Biography of John James
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James, John, was born in New Hampshire and came to Starksboro, Addison county, Vt., where he lived many years, and died in 1880, at the age of sixty four. He was a farmer by occupation, and married Leafy Hall, of Highgate, Vt., who survives her husband and resides at Charlotte, Vt., at the age of eighty five. She was a daughter of Dr. John Hall. Their children were Andrew, Edward, Julia, Louisa, Olivia J., Freeman J., George W., and Cornelius W. The latter was born in Starksboro, January 27, 1854, and came to Swanton in 1883. He married, February 28, 1874. Anna Slocum. daughter of George N. and Maranda (Read) Slocum. She was born in Burlington, Vt., December 23, 1851. Their children are Carlie L., born July 15, 1877, died November 20, 1883; Myrtle A., born August 5, 1879; Haddie L., born February 7, 1881, died November 26, 1883; Lella May, born May 4, 1885; and Harley C., born December 3, 1887, died April 1, 1889. Mr. James is now serving a second year as deputy sheriff of Franklin county. He is carrying on the ice business, and has been a merchant in Swanton for several years.

From:
History of Franklin and Grand Isle Counties Vermont
Edited by: Lewis Cass Aldrich
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y.
1891


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