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Jane Ann Martha GOODWIN JAMES

Rehobeth Cemetery
Independence County,
Arkansas

Our Mother
Jane Ann Goodwin James
born in
Pitsylvania Co. VA
May 10, 1817
died in Sharp Co Arkansas
Sept 6, 1883

This is my 3rd Grt Grandmothers headstone...and nobody belives me when I say the family still puts flowers on her grave 125 years later! So here is proof.

Jane Ann Martha GOODWIN JAMES was very instrumental in the building and organization of the Grove Creek Baptist Church, and the Rehobeth (ree ho beth) Baptist Church in the area. She was well liked and a major character in the founding of the area counties and communities. Stories and information about the family has been passed down through the years, and are on file in the Batesville Historical Museum. Although Jane was unable to read and write, she made sure each of her children attended school and learned to do so. Several of the boys were, and produced more, strong Baptist preachers in the area. She was married 12 Oct 1835 in St Francis County Arkansas to Elijah James 1816-1862, a veteran of the war with Mexico, and died during the Civil War. Their 10 children were: John William James, Caroline Virginia James Turner (my grt grt grandmother), Sarah Ann James, Thomas Jefferson James, Mary Elizabeth James Hodge(s), Belvie James Lax, Overton Petree James, William Elijah James, George Washington James, Amos Peter James

by Christina Turner McCown
White Deer, Texas

Contributed on 7/13/08 by christinamccown
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Submitted: 7/13/08 • Approved: 7/13/08 • Last Updated: 8/11/12 • R36050-G36049-S3

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