I can trace my Sneads back to VA. Some married into my Cole family, and a few Coles did marry members of the Snead and Webb families.For example, Peter Cole b. 1795 married Keziah Webb.John Cole b. 1736 m. Martha Snead.I find the Sneads and Coles first in VA, then later together in North Carolina.Francis Cole married a daughter of Keziah Snead (Watkins)--in other words, his cousin.Solomon Snead married Rebecca Webb early 1700s, and one of his children also married a Webb. Some Cole documents are witnessed by Webb family members. At some point a branch of the Snead family moved to TN, as did my branch of the Cole family. So, the Snead, Watkins, Cole and Webb families were evidently neighbors, at least from North Carolina on. Many of these Sneads were in TN by the mid-1800s. If you investigate these other surnames, you might come up with your James.The only one I can find on my group sheets is James Boyd Snead b. 1851 McKenzie, Carroll, TN, so of Garland Snead.