Richard James was born on December 19, 1882, in Kentucky. He was of mixed race and worked as a farm laborer. He was married to a woman named Nora James, and they lived with his stepfather Henry Smith, according to the 1920 census records. They
Sam Pulliam (aka Sam Pullim) historical marker in Shelby County. Click on the image to go to the Equal Justice Initiative website.
There are two versions of Sam Pulliam’s last name, Pullim and Pulliam. For this biography, the last name “Pullim” will be used as that