James Edward Wilborne1,2,3

ID# 20494, (1846 - 1924)
FatherWilliam B. Wilborne4,5,6 (abt 1812 - )
MotherNancy Dyer4,5,2 (abt 1808 - )

Key Events:

Birth: 1846, Campbell Co., Virginia7,8,9
Marriage: 28 Apr 1867, Campbell Co., Virginia, Elizabeth Ann Perkerson (9 Nov 1842 - 19 Jan 1911)10,11,12
Divorce: before 1895, Elizabeth Ann Perkerson (9 Nov 1842 - 19 Jan 1911)13
Marriage: 5 Dec 1895, Halifax Co., Virginia, Mary Ellen Dunnaway (19 Mar 1862 - 22 Aug 1944)14,15,16
Death: 14 Mar 1924, South Boston, Halifax Co., Virginia17,18
Burial: 15 Mar 1924, South Boston, Virginia2
ChartsDescendants of David Dutt/Toot

Copyright Notice

Narrative:

     James Edward Wilborne was born in 1846 in Campbell Co., Virginia.7,8,9 He appeared on the 1850 Federal Census of Halifax Co., Virginia, in the household of his parents, William B. Wilborne and Nancy Dyer.19 He appeared on the 1860 Federal Census of Scottsburg, Halifax Co., Virginia, in the household of his parents.20
     James enlisted as a private in Capt. John W. Lewis' Company, Virginia Light Artillery, in Richmond, Virginia, 17 Aug 1862, by Capt. John W. Lewis. He served throughout the war. By Sep 1863 that company was commanded by Capt. N. Penick, and is more commonly known by his name. The unit was involved in the Battle of Petersburg, Virginia in Jun 1864, and James claimed in his pension application to have been wounded in the arm there.21,22
     James was a part of the Army of Northern Virginia that Gen. Robert E. Lee surrendered to Lt. Gen. U. S. Grant on 9 Apr 1865 at Appomattox Court House, Virginia. The men were paroled that day and allowed to return home.23
     James married Elizabeth Ann Perkerson, daughter of Fielding James Perkerson and Elizabeth Ann Flora, on 28 Apr 1867 in Campbell Co., Virginia.10,11,12
     James and Elizabeth Ann Perkerson appeared on the 1870 Federal Census of Halifax Courthouse, Halifax Co., Virginia, enumerated 9 Aug 1870. Their children Fannie and William were listed as living with them. They were apparently living close to or with his parents, as they are listed as the preceding household.24
     James and Elizabeth appeared on the 1880 Federal Census of Halifax Co., Virginia, enumerated 23 Jun 1880. Their children Fannie, William, John and Ellis were listed as living with them.25
     James and Elizabeth were divorced before 1895.13
     James married second Mary Ellen Dunnaway, daughter of Jack Dunnaway and Martha McKinney, on 5 Dec 1895 in Halifax Co., Virginia.14,15,16
     On 11 May 1900 James applied for a disability pension based on his service in the Civil War. His application, under provisions enacted by the Virginia General Assembly on 7 March of that year, asked for $15 annually. He stated he was able to do only light work because of the injury to his arm suffered at Petersburn. His application was granted 28 Jun 1900.26
     James and Mary Ellen Dunnaway appeared on the 1900 Federal Census of Halifax Co., Virginia, enumerated 12 Jun 1900, reporting they were renting their farm. Their children Silas, James, Willis and Martha were listed as living with themas were her children by her prior marriage, Mollie, Edna, John, and Charley.27
     James and Mary appeared on the 1910 Federal Census of South Boston, Halifax Co., Virginia, on Wilson Ave., enumerated 20 Apr 1910, reporting they were renting their home. Their children Silas, James, Jefferson, Willis, Martha, Mannie, Nannie and Minnie were listed as living with them, as was her son Charley from her previous marriage.28
     James and Mary appeared on the 1920 Federal Census of South Boston, Halifax Co., Virginia, on Edmonds St., enumerated 7 Feb 1920, reporting that they owned their home, free of mortgage. Their children Martha, Mannie, Nannie and Minnie were listed as living with them.29
     He was a farmer, working rented land. In 1910 he was reported as a farm laborer, "working out" for someone else.24,25,27,30
     James died on 14 Mar 1924 in South Boston, Halifax Co., Virginia.17,18 He was buried on 15 Mar 1924 in South Boston, Virginia.2
     On 30 Dec 1926, two years after his death, his second wife applied for a widow's pension based on his Civil War service. The pension act of 1924 made widows married a veteran after 31 Dec 1882 eligible. This was extended to widows married by 1 Jan 1886 by a 1926 act. She stated on her application that they had married in 1886. Her application was questioned and she responded with a sworn statement that she had been married 23 Dec 1885. Available records show she was actually married 5 Dec 1885. It appears that her application was then granted.31

