The James Affleck you mention [son of Marion and James] must be brother to my 3rd-great-grandfather. He was John Gladstone Affleck, born in 1802 in Drummelzier, Peebles, Scotland. Family lore says that he came to the US when he was 18. This would be 1820, instead of the 1823 which you mention. Who knows which of us is right - do you have any verification of the 1823? I find two Marion Gladstones marrying in Drummelzier in 1799 - one on 7/19/99 to James Auchenleck (apparently a variant of Affleck) and one on 6/29/99 to James Affleck. Was your James R. born in 1800? Have you found any other children of James & Marion. I think Marion may have been the daugher of John G. and Christian Taverner, wo were married 3/10/1778. But that is speculation at this point.