Hi Barbara, Thanks for the info on Sam Hannah. I have a James Acton b. 1838 in Ala.Found him on 1860 census living with the Wyatt family. Is this your man? I have no other info on him. Other than his parents are William Acton b. 19 apr 1805 in SC and died 12 Mar 1885 in Shelby Co. Ala. He married Elizabeth Lee.Sounds like James could be your man.The name Gains comes from a man who was killed in the Civil war and was a brother of William. But I don't have him with the middle name at all.Cousin Linda in Albuq.