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Hon. James Carroll Napier

Hon. James Carroll Napier[1]

Male 1845 - 1940

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  • Title  Hon. 
    Born  09 Jun 1845  Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Gender  Male 
    Died  21 Apr 1940  Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 4
    Cause: AV Heart Block 
    Buried  24 Apr 1940  Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 5
    Person ID  I111  Nashville
    Last Modified  1 Mar 2008 

    Father  William Carroll Napier,   b. 24 Sep 1824, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 05 Jan 1896 
    Mother  Jane Elizabeth Watkins,   b. 11 Apr 1825, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Sep 1909, St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  1844 
    Family ID  F37  Group Sheet

    Family  Nettie DeElla Langston,   b. 17 Jun 1860, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Sep 1938, Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Married  02 Oct 1878  District of Columbia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11
    Agency: Congregational Church 
    Notes 
    • They raised Carrye, daughter of Nettie's brother Frank.
    Children 
     1. Carye Cornelia Langston Napier,   b. 01 Feb 1894, Courtland, Lawrence County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Oct 1918, Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  1 Mar 2008 
    Family ID  F38  Group Sheet

  • Photos

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    James C. Napier
    James C. Napier
    Photo from Profiles of African-Americans in Tennessee.
    James C. Napier
    James C. Napier
    Picture from Black Nashville book (Images of America Series)
    TN Historical Marker: James Carroll Napier
    TN Historical Marker: James Carroll Napier
    Located on Lafayette street west of Elm Hill Pike, Nashville.
    James Carroll Napier & Nettie Langston Napier
    James Carroll Napier & Nettie Langston Napier
    Originally submitted via Afrigeneas. Picture provided by T. McKnight.
    James Carroll Napier
    James Carroll Napier
    picture from obit in The Tennessean 21 Apr 1940
    James Carroll & Nettie Napier
    James Carroll & Nettie Napier
    unknown picture of woman at bottom
    Hon. James Carroll Napier
    Hon. James Carroll Napier
    From the 2 Nov 1901 issue of the Colored American - newspaper of Washington DC

    Documents

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    1850 TN Census: WC & Jane Napier
    1850 TN Census: WC & Jane Napier
    Date: 21 Nov 1850
    Family #171

    1. William - age 26, born in TN
    2. Jane - age 33
    3. James - age 5
    4. William - age 3
    5. Elias - age 1

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    1860 TN Census: William & Jane E. Napier
    1860 TN Census: William & Jane E. Napier
    Date: 4 Sep 1860
    Location: Ward 4, Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee

    1. William - age 37, hackman, born in TN
    2. Jane - age 36
    3. James - age 15
    4. Elias W. - age 11
    5. Henry Alonzo - age 9
    6. Ida M. - age 2

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    1870 TN Census: WC & Jane Napier
    1870 TN Census: WC & Jane Napier
    Date: 2 Jun 1870
    Dwelling: 81
    Location: Ward 4, Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee

    1. W C Napier - age 46, teamster, real estate $5000, born in AL
    2. Jane - age 46
    3. James C. - age 24, real estate $1000
    4. Elias W. - age 21, barber
    5. Henry Alonzo - age 19, at school
    6. Ida M. - age 12

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    1870 DC Census: JC Napier/AH Napier
    1870 DC Census: JC Napier/AH Napier
    Enumeration Date: 10 Jun 1870
    Page: 36
    Location: District of Columbia

    Residing in Howard dormitory
    - Napier, JC - age 24, born in TN
    - Napier, AH - age 18, born in TN

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    1880 TN Census: Wm C & Jane Napier
    1880 TN Census: Wm C & Jane Napier
    Enumeration Date: 2 Jun 1880
    Dwelling #130 North Cherry Street
    Page 5
    Location: District 39, Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee

    1. Wm C. - head, age 50, livery stable keeper
    2. Jane E. - wife, age 54
    3. James C. - son, US Gauger, age 30
    4. Nettie L. - daughter-in-law, age 19, born in Ohio
    5. Rebecca Watkins - age 90, mother-in-law, born in Maryland

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    1900 TN Census: JC & Nettie Napier
    1900 TN Census: JC & Nettie Napier
    Enumeration Date: 2 Jun 1900
    Enumeration District: 84
    Sheet: 2A
    Location: Ward 6, Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee

    1. Napier, James C. - Head, age 54, born Jan 1845, married 21 years, lawher
    2. Nettie - wife, age 40, born Jan 1860
    3. Carrie L. - adopted, age 5, born Feb 1894 in
    Ohio.
    4. Jane E. - mother, age 75, born Apr 1825, mother of 5 kids w/ 2 still alive
    1910 TN Census: James & Nettie Napier
    1910 TN Census: James & Nettie Napier
    Enumeration Date: 20 Apr 1910
    Enumeration District: 30
    Sheet: 4B
    Location: Ward 6, Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee

    514 Gay Street
    1. James - Head, age 64, married 31 years
    2. Nettie - wife, age 49, no kids
    3. Carrie L - niece, age 16

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    1920 TN Census: James & Nettie Napier
    1920 TN Census: James & Nettie Napier
    Enumeration Date: 10 Jan 1920
    Enumeration District: 35
    Sheet: 9A
    Location: Ward 9, Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee

    120 15th Avenue North
    1. James C. - head, age 74
    2. Nettie L. - wife, age 58

    Note: they are enumerated as white.

