Oh Yes!!! This hits the nail squarely on the head.I couldn't be MORE interested.Please let me know what you are working on, and what other information you have that will help me.It goes without saying that anything I have is open for you and anyone else who needs it.
Just this week, after spening a full day looking for other James' b. ca 1805 in MA at the state archives and online, I still found only one.So for the time being I've made a leap of faith (pending definitive evidence) that James (b. abt 1805 in MA) is the same James born in Worchester, Worchester, MA on 21 Sept 1804.
There is a tradition in my family of passing on both male and female first names, which doesn't seem to be the case concerning James' (1804) offsrping.This tradition is so strong that from my father, James Richard, the male lineage goes: John Henry, James Richard, John H., James.IF James (ca 1805) is the parent, then his father is also named James.And I have a brother named James.What a lack of imagination!
It strikes me odd that this family hasn't been researched.From what I've read so far, several Barrells from MA fought in the Colonial and Revolutionary Wars, but I have yet to locate an ancestry.I would have thought that someone applying for admission to the DAR would have made these connections.
Looking forward to hearing from you, and finding out if we are related. Steve Barrell