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Monday, May 10, 2010

Friend of Friends ~ Honoring the Slaves of the Beal Ijames Plantation ~ Part 2 of the 2nd Generation

I have been away for a bit, my grandmother "Oma" passed away on April 5th, 2010 and the death of several close friends: my neighbor Kevin and a very close friend, Carmen. It's been a very sad time for our family this past month. Hopefully, I will be able to get back on track and post the names of the slaves in our family history. I left off with the first part of the 2nd Generation, below, is part two of the 2nd Generation.


In my family history I have the names of the slaves that were on my 5th great grandfather, Beal IJAMES plantation. I will be posting five generations of the descendants of: John Wesley IJAMES, a slave on the Beal IJAMES plantation. Being that there is quite a bit of information, I have decided that each generation will be an individual post and I will attempt to post at least once to twice a week . The information I have will be posted exactly as I had received it. I feel it is extremely important to get what information I have on the slaves in my family history out there in hopes to helping another.

I want it to be known that I am not the researcher of this information. My dear friend Roberta and her husband Guy who I am a very distant cousin to, has spent the last 40 years researching the IJAMES family history. Any and all credit goes to this wonderful lady who spent hours, days, years compiling our family's history. Roberta has given me a gift of a lifetime, one I have no idea or way of thanking her properly for. Without Roberta's help and support, I would not have the information I am about to give to you or the information on my direct IJAMES/EIMES line. Thank you Roberta, you are amazing.


My 5th great grandfather Beal IJAMES 08 February 1767 ~ 06 July 1855, was a slave master and owner of the Beal IJAMES Plantation, located in Mocksville, North Carolina.


It is said that Beal IJAMES did not believe in selling his slaves and making sure that those slaves at the IJAMES Plantation had a good life. I am so glad for that. Reading this, I was relieved and felt that my Beal IJAMES was a decent man.

The Slaves and their descendants of the Beal IJAMES Plantation

(Generation No. 2, 3, 4, 5 are quite large, for this reason, I will be doing several posts on each generation.)


                                                    ~ Generation No. 2 continued ~

4.  ROBERTIJAMES (JOHN WESLEY 2 IJAMES**, UNKNOWN IJAMES) was born May 1854 in North Carolina. He married MARY E. MAXWELL Abt. 1888 in North Carolina. She was born May 1854 in North Carolina.

More About ROBERT IJAMES:
Census #12: 02 Jun 1900, Robert May 1854; Mary E. May 1854; Allic B. Apr 1887; Rufus A. Apr 1887; William J. Sept 1890, (Source: US Federal Census, 1900 Census Scotch Irish, Rowan Co., North Carolina, Dwel/Fam 191/192 [Transcriber of census spelled name as 'squmes.'].)
Census: #13: 15 Apr 1910, Robert 57; Mary 57 [Second marriage for both], Alice & Rufus both 21; William J. 18 and Rosa Jn 11 granddaughter (Source: U.S. Federal Census, 1910 Census Mocksville, Davie Co., North Carolina, Dwel/fam 9/9.)

More About MARY E. MAXWELL:
Census #12: 02 Jun 1900, Indicates she had ten children with 9 living

More About ROBERT IJAMES and MARY  MAXWELL:
Marriage Abt. 1888, North Carolina

Children of ROBERT IJAMES and MARY MAXWELL are:
                  i.  ALICE B. 4 IJAMES, b. Apr 1887, North Carolina; d. 13 Dec 1916, Cooleemee, Jerusalem
                      Twp., Davie Co., North Carolina (Source: North Carolina Data Collection 1908-2004, Reg.
                      Dist 30-5376. Reg's No. 52, File 26.); m. UNKNOWN SPOUSE.
                 ii.   RUFUS A. IJAMES, b. Apr 1887, North Carolina; d. 14 Oct 1920, Davie Co., North
                      Carolina Death Records, Records 1908-1967 - NC State Archives.).
                iii.  WILLLIAM J. IJAMES, b. Sep 1890, North Carolina; m. IDA MAE NOBLE; b. 17 Oct
                      1899, Davie Co., North Carolina; d. 16 Mar 1968, Mocksville, Davie Co., North Carolina
                      (Source: North Carolina Death collection 1908-1996, Reg. Dist. 30-60; Reg's No. 38;
                       File 8874.)
                iv.   ROSA M. IJAMES, b. Abt. 1899, North Carolina; d. Grand daughter.

