James Family

Lee County IL


My search on the internet for Peleg Miner James brought up very little. From the Rootsweb websites of Marc Banker and David Kapell and the Census reports, I was able to determine that P.M. James was born 14 July 1850 in Rhode Island as were his parents who are thought to be Peleg William & Sally James.

P.M. James married Charlotte Louisa Vaughan on 25 December 1878 place unknown. Charlotte was the daughter of Calvin Demming and Louisa Maria (Balch) Vaughan of Plattsburg NY. Charlotte, know as Lottie, was born 17 April 1858 in IL.

The photo of the residence does not give a street name or a date.. but the census reports show they lived on Mason street in 1880 and then in 1920 they lived on Jefferson St.. so I'm guessing this home is on Jefferson - ?


1880 Census Amboy City - June 4, 1880
P.M. James 29 1851 RI RI RI Teacher
Lottie James 22 1858 IL NY NY
They lived on Mason Street at this time

1900 Census Amboy
P.M. James 49 14 Jul 1850 Lawyer married 21 yrs
Lottie James 42 17 Apr 1858
Harold D James 19 12 Apr 1881 (Harold Demming James)
Leonard V James 15 09 Jun 1884 (Leonard Vaughan James)
Herbert M James 14 13 Feb 1886 (Herbert Miner James)
Louise A James 10 22 Apr 1890 (Louise Ann James)
Edward A James 7 28 Feb 1893 (Edward Allen James)
Harriet L James 4 18 Nov 1895 (Harriet Lillian James)

1910 Census Amboy
Peleg M. James 59
Lottie James 52
Louise A James 19
Edward James 17
Harriet James 14

1920 Census Amboy - Lived on Jefferson St.
Peleg James 69
Lottie James 61
Harriet L James 24

1930 Census Amboy
P. James 79
Lottie James 71
Harriet D. Vaughn 69 - Sister in Law


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