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Rev. John M. JAMES
Mary "Polly" POOR
Husband:  John M. JAMES
Birth:  1775, VA
Death:  ca. 1827, Logan Co., KY
Occupation:  clergy
Father:  William JAMES
Mother:  Mary HINES
Marriage:
Wife:  Mary "Polly" POOR
Birth:  1790, Goochland Co., VA
Death:  1827
Father:  Robert POOR
Mother:  Elizabeth Woodson MIMMS
Children (data in braces are {year: age, birthplace} from the censuses):
born in Goochland Co., VA:
1.  Mary JAMES, b. 28 Sep 1809 {1850: 40, VA; 1860: 51, KY

born in Goochland Co., VA, or Logan Co., KY:
2.  (Daughter A) JAMES, b. 1810-20
3.  William JAMES, b. 11 Sep 1811
4.  John R. JAMES, b. 15 Feb 1815
5.  Elizabeth JAMES, b. 25 Nov 1816
6.  Robert Sallee JAMES, b. 7 or 17 Jul 1818 

born in Logan Co., KY
7.  Nancy Gardner JAMES, b. 13 Sep 1821
8.  Thomas Martin JAMES, b. 8 Apr 1823 {1850: 27, KY; 1860: 37, KY
9.  Drury Woodson JAMES, b. 14 Nov 1826


Sources:

1.  Jordan R. Dodd, ed.  1993.  KY, NC, TN, VA, WV Marriages:  Early to 1850.  Liahona Research, Orem, UT (Broderbund CD-229):  not found.

2.  1810 Census Index and Digital Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #17 of 44; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1810 VA Goochland Co. p. 427B/698 John James 00010-10100-05
These data indicate:
No. & Sex Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
1 male 26-44 1765-1784 = John (b. 1775)
1 female 9 or under 1800-1810 = Mary (b. 1809)
1 female 16-25 1784-1794 = Mary (b. 1790) 
5 slaves all ages in or bef. 1810 = ? ? ? ? ?
List was roughly alphabetized.  Also in county: Edy JAMES and Mary JAMES.  There were 13 John JAMESes in KY, but none in Logan County.

3.  1820 Census Index and Digital Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #16 of 21; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1820 KY Logan Co. p. 42 Ln. 11 John James 310011-21010-0-400 3100-4310
These data indicate:
No., Race, Gender  Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
3 white males 9 or under 1810-1820 = Robert (b. 1818)
= John (b. 1815)
= William (b. 1811)
1 white male 10-15 1804-1810 = ?
1 white male 26-44 1775-1794 = James (b. 1775)? or ?
1 white male 45 or over in or bef. 1775 = ? or James (b. 1775)?
2 white females 9 or under 1810-1820 = Elizabeth (b. 1816)
= Daughter A
1 white female 10-15 1804-1810 = Mary (b. 1809)
1 white female 26-44 1775-1794 = Mary (b. 1790)
4 people engaged in agriculture
3 male slaves 13 and under 1806-1820 = ? ? ?
1 male slave 14-25 1794-1806 = ?
4 female slaves 13 and under 1806-1820 = ? ? ? ?
3 female slaves 14-25 1794-1806 = ? ? ?
1 female slave 26-44 1775-1794 = ?

4.  1830 Census Index and Digital Images (online at Ancestry.com):  not found, as expected.

5.  Broderbund World Family Tree, Vol. 11, Pedigree #4556.

6.  Numerous secondary sources, mostly on the web, so caveat emptor!

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