5.  ELIZABETH 3 IJAMES (JOHN WESLEY2 IJAMES**, UNKNOWN1 IJAMES) was born Abt. 1854
    in North Carolina. She married TAYLOR GRAY 07 Jul 1872.

More About TAYLOR GRAY and ELIZABETH IJAMES:
Marriage: 07 Jul 1872

Child of ELIZABETH IJAMES and TAYLOR GRAY is:
                 i.  MAGGIE4 GRAY, b. Abt. 1883, North Carolina; d. 08 Oct 1939, Thomasville, Davidson
                    Co., North Carolina (Source: North Carolina Death collection 1908-1996, Reg. Dist. 29-80;
                    Reg's. No. 81 File 49.); m. JAMES LOOP
 
                   More About MAGGIE GRAY:
                   Burial: 10 Oct 1939, Thomasville, Davidson Co., North Carolina

6. WESLEY D.3 IJAMES (JOHN WESLEY2 IJAMES**, UNKNOWN1 IJAMES) was born Oct 1856 in North Carolina (Source: U.S. Federal Census, 1910 Census Mocksville, Davie Co., North Carolina, 
Dwel/fam 282/282.). He married (1) ALICE 'IJAMES' Bef. 1886. He married (2) LOUISA LONITA CLARK (Source: North Carolina Records, North Carolina Delayed Birth Index, Her name is on the delayed birth record for her son William Andrew Ijames. Vol. D10, page 222.) Bef. 1894 in North Carolina. She was born May 1876 in North Carolina.

More About WESLEY D. IJAMES:
Census #13: 1910, He indicates that this is his 2nd marriage - he married at age 16. This is Louisa's first marriage and she married at 16.
Census #14: Bet. 07 - 07 Jun 1920, Mocksville, Davie Co., North Carolina -

More About WESLEY IJAMES and ALICE 'IJAMES':
Marriage: Bef. 1886

More About WESLEY IJAMES and LOUISA CLARK:
Marriage: Bef. 1894, North Carolina

Children of WESLEY IJAMES  and ALICE 'IJAMES' are:
                  i.   SILLIA4 LILLIE IJAMES, b. Sep 1886, North Carolina
14.            ii.   RUFUS W. IJAMES, b. 24 Dec 1887, North Carolina; d. 18 Apr 1935, Sampson,
                      North Carolina.
                iii.   JOSEPHINE IJAMES, b. Mar 1889, Davie Co., North Carolina; d. 17 Nov 1961,
                      Mocksville, Davie Co., North Carolina (Source: North Carolina Death collection 1908 -
                      1996, Reg. Dist. 30-00; Reg's. file 112; Cert. 31563.) m. JOSEPH WILSON.

                      More About JOSEPHINE IJAMES:
                      Burial: 20 Nov 1961, St. John's Methodist Cem., Mocksville, N.C.
                      Fact #1: Her death certificate gives the mother's name as Mary Jane 'Ijames'


Children of WESLEY IJAMES and LOUISA CLARK are:
15.           iv.   JAMES W.4 IJAMES, b. 25 Dec 1895, Davie Co., North Carolina; d. 22 Mar 1963,
                      Goldsboro, Wayne Co., North Carolina
16.            v.   PASY 'PANSY' A. IJAMES, b. Oct 1896, Mocksville, Davie Co., North Carolina; d. 30
                      1940, Winston-Salem, Forsyth Co., North Carolina.
17.           vi.   RAYMOND WILLIAM IJAMES, b. Dec 1900, Mocksville, Davie Co., North Carolina;
                      d. 31 Mar 1952, Winston-Salem, Forsyth Co., North Carolina.
               vii.   ODESSA IJAMES, b. Bet. 1901 - 1903, North Carolina.
              viii.    BELLE IJAMES, b. Bet. 1903 - 1906, North Carolina.
               xi.    CARA IJAMES, b. Bet. 1905 - 1908, North Carolina.
                x.    PAULINE IJAMES, b. Abt. 1907, North Carolina.
               xi.    JASPER IJAMES, b. Abt. 1910, North Carolina.
               xii.    GOLA MAE IJAMES, b. 1911, North Carolina.
              xiii.    NINA IJAMES, b. Abt. 1913, North Carolina.
              xiv.    WILLIAM ANDREW IJAMES, b. 12 Mar 1913, Mocksville, Davie Co., North Carolina
                      (Source: North Carolina Records, North Carolina Delayed Birth Index, Vol D-10 page 222.);
                      d. 19 Aug 1971, Winston-Salem, Forsyth Co., North Carolina (Source: North Carolina
                      Death collection 1908-1996, Reg. Dist. 1339; cert. 27548.) m. UNKNOWN.

