I am totally confused here. After posting last night I did a little research myself and found James and Louisa together in the 1900 Census so I don't understand what those court records meant. This is the wording: The State of Oregon, County of Lane, Know all men by these presents that we James W Kitching and Elizabeth Bruding(Breeding)(formerly Elizabeth Kitching) and her husband James Bruding(Breeding) of the county and state aforesaid, for and in consideration of the maternal love and affection that we have and bear for our mother Charlotte Kitching of Rains County in the state of Texas and for the further consideration of one dollar to us in hand paid by said Charlotte Kitching, the receipt of which is hereby acknowledged, do by these presents, give, grant, bargain, sell and convey to the said Charlotte Kitching, all the right, title and claim and interest, that we have in right of our father William Kitching deceased, in and to the Estate or any part thereof of our grand-mother, Mary Kitching deceased, late of Smith County, Tennessee, and we hereby authorize the said Charlotte Kitching our mother as aforesaid, to take charge of, receive and receipt for in her own name or by her Attorney, all money or other effects due to us as aforesaid, in said Smith County in the State of Tennessee, hereby relinquishing the same to her the said Charlotte Kitching her heirs and assigns forever. In testimony whereof we hereto set our hands this 16th day of June A.D. 1877 Elizabeth H Bruding(Breeding) J M Bruding(Breeding) J W Kitching Witness G P D -- J C Shields. It goes on with the witnesses and notary but this is the bulk of the record. And he didn't have any sisters with Elizabeth as a name so I don't understand what this means. I guess I need to be more careful about making judgements when reading court records.