Karla: Thanks for your reply.You might be interested in the following book:A History & Genealogy of the Descendents of John Jepson of England and Boston, Mass Through his Son John's Two Son's William and Micah 1610-1917, by Norton W. Jipson, M.D. I got my reprint through the Higginson Book Company, ANSI Standard C39.47-1984. There is quite a bit of information on the children of David Jepson & Huldah Welch, 3 full pages. Unfortunately, the only information for James Bates is a dob of 5-27-1829. I would guess you already have more on that line!