I am assisting Colin Carlin of Bath England in researching James Carlin from whom he is descended. If you have not contacted Colin I will endeavor to get him in touch with you. Since you have made this posting you must know something of James or perhaps have some relation to him. Although we know a great deal about him certain mysteries remain to which you may have the answer.
Some of these are as follows:
We know his wife was Ella Rosa (neeJenkins) but we can find no trace of her prior to their marriage in 1857. We suspect she was either an orphan or previously married and thus the Jenklns name may not actually be her birth name. We are trying to determine who she was and her parentage.
We know he shows as a pilot at Savannah in the CSN records. Any details on that service would be very useful.
We know he was associated with Maffitt. we'd like to know how they met and how close their relationship was.
We know he was associated with both Anderson and Moore families either through navy connections or Ella Rosa. Any information on which Anderson and Moore families would be very helpful.
I move back and forth from the UK to the States. Depending on where you're located it might be possible to get together some day for an exchange of information.