Hello Carol, I have a few minutes, and found what I thought I had. I think we have a lot to talk about, and I'm wondering how to do it. My research has been more on Benjamin, than his brother James. I am descended from Benjamen's first wife, who I have as Nancy, McGathathan, evidently she was a divorcee, however I never found her first marriage records or divorce records. My great grandmother was Annice (sp?) Veatch, married John Tilley, in Ky. I do not have very much on Ben.'s brother James, other than one interesting bit of trivia, a son of his was tried and convicted of killing, I think I remember, the fiancee of his ex girl friend. However, I never found a practical way to look at the Missouri prison records.
Much of what I found doing research was from land records in Platte County Mo. I have not actively researched the Veatch name in Ky or Mo in quite a few years now.
Feel free to write me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Anyway, I will be gone for several days, and then once back, after I get caught up, will get back to you.
Regards, Al Lee Allen, TX