Joshua and Hetty James & Robert William James

Posted by James A Miller Jr.  focusoninfinity@hotmail.com

January 17, 2007

My lt. Col (Holmes Co militia) Robert Wm. James (1st wife Ann Maria Ambrose James) born Wilmington, N.C., 1811, died Biloxi 1882, came to Holmes Co from Wilmington with parents Joshua James, Sr., and Hetty-Bella Sage James, and possibly with sister Sarah Julia James McIntyre, wife of Andrew MacIntyre (McIntire?). They were both Freemasons living Richlands, Ms. (name for Richlands, Onslow co., N.C.?) and Joshua died Lexington, Ms. (1851?). Lt. Col Robert James removed to New Orleans, then Biloxi. Widowed, in New Orleans he wed 2nd Miss Jane Ann Nixon. In Wilmington, Joshua was a port "naval officer" who inspected the quality and quantity of tar and pitch exports. In New Hanover County, he ran for sheriff, but lost. Seek Joshua and Hetty's grave, other descendants, and info. James A Miller, Jr., 4978 N Hampton Dr., Southport, N.C. 28461-7420, phone 910-457-1888. Joshua's son Joshua Jr. removed to Natchez, Ms., the owned "Ione" Plantation, New Carthage, La., buried New Orleans. Son John Sage James remained in Wilmington. Jim