The 1850 cen. says P, of course the cen. taker could have written it wrong. I will be ordering more cen. and if I see him with an L I will let you know!!! I know my 2 great grandfather Moses had a son named James L. he was born in Monroe Co, Indiana on 10 Dec.1855 and died in Putnam Co.,Mo.in 1938. I believe his L may stand for Larkin. I suspect Moses' wife Sarah's father was Larkin Bird. I am sure he is too young to fit your James,but I'll keep my eyes open!!!!!!!!