in the book "Cemeteries of East Ascension" (1990) by Doris Melancon & Elsie Little under the St. Theresa of Avila Catholic Church Cemetery in Gonzales, Louisiana there is a marker for
Sgt. Jessie J. James
Jan 27, 1919--Feb 28, 1951
Died in Prison Camp
Perhaps this is only a memorial instead of a actual tombstone.
He is from a huge family of 12 children. His mother Octavia LeBlanc James just died in 1999 at the age of 102. He has a few siblings who are still alive & numerous nieces & nephews in and around the Ascension Parish area. If you contact my privately through e-mail I can help you get some contact information for the family. I will not post private info on message boards.