This is an excerpt from the book Compiled records of BIBB COUNTY, ALABAMA PIONEERS VOLUME I: Biographies Genealogy Reports, Notes & Records
SARAH JANE ARNOLD
BIOGRAPHY and GENEALOGY
Bibb County, Alabama
Frederick Monroe James’ second wife was Sarah Jane Arnold. She was born July 8, 1825 in Bibb County, Alabama to the pioneer family of William A. and Elizabeth (Majors) Arnold who came to Bibb County, Alabama in the early formation of the state. William and Elizabeth Majors were married in Bibb County Aug. 8, 1824. All their children were born in Alabama then William and Elizabet moved with their family to Oktibbha, Mississippi before the 1850 census, where they remained.
William and Elizabeth Arnold had the following children:
- Sarah Jane Arnold was the oldest daughter born July 8, 1825 in Bibb County. She married Samuel L. Walker Nov. 5, 1841 in Bibb county. He died in 1842 and she married widower Frederick Monroe James. After his death, she may have married Charles Saunders in Oktibbha, Mississippi.
- Elizabeth Ellen Arnold was born Dec. 22, 1826. She died in 1827.
- John M. Arnold was born Oct. 1, 1828. He moved to Mississippi with his family and possibly serve in the Civil War. He married Caroline Cummins. He died July 4, 1864.
- James W. Arnold was born April 27, 1830 and died in Vicksburg, Mississippi.
- Elizabeth Arnold moved to Mississippi with her family – She may have married James Miller.
- Mary Ann Arnold was born Jan. 22, 1832. She moved to Mississippi with he family. She may have married an (Unknown) Reed.
- William Wyatt Arnold was born Jan. 12, 1834 and traveled with his family to Mississippi where he married Elizabeth (last name unknown) around 1853. They had eight children in 1870. Elizabeth may have died shortly after this census because William married a second time to someone named Jane and had four more children.
- Williamson Meredith Arnold was born September 13, 1835 in Alabama and he moved with his family to Mississippi. He married Mary J. (last name unknown). He joined his brother William Wyatt in Choctaw, Mississippi and raised a large family.
- Felix Marion Arnold was born Jan. 18,1841. He married Sarah Felicia Wood around 1863. They had four children.
Other unidentified James buried in Bibb County, Alabama according to Baptist of Bibb County by Howard McCord, who may or may not be relatedinclude:
MT. OLIVE CHURCH CEMETERY – EAST FROM CENTREVILLE, ALABAMA ON U. S. HIGHWAY 82 (18 MILES) TURN RIGHT ON ALABAMA HWY 183 AND GO SIX MILES ON RIGHT
N. A. JAMES April 1, 1852- March 9, 1935
BETHEL CHURCH CEMETERY 4 MILES SOUTH OF BRENT HWY 5 –
Willy Alton James, April 16, 1907- December 20, 1947 (U. S. Navy)
Daniel Comer James November 22, 1890- September 26, 1901
Carrie Flagler James 1883-1965
John H. James Feb. 10, 1859- November 20, 1862
Byus James 1882-1968
Walter Frederick James – Nov. 5, 1891- Oct 5- 1898
Centreville Memorial Cemetery, Bibb Co., AL
Ann C. James – no dates (near William James b. 1832 and Martha R. James b. 1839)
Tabernacle Church-Bibb, Alabama
Robert Fred James November 17, 1926- December 7, 1939 (near Marvin Hill James b. 1878)
Brent Cemetery, Bibb county, Alabama
Hill B., Son of M. H. and Ida James, October 18, 1922- January 15, 1924
Cary C. James, September 28, 1878- October 4, 1943 (married Lena R. Ragland – she is buried next to him – they lived in James, Bibb County, Alabama)
Mt. Carmel Cemetery old Alabama Hwy 5 in West Blocton
B. F. James March 15, 1828-Aug. 7, 1906
Daniel James Feb. 15, 1854- Aug. 15, 1880
John H., Son of Daniel & Margaret James (July 6, 1882- Oct 21, 1898)
Bethel Church Cemetery – 4 miles south of Brent on Hwy 5
Daniel Comer James – November 22, 1890- September 26, 1901
During the “Alabama Fever” period of United States history, early settlers migrated to Alabama from North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Mississippi, Georgia, Kentucky, and Tennessee in search of more land to grow tobacco and/or distance themselves from the Revolutionary War. Bibb County, Alabama Pioneers Volume I focuses on the pioneer families of FREDERICK MONROE JAMES (b. 1793-d. 1863) ADAM JAMES (1800-1884) HOPKINS LEE (b. 1765-d. 1834) STEELE FAMILY (who immigrated from S.C. ca. 1780), WILLIAM WRIGHT, (b. 1778 SC) and GEORGE PETERS (b. 1790 Italy) Genealogy reports with supporting evidence, notes, brief biographies, wills, deeds and census records, when available are included – descendant surnames include: ADAMS, ARNOLD, AVERY, BAKER, BAMBERG, BARNES, BATES, BLAKE, BISHOP, BOLING, BOLLING, BOSCHUNG, BOYD, BRACKNELL, BRADLEY, BRAG, BRANSDORF, BROADHEAD, BURNS, CANTERBURY, CARDEN, CARR, CARROLL, CAUSEY, CATES, CHAMPION, CLARY, CONWAY, COOK, COOPER, COTTINGHAM, CREEL, CREWS, CROCKER, CRUNK, DAUGHERTY, DAILEY, DIXON, DOCKERY, DOVER, DREOLIA, DUGGAN, EASTERWOOD, ERVIN, FAIR, FARMER, FAUCETT, FAUCETTE, FERGUSON, FIKES, FONDREN, FRANCIS, FRIDAY, FRY, FULGHAM, GEORGE, GOLDEN, GREATHOUSE, GRIFFIN, HANCOCK, HAND, HART, HAYES, HILL, HOLLAND, HORTON, HUBBARD, INGRAM, ILES, JACKSON, JAMES, JOHNSTON, KINNAIRD, KIRBY, KORNEGAY, KROUT, LAGRONE, LAND, LARKIN, LEE, LEMLEY, LEWIS, LEVERT, LIGHTSEY, MADDOX, MAJOR, MARTIN, MASON, MCALLEN, MCBRIDE, MCCALEB, MCCULLEY, MCDOWELL, MCLEOD, MCMILLAN, MEDDERS, MEIGS, MERPHY, MESSER, MILLER, MILLS, MITCHELL, MONTGOMERY, MUELLER, MURPHY, MYRICK, NICHOLS, OGLESBY, OWENS, PALMER, PARKER, PEARSON, PETER, PETERS, PETERSON, PHELPS, PIERSON, QUINN, RAGLAN, RAGLAND, RAINES, REACH, REED, RITCHIE, ROAN, ROBINSON, SATTERWHITE, SHAW, SHOWS, SHUTTLESWORTH, SMITH, SNIPES, STACEY, STACY, STAMPS, STARLING, STEELE, STEFANICK, STEWARD, STEWART, STRICKLAND, THOMPSON, TIBBS, TUCKER, TURNER, VARNEL, VERNON, WAGGONER, WAGONER, WALKER, WALLACE, WARD, WOOD, WOODWARD, WOOLLEY, WRIGHT, WYATT, YEAGER, YOUNG