The Descendants of Cuthbert James


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The Descendants of Cuthbert James

First Generation

1. Cuthbert JAMES.

Cuthbert married UNKNOWN.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 2 M i. Thomas Cuthbert JAMES Sr. was born in 1808 in County Carlow, Ireland, UK, died on 18 Mar 1855 in Pictou, NS, CAN and was buried in Lot 73, Section E, Div 5, Camp Hill Cemetery, Halifax, NS, CAN.

3 M ii. George JAMES .

4 M iii. Robert C. JAMES was born about 1813 and died on 22 May 1830 in Halifax, NS, CAN.

Second Generation (Children)

2. Thomas Cuthbert JAMES Sr. (Cuthbert1) was born in 1808 in County Carlow, Ireland, UK, died on 18 Mar 1855 in Pictou, NS, CAN and was buried in Lot 73, Section E, Div 5, Camp Hill Cemetery, Halifax, NS, CAN.

Thomas married Eleanor BRADLEY. (Eleanor BRADLEY died on 3 Nov 1832 and was buried in St. Paul's Cemetary, Halifax, NS, CAN.)

Children from this marriage were:

5 M i. (Boy) JAMES was born in 1830.

6 F ii. (Girl) JAMES was born before 1832.

7 F iii. Eleanor Bradley JAMES was born in Jul 1832 and died in Feb 1833.

Thomas next married Jane Creighton WEST on 5 Nov 1835 in Halifax, NS, CAN. (Jane Creighton WEST was born in 1818 in Fredericton, NB, CAN and died between 1894-1898 in St. John's, NFLD, CAN.)

Children from this marriage were:

8 M i. (Boy) JAMES was born betw 1835 and 1838.

9 F ii. Eliza JAMES was born in 1843 in NS, CAN.

+ 10 M iii. Thomas Cuthbert JAMES Jr. was born on 6 Oct 1846 in Halifax, NS, CAN and died on 1 Aug 1935 in Schomberg, ON, CAN.

11 F iv. Ellen JAMES was born in 1852 in Newfoundland, CAN.

12 F v. Catherine JAMES was born in 1855 in Newfoundland, CAN.

+ 13 M vi. George JAMES .

14 M vii. William JAMES .

15 F viii. Lulu JAMES .

Lulu married Reverend Herbert.

16 M ix. Ben JAMES .

Third Generation (Grandchildren)

  1. Thomas Cuthbert JAMES Jr. (Thomas Cuthbert Sr.2, Cuthbert1) was born on 6 Oct 1846 in Halifax, NS, CAN and died on 1 Aug 1935 in Schomberg, ON, CAN.

From Past and Present of PEI, published by F.W. Bowen and Co.:

""T.C. James, Manager of the Anglo-American Telegraph Company's lines in Prince Edward Island, with headquarters at Charlottetown, was born at Halifax, Nova Scotia, in October, 1846, and is the son of T.C. and Jane (West) James, the former a native of County Carlow, Ireland, and the latter of Fredericton, N.B.. In young manhood the father came to Halifax and engaged in business, but in 1849 he went to St. John's Newfoundland, and was there engaged in business up to the time of his death in 1854. Of his seven children, the subject of this sketch is the youngest. The latter attended the public schools and the Episcopal College at St. John's, after which he taught school in that city for two and a half years. At the age of nineteen years he went to Halifax, N.S., where he held a position in the office of W.P. West and Co.. In the summer of 1866 he returned to Newfoundland and in September of the same year he accepted a position with the New York, Newfoundland, and London Telegraph Co. at St. John's, this being at a time when the famous Alex M. Mckay was is charge. In 1869 Mr. James was sent to Port Hastings, Cape Breton, and in December 1879, was transferred to New York, where he was located in the office of the late Cyrus Field. In June 1881, he returned to Newfoundland and in September of the same year he was appointed to take charge of the Prince Edward Island lines with headquarters at Charlottetown, which responsible position he has since retained, his long retention being a marked testimonial to his efficiency and faithfulness.

Mr. James has twice been married. In October 1871, he was married to Miss Sophia McKeen, a daughter of the late James McKeen of Port Hastings, Cape Breton, and to them were born two children, T.C., now in Seattle, and Margaret, who is engaged in teaching school in Charlottetown. Mrs. James died in 1879, and in 1881, Mr. James married Miss Hales, a native of Charlottetown and a daughter of F.W. Hales of the Charlottetown Steam Navigation Co. They are the parents of two daughters. In religion, Mr. James is a member of the Presbyterian Church, of which he is an elder and in which he takes an active and influential interest. Because of his genuine worth and genial disposition, Mr. James has many warm friends on the Island."

Thomas married Sophia Elizabeth McKEEN in Oct 1871. (Sophia Elizabeth McKEEN was born on 25 Jan 1847 and died on 23 Jan 1879 in Port Hastings, Cape Breton Island, NS, CAN.)

Children from this marriage were:

17 M i. Thomas Cuthbert JAMES III was born on 13 Jun 1875 and died in 1935 in Seattle, WA, USA.

18 F ii. Margaret Emily JAMES was born on 7 Sep 1878, died on 1 Mar 1947 in Toronto, ON, CAN and was buried in People's Cemetery, Charlottetown, PE, CAN.

Margaret married The Reverend George MILLAR D.D. on 17 Aug 1907. (The Reverend George MILLAR D.D. was born on 24 May 1862, died on 23 Jul 1934 and was buried in People's Cemetery, Charlottetown, PE, CAN.)

Thomas next married Hannah Penelope "Annie" HALES, daughter of Frederick William HALES Sr. and Margaret Ellen Stewart JENKINS, on 24 Aug 1881 in Pictou, NS, CAN. (Hannah Penelope "Annie" HALES was born on 24 Dec 1853 in Charlottetown, PE, CAN and died on 7 May 1935 in Schomberg, ON, CAN.)

Children from this marriage were:

19 F i. Mary Sophia JAMES was born on 5 Aug 1885 in Charlottetown, PE, CAN and died on 29 Feb 1976 in Beamsville, ON, CAN.

Mary married William Alfred MACKAY on 23 Sep 1909 in Charlottetown, PE, CAN. (William Alfred MACKAY was born on 23 Jun 1875 in Pictou County, NS, CAN and died on 20 Jun 1944 in Toronto, ON, CAN.)

20 F ii. Lillie Catherine "Kate" JAMES was born on 11 Jun 1888 in Charlottetown, PE, CAN, died on 8 Mar 1959 in Grande Prairie, AB, CAN and was buried in Westlawn Cemetery, Edmonton, AB, CAN.

Burial Notes: Her grave, though unmarked, is next to her husband Samuel's in Westlawn Cemetery.

Kate married Samuel Rankin "Sam" LOWE, son of Samuel LOWE and Mary Ellen STRAMBERG, on 14 Jul 1919 in Montreal, PQ, CAN. (Samuel Rankin "Sam" LOWE was born on 15 Nov 1885 in Charlottetown, PE, CAN, baptized on 24 Feb 1889 in Charlottetown, PE, CAN, died on 23 Mar 1954 in Edmonton, AB, CAN and was buried in Westlawn Cemetery, Edmonton, AB, CAN.)

13. George JAMES (Thomas Cuthbert Sr.2, Cuthbert1).

George married Unknown.

Children from this marriage were:

21 M i. George JAMES .

Main Sources:

  1. Lowe/James family tree research by Jean Lowe and Donald Lowe, including PAPEI.

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