Family Friday – James Hudson Shoults

James Hudson Shoults and Joanna Burleson Shoults

James Hudson Shoults was born on 04 April, 1849, in Missouri. His parents were George Shoults and his third wife, Lucinda.

James was born in Jefferson County, Missouri in 1849, the 6th child of George and 4th child of Lucinda. The Shoults family removed from Jefferson County to Cistern, Texas around 1860.

The 1870 Fayette County, Texas Census lists the Shoults family living between Halletsville Road and Buckners Creek. At the time of the census James’s father George was 58, George’s wife Lucinda was 48, James 21, Victorine 18 (female), Henrietta 13 (female), and Louisiana 10 (female).

On February 2nd 1876, James married Joanna Burleson House, widow of George W House, in Fayette, Texas. From this marriage there are two known children; Laura V Shoults, born in 1877, and Marilda Ann Shoults, born in 1882.

They moved from Fayette, Texas sometime between 1880 and 1900. James and his family was found in Sulphur Springs, Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory, in the 1900 census where they rented a farm. in 1910, James is showing to own his own home in Murray County, Oklahoma and was a day laborer of odd jobs.

In 1915, James wife Joanna, passed away and was buried in Oaklawn Cemetery, in Sulphur, Oklahoma. After her death, James moved to Garvin County, Oklahoma around 1930, to be near their daughter Marilda, who was married to Joseph Elzie Cottrell.

This is from the photo album of Martha Cottrell, Joseph and Marilda Cottrell’s daughter. The only two names written were Grandpa Shoults and Grandpa Cottrell.

James died in Wynnewood, Garvin County, Oklahoma on October 30, 1932. He was 83 years old. He is buried by family members in the Lewis Cemetery, in Pauls Valley, Garvin County, Oklahoma.

I’m always on the look out for new cousins, so if you stumbled onto this page in your research of James please leave me a comment below.

Thanks, Marsha


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For 13 years I was a single mother until I married my handsome husband. Fast forward five years and we have added 3 sons and a daughter to our household. With all those kids I rarely have time to myself but my love of writing will always find a way. I have written books in the past. My range of genres is from romance novels to nonfiction historical, poetry, and children's books. I am currently working on a mystery book that should be a very exciting read I hope! I also love genealogy and have created my own forms which I will post later for people to download to use. I hope you enjoy my writings and recipes that I plan on sharing with you here.

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