James Wann was born on August 14, 1840. His parents were Daniel Wann and Susie Givens.

From 1850 through 1860 James was living with parents in Fulton Township, Fountain County, Indaina.

He married Melissa Carman on April 5, 1866. They had one child, Frank.

In 1870, James was living in Fulton Township, Fountain County, Indiana. He had real estate worth 1800 dollars and personal estate worth 700 dollars. Living with him at that time was his wife Melissa-23 years old, Frank-3 years and David Wann of 23 years.

James served in the 31st Indiana Vols. during the Civil War and veteraned.

James Wann died on October 10, 1920.