Pauline's father died when she was about six years old. She stayed with mother Emaline for almost thirty more years, before finally marrying Coleman G. James about 1880. He was approximately twenty years her senior, and it would be another fifteen years or so before they had a child – Maggie. So Coleman became a father about age 69, and Pauline became a mother about age 48. Not out of the realm of possibility, mind you, but a bit strange if you ask me.
I don't know much else about Pauline and Coleman. I have yet to find either after the 1910 Nolan County, Texas Federal census. They both likely died before 1920.
What makes cousin Pauline stand out in my family tree is her photo! I have precious few. So any time an image accompanies a name, I'm thrilled. This photo was shared with me many years ago, and has since been widely disseminated online. However, I don't know the provenance. Happy to have it, regardless!
Are you wondering what's up with all the "letter" posts? I am participating in the Blogging from A to Z Challenge (links to official page). This challenge lasts through the month of April, with Sundays off. Each day follows a different letter prompt, in order, from A to Z. Click here to see all my letter posts on one page (in reverse order). Though this is my second year in the challenge, it's my first with two blogs. My theme here is "kinfolk direct." Versus any name from the one name study, these genealogy and history posts all involve someone to which I am related. You may follow along with me by RSS feed and other social media platforms listed at the top of the sidebar. I and other bloggers in the challenge on Twitter will also be using #atozchallenge.
I'm also participating with Southern Graves. This blog as a whole is one of my themes – telling the tales of tombstones, primarily from those found in the Southern United States and usually the State of Georgia.
Are you participating in the challenge, too? Please leave a link to your blog in the comments, I'd love to pay you a visit. Good luck to all involved!