Sunday, January 25, 2009

Jim Dulaney with his mules

James Henry "Jim" Dulaney was a native of the Mt. Pleasant community of Itawamba County. The son of Thomas Alfred "Bunt" Dulaney and Alice C. Moxley, Jim was born April 22, 1891. He married Laura Bertha Warren, daughter of John Ed Warren and Sarah A. "Sallie" Holcomb in 1912. The 1930 census captures the family:

1930 Census
Itawamba County, Mississippi
Beat 5
Highway Road 25
Living near his parents, Thomas and Alice Dulaney:
Jim Dulaney 39 MS MS MS married at age 22, owns house
Bertha 40 MS MS MS married at age 23
Vida 17
Lurch 15 (this is Lawrence)
Elgar 13
Melvin 10
Vada 8
Lester 5 (known as "Leck")
Clester 3 (known as "Cotton")

Not yet born was their son and last child, Clarence. He was born in 1931.

Jim was a rascal. In his later years, he was put in the nursing home in Fulton where he kept a goat tied up out back. He died January 1, 1985 at the age of 93. Bertha preceded him in death by almost twenty-five years, dying on April 14, 1976. She was born December 19, 1889. Both Jim and Laura are buried with generations of their ancestors at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Cemetery.

1 comment:

Don Dulaney said...

2 great post in a row! You have convinced me to look for more pictures with mules and Old Cars. I guess Faulkner did say it best. Thanks for the Hat Tip and encouraging me to keep digging and GET PICTURES!!!!