John James was born 28 Mar 1854 in Smithland, Ky. His parents were Rufus Jeffords & Elizabeth McQuire. His first marriage was to Florence Weeks and they had one child, Luna Finne Jeffords. 18 Dec 1898, he married Mary Melissa Long. Issue: Eugene, Irene, Vennie, Nannie, Emma Lena and Raymond William. John died 24 July 1931 in Charleston, Mo.
I have a lot of information on the Jeffords if you would like it. We are cousins.