James Bostian
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James Franks Bostian (1873 - 1950)

James Franks "Jim" Bostian
Born in Texasmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married 22 Dec 1898 in Drew County, Arkansasmap
Descendants descendants
Died at age 77 in Monticello, Drew County, Arkansasmap
Profile last modified | Created 9 Jan 2009
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James Franks Bostian was the only sibling of his family who was born during the family's short stint in Texas after leaving Bankston, MS. The older children were born in Mississippi while the younger were born in Arkansas at the western Drew/Lincoln county line where the Bostians finally settled.

Though some documents have James' middle name as Frank, his middle name was actually Franks with an s because it was his mother's maiden name. It was recorded with the s twice on his WWI registration card - in the middle name space and in the signature. In actuality, the singular spelling for the surname also exists in records of James' Franks line of ancestry. James and his mother, Mary Elizabeth (Franks) Bostian, were descendants of Nehemiah Franks.

James married Victoria Raines 22 December 1898 in Drew County, AR with J. W. Wilson officiating. He eventually moved his family to Monticello, AR, where they lived on Barkada Road.

Some of James' siblings were Alice, William, John, Edward, Levianna, Ezra, Carrel, Hattie, and Van.

James and Victoria are buried in Union Cemetery, Rye, Arkansas, along with several of their children and grandchildren. Their daughter, Mary Lee (my grandmother) lived in the Rye community and is buried there as well.

James' mother (and likely his father) and some of his siblings are buried in Oakland Cemetery in Monticello, including Ezra and Van.


  • Arkansas State Board of Health, Bureau of vital Statistics, Certificate of Death
  • Bostian family genealogy of J. Little
  • [1] Find A Grave Memorial for James Frank Bostian
  • WWI Registration Card for James Franks Bostian
  • [2] 1898 Drew County, AR marriage of J. F. Boston [sic] and Victoria Raines

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Bostian-2 and Bostian-330 appear to represent the same person because: Please merge these two identical people. Thanks! Working on Wikitree to make one tree.
posted on Bostian-330 (merged) by Cynthia (Shaffer) Duhamel

Rejected matches › James Nelson James (1900-1979)

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