James F. David was born Feburary 28, 1837, in Tennessee, the son of Sampson David and Mary Brown Bridgman.
The 1840 Campbell County, Tennessee census shows James as a male under the age of 5 years old.
The 1850 Campbell County census shows 13 year old James at home with his parents and siblings.
James married Nancy Stanfield about 1858, probably in Tennessee. Nancy was born about 1838 in Tennessee according to census records. She was the daughter of James Sampson Stanfield and Hannah Rosanna Broyles.
James Stanfield was born May 8, 1815, in Knox County, Kentucky, the son of Sampson Lafayette Stanfield (b. 1768, NC; d. 1837, KY) and Nancy Elizabeth Thomas (b. 1770, NC; d. 1855, KY). James Stanfield died September 12, 1886, in Sebastian County, Arkansas. Hannah Rosanna Broyles was born in 1818.
Children of James Stanfield and Hannah Broyles included: (1) Sampson L. Stanfield, b. abt 1837, KY; (2) Nancy Stanfield, b. abt 1838, TN; (3) Rachel Stanfield, b. 1840, TN; m. William Jefferson David (James' brother); (4) Elizabeth Stanfield, b. abt 1842, TN; m. William T. Bridgman (my great grandfather); (5) Aaron Allen Stanfield, b. 1844, TN; m. Annie Elizabeth David (James' sister); (6) Mary Ann Stanfield, b. abt 1846, TN; (7) Sarah Jane Stanfield, b. abt 1848, TN; (8) Felix Stanfield, b. abt 1850, TN; (9) Susan Josephine Stanfield, b. abt 1856, GA and (10) William Calvin Stanfield, b. abt 1859, AR.
James' parents moved to Walker County, Georgia prior to 1860. James and Nancy were also in Georgia for a short time around 1858-1859, before moving to Arkansas about 1860. Census records indicate that James' brother William was also in Georgia during that time.
The 1860 Izard County, Arkansas census, Sylamore Township, shows James F. David, 23, a farmer, real property valued at $250, personal property valued at $225, born in Tennessee; Nancy, 22, born in Tennessee and William, 1, born in Georgia. Living next door was James' brother, William David, and his family. James and William had married sisters.
James and his brother William both enlisted in the 27th Arkansas Confederate Infantry in Izard County. James was promoted to 3rd Lieutenant of Company F, 27th CSA.
James died November 13, 1863, in Missouri during the Civil War. He is buried in the National Cemetery at Jefferson City, Missouri. His brother William was captured and held as a POW in Indianapolis, Indiana. He died in the POW camp at Indianapolis on February 20, 1864.
We do not know what became of Nancy after James' death. The 1880 Sebastian County, Arkansas census shows their son William Marion living with his uncle Aaron Allen Stanfield. Marion was listed as 21 and single, working as a farm laborer.
Child of James F. David and Nancy Stanfield
1. William Marion David, b. Apr 14, 1859, GA; d. Apr 16, 1940, Gorman, TX