Cathy, Joe Nicely in Whitewright, Texas was not the brother or half-brother of your James Calloway Nicely. Your James C. was the son of John Nicely and Leanner Sheckles. Joe Nicely was the son of James Nicely and Lydia Gray of Roane County, Tennessee. James Nicely and John Nicely, I believe were brothers which made James C. and Joe cousins. (Hope this makes sense to you.) Your James Calloway born in Grainger County, lived for awhile in Roane County, then moved to Smith Mills, Kentucky with his stepmother, Jane Luttrell Crisp.