Stephanie, We just have James cira 1800 and a document that says the James Abit who landed in L.I. cira 1690 was the start of the family in America.We have been able to trace the L.I. branch up to about 1750, but have 50 years yet to cover.
James just appears to come out of nowhere. HemarriedElilzabeth Copeland and lived in Iredell Co.N.C.Do you know who your James married?We have a lot of information on James's descendants so we should be able to quickly determine if we are talking about the same James.