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4. Felix Washington Mason was born 22 Mar 1849 in Franklin Co., OH. He died 28 Sep 1935 in Randolph Co., IN and was buried 30 Sep 1935 in Maxville/Woodlawn Cemetery, Randolph Co., IN. Felix married Eunice Morris on 19 Dec 1874. [Parents]
5. Eunice Morris was born 2 Nov 1845 in Highland Co., Ohio. She died 12 Dec 1932 probably in Randolph Co., IN, and was buried 15 Dec 1935 in Maxville/Woodlawn Cemetery, Randolph Co., IN. Eunice was the widow of Francis Marion Murphy, born abt 1841, died bef 1874. Francis was the son of Mary Hiatt and David Murphy. [Parents]
6. Jacob Horner/Harner James was born 5 Sep 1831 in Augusta Co., VA. He died 13 Jul 1905 in Randolph Co., IN, and is buried in Cedar Friends Cem., Randolph Co., IN. [Parents]
Jacob married Sarah Jane Coffelt on 25 May 1853 in Greene Co., OH. Sarah was born 5 September 1831 in Augusta Co., VA, and died on 18 February 1866. Her parents were Henry Coffelt (20 Nov 1802 in Shenandoah Co., VA to 27 Nov 1867 in Greene Co., OH) & Sarah Jane Wilson (d. 30 Jun 1866 in Greene Co., OH), both buried in Mount Holly Cemetary, Warren Co., OH (click link for tombstone photos).
Following the death of his wife, Jacob married Sarah Sackett on 15 May 1866.
7. Sarah Sackett (right) was born 30 Jul 1840 in Blue Creek Twp., Adams Co., IN. She died in 1918 and is buried in Cedar Friends Cem., Randolph Co., IN. Photo contributed by Tom James. [Parents]
Jacob Horner James served in the 154 Regiment, Ohio National Guard as a fifer in Co. F. Records originally obtained by Pansy Clendenin and passed on to Mildred Smith read as follows:
Jacob James, Fifer, Co. F, 154 Reg't Ohio National Guard Inf.
Age 32 years.
Appears on Co. Muster-our Roll dated
Cp. Dennison @ Sept 1, 1864
Musterout to date Sept 1, 1864
Last paid to Never paid
When enrolled May 2 1864, for 100 days
Where enrolled Xenia, Ohio
Amt for cloth'g in kind or money adv'd $10.88
Remarks: Due Suttler $2.
Appts Fifer by Col R Steveson May 8/64
Company Muster Roll for
May 2 to June 30, 1864.
Present or absent: Present.
Jacob James Pvt., Co. F, 154 Reg't Ohio Militia Inf.
Company Muster and Descriptive Roll
of the organization named above. Roll dated
Cp Dennison @ May 9, 1864
Where born Greene Co., Ohio
Age 32 yrrs; occupation: Farmer
When enlisted: Aug 4, 1863
Where enlisted: Xenia, Ohio
For what period enlisted: 100 days
Eyes Dark; hair Black
Complexion.. Fair; height 5 ft. 7 in.
When mustered in May 9, 186_
Muster in date May 9, 186_
Where mustered in Cp Dennison
A manuscript describing the activities of the 154th Ohio NG While Jacob H. James served is available for viewing.
From a typed manuscript of unknown origin, handed down to Mildred Smith... [Spelling, punctuation, and grammar errors contained in the text below are faithful to the hard copy.]
Jacob H. James, son of Thomas and Elizabeth James, was born in Augusta County, Virginia, September 5, 1831, and died in Randolph County, Indiana, July 13, 1905, aged 73 years, 10 months and 8 days.
When a small boy he moved with his parents to Green (sic) County, Ohio, and remained there until his manhood. May 3, 1853, he was united in marriage to Sarah Jane Coffelt. To this union were born six children- Mary A. Thomas H. Sarah I. Francis (sic) M. Emma E. and Viola E. In 1865 the mother died, after several years of happy married life.
On the second day of May 1864, he enlisted in Company F. 154th Ohio National Guard and served 100 days in the Civil Way, being discharged September 1, 1864. Just before he entered the army, he was converted and joined the M.E. church and lived a faithful member. In 1866 he was united in marriage to Sarah Sackett, who survives him. To this union were born nine children - William C. Julia J. Samuel L, Nancy E. Hannah M. [Mae is written in by hand] Four have preceded him to the spirit land- Mary A. Emma E, Francis M, and Viola E. Two children were unable to attend the funeral on account of being in the west... William C, in Vancouver, Washington, and Sarah I, in Arborville, Nebraska. he leaves a wife and ten children, a host of grandchildren and three great grandchildren and three aged brothers to morn (sic) their loss.
in 1866 he moved from Greene County, Ohio, to near Farmland, Indiana, in Randolph County. Aftercoming (sic) to this county he removed his membership to the Christian church, in which he lived a faithful member for several years and then again removed his wife and children to the Friends' church at Cedar, where he remained a faithful member until the death angel came and claimed his own. Then he was laid to rest in the cedar cemetery. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. N. H. Thornberg.
He was strong in principle, pure and upright in his character, loving, kind and patient in disposition; industrious in habit, ever ture to his conception of right; He was a loving and devoted husband, a kind, faithful father, teaching ever by precept and example that which was good for his children, who ar...[line of text obliterated on copy.]
Dearest faterm thou hast left us,
A voice we loved is still;
A place is vacant in our home,
Which never can be filled.
God, in His mercy, has recalled
The one his love had given,
And though the body molders here
His soul is safe in heaven
One by earth;s ties are broken.
Though they lay so near our hearts;
We hope again to meet with father,
Where we do not have to part.
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