                      More About WILLIAM ANDREW IJAMES:
                      Burial: 24 Aug 1971, Evergreen Cem. Winston-Salem, North Carolina

              xv.    LUTHER M. IJAMES, b. 02 Feb 1916, Davie Co., North Carolina.
             xvi.    CLARA L. IJAMES, b. Abt. 1918, North Carolina.

7.   ELISHA 'LISK'3 IJAMES (JOHN WESLEY2 IJAMES**, UNKNOWN1 IJAMES) was born Abt.1861
in North Carolina. He married MAUDE NICHOLS in North Carolina. She was born Abt. 1880 in North
Carolina.

More About ELISHA 'LISK' IJAMES:
Census #13: 16 Apr 1910, Elisha 47 [ 1st marriage] Maud 29 [ 2nd marriage] - John W. 9; Annie M. 2,  Van L. 5, Lela 4 and Willie 1-6/12 (Source: U.S. Federal Census, 1910 Census Mocksville, Davie Co., North Carolina, Dwel/Fam 56/55.).

More About ELISHA IJAMES and MAUDE NICHOLS:
Marriage: North Carolina

Children of ELISHA IJAMES and MAUDE NICHOLS are:
                  i.      JOHN WESLEY4 IJAMES, b. 07 Apr 1900, Mocksville, Davie Co., North Carolina
                          (Source: World War 1 Draft Registration Card.); d. 27 Oct 1976, Winston-Salem, Forsyth
                          Co., North Carolina (Source: North Carolina Death Records, Collection 1908-1996 His
                          wife predeceased him.); m. LOSSIE HUTCHINSON CLINKSCALE; b. 05 Jun 1903,
                          Abbeville Co., South Carolina; d. 15 Jan 1963, Winston-Salem, Forsyth Co., North
                          Carolina (Source: North Carolina Death colleciton 1908-1996, Reg. Dist. 34-95; Reg's
                          No. 98; File 1169.).

                          More About JOHN WESLEY IJAMES:
                          Military: Bet. 1917 - 1918, WW 1 Draft Registration Card gives DOB and father's name
                          as Elizha Ijames (Source: World War 1 Draft Registration Card, # 7826 Order
                          No. A-181.)

                          More About LOSSIE HUTCHINSON CLINKSCALE:
                          Burial: 21 Jan 1963, Evergreen Cemetery, Winston-Salem, Forsyth Co., N.C.
               
                ii.       ANNIE MAY IJAMES, b. Abt. 1903, North Carolina.
               iii.       VAN LINDSAY IJAMES, b. Abt. 1905, North Carolina; d. 15 Jun 1923,  Forsyth Co.,
                          North Carolina (Source: North Carolina Death Records, 700-225-.).

                          More About VAN LINDSEY IJAMES:
                          Fact #1: 15 Jun 1923, He was age 18 at time of death.

                iv.       LELA IJAMES, b. 31 Aug 1906, Mocksville, Davie Co., North Carolina; d. 03 Apr
                          1930, Mocksville, Davie Co., North Carolina (Source: North Carolina Data Collection
                          1908-2004, Reg's No. 33 10 File 33.); m. SAM HYAT.

                          More About LELA IJAMES:
                          Burial: 04 Apr 1930, Presbyterian cemetery, North Carolina
                          Cause of Death: Pulmonary Tuberculosis

                 v.      LORENA IJAMES, b. Abt. 1907, North Carolina.
                iv.      WILLIAM T. 'WILLIE' IJAMES, b. Jun 1908, North Carolina; d. 28 Oct 1929,
                          Mocksville, Davie Co., North Carolina ( Source: North Carolina Death collection
                          1908-1996.).

                          More About WILLIAM T. 'WILLIE' IJAMES:
                          Burial: 29 Oct 1929, Presbyterian Church Cem., Davie Co., N.C.

               vii.       PEARLIE IJAMES, b. 09 May 1911, Davie Co., North Carolina; d. 29 Aug 1931,
                          Mocksville, Davie Co., North Carolina (Source: North Carolina Death Records, Reg. Dist.
                          302207; File No. 23; No. 451.).

