Namesake of Francis Marion James Sr. & Jr.

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Francis Marion James Jr. 1880-1931, namesake of Gen. Francis Marion, also nicknamed Frank

During the War of Revolution, John M. James 1751-1823 served under the Swamp Fox, Gen. Francis Marion.  James was a spy for Marion, as he also had been a spy for Gen. George Washington. Both of John’s first and second great-grandsons, Francis Marion James Sr. & Jr., inherited the name of the general as their namesake.

Maintaining the general’s namesake, Francis Marion James Jr. named his first two children Francis Nicholas and daughter Anita Marion James. When Francis Nicholas James died in infancy, the name of Francis passed to the next surviving son to be born, Harry Francis James Sr. The senior Harry Francis then carried forward the namesake to his junior. also known as Stray Leaves publisher Eric F. James.

Among many of those who fought in the Revolution at the Battle of King’s Mountain,  they, too, would name their descendants Francis Marion, too, after the namesake of the Swamp Fox.

In this video, Dr. Joseph Stukes, retired professor from Francis Marion University who died recently in 2016, offers a 3 minute capsule biography about Gen. Francis Marion and why he became recognized as the Swamp Fox.

Ella Revett Hefti

Tom Carter, a grandson of Ella Revett Hefti, offers this new background information:

My grandmother was married to, and subsequently divorced from, Samuel Joshua Hefti of Schwanden, Switzerland.  She was born in the 1880s in Jamaica, emigrated to Canada, from whence she eloped to Chicago with my grandfather.” 

Mary Polly Ann Mullican Black

mary-polly-mullican-black-207x250Mary Polly Ann Mullican Black is my third Great Aunt.She is a sister to my great great Grandmother Elizabeth Mullican Morgan.She is the daughter of Solomon Mullican and Nancy Ridgeway Mullican.She was born in 1822 in Kentucky and died in 1902 in Linn Co,Kansas.She married Moses Black Jr  in 1844.They migrated to Linn Co,Kansas by wagon train in 1868.They had the following children  1  Dr John Simpson Black born in 1845 and died in 1930.  2 Nancy Catherine Black  born in 1847 and died in1871  3 Mary E. Black born in 1849 and died in1868.  4 Elizabeth Jane Black born in 1852 and died in 1929. 5 Siltira Black born in 1852 and died in 1927.  6 Hilda S. Black born in 1857 no deathdate.  7 William Grant Black born in 1857 and died in 1880.  8 Magdalena Black born in 1867 and died in 1936.

Official website for the family of Frank & Jesse James – Living lives, telling the story. Knowing self.

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