John M. James
|Birthplace:||Culpeper Co, formerly Frederick Co, Virginia, United States|
|Death:||Died in Probably Shopville, Pulaski, Kentucky, United States|
Son of Joseph "The Elder" James and Mary James
|Managed by:||Donna Maupin (Parks)|
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About Rev. Hon. John M. James
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.
Rev. Hon. John M. James's Timeline
Culpeper Co, formerly Frederick Co, Virginia, United States
Culpepper, Virginia, United States
April 6, 1823
Probably Shopville, Pulaski, Kentucky, United States