Thanks so much for your reply. Until I read the message today, I had no idea who my James's parents and siblings were or indeed, if they even existed. Our family tradition says that the family is from Kerry, Ireland and had to make a rather hasty exit to the U.S. I do not know how much, if any, of this is true, but two branches of our Alabama Terrells, separated many years ago, both had very much the same story when we re-discovered each other and had a huge family reunion. I sincerely hope that I can get in touch with other members of this family now that I know that they do exist. Again, thanks so much for your help.