Phyllis, I found Victoria and James S. Pierce in 1900 Montgomery Co, TX Census page 173. He was 54 b Jul 1846 MO, she was 38 b Jan 1862 MS m 12 yrs Children: Joseph 11 b Dec 1888, Mary E. 8 b Aug 1891, Jesse 7 b Mar 1893, Theodore 5 b Apr 1895 Jannie M 1 b Jan 1899, and Stepson - Allen James 16 b Mar 1884 whose father was b in Alabama. They are back in Robertson County Page 31 in 1910 listed as S. Pierce 65, Victoria 48, Joseph 21, Elizabeth 18, Jesse 17 Theodore 15, Jennie 11 and Allen James 28.
Samuel J. Pierce 73 is listed in Robertson Co page 128 in 1920 with son-in-law Elias Pilgreen 39 and daughter Mary E. 28.
Then I found in the Texas Death Index Name: Richard Allen James Death date: 14 Jan 1942 Death place: Houston, Harris, Texas Gender: Male Age at death: 56 years 9 months 15 days Estimated birth year: 1886 Father name: Foster James Father birth place: Mother name: Victoria Edgeworth Film number: 2138819 Digital GS number: 4168764 Image number: 1377 Reference number: 1391 Collection: Texas Deaths, 1890-1976 That led to Name: William Foster James Death date: 12 Aug 1935 Death place: Precinct One, Runnels, Texas Gender: Male Race or color (on document): white Age at death: 74 years 10 months 24 days Estimated birth year: Birth date: 18 Sep 1860 Birth place: Texas Marital status: Married Spouse name: Father name: Pete James Father birth place: Tenn Mother name: Mother birth place: Occupation: Farmer Residence: Cemetery name: Burial place: Crews Burial date: 13 Aug 1935 Additional relatives: Film number: 2116625 Digital GS number: 4030352 Image number: 989 Reference number: 39731 Collection: Texas Deaths, 1890-1976 wich led to Peter James age 65with son William age 9 in the 1870 census for Austin Co., Texas and 1880 age 73 in Robertson Co page 570 I found a 17 yr old female V. J. James living with Agnes James 55, no relation given, in 1880 Fannin Co. page 422, no marital status listed for either.