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Male James Ruben Hillyard Click to view James Ruben Hillyard in the family tree

James Ruben was born on December 1st, 1851 in Scott Co., Mississippi.1   James Ruben's father was Thomas Hillyard and his mother was Christian Elizabeth Graham.  His maternal grandparents were Reuben Calvin Graham and Nancy Roberts. He had two brothers and six sisters, named Milton Winfield, William Jackson, Sarah Elizabeth, Celia Delia, Unknown Twin, Nancy Keziah, Abbie and Addie Lee.  He was the second oldest of the nine children.  He died at the age of 64 on June 7th, 1916 in Rogers, Bell Co., Texas.  He was buried in McCann Cemetary, Bell Co., Texas outside of Rogers on Fm 437 south..1 1 

James Ruben's family with Sarah Margaret Turner

‌James Ruben and Sarah Margaret were married in a religious ceremony on December 25th, 1874 in Bell Co., or Milam Co., Texas.1   They had two daughters named Ella G. and Mary Kessiah.

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Further source/citation:
1900 United States Federal Census

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