Samuel Lawrence James

Samuel Lawrence James

Birth
Death 26 Jul 1894 (aged 60)
Burial New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, USA
Plot Sec 113.
Memorial ID 6199000 · View Source
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Major, Confederate Army, Civil War
Served in the 6th Louisiana Infantry; originally from Co. I.

After the Civil War, the New Orleans penitentiary lease was awarded to Samuel James and the James family was in charge of the Louisiana corrections system for the next 31 years. In 1894, Major James died and his son took over the lease. On January 1, 1901, the State of Louisiana resumed control of all inmates after 55 years of the lease system.


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  • Created by: Joel Manuel
  • Added: 20 Feb 2002
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6199000
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Samuel Lawrence James (23 Jun 1834–26 Jul 1894), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6199000, citing Metairie Cemetery, New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, USA ; Maintained by Joel Manuel (contributor 46494625) .