I believe I am a descendant of the James Addy that is your ancestor too. The information I have on James is his obituary that states he was born in Drogheda, Cavan, Ireland June 1, 1833. He came to America when he was 18, residing in the east until 1865, when he and his wife came to Sleepy Eye, MN. He lived until he was 81 years old. He died June 10, 1914 and survived by his wife [name not given in the obituary], three sons [no names given], and one daughter. My grandfather was Percy Addy of Sleepy Eye, and my father is Dr. Richard T. Addy who grew up in Sleepy Eye. My brother Daniel and I are Richard's sons, and my sister Marian died in 1982. I live in Minnesota. I would enjoy hearing from you about your branch of the family. Please do send a message soon.