|Birthplace:||Maury, TN, USA|
|Death:||Died in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States|
|Cause of death:||His cause of death at the age of 80 was either Dementia or Chronic Intestinal Pneumonia|
|Occupation:||Carpenter/cabinet-furniture maker, California Gold Miner, Civil War Veteran who was wounded at the Battle of Vicksburg in 1863.|
|Managed by:||Della Dale Smith|
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About James Joseph Eubank
James Joseph Eubank was born December 11, 1826, in Maury County, Tennessee. His sister Martha Ann was born about two years later in 1828, also in Tennessee. Sometime shortly after that, James and Martha and their parents, Stephen Green Eubank and Susannah Quarles Branch Eubank, are living in Palmyra, Missouri, where Susannah dies in a cholera epidemic in about 1832 or 1833. Supposedly they had two other children who also died in the same cholera epidemic as their mother, but unfortunately, I do not know their names. After his mother's death, for some reason, James Joseph was sent to live with his mother's family back in Tennessee for about sixteen years before he was finally reunited with his father's family in Illinois around 1848 or 1849. There is some confusion about James Joseph Eubank's middle name. On some records he is listed as James Franklin Eubank, so I'm not sure which one is correct. But there are more records for him as James Joseph than there are as James Franklin Eubank.
After the death of James Joseph's mother, his father, Stephen Green Eubank, and his sister, Martha, moved to Illinois. I read somewhere that Martha may have been sent to live with the Herndon family at that time. The Herndon's were friends of Stephen Green Eubank, and William Herndon was Abraham Lincoln's law firm partner in Springfield, Illinois. That is supposedly where S.G. Eubank met his second wife, Mary Ann Phillips, whose mother was a first cousin to William Herndon. After Lincoln's assassination, Herndon later wrote one of the many biographies about Abraham Lincoln.
On March 10, 1834, S.G. Eubank and Mary Ann Phillips were married in Schuyler County, Illinois, and they had two daughters, the first being Mary Susanna, born in Peoria, Illinois, in 1836, while her father was a constable and tavern owner there. Then in about 1838, the family moved to Springfield, Illinois. There is a court case record (found on a website listing all of Abraham Lincoln's court cases while he was an attorney in Springfield) which shows that Abraham Lincoln defended Mary Ann Phillips in Springfield, in 1838, in a lawsuit about some land sold by Mary's mother.
S.G. and Mary Ann's second child, Margaret Green Eubank, was born in Springfield, Illinois, in 1839. Unfortunately, a couple of years later, Mary Ann died from consumption in about 1841 at the very young age of 26 years old, which ironically, was the same age of S.G. Eubank's first wife, Susannah Quarles Branch Eubank at the time of her death. After the death of Mary Ann Phillips, her two daughters with S.G. Eubank were sent to live with Mary Ann's brother, Moreau Phillips in Springfield, Illinois. They lived there until about 1850, at which time they were reunited with their father and his third wife, Sarah Armstrong Waggoner, who he married in 1845.
Supposedly, from about 1841-1845, S.G. Eubank and his daughter Martha lived at the Globe Tavern in Springfield. Abraham Lincoln and his wife Mary lived at the tavern from their wedding night in November of 1842 until about 1844 when they got a rental home and later purchased their own home. Their first son, Robert, was born there in 1843. Supposedly, Martha would occasionally baby sit for Robert, when she was about 15 or 16 years old.
Four years later, S.G. Eubank, married his third wife, Sarah Armstrong Waggoner, on August 7, 1845, and they went on to have thirteen more children, the first being another daughter, Helen, born in 1846 while they were living near Petersburg, Menard County, IL, and the last being a son, Lorin, born in 1870 in Wellington, Missouri, just two years before Stephen Green Eubank died at the age of 68 in 1872.
James Joseph finally moved to Illinois to be near his father's family some time between 1848 and 1849, and married his first wife, Nancy Ann Trent, on June 21, 1849, in Petersburg, Menard County, Illinois. Census information on James Joseph Eubank is sketchy, but the U.S. Census taken in August of 1850, shows he is living in Petersburg, Menard County, Illinois, with his wife Nancy Ann and their one month old son, William, who I learned from a later census was disabled and/or is suffering from paralysis.
Either before or shortly after they have their second son, James Gideon Eubank, in 1853, James Joseph left Illinois and went to California to join the Gold Rush. He was gone for about eight years, and when he returned to Illinois, was surprised to learn his wife, Nancy, had married another man, Peter Shult. It is said that when James Joseph lived in California he went by the name Richard Banks, but why he lived under an assumed name is not known.
