James parents were John and Ruth. John was born in Plymouth, Massachusetts, June 8 1691. He married Ruth Bartlett, the daughter of Ben jamin Bartlett,and a decendant of William Bre wster and of Richard Warren, both " Mayflower " Pilgrims. John was the son of John who married first Lydia Young in Plymouth Decembe r 10, 1686, and second Phebe Morton November 4, 1719. James wifes name was Hannah Tillson.