James Ambrose Mears was my great uncle, a brother of my grandmother, Lula Jane Helms. Her three brothers were Charles, James Ambrose, and Murphy Alexander. Their father's name was also James Ambrose Mears. Their mother was Lucinda Elisabeth Coleman Mears. Their grandfather was Gabriel Murphy Mears. Their grandmother was Sarah Elisabeth Phillips Mears. Their great grandfather was William T. Mears. Their great grandmother was Mary Polly Mears.