Hi Dawn, It's really not about James, but I've been 'absent' for a while. Gene and I both descend from Mary Ann Turner-Dement, who was married to John Malcolm Dement.I am still looking for the name of her father.Her mother's name was Elizabeth. I have found a James S. Turner, who might be her brother, but some things don't fit.
In searching for Dements, I came across this:
Dement, Thomas a deputy in 1648. Cited in "A catalogue of the names of the first Puritan settlers of the colony of Connecticut..." byR.R. Hinman, Hartford. Printed by E. Gleason, 1846 An ancestor, maybe?