According to what little info we have on the Tams from Ellis County TX the story told by KB on the forum John and Silas Tam is close to being accurate . I'm a descendant of James A Tam b:sept 1st 1856. James was my great grandpa.My grandpa was Silas Hullitt Tam The son of James Tam and Mary Sanson.The only other relative that was a direct descendant was my uncle Bill he was grandpa Silas Tams brother.Before uncle bills death he told us the story of how grandpa and heended up in Louisiana.I can't remember which brothercame with James But after researching I believe it was Silas Hewlett Tam. Notice How the name spelling changed on Hewlett to Hullitt. Great grandpa acutally changed his name to Jadie Annanorris Tam we have a family picture with all the James Tam children in it.