Supposedly, Nancy had heard from a miner friend of James Joseph (AKA, Richard Banks) that he had died, and since her oldest son with James Joseph, William, was disabled, Nancy needed help supporting her family. So she married Peter Shult in about 1856, and they later had three daughters and a son of their own.
We don't know exactly where James Joseph went when he returned to Illinois from California in about 1861, but he may have gone to visit his married sister Martha Ann Eubank Osborn, who was living in Mason City, Illinois, at that time. By August of the next year, he had joined the army, was serving in the Civil War, and in the June of 1863 was wounded by a shell in the back of his knees during the Battle of Vicksburg.
According to Civil War pension application records and other information I found in a book at the library in Peoria, Illinois, James Joseph originally enlisted in the Army during the Civil War on August 14, 1861, at Springfield, Illinois, in the 124th Regiment of Illinois Volunteers, Company C. He was promoted to Sargeant in Company "M", 5th Mississippi Heavy Artillery, December 31, 1863, and began serving in that company January 1, 1864. Information from his Civil War pension application states that James Joseph was born in Maury County, Tennessee, in 1827. He was 5'9" tall, with light complexion, auburn hair and grey eyes and was a carpenter by occupation prior to enlistment. He was discharged from service on August 28, 1865, due to injuries and debilities he suffered while at the Battle at Vicksburg.
In January of 1861, James Joseph's half-sister, Margaret Green Eubank, had married a man by the name of William Hawkins Wickersham, who also served in the 124th Illinois Infantry, Company C., with his brother-in-law, James Joseph. As a matter of fact, William and James enlisted at the same place and time, and they must have been great friends. Sadly, Margaret and William's first-born son, Franklin (known as Frankie) died at the very young age of about 2 years old when he and Margaret were on their way back from visiting William in Vicksburg, Mississippi, where he and James Joseph both served during the Civil War. Frankie was buried somewhere along the Mississippi River when Margaret was on her way back home to Illinois after her visit with William. I have often wondered if William and Margaret's first-born son, Franklin, was named after James Joseph Eubank (or rather James Franklin Eubank, depending on which middle name was correct.)
After James Joseph Eubank's discharge from the U.S. Army in 1865, he states in one pension petition that he "returned home to Mason City, Illinois, where he was treated by Dr. Chamblin". He also mentioned that prior to entering the service, his physician was in Liberty, Adams County, IL. In about 1865, James Joseph's sister, Martha Ann was living in Mason City, Illinois, with her husband, George Osborn, so perhaps that is why James went there, to see his sister. At that time, his father, step-mother and half-brothers and sisters were living in Raysville, Bourbon County, Kansas, having moved there sometime between 1855 and 1859.
By the 1870 U.S. Census, both S.G. Eubank and his family and James Joseph Eubank and his second wife and his third child are living in Clay Township, Lafayette County, Missouri. James Joseph married his second wife, Elsie Jane Rouser, who he met and married in Wathena, Kansas, in 1866. This leads me to believe that James Joseph must have gone to Kansas to visit his father's family after staying with Martha for a while.
S.G. Eubank was found in the 1860 U.S. Census in Raysville, Bourbon County, Kansas, but why they moved to Kansas from Illinois is not known. Maybe it had something to do with the Civil War or perhaps it was for better opportunities to make a living. I believe S.G. Eubank had a partner in his cabinet making business in Springfield, Illinois, a Mr. Osborn, and I found in the 1860 census record for Stephen there was a Mr. Osborn living nearby the Eubank home. Perhaps he was S.G. Eubank's business partner from his cabinet making business in Illinois. There may also have been some type of connection between the Mr. Osborn living in Kansas and S.G. Eubank's daughter, Martha, who married a Mr. George Osborn, but of that I am not certain.
There was a fairly large land grant that took place in Kansas in 1854 after the Kansas-Nebraska Act became law on May 30, 1854, so perhaps is why the Eubank family moved to Kansas around 1855 or 1860.
