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 (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 Cemetery 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 piece 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.
When 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.