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Male James Oliver Basham Click to view James Oliver Basham in the family tree

James Oliver was born on September 16th, 1862 in Clarksville, Johnson Co., Arkansas.1   James Oliver's father was James Oliver, Sr. Basham and his mother was Lemira Jane Shelton.  His paternal grandparents were Jonathan Basham and Delilah Payne. He had three brothers and seven sisters, named William Jonathan, Sara Jane, John Mahlon, Martha Ann Elizabeth (Mattie), Cora, Minnie B., Delilah 'Dilla' (Twin), Hannah (Twin), Julia Ellen and Josephine.  He was the third oldest of the eleven children.  He died at the age of 86 on April 21st, 1949 in Ft Smith, Sebastian Co., Arkansas.1 

James Oliver's family with Clara Jane King

‌James Oliver and Clara Jane were married in a religious ceremony on December 24th, 1884 in Clarksville, Johnson Co., Arkansas.1   They had four sons and four daughters, named Walter Newton, Clemmie Lamira, King James, Heartsill Alfred, Bertha Minnie, Bessie Mary, Jewelle Oma and Imogene.

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