Person:Robert James (19)

m. 26 Mar 1807
  1. Mary James1809 - 1877
  2. Rev William James1811 - 1895
  3. John R. James1815 - 1887
  4. Elizabeth James1816 - 1904
  5. Rev Robert Sallee James1818 - 1850
  6. Elizabeth Delia James1819 - abt 1875
  7. Nancy Gardner James1821 - abt 1875
  8. Thomas Martin James1823 - 1903
  9. Drury Woodson James1826 - 1910
m. 28 Dec 1841
  1. Alexander Franklin James1843 - 1915
  2. Frank James1843 - 1915
  3. Robert R. James1845 - 1845
  4. Jesse Woodson James1847 - 1882
  5. Susan Lavenia James1849 - 1889
Facts and Events
Name[1][2] Rev Robert Sallee James
Gender Male
Birth[1][2] 17 Jul 1818 Whipoorwill Creek, Logan County, Kentucky
Marriage 28 Dec 1841 Stamping Ground, Scott County, Kentucky(her 1st husband) Married at home of Judge James Madison Lindsay.
to Zerelda Elizabeth Cole
Education[2] Jun 1843 Georgetown College, Georgetown, Scott County, KentuckyGraduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree, having completed all requirements of the four-year classical course. He tied for third place honors in the class, and for this accomplishment was given the opportunity to present an oration at the commencement exercises.
Occupation[2] Aug 1843 Clay County, MissouriIn August 1843, James was chosen pastor of the New Hope Baptist Church, twelve to fifteen miles east of Liberty. This church had been organized in 1829, but the Anti-Missionary controversy diminished its membership, so that when he began serving the church, it consisted of only twenty members. However, his labors were phenomenally successful for a county congregation. At times, he baptized as many as sixry converts at one time. Before he left to go to California, the membership of the church had increased to two hundred. During his stay in Missouri, 1847-1850, in the thinly settled counties of Ray, Clay and Clinton he was instrumental in organizing churches, some of which still exist.
Education[2] 1848 Georgetown College, Georgetown, Scott County, KentuckyReceived a Master's degree.
Occupation[2] 1849 Clay County, MissouriSettled in Clay County, where he purchased a farm from Asa W. Thomason, near Centerville, which later changed its name to Kearney. The farm had no house and he built a cabin the next spring, and bought two slaves. The same year, he was one of the founders of William Jewell College and a member of the first Board of Trustees.
Census[4] 1850 Platte Twp, Clay County, Missouri
Occupation[3] Apr 1850 CaliforniaTraveled to California to preach to the miners in the gold camps. Within days of his arrival in August, however, he contracted cholera and died.
Reference Number? Q7349474?
Death[1][2] 18 Aug 1850 Hangtown (later Placerville), El Dorado County, California
Burial[1] Georgetown Cemetery, Georgetown, El Dorado County, California

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Robert Sallee James (17 July 1818 – 18 August 1850) was one of the founders of William Jewell College in 1849 in Liberty, Missouri and father of the outlaws Frank and Jesse James.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Rev Robert Sallie James, in Find A Grave.

    (unmarked grave)

  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 Stray Leaves: A James Family in America since 1650.
  3. Robert S. James, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.
  4. Clay, Missouri, United States. 1850 U.S. Census Population Schedule, p. 351B, dwelling/family 732/732.

    James, Robert 31 yrs B.[aptist] Preacher (real estate = $2,100) b. Kentucky
    ::      Sarelda 28 yrs b. Kentucky
    ::      Franklin 10 yrs b. Missouri
    ::      Jesse R. 4 yrs b. Missouri
    ::      Susan 9/12 yr b. Missouri