SALINE COUNTY, MISSOURI
Biography of James Newton Jamison (1814-1907)
James N. Jamison remained in Rockbridge
County, Virginia until he was 25 years old (1839) and then rode horseback
to McComb, Illinois where he remained until he came to Saline County, Missouri
about 1843 and located 320 acres of land, which he improved, and on which
he spent the remainder of his life. Soon after arriving in Saline County,
he married Lucy Townsend, daughter of Sanders A. Townsend of Virginia,
a union terminated by the death of Lucy one year later. Subsequently, in
1849 he went to California, presumably because of the "gold rush" of 1848
and to seek a fortune. This trip apparently was unsuccessful and a short
time later he returned to Missouri (1850) , and about the year 1851, married
Edmonia H uston, who bore him five children. James N. Jamison was a member
of the Methodist-Episcopal Church South and active in all types of religious
and benevolent work. He was a true type of the upright Christian gentleman
and an enterprising citizen and his death on May 23, 1907, was a matter
of profound regret to all who knew him. After his death , his widow, Edmonia,
lived with her daughter in Marshall, Missouri where her many qualities
of mind and heart have endeared her to the large circle of friends with
whom she is accustomed to mingle.
James N. Jamison and his wife Edmonia
are buried in Arrow Rock Cemetery, Saline County. Missouri.
The Jamison homestead was about 7.5
miles Northwest of Arrow Rock. He is buried in Arrow Rock, Cemetery.
"excerpted from: Past and Present Saline
County, page 764-765"
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