Moreso, when you learn these are long lost James family cousins.
Well, maybe with the exception of the giant with the long ears in the middle.
Then again, who knows?
This is Jennifer Lee James-Sepaniak and her lovely family. Jennifer’s grandfather is John Bunyan James, himself a grandson of John James of Alvarado, Texas, through John’s son George DeHoney James and his wife, Annie Mae Howeth, shown here. Family photos have changed a little since three generations ago.
Jennifer has been generous in providing her line’s history and historic photos. Look for more of that to come.
Meanwhile, here’s the update on her line’s genealogy.
Descendants of John Bunyan James
1 John Bunyan James b: May 17, 1914 in Alvarado, Johnson Co TX d: Aug 03, 2006 in Knoxville, Knox Co TN + Vivian Virginia “Jennie” Roy b: Dec 09, 1911 in Tallulah, Madison Co MS d: Nov 27, 2000 in Ferriday, Concodia Co LA ….2 John Gregory “Greg” James b: Jun 30, 1952 in Houston, Harris Co TX, or Pasadena, TX + Beverly Ann Brown b: Sep 20, 1953 ……..3 Jennifer Ann James b: Feb 10, 1974 in Knoxville, Knox Co TN + Matthew Wayne “Matt” Sepaniak …………4 Elena Kate (Twin) Sepaniak b: Jun 08, 2004 in Knoxville, Knox Co TN …………4 Rachel Ann (Twin) Sepaniak b: Jun 08, 2004 in Knoxville, Knox Co TN …………4 Kara Blake Sepaniak b: May 13, 2008 in Knoxville, Knox Co TN ……..3 John Christopher “Chris” James b: Aug 13, 1979 in Knoxville, Knox Co TN + Sarah Ann Ezell …………4 Ethan Christopher James b: Aug 03, 2006 in Knoxville, Knox Co TN
We have hints from the Clay County Archives in charge of James Farm in Kearney, Missouri, that a road leading to the farm will be renamed Charles Broomfield Rd. Charlie was a Clay County Commissioner who took an active role in arranging the sale and transfer of James Farm from the James family to Clay County. … See MoreSee Less
SLAVE TRADERS AMONG OUR JAMES FAMILY . . . For a decade Stray Leaves has been researching this most distressing discovery. Finally, it’s time to bring this story to light. There’s much to report. The entire story will take time to tell. As we begin, we are also compelled to reconcile what this history means for us. More specifically for those who are now known to descend from these slave traders, whom it can be assumed never knew of this element of their ancestry, but also for the James family as a whole. The resolution will not come easy. … See MoreSee Less
I ran a DNA test on all the James names I could find in these stories and didn't get 1 DNA match. My DNA is closer to Jesse than that James line is. I am looking into it being through Robert Thomason (step grandfather of Jesse Woodson James) and Julia Ann Singleton (Aunt to Jesse Woodson James).
"In the middle of 1864, Captain Jason W. James was on scouting duty in the southern part of Madison Parish. About eight o'clock one morning he and his company arrived at the Plantation home of Hr. Joshua James on Roundaway Bayou, who also owned the Ione Plantation in Tensas Parish."
You will have to read the rest. I am not posting it here. 😲 😲 😲
And I do believe this James line is connected to Lucille Ball.
And I am a descendant of Elizabeth Woodson Thomas. Wife of Captain Edmund King.
I am also showing DNA matches to the James grandparents of Jesse Woodson James and all 8 of his great grandparents. This is what I need help figuring out.
All of my James DNA matches will be in the replies to this comment. In this screenshot they are all the white ones
The sons of Colonial Edmund King.
I am a descendant of Mary Joicy who was widow Woodson, mother of Elizabeth Woodson Thomas.
By the way I am not a Kerrigan by DNA. I am a Carrigan. Civil War name change. Descendant of William Michael Carrigan and Nancy Holt. Nancy Holt was the daughter of Michael Holt III and Rachel Rainey.
FIND-A-GRAVE BLUNDERS LEAVE JAMES FAMILY HOWLING . . . Can you spot the errata in this Find a Grave post for the grandfather of Frank & Jesse James? The most glaring deception is the photograph!
History tells us the photograph was invented about the time John M. James was dying. Neither history, nor the administrator of this posting, Charlotte Raley McConaha, can tell us is how photographic technology made its way from France to the distant American frontier to take a photo of John M. James, months before his demise.
Another imprecise miscalculation in this post is the attribution of the middle name “Martin” to John M. James. The name never has been proved by evidence. To guess the name is unreliable and wrong. … See MoreSee Less