The John Pendarvis mentioned in the previous post as a possible father for James Pendarvis presents an additional problem as his parentage is also unknown.Based on census records and the location of his lands I have temporarily placed him as the eldest son of Thomas Pendarvis (b1756) and thus brother and uncle (in my opinion) of theearly Georgia/Florida Pendarvis settlers (Joseph, William, George, Richard L, James, and Mary Ann Pendarvis Burney). This Thomas Pendarvis (b1756) was the eldest son of Thomas Pendarvis and Hannah Hasfort and grandson of Joseph and Parthenia.
My second best guess for your James' father is the Thomas Pendarvis who was born around 1777-1780 and married twice.This Thomas was the father of Sarah Pendarvis Stokes (perhaps by Sarah Noble), and was the son of Joseph Pendarvis and Miss Strobel (probably Catherine). This Thomas' second wife was Elizabeth Rumph (who would have been James' mother if this Thomas is his father, marriage ca 1808).Joseph Pendarvis was the second son of Thomas Pendarvis and Hannah Hasfort and thus a grandson to Joseph and Parthenia.Elizabeth Rumph was the daughter of Jacob Rumph and Elizabeth Cooner, granddaughter of David Rumph and Mary Pendarvis, and great-granddaughter of Joseph and Parthenia Pendarvis.
Again, this is my best guess based on the available information.I've tried to place all Pendarvises, which eventually does lead to a reasonably sound process of elimination, etc.The process of elimination does not allow for illegitemacy or adoption, and is therefore not foolproof.Best of luck, Randy.