Looking for information on James Putnam Mitchel, ggggrandfather; family history states came to NC from Ireland on a cattleboat with his dad as a young boy. Not sure this is true. Married R.A (Orry) Catharine McLoud in Troy, Pike County, Alabama in 1857.James was b. 1828; looking for information prior to marriage. Witness on marriage was Henry C. Brown who was married to Altha Jane (Mitchel)Brown.I am thinging she may have been his sister. ?