The James Family: Part Three - The War of Rebellion
The War of Rebellion - Nine soldiers from James and related families
There were four members of the James family, two Brockway men and three men who married James women who were Union Army soldiers in the War of Rebellion, also known as the Civil War and the War of Southern Independence. The Union Army was also known later as the Grand Army of the Republic, or GAR.
- William T James, age 28, 5ft 8 inches tall, blue eyes.
- Nathan H James, age 18, 5ft 6.5 inches tall, grey eyes, brown hair.
- David H James, age 28, 5ft 9.5 inches tall, hazel eyes, brown hair.
- Thomas M James
- George W Brockway
- Frederick A Brockway
- Lewis Stark
- Oscar Sweet and
- George D Beatty
William T JamesWilliam T James, son of Henry and Abigail James, a private in Co. K, 63rd Ohio Infantry, was killed in the battle of Corinth, Mississippi, on October 4, 1862, at age 28. William was the husband of Mary Stark James and the father of Elmer E James. Prior to the war he and his family lived in Bloomingville, Erie County, Ohio.
Nathan H JamesNathan H James, son of Henry and Abigail James, served in Company G, 145th Ohio Volunteer Infantry, 63rd Regiment. Nathan enlisted on May 11, 1864 and was mustered out on August 24, 1864. After the war, Nathan married Francis Perkins and continued to live in Bloomingville, Erie County, Ohio. They later moved to Lincoln, Nebraska for about five years, then moved to Coupeville, Whidbey Island, Washington, where they lived until Nathan died in 1930.
David H JamesDavid H James, son of Thomas and Fanny James, was a Captain in Company G, 145th Ohio Infantry. David enlisted for this term of 100 days on May 2, 1864. He was mustered out on August 27, 1864. He was appointed a Captain by the Govenor of Ohio. David died of complications from his war service on Sept. 6, 1864.
Thomas M JamesThomas M James, son of Thomas and Fanny James, was a Lieutenant in Co. B and D of the Ohio Heavy Artillery. After the war Thomas returned to Bloomingville, Erie County, Ohio. He and his family later moved to Topeka, Kansas.
War Dept. pay document for Thomas M James
source: National Archives
George W BrockwayGeorge W Brockway, son of Ira and Elizabeth (James)Brockway, was a Corporal in Co. G, 63rd Ohio Volunteer Infantry. After the was George moved to Blissfield, Michigan.
Frederick A BrockwayFrederick A Brockway, son of Ira and Elizabeth (James)Brockway, was a Private in Co. G, 63rd Ohio Volunteer Infantry. Frederick was mustered out on Sept. 1, 1864, at Washington, D.C. on a Surgeons certificate of disability.
Lewis StarkLewis Stark, son-in-law of Henry and Abigail James, was the husband of Lucinda Sarah James Stark. Lewis was in Co. B, 3rd Ohio Calvary.
Oscar SweetOscar Sweet, a private in the 63rd Ohio Infantry, was a son-in-law of Henry and Abigail James, the husband of Catherine James Sweet. Oscar was in Co. G, 63rd Ohio Infantry.
George D BeattyGeorge D Beatty, enlisted in Company E of the Eighth Ohio Regiment and was mustered in on 25 June 1861. He was stationed at Camp Dennison, and while there, contracted measles. According to information given later in his obituary, "his health was afflicted most seriously, convalescence was slow and imperfect, and his vigor was unequal to the demands of a soldiers life." He was discharged on Christmas Day, 1862, but after time spent at home, decided to reenlist near the end of the war on 20 March 1865, serving a year in the 137th Regiment. George returned home and, in 1866, he appears to have sold his Perkins Township inheritance and began farming in Oxford Township. On 25 February 1869, he married a long-time neighbor, Viola Priscilla James.
JAMES, Part 1
JAMES, Part 2a
JAMES, Part 2b
JAMES, Part 2c
JAMES, Part 4
JAMES, Part 5