                          More About PEARLIE IJAMES:
                          Burial: 30 Aug 1931, Presbyterian Cemetery, N.C.
                          Cause of Death: Tuberculosis

18.         viii.       JOSEPH WILLIAM IJAMES, b. 01 Oct 1913, Mocksville, Davie Co., North Carolina;
                          d. 02 Jul 1979, Davie Co., North Carolina.


8.  WILLIAM G.3 IJAMES (JOHN WESLEY2 IJAMES**, UNKNOWN1 IJAMES) was born Abt. 1865
in North Carolina. He married ANGIE DAULTON, daughter of UNKNOWN DAULTON and HARRIET 'DAULTON'.  She was born Abt. 1875 in North Carolina.

More About WILLIAM G. IJAMES:
Census #15 04 Apr 1930, William G. 65; Angie 55; David 21; Samuel & Daniel 17; James 14; Bruce 30 a'
Widower; Flossie 8, granddaughter & Harriet Daulton 75-Mother-in-law (Source: U.S. Census, 1930
Census Bethany, Iredell Co., North Carolina, Dwel/Fam 54/54.)
Comment 1: 04 Apr 1930, He was age 27 when married and Angie was 19 [ 1930 Census]

Children of WILLIAM IJAMES and ANGIE DAULTON are:
19.            i.     BRUCE4 IJAMES, b. Abt. 1900, North Carolina
                ii.     DAVID IJAMES, b. Abt. 1909 North Carolina.
               iii.     DANIEL IJAMES, b. Abt. 1913, North Carolina.
20.          iv.    SAMUEL B. IJAMES, b. Abt. 1913, North Carolina.
               v.     JAMES IJAMES, b. Abt. 1916, North Carolina.

9.  JOHN F.3 IJAMES (JOHN WESLEY2 IJAMES**, UNKNOWN 1 IJAMES) was born 18 Jan 1878 in
North Carolina (Source: World War 1 Draft Registration Card.). He married MELLIA 'IJAMES'. She was
born Abt. 1874 in North Carolina.

More About JOHN F. IJAMES:
Census #14: Bet. 14-15 Jan 1920, John age 42 [1881]; Mellia age 46; Mary age 18, Roosevelt 15; Carriner age 13; Milton 10; Evola 8; Edwin 6; Alton 4 & Delphine 3
Census #15: 15 Apr 1930, John age 49 [1881]: J.C. age 32; Jonas age 22; Wash age 22; Evellee age 18,
Edwin age 17, Alton age 16 & Delphine age 15. (Source: U.S. Federal Census, 1930 Census Mocksville, Davie Co., North Carolina, His wife is deceased. Children given nicknames! J.C. = John Calvin; Wash =
Wesley Roosevelt; Evelle = Evola. Dwel/Fam 51/53.).

Children of JOHN IJAMES and MELLIA 'IJAMES' are:
                  i.     ROMEY4 IJAMES, b. Abt. 1896, North Carolina.
21.            ii.     JOHN CALVIN IJAMES, b. Abt. 1900, Davie Co., North Carolina.
                iii.     MARY A. IJAMES, b. Abt. 1902, North Carolina.
22.           iv.     WESLEY ROOSEVELT IJAMES, b. 21 Dec 1903, North Carolina; d. 04 Oct 1987,
                         Davie Co., North Carolina.
                 v.     CORRINIE IJAMES, b. Abt. 1907, North Carolina.
                iv.     CORNELILLETH IJAMES, b. Abt. 1910, North Carolina.
               vii.      MILTON IJAMES, b. Abt. 1910, North Carolina.
              viii.      EVOLA IJAMES, b. Abt. 1912, North Carolina.
                ix.     ALTON IJAMES, b. Abt. 1913, North Carolina.
                 x.     EDWIN IJAMES, b. Abt. 1914, North Carolina.
                xi.     DELPHANE IJAMES, b. Abt. 1917, North Carolina.

Reseacher and source: Roberta Iiames of Ohio
Dorothy Graham: The second great granddaughter of Brook Ijames

To be continued with Generation No. 3 in next post of "Friend of Friends".        
                           
                                                  
                                                                    

2 comments:

Christine H. said...

Gini,
I'm so sorry about your Oma. What a loss! And then to lose close friends too. Sigh. I hardly know what to say, except that my heart goes out to you.

Mavis said...

Gini,

I'm sorry to hear about your Oma. Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

I was in the Mocksville area a few weeks ago, visiting family graves that I had never seen before and thought of you.