Person:James Rector (9)

James W Rector
m. 11 Sep 1841
  1. James W Rector1844 - 1909
  2. Elizabeth Rector1846 -
  3. John Henry Rector1848 - 1935
  4. Nancy Jane Rector1850 - 1926
  5. Mary Alice Rector1852 - 1856
  6. Mary Jemima Rector1857 - 1940
m. 3 Nov 1872
  1. Virginia Gertrude Rector1876 - 1959
  2. Theodosia Ray Rector1877 - 1949
  3. Ernest Elmer Rector1878 -
  4. Enoch E Rector1879 -
  5. James Arthur Rector1881 - 1939
  6. Charles Albert Rector1882 - 1946
  7. Cleveland Marmaduke Rector1884 - 1947
  8. Oscar L Rector1886 - 1913
  9. John T Rector1888 -
  10. Myrtle J Rector1889 -
  11. Guthrie W Rector1891 -
  12. Jacob I Rector1894 - 1895
Facts and Events
Name James W Rector
Alt Name James W "Red Jim" Rector
Gender Male
Birth? 5 Jan 1844 Warren, Kentucky, United States
Marriage 3 Nov 1872 Barton, Missouri, United Statesto Sarah Catharine Bowman
Death? 28 Feb 1909 Cedar, Missouri, United States
Burial? Round Prairie Cemetery, Milford, Barton, Missouri, United States
Other[1] Obituary

James lived in Warren County, Kentucky. He later moved to Barton County,Missouri. He later moved to Cedar County, Missouri.

James was a farmer and stockman.

James was a member of the Harmony Baptist Church, Barton County,Missouri. He served as messenger for the church to the Barton CountyBaptist Association in 1895, 1897.

In 1850 James was living with his parents in 2nd District, Warren County,Kentucky. (Source: 1850 Census - Warren County, Kentucky)

James and his parents moved to Barton County, Missouri in 1855.

In 1860 James was living with his parents in Newton Township, BartonCounty, Missouri. (Source: 1860 Census - Newton Township, Barton County,Missouri; Page 17; #F53)

James served during the Civil War in the army of the Confederate Statesof America. He enlisted as a private on September 18, 1862 in BartonCounty, Missouri by Captain Kile. He served in Company G, 6th MissouriCavalry, Smith Regiment, Shelby Brigade, Price's Division. Heparticipated in the actions at Cane Hill and Prairie Grove in 1862. Hewas detailed by Special Order on November 20, 1862 to drive a Commissarytrain. He was on Brigadier General Jeff Thompsons Surrender Rolls atJacksonport, Arkansas on May 11, 1865. In his enlistment papers he wasdescribed as having blue eyes, light hair, fair complexion and being 5feet and 9 inches tall.

Family tradition says that as James was returning home from the CivilWar, he discovered a young negro child without anyone to care for him.He brought this child home with him and raised him to adulthood. Hetaught him to drive a team and wagon. When he became old enough, he wasgiven his own team and wagon. The young man went to Oklahoma to live andraise his own family.

In 1870 James was living with his brother John Rector in Newton Township,Barton County, Missouri. (Source: 1870 Census - Newton Township, BartonCounty, Missouri; Page 13; #F113)

In 1880 James was living with his family in Milford Township, BartonCounty, Missouri. (Source: 1880 Census - Milford Township, BartonCounty, Missouri; Page 12; #F185)

James moved to Benton Township, Cedar County, Missouri in 1886. Hismailing address was P.O. Box Wise, Missouri.

In 1900 James was living with his family in Benton Township, CedarCounty, Missouri. (Source: 1900 Census - Benton Township, Cedar County,Missouri; #F265)

The 1908 Cedar County, Missouri Plat Books show James having 202 acres ofland in Section 24, Township 34, Range 29, Cedar Township, Dade County,Missouri.

James is buried in Round Prairie Cemetery, Milford Township, BartonCounty, Missouri.


  1. James W Rector

    James Rector succumbed to the Grim Reaper Sunday evening, while his death was expected yet it came as a crushing blow to his many relatives and friends. Mr. Rector had long been a sufferer from liver trouble. Everything that medical aid could do was done for him. Mr. Rector died a host of warm friends throughout this community and many hearts are sad because their friend is gone from them.

    Mr. Rector leaves a wife, three daughters, and six sons.

    The universal sympathy of our community goes out to the excellent family. The remains of Mr. Rector were interred in Round Prairie Cemetery.