Hi, On Storeys, I've checked 1880 for white and surrounding counties, but James isn't there. Phillip is though.
All I have on Nicholas is the 180 census that has hin listed as 39, farmer, KY, with his wife Levica, 36, TN, and the three children: William P, 14, Louisa 10, and Joel, 1. They were living in a neighborhood near James and Louisa, Mobley, Pryor, Sallee, and Walker.
I'll check again to make certain I don't have anything tucked away with my history of White County info. Will post again this evening if I do. Thanks! Lisa Storey Thompson