Why S.G. Eubank and family and his son, James Joseph, and family moved to Clay, Missouri, around the 1868 to 1870 time period is also unknown. However, we know that S.G. Eubank's first wife, (and James Joseph's mother) Susannah Quarles Branch Eubank, had died in Palmyra, Missouri, in about 1833. So maybe there were other Eubank family members living in Missouri and that's why they returned to Missouri in the late 1860's and early 1870's. I also read somewhere that a Eubank relative may have gone from Tennessee to settle in Missouri in the 1820's or 1830's because there had been a very bad financial depression in Tennessee in the 1810's and 1820's, so maybe this Eubank family member went to Missouri to improve their financial situation as a result of that depression in Tennessee.
Supposedly, S.G. Eubank's father died when he was very young, and being the second son, he did not inherit much from his father's estate. His mother was reported to be a wealthy heiress, but for some reason, she apprenticed Stephen to a master carpenter, and Stephen learned the carpentry trade, and must have taught it to his son, James Joseph, who was listed as a carpenter in many of his public records. A cousin tells me that Stephen and James made cabinets for Abraham Lincoln and a desk for Lincoln which was on display at the 1904 World's Fair in St. Louis, Missouri, but as yet I've found no written evidence to confirm the story of a Lincoln Desk built by the Eubank's.
There is an 1840 census record for James Branch, the father of Susannah Quarles Branch Eubank (who was S.G. Eubank's first wife and James Joseph's mother) indicating that the family owned about 17 slaves, so it seems quite certain that Susannah's family was also very well to do if they owned that many slaves. Another Eubank cousin told me that two of the Branch family's slaves were given to S.G. Eubank and his wife Susannah when they married, and there are some family records indicating that S.G. Eubank sold those slaves after the death of his wife before he moved to Illinois. There was also mention that S.G. Eubank gave the male slave his freedom and set him up in the barber profession, and after that the slave was known as Willie the Barber.
In the 1870 census, living with James Joseph and his second wife Elsie is their first child, Uselle (or my grandfather, Stephen James Eubank as our family knew him) who is 2 years old in this census record. Uselle is listed in the census as being a female child, but that was obviously an error on the part of the census taker. Uselle or Stephen James Eubank was born in Sedalia, Pettis County, Missouri, according to my grandmother's written Bible records. I can find no other public records for a Stephen James Eubank born in Sedalia, Missouri, in 1868, only this 1870 census record of his parents and a two year old female child named Uselle.
In 1875 James Joseph petitioned for an increase in his Civil War pension from Sedalia, Pettis County due to increasing disability. He may have moved back to Sedalia where Uselle was born after the death of his father S.G. Eubank in 1872. Although I'm not certain that S.G. Eubank was still living in Clay, Lafayette County, Missouri, when he died at the age of 68 in 1972, because an obituary indicates he was living at "his residence in Zanesville, Illinois, when he died." S.G. Eubank's daughter, Mary Susannah Eubank Rogers was living in Zanesville, Illinois, about that time, so he may have been visiting or living with her when he passed away.
In the 1880 U.S. Census, James Joseph is still living in Sedalia where he is listed as being a 53 year old carpenter, and living with him is his wife Elsie and sons Euzell (Uselle), age 12, Lee Edward, age 9, and daughter Laura Elsie age 6. It says that his father was born in Tennessee, and that Elsie was born in Ohio, and her parents were both born in Pennsylvania.
In 1877, public records indicate James Joseph paid cash for 120 acres of land in Nevada County, California, so sometime after 1880, James Joseph must have moved back to California. It is assumed that his family moved with him at that time, because pension application records indicate his wife Elsie was living in Hollywood, California, when he reapplied for his pension in California. And there are voter registration records for James Joseph and his two sons, Euzell and Lee, living in Tulare, California in the 1890's.
James Joseph's voter registration records from the 1890's show he was living in Tulare, California, which is about 170 miles north of Hollywood. Perhaps his land in Nevada County (which is 265 miles north of Tulare County) was purchased for purposes other than as a residence. Nevada County, California, is only about 45 miles from where gold was discovered in 1848 at Sutter's Mill, which located in Coloma, California. James Joseph had been in California for about eight years working as a gold miner from 1853 to 1861, after leaving his first wife, Nancy Ann Trent, and two sons, William and James Gideon Eubank, in Illinois. Maybe James Joseph was still hoping to strike it rich as a gold miner in the late 1870's and early 1880's, when he was already in his 50's.
