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Meet Eric F. James - a Broadway & TV has-been, living in the Kentucky Bluegrass. A former law journalist turned politico, blogger, author, historian, archivist, genealogist, publisher & lecturer, Eric continues to build upon the success he earned during his 16 years in show business & 35 years as a pioneer in international real estate brokerage. Eric F. James is the family historian and genealogist for the family of Frank & Jesse James. Eric publishes & writes Stray Leaves, the official website for the Jesse James family. Currently, Eric is writing Volume II of Jesse James Soul Liberty, his five-volume history of the family of Frank & Jesse James. Volume I of Jesse James Soul Liberty, Behind the Family Wall of Stigma & Silence was the recipient of the Milton F. Perry Award in 2012.

Cyrenius Waite James Honored

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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.

http://thurmondfairview.org/


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