New Leaf – James D. Peterson

James D. Peterson – JD51P@aol.com – has provided these new images of the grave site of his great grandparents Mary Harriet James & Daniel J. Owens. Another image of the tombstone of his grandparents William Andrew “Willie” Owens & Centennial Adkins. And a third image of his mother Mary Magdeline “Maggie” Owens, who was formerly mis-identified as Margaret Owens. Also, please note his name is Peterson, and not Patterson.

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Tombstone of Mary Harriet James & spouse Daniel J. Owens. Brush Cemetery; Decatur, Macon Co. IL.
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Mary Madgdeline "Maggie" Owens Peterson (1902-1988). Granddaughter of Mary Harriet James & Daniel J. Owens.

This line formerly was featured as a New Found LineTombstone of William Andrew Owens & spoouse Centenial Adkins. Spangler Cemetery: Decatur, Macon Co. IL.

“Leaves of Gas”

Hi there. I have been submitting information and getting information from “Stray Leaves” since October 1999. Eric James is the author. I am a third great granddaughter of John M. James and Clara Nalle James. Their information is on “Stray Leaves.” We have outlaws Frank and Jesse James on Stray Leaves, too, as our cousins. We have actors and former actors and vice presidents and former vice presidents and presidents and former presidents and governors and former governors and mayors and former mayors and lawyers and real estate people and the Dalton gang and probably more than that in our James line on “Stray Leaves.” We also have Sam Walton, the founder of Wal-Mart. John M. James and Clara Nalle James are his great great grandparents. It also has my Huey line back to 1680 in Ireland. “Stray Leaves”also has information on our line that goes back to William the Conqueror. It goes back to royalty and beyond. Thanks to Eric James who has stayed after it “Stray Leaves” is a big success. “Stray Leaves” also has lots of pictures of Frank and Jesse James, and lots of other people in history. “Leaves of gas” is a new beginning. Sincerely, Mary

Cyrenius Waite James Honored

Cyrenius Waite James (1831-1911) has been honored by the American Ex-Prisoners of War, Fort Worth Chapter. A nice memorial page has been mounted  by the Thurmond Fairview Cemtetery Association regarding the event.

Cyrenius was wounded, captured, and confined at Resaca, Georgia, until 1865. He was serving in Company B of the 79th Regiment of Illinois (Union) Infantry. While a POW, one night he dreamed of his daughter, choking on a peice of corn. His daughter had died that same night. Up to the day he died, Cyrenius made continual claims for pension increases, claiming his hemorrhoids were a condition of his service in the war.

http://thurmondfairview.org/

In Memory of Eunice Kennedy Shriver

bobby-brush5When our cousin Bobby Brush was born to Eleanor Marie James, he was born with down syndrome. Sen. Ted Kennedy arranged for Bobby’s education in programs that evolved from Eunice Shriver’s Special Olympics. Bobby became a Special Olympian himself. Bobby learned to live a near-normal life, even working in a bank. At 48 today, Bobby, has lived far longer and better than expected.

Thank you, Eunice Kennedy Shriver.

Greetings, Stray Leaves

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This is your leaf blower, Eric James.
Stray Leaves has been published now since 1997. Great things have happened in that time. Countless stray leaves have been raked back into our family forest, many starting new trees of their own. Our forest of families has become thick and luxuriant, the envy of many.Time has come, though, to take Stray Leaves to a new level.
Our new blog Leaves of Gas is just one of the first new improvements. This blog is open to your participation. Here you can make additions and corrections to our genealogy; add stories, photos, and biographical data; and share your joys, losses, and current events. In the right column, you can check for the latest postings, and respond to them if you wish.
In the year to come, watch for new improvements to Stray Leaves. You’ll get notice of them right here.
Best regards,
ERIC F. JAMES

Official blog for the family of Frank & Jesse James

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