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About James Bland

SEE "Timeline" for chronological order of life events including any photos and documents as available; SEE "Media" for any documents and photos included from "Timeline" as available.


James Bland was born on June 16, 1844 in Bulloch County, Georgia, son of Daniel and Jincy (Parrish) Bland. He is brother to William H (1842); Elizabeth "Lizzie" (1846); Mikel (1848); Malachi (1850); Mitchell (1853); Benjamin "Ben" (1855) and Newton (1856) Bland.

During the Civil War, James was a private in the Confederate Georgia Infantry, 47th Regiment, Company C Bulloch County, known as the "Bulloch Guards". His was a farmer and a mason (Masonic symbol on his gravestone).

James was married twice. In 1864, he married Rebecca E. Bowen. James & Rebecca were the parents of McCrone "M. G." (1866); William "W.B." Bird (1868); Macy Ann (1870); Susan L (1872); Jincy (1875); Daniel "Donnie" B (1877); Lawrence Allen (1879); Aden B. (1881); Elliot B (1883) and Lilly (1885) Bland. In 1891, his wife, Rebecca, passed away.

On Dec 19, 1894, James married his second wife, Ella Jane Butler, in Bryan County, GA. James & Ella were the parents of James, Jr. (1903); Gibsey (1906) and Kidron (1896) Bland.

On July 19, 1925, James Bland, age 81 of Brooklet, Bulloch County, GA, died of heart failure. Informant was his nephew, Glenn Bland, of Statesboro, GA. Arrangements were with undertaker S. L. Terry of Statesboro. He was buried in Brooklet Cemetery.

References: U.S. Census Records, 1894 Marriage Certificate, 1925 Death Certificate, Bulloch Times, GA, July 1925 issue; SEE Documents as available under “Media” or “Timeline” events

Note: Biography Overview arranged by family researcher and Great, Great Grandson, Jim Semple, Jr., subject to additions and corrections.

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James Bland's Timeline

June 16, 1844
Bulloch County, Georgia, USA
June 11, 1860
Age 15
Bulloch County, Georgia, USA

1860 United States Census, Daniel Bland Household, Bulloch County, Georgia

Household Role Gender Age Birthplace
Daniel Bland M 40 Geo.
Jincey Bland F 38 Geo.
William Bland M 18 Geo.
James Bland M 16 Geo.
Elizabeth Bland F 14 Geo.
Michael Bland M 12 Geo.
Malachi Bland M 10 Geo.
Mitchel Bland M 8 Geo.
Benjamin Bland M 6 Geo.
Newton Bland M 4 Geo.

REFERENCE: United States Census, 1860, Daniel Bland, Bulloch, Georgia, United States; NARA microfilm publication M653, National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.; Household ID: 97, GS Film Number: 803112, Digital Folder Number: 004211371, Image Number: 00145.

July 11, 1866
Age 22
Bulloch County, Georgia, USA
July 15, 1868
Age 24
Bulloch County, Georgia, United States
October 8, 1870
Age 26
Bulloch County, Georgia, United States
December 23, 1872
Age 28
February 20, 1875
Age 30
July 11, 1877
Age 33
Age 34