James Palen married Nora Donely Dec 28, 1876 (from the union county oh marriage records) They are the parents of Harry E born about 1877 and Dana born 1879/80. Dana is listed as 5 months old on the 1880 census leesburg union co oh. 1870 James palen is living with his mother Annis (maiden name unknown)Palin carpenter. She married jesse after James father possibly died since I cant locate him anywhere on the census after 1860. 1860 washington twp franklin co oh William palin age 46 farmer born england annis (wife) age 31 born ny james age 11oh josephine age 9oh mariah age 5oh emily age 8?oh william age 1 monthoh In 1870 James and several of his siblings are living in the home of jesse carpenter. union county marriage records- jess carpenter married annes palen june 14 1868. hope this helps. I posted here rather than respond to email.