Susan Prudence James, Granddaughter of John M. James & Mary “Polly” Poor

The most recent accession to The James Preservation Trust has been the contribution of an important historical photo of the family of Susan Prudence James and her spouse John Wesley Smith. Sue James, as she was called, is the daughter of Dr. John R. James, a brother of Frank & Jesse’s father Rev. Robert Sallee … Continue reading Susan Prudence James, Granddaughter of John M. James & Mary “Polly” Poor

The Sift – May 14, 2018

The Sift is a periodic omnibus of significant, but smaller, ingredients of history, genealogy, and news, received behind the scenes & sifted daily at Stray Leaves. __________________________________________________________________________ Daniel Lewis James Movie “The Great Dictator” Banned by Thailand’s Ruling Junta Blacklisted Hollywood screenwriter Daniel Lewis James and first cousin of Jesse & Frank James, still makes … Continue reading The Sift – May 14, 2018

Obituary of Dr. John R. James, Uncle of Frank and Jesse James

The James Preservation Trust has received the contribution of the obituary of Dr. John R. James, an uncle of Frank and Jesse James. For over a hundred years the obituary lay inside the family bible of Jesse Edward Smith, Dr. James’ grandson. Upon the death of Jesse Edwards Smith, the bible was passed to his … Continue reading Obituary of Dr. John R. James, Uncle of Frank and Jesse James