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ROBERT SALLEE (REV) JAMES

Born:July 17 1818 In:
Died:Aug 18 1850 (at age 32)In:
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ZERELDA ELIZABETH JAMES (born COLE)
His wife
ALEXANDER FRANKLIN JAMES
His son
JESSE WOODSON JAMES
His son
JOHN M. (REV) JAMES
His father
MARY "POLLY" JAMES (born POOR)
His mother
MARY MIMMS (born JAMES)
His sister
WILLIAM HENRY (REV) SR. JAMES
His brother
JOHN R. (REV/DR.) "JUNIOR" JAMES
His brother
ELIZABETH JAMES
His sister
NANCY GARDNER HITE (born JAMES)
His sister
THOMAS MARTIN (COUNCILMAN) JAMES
His brother
DRURY WOODSON JAMES
His brother
MARY ELIZABETH "PRUDY" COHORN (born JAMES)
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Education

Georgetown College, Georgetown, KY, 1939

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Minister

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Religion: Baptist

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Biography

Robert was nine when his parents died. His sister, Mary Mimms,took Robert and her other small brothers ans sisters into herhome to raise. Robert entered Georgetown College in 1839 andgraduated in 1843. During that time he had met and marriedZerelda Cole, also a student as a Georgetown convent. Theymoved from KY to Clay Co MO in 1842, but Robert returned toKentucky to finish college, then hurried back to Missouri toattend the birth of his first child, Frank. A frozen MissouriRiver delayed his return and he missed the birth of Frank onJanuary 10, 1843. He also returned periodically to Georgetownto do graduate work and received a Master of Arts degree atGeorgetown in 1847. In the meantime, he was preaching inchurches throughout the area in Clay Co. In 1844, he waspastor of New Hope Baptist Church which joined the NorthLiberty Baptist Association that same year, an organizationwhich Rev. James helped to found. In 1845 he purchased a 175acre farm near Kearney, MO where he developed a large andsuccessful farming operation. On April 29, 1849 he organizedand became the first pastor of Providence Missionary BaptistChurch, Liberty township, Clay Co MO. He also pastored PisgahBaptist Church located at Excelsior Springs, MO. In 1949, RevJames became one of the founders of William Jewel College inLiberty, MO. In 1850, Rev. James was asked to accompany a groupof immigrants leaving Clay County to go to California. Thesewere friends and church members who wanted Rev. James help themstart a church in their new home in CA. He left his wife andchildren in MO and planned to return in about a year. Thefamily received a letter 19 Jul 1850 saying they had reachedtheir destination. One month later, the family received wordthat Rev. James had died, it is believed, from cholera.

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