James Joseph Sheffield

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James Joseph Sheffield

  • Birth 17 Dec 1867 Early County, Georgia, USA
  • Death 21 Jul 1941 Jasper County, Texas, USA
  • Burial Roganville, Jasper County, Texas, USA
  • Memorial ID 5617188

Pioneer Citizen is Taken by Death

Funeral services were held Wednesday for Mr. J. J. Sheffield who died in a Jasper hospital Tuesday.

Uncle Jim as he was familiarly known was born December 17, 1886, died July 22, 1941. He was born in Early County, Georgia, and came to Texas in 1885. He became a member of the Free Will Baptist Church at the age of 14 and was a faithful worker until he died.

He had eight brothers and two sisters. He was married to Elizabeth Hawthorne in 1887 and there were born into this family nine children; J. P. Sheffield, Sour Lake Texas, A. L. Sheffield Jasper Texas, Mrs. A. E. Adams, Mrs. H. W. Behannon, J. N. Sheffield, E. M. Sheffield, B. R. Sheffield, and R. E. Sheffield all of Roganville, and Mrs. H. T. Burnett of Newton. He had thirty one grand children and seventeen great grand children.

He was a pioneer settler, a devoted Christian loved by all who knew him.

Funeral services were held by Bro. T. W. Smith of Kirbyville. Burial was in the Friendship Cemetery and burial arrangements were under the direction of Stringer Funeral Home of Jasper.



Inscription

Gone to Rest


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  • Maintained by: Gary W. Adams
  • Originally Created by: Alberta Daniels Withrow
  • Added: 16 Jul 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 5617188
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for James Joseph Sheffield (17 Dec 1867–21 Jul 1941), Find A Grave Memorial no. 5617188, citing Friendship Cemetery, Roganville, Jasper County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Gary W. Adams (contributor 47094749) .