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James, Josiah L.

Born: 1791-1800 New York

Flourished: 1843 Tazewell County, Illinois

James was a member of a company of New Yorkers who, in 1835, established the town of Tremont, Illinois. James was a farmer and an active member of the Illinois Whig Party.

Proceedings of Whig Convention at Pekin, Illinois regarding Candidates for Congress; History of Tazewell County Illinois (Chicago: Chas. C. Chapman, 1879), 653; Portrait and Biographical Record of Tazewell and Mason Counties, Illinois (Chicago: Biographical, 1894), 249, 394; U.S. Census Office, Sixth Census of the United States (1840), Tazewell County, IL, 17.