Ms. Johnson, I believe this is your James Alton Chauncey. You must further investigate this information, but it appears to be who you are searching for. There were no Chaunceys in Wilkes County NC in 1900.
I have saved a copy of the actual 1900 census if you would like to have it.
1880 United States Census James F CHANCYSelfMMaleW40NCFarmerNCNC Margaret A CHANCYWifeMFemaleW35NCNCNC Walter B CHANCYSonSMaleW13NCFarm LaborNCNC David L CHANCYSonSMaleW11NCFarm LaborNCNC J S H CHANCYSonSMaleW9NCNCNC Benj T CHANCYSonSMaleW6NCNCNC Nancy An CHANCYDauSFemaleW3NCNCNC Census Place Washington, Beaufort, North Carolina Family History Library Film1254952 NA Film NumberT9-0952 Page Number135A
1900 United States Census Washington Township, Beaufort County, NC Dwelling number 186 Family number 186 census page# 19? A, sheet 10 Chauncey, James L?head, white maleb. Apr 1840 age 60 married 33 years -----"----- Margaret A.wife,white female b. Apr 1845age55married 33 years5 children born, 4children living -----"----- Benjamin T.son,whitemaleb. Dec 1874age24"married3years" -----"----- Harriett E.*dau* whitefemale b. Jan 1871age21"married3years"2 children born2 children living -----"----- RobertB.*son* whitemaleb. Sept 1897age3Single -----"----- James A.*son* whitemaleb. June 1899age11/12Single -----"----- Davidson whitemaleb.Mar. 1870age30Single
In the above census, Harriett E. Chauncey is listed as a "Daughter". She also shows married for 3 years, as does Benjamin T. Chauncey. "They" have 2 children, both living. I suggest that Robert B. and James A. Chauncey are sons of Benjamin T. and Harriet E. Chauncey.
James F or L (or both) was a son of Wally Chauncey and Mary Jane C. (MNU). Wally was a son of Samuel and Ann Bainer/Baynor Chauncey. Samuel was a son of Wally and Jemima Boutwell Chauncey. Wally was a son (undocumented I believe) of Charles Chauncey and Sarah Wally of Boston, MA. If ever documented, this Chauncey lineage will go back to England through Charles and Catherine Eyre Chauncey. 2nd. Pres. of Harvard U. Immigrated to America, arriving at Plymouth, Mass., in May, 1638