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James, H. P., was born on the farm he owns, May 20, 1883, a son of Charles and grandson of Thomas James, one of the first settlers of Lorraine, coming from Broadalbin. He cleared the farm H. P. now owns and there lived and died; his wife, Perciuda James, also died on the farm, and his father was a farmer and also spent his life on the farm. His wife was Lavina Clark, who died February 23, 1868. Her father, John Clark, was one of the first settlers of the town. H. P. James was reared on a farm and educated in the common schools. He is a farmer and has seventy-three acres of land, and a dairy of ten cows. He keeps his farm in fine condition and is one of the representative farmers of his town. Mr. James is a Republican and cast his first vote for John C. Fremont. His wife was Armena B. Thomas and they have one son, Fred D., educated in the common schools and a farmer. His wife was Alice Van Wormer, and they had two children: Floyd H. and Charles A. A brother of Mr. James, Luther B James, is a prominent farmer and was born July 25, 1821. He owns 160 acres of land and has a dairy of eighteen cows. January 28, 1847, he married Charlotte Gilbert, daughter of Edward Gilbert of Oswego county. Mr. James is a Republican and cast his first vote for Fremont. He has been assessor and highway commissioner and collector of Lorraine. He is a member of Mannsville Grange No. 16, and has been master of the grange. He and his wife are members of the M. E. church of Mannsville, N. Y.

Our County and it's people
a descriptive work on Jefferson County, New York
Edited by: Edgar C. Emerson
The Boston History Co., Publishers, Syracuse, N. Y. 1898