John M. James Speaks of Jeremiah Vardeman

Eric James portrays John M. James, as John speaks of his family, their early life on the Kentucky frontier, and also of his son-in-law, Rev. Jeremiah Vardeman, who gave the father of Frank & Jesse James, Rev. Robert Sallee James, $20,000 to become a founder of William Jewell College in Missouri. Vardeman himself founded the Schools of Theology at both Georgetown College in Kentucky and William Jewell College in Missouri.

This video was made at the Vardeman family reunion over 4th of July, 2003. The video begins with the dedication of Vardeman Cemetery near Crab Orchard in Lincoln County, Kentucky.


James Family Connection, Rev. Jeremiah Vardeman

Vardeman Cemetery Excavations

Preserving Vardeman Cemetery

William Jewell College

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