James R. Humphries: Birth: 1865.
Note: In the 1850 U. S. Census, Joseph Humphries (25 M, b. GA, farmer $150 worth) is shown in Beat #4 Randolph County. Wife Mary J ( 23 b. GA), Andrew (4, b. AL), Uriah (2 b. AL), and Joseph (2 mos, b. AL), are shown with them.
Information on this family was found in William and Dorothy Humphries, Looking Back - Humphries Ancestry 1860 Census Calhoun Co. AL
Joseph Humphries Farmer 34 Mary Jane Housewife 34 Andrew Son 14 Uriah Elijah Son 11 Joseph N. Son 9 John Wm. Son 7 Ransom R. (Dock) Son 5 Noah A. Son 1
Joseph served in the CSA Co. F, 42nd Alabama.
This family was missing 1870 - Joseph and Mary Jane had a son Mark b. 1861, that had already moved on his own by the 1860 census.
In the 1880 Census this family was in Walker County, AL.
1880 Census Walker Co. AL
Joseph Humphries Farmer 55 Georgia Mary Jane Housewife 55 Georgia James Son 15 Alabama David Son 12 Alabama Eliza Jane Dau 9 Alabama
From William and Dorothy Humphries book Looking Back - Humphries Ancestry (1988): "Joseph Humphries died in 1899 while visiting at the home of his son, Joseph Nathan Jr. Joseph Nathan Jr. lived on Air Port Road, near Jasper. Joseph was on his way to Mississippi to visit some of his family when he died.
Tombstone for Joseph Humphries was placed at the head of his grave on 9 May 1988. It was a Confederate Monument . It was placed by great grandsons - Dub Humphries and Roger Humphries, and great-great grandson - Willie Farley. Joseph is buried in South Lowell Cemetery, Winston Co., AL."
A family group sheet on this family was submitted to the Anniston public library by Mrs. J. D. Humphries, 3920 Decker Av. Rt 4, Anniston, AL.
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