Re: James Dillard d. 1836 Laurens Co., SC
This may be your James.Capt. James Dillard and Mary Ramage had a son named John who was married to Jemima ?.They had a son James Dillard born about 1800.He married Elizabeth Whitten.
They had several daughters.I don't have a Mary among them.But it may have been a middle name.
These Dillard's were also born in SC and many moved to Alabama.
There is quite a bit of information on this family on the Dillard Family Association website.