Tom, there isn't much information on this old boy. His stepson, John Holland Jenkins, has written several stories which were compiled into _Recollections of Early Texas_ by a descendant (John Holmes Jenkins III). Many Texas libraries have copies of the work. On page 261 the biography of Sarah Jenkins Northcross is given. It mentions James Northcross' son, James C. Northcross who was born about 1836 and died in January of 1852 while living at the home of his stepbrother (and guardian) John Holland Jenkins. John Holland Jenkins makes no mention of his stepfather or his stepbrother in _Recollections_.