James B. Law
- Born: Abt 1818, Pittsylvania Co., VA.
- Marriage: Rainey Elizabeth "Millie" Lawrence on 28 Nov 1846 in Henry Co., VA.
- Died: 2 Jul 1853, Henry Co., VA about age 35
The 1850 Federal Census for Henry Co., Va. taken Aug. 1, 1850 records James B. (31) and Raney (24) Law living next to William and Julia Minter. James and Raney Law have children Letitia G. (2) and (not named) Law. James and Julia Law Minter are brother and sister.
On the other side of James and Raney Law is the Jesse (62) Lawrence family. This is probably a brother of Raney's father, Henry Lawrence, in that Henry and Gilly are listed on the next page of the census. In the household with Jesse, a miller by trade, is Arthur Lawrence (50), Nancy Lawrence (65), and Lawrence children: Henry (14), Letitia (12), Elizabeth (17), Ferily (10), and William (9). Next to William (22), Julia (20), and Marcella E. (8/12) Minter is Adam (64) and Elizabeth (57) Law, James B. Law's parents. Also in that household is Nancy O. (13) Law and Sarah E. (6) Law.
Name: James B. Law
Death Date: 02 Jul 1853
Death Place: Henry County
Birth Date: 1818
Father's Name: Adam Law
There is a James B. Law enlisted as a Private in Company G, 42nd Infantry Regiment Virginia, The Leatherwood Fencibles, on 03 July 1861. He was absent, without leave on 15 July 1861 at Rocky Mount, NC and confined on 19 July 1861 at Rocky Mount, NC.
He was on the muster rolls on 30 April 1862 and hospitalized on 30 June 1862 at Charlottesville, VA and again hospitalized on 31 October 1862 at Danville, VA. He was on the muster rolls on 31 December 1862 and taken POW on 03 May 1863 at Chancellorsville, VA where he was wounded (Shell fractured right foot). He was hospitalized on 07 May 1863 at Washington, DC (Second toe on right foot amputated) and confined on 16 June 1863 at Old Capitol Prison, Washington, DC. He was returned on 25 June 1863 and exchanged on 30 June 1863 at City Point, VA returned to duty on 26 August 1863. He is recorded absent without leave on 20 June 1864 then reported a POW on 16 July 1864 at Leesburg, VA. He is confined on 20 July 1864 at Harper's Ferry, VA and confined on 20 July 1864 at Old Capitol Prison, Washington, DC. He was returned on 23 July 1864 and confined on 25 July 1864 at Elmira, NY. He took Oath of Allegiance on 19 May 1865 and was released on 19 May 1865.
It is not known what happened to James B. Law, but his son, James H. Law is living with his grandmother, Gilly Lawrence, in the 1870 census.
James married Rainey Elizabeth "Millie" Lawrence, daughter of Henry Lawrence and Gilly Ann Allen, on 28 Nov 1846 in Henry Co., VA. (Rainey Elizabeth "Millie" Lawrence was born about 1829 in Henry Co., VA. and died on 15 Oct 1854 in Henry Co., VA..)