In Reply to: Pleasant and Laban James posted by Lisa Reid on November 17, 2002 at 20:29:30:
: I am interested in the Pleasant and Laban James families. Laban and his brothers, his sons Pleasant and others, and Pleasant's sons all in this county. Any info appreciated.
Dear Lisa and Sybil,
This is the information that I have on Laban and Pleasant James. I would appreciate it if you would send me what you have. I am especially interested in any Bowman family connections to these people and any further connections to Tennessee.
I have information on Pleasant and Laban James.
Laboan James, born in NC 1769, married Rebecca McBride in Grainger County, Tennessee in 1800. They had 6 sons and two daughters all in Lawrence County, Alabama. The sons were:
Isaac, b. 1806
Pleasant, b. 1809
William, b. 1811
Franklin, b. 1812
Jessey, b. 1813
and the youngest, LABORN GABRIEL JAMES, b. 1818, which would make him 52 years old in 1870 with a brother named Pleasant.
Pleasant is in my family line. Born in Lawrence County Alabama in 1809, he married Ann Cottingame in Lawrence County, Alabama on September 26th, 1826 and they had 17 children between 1828 and 1849. Pleasant went away to the Civil War with the 8th Infantry, Company K from Tennessee. He went to war with Louis M. Cason. Neither man returned home to his wife. Pleasant, however, married Cason's wife Adaline after the war. She had three children by Cason, then she had four children with Pleasant, one of which was named LABAN (b. 1829) They moved to Mills County, Texas after their children were born. Pleasant is buried at the Murphree Cemetary in Evant, Hamilton Co., Tx. and Adaline is buried in Regency Cem in Mills County Tx.
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Laban James (possibly had another first name) was born in 1769, NC.1790 Census?1800-MARRIAGE: Granger Co., TN, MR.( To Rebecca Mc Bride)1800 Census?1808-Grainger Co., TN Tax List in Captian John Smith's Company 1810 Census? 1820 Census, Limestone Co., AL.[6 sons & 2 daughters].1823, 4 Oct: Lincoln Co. TN, DR, L J sold land to Solomon Buford on Kelly Crk. 1830 Census?1840 Tax List, McNairy Co., TN.?1843, 3 Oct: McNairy Co., TN, Land Grant, Book 1A, p. 349, #9?.1850 Census?1860 Census, Winston Co., AL, # 116.[ Laban is age 91; Is listed wife a daughter?].1860s-DEATH-ca, AL. Date: Sun, 2 May 1999From: David firstname.lastname@example.orgLaban JAMES (1769: NC/1860's).1790 Census?1800-MARRIAGE-Rebecca MCBRIDE, Grainger Co., TN, MR, 28 Jul 1800.1800 Census?*1806-CHILD-Issac James, TN, ca 1806. Isaac md. 1826 in Lawrence Co. to Sallitia [or Letilla] Cottingame, dau. of Charles Cottingame.1808-Grainger Co., TN Tax List in Captian John Smith's Company.1809-CHILD-Pleasant James, TN, 18 Jan 1809. Pleasant md. 1826 Ann Cottingame, dau. of Charles.1810 Census?1820 Census, Limestone Co., AL.[6 sons & 2 daughters].1811-CHILD-William James, AL, ca 1811.1812-CHILD-Franklin James, AL, ca 1812.1813-CHILD-Jessey James, TN, ca 1813.1818-CHILD-Laborn Gabriel, TN, ca 1818.1820 Census?1823, 4 Oct: Lincoln Co. TN, DR, L J sold land to Solomon Buford on Kelly Crk. 1830 Census?1834-MARRIAGE-Elizabeth _____, Blount Co., AL, MR, 25 Jun 1834.1840 Tax List, McNairy Co., TN.?1843, 3 Oct: McNairy Co., TN, Land Grant, Book 1A, p. 349, #9?.1850 Census?1860 Census, Winston Co., AL, # 116.