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It’s not just a flag, Betsy Ross

Betsy Ross flag
Betsy Ross displays her new flag

It’s not just a flag, Betsy Ross.

Not an Election Day passes without reminders of the numerous James family who served in elected or appointed pubic office. Subverted by the reputations of the wartime guerrillas Frank & Jesse James, or the vote riggers among their James family, Sam Ralston & Samuel Hughes Woodson, most all who were duly elected or appointed served honorably.

Some still serve today with distinction, without being elected or appointed. Like the family feminists Rev. Mollie Paine-McGreevy, an Episcopal priest serving the LGBT community, or Gail McGreevy-Harmon, who still fights today’s political battles as an attorney for Planned Parenthood and women’s rights.

All trace their roots to the soul liberty of John M. James and his band of rebel preachers, people forced into self-exile for their belief in the personhood of liberty.

In the elections of today as well as those in the future, liberty always will need guardianship. And be assured, there always will be a James – man or woman – to keep the freedom of each person.

Best Pictures Ever of a New James Arrival – 2011

Of all the pictures that are collected & contributed each year that find their way into the archives collected by The James Preservation Trust, most are of pictures of  James family children. There’s always baby pictures of new born infants who are the new arrivals into the family.

In 2011, one set of pictures of a newborn arrival stood out among all the rest. Those are the pictures of  Hazel Augusta Harmon.

Shown here are Hazel parents, James Milton Harmon, known as Jamie, and his lovely wife Ashley Hubbard.

Jamie is a Harvard graduate with a degree in government. He first worked for Essex Investments, a Boston based money management firm where many James descendants have been employed. Today Jamie is a vice-president and portfolio manager of Fidelity Investments. Ashley is a talented ballerina who trained with the Royal Academy & went on to study at The English National Ballet School in London.  She has performed with The English National Ballet, Boston Ballet, and Ballet West. Since 2005, Ashley dances in the company of The Suzanne Farrell Ballet.

Here are Jamie & Ashley extraordinary pictures of their daughter Hazel Augusta Harmon, taken shortly after Hazel’s birth in September.

Congratulations to Jamie & Ashley Hubbard Harmon, and to their daughter.


Pedigree of Hazel Augusta Harmon

Hazel Augusta Harmon

. James Milton “Jamie” Harmon & Ashley Hubbard

.. John Watson Harmon & Gail McGreevy

… Milton M. McGreevy & Barbara James

…. Thomas Martin James III & Gertrude Jones

…. John Crawford James & Fannie Shouse

….. Thomas Martin James I & Susan Ann Woodward

…… John M. James & Mary Poor

We’d be remiss if the outstanding photography of Grazier Photography of Boston is not acknowledged.