California Voter Registration records from the 1890's show James Joseph and both of his sons, Euzell and Lee Edward, living with or near him in California during those years. The California Voters Registers, 1866-1898, with a registration date of 9/15/1890, show James Joseph Eubank(s), age 64, living in Tulare, California. The record states he was born in Tennessee and his occupation is that of a carpenter. On the same page of this voter registration record, his son, Euzell J. Eubank(s), is listed as being 22 years old, born in Missouri, and a carpenter. Euzell's voter registration date of 10/2/1890 was only a couple of weeks after his father's registration date. Euzell also lives in Tulare, perhaps with his father. There were no street addresses shown in these voter registration records, unfortunately.
Online records from Family Search.org show that the "United States, National Homes for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, 1866-1938," was where James J. Eubank was living in 1891 at Sawtelle, California. This place was commonly known as The Old Soldiers' Home. Sawtelle, California, is now known as West Los Angeles. The record shows the following sources: NARA publication title, Historical Registers of National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers; NARA publication number M1749; NARA roll number 194; film number 1577623; digital folder number 004172584 and image number 00500. In this record, he is listed as a Protestant, born in Tennessee, age 64, 5'9" tall, with a light complexion, and his occupation is that of a carpenter.
These records also state that James Joseph's residence subsequent to discharge from the Old Soldier's Home was in Tulare, Tulare County, California. It also stated that he was married to Elsie J. Eubank of Tulare, California. However below her name on this record is a home address of 335 N. Highland Avenue, Hollywood, California. Perhaps this is an address for Elsie after James Joseph's death in 1907. He was admitted to the Soldier's Home on June 15, 1891, and was discharged on September 29, 1891 at his request. This record shows that his rate of pension was $8.00 (I assume that means per month.)
James Joseph reapplied for his Civil War pension from Tulare, Tulare County, CA in 1892. The 1892 voter registration record shows Lee Edward Eubank, (James and Elsie's second son), 5'10" tall, with a light complexion, blue eyes, and brown hair, born in Missouri, is also living in Tulare. His voter registration date is 8/2/1892. James Joseph is listed on the same page, is 66 years old, 5'8" tall, with a light complexion, gray eyes and hair, and his sight gone in his right eye, born in Tennessee, also living in Tulare. James Joseph's voter registration date is 8/3/1892, the day after Lee's.
For some reason James Joseph's son, Euzell (Uselle or Eucell or Stephen James Eubank) is not listed in the 1892 Tulare, California, voter registration records. I found James Joseph living alone at 947 E. 5th Street in Los Angeles in a 1902 U.S. City Directory, and at that time, his son Stephen James Eubank was living at 1918 S. Main Street in Los Angeles.
However, in 1904, Stephen James Eubank is listed in a city directory as "boarding" at 947 E. 54th Street, and his mother, Elsie is living at the same address, but neither James Joseph nor his other son, Lee Edward were listed in that directory. However, both James Joseph and Lee Edward were listed in a 1905 directory living at 947 E. 54th Street, but no Elsie or Stephen were living there at that time.
The next time my grandfather, Euzell or Stephen James Eubank, shows up in the U.S. Census is 1910 when he is living in Arizona, and is married to my grandmother, Dorthea Evelyn Rollins Eubank. They were married in 1909 in Yuma, Arizona. Soon after, Stephen and Evelyn move to San Diego, California, where my mother, Frances Amelia Eubank Smith, was born on October 14, 1911.
Dorthea Evelyn Rollins' mother (Dortha Roxana Madsen Rollins McKinney) had a brother and sister-in-law, Thomas Harbo Rynning and Margaret Eve Rollins Rynning, who were living in San Diego around 1911, so perhaps that is why Evelyn and Stephen James Eubank went to San Diego that year. Previously, Tom and Margaret had been living in Arizona, as had Evelyn and Stephen James Eubank in 1909 and 1910. So perhaps they followed their family members to California for better opportunities. Also we know that Stephen had been living in Los Angeles during the years from 1901 to 1904, when his parents lived there, so he was somewhat familiar with the Southern California area.
Two years later Stephen James Eubank and his wife Dorthea Evelyn and their daughter, Frances, are living in Prince Rupert, British Columbia, Canada, where my aunt Elsie Louise was born in 1913, and Stephen is working as a building and mining contractor on the Alice Arm mine. Two years after that, the family is living in Seattle, Washington, where my uncle James Rollins Eubank was born in 1915. It appears they lived in Seattle from about 1915 to 1917, then they moved to Portland, Oregon. Perhaps they moved there because Stephen's half-brother, James Gideon Eubank, had been living in the Seattle/Tacoma area of Washington State from about 1884 until he passed away in 1926.
