The 1880 census for Somers TWP, Wilkes County, NC shows for #34 as follows:
James SALES age 34 Martha E. age 32 Sarah A. age 14 Dulseny E. age 12 (f) John E. age 11 Elseny E. age 9 Cornelis C. age 5 Zeneby C. age 2 John KEMP age 75 ---- Nancy age 66
John KEMP had roots in Iredell County, and children born in Wilkes County. He was listed in the 1850 census in Wilkes County and living alone, so his first wife Ruth COLEMAN probably died after 1840. He was not in the 1860 or 1870 census, but the 1880 census shows his proper age with a wife named Nancy. It looks like Nancy might be the mother of James SALE. That surname is often spelled SALES.