5. James Ayers2 Botts (William R1) was born in Guernsey Co, Ohio July 14, 1853. James died May 24, 1921 in Lodi, San Joaquin Co, Ca, at 67 years of age.
He married Sarah Ann Boyd in Oskaloosa, Mahaska Co, Iowa, April 24, 1879. Sarah was born Iowa 1855. In the 1910 census Liberty Twp San Joaquin Co, CA page 80, James (age 56) is recorded with his wife Sarah (age 55), Beckie (age 26), Edna (age 23), Harold (age 18), and Earl (age 15). They have been married for 30 years and have had 6 children. James is a laborer on a fruit farm.
James Ayers Botts and Sarah Ann Boyd had the following children:
12 i. Thomas Ayers3 Botts was born in Exira, Audubon Co, Iowa September 30, 1880. Thomas died 1958 in Sacramento Co, CA, at 77 years of age. He married Florence M Dargitz in Stockton, California, October 15, 1907. Florence was born in Creston, Union Co, IA August 22, 1883. Florence was the daughter of John Pembroke Dargitz and Clara M McDuffie. Florence died March 9, 1976 in Galt, California, at 92 years of age.
13 ii. Rebecca B Botts was born in Exira, Audubon Co, Iowa October 30, 1883. Beckie died January 15, 1977 in Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz Co, CA, at 93 years of age.
14 iii. Edna Grace Botts was born in Oskaloosa, Mahaska Co, Iowa February 2, 1887. Edna died October 2, 1967 in Lodi, San Joaquin Co, Ca, at 80 years of age. She married Earl Norton Dargitz in Acampo, California, October 25, 1910. Earl was born in Kansas August 15, 1886. Earl died January 30, 1958 in Acampo, California, at 71 years of age.
+ 15 iv. Ira E Botts was born February 12, 1889.
16 v. Harold R Botts was born in Oskaloosa, Mahaska Co, Iowa December 12, 1891. Harold died 1983 in Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz Co, CA, at 91 years of age.
17 vi. Hazel Earl Botts was born in Oskaloosa, Mahaska Co, Iowa December 31, 1894. Hazel died November 2, 1991 in Lodi, San Joaquin Co, Ca, at 96 years of age. He married Helen Archer February 7, 1923. Helen was born in Chicago, Cook Co, IL February 7, 1904. Helen died October 8, 1976 in Lodi, San Joaquin Co, Ca, at 72 years of age.
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