City Directory records document that Stephen and Dorthea Evelyn were living in Portland, Oregon, in 1917 and 1918, so perhaps they were working their way back to California from Canada and Seattle. However, by 1919, Stephen James Eubank and his wife Dorthea Evelyn were having marital difficulties, and shortly after that they were separated. In about 1920 or 1921, Evelyn is living in Bakersfield, California, with her three children, and is granted a divorce from Stephen on the grounds of "willful desertion" in 1923 according to her Bible Records. Evelyn and her children move to Los Angeles in about 1924.
James Joseph was readmitted to the Soldiers Home in West Los Angeles, California, on March 24, 1896. The record does not show a discharge date however. The California Voter Register with a registration date of June 8, 1896, shows that James Joseph is 70 years old, was born about 1826, is 5'8" tall, with a light complexion, grey eyes and hair, with his right eye out, born in Tennessee, is living in the Old Soldier's Home in Sawtelle (West Los Angeles, California).
However, there is also an 1896 listing in the "U.S. City Directories (1821-1989)", specifically, Maxwell's Los Angeles City Directory and Gazeteer of Southern California, showing James Joseph Eubank, carpenter, is living at 777 Elmore Avenue, with his son Lee Edward, a mill hand at Alta Planing Mill Company, his daughter, Miss Laura E. Eubank, a dressmaker, and a room mate, Miss A.J. Gastren. However, James Joseph's wife, Elsie, and his son, Stephen James (Euzell) Eubank, are not shown on this directory listing, so I don't know where they were living at the time. James Joseph seemed to be in and out of the Old Soldier's home between the years of 1891 and 1896 and possibly longer, since he died there in 1907.
In the 1900 U.S. Federal Census, Elsie Eubank, age 59, born in August of 1840 in Ohio, is living in Los Angeles, Ward 6 at 947 54th Street. The record states she was married in 1865, and her parents were both born in Pennsylvania. She has three living children. Living with her at the same address is her son, Lee Edward, age 27. Her daughter, Laura Elsie, is not living there since she was married Otto Classen, an artist from Germany, in 1898. There is no listing of James Joseph or Stephen James Eubank in this census record either, so I don't know where they were living at the time, although James Joseph may have been readmitted to the Old Soldier's home again.
In a 1901 U.S. City Directory, James Joseph and Lee Edward, both carpenters, are living at 947 54th Street, the address where Elsie and Lee Edward were living the previous year, but they are not there in 1901. In the 1901 U.S. City Directory, Stephen James Eubank is living at 1918 S. Main Street in Los Angeles. In a 1903 U.S. City Directory, Elsie J. and Lee E. Eubank, still an employee for Alta Planning Mill Company, are living at that same address on E. 54th Street, but James Joseph is not listed there, so once again he may have been readmitted to the Old Soldier's home, I'm just not sure. Stephen James Eubank is listed at the East 54th Street address in the 1904 U.S. City Directory, but none of the rest of his family is living there in 1904. It seems like this family had kind of a "musical chairs" existence as to their living circumstances from about 1896 to 1905.
Per James Joseph's pension application, his wife Elsie was living on North Highland Avenue in Hollywood, but maybe that was when James Joseph went back to live at the Old Soldier's Home. But by the 1910 U.S. Census, James Joseph has died (on June 4, 1907), Elsie is listed as a widow, and is living in Hollywood with her daughter, Laura Elsie Eubank Classen, and Laura Elsie's husband, Otto, and Stephen James Eubank is living in Arizona with his wife, Dorthea Evelyn Rollins Eubank.
James Joseph's California death certificate (issued at the Old Soldier's Home) says he was born in 1827 (he was actually born December, 1826) in Tennessee, but sadly, there were no record of his parents names on his death certificate. The information on his death certificate was given by a staff person at the Old Soldiers' Home, so they probably had no data about James Joseph's parents. His death certificate indicates that his death was due to dementia. However, I've seen other records which state his cause of death was "Chronic Intestinal Pneumonia".
He is buried in the National Cemetery for war veterans along Sepulveda Boulevard, which runs parallel to the 405-San Diego Freeway. His gravestone there reads J.J. Eubank. This cemetery is just a couple of blocks away from the Old Soldier's Home where he lived off and on from 1891 to at least 1896, and perhaps even longer. I took pictures of his headstone and the area around his grave when I was there in 2010. I finally got to visit his grave over 100 years after his death, and previously did not even know that this was his final resting place. Ironically, I worked about five miles from his grave from December of 1968 to about April of 1972 and never knew he was buried so close by.
