Earliest Buncombe, NC census record for James Cook is 1850. Desperately seeking the parents of James COOK. James was born Oct. of 1818, assuming in Buncombe Co. May have ties to the Clayton family of the same area. Two of James male children each have the middle name of Clayton. James was married twice 1st to unk. about 1840, 2nd Jane ? about 1843/4.The family later moves to Union Co, GA Ivy Log where they appear in the 1860 census.
James M. COOK may be the son of Henry Cook also from the same area in NC near Asheville.In the 1860 GA census James is neighbors to a Lambert Clayton Cook family, a known son of Henry Cook from Buncombe Co as per 1850 census.
Anyone researching this family? Help would be appreciated, I've hit the WALL!!