Children:
     Children with Elizabeth Ann Perkerson:

  • Fannie Lee Wilborne32,25 (Mar 1868 - )
  • William E. Wilborne32,25 (May 1870 - )
  • John C. Wilborne25 (abt 1875 - )
  • Ellis S. Wilborne25 (abt 1878 - )
  • Thomas J. Wilborne33,34 (9 Feb 1883 - 14 Nov 1955)
  • Ella Bett Wilborne35,36 (31 Dec 1886 - 14 May 1952)

Children:
     Children with Mary Ellen Dunnaway:

  • Silas L. Wilborne27,28,37 (abt 17 Apr 1894 - 27 May 1933)
  • James Richard Wilborne27,28,38 (12 Mar 1895 - 16 Aug 1966)
  • Jefferson Davis Wilborne28,39 (22 Jul 1895 - 26 Jun 1965)
  • Martha Ellen Wilborne27,28,40 (21 Apr 1898 - 20 Nov 1979)
  • Willis Henry Wilborne27,28,41 (12 Nov 1898 - 7 Aug 1948)
  • Mannie Bell Wilborne28,29,42 (abt 1901 - 22 Dec 1926)
  • Minnie Wilborne28,29,43 (15 Mar 1902 - 1 Dec 1957)
  • Nannie Janie Wilborne28,29,44 (15 Apr 1903 - 11 Jun 1920)