This is pure speculation on my part but James Joseph may have been named "James" after his mother's father, James Branch or her brother, James Goode Branch, whose wife was Sarah Uzzell. Perhaps James Goode Branch and his wife Sarah Uzzell were the family members James Joseph went to live with after his mother's death in 1833. That may be why James Joseph named his first child he had with Elsie "Uselle" or "Euzell" (Stephen James Eubank) in honor of the aunt and uncle who raised him for sixteen years after his mother's death. I'm not sure of the exact spelling, since James Joseph's son is listed alternately as either Uselle, Eucell or Euzell in various census records, but I'm pretty sure that his aunt Sarah's last name was spelled Uzzell.
Interestingly enough, another of Susannah Quarles Branch Eubank's brothers, William, married Sarah Uzzell's sister, Mary Ann Uzzell. So perhaps the Uzzell girls had quite an affect on James Joseph growing up, and may have even been surrogate mothers to him during the 15 years he lived with his "Branch" family in Tennessee after his mother died in Missouri in 1832 or 1833. It appears that James Joseph stayed in Tennessee until he was about 21 years old and went to live near his father's family in Petersburg, Menard County, Illinois, in about 1848 or 1849, which was the year he married his first wife, Nancy Ann Trent.
My mother knew her father, and James Joseph's son, as Stephen James Eubank, not Uselle or Eucell or Euzell. No one in my family ever mentioned the name Uselle, Eucell or Euzell. Maybe the reason he was named Stephen was for James Joseph's father, Stephen Green Eubank, and the name James was for James Joseph's first name or that of James Joseph's grandfather James Branch, or his uncle, James Goode Branch, and the Uselle for his aunt Sarah Uzzell Branch's maiden name. Sadly, I don't know if any of this is true, and no one from those days is around to verify the theory, unfortunately. It could also be that Stephen James Eubank changed his name from Uselle/Eucell/Euzell because he had a past to hide. Perhaps he was also married before marrying my grandmother, and had another family, just as his father had done, but who knows!
Sadly, that is all I know about James Joseph Eubank and his life and family, and I sure wish there was more information! The only other information I have about James Joseph Eubank is in a letter written by his half sister, Helen Eubank Chism (born 1846 in Petersburg, Menard County, Illinois), which she wrote in July of 1864, when the Eubank family was living in Kansas during the Civil War.
In that letter Helen wrote from Kickapoo, Kansas, to her half-sister, Margaret Green Eubank Wickersham, in Petersburg, Illinois, Helen asked Margaret where they could write to their half-sister, Martha Ann Eubank Osborn (James Joseph's full sister) to have Martha send a "likeness" of Jim to their father. Evidently S.G. Eubank had not seen or heard from his son, James Joseph, very often while he was serving in the Civil War. According to Helen's letter to Margaret, S.G. Eubank carried a letter he received from James Joseph in his jacket pocket for over a year. Evidently he loved and missed his first-born son very much. A transcript of that letter is included on Helen Eubank Chism's profile page under the "about me" section here on Geni.
Stephen Green Eubank's first son, James Joseph, was born in 1826, his sister Martha 1828, and then two more daughters by his second wife in 1836 and 1839, and two more daughters by his third wife in 1846 and 1848, before having his next son, Stephen Thomas Eubank, born in about 1848, over 20 years after James Joseph's birth. It's no wonder he loved and cherished his first-born son, James Joseph!
Della Dale Smith
His great grand daughter
P.S. When I went to visit James Joseph's grave at the Veteran's National Cemetery in Los Angeles in 2010, I was really struck by what a beautiful and peaceful place it was, and I took a few pictures of his headstone and the area surrounding his grave. I'm glad I have those photos as a momento of his memory. Rest in peace, great grandfather. You were obviously loved!
James Joseph Eubank's Timeline
December 11, 1826
Maury, TN, USA
Petersburg, Menard, Illinois, USA
May 29, 1853
Springfield, IL, USA
February 25, 1868
Sedalia, Pettis, Missouri, United States
July 20, 1870
Missouri, United States
Missouri, United States
June 4, 1907
Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States
West Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, USA
Nancy Ann Trent married James Joseph Eubank June 21, 1849 in Petersburgh, Menard County, Illinois