Samuel James was the eighth child of John Spencer and Nancy Ausley Harrell. He was born on February 5, 1839 in Lowndes, now Brooks County, Georgia. He was married on May 20, 1858, in Thomas County, to Laura Jane Albritton, a daughter of George Washington and Mary Jane Allen Albritton. He spent almost his entire life of sixty-four years in this county.The following children were born to Samuel James and Mary Jane:
Samuel James volunteered May 13, 1862, in the Confederate Army, and served in Company K, 50th Georgia Infantry until the close of the war in 1865. He was wounded in the battle at Cedar Creek, Virginia, on October 19, 1864, and was disabled for some time afterward. A miniball that had lodged in his spine was never removed.
Samuel James died August 12, 1905 in Brooks County, Georgia. Laura Jane died February 13, 1919. They are both buried in the Elam Cemetery, a few miles from Dixie.
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