James Chalcraft was born c1800 in Surrey Co England, nothing found so far to prove just which parish, tho possibles are Chiddingfold, Godalming, Guildford etc,. He was reportedly an orphan. James md Mary Eads 1821 in Farnham Parish, SRY and they ultimately migrated to USA in 1838 to New Harmony, Posey Co IN then by 1844 to Edwards Co IL where they are both buried.
Would like to find parents or at least eliminate the possibles found in the IGI. Itspossible that James had a brother Richard b 1796 also in Surrey, Richard also came to IL. but no proof of connection.
James & Mary had a large family and all descendents have been traced. Now we just need to link James to his parents.