I hadn't considered that, Nadine (James possibly being Charlotte's son).A few thoughts:
- Charlotte & Squire married in Preble Co, OH (SW corner of OH, bordering IN) 3 Jul 1831.James was born the following year, and he could indeed be the first child of Charlotte & Squire.
- Charlotte may have died giving birth to James, which is why Squire was free to marry Nancy Dyre in 1835.
- Unfortunately, both Charlotte and Nancy were born in OH, so we can't track discern if Charlotte was his mother, using the 1880 census.
- James himself w/b difficult, if not impossible, to track.There are 3 James Darbys listed in IN in 1850.
- Are you basing David Darby's birth date (27 Dec 1835) on the grave located in Tippicanoe Co, IN?That birth date is either in error, or it's not the David Darby born to Squire & Nancy, as per the 1850 census he was born in 1837, which fits better with a 27 Dec 1835 marriage date for Squire & Nancy.
- There seem to be at least two David Darbys in IN.One, living with another family as a farm laborer in Tippicanoe Co, IN in 1860, appears to be our David.
- There is no record of either Squire or Nancy Darby after the 1850 census.Perhaps they both died, which is why David is living with another family as a farm laborer in 1860?
- One of the David Darbys married a Sophia Delamon in 1861, and had a daughter in 1868 they named "Nancy".This could also be our David.
I think I'll leave it at that, since Charlotte is not in my direct line.However, if you find anything else, I'll be quite interested.