I am sorry but I can't remember if we corresponded or not, but I was reviewing some of my family history work and saw your reply to my James Lawrence PROVENCE post on Genforum.
Does your info list a birth place for James L. Provence? The date that you state is about the time that James L. Provence was born. He was my ggg grandfather. He lived and died in Laurel County KY, around Langnau. Some of the Provence's moved to Oklahoma around 1900 and I have some contacts out there.
Thanks a bunch!
I am willing to share what I have on the Provence line. I have a few very old photos of my ggg grandparents..