Pension papers said he had a dark complexion, brown hair, and hazel eyes.
Residences & events:
3/1/1865 Moultrie Co, IL. He mustered to serve in the Civil War.
7/1865 Pine Bluff, AR. His pension application said he was treated at the hospital from that date until discharge for an unnamed whole system problem which more particularly affected his legs, knees and shoulders.
12/16/1865 Pine Bluff, AR. He received an honorable discharge from duty.
1870 Moultrie Co, IL was where the census taker found him and Eliza with 3 year old son, Lewis. James was a farm hand with property = $300. He could not read or wrtie.
1880 Liberty Twp, White Co, AR. Having moved by the next census time, James was a laborer. He and Eliza had 5 children at the time.
4/16/1890 Fort Smith, Sebastian Co, AR was his address when he applied for an invalid pension based on his Civil War service stating he was totally disabled and could not perform his duties as a farmer. Apparently he had learned to read and write as he signed his name.
1900 Ozark Twp, Polk Co, AR. By census time that year he was remarried with a whole new family of 3 children plus a step-daughter.