I would like to hear from others working on the family of Aloysius Jameson, b. 1803. I believe James R. was his son.
My husband's ancestor was James R. Jameson who appeared in the 1860 Census, St. Clair Co, Mo, on 9 Jul 1860: Jas. R. Jameson, 25, carpenter, b. Ky (1834); Martha E, 25, b. Tn; Sarah J, 1, b. Mo; Isabella King, 65, b. NC. Note: Jas. R's wife was Martha Elizabeth King, b. 30 Apr 1833, Tn. Her parents were Drury Woodson King and Isabella Allison. Next door in Osceola, Mo was Martha's sister, Tillah/Zellah King Parks, her husband, John H. Parks b. Tn, & children. On the other side of J.R & Martha Jameson was John Parks' brother, Thomas J. Parks b. Tn, & family.
Martha's mother, Isabella King, was probably living with them on July 9 because on 4 Jul Martha had twins which died shortly after birth. Their names were: John Fourth Jameson and Aloysius King Jameson. They were b. 4 Jul 1860 and d. bef the 9 Jul census. Although Martha King Jameson was living when the census was taken, she died shortly after. I have seen that James R. Jameson's closest sibling in age was Hannah Josephine Jameson. I feel that Sarah Josephine (Josie) was possibly named for her father's sister.
In August 1862 when Josie was three, J.R. was recruited by Confederates and was killed 16 Aug 1862 at the Battle of Lone Jack, east of Kansas City. Josie Jameson was an orphan. She was apparently raised by her mother's sister, the Parks, because in the 1870 Census, Henry Co, Mo, Springfield Twp, 26 Aug 1870, Sarah J. Jameson, age 11, is living with her Parks Aunt & Uncle. Mrs. Park's sister was the mother of George W. Nichols of Henry Co, Mo. George and Josie grew up together and on 12 Mar 1882 were married in Henry Co, Mo.
In the 1870 Census, Bates Co, Mo, Spruce, lived John Henry Jameson, 40, b. Ky (1830) with a wife, Thursalin (SP?) (probably a Bourlan) b. Ky, with six children. Could be a name coincidence but he lived only a few miles from where J.R. & Martha lived in St. Clair Co, Mo. J.R. & Martha Jameson lived, at one time, at Appleton City, Mo in St. Clair, Co, and John Henry Jameson lived near Spruce in Bates Co. They were probably neighbors. Also, the Kings and Parks were from Gibson Co, Tn, just south of Calloway Co, Ky.
I feel that this James R. Jameson very likely could be the son of Aloysius Q. Jameson.
They were not Catholic but it could have been because there were not very many in Western Mo at that time.
Any questions or comments are appreciated.
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