NameJames William “Jim Will” Sexton, Half 3C3R
Birth30 Aug 1897, Morgan Co., Kentucky
Death3 Dec 1961, Roseville, Macomb Co., Michigan
Marriage22 Dec 1917, Rowan Co., Kentucky
SpouseLucy E. Slusher, 1C3R
Birth5 Jul 1903, Rowan Co., Kentucky
Death19 Oct 1918, Rowan Co., Kentucky
BurialJennings Cemetery, Oak Grove Rd., Rowan Co.
Birth14 Oct 1918, Rowan Co., Kentucky
Death20 Oct 1918, Rowan Co., Kentucky
Notes for James William “Jim Will” Sexton
His WW I draft registration card, filed 30 Aug 1897, records Jim Will Sexton, age 21, residence Wagner, Ky, born 21 Aug 1897, farmer, self employed, nearest relative Lucy E. Sexton, Wagner, Ky.
In 1920 he is listed in Highland Park, Wayne Co., Michigan, as James Sexton, 21, widowed, machine hand at auto factory, with three sons of Neal Callaway who were also working at the auto factory.
Notes for Lucy E. Slusher
There were two death certificates filed for Lucy, and curiously, they list her cause of death differently.
The first one, filed on the day of death, in Vol. 74, #36746, has most fields blank. It records Lucy Sexton, died 19 Oct 1918, married, cause of death “died of convulsions following childbirth they had no dr”, place of burial Jennings Cemetery, undertaker Amos Skaggs. The medical section is signed by L. F. Robbins, health officer, Rowan Co. None of the other fields are filled in.
The second one, in Vol. 84, #41967, was filed two months later on 9 Dec 1918. It records Lucy Sexton, age 15 years 3 months 14 days, born 20 Oct 1918 in Rowan Co., Ky, died 19 Oct 1918 in Rowan Co., Ky, married, father Joseph Slusher born in Morgan Co., Ky, mother’s maiden name Sarrah Jennings born in Elliott Co., Ky, cause of death influenza, burial in Ramey Cemetery, undertaker Jesse Petitt, Crix, Ky. The medical section is signed by L. F. Robinson. (Note the slight name difference.)
The date of birth in this one is apparently a duplicate entry of the date of burial. Subtracting the reported age at death gives 5 July 1903, which I have entered as her birth date, but it may be off. Age at death statements are very often wrong even when the birthdate is known, since the math was frequently confused in the recording.
Notes for James William “Jim Will” & Lucy E. (Family)
Rowan Co. marriage book 10, p. 149, records the marriage on 22 Dec 1917 of James Sexton, 20, born Morgan Co., residence Morgan Co., son of John & Sallie Sexton, to Lucy E. Slusher, 14, born Rowan Co., residence Rowan Co., dau of Joseph & Sarah Slusher, by W. F. Lambert, minister of the United Baptist Church, at the bride’s home, witnesses Henry Slusher & Howard Sexton. (The returns for books 9, 10 and 11 are recorded in a separate book and cross-referenced.)