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James, Robert Sallee

Male 1818 - 1850  (32 years)


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  • Name James, Robert Sallee  [1
    Born 17 Jul 1818  Logan Co., KY Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Died 18 Aug 1850  Gold fields near Placerville, El Dorado Co., CA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Residence 28 Sep 1850  Platte, Clay, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Census 
    Person ID I72176  Bob Juch's Kin
    Last Modified 7 May 2019 

    Father James, John M.,   b. 1775, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1827, Logan Co., KY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Poor, Mary,   b. 1790, Goochland County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Feb 1827, Logan Co., KY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 37 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 26 Mar 1807  Goochland County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Family ID F24296  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Cole, Zerelda Elizabeth,   b. 29 Jan 1825, Black Horse Tavern, Woodford Co., KY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Feb 1911, Oklahoma City, Cleveland Co., OK Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years) 
    Married 28 Dec 1841  Stamping Ground, Scott Co., KY Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Children 
     1. James, Susan Lavinia,   b. 25 Nov 1849, Kearney, Clay Co., MO Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Mar 1889, Wichita Falls, Wichita Co., TX Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 39 years)  [natural]
     2. James, Robert R.,   b. 19 Jul 1845, Kearney, Clay Co., MO Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Aug 1845, Kearney, Clay Co., MO Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)  [natural]
     3. James, Alexander Franklin,   b. 10 Jan 1843, Kearney, Clay Co., MO Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Feb 1915, Fletcher, OK Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)  [natural]
     4. James, Jesse Woodson,   b. 5 Sep 1847, Kearney, Clay Co., MO Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Apr 1882, St Joseph, Buchanan Co., MO Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 34 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 7 May 2019 
    Family ID F24295  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
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  • Notes 
    • BIOGRAPHY: [Broderbund WFT Vol. 15, Ed. 1, Tree #1589] After Robert and Mary married they moved to Kentucky and settled near Adairville, Logan County. They bought a 275-acre farm and this is where Jesse was born as well as Susan. Robert graduated from Georgetown College in Kentucky in June 1843 and received a Master of Arts Degree in 1847. He was an ordained Baptist minister in 1839. Two years before he graduated, he met and married Zerelda Cole, who was a student in a Catholic convent in Lexington, Kentucky. Robert worked his farm during the week with seven faithful Negro servants and served God on Sunday as a preacher, but was never paid for preaching. Two of the churches he founded are still inexistence today. They are the Providence Baptist Church in Clay Co. and the Pisgah Baptist Church near Excelsior Springs, Mo. Robert was also one of the founders of the William Jewell College in Liberty, Mo. His wife, Zerelda, told she saw her husband baptize as many as 65 people on one occasion. Jesse was baptized near the same place years later after returning from the Civil War. It was said by Zerelda, that had not Robert gone to the gold fields of California in 1850 to preach to the miners for a year that Frank and Jesse would not have had their violent history. Jesse pleaded with his father not to go. It took four months to get there and just three weeks later Robert died. BIOGRAPHY: [Broderbund WFT Vol. 5, Ed. 1, Tree #2180] Graduated from Georgetown College, Kentucky, and became a Baptist preacher. Moved to Clay Co., MO, and became pastor of New Hope Baptist Church there. Was a co-founder and trustee of William Jewell College. Went to California to look for gold in 1850 and died shortly thereafter. Was buried in an unmarked grave in California. (K. G. Lindsay)

  • Sources 
    1. [S1] 1850 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Name: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2005.Original data - United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Seventh Census of the United States, 1850. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1850. M432,;), Year: 1850; Census Place: Platte, Clay, Missouri; Roll: M432_396; Page: 351; Image: 225.
      Birth date: abt 1819
      Birth place: Kentucky
      Residence date: 1850
      Residence place: Platte, Clay, Missouri

    2. [S844] The James Family by Phillip W. Steele.

    3. [S848] World Family Tree Vol. 19, Ed. 1, Broderbund Software, Inc., (Name: Release date: March 13, 1998;), Tree #1417.

    4. [S1137] World Family Tree Vol. 4, Ed. 1, Broderbund Software, Inc., (Name: Release date: August 23, 1996;), Tree #1649.