James Kearley's parents were Josiah Kearley and Sarah Nettles. According to family tradition Josiah was one of two brothers (do not know brother's name) who moved from one of the Carolinas to the Monroeville, AL area between 1816 and 1818. Josiah and Sarah Nettles married in 1794. Their names can apparently be found on micorfilm copies of "Original Manuscript Records of Monroe County Census 1850" Josiah is my great-great grandfather through his son Joshua Kearley. Hope this helps.