[ Laban is age 91; Is listed wife a daughter?].1860s-DEATH-ca, AL.--In 1827 Lewelling James and Richard L. James both married Cottingames in Limestone Co., AL. They may also be sons of Laban.Is William James, Sr. the father of Laban, born abt 1769 in NC, Newton Berry (Newberry), born abt 1773 in NC?Would welcome contact with researchers who have families in related areas.--------------------------------------------------------------------------------*Most researchers have Letilla's name spelled as Satilla or Satillia. In the 1860 census, the first letter of her name looks like an S, but when compared to other names in the census, it is written the same as the L in Lee, for example. The census taker's S is entirely different from the L in Letilla's name.--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Pleasant JamesDorothy's great-grandfatherby Dan ReddellGo to: email, Main Menu
In the book "Mills County (Texas) memories" published in 1994, a person submitted the following about Pleasant. First wife Annie married in app. 1827. Had 17 children born between 1828 and 1849 in AL. Joined 8th inf, Co. K from Tenn. during Civil War. Went to war with Louis M. Cason. Neither man returned home to wife. BUT Pleasant married Cason's wife Adaline! She had three children by Cason, then she had four children with Pleasant. Their daughter Sarah married my husband's ggf. Pleasant is buried at the Murphree Cemetary in Evant, Hamilton Co. and Adaline is buried in Regency Cem in Mills County Tx. Descendants of Pleasant James say they were told he said he was related to Jesse James. The historical record shows that Jesse James visited Pleasant James in two different states. There is no known record proving the relationship and the Jesse James descendants have refused to allow a DNA test to clear it up. Pleasant JAMES: (1809-1893).Parents-Laban JAMES & Rebecca NC BRIDE.1809-BIRTH, Lawrence Co., TN, 18 Jan 1809.1810 Census?1820 Census, Limestone Co., AL.[With parents].1826-MARRIAGE-Ann COTTINGAME, Lawrence Co., AL, MR,P-20, 26 Sep 1826. 1827-CHILD, Charles C., AL, 27 Nov 1827.1829-CHILD, Laban, AL, ca 1829.1830 Census, Lawerence Co., AL, p 287.[2 kids/20001\0001].1831-CHILD, Jane, AL, ca 1831.1833-CHILD, Rebecca, AL, ca 1833.1835-CHILD, Elizabeth, AL, ca 1835.1837-CHILD, Nancy, AL, ca 1837.1838-CHILD, male twin, AL, ca 1838.1838-CHILD, male twin, AL, ca 1838.1840 Tax List, Walker Co., AL.1840 Census, Walker Co., AL.,# 288.[ 9 kids/302001\22001].1840-CHILD, Jessey, AL, ca 1840.1843-CHILD, Hezekiah, AL, ca 1843.1844-CHILD, Jonathan, AL, ca 1844.1846-CHILD, William, AL, ca 1846.1849-CHILD, Martha, AL, ca 1849.1849,30 Mar, Lawerence Co.?, AL, Land Grant of 40 acres.1850 Census, Hancock, Co., AL., # 190.[Occupation- Miller;10 kids].1860 Census, Morgan Co., AL.?1865-MARRIAGE-Elizabeth Jane Pace CASON, ca 1865.1866-CHILD-Sarah Emaline, TN, 28 Mar 1866.1867-CHILD, Louisa Angeline, TN, 28 Dec 1867.1868,10 Jan, Limestone Co.,AL,B-2,P-570;PJ loan to H.F. Cartwright for $68.00. *1869-CHILD, Josiah George Washington, Lawerance Co., TN, 16 Nov 1869.1870 Census, Lawrence Co., TN, P-4, # 97.[Kids:4 James, 2 Cason]. 1877-CHILD-Lucinda Matilda, Lawerance Co., TN, 29 Apr 1877.1880 Census, Eastland Co.,TX, V-10, ED 173, S-37, L-12.[Kids:4 James,1Cason]. 1893-DEATH, Hamilton Co., TX, 18 Apr 1893.