Hi Margaret, I'm sorry I do not have anything on your James or John. But was wondering if you may have anything on a James Christopher Beckwith from England. He was born possibly in 1872. Came here at age 15. Married Elizabeth Smith also from England. Their son John Christopher was born in OH. around 1892. We have no info at all on this James. He is my gr. grandfather.. He was possibly adopted by a James Christopher in England at age 10. Thank you so much. This has been such a mystery for a very long time in our family.. Sincerely, JC Ps: if any info feel free to e-mail me or post here.