James is my ancestor also. My grandmother did a great deal of research and she found thought that James was the last sure relation. What are your sources for Michael being his father? Some say that hasn't been proven. James married Barbara Wells in 1783 and they had William S. Fentress in 1784. William was the father of George Washington Fentress I who was born in 1805 and died rather young in 1840. He married Nancy (in some records Matilda) Louise Winters on Dec 13, 1827. They had George Washington Fentress II on Jan 23, 1835. Hope this helps.