I don't disagree, as noted prior I think James was a grandson of Jacob, I've not provenced who exactly James father was. Thus a very important gap to be filled. My response to Mr. Negelein was intended to open an avenue for his own research. Jacob appaears to have arrived in Lincoln Co Ky about 1780, Mercer County was formed in 1785 I believe, James date of birth is 1797 or 1800 depending on which source you accept, in Kentucky. A 1797 date would make his mother 52 years old at time of birth which just doesn't ring true and 1800 makes her older yet so I concur that James is not likely a son.