The only references I have for indian spies are anecdotal and are about Lazarus Damron and Moses Damron. Lazarus was mentioned in James Fraley's pension application for service as a spy during the Revolutionary War. Moses was mentioned in Sarah Damron Owens' book as a famous indian frontier spy.
Please explain why James Damron would be needed as an indian spy and when.
James was b ca 1795 in Russell Co., Va. and d 1879 in Pike Co., Ky. Alcie was b Oct 1822 and d ca 1906. James and Alcie are likely in Sarah Damron's household for the 1830 Pike Co., Ky. The age group categories are correct for their ages. There is also a female, in an age category that might be Alcie's mother.
Alcie was married to Lee Compton Oct 22, 1837 by Philip Stother M. E. Minister. Father James Damron gave permission and Moses Damron and Lee were bond sureties for the license issued Oct 21, 1837. Lee was on the Russell Co., Va Personal Property Tax List in 1835 and came to Pike Co., Ky ca 1836.
James Damron married Polly Adkins on May 1, 1836. Since William Adkins and James gave bond, I've always assumed William Adkins was James brother-in-law who married Nancy Damron (bond dated Jan 19, 1924).
Now with regard to North American Indian heritage, my genomes do not indicate any measurable trace of such. That could mean my paper trail is suspect but the trail is short to James T. Compton (Alcie Damron's 1st born). At this time, I can't saywho Alcie's and sister Hulda's mother(s) might be.
Again, let me know why and when James Damron was an indian spy and lived among the indians. Is it possible that he's confused with another Damron. I'm aware of the Damron surname on the Indian Rolls.