Searching for a GG Gr. The family lore is that James Abrams was born in England and came to Joliet Illinois where a brother Francis was born. The parents died at some point, the boys were warded to a Colonel William Buell. When James was 18 he and the Colonel came to California. Eventually Francis (Frank) came too. James returned to Joliet to bring back another of the Colonels ward, a miss Caroline Katherine Shaw. They were married and raised a large family in California. James died in Siskiyou Co. CA in 1904. Does anyone have knowledge of James or his parents or know where I should begin to look?