James Singleton was born in September 1812 in Ohio and died May, 1867 in Illinois. He was probably the son of Amos Singleton born about 1775. James married Hannah Runnels Arnold June 5, 1834 in Athens County, Ohio. She was born 1812 in Rhode Island and died April 22, 1892 in Hollenberg, Washington County, Kansas.
James and Hannah were living in Hocking County, Green Twp, Ohio in 1840. In 1849-1850 when their daughter Lydia was born they were living in Pleasant Township, Grant County, Indiana. In 1850 they moved with their family, to Avon, Illinois.
After James died, Hannah moved to Hollenberg, Washington County, Kansas where some of her children had settled between 1870 and 1877.
Register of Deaths, Washington Co. Kansas: Hannah Singleton; age 79; female, white, widowed; cause of death, old age; occupation, housework; nativity A. ; place of death, Hollenberg; duration of disease, 30 days; date of death 4-22-1892; father Russell Arnold, born R.I.; mother Hannah Arnold, born R.I.
Children of James and Hannah were:
Joseph R. Singleton
Amos Arnold Singleton
Russell Francis Singleton
Albert Parker Singleton
James Dalton Singleton
Lydia L Singleton
Electa Desire Singleton
Sarah Electa Singleton