Tag Archives: Susan Prudence James

Susan Prudence James, Granddaughter of John M. James & Mary “Polly” Poor

The most recent accession to The James Preservation Trust has been the contribution of an important historical photo of the family of Susan Prudence James and her spouse John Wesley Smith. Sue James, as she was called, is the daughter of Dr. John R. James, a brother of Frank & Jesse’s father Rev. Robert Sallee James. The full image displays the six adult children of Sue James Smith in fine detail.

The image was contributed by Sandra Lou Russell “Sandy” Kassen, a great granddaughter of Sue James. Sandy also has contributed family obituaries and biographical data.

John Wesley Smith, the husband of Sue James, is a descendant of the Withers family of Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia. Smith’s mother, Ann Stewart Withers, is a second great granddaughter of Virginia Burgess James Withers, the spouse of Elizabeth Keene, who lived on the Potomic River in Stafford County. This same Withers family intermarried with the James in colonial Virginia.

The complete image can be viewed in the NEWS section of the flash entry to Stray Leaves

***********************

RELATED STORY: Obituary of Dr. John R. James, Uncle of Frank and Jesse James

Comments Box SVG iconsUsed for the like, share, comment, and reaction icons
Wednesday June 23rd, 2021
Stray Leaves

Photos from Jesse James Soul Liberty, Behind the Family Wall of Stigma & Silence’s post See MoreSee Less

Image attachmentImage attachment
Wednesday June 16th, 2021
Stray Leaves

As a 6-year-old boy, Jesse Edwards James Jr. was a witness to the murder of his father, Jesse James. The event impinged on his life forever after. His unruly childhood was brought to heel by both family and community, which included the Crittenden family of Gov. Thomas T Crittenden. It was the family friend Gov. Crittenden who put the bounty on Jesse James that resulted in his killing. Law school and a job in the Crittenden law office directed Jesse Jr. into his future as a lawyer. He did alright until he was solicited into producing a movie about his father. After collecting production money from family, friends, and business associates, the movie flopped. Jesse Jr. assumed responsibility, but he never could never repay the money lost. Severe depression overcame Jesse Jr. He required hospitalization, and then institutionalization. Equilibrium escaped him every living day. He died at age 50 in the care of his loving wife Stella and his four daughters. His grandson Jim Ross, whom he raised with his daughters, became a lawyer and judge. See MoreSee Less

Video image

Comment on Facebook

That was cool but creepy at the same time. Last photo looked like there was no one home. You can see the change in his eyes.

He has his mother's nose.

Monday June 14th, 2021
Stray Leaves

HAPPY 30TH WEDDING ANNIVERSARY to the 2nd great-grandson of Jesse James, David James Ross, and his wife Jessica Lemoine Esq. David & Jessica appear here at their 20th anniversary in Jamaica, and more recently in 2018 supporting their adopted family, the Los Angeles Kings ice hockey team. See MoreSee Less

HAPPY 30TH WEDDING ANNIVERSARY to the 2nd great-grandson of Jesse James, David James Ross, and his wife Jessica Lemoine Esq. David & Jessica appear here at their 20th anniversary in Jamaica, and more recently in 2018 supporting their adopted family, the Los Angeles Kings ice hockey team.Image attachment
Friday June 11th, 2021
Stray Leaves

ZEE MIMMS JAMES AUTHENTIC PHOTOS ANIMATED . . . Zee was named after Jesse’s mother, Zerelda Cole. Zee and Jesse were first cousins. John M. James was grandfather to them both. Despite the strong family tie, most of the family disapproved of their marriage. Their uncle, Rev. William James a Methodist minister and himself a black sheep among the James, married Zee and Jesse. Zee bore Jesse five children. Two lived to adulthood. A set of twins died soon after birth. A fifth child was miscarried. Zee died at age 55 of neurasthenia, a condition characterized by lassitude, fatigue, headache, and irritability, associated chiefly with emotional disturbance.
youtu.be/C0IaHZtis1o
See MoreSee Less

Video image

Comment on Facebook

Eerily Amazing 😳 Thank You

Load MORE