Thank you for your reply. Do you know the birthdate of your James Stephens. Mine would be approx. 1835. I was thinking that, perhaps, his grandfather may have been Gabriel or Gilbert since his middle initial was G. This is what I'm trying to find out, who his grandparents were. His parents were Daniel and Dorcus Manis Stephens.
P.S. James was born in Hawkins Co., TN