Citations

  1. [S6534] William Wilbourn household, 1850 U.S. Census, Halifax Co., Virginia, shows name as James Wilbourn.
  2. [S6528] James E. Wilborne, Certificate of Death.
  3. [S6543] Willis Henry Wilborne, Certificate of Death, shows name as James Edward Wilborne.
  4. [S3519] "Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940," FamilySearch.org, record for James E Wilborne and Elizabeth A Perkinson, citing FHL#2048454.
  5. [S6534] William Wilbourn household, 1850 U.S. Census, Halifax Co., Virginia, shows them apparently living as parent and child.
  6. [S6535] William B. Wilborn household, 1860 U.S. Census, Halifax Co., Virginia, shows them apparently living as parent and child.
  7. [S6534] William Wilbourn household, 1850 U.S. Census, Halifax Co., Virginia, shows age 4 and state.
  8. [S3519] "Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940," FamilySearch.org, record for James E Wilborne and Elizabeth A Perkinson, citing FHL#2048454, shows age 21 at marriage 28 Apr 1867, and county; and record for Jas E. Wilborne and Mary E. Dunnaway, citing FHL#2048454 and pg 193, shows age 50 at marriage 5 Dec 1895, county and state.
  9. [S6532] J. E. Wilborne household, 1900 U.S. Census, Halifax Co., Virginia, shows year, age 54, and state.
  10. [S3519] "Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940," FamilySearch.org, record for James E Wilborne and Elizabeth A Perkinson, citing FHL#2048454, shows date, county, and state.
  11. [S6526] James E. Wilburn household, 1870 U.S. Census, Halifax Co., Virginia, shows them apparently living as husband and wife.
  12. [S6527] James E. Wilborne household, 1880 U.S. Census, Halifax Co., Virginia, shows married.
  13. [S3519] "Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940," FamilySearch.org, record for Jas E. Wilborne and Mary E. Dunnaway, citing FHL#2048454 and pg 193, shows him as divorced when he married 5 Dec 1895.
  14. [S3519] "Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940," FamilySearch.org, record for Jas E. Wilborne and Mary E. Dunnaway, citing FHL#2048454 and pg 193, shows date, as 5 Dec 1895, county and state.
  15. [S6532] J. E. Wilborne household, 1900 U.S. Census, Halifax Co., Virginia, shows her as married 16 years, then 16 written in later for him. This appears to refer to her first marriage.
  16. [S6549] Mary E. Wilborne 30 Dec 1926, Pension Application for a Widow of Confederate Soldier, statement dated 19 Feb 1927, shows date as 23 Dec 1885.
  17. [S6528] James E. Wilborne, Certificate of Death, shows date, town, county, and state.
  18. [S6549] Mary E. Wilborne 30 Dec 1926, Pension Application for a Widow of Confederate Soldier, shows date.
  19. [S6534] William Wilbourn household, 1850 U.S. Census, Halifax Co., Virginia.
  20. [S6535] William B. Wilborn household, 1860 U.S. Census, Halifax Co., Virginia.
  21. [S6546] J. E. Wilborne, Compiled Service Records, Confederate, Virginia, July & Aug 1862 roll card, shows enlistment, July & Aug 1862 card, dated 1 Sep 1863, shows Capt. Penick in command.
  22. [S6547] J. E. Wilborne 11 May 1900, Application of Soldier, Sailor or Marine for a Pension, shows Capt. Penick's company.
  23. [S6546] J. E. Wilborne, Compiled Service Records, Confederate, Virginia, list of Appomattox Court House Prisoners of War card.
  24. [S6526] James E. Wilburn household, 1870 U.S. Census, Halifax Co., Virginia.
  25. [S6527] James E. Wilborne household, 1880 U.S. Census, Halifax Co., Virginia.
  26. [S6547] J. E. Wilborne 11 May 1900, Application of Soldier, Sailor or Marine for a Pension.
  27. [S6532] J. E. Wilborne household, 1900 U.S. Census, Halifax Co., Virginia.
  28. [S6533] James E. Wilburn household, 1910 U.S. Census, Halifax Co., Virginia.
  29. [S6536] James E. Wilborn household, 1920 U.S. Census, Halifax Co., Virginia.
  30. [S6533] James E. Wilburn household, 1910 U.S. Census, Halifax Co., Virginia, shows occupation as farmer, overwritten as farm laborer, an industry added, as working out.
  31. [S6549] Mary E. Wilborne 30 Dec 1926, Pension Application for a Widow of Confederate Soldier.
  32. [S6526] James E. Wilburn household, 1870 U.S. Census, Halifax Co., Virginia, shows them apparently living as parent and child.
  33. [S6529] Bettie A. Wilborne household, 1900 U.S. Census, Halifax Co., Virginia, shows the boy as the son of James's ex-wife with surname Wilborne.
  34. [S6548] Thomas J. Wilborn, Certificate of Death.
  35. [S6529] Bettie A. Wilborne household, 1900 U.S. Census, Halifax Co., Virginia, shows her as the daughter of his ex-wife with surname Wilborne.
  36. [S6530] Ella Bett Newcomb, Certificate of Death.
  37. [S6545] Silas L. Wilborne, Certificate of Death.
  38. [S6540] James Richard Wilborne, Certificate of Death.
  39. [S6542] Jefferson Davis Wilborne Sr., Certificate of Death.
  40. [S6541] Ellen Wilborne McKee, Certificate of Death.
  41. [S6543] Willis Henry Wilborne, Certificate of Death.
  42. [S6539] Mannie Bell Medows, Certificate of Death.
  43. [S6537] Minnie Milsie Miller, Certificate of Death, shows father as James David Wilborne.
  44. [S6538] Nannie J. Wilborne, Certificate of Death.