I have a Bartley family mystery and maybe you can shed some light on it.
Allen 1872, Alfred 1874 and Alice 1878 Bartley were orphaned before 1880 probably in Grayson County, TX.I don't know their parents names.In 1880 Allen is in Wood County with a family named Hathcox.Alice is in Whitesboro, Grayson Co. listed as adopted, and I haven't a clue where Alfred was.
The 'story' is that their parents are buried on an uncle's farm (unknown name) near the community of Dixie, on the western edge of Grayson County.
Allen is my ggrandfather and eventually moved to Eastland Co., TX and on to CA.Alice stayed in Whitesboro, marrying a Stubblefield.Alfred never married, went to the gold fields of AK for a while then back to southern CA near Allen.
Any ideas?Could these kids be the children of one of your James' son John... or???