John M. James, Rev., Hon. (c.1751 - 1823)

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Birthplace: Culpeper Co, formerly Frederick Co, Virginia, United States
Death: Died in Probably Shopville, Pulaski, Kentucky, United States
Managed by: Donna Maupin (Parks)
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About John M. James, Rev., Hon.

John M. James (1751-1823) was one of the founders of Flat Lick Baptist Church, located outside Shopville in Pulaski County, Kentucky. Most of the his fellow founders were rebel preachers like himself, who had been persecuted for preaching without a license. They made their exodus from Virginia in 1781 in a Traveling Church, bound for the Shawnee temple of New Canaan, called the Cain-tu-kee. John provided the land upon which the original log church was built in 1799.

The first pastor at Flat Lick was James Fears, followed by Stephen Collier. Then came John’s “talented, but erratic” son, Joseph Martin James (1791-1848), who was expelled from the church and defrocked for his alcoholism and bigamous marriage with a parishioner. Joe’s brother-in-law, Robert McAlister (1782-1851) assumed Joe’s role as pastor. Robert was followed by Joe’s son, John James (1816-1902). John graduated Georgetown College with his cousin Reverend Robert Sallee James, the father of Frank & Jesse James.

from: http://ericjames.org/wordpress/2011/05/13/flat-lick-baptist-church-founded-by-john-m-james/

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John M. James, Rev., Hon.'s Timeline

1751
1751
Culpeper Co, formerly Frederick Co, Virginia, United States
1770
March, 1770
Age 19
Culpeper or Rockingham Co, Virginia, United States
1772
1772
Age 21
1775
1775
Age 24
Culpepper, Virginia, United States
1776
1776
Age 25
1823
April 6, 1823
Age 72
Probably Shopville, Pulaski, Kentucky, United States
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