• Born 5 May 1874 - Tallapoosa Co, Alabama
  • Baptized - Spearman, Hansford Co, Texas
  • Deceased 16 February 1925 - Deming, Luna Co, New Mexico,aged 50 years old
  • Buried - Deming, Luna Co, New Mexico


 Spouses and children



Individual Note

source: Upshaw.FTW - 1 REPO - 2 CALN - OtherDate of Import: 21 May 2010

reference: 7387
2 CONC [Upshaw.FTW]


1. 1875: Birthdate as given on tombstone, Mountain View Cemetery, Deming, Luna Co, New Mexico.

2. 1880 census (Soundex), Grayson Co, Texas, Vol. 14, E.D. 11, sheet 22, line 21: (M.K.P. Upshaw household); J.M. Upshaw, age 6, son, b AL.

3. 1900 Census: not located, although probably in Texas, which I do not have Upshaw abstracts of.

4. 1910 census (Soundex): not located, although he was probably in Texas; the 1910 Texas Soundex needs to be closely searched for him; he is not in 1910 New Mexico census.

5. 1914, May: IOOF membership card of J.M. Upshaw, Lodge #771, Spur (Dickens Co), Texas, in possession of Andy Upshaw, July 1999.

6. 1919-1920 El Paso City Directory: Upshaw, James M., carpenter, residence at 4000 Montana.

7. 1919, 24 Dec: El Paso Co, Texas Birth certificate of James Pat Upshaw, names parents James Middleton Upshaw & Clara B. Ramsey. Birth record shows identical information, but adds the residence address as "4000 Montana" and the father's occupation as "carpenter".

8. 1920 census, El Paso Co., City of El Paso, Texas, Supr. Dist. 16, Enumerator's Dist 29, 19 Jan 1920: 4000 Montana St., dwelling #52, family #52: James M. Upshaw, head of family, age 46, born Alabama, father born GA, mother b AL, profession: carpenter; Mrs. James M. Upshaw, wife, age 35, born Texas, father & mother born in England; William Upshaw, son, age 11, born in Texas, father b GA, mother b Texas; Middleton Upshaw, son, age 3 6/12, born New Mexico, father b GA, mother b Texas; Catherine Upshaw, daughter, age 2 2?/12, born New Mexico, father b GA, mother b Texas; James Upshaw, son, age 2/12, born Texas, father b GA, mother b TX.

9. 1921-22 El Paso City Directory: Upshaw, James M., carpenter, residence 4217 Montana.

10. 1925, 16 Feb: Luna Co, NM Death index: Upshaw, J.M.: place of death: Deming, NM; age 50, born Sep. 11; date of death 16 Feb.; place of burial Deming. E1/2 H.M. (note: this citation to the burial place means that he was buried in a family cemetery and later moved to Mountain View Cemetery in Deming, per Museum volunteer who provided the record to Andy Upshaw).

11. 1925, 16 Feb: New Mexico Certificate of Death: J.M. Upshaw, Deming, Luna Co, New mexico; male, White, married to Clara B. Upshaw. Date of birth 5 May 1875; age 50 years, 9 months, 11 days. Carpenter, born in Alabama; Polk Upshaw, father, b Ala; Sarah Gregory, mother, b Ala. Informant: Mrs. C.B. Upshaw, Deming, New Mexico. Date of Death: 16 Feb 1925, cause of death: pulmonary tubercolosis "a number of years". Place of burial: E 1/2 Block H.M., undertaker J.A. Mahoney Inc.

12. 1925: death date as given on tombstone of J.M. Upshaw, Mountain View Cemetery, Deming, New Mexico.

13. 1925, 17 Feb: Deming Headlight (obituary of James M. Upshaw): James M. Upshaw, age 50, died at his home in this city, corner Tenth and Hemlock, yesterday morning at 6:15 o'clock, after an illness of three weeks. He is survived by a wife and three children. The body was removed to Mahoney's undertaking rooms, where it was prepared for interment. The funeral was held this morning at 10 o'clock.

Descendants & Researchers:

1. (1999): Andy Upshaw, 20050 River Ridge Drive, Porter, TX 77365 (email: aupshaw1@@aol.com). (mailed Family Group sheet of Middleton Knox Polk & Mary (Gregory) Upshaw, April 1999). He is a grandson of James Middleton Upshaw.

Family Note

reference: 163074


  • Birth, baptism, Spouse, death, burial: Upshaw.FTW - 1 REPO - 2 CALN - Other - Date of Import: 21 May 2010

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Forrester Upshaw 1770..1772-1850/ Ann Faulkner 1770-1836/      

Middleton Upshaw 1817-1883 Susannah Berry 1817-1859  

Middleton Knox Polk Upshaw 1849-/1910 Mary M. ("Tillie") Gregory 1857-1911

James Middleton Upshaw 1874-1925