This information is taken from James'Death Certificate. DOB is 08-04-1853 DOD is 04-0-1942. He died in Vanderburgh County,Evansville, Indiana of a strangulated hernia Burried at St. Ann's Church in Shawneetown, IL. His last residence was 50 Ingle St., Evansville, IN. He was 88 years, 8 months, and 4 days old when he died.
James' wife, Mollie Irwin, DOB: 01-30-1863 DOD:07-18-1910.She died in Evansville, IN, and Burried in Shawneetown.(Nephritis) She was 47 1/2 years old Last residence was 17 Park Street. Parents were William Irwin and Alice Underwood.
1880 Census of Gallatin Co. Illinois states Jane(as head of household) age 46 F Wid Born TN TN Died in TN. James age 27 Male Son Labor Born TN
I have not come across any other census records of James.I do know, by relitives that James lived in Evansville for several years.He lived in a house boat on the pigeon Creek in Vanderburgh Co. for a very long time.He was very poor and a very mean man.The story goes that he served time for fighting sometime in his life time. I have been trying to figure out the biggest mystry in his life which is his spelling of his name.Marriage certificate has a signiture of "Rinke". A birth record of Mollie and James'third child (Ollie, 08-28-1891) was signedas "Wrinkles".Sometime within this 10 year span he had a name change.I don't know if it is a pronunciation problem or not but it still puzzles me.I hope this will give you a better picture to the information that I have.If there is any other questions on helping to determine if we have the same information please write again I would love to hear from you. Tina