Charles James, a native of Staffordshire, England, was born April 5, 1827, and emigrated to America in 1831, landing at New York, where he remained two years, then removed to Ohio. That State was his home for eighteen years, and he then went to Chicago, and thence to Dubuque, Ia., where he resided until 1861, when he came to Clayton County; and has resided here since. He settled on section 23, Millville Township, where he owns a finely cultivated farm of eighty acres. In connection with farming he also carries on the marble business. He was married June 9, 1862, to Mrs. Amelia Kolker, who was born in Pennsylvania, Oct. 4, 1834, and had three children by a former marriage. Mr. and Mrs. James have four children-- Benjamin W., born June 20, 1863; Ada, Nov. 30, 1864; Hannah M., June 10, 1866, and William, Sept. 23, 1872. Mr. James is a member of the United Brethern church, and in politics is a Republican.
source: History of Clayton County, Iowa, 1882, p. 1016
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