mr. James and daughters, and when she died, which event occured July 30, 1867, she was sincerely mourned, then Mr. James died, June 17, 1858, having through his long life, served his generation well. He a man of unsullied integrity, sound judgement, unselfish in his devotion to his family and friends, and enjoyed the confidence and esteem of a large circle of friends and neighbors.

SOURCE: "History of Walworth County, Wisconsin", pages 785-786, by Beckworth, published by Brookhaven Press, 1882.
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Robert Kuhmann (#46567652)
Find A Grave member for 11 years, 5 months, 2 days.

Added by Robert Kuhmann on Jul 21, 2014 10:50 AM

Wm Miller
Nettie & Charles
Nettie & Charles are my grandparents thru their daughter Clara. I'm That should say great-grandparents. I think I have a photo!

Added by Wm Miller on May 27, 2014 8:05 AM

Toni Helvey Schlaefli
RE: George James
you are soo welcome. i have a few more James photos to add in the next few days... glad i could help

Added by Toni Helvey Schlaefli on Feb 17, 2013 1:02 PM

Mary Weigandt
Eliza Jane Colvin Turpin
Hi James, Eliza is my 2x gr grand aunt. Are you following the family ancestry? Thomas Albert Gallatin Colvin is my 2x gr grandfather.


Added by Mary Weigandt on Jan 24, 2013 3:22 PM


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