I am sorry I missed your post until yesterday. No I have not run into that name. The James I had reference to settled in Blount Co. Tn before 1815. I have not been able to find what happened to his children. His son,James Jr, was forced out of the Quaker religion for some unspecified military activity in Tn.
I too have hit a brickwall. I can find nothing about my ggrandfether's parents or siblings. I have indications he was born about 1820 in either In, Ky or Va. My dad told me before he died that there is supposed to be a Cherokee Indian in our family tree but I have not been able to verify it. By the way my ggrandfather's name was Jonathan.