Michael, I am so sorry I haven't gotten back with you before now. I thought I had answered, but I see where there have been no replies to your question. James Esau was born in AR around Madison County. It is hard to find anything on him because the courhouse there burnt in the early 1900's. I have a picture of James Esau, his mother Mary Catherine Bowen Dotson, his father Archibald Dotson his father-in-law Marion Francis Byers. Also I have a picture of her uncle (my gr grandfather James Francis Dotson) if you are interested in the photos. Again I am so sorry for not getting back quicker and hope this gets to you. My personal email is firstname.lastname@example.org you can contact me there and I will send the pictures that way.