FRANK JAMES TO TUCK HILL
Daily Courier-Gazette, May 5, 1914
Daring Quantrell Follower and Brother of Jesse James.
Capt. Tuck Hill, of this city, will attend the annual reunion of the survivors of the Shelby, Quantrell and Marmaduke commands to be held May 8 and 9 at Clarendon, Texas. H. S. Kimberlin of Clarendon is commander of the veterans of the above mentioned commands and is managing the reunion this year.
Capt. Tuck Hill has received the following letter from Frank James whose daring deeds during the bloody sixties and the years following when he was forced into outlawry are familiar to every man, woman and child who can read the printed page.
Letter From Frank James.
Kearney, Mo. Feb. 23, 1914. Capt. Tuck Hill, McKinney, Texas. My Dear Tuck:– Have just received your kind favor of the 24th. As stated in my letter to Warren Welsh, if alive and well will be at Clarendon, Texas, on May 8 and 9, 1914. There is no question about enjoying myself at the meeting. This gentleman, Mr. Sam Kimberlin must be a “Prince” from what everyone who knows him says of him. Am anxious to meet him, as also, all the others you mentioned in your list. If I knew there would be no one there except Kimberlin, Tuck Hill, Tom Hill, Joe Peel, Harrison Trow, Sim Whetsell, Allen Parmer, and John Kritser, I would go. If all these I have mentioned are not there, will be sadly disappointed. I want you and Kimberlin to see to it, and urge upon them to be there. Very nearly all of the men who belonged to the command are living on borrowed time. I was 71 on Jan. 10th of present year. When I look back and at the dangerous things that we contended against in time of the great struggle between opposing factions of North and South, I marvel that any of us are alive today. [rest blurry] Frank James
JAMES FAMILY CEMETERY
Cemeteries of Collin County, Texas, by Joy Gough
The James Family Cemetery was in Frisco.
The Edward Smith James family came to Texas from around Lebanon, Tennessee, before the Civil War and settled in the north part of present-day Frisco. One descendant says they came from Missouri. One of their children, E. E. James had 11 children. His land was where the northwest corner of the Frisco High School building is. His brother, Galen, had land just north of the boundary of the school lands. Their farms had a blacksmith shop, a syrup mill, and a fruit orchard.
When the new Frisco High School was built, the remains from the James Family Cemetery were moved to the Bethel Cemetery, which is about 1 ½ miles north. There is a write-up on the James family in A HISTORY OF FRISCO, TEXAS.