Hi Wendy: We were delighted with your response! We have to believe that these similarities are more than coincidence. Your James M. Hinesly could be the father of my great grandfather, James Madison Hinesly, who was born in 1827 and married to Samila Hamilton. Also, it could be more than coincidence that their second child was named Thomas Jefferson(possibly a namesake of your Thomas Hinesley). We also know that James Madison's mother was named Sarah andborn in Ga. We are looking forward to hearing more from your parents, specifically about the names and ages of James M's siblings and also your fathers siblings. Looking forward to hearing from you again. If you would like to use my eMail address it is "firstname.lastname@example.org".