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    1930 TN Census: James & Nettie Napier
    1930 TN Census: James & Nettie Napier
    Enumeration Date: 2 Apr 1930
    Enumeration District: 4
    Sheet: 1A
    Location: Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee

    120 15th Avenue North
    1. James C. - Head, age 84, real estate $12,000, married at 31
    2. Nettie L. - wife, age 67, married at 17

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    Notice of Marriage License: James & Nettie Napier
    Notice of Marriage License: James & Nettie Napier
    Appeared in the 3 Oct 1878 issue of Washington Post.
    Freedmen's Bank Record: JC Napier
    Freedmen's Bank Record: JC Napier
    Date: 2 Mar 1870
    Residence: Howard University
    Occupation: Clerk
    1880 Nashville Directory: Napiers
    1880 Nashville Directory: Napiers
    1881 Nashville Business Directory: Napiers
    1881 Nashville Business Directory: Napiers
    Death Certificate: James Carroll Napier
    Death Certificate: James Carroll Napier
    Birth date: 9 Jun 1845
    Father: Wm. Carroll Napier born in Dickson County, TN
    Mother: Jane Elizabeth Watkins, born in Nashville
    Informant: Geraldine B. Napier
    Obituary: James Carroll Napier
    Obituary: James Carroll Napier
    - was a member of the Fisk & Howard Board of Trustees for years

    Headstones
    Headstone: James C. Napier
    Headstone: James C. Napier
    Family Headstone: Napier
    Family Headstone: Napier

    Histories
    From the Nashville Globe - 25 Jan 1907
    From the Nashville Globe - 25 Jan 1907
    Mr. and Mrs. J.C. Napier left Wednesday evening for St. Louis, Mo., where they will remain for two weeks visiting relatives. Mr. Napier will spend a while with his mother and sister, while Mrs. Napier will remain over a week longer as the guest of her brother and his wife, Mr. and Mrs. A. D. Langston.
    From the Nasvhille Globe - 18 Jan 1907
    From the Nasvhille Globe - 18 Jan 1907
    Mrs. Jane E. Napier, mother of Mr. J. C. Napier, who is now with her daughter in St. Louis, Mo., has been very ill for the past week and it was once thought she would not recover. Her children were here much aggrieved, and Mr. and Mrs. Napier had already planned to go to her bedside, but they received word this week that she is now slowly improving.

  • Notes 
    Died:

  • Sources 
    1. [S12] Death Certificate.

    2. [S1] Profiles of African-Americans in Tennessee, Annual Local Conference on Afro-American Culture and History, (http://www.tnstate.edu/library/digital/digitizing.html).

    3. [S47] James Carroll Napier (1845 - 1940): From Plantation to the City, Lovett, Bobby L., (The Southern Elite and Social Change, University of Arkansas Press, 2002).
      has 19 Jun as birth day.

    4. [S51] J.C. Napier, Ex-Treasury Offiicial, Dies, (Chicago Defender, 27 Apr 1940).

    5. [S47] James Carroll Napier (1845 - 1940): From Plantation to the City, Lovett, Bobby L., (The Southern Elite and Social Change, University of Arkansas Press, 2002), 93.

    6. [S32] James C. Napier, (The Journal of Negro History, Vol. 25, No. 3. (Jul., 1940), pp. 400-401.), http://tinyurl.com/2kajpf..
      has 1878 as marriage year.

    7. [S35] African-American History of Nashville, Tennessee, 1790-1930: elites and dilemmas, Lovettt, Bobby, (University of Arkansas, 1999), 222.

    8. [S38] Historical Newspapers, Birth, Marriage, & Death Announcements, 1851-2003, (Ancestry.com), http://tinyurl.com/ywh65u..
      Washington Post, 3 Oct 1878.

    9. [S47] James Carroll Napier (1845 - 1940): From Plantation to the City, Lovett, Bobby L., (The Southern Elite and Social Change, University of Arkansas Press, 2002), 82.

    10. [S64] Golden Wedding of JC Napiers, (Chicago Defender, 20 Oct 1928).

    11. [S65] JC Napier: Who Is He?, (Chicago Defender, 15 Jun 1935).

    12. [S32] James C. Napier, (The Journal of Negro History, Vol. 25, No. 3. (Jul., 1940), pp. 400-401.), http://tinyurl.com/2kajpf..

    13. [S26] Black America Series: Nashville, Tammie Morton-Young, (Acadia Publishing), 113.

    14. [S37] Tennessee: A Guide to the State, (Works Project Administration), http://newdeal.feri.org/guides/tnguide/cont.htm..

    15. [S36] This Honorable Body: African-American Legislators in 19th Century Tennessee, http://www.tn.gov/tsla/exhibits/blackhistory/index.htm, (Tennessee State Library & Archives).