I don't have any certain document that tells us that J.J. was a son of Alex Sr. In the study of the census and deeds of the area of Caldwell and Crittenden Cos. I feel it proper to make that assumption. I do have a copy of a biography sent to me, of a James S. Hillyard of then Richardson Co., Nebraska. The bio gives the line of my own William L.Hillyard. James S. Hillyard, son of Thomas L. Hillyard, son of William L. Hillyard, son of Alexander Hillyard. Since deeds bring those all together signing for each other makes it more credible.