Diane, I have information on this family.Margaret was the
daughter of John W. Mullinax, b. Jan 10, 1840, Fentress Co., Tn., and d. 1926, Fentress Co., Tn. and Amanda Choate, b. Jan 1, 1848, Fentress Co., Tn., and d. Apr 18, 1914, Fentress Co., Tn.John was the son of Nathan John Mullinax, b. ca. 1807, Knox Co., Tn., and d. 1872, Fentress Co., Tn. and Margaret Wright Halbert, b. ca. 1812, Knox Co., Tn., and d. Dec 11, 1866, Fentress Co., Tn.Nathan was the son of Nathaniel Thomas Mullinax, b. Dec 15, 1773, Tn., and d. Jul 28, 1806, Fentress Co., Tn. and Delilah _______.Margaret was the daughter of Joel Halbert III, b. ca. 1780, Stokes Co., Tn., and d. after 1850, Knox Co., Tn. and Zyphila Wright, b. ca. 1787, NC., and d. after 1850, Knox Co., Tn.I haven't found the parents of James yet, but suspect him to be a descendant of John William Smith and Frances Halbert, sister of Margaret Wright Halbert.I will let